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Cover Your Ears...they don't want you to hear this! Everything you ever needed and wanted to know about the music industry from the insiders! Artists, Tour Manager, Producers, Sound Engineers, Authors, and Photographers. Hosted by Brian Geller. Brian is the lead singer of The Atomic Punks - the tribute to early Van Halen and works in Artist Relations with Ultimate Ears.






Episode 15 – Former White Lion Lead Singer Mike Tramp. Monsters of Rock Cruise, Van Halen and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Hear the great story of a young Mike Tramp tasked with the duty of picking up David Lee Roth from an airport in Spain. Artist Spotligh


Duration: 01:15:31

Episode 14 – U2 Tribute Band Hollywood U2 and an Artist Spotlight on Midnight Faces. Hear the amazing story of how Bono brought Hollywood U2 Lead Vocalist Joe Hier on stage


Duration: 00:56:09

Episode 13 – AC-DC Tribute Band Bonfire and Uncured. The unknown audition with AC-DC


Duration: 01:10:11

Episode 12 – KIX Bass Player Mark Schenker


Duration: 00:55:22

Episode 11 – Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tribute Bands and the band TeamMate


Duration: 01:02:19

Episode 10 – Rudy Sarzo: Bass Player Extraordinaire

Rudy Sarzo Bass Player Extraordinaire. Listen as Rudy discusses his close friend and guitar player virtuoso Randy Rhodes. What it was like to write the book “Off the Rails” and finally deal with the death of Rhodes. Also, hear stories about life on the road with Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, and Whitesnake. In addition, how much the amazing Ronnie James Dio meant to him and his unique perspective on what it’s like to perform live with an 80’s band compared to a 70’s band. This week’s Artist...

Duration: 00:55:35

Episode 8 – Greg Renoff author of Van Halen Rising, Rolling Stone Magazine, Creem Magazine, Circus Magazine, Rock Biographers, David Lee Roth, Edward Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Eric Clapton

Van Halen Biographer Greg Renoff author of Van Halen Rising. It’s all things Van Halen as Brian and Greg tap into the early days prior to the release of the now classic Van Halen 1. Greg also discusses how a guy with a PHD in History ends up writing rock biographies and the amazing articles he’s written on rock legends Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Eric Clapton. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Unlocking the Truth

Duration: 01:15:47

Episode 7 – Demian Arriaga – Extreme, Richie Kotzen, Extreme, The Jonas Brothers Band, JK Simmons, Auditions, Ethan Brosch and the The Berklee College of Music

Extreme and the Jonas Brothers Band? How could they have anything in common? Well, they do! Listen to Brian’s talk with drummer Demian Arriaga. Learn about Demian’s upbringing in Caracas, Venezuela, the support he received from his parents and his experience at the Berklee School of Music. Demian also shares a great story about Whiplash star JK Simmons, the process of auditioning and what it’s truly like to get play with your rock and roll heroes. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Ethan Brosch.

Duration: 01:41:19

Episode 6 – Mick Adams: The Rolling Stones, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, The Monkeys, Rick Springfield, Papadosio, and Mark Kendall of Great White

Another fun episode today friends as we dip back into the Tribute Band Scene. I had a tangible thought-provoking conversation with Mick Adams. Mick is based here in Southern California and fronts the band “Mick Adams and the Stones”. And yes we’re talking the Rolling Stones and Mick kicks ass portraying one the greatest front man ever – Mick Jagger. We dug deep as I learned about his roots in singing – which includes singing at Woolworths – who remembers that store? Having the opportunity...

Duration: 00:58:05

Episode 5 John Bisaha: The Babys, Karen Carpenter, Toto, Chicago, and Get Smart

The Baby's lead vocalist John Bisaha. In this episode, Brian talks with John about all things singing. From auditioning for the bands Toto and Chicago to the gig he ultimately landed with the Baby's. Also, hear his incredible experience of taking a vocal lesson from non other than the late Karen Carpenter. This week's Artist Spotlight: The Babys.

Episode 3 – Jesika Miller: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours Tribute Band, Robert Goulet, Rams cheerleaders and Dora the Explorer


Duration: 00:50:56

Episode 2 – Cover Your Ears – Huey Lewis and the News saxophone extraordinaire: Johnnie Bamont - Cover Your Ears


Duration: 00:56:40

Episode 1 – Gary Usher Jr: The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Gary Usher Sr. and the state of today’s music - Cover Your Ears


Duration: 00:48:30