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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.
 
The Sound of You is a new podcast hosted by singer and voice coach, Davin Youngs. Each episode is a deep dive into the healing and transformational power of sound, singing and the human voice. In conversation, singers and professional voice users share their voice journey and reflect on its intersection with the trials, tribulations, joys, and changes in their lives.
 
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Two completely ends of the rock spectrum today on Talkin' Rock. Nancy Wilson joins me first to talk about her solo album, You and Me. The title track is a tribute to her mom. That's not the only tribute on it....we talk about -The tribute to Eddie Van Halen -Advise from her sister, Ann -The cover songs on the album -The Fears and Challenges of doin…
 
Zakk Wylde makes his debut on Talkin' Rock, and doesn't disappoint. The new box set is huge - None More Black. We talk about... -Spinal Tap -What's up with BLS -Sonic Brew turning 22 -Ozzy, and his latest album -Jamming with Guns 'N Roses -His father....and more. You can't not smile listening to Zakk tell his stories! The guy has seen and done it a…
 
So cool to talk with Marc LaBelle and John Notto from Dirty Honey. Great guys, killer band! Their new album is out and it's awesome! We talk about... -Working with their producer who was in Australia -Writing songs during a pandemic -A couple tracks with a Black Crowes feel -Socially distanced concerts -Is rock dead? -A prized Slash/Joe Perry guita…
 
I love interviewing people I've never met or interviewed before, you don't know what you'll get. Today, I got a very solid conversation with a genuinely nice guy. Chris and I talked about.... -The latest single Heavy is the Crown -Trying to make a splash in the rock community -Working during the pandemic -Making the record he always wanted to make …
 
Another killer, double interview edition of Talkin' Rock. Up first it's Jeremy Spencer of the band Psychosexual. We talk about the band and his move to the front of the stage, plus.... -His musical influences -The covers album he did -Theatrical rock bands -His time in Five Finger Death Punch -Does he still talk with the guys from 5FDP -Why they di…
 
Brandon of Atreyu joins me today on Talkin' Rock. Lots to discuss with him, including.... -Leaving the drums and fronting the band -The new album Baptize -The singles Underrated and Warrior -How the pandemic treated the band -Working with Travis Barker -Cool rock merch ..and tons more. It's the first time I ever spoke to Brandon and it was very coo…
 
Lots going on in the world of Saliva, and we talk about it today with Bobby Amaru and Wayne Swinny of the band... Their upcoming live stream Their latest Every Twenty Years album Cover songs they're working on Re-recording classic Saliva songs They clear up the Josey Scott rejoining the band talk New Saliva music...and lots more. It's a great liste…
 
Something old, something new on today's show. Tim from Rise Against is up first. The new album from the guys is called Generation Nowhere and drops in June. He talks about the album, the writing process and the meaning of the title cut, plus.... -Live Stream Shows -His Thoughts On The State Of Rock -A Funny Story About A Conversation With Tom Morel…
 
The Offspring guys are so much fun to talk with, and today is no different. Dexter and Noodles join me to discuss their upcoming Let The Bad Times Roll album. It drops on April 16th. Of course, we talk about the record, in particular 3 songs that caught my eye including a cover of one of their own songs. We also talk about -Dr. Dexter -Their album …
 
Two legends, one podcast! Alice Cooper is up first. His new album is out called Detroit Stories. We talk about that and some of the guests that he tried to get on but couldn't. He tells me about the characters, his upbringing in Detroit and where he lived. We also discuss.... -How bands get noticed in 2021 -A time a former band member blasted him w…
 
My relationship with Damon Johnson goes far back to Brother Cane, but I've really gotten to know him over the last decade or so. He has so many ties to Detroit....he played with Alice Cooper for about ten years, his wife is from here, and that's just for starters. We do talk a little about that on today's conversation, also.... -He tells me about h…
 
On this special edition of Talkin' Rock, it's the interviews from this past week's 50th anniversary celebration. Each artist also mentions what they're doing now. Calls from.....Zacky Vengeance (2:45) Arejay Hale from Halestorm (7:30) Alice Cooper (12:00) Chris Jericho (30:25) Kid Rock (34:15) Tyler Connolly - Theory of a Deadman (44:00) Nicklas Li…
 
It's another two-for-one on Talkin' Rock. Lonesome George is up first talking about his latest, Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert. We discuss the album, plus.. -What songs of his translate best live -The use of Bad To The Bone in movies -His favorite live albums -Turning 71 -A Detroit Icon he played with.... (Around the 12 minute mark) The…
 
Wow....action-packed is the only way to describe this episode of Talkin' Rock! David Coverdale is up first. I LOVE talking to him. He's so much fun and never fails to entertain. This interview delivers more of that. We talk about.... -The first show he ever played in America -The Whitesnake Blues album -Has he gotten vaccinated? -Reconnecting with …
 
In this bonus episode to finish out season one, the Doctor is in and he is delivering the medicine of truth. Dr. Sims is a treasure to the voice community, not only for his wealth of knowledge regarding the technical aspects of the voice as a body based instrument, but also for his ability to communicate with and treat the whole person. Having work…
 
Another killer two-for-one Talkin' Rock podcast episode. Dorothy Martin is up first to talk about all things Dorothy. If you haven't heard of her, drop everything and check her out! Great, straight ahead rock and roll! Today we discuss.... -The multiple guests she worked with for this upcoming album -The vast amount of music she has to choose from …
 
Few singers or teachers have done more to illuminate singing, and specifically improvisational singing as a tool in liberation, than Rhiannon. As a long time collaborator of Bobby McFerrin and a seasoned singer, performer and teacher, Rhiannon is a wealth of wisdom and wonder. In this beautiful conversation, she generously offers the story of her o…
 
Weapons of Anew will be dropping their new album sometime this year, so Ray West from the band decided to call in and talks about it. The album is called The Art Of War and Ray talks about.... -Their "Sick Boy" cover -Working with producer Mike Ferretti -What he's doing during the day now -How Van Halen shaped his musical tastes -The latest on Spre…
 
It's another fun interview with two singer/songwriters today on Talkin' Rock. Ricky Warwick is up first. I've never interviewed him before and found him very engaging and a great story teller. We talked about.... -His new solo album "When Life Was Fast And Hard" and the many guests on it. -Meeting Keith Nelson and working with him -Being in a band …
 
I've talked with Taylor a few times since this record was suppose to drop, but the day is coming. Death By Rock And Roll comes out on February 12th. On Talkin' Rock she tells me all about it..... -How she got Tom Morello on a track -The better mental space she's in -She says this album is a hopeful record -Playing the David Bowie tribute .....and m…
 
Tim McIlrath has been singing and screaming with the band Rise Against for more than 20 years and despite the band’s success, Tim’s vocal journey has been complicated. In episode three, Tim tells how he learned to sing and scream in the 90’s punk and hardcore scene, what it’s really like to tour for so many years and the process of disassembling hi…
 
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…
 
Beth Kuhn had a dream of performing on Broadway, and when she had almost made it there, in her words, her voice “fell apart at the seams.” In this conversation, Beth generously shares her voice journey, from pursuing a career in musical theater to ending up living with her parents nursing her voice back to health to finally finding a freer, healthi…
 
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/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
So, what's this podcast even about? In Ep. 1, Davin explains the origin of The Sound of You and what it means to tell the story of one's voice. He speaks specifically to being a voice coach for 20 years and realizing the problems people suffered in their voice often mirrored other areas of their lives. He then tells the story of his voice and how i…
 
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. …
 
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..…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
It's two Jeffs for the price of one, today on Talkin' Rock. Jeff Schroeder is up first...the topics include.... -Getting into the band -Guitar solos -The new album "Cyr" -Eddie Van Halen -Working with Billy Corgan...and that's just for starters. Then, drummer Jeff Plate is on. We talk about.... -The upcoming TSO live stream -How the livestream will…
 
Up first it's Chino from Deftones. Their new album is out and we talked a lot about it, including the writing process and the lack of special guest musicians. Plus, what are his thoughts on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, beer, vinyl, and lots more. Pat Simmons from the Doobie Brothers is up next. Lots of excitement on their camp with the Rock N' R…
 
A little bit of a different Talkin' Rock today. First up, it's legendary drummer, Liberty DeVitto. The former Billy Joel band member put out a book this summer and is dropping a new album with his band, The Slim Kings. We talk about those things, his favorite Billy Joel album, the passing of Neil Peart and Eddie Van Halen, playing and creating musi…
 
Stone is up first as we discuss his project, Painted Shield. We also talk about... Eddie Van Halen Being in the RNR Hall of Fame and who he thinks should be in there if we might see some more live Temple of the Dog recordings.... ....and more. Tommy Marz is up next. The local guy has a new EP out called "Chasing Lights". We talk about the cover son…
 
There's a new B.O.C. album dropping this Friday, The Symbol Remains, so Eric Bloom came on the podcast to talk about it. He answered questions about why they haven't put out any new music in the past two decades, we talked about some of the material & the title of the album. I HAD to ask him about the "cowbell" scene and any thoughts about any 50th…
 
Guitar player extraordinaire, John 5 makes a return visit to the Talkin' Rock podcast. On this episode we talk about... His new live album and DVD An upcoming DVD release of his life story Playing on Ace Frehley's latest album Some stories of working with Rob Halford and David Lee Roth The last time he missed a note What's up with the new Zombie al…
 
Today, it's two legends for the price of one! First up, Mick Fleetwood. He talks about the new re-released single "These Strange Times" and the use of a Peter Green RIFF on it. We talk about bands covering their songs, and transitioning from a more blues based band to a pop rock type of band. Next it's the Metal God, Rob Halford. His new book "Conf…
 
The Empty Hearts have another record out, as Elliot Easton phones in to discuss it, the special guest who plays with them, the sound of the album, playing with Wally Palmer of the Romantics and more. Plus, we talk about The Cars. I've become a huge fan the past few years. He tells me about the Rock N' Roll Hall induction and what it meant to him, h…
 
Ace is back....Origins Volume 2 is out and it's killer! Ace talks about.. -the album and the special guests on it -the "bag" while touring with RUSH in the 70's -his Gibson Black Beauty guitar -his memories of the reunion tour in 1996 -influencing a generation of guitar players -working on another Origins album and book ....and tons more! Thanks fo…
 
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