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.




And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.

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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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