When David Pastorius first heard a bass played in person he had to ask “what instrument is that?” Now when people hear him play they ask “what planet is he from?” In this sit down, in person chat (with his Marleaux bass in hand) David shows where hard work and his music royalty lineage has taken him since that day. We hear a beautiful exclusive solo performance of one of his songs and a couple of tracks from his Radio Gold album. In between tour dates with Pat Travers, he’s available for private lessons. Reach him for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
We take a deep dive into the radio business with one of the most influential minds of FM Rock Programming. The inventor of the Album Rock format and co-founder of XM Satellite Radio shares some valuable data and inside stories in this industry intensive chat. Lee shows no signs of slowing down, as he hints about the next big thing in media while inviting his radio peers to make the innovative moves that we need. Spolier alert! There’s much to be optimistic about.
With a new gear partnership signed, his annual Christmastime Rock N Roll Ribs Anniversary Party coming up in South Florida and another World Tour in 2020 looming, Nicko shows no signs of slowing down 37 years after joining Iron Maiden. We spend over an hour digging deep into physical endurance, burying hatchets, helping needy kids, tuning drums, mouthwatering ribs, remembering great friends and listening to his favorite Maiden song.
Continuing on, we go into rich detail on the new DVD and get the story of Frank’s 7 years of editing! Plus a surprise guest joins in. We pick apart one of the songs, and talk hockey as Frank drops some big names and knowledge on the state of the NHL. This episode is an extended power play that keeps on scoring for over an hour.
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Join in the celebration of the release of the storied penultimate concert DVD from one of my heroes. From the moment I first saw him play, Frank took my appreciation of rock guitar to a new level. The incredible performances in the new DVD allow modern generations to feel the same experience today! Frank chats with me from Quebec about everything. First in a two-part series. Hear a track from Frank Marino “Live at the Agora Theatre” somewhere in the middle of this hour-long hang.
As Steven Wilson gets set to reverberate Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room for two nights, Dec 14 and 15, 2018, we bring you this chat from 2016 focusing on his Hand Cannot Erase album. Steven streams himself in pristine audio quality from England right into my Florida studio! We dissect a couple of HCE tracks and talk a lot of other nerdy music and technology stuff. Get yer headphones and enjoy one of the show’s finest musical hours! **TOUR DATES MENTIONED ARE FROM 2016**
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As he’s done for me for many years, Brian Swords turns you on to some new music that you otherwise might not stumble upon. This week has a light alternative lean with some retro sounds and echoey soundscapes. We check out and dissect tracks from Shout Out Louds, Hundred Waters, Odesza, Nothing But Thieves and F**k Art, Let’s Dance! Put your headphones on and join us!
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The founder of Porcupine Tree comes to us from London for an in depth, 75 minute talk about Progressive Rock, the joy of melancholy, comparisons to Pink Floyd, genres, making records, emotions, technology, Guthrie Govan’s insane talent, the preservation of sound quality and the splendor of albums. The focus is on his 2015 masterpiece Hand. Cannot. Erase. We listen to two of the beautiful tracks. Local listeners won’t want to miss his November 20 tour stop in Ft. Lauderdale.
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After a brief recap of the Button South Reunion I rewind my interview with the great Mitch Ryder. Mitch thoroughly “gets” the Rock and R&B industries and has lived and thrived through all of the great eras! We dabble a bit in the drama of the business as well as the magic in the studio. In an added segment at the end we get an update on what Mitch has been up to since this chat including some upcoming show dates!
Luke, Toto’s singer and songwriter gets into detail about studio sessions, Jeff Porcaro’s unmatched groove and meter, today’s music scene, the accuracy of Wikipedia and way more! Three music tracks highlight this one hour episode, two of them from his 2011 solo effort. He’s quite humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists and brings a great deal of his witty sarcasm, humor and music insight to the conversation.
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