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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.

Twitter:

@Lefsetz

Language:

English


Episodes

Bill Browder

5/19/2022
Bill Browder is the author of "Red Notice" and "Freezing Order," which delineate his investments in Russia and the ultimate death of his attorney Sergei Magnitsky after he refuses to back down on his accusation that Russian government officials fraudulently claimed a $230 million tax refund for Browder's company, Hermitage Capital. We cover Browder's history and ultimate investments in Russia as well as Putin's personal vendetta against him and the status of Russia today. See...

Duration:01:21:28

Dave Robinson

5/12/2022
Dave Robinson tour managed Jimi Hendrix and then went on to manage such acts as Van Morrison, Brinsley Schwarz, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello while also starting Stiff Records with his partner Jake Riviera and continuing to run the company after Jake's departure. Dave is an independent thinker who's had great success, this is his story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:50:40

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter

5/5/2022
The first half is all about Ukraine/Russia/defense and the second half is all about Skunk's musical career. You may or may not know that Skunk has worked with the defense department for decades. As for his musical endeavors...hear the inside story on Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers and more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:21:18

Leo Sayer

4/28/2022
We chart Leo Sayer's career from graphic designer to nervous breakdown to John Lennon to Roger Daltrey to Pierrot to Richard Perry to being ripped-off to moving to Australia to... Leo Sayer is a raconteur and a true artist who is still creating, you'll love hearing his story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:18:41

Robert Scovill

4/21/2022
Robert Scovill is a front of hall engineer who has worked with everybody from Rush and Def Leppard to Tom Petty and Kenny Chesney. He did the sound for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He's the go-to guy. Listen and you'll hear not only how he got from there to here, but the evolution of equipment, from the desk to the flying speakers... If you've ever wondered what that person standing behind the gear in the middle of the arena is doing...THIS IS THE PLACE! See...

Duration:02:24:30

Chris Stein

4/14/2022
Chris Stein is the co-founder and guitarist and songwriter for the band Blondie. Chris talks about growing up in Brooklyn, school, trips to San Francisco, Andy Warhol and drugs, as well as Blondie's career. Listen to an intellectual tell the story of the New York scene. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:35:23

Hayes Carll

4/7/2022
Hayes Carll is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Texas. We discuss how he performed virtually during the pandemic, as well as what it's like to be a touring musician singing his truth today and the tension between needing to have a presence online yet still focus on the work. Hayes also describes what it's like to pursue songwriting excellence as opposed to fame. This is the other side of the music industry, someone who has a presence in the landscape yet has to work for a living, who...

Duration:01:36:47

M. Shadows

3/31/2022
Matt Sanders, aka M. Shadows, is the lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold. We discuss the band, but most of our talk is about crypto and NFTs and the innovative way Avenged Sevenfold is employing them. This is not selling worthless art, this is about empowering the band's hard core fans to evangelize. You'll be fascinated, I guarantee it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:46:18

Dann Huff

3/24/2022
Dann Huff was a top session musician, then guitarist and singer for the band Giant, and is now an elite record producer in Nashville. Dann goes deep into the practicalities and creative process of making records, and if you're at all involved in the recording process, if you're an act and want to have success, you need to listen to this. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:49:24

Marc Brickman

3/17/2022
Lighting designer Marc Brickman started with Bruce Springsteen and ultimately worked with hundreds of acts, such as Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, John Mayer, Slipknot...and he still works with Neil Young. Brickman worked on the opening ceremonies for the Barcelona and Nagano Olympics and has been involved with many movies, as well as legitimate theatre. And he is also known for lighting the Empire State Building! Learn how Marc started at the bottom of rock and roll and made it to the top and...

Duration:01:52:30

Felix Cavaliere

3/10/2022
Felix Cavaliere. The Rascal. The legend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:17:49

Fee Waybill

3/3/2022
Fee Waybill is the lead singer of the Tubes. Listen to how he made it from Arizona to San Francisco, from the country to the city, from roadie to frontman. And get an education on polo to boot! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:23:36

David Macias

2/24/2022
David Macias is the majordomo of Thirty Tigers, a label services company whose clients include Jason Isbell, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Lupe Fiasco, Alanis Morissette, the Avett Brothers and many more. Thirty Tigers provides marketing, distribution and radio promotion and the artist retains the copyright in their work. We discuss how Thirty Tigers works...if you're in the independent sphere, you must listen to this, it's the best explanation of the landscape I've encountered. Also, we...

Duration:02:26:06

Jeff Bhasker

2/17/2022
Producer, songwriter, musician Jeff Bhasker has worked with Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and the Rolling Stones as well as Mark Ronson, for whose album "Uptown Special" he shared the Producer of the Year Grammy. Jeff recounts his journey from New Mexico to Berklee to the road to a song on the Game's album to working with Kanye to being one of the most sought out producers in the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See...

Duration:02:16:19

Scott Rodger

2/10/2022
Scott Rodger manages Paul McCartney, Shania Twain, Andrea Bocelli and more. You're gonna want to listen to this! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:21:34

Kevin Godley

2/3/2022
Kevin Godley was 1/4 of 10cc, then he and Lol Creme left the band to explore their musical invention the Gizmo and then after that the two became cutting edge video directors at the advent of MTV. Kevin and Lol directed the video for Duran Duran's "Girls On Film," the Police's "Every Breath You Take," Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" and many more. Since parting ways with Lol, Kevin has directed videos for U2, Phil Collins, Alabama 3, Paul McCartney... Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:33:33

Rickie Lee Jones

1/27/2022
Rickie Lee is so forthright and honest it will astound you. We talk about being on stage, insecurity, relationships...it's like sitting down with your best friend. Amazing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:32:19

Ian Anderson

1/20/2022
Mr. Jethro Tull. A must-listen whether you're a fan of the band or not. Ian Anderson is an erudite, thinking raconteur who weighs in on Covid as well as Indian food, salmon farming, the writing and creation of new music, his habits on the road and so much more. Ian is far from the typical rock star...IN A GOOD WAY! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:59:48

Jeff Pollack

1/13/2022
Jeff Pollack ran the leading rock radio consultancy and then pivoted into music documentaries. Chances are the AOR station you listened to in the late eighties and nineties was programmed by Pollack. Jeff simultaneously worked with MTV and other clients. As a documentary producer, Jeff is responsible for "Laurel Canyon" on Epix, Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin on Hulu and more. Listen to how one man's love for music led him from fan to on-air talent to programming radio to ultimately working...

Duration:02:07:06

Snuffy Walden

1/6/2022
Snuffy Walden was a raving madman of a guitar player with his band Stray Dog, opening for the likes of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and then he sobered up and became a composer for television. Not only did Snuffy write the iconic "thirtysomething" theme, he scored "The West Wing," "The Wonder Years," "Once and Again," "Friday Night Lights" and more. Listen to how a dedicated rocker married his background with the craft of television composing and succeeded! Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:50:47