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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