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Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon

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"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
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Location:

Senneville, Quebec

Genres:

Variety

Description:

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

Twitter:

@mitchlafon

Language:

English

Contact:

5149524774


Episodes

Drummer Corky Laing (Mountain - 2019 interview)

9/19/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Mountain drummer, Corky Laing. During our conversation, Corky discusses his recent book Letters To Sarah, his early band Energy, meeting Leslie West, the Montreal music scene back in the day, hustling, how he writes songs, Mountain and heavy metal, Black Sabbath, the most powerful drummer in rock, Woodstock and the movie, how his playing ended up on the Woodstock album, The Toledo Sessions (out Sept. 27th 2019), being a ghost drummer and more. Get your...

Duration:00:55:35

Leo Leoni from Gotthard - CoreLeoni (September 2019 interview)

9/16/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents European legend, Leo Leoni, guitarist for Gotthard & CoreLeoni. During our conversation, we discuss CoreLeoni's new album II, the reason the band exists and has continued, the future of the band, has Gotthard become softer power ballad band, Gotthard currently in the studio, singer Ronnie Romero, Steve Lee, his thoughts on the Nic vs. Ronnie comparisons by fans, will Ronnie join Gotthard, will CoreLeoni make albums with only all original music, North...

Duration:00:34:32

Tom Keifer (formerly of Cinderella - Sept. 2019 interview)

9/15/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents singer, Tom Keifer. Comedian Don Jamieson co-hosts. During our conversation, Tom discusses his new album RISE, are the songs crafted for the Cinderella fan base or not, the messages in the Death Of Me video, struggles, being in a band and not just a 'solo' artists, will he increase his output of new music, staying creative, is it important on the business end of things to have new product available, was Cinderella the wrong band name, Gene Simmons'...

Duration:00:34:47

Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison (September 2019 interview)

9/14/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Billy Idol's Billy Morrison. The episode is co- hosted by former That Metal Show host Don Jamieson. Don is currently on tour with Nashville Pussy - who can find all his dates here: http://www.donjamieson.com/site/gig-dates/ During my conversation with Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison, we discuss the second annual ABOVE GROUND benefit for MusiCares...

Duration:00:32:11

Legendary guitarist Robby Krieger (Sept. 2019 interview)

9/10/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents legendary guitarist, Robby Krieger. During our conversation, Robby discusses Rock Against MS & Art For A Cause, his artwork (paintings/ giclées), the creativity involved in making art and music, his upcoming solo albums including an instrumental reggae album, his band The New Experience, putting out new albums yearly, Manzarek-Krieger & The Cult's Ian Astbury, and more. Get your MITCH MERCH here: https://loudtrax.com/Mitch Support the show.

Duration:00:20:29

Drummer Ron Wikso (Richie Sambora, Foreigner, David Lee Roth - 2019 interview)

9/8/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents drummer RON WIKSO (recorded earlier this year). Ron has toured and recorded with David Lee Roth, Foreigner, Richie Sambora, Cher, and more. And Mitch rants again. Oh my! During our conversation, Ron discusses his work with David Lee Roth, Richie Sambora and Foreigner. We also talk about Foreigner's unreleased 1996 album (recorded at The Studio at Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY), Lou Gramm, his new project with Marcy Requist, Richie Sambora's Undiscovered...

Duration:01:02:00

CCR drummer Doug Clifford plus Mitch rants (September 2019)

9/7/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents CCR drummer, Doug Clifford. Plus Mitch rants. During our conversation, Doug discusses CCR's ongoing Farewell Tour, the upcoming Concert For A Cause, the power of making music, releasing three albums in one year and getting albums done quickly, did CCR burn out, legal issues, their infamous Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, his relationship with bassist Stu Cook, his Cosmo solo album from 1972, new music coming, John Forgerty, record company...

Duration:00:56:05

Sara Dallin from Bananarama (September 2019 interview)

9/3/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Sara Dallin of supergroup, Bananarama. During our conversation, Sara discusses the band's great success (30 Top 75 UK singles and 12 Top 75 UK albums) and longevity, their new album IN STEREO (which entered the Official UK Chart at #29), their massive hits (such as Cruel Summer & Venus), the importance of making new music and staying creative, her best friend and bandmate - Keren Woodward, songwriting, has the 'recipe' for writing 'pop' tunes changed, the...

Duration:00:30:59

Demons & Wizards - Hansi Kürsch and Jon Schaffer (Sept. 1st 2019 interview)

9/2/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Demons & Wizards - Hansi Kürsch and Jon Schaffer (recorded September 1st 2019 in Montreal, QC). I also discuss Rolling Stones' 50 Great Hair Metal albums' list. During our conversation, Hansi & Jon discuss the band's current tour, touring before the new album comes out, the frequency of output - including two new studio albums and one live album, how they decide what is a Demons & Wizards song and what goes to Iced earth or Blind Guardian, not playing...

Duration:00:21:32

The Box (August 2019 interview) & The Dead Daisies featuring Glenn Hughes

9/1/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Jean-Marc from classic Canadian band, The Box. Also, we premiere the new The Dead Daisies featuring Glenn Hughes track, Righteous Days. Up first is our conversation with The Box's Jean-Marc, we discuss the importance of the Much Music/ music videos era, the importance of visuals, playing charity events like Strangers In The Night, his time with Men Without Hats and The Box playing Safety Dance live to this day, breaking up the band and resuming...

Duration:00:24:37

Dirty Honey (August 2019 interview)

8/31/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents new band, Dirty Honey. Dirty Honey singer, Marc LaBelle and I discuss the band's recent EP (Dirty Honey), their experience at the Heavy Montreal Festival, the challenges faced by 'a new band', the craft of song writing, why an EP and not a full album, modern recordings & the human element, the upcoming tour with SKILLET & ALTER BRIDGE, establishing 'their sound', rock is dead, hockey and his love for the NHL, and more. Get your MITCH MERCH here:...

Duration:00:35:42

Canadian singer - Roch Voisine (August 2019 interview)

8/25/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Canadian artist, Roch Voisine. During our conversation, Roch discusses the upcoming Rêve Dans La Nuit charity event (revedanslanuit.ca), receiving the Order Of Canada, working with Richard Marx, his Americana album trilogy (covering songs by Johnny Cash, Neil Young & more), his new album coming out in October, his current acoustic tour & upcoming Americana dates, singing & recording in both French and English, twenty-five years of I'll Always Be There,...

Duration:00:31:33

Foghat - Roger Earl (August 2019 interview)

8/24/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents FOGHAT's ROGER EARL. During our conversation (recorded in August 2019), Roger discusses his more recent band - Earl & The Agitators, Foghat's Under The Influence album, staying creative, the importance of having moved the band to the United States, Savoy Brown, Rick Rubin, Lonesome Dave, celebrating Foghat Live!, working with producer Eddie Kramer, actor & bassist - Nick Jameson, his love of Slow Ride and so much more. Get your MITCH MERCH here:...

Duration:00:51:20

Brian Tatler from Diamond Head (August 2019 interview)

8/20/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Diamond Head's Brian Tatler. During our conversation, Brian discusses the band's new album The Coffin Train, the new line-up & singer Rasmus Bom Andersen, the importance of staying creative, new/modern metal, running out of money, Sean Harris being the best & worst thing about Diamond Head, the unreleased project with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine from the early 2000's, cancer, Metallica and meeting Lars, how Diamond Head came up with Am I Evil?, and much...

Duration:00:48:24

The Tearaways featuring Clem Burke (Blondie) and Fin (August 2019 interview)

8/18/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents The Tearaways featuring Clem Burke (Blondie) and Fin. Plus, I go over my August 16th 2019 KISS experience in Montreal. During my conversation with The Tearaways' Clem Burke (Blondie) and Fin, we discuss the recent passing of the bass player John Ferriter as well as their upcoming album We Grew Up On AM radio, Clem joining the band and his work with Blondie, the need for bands like Blondie to stay creative and release new music, the thrill of playing the...

Duration:00:42:31

Sheila E. (Strangers In The Night - August 2019 interview)

8/16/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents percussionist, Sheila E. During our discussion, Sheila E. talks about her upcoming appearance (along with The Box & Simple Plan) at the charity benefit- Strangers In The Night (https://www.strangersinthenight.ca) - which benefits Friends For Mental Health (asmfmh.org), Lymphoma Canada (lymphoma.ca) & The Simple Plan Foundation (simpleplanfoundation.org). We also got over career highlights, her father, Santana, the importance of music programs in...

Duration:00:26:26

Guitarist Leslie West (50 years of Woodstock - August 2019 interview)

8/15/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents guitarist, Leslie West. Alan Niven co-hosts. During our conversation, Leslie discusses the 50th anniversary of WOODSTOCK, the importance of the singable guitar solo, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Les Paul, Mick Jones, his health and much more. Get your MITCH MERCH here: https://loudtrax.com/Mitch Support the show.

Duration:00:38:45

KISS - Gene Simmons (June 1980 & September 2017 interviews)

8/14/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Gene Simmons. To commemorate forty years of seeing KISS live (August 6th 1979 to August 16th 2019), I am running this special edition of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon featuring my very first interview with KISS' Gene Simmons from June 9th 1980 (I was 11 years old) and my last interview with Gene Simmons (September 19th 2017). The first interview was to promote the recently released UNMASKED album, but recorded before Eric Carr had been officially...

Duration:01:08:57

David Garibaldi (KISS End Of The Road Tour opener - August 2019 interview)

8/13/2019
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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents KISS End Of The Road performance painter, David Garibaldi. During our conversation, David discusses opening for KISS on their End Of The Road Tour, performance painting, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, charitable work, opening for Blue Man Group & Snoop Dog, winning over reluctant KISS fans, Paul Stanley - the artist, Denny Dent, how are his paintings inspired, KISS, the power of media, America's Got Talent, and much more. Get your MITCH MERCH here:...

Duration:00:35:11

In The Trenches with Ryan Roxie Podcast - Episode #7003 - Phil X (Bon Jovi) presented by Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon

8/12/2019
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In this episode of In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie (presented by Rock talk With Mitch Lafon) , he welcomes Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X. He discusses Phil's career culminating with him joining one of the biggest bands in the world, Bon Jovi. This is the story behind the scenes of how he got to where he is today. Support the show.

Duration:00:46:24