Wednesday, November 14, 2018

David Reece Returns to Focus on Metal This Week



Episode 397 - Resilient Heart


David Reece makes his third appearance on the show this week. The occasion this time is the release of his third solo release “Resilient Heart” via Denmark’s Mighty Music. As always David gives us a candid view of the album and his views on the state of live music.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Drummer Bobby Rock Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 396 - Gonna Rock

Drummer Bobby Rock just published his book “The Boy is Gonna Rock, A Drummers Journey From Houston To Hollywood in Search of Hair Metal Heaven”. Besides being the original drummer for The Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Bobby also played with Nelson, Gary Hoey, Slaughter, and Lita Ford. He also has put out several solo releases. This week Bobby sits down with us to talk about the new book. You can order your own copy at BobbyRock.com



Also this week we chat with Rudy Sarzo and Garry Peterson about the first The Guess Who studio album since 1978, “The Future IS What It Used To Be”

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Our Kerrang! Project Wraps up on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 395 - Kerrang! Episode 11.5


Our massive Kerrang! project wraps up this week as we finish up the chat with noted music journalist Dave Reynolds that we started last week. Is it really done? Only the Irish guy really knows.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Kerrang # 11 Featuring Dave Reynolds on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 394 - Kerrang! Episode 11


The Kerrang! project soldiers on this week as we bring noted music journalist Dave Reynolds on board to give us his perspective on the magazine. Considering that besides Kerrang! the guy has written for Metal Forces, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and now Rock Candy he probably knows a thing or two about the music magazine biz.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Chad Nicefield of Wilson plus a bit of Music Discovery on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 393 - Wilson

A varied show this week as we welcome Chad Nicefield of Wilson to the show to talk about their new one “Tasty Nasty”. We also do a bit of music discovery with tracks by Kilmara, Professor Black, DC4 and Maxxwell, Also we bid adieu to Earpeeler.com. 



Track of the week is by Brainstorm off their latest studio release “Midnight Ghost”.

Here's another great track off the album


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Carlos Cavazo & Paul Shortino Recall The Making of Quiet Riot's 1988 "QR" Release on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 392 - QR at 30

30 years ago this month Quiet Riot released QR (aka QR IV, Quiet Riot, or Quiet Riot IV). 
It wasn’t the classic lineup of the band in fact only drummer Frankie Banali and Carlos Cavazo remained from prior incarnations. This time the band was fronted by veteran singer Paul Shortino and Sean McNabb replaced the recently departed Chuck Wright. All these changes conspired to make this release a tough one to sell to the fans. Quiet Riot would not release another album for five years when Kevin Dubrow was welcomed back into the fold with the 1993 release “Terrified”. Despite that, lots of folks do like this one so Richie decided to contact Carlos and Paul and pose some questions to them about this album on its 30th anniversary.


And if this gets you in the mood for some more of this lineup, check out Rough Riot


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Jarvis Leatherby of Night Demon on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 391 - Live Darkness

What do you do when you’re a hard working metal band with two killer albums behind you? If you’re Night Demon you release a double live masterpiece “Live Darkness”. This week we have Jarvis Leatherby on the show for a third time to give us the rundown on Live Darkness and what’s being planned for the band in the coming year.

Here's Night Demon covering a Maiden classic at Keep It True 2017

Point your browser to NightDemon.net to get all your Night Demon news, tour dates, and their official merch store. While you're there pick up your own copy of Live Darkness or any of their back catalog you might want too.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

James Kottak is back on Board This Week to Talk all Things Kingdom Come




Episode 390 - Kingdom Come

In March of 1988 Kingdom Come released their self titled debut album. Bolstered by tracks like “Get It On” the album was flying off shelves and led to being invited to be on the Monsters of Rock bill. With the 30th anniversary upon us James Kottak decided to get the band back together and celebrate the music. Although original singer Lenny Wolf declined to take part James was still able to pull together original guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier as well as original bassist Johnny B. Frank to take part in the assault. Keith St John will be taking over vocals for the tour. So this week we’re joined by James to give us all the straight talk about this anniversary tour.

Head to KingdomComeBand.com for more info and tour dates.




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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing is Our Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 389 - Heavy Duty

Most excellent show this week as we have former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing on board. K.K. (along with Mark Eglinton) just released “Heavy Duty: Days And Night in Judas Priest” a 288 page book about his life in and out of Judas Priest. With only 50 minutes Richie didn’t have time to delve deep but the takeaway is that this is a must read for metal fans. There's stuff in this book for every Priest fan out there.


Want to keep up with K.K. then head to KKDowning.net/SteelMill/


K.K. Downing solo from a 2010 British Steel Show


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Alex Skolnick & Mark Tremonti Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 388 - A Dying Majesty

Once again not one, but two returning guests this week. Alex Skolnick returns to give us the run down on the latest from Metal Allegiance “Volume II, Power Drunk Majesty” as well as some commentary on the 30th anniversary of Testament’s “The New Order”. 


Also this week Mark Tremonti is with us once again, this time to talk about the release of the limited edition book that was written to accompany “A Dying Machine”, the latest from Tremonti. He also gives us some insight on the new Alterbridge release “Live at Royal Albert Hall”.


Point your browser to MetalAllegiance.com/ for links to order your own copy of “Volume II, Power Drunk Majesty” or any of their other music.
Be sure to hit up MarkTremonti.com/  to order one of the limited first edition copies of “A Dying Machine” while they are still available.


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Deen Castronovo & Glenn Hughes Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 387 - Set The World on Purple

We have not one, but two returning guests this week. Deen Castronovo pays us a visit to talk about his new Gioeli-Castonovo release “Set The World on Fire” as well as updates on Revolution Saints and The Dead Daisies. 


Head to DeenCastronovo.net for all your Deen info and to TheDeadDaisies.com for all their latest tour dates

If that wasn’t enough we also touch base once again with Glenn Hughes. Glenn is of course out on tour playing all his classic Deep Purple tracks so he fills us in on that as well as answering some deeper questions about his past career.

Here's a clip with Myles from the Steelhouse festival which Glenn talks about on this episode

Be sure to hit up GlennHughes.com for all of Glenn’s upcoming dates.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

KINGDOM COME CELEBRATES DEBUT ALBUM WITH 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR





KINGDOM COME CELEBRATES DEBUT ALBUM WITH 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
The hard rock band Kingdom Come was formed in1987 and quickly signed to Polydor Records. 
Kingdom Come released their first single "Get It On" which held a stranglehold on rock radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold. 
The quintet, comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and singer Lenny Wolf, took to the road immediately as part of the North American “Monsters of Rock” Tour alongside Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken. In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, they also became MTV favorites with such videos as "Get It On" and "What Love Can Be" helping the band to sell over two million debut albums worldwide.
 
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of that classic album prompting drummer James Kottak to revive Kingdom Come. 
Along with original members Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank, a tour to commemorate the success of the band and album is born. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, but wishes the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, “but is definitely up to the job” according to the band members.
 
Guitarist Danny Stag says, “...we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It's like a miracle that this is finally happening!" Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!" 
 
Kingdom Come will tour in 2018 – 2019 performing songs from their legendary debut album along with music from their second album In Your Face.



The Kingdom Come 2018 – 2019 line up:
 
•           Drummer James Kottak  
•           Bassist Johnny B. Frank            
•           Guitarist Danny Stag  
•           Guitarist Rick Steier   
•           Singer Keith St. John  
 







Confirmed Kingdom Come Tour Dates:
 
9/27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
9/28 Vancouver, WA – Cascade Bar & Grill
9/29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver 
10/3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
10/5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
10/6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
10/7 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live
10/8 Santa Fe, NM - Camel Rock Casino
10/11 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre  w/ Special Guests Killer Dwarfs
10/12 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
10/13 Versailles, OH – BMI Indoor Speedway  co-headlining with Autograph - special guests are Killer Dwarfs. 
10/14 Louisville, KY – Bourbon Hall 
10/17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
10/18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre
10/19 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina 
10/20 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance   ***Kingdom Come is direct support for Zebra
10/21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brewpub 
10/26 Granite City, IL – Eddie’s Bar & Grill
10/27 Kansas City, MO – The Scene K.C. Rock Bar
 
Please visit the band’s website (www.KingdomComeBand.com) for information on VIP Meet and Greets.
 
VISIT KINGDOM COME ONLINE:

www.KingdomComeBand.com (current lineup)   

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mick Wall & Joel McIver Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 386 - Kerrang! Episode 10

Our Kerrang! project continues this week with not one, but two guests. First up we have our perennial co-conspirator Joel McIver. Joel happens to have taken the dive into podcasting with the new show “Dead Rock Stars” which brings me to our second guest this week Joel’s cohost the legendary Mick Wall
Any longtime listener will know we’ve tried forever to get Mick on the show and we finally have him on as part of our Kerrang! project.So enjoy part 10 of the project and make sure you add “Dead Rock Stars” to your podcast habit.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

NEW BOOK, ‘THE 100 GREATEST ROCK BASSISTS,’ COUNTS DOWN AND ANALYZES THE BEST OF THE BASS




There have been seemingly countless “Greatest Rock Guitarists” lists assembled over the years - for articles or books. But...what about bassists? In ‘The 100 Greatest Rock Bassists,’ author/journalist Greg Prato courageously attempts to level the playing field, single-handedly. In addition to counting them down from the bottom to the top, each entry contains info on each player - including background data, standout tracks, similar players, preferred makes/models, etc. 
 

And that’s not all! Also featured are ten all-new interviews for this book, with some of the greatest rock bassists of all-time (Billy Sheehan, Les Claypool, John Myung, Mike Watt, Doug Wimbish, Doug Pinnick, David Ellefson, Glenn Hughes, Glen Matlock, and Cris Kirkwood), as well as vintage/rarely-seen photos of many of the top names. So...put down your bass for a bit, pick up this book, and discover just who are ‘The 100 Greatest Rock Bassists.’
 
Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, and Vintage Guitar, and has authored such books as ‘Shredders!: The Oral History Of Speed Guitar (And More),’ ‘The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s,’ and ‘Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music .’ ‘The 100 Greatest Rock Bassists’ is his 24th book overall.
 
‘The 100 Greatest Rock Bassists’ is available as a paperback version [258 pages, $14.99], a Kindle download [$9.99], and a Nook download [$9.99].
 
Read excerpts here:
 

http://www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/the_100_greatest_rock_bassists_-_an_excerpt/

https://www.alternativenation.net/top-10-greatest-90s-alternative-rock-bassists/
 
Ordering info here:
 
Paperback & Kindle -
 http://a.co/6GLKPf0
 
Nook - 
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-100-greatest-rock-bassists-greg-prato/1129334041?ean=2940161908129

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Vocalist Brian Howe Drops In On This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 385 - Dangerous Age


Vocalist Brian Howe gives us a great interview this week as Richie delves into his time with Bad Company. The intended focus was on Dangerous Age but Brian has a lot of insight into all the albums he did with the band.



Brian is still out there hitting stages everywhere be sure to check out BrianHowe.com to see if he's coming to a stage near you.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Vixen's Roxy Petrucci Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 384 - Live Fire

This week we welcome Roxy Petrucci to the show to give us all the info on Vixen and their latest release on Rat Pak Records “Live Fire”.



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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Chris Brooks From Like A Storm on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 383 - Catacombs


Way back on Episode 262 we had Matt Brooks of Like A Storm on the show while they were on tour promoting their new release “Awaken The Fire”. Three years and 121 episodes later they have a new release “Catacombs” and we welcome vocalist Chris Brooks on to talk all about what’s been going on in the interim as well as giving us the rundown on the new music.



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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Biff Byford Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 382 - Saxon mkVI


This week we talk about Call To Arms, Sacrifice and Battering Ram. Yep we kept you waiting for another 63 episodes before finally getting to another installment of the Saxon catalog. However I think we’ve more than made up for it by having on none other than Biff Byford to discuss these most metal releases. Yep Richie sat down with Biff around the time they were mixing Thunderbolt to discuss the next three albums in the catalog. 



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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Leather Leone Returns to Focus on Metal This Week.




Episode 381 - Leather

Yep I know we're a day early. Consider this a rare Tuesday release.
So yes leather is one the most metal of fabrics (along with denim) but it’s also Leather Leone, one of FoMs most frequent guests. Once again this week we welcome Leather to the show and this time its to talk about her second solo release “II”. We’ve only been waiting 29 years for another solo release from her but Leather has delivered the goods. 


Also this week we indulge in a bit of music discovery so besides the great tracks from leather we also has selections from Trillium, Lizzy Borden, Lords of Black and Sunstorm.


If that wasn’t enough for ya we also have a track of the week from A Sound of Thunder’s latest release “It Was Metal”.



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gregg Giuffria Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal





Episode 380 - Gregg Giuffria

House of Lords, anybody? Yep, this week Richie gets a chance to talk with founder and keyboardist Gregg Giuffria about the origins of House of Lords. Gregg was also a pivotal part of Angel and Giuffria but House of Lords has always been high on Richie’s list of bands so enjoy his chat this week.



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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Mark Tremonti & Toby Jepson Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 379 - A Dying Machine


Mark Tremonti is back on the show once again and this time he’s on board to discuss the latest Tremonti Release “A Dying Machine” due out this week.


Also on the show this week we have a talk with Toby Jepson. You may know him from Little Angels or Fastway but now he’s providing the vocal power for The Wayward Sons. Toby will be talking a bit about his past as well as a chat about The Wayward Sons latest “Ghosts of Yet to Come”.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Producer / Engineer Duane Baron Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 378 - Duane Baron

This week Richie sits down with mixer, engineer, and producer Duane Baron. Given the stellar cast of metal musicians that Duane has been able to work with (Dream Theater, Ozzy, Crue, and more) this chat should be a good one.


Track of the week is from “By Blood Sworn” the new release from Ross the Boss.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Carl Alvarez From Inside Metal on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 377 - The Rise of LA Thrash Metal


At long last Bob Nalbandian and the crew at Metal Rock Films ( MetalRockFilms.com ) have finished the LA metal documentary trilogy they started way back in 2014. The final part was the much anticipated volumes on thrash, “The Rise of La Thrash Metal” volumes 1 & 2. Narrated by David Ellefson they wrap up the project in style. This week we are happy to have filmmaker Carl Alvarez on to talk about the making of the Inside Metal documentary series and his own first hand personal experiences in the LA thrash and metal scene.


Track of the weeks comes from the just released second solo album from Leather Leone "Leather II"


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Producer Jason Slater Returns on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 376 - SlaterRyche II


Producer Jason Slater (jason-slater.com) returns this week to wrap up the discussion of his years working for Queensryche. We also get an extra bit of talk about working with Dio.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Producer Jason Slater on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 375 - SlaterRyche

Jason Slater (jason-slater.com) was the bassist for Third Eye Blind and Snake River Conspiracy but he is probably best known as a record producer and in particular the producer for Queensryche’s output from 2005  to 2013.

Jason had a massive two sessions of talk with Richie about those years and this week we bring the first hour of that dialog.

Also this week we run the rare "Shred Chronicle" as we bring you a listen to "Tomb of The Gods" a  track from "Conspiracy" the latest release from Ethan Brosh.

Here's another track from that release


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Colorado Thrashers Havok on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 374 - Havok

Century Media artists Havok have been bringing the thrash since 2004. You would think that after all this time that spellcheck would not try to correct the band name but apparently technology can’t keep up with the relentless assault of these thrashers.

Richie spent a bit of time on the bus with the band when they had a tour stop in Worcester. He was able to talk with the whole band and that’s what we have in store for ya this week.

Here's some social commentary courtesy of Havok from their latest release


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