Meltdown - Radio Chatter show

Meltdown - Radio Chatter

Summary: Meltdown hosts afternoon on WRIF-Detroit every afternoon from 3-7 pm. He talks to the biggest names in rock and posts his interviews right here!

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 Radio Chatter with Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Avenged Sevenfold will be releasing the deluxe version of "The Stage" on December 15th. Unlike how they released the album last year, this time around they have 2 months to promote it. Shadows talks about the album, the reason for doing it, and what it includes. He also tells me how he felt about cutting their set short with Metallica here in Detroit earlier this summer because of the weather threat.....which never came. That's just for starters. Enjoy! -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Jeremy McKinnon from A Day To Remember | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Today on Radio Chatter it's the lead singer from A Day To Remember, Jeremy McKinnon. They're out on tour and some of their stops include the Self-Help festival dates with Rise Against, Of Mice And Men, Pierce The Veil and more. We talked about the tour, other festivals they've played, the video for "We Got This", new music and more. I was surprised to learn that he's a huge Tom Petty fan. He talks about that and the way his life is going to change this coming December. Enjoy! -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Tyler Connolly from Theory Of A Deadman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Tyler Connolly from Theory Of A Deadman is my guest today on Radio Chatter. The new album from the guys is set to come out on October 27th. It's called "Wake Up Call". We talk about the new music, where they recorded it and why, and more. Tyler has been bitten by the golfing bug and he has a pretty funny story about an afternoon at the driving range. He also mentions his flying status and all the perks of that. I have to thank Dean and Dave from the band for helping me out with some of the research. Enjoy! -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Eric and Dean from STP, and Doni from Toadies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

It's another 2 for 1 Radio Chatter podcast. First up are the boys from Stone Temple Pilots. Eric Kretz and Dean Deleo join me to talk about the 25th anniversary of their debut album "Core". We discuss the writing process, what the time was like, and some tracks off the album. I had to ask them about their favorite song on the album and Eric mentioned a song that they did in a couple takes. Of course I had to toss my hat in the ring as far as radio clowns asking them about the new singer. I may have gotten what I deserved! LOL Up next is Doni Blair from Toadies. He's got a new book out called "Even If It Kills Me, Martial Arts, Rock N Roll, and Mortality". We talked about that, the new album, tour and more. Doni is a great guy and was fun to talk to. Thanks for listening to Radio Chatter. -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Pop Evil, Halestorm, and Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

What an event RIFF Fest was! September 29th, 2017 was the final concert at DTE for the season and it went off in a big way. All sorts of bands played including the ones on this edition of Radio Chatter and headlined by Rob Zombie. First up is 4/5th's of Pop Evil. For some reason, Leigh wasn't around for the sit-down. Even though, it's a great conversation with Matt, Haley, Dave and Nick. They talk about the new music they're working on, picking songs for the stage, guitar influences and the keen musical ear Haley's father has...and more. Second, are the guys from Halestorm. The guys are no strangers to WRIF. They're also working on new music and they talked about that and how far they're into it. The guys talked about the writing process for the new stuff, Lzzy working with Tom Keifer, and her induction into the Hall of Heavy Metal, plus more. Finally it's Jason Hook's turn. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of his "Hired Gun" documentary. If you're a music fan, it's def a good watch. They also have new music done, but it can't be released yet. He talks about the reason for that, how he likes making albums, what he wishes for the guys in his band and more. (NSFW language from potty mouth Jason..HA!) Enjoy!   -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Lexxi and Satchel from Steel Panther | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Last week I had Michael and Stix on the podcast, today it's Lexxi and Satchel's turn. First up it's Lexxi Foxx. He's made a living using only the top chord of his bass, and he's pretty proud of it. We talk about his bass heroes, the Mayweather fight, how many boobies he's seen on stage, the quintessential Panther album and more. By the way, he named a different album than the other three guys. I finished the band by talking to the greatest guitarist named after a handbag, Satchel. He talked about how his 6 fingers makes him one of the best guitarists ever! He tells me about the new video for "Wasted Too Much Time", his thoughts on "Lower The Bar", getting lost in Russia, his guitar influences and more. We also talk about the history of the band and his thoughts on how big they've become. Hope you guys enjoy these conversations with some really good guys. -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Saliva's Wayne Swinny | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

During this past summer Saliva came through town. One drink led to another and this episode of the podcast was born! My guest today is Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny. I knew Wayne a little, but after a couple cocktails we started talking about the band. At that point I asked him if he wouldn't mind coming on the podcast to talk about the history of Saliva. We talk about the begins, the name Saliva, debut album and some road stories. We also talk about how and why Josey Scott left the band. Wayne wanted to clear the air and set the record straight about everything around that history of the band. He talks about their latest song, a cover of a very popular rap song if you can believe that! He explains why they did it. It sounds killer. The guys are working hard on the next album and we should hear something in 2018. Wayne's a great guy, and this conversation shows that. Grab the single today: iTunes Google Play Microsoft Groove   -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Michael Starr and Stix from Steel Panther | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Steel Panther. It's so much fun to see them live. The first time I saw the band was in Los Angeles in 2004 when they were called Metal Skool. They've grown so much since then. First up is singer, Michael Starr. I've interviewed him and few times and he's always so cool. We talked about the new video for "Wasted Too Much Time", the quintessential S.P. album, playing big festival dates, what big rock-star sang back-ups on a song but the record company nixed it, and more. Up next is drummer, Stix Zidinia. I've met him a bunch but I've never had the chance to interview him. He called in from the golf course and we talked about his directorial debut for the new video, drummers, working for Gene Simmons and his quintessential Panther record. He also talks about some of his favorite bands (some that might surprise you) an underrated Crue album and a killer drummer rumored to have played in the band that never did. It's a couple fun conversations. (Some NSFW music beds) -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with guitarist Joel Hoekstra | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

To say Joel Hoekstra is an amazing guitarist is like saying Wayne Gretzky scored a few goals. The guy can play! He'll be back at it again this winter with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra criss-crossing the country.  Obviously, TSO is going to be a little different without Paul O'Neill at the helm, but Joel mentioned he had parts in place to keep it moving forward for years as we talked about his passing. He also plays in the band Whitesnake and he told me what they have going on this Fall. Lets just say that the WS machine is going to start to ramp up in 2018. He talks about the rock royalty that is David Coverdale, about being a 'hired gun' of sorts, as well as a track he plays on with the Appice bros. Every since the first time I watched Joel play I've wanted to talk to him. I can check that off my list today. Enjoy! -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with Kid Rock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I had a short two-person list of guests on my 'bucket-list' for the podcast this year. Today, one gets checked off. I've be fortunate enough to have known Kid Rock for about the last 18 years. Words can't describe what a good guy he is. Hopefully, you'll take that away from this conversation today. I've asked him to be on in the past, but he's always kind of scoffed at it. He hit me up on a text the other day and told me he'd swing by his new Made In Detroit bar inside Little Caesars Arena and sit down with me for a bit. So here it is. He touches on numerous topics. Being a grandfather, the new arena, artist deaths, new music, the recent rash of negative press he's been subject to, and his Bad Ass beer. He also talks about standing up in a very iconic serviceman's wedding. Enjoy! -Meltdown-    

 Radio Chatter with Tom Morello and Tim Commerford from Prophets Of Rage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I talked to Tom Morello just a month ago (which you can listen to here) but when they give you another chance to talk to him, you take it! This time bassist Tim Commerford joined him to discuss the new album, Chris Cornell, and playing small clubs and bigger venues. I even asked them if they would ever consider working with artists on the 'right' side of them politically. Tim has a pretty funny answer to that question. Keep checking back here. I have some killer interviews coming up.  Thanks for listening! *some NSFW songs playing in the background* -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter with comedian Jim Breuer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Comedian Jim Breuer is coming to the Motor City Casino Soundboard on September 22nd, but first he's talking to me via Las Vegas. By listening to his most recent podcasts, this show is going to show off a very different side of him. To be honest, I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Today find out what he says is the best metal album of the last 30 years, other rock bands he's digging, which band he calls 'Elvis metal', and a little more about music. We also talk about what it's like to turn 50. I'm not too far away and he has a funny take on it....of course! Network TV, his new website for baseball fans, his podcast, and more. It's always fun to talk to Jim! Go check him out on tour. -Meltdown-

 Radio Chatter w/ Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is my guest on Radio Chatter. What a thrill it was to talk to him. He has all sorts of projects he's working on/worked on, and we touch on a lot of them today. Of course we talk about his time in GRN, "Chinese Democracy", touring and the departure from the band. He's in this new 'super group' called Sons of Apollo with their debut album dropping on October 20th. He talks about an Eminem tribute album he's on, his one request when it comes to recording in a studio, recording the new album, working with the famous Appice brothers, other projects he's produced (including one that's been done for a year) his crazy schedule for the next month, and more. Thanks for listening! -Meltdown-

 Janet Gardner from Vixen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Janet Gardner from Vixen is my guest today as she's out supporting her solo, self-titled album. If you're in the S.E. Michigan area she's playing at the Diesel Concert lounge in Chesterfield on September 2nd. Of course we discussed her new album, and the flavor of it, the process of recording and more. She told me about the changing of the guards in the 90's, the tours of the 1980's, and some of the mega-bands she toured with. People may know that Richard Marx helped early on in their career, but we talked about how Fee Waybill helped with one of Vixen's biggest songs. We touched on the current crop of great female vocalists and she also tells a great Ronnie James Dio story. Oh...and there might be a special guest at the show on the 2nd......maybe. LOL Hope you like this. If you do, share! -Meltdown-

 Kenny Wayne Shepherd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is my guest today. His new album is called "Lay It On Down" and is filled with bluesy, rock based, soulful songs. He talks about recording the new songs, how they put them down on analog tape first and more about the process.  We talked about his playing with other legendary players from the time of his first recording, when he was 17! Of course I had to ask him about his car collection. He's got some killer hot rods and even ordered a new Dodge, which he talks about. He also touched base on his very famous father-in-law, who drove one of the coolest movie cars early on in his career. Thanks so much for listening! -Meltdown-


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