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With lively exchanges and interesting insights, the JabberGuys dive into the backstories of the rock music industry’s little-known facts, fascinating stories, and much more about your favourite performers, bands, and musicians. INSIDE ROCK discusses aspects of rock music history you didn’t know through amusing and thought-provoking podcasts.

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With lively exchanges and interesting insights, the JabberGuys dive into the backstories of the rock music industry’s little-known facts, fascinating stories, and much more about your favourite performers, bands, and musicians. INSIDE ROCK discusses aspects of rock music history you didn’t know through amusing and thought-provoking podcasts.

    Motley Crue (Part 2) (S3-E14)

    Motley Crue (Part 2) (S3-E14)

    Motley Crue (Part 2) (S3-E14)
    In Part 2, the JabberGuys talk about Motley Crue’s disfunctional band member relationships, and their crazy and criminal behaviour that has earned them their depraved reputation. You won’t believe some of these stories.
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    Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson
    Vince Neil leaves the band in 1997 (Quit or Fired?)
    Elektra label drops the band, and the band creates their own label - “Motley Crue”
    (1998-1999) Release of compilation and re-mastered albums
    (2001 autobiography – “The Dirt”) – (YouTube)
    The incident on the 2004 Tonight Show’s New Year’s Eve Show (YouTube)
    News (3rd week of May 2022)
    -       Vangelis dies at 79
    -        (On this day in 1979) Eric Clapton party features many well-known musicians including 3 of the Beatles
    -       Eric Clapton tests positive for Covid after being vaccinated and regretting the jab
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    • 36 min
    Motley Crue (Part 1) (S3-E13)

    Motley Crue (Part 1) (S3-E13)

    Motley Crue (Part 1) (S3-E13)
     In Part 1 of a 2 Part episode, the JabberGuys get into the beginnings of Motley Crue.  Their dysfunctional relationships, run-ins with the law, and insane antics while on tour have earned them their “bad boys of rock” reputation.
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    (1981) Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars (Bob Deal), Vince Neil
    Motley Crue has sold over 100 million albums
    Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Rock
    Vince Neil actually turned down the first offer to join the band, but later reconsidered.
    Sixx wanted to initially call the band “Christmas”
    Sixx remembered someone calling their group “a motley looking crew” ... and he later used that memory to name the band,
    Motley Crue’s 1982 Canadian Tour was filled with bad behaviour, criminal antics, and ended early as a financial disaster.
    (1983) Opened for KISS’s Creatures of the Night Tour, but were dropped after a few dates. Did it have something to do with members of Crue were having sex with Eric Carr’s (KISS drummer) girlfriend behind the drum kit?
    (1983) “Too Fast for Love” – debut album.
    Bad behaviour trashing hotels continued during their Hamburg, Germany tour.
    (1983) “Shout at the Devil” album released (4x Platinum)
    Controversial due to claims of devil worship. 
    Ozzy Osbourne befriends members of Crue and invites them to open on his “Bark at the Moon" Tour... and the bad behaviour continued. 
    In Memphis, Ozzy and Vince Neil stole a car and trashed it.
    (1985) “Theatre of Pain (3rd album)
    Vince Neil coming back from a liquor run, had a head-on collision and his passenger was killed. Neil was sentenced to 30 days for man slaughter and charged with a $2.5 million civil suit.
    (1987) Nikki Sixx has out-of-body experience during one of his heroine over-doses and paramedics had to ‘kickstart‘ his heart, which was the inspiration for their song “Kickstart My Heart”
    (1987) “Girls Girls Girls” – reaches #2 on Billboard
    (1989) They hit #1 with “Dr Feelgood” album featuring the single “Kickstart My Heart”.
    “Kickstart My Heart” - VIDEO
    Their manager convinces the band members to enter rehab before they end up in body bags
    Bob Rock (Producer) made them record their parts separately (Dr. Feelgood) because of too much in-fighting
    Many more great stories about Motley Crue... so let’s do a Part 2.
    Rock News for the 2nd week of May 2022
    1)    Music loses Naomi Judd and Mickey Gilley
    2)    Baby born at Metallica concert in Brazil during “Enter Sandman”
    3)    Scorpions and Whitesnake touring together this fall
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    • 47 min
    AC/DC (S3-E12)

    AC/DC (S3-E12)

    AC/DC (S3-E12)
    The JabberGuys talk about the beginnings and the ultimate success of the legendary rock band, AC/DC.  Selling over 200 million albums worldwide, AC/DC have had many ups and downs over their 40 plus year presence on the rock music scene.
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    (1973) Scottish born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young start AC/DC, based out of Sydney Australia.   Brother George (EasyBeats) helps produce
    Dave Evans starts as the lead singer but doesn't last long.  On occasion the band’s manager had to replace Evans when Evans refused to go on stage.
    Where did the AC/DC name come from?
    (1975) Bon Scott joins the band after being with ‘The Valentines’ and “The Fraternity’, and taking odd jobs, including driving for AC/DC.
    (1975) First album “High Voltage” released in Australia (Original Aussie Release)
    (1976) Remixed and released internationally to mixed reviews
    AC/DC experimented with various costumes and ultimately just Angus maintained the school-boy image.
    (1976) “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
    (1977) “Let There Be Rock”
    (1978) “Powerage”
    (1979) “Highway to Hell” (Bon Scott’s last album)
    Became their first million-unit seller 
    February 1980, disaster strikes when Bon Scott dies from alcohol poisoning
    (1980) Enter Brian Johnson (YouTube - Brian Johnson tells how he joined the band)
    (1980) “Back in Black” ... becomes their biggest album ever,  ranking as the #2 selling studio albums of all time with 50 million copies sold worldwide to date.
    Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange joins as producer for “Back in Black”
    (1981) “For Those About to Rock We Salute You”
    (1983) “Flick of the Switch”
    Phil Rudd leaves the band still depressed over Bon Scott’s death
     (1990) “Razor’s Edge”
    “Thunderstruck” - great video!
    More bad press when 3 people die at Salt Lake City concert
    (1994) Phil Rudd comes back
    (1995) “Ballbreaker”
    (2000) “Stiff Upper Lip”
    (2008) “Black Ice” - Reaches #1 worldwide
    (2014) “Rock or Bust”
    Malcolm Young not on this album and starts to show signs of early-onset dementia and dies from a number of health issues in 2017 
    Johnson takes time off due to hearing loss.  Axl Rose  finishes-off remaining live concert dates.
    The Phil Rudd backstory - murder for hire?
    (2020) “Power Up”
    Rock News (Last week of April 2022)
    -       Alice Cooper to launch a new musical - “Welcome to My Nightmare”
    -       Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44Bn
    -      Kid Rock plays at Paulina Gretsky’s wedding
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    • 58 min
    The Dark Side of the Moon (S3-E11)

    The Dark Side of the Moon (S3-E11)

    The Dark Side of the Moon (S3-E11)
    The JabberGuys… Ote, Queex, and Cha break down Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and share some of the backstory of the making of this iconic album from 1973.
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    The Dark Side of the Moon concept album is launched in 1973
    Ground-breaking use of progressive technical sound engineering
    Original members of Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright
    David Gilmour joins the group in 1967 and Syd Barrett leaves in 1968
    The recording environment was dark to feed creativity, and contributed to the dark lyrics 
    Studio album is recorded over 2 years with the working title ‘Eclipse’ at Decca Studios (Hampstead-1972), Rolling Stones Victorian warehouse studio (Bermondsey-1972), and Abbey Road Studios (London-1972-73).
    Two songs used to promote album were “Us and Them” and “Money”
    Album scheduled for release in March 1973, is preceded by a press reception in February, but band doesn’t show up since they felt the album wasn’t ready yet. The press listened to the album with cardboard cut-outs of the band members on a low-quality PA system.
    Controversy with credits and compensation for the song “The Big Gig in the Sky” with singer Clare Torry.  She wanted credit for co-composing and sued them 30 years later.  Settled out of court.
    Original pressing has an error in the credits for the assistant sound engineer: “Peter Jones vs Peter James”
    Alan Parsons was a big part of the sound engineering for the Dark Side of the Moon and was nominated for a Grammy for his work on the album.
    The Dark Side of the Rainbow? (YouTube-Full Movie Sync’d)
    Wizard of Oz sync’d with The Dark Side of the Moon?  The JabberGuys are skeptical.
    The Dark Side of the Moon remained in the Billboard Top-200 for 736 non-consecutive weeks between 1973 and 1988.
    Rolling Stone Magazine lists ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ as the best Progressive Rock Album
    One of the best-selling studio albums of all time with over 45 million copies sold holding the #3 spot behind ‘Thriller (M Jackson)’ and “Back in Black (AC-DC)’.
    Rock News (second week of April 2022)
    -       Who is Gary Gnu? (YouTube)
    -       On this day (April 12, 1968) Pink Floyd releases 4th UK single - “It Would Be So Nice”
    -       On this day (April 12, 1975) Bowie announces he is retiring (Nope… didn’t happen)
    -       Research reveals that ACDC makes surgeons faster and more accurate… wtf?
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    • 43 min
    Purple Rain (S3-E10)

    Purple Rain (S3-E10)

    Purple Rain (S3-E10)
    The JabberGuys… Ote, Queex, and Cha talk about Purple Rain, the iconic album by Prince.  The integration of the song, the album, and the movie, make Purple Rain a memorable part of music history in the 1980s.
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    Prince at the George Harrison Tribute (Video)
    Prince and Sheila E come to the theatre (Cha’s story of his encounter with Prince)
    Purple Rain the movie (1984)
    Purple Rain the album (1984)
    Purple Rain the song (1984)
    Why did Vanity turn down being in the Purple Rain movie?
    Vanity - Denise Matthews from Niagara Falls, Canada
    Vanity passes away in 2016 from kidney issues brought on by years of addiction to cocaine.
    Vanity and Vanity 6 are replaced by Apollonia and Apollonia 6 for the Purple Rain movie.
    Prince writes “When Doves Cry” after losing to Michael Jackson at the Grammys
    Duran Duran - “Girls on Film”
    Robin Thicke - “Blurred Lines” (unrated version)
    Purple Rain Tour - 1984 (Prince and the Revolution, Apollonia 6, Sheila E Band)
    Wendy Melvoin a key part of Prince’s backup band the Revolution
    Purple Rain song on the album was originally recorded live in Minnesota and over-dubbed for the album.
    Rolling Stone rates Purple Rain as #8 on their list of top 500 best albums
    Some of the best intros to songs…
    Let’s Go Crazy (Prince)
    Sweet Child o Mine (Guns and Roses)
    We’re an American Band (Grand Funk)
    Prince changes his name to a symbol (The artist formerly known as Prince)
    Prince’s real name - Prince Rogers Nelson, born June 7, 1958
    Prince passes away at 57 years of age on April 21, 2016 from an accidental fentanyl overdose
    Prince, the immersive experience, opening in Chicago, June 2022
    Rock News (last week of March 2022)
    Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer dies at 50 years old
    The Grammys don’t really get rock and metal
    Phil Colins and Genesis does their last live show
    Neil Young and Joe Rogan SPOTIFY controversy (update)
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    • 48 min
    The Vinyl Comeback (S3-E9)

    The Vinyl Comeback (S3-E9)

    The Vinyl Comeback (S3-E9)
    The JabberGuys Ote and Queex cover for Cha who is away this week, to talk about the resurgence of vinyl records.  Where did vinyl start, and why the growing interest from audiophiles in this music medium? 
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    The various materials: (Shellac, Vinyl)
    The various revolutions per minute (RPM): 78, 33 1/3, 45
    Play your vinyl on quality turntables for the best sound and to protect the record.
    How are you supposed to clean your vinyl?   Is the vinyl cleaning fluid all that special?
    The album artwork is part of the experience of buying and enjoying vinyl.
    Cassette mixed tapes relied on record players or radio play for recording songs.
    So, where did the vinyl record come from?
    78rpm records, made from shellac were introduced in 
    (1877) Thomas Edison invented the phonograph which could record and play sound.
    Early 1900s the disk was further developed and by 1925 the shellac 78rpm was the standard.
    (1939) Columbia Records starts to develop vinyl technology.
    By 1948, the ‘LP’ (Long play) label is successfully introduced, allowing for longer playtimes per side.
    Why does the 45rpm record have a larger hole in the centre, that requires an adapter to play on your turntable?  All for the convenience of accommodating the mechanics of the jukebox, which exclusively used 45rpm records.
    After their failed 1931 attempt, in 1949 RCA successfully launches the 7” fine-grooved 45rpm record format.
    By the 1950s, 12” 33 1/3 vinyl becomes the standard.
    (1962) Phillips introduces the cassette tape.
    Where did the term “Like a Broken Record” come from?
    Why is vinyl making a comeback?
    Vinyl records had limitations, but many audiophiles feel that the vinyl sound is warmer with more purity.
    How does a record actually produce high quality sound?  Queex briefly explains.
    Vinyl has been continually picking up popularity since the early 2000s.
    Vinyl sales are increasing.
    Top vinyl sales in 2018 included…
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    Beatles - Abbey Road
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Prince - Purple Rain
    Check out the holographic image on Jack White’s Lazaretto record.
    Some recent popular artists are producing new vinyl records - ‘Adele 30’

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    • 36 min

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