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The Loudini Rock 'n Roll Circus brings you News, Music, Business Tips and Great Rock and Roll by the best emerging Artists. If you like what you hear, please tip! https://www.paypal.me/LouLombardi

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BluesyTuesday Episode 6: Celebrating Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog
00:09:02

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In this week’s episode of Bluesy Tuesday we discuss and disect Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog.

The main riff was composed by Led Zeppelin Bassist John Paul Jones and is organized around a call and response pattern. The song begins with Robert Plant singing accapella followed by the band “answering” him with Jones’ riff. The song got it’s name from a black labradore retreiver that the band found wandering around their Headley Grange studio.

The main riff is derived directly out of the blues scale and is often mistakenly thought to be “polyrhythmic”. The confusion comes in because the way that Jones phrases the riff. Instead of [...]

Aug 14, 2018
Ride the Bullsh*t Train with God Hates Unicorns
00:24:40

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Josh H. Unicorn formally of Debutante and and Skull Death Gut Corpse on Lead vocals and some programming.
Jeff (the Snowman) Unicorn on Bass guitar.
Nick J Unicorn formally of Pretty and the River Rats on guitar and additional programming.

God Hates Unicorns formed in 2015..or maybe 2014. I don’t remember.I got an invite from Josh to go see their show. I knew of Josh from his earlier bands Skull Death Gut Corpse and Debutante. Josh and I traded shows with each other during the Pittsburgh music scene golden age (the early 2000’s when everyone was on Myspace.com the greatest tool for musicians to ever have existed).
I remember seeing their very first “performance” at the Squirrel Hill Sports [...]

Aug 12, 2018
Getting a job as a lawyer, leads to songwriting and music press accolades for Paulo Franco
00:29:23

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Paulo Franco is a Richmond, Virginia based singer/ songwriter. In terms of recording, it may seem that Franco has come to the game later in life than some, but his musical journey has been a lifelong story. Born to Colombian immigrants and raised in Washington D.C., Paulo embraces his heritage as a first generation American and his songs and style reflect that. As a child, his father turned him on to the country music of the United States via the Johnny Cash Variety show and on his own he discovered a love for rock n roll through the Stones and the Beatles. At the age of nine, he picked up a classical guitar and a musician was born. After years of playing in various cover bands and honing his chops, Franco began writing his own materia [...]

Aug 12, 2018
Rockin’ Rant #2: Peter Frampton wants to punish you for streaming his songs
00:10:48

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This week 70’s icon Peter Frampton Tweeted that he had over 55 million downloads of his song “Baby I Love Your Way” for which he only received $1700. The tweet was part of a series of tweet where he told about testifiying to congress on the behalf of ASCAP. You can read it for yourself here:https://twitter.com/peterframpton/status/1025584924609400832 .

These older artists cannot seem to come to terms with the fact that the world has moved on. We no longer have the same music industry that we did in the 70’s, 80’s and [...]

Aug 12, 2018
Wicked Riff Wednesday Episode 5: Grunge’s Greatest Riff
00:08:30

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In 1991 Soundgarden released their 3rd studio album, Badmotorfinger. As the saying goes, “third time’s a charm!” BMF continued the band’s hard rock/metal rooted sound but with more mature songwriting. The songs “Outshined” and “Rusty Cage” were MTV hits and pushed Soundgarden into the mainstream.

With it’s groove doom tuned down riff, locked in rhythm section, humungous guitars, imagination bending lyrics and legendary vocal performance, “Outshined” is one of grunge’s most important moments and to put it bluntly, grunge’s greatest riff… period.

In this episode we uncover what makes [...]

Aug 08, 2018
What Are Top 5 Twin Guitar Attack Bands Of All Time
00:53:58

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Pop Quiz Hot Shot: What’s better than a band that plays great guitar driven rock?

Answer: A band that plays great guitar driven rock with TWO guitarists!

Excess has been a characteristic of rock and roll since it’s inception. Louder, bigger, faster, harder and of course more have been the cries of rock’s biggest fans. While legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Van Halen feature one hot guitar player, some bands just want to take it up a notch.

What do you do when you are already on ten? How do you get that “push over the cliff?” You add another guitar player of course!

Aug 07, 2018
Bluesy Tuesday Episode 5: KIX Celebrates 30 Years of Blow My Fuse
00:10:32

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In the history of blues based hard rock there is a tradition of bands playing great heavy rhythm riffs with catchy singable chorues. Bands like AC/DC and KISS come to mind but there are many others including this week’s Bluesy Tuesday featured band; KIX.

Originally calling themselves Shooze and eventually changing their name to the Generators and ultimately, the hard rocking boys from Balitmore, KIX, garnered quite a reputation for themselves as one of Maryland’s most exciting live bands, covering influences in the blues based hard rock format.

This year marks the thirtith aniversary of their smash album, Blow My Fuse and the band is celebrating by rele [...]

Aug 07, 2018
Rockin’ Rant #1: Dumbass Artists That Block Me
00:11:15

YouTube is the number one source for people to find music. If you want someone to hear your music, you have a better chance of catching their ear on YouTube than you do on Spotify, Soundcloud, Pandora, or Bandcamp. Those are just the facts, as of the writing of this blog post.

Since we have established this as a fact, why in the hell would an artist block a video who’s sole intention was to promote their music? That sounds like madness… right? Let me tell you kids, it happens ALL THE TIME!

We actually stopped posting our podcast on YouTube for a couple of years for this reason. We would put a lot of time and effort and even financial expense into producing a great podcast, converting it to video, promoting it, only to have the artist, or their label block it. I even had labels block videos of artist that THEY had me interview for them. WTF???

And it’s not just me… Rick Beato also did a great video about this. Rick is awesome and you shou [...]

Aug 02, 2018
Wicked Riff Wednesday Episode 4: What Was The First Heavy Metal Riff
00:07:12

When we speak of the beginnings of heavy metal, we may mention acts like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience or Blue Cheer and while all of these bands played heavy music for their time, there is one track by one band that predates them all.

In 1964 when everyone was trying to sound like The Beatles, frustrated Kinks guitarist Dave Davies took a razor blade to the speaker cone of his amp affectionally known as “little greeney” and changed the course of rock and roll forever.

The song “You Really Got Me” sounded nothing like anything of it’s time. It was heavy and sleazy and the first track in history who’s hook was based around a distorted guitar riff. This was a year before Keef Riff-hard rocked our socks off with the fuzztone riff of Satisfaction and four years before The Beatles would cut Helter Skelter.

The track [...]

Aug 01, 2018
When Should Aging Rockers Retire?
00:55:05

Getting older… it happens to ALL of us. Someday we will be talking about how old Greta Van Fleet looks. Trust me… we will. This begs the question, is rock and roll an inveritable fountain of youth or do rockers have an expiration date?
Being a musician and getting a little older myself, I can tell you that the love of playing music for those of us who truly have it never goes away. When I strap on that Les Paul, I honestly feel pretty much the same way that I did when I was seventeen. I would imagine that it’s no different for Pete Townsend, Keith Richards, Robert Plant or Bruce Dickinson. There is something about playing music that feels eternal no matter how long you have been doing it.

Still the question comes up when you hear about a Meatloaf reunion tour where, Meatloaf won’t be singing. I will admit that that one is a real head scratcher for me too. It also comes into question when yo [...]

Jul 31, 2018
Bluesy Tuesday Episode 4 Slash Lives
00:12:59

: It may seem like a miracle, but you know that guy from Guns ‘N Roses… Yeah.. .the one with the top hat and Les Paul slung down to his ankles? Well that sneaky so and so, found time to get together with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and record and another record. And let me you kids, if the first single is any indication, this it going to be one bad ass record. It’s called Living the Dream and we are going to give you a taste on this week’s Bluesy Tuesday Episode 4.

We are also going to take a closer look at one of Slash’s classic riffs, Paradise City and explore it a little deeper. When it comes to blues based hard rock it was hard to pick which track to talk about from the Slash catalog. We settled on Paradise City because it’s main riffs and melodic structure are practically a lesson in great blues based riffs in the tradition of bands like Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin. So… it’s a double shot this week… a “tw [...]

Jul 31, 2018
Wicked Riff Wednesday Episode 3: Hey Hey My My… is Neil Young a good guitar player?
00:09:12

What does it mean when some one says that this person or that person is a good or even great guitar player? On what merits should we judge or is it completely subjective?

On this week’s episode we discuss Neil Young. While mostly thought of as a singer songwriter, Neil has a very unique approach to playing lead guitar. His style is self decribed as “less is most”. The solo to Cinnamon Girl is the same note repeated on two different strings. Yet I find his guitar work very moving.

Some of his best guitaring is live. Do a YouTube search of his live electic work and you will find a guitarist who plays with blind feel. He just goes for it. While he hits his share of clunkers for sure, there is a danger and a beauty at times in his playing that simply just tugs at your heart strings.

Today I want to celebrate the heavier side of Neil Young with the classic riff “Hey Hey My My (Into The Black). Whether you’re a Neil Young fan or not, you [...]

Jul 25, 2018
A Stalking Fan asks to join the band, and Dan Too is Born
00:23:04

Dan Too is a country-rock, alt. country outfit from Santa Cruz, CA with a thinly veiled tendency towards yacht-rock. The band contains members from American Starlet, Painted Horses, Dan Juan, Grand Larson, Slow Ocean, T Sisters, Birdhouse, and Dos Osos.

Dan Too is about to become your new favorite band. Debuting with us today their latest single “Waiting around for life,” we found ourselves instantly intrigued by the band.

From start to finish the track entices with strong hooks, prominent instrumentation and thoughtful lyricism. Hailing from Santa Cruz the band paves the way for new Alt-Country bands alike. It’s evident that the band whispers hints of artists such as Wilco and Whiskeytown, but the music they create is on their own terms.

 

The band contains members from American Starlet, Painted Horses, Dan Juan, Grand Larson, Slow Ocean, T Sisters, Birdhouse, and Dos Oso, which is impressive to say the least. Singer and guitarist Dan [...]

Jul 25, 2018
Bluesy Tuesday Episode 3: Greta Van Fleet, the next rock gods, or cheap Led Zeppelin wannabes?
00:10:44

Every once in a while a band comes along the stirs the pot, generating a large fanbase as well as detractors. Greta Van Fleet with their Led Zeppelin flavored debut has done both.

Their fans love them and show up to their shows in droves, evidenced by the sold out shows that they are playing around the US, but they do have their share of haters.

It boggles my mind that the same people who decry today’s bands a superficial, plastic, and unsoulful are the same ones who jump on the Greta Van Fleet hate wagon. Isn’t this the band that they have been waiting for? Why is Greta Van Fleet so polerizing?

It’s probably a combination of the band’s blatant Led Zeppelin infunce which they actually deny. This has understandably earned the ire of a lot of Led Zeppelin fans and has even irked Robert Plant a bit. They owe a lot of what they do to Led Zeppelin and they would do best just to own that and wear it as a badge of honor.

They are a young [...]

Jul 24, 2018
Birthed from the rough streets of Homestead; Neostem brings their working class punk ethos to rock and roll
00:23:39

Formed in early 2013 in a very cold garage, the foundation of Neostem was formed. Three musicians from different musical backgrounds came together to make the sound that is only described as Neostem! The music is fused with punk, grunge, alternative and a tad of metal, wrapped in neatly in a loud, tightly knit shell. “LIpid” is the latest EP that was recorded at Razorblade Recordings and the band are preparing for EP #2 for the Fall of 2018! Catch them live at a venue near you! 

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Jul 22, 2018
Bruce Dickinson vs Rob Halford. Which is the Greatest Metal God?
00:57:36

Two legendary front men and god’s of metal, Brice Dickinson of Iron Maiden and Rob Halford of Judas Priest, duke it out in the ultimate clash of the metal titans for the the ages. Tune in this week to the the Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus podcast and find out who the champion will be. DO NOT MISS this podcast!
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Jul 20, 2018
Wicked Riff Wednesday Episode 2 Van Halen’s Runnin’ With The Devil
00:12:05

This week Lou (Loudini) gives you a glimpse into the genius of Van Halen’s break out single “Running with the Devil”… no prior musical education is required to enjoy this peek under the hood at of one rock’s greatest riffs!

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Jul 18, 2018
Bluesy Tuesday Episode 2 Rival Sons
00:12:25

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This week Loudini gives a micro music lesson about the blues and features one of the biggest bluesy hard rock bands out today, Rival Sons  

Jul 17, 2018
Clayton Morgan learns that you never loose your passion for music even if you’re all grown up
00:20:49

Son of Eddie Daniels (The Four Sonics), Clayton Morgan is history in the remaking, but with a fresh new flavor for 2018. His debut single, “Taste for Love” is scheduled for June 2018 release.

Based in Dallas, Texas, but born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Clayton Morgan knew from a young age that music was in his blood. He greatly admired what his father had accomplished with The Four Sonics, and the impact that the iconic soul foursome had on the world. Growing up, Clayton often envisioned following in his father’s footsteps.

Music played a big role in Clayton Morgan’s upbringing, both at home and at school. Clayton was regularly part of school musicals, choir groups and drama clubs. Outside of school, he always looked up to his father as his mentor and was also heavily influenced by a wide range of singers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitn [...]

Jul 13, 2018
What Is The Greatest Power Trio of All Time? There Can Be Only One!
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What Is The Greatest Power Trio of All Time? There Can Be Only One!

 This week on The Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus we will answer once and for all, What is THE GREATEST Power Trio of all time? This promises to be an intense discussion. You don’t want to miss this episode!  Featured Loudini Artists:    Neverwake   86 Bullets  Silk9

Jul 12, 2018