Blackie Lawless Of W.A.S.P. Gives Update On His Health, Tour, And New Music
Talkin' Rock With Meltdown Podcast
by Beasley Media Group
3h ago
My latest Talkin' Rock with Meltdown guest is none other that Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.. It's always a treat when I get to talk with Blackie. He's a great interview, and also the force behind one of my favorite bands of the era. Lots was discussed including his health. After undergoing surgery to ease his back last year, he's on the mean. "But, you know, we had surgery on it about ten months ago, and, you know, I'm on the mend and everything's cool, you know? So, you know, we should be ready for the fall tour coming in, in October." Blackie Lawless On His Special Meet & Greets Blackie's ..read more
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Ed Roland Of Collective Soul On Recording In Elvis' House And The Secret Behind Their Hit Song "Shine"
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by Beasley Media Group
3d ago
Ed Roland is one of those guys that's just easy to talk to and we talked about a lot of things.  When the band broke in 1994, they broke big time! That year they played Woodstock, as they did in 1999 too. He told me they are one of only 5 acts to play both concerts.  His brother, Dean, has been in the band the entire time as well. I asked him about sharing this journey with him. "Well, I mean, it's it's family. It's been a blessing for me. And I'd like to think he thinks the same because it's family. You know, we all are family, to be honest, we all kind of grew up in the same commun ..read more
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Dead Daisies Guitarist Doug Aldrich Talks New Music And More
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by Beasley Media Group
1w ago
The new Dead Daisies album is dropping in September, so it's good to get Doug Aldrich from the band on Talkin' Rock with Meltdown to tell us about it. Plus, they'll be playing the Machine Shop on June 11th, in Flint, Michigan. As far as song ideas for the new album, he said everyone chipped in. "We all, all we all were, brought different parts in different song ideas. And that's generally what we do with The Dead Daisies is we'll bring in ideas and then, you know, in this situation, Marty Fredrickson was producing and he's like an amazing songwriter in his own. So he had a couple ideas already ..read more
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Mr. Big's Eric Martin Talks Of The Band's Beginning, The Latest Album, And The Big Finish
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by Beasley Media Group
2w ago
Mr. Big is on their "Big Finish" tour and makes a stop in southeast Michigan at District 142 in Wyandotte on May 30th.  Mr. Big From The Start Eric told me the entire story of how the band started after his solo career had seemed to fizzle out in the late 80s. He spoke of meeting Billy Sheehan, a guy who he didn't know about. It was interesting to hear how the pieces came together. New Mr. Big Drops On July 12th Eric had a lot to say about the upcoming album. Their 10th record Ten drops on July 12th. He told me how he and Paul recorded demos for all the songs. "We mapped it out perfectly ..read more
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Rachel Bolan Of Skid Row Talks Lzzy Hale Joining Their Tour: 'She Blew Us Away'
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by Beasley Media Group
2w ago
When I heard that Lzzy Hale had signed on to help the Skid Row guys for 4 shows, I was stoked! I was excited for the band, excited for the people who would see her sing live, and excited for Lzzy! After the first show was in the books, I texted Skid Row bassist, Rachel Bolan and drummer, Rob Hammersmith. Both of them were giddy with how the weekend went. That's when I decided to ask Rachel if he'd come on my Talkin' Rock with Meltdown podcast to talk about it. "We had one rehearsal before the first show, and she blew us away." - Rachel Bolan Rachel told me how the ball started to roll at produ ..read more
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Former NIN Drummer Chris Vrenna On His New Gig At U Of M And Nails Stories
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by Beasley Media Group
3w ago
This is such an interesting listen. I'd never met or interviewed Chris before. He was so much fun to talk to! We talked about his new gig, at the University of Michigan. He's taking his lessons learned, and passing them on to a younger generation.  Of course, we had to talk about his time in Nine Inch Nails. He talked about the song "Closer" and how Trent Reznor spit out the lyrics to the surprise of Chris and the producer. He spoke of being inducted into the Rock Hall, Johnny Cash covering "Hurt" and more. There's so much we didn't get into, so Chris has promised to come back on in the f ..read more
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Slayer's Kerry King and Barry Kerch of Shinedown
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by Beasley Media Group
1M ago
I had the good fortune to speak with Slayer's Kerry King about his new solo album, From Hell I Rise, which drops on May 17th. What I've heard has been a brutal onslaught, like you'd expect! He told me why he chose that name for the album, there were other ones, but he picked this one, as it ends the album on track 13. He also told me about the flavor of the album. In case you haven't heard anything from it, I've included the two songs they've dropped from the album below. We also discussed how he got the members for the band, which includes Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Slayer drummer Paul Bost ..read more
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Stephan Jenkins Of Third Eye Blind Recalls Emotional Rise To Fame In The 90s And More
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by Beasley Media Group
1M ago
  I've never talked with Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind, so I can check him off my ever-growing list of rockers I've interviewed. Right off the bat, we talked about touring, and how much he likes it. He commented on how concerts bring us together "That collective sense of feeling lets us know that we're not alone." You can see him and Third Eye Blind along with Yellowcard and A R I Z O N A on July 7th at Pine Knob Music Theater. We talked about a recent unplugged performance he did at an Emo club. "It was fun, man, it was fun," he said about the impromptu show. Third Eye Blind Teams ..read more
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Taylor Roberts From Taproot On His Bands And Being Confused For Corey Taylor
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by Beasley Media Group
1M ago
Taylor Roberts from Taproot/Riding With Killers joins me on Talkin' Rock with Meltdown.  We started off talking about RWK. He explained how the band formed, talked about their debut record "Full Circle" and more. He said they've done some pretty big shows, but it's time to get that band out to the forefront. "We're really getting ready to launch this band in the right way," he told me.  He talked to me about being a fan of Taproot, and finally becoming a member of the band. He spoke about how he ended up in Detroit through a member of the band, coming from Mississippi. When I asked T ..read more
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd - His Upcoming Tour, The Stockpile Of Music He Has, A New Dodge And More
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by Beasley Media Group
1M ago
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has a lot going on. between concerts, family, and getting high-powered muscle cars delivered to his house, his plate is full! I ran into Kenny a few weeks back in Nashville. I posted about that trip and a little about running into Kenny, here. Onto what Kenny has going on. He'll be playing at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit on May 17th. For tickets, click here. Kenny doesn't always hang out in Nashville, his home, but he did a few weeks back. I ran into him two nights in a row, at two comedy shows, so we talked about going to those shows. As far as ..read more
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