Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK (music)

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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Category:music -- posted at: 10:24pm PST

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

Direct download: Gareth_tropical_fuck_storm_final_mix.mp3
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Today on a brand episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is Stax Records and Booker T & The M.G.’s legend Steve Cropper.

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

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

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

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Category:music -- posted at: 10:26pm PST

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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Category:music -- posted at: 10:42am PST

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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Category:music -- posted at: 8:53am PST

Today my friend John 5 stops by to talk about his new solo album SINNER out right now on all the streaming platforms.

John is an absolute crushing guitar player and his new solo record really knocked me out. Lots of cool guest on this record including Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Peter Criss of KISS and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies.

Recorded in Los Angeles at Riott House Studios with Barry Pointer Producing and Mixing.

Lots of amazing topics on this episode including some David Lee Roth and Kiss talk.

If you haven't heard the 1st episode with John 5 from 4 years ago check it out at https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts 

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Today my good friend Josh Freese returns to the show to talk about his brand new solo record "Just A Minute" coming out this Friday, October 15th 2021.

Josh is an absolute legend on the drums playing with everyone in the Rock and Punk world including Devo, Sting, A Perfect Circle, NIN, Guns n Roses, The Vandals, and Weezer.

Josh is currently out on Tour with Sting and you can see him with Sting in Las Vegas this week.

Get his new record and also follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joshfreese/ 

 

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Category:music -- posted at: 9:29am PST

Today my good friend Nikki Sixx stops by to talk about his brand new book "The First 21" which comes out Oct 19th 2021.

Nikki has been rocking with Mötley for 40 years and now you can hear about what he did before Mötley.

For the first 21 years of Nikki's life he was grinding it out on the streets as Frank Feranna. Broken family life, Bouncing from town to town couch to couch chasing a dream that only a handful of people ever achieve.

When you read these stories in his new book you realize you are reading the recipe on how to write a classic like Too Fast For Love and Shout At the Devil.

These stories are raw just like the music.

Riding a Greyhound to LA with no money and no place to live  hoping to start a Band that will change the world is not for the weak.

Dig in and enjoy this episode of Let There Be Talk.

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Today I sit down with an absolute legend Mr Tommy Shaw of Styx.

Tommy has been killing in the Rock n Roll game for most of his life writing some of the biggest songs on the FM dial like Renegade, Blue Collar Man and Too Much Time On My Hands.

Tommy also hit a home run with his other band Damn Yankees which also had some massive radio hits.

Today we sit down and talk about his history in Rock n Roll, Songwriting, Guitars, Nashville and their new record Crash Of The Crown.

Catch Styx out on tour right now in America and buy their new record.

 

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Today 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 PST

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

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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 PST

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

 

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Category:music -- posted at: 9:21pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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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