Sun, 2 October 2022
Today we have Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers / Steely Dan on the show.
This man has written some of the greatest songs to every hit the FM Dial including Minute by Minute, What a Fool Believes, Takin It To The Streets and I Keep Forgettin.
Michael sits down with me today for an In-Depth conversation on his Career in Music.
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Mon, 26 September 2022
Episode 666 is here and what better guest to have than the legend himself King Diamond of Mercyful Fate.
King and I sat down today for a long In-Depth conversation on all things King Diamond including, Influences, Songwriting, Lyrics, Mercyful Fate and even some Car Talk.
Mercyful Fate and King Diamond have been a massive influence to the metal world and it was an Honor to sit down with the King.
I hope you all enjoy this episode.
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Sun, 18 September 2022
Today my good friend comedian Jim Florentine returns to the show to talk about his new comedy record Terrorizing Telemarketers 7 which is currently #1 on iTunes.
Jim and I also dive into what its like opening for bands as a comedian, Baseball in San Francisco and of course Metal Music.
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Mon, 12 September 2022
Today I dive into
The start of the Marcus King Rock and Comedy Youngblood Tour.
Big bands side bands
Incredible films I forgot about
and the iPhone 14 that no one cares about.
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Sun, 4 September 2022
Today my friend Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs returns to the show to talk all about their new masterpiece record "How Do You Burn" which comes out this Friday.
This record is absolutely next level and I have not stopped spinning it all week.
It was so good to catch up with Greg on all things Whigs.
We dive into all kinds of topics including his early days in LA working at Tower Records, Peter Falk aka Columbo teaching him about Jazz, recording in the desert and Touring in Europe during a heat wave.
I love this episode.
Have a great week and looking forward to seeing you guys out on the road.
Sun, 28 August 2022
Kaya Stewart has been writing and recording songs since she was 13 years old. Sure Dave Stewart of Eurythmics is her Dad but that doesn't guarantee talent or success and she knows that.
After a song she wrote and recorded blew up on Soundcloud, records labels started knocking on her door.
Soon she found herself on Warner Brothers Records and out on the Vans Warped Tour but it wasn't all dreamy.
Kaya decided to start over and do things her way. During the Pandemic she was diagnosed with OCD which was the catalyst to write the collection of songs that make up her new album IF THINGS GO SOUTH which was co-written and co-produced by Dave Stewart.
The record comes out Sept 30th and will be available on all streaming platforms.
Kaya has an incredible voice and is a great songwriter and I really dig some of the songs on her new album.
I think you guys are really gonna dig this episode.
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Sun, 21 August 2022
Today on Let There Be Talk I go solo and dive into all kinds of
stuff like -
The unveiling of the beautiful Brody Stevens Mural
Metallica's Garage Days Re-Revisited turning 35 years old
Touring in the 70's with no WiFi
and staying motivated in Life.
Thanks for tuning in and make sure you
have a fantastic week out there.
Sun, 14 August 2022
Today we go to another level on the show with my ultimate dream guest Mr Gene Simmons of KISS.
11 years ago when I started this show I made a list of Dream Guest and Gene was at the top.
This man completely changed my life in 1977 and is 100 percent the reason I pursued a life in the Arts.
Over 660 episodes of Let There Be Talk and 80 percent of them all said Kiss is the reason they started playing music.
To quote my good friend Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta KISS is The Gateway into Rock n Roll and he could not be more correct.
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it.
Keep the candles lit my friends
Mon, 8 August 2022
Today my friend Marcus King stops by the show to talk all about his new album Young Blood coming out Aug 26th on American Recordings.
I have loved this mans music from the first day I heard him and can not stop telling people about him.
Marcus and I dive into whats been going on with him over the last couple of years including working with Dan Auerbach again in the studio, co-writing with Desmond Child and our Rock and Comedy tour that is about to start in Sept.
King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned guitar at age 3 from his blues rock musician father Marvin King. He navigated troublesome school years to quickly become known as one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed breakout success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach produced 2020 solo album debut, El Dorado. It garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” and critical praise from The New York Times to NPR’s Weekend Edition. With unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show, King has sold out historic venues from The Beacon to The Filmore. He has opened for Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet and Nathaniel Rateliff and graced the bills of Stagecoach, Fuji Rock, Rock Werchter and more. He also recently launched his own custom Gibson guitar and signature Orange guitar amplifier, the MK Ultra, which sold out before it even hit the stores.
Sun, 31 July 2022
Today my friend Robby Staebler of All Them Witches returns to the show to fill me in on what ATW is up to.
The band has been dropping a new song a month for their new project called The Bakers Dozen and they are also about to start a European tour next month.
All Them Witches has been one of my favorite new bands over the last 5 years and I can't recommend them enough.
Do yourself a favor and dive into their incredible records and definitely see this band live.
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Mon, 25 July 2022
Today I sit down with my friend Dave Elitch and talk about his life behind the Drum Kit playing with legends.
Dave has played Drums for The Mars Volta, Antemasque, Weezer, Killer Be Killed and so many more.
When Dave isn't in the recording studio or out on tour with a band he's teaching drums to some of the biggest in the biz.
This is a fantastic episode on Drums, Watches, Cars and Life.
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Mon, 18 July 2022
Today is new music day with Kenny Becker of the Los Angeles band Goon.
Kenny stops by and talks all about Goon's new record Hour Of Green that came out last Friday, July 15th 2022.
Goon is a fantastic indie band that is drawing love from everyone all over town including Reggie Watts.
Make sure you also check out their other record Heaven is Humming.
Kenny not only writes the songs but he also does all the artwork for the band.
Help spread the word of new music.
Mon, 11 July 2022
Today on Let There Be Talk we have the legend himself drummer Thommy Price.
Thommy is best know as the groove behind Joan Jett and The Blackhearts but early on he played with Scandal recording the hit song The Warrior.
From Scandal Thommy joined Billy Idol and recorded the Hit record Rebel Yell which exploded all over radio and MTV.
Thommy spent a few years with Billy Idol touring all over the world before settling into The Blackhearts for 28 years.
This mans stories are amazing.
Hope to see you guys in Fort Collins Colorado this week at The Comedy Fort July 15 and 16.
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Mon, 4 July 2022
Today I go solo for a special 4th of July episode.
I dive into some old 4th of July stories,
The Soundgarden catolog
Wimbledon Tennis Champions
and Lowrider cars
Have a great 4th my friends.
See you in Austin Tx this Saturday July 9th
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Tue, 28 June 2022
Today we have another drummer/songwriter on the show Mr Hunt Sales.
You may have heard Hunt laying down the groove on your favorite Iggy Pop records or early Todd Rundgren records and of course who could forget the great Tin Machine with David Bowie.
Hear how Hunt and his brother Tony got started back in the day, What it was like having Soupy Sales as his father and what he's working on these days.
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Mon, 20 June 2022
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.
Mon, 13 June 2022
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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Mon, 6 June 2022
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.
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Mon, 30 May 2022
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.
Fri, 27 May 2022
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
Sun, 22 May 2022
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.
Sun, 15 May 2022
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.
Mon, 9 May 2022
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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Sun, 1 May 2022
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.
Mon, 25 April 2022
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.
Sun, 17 April 2022
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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Sun, 10 April 2022
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.
Sun, 3 April 2022
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.
Sun, 27 March 2022
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
Mon, 21 March 2022
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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Mon, 14 March 2022
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.
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Mon, 7 March 2022
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.
Sun, 27 February 2022
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
Sun, 20 February 2022
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
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Sun, 13 February 2022
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.
Sun, 6 February 2022
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.
Mon, 31 January 2022
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.
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Sun, 23 January 2022
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.
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Mon, 17 January 2022
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.
Mon, 10 January 2022
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.
Mon, 3 January 2022
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.