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Photograph (Nickelback) - Episode 509

April 1, 2020

Canada’s greatest export Nickelback is the topic today, and we can’t wait to talk about the fresh maple syrup that is their legendary track, “Photograph.” In this episode: - Chad Kroeger, the original Tiger King? The lead si…

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White Wedding (Billy Idol) w/ Phil Feit- Episode 506

March 11, 2020

It's a nice day to start again! This week we talk about Billy Idol's hit "White Wedding," its roots and origin, and overall awesomeness. Plus a special guest interview with Billy's bassist Phil Feit! Also in this episode: - …

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Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Episode 503

Feb. 21, 2020

The pop hit that made David Bowie a mainstream star and introduced Stevie Ray Vaughan to the world is our topic this week, and we've put on our red shoes, which are obviously a metaphor for...systemic racism? Oh, wait. I mea…

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I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf [Season 4 Finale]

Nov. 29, 2019

The most epic song of the 1990's is the perfect finish to an epic Season 4! Settle in for the journey into Jim Steinman's insane musical drama and the story of the sexiest lip-sync job of all time! Also in this episode: - Ro…

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Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters) - Rivalry Week 2, Episode 419

Nov. 22, 2019

RIVALRY WEEK, ROUND 2 If you’ve been with us on the show before, you may already know how JP feels about Dave Grohl. Well this week you’re gonna find out why. Rivalry Week Pt 2 focuses on “Monkey Wrench” by the band Rob cons…

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Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne) - Halloween, Episode 416

Oct. 31, 2019

It's frickin' bats! The Prince of Darkness graces the pod ever-so-serendipitously on this Halloween edition, and we get into the heavy rock greatness that is "Crazy Train." Also in this episode: - Why Ozzy keeps getting sued…

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Hard to Handle (Black Crowes) - Episode 413

Oct. 11, 2019

It's hard to ha-na-na this week, as the lads dig into this modern rock classic--er, classic rock classic? Classic-modern-contemporary-oldie? Regardless of its classification, it rocks and it's awesome, and we're gonna talk a…

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Jeremy (Pearl Jam) - Episode 412

Oct. 4, 2019

::Trigger Warning:: This week's episode covers and references true events that touch at the heart of current American tragedies, and specifically school shootings. Pearl Jam's 1992 hit "Jeremy" is about an awful reality, bu…

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Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) w/Robby Wade and Bonus Jimmy Wallace Interview - Episode 411

Sept. 26, 2019

"Blue on Black," signature hit from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, hits the pod at full throttle this week. Our first taste of the blues on the pod calls for an XL episode, so we've got it! Special in-studio host, fresh inte…

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Buddy Holly (Weezer) w/ Joey Abbot - Episode 410

Sept. 20, 2019

Oooweeooo, we can't wait for this one! Weezer's Blue Album gem Buddy Holly gets the Great Song treatment, with returning special guest Joey Abbot! In this episode: - Rivers Cuomo is never happy - Rob super botches an intro, …

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Counting Blue Cars (w JR Richards of Dishwalla) - Episode 409

Sept. 13, 2019

Tell me all your thoughts on Dishwalla, 'cause we're on our way to see them! Original Dishwalla lead singer JR Richards joins the show to talk about the song that made people all over the country say, "What in the world does…

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The Joker (Steve Miller Band) - Episode 408

Sept. 6, 2019

He's no Joaquin Phoenix, but he'll do. Steve Miller, the chillest rock legend maybe ever, graces the show for the first time with his classic, "The Joker." We'll learn about his love for '50s doo-wop and maybe some lyrical a…

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Forever Young (Rod Stewart) - Episode 407

Aug. 30, 2019

That instantly recognizable voice. That beautifully leathery face. That mole nobody really talks about. It’s Rod Stewart, blessing the show and the world with his classic hit “Forever Young.” Also in this episode: - How does…

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Livin' on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) - Episode 405

Aug. 16, 2019

The definition of arena rock is Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Stick around to the end to yell the key change with us, because otherwise we made ourselves hoarse for nothing. In t…

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When Doves Cry (Prince & the Revolution) - Episode 404

Aug. 9, 2019

The greatest song in pop history? The transitive property suggests *maybe.* Regardless, this song and its iconic album are in the upper echelon of pop (or funk-rock) history. Jam along with us and the late, very great Prince…