The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
New Additions to Classic Bands That Made A HUGE Difference

New Additions to Classic Bands That Made A HUGE Difference

December 1, 2021

#vanhalen #ironmaiden #ac/dc

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Not ALL replacement musicians are hated!

Occasionally a really successful band will recruit a new member and go on to even greater success.

 

Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/18161317

On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we will discuss new additions to classic bands that made a HUGE difference

Topics Discussed:

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

https://www.grunge.com/125998/the-most-unfortunate-musician-replacements-in-rock-history/

Van Halen

Iron Maiden

AC/DC

Rainbow

Pink Floyd

Genesis

Ghostbusters; Afterlife

Beatles Documentary; Get Back

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Replacement Musicians that NO ONE Liked

Replacement Musicians that NO ONE Liked

November 11, 2021

#vanhalen #sublime #redhotchillipeppers

 

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

 

 

Ok... I know that Van Halen replaced David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar and went on to have HUGE success with him but most bands who have tried replacing iconic musicians have not been nearly as lucky.

 

Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/18020405

 

While I personally prefer Dave Navarro's playing over John Frusciante's, most Red Hot Chilli Peppers  fans did not and there was a great out cry for Fruciante's return.

 

 

On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we will discuss 10 musician replacements that NO ONE liked!

Topics Discussed:

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

https://www.grunge.com/125998/the-most-unfortunate-musician-replacements-in-rock-history/

 

 

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Rock & Roll Horror Stories

Rock & Roll Horror Stories

November 5, 2021

#courtneylove #thebeachboys #ledzeppelin

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

 

Check out the podcast here https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/17980050

 

It's Spooky Season once again and time for another Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Halloween Spooktacular!

Did you know that rock and roll has a plethora of horror REAL LIFE stories?  👻

For instance...

There's the strange connection between Charles Manson (no relation to Marylin Manson) and The Beach Boys..

Mama Cass haunting Beverly D'Angelo's apartment

Gram Parsons' body was stolen and burned

😬 There are many many more from the uncanny to the down right deadly ☠️

On this week's  Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Podcast we will tell you some of the creepiest rock and roll horror stories that will get you in the mood for this All Hallows Eve!

Topics Discussed:

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

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Groupies… Beyond the Cliche‘

Groupies… Beyond the Cliche‘

October 28, 2021

#pamdebarres #bebebuell #groupies

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

 

We have heard about rock and roll groupies. The popular misconception is that they are basically ladies who have sex with rock stars.... period.

But the role of the groupie is much more nuanced than most of us realized.

Check out what Pam De  Barres, groupie to Keith Moon and a few others says about her role, "I’m still trying to set that word [groupie] straight because all it means is just a music lover who wants to be near the band. Period. That’s all it means, in whatever capacity. Sexual? Sometimes yes, but also friends, helpers, assistants, guides… we wanted to uplift and enhance these people who moved us so much. That’s all that a groupie is. They are music-loving muses."

On this week's (tonight's) Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Podcast we will tell the stories of the greatest groupies in rock and roll and dispel their sordid reputations!

Check out the podcast here 

Topics Discussed:

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

Pam DeBarres

Bebe Buell

Sable Star

Chris O'dell

Cynthia Plaster Caster

Audrey Hamilton

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Ultimate 80s Metal Bands

Ultimate 80s Metal Bands

October 15, 2021

#georgelynch #eddievanhalen #rudysarzo

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

Check out the podcast here  https://www.talkshoe.com/episode/17802288

Topics Covered:

https://www.sos2020pgh.org/

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

Ty Tabor

Lita Ford

Nuno

Eddie Van Halen

 

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Famous Songs with Odd Beats

Famous Songs with Odd Beats

October 8, 2021

#soundgarden #metallica #tool

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

 

Rock music has long since been characterized by 4/4 time with heavy emphasis on beat numbers 2 and 4. This means that the division of the beats is a repeating sequence of 1 2 3 4, 1 2 3 4 etc...

However, in the true spirit of rock and roll rebellion a lot of bands have defied this "rule" with massively successful songs with odd beat divisions (aka odd meter or odd time signatures) of 5/4 (1 2 3 4 5), 7/4 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7) and even mixed meter time signatures like 1 2 3 4 and 1 2 3 as an example.

Have I confused you yet? LOL!

Don't worry. Because on this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast we will explain it all as we tell you about 10 bands who released massively successful songs with odd time signatures.

 

Check out the podcast here  https://www.talkshoe.com/episode/17743600

Topics Covered:

https://www.sos2020pgh.org/

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

Take Five (5/4)

Say A little Prayer (chorus in 11/4)

Whippin Post (11/8)

Money  (7/8)

Solsbury Hill (7/4)

All You Need Is Love (7/4) one word said three times over seven beats

Hey Ya (mixed meter)

Mission Impossible Theme (5/4)

Everything in it's right place (10/4)

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Musical Homonyms

Musical Homonyms

October 1, 2021

#davegrohl #jacksonbrowne #foofighters

 

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

 

So back in 2007 I saw that there was a new song by Foo Fighters call "The Pretender".  Knowing Dave Grohl's love of classic rock, I assumed that it was a remake of the  classic Jackson Browne song from 1976.  I was excited to hear their take on one of my favorite songs. Imagine my shock and confusion when I finally heard the song and it WAS NOT the Jackson Browne song!

I really don't understand why Dave Grohl would do this.  Has he ever heard the Jackson Browne song?  It's terribly confusing. The Foo Fighter song is a great song in it's own right but I can't help but think that they should have called it something else; not only to avoid confusing old classic rockers like me but out or respect to one  rock's  greatest songwriters.

There are a lot of different songs with the same names and I don't know about your but these "musical homonyms" frustrate me.

On this week's Loudini Rock and Roll Circus podcast  we will tell you all about 10 different Musical  Homonyms that you may not be aware of... some of them even cross genres. Don't worry... we will help you make sense of it all. After all, we are professionals!

 

Check out the podcast here  https://www.talkshoe.com/episode/17684128

 

Topics Covered:

https://www.sos2020pgh.org/

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

http://www.vh1.com/news/25138/hit-songs-with-the-same-title/

 

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A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

September 24, 2021

#queenband #bohemianrhapsody #freddymercury

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

 

After the release of Sheer Heart Attack, Queen was broke. Roger Taylor couldn't even get enough for a small downpayment on a flat for his new family.  Realizing that something needed to be done and done quick, the band changed management and got themselves free from bad business dealings.

 

Their manager John Reid told them to just get in the studio and make the best album that they could and that he would square their financials.

 

The resulting album was nothing short of monumental.  While the songs moved through several genres , they all had that unmistakeable Queen sound.

 

On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus we will give you the lowdown on making of  this classic album as well discuss it's legacy. We will also tell you once and for all how Queen got their unique vocal sound.

 

Check out the podcast here  https://www.talkshoe.com/episode/16647969

 

 

We will also be giving away a FREE CD of A Night At The Opera to one lucky member of our LIVE studio audience... so you don't want to miss this show!

Topics Covered:

https://www.sos2020pgh.org/

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

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Rock ‘n Roll  The Next Generation:

Rock ‘n Roll The Next Generation:

September 17, 2021

#wolfgangvanhalen #dhaniharrison #jasonbonham

 

Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!

 

A couple of weeks ago I read an article about Wolf Van Halen taking shots on Twitter for not wanting to play his father's music. 

These "twitter twits" were trying to guilt Wolf into playing his dad's songs on tour and the man is just not having it.

I love Eddie Van Halen. I even did a video arguing why he is the most important (not necessarily the greatest) rock guitarist of all time. I would love to hear Wolf whip out a couple of old Van Halen numbers in concert but that's just not his gig.

Wolf produces his own music. He's trying to carve out his own way. He doesn't want to live in his dad's VERY LONG shadow. I think that we can all understand that. Even if he did some kind of tribute to his dad, there would be those who would say that he was just riding on his dad's coat tails.

I am sure that many of the kids of classic rock era musicians deal with the same thing sooner or later. 

On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast we will tell you all about the trials and tribulations of the offspring of classic rockers who try to make their own way in the music business.

We also welcome back Hal Aaron Cohen, host of  Tales of The Road Warriors Podcast. Hal has a lot of rock and roll knowledge and he's freakin' HILARIOUS! 

   You won't want to miss this episode.

Check out the podcast here  https://www.talkshoe.com/episode/16590010

Topics Covered:

https://www.sos2020pgh.org/

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

Bloodline

Amy Helm

Mark Ronson

Rufus Wainwright

Reference:

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COVERS that are BETTER than the Original  Part II

COVERS that are BETTER than the Original Part II

September 9, 2021

#metallica #guns&roses #vanhalen

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Let's face it... there are just some songs that are better when they're covered by some one else.

I don't think that there is much argument, that Hendrix did "All Along the Watchtower" better than Dylan.  Well... that's sort of not fair... I mean, everyone does Dylan better than Dylan!

Bet that as it may...

On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus... we will tell you all about 10 cover that are (possibly) better than the originals

 

Check out the podcast here  https://www.talkshoe.com/episode/16530356

Songs:

Take Me to the River... Talking Heads

Jersey Girl.... Bruce Springsteen

Mama Told Me Not To Come.... Three Dog Night

Thing Called Love... Bonnie Raitt  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_of_Time_(album)

I feel for You... Chaka Kahn

Stuck in the Middle with You.... Jeff Healey Band

Come Together... Gary Clark Jr

Dirty Deeds.... Joan Jett (HM)

Only Women Bleed.... Lita Ford

Dear Mr Fantasy... Big Sugar (HM)

Hair of the Dog.... Guns & Roses (HM)

Anarchy in the UK... Megadeth (HM)

Topics Covered:

https://www.sos2020pgh.org/

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

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