Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Today we have a Rock n Roll lifer on the show Mr Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

I have been listening to this mans music since the 90's and I have to say he is a huge influence on me with his outlook on art and work ethic.

With over 19 records out and more to come this man is the real deal. Anton has never been afraid to speak his mind and also explore all kinds of sounds and feelings in his music.

The Brian Jonestown are currently out on tour and also have 2 new records coming out including Fire Doesn't Grow on Trees which will be out June 24th.

Anton and I sit down and dive deep into all things Jonestown so sit back and enjoy this conversation.

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My guest today is the punk rock legend John Doe of the Los Angeles band X.

John has been making incredible music most of his life including his new solo record Fables in a Foreign land which is out right now.

John and I dive into the early days of X and working with Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Playing the David Letterman show in the 80's, writing and recording during Covid and living in different parts of the country.

Catch John out on tour with his solo band and also with X all this summer.

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Today I sit down with Ahmet Zappa and talk all things Comedy and Rock.

Ahmet and I dive deep into all things Zappa including the Zappa Doc, The Zappa Band touring right now and Life growing up as a Zappa.

Make sure you check out his Sirius XM show Rocktails and follow him on Instagram @ahmetzappa

Have a great weekend keep the candles Lit.

All my tour dates are at https://www.deandelray.com/ 

My Patreon is https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray 

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Today I am dropping a special Solo episode so I can ramble about a bunch of stuff on my mind.

Wilco has a fantastic new record.

Def Leppard at the Whisky a Go Go

The George Carlin Documentary 

and Haunted Houses.

Next week I will return with a very special guest.

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Today I am dropping a rare Friday episode in honor of my good friend Fahim Anwar releasing his new Stand Up Comedy special Hat Trick today. Hat Trick was filmed in all 3 rooms at the world famous Comedy Store and you can find it on Youtube absolutely free.

Click on the link and please share the special with all you friends.

Fahim and I sit down and talk all about how he shot and directed this special and we also dig into our love of the Comedy Store and Stand Up.

Have a great weekend and don't forget to click the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaTA-HVCo4w 

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Today is New Music Monday with my guest Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle of King Hannah.

King Hannah are a band out of Liverpool and they make Beautiful Music. They have a brand new record out right now called I'm Not Sorry, I was Just Being Me and you can find it wherever you stream music.

King Hannah is currently on a U.S. tour so hit their website and find out where you can go see them.

Support new music and help spread the word.

Candles Lit 

DDR

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Today my friend Ler returns to Let There Be Talk to dive into how the new Primus EP Conspiranoid came about.

We also talk all about how the Tribute to Rush tour is going and what it's like to play A Farewell To Kings every night in its entirety. 

Catch Primus out on the road right now all over the US and also get their new EP right now.

Thank you so much for tuning in.

DDR

 

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Today I sit down with the great Graham Bonnet singer songwriter for legends like Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow , MSG and Alcatrazz.

Graham and I dive way into his career going all the way back to the beginning when he worked with the Bee Gees.

Graham has a new solo record out May 13th 2022 called DAY OUT IN NOWHERE and you can see his new video right now on Youtube for the song Imposter.

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Today we have an absolute legend on the show Dave Stewart of Eurythmics.

This man has sold over 100 Million records, He's won every award there is, He's been Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and also the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

Dave has worked with some of the biggest in the music biz including, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr the list goes on and on.

Dave has a 3 record Box Set of all new material coming out May 20th called Ebony McQueen and it is fantastic.

Tune in and enjoy this mans amazing stories.

Thank You

DDR

 

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Today is new music day on Let There Be Talk with my guest Patrick Ferris of The Americans.

The Americans play some incredible Rock n Roll and if you like Tom Petty, The Band, Wilco or any thing in that wheelhouse you are gonna love this band.

They have a new record coming out May 6th 2022 called Stand True so do yourself a favor and dig in asap.

Patrick and I dive deep into how this Los Angeles band started and all kinds of other great stories including, backing Nick Cave at a concert, Songwriting, Roots Rock n Roll and recording.

Thanks for tuning in and please help spread the word of my podcast network Cactus Radio Network.

DDR

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Today my guest is Michael Urbano one of the most sought after drummers in the music biz.

From his early days growing up in Sacramento playing 5 sets a night of Funk and Disco covers in the 70's to a record deal with Indie rockers Bourgeois Tagg.

This man has recorded with some of the biggest bands of the 80's and 90's including Cracker, Third Eye Blind, Smash Mouth, John Hiatt, Paul Westerberg and Sheryl Crow.

These days you can see Michael live on tour with the Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham.

Thank you so much for tuning in.

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Today my guest is Ben Thatcher drummer of the band Royal Blood.

At the age of 10 years old this man was playing drums in a church band every week in front of 300 people. Soon after he discovered the Red Hot Chili Peppers record Blood Sugar Sex Magic and more specifically Chad Smiths funky grooves and it changed his life.

Ben started the 2 piece band Royal Blood with Mike Kerr and quickly went in and did some demos that found there way onto Soundcloud where Warner Brothers records discovered them and signed them to a record deal.

With 3 records out and a new single right now called Honeybrains this band is just getting bigger and better.

Right now they are on a UK Arena tour and are about to start a US tour April 19th 2022 in Detroit.

Make sure you go back and listen their 2021 record Typhoons. I highly recommend it.

 

 

 

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Today my guest is the great Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard on Let There Be Talk.

We dive into Vivian's musical history including his early days in Sweet Savage, His audition for Dio, His love of Gory Gallagher and Gary Moore and of course Def Leppard's upcoming Summer Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe.

So much good stuff on this episode so tune in now and don't forget to Subscribe on iTunes and Youtube.

 

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Today my old friend Chuck Billy returns to the show to talk all about the new US tour The Bay Strikes Back with Testament, Exodus and Death Angel.

It was so great to catch up with Chuck on everything going on with his life including, The return of Dave Lombardo on the Drums, House Flipping, a potential Solo Record and what you can expect from the up coming tour.

Catch The Bay Strikes Back Tour starting April 9th in San Luis Obispo.

Keep The Candles Lit

DDR

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Today we have a Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame legend on the show Singer Songwriter Ann Wilson of Heart.

Ann is hands down one of the greatest Rock n Roll singers of all time. Heart has been on FM radio since the late 70's with classic songs like Magic Man, Crazy On You, Straight On, Even It Up and so much more.

In the 80's Heart absolutely exploded again with MTV monster hit songs like What About Love, These Dreams, and If Looks Could Kill 

Ann and I dive into her entire history including her brand new solo record Fierce Bliss which comes out April 29th 2022.

Catch Ann out tour in May playing dates all over America.

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Today comedian Rich Vos stops by and talks about his 38 years in Stand Up Comedy.

Rich has done all kinds of cool things in the business like hosting Woodstock 99, writing for the Academy Awards 2 times, being on Colin Quinn's Tough Crowd 35 times and he was also the first white comedian to ever perform on Def Comedy Jam.

Rich and I also talk about him hitting rock bottom before becoming sober and how sobriety has changes his life.

Tune in and enjoy episode 637 and don't forget to subscribe on Youtube and iTunes. 

Join my Patreon page for bonus episodes and Live Zooms ever week. https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray 

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My guest today is one of the most successful record producers of the last 20 years, Mr Jacquire King.

Jacquire has over 40 grammy nominations and multiple wins but more importantly he has worked with some of the greatest artist ever including Tom Waits, Kings Of Lean, Modest Mouse and Norah Jones.

Tune in and hear 2 old friends catching up on all things music including some interesting behind the scenes stories of making records.

Thanks for tuning in and remember to keep the candles lit.

DDR

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Today I sit down with a fantastic Singer, Songwriter, Musician out of Alabama Mr Anderson East.

I first heard this mans voice back in 2015 and immediately fell in love with his music.

Anderson and I dive into his career including how he got started in music, working with producer Dave Cobb and writing songs with Chris Stapleton.

Anderson has a brand new record out called Maybe We Never Die and is currently on tour so get out there and hear this mans amazing music.

Thanks for tuning in 

DDR

 

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Today I sit down with a dream guest Mr Judd Apatow.

I have been trying to get Judd on the show for years and a few months ago he emailed me and said lets do it.

This man has been in comedy almost his entire life and has been absolutely killing it in all departments Directing, Writing, Producing and Stand Up.

Judds body of work is beyond next level Freaks and Geeks, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Train Wreck, Girls, Crashing, Love the list goes on and on. 

Judd has also helped so many comedians in the business  including myself letting me be crazy on an episode of Love.

I really enjoyed talking to Judd and I know you guys are going to dig it.

Have a great week and I hope to see you at some of my Stand Up Shows. All dates can be found at https://www.deandelray.com/tourdates 

Also join my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/deandelray for tons of extra Let There Be Talks 

DDR

 

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Today I am very happy to have Matt Myers and Shane Cody of the band Houndmouth on the show.

I hadn't heard of Houndmouth until about 4 months ago but they have quickly become one of my favorite bands. Their new record Good For You absolutely blows my mind. 

Houndmouth started about 10 years ago when Matt and Shane met and started jamming and a short time later they scored a record deal at SXSW. You guys are gonna love their story.

Make sure you dive into their music and help spread the word.

Thanks for tuning in and have a great week.

DDR

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Today we celebrate new music with my guest Cade Pickering of Naked Gypsy Queens.

Naked Gypsy Queens is a newer Rock n Roll band out of Tennessee with a brand new Ep coming out this Friday Feb 11th 2022 called Georgiana

Rooted in amplified blues, hard-charging grooves, and dual lead guitars, the EP finds Naked Gypsy Queen building on the larger-than-life sound of their heroes from the 1960s and ’70s, keeping the flame burning for old-school hard rock while using their own 21st century fuel.

Cade and I dive into how the band got started, His first guitar and his love for Kurt Cobain.

These guys have some really good songs that caught my ear and I thought right away lets get them on the podcast.

Hope you guys dig it. Keep rocking and thank you 

for all of your support.

DDR

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Today we have the great blues guitarist Eric Gales talking all about his new album produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith called Crown which is out right now on all the streaming platforms.

Eric signed a record deal back when he was 15 years old and found fame over night but with that fame came trouble with drugs and for the next 30 years he was completely out of the game.

5 years ago Eric got clean and it has been a comeback story that will inspire even the most jaded.

Catch Eric on tour all of 2022 with Allman Betts Band.

Thanks for Tuning in. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review on iTunes and Youtube.

DDR

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Today we have the fantastic, Singer Songwriter Mike Reno of Loverboy on the show.

This band dropped their debut record in 1980 and immediately dominated FM Radio with massive hits like The Kid Is Hot Tonight and Turn Me Lose. Then in 1981 they drop another massive record Get Lucky and become complete superstars touring with massive bands like Journey and ZZ Top and it did not stop for them for years.

Mike and I dive into the history of the band from opening for Kiss on the Dynasty tour, Working with Bruce Fairbairn and Bob Rock and of course that epic 1982 Day On The Green in Oakland with Iron Maiden, Scorpions and Foreigner.  

Loverboy still to this day can be heard everywhere including major sporting events, TV series and commercials and all day long on classic rock radio. They currently have a brand new single out called Release and a huge summer tour booked with REO Speedwagon and Styx.

Hope you guys dig this episode. Don't forget subscribe to my Youtube channel and leave a review on iTunes.

DDR

 

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Today my guest is my old friend Manny Nieto, Record Producer, Guitar Player, Song Writer and Artist.

This man has been in the arts all his life. From playing in bands to producing bands Manny has done it all.

Manny has some incredible stories including going to China and recording underground Noise Bands, Producing The Breeders, Selling vintage guitar pedals to Eddie Van Halen and working with the Steve Albini.

Tune in and enjoy this mans journey.

Thanks for all the support have a great week and stay healthy.

DDR

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Today I sit down with one of the best Hip Hop DJ's in the world

Mr. DJ Lord of Public Enemy.

Lord and I sit down and dive into his history in Hip Hop. Everything from how he starter in Savannah Georgia, His first turntables, How he got the Public Enemy gig and of course our weekend with Metallica.

This man is a killer on the turntables and a great human so sit back and enjoy some Hip Hop history today on LET THERE BE TALK.

Candles Lit

DDR

 

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Today the great Brann Dailor returns to Let There Be Talk for an in-depth conversation on the writing and recording process of Mastodon's new album Hushed and Grim.

Brann and I also dive into our love of Stand Up Comedy especially the late great Norm Macdonald.

Do yourself a favor and dive into Hushed and Grim today and catch Mastodon back out on tour later this year.

I hope you enjoy episode #627 and please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes and Youtube.

Happy New Year.

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Today I sit down with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame inductee John Lodge, Bass Player and Songwriter of The Moody Blues.

This man is responsible for some of FM radios biggest hits including I'm Just A Singer In A Rock n Roll band and Ride My See- Saw.

We dig into growing up in Birmingham, His love of the Fender P-Bass, The Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and Buddy Holly.

On this episode I also run down my top 10 records of 2021 so tune in and enjoy.

Happy New Year 

Candles Lit

DDR

 

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Today my friend Gareth Liddiard of Tropical Fuck Storm returns to the show to talk all about their new album Deep States which came out a few months back.

This band is absolutely next level and have been on heavy rotation in my life since first hearing about them a couple of years ago.

Gareth also has a new side project called Springtime and they also have a new record out.

Gareth and I dive into the challenges of recording a record during the Pandemic, Songwriting and life in Australia.

Do yourself a favor and go and listen to this bands entire catalog.

Happy Holidays Delraisers.

DDR

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Today on a brand episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is Stax Records and Booker T & The M.G.’s legend Steve Cropper.

This man has played guitar with everyone Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett John Lennon, Ringo Starr, The Blues Brothers and hundreds more. We sit down and talk about his incredible life in the music biz including his recent Grammy Nominated Record “Fire It Up”.

I’ve told this story many times before one of the best concerts I ever saw was Neil Young backed by Booker T & The MG’s at the Shoreline in the Bay Area. I still think about that show all the time.

Tune in anywhere you listen to podcast including my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts 

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Today we celebrate the work of the legendary Rock n Roll Photographer Mr Jim Marshall with my guest Amelia Davis.

Amelia is the owner and manager of Jim Marshall Photography LLC.

Amelia stops by the show to talk all about the new fantastic documentary on Jim called Show Me The Picture The Story Of Jim Marshall.

You name the artist and Jim has the most Iconic photo of them ever. I loved this film and it was an honor to talk to Amelia.

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In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public’s fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. Paparazzi swarmed Spears’ home and her family, turning the singer into a tabloid punching bag. But when you’re a platinum-selling pop princess, the show goes on even when you desperately need an intermission. In the midst of madness, Spears began recording an album that would become her defining statement, 2007’s Blackout. Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums revisits the album at a time when Spears’ music — and the raw treatment she received from the public and the press — is being revisited and rethought in a big way. Collaborators and friends, from the A&R rep who was one of Spears’ closest allies to the producers who crafted visceral hits like “Piece of Me,” tell the story of how Spears’ made classic songs in the eye of a hurricane. The result was an album that stood as a middle finger to Spears’ critics and established a dark, danceable sound that influenced pop for years to come. Be sure to tune in on Amazon Music.

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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.

Have a great week and don't forget to check out my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts and my Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray 

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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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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

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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"

NFL Quarterbacks 

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.

DDR 

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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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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.

Over the course of more than a decade traveling together, Tony became a boss, a friend, a hero and, sometimes, a tormentor.In the Weeds takes readers behind the scenes to reveal not just the insanity that went into filming in some of the most far-flung and volatile parts of the world, but what Tony was like unedited and off-camera. From the outside, the job looked like an all-expenses-paid adventure to places like Borneo, Vietnam, Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Libya. What happened off-camera was far more interesting than what made it to air. The more things went wrong, the better it was for the show. Fortunately, everything fell apart constantly.

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.

DDR

 

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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 

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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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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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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.

 

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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 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:11am PDT

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.

Tickets at https://www.deandelray.com/tourdates 

Direct download: JASON_FLOM_FINAL_MIX.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 10:27am PDT

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

https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts 

 

 

Direct download: Zakk_Wylde_final_mix.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 12:58pm PDT

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 

Candles Lit

DDR

 

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Category:music -- posted at: 2:32pm PDT

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 

Direct download: Vincent_DAgostino_Bitcoin.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:06am PDT

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

DDR

 

Direct download: Kate_Vargas_Final.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

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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Candles Lit

DDR

 

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Category:music -- posted at: 10:10pm PDT

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.

 

 

Direct download: COW_PALACE_FINAL.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 9:23pm PDT

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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Direct download: Dave_Wnydorf_Monster_Magnet_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

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.

DDR

 

 

Direct download: Jack_Blades_final_mix.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 11:27pm PDT

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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Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:24am PDT

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.

Direct download: Morgan_Neville_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:49pm PDT

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.

DDR

 

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Category:music -- posted at: 12:03pm PDT

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.

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

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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Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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.

Candles Lit

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:03pm PDT

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

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:40am PDT

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.

Thank You 

DDR

 

Direct download: Norman_Perry_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:31pm PDT

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 

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:06pm PDT

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

DDR

 

Direct download: Bexley_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:24pm PDT

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

DDR

Direct download: Dennis_DeYoung_Final_Mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:44am PDT

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 

DDR

Direct download: Emily_Armstrong_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:47pm PDT

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.

DDR

 

Direct download: Josh_Richman_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

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

DDR

Direct download: Paul_Leary_Final.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT

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

DDR

 

Direct download: Byron_Kate_Final_Mix_LET_THERE_BE_TALK.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:36am PDT

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.

 

Direct download: Christian_James_Hand_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:21pm PDT

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

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:40pm PDT

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.

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Direct download: Taplin_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:37am PDT

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.

Candles Lit

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:40pm PDT

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.

Candles Lit

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:19am PDT

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

DDR

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:25pm PDT

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.

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:52am PDT

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.

Don't forget to check out my Youtube channel and Patreon.

DDR

Direct download: Gary_Numan_Final_Mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:52am PDT

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.

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:30pm PDT

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.

Candles Lit

DDR

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:51pm PDT

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. 

Direct download: Sue_Foley_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:34pm PDT

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.

Direct download: Neal_Francis_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:36pm PDT

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.

DDR

Direct download: Phil_Demmel_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

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. 

Direct download: Mark_Evans_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:06pm PDT

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.

 

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:54am PDT

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.

Direct download: Dale_Crover_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:34pm PDT

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.

DDR

Direct download: R.J._Cutler_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:56pm PDT

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.

DDR

 
 
 
Direct download: Brian_Holtzman_final.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:38pm PDT

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. 

DDR

 

Direct download: Jim_Norton_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:45pm PDT

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.

Don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel and my podcast on iTunes 

DDR

Direct download: Alex_Winter_Final_Mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

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

DDR

Direct download: Liberty_devitto_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT

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.

Candles Lit

DDR 

 

Direct download: Buck_Dharma_BOC_FINAL_MIX.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

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.

This episode is brought to you by Skylight Frame. Use the code Delray at check out for $10 off https://www.skylightframe.com 

 

Direct download: DARU_JONES_FINAL_MIX.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

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  

Direct download: Angry_Anderson_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:49am PDT

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

DDR

 

Direct download: TECH_N9NE_FINAL_MIX.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:12pm PDT

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.

Baron was a full on legend who took some of the best early photos for Rolling Stone magazine. Baron was Rolling Stone magazine’s first house photographer

His Woodstock photos and stories are next level. I sat down with him originally for an episode of Let There Be Talk August 28th 2016 #282 and was blown away by all his amazing rock stories. This man and his camera have documented legendary concerts and iconic rockers like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin AC/DC and so many more. Let’s pour one out for an old-school rock God I’ll miss you Baron so much. Your eye for art was the next level. Sad Sad Day. 😢 Take a look at his Instagram Google his name enjoy his photos and maybe buy one and hang it on your wall.

Love you Baron
DDR

 

Direct download: Baron_Wolman_R_I_P_Replay_.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:49am PDT

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.

CANDLES LIT

DDR

Direct download: Phil_Rudd_Final_mIX.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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.

Candles Lit

DDR 

Direct download: Trey_Bungle_Final.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

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

DDR 

Direct download: Trevor_Dunn_Bungle_Final_MIX.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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  

Direct download: Scott_Ian_Bungle_Final_Mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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.

Don't forget to join my Patreon for bonus episodes 

https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray 

Keep the Candles Lit

DDR

 

Direct download: Rob_Halford_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:20am PDT

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.

DDR

Direct download: Cliff_Williams_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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.

DDR

 

Direct download: ACDC_FINAL_MIX.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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.

This episode is brought to you by https://optical-connection.com Click on the link for all your Optical needs and use the code DEAN at check out for 10% off anything. Or call them and use the code. Doesn't matter where you are they will ship. 

DDR

 

Direct download: Blake_Kuwahara_final_mix.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:41pm PDT

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.

DDR

Direct download: Eddie_Van_Halen_Final_Mix_rip.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:44pm PDT

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