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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 …

Rock '80S '90S Milestone/Special Interview

King's X Ultimate Playlist w/dUg Pinnick of King's X - 150th Episode, Episode 709

April 7, 2021

“King’s X invented grunge.” “King’s X invented Drop D tuning.” “The greatest ever cult band.” Buckle in, everybody! Our biggest episode EVER is our gift to...well, ourselves , for our 150th episode. We're turning over every …

Rock '90S Interview

Found Out About You (w Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms)

March 31, 2021

'90s Madness concludes with one of the most ubiquitous bands and albums of the decade, Gin Blossoms' New Miserable Experience and its many hit singles! We'll cover all things regarding this classic rock anthem, and chat with…

Rock '90S Interview

Only Wanna Be With You (w Jim Sonefeld of Hootie & the Blowfish) - Episode 707

March 24, 2021

“Cracked Rear View” is the biggest-selling studio album since “Thriller,” and this week we're diving into it, and specifically one of the '90s' most beloved songs! We'll be talking with Hootie drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld abo…

Rock '90S Interview

All For You (w Ken Block of Sister Hazel) - Episode 706

March 17, 2021

90s Madness continues with the singalong of singalongs, “All For You” by Sister Hazel! Lead singer Ken Block joins us to talk about the legacy of the band, the real life Sister Hazel, Lyrics for Life, and more. Also: - How t…

Rock '90S Interview

90s Madness: The Way (w Tony Scalzo of Fastball) - Episode 705

March 10, 2021

The road that they walk on is paved in gold, and this episode is definitely gold too. Fastball singer and bassist Tony Scalzo joins us to talk about the band's signature tune, based on a true (if sad) story. Also-- - Miles Z…

Rock '90S Guest Co-host

90s Madness: Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) w Dave Barnes

March 3, 2021

We're kicking off '90s Madness with one of the greatest rock hits of the decade, Stone Temple Pilots' signature cut "Interstate Love Song," and we brought along Uncle Dave to help us dig into it! Also in this episode: - Five…

Rock '70S '60S Interview

Cosmo's Factory (Creedence Clearwater Revival) w/ Doug "Cosmo" Clifford - Episode 701

Feb. 10, 2021

We kick off Season 7 with one of the biggest American rock bands in history, and one of their most iconic albums! Plus we chat with the album's titular inspiration, CCR drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford! In this episode: - The “…

Rock Pop '90S Non-Interview

A Long December (Counting Crows) - Season 6 Finale, Episode 620

Dec. 30, 2020

Season 6 comes to a close, and so does the longest. year. ever. The perfect metaphor for breathing in the last of 2020 and looking hopefully toward a new 2021, Adam Duritz and company give us the perfect heavy but meaningful…