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.
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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.
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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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Mon, 16 March 2020
Today my guest is Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Chris Layton.
Chris is a full on Legend who has played drums with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Arc Angles, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayer and so many more.
Chris is in the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and he is also a Grammy Winner.
Last Saturday I sat down with Chris in Austin Texas at his Drum Studio and dove deep into this mans career.
I know you guys are gonna dig this one.
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Mon, 9 March 2020
Today on Let There Be Talk the great Brian Posehn stops by and talks all about his new Comedy Metal Album "Grandpa Metal"
Brian has always been a Metal fan and over the last 6 years he has been recording on and off with some of his Metal friends to make Grandpa Metal. People like Scott Ian, Gary Holt, Kim Thayil and Alex Skolnick just to name a few all played on this record.
Brian is a fantastic comedian who has been in the game for over 30 years.
Tune in and hear us dive into some metal and comedy talk.
Candles Lit my friends.
Mon, 2 March 2020
Today I sit down with a former Racing Champion and current CEO of Dream Racing Mr. Enrico Bertaggia.
Enrico starting racing professionally in 1982 and continued for almost 25 years. After his retirement he new he didn't want to leave the racing world so he opened Dream Racing in Las Vegas.
Dream Racing gives civilians an opportunity 2 drive real race cars and Super Cars on a track.
This place is one of my favorite places in the world. To be able to drive a Ferrari 488 Pista or a Porsche GT2 RS on the track is unreal .
It was an honor to talk to Enrico and his life is very inspiring.
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Sun, 23 February 2020
Today on Let There Be Talk my friend actor Adam Goldberg stops by for some serious lunacy.
Adam and I dive deep into many rabbit holes today including Cameras, Clothing, Film, Acting and of course Dazed and Confused.
Adam has been a working Actor most of his life and has even worked with Steven Spielberg in the epic war film Saving Private Ryan.
One of my favorite films that he did is The Salton Sea. This is a must see film.
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Sun, 16 February 2020
Today we have a full on legend on the show. Guitar God, Riff Master and Rock N Roll Hall of Famer, Mr Brad Whitford of Aerosmith.
It was an honor to sit down with Brad last week in Las Vegas where they are in the middle of their Deuces are Wild residency at the MGM Park.
Brad is what I call the glue of Aerosmith. His Rhythm and Lead playing have been the inspiration of many guitar gods today including Slash of Guns n Roses.
Brad also wrote some of the great Aerosmith classic like Last Child, Nobody's Fault, Kings and Queens and many many more.
I wanna thank Brad's Guitar Tech, Greg Howard for setting this up and being a fantastic friend and also Heidi Weaver my old land lady for the invite to Vegas.
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Sun, 9 February 2020
Today on the show we have the return of my good friend Marc Maron.
Marc has been an incredible friend over the last 9 years and it was amazing to sit down with him on a long car ride between Grand Rapids and Milwaukee and talk about whats been going on over these last 9 years.
7 years ago Marc had me on his podcast WTF and it completely changed my life in so many ways.
Marc has been doing Stand Up Comedy for over 30 years and his podcast WTF just past the 10 year mark. Over the last 5 years he has also become a fantastic actor working on Projects like his own TV show Maron as well as some great films like The Joker and Sword of Trust.
This is definitely one of my Favorite episodes and I think you guys are gonna dig it.
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Sun, 2 February 2020
Today I sit down with a real Rock n Roll legend, Guitar Player/Songwriter for The Doors, Robby Krieger.
This man is one of the most Original sounding guitar players ever.
Robby and I get into all kinds of topics ranging from Songwriting, Amps, Guitars, Drugs and of course Jim.
The Doors were inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of Fame in 1993 and have sold over a 100 Million Records.
It was an Honor to talk to this man on stage at the place it all began, The Whisky A Go Go.
I wanna Thank Amy, Mikeal Maglieri and The Whisky for making this dream happen.
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Mon, 27 January 2020
Today I continue my celebration of early Bay Area, Thrash Metal with the legendary drummer Andy Galeon.
Andy has been playing drums professionally since he was 9 years old. This man instantly became a star behind the kick bashing it out in his band Death Angel.
Some of his earliest gigs were opening for Mercyful Fate, Metallica and Megadeth.
Andy sits down and talks about his long career in Thrash Metal and the ups and downs of the music biz.
Hope you guys enjoy this episode. Make sure you tweet and share on all your social media platforms.
Mon, 20 January 2020
Today I continue my Thrash January here on Let There Be Talk with the King of Thrash Metal himself Mr. Kirk Hammett of Metallica.
Anyone who listens to this podcast knows how much this means to me. For the last 8 years I have wanted to sit down and talk to this man and I cannot think of a better Time than Thrash January.
I will never forget this and I really hope all of you enjoy this as much and I did.
Keep The Candles Lit.
Love Live Ray and Cliff Burton.
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Mon, 13 January 2020
On todays episode of LET THERE BE TALK I continue my tribute to the early Bay Area Thrash Metal scene with an incredible guest Mr Brian Lew.
Brian is a Co-Author of the greatest Trash Metal Photo book ever published called Murder In The Front Row.
This Book is a perfect documentation on the early Bay Area Thrash Scene and now the inspiration for the new documentary of the same name.
I own the Book, Saw the Documentary and I was also part of this scene and I have to say both the Film and Book are masterpieces.
Look for a spring release of the DVD with tons of bonus footage and get the book right now.
Follow @murderinthefrontrow for all the updates and cool photos on Instagram.
Mon, 6 January 2020
Today my old friend Rob Cavestany stops by Let There Be Talk to reminisce about the history of Death Angel.
I have decided to dedicate the month of January to Bay Area Thrash Metal and what better way to kick it off than with one of the Kings of Thrash Mr Rob Cavestany.
Recently Death Angel was Nominated for a Grammy for their new record Humanicide. This is their first Nomination in the 38 year history of the band.
Rob and I have been friends for over 35 years so we dive way deep into some old Bay Area stories.
Tune in and keep the Candles Lit.
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