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Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations presented by Hard Rock Cafe are a series of interviews with The Mighty Manfred (frontman and driving force behind Garage Rock band The Woggles) and artists who have been chosen by Little Steven Van Zandt as the “Coolest Song In The World This Week” in Little Steven's Underground Garage. Past guests have included Tom Petty, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Carlos Santana, and many more.

Coolest Conversations airs live every Friday at 2:00 PM ET on SiriusXM Ch. 21 and is posted online that Monday.

Every Wednesday a "Coolest Conversation" from the past is posted too.

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Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations presented by Hard Rock Cafe are a series of interviews with The Mighty Manfred (frontman and driving force behind Garage Rock band The Woggles) and artists who have been chosen by Little Steven Van Zandt as the “Coolest Song In The World This Week” in Little Steven's Underground Garage. Past guests have included Tom Petty, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Carlos Santana, and many more.

Coolest Conversations airs live every Friday at 2:00 PM ET on SiriusXM Ch. 21 and is posted online that Monday.

Every Wednesday a "Coolest Conversation" from the past is posted too.

    Brian Ray: Coolest Conversation 11-20-20

    Brian Ray: Coolest Conversation 11-20-20

    This week Manfred’s guest is no stranger to the Underground Garage, the one and only Brian Ray.

    Following the release of his recent single on Wicked Cool Records, Brian caught up with Manfred to discuss his latest work. Brain talked about the many changes in creating music during a pandemic, where he has drawn inspiration for his music and working with many artists such as Weezer's Scott Shriner and Carla Olson on the singles B-side 'Whiskey Train.'

    Join  Brian Ray with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

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    Jimy Sohns: Coolest Conversation 11-13-20

    Jimy Sohns: Coolest Conversation 11-13-20

    This week Manfred’s guest is Jimy Sohns of the '60s garage rock band, The Shadows Of Knight.

    The band just released their first new single in 53 Years 'Wild Man', which was a recent Coolest Song. We hear all about the beginning of the band in the early '60s, their massive success with their cover of Van Morrisons 'Gloria' and the latest addition to the band, producer and musician, Michael Weber. 

    Join Jimy Sohns with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

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    Greg Cartwright: Coolest Conversation 11-06-20

    Greg Cartwright: Coolest Conversation 11-06-20

    This week Manfred’s guest is Greg Cartwright of the Memphis, Tennessee based band Reigning Sound.

    Manfred caught up with Greg to discuss his musical background and influences, his time with the '90s garage bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivians, along with reuniting the original members of Reigning Sound for an upcoming 2021 album. 

    Join Greg Cartwright with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

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    Keith Streng: Coolest Conversation 10-30-20

    Keith Streng: Coolest Conversation 10-30-20

    This week Manfred’s guest is Keith Streng of the legendary rockers The Fleshtones.

    Following the release of their 22nd album 'Face Of The Screaming Werewolf', Manfred caught up with the band's guitarist to discuss the bands legacy over their 44 years together, the inspiration behind their recent album and their connection to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

    Join Keith Streng with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

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    • 30 min
    Chris Paine: Coolest Conversation 10-26-20

    Chris Paine: Coolest Conversation 10-26-20

    This week Manfred’s guest is Chris Paine of the New York-based rockers The Midnight Callers.

    The group recently released the album 'Red Letter Glow', which featured our recent Coolest Song '41 Miles to Roscoe'.
    Tune in to hear all about the band, the album and a road trip to Roscoe!

    Join Chris Paine with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

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    • 26 min
    Jessie Wagner: Coolest Conversation 10-16-20

    Jessie Wagner: Coolest Conversation 10-16-20

    This week Manfred’s guest is singer-songwriter, Jessie Wagner.

    Manfred last spoke to Jessie back in May, following the release of her single 'Over And Over'.  Now, the two catch up as Jessie's debut album 'Shoes Droppin' has been released to the world. 

    Join Jessie Wagner with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

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11 Ratings

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Manfred brings the Cool!

I save these podcasts up so I can listen to them in bunches when I have long travel times in my car or on planes. They are never short on "a-ha!" moments or laughs. If you've always wanted to be a "fly on the wall" in the studio during the creation of your favorite songs by your favorite artists, this is as close as it comes. The dulcet tones of show host the Mighty Manfred (lead singer of garage-rock band The Woggles) makes you feel like he's sitting right beside you in your car with whoever his guest is. My personal favorite episode is with Cole Alexander from the Black Lips who expounded on the virtues of eating at Waffle House restaurants and how Manfred himself was a mighty influence on Cole when he was a young and impressionable wanna-be rock star. I encourage all music-lovers to tune-in and enjoy what I affectionately refer to as "Fireside Chats with Manfred", I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as I do.

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