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Every artist has a story. Whether big or small, they‘ve all seen the ups and downs and worked hard to maintain careers in music. We chat with some of the most interesting legacy artists in pop music and go in depth on their careers, how they feel about them, what it‘s like being a ”rock star” and also hear their best stories. If you‘re a music junkie you will love these long form conversations with beloved figures from your life.

The Hustle Jon Lamoreaux

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    • 4.8 • 207 Ratings

Every artist has a story. Whether big or small, they‘ve all seen the ups and downs and worked hard to maintain careers in music. We chat with some of the most interesting legacy artists in pop music and go in depth on their careers, how they feel about them, what it‘s like being a ”rock star” and also hear their best stories. If you‘re a music junkie you will love these long form conversations with beloved figures from your life.

    Episode 459 - Nigel Bennett of the Members/the Vibrators

    Episode 459 - Nigel Bennett of the Members/the Vibrators

    These days, guitarist Nigel Bennett is as much an entrepreneur as he is a punk rocker. I'll explain. Nigel's career began in the 70s when he was hired to join The Members who were mixing punk, pop and reggae in unique ways. They're probably best remembered by their 1982 hit "Working Girl". The band didn't last long and Nigel bummed around until he was hired by the Vibrators in 1990, where he remains today. During the pandemic, the rest of the Vibrators called it quits, leaving Nigel to carry on and now he's remarried, moved to the states, and is wholly focused on building the Vibrators back up. He still puts out new music and tours mixing songs from his entire history. It's a fascinating story we don't hear that often. There are also stories involving Iggy Pop, Steve Lillywhite and more. Enjoy! 
    www.vibratorsv2.com
    www.patreon.com/thehustlepod

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Book Club - Joel Selvin author of Drums & Demons: The Tragic Journey of Jim Gordon

    Book Club - Joel Selvin author of Drums & Demons: The Tragic Journey of Jim Gordon

    Author Joel Selvin returns to the show to discuss his new book on one of the greatest and most complicated drummers in rock history, Jim Gordon. The list of songs made better by Jim's talent is endless - "Good Vibrations", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Wichita Lineman", "Apache" and hundreds of others. He was also the drummer in Derek and the Dominoes and co-wrote "Layla". Unfortunately, Jim was overwhelmed by demons from schizophrenia most of his life and murdered his mother in 1983 confining him to prison for the rest of his life (he died in 2023). Joel paints a sympathetic portrait of a man overcome by voices that ultimately did him in. It's one of the best music books you'll ever read. 
    www.joelselvin.com
    www.patreon.com/thehustlepod

    • 52 min
    Deep Dive - Mike Scott on the Waterboys This Is The Sea (1985)

    Deep Dive - Mike Scott on the Waterboys This Is The Sea (1985)

    The amazing Mike Scott returns to the podcast to go deep on the Waterboys' 1985 masterpiece This is the Sea. This benchmark album has been released in a massive 6-disc deluxe edition that includes almost 100 tracks, many of which have never been heard before, and a hardback book all of which tells the story of the album's creation. Mike takes us track by track through the original album, the contributions from other band members and where his head was at back then. If any classic album deserves the deluxe treatment, it's this one. We're honored to hear a part of that story. 
    www.mikescottwaterboys.com
    www.patreon.com/thehustlepod

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 458 - Josie Cotton

    Episode 458 - Josie Cotton

    Cult icon Josie Cotton joins us this week! Of course, her career exploded in the early 80s with the help of Valley Girl and the immortal "Johnny, Are You Queer?" but her time on major labels was short-lived. For almost 40 years she's built a career thriving as an indie artist and doing her own thing. Last year she released a strong new album called Day of the Gun which, like everything she does, is a complete artistic package from the music to the fashion to the videos and beyond. She  discusses her long and unique career and how she conceptualizes what she puts out in the world. She's a legend in her own way. Enjoy! 
    www.josiecotton.com
    www.patreon.com/thehustlepod

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 457 - Rich Travali

    Episode 457 - Rich Travali

    Rich Travali is one of the most successful guests we've ever featured on the show. He began his career in the 80s at the Hit Factory in New York working with legends like Patti Smith, Sting and Paul Simon, who he was especially close to during the recording of The Rhythm of the Saints. In the 90s he formed a bond with Puff Daddy which led to a couple decades of gigantic hits - 11 #1 singles and over 140 million in total record sales. We're talking generational hits like "Hot in Herre", "Big Poppa", "Independent Woman" "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and tons more. TLC, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, Pharrell and many others make him "their guy". It's a fascinating and unique story. Enjoy! 
    www.richtravali.com
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 456 - Ian Lloyd of Stories/Solo

    Episode 456 - Ian Lloyd of Stories/Solo

    Ian Lloyd has been at this longer than many of us have been alive. He first took off fronting Stories in the early 70s for three albums. The second one, About Us, featured the surprising #1 smash "Brother Louie". From there he went solo and released some excellent (and sadly out of print) power pop albums including the wonderful Goosebumps from 1979. He also made a nice living singing backing vocals for Foreigner, Billy Joel and many others including several ads and jingles. He's still out there doing his thing with that other-worldly voice that hasn't lost a drop. We discuss all of it. Enjoy! 
    www.facebook.com/p/Ian-Lloyd-Music-100068100286895www.patreon.com/thehustlepod

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

Oldskool Ska ,

dave wakeling ep.

i got verklempt too, just listening to this one.. nicely done. so nice to hear such a friendly and intimate chat with the ska-father!!

Sheff1 ,

A fun exploration into music and the life

Thorough and interesting interviews with musicians of bands that made great music. It also delves into the human/business side; how that career changed them; hence, “the hustle”.

RockItRalphie ,

GarbageCast

This podcast is a dumpster fire without any redeeming qualities. Knowledge of actual music and the music business by the host is non-existent. Skip this one folks, you’ll never get the wasted time back.

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