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Each Friday, My First Band features a long-form interview with a different notable musician about all of the projects that preceded what you know them for. We discuss their musical origins, and we trace a few of their embarrassing high school bands and other associated bands that happened before they broke out. This show digs deeper than any Wikipedia page or band bio would ever dare to go. And, sometimes, the guests will even share some of their old songs. You can expect to hear a lot of in ...
 
What the hell is the appeal of metal music, anyway? Comedian Devin Mackenzie is about to find out, or fall in league with Satan trying. With devoted metal enthusiast and fellow comedian Fraz Wiest as his guide, Devin learns all about metal's intricate tapestry of sub-genres, bands, album art, and so much more! It's hilarity and brutality. It's educating and disturbing. It's Devin and Hell!
 
The biggest names in rock music are Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown. From Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame members to bands just starting out, Meltdown takes rock music fans behind the scenes to find out what these talented musicians are really about. Come along for the ride as Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown invites you to find out more than you ever thought you knew about all genres of Rock from Classic to Prog to Grunge and everything in between.
 
America's Bad Kids is a new web series following a little boy named Johnny from Malverne, New York as he travels The United States of America looking for places and people that the bad kids like. Ever since Johnny could remember he enjoyed getting a rise out of his mother by doing bad things. As time went on it became increasingly difficult for him to make his mother upset time after time. At this realization Johnny hit the road. He was determined to find other bad kids through out this grea ...
 
Welcome to Atlas Balked, a weekly chronicle concerning the mundane, weird, and maybe even sometimes dramatic happenings of a Simple Fantasy Baseball League . This podcast captures the thoughts and musings Gregg, Joe, Jack and Tim - four of the twelve owners in the league.
 
Podcasting from the steam tunnels deep beneath the soft white underbelly of Raleigh, North Carolina, K. Ryan Parker & Reid Pegram bring you the latest on Comedy, Punk, Games & Books. New episodes are available on the first Wednesday of every month. Contact CPGB at cpgbpodcast@gmail.com. Follow CPGB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @cpgbpodcast Available on Radio.com, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podchaser & Blubrry.
 
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In this special edition of Talkin' Rock, Todd Evans takes us behind the scene of his time in GWAR as Beefcake the Mighty. We talks about shows that stick out in his mind, gimmicks that went wrong on stage, a celebrity that searched them out while in their hometown and tons more. Enjoy! -Meltdown- https://wrif.com/podcasts/talkin-rock-with-meltdown/…
 
John Sparrow is living every Milwaukee musician's dream. The percussionist has toured all around the world, performed at legendary venues like the Sydney Opera House and Red Rocks Amphitheater, shared the stage with some of music's biggest names, and has earned a spot as the drummer of the Violent Femmes. Long before he was keeping the beat for Wis…
 
This is a great way to kick off the new year! Michael Anthony is my first guest of 2021. The Circle with Sammy Hagar, Vic Johnson, Jason Bonham and Michael have a new album out called Lockdown 2020. We discuss the record.... -The cover songs they did -How Sammy approached the songs -What is relationship was like with Eddie Van Halen when he died -J…
 
Even though Lydia Luce first came to consciousness in folk and Americana circles with her excellent 2018 debut, Azelea, the Nashville-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been working hard to hone her craft for decades. The up-and-coming artist was immersed in music since infancy. Her professional conductor mother put a violin in …
 
My First Band kicks off 2021 with Charlie Berens. The affable actor, writer, comedian and Emmy-winning host has made a name for himself throughout Wisconsin (and far beyond) with his "Manitowoc Minute" segments and other hilarious videos that are rooted in Midwest-themed humor. In addition to making content that has garnered millions of views, tour…
 
Ho, Ho Ho! It's Meltdown bringing you a Christmas present from the Twiztid boys. Madrox and Monoxide join me for a special Christmas edition of Talkin' Rock. They tell me about.... -The past year and everything they've done...and it's a lot -Reaching the fans during a pandemic -The new record on the horizon and the rock slant it has -How they've ev…
 
This week's guest — and the final My First Band guest of 2020 — is Shawna Nicols. Wisconsin sports fans probably know her better as "DJ Shawna," the moniker she uses while serving as the official in-game DJ for the Milwaukee Bucks as well as the Wisconsin Badgers football team. In recent years, the accomplished Milwaukee DJ and emcee has also worke…
 
Brian Wheat's book is called "Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla. I found Brian to be really open about his battles he's fought and the times he's gone through. We discussed.... -If the other guys in the band have read the book -Meeting Sir Paul -How the grunge era affected the band -The loss of some legendary rockers this year -Why they do…
 
Though 2020 has been a downright awful year with very few bright spots, the emergence of Bartees Strange has been one silver lining people can be happy about. The Washington DC-based singer and multi-instrumentalist first came to widespread consciousness this March with Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy, an EP of songs by The National that he reinterpreted…
 
Jake and Danny from Greta Van Fleet are on Talkin' Rock today. Lots to get to...... -The new album The Battle At Gardens Gate -The writing of the record and change of producer -Moving to Nashville -The loss of Eddie Van Halen...and more Thanks for listening to this quick-hit interview. -Meltdown- https://thebattleatgardensgate.com/ https://wrif.com…
 
During normal times, the Trans Siberian Orchestra would be touring all over America. Of course, this year is not normal. Guitar legend, Al Pitrelli joins me to discuss the live stream show on December 18th, along with.... -Being the father of a couple military boys -What thrash legend he asked to join TSO early on -The band Widowmaker he was in wit…
 
As a founding member of Less Than Jake, Chris DeMakes has spent close to 30 years traveling the world to perform thousands of shows. Along the way, the singer and guitarist has shared stages of all sizes and scope with some of the world's most renowned artists, released top-notch music at an impressive clip, and amassed an astounding collection of …
 
If you're a music fan, you need to watch this Zappa film. It's so well done. Ahmet Zappa talks about the making of it and the choice of Alex Winter at the helm. We also talk about..... -Zappa music reaching a younger generation -Advise for Wolfgang Van Halen ...and more. Then, drummer Jeff Plate joins me to talk about the upcoming Trans Siberia Orc…
 
During his 10 years (and counting!) as a member of The Wild Feathers, Joel King and his bandmates have released four well-received studio albums and a live record, played hundreds upon hundreds of concerts all around the country and toured with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Bob Segar. Prior to his time with the a…
 
Wolfgang Van Halen calls in to discuss his latest single "Distant" and lots more. He answers questions about... -Filling the shoes of Michael Anthony on tour -His thoughts on social media -If he'd ever wright a book -Any friends with kids of other famous musicians and more Then, it's Terry Leroi of the "supergroup" LEROI XIII. They covered Ronnie J…
 
Up first on today's podcast it's guitar legend, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. His new live album is out called "Straight To You: Live". We discuss the album and dvd, as well as.... -A recent trip to Nashville and what he was doing -The late Eddie Van Halen -His other band, The Rides -Favorite live albums -Muscle cars...and tons more! Then, it's Rev Theory …
 
These days, Zach Blair can be heard playing lead guitar in the world-renowned punk outfit Rise Against as well as Drakulas, his excellent side project. Before he was part of those bands, the guitarist was sporting formal wear as a member of Hagfish, touring overseas with a punk supergroup called Only Crime and wearing 60 pounds of prosthetics to pl…
 
Jason McMaster is on Talkin' Rock...he lent his mic skills to David Ellefson's latest project "No Cover", an album full of great cover songs with an excellent cast of guest musicians. I asked Jason how he got involved and how it was determined what songs he would sing. We talked about his early years getting into music and how he discovered bands. …
 
You probably know Dan Wilson as the lead singer of Semisonic, the seminal band that brought you "Closing Time." Though his output in that long-tenured alternative rock outfit is certainly remarkable in its own right, Wilson has made even more significant contributions to entertainment as a songwriter. Over the last 20 years, the songwriter and prod…
 
Two legends are on Talkin' Rock. First up, it's Toto's Steve Lukather. He's dropping a solo album early next year. We discuss that and .... -The title of the album "I Found The Sun Again" -A couple covers songs on the album -How Nancy Wilson played a part in meeting his girlfriend -in-fighting and lawsuits with Toto -Wolfgang Van Halen's new song..…
 
These days, listeners know William Bush for his work alongside his brother, Kevin, in Immortal Girlfriend and on his own in his new Black Challenger solo project. Years before William was making waves in electronic music circles both in Wisconsin and far beyond, he and his sibling were cutting their teeth in metro Milwaukee's once-burgeoning scream…
 
Two great listens, one mediocre podcast! LOL Mick Box from Uriah Heep joins me first. 2020 has been a rough year for a lot of people, but for Mick it's been extraordinarily hard with the passing of Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake. He talks about that with me as well as.... -The 50th anniversary box set "50 Years In Rock" -Success in America -Bands the…
 
On this episode I welcome local Hip Hop artist Yattering on the show. We talk about art, music, life, social media, and of course since its me... I get in a little Lovecraft. Enjoy! ~Dave https://soundcloud.com/yatteringofficial/tarantino-master?ref=clipboard&p=a&c=1 https://soundcloud.com/yatteringofficial/silent-yattering-prod-by?ref=clipboard&p=…
 
Not even a pandemic can slow Jon Snodgrass down. In recent months, the long-tenured and accomplished punk troubadour recorded and released a new album on A-F Records, put out a children's record and continued his cross-continental collaboration with Frank Turner. Along the way, he's also written enough new material for yet another album. Though cur…
 
Today, I talk to an old friend. I've known jack for almost three decades. He's a solid guy and super talent. On today's show we discuss.... -new music from him and the band -a recent surgery he went through -sobriety -singing Zeppelin -an upcoming move he's making ...and tons more. Thanks for listening! -Meltdown- See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
Royal Blood are back with their latest single "Trouble's Coming". We discuss the new music and how they scrapped over 50 songs... -how the pandemic forced them to write -the pop flare the new single has -Mike's sobriety -success in the USA and more..... Then, Nike Dees from a band called Hold On Hollywood joins me to round out the episode. They're …
 
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