In depth interviews with musicians, comedians, authors, actors, and more!
Steve Brown (Trixter, Tokyo Motor Fist guitarist)
Episode 110 - Steve Brown!!! Steve is guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer extraordinaire! Steve rose to fame in the early 90s as the guitarist in Trixter, but he has done so much more. He has worked with everyone from Dennis DeYoung (Styx) to comedian Jim Breuer. He spent some time filling in on guitar in Def Leppard and also appeared in the Rock of Ages on Broadway. We discuss all this plus his other projects past, present and future! Lots of great stories in this one like playing pool with Erik Turner and Jani Lane from Warrant!
Steve "Lips" Kudlow (Anvil singer/guitarist)
Episode 109 - Steve “Lips” Kudlow, singer and guitarist for the band Anvil! Many people know the band from the award winning 2008 documentary, “Anvil: The Story of Anvil.” The band was incredibly influential early in the heavy metal game. With Motorhead, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and many more all citing them as an influence. Due to bad management and promotion the band didn’t break through to the next level. However after the success of the movie they finally broke through and continue to make albums and tour to this day. Lips is a great story teller and hilarious in this interview.
The Issue & The Ivins (Bands)
Episode 108- The Issue & The Ivins! This is double episode where I interview members of two bands! First up is Clay Deters, frontman of the band The Issue. They are a hard rock band from Minnesota and have a new single that just dropped today called “What You Need”. Then I talk to Jim Jack Ivins of the alternative rock band The Ivins. We discuss everything from Jack playing football with Russell Wilson to what a “minnow bomb” is. They also have a new single on the way called “Don’t.” Both interviews were a lot of fun!
Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin guitarist)
Episode 107 - Keith Wallen from Breaking Benjamin!!! Keith’s story is really an inspiring one even if you’re not a music fan. After 8 years in his band Copper, he called it quits. Shortly thereafter he got the call to audition for the band Adelita’s Way. He had a lot of success with them including a #1 song on rock radio, as well as shows with Guns N Roses and the Deftones. He then joined Breaking Benjamin and had a #1 record and massive success. He’s just released a really great solo song called “Dream Away” and there is more to come. Hear all about it in this episode!
Matt McCloskey (Rev Theory bass/vocals)
Episode 106 - Matty McCloskey! Matty has been the bassist for Rev Theory since 2002 and recently took over lead vocals. The band has had a lot of success over years, including tours with Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Sevendust, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and many more. Their song “Hell Yeah” was all over the place, including in the WWE and NHL (still being played in arenas). Their latest song “Make Me a Drink” is a fun, modern sounding industrial rock song that gets in your head. You’ll be singing it hours later.
Damon Johnson (Brother Cane, Alice Cooper)
Episode 105 - Damon Johnson!!! Damon rose to fame in the 90s with the band Brother Cane. The band had hits like “Got No Shame” along with “And Fools Shine On” as well as live shows with Van Halen and Robert Plant. He since went on to build quite the resume as the guitar player for Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy. In addition he has written songs with Sammy Hagar, Faith Hill, Stevie Nicks, Carlos Santana and more. His latest solo release “Battle Lessons” is produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) and available on his website or streaming service.