Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

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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Category:music -- posted at: 8:56am PDT

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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