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052: Michael Sweet from Stryper #4

4/18/2018
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Tom's 4th in-depth conversation with Michael Sweet from Stryper about the band's latest release, "God Damn Evil," the inevitable controversy the band has always endured, social media's pros and cons today, Michael's perspectives on continually putting out new material three decades into his career, upcoming projects, dealing with haters and critics, and much more... Inside the Interview: 01:53 – On being busy, consistently creative, & getting diagnosed with ADHD... 05:56 – About the latest...

Duration:00:34:32

051: Highlights & Hits

4/11/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" episode #051 features a double-header of guests. First up is Tom's interview with the Phantom Regiment's Kyle Jacobson talking about the acclaimed drum and bugle corps' past, present, and future. Tom also talks classic rock band line-up changes and substitutions, touring, and reunions with Mitch Brechon from Rockford's Suite Oblivion. Show #051 concludes with Tom's signature Sound Matter Moment... Guests: 01:01-13:10 - Kyle Jacobson from the Phantom Regiment Phantom...

Duration:00:30:37

050: Tom Leu with Riley O'Neil

4/9/2018
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Episode #050 features Tom's commentary about the milestone 50the episode of the Sound Matters show. Tom reflects back on the show's evolution since its debut in January of 2017, and expansion moving into 2018 and beyond. Tom is joined by good friend and longtime radio host, Riley O'Neil for an insightful conversation about the show's unique format that blends the best of music, communication, and motivation topics and content. Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv &...

Duration:00:23:22

049: Jim Florentine-Comedian & "That Metal Show" Host

3/21/2018
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Episode #049 features Tom's interview with comedian, actor, author, radio and television personality, Jim Florentine. Jim is best known for co-hosting "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classic, as well as voicing several characters on the popular show "Crank Yankers." Jim hosts a popular podcast called "Comedy Metal Midgets" since 2011, and has a radio show on Ozzy's Boneyard channel on Sirius/XM. The conversation hit on many topics including the writing of Jim's first book, his observations and...

Duration:00:25:21

048: Highlights & Hits

3/14/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" episode #048 features Tom's commentary and insights about the 25th anniversary of the Beavis & Butthead MTV show, and excerpts from This Week In Music History. Show #048 concludes with Tom's signature Sound Matter Moment... Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv & www.TomLeu.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu) "Sound Matters Radio" Episode 048 at...

Duration:00:30:18

047: Highlights & Hits

3/7/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" episode #047 features Tom's commentary and insights about musicians, celebrities, and entertainers weighing-in on politics, music spotlights of The Doobie Brothers and Alice In Chains, and more. Show #047 concludes with Tom's signature Sound Matter Moment... Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv & www.TomLeu.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu) "Sound...

Duration:00:25:10

045: Legendary Singer/Songwriter, Billy Don Burns

3/6/2018
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Sound Matters show #045 features Tom's intriguing and revealing conversation with the original "outlaw," legendary Nashville singer/songwriter Billy Don Burns. Billy Don's songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Sammy Kershaw, and Mel Tillis, and he's known and worked with the likes of Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, Waylon and Shooter Jennings and Johnny Cash among many others. Both older and newer Country artists consider Billy Don as one of the greats as evidenced by his numerous...

Duration:00:19:19

044: Highlights & Hits

2/22/2018
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Episode #044 features conversation, commentary, and insights about the broadcasting from the new "Sound Matters Studio South" in Florida, the 2018 Grammy Awards, conversations with Kevin McCarthy from Rockford's Local Music Scene, and more. Show #044 concludes with Tom's signature Sound Matter Moment... Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv & www.TomLeu.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Instagram:...

Duration:00:27:45

043: Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions

2/12/2018
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Sound Matters show #043 features Tom's conversation with music publicist, Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions. Jon gives us an inside look at the music business from a perspective few actually get to see. Jon shares some great stories and insights that shine a spotlight behind the scenes of what really goes on inside a music publicity and promotions company... Inside the Interview: 02:48 – Jon's background & the beginnings of Freeman Promotions... 04:41 - The early acts at Freeman...

Duration:00:29:15

042: Highlights & Hits (1 Year Anniversary)

2/10/2018
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Sound Matters show #042 is the ONE YEAR Anniversary episode of Sound Matters Radio broadcasting on 1440 WROK out of Rockford, IL. Tom and his several guests celebrate and discuss the show's origins, evolution, and recap a successful inaugural year entertaining matters in music, communication, and motivation. Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv & www.TomLeu.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Instagram:...

Duration:00:58:49

041: Highlights & Hits (Holiday)

1/30/2018
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Episode #041 is the first ever holiday-themed show featuring conversation and commentary about Sound Matters Radio 2017 year in review, the 2018 Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Xmas music stats and best sellers, as well as Tom's select holiday tracks from a cross-section of artists. Show #041 concludes with Tom's signature Sound Matter Moment... Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv & www.TomLeu.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter:...

Duration:00:39:59

040: Mitch Brechon from Suite Oblivion

1/10/2018
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Sound Matters show #040 features Tom's conversation with longtime bandmate Mitch Brechon from Suite Oblivion talking through his journey in music culminating in the formation of Suite O' and the band's storied history... Inside the Interview: 02:26 – Mitch's early days in Rockford, IL and start in music and bands... 04:19 - New bands at Illinois State University and onto Chicago, IL in the 80's and 90's... 07:17 – On Haven evolving into Patron Smith eventually with Mitch, Tom on drums,...

Duration:00:21:44

039: Jack Russell from Jack Russell's Great White

12/30/2017
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Tom's second interview with Jack Russell, lead singer and chief songwriter for Jack Russell's Great White. Tom and Jack talk about his recent management changes, the legacy of the "Once Bitten" album, the recording process these days, health, sobriety, Jack's forthcoming memoir, and his philosophy on success today, and much more... Inside the Interview: 02:13 – On talking to journalists with something to say... 02:58 - On the Once Acoustically Bitten album release and live show... 07:11 –...

Duration:00:37:01

038: Chris Vrenna from Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, & Tweaker

12/12/2017
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Sound Matters show #038 features Tom's in-depth interview with Chris Vrenna, Grammy winning musician, composer, producer, remixer, and drummer best known for his work in Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Tweaker among many others. Tom and Chris dig deep into topics ranging from music technology, his time in Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, his solo project Tweaker, scoring video game soundtracks, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nine Inch Nails' legacy, David Bowie, recovery, and...

Duration:00:37:35

037: Michael Sweet from Stryper and Sweet & Lynch

11/21/2017
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Tom's 3rd interview with Michael Sweet from Stryper and Sweet & Lynch delves into S&L's second release "Unified" out on Frontiers Records, shooting videos in Hollywood, wearing the producer's hat, line-up changes and healing in Stryper, and much more... Inside the Interview: 01:43 – On the waiting for the release of his new music to be released... 02:48 – How is Sweet & Lynch's second release "Unified" different from the debut? 04:47 – On Michael's approach to producing his albums... 07:03...

Duration:00:20:56

036: Authors, Freddy Negrete & Steve Jones

11/16/2017
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Sound Matters #036 features Tom's interview with Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones, authors of "Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs, and Tattoos - My Life in Black and Gray". This conversation with both Freddy and Steve deliberately focuses primarily on the journey from recovery to discovery, health, life, and ultimately... giving back. Digging into Freddy's life through addiction, multiple heart attacks, recovery, and counseling youth today, to Steve's initial encounter with Freddy and the...

Duration:00:20:47

035: Frankie Muriel from KingoftheHill

10/31/2017
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Sound Matters episode #035 features Tom's interview with Frankie Muriel of KingoftheHill and Dr. Zhivegas. KOTH was/is the epitome high-energy fun, talent, and showmanship mixed into a rock and roll band. And as it should be, as Frankie and Tom discuss in this interview, along with his recollections and first hand accounts about what it was like to have a ringside seat to the wild ride that was rock and roll in the late 80's and early 90's, and much more... Inside the Interview: 04:30 –...

Duration:00:24:20

034: Comedian & "That Metal Show" host, Don Jamieson on Sound Matters

10/27/2017
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Episode #034 features Tom's interview with comedian, author, and "That Metal Show" co-host, Don Jamieson. Don discusses his decades long career as the "rock 'n roll comedian," "That Metal Show," the state of music today, winning an Emmy, writing for Lisa Lampanelli, opening for Andrew Dice Clay, and more... Inside the Interview: 03:17 – "That Metal Show"... what happened and what's next? 06:00 – On Netflix and the future of media and entertainment... 07:42 – Is rock music dead? 09:26 – On...

Duration:00:34:46

033: Tom Petty Tribute on Sound Matters

10/8/2017
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Sound Matters episode #033 features Tom’s tribute to the late, great Tom Petty who passed away this week with music, commentary, conversations, and reactions from musicians and friends influenced by Tom’s life and musical legacy. Connect with TOM LEU: Website: www.SoundMatters.tv Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu) "Sound Matters Radio" Episode 033 at...

Duration:00:32:25

032: Aryn Jonathan Black from Scorpion Child

10/5/2017
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Tom's interview with Aryn Jonathan Black, lead singer of the great Austin, TX rock band Scorpion Child. Tom and Aryn spoke in the spring of 2016, just before the release of the band's second album, Acid Roulette. Conversations get into discussions about his musical influences, comparisons, perspectives on performing live, touring, and his even lessons learned in the music business along the way... Inside the Interview: 02:06 – On the release of Scorpion Child's second album "Acid...

Duration:00:23:25

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