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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 Guitar Legend Tom Morello | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

What an awesome conversation with Tom Morello. It's a quick hit but we touched on a lot of subjects. Of course Prophets of Rage, some thoughts on his former band-mate Chris Cornell and how he thought Chris was doing, working with the Boss, his son named after a guitar hero of his, and more. -Meltdown-

 Carla Harvey from Butcher Babies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I got more out of this conversation than I had expected. It was surprising to find out what Carla was doing with her time over the summer here in Detroit to help out some great people. She also talks about her upbringing and how she was bullied over her choice of music. We talk about her commitment to metal as a younger person and what band flicked that switch for her. She explained how the name of the band came about and her early admiration of Wendy O. Williams. We also talk about what the Butcher Babies have lined up for the Fall, a new album, tour and more. This is killer and I hope you enjoy it. Share it with your friends! -Meltdown-  

 Comedian J. Chris Newberg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Today is something different on the Radio Chatter podcast. Detroiter J. Chris Newberg is on talking about everything that revolves around his life in comedy. Everything from why he cried sitting next to Richie Sambora on a flight to living is West Hollywood, writing for TV shows, seeing all sorts of celebs daily in L.A. (like which rocker he saw coming out of a porn store) and tons more. He's in town this weekend playing shows Thursday, Friday and 2 on Saturday at the Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. The Saturday shows are going to be taped for his upcoming album. It's a funny and interesting conversation that I hope you'll enjoy. -Meltdown-

 Corey Taylor and Johny Chow from Stone Sour | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

It's another killer Radio Chatter podcast. Johny Chow and Corey Taylor are touring with their band Stone Sour opening for Korn and what a great show it is! Corey even jumped onstage during Korn's set for a couple songs. We talked about the new album, the gold standard of front-men for Corey and bassist's for Chow, the recent rock-star deaths, Corey's new book and more. Looking forward to see them in a couple weeks in Jackson, Mi. and in the Fall with Steel Panther. Maybe a little NSFW language. Heads up. -Meltdown-  

 Head from Korn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

What a great conversation with Head from Korn. He was very open and candid about a number of topics. Leaving the band for 8 years, his addictions, his upbringing, and his thoughts about Chester Bennington. He really opened up about Chester. On July 20th when Chester was found dead, Head posted on his Instagram and a wave of negative press came his way. Today, he clears the air about what was going through his thoughts that day, his love for Chester and other fallen rockers. That's just the tip of the iceberg as far as what you'll hear on this edition of Radio Chatter. Thank You so much for listening! -Meltdown-  

 Rob De Luca and Ray West from Spread Eagle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I'm a huge fan of the 1990's band Spread Eagle. They were the 2nd band I ever interviewed way back when.  I've managed to keep in contact with singer Ray West, and due to all the projects he's in, I've re-connected with Rob De Luca. In this podcast we talk mainly about the rise and fall of the band. In the early 90's they put out a very solid debut album. Gritty, dirty, nasty and everything in between. By time they were ready to unleash their sophomore record on the world the musical landscape had changed drastically and quickly. We talk about that first album and tour, the 2nd album and the band coming to an end. We discussed what the guys have been up to since and the reformation of the band today. They also talked about former guitarist  Paul DeBartolo, who goes by a different now, and his ex-wife who appears on the cover of a pretty popular album from the 90's. Rob and Ray also tell me what other projects they're both involved with now, and more. It's a great look into the past with two guys who battled hard in the trenches, and still do to this day. I'm really excited they agreed to do this and I only wish the best for both of them moving forward. Great guys! -Meltdown-

 Tommy Shaw - Styx | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Tommy Shaw is my guest today on Radio Chatter. Styx has a new album out called the "The Mission" and it's pretty damn good. It's a concept album about a mission to Mars. It's 42 minutes of a roller coaster ride through space. We started out the conversation by talking about an indecent that both of us witnessed in 1992 from the band Faith No More. You have to hear that to believe it. Of course we talk at length about the new album and how it came about, some of the writing process, the meaning of the concept and lots more. He told me about his favorite concept albums, Damn Yankees and the last time he's talked to Ted Nugent and Jack Blades, and more. I loved talking to Tommy. Hope you enjoy this. -Meltdown-

 WWE's Paul Heyman and M.I.S. President Rick Brenner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

The WWE makes another stop in the Motor City this weekend, and the last time at the famed Joe Louis arena. Today on Radio Chatter it's Paul Heyman. He's in full Heyman Hustle form. I guess he's thought a lot about the new arena here in Detroit because he has the perfect name for it. We talk about his client, Brock Lesnar, NASCAR and his interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr., catch phrases and more. Next up is Michigan International Speedway president Rick Brenner. The Pure Michigan 400 hits MIS on August 13th. He talks about that and some special deals they have going for the weekend and the events surrounding the race. Hope you guys dig this slightly different podcast. -Meltdown-

 John Cooper from Skillet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Not many people in this business nicer than John Cooper and the guys from Skillet. Just listen to this conversation if you don't believe me. They're currently on tour with Korn and Stone Sour. John and I  talked about the tour, the death of Chester Bennington (which hit him hard) the 70's rock that shaped his love of music, and he even touched on a special project he's been working on. As always, it's a fun talk with John. -Meltdown-  

 Alice Cooper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

What a week. Josh Todd was on Radio Chatter yesterday and Alice Cooper today? Oh, and it's still early. I have some interviews in the can that I'll be posting soon. On to Alice. His new album his coming out this Friday the 28th called "Paranormal". He talks about how much different this album is between working with his original band as well as working with a drummer from one of the biggest bands on the planet. He talks about stage props that might not have gone the way they should've to the recent story about the piece of art he found from Andy Warhol. What's the best advice he gave Rob Zombie? His thoughts on the Hollywood Vampires and the recent deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington are a couple other things we talked about, plus more. Alice has always been a favorite of mine and he's a thrill to talk to. Hope you enjoy this conversation. If you do, share it with your friends! -Meltdown-

 Josh Todd - Josh Todd and the Conflict and Buckcherry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Josh Todd has his new band Josh Todd and The Conflict, plus a new album dropping in the Fall. "Year of the Tiger" comes out on September 15th and it's a pretty intense record. Josh told me about how he wrote the album and how some of it may have been inspired by what went down in Buckcherry. We talk about the records that he listened to in his youth that came into play recording this new stuff also, how he's always longed for multiple projects, as well his love for boxing and racing. I asked him about the death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. I didn't realize the personal story he had pertaining to suicide. It's a great conversation that I hope you'll enjoy. -Meltdown-

 Chris Jericho | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Chris Jericho is bringing his band Fozzy to Detroit for our RIFF Fest at DTE on September 29th, so it's a great time to catch up with him. The bands new song "Judas" is a kick-ass rock song and getting lots of love from the fans. Of course, being a Canadian, we had to talk a little about rock music from the Great White North, un-used catch phrases, his new book coming out and what that's about, as well as his podcast and more. Find out which guest I had on Radio Chatter recently that made him a little jealous. The hard rock albums that shaped his love of music and more. We also talked about the recent deaths in rock. I could talk to Jericho all day. He's a very interesting guy who has re-invented himself over the years. Hope you dig this! -Meltdown-

 Tom Keifer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I can not wait to see Tom Keifer this weekend at the Token Lounge. Cinderella is one of my faves from the 80's era. He is writing for some new material, plus he's got something coming out in the Fall. He told me about the writing process that he says always comes from the same place, working with legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff, his relationship with Lzzy Hale and whether or not they'd ever work together as well as the RNR Hall of Fame contribution he made last year. He touches on his family life and picks the quintessential Cinderella album. He also shares why the 90's was very hard on him. -Meltdown-

 James Hetfield from Metallica, Johnny and Zacky from Avenged Sevenfold and Michael Poulsen from Volbeat. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

What a day! July 12th 2017 Metallica brought the rock to Detroit. Before the bands took to the stage they sat down with me for a few minutes. Up first, the legend, James Hetfield. What an honor to talk to him! We discussed the new album and the response that they've gotten from the fans. He told me about crashing a motorcycle at Kid Rock's house and breaking some bones. He let me in on the writing process and riff creating that he goes through for new music. With this new album James told me about a new generation of Metallica fans that are coming to the shows and more. Johnny and Zacky from Avenged are up next. They talked to me for a few minutes in their dressing room before taking to the stage. They talked about covering a Mr. Bungle song, dumpster BBQ's in Michigan, the pranks they've played on Synyster Gates, and more. Michael Poulsen was the first interview I did but I saved it for last on the podcast. We talk albums that shaped his love for music, a little about his past death metal bands, breaking in the USA and working the big stage. Of course we had to talk about boxing with the Mcgregor - Mayweather fight coming up next month and what he'll be doing that night....and it's not watching the fight, live anyways. Oh, see why he calls Volbeat the "Golden Girls" of rock-n-roll! LOL That's just the tip of what we talked about. Enjoy! -Meltdown-

 Vinnie Paul - HellYeah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Vinnie was doing a press junket today and they asked if I wanted in...of course! Always killer to talk to the legendary drummer. He's always excited to talk about hockey, and now with an NHL team heading there he's a little more fired up. HellYeah has a few shows in and around Michigan that he talks about along with the timeline for some new stuff and the whole writing process. He says this band is in a great place right and music-wise. "Vulgar Display of Power" is now 25 years old and I had to ask him his thoughts on that. He talks about his friendship with Kid Rock and tons more. -Meltdown-


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