Cover Your Ears - they don't want you to hear this! Everything you ever needed and wanted to know about the music industry from the insiders. Artists, Managers, Producers, Sound Engineers, Authors, Photographers - you name it! This podcast has them all sharing their secrets and stories from the stage and beyond. Hosted by Brian Geller. Brian is the Lead Singer of the Atomic Punks and is in Artist Relations with Ultimate Ears.
Episode 15 – Former White Lion Lead Singer Mike Tramp. Monsters of Rock Cruise, Van Halen and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Hear the great story of a young Mike Tramp tasked with the duty of picking up David Lee Roth from an airport in Spain. Artist Spot
Former White Lion Lead Singer Mike Tramp. Brian and Mike discuss all things White Lion, performing on the Monsters of Rock Cruise and what it takes to be a Lead Singer. Hear the amazing stories Mike shares from hanging out with David Lee Roth at a McDonalds in Spain to running around a water park with Aerosmith Lead Singer Steven Tyler. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Mike Tramp.
Episode 14 – U2 Tribute Band Hollywood U2 and an Artist Spotlight on Midnight Faces. Hear the amazing story of how Bono brought Hollywood U2 Lead Vocalist Joe Hier on stage
U2 Tribute Band Hollywood U2! Listen to a great talk Brian had with Bono Lead Vocalist Joe Hier and The Edge – Stevie Adams. The guys get into all things U2 debating songs, set lists and what its like to be in a top touring tribute act. The guys even bring up the old school Tribute Band Act – Beatlemania! The gem in this interview though - Joe’s account of how Bono and U2 brought the Hollywood U2 singer up on stage. A true dream come true! This week’s Artist Spotlight: Midnight Faces.
Episode 13 – AC-DC Tribute Band Bonfire and Uncured. The unknown audition with AC-DC
AC-DC Tribute Band Bonfire! Straight out of Los Angeles and these guys kick ass! We talked with Lead Guitarist Diego Russo and his crazy guitar solos in kids jump houses, and having his Angus Young shorts ripped from his body. But the biggie here, an exclusive here on Cover Your Ears…Remember last year when Brian Johnson was fired from AC-DC? Hear Lead Singer Sean Muliville discuss his audition with AC-DC and what it was like to spend the day jamming with the band you pay tribute to…This week’s Artist Spotlight: Uncured.
Episode 12 – KIX Bass Player Mark Schenker
Kix Bass Player Mark Schenker. Mark and Brian talk all things KIX including the newly released DVD, the Monsters of Rock Cruises and his tribute band to RUSH. Also hear the story on how KIX found their way back together and what is like for him to forever be the new guy! This week’s Artist Spotlight: Who else but KIX!
Episode 11 – Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tribute Bands and the band TeamMate
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band performer Frank Murray. Brian and Frank talk all things Petty and of course tributes. Hear about the music scene in Portland, Oregon, the opportunity to play the hottest gig in LA the Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky a Go Go and the Hollywood Producers Choice Awards. This week’s Artist Spotlight: TeamMate.
Episode 10 – Rudy Sarzo: Bass Player Extraordinaire
Rudy Sarzo Bass Player Extraordinaire. Listen as Rudy discusses his close friend and guitar player virtuoso Randy Rhodes. What it was like to write the book “Off the Rails” and finally deal with the death of Rhodes. Also, hear stories about life on the road with Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, and Whitesnake. In addition, how much the amazing Ronnie James Dio meant to him and his unique perspective on what it’s like to perform live with an 80’s band compared to a 70’s band. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Between the Buried and Me.
Great podcast for music industry enthusiasts
I love this podcast!! Brian Gellar has a wide range of interesting guests. Its interesting to hear their stories. The Greg Renoff interview about his book "Van Halen Rising" should be a reason to hook you alone (especially if you are a fan of VH).
Coolest way to feel like you are backstage.
Brian asks all the questions I would. Love the laid back setting that he provides so you can really get to know his guests. Fun to hear how the music industry comes together to give us all the greatest entertainment. Thanks Brian for personalizing the music industry and allowing us a little insight into your world. Feels like I got a backstage pass on each episode.
Brian Geller pulls you into the conversation from the get-go. Being a southern California native, but relocating to Texas many moons ago, it was great hearing all of the references to SoCal circa the 1980's and even more so, getting a a behind the scenes look at the music industry through the eyes of Gary Usher! Fascinating insight! Viva la Licorice Pizza! A must-hear!