Ted Stryker unearths an interview heard by very few people with the late Jerry Heller (recorded in 2011)
Jerry Heller was a music manager, music agent and a business man.
In this Tuna on Toast episode, Ted Stryker asks Jerry about is career before his NWA and Eazy-E days. Jerry worked with bands like The Standells, Elton John and Pink Floyd just name a few. Jerry also names the one artists that rubbed him the wrong way!
Jerry goes into detail about the circumstances that led to Jerry meeting Eric Wright AKA Eazy-E. Jerry and Stryker talk about JJ Fad, the song Supersonic, The L.A. Dream Team, Rudy Pardee, the great radio station KDAY and the amazing personalities/DJ's on KDAY. Jerry mentions guys like Juilo G, Tony G and Greg Mack!
Jerry tells a great story of his first meeting with Eazy, MC Ren was also there and the guys pulled up in a Suzuki Samurai.
Jerry Heller answers all of Stryker's questions about Ruthless, who owned the company, and about how it was determined how much the NWA members got paid.
Jerry discusses not only his thoughts on why Ice Cube left the group, but also talks about his feelings towards Ice Cube after the release of the song "No Vaseline". Jerry talks about his encounter with Suge Knight at Monty's restaurant.
Jerry Heller then answers questions about Dr. Dre leaving the group, his importance to Ruthless Records and how exactly Jerry feels about Dr. Dre as a talent!
Stryker asks Jerry about his relationship with Eazy, what was it like both working and personal throughout their years together.
Jerry is a wonderful story teller who was sharp as a tack the day we recorded this interview back in 2011. There are a ton more little nuggets you will hear!
Thanks for listening, sit back and enjoy Jerry Heller on Tuna on Toast.