This week we have a fun conversation with musician Jason Lee McKinney. He talks about his musical influences, his musical style, being an independent artist and his upcoming 3 EP Jason Lee McKinney Band release. Did we mention he is also a music professor?
In this episode we discuss musicians who left this world in 2016. We also talk about some of the concerts we saw in 2016 and discussed which were our favorites.
This week we talk about rockin’ Christmas music. Bill also rants about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame again. Even Allen has a rare (and unexpected) rant.
In this episode we discuss a few of the many bands whose members are either touring as two bands under the same name and/or are in a legal battle over ownership and control of the name.
This week we talk about artists who we don't care for but we respect their work. Dennis also talk about another guitar in his collection and Bill tells us about his trip to see Steel Panther.
In this episode we discuss some of our favorite acoustic songs and performances. Dennis also talks about another one of his guitars and Bill tells us about his Black Friday vinyl scores.
In this week's episode we discuss some iconic guitarists and their guitars.
What if the three of us never met? That brings us to the subject of this episode. What if things happened differently in the music world? How would that have changed music history?
This week our good friend Mitch Lafon returns to the show and we discuss what's been going on in his world in 2016, along with his thoughts on what's coming up in 2017.
In this episode we interview the Atlanta based Cheap Trick tribute band, Dream Police. Sit back and enjoy the stories of how they came up with the idea, the gear they use, and other very interesting stories.
We want to thank everyone who has watched and listened to our show in its first year. We truly appreciate it!
From the depths of hell comes a show about the dark side of rock and roll. In this episode we discuss theatrical and shock rock and things that go bump in the night. Welcome to our nightmare.
We believe that good music stirs emotion. This is caused by great songwriting so we are sharing songwriters that have moved us! Oh yeah there's some other stuff thrown in there, KISS stuff, the RRHOF, and another dose of Yank It or Crank It courtesy of Dennis' wife, Kelly.
Allen's wife Laura suggested that we do an episode about 10 songs our wives like, so we did. As we reveal each of the songs we give each song a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Before we discuss these songs, we briefly touch on current music topics such as the temporary reunion of Dokken, Ratt's reunion (sans Blotzer) on the Monster's of Rock Cruise, and more rumors surfacing of Ace Frehley rejoining KISS in 2017.
While Googling something completely unrelated to this podcast, Allen came across a post from November 2005 and mentioned it to Bill & Dennis. They decided to give their thoughts, in a "Yank It or Crank It" style. Let them know what you think of each song that made the list.
This week we interview Andria Reed and Matt Hyneman of Reed Four. They discuss the process of putting out an album as an indie band.
This week we do another round of Rockpourri. We discuss the latest rock news, new music we listened to last week, and rant. Finally, Dennis and Allen go for something different and talk about the dos and don'ts of communicating with the band and the sound person (with a quick summary of each from Bill).
In this episode, we discuss our favorite movie soundtracks. Allen also gives a review of the John Fogerty concert he saw on August 27, 2016. Finally, we play a version of "Yank It or Crank It" based on Allen's "Rock the First" CD box set.
Nova Rex's Kenny Wilkerson joins us and talks about the band's ups and downs in the 80s hair metal world, touring 30 years later, and his contribution to the Smithsonian Institute.
In this episode, we talk about some of our favorite "non-hair band" songs and artists from the 80s.
This week's episode topic came from Allen's friend Chuck. The episode title says it all. What are some of your favorite "sexual innuendo" songs?
This week we discuss our favorite venues along with a few we don't care if we ever visit again. Bill discusses his visit to the Gibson guitar factory in Nashville. We also do another installment of Yank It or Crank It.
This week Britny Fox singer Tommy Paris joins us as we talk about his influences, his current projects, and other musical topics. He also shares a couple snippets from his upcoming solo project.
After having listened to KISS fans complain about the "same old stale setlist" we thought it would be fun to share what we each thought would be our ultimate KISS setlist. We set the limit at 20 songs. With more than 20 studio albums in their catalog, choosing just 20 songs is tougher than you think. What 20 songs would you choose?
This week our topic comes from Allen's friend Chuck Gee, founder of Kick Acts Magazine (http://www.kickacts.com). In this episode, we talk about how much concerts have changed from when we were teens (in the 80s) to today.