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Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations presented by Hard Rock Cafe are a series of interviews with The Mighty Manfred (frontman and driving force behind Garage Rock band The Woggles) and artists who have been chosen by Little Steven Van Zandt as the “Coolest Song In The World This Week” in Little Steven's Underground Garage. Past guests have included Tom Petty, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Carlos Santana, and many more. Coolest Conversations airs live every Friday at 2:00 PM ...
 
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This week Manfred’s guest is Chris Paine of the New York-based rockers The Midnight Callers. The group recently released the album 'Red Letter Glow', which featured our recent Coolest Song '41 Miles to Roscoe'. Tune in to hear all about the band, the album and a road trip to Roscoe! Join Chris Paine with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is singer-songwriter, Jessie Wagner. Manfred last spoke to Jessie back in May, following the release of her single 'Over And Over'. Now, the two catch up as Jessie's debut album 'Shoes Droppin' has been released to the world. Join Jessie Wagner with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Undergroun…
 
This week Manfred's guest is musician, recording artist and songwriter Nils Lofgren. Following the release of his live album 'Weathered' which featured a recent coolest song, Nils stopped by to chat Mighty Manfred about the album. He tells us about songwriting with Lou Reed and the album 'Blue With Lou' (2019) and auditioning for the Rolling Stones…
 
This week Manfred's guest is musician, producer and activist King Khan. In part- two of this feature, we hear about the animated short "Rat-Tribution Now", he created with his daughter Saba Lou, his passion for tarot card reading and his current music projects including his recent Jazz album 'The Infinite Ones'. Join King Khan with Mighty Manfred o…
 
This week Manfred's guest is singer-songwriter Don Bryant, whose recent album 'You Make Me Fee', featured a Coolest Song on Little Steven's Underground Garage. We hear all about his early career, which began in the '60s in Memphis, TN working with various artists including The 5 Royales, Al Green, Otis Clay and his now-wife, Ann Peebles. Don also t…
 
This week Manfred's guest is musician, producer and activist King Khan. In this two-part feature, we hear about his work with the Global Solidarity Forever foundation, the Invaders documentary which King Khan provided the soundtrack for and the influence of New Orleans music on his various projects over the years. Join us next week for Part 2, to h…
 
This week Manfred's guest is the one and only Ryan Hamilton. Yes, he's back! And he just released his second LP 'Nowhere To Go But Everywhere' on Wicked Cool Records. Hear about Ryan's journey in creating the album, working with singer-songwriter Kay Hanley and his love for 'Southern Accents'. Join Ryan Hamilton with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest …
 
This week Manfred's guest is singer, actress and artist, Cherie Currie. Cherie was the lead vocalist of the all-female teenage rock band in the later '70s the Runaways. Cherrie's album 'Blvds of Splendor', features our recent Coolest Song "What Do All The People Know”. She stopped by the garage to tell us about the album, we hear about her time wit…
 
This week Manfred's guest is the prince of power-pop, Kurt Baker. Kurt has been working on some new music for his upcoming album to be released in October. His first single from the upcoming album 'Over You' featured as our Coolest Song and Manfred found out all about the song and album, and how Kurt has been coping in Spain during these times. Joi…
 
This week Manfred's guest is singer, songwriter and member of The Gogo's, Kathy Valentine. In part-two of this feature, we learn about her contributions to The Gogo's, their recent documentary and Kathy's 2020 memoir 'All I Ever Wanted'. Join Kathy Valentine with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage. ww…
 
This week Manfred’s guest Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings and current bassist with the supergroup The Empty Hearts. Andy featured as our first Coolest Conversation guest back in 2014. Following the release of The Empty Hearts latest album 'The Second Album', Andy caught up with Manfred to discuss all that has changed between now and then! We …
 
This week Manfred's guest is singer, songwriter and member of The Gogo's, Kathy Valentine. In this two-part feature, Kathy dives deep into her life and career. Following the release of the Gogo's documentary and biography, Kathy tells us about her early life, we learn about her musical interests and stepping into the music industry with her bands T…
 
This week Manfred's guest is legendary musician H.R. of the hardcore punk band Bad Brains. H.R. recently collaborated with Jesse Malin on a track in honor of the late NYHC legend Todd Youth. Manfred and H.R. discuss the late Todd Youth and his musical prowess, the creation and production of the track along with working in the studio in NYC with Jes…
 
This week our throwback dates back to 2015, when Manfred spoke with New York singer, songwriter and rocker, Jesse Malin. Jesse's 7th album 'New York Before The War' featured our coolest song 'Turn Up The Mains', and he told Manfred all about the inspiration behind the album. Manfred and Jesse also spoke of Jesse's early bands 'Heart Attack' and 'D-…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is the Hilton Valentine legendary guitarist from the seminal British band, The Animals. Hilton and Manfred discussed how Hilton joined the band, working with Mickie Most, the famous opening riff on House Of The Rising Sun and naming the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Join Hilton Valentine with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conv…
 
For this week's Coolest Conversation we bring you part 2 in our two-part feature with legendary producer and musician Kenny Laguna. In part 2 we hear all about the time Kenny spent in the UK working with The Who and The Steve Gibbons Band and of course meeting and working with his long-time partner, Joan Jett. Join Kenny Laguna with Mighty Manfred …
 
This week Manfred’s guest is esteemed drummer Pat Carpenter. Pat is member of Mickey Leigh's Mutated Music who just released their latest 7" 'Little Cristine'. Pat talks about the role of a drummer in creating good music, how the band got together and of course, his best drummer jokes! Join Pat Carpenter with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversa…
 
For this week's Coolest Conversation we bring you part 1 in our two-part feature with legendary producer and musician Kenny Laguna. In part 1 we hear all about the early days of Kenny's career playing with the Shangri La's, working on early bubblegum records like 'Yummy Yummy Yummy' and working with Darlene Love & The Blossoms among others. Join Ke…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is the one and only Dion. Following the release of his latest album 'Blues With Friends', we have featured Dion all week in Little Steven's Underground Garage. Tune in to hear about the making of the album, the various featured artists, his friendship with Sam Cooke and the influence it had on his life over the years. Join…
 
For this week’s throwback to tie in with 'Dion Week' in Little Steven's Underground Garage, we're looking back to 2016 at a time when Dion released his 'New York Is My Home' album. Dion talks to Manfred about his passion for the blues, his musical influences such as Hank Williams and Jimmy Reed and working with Jimmy Vivino on the album. Join Dion …
 
This week Manfred’s guest is UK producer and musician Dave Draper. Dave is known to us as the producer of Ryan Hamilton's recent body of work including our recent Coolest Song 'Jesus and John Lennon'. We hear all about Dave's musical background, the beginning of his love affair with engineering and producing, working with UK rocker Ginger Wildheart…
 
For this week’s throwback, we're featuring another Wicked Cool artist, the one and only Kurt Baker. We're looking back to 2018 when the Kurt Baker Combo released their 2nd LP 'Let's Go Wild' with Wicked Cool Records. The album featured the Coolest Song 'Foolish Stuff' and Kurt told Manfred all about recording the album in Spain. Join Kurt Baker wit…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is Kris Rogers of the Maine based rockers Kris Rogers & The Dirty Gems. The band have just released their second single 'She Likes To Party' on Wicked Cool Records. Kris and Manfred discuss making music during pandemic times, how the band formed and the bands upcoming album, which will be released next year. Join Kris Roge…
 
This week’s throwback dates back to 2017 when Manfred spoke with the icon Debbie Harry following the release of Blondie's record Pollinator. The discussed the collaborations on the album with outside writers, including Johnny Marr along with her love of poetry and her view of the opportunities for females in the music industry. Join Debbie Harry wi…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is renowned drummer Clem Burke. Following the Empty Hearts latest Coolest Song, Clem caught up with Manfred to tell him all about it his experience with various bands over the years including Blondie, Chequered Past, The Romantics and more recently The Empty Hearts. Clem told Manfred about his early musical influences incl…
 
This week our throwback dates back to January of 2018 to Manfred's interview with Scott Sugiuchi of the Garage Rock band The Hatebombs. Scott & Manfred chat all about Scott's band The Hatebombs, his many musical influences including The Fleshtones and his garage rock label, Hidden Volume Records. Join Scott Sugiuchi with Mighty Manfred on this Cool…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is recording & mastering engineer and producer Rodney Mills. From his early days through to today, Rodey has worked with many of the greats including James Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd and our very own The Woggles. We hear all about his time in the 1960's band The Bushmen, his career-changing moment with Ronnie Van Zandt and his …
 
This week Manfred’s guest is Jaret Reddick, singer, songwriter, actor and lead singer of the Texas-based group Bowling For Soup. In this two-part series, we dive deep into his musical background and influences, Bowling For Soup and other projects he has worked on along with his involvement with Chuck E Cheese over the past few years. In Part 2, we …
 
This week Manfred’s guest is Bill Milhizer of the Fleshtones. The Fleshtones had a recent “Coolest Song” with a track from their forthcoming album 'Face Of The Screaming Werewolf', their 22nd full-length release. Bill discussed joining the band, his career as a puppeteer, working on the upcoming album and their plans for post-quarantine touring. Jo…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is Jaret Reddick, singer, songwriter, actor and lead singer of the Texas-based group Bowling For Soup. In a two-part series, we dive deep into his musical background and influences, Bowling For Soup and other projects he has worked on along with his involvement with Chuck E Cheese over the past few years. In Part 1, we fin…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is renowned singer Gia Ciambotti. Gia feature's on our recent Coolest Song with Brian Ray 'I Ain't Superstitious', released on Wicked Cool Records. Gia told us all about working with Brian, her musical background, the influence of her father, bassist John Ciambotti and touring with Bruce Springsteen. Join Gia Ciambotti wit…
 
This week's throwback features guitarist and producer Ricky Byrd. The interview dates back to January 2018 following the release of his album 'Clean Getaway'. Ricky told us all about his struggles with addiction, his non-profit 'Clean Getaway' which he named the album after, playing with Joan Jett and his first time seeing the Rolling Stones. Join …
 
This week Manfred's guest is Donita Sparks of the L.A. based band L7. The band have just released a 7" single on Blackheart Records with a cover of Joan Jett's 'Fake Friends' which featured as our recent Coolest Song. Tune in to hear all about the track, their 2019 album 'Scatter The Rats' and their plans for touring in 2021. Join Donita Sparks wit…
 
This week's throwback takes us into the time machine back to 2014 to one of our first Coolest Conversations. Manfred was joined by Steve Boehm of the Frankfurt, Germany band The Satelliters. Following the release of the bands album 'More of the Satelliters', the two caught up about the bands history, influences and plans for the future. Join Steve …
 
This week Manfred's guest is Wild Evel of the Austrian Garage rock band 'Wild Evel and the Trashbones'. From his home in Vienna, Wild Evel caught up with his buddy Manfred and talked all things Rock and Roll - From touring Europe and America to climbing Balconies and everything in between. Their latest release featured our Coolest Song 'Leave Me Al…
 
This week's throwback features Jessica Hernandez of the Detroit based groups soul/pop band, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. This throwback dates from 2015 when the band has just released a cover of La Tigre's 'Deceptacon' which featured as our Coolest Song on Little Steven's Underground Garage. Hear all about the band, their many musical influences…
 
This week Manfred's guest is Detroit-based singer-songwriter Nick Piunti. No stranger to the Underground Garage, Nick returns to our airwaves with his latest band, Nick Piunti and The Complicated Men. Nick discusses forming the band, his latest release 'Downtime' on Jem records and the influence of his daughters on the album. Join Nick Piunti with …
 
This weeks throwback features the singer-songwriter, producer and musician Ian Hunter. The interview aired in 2016 following the release of his album 'Fingers Crossed'. The two discuss David Bowie's influence, his group Mott The Hoople and working and producing with Mick Ronson. Join Ian Hunter with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in L…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is Joe Gruschecky frontman of the Pittsburgh, PA rockers Iron City Houserockers. Following the 40th anniversary of their seminal album 'Have a Good Time But Get Out Alive!', Joe stopped by to chat all about the bands early days, signing with Steve Popovich's 'Cleveland International Records' and producing the album with Ia…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is Dave Faulkner of the Australian rock band, Hoodoo Gurus. Their song 'Crackin’ Up' featured as Coolest Song on LSUG. He tells Manfred all about the forming of the group, working with and touring with the Fleshtones over the years and that time Little Steven attended their show in Melbourne. Join Dave Faulkner with Mighty…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is Australian guitarist, vocalist, producer and songwriter Dom Mariani. His many accolades include DM3, The Stems and The Majestic Kelp which are regularly featured on Little Steven's Underground Garage. Now he's back with his group Datura4 who just released their 4th album "West Coast Highway Cosmic". He discusses life in…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is legendary songwriter, record producer and record label executive Richard Gottehrer. In part two of the series, Manfred and Richard cover many of Gottehrer's later successes with Sire Records, his return to producing and working with Blondie along with creating his music and entertainment company The Orchard. Join Richar…
 
This week Manfred’s guest is singer-songwriter, Jessie Wagner. Jessie's singing career thus far involves stints with Kid Rock, Chic and Steven Van Zandt among others. She recently released her debut single 'Over and Over' on Wicked Cool Records. Jessie tells Manfred all about her journey so far and the influences that shaped her sound. Join Jessie …
 
This week Manfred’s guest is legendary songwriter, record producer and record label executive Richard Gottehrer. In a two-part series, Manfred and Richard attempt to dissect Richard's incredibly successful career. Part 1 covers Richard's early life and musical influences through to his time in The Strangeloves with his writing partners Bob Feldman …
 
“Coolest Conversations” can be heard every Friday on the Mighty Manfred program SiriusXM Ch.21. It’s that series of interviews with artists who have earned themselves a “Coolest Song In The World” designation. This week Manfred’s guest is producer and engineer Geoff Sanoff, known for his wi=ork with many Wicked Cool artists, including Jesse Malin w…
 
“Coolest Conversations” can be heard every Friday on the Mighty Manfred program SiriusXM Ch.21. It’s that series of interviews with artists who have earned themselves a “Coolest Song In The World” designation. This week Manfred’s guest is Kristopher Schau of the Norway based rock band 'The Dogs'. Kristopher informs Manfred how the band was discover…
 
“Coolest Conversations” can be heard every Friday on the Mighty Manfred program SiriusXM Ch.21. It’s that series of interviews with artists who have earned themselves a “Coolest Song In The World” designation. This week Manfred’s guest is Sam Allen, guitarist in the New York punk band Wyldlife. Following the release of their 4th LP 'Year of the Sna…
 
“Coolest Conversations” can be heard every Friday on the Mighty Manfred program SiriusXM Ch.21. It’s that series of interviews with artists who have earned themselves a “Coolest Song In The World” designation. This weeks throwback dates back to June 2017 when Manfred got a chance to speak with Lydia Knight of LA band The Regrettes. Following the re…
 
“Coolest Conversations” can be heard every Friday on the Mighty Manfred program SiriusXM Ch.21. It’s that series of interviews with artists who have earned themselves a “Coolest Song In The World” designation. This week Manfred’s guest is Jen Razavi from the pop-punk band The Bombpops. Following the release of their latest album 'Death In Venice Be…
 
“Coolest Conversations” can be heard every Friday on the Mighty Manfred program SiriusXM Ch.21. It’s that series of interviews with artists who have earned themselves a “Coolest Song In The World” designation. This week Manfred’s guest is singer/songwriter Teal Collins of the Austin based band The Mother Truckers. Back in 2015, Teal caught up with …
 
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