Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK (music)

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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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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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.

Thanks for tuning in. If you want to support the podcast join my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray

Have a great week and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes and Youtube.

DDR 

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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.

DDR

 

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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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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.

DDR

 

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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

DDR

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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.
 
King recently announced a massive headline US tour, with dates through September and October 2022 supporting the release of his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. He will be taking his stadium sized sound to esteemed venues across the U.S, including two nights at venues such as New York’s Beacon Theatre and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Neal Francis and Ashland Craft support select dates, and the tour features comedy by Dean Del Ray. Tickets on sale now.

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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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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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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.

Keep Rocking 

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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

Tickets at https://www.deandelray.com 

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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.

Thanks for tuning in and please leave a review and subscribe to my Youtube and ITunes channels.

Thanks

DDR

 

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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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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/ 

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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 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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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 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.

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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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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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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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Direct download: Lars_Rancid_final_mix.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 8:53am PDT

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 

Direct download: John_5_Return_Final_mix.mp3
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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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Category:music -- posted at: 9:29am PDT

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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Direct download: Nikki_Sixx_Final_miX_FIRST_21_BOOK.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT

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.

 

Direct download: TOMMY_SHAW_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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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 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

 

Direct download: FEE_WAYBILL_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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 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 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

Today on Let There Be Talk, my guest is winner of the TV show Last Comic Standing 2010  Felipe Esparza- one of the funniest comedians working right now.
Direct download: filipe_pod.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 9:55am PDT

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