Sun, 28 November 2021
Today on episode 622 we have a fantastic comedian on the show Macey Isaacs.
I first saw Macey doing stand up at The Comedy Store in the Belly Room around 3 years ago and thought she had some great jokes and great delivery. Macey has some very dry human that reminded me of Bob Newhart and Steven Wright who we both love.
Today we sit down today and talk about how she got into Stand Up from moving to LA from Austin, To being an Intern for comedy manager Barry Katz to taking courses at Groundlings. Macey has a great story and I think you guys are gonna dig it.
Make sure you guys follow her on instagram @maceyisaacs and go see her on stage in the Los Angeles area.
Sun, 21 November 2021
Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent, Ozzy, Blue Murder, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd the list goes on and on for Carmine Appice.
If he didn't play on their album or in their band he Influenced them. Everyone from Nicko McBrain, Dave Lombardo, Joey Kramer, Tommy Lee, Ian Paice and so many more.
Carmine stops by today for a full on deep dive into his career as one of the best Rock n Roll drummers ever.
Tune in and enjoy Let There Be Talk episode 621.
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Fri, 19 November 2021
Yesterday I received some very sad news that the Legend Mick Rock had Passed away.
Mick was all things Rock. This man was the real deal and he lived life to the fullest. There will never be another Mick Rock. I hope he is somewhere right now talking rock with the other legends of the lens Jim Marshall and Baron Wolman.
This episode was recorded and posted 4 years. Do yourself a favor and watch his documentary Shot over the weekend.
"Mr Mick Rock AKA The Man Who Shot The 70's"
Mick Rock has shot some of the most iconic Rock N Roll photos of all time including some amazing Album Covers for Iggy Pop,Joan Jett,Lou Reed,Queen and Syd Barrett
Mick and I met today at the World Famous Beverly Hills Hotel the same exact spot He shot David Bowie in the 70's
Mick tells some great stories about that now legendary photo shoot.
So sit back and enjoy.
DO NOT MISS this Episode
Wed, 17 November 2021
I have over 116 Bonus episodes of Let There Be Talk on my Patreon and I decided to post one here for free so you can get an Idea of what the bonus episodes are like.
Hope you dig it and if you do Join up at https://www.patreon.com/deandelray
Also I do Zooms with all the Patreoners once a week so you can get in on that also.
Today I dive into the Tom Petty Wildflowers Documentary "Somewhere You Feel Free"
and Reno Guitar shops.
Hope you guys dig it.
Catch me in Las Vegas all this week at the Comedy Cellar inside the Rio Hotel.
Love you guys Keep the Candles Lit.
Mon, 15 November 2021
Today we have another Bay Area legend on the show Mr Lars Frederiksen of Rancid.
Over the years Rancid have absolutely crushed it with classic songs like Salvation, Radio, Time Bomb, Rudy Soho and Roots Radical. The record "And Out Come The Wolves" is a 49 min punk rock masterpiece that everyone should own.
Lars sits down today to talk about his history in the Bay Area Music Scene, His brand new EP "To Victory" and whats next for Rancid.
It was an honor to talk to this man and I think you guys are really gonna love this one.
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Mon, 8 November 2021
#617: Tom Vitale / Author of "In The Weeds - Around The World and Behind The Scenes with Anthony Bourdain
Today on episode 617 of Let There Be Talk my guest is Tom Vitale, author of "In The Weeds - Around The World and Behind The Scenes with Anthony Bourdain.
In the nearly two years since Anthony Bourdain's death, no one else has come close to filling the void he left. His passion for and genuine curiosity about the people and cultures he visited made the world feel smaller and more connected. Despite his affable, confident, and trademark snarky TV persona, the real Tony was intensely private, deeply conflicted about his fame, and an enigma even to those close to him. Tony’s devoted crew knew him best, and no one else had a front-row seat for as long as his director and producer, Tom Vitale.
Tune in and hear these amazing stories and make sure you buy this incredible book.
Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes
Candles Lit my Friends.
Sun, 31 October 2021
Today my friend John 5 stops by to talk about his new solo album SINNER out right now on all the streaming platforms.
John is an absolute crushing guitar player and his new solo record really knocked me out. Lots of cool guest on this record including Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Peter Criss of KISS and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies.
Recorded in Los Angeles at Riott House Studios with Barry Pointer Producing and Mixing.
Lots of amazing topics on this episode including some David Lee Roth and Kiss talk.
If you haven't heard the 1st episode with John 5 from 4 years ago check it out at https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts
Mon, 25 October 2021
Today my good friend Josh Freese returns to the show to talk about his brand new solo record "Just A Minute" coming out this Friday, October 15th 2021.
Josh is an absolute legend on the drums playing with everyone in the Rock and Punk world including Devo, Sting, A Perfect Circle, NIN, Guns n Roses, The Vandals, and Weezer.
Josh is currently out on Tour with Sting and you can see him with Sting in Las Vegas this week.
Get his new record and also follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joshfreese/
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Sun, 17 October 2021
Today my good friend Nikki Sixx stops by to talk about his brand new book "The First 21" which comes out Oct 19th 2021.
Nikki has been rocking with Mötley for 40 years and now you can hear about what he did before Mötley.
For the first 21 years of Nikki's life he was grinding it out on the streets as Frank Feranna. Broken family life, Bouncing from town to town couch to couch chasing a dream that only a handful of people ever achieve.
When you read these stories in his new book you realize you are reading the recipe on how to write a classic like Too Fast For Love and Shout At the Devil.
These stories are raw just like the music.
Riding a Greyhound to LA with no money and no place to live hoping to start a Band that will change the world is not for the weak.
Dig in and enjoy this episode of Let There Be Talk.
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Sun, 10 October 2021
Today I sit down with an absolute legend Mr Tommy Shaw of Styx.
Tommy has been killing in the Rock n Roll game for most of his life writing some of the biggest songs on the FM dial like Renegade, Blue Collar Man and Too Much Time On My Hands.
Tommy also hit a home run with his other band Damn Yankees which also had some massive radio hits.
Today we sit down and talk about his history in Rock n Roll, Songwriting, Guitars, Nashville and their new record Crash Of The Crown.
Catch Styx out on tour right now in America and buy their new record.
Mon, 4 October 2021
Today we have a very funny comedian Irene Tu on the show.
Irene has been working hard for the last 10 years and it is starting to pay off.
You can see her nightly in clubs all over Los Angeles or catch her sometimes opening for Taylor Tomlinson around America.
Irene has started to headline and is about to record her Comedy Album in San Francisco November 10th.
Irene and I dive into what its like to grind in the Stand Up world and we also talk some Taylor Swift and This Eye Blind.
Enjoy this episode and don't forget you can hear all of my podcast on https://www.cactusradionetwork.com
Mon, 27 September 2021
Today I sit down with a music mogul Mr Jason Flom CEO of Lava Records.
Jason is a huge lover of music and his story is incredible. From hanging promo poster for Atlantic Records in the 70's to becoming an A&R guy signing or working with some of the biggest acts in the biz like Tori Amos, Katy Perry, Skid Row, Stone Temple Pilots, Lorde, and Greta Van Fleet to becoming a full on Record Company Owner.
This man also host a very successful podcast called Wrongful Conviction featuring interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they didn't commit.
I love this episode and I know you guys will to.
Have a great week and I hope to see you guys out on the road this year at one of my Stand Up shows around America.
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Sun, 19 September 2021
After 10 years it has finally happened. The legend himself Mr Zakk Wylde stops by Let There Be Talk for an in-depth conversation on all things Zakk.
We dive into his years with Ozzy, His Pride and Glory days and of course Black Label Society who have a new record coming out on Black Friday.
Zakk and I also talk about his guitar company Wylde Audio. Do yourself a favor hit subscribe and sit back and enjoy this episode.
Have a great week and thanks for supporting my podcast network
Sun, 12 September 2021
Today my friend Jerry Cantrell returns to the show to talk all about his brand new solo record Brighten which will be released Oct 29th 2021.
You can see the brand new video for Brighten on Youtube and you can also stream Brighten and his other single Atone on all your favorite streaming platforms right now.
Jerry and I dive into all kinds of cool stuff today including the writing and recording process of Brighten, His new Gibson Les Paul Signature Model "Wino" and whats next for Alice In Chains.
Thank you for your support all these years. Keep rocking and help spread the word of my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com
Sun, 5 September 2021
Today on Let There Be Talk my guest is former FBI Agent Vincent D'Agostino.
Vincent was involved in the investigation of Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts while he was working for the FBI. He is also a Bitcoin fanatic who helped me understand Bitcoin on todays episode.
These days Vincent is a Stand Up Comedian as well as a cyber breach investigator.
Tune in and hear this mans crazy stories on episode #608 of LET THERE BE TALK brought to you by https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts
Sun, 29 August 2021
Today on Let There Be Talk I am featuring a brand new artist Kate Vargas.
A few months ago my good friend Eric McFadden turned me on to this record called Rumpumpo by Kate Vargas and I was blown away. I knew I had to have her on the show and dig into her journey.
From growing up in a small artist community in New Mexico to going to Berklee College of Music to grinding it out in the Coffee Shop Open Mics in NYC, It's all here.
I am always fired up when I can turn people on to new music so do yourself a favor and check out her records after hearing this episode and help spread the word.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
Sun, 22 August 2021
Today I sit down with another San Francisco Bay Area legend Mr Fee Waybill of The Tubes.
Growing up in the 70's in the Bay Area I was lucky to see some incredible live music. 1 band that really blew my young mind was The Tubes. The first time I saw them I couldn't believe what I was seeing and hearing. White Punks on Dope was a San Francisco Anthem and I was on board.
Over the years I would go on to see this band many times and I was always fascinated with the lead singer Fee Waybill. He is such an electric frontman and I feel like this band is massively underrated.
Do yourself a favor and dive into their music. Start with my favorite record Remote Control.
Go see The Tubes live this summer.
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Sun, 15 August 2021
Today I sit down in the box office of one of the greatest Rock n Roll venues in America the Cow Palace located in San Francisco.
I recently was up in the Bay Area doing some Stand Up Comedy and Andrew Shreve reached out and said he works at the Cow Palace and asked if I would like to come take a tour and maybe do a podcast in the venue. I screamed YES YES YES and headed over to the venue for a full on tour of the very building that gave me all my Rock n Roll memories.
I know the building inside and out but to be able to sit down and hear the History from Andrew and Jeff Ewald was next level.
Everyone has that classic memory of some great concert they went to but take a second and think about the venue. So many of these classic venues are gone now unfortunately. The stories the Cow Palace walls could tell would be insane.
Jeff and I sat down in the legendary Box Office of the Cow Palace surrounded by a who's who of Autographs on the walls and dove into the history of this incredible Venue.
This was a dream come true and they even had my name on the Marque.
I hope you guys enjoy this little piece or rock history.
Mon, 9 August 2021
Today I sit down and talk all things Rock n Roll with Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet.
This man has been delivering a strong dose of Stoner Rock for most of his lifetime.
Monster Magnet has a fantastic new covers record out called A Better Dystopia featuring some incredible deep tracks from some of the kings of proto-metal.
Tune in and enjoy this great episode brought to you by Standard and Strange.
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Sun, 1 August 2021
Today I sit down with Bay Area legend Jack Blades of Night Ranger and dive deep into his musical history.
Jack has been killing it for years starting all the way back in the 70's in his Rubicon days playing Cal Jam 2.
I was a young kid hanging out at rock clubs in the Bay Area watching bands like Night Ranger, Y&T, Huey Lewis and The News, Eric Martin and Gamma just kill it on stage nightly.
The Bay Area was rich with Music and I was very lucky to grow up in that time period.
Night Ranger has a new record out this Friday called ATBPO and I highly recommend it.
Do yourself a favor and go back and listen to all of their records and loose your mind on all their killer songs.
Thanks for tuning in.
Mon, 26 July 2021
Today I sit down with film maker Justin Kreutzmann and talk all about his new documentary film Let There Be Drums.
This mans father Bill is of course the drummer for the Grateful Dead so Justin has been around Musicians and Drums all his life. The film is just fantastic and really dives into a celebration of some of our great drummers in the world of Rock N Roll.
Justin has worked on some incredible projects throughout his life including the masterpiece Dead Doc called Long Strange Trip.
Tune in and hear how he got his start in the fIlm world on episode #602
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Sun, 18 July 2021
Today we have an Oscar winning filmmaker on the show Mr Morgan Neville director of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.
This man has made some incredible Docs over the years including 20 Feet From Stardom, Won't You Be My Neighbor and Keith Richards: Under The Influence.
It was an Honor to talk to Morgan, I really love his work.
Sit back and enjoy his story and make sure you go see Roadrunner ASAP.
Mon, 12 July 2021
Today we celebrate episode #600 with a dream guest Mr Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam.
This mans music has been the soundtrack of my life for over 30 years. Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Brad and Temple of the Dog are absolutely next level to me.
I feel that Stone is one of the most underrated Songwriters of our time and It was an Honor to talk to him about all things Stone.
We dive deep into his process of Writing and Recording and we even dig into the Singles Film.
Make Sure you check out his new band Painted Shield on Loose Groove records.
I love all of you and I can't thank you enough for tuning in each week for the last 10 years.
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Fri, 9 July 2021
I don't usually put out an episode on a Friday in fact I've never done it but today we have a brand new Wallflowers records out and I thought what better way to celebrate it than to have Jakob come by and talk all about it.
Exit Wounds is a smoking record taking it back to that classic Bringing Down The Horse sound. Butch Walker was onboard this time around to Produce and it works big time.
We also dive into the Documentary film Jakob made called Echo in The Canyon that came out in 2018. If you haven't seen the film stream it tonight.
Do yourself a favor and buy this record today and catch The Wallflowers out on selective dates around the States this summer.
Mon, 5 July 2021
Today I sit down with my friend, comedian Mike Vinn.
Mike's dream in life was to join the Military and to also do Stand Up Comedy and he has achieved both of those goals.
From joining the Marines to selling Furniture to getting a job at the La Jolla Comedy Store this man has a great story that I know you are gonna love.
I met Mike 11 years ago and I must say he and the La Jolla Comedy Store have helped me out immensely.
Tune in and enjoy Mike's journey on Let There Be Talk #598.
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Sun, 27 June 2021
Today we have the great Orianthi on the show. Not only is she a killer guitar player, She is also an incredible Singer/Songwriter
Orianthi has been playing guitar most of her life inspired at an early age by Carlos Santana and the early Blues Legends. Her father bought her a Paul Reed Smith guitar and she never put it down.
After a run as Alice Cooper's guitar player Orianthi was spotted by Michael Jackson and he quickly asked her to join him for the This Is It tour that ended up being cancelled after his untimely death.
These days Orianthi is constantly in the studio recording solo records or working with Richie Sambora on their project called RSO.
Thanks for tuning in and remember to please leave a review on iTunes and Youtube.
Mon, 21 June 2021
Today will be a Metal Monday version of LET THERE BE TALK with my guest Jimmy Bower of EYEHATEGOD, Super Joint and Down.
This man has been crushing the Riffs for over 30 years and has no sign of stopping.
EYEHATEGOD released it's 6th record back in March called - A History Of Nomadic Behavior that is absolute fire. So do yourself a favor and buy it today and also get some tickets to see them live this summer at a festival near you.
I will also be out on the road in July so get your tickets now at https://www.deandelray.com/tourdates
Candles Lit my friends
Mon, 14 June 2021
Today I sit down with a legend in the Music Merch world Mr Norman Perry president of Perryscope Productions.
Norman started out back in his early teens booking bands at the High School dances eventually working his way up to be one of the great Canadian concert promoters.
In 1980 he was the Promoter for the AC/DC Back In Black tour through Canada so that right away made me want to talk to him but there is so much more.
Norman went from Concert Promotion to Concert Merchandiser working with another legend Michael Cohl at a company called Brockum.
These days Norman has an incredible company called Perryscope Productions where they do Music Licensing for acts like Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Band, Bon Scott, Genesis, Miles Davis and so much more.
Normans music knowledge and stories are next level so tune in and take the ride.
Have a great week and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes and Youtube.
Mon, 7 June 2021
Today it's another legendary Drummer on the show, Mr Matt Chamberlain.
Let me give you just a small run down of who this man has recorded with. David Bowie, Elton John, The Wallflowers, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Fiona Apple and now he his Bob Dylan's drummer.
He played drums on Bobs recent record with the #1 song Murder Most Foul and has been Bobs live drummer for the last few years.
He also filled in for 50 dates as Soundgarden's drummer on the NIN tour.
You can hear Matt with his new band Painted Shield that also features Stone Gossard.
Tune in and enjoy this amazing mans story.
Candles Lit my friends
Sun, 30 May 2021
Today is new music day with Amanda Hardy of the rock band Bexley.
I love sharing new music with all of you and I really think you guys are going to dig Amanda's story.
Amanda grew up in Seattle and fell in love with the grunge scene but at 24 years old she didn't get to experience it live but the music has influenced her heavily and she is happy to carry the torch.
Bexley has a new album about to drop and I must say it kicks ass.
Check out their music on Youtube and all streaming platforms and please help spread the word.
Keep The Candles Lit
Mon, 24 May 2021
In the 70's into the 80's Dennis DeYoung wrote and sang some of the biggest FM Radio Hits ever. To this day Styx dominates the radio airwaves with an army of hit songs like Lady, To Much Time On My Hands, Babe, Blue Collar Man, Renegade, Come Sail Away and so many more.
It was an Honor to sit down with Dennis and talk about his incredible long successful career.
Dennis has a brand new solo album coming out in June called 26 East Volume 2 so make sure you go buy it and also look for his Live Dates on his website http://www.dennisdeyoung.com/#
Candles it my friends
Mon, 17 May 2021
Today I sit down with the great Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara.
Dead Sara have been grinding it out for over 18 years and have never stopped. Their debut record came out in 2012 and had the smash hit Weatherman and right away they hit the road on the VANS WARPED Tour as well as touring with huge bands like Muse, The Offspring and Bush.
Emily and I dive deep into the history of the band and their brand new single "Hands Up"
Look out for Dead Sara's new record and new tour dates.
Candles Lit my friends
Mon, 10 May 2021
Today I have a Hollywood Legend on the show Mr Josh Richman.
Born and Raised in Los Angeles Josh started out as a child actor landing roles in iconic films like Rivers Edge, Thrashin and Natural Born Killers.
Just a few years later Josh found himself Writing and Producing Don't Cry one of the biggest videos in Guns n' Roses history.
These days Josh is know as the Biggest club Promoter that Los Angeles has ever seen. With over 20 years in the game his stories will blow your mind.
Tune in and KEEP THE CANDLES LIT.
Sun, 2 May 2021
Today we have a punk rock legend on the show Mr Paul Leary guitarist and songwriter of the Butthole Surfers.
At 63 years old this man has been rocking his entire life.
Riding around the world in a Van sleeping on floors and eating at every Denny's in America, He has done it all.
These days you will find him in the studio producing records and recording solo albums.
Paul has worked with some of the best including U2, Sublime, The Meat Puppets, The Reverend Horton Heat and so many more.
Paul has a brand new solo record out right now called Born Stupid and it is available on all streaming platforms so go out and buy it right now.
When this episode is over turn on some Butthole Surfers and enjoy the insanity of Originality.
Candles Lit my friends
Mon, 26 April 2021
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk by guest is the incredible Byron Katie.
Byron was 43 with three children and unhappily married to her second husband. She suffered from depression, agoraphobia, overeating and addiction to codeine and alcohol. She called her insurance company for help, and was referred to Hope House in Los Angeles a women's counseling center.
After two weeks at the house, she reportedly experienced an epiphany in her thinking which created a way for her to challenge and lessen the harmful effects of long-held beliefs. She credited the epiphany, which became known as "The Work" for a subsequent weight loss and other reductions in bad habits.
Byron has helped so many people in this world and maybe she can help you.
I hope you guys enjoy this episode I know it's a little different from what you are used to but I feel it's important to constantly keep the show growing in all directions.
Candles Lit my friends
Sun, 18 April 2021
Today I sit down with my new friend Christian James Hand host of the popular show The Session. Christian takes your favorite song and breaks it down track by track like you have never heard before.
You wanna hear an isolated track of Phil Rudd of AC/DC laying down the drums for Let There Be Rock no problem. How about an isolated track of Prince singing Purple Rain you got it. With 1000's of songs in his collection the possibilities are endless.
You can hear this daily on his show on Instagram at @thesessioniglive Monday thru Friday 11am Pacific time.
Sit back and get a taste of this mans Music Brain.
Sun, 11 April 2021
When Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Slipknot and Alice In Chains want to make records chances are they're calling Evil Joe Barresi.
Joe moved out to Los Angeles many years ago and started his career at the world famous Sound City recording studio as a Tape Machine operator and the rest is history.
Joe's resume is insane. If a band is heavy and the real deal Joe has probably worked with them.
Visit his website http://www.joebarresi.com and lose your mind at all of the albums he has worked on.
This is a fantastic deep dive talk about the recording process of some of your favorite albums.
Candles Lit my Friends
Sun, 4 April 2021
Imagine your going to collage to hopefully become a Lawyer and someone hands you a Backstage Pass to a Bob Dylan concert and your whole life changes.
That is exactly what happened to Jonathan Taplin. This man saw the legendary concert when Dylan went electric. He was the Tour Manager for The Band when they played Woodstock. He was on the Train for the Festival Express tour. The list goes on and on and now you can read all about his life in his new book The Magic Years.
Tune in now for this very cool episode.
Mon, 29 March 2021
Today My good friend Josh Homme returns to the show for a long honest conversation on Music, Life and the Desert.
This man is one of the greatest ever to do it and is definitely a huge inspiration to me and it is an honor to call him my friend.
His music has fueled my drive since the first time I saw him a 100 years ago in Kyuss.
I really really enjoyed this conversation. It's what I live for.
Have a Fantastic week and do yourself a favor and reach out to an old friend of yours and have an old school conversation with them not on Email or Text.
Sun, 21 March 2021
In 1995 I stepped into the Fillmore in San Francisco and witnessed one of the greatest live performances I've ever seen by a man named Terence Trent D'Arby. Shortly after that concert that man disappeared from the music business or so I thought. Around 8 years ago I did a Google search and found out that he had changed his name and had been making music for years under his new name Sananda Maitreya.
I can't even tell you how excited I was to find all this music I hadn't heard.
Sananda released a new double album last Friday, March 19th 2021 called Pandora's Playhouse and it great.
Sanand was an absolute dream guest and I know you guys are going to dig this Honest conversation on all things Art.
Mon, 15 March 2021
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the legend Geoff Tate former Vocalist and Songwriter of Queensrÿche.
In 1983 a song came of the radio called Queen Of The Reich and the game changed. Immediately I went out and bought the Queensrÿche EP and never stopped listening to them.
Over the years Geoff and the band have written some of the best Metal records ever including their masterpiece Operation Mindcrime.
This mans vocals have inspired 1000's of singers over our time and I gotta say it was an absolute honer to have him on the show.
Geoff has a new record coming out in April with Sweet Oblivion called Relentless.
Tune In and keep the Candles Lit
Mon, 8 March 2021
Today one of my oldest friends stops by Mr Eric Peterson of Testament.
I fully believe that Eric is the most underrated Guitarist and Songwriter in the Thrash Metal scene. This man has been rocking in Testament for 35 years and also has a 2nd band called Dragonlord.
Testament's last release in 2020 Titans Of Creation is one of their heaviest in Years.
So much Metal History on this episode so tune in and enjoy.
Mon, 1 March 2021
Today on episode #580 my guest is Gary Numan a Legend and Pioneer in Electronic Music.
In the 70's I heard Gary Numan, Devo and Kraftwerk and it completely changed my life. Of course I was into Rock n Roll but Gary opened my eyes and ears to Art. This music helped me explore all types of musical styles and really shaped who I am now.
Gary has a new record coming out in May called Intruder and I cannot recommend it enough. Also go back and listen to some of his newer music from the last 20 years. Albums like Savage, and Splinter will blow your mind.
Thanks for tuning in and have a great week.
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Mon, 22 February 2021
Today I sit down with the legend Mr Buzz Osborne for a deep dive into all things Melvins.
The Melvins have a brand new record out this week called
Working With God and I must say this record is smoking.
It was an honor to talk to Buzz and I think you guys are really going to love this episode. We talk Recording, Guitars, San Francisco, Art and all things Rock n Roll.
Dig in and keep the Candles Lit.
Mon, 15 February 2021
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the fantastic Singer Songwriter from Texas Mr Koe Wetzel.
Over the last 9 years this man has built a huge following by non stop touring and recording. He completely built this machine on his own and now with a major record deal on Columbia Records he is about to go to another level.
I have been rocking his new record Sellout non stop since I got it.
Some smoking songs on this LP like Crying From The Bath Room, Sidechick, Drug Problem and Outcast. Radio needs to wake up and start playing these Hit Songs because America needs to hear them today.
Buy Koe's record and follow him on all social media.
Sun, 7 February 2021
Today on Let There Be Talk we dive into some Austin Texas Blues with The Ice Queen, Sue Foley.
Sue has been playing the blues for most of her life and has over 15 albums out since her debut with Young Girl Blues.
Sue was hand picked by the legendary Clifford Antone to come record her debut record in Austin and the rest is history.
Lots of Texas Blues talk on today's episode.
Do yourself a favor and check out Sue's music asap.
Sun, 31 January 2021
Today my guest is a new artist out of Chicago by the name of Neal Francis.
This mans debut record Changes came out in 2019 and it is absolutely incredible.
Not only is Neal a great singer, songwriter his B3 playing is through the roof.
I really think Neal is going to make some serious noise once he can get back out on the road and play live.
Do yourself a favor and check out his music and follow him on Instagram.
Mon, 25 January 2021
Today I sit down with an old friend Mr Phil Demmel guitarist and songwriter of Vio-lence and formally of Machine Head.
I wanted to have Phil on years ago but it just didn't happen for reason you will hear on this episode.
Phil comes from the old school Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene and has some amazing stories from those days.
We talk Slayer, Metallica, Machine Head, Vio-lence and the early San Francisco days.
Thanks for tuning in and remember to keep the Candles Lit.
Sun, 17 January 2021
Today I sit down for some more AC/DC history with the former Bass Player of AC/DC Mark Evans.
Mark and I go deep into Mark's history with AC/DC including his Audition, The Early Tours, Bon Scott and The Recording of Let There Be Rock.
Mark is now playing with the Australian legends Rose Tattoo and hopes to be back out on the road this year.
It was an honor to talk to Mark and finally get to hear some of these amazing stories.
Thanks for tuning in and please leave a review on iTunes and Subscribe to my Youtube Channel.
Tue, 12 January 2021
Monday Jan,11th 2021 I woke up to some awful news that the great Jeff Scott, Comedy Store Piano player had passed away.
This is a massive loss to our Comedy Store Family and Friends.
I will never forget his great laugh and spirit behind the keyboards every night in the Original Room.
7 1/2 years ago he was a guest on my podcast and had some incredible stories that I feel should be shared again today.
RIP Jeff Scott I will never forget you.
Mon, 11 January 2021
Today on episode #572 the legend Dale Crover, Drummer and sometimes Bass Player of the Melvins stops by to talk all things Melvins.
There was a time when I was Living in San Francisco when every Speaker in the City was rocking The Melvins. The Melvins have been going at it since 1983 and have influenced so many bands over all these years.
Dale has a brand new solo record out this week called RAT A TAT TAT and also next month a new Melvins album is coming. Both of the new releases are smoking.
Sit back and enjoy this conversation with this fantastic musician.
Sun, 3 January 2021
Today I sit down with R. J. Cutler director of the new John Belushi documentary on Showtime called Belushi out right now.
R. J. has made a fantastic film about John that really blew me away and after watching it I knew I had to talk to him right away.
John Belushi has always had a special place in my heart and is part of the reason why I do Stand Up Comedy. When I was very young I would stay up late and watch SNL and John would completely Blow My Mind.
R. J. has done some amazing work over the years and in February 2021 he will be debuting his new Billie Eilish documentary on Apple TV.
Thanks for tuning in today and Happy New Year Delraisers.
Mon, 28 December 2020
If you watched the Comedy Store Documentary on Showtime recently you saw a comedian named Brian Holtzman.
You may of asked yourself who is Brian Holtzman? Well I'm gonna tell you who Brian Is.
This man has been grinding it out at the Store for 25 years and his Stand Up is definitely some of the most original and radical Comedy you will ever see.
He is one of those amazing Comedy Store best kept secrets.
Today I sit down with my Brian and talk all about how he got started in Comedy. Brian also shares with us his CD collection which I know you guys will enjoy.
Do yourself a favor and check out his podcast Dead Air and also follow him on all the social media platforms.
His Instagram is really fun so hit him up at @brianholtzman
Thanks for TUNING IN and don't forget to Keep The Candles Lit.
Sun, 20 December 2020
Today On episode 569 of Let There Be Talk the great Jim Norton stops by and talks Stand Up Comedy, Rock n Roll, Getting in Shape and what it was like touring with Andrew Dice Clay.
You can hear Jim every morning on his SiriusXM show called Jim and Sam and you can also hear him on his podcast The Chip Chipperson Podcast.
Jim is one of the best comedians in the game and it was an honor to have him on the show.
Thanks For Tuning in.
Sun, 13 December 2020
Alex Winter stopped by today to talk about the brand new documentary that he directed called Zappa.
This Frank Zappa film is absolutely next level and I have to tell you that even if you're not into Frank Zappa you should still watch this amazing film.
There will never be another Frank Zappa and his influence on Music and Art is massive. Everyone from Primus to The Flaming Lips have a taste of Zappa.
Alex Winter has directed some really amazing Doc's over the years including Deep Web and Downloaded as well as having a very successful acting career so it was an honor to have this man on.
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Mon, 7 December 2020
Today to great Liberty Devitto, Drummer best known for his work with Billy Joel stops by and talks about his brand new book "Life,Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness"
Liberty played drums with Billy Joel for over 30 years. You can hear his work on those classic Billy Joel records like The Stranger, 52nd Street and Glass Houses. I grew up on those records and that incredible band and it was an honor to sit down with this man.
Liberty has also played with some of the biggest in the industry including the legend herself Stevie Nicks.
These days Liberty rocks with his new band The Slim Kings and you can hear their new record this month on all your favorite streaming platforms.
Keep The Candles Lit
Mon, 30 November 2020
Back in 1978 I saw Blue Öyster Cult and it completely changed my life. I consider this band the ultimate Rock n Roll band. They have Hits,Deep Tracks, Smoking Musicianship and an unreal live show.
They have a brand new record out right now called The Symbol Remains and it is unbelievable. Do yourself a favor and buy it today and when this Covid insanity is over go see them Live.
Think about this, in 2022 Blue Öyster Cult will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary. I love this band and It was an Honor to talk to Buck.
Mon, 23 November 2020
Fresh of his incredible performance on SNL with Jack White drummer Daru Jones sits down and talks all about his career as a Drummer for Hire.
This man's story is very inspiring and I know you guys are gonna dig it.
From Gospel, Hip Hop, Rock and Country Daru can play it all.
Tune in and thanks for keeping the Candles Lit.
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Mon, 16 November 2020
Today on a brand new episode of LET THERE BE TALK the legend himself Mr Angry Anderson of Rose Tattoo stops by for a lengthy conversation on the history of Rose Tattoo.
This man has been rocking almost his whole life and is one of those rare lifers in the Rock n Roll game.
Today Angry and I sit down and talk about his early influences, The Pub Rock Sound, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and of course his Mad Max.
Do yourself a favor and dive into Rose Tattoo's music if you haven't heard it and if you have throw some on today and celebrate some incredible Rock n Roll
Mon, 9 November 2020
Today on Let There Be Talk my guest is the legend of HOP HOP Tech N9ne.
This man has dropped 21 records over the course of his incredible career and today we sit down and talk all things HIP HOP and Rock n Roll.
Dig into his record that dropped April 16th 2020 called Enterfear
and then work your way back through the catalog.
Thanks for tuning in and don't forget to Keep The Candles Lit
Fri, 6 November 2020
This is a replay of my converstion with my friend Baron Wolman who passed away Monday at the age of 83.
This man was hands down my favorite photographer and his stories and life should be celebrated.
Baron was the frist photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, He shot Woodstock and some of the greatest Day On The Green Photos ever.
Visit his instagram @baronwolman and enjoy his art.
I met Baron years and years ago after searching out who shot all the killer Day On The Green Photos.
Love you Baron
Tue, 3 November 2020
Well it's another dream come true. Today I sit down with the greatest drummer ever Mr. Phil Rudd of AC/DC
It's been an honor to talk to the original 4 who made the Biggest Selling Rock record of all time BACK IN BLACK.
Phil is a Drummers Drummer. There is no better compliment than that.
Phil and I sit down and talk about how he got his start on the Drums, His Audition with AC/DC, His Drum Sets and of Course the brand new record Power Up out on Nov 13th.
The last 15 mins of the conversation I invited my friend Bill Burr to join us for some Helicopter and Drum Geeking.
Thank You so much Jay and Kim and Columbia Records for making my dreams come true.
Mon, 2 November 2020
Today I wind up my Mr Bungle series with the incredible Trey Spruance guitarist and songwriter of Mr Bungle.
It was an honor to sit down and talk all things Bungle with Trey.
We dive way into the past on how the group started, His early influences, His time in Faith No More and the recording process of their brand new record "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo"
I hope you guys enjoyed my Bungle series.
Fri, 30 October 2020
Today I continue my celebration of Mr Bungle with the 2nd installment of the Bungle series with my guest the great Trevor Dunn.
Trevor has been the Bass Player/Songwriter for Bungle since the beginning.
Trevor and I dive into the early days of Bungle, The San Francisco Music scene, the 0U818 demo and of course their brand new record out right now "The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo"
I wanna thank Mr Bungle for letting me do this series and I wanna thank all of you for tuning in.
CANDLES LIT MY FRIENDS
Thu, 29 October 2020
A few weeks ago I decided to do a Mr Bungle series in celebration of their new album "The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo" coming out this Friday.
Part 1 is with Scott Ian who is now a member of Mr Bungle and like me he is also a huge Fan. For the next 3 days you will hear from Scott Ian, Trevor Dunn and Trey Spruance talking all things Bungle.
I saw the new line up of Mr Bungle which includes the killer Dave Lombardo on drums right before the lock down and it was absolutely next level. Mike Patton has always blown my mind in any project he is a part of especially Mr Bungle.
Do yourself a favor and dive deep into their back catalog and also watch their Pay Per View this Halloween night.
All info on Mr Bungle's can be found on their website https://mrbungle.com
Mon, 26 October 2020
Today I sit down with the Metal God himself Mr Rob Halford and talk all about his new book CONFESS.
I've been a huge fan of Judas Priest since the first time I heard Unleashed In The East back around 1980. I've seen the band every tour since Point Of Entry and I must say Priest is one of the greatest Live bands of all time.
It was an honor to sit down with Rob and talk all things Priest including the US festival, opening for Led Zeppelin in 1977, Motorcycles and of course the Denim and Leather.
I hope you guys all dig this episode as much as I did doing it.
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Thu, 22 October 2020
Today I continue my AC/DC celebration with a very rare interview with the man on the Bass guitar since 1977 Mr Cliff Williams.
Cliff joined right after the recording of Let There Be Rock and has been in the band ever since. I always wanted to talk to Cliff about stuff like the recording of Powerage, The Let There Be Rock Film and his life before AC/DC.
Cliff and I also talk all about the new AC/DC record Power Up which comes out Nov 13th. I hope you guys love this episode as much as I loved doing it.
Have a great day and keep the Candles Lit.
Mon, 19 October 2020
Today my guest are Brian Johnson & Angus Young from the greatest band of all time AC/DC.
I don't even know what to say about this except that it's absolutely a dream come true.
The guys sit down with me for their 1st ever podcast and talk all things AC/DC. Back In Black, Brian's audition, Angus Young's favorite Gibson SG, the Songwriting process and of course their brand new crushing record Power Up produced by the great Brendan O'Brien out Nov 13th.
This Record is going to blow your mind and yes Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd are back in the band and handling the Rhythm Guitar is Stevie Young.
I can't thank AC/DC, Kim Harris and Jay Schumer of Sony Music enough.I will never forget this day.
Sun, 11 October 2020
Today will be another Handmade Edition of LET THERE BE TALK with my guest the great Blake Kuwahara owner and designer of Blake Kuwahara Eyewear.
This man has been in the Eyewear game for 40 years. He started out as an Optometrist then worked his way into the eyewear industry as creative director of Liz Claiborne becoming a designer for 7 different brands including Jordache.
Blake then started his own line called KATA ended up selling that brand and now he has a brand new company that is absolutely taking it to the next level in the Eyewear world.
Sit back and hear us dive into all kinds of topics from Architecture,Denim, Design and Glasses.
I hope you guys enjoy his story.Keep the candles lit and have a fantastic week.
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Wed, 7 October 2020
October 6th 2020 we lost the greatest of all time
Mr Edward Van Halen.
Today I sat down and recorded everything I loved about Eddie.
I really can't believe he is gone and I will never forget Him.
Long Live the Legend Eddie Van Halen.
Sun, 4 October 2020
If you listen to music in the last 60 years chances are some of your favorite records were recorded right in Los Angeles at the legendary Sunset Sound Recording Studio.
The list of artist that recorded in this studio is insane.
Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Van Halen, Prince, Elton John, The Rolling Stones the list goes on and on.
It was an honor to sit down with the owner Paul Camarata and hear the history of this building and how it came about.
Paul's father Tutti open the studio 60 years ago and started out recording everything for Walt Disney including the music for some of the Rides. Quickly the studio became the hot room in Hollywood know for it's incredible selection of amazing vintage gear and amazing house engineers.
Sit back and enjoy this amazing episode.
Thu, 1 October 2020
Today is a bonus episode of LET THERE BE TALK with my friends Tammy Jo Dearen and Nikole Larson staples in the Comedy Store Family.
Tammy and Nikole have been producing on one of the best shows every Saturday Night at the Comedy Store for years but back in March that all came to a halt when the Pandemic hit. Tammy and Nikole put their brains together and came up with an idea to keep Live Stand Up Comedy alive in Los Angeles.
Tune in and hear this amazing story on how it all came together.
Tammy has also worked with JUST FOR LAUGHS in the Fresh Faces department and also has worked in the Stand Up community for years.
Have a great weekend and Keep the Candles Lit.
Sun, 27 September 2020
Today on this brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest are Michael and Tanya Trotter of the group The War and Treaty.
This amazing couples story absolutely blew my mind and I know you guys will feel the same. Their new record Hearts Town came out last Friday and people are going crazy for it including me.
I first heard the song 5 More Minutes around 3 weeks ago and I knew I had to have them on the show asap.
Do yourself a favor and dig into their music.
Have a fantastic week and keep the candles lit.
Sun, 20 September 2020
Today my guest is singer songwriter Sadler Vaden. You may know Sadler as the guitar player in Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit but he is also a solo artist with a brand new record out called ANYBODY OUT THERE?
This record has quickly become my favorite of the year hands down. Full of amazing songs like Don't Worry, Modern Times and Peace + Harmony. I knew right away I had to talk to him.
We talk Song Writing, Nashville, The Record Biz and so much more.
Dig into his record and follow him on all the social platforms.
Keep The Candles Lit my friends and have a great week.
Sun, 13 September 2020
Today my friend Corey Taylor Slipknot/Stone Sour singer songwriter returns to the show to talk all about his new solo record CMFT coming out Oct 2nd 2020.
Corey sits down and talks all about the writing and recording process of CMFT.
Check out 3 of the songs right now on Youtube or your favorite streaming platform. HWY 666, Black Eyes Blue and CMFT MUST BE STOPPED.
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Mon, 7 September 2020
Today on Let There Be Talk #547 my guest is the great Troy Sanders of Mastodon.
Troy is absolutely one of the best in the biz and Mastodon is by far one of my favorites of the last 20 years.
They have so many incredible records including the crushing Emperor of Sand that came out in 2017.
One of my favorite records by them is the EP that came out in 2017 called Cold Dark Place. The songs on that EP are so next level and I can't recommend it enough.
Today Troy sits down with me to talk about their new record Medium Rarities which is coming out this Friday Sept 11th 2020.
Sit down and enjoy the ride and keep the candles lit.
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Tue, 1 September 2020
Ok its that time of the year when Kevin Christy, Beau Goorey and I get together and talk about the new watches released.
Now this show is usually done in April when Basel World happens but 2 things happened in 2020 Covid cancelled Basel and Rolex announced they would no longer take part in Basel World.
So this why Rolex released there new watches Yesterday.
Lots to talk about on todays Bonus episode so enjoy.
Beau Goorey is a full on Watch Expert and a master at restoring old watches. Follow him on Instagram @losangeleswatchworks
Kevin is a fantastic comedian and a brilliant Painter follow his work on Instagram @kevingchristy
Keep The Candles Lit
Sun, 30 August 2020
Today will be another Handmade Edition of LET THERE BE TALK with 2 guest. First up is Troy Kudlac owner of Kud Properties and Real Estate Developer in the Joshua Tree,Palm Desert and Palm Springs area.
2nd Guest is Andy Canada owner of https://homeandconstructionservices.com General Contractor, This man has been building some next level homes in the Joshua Tree area.
I have always been obsessed with amazing architecture especially the homes in the Palm Springs area. Palm Springs and the surrounding area is a gold mine of incredible homes.
Over the last few years Troy and Andy have been building some of the best new homes I have ever seen out in the desert.
Tune in and hear these guys stories.
Also visit there websites and instagrams for an idea of what we are talking about.
Troy with his new Eichler homes in Palm Springs https://www.instagram.com/kudproperties/
And Andy's masterpiece called ON THE ROCKS in Joshua Tree.
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Sun, 23 August 2020
Today my good friend Brian The Boot Maker returns to talk about the 10 year anniversary of Role Club the greatest Handmade Boots Made in America.
Brian is one of my favorite humans that I have ever met in Los Angeles and I could talk to him for hours about anything and thats just what I did today. We talked about his 10 years of making boots, our love of Trucks, Real Estate and or course Comedy.
Tune in and enjoy this Handmade Episode.
Keep The Candles Lit.
Mon, 17 August 2020
Today I sit down with the King of the 4x4 world Mr Jonathan Ward owner of Icon.
To say this is a handmade episode is an understatement. Jonathan builds the most insane Trucks and Cars I have ever seen.
Jonathan's first career was in the acting game. This man worked on Broadway then moved to California for TV and Film work.
After years of success he realized he wasn't happy in the acting world and decided to leave it all behind for his true passion restoring Toyota Land Cruiser's and Ford Bronco's.
Icon is hands down the best in the world and that is the truth.
Tune in and hear this Handmade Episode and also follow him on Instagram @icon4x4
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Mon, 10 August 2020
Today will be a Handmade episode with the owners of the greatest Taco Shops in Los Angeles, Victor Manuel Delgado III and Jorge Alvarez of TACOS 1986.
These guys story is incredible. Sit down and hear the passion of these 2 men and how they started their very successful Business.
I would say Tacos are probably the greatest food every created and Victor and Jorge are the Kings of Authentic Tijuana style Tacos. Do yourself a favor and visit TACOS 1986 in Los Angeles and absolutely lose you mind.
Enjoy this Handmade episode and remember to KEEP THE CANDLES LIT.
I love you guys
Mon, 3 August 2020
Back in the mid 90's a couple of records came out that absolutely blew my mind. Part Time Goes Full and Shoot Out by one of my favorite bands The Mother Hips.
They were both on Rick Rubin's label American Records and at some point went out of Print meaning you could not buy them or even Stream them. But now that has all changed as of last week they are available to stream everywhere.
Today I sit down with Tim and talk about those early days and the recording and writing process of those 2 masterpieces.
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Sun, 26 July 2020
Today is another Handmade Edition of Let There Be Talk with my guest Jerome Mage owner and designer of the one of the best Eyewear Companies in the last 30 years Jacques Marie Mage.
This mans passion is infectious. His frames are like works of art. The craftsmanship is so far beyond anything else I've ever seen.
I have been wanting to have this man on for over a year and it finally happened and I can't thank him enough for taking the time out to talk with me on how this amazing company started.
I have been an Eyewear fanatic from an early age. Of course it has to do with Rock N Roll. Sunglasses go hand in hand with Musicians.
Sit back and enjoy this mans journey and follow his Instagram @jacquesmariemage and have your mind blown.
Sun, 19 July 2020
Today on another episode of LET THERE BE TALK my guest is the HIP HOP legend Darryl DMC McDaniels.
In 1984 the musical landscape completely change when the debut RUN DMC record dropped. With songs like Hard Times, Sucker M.C.'S and Rock Box this group was about to totally change the game.
In just a few short years they became the biggest band on the planet. Selling Out Arena's all over, A Sneaker deal and even a spot on the now legendary LIVE AID.
Multi Platinum records, Huge videos including Walk This Way and ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME inductees they have done it all.
All through the fame and fortune DMC was fighting some brutal depression. Tune in and hear how he got through that and so many other amazing stories from this living Legend.
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Mon, 13 July 2020
Today I sit down with Rob Dukes former singer of the Bay Area Thrash Metal band Exodus and current singer of Generation Kill.
Rob and I dive into all kinds of topics like Motorcycles, Restoring Volkswagens, Stand Up Comedy and of course singing with Exodus.
Rob is currently working on a brand new Generation Kill record and he also has his hands full restoring vintage Volkswagens.
Great Episode and I really think you guys will dig this one.
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Mon, 6 July 2020
Today I sit down with one of my favorite guitar players from the Bay Area Mr Gary Pihl.
Gary has been playing professionally for almost his entire life.
I first saw Gary back around late 1979 when he was playing guitar in Sammy Hagar's band.
Gary immediately became one of my favorite players back then with his Gibson SG Special. I must have seen Gary play in Sammy's band 10 times in and around the Bay Area. I never missed Hagar live all the way up until he joined Van Halen.
After Sammy joined Van Halen Gary was asked by Tom Scholz to join Boston and he's been in the band since 1986.
Gary's story is fantastic and I think you guys are really gonna dig this episode.
So much great Bay Area love on this one.
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Mon, 29 June 2020
You may be asking yourself who is Jimmy Arceneaux and what is a talent buyer? Well sit back and enjoy this trip back to around 1989 when Jimmy and I were hired to book Music acts in 4 of the hottest clubs in California.
I have talked about The Stone in San Francisco many many times on the show especially during Thrash January but now you get to hear the stories about all 4 Clubs, The Omni, One Step Beyond The Stone and The Cadillac Club.
Jimmy was a fantastic friend back then and together we learned so much about the music biz.
I think you are really going to enjoy this one.
Keep The Candles Lit my friends.
Sun, 21 June 2020
Today will be another Handmade Edition of LET THERE BE TALK with my guest Dave Pollot artist/painter.
Dave brings new life to old art. What does that mean? Well visit his instagram and see exactly what I'm talking about. https://www.instagram.com/davepollotart/
I first saw this mans work on Instagram about a year ago and I was
blown away. I knew I had to have Dave on to hear his story.
Everybody has different taste in art but I think we can all agree on 1 thing, This world would suck without it.
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Sun, 14 June 2020
Today my good friend Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips stops by the show for his 2nd visit to talk all about his new solo record Mystic Traces.
Greg is a founding member of The Mother Hips and has been recording and touring with them for 29 years. Easily one of my top 5 favorite bands ever.
Greg's New solo record is fantastic and I strongly recommend you pick of a copy on Orange Vinyl ASAP before they are all gone.
Greg and I dive into topics such as how he recorded this new record, How he got Neal Casal to play on it and what he's been doing during the Lockdown.
Greg also talks about his time playing guitar over the last few years with Chris Robinson's Green Leaf Rustlers.
Enjoy this episode and stay safe.
Follow Greg on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gregloiacono/
Sun, 7 June 2020
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the Trash Metal legend Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer.
Gary grew up in the Bay Area in the 70's and fell in love with Hard Rock guitar players like Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Ted Nugent.
Gary started going out to clubs and seeing shows where he eventually met Kirk Hammett at an early Exodus show. They quickly became friends and soon Gary found himself in Exodus.
This Episode we dive into the history of Exodus and Thrash Metal.
We also talk about Gary's time in Slayer, Recording Bonded By Blood and of course The Coronavirus.
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Mon, 25 May 2020
Today I sit down with Tyler Wells owner of my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles "All-Time" for another Handmade edition of LET THERE BE TALK.
Tyler has been a Porsche Mechanic, Bike Messenger company owner and Coffee Shop Owner before landing on his true love of life Restaurant owner.
Tyler and his wife Ashley have built from the ground up of one of the greatest spots in LA ever.
I always wanted to know how the Restaurant world works and what it takes and Tyler was the perfect guest.
This man and his wife have pure passion for ever detail of their Restaurant and it was an honor to sit down with him.
During these incredibly hard time we must all try and support small businesses.
Keep The Candles Lit.
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Sun, 17 May 2020
A few months ago I had on my friend Ed Shines and we dug way into the Art of Auto Detailing. During that episode we talked about Paint Protection and Car Wrapping which gave me the idea to seek out one of the best in the business.
After some research I found Tyler O'Hara owner of American Wrap Company.
Tyler is considered one of the top Auto Wrap and Paint Protection specialist in the world.
Tyler and I sit down today for a long in-depth conversation about Auto Wrapping and Window Tinting.
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Sun, 10 May 2020
Today my good friend Alison Mosshart returns to the show and talks about her brand new music, Her Paintings, Cars and the future of Touring.
Alison has so much great stuff going on and it was an honor to have her back on the show for my first Zoom recording.
Her new single It Ain't Water is out on May 13th and a new video comes with it that she directed.
Alison also talks about her amazing Paintings and a new Spoken word record.
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Sun, 3 May 2020
Today on another episode of Let There Be Talk I sit down with Actor/Musician Balthazar Getty and we go all over the board.
At 13 years old Balt was cast as the lead in the film Lord Of The Flies and has not stopped working ever since. He's worked with David Lynch in Lost Highway and most recently the new Twin Peaks on Netflix.
Balt is also a musician and is a member of the band Ringside as well as a DJ who has been traveling the word for the last few years spinning everywhere.
This is a fantastic episode that I know you guys are gonna dig.
Stay Safe and Keep the Candles Lit.
Sun, 26 April 2020
Today is a Handmade edition with my guest Greg Howard guitar tech for almost 20 years for Mr Brad Whitford of Aerosmith.
Greg has also worked with Green Day, AC/DC, Kings X and so many more.
Besides being a Guitar Tech Greg also has an Amp company that he has partnered with Brad Whitford and Ossie Ahsen from Blockhead fame made right here in the USA.
Hand made amps that Brad himself uses every night on stage with Aerosmith.
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Sun, 19 April 2020
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the incredible John Dolmayan drummer for one of the heaviest most original bands I have ever seen System Of A Down.
John sits down with me and talks about the history of System and how he joined the group in the early days. Also we get into what its like to work with producer Rick Rubin, Why there is no new record,John's love of comic books and of course his new covers project These Grey Men.
It was an honor to talk to John. His drumming is fierce and totally original and he has mad passion for what ever he does no matter what the project is.
We also talk about his brand new comic book he is writing that will be out in July.
Thanks for tuning in and remember keep the candles lit.
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Sun, 12 April 2020
Today on Let There Be Talk #525 it's the return of the Metal Master himself Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records.
Brian has been on the show 3 times now and every time he delivers some incredible Heavy Metal History and this time is no exception.
I thought it would be cool to have Brian back on to talk about those early days of Metallica and the Thrash Metal scene. This was recorded late January 2020 during my celebration of Thrash Metal but I wanted to hold it until the DVD release of Murder in The Front Row.
Brian and I also talk about his recent move to Las Vegas, The future Metal Blade Museum, The Raiders new stadium, Slayers Last tour ever and Stand Up Comedy.
Keep the Candles Lit everyone. Stay inside wear a mask and wash them hands.
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Sun, 5 April 2020
Today on another episode of Let There Be Talk I sit down with Director Adam Dubin.
From co-directing Beastie Boys music videos "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" and "No Sleep till Brooklyn", to directing A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica feature-length documentary for Metallica and their music video "Nothing Else Matters".
My guest Adam Dubin sits down with me today and talks about his brand new documentary-film "Murder In The Front Row" - The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story that is about to be released on DVD April 24th. This film in incredible and a must see.
You can Pre-Order now on Amazon.
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Sun, 29 March 2020
Today I sit down with Tony Esposito and Nick Wilkerson from the fantastic band White Reaper.
I sat down with the guys a few weeks ago after their soundcheck at The Troubadour in Los Angeles and dug into all things White Reaper including how their new record You Deserve Love came about, The music scene in Louisville Kentucky and of course what its like being on Elektra Records.
Make sure you check out all their music and also follow them on Instagram and Twitter https://www.instagram.com/whitereaperusa/
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Mon, 23 March 2020
Today on another episode of Let There Be Talk my good friend Marcus King returns to the show to catch up on whats been happening with his career over the last few years.
Marcus was last on the show June 3rd 2018 and since then his career has exploded.
Tune in and here all out his latest solo record, touring, moving to Nashville and of course his Cadillac El Dorado.
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