Do You Care Who Is In Your Favorite Bands? (Rockin’ Rant #19)

February 16, 2019

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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

 

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The Curious Origins of Eddie Van Halen’s Two Hand Tapping Technique (Rockin’ Rant #18)

February 14, 2019

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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

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Roger Waters: A cautionary tale of ego run amok. (Rockin’ Rant #17)

February 14, 2019

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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

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What do Gardening and UFOs have in common? Ed Roman!

February 12, 2019

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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
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Eddie Trunk on the Grammys…NAILS it! (Rockin’ Rant #15)

February 12, 2019

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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

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Greta Van Fleet gets a Grammy award and I STILL think the Grammy’s are BULLSH*T(Rockin’ Rant #14)

February 12, 2019

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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?

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Rock’s dirty little secret…the REAL reason Grunge over took 80’s Rock (Rockin’ Rant #13)

February 12, 2019

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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

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The 1980’s…The time that Rock forgot (Rockin’ Rant #12)

February 11, 2019

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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

 

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The Best and Worst Theatrical Bands of all Time

February 10, 2019

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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

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If you hate Ted Nugent, you’re part of the problem (Rockin’ Rant #11)

February 8, 2019

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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

 

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