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Rock '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

Eye of the Tiger (w Dave Bickler of Survivor) - Episode 905

March 2, 2022

Movie Month returns with one of the all-time iconic soundtrack songs. From Rocky III (and pretty much every Rocky movie thereafter) comes Survivor's signature hit, "Eye of the Tiger." Original Survivor lead vocalist Dave Bic…

Rock '90S Interview

The Freshmen (w Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe)

Feb. 23, 2022

Let’s be honest, there was a lot of brooding going on in the ’90s. But this week’s track may have been the most brooding thing to come out of the whole decade, and we all loved it. The grim story of The Verve Pipe’s “The Fre…

Rock Pop '00S Singer-Songwriter Interview

I'm No Superman (Theme from "Scrubs") w Chad Fischer of Lazlo Bane

Feb. 16, 2022

Multi-talented writer, producer and scorer Chad Fischer chats with us this week about his Lazlo Bane track "I'm No Superman," the story behind its inclusion in the TV show "Scrubs," his friendships with Zach Braff, Lisa Loeb…

Rock '80S '70S

Styx (w Lawrence Gowan of Styx) - Episode 820

Dec. 22, 2021

It's epic season finale time, and it doesn't get more epic than the Grand Rock of Styx! Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, James J.Y. Young and the rest of the crew are ready to rock, and JP's ultimate band is great fodder for a wa…

Rock Interview Christian & Gospel

Beyond Belief (w John Schlitt of Petra) - Episode 816

Nov. 24, 2021

The biggest rock band in Christian music history is almost undeniably Petra, and JP is one of their biggest fans on planet Earth. Frontman John Schlitt joins us this week to talk about Petra's legacy, Beyond Belief, getting …

Rock '90S Interview

If You Could Only See (w Emerson Hart of Tonic)

Nov. 17, 2021

This episode gets burst wide open by JP's brilliant analysis of the guitar riff to this iconic '90s track, and Tonic frontman Emerson Hart joins us to talk about his favorite video memories, roller skating, and getting inter…

Rock Pop '80S Guest Co-host

Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer) w/Dave Barnes - Episode 813

Nov. 3, 2021

Might as well face it, this episode is going to be awesome. Uncle Dave Barnes joins us fresh off his new comedy album release "It's Hard Being an Idiot," to cover one of the most rocking songs of the 1980s. We'll talk about:…

Guest: Dave Barnes
Rock Pop '70S Interview

Magic (Pilot - w David Paton) - Episode 812

Oct. 27, 2021

Magic month closes out with one of the hookiest choruses of all time, and one of the great single-hit bands of the '70s, who never even got a chance to tour the U.S. We'll talk about it in depth with lead singer David Paton,…

Rock Pop '80S Guest Co-host

Magic (The Cars) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 811

Oct. 20, 2021

Longtime friend and guest co-host Joey Abbott joins the boys to continue Magic Month with one of the greatest hits from one of the greatest American bands, The Cars! Ric Ocasek and company deliver all kinds of goodness in th…

Rock '90S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Good (w Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra) - Episode 808

Sept. 29, 2021

One of the great alt-rock songs of the '90s is the topic this week, and we do our usual deep-diving and off-roading, as well as a great chat with lead singer (and writer of modern hits for Sugarland, Howie Day and many other…

Rock Pop '80S Interview

She's a Beauty (w Fee Waybill of The Tubes)

Sept. 15, 2021

A theatrical rock band collaborating with David Foster and Steve Lukather--what more could you want from the '80s? Good luck getting this one out of your heads. San Fransisco/Bay Area legends The Tubes deliver an all-time ea…

Rock '80S Interview

The Final Countdown (w/ Mic Michaeli of Europe) - Season 7 Finale, Episode 720

June 23, 2021

Season 7 draws to an epic close as we cover the most well-known synth riff of the 1980's and chat with the man who played it--that's right, it's The Final Countdown, the smash hit by Europe! We'll cover it in depth (and a tr…

Rock '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

No Easy Way Out (from Rocky IV) w/Robert Tepper - Episode 716

May 26, 2021

The finale of Movie Month is the ultimate montage track, from the Cold War epic Rocky IV, Robert Tepper's "No Easy Way Out." Fire up your Lambourghini and head out alone with your thoughts as we dig deep into this amazing so…

Rock Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) w/John Parr - Episode 713

May 5, 2021

Movie Month kicks off with one of the most iconic soundtrack tracks of the 1980's, the great story of Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, and how they...well, they uh... oh it doesn't have anything to do with their actual movie. But it…

Rock Pop '70S '60S Interview Blues

Feelin' Alright (w Dave Mason of Traffic)

April 14, 2021

You know this song. You love this song. You wanna play this song? Of course you do. Grab a bass and we can teach you in 60 seconds. Time for a deep dive into perhaps the all-time most jammable song in rock history, with the …