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I want to Email my Fans, but I have NO IDEA what to say!
55:40

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It can be hard to know what to email your fans. You don't want each email to be some sales pitch. You want to keep them engaged and entertained but you also don't want to push them away. On today's call we give you some solid tactics for using email effectively while avoiding email pit falls

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Topics Discussed:

 

Make sure necessary emails are in place i.e. your funnel

 

"Seinfeld" experience... story telling

 

"red ocean"... your niche... have already heard that message but it's diluted

"blue ocean"... your message gets through

 

Create an emotional a supportive connection

 

watch what your 'competition" is doing and notify it to make it more relevant to your fans

 

tell a story

 

communicate that feeling of your music

 

structure of an email... serialize

 

talk about the story of your music... the lyrics... the music... why you wrote etc... interesting facts etc...

 

Seasonal topics... x’mas etc...

 

Brownie locks marketing calendar  https://www.brownielocks.com

 

News in your niche... other bands musicians etc...

 

How often... depends on what you have to say

 

Remember the more people on your list the money you will spend

Jul 14, 2020
10 Soundtracks Performed by One Band or Artist
54:11

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This week on the Loudini Rock and Roll Circus we discuss 10 movies where the sound track is performed by one band or artist  Featured Loudini Artists:  

Lou Lombardi's Strangelove   Dead Man's Whiskey   Shadows of the Cloud  

Lou Lombardi

 

 

Topics Discussed:

 

Non-Biopic

Toto: Dune

Queen: Flash Gordan and Highlander

Goblin: Suspiria

Simon and Garfunkel: The Graduate

Daft Punk: Tron Legacy

Arcade Fire: Her

The Beatles (sort of) Across The Universe, Yesterday, Hard Days Night etc..

Bee Gees: Saturday Night Fever

Richard Thompson: Grissly Man

Dust Brothers: Fight Club

Fastway: Trick or Treat

AC/DC: Maximum Overdrive

Tom Petty: She's The One

Eddie and Cruisers: John Cafferty

Joan Jett: Light of Day

Purple Rain: Prince

Prince: Batman

 

Biopic:

Rocketman

Bohemian Rhapsody

Walk Hard

Ray

 

Jul 09, 2020
Watch out for that marketing POO!
01:07:40

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 On this week's podcast we pick up where we left off talking about scams with more of a focus on marketing mistakes and traps that many musician's fall into including what to pay for and when and what services to buy and which ones you need to avoid

  Topics Discussed:

 Buying fans

Bots

When do I start paying?

know who you are and where you are going

Understand Aesthetic ... graphic artist

Auto play services... don't be number hungry

Invest in courses but not TOO MANY!

  

Additional Reference: 

 

https://www.mymusicmasterclass.com/avoid-music-industry-scams/

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/in-the-wild-west-of-today_b_3461872

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLEQ2Ye8Yvw

Jul 09, 2020
It's a SCAM!
01:09:40

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 With the world re opening you will most likely find yourself out there once again dealing with sleazy promoters, hack producers, and pay to play among other scams. However, while there are a lot of scammers out there waiting to take advantage of musicians, not EVERYTHING is a scam. On today's podcast, we will help you sort through the barrage of musician's services out there and get to the bottom of what's a scam and what’s a legitimate service.

 

 

Topics Discussed:

 

Get your priorities straight

What do you actually want?

Publicist... can connect you but is not a total solution

Web services... check other artists in your niche

A website cannot guaranty you a result in it's self

Working with marketing services...learn marketing concepts YOURSELF

Gig services... pay to play etc...

Licensing services

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Reference: 

 

https://www.mymusicmasterclass.com/avoid-music-industry-scams/

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/in-the-wild-west-of-today_b_3461872

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLEQ2Ye8Yvw

 

Jun 29, 2020
Harmony Bands that still ROCK!
56:50

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Lots of bands over the years have impressed us with their ability to create moving vocal harmonies. For the most part, bands that relied on great harmonies usually didn't rock all that hard. On this week's show, we count down 10 bands that not only have great vocal harmonies but that also rock... HARD!  Featured Loudini Artists: 

Lou Lombardi's Strangelove   SOLD    Dark Avenue   HEIST 2-11

 

 

Topics Discussed:

 

Defining Vocal Harmony

 

Kings X

Alice in Chains

Strapping Young Lad/Devon Townsend

Aerosmith

Extreme

Van Halen

Queen

Lacuna Coil

Kansas

The Band

Yes

Def Leppard

Boston

Heart

Faith No More (Easy)

Jun 25, 2020
Damn Yankees vs Mr. Big
55:00

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As the 1980's were winding down and hair metal seemed to be all the rage, two Super Groups emerged that seemed to break the mold. Damn Yankees and Mr. Big played versions of melodic hard rock with less focus on image and more focus on songwriting and musicianship. On this week's show we pit these two master's of melodic yet hard driving rock against each other. Who will be the victor? Tune in to this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus and find out!   Featured Loudini Artists:   Lou Lombardi's Strangelove   Shadows of the Cloud    Dead Man's Whiskey

 

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Also on this week's show we welcome our guest host Chris Thunderwolf Dodson from  wolfscustoms.online

 

Topics Discussed:

Damn Yankees

Origins....line up

 

Mr. Big

Origins... line up and line up changes

 

 

Jun 06, 2020
The Most Disturbing Rock & Metal Documentaries
56:42

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 It's been said that rock and roll is a vicious game. Sex, drugs, lies, betrayal, and many times even death are all too common in the scene. On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we will discuss 10 films that discuss the dark side of rock & metal. This is going to be brutal... You've been warned!  Featured Loudini Artists:    Lou Lombardi's Strangelove   Bad Actress   Young Other  

Samarkind     Dead Man's Whiskey

 

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The Documentaries

Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Kings

Lamb of God: As The Palace Burns (trial of Randy Blythe)

Metal: A Head bangers Journey (disaffected youth, individualism)

Murder Music: A History of Black Metal ( horror, satanism, hammer horror, church burning...originated by Venom)

Centuries of Torment: The First 20 Years (Cannibal Corpse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibal_Corpse)

Until The Light Takes Us ( Murder, suicide, church burnings, racism in Norway in the 90s)

Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Iraq metal band during the gulf war... eventually migrates to U.S. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Metal_in_Baghdad  )

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Metallica goes to a therapist) https://youtu.be/c913Et2SSuk Wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica:_Some_Kind_of_Monster

The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years (excess in 80s era metal and rock) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decline_of_Western_Civilization_Part_II:_The_Metal_Years  https://youtu.be/yUxXO3eSHa0

Pantera 3

 

May 31, 2020
Iron Maiden's Number of The Beast; Album Retrospective
59:05

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 In 1982 Iron Maiden unleashed "Number of the Beast" on the world. It was their third studio album and the first to feature the now iconic vocals of former Samson singer, Bruce Dickinson. On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we pay homage to the album that rained thunder now upon the music world and change heavy metal forever.  Also this week, Keith, Lily and Lou welcome guest podcaster Emmy Susani host of the "Chats with the Freak" podcast.   Featured Loudini Artists:  LoveBone (from the compilation, Skater Rock 1/2/3)   Madzilla LV    Neverwake   Lou Lombardi's Strangelove

 

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Get ready to rock out with your talk out NOW!

 

Topics Discussed:

Album Bio

Little Known Facts:

  1. Due to Bruce Dickinson's contractual obligations to his previous band, Samson, he could not legally take part in the songwriting of the album. Instead, he made what he called "moral contributions" to the writing process.
  2. The recording and mixing of Number Of The Beasttook place in only 5 weeks. They had spent too much of their time writing new material for the album.
  3. There are rumors that the recording process was cursed due to the occult nature of the album - equipment broke and lights turned on and off in the studio.
  4. Producer Martin Birchwas in a car accident with a mini-bus during the recording. The passengers in the mini-bus were a group of nuns and to make things even creepier, the bill for the repairs was £666.
  5. "Total Eclipse" was the B-side to "Run To The Hills." The band still regrets that decision to this day and wish they had used "Gangland" instead.
  6. The title "Number Of The Beast" was inspired by a nightmare bassist Steve Harrishad after watching the horror film Omen III: The Final Conflict.
  7. The album was heavily opposed by the right wing and social conservatives upon release. People organized events where they would burn the album and smash it with hammers.
  8. The tour behind the album was also met with protests. Leaflets were handed to people outside the venues and someone even brought a 25-foot cross to one show.
  9. The album's artwork was originally designed for the song "Purgatory" but was saved for a bigger release.  
  10. Number Of The Beastwas reissued in 1995 but incorrectly gave a songwriting credit to original vocalist Paul Di'Anno

 

 

Ranking tracks:

Invanders 7

Children of The Dammed 4

The Prisoner 6

22 Accia Ave 5

Number of the Beast 3

Run to the Hills 2

Gangland 8

Hallowed By Thy Name 1

 

May 23, 2020
Spotify; The Good The Bad & The Ugly
58:39

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Like it or not, Spotify is here to stay (at least for now). You may have asked yourself, "Why bother with offering free downloads or attempting to sell music online, when all people need to do it go to Spotify and stream it???" On today’s call we will explore the challenges and possibilities that Spotify presents

 

 

Topics Discussed:

 

Artist Profile

 

have an interesting bio

 

"exposure"

 

spotify's goal: build wealth for share holders... help them do that by building your business

 

you don't need to put ALL of your music on spotify

 

Playlists

 

Spotify Algorithm: 

https://hackernoon.com/spotifys-discover-weekly-how-machine-learning-finds-your-new-music-19a41ab76efe

 

Spotify as part of your album release plan

 

Additional Reference: 

https://www.electrowow.net/8-ways-to-grow-your-fanbase-with-spotify

 

https://blog.tunego.com/spotify-tips-musicians-music/

 

https://heroic.academy/spotify-marketing-strategy/

 

May 17, 2020
Bands where the drummer is the best musician in the band
01:00:22

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 It's been said that a band with a bad drummer is a BAD BAND! The proof of this statement is evident when you hear a band and it's obvious that the drummer is the only guy/gal who can actually play. On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Podcast we talk about 10 bands where the drummer is the best musician in the band.  Featured Loudini Artists:   Lou Lombardi's Strangelove   Suaka   Shun The Raven

 

With special guest Bill Domiano from the Pa Rock Show Podcast parockshow.com

 

Nirvana

Tool

Motley Crue

Rush

Vanilla Fudge

Sevendust

Slayer (Dave Lombardo)

Korn

Pearl Jam/Soundgarden (Matt Cameron)

Slaugher/Vince Neil Solo

Missing Persons

Genesis

Mickey Dee (Motorhead)

 

May 17, 2020
10 Video Ideas to Entertain Fans
01:01:30

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On this week's Mastermind Call we wanted to give you some fun ideas on how you could entertain fans with fun videos until you are able to get out and play shows again.

 

Topics Discussed:

 

A day in the life

 

Interview with other musician friends or band members

 

Interview your significant other about your being a musician

 

Write a song with your fans

 

Practice your instrument with your fans

 

Share your non music hobby or interest

 

Listen to your favorite records (or one of your records) with your fans

 

Watch a movie or TV series with your fans

 

Fan videos

 

Influencer video

 

Challenge video

 

Additional Reference: 

https://diymusician.cdbaby.com/musician-tips/build-superfan-32-viral-video-ideas-busy-musicians/

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2020
I'm doing social media all wrong...and you probably are too!
32:52

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 Are you posting on Twitter, Instagram, and even Facebook on a consistent basis but getting NO CONVERSIONS? On this week's Mastermind Call we discuss the murky world of creating content that ACTUALLY converts!

 

Topics Discussed:

Post engagement (likes, shares, comments) does not equal fans

 

You can't get what you want... 'til you know what you want

 

What have fans responded to in the past?

 

Focus groups and polling... what's wrong with the industry

 

Honesty... being who you really are vs second guessing

 

Combine your knowledge with testing... you gotta start somewhere

 

not all social media channels are created equal

 

make friends... interact

 

 

Additional Reference: 

 

https://www.postplanner.com/blog/how-to-find-content-your-fans-will-love/

 

May 16, 2020
The Greatest Crash Songs of All Time!
01:00:08

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 From Jan & Dean's "Dead Man's Curve " to Primus's "Jerry was a Race Driver" the car crash or motorcycle crash song is a staple of rock and metal. This week on the Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we count down the greatest crash songs of all time  Featured Loudini Artists:  

We Came From Space   Lou Lombardi's Strangelove  

Reign of Z   Blindstone

 Topics Discussed:

Bat out of Hell; Meatloaf

Kiss Them For Me; Souxsie & the Banshees

Wreck on The Highway: Bruce Springsteen

Dead Man's Curve: Jan & Dean

Dead in the Ditch: DRI

Cannibal Corpse: Shredded Humans

James Dean: Eagles

7-11: Ramones

Last Kiss: Wayne Cochran/Pearl Jam

Leader of the Pack: Leader of the Pack

Jerry was a Racecar Driver: Primus

American Pie: Don McClain

Lightning Crashes: LIVE

Airbag : Radiohead

Don't Pass Me By: The Beatles

May 08, 2020
The Most Loyal Bands in Rock and Metal
01:02:50

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Rock and roll is a vicious business. One day you're in an awesome band with your buddies and the next you're out on your ass and they've gotten some one to take your place. But it's not ALWAYS like that. There are bands who have had very consistent lineups for years. On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Podcast we celebrate the most loyal bands who have stuck by their members for most of their career.  Featured Loudini Artists:    Rich Davis   The Redlines   Hex Vortices 

Lou Lombardi's Strangelove

 

Topics Discussed:

 

ZZ Top

U2

Linkin Park

The Strokes

The Four Tops

Coldplay

Muse

Kings X

Led Zeppelin

Rammstein

Queen

Garbage

The Police

Radiohead

Green Day

Kings of Leon

May 03, 2020
Bat Out of Hell Album Retrospective
01:03:26

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In the history of rock music there are certain albums that are considered to be decade defining. This month's album retrospective RE-View definitely meets that requirement. Meatloaf's power house debut, "Bat out of Hell" grabbed a hold of the 1970's and made that decade it's bitch. So your gonna want to grab your bell bottoms, and feather your hair for this week's The Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Podcast as we pay homage to Bat Out of Hell  Featured Loudini Artists:   Jack the Joker    Last of the Misfit Heroes  

Nacarbide   Lou Lombardi's Strangelove

 

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Topics Discussed:

Background

Players

Songs & Ranking

 

7 For Cryin out loud

6 Heaven Can Wait

5 All Reved Up

4 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

3 You took the words right out of my mouth

2 Paradise by the dashboard light

1 Bat out of Hell

 

Apr 26, 2020
Easiest Ways To Record At Home
56:03

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Blog Post/YouTube Description: While you're stuck at home and inside, you might as well get something accomplished! On this weeks call we give you an overview of what you need to get a quality recording of your next big album right from the comfort of your own home.

 

Topics Discussed:

 

What you need:

Cell phone

Bandlab.com

lots of native sounds

Good mic

interface

software

 

Check out spectre sound youtube channel

SSD5 for drums

 

Apr 19, 2020
The Top 10 Apocalyptic Rock & Metal Songs
01:01:23

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 Rockers have been telling us that it's the end of the world for decades. Sometimes it's social commentary and sometimes it's just an interesting topic for rock or metal lyrics. This week on the Loudini Rock and Roll Circus we count down the best apocalyptic rock and metal tracks of all time.  Featured Loudini Artists:   Bobby Keller  

Montgomerys  Reign of Z     Lou Lombardi's Strangelove

 

Topics Discussed:

Hells Bells -AC/DC

War Pigs -Black Sabbath

Reigning Blood -Slayer

London Calling -The Clash

The Best of What's Still Around -The Police

The Four Horsemen -Metallica

1999 -Prince

2 Minutes to Midnight: Iron Maiden

Doomsday Jesus: Black Label Society

Aenma -Tool

Floods: Pantera

Eath dies Screaming: Tom Waits

Bad Moon: CCR

Symphony of Distruction: Megadeth

Apr 19, 2020
10 Things You Need To Know Before Live Streaming a Show
01:03:11

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 Since we're all couped up in doors for a few weeks, you may have noticed that many musicians have turned to live streaming as an outlet for the musical performance tones. Most of these live streams look and sound mediocre at best. This has NOTHING to do with the performance of the artist but everything to do with the live streaming set or lack there of that most of these talented people are using. On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Musicians Mastermind, we will show you everything you need to do an eye catching and engaging live stream show

 

Topics Covered:

Cell phone/Tablet etc... simple but boring to watch

 

Good Live Stream:

     tripod

     Good Mics

     Audio Interface

          Compression

          EQ

          Reverb/Delay

Software

     Recording Software (optional)

     Routing Software (loopback)

     Encoder...software or hardware

     Multi streaming software (optional)

 

Treat it like a REAL show

     Lighting

     Background

     Dress for success

     Interact with the audience...shout outs etc...

     Stand up...move around... have fun

 

Why stream to Facebook vs YouTube

 

ticktok... new platform

Mar 30, 2020
Kiss vs Kiss
57:37

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On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast it's KISS vs. KISS. In the 7 years that we have been doing our podcast we have never done a show about KISS. Love them or hate them, there is no denying the power house that is KISS. This week we ask the question does KISS rock or do they suck?  Featured Loudini Artists: Your Screaming Silence  Roxanne Raven Black  Lou Lombardi Strangelove

Mar 30, 2020
: The State Of Rock Address: What happens to music when a pandemic hits?
15:52

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Friends... in light of recent events I think that the expression "shit just got real" has never been more true! On today's podcast, I would like to share some hope and encouragement in these uncertain times. 

 

 

Topics Discussed:

What really matters is now front and center

How music changes when the world shifts

What artists will do to keep making music during the crisis

How the crisis may change the music business forever.

The music business is one of THE OLDEST businesses on Earth and it's unlikely that it will go away.

Be smart but find creative ways to have fun and keep rocking!

 

Mar 22, 2020
Steps You Can Take To Keep Your Music Career Going DESPITE the Pandemic
55:33

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 This doesn't need to be "the end" for your music career. With great crisis also comes great opportunity. It's really YOUR CHOICE on how you choose to view it. Today we give you some new ways of looking at this current situation and some tools for moving forward despite all the changes that we are seeing in our world.

 

Topics Covered:

 

Mindset:

have your freak out then calm down

THINK... look around you... what resources do you have?

use your fear to propel your forward

reach out to your community

Mar 22, 2020
Guns and Roses Appetite for Destruction
58:43

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 Guns and Roses broke at the end of the "glam metal" era. Their sound heralded a return to a more grittier sound in rock several years before grunge came calling.  Their album, "Appetite For Destruction" took the rock world by storm and made household names out of Axle and Slash virtually overnight. On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we take a look back at this classic album and impact that it made on music resonating with fans and musicians to this very day. 

 

Featured Loudini Artists:   Black Laurel   Revolution Highway   Storm Dragon 

Lou Lombardi's Strangelove

Mar 20, 2020
The Foundation of Traffic
42:04

We have told you that you need a funnel to filter fans into your world. You  have set up an awesome funnel that sends people to your free offer, download or Facebook group, but then the obvious question becomes... How do I  get people to my funnel in the first place? I'm glad you asked that! On today's podcast take a step back and show you the way that you need to think to start the process of generating traffic. 

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Topics Discussed:

traffic + conversions = CASH!

What's the foundation?

Get their attention

3 kinds of traffic:

     paid...rented to go into your funnel

     earned traffic... no paying for it directly gathered manually by hustling

          know yourself... your resources... what works best for you

     Owned... once you have them

 

Understand your market... your message... your avatar

Create a "deep connection" with the fans that you are trying to draw to you

 

"Piggy backing" off of trends

 

Looking for inspiration... what things are your audience interested in?

 

Example:

     1 song per month

     create memes for the song

     performance video

     lyric video

     pieces of song and lyrics

     "serialize" your music

     

Mar 14, 2020
10 Bands Who Completely Changed
59:21

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Not every band can be AC/DC... most bands evolve over time. Then there are those who become completely unrecognizable. This week we discuss 10 bands who sound completely different than they did when they started or during their hay day.

Featured Loudini Artists: Dirty Honey  Shun The Raven  Reign Of Z 

Lou Lombardi's Strangelove

 

Topics Discussed:

Wilco (alt country)

Red Hot Chilli Peppers (funk)

Kings of Leon

R.E.M.

Judas Priest

Linkin Park

Ministry

The Scorpions (psychadelic-progressive)

Sepultura (thrash, death)

Korn (nu meta... then dub step)

Bee Gees (beatle-esque)

Michael Bolton (hard rock ala Ozzy & Krokus)

Fleetwood Mac (blues band

Iggy Pop (blues drummer)

Katy Perry (christian music)

Beastie Boys (punk rock)

 

 

Mar 13, 2020
Keith Richards Best Moments
57:45

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 If there is one living person who personifies everything rock and roll, it's got to be Keith Richards. If you look up rock and roll in the dictionary you will see his picture! Join us on this week's Podcast as we will count down Keith's greatest moments and celebrate all things Keef!

  1. Did not sleep for 9 days
  2.  body guard takes drivers test for Keef
  3. read poetry at funeral
  4. Snorts dad's ashes
  5. punched in the face by chuck berry
  6. Sets playboy mansion on fire
  7. Discovered Riff in sleep
  8. Sympathy for the Devil
  9. Sheppard's Pie needed for show
  10. with the Beatles

     Featured Loudini Artists: Katie Simone   Eulogy  Royal Honey   Firewolfe

 

Mar 05, 2020
Best practices for releasing music 20 years in to the 21st century
42:06

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Topics
-concept "EP"
-EP vs Album
-singles for the instant... keep fans interested
-ep's or "episodes" for interim... more refined...digital release
-album for posterity... completely refined with extras and physical package... put some songs on digital but not all.
-make everything quality at all stages

 

Mar 01, 2020
Black Sabbath vs Led Zeppelin
01:04:32

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I know that we have said it before but this REALLY IS the heavy rock shoot out for the ages.... Black Sabbath vs Led Zeppelin! On today's show we will let you know... Who rocked harder? Who was more influential? Who had the better riffs? Who were the better song writers?
Topics Covered:
Sabbath listening to Led Zeppelin II
Light & shade vs all shade
Greater range
Sabbath's jazz foundations
longest career
line up changes
production inconsistencies
Featured Loudini Artists: Chip & the Charge Ups Black Laurel Reign of Z Lou Lombardi

 

Mar 01, 2020
How Presence and Persona Help Create Your Brand
01:13:39

This week we will be discuss the importance of your persona and presence and how that translates to your brand.

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Topics Discussed:

Define Persona... who you present yourself to the world

Authentic vs Fake

Start with authenticity

Everything is fake to some degree

Cynically Fake... the bad side... doing anything to get something

Contractually Fake... like what actors do
create a "willing suspension of disbelief"
bring authenticity to your "fakery"
merge who you are with who you want to be and who your audience wants you to be
find a way to connect
does your persona grow out of your art?
KISS example... grounded in adolescence dreams
Know who you are and what you are saying (your message)
Dial yourself up
Visualize yourself as the character that you are portraying

Write a lot... see what it looks like... dial that up
play live as much as you can
pay attention to how things are received
look for real reviews
What's your personal message?

Mar 01, 2020
Album Retrospective: Def Leppard's Pyromania
59:28

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Join us for a celebration of Pyromania, Def Leppard's third studio album. In addition to setting the standard for drum sounds for the next 10 years this record bridged the band's penchant for heavy rock with pop sensibilities. We will give you all the dirt and facts that you probably didn't know about this classic hard rock album
Topics Covered:
Featured Loudini Artists: Grande Royale FireWolfe Magnum Lou Lombardi

Feb 21, 2020
Using Amazon vs having your own Funnel
01:06:44

Is it best to use Amazon and stores like that or to bring people into your world with a "funnel"?

 

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Topic discussed:
Store vs. Funnel
Controling the discussion with a landing page... then to store or offer
Offer should always solve a problem
Use website for "authority" and credibility
traffic PLUS conversions equals money

it's not ALL about conversions
do you know yourself? What is going to work for you?

Do you have content published? Where? What are the links? Make a list

What products do you have? where are they? keep and organized list as you go

Time... everything that you create in your business will take away from your music

Money with move things along quicker

If you don't know marketing... learn... out source as needed

Personality traits... what works for you and the way that you like to work

Listing Service/Listing Network... i.e. Amazon, eBay, Etsy etc... to get traffic
they will control it
your on there with your competition
they take a cut...hurts your profits
good way to get started with selling on line..
build momentum
prove financial value

Funnel...fan capture page, landing page etc...
own your on audience
collect information

Website
if people want to know more
get people talking about you
can be simple
can be a blog...

Feb 21, 2020
The Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2020
56:10

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As we are so fond of saying on the podcast, "If you think rock is dead, then you're just not paying attention!" Keeping true to our word, we expose the top ten bands that you will DEFINITELY want to keep your eye on in 2020..just in case you HAVEN'T been paying attention! ;)
Topics Covered:

Negrito
Bishop Gunn
Church of The Cosmic Sky
Dinosaur Pile-up
Amyl & the Sniffers
Those Damn Crows
Crown Lands
Dirty Shirley
Joyous Wolf
Quaker City Nighthawks
Glorious Sons
The Underground Theives
Liliac

Feb 09, 2020
What You MUST Know BEFORE Doing Print On Demand Part 1
01:04:33

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Print On Demand maybe the best way to get started selling physical merchandise to your fans. However, the devil is in the details and there is a lot of things that you should know before launching a Print On Demand store. Today we help you sort that out, in part one of our discussion on Print On Demand.

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Topics Discussed:
POD ...a way to keep upfront costs down
don't end up with a basement full of merch that you can't sell etc...

Shop around... new providers coming on line all the time.
always order one for yourself first.

thinking of merch as part of a bigger package

trademark and copyright

some phrases are trademarked... check before you use

some fonts are copyrighted

create and idea bank

pay attention to the mechanics of what will look good on your merchandise

300 DPI resolution

Use a transparent background "transparency map"

color theory

black is best? Maybe? Offer a few other colors...make sure that they are the best for the design and the product

Customer Service:
return policy
speed of shipping etc...
using platforms like Amazon and Etsy... proceed with caution. know the rules

Feb 09, 2020
The Top 10 Tours you MUST see in 2020
01:01:33

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With so many bands reuniting and so many farewell tours it can be tough to know where to spend your concert dollars this year. On this week's show, we will breakdown the rock and metal tours that are coming your way in 2020 and give you a list of the best of the best so you can make an informed decision! Featured Loudini Artists: Magnum The Fading Light Blindstone Lou Lombardi

Topics Covered:
Ozzy no more tears 2
Elton John Farewell Yellow brick road tour
Rammstein!
Bon Jovi
Rod Stewart w/Cheap Trick
Motley Crue and co.
Greenday
Black Crows
Journey
Alanas: Jagged Little Pill Tour
Alice Cooper, Tesla, Lita Ford

Feb 04, 2020
Email is not dead... You're just doing it wrong!
53:21

Topics:
Create a funnel

Formula:
Hook
Story
Offer/Action

How to get topics?
follow others in you niche
set up google alerts for topics in your niche

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Rethinking Why We Send Email in the First Place

 

How to Get Your Emails in the “A” Pile

Create a conversation

Repeat who you are and what you do

Put the offer in the signature

Copy:
write to people no to a list
"from" should be your name
be trust worthy
present your self as how they want to see you... be on their side
keep it short
if it's long send them to an outside page or video where you can give them a bigger offer
consider doing "serial shorts" if the topic is long
create a unique voice
be careful with "templates"
don't be spammy
use curiosity
use emojis

 

 

The Most Important Email Marketing Metric: Replies


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Who should you be targeting with your emails?
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How do you write emails that lead to conversations?
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What should your emails look like? (plain text vs. HTML)
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How do you write subject lines that cut through the noise?
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When are the best days and times for emailing leads?
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How do you build nurturing campaigns that aren’t annoying?
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How do you manage email replies?

 


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Feb 03, 2020
Crowdfunding: Why it DOES NOT WORK!
46:38

Have you been looking at Crowdfunding as a way to solve the financial problems in your (music) business? You may want to re-think your position after listening to today's podcast. We will cut through the b.s. and give you the real story on crowdfunding.
Check out the podcast here https://youtu.be/qxFMSud46Gs
Topics discussed:
First of all you need a crowd
Get fans prepped
Mindset
Network
What is your message?
write good copy
it's a marketing campaign like anything else
does your project connect with your audience?
build high value into your campaign
How much do you need?
What will you give in return for support?
Get people on board ahead of time
Build on past success

Read: The KLF Manual

 

Jan 26, 2020
Messenger Bots: the good the bad and the ugly
34:45

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This weeks we discuss the pros and cons of using automated messages in Facebook Messenger.
Topics discussed:
Facebook Messenger automation
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The benefits:
faster than traditional landing page etc...
saves time...
easier to communicate "many to one"
tool for tracking
a way to introduce yourself....not so much promotion

Pitfalls:
can come across as fake
can be annoying
don't copy and paste copy

Be HONEST that it's a bot!

NOTE: You only have 24 hours to keep people active

Jan 20, 2020
Who Deserves to be in the Rock & Hall of Fame in 2020
58:50

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Yes, we know... the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame sucks balls but since this is The Loudini ROCK & ROLL Circus, we would be remiss in our duties if we didn't talk about this year's nominees and who deserves to be in the rock hall and who doesn't. Yes... our word is final! Featured Loudini Artists: Shun The Raven Lou Lombardi Caleb Johnson Lana Black

Jan 20, 2020
Find Your Focus
37:09

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Path of least resistance
-What are your skills?
-Be honest with yourself
-Don't do too much
-How much time do you have?
-Skills, Time & Passion
-Consider financial limitation
-do you "trade passion for glory"?
-what are you already doing that can be monetized?
-work with your personality...don't go against who you are
-know your audience interest...test
-people are looking for the path of least resistance...just like you are

Jan 06, 2020
How Leverage Your Facebook Group for MASSIVE results!
57:09

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-Don't start group for money.... start it to create value
-Ask, "How will your fan's life be improved by interacting with you?"
-great format to test!

-needs to be about community
-formats:
q&a
allow people to promote on a specific post
releases
events

-wrap group into other stuff

-You can build business in the group
then use group to bring people into paid things

Examaple: Steam Powered Giraffe
Matt Steady

Patreon in concert with Facebook group or instead of?

Give the audience a name
Make them part of a movement

Jan 06, 2020
The Best & WORST Rock & Metal Christmas Songs of All Time!
01:00:28

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Featured Loudini Artists: Grand Royale Firewolfe Fist Fight in the Parking Lot Lou Lombardi
Join us for a VERY special Christmas Eve show when we will be counting down the best and WORST Rock and Metal Christmas songs of all time!
Topics discussed:
-The Best
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen : Dio & Iommi
Red Water (Christmas Mourning): Type O Negative
Father Christmas: The Kinks
Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Springsteen (h.m. Jackson Five)
Christmas Time: Larry Norman
Christmas Eve Sarajevo/Carol of the Bells: Trans Siberian Orchestra
Run Run Rudolph: Chuck Berry
Santa Claus & his old Lady: Cheech & Chong
Christmas with the devil: Spinal Tap
Mistress for Christmas: AC/DC
You're a Mean one Mr. Grinch: Whirling Dervishes

Jan 06, 2020
Ghosts: The Greatest Musicians You've Never Heard Of!
01:04:04

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This week we salute the greatest musicians whose music you have heard many times but whose names you do not know... these are "Ghosts players" who make your favorite songs and albums rock! Featured Loudini Artists: Blindstone Lou Lombardi Reign of Z Eve to Adam

Topics Covered:
Audience picks:
Our Picks:
Bernard Purdie
Steve Lukather
Larry Carlton
Robben Ford
Dean Parks
Ray Parker JR
Waddy Watchell
Leland Sklar
Eddie Martinez
Lisa Fisher
Scotty Moore
Carol Kaye
Hal Blaine
Pete Drake

This Day In Music

1944 Alvin Lee, guitar vocals, Ten Years After, (1970 UK No.10 single 'Love Like A Man'). Lee died on 6 March 2013. According to his website, he died from "unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure", he was 68.

1947 Scottish musician Jimmy Bain best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio. He also worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums. On January 23, 2016 died while in his cabin on Def Leppard's "Hysteria on the High Seas" cruise. The cause of death was determined to be lung cancer.

1957 Elvis Presley had his draft notice served on him for the US Army. He went on to join the 32nd Tank Battalion third Armor Corps based in Germany.

1981
ABBA scored their seventh UK No.1 album with The Visitors, the Swedish pop group's eighth and final studio album. It was one of the first records to be recorded and mixed digitally, and was the first in history to be manufactured on the new CD format in 1982 on Atlantic.

Jan 06, 2020
JamPlay 1: Overview
29:44

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This is the first in a series of podcasts about the guitar learning platform called JamPlay!
Topics Covered:

General Overview

Lessons:
4 Phase Learning
Artist Series
Lick & Riff Library

Tools:
Chord Library
Scale Library
Jam Tracks
Chord Namer
Training Games

Dec 17, 2019
Rock's Greatest Partnerships
01:01:56

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In the history of rock and metal there have been some undeniably amazing partnerships that created the most memorable music of all time. This week we explore an pay homage to greatest partnerships.
Topics covered:
what is a rock/metal partnership... what qualifies?
Our List
Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/
Mick and Keith
Page/Plant
Lennon and McCartney
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Deacon and Taylor
Chris & Rich Robinson
Meatloaf & Jim Steinman
Elton & Bernie
Zakk & Ozzy
Ezrin & Cooper
Butch Vig & Nirvana
Eddie & Alex
Ray and Dave Davies ...The Kinks
Noel & Liam Gallagher
Audience Picks
This Day In Music
Beggar's Banquet and Band on the Run released

Dec 16, 2019
Can you charge for your Facebook group?
38:20

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Is it possible to charge fans for a private Facebook group? How do you do it? More importantly... SHOULD you do it?
-Topics Covered
pros and cons
-cons
not your group
slow
people are moving to other platforms
"big data"
Pros
ease of use
commonly used and "trusted"
lower cost per click
trust
traffic

How to do it?
package it with other content

Alternatives:
wordpress
web forums

Dec 15, 2019
Employing "Augmented Reality" to deepen the experience you give your fans
37:49

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Picking up from last week's talk on creating an experience with packaging, we discuss the idea of creating massive value with the concept of "augmented reality"
-Topics Covered
secret message videos
offering to collaborate with fans
QR codes... the good and bad
You own board game
Your own magazine or graphic novel series

Pitfalls...
becomes expected all the time
people like to find "loop holes"

Dec 02, 2019
Jagger vs Tyler
01:00:19

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We've got another battle for the ages this week. There have been a lot of great front men in rock. Some with amazing voices and some who made up for their lack of vocal prowess with pure peacocking. This week it's that battle of rocks most styling from men. Who strutted their stuff better; Mick Jagger or Steven Tyler? Featured Loudini Artists: Borknagar Lou Lombardi Caleb Johnson Sons of Apollo

Topics include:
-tyler facts
-jagger facts

-Eddie Van Halen health
-Motely Crue to tour with Def Leppard & Poison
- Vince Neil is the Greatest Vocalist of All Time!
-This Day In Music
-Happy Birthday
Justin Chancellor... bassist for Tool
Matt Sorum.... Drummer, The Cult, Guns 'n Roses, Velvet Revolver

Dec 02, 2019
Make your merchandise personal for BIG return on investment
40:40

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This week's call is packed with PURE GOLD. Yes... you can create a very personal experience for your fans with creative merchandise and packaging and it doesn't cost nearly as much as you might think!

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-Topics Covered
match the professionalism of the music with the package
"hand made"... what can you do?
should feel beautiful
eco friendly
what to do when you are only doing a small amount of business per release or event
print on demand is not always the best way to go
does not have to be expensive
including stickers, lyrics, additional CDs, links to PDFs, friendship cloth bracelet
your own audio "behind the music" audio
podcast radio show "making of..." of your record
commentary CD
your last CD or EP
Use your imagination
Mainstream artists won't do this... will set you apart
Huge value is in being someone approachable

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Nov 27, 2019
Ranking Iron Maiden's Ten Best Songs
01:00:41

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Today's show is guaranteed to raise some eyebrows and probably some tempers too. This week we will rank Iron Maiden's ten best songs. This could get ugly! Featured Loudini Artists:
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Topics include:
-the list

10.When the Wild Wind Blows
9.Killers
8.Wasted Years
7.aces high
6.hallowed be thy name
5.Number of the Beast
4.Run to the Hills
3.The Trooper
2.2 Minutes to Midnight
1.Flight of Icarus

Nov 22, 2019
The meaning of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters"
09:30

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On today's lyric talk we explore Metallica's heavy ballad, "Nothing Else Matters"

Lyric Talk No. 5

Nov 19, 2019
10 Times Native Americans Rocked Our Faces Off!
01:03:00

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Check out this link to the podcast  10 Times Native Americans Rocked Our Faces Off!

To kick of the month of November we decided to do a bit of a salute to Native American Rockers. There have actually been quite a few over the decades and we will tell their stories on today's show! Featured Loudini Artists: Paladin Allegaeon Electric Revolution Lou Lombardi

Nov 19, 2019
The real meaning behind "Bohemian Rhapsody"
11:47

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On today's lyric talk we explore Queen's epic and very mysterious track "Bohemian Rhapsody

Nov 14, 2019
How to make money when everything is FREE Pt. 2
50:07

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Today we answer the question, "How can you possibly make any money in this business when no one wants to buy your music?"
Check out the podcast link here   https://youtu.be/0ewIkAae148
Topics Discussed:
-perceived value...what are people willing and able to pay?
-don't be to be too cheap!
-deliver quality...don't skimp!
-give extras...t-shirts, sweets, make it personal,
-"LET people pay"
-Make they feel part of something bigger than themselves
-LEAH... world building
-Playing live... sometimes the still the best way
-combine print on demand with personal items
-give them an experience at every level
-parallel with comic books
-be an "author"
-release small pieces of your product to get interest (loss leader)
-sell for small price
-have a larger "back end" product(s) services
-what you DON'T give away:
commissioned work
get SOMETHING out of it

 

Nov 14, 2019
How to make money when everything is FREE Pt. 1
41:53

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Today we answer the question, "How can you possibly make any money in this business when no one wants to buy your music?"

Check out the video here  https://youtu.be/7jSCnkI4DoA
Topics Discussed:
-The Curve by Nicholas Lovell http://www.thecurveonline.com/#free
-The lessons learned from centuries of busking
-offer more for FREE with up sale
-get them hooked with a lot of free... then charge them to feed the addiction
-build anticipation, interest and excitement THEN ask for money
-flatter people by giving them a choice
-Amada Palmer's TED talk: TED TALK VIDEO
-Pitch it as you are going to do it anyway, but support will make it better and reach more people
-Free: The Future of a Radical Price https://www.amazon.com/Free-Future-Radical-Chris-Anderson/dp/1401322905

 

Nov 14, 2019
Top ten songs about the devil
01:10:04

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On this Devil's night 2019, we bring you the top ten songs of all time about the prince of darkness himself...Lucifer, Beelzebub, Satan... a.k.a. the devil!

Check the video podcast here The Top Ten Songs about the Devil


Topics Include:
- the origin of the devil in rock The Devil Has the Best Tunes
-Alister Crowley
-Ozzy, Mick, & Keith, Bowie, Jimmy Page
-sympathy for the devil
-devil went down to georgia
-running with the devil
-devil inside
-Number of the Beast
-Shout at the Devil
-Crossroads Blues
-Deal with The Devil
-You're the Devil in disguise
-Bohemian Rhapsody

Nov 14, 2019
The Mythology and meaning behind Iron Maiden's "Flight of Icarus"
09:52

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On today's lyric talk we explore Iron Maiden's first single, "Flight of Icarus"
Topics covered:
-the mythology
-meaning and metaphor
gifts vs ego
wisdom of elders
-influences and production
-holy diver influence
-Nicko McBrain.... Piece of Mind was his first album with Iron Maiden
-Dave Murray played the solo
-#3 on Billboard Album Singles chart

Nov 05, 2019
The incredible True Story Behind Smoke On The Water
09:02

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On this week's lyric talk we tell the incredible true story about one of rock's most famous songs. "Funky Claude", "The grand hotel", "some stupid with a flare gun".... it's all true!
Topics Include:
-December 4, 1971... a day that shall live in infamy
-Claude Nobs
-"the grand hotel"
-"the rolling truck stones thing"
-frank zappa concert
-"swiss time" running out of time to finish machine head
-band didn't think much of the song

Nov 01, 2019
The Top Ten Rock 'n Roll Rags to Riches Stories of All Time
58:43

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We all love a great story, especially one with a happy ending. There are lots of folks who struck it rich in rock and roll but who were the rockers who overcame to most to achieve the most? This week we will count don't rock's greatest rags to riches stories Featured Loudini Artists: State of Mind Silk9 Lou Lombardi 13 Saints
Topics Include:
-John Reznik Goo Goo Dolls
-Dolly Parton
-Issac Brock Modest Mouse
-David Geffen
-Elvis Presley
-Johnny Cash
-Ringo Starr, The Beatles
-Jimi Hendrix

Oct 29, 2019
Exploring the meaning behind Springsteen and Manfred Mann's "Blinded By The Light"
17:50

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On this week's lyric talk we uncover the meaning behind one of the MOST misquoted songs of all time; "Blinded By The Light". If you're feeling all "wrapped up like a douche" over this one, then you're not alone! Check out this week's podcast where we will get to the bottom of all the "go cart Mozart" business!
Topics Include:
-the musical equivalent of a rorshack test
-childhood...desire to do something bigger... go to the light
-drugs?

-analogous to Dylan's Tangled Up In Blue
-effort to write something for the radio
-rhyming dictionary...
-collection of images from his life
-metaphor

Oct 22, 2019
The Top Ten Fastest Drummers in Metal
01:08:51

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They speed kills. Well... not today! Today we are counting down and telling the stories of fastest metal drummers of all time!
Special dedication to the memory of the great Ginger Baker... rocks first superstar drummer
Featured Loudini Artists: Reign of Z Revolution Highway Mississippi Bones Darkness on the Radio

 

Oct 17, 2019
Exploring the meaning behind RUSH's Tom Sawyer
13:39

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Let's talk about lyrics! Every one loves to sing along with their rock and metal songs, but how often do we stop and really THINK about the words that we are singing along with? In this series we discuss meanings behind the classic rock & metal songs that we love to sing to our steering wheels. On our maiden voyage we dig into a classic rock and prog rock classic. "Tom Sawyer" is arguably Rush's crowning moment. It's unique song structure, chord progression, melody and interplay between drums, bass guitars and synthesizers is only matched by it's cinematic and metaphoric lyrical content. But what the hell is it about?
Topics Include:
-Max Webster's Pye Dubois "Louis the Warrior" or "Louie the Lawyer"
-Freedom and rebellion i.e. "Freewill"
-celebrating the individual i.e. Ayn Rand

Oct 15, 2019
Losing the Lazy Musician Cliche'
54:07

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These are the best of times... and the WORST of times.
https://youtu.be/KnH35woY18A
Topics discussed
-Self assessment & goal setting
-what are your "SMART" targets?
Specific
Measureable
Attainable
Realistic
Time based

Oct 13, 2019
4 Steps to Defining Who You Are
43:38

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Before you can connect with an audience you need to know who YOU are! In today's podcast we give you the first 4 steps to help you define yourself as an artist. This a great way to not only define who you are and what you do, but this will help you define your message to you audience
Topics Include:
-Start from you home base
-Make the music that you want to hear more of in the world
-Look at your life... what else are you into other than music?
-What artists and experiences came a long that changed your way of looking at the world and music
-Listen to your fans
-what is the experience that you bring to your audience?

Oct 12, 2019
The Top 10 Most Shocking Revelations in Rock & Metal
01:03:53

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This will be a week of shock and awe for our podcast listeners as we countdown the most shocking revelations in rock & metal Featured Loudini Artists: L.Y.A.N.E. 3 Minutes to Live Lady Beast Lou Lombardi

Topics Include:
-
Rob Halford Comes out on MTV
Kurt Cobain plate goes for 20k
Ozzy did not snort ants
David Lee Roth out does Ozzy on coke
Steven Tyler adopts a groupie
Alice Cooper is a born again christian
Jerry Lee Lewis marrys his 13 year old cousin
Prince caused rock albums to be rated with warning labels with the song Darling Nikki
The PMRC's "filthy fifteen"
Guns 'n Roses were nearly killed before they even got started
Bon Jovi wanted to call the band "Johnny Electric"

Oct 10, 2019
Remembering Ric Ocasik, Ben Orr and the Top Cars Tracks of all time
01:03:25

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In honor of the passing of Ric Ocasek and the late Ben Orr we count down the top 10 songs by the Cars. We will also be discussing the band's biography as well as the lives of Ric and Ben
Featured Loudini Artists: America Bombshell Bad Marriage Transcendence Lou Lombardi

Sep 26, 2019
What are the most Divisive Albums in Rock and Metal?
01:05:33

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There are classic albums. There are albums that most people agree aren't the band's best work. Then there are those records that get everyone's shorts in a bunch. Albums like The Beatles the White album and Metallica's Black album made fan's heads explode... but not in a good way! People are really split on those records. Some say that they are brilliant other say that they are total crap. This week Lou and Lily discuss the 10 most divisive albums in rock and metal Featured Loudini Artists: L.A.Y.N.E. Dirty Honey Meka Nism Lou Lombardi

Sep 19, 2019
The Best Rock & Metal songs over 6 Minutes Long
01:06:56

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"Your song needs to be 2:30 or it won't get played on the radio," has been the time honored tradition in pop music. But there have been many artists who have given the middle finger to this rule and had enormous success with songs more than double that length. This week we count down the best songs over 6 minutes. Featured Loudini Artists: Reign of Z Revolution Highway Mississippi Bones Darkness on the Radio

Sep 11, 2019
The Greatest Cartoon Bands of All Time!
59:33

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It didn't take long for bands to make their want to the small screen in the form of cartoons. There was a time when you KNEW that you made it in the business when you became a cartoon! This week Lou & Lily count down the greatest cartoon bands of all time. Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi KAATO Shotgun Rebellion Losing September

Sep 05, 2019
Rock & Metal Singers with the Biggest Vocal Ranges
01:02:34

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This week, we are sending out the love to men and women who front our favorite bands as we count down the rock & metal singers with the biggest vocal ranges! Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi Night's Edge Lipstick Generation Reign of Z

Aug 31, 2019
When Rocker's Crash and Burn On Stage
01:03:09

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Accidents happen to everyone... even to your favorite rockers. On this week's show we count down the craziest, most bizarre, and even funny stage accidents in rock. In addition to our stage accident picks, we will be discussing stage accidents as witnessed by our fans. Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi 3 Minutes To Live Pump5 Land Divided

Aug 22, 2019
Rock & Metal's Greatest One Hit Wonders
01:07:03

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This week on the Loudini Rock & Roll Circus LIVE: We will be counting down the greatest one hit wonders in rock and metal Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi 13 Saints Storm Dragon Reign of Z

Aug 17, 2019
The Best Music Biopic Performances of all time
59:14

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This week on the Loudini Rock & Roll Circus LIVE: The music biopic is the new blockbuster film genre. But.... there have been movies and TV shows with musicians as characters going back decades. We aren't talking about documentaries or musicians who like to act. This is a show about ACTORS who PLAYED MUSICIANS on the big and small screens. What are the best portrayals of rockers on film and TV? Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi Stone Cold Killer Lady Beast Dark Entries

Aug 08, 2019
The Top Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time
01:11:14

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This week we take a little break from hard rock and metal for a whimsical look at the greatest guilty pleasure songs of all time... and if you say that you don't have any guilty pleasure songs we will come to your house an blast Barry Manilow ALL NIGHT! LOL! Featured Loudini Artists:
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Aug 03, 2019
Rock and Metal Musicians that are absolute HELL to be on tour with
01:10:03

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We have all heard the stories about the crazy stuff that goes on on a rock tour. If you're unsure, simply watch The Dirt on Netflix. Then there are musicians who take tour shenanigans to an entirely whole new level. This week we talk about the musicians who make it their mission to torture, promoters, hotel staff, and even their own crew and band mates. Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi The End Machine Firewolfe Bordella

Jul 24, 2019
The Most Disappointing Follow Ups to Great Debut Albums
01:07:49

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So...you hear an amazing debut by a new band and you can't wait to hear follow up. You're completely stoked when their next album comes out. You download it only to discover that it's just doesn't measure up to the greatness of their first... maybe it downright sucks! This week on The Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we discuss the most disappointing follow up releases to great debuts. Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi Revolution Highway Reign of Z State of Mind

Jul 17, 2019
The Best Rock and Metal Operas of All Time
01:07:29

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This week on the Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus we go to the opera and count down the greatest rock and metal opera's of all time! Featured Loudini Artists: Mr. Battle Lou Lombardi Reign of Z Darkness On The Radio

Topics include:
-what is a rock opera?
-the origins
-the greatest rock and metal operas
Too old to rock and roll... jefro tull
mechanical animals... marylin manson
maggots the record... Plasmatics
the graveyard... King Diamond
From The Inside... Alice Cooper
...W.A.S.P
The Wall.... Pink Floyd
Ziggy Stardust..... David Bowie
Operation Mind Crime.... Queensryche
Jesus Christ Super Star.... Andrew Loyd Weber
Tommy ... The Who

-Lily's week
-Lou's week.... Supervana show review

Jun 27, 2019
Rock's Urban Legends... Separating Fact from Fiction
59:20

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Have you heard the one about Led Zeppelin and the mud shark? What about Rod Stewart having semen pumped from his stomach? These are rock's Urban Legends. This week we will sift through the rumors and let you know which legends are true and which are B.S.
Featured Loudini Artists: Royal Honey Lou Lombardi Transcendence (Pittsburgh) Bad Marriage
Topics include:
-urban legends about songs
-crazy stories/legends about bands and artists
-truth is stranger than fiction... what's true?

 

Jun 21, 2019
The Top Rocker Criminals
01:02:58

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Rock and Roll has always been a bit of a bad boys and bad girls club but these artists have taken there bad boy and girl images literally! Featured Loudini Artists: Royal Honey Lou Lombardi Bourbon House Eulogy
Topics include:

-the small time criminals... more that you might imagine

-the REALLY bad boys and girls

-when does an artist cross the line to the point where fans turn their backs?

 

Jun 14, 2019
The BEST & the WORST band names of all time
01:11:36

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What's in a name? Where do bands come up with some of these names? What are some of the best and worst band names of all time? Featured Loudini Artists: State of Mind Silk9
Lou Lombardi 13 Saints

Jun 06, 2019
Jenny James & Ho Dagger
25:17

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A native San Diegan and Navy brat, Jenny was raised in a household
with no music. She didn’t start listening to the radio until her late teens, and
didn’t start singing and writing until her twenties. She is a natural-born
storyteller, so she started writing country songs and had her own band.
Recently, however, Jenny teamed up with Southern California punk icon
Jose Cruz of Male Order Brides and Doom Kounty Electric Chair fame.
Dead Queen is an EP of Cruz’ songs, produced by Cruz along with Jenny’s
husband, Chas Ferry, who has worked with David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and
Quincy Jones. In addition to writing and recording music, Jenny is a college
professor teaching English literature.
Links:


https://www.facebook.com/JennyJamesMusic

Jenny James YouTube Video

Jun 02, 2019
The 10 Most UNDERRATED drummers in rock and metal
01:18:07

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We talk a lot about guitarists and singers on the show but this week we focus on the guys and gals who drive the bands we love and keep them tight, focused and in time. Today we are counting down the 10 most UNDERRATED drummers in rock and metal Featured Loudini Artists: American Bombshell Transcendence (Pittsburgh) Lou Lombardi Bad Marriage

May 29, 2019
The Top 10 bands of the new wave of British Metal
56:05

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The late seventies was a magical time for music and no, we aren't talking about disco! We're talking about the new wave of British heavy metal bands that erupted during that time period. This week Lily and Lou count down the greatest bands of that era and discuss several highlights of that scene. Featured Loudini Artists: Black Whiskey Mississippi Bones
Lou Lombardi Maiden Cane

 

May 23, 2019
Black Elephant: You Need to hear this band! (YNTHTB #2)
07:50

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On today's "You Need to Hear this Band", we take a trip to Italy to meet the band stoner metal band Black Elephant. If you like your rock hard and heavy and drenched in cannabis then you will want to check these guys out.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/blackelephantitaly/

Walking Dead Video

Special thanks: Adam Thomas

 

May 17, 2019
Remembering, Reliving, Reviewing Iron Maiden's Classic Album; Number of The Beast
01:05:00
May 09, 2019
American Bombshell: You Need to hear this band! (YNTHTB #1)
11:09

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The maiden voyage of "You Need To Hear This Band"... this series is dedicated to bands that you probably do not know about but NEED to hear. We start the voyage with the band American Bombshell

Website:
https://www.americanbombshell.net

Album Trailer:
https://youtu.be/Tq_R9cS5Kfk

Nuvo article:
https://www.nuvo.net/music/american-bombshell-shreds-onward/article_3efec5fa-49af-11e9-9cf4-5780393bd4bd.html

 

May 05, 2019
Who do Van Halen fans REALLY Prefer? Sam or Dave?
01:13:34

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This week Lily and Loudini finally answer the question... Sam or Dave?
Topics include:
-The Sammy Story
-The Dave Story
-compare and contrast
-critics & fans choices
-Van Halen in your mind vs Van Halen in reality

 

May 03, 2019
Top 10 Prog Rock & Prog Metal Bands of All Time
01:11:40

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Gideon's Mob Divine Tragedy Maxxout Silk9
This week the power trio counts down the greatest progressive rock and metal bands of all time.
Topics include:
-the birth of prog
-what makes a band progressive
-the dirty "p" word

Apr 18, 2019
Dissecting Rush's Working Man(Guitar-cast #3)
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In Episode #3 We discuss the basic structure of Rush's breakout song, Working Man
Topics covered:
-basic riffs, key and root ideas
-the solo and Alex's influence
-reception and brief confusion
-lyrics
-"vault edition" Check out video here

 

Apr 18, 2019
The REAL reason so many classic rockers are very reluctant to hang it up... (Rockin' Rant #38)
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Ozzy recently cancelled his 2019 tour but has rescheduled for 2020 do to health issues. Mick Jagger is recovering from heart surgery. KISS's final performances are going down less than stellar with Paul's voice in pretty bad shape. Both Ozzy and KISS had called it quits 20 years ago but got lored back out on the road. Why? They surely do not need the money and they have nothing to prove to their fans. So what keeps these bands touring after all these years?
Topics Covered:
-once you've been working all your life....
-addiction to the adoration
-ego and identity

Apr 11, 2019
Everything wrong with and everything right about The Dirt
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On this edition of the Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus we discuss the Motley Crue biopic "The Dirt". Resident Crue expert Lily V. Sixx will give us the low down on the best and worst of The Dirt. Be warned that THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!
Featured Loudini Artists: 13 Saints Big Ugly Storm Dragon Lou Lombardi

Topics Covered:
-book vs movie
-actor choices and perfomances
-most controversial scenes
-is the movie sexist or demeaning to women?

Apr 11, 2019
Why "The Black Album" may be the most important metal album of all time (Rockin' Rant #37)
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In 1991 Metallica broke into the mainstream with their 5th studio release "Metallica" aka "The Black Album". It was a controversy that people are STILL debating all these years later. This is one of many reasons why "The Black Album" might just be THE MOST important metal album of all time!


Topics Covered:
-Billboard chart debut
-overnight mainstream success unheard of for a metal album
-introduced the pop world to REAL metal
-paved the way for the future of metal..more attention to Megadeth, Pantera and Slayer
-grew the band's fan base while simultaneously alienting a lot of their following
-it is REAL metal even if YOU don't want to admit it

Apr 09, 2019
Ranking "The Flannel 5"... the best bands of the grunge era
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You've hear of the top 4 of Thrash? Tonight we rand the "Flannel 5". We rank these five bands in order: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden.
Featured Loudini Artists: Winter's Descent LoveSICK Dieselbeast Lou Lombardi

Apr 04, 2019
How Nirvana saved metal. (Rockin' Rant #35)
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We've heard over and over that Nirvana killed metal. When the exact opposite is true!
Topics Covered:
-80's "hair bands" are not metal
-what true metal fans know
-removing the posers and wannabe's
-rock evolved going from the 80's to the 90's
- allowed much heavier and darker bands to get noticed by a bigger audience i.e. Pantera, Tool. Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy-Zakk, Corrosion of Conformity, Monster Magnet, Rob Zombie, Faith No More

Mar 28, 2019
Pat Benetar vs. The Heart Sisters
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This maybe the biggest cat fight with the biggest hair of all time Pat Benetar vs The Heart Sisters. Who rocked the femfatale vibe harder? Who broke more hearts? Who is the songwriting Queen? Who is more influential? We will answer all these questions and more on this week's Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus!
Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi Silk9 Stone Cold Killer Mississippi Bones LoveSICK

Mar 28, 2019
Would you listen to a metal album by Nickelback? (Rockin' Rant #34)
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Rock's most hated band is teasing a metal album. If Nickelback goes metal will that shut the critic's mouths?
Topics covered:
-why they are so despised
-other bands that play it safe but don't get as much hate
- Mike Kroeger talks seriously about a metal album
-link to Mike's metal talk: ALTPRESS ARTICLE

Mar 21, 2019
The one mistake that keeps new bands from growing a powerful fan base (Rockin' Rant #33)
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I just finished reading Amanda Palmer's book "The Art of Asking" and let me tell you, it was a REAL eye opener. There are a lot of take aways that new bands could learn a lot from but there is one that rises above the rest
Topics covered:
-a little background on Amanda Palmer from street performer to over $1million raised on kickstarter
- the big idea
-Check this out: Amanda's Ted Talk Video

Mar 19, 2019
Ozzy vs Dio
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Honestly... we may actually need to quit after this one... This week's show is a show down between two gods of heavy metal. Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio. Who was more metal? Who fronted Sabbath better? Who had the better solo career? Who do you like better and WHY???
Topics Covered:
-Ozzy... a brief history and best tracks
-Dio... a brief history and best tracks
-black sabbath, rainbow, blizzard of oz, Dio bands
-introducing the world to Randy Rhoads, Vivian Campbell, Jake E. Lee, Doug Aldrich, and Zakk Wylde
-compare and contrast the two
-the voting
Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi Them Guns Eve To Adam Dead Day Revolution

Mar 15, 2019
What makes a guitar solo TRULY great and why most internet polls are completely wrong on the subject.(Rockin' Rant #32)
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The guitar solo has been a staple of rock music since Bill Haley and his Comets pumped out Rock Around The Clock. There are probably as many guitar solos in the world as their are ideas. Just about every classic rock tune has a solo but almost no one understands what makes a solo TRULY great and why people love them in the first place
Topics covered:
-what most internet polls don't understand
-added excitement
-another voice
-Making a statement
-what a guitar player MUST do to create a great solo
vibe
melody
bass line
chord changes
lyrics
-what all great guitar solos have in common

 

Mar 12, 2019
21 Facts you may not know about Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti (Rockin' Rant #31)
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This week way back in 1975 Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti was certified gold. Here are 21 things you may not know about this amazing album
Topics covered:
-21 things about Physical Graffiti
-44 years old this year
-reference article: Article on Physical Graffiti

Mar 09, 2019
What is a (guitar) "lick" any way? (Rockin' Rant #30)
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I gave you the low down on "the riff" a few episodes ago. Now it's time to get into one of the most misunderstood aspects of guitar playing... "the lick". Despite (or maybe because of) its sexual connotaion licks are one of the reasons you love great guitar playing. Let me explain....
Topics covered:
-the definition
-the four letter word of rock
-licks before shred
-the difference between a lick and a riff
-licks and riff living together... mass hysteria!

Mar 08, 2019
MTV is BACK! (Rockin' Rant #29)
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You've probably heard me and some of my coleagues say that rock isn't dead; I just moved. Not only has rock moved but rock videos, concerts and documentaries have all moved and the new channel is better than ever!
Topics covered:
-the end of the MTV era
-the new MTV thanks to Roku and Amazon fire stick etc...
-more choice... go broad and eclectic or micro niche
-new weekly show
-my playlist: PLAYLIST

Mar 07, 2019
What the hell is a "Riff"? (Rockin' Rant #28)
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You hear this term "Riff" thrown around all the time. But what exactly is a Riff? Where did it come from? Why is it SO important?
Topics covered:
-classical origins in the ostinato
-1930s and the shortening of "refrain"
-what it is
-what it is not
-rhythm and why the "riff" will go on forever
-BBC Documentary "The Joy of The Guitar Riff" https://youtu.be/XWFL-QvMK-8

 

Mar 05, 2019
The eclectic life and times of Pittsburgh's hardest working musician, John Vento
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John Vento is often called a chameleon in the Pittsburgh music scene; and, while his critics may use the term as a pejorative, Vento views it as a compliment. He understands that they’re motivated by the frustration of their inability to lock him into a specific musical style. After all, the front man for the high-energy, hard-rockin’ bands, The Businessmen, and the Nied’s Hotel Band, is also known for his introspective, brooding solo recordings.

Rather than a drawback, however, Vento considers such diversity to be among his strengths; and his fans agree. They relish sharing his tumultuous trek toward achieving his artistic vision, which he accomplishes by channeling a blend of eclectic influences through his own, raw emotions.

Helping to engineer the roller coaster ride is a stout core of colaborators, including John Randall Fox, Buddy Hall, Tim Hadley, and Frank Ferraro, along with renowned playwright/lyricist, Amy Hartman. Many members of this crew have been with him for more than a decade; and it’s easy to understand why, as Vento consistently showers them with appreciation and accolades. Though a one-of-a-kind performer, he professes a great distaste for the word, “solo,” insisting that, “Without my collaborators, I would not have accomplished anything.”

That’s no surprise to those who know him, as he truly is a humble, loving, and grateful person, who treasures his family and friends. Certainly, that comes across, loud and clear, in his honest, from-the-heart songs; and that, undoubtedly, is another quality which endears him to his fans. As he puts it, “If just one person is touched in some small way by one of my songs, that’s the greatest reward that I could receive.”

Of course, it’s purely logical that Vento would find a great following in this town. His steely resistance to categorization is the very essence and backbone of Pittsburgh. Built by a veritable melting pot of blue-collar workers, the once-gritty city has risen from the slag heap, through the smoke and haze, to become a sparkling, spectacular hub of culture and learning. Yet, it remains true to its deeply-forged identity.

John’s 2019 MTS release is “Love, Lust and Other Wreckage.” His single, “Rainbows And Lightning” reached the Top 20 on iTunes Canada charts, receiving national and international airplay and charting. John is a January 2019 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist.
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www.johnvento.com
https://www.facebook.com/johnventomusic
https://twitter.com/JventoM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y65K1Hu2uik

Mar 04, 2019
Why rock is the most important musical genre EVER! (Rockin' Rant #27)
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Rock is the undisputed god of all other musical genres. It has many iterations and many faces. It's been declared dead over and over but always rises from the ashes and it might just save your life
Topics covered:
-declared dead several times... now most streamed genres on Spotify
-act of defiance... "this machine kills fascists"
-"naughty" origins...
-instrument for social change with regards to race in mid 20th century America
-the voice of freedom and victory
-symbol for rising above... rock and metal songs played at sporting events

 

Mar 03, 2019
Body and age shaming our rock and roll elder statesmen needs to stop.(Rockin' Rant #26)
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Why do "fans" think that it's okay to body and age shame the men and women who gave the world such amazing music?
Topics covered:
-we're all a little guilty
-artists who banked on looks get it the worst...the price they pay
-shamers= not real fans
-the rolling stones, glenn hughes, axle rose, sammy hagar
-great rock music can be made by musicians at any age
-we held these people up as gods and we feel let down.
-metal devisation article: Click to read article

 

Mar 03, 2019
The Story of 10 Rockers who found Jesus and why
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What do "Head", Blackie Lawless, Dave Mustaine and Alice Cooper all have in common? They are all "born again" Christians. This week we explore 10 rockers who found Jesus
Topics Covered:
-10 artists and their stories
-why Christianity and not Islam or Scientology?
-can converted rockers...still rock?

 

Mar 01, 2019
It's okay to let go of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen (Rockin' Rant #25)
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The great classic bands of the 70's 80's and even some from the 90's have given us so much amazing music. It's okay to let them rest in peace!
Topics covered:
-Nick Mason asking Roger and David to reunite
-social media memes
-looking forward instead of backwards... there is great music being released EVERY DAY!

 

Mar 01, 2019
Does it piss you off when Justin Beiber & Miley Cyrus wear Iron Maiden t-shirts? It shouldn't! (Rockin' Rant #23)
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A few internet sites recently ran stories about celebrities who wear metal and rock garb but have no idea who the bands are or what they stand for. Many rock fans chimed in saying that it hurts the image of rock bands or that it's some how wrong for these cheesy celebs to wear these. Here's why they may be wrong
Topics covered:
-raising name awareness
-sell more merch for rock bands
-bands make WAY more on physical merch than they do on music
-Slayer response to Kendall Jenner

Feb 28, 2019
Have you seen "Overkill: Welcome to the Garden State"? Watch it NOW!(Rockin' Rant #24)
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Nuclear Blast Records is releasing a multipart documentary about the band Overkill. It's awesome... let me tell you why!
Topics covered:
-veiw of the early thrash movement
-east coast thrash vs west coast thrash
-the band is still on fire and excited about putting out new music
-I've put all the episodes into a playlist for you. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdKqHP0a_aM&list=PLrRzz60B5Mxc5mYxwgfiPDR6BXr1Rbc5t

Feb 27, 2019
Tim Stout talks about his passion for songwriting and looping
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With guitar in hand and loop pedal under foot, New York-based singer-songwriter Tim Stout is a sight to be both seen and heard. His dynamic tunes burst with color to match his equally vivacious personality. Driven by impassioned vocals and nuanced guitar compositions, his scintillating and introspective lyrics illuminate the importance of building lasting relationships, fostering healthy communication, and finding beauty in the mundane. Inspired by great pop icons such as Prince, Ed Sheeran, and John Mayer, Stout melds modern pop sensibilities with a colorful vintage vibe to craft a sound that's sure to keep you grooving. After just a few short months performing around the New York City area, Stout opened for Allen Stone along with Caleb Hawley in a sold-out show at Brooklyn Bowl in November 2017, with plenty of gigs and festivals played since. His first single, "Get Familiar", is out now.
Links:
WEBSITE: www.timstoutmusic.com
INSTAGRAM:
https://instagram.com/timstoutmusic?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1gxuhwxfn0jjd
FACEBOOK:
https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/timstoutmusic/?ref=bookmarks

Feb 27, 2019
The Resolectrics and the salvation of old school R&B and Rock 'n Roll
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Expanding on their love of American R&B, The Resolectrics are a rock & soul
power trio exploring the vast landscapes of roots music with layered harmonies,
multi-tonal guitar tracks, and ambitious arrangements. Since releasing their
“Booker T. meets The Band” debut record, High Water, guitarist Tate Peterson,
drummer John Becher, and bassist Bob Dunham have honed a leaner, meaner

approach through continuous gigging and constant refinement. The band’s new
record, Open Seas (released Sep 21, 2018), adds some timeless, British Invasion-
style psychedelia to the mix along with a touch of horns and harmonica that help
reconnect the music to its soul-based heritage. It’s a bigger sound that’s radio-
ready and set for bigger stages and a larger audience.

Links:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/resolectrics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/resolectrics
Website: http://resolectrics.com
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/resolectrics
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCufGrIkACIfv-VCVWH-H0g
Bandcamp: http://resolectrics.bandcamp.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-resolectrics/1434962773
CDBaby: n/a
Amazon:
Other: spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/58YdbtxD9oTKpu6Sp4LZWa?si=fA25hjYvTJCdIDcD
UjeGVA

 

Feb 26, 2019
Cozmic's journey from heavy metal to eclectic pop
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Venice Beach native and rising newcomer Cozmic has been making waves in the urban electro-pop scene over the past few months with recent singles going viral on social media, critical acclaim in the indie music blogs and a recent deal with Kobalt Music’s AWAL.

Cozmic is on a quest to mine a new strain of pop music. A broadly resonant aesthetic brimming with soulfulness and bold artistry, his music reflects an intersection of a profound inner journey and an eclectic musical trajectory.

Prior to Cozmic, the artist was already an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist, recording and touring with indie pop, EDM, and hip-hop projects. His performance highlights in this realm include appearances at Bonnaroo and The World Culture Festival in India in front of 3 million people. During this chapter of his career, he also collaborated with acclaimed creators such as Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park as well as producers Mike Gonsolin (French Montana, G-Eazy, Snoop Dog), Rami Beatz (Kid Cudi, Chris Brown), and Tim O'Heir (The Flaming Lips, Morphine, Dinosaur Jr., All-American Rejects).
Links:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrj8jef4zS8F1yOW9ViRCjQ

https://www.facebook.com/iamcozmic/

https://www.instagram.com/iamcozmic/

http://twitter.com/cozmicsounds

 

Feb 25, 2019
Brady Novotny mixes his passions for shred and flameco on his latest release
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Brady Novotny started playing the guitar at the age of 10. Determined to be a world class guitarist, he left his first guitar lesson with his instructor telling him basically to give it up now. Thus he was introduced to criticism and disappointment early in his endeavor. Nevertheless, Brady heard a guitar player that would motivate him to push all that aside and re-energrize his passion to continue; that guitar player was Randy Rhoads. Brady soon fell in love with classical and melodic guitar playing. Brady practiced restlessly learning everything from classical pieces, melodic and virtuosic solos from 80's guitar heroes, to jazz fusion.

Brady loved the guitar, and truly, that has been his passion. He attended Berklee College of Music for a little time. At the age of 19, he was asked to teach summer guitar workshop at Duquesne University. As life often happens, however, Brady got burned out and went back to school and received his masters in Psychology. Yep, that's right -- Psychology. But the passion is back and stronger than ever, plus it never hurts to have some money!
Brady set out to do an instrumental project that would have his listeners singing the haunting melodies while holding their attention by uniquely placed guitar virtuosity and dynamic rhythms creating a fusion of rock, flamenco, and jazz. His love for a variety of musical styles led him to study under many teachers in his life. Brady started out playing Classical guitar at the age of 10. Ever since then, Brady has had a strong affection for nylon string guitar sound. Ultimately, this led him to study Flamenco guitar. He immediately fell in love with the passion, virtuosity and rhythm of this style. The shred of the 80’s was one of his main influences and guilty pleasures, while Jazz was a big influence on Brady’s chordal choices and song color.

Brady has a wide range of experience in the music business. His experience ranges from the Pittsburgh rock scene to national tours. He has worked as a Pittsburgh session guitarist, Worship leader, and guitarist at several mega churches. He has also taught guitar at clinics and universities.

His 2019 release with MTS Management Group/MTS Records is “Passions Collide” featuring the lead single, “Redemption’s Cry.” The song, featuring a hauntingly beautiful vocal from Brady’s wife, Jennifer, is currently charting on the Airplay Today national radio charts.
Links:

www.bradynovotny.com
www.facebook.com/bradynovotnymusic
www.instagram.com/bradynovotnyoffical
www.twitter.com/bradyanovotny
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMG6bjBHNLH2uxumRx1IyQ

PRESS KIT: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S6Ig54_MTtD-dwjrOIixGWCM_hpd9_Zt

 

Feb 23, 2019
Bill Abernathy: "It all starts with a story."
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Everyone loves a good story about second-chances, and that’s exactly what Bill Abernathy’s story is all about. The Kansas City, Missouri resident began writing songs in his early teens. He played all through his school years, but then he stopped...Life took over.

Bill went about getting married, building a business career, and raising his children.
After his kids graduated from school and started their careers, Bill picked up the guitar again and began trying to rekindle his love of music.

“Inspiration for my music comes from a variety of the many parts of my life,” Bill says. “Events and experiences of mine, my family, my friends, and sometimes even people I have never met all, contribute to the creativity of my music. I find it interesting and rewarding to let my imagination wander through the memory and spirit of life events and see where it takes me.”
Bill is a pure "lyrics-first" writer...a bit of a storyteller. “I feel the story and lyrics talk to me and tell me what the rest of the song is supposed to sound like,” he says.
His last album, 2017’s “Find A Way” reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album chart, and the single, “Goodbye Will Never Come Again” reached #1 on the singles chart.
Bill’s latest collection of songs, “Crossing Willow Creek” is available now, with first single, “Cry Wolf” hitting radio airwaves around the globe. The single reached the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs chart, while hitting the Top 5 on New Music Weekly’s country chart. Bill is also a December 2018 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist.
“Sometimes life is good to you and gives you a second chance. In my youth I walked away from music for a myriad of personal reasons. Now, I've now been given a second chance to pursue this thing we love called music, and I am really enjoying the ride!”
Links:

PRESS KIT: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vfana_wKW6xcnz6hm1mrlaJ1Xg-xeIS1

https://www.billabernathy.com/crossing-willow-creek
https://www.facebook.com/billabernathymusic/
https://twitter.com/bill_abernathy

 

Feb 23, 2019
Why Eddie Van Halen ABSOLUTELY Deserves the title "Greatest Guitarist of All Time" (Rockin' Rant #22)
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A recent Guitar World Magazine reader's poll has named Eddie Van Halen as the greatest guitarist of all time. Already social media has lit up with guitarists from around the world contesting this claim. Today I want explain to you why the critics are wrong and why Eddie does indeed deserve this title
Topics covered:
-House hold name status... success... more important that you think
-it's more than riffs, and solos
-Eddie Van Halen and the reinvention of the electric guitar and amplifier
-influence still felt today
- link to original article: Guitar World Article

Feb 22, 2019
Doyle from the Misfits taken out of context (Rockin' Rant #21)
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Ultimate guitar and Rock Garage took Doyle from the Misfits comments completely out of context. I am setting the record straight
Topics covered:
-click bait title
-addressing a REAL issue... rock is a real business and you need to get paid
-genie out of the bottle with downloading
-not all rockers want to meet you... deal with it
- link to original podcast: The Liquid Conversations

Feb 21, 2019
The Greatest Heavy Ballads of All Time
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You will want to get your lighters ready for this one. On this week's Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus we count down the greatest heavy ballads of all time
Topics Covered:
-the first heavy ballad
-what is a heavy ballad or "power ballad"?
-1980's the decade of the power ballad
-today's power ballads
Featured Loudini Artists: Love Stallion Despyre Flying Joes Lou Lombardi

Feb 20, 2019
Clapton, Richards, Edge and David Gilmour are breaking my heart. (Rockin' Rant #20)
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Clapton, Richards, Edge and now David Gilmour have auctioned of the instruments that were used to create some of the most iconic music in the history of music and it's breaking my heart.
Topics covered:
-guitars should be played
-more care should be given to where these instruments end up
-guitars in glass cases don't make any music

Feb 18, 2019
Do You Care Who Is In Your Favorite Bands? (Rockin' Rant #19)
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Journey did it. Styx did it. Guns 'n Roses did it. Judas Priest did it. Even Slayer and Van Halen did it... They all changed key members and still continued to draw their fans to show.
Topics covered:
-brand over BAND
-a great show is a great show
-"heritage acts" touring with no original members

 

Feb 17, 2019
The Curious Origins of Eddie Van Halen's Two Hand Tapping Technique (Rockin' Rant #18)
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Even Eddie Van Halen admits that he was not the first to make use of the now famous two hand tapping technique. Steve Hackett of Genesis claims to be the first recorded tapper. There are some rock fans who believe that Ace Frehley did it before that. However, as you will learn two hand tapping goes back a lot farther in history any most people realise.
Topics covered:
-Tapping... not really all that crazy of an idea
-the classical connection
-tal farlow, harvey mandel and steve hackett
-the popularization of tapping

Feb 15, 2019
Roger Waters: A cautionary tale of ego run amok. (Rockin' Rant #17)
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In the mid 1980's, shortly after the release of The Final Cut, Roger Waters attempted to legally disband Pink Floyd. Thank the maker, he did not succeed in this endeavor. What he DID succeed in was alienated the band's other leader and kicking himself out of his own band. On today's Rockin' Rant I dicuss this cauntionary tale and what lessons can be learned from it.
Topics covered:
-Gilmour has as many if not more supporters that Waters
-The Final Cut and the humilation of Gilmour
-Life after Waters
-a late reconciliation

Feb 14, 2019
Greta Van Fleet gets a Grammy award and I STILL think the Grammy's are BULLSH*T(Rockin' Rant #14)
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The Grammy awards are total B.S. There... I've said it and Greta Van Fleet can't stop pissing off the geezers.
Topics covered:
-rock is not a competition
-is this a vindication for Greta Van Fleet?
-how will we ever know what's good if no one tells us?

Feb 14, 2019
What do Gardening and UFOs have in common? Ed Roman!
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Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist. He is a December 2018 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. The animated music video for the title track from his latest album, “Red Omen” has been shown at numerous film festivals around the globe. Ed is also a gentleman farmer, gardner and paranormal enthusiast. http://www.edroman.net
Links:

www.facebook.com/edromanmusic
www.twitter.com/specialedroman

http://www.edroman.net

 

Feb 13, 2019
Eddie Trunk on the Grammys...NAILS it! (Rockin' Rant #15)
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Eddie Trunk said it better than I did. The Grammys snub their nose at rock and metal and continue to alienate more music fans. Is this a symptom of a larger problem with corporate media in general?
Topics covered:
-rock and metal not even televised
-nominies show a complete lack of knowledge of the genres?
-the real problem... the emporer has no clothes
-Eddie's Rant: https://youtu.be/1E2fnMp9usM

Feb 12, 2019
Why would you want go see a local band? (Rockin' Rant #16)
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Today's show is in response to a question that I had from a fan who wanted to know how to "make it" as a local band. This is a HUGE subject with many points that need to be addressed. This will be the first in a long series of podcasts on local music. Today I am going to address this question from the audience's point of view.
Topics covered:
-are they awesome?
-going to a live show can be a pain in the butt
-why would you leave the comfort of your home to go out to some nasty club?
-do you have better things to do?
-the competition is so much better

Feb 12, 2019
Go By Ocean Ryan McCaffrey
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My latest work came together in the form of an EP. I’ve written a lot of material over the last couple years and rather than creating a double album, I’ve chosen to release a series of EPs for this project.
We recorded the first EP, Faded Photographs, at my studio in Marin County and explored my current cultivation of songs with a new philosophy and an unfamiliar methodology. I brought most of the songs in fresh so everyone worked on them with a first instinct kind of prospective. For me, Faded Photographsreveals a metamorphosis in my writing. An evolution of looking back on the last 10 years of my life, letting go, and moving on. Like many of my lyrics, the album reflects on harder times with hope for greater days ahead.

“Come Down”, the single off the record expresses that exact sentiment. It’s an introspective song looking back on days when my addictions were out of control and holding on to how I currently feel today in more healthy lifestyle. Participating in the light as opposed to checking out into darkness. We had a ball making this album with an amazing collection of hearts that resulted in a record I am very proud of. My line up has changed over the years but our mission remains the same. To spread love through the art of music and hopefully give people the emotional responses we all share and find in the music we love the most.

 

Links:


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* Website http://gobyocean.com/

Feb 12, 2019
Vovkulaka
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Tortured cries from the supernatural haunt the punishing mystical metal of Ukraine’s Vovkulaka. The band’s singer-drummer-songwriter VolK is a dark conduit for paranormal activity and channels his explorations in this realm into his band’s tribal and occultist thrashings. The results are brutal and anthemic—white knuckle-rides that add new flesh to the bones of Korn, Pantera, Rob Zombie, and even Babymetal. Live, the band is something like a sexy séance, with a trio of musicians being joined onstage by a pair of stunning female dancers moving ceremoniously to the cathartic musical onslaught. Vovkulaka’s longtime producer is modern heavy music legend Darian Rundall (Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, Yellowcard).Internationally, the group is spreading its infectious call to arms #painneversoundedsogood with one-off shows, and making festival appearances back home in Ukraine, in Europe, and, in the near future, in the U.S.
Links:

http://Vovkulaka.com
http://YouTube.com/VovkulakaMusic
http://Twitter.com/VovkulakaMusic

http://Facebook.com/VovkulakaFanPage
SPOTIFY http://ow.ly/BX1E30if40m

 

Feb 12, 2019
Rock's dirty little secret...the REAL reason Grunge over took 80's Rock (Rockin' Rant #13)
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Why DID Grunge overtake 80's rock? It's a dirtly little secret that NO ONE talks about!
Topics covered:
-college rock
-changing of the music business guard
-generation X at the helm

Feb 12, 2019
The 1980's...The time that Rock forgot (Rockin' Rant #12)
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So you're listening to your favorite classic rock station and you're hearing all the usual 70's suspects... The Stones, Led Zeppelin, Sabbath, Deep Purple, Aerosmith. You also hear a lot 90's of bands like Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam etc... But the decade in between the 70's and 90's is grossly under represented... Why?
Topics covered:
-MTV
-the bad boy rocker persona
-the Reagan years
-enter political correctness

 

Feb 11, 2019
The Best and Worst Theatrical Bands of all Time
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Over the years there have been many ground breaking acts that created a buzz based on a theatrical stage show. Many of these bands are now classics, while others have relied on theatrics as a gimmick without great music. This week we discuss the best and the worst of theatrical rock and metal acts. Topics discussed:
-What makes a great theatrical show?
-When is it obvious that the band is relying on theatrics to make for lack of musical talent or poor songwriting?
-Criticisms of theatrics in general
-The best theatrical bands of all time and what makes them great
-Theatrical flops
Featured Loudini Artists: Lana Blac Vovkulaka Strangelove Helius

Feb 11, 2019
If you hate Ted Nugent, you're part of the problem (Rockin' Rant #11)
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Are you one of these people who will turn away from and artist you like if you disagree with his or her politics? Then this podcast is for you!
Topics covered:
-it's just opinion
-you aren't hurting your world view
-humans are complex and contradictory by nature
-stop perpetuating hate

 

Feb 08, 2019
Does Sharon Have Ozzy "Whipped" (Rockin' Rant #10)
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Recently Eddie Trunk did a very touching interview with Ozzy, detailing all of his trials and tribulations with the Osbornes over the years. This left a lot us wondering, "What the heck is up with Ozzy? Why couldn't he have stepped in and laid down the law with Sharon?" I will try to shed some light on this on today's show.
Topics covered:
-is there an Ozzy without Sharon?
-a quick history
- functioning disfunction

Feb 08, 2019
What Eddie Trunk doesn't understand about V.I.P. Packages (Rockin Rant No. 9)
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In the past few months the great Eddie Trunk has expressed incredulity at many (esp KISS's) V.I.P. packages and paid meet & greets. But I believe that he his leaving out a big part of the story.
Topics Covered:
-the lost income from physical CD Sales
-the high cost of touring
-it's the fans' prerogative
-no fans are going broke

 

Feb 07, 2019
I hate Maroon 5... therefore they suck! (Rockin' Rant #8)
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I wanted to address Maroon 5's polarizing perforance during the Superbowl halftime show, but more importantly PEOPLE'S REACTIONS and what that says about our culture:
Topics covered:
-can you not like a band but understand why other's might like them?
-Maroon 5 starting out as a soulful rock band then turning so so disco
-Super bowl half time shows in general
- listening vs. watching...probably NOT their best performance

Feb 07, 2019
Greg Connors, getting back on the chain gang
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With a deceptively simple sound of an old country or blues record, his sound is at once raw and vulnerable, but distilled through a caustic brilliant prism of sound. Connors freshly weaves a view of emotion and experience; lyrical branches wound densely in and out of darkness and diffused light. His own raw and vulnerable sound journey can do any listener a great service. And if you've ever feel the limb snap, it may just be his dry wit.

From his teen years, drifting the fringes of various NYU independent music festivals and on to places such as CBGB's, Greg's path led him to Atlanta, Georgia, creating deliberate vibrations at such local favorites as the 40 Watt Club, in Athens, and the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, and then back to NYC again, with various stops along the way

Greg is making music currently in metro NYC. He has awakened audiences for the likes of John Mayer, Joseph Arthur, Cat Power, Smoke, Songs; Ohia, Palace Brothers, Joan as Police Woman and Vic Chesnutt.

In 2006 Scared Records released Greg's 5th Studio album,
"Here, There and Anymore", Produced by friend and studio wizard, Joseph Arthur.

Recorded with Bass player and recording engineer, Scott Fragala, Connors' 9th studio album, "Home Made Compass" will be available on March, 3rd 2018.

'Greg Connors’ trademark simple guitar licks and detached alienated, lonely voice are coupled with a scary command of the English language. He is the Howard Finster of music, painting vivid abstract images with his words and guitar.”
Performer Magazine

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregconnorsnyc/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gconnors314
Website: www.gregconnorsmusic.blogspot.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/greg-connors

YouTube:s
Bandcamp: www.gregconnorsmusic.bandcamp.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/greg-connors/200357331
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/greg-connors-music/1131959800

Feb 06, 2019
The Best and Worst Theatrical Bands of all Time
01:11:29

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Over the years there have been many ground breaking acts that created a buzz based on a theatrical stage show. Many of these bands are now classics, while others have relied on theatrics as a gimmick without great music. This week we discuss the best and the worst of theatrical rock and metal acts. Topics discussed:
-What makes a great theatrical show?
-When is it obvious that the band is relying on theatrics to make for lack of musical talent or poor songwriting?
-Criticisms of theatrics in general
-The best theatrical bands of all time and what makes them great
-Theatrical flops

Featured Loudini Artists: Lana Blac Vovkulaka Strangelove Helius

Feb 05, 2019
The "Best" Bad, Dumb, and Chaotic Band Break Ups
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A bad band break up can be like a train wreck.... horribly painful but yet very hard not to stare. On this week's show Lou & Lilly run down some of rock's most interesting and even downright STUPID band break ups. Topics covered:

-van halen, oasis, eagles,
-goofy ways that bands break up
-usual reasons...
-break ups for the best
-van halen tour leaks
-more greta van fleet on SNL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B0QHAwtvbE
- music by: Strangelove, Despyre & Toxic Zombie
-Lee Kerslake get's his platinum albums
Featured Loudini Artists: Despyre Strangelove Toxic Zombie

 

Jan 29, 2019
5 things you may not know about your Mooer Radar Pedal
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Lou (Loudini) show you 5 tips for getting the most our of your Mooer Radar Impulse Response Loader Pedal. Topics include:
-firmware updates
-dealing with the power amp models in the peda
-dealing with the onboard EQ
-removing "low mud"
-how the Radar interacts with your system's interface

Links:
LoudiniRockandRollCircus.com

Jan 23, 2019
Top 10 All Killer No Filler Albums of All Time
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Many critics attribute the death of the album to too many bands who put out albums with only one or two good songs and the rest is crap. But in the history of rock music there are many albums with every song being a winner. This week on The Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus we pick our favorite and your favorite all killer no filler albums. Topics discussed:
-what makes a great album
-the decline of the album as an art form
-our picks for albums that provide excellent "front to back" listening experiences
-recent great albums
-some great albums you may have never heard of
-should Van Halen tour? do you care?
Featured Loudini Artists: Helius Lou Lombardi Lords of Salem Alter The Design

Jan 18, 2019
Why Our Classic Artist's Can't Release New Music
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Why is it that when most of our beloved classic artists release new music it's usually met with crickets? Very few bands have been able to stay relevant decade after decade. In this Rockin' Rant, we ask the question, "What would it take for a classic (80's 90's or early 00's) artist or band to break through in today's scene? Topics Discussed:
-Ozzy and the Osbournes
-Robert Plant's post Led Zeppelin work
-Carlos Santana in the 90's
-the importance of social media

Jan 11, 2019
Why We Hate The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
01:32:31

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We keep telling our fans how much we hate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but they seem to INSIST that we do a show on the new inductees every year. Since we love our fans here's our annual assessment on the state of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Topics discussed:
-this year's inductees
-glaring omissions
-why things like the RRHF, The Grammy Awards, and American Idol hurt pop music
-Van Halen Tour rumours
-Pat O'Brien of Cannibal Corpse

Jan 10, 2019
The Curious Case of Taylor & The Apes
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Taylor and the Apes are based in NYC and have developed a loyal following and a reputation for their superb songwriting and dynamic, raw, exciting live shows. Led by singer/guitarist Taylor Elliott, the Apes have developed a unique sound, influenced by every decade of rock n' roll's existence: '50's doo wop harmonies, thick Rhodes/Hammond keys of the '60's, '70's grand guitar solos, the big drum sounds of the '80's, the '90's guitar crunch, all wrapped together with current, yet timeless lyrics. Elliott's singing is direct, yet humble; and he sounds somewhere between Paul Westerberg and Tom Petty. After a busy year and gathering an every-growing fan base, the apes have just released their debut album, american livin'.
Links:
https://taylorandtheapes.com
https://www.facebook.com/taylorandtheapes/

Jan 05, 2019
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Van Halen
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Lou (Loudini) set's the record straight about Van Halen.

Jan 03, 2019
The 5 things that make a classic song, album or band...CLASSIC!
01:40:35

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On this week's Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus, Lou, Keith and Lily have a round table discussion about what makes those amazing songs, albums, and bands that we love so darn amazing! Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi Love Stallion Despyre Graveyard

Dec 22, 2018
Jackie Auguste finds true love and launches an award winning music career
30:27

Band Biography: Across The Board
Alt Pop Rock
Toronto, Canada
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Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian alt pop/rock band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 300 Youtube videos, debut album, a concept EP and now a second full length album, SONIC BOOM, slated for release May 4th, 2018, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock 'n roll envelope with harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs. The lead single, “Sonic Boom” reached #4 on the iTunes Canada Rock chart on September 11, 2018.

Forged from garage jams and basement Youtube sessions, “Across The Board” finally broke out of the internet box with their debut album “Jane On Fire” in 2016, earning the band critical acclaim for the single “Indifference” which also became their first track to hit the FM radio waves and win an international independent music award.

ATB's second record, the EP "AMENDS", was released in 2017 as a concept album centered around the theme of facing one's demons and resentments in order to break free of the restraints of past mistakes. The first single,” Don’t Drag Me Down” was featured on the International Women's Day website, and continues to receive airplay on US College Radio, internet and terrestrial FM radio in Canada and internationally including Australia, South America, Asia and Europe.

ATB was featured at Canadian Music Week in 2017, and toured across Canada from coast-to-coast by rail to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. ATB also toured Newfoundland and Vancouver in the summer of 2017 with the EP AMENDS and will be touring Canada again this summer with their newest full length album SONIC BOOM.

NEW ALBUM RELEASE MAY 4TH, 2018:

SONIC BOOM, ATB’s third major record and second full – length album, will be released May 4th in conjunction with a release party at THE HIDEOUT in Toronto, Canada.

Founding Members:
Jacqueline Auguste, lead vocalist and songwriter for Across The Board, comes from a concert and stage band background and plays multiple instruments from sax to flute to guitars and keys.
Andy Ramjattan: bass guitarist Andy, comes from a drumming background and took up bass once the band moved from the internet world out into live performances.

Support Musicians:
Jessica Speziale on backing vocals
Ben Healey on electric guitar
Martin Heller on keys
Kurt Dickson on drums.
Links:

SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE LINKS - ACROSS THE BOARD

Watch us and subscribe on Youtube: http://youtube.com/atbmusiccanada

Please Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acrosstheboardproductions

Follow us on Twitter: @ATBmusicCanada https://twitter.com/ATBmusicCanada

Hear us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/across-the-board-music

Check us out on Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/acrosstheboardmusic

Visit us at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/across-the-board/id719845554

Stalk us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/acrosstheboardband

Read our blog: http://acrosstheboardmusic.wordpress.com

Patronize us at Patreon: http://patreon.com/acrosstheboard

Buy our tunes at BandCamp: http://acrosstheboardmusic.bandcamp.com

Playlist us on Spotify: Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6vqlpaWpOMN5TSyWnNOgmi

OFFICIAL WEBSITES:

http://acrosstheboardmusic.ca - ATBs official website

http://acrosstheboardband.ca - ATB’s electronic press kit

http://acrosstheboard.band - ATB's wordpress blog

http://pickupandplay.tv - ATBs Youtube fanpage

http://janeonfire.ca - ATBs full length debut album

 

Dec 22, 2018
Kevin Bianchi gets a free guitar from his youth pastor and discovers Bob Dylan
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As a lifelong seeker of truth, Kevin Bianchi has spent his entire musical career embracing and wrestling with the mystery of life and love in song. This has been exemplified by his time as the lead singer and songwriter for the indie rock band, the Chestertons. Having achieved regional success with the single 'Coast Road' and dynamic performances opening for artists such as James McCartney, he now begins a new journey with the formation of Vanishing Shores.

"The need to reach out and connect with those around us has never been greater," states Bianchi. It is this realization that inspires and informs each song by Vanishing Shores. From the opening of 'In Between' to the closing notes of 'Blurred' on their self-titled EP, the listener is invited to become a part of the story, not as a stranger but as a fellow traveler who is loved and accepted. The answers may not be found. Everything known may collapse at any moment, but 'even still, I won't let you go.' This promise, in all of its emotional complexity, is the true vision of Vanishing Shores.

Influenced by diverse artists such as Neil Finn and Elvis Costello, Vanishing Shores is not 'business as usual' but a band that pursues beauty wherever it may lead. Just like their musical inspirations, Vanishing Shores strive to deliver passionate, well-crafted rock and roll in each and every performance. As the band continues to develop, each song points to a future that is filled with limitless potential, founded on the power of music and the community it creates.
Links:


https://vanishingshores.com/

Dec 22, 2018
At 16 Niki Kennedy travels halfway around the world to follow her dream
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Hailing from New Zealand, and now living in Canada, the 5-song album is filled with elements of Jazz, Pop and Rock that shows her unique and growing range. Melodic tones and skillfully crafted harmonies bring Kennedy’s voice and vision to life which will have you in awe. No stranger to the stage, Kennedy has played roles such as Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, the title role in The Pied Piper, Cyndi Lauper in A Very 80’s Alice, Dodo in Absolute Alice, and Lady Nijo/Nell in Top Girls to name a few. If that doesn't show range, I'm not sure what does!
Follow Niki Kennedy online:
https://www.nikikennedy.ca
https://www.facebook.com/nikikennedyca
https://twitter.com/nikikennedyca
https://www.instagram.com/nikikennedyca/

Dec 21, 2018
SixTwoSeven on how to been in a band with your brothers without going insane
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Set to release their album "Already Gone / Dead on the Table," on September 29, SixTwoSeven outdoes themselves on the sophomore release. Already debuting at #497 on the College Radio charts, the band shows no sign of slowing down. This time around, SixTwoSeven teamed up once again with legendary Sub Pop producer, Jack Endino, who has produced the best of the best...SixTwoSeven included. The group draws from current day inspirations such as Muse and the Foo Fighters, though create a sound that would give both a run for their money. SixTwoSeven is made up of Greg Bilderback (Lead vocals, guitar, keys). Matt Bilderback (Drums, keys, back up vocals), Jason Bilderback (Bass, backing vocals) and Mike Knapp (Bass, Backing vocals). With a heavy sound that will have you craving more, SixTwoSeven is out to take over the world, one song at a time. "Already Gone / Dead to the Table" is out September 29th via DubSeven Records.

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjFVr0JVmMg&feature=youtu.be

Listen and Catch the record via:
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sixtwoseven627

Bandcamp: https://sixtwoseven.bandcamp.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sixtwoseven/1129457430

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/artist/Sixtwoseven

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B01HRAD6WY?ie=UTF8&field-

Dec 20, 2018
Rock's Greatest Scandals!
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On this week's Loudini Hard ROck and Metal Circus, Lou and Lily get their sleaze on talking about rock's greatest scandals. Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi's Strangelove SERKEIDIAN Mishti 86 Bullets Alter The Design

Dec 19, 2018
Pretty In Between starts with a chance meeting leading to a beautiful friendship
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Drawing from Austin Wasielewski's (guitars, vocals) familiarity of psychedelic/acid rock, rap, R&B, folk/Americana, the sound is brought together by Tred Litely (drums, vocals) pop-punk, funk, indie-rock, math rock and fusion pulls, while Ryan D. Lee (bass) is a master of all things 80s, 90s and present. Together their lyrics seek to address the turmoil we experience every day by virtue of living in a modern world, but specifically a modern world so torn up by connecting troves of people who still feel disconnected.


Meeting at the community based rehearsal space Music City in San Francisco, the trio immediately found a musical connection. Their upcoming EP which pays homage to the place that brought them together is out this Fall. With the help of their community, they are setting their sights on bringing their music and message to the world....and we're eager to hear more

 

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prettyinbetween
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/prettyinbetween

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_QBb31_eDxAxTExp87wgg
Bandcamp: prettyinbetween.bandcamp.com

Dec 13, 2018
Tia McGraff has a message of strength for her fans
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Hailing from just south of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Tia McGraff is an internationally-renowned, award-winning americana/singer-songwriter and author. Accompanying Tia on her musical journey is her life/musical partner, Tommy Parham. The two met and married while both were living in Nashville, TN and have enjoyed an extensive career performing, songwriting and recording together for more than 12 years. They bring such an honesty and passion to their music that they have even been described as the modern day, Johnny and June!

2015-2017 were stand out years for Tia and Tommy, with sold out shows around the world (including the coveted, Bluebird Café, in Nashville, TN); international acclaim for their cd release Crazy Beautiful and radio play on such notable shows as Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2 in the UK.
With the 2018 release of Stubborn In My Blood, first single, “Strong” is already reaching beyond all demographics and boundaries, having been adopted by “Me2” and women’s empowerment groups around the world! New single, a cover of the classic, “One Tin Soldier” recently hit #22 on the iTunes Canada Country charts!
A gifted author, Tia’s children’s book, Jake The Road Dawg has helped raise funds and awareness for her local chapter of The Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
Seven international CD releases, various film/tv placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including Americana CD of the year first round nomination for 2016 Grammy Awards), have earned Tia and Tommy a respect in the music industry and a global fan base. The duo have a gift for ‘getting to the heart of the matter’ and writing relatable songs about life, love and this crazy world we live in.

Don’t miss Tia and Tommy’s UK Tour in September, at one of the featured venues listed: www.tiamcgraff.com

Links:
www.tiamcgraff.com
https://www.facebook.com/tiamcgraff
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTiaMcGraff
http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/tiamcgraff

 

 

Dec 04, 2018
Ten or Nevermind? Which Grunge Album Depressed You More?
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We know how much you love these ablum shoot outs! This week we bring you a grunge smack down... Pearl Jam's Ten vs. Nirvana's Nevermind. Which album will capture the flannel flag? Featured Loudini Artists: Lou Lombardi's Strangelove Neverwake Butcher Babies Broken Rail

 

Dec 03, 2018
Frantic Romantic's Mr. Kerosene lights a fire under your ass
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Taken from their upcoming record, the band will have you head over heels after first listen. Until very recently, the different members of this ensemble cast were working separately, settling with projects only half-fulfilling the addiction that they all shared. It was only when their lives started overlapping did they realize they would eventually come together to handcraft a sonic, melodic miasma of songs spanning over two full length albums. At the heart of Frantic Romantic is a love for a 90’s culture that's been swept away with yesteryear. It's that unknown band you hear in a rundown back alley venue. It's that album you pick up at the record store and spin on the car ride home—uninterrupted. That’s the culture Frantic Romantic longs for and the community they breathe life back into.

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FranticRomanticMusic408
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FRMusic408
Website: https://franticromanticmusic.com/

Watch Among the Stars

Nov 30, 2018
Love Stallion, Aaron Hart invites you to take a ride on his rock 'n roll steed
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Love Stallion storms the music scene with original glamorous hard rock, sure to get your heart racing and ears pounding. Power riffs, memorable hooks, and electric flash capture the nostalgia of years gone by, bringing a fresh punch of rock & roll back to the universe in proper style.

Love Stallion began as an experiment; a spur of the moment co-write of the song "Big Rock Radio" by Aaron Hart & Crayton Huntly (aka Rob McLemore) outside a concert hall in the fall of 2013. Inspired by the "big rock" sound of the 70s & 80s, rockstars David Lee Roth & Freddie Mercury, and bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, the duo enlisted the help of industry pros Dr Scott Martin & Kate Emerich, "Aaron Hart w/ Crayton Huntly" played their first show May 1st, 2015 at The Walnut Room Denver to a small crowd of friends.

As the crowd grew, so did the flash & flare of the live show. With the addition of Aero X (aka Aero Marquez) joining on bass, the band became recognized for their high energy live performance, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature Sexy Disco Legs.

The first video single "Slow Release" was released in March of 2018. It stormed to #1 on the IndiMusicTV charts and reached #4 on the iTunes Canada rock charts! Love Stallion's 'Unforgettable Ride' was produced by Steve Avedis (Tony Bennett,*NSYNC) at Colorado Sound Studios and was released on June 2nd 2018.

Links:
http://www.lovestallionrocks.com
http://www.facebook.com/lovestallion
http://www.twitter.com/lovestallion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neBVmKY_VG0 

 

 

 

 

Nov 29, 2018
Award winning guitarist/songwriter Cory M. Coons brings country soul to rock and roll
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Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been passionate about music since his early teen years, and he began learning guitar and bass, which led him to crafting his own melodies and musical ideas, while still in High School. Shortly after, he would begin travelling and performing in a variety of cover bands throughout the mid-to-late 90's, in both Ontario and the Southeastern United States.

Now, Cory has just released a brand new melodic rock Cd/Album "The Long Road Home", in early 2018. It has been produced by Multi-Gold & Platinum veteran music producer, Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger.) Additional tracking/overdubs, and driving force on guitar on the new record is guitarist/engineer Marc D. Muir.

Cory was nominated at the "Producer's Choice Honors", (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the "Rock Artist Of The Year" category for 2015. He was the the 2014 recipient of the Producer's Choice Honor for "Studio Album Of The Year," for his Independent E.p "Share A Little Time". Additional nominations also included "Male Singer/Songwriter" and "Record Of The Year". Cory's influences are a collection of various genres like melodic rock and roots-rock, blended with hints of country-rock.

Cory is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside such treasured national Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox.

Links:

http://www.facebook.com/cmc-music
http://www.twitter.com/corymcoons1
http://www.corymcoons.com

Nov 28, 2018
Horsehead proves that rock 'n roll is stronger than open heart surgery
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The band is currently sharing their enticing new lyric video for "The Misprint," which has us head over heels immediately. Taken from their upcoming record "Pageant Wave," out later this year, this is the first glimpse we have into the world of Horsehead for 2018.

Horsehead's Jon Brown of the group says of the track:

“My brother and I used to take trips together; drinking vacations if you will. One of those trips was the inspiration for the song. It’s not autobiographical per se (it’s quite embellished) but we all are searching for something and screwing up along the way.”

A little reminiscent of artists such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Jason Isbell, the group bring a unique and eclectic sound to the table that is very much their own. "The Misprint," dives in deep to the sound of the band with powerful instrumentation and honest lyricism that drives the track home.

A little bit Country, a little bit Rock n' Roll, the group takes the reigns and heads into glory on the new track....our ears are eager for the upcoming record in tow.

OVER A DECADE OF SPLITTING ATOMS, HORSEHEAD NOW SETS THEIR SITES ON ASSEMBLING THEM ALL OVER AGAIN. THIS TIME, THE LOW-END LAB COATS FILLED BY STEVE CHILES (TEST TUBES) AND RICKY TUBB (BEAKER FILLING), BUNSEN BURNER DUTIES FULFILLED BY KEVIN WADE INGE ALL WHILE JON BROWN SCRAWLS THE FORMULAS. MOST THINK TANKS CAN'T MAKE IT PAST 2 THEOREMS, YET HORSEHEAD IS PREPARING THEIR SIXTH DISPATCH. DANCE AND SING, BUT DON'T LET THE SQUIRRELS SEE YOU SMILE. WAVE, IT MAY BE LOVE.

http://horseheadmusic.com
http://facebook.com/horseheadmusic
twitter.com/horseheadmusic
http://horsehead.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVY_AiJYpuk

Nov 27, 2018
Hard Rock Shoot out" Skid Row's Slave to the Grind vs. Motley Crue's Shout at the Devil
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This week we pit two iconic albums from the 1980's against each other. Which is better Skid Row's "Slave to the Grind" or Motley Crue's "Shout at the Devil"? Featured Loudini Artists:
Lou Lombardi's Strangelove Hardcore Superstar Love Stallion Reign of Z

Nov 25, 2018
Memories of Sunday rocking hard in the face of illness and tragedy
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My name is Bruce Grimm. People call me Grubb from an old high school nickname.

I'd like to mention my first band Arch Rival (Eastern Version) and that three songs on this CD are from them. 13,Daddy and Mr.Magic

The newest line up of MOS had some serious health and family problems and couldn't continue. DRUMMER almost died twice. Heart problems

I would rather not mention studio where music was recorded. It was only about the money to them and had no concern about what I actually wanted.

Studio where I recorded vocals was awesome really helpful and toward what I wanted.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/memoriesofsundayMOS/
https://www.reverbnation.com/memoriesofsunday

Nov 21, 2018
James Lee Baker finding the balance between folk and Americana
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A classically trained musician, James Lee Baker fuses influences from acoustic singer-songwriters like David Mead, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bob Dylan, and Slaid Cleaves. He embraces open tunings to create an unconventional but welcoming sound and timbre to his playing. Trained briefly by Richard Gilewitz, a renowned fingerstyle guitar player, James Lee’s fingerstyle guitar playing is rich and melodic, pulling listeners into memorable motifs and atmospheres.

In 2017, Baker released a Texas-inspired full-length project called “Home Again.” Harnessing his experience in technology, Baker recruited talented studio session musicians, accessing performers from Los Angeles, Canada, The United Kingdom, and Denver. “Home Again” is a Country-flavored Americana album, rich with instrumentation like dobro, lap steel, fiddle, and harmonica.

In March, he released an EP of Folk/Americana songs called The Canadian River. The single of the same title placed #23 on the FolkDJ radio charts in April of 2018, and the song “Two Cageless Birds” went on to be selected for the John O’Hara Songwriting Performance Grant.

James has played at several prominent venues including the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, The Fox Theater in Boulder, and Swallow Hill and The Walnut Room in Denver.

Links:
www.facebook.com/jamesleebaker
www.twitter.com/jlbakermusic
www.instagram.com/jamesleebaker
www.soundcloud.com/jamesleebaker
www.youtube.com/jamesleebaker
www.jamesleebaker.com

Nov 19, 2018
Slash vs Zakk
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This week we present the ax slinging show down for the ages when Slash and Zakk Wylde square off... some one's gonna get their head cut! Topics covered:
-Slash's history
-Zakk's history
-little know facts about these to rock gods
-this day in rock history
Featured Loudini Artists: Flying Joes Lou Lombardi's Strangelove Despyre Aboleth

Nov 16, 2018
The Most Anticipated Releases of 2019
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There are a lot of new hard rock and metal releases slated for 2019. On this week's show we talk about some of the most anticipated and talk about which one's our fans want to see most. Topics include:
-Tool, Anthrax, Megadeth, The Deftones, Avengedsevenfold, Dream Theater
-Bands we WISH would put our records
-Why some of our favorite artists new releases get completely ignored
-Lou's review of Suspiria
-this day in rock history
Featured Loudini Artists: Fantasm Lou Lombardi's Strangelove Thundermother
Reign of Z

Nov 10, 2018
Celebrating Queen's Greatest Moments
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For our fifth annual Halloween Spooktackular, we got the power trio back together for a really special show. In honor of the new movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" we are going to be talking about everything amazing about Queen. It's going to be super fun and the three of us will be in costume.... so you don't want to miss this one!
Featured Loudini Artists:
Dark Entries Raven Black Neverwake Lou Lombardi's Strangelove

Nov 06, 2018
Bad brakes and Broken Amps won't stop indie rockers,Gestures and Sounds
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Gestures & Sounds is a one-stop shop for a great time. Their authentic
compositions are raw and evoke real feelings, mostly because they don’t know
how to be any other way. Live performances are a rollercoaster of up and higher.
After high school, best friends Erik, Brian and Jory left Wisconsin to pursue film
careers. Their cramped Los Angeles apartment spawned late-night muted jam
sessions that put them on a new course. With their sights set on starting a band,
they quickly scooped up Jeremy as their fourth best friend and drummer. And so
they began their love lives as Gestures & Sounds.

Warmth in sound and lyrics is a given with these guys. From cozy and swooning
to top-of-the-lungs raging. In tune with each other, the crowd, and anyone
wearing flannel at any given moment in the world, G&S are equal parts
melodically innovative and lyrically wrenching.

 

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gesturesandsounds/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gesturessounds
Website: www.gesturesandsounds.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gestures-sounds
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkGKPzUwRnUf548g-AShT4A
Bandcamp: https://gesturessounds.bandcamp.com/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gestures-sounds/1048766567

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gesturessounds
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B016MB2508?ie=UTF8&field-
keywords=Gestures%20%26%20Sounds&index=digital-music&search-type=ss
Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/36FVqKVwEg4XD18EnvI9wF

Nov 06, 2018
Keith Cooper embraces the unkown and learns to trust the universe
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Born in Phoenix, AZ, a gemini, Cooper’s first love was lawn sprinklers. At the age of 6 he assembled his first above ground sprinkler system with pvc pipe, strong smelling waterproof glue, Toro© brand sprinklers and possibly a little help from his father. Changing light bulbs was also an early hobby. He was punished more than once for flicking bulbs within his reach, trying to burn them out. Happily by adolescence music had mostly replaced this destructive habit. Jeremiah Green’s drumming on early Modest Mouse records inspired him to get behind a kit. Being too scared to stand up on stage and read his poetry by itself inspired him to start songwriting. He played in Tucson, AZ based post punk band Overcast Off from 2009 -2012 while attending the University of Arizona. Then, to avoid a dead end job, he moved across the country to Somerville, MA where he learned how to make lattes and have 30 second conversations with no awkward pauses. Hosting a weekly music night at his cafe for 5 years made him a familiar face in the local music community. He released You Didn’t Know Me, a lyrically driven indie rock record, in 2016. A completely DIY local release, no effort was made to promote the record beyond friends and hometown fans. Rabid Underdogs will be his second full length record and it finds Cooper widening his ambitions. Recorded over a 2 year period of short sessions at the Soul Shop in Medford, MA, and produced by Elio DeLuca (Titus Andronicus), it was funded entirely by slinging coffee.

 

Links:

Facebook: facebook.com/rabidunderdogs
Twitter: twitter.com/yourpunpal
Website: rabidunderdogs.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/keithcooper

YouTube:
Bandcamp: bandcamp.com/keithcoopermusic

Nov 04, 2018
Nita Strauss, Steps boldly into her solo career after years as a Side Woman
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Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Most fans will recognize Nita as Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist of the past 4 years, but she has also played with R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation in the music industry and endorsements including Ibanez Guitars, Marshall Amplification, DiMarzio pickups, Monster Energy and more.

2018 has been a banner year for Nita. In January she was officially announced as the first ever female Ibanez signature artist with her own model, the Ibanez JIVA. She also released her signature pickups, the DiMarzio Pandemonium. April saw Nita playing WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance music at Wrestlemania in New Orleans in front of an audience of 78,000 fans and millions streaming worldwide, and in the same month she launched a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for her debut solo record Controlled Chaos. The campaign reached its goal in two hours, doubled it by the end of the day, tripled the following day and ended up over 800% funded. Nita produced the record herself and did the majority of the engineering, as well as playing all the guitars and bass on the record. After the record was competed, Nita signed with Sumerian Records to release and distribute the album worldwide. After finishing out the Alice Cooper tour cycle, Nita will immediately hit the road supporting Controlled Chaos alongside modern guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi.

Nita has been featured on the covers of many worldwide print magazines and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum Games); and is the author of the Guitar World column “Like A Hurricane”. Nita was also the official in-house guitarist for the LA KISS, the arena football team owned by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS. She is one of the most sought after clinicians in the industry and has done extensive clinic tours across multiple continents. Her consistent touring schedule has shown her to play in front of over a million audience members per year consistently for the past several years. Nita is also extremely passionate about health and fitness, and uses her wide social media reach to inspire and educate people about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while traveling on tour.

Nita’s debut solo album Controlled Chaos will be available worldwide November 16 through Sumerian Records.

Links:
http://nitastrauss.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NitaStrauss/

muscleandfitness.com/nita-strauss

Oct 31, 2018
Amie Penwell, Music is Cheaper than Therapy!
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Amie Penwell music is alternative, piano pop, with enough soul to dip it's foot into alt. country and gospel, joining the likes of Ray LaMontagne, Annie Lennox, Melissa Etheridge, and Peter Gabriel.

I believe all of us are trying to better navigate and understand our roles, plights, masks, defenses, and reactions to a world in an increasingly, desperate need to experience more of ourselves in these confines, real or imagined. Giving voice to our own truths, our realities, our power, our fear of that power, and the paradox of the need to admit powerlessness before true change proceeds. I’ve spent the last few years working on a collection of songs that came out of conversations I had, and experiences I’ve shared, with women of diverse ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds. With the help of my collaborators, that collection has become my new record, Windows. It’s an intimate, firsthand look into the lives of nine women on nine different journeys. Each song is a portrait of individual and collective exploration through acceptance, power, will, humility, denial, willingness, faith, surrender, and freedom. The ultimate goal of this work is to stimulate conversations with one another, to help each other and the upcoming generations be more awake, objective, vocal, and free. To walk with one another through the sometimes brutal inventory of facing of ourselves, through the society we find ourselves in.

My main objective as an artist is to focus on what the moment has to teach me, to extract truth, the lesson from the beastly, the beautiful, and every ordinary passing in between. My experience has made clear to me that the more honest I am with myself, the more connected I can be with others. I believe there is no work worth sharing that won't at least try to be of service to another. With this in mind, when I began working on Windows, the songs were in charge the whole way through. They arrived one by one like premonitions pushing and pulling against each other. The first one pulled me out on a rainy night to catch Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt, Dixie Chicks, Art Garfunkel) live at a show in Berkeley CA. As soon as I heard Maia sing her song Underneath, I knew I wanted to write with her. I worked up the courage to send my song “Dogfight On The Moon” This led to my sending the first iPhone recording of “Window” about a successful executive woman in the middle of a meeting for a moment baring witness to the stark contrast of reality right outside the window. I remember standing in the middle of a playground watching 5-year-olds at work listening to the way she changed some phrasing at the end of “Window.” I knew it was special. Maia sent along a verse, chorus and melody for a title she’d been kicking around. It was "Noticing Place.” a song about a middle-aged woman realizing what she is allowing herself to become. I sent back “This Ain’t Happening To You,” an alt-country song about a woman in her late 30’s diagnosed with MS expressing how angry she is at everyone telling her what to do and how to feel when all she wants is to be pissed off. Lastly, we wrote “Angels In The Sand” about an older woman who has reached a place of seeing the spectrum of her experiences both joyful and at times horrific and how they have made up the mosaic of her life. It felt like an effortless songwriting tennis match—or like having a new pen pal. The remaining songs I wrote alone. To raise enough funds to begin, I set out to do a small crowdfunding campaign. After a first go of recording the record, I decided I needed to set them aside and approach the work more organically. Songs can sound perfect, but not feel right. I took another big gamble. I booked six days at Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco to record and mix. I will be forever grateful to John Vanderslice (founder and owner of TT) for building his version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, for maintaining an affordable creative oasis for DIY musicians to work in the midst of one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Partnering up with Engineer, Multi-Instrumentalist and Arranger Adam Hirsch, (Ex Eye, Sam Amidon). Drummer Jason Slota, (The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice) Bassist Matt Penwell, Guitarist Jeri Jones, (Blame Sally) Jeff Oster (Will Ackerman, Deepak Chopra) on Trumpet and Flugel Horn, Pianist Adam Rossi (Luce, Brad Brooks), Cellist Marissa Dietze, and myself on piano, Rhodes, pedal organ, vocals. Over four days, we recorded nine songs on analog tape, leaving the last two to mix. I later re-recorded my song “Mercy” about a young woman who has had faith but lost it, with producer Adam Rossi for Notes4Hope, a breast cancer benefit compilation and decided to add it to the record. Finishing up one of the tracks “Unstoppable” with my long-time collaborator, Drew Pearce, and engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Gawain Matthews (guitar, organ, bass) about woman willing to stand in her full unedited strength, calling on other women to unite in mutual respect, to stand together in the face of everything. The song immediately caught the ear of Director Windy Borman, making it the credit song for her film Mary Janes The Women Of Weed. Lastly, I called on Jim Greer (Foster The People, Yoko Ono) to mix Unstoppable and Window, and master the record. I was raised in Massachusetts by an Irish/Italian family the youngest of four siblings, all avid music lovers. My upbringing was full of religion, poverty, love and the savior of stereos blasting the likes of The Police, U2, Van Halen, Rush, Journey, Prince, Pavarotti, Kris Kristofferson, and Fleetwood Mac, among many others. My core influences are Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, and Prince. My underground hit single, “Mercy,” was featured in the award-winning 2012 documentary, The Eyes of Thailand, which was narrated by Ashley Judd. In 2013, my EP Under City Lights was featured on Season 2 of Web series “Bloomers” and The Ask BonBon Show. In 2015, I was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) in the Adult Album Alternative category for my song “Dogfight On The Moon”. In 2016, my song “Somewhere The Sky Is Blue” with Grammy Award-winning Producer Ricky Kej, in the Dominica Scorsese film Almost Paris.

Links:

https://www.amiepenwell.com

amie youtube video

 

Oct 29, 2018
Counting Down Metallica's Top Ten Songs
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No band has caused as much controversy among fans as Metallica. From the death of their bassist to their lawsuit with Napster, and various style evolutions these kings of thrash metal are intent on carving out their own path in the industry whether you like it or not! This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus we do the impossible, we synthesize and quantify the best of this eclectic (pain in the ass) heavy metal outfit.
Topics covered:
-Origins
-stylistic journey
-controversies
-bass player changes
-top ten tracks
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Oct 25, 2018
10 Bands That Should Have Been A LOT More Famous
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This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus we discuss 10 Bands that should have been a lot more famous
-what did it take and what DOES it take for a band or artist to become rock start famous
-why some bands don't get very famous even if they have all the right stuff
-what can hold a band back from becoming REALLY big
-this day in rock music history Featured Loudini Artists: Flying Joes Albany Down Silk9 Strangelove Reign Of Z

Oct 18, 2018
Top 10 Hair Metal Videos of All Time
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This week Lou and Lily (still a duo until Keith gets back) count down the greatest hair metal videos from the MTV era. Topics include:
-Various media and internet lists
-what makes a great hair metal video?
-funny stories behind the greatest hair metal videos
-leonardo decaprio's penis size...says bobbie brown Featured Loudini Artists: Strangelove Graveyard Vrana(Fantasm)

Oct 10, 2018
The Top Ten Greatest Heavy Metal Songs of All Time
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On this week's Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus Lou and Lily count down the greatest heavy metal songs of all time!
Topics include:
-What makes a great metal song?
-history and backstory behind the greatest metal songs
-Keith sends in his list via facebook messenger since he's now a big time rock star!

 

Oct 04, 2018
Carry On Wayward Son; Writer's Block Turns To First Major Hit. Wicked Riff Wednesday Ep 12
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This Week's Wicked Riff is the break out hit for the band Kansas, "Carry On Wayward Son"
In this week's show we discuss:
-The composition of the song
-How it got added to the album Leftoverture
-The lyrical double meaning
-It's success and unusual cover versions
-a few words about Kerry Livgren's solo album, Seeds of Change

 

Oct 04, 2018
What the Hell Is Blues Rock Any way? Bluesy Tuesday Ep 12
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This week's Bluesy Tuesday (Episode 12)... we ask the question what the hell is blues rock and why should you care?
Topics Covered:
-the roots of the music
-the blues scale
-blues goes rock...and HARD ROCK!
-Jamming to Elevated Jam Tracks... got here to check out their YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKC0RVVk85M

Oct 02, 2018
Robert Berry opens up about his friendship with the late Keith Emerson
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Robert Berry has managed to survive in the treacherous minefield that is the music business and flourished as a performer, songwriter and producer. It seems he's done it all. While he may be best known as the vocalist/bass player in the ELP spinoff, 3, with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer, Berry impressive list of credits include a stint fronting Ambrosia, and long running affiliations with Alliance, December People, and the Greg Kihn Band.

Berry has released 5 solo albums, contributed to a number of high-profile tribute albums and has an impressive track record in the studio.

He grew up in a musical family in what would become Northern California’s Silicon Valley. It didn’t take long before he appropriated a Vox Continental organ from his father’s music store. By the time he was a freshman in high school, his group had released a single that went on to become a regional favorite. Although he denies it, according to his school mates, Berry was known as his school’s first full-fledged rock star. His bands became solid fixtures on the Bay Area college and club circuit, where they worked constantly. It was during this period that his interest in multi-track recording blossomed. Legend has it, Berry somehow finagled the very first Teac four-track recorder to arrive in the valley. It wasn’t long before he had written and recorded an experimental twenty-two song ‘rock opera’. As his quest for knowledge grew he managed to snag a part-time position as ‘assistant everything’ person at a busy San Jose recording studio. By the time he was a senior in high school he had acquired a reputation as a solid performer and in-demand studio musician.

After graduation, Berry entered San Jose State University as a music major and again carefully balanced his academic and professional interests. It was at this time that a booking agent devised a plan to create a local ‘super group’ by recruiting members from several recently disbanded outfits. The band that resulted was known as Hush.

From the beginning, as main songwriter and chief strategist, Berry was the guiding force in the group. It didn’t take long before he snuck his new band into the studio and onto tape. Hush became popular up and down the west coast. Their independently released single garnered significant air play on Bay Area FM stations. They were included in several radio stations produced compilation discs. They won numerous radio competitions, one of which gave them the distinction as ‘Northern California’s Best Unsigned Band’. While they didn’t take that label seriously, the notion did prompt the release of their first complete album. That self-titled album ultimately landed them a contract with a major label, a across country tour, and even a minor hit single in Japan. Then suddenly their record company folded.

After returning from the tour, Berry built and opened Soundtek Studios, his own recording facility. He began writing new tunes and mapped out plans for Hush’s next album. A cut from the forth coming album, Gotta Get Back to You, won another radio station contest and became one of the station’s most requested cuts. Berry and band wasted no time and released their self-produced Hot Tonight album on their own imprint. That album went on to win the coveted BAM Magazine/Bay Area Music Archives’ “Bammie” Award for the year’s Best Independent Album of the year.

Berry continued to write and recorded Back To Back, his first solo album. With a collection of songs that were stylistically different from the Hush material, Berry stretched out from his role as band member, this time singing and playing all the parts himself. Included here were nine new original songs and powerful covers of Lennon and McCartney and Eddie Cochran. Back To Back shows Berry’s writing, playing, and producing skills reaching new levels of sophistication. The important music trade magazines, Cashbox, Record World, and Billboard, each gave the album high praise and “Pick of the Week” recognition. The influential Bay Area radio station KOME, announced they would be adding “Life the Game” to their regular rotation. The album landed on the desk of the legendary John Kalodner from Geffen Records. Kalodner soon set up live showcase performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco. A couple of interesting scenarios resulted from those showcases. One with Sammy Hagar’s recently orphaned band, and another with legendry British drummer, Carl Palmer.

Both scenarios ultimately worked out as Berry formed long term relationships with Hagar’s drummer David Lauser and (now Boston) guitarist Gary Pihl in the band Alliance and would eventually embark on an exciting new project with Palmer. On the strength of Back To Back and continued interest from Geffen, Berry moved to the UK where he found himself working with Yes guitarist Steve Howe in his new band, GTR. He also received a fortuitous invite to dine with Keith Emerson at the Savoy in London. It seems Palmer and Emerson were imagining a new project and they invited Robert Berry to join. Together the new band simply known as 3 would purposefully step away from expectations, aiming instead to break new ground. The union resulted in album ‘To The Power of Three’ on Geffen Records, a supporting tour and eventually the release of several live 3 concert recordings.

Upon returning from the 3 tour, Berry and Hagar band alums, along with former Night Ranger, Gamma, Montrose keyboard player, Alan ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald got busy and formed Alliance as an ongoing project. The band has released 4 well received CDs. With his stature elevated by numerous high-profile projects, Berry found his recording studio busy with a long list of notable clients from around the world. At the same time, he was being offered numerous opportunities to perform with prominent recording artists. He signed on for the daunting task of trying to fill in for David Pack during a stint fronting Ambrosia. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has occasionally performed with The Tubes when they need a hand. He has established himself as long-time bass player for the Greg Kihn Band and has developed a strong songwriting partnership with Kihn.

2010 marked the live concert debut of the December People - Classic Rock Christmas. Berry developed a concept band that performs around the country during the Holiday season. The band includes friends from renowned classic rock acts such as Boston, The Tubes, Sammy Hagar, Y&T, Greg Kihn Band and occasional special guests, performing classic rock versions of popular Christmas songs. The project is designed to make holiday music hip and relevant for today's listeners and as a way to raise funds, gather food and clothing donations through Community Food Bank donations. December People have released 5 albums of classic Christmas songs recorded in the imagined style of great classic rock bands.

2016 was a big year for Robert Berry as he met with pal Keith Emerson in Los Angeles to discuss a 30th anniversary release of the long awaited follow up to the debut 3 album. If that wasn’t enough, he co-wrote 11 all new songs, produced and played Rekihndled, the Greg Kihn Band's first studio album in over 20 years.

The year 2017 was noteworthy for some major efforts. Early in the years, Berry, on bass and lead vocals joined with Terry Brock (GIANT, STRANGEWAYS) on lead vocals, Gary Pihl (BOSTON, SAMMY HAGAR, ALLIANCE) on guitar, and Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) on drums, to form ALL 41. They release the band's debut album, "World's Best Hope". Simultaneously, he mounted a dedicated effort to complete his collaboration with Keith Emerson on the long awaited 3 follow up. That album, which took shape in 2016, was nearly shattered with the news of Keith Emerson tragic death. Ultimately and as a tribute to the friendship of Emerson and Berry, it somewhat painfully got back on track and is set for a summer of 2018 release date as 3.2 – The Rules Have Changed on Frontiers Music SRL

 Links:
Robert Berry website: http://www.robertberry.com

Robert Berry Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Berry

Robert Berry FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Robertberrymusic/

3.2 video link to Powerful Man: Powerful MAN

Sep 28, 2018
Where Do Wicked Riffs Come From? The Secret is FINALLY REVEALED! Wicked Riff Wednesday Ep 11
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For this week's Wicked Riff Wednesday, Lou shows the secrets to where most wicked riffs come from
Topics include:
-Getting an inspiring guitar tone
-Starting with chords or single note lines
-Starting by jamming to classic riffs

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Sep 27, 2018
The Top 10 Most Disappointing Albums of All Time
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On The September 25th Edition of the Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus the crew discusses the most disappointing albums of all time.
Topics include:
-Disappointing doesn't mean bad
-We end up with 3 lists of ten between the three of us because we cannot settle on just one...That's weak.... I know!
-Keith and Lou argue about Metallica's Black album
-Keith thinks that Revolver is a better album that Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
-Does KISS have any bad albums?
-Keith drinks Minute Maid orange juice
-Keith hates Def Leppard's Hysteria
-Lou won't shut up and Keith and Lily threaten to walk off the show.

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Sep 27, 2018
The Decline of Joe Bonamassa Bluesy Tuesday Ep 11
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Bluesy Tuesday Episode 11, Joe Bonamassa's "Redemption" (new album).

Today we discuss:

-Joe's approach to blues rock
-He has made changes to his sound
-Taking a quick listen to "Redemption"
-How does Joe stack up to other's in the genre
-Who are the real blues rock innovators today?
-Jamming like Joe: https://youtu.be/Gvj1Xpta99I

Sep 25, 2018
Rage Against The Machine Give 17 {EXPLETIVE DELETED} with Killing In The Name Wicked Riff Wednesday Ep 10
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This week's Wicked Riff Wednesday feature is "Killing In The Name" by Rage Against The Machine.

We will cover:

How the song was written.

It's chart status

The lyrical meaning and some of the colorful language that the song uses.

 

Sep 20, 2018
The Top 10 AC DC Songs of All Time
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This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus, Lou and Lily (Keith is off this week). Discuss the greatest AC/DC songs of all time.

They will cover:

What makes a great AC/DC song?

Are their any BAD AC/DC songs?

What is the future of AC/DC going forward?

Sep 20, 2018
Nandan Guatam pulling in beautiful music from the ether despite his lack of musical knowledge
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A spiritual awakening 2-decades in the making would bring Nandan back to music in a way he never imagined, freeing his mind and soul to compose music aligned with his sophisticated jazz-pop tastes and imbued with his newfound illuminated wisdom.


The sleekly ambient “Hold On To Your Sails” soars with melodic lead vocals, uplifting ocean imagery, infectious beats, and ethereal electro beauty. Nandancomposed, produced, handled all the voices, spoken word, and played keys and programmed all drums and synth baselines. The track boasts a heady mix of pop, rock, lounge, world, electronic, and spoken word.


Today, Nandan is a renowned yoga exponent and is the author of a Lie and a Truth, an anthology of conversations with his master.

 

Links:

http://www.nandangautam.com

https://soundcloud.com/nandan-gautam/hold-on-to-your-sails

Connect with Nandan via:

https://www.facebook.com/nandangautamofficial/

https://twitter.com/Nandangautam

https://www.instagram.com/nandangautamofficial/

Sep 18, 2018
Rival Sons say "Do Your Worst!" Bluesy Tuesday Ep 10
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The new single from Rival Son's has just dropped... and it freakin' ROCKS!

Jay and Scott decided to hold up in a shack in southern Tenesse and just write and write and write. Jay describes the new track as a "whiskey nightmare".

The single "Do Your Worst" was recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals and is the first teaser single for a new album with no release date as of yet.

On this week's Bluesy Tuesday, Lou (Loudini) gives you a taste of what "Do Your Worst" sounds like and a little background on the track, the Sons and the new record.

 

Sep 18, 2018
Cole Walsh-Davis of Cool Life just wants to make great rock and roll. Is that too much to ask?
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This is the first glimpse we have of the band, who are set to release their highly-anticipated record later this year. The group is also gearing up to share their new video for "REPEATER," which will grace our eyes and ears in the next few weeks.

The video for "Waves" was created with the help of ruef design and filmed in Dayton, Ohio last winter.

COOL LIFE'S heavy so72nd is filled with vibrant horns, and harmonious instrumentation that brings the essence of their sound to life.

A few years in the making, listeners can tell the band put their heart and soul into crafting each piece on the record. The result is an ambitious and noteworthy collection of songs that will grab your attention immediately.

 

Links:

Watch the video for "Waves," here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G1EBketDhI

Connect with the band via:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coollifeband/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coollifeband

Sep 18, 2018
What happens when you get dumped hard? You start The Hate Club
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“The Hate Club is a place for outcasts to call home, for people to punch in the face the messed up world we live in.” This is how The Hate Club’s (THC) leader and sole member, Alex Poe, describes the mission for his music and his ‘band' overall. Poe has set out to achieve this goal through an amalgamation of the driving bass heavy practices of EDM and the spite and swagger of punk rock, clearly heard through his vocal quality and lyricism.

Growing up in an oppressive Ukrainian household, Poe eventually fled to Los Angeles where he became enamored with the electronic music scene. In 2017 THC released its debut EP, Space Born, made major waves in the underground electronic music scene, becoming a cult favorite in the US primary musical hot spots, New York and LA. Now, with the release of their second EP, Misfits, THC furthers the dark yet charming narrative created by Space Born.

Check out Misfits Here

The music in Misfits explodes with a type of impulsive emotionality created by a thick, and often chaotic, bed of sound, perfectly supporting Poe’s entrancing vocals. Poe explains “This EP glorifies inappropriate behavior; it looks at your past with disgust and focuses on your ego.” Of the 5 songs on the Misfits EP some standout tracks include “Under My Feet,” “One Mile Away,” and “Little By Little.” Opening the EP and setting the tone powerfully with the industrial pop sound in “Under My Feet.”

While favorably compared to some Punk and EDM greats like Skrillix, Cage the Elephant, Missio, or The White Stripes, THC is truly in a class all its own. Keeping in the spirit of Punk rock, Poe is a dedicated DIY artist who not only writes all of his music but also tracks all parts, as well as mixing and mastering his songs by himself to prepare for performance with the help of his Ableton Push. This approach has allowed him to achieve the level of excitement, and overall sound, in performance comparable to a full-band. Poe states, “I want to reinvent the way artists perform now. I think there’s so much room to explore in the electronic world, in terms of performance.”

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/thehateclub
https://www.instagram.com/iamhateclub/
https://thehateclub.xyz/the-hate-club-epk/

Sep 17, 2018
Following the tragic death of her musical soulmate, Sarah Sharp finds the strength to make music again
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When singer-songwriter Sarah Sharp’s life began to unhinge after the passing of a beloved artistic ally, instead of resisting profound foundational shifts, she bravely surrendered to the monumental changes and experienced a spiritual awakening. To commemorate this new era of fertile self-growth and vibrant creativity, she’s releasing a series of four EPs with each release to be issued in three-month increments. Aptly, she calls the opening salvo in this program, Wake. Up until now, the award-winning songwriter and jazz singer has been best known for embodying 30s and 40s jazz-cool with the acclaimed combo the Jitterbug Vipers. These solo EPs, however, will piece together to present the full breadth of Sarah’s artistry. “With every step of this transition, I’ve been reminded to keep going and listen to my heart and my instincts, and to not make decisions out of fear,” the Austin, Texas-based artist reveals. As a solo artist, and a former member of the Jitterbug Vipers, Sarah has topped the Austin music award polls as Best Female Vocalist, Best Producer, Best Songwriter, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Band of the Year, and Best Jazz Band. She has been featured on NPR’s “Song Travels with Michael Feinstein” where Feinstein suggested some of her original songs were destined to become standards. Recently, Paste Magazine premiered the mesmerizing single “You Don’t Dare” from the Wake EP. Previously, Sarah explored the expanse of her talents writing somewhat anonymously in a variety of contexts and styles. Sarah’s songs have been featured worldwide in ad campaigns for Chanel, Dell, Kia, ABC’s Revenge, E.L.F. cosmetics, among others, and on TV, including hit shows The Good Wife, Cable Girls, Grandfathered and more. After the passing of the Jitterbug Viper’s sage leader, guitarist Slim Richey, Sarah boldly didn’t try to recapture the smoky magic of the group. Instead, she dove into creating her first solo offering in a decade. Opening herself up artistically, she began to explore writing across genres in a solo context, and things began to almost poetically fall in place. Not only did she have an outlet for her eclectic palette, it was as if the universe was screaming for her to share it. She won a posh songwriting grant after a grueling 10-month decision process. The money received will pay for her marketing and publicity campaign, ensuring this creatively expansive outpouring receives the attention it deserves.

Art is a byproduct of life, and the vibrant and diverse music on Sarah’s four EPs reflect a powerful shift in her personal landscape. Slim’s passing set off a series of painfully complex events and inner turmoil that opened Sarah up to a specific rebirth called a Kundalini Awakening which completely changed the way she organized her reality. These EPs are the songs of redemption, renewal, and reclamation in the face of profound change in Sarah’s life. Each EP offers access to a distinct Sarah Sharp artistic sphere. Her first release, Wake, is thoughtfully organized around an intimate singer-songwriter aesthetic that’s both earthy and elegant. The six-song collection is beautifully fragile, replete with supple and sensitive instrumental interplay that frames Sarah’s finely crafted tales of heartache and salvation. On the dreamy “You Don’t Dare,” with woozy soulful vocals and watery guitars, Sarah reveals a tale of how disaster can lead to liberation. Beneath the ethereal vocals and slow playful piano motifs on “Heart Weigh,” Sarah sings from the other side of spiritual torment, from a vantage point of redemption and fresh, overwhelming soul-connecting love. Sarah’s second EP showcases her pop sensibilities and pairs slow-burn hooks with raw emotionality. The track “Easy” sparks afire from a thick and woody upright bassline and smolders into a sage Adam and Eve-themed treatise on hard fought knowledge. In this lush and refined setting, Sarah explores a majestically full-sound with honeyed harmony vocals, piano, and a lilting, almost bossa nova, groove. Sarah’s graceful sensuality imbues her velvety vocal phrasing on “What To With This Love,” and here she seduces with vulnerability. The delicate track “Kidding” is a sweet farewell to lost love. Sarah’s third EP will be a jazz offering, featuring two jazz chestnuts, two originals, and two unique covers reimagined with a little Jitterbug Viper panache. The character of her final EP is yet to be determined. The EPs were recorded in Austin and Brooklyn, and capture the electric musicality surrounding each locale. Select marquee musicians on the tracks include Phoebe Hunt, and Sarah’s current musical soulmate, guitarist Mitch Watkins (Lyle Lovett, Leonard Cohen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe Ely, K.T. Oslin, Jennifer Warnes, Abra Moore and Bob Schneider). Up next, Sarah will continue her Tuesday residency at the venerated venue the Elephant Room in Austin, and she will commemorate this EP series with a release event. Reflecting on her path to soulful salvation in the wake of loss and inner tumult, she says: “I’m stepping into my full adult self with a whole new path that I didn’t know was possible a couple of years ago. I’m ready to be fully present and make the most out of now.”

 

Links:

https://www.sarahsharp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sarahsharpatx
https://twitter.com/SarahSharpATX
https://www.youtube.com/user/sarahsharp
https://soundcloud.com/sarah-walter-%20sharp

Sep 17, 2018
Ozzy is the New Bing Crosby Wicked Riff Wednesday Ep 8
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Closing in on 70, the prince of darkness himself told the Philadelphia Inquirer this week that he's the new Bing Crosby. Citing a letter from a female fan in her seventies who wrote his majesty a letter of appreciation saying how much she enjoys his live shows.

While Ozzy may be scaling back a bit as evidenced by the title of his latest tour, (The No More Tours Tour) he has no plans to quit. He says that this is his passion but he also wants to spend more time with his grand children.

He also talked a bit about not being too happy with his time with Black Sabbath. This doesn't really come as much of a surprise. After all, they did fire him all those years ago, but more than that Ozzy is just used to being the boss and having his own way and there's nothing wrong with that one bit! We here at The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus hope that he keeps touring and putting out great Ozzy music for a long time.

 

Ozzy Interview in the Philadephia Inquirer: http://www2.philly.com/philly/blogs/things_to_do/ozzy-osbourne-tour-bb-t-pavilion-20180911.html

Sep 14, 2018
10 Albums Panned By Critics But Loved By Fans
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Believe it or not critics do get it wrong...sometimes HORRIBLY wrong. Did you know that when Zeppelin released their debut album one critic commented "They're like Cream... only worse!"?

Other critic misfires include, AC/DC's High Voltage, The Stones' Exile On Main Street, The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Are You Experienced", Nirvana's "Nevermind" and many more.

This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus, the team puts together their top ten examples of critic's arrogance and stupidity. Along the way we will also address the function of the music critic and what music criticism is SUPPOSED to be.

Are there any albums that you love that the critics hated? We would love to hear about them even if it's St. Anger. We won't judge. Tell us what you love about them. Featured Loudini Artists: Sova Jack Berry

 

Sep 13, 2018
Keith Richards Secret Sauce, Open G Tuning
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Many times the key to a great guitar riff is doing something as simple as retuning the guitar. Alternate tunings are used by many classic guitarists from Robert Johnson to The Edge. If you have ever listened to Zeppelin's "Going to California", Pearl Jam's "Daughter", George Thorogoode's "Bad To The Bone" or the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and wondered... "How'd they come up with that?" Then you definitely want check out this week's Bluesy Tuesday Podcast.

Sep 11, 2018