Chuck interviews entertainers from the exciting world of music, movies, tv, sports and more!
Joey Belladonna is an American singer and drummer, best known as the frontman for thrash metal band Anthrax. As a member of Anthrax he was nominated for six Grammies. Anthrax is part of the “The Big Four” thrash metal bands including Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. In this episode we discuss joining Anthrax, his hiatus from the band, his Journey tribute band Beyond Frontiers, touring with KISS and more! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:13 - Cameo & Fans 0:03:20 - Cover Bands & Bible Black 0:05:25 - Joining Anthrax 0:10:21 - First Split with Anthrax 0:12:50 - Relationship with Anthrax Now 0:15:05 - National Anthem, New Music & Tour 0:21:40 - Playing with Different Bands & Genres 0:24:54 - Tour w/ Megadeth, Slayer & Alice In Chains 0:27:15 - Touring with Iron Maiden & Band Friendships 0:30:10 - Attack of the Killer B's 0:33:10 - Grammies, Best Songs & Covers 0:36:55 - Solo Projects- Joey's Jukebox & Beyond Frontiers 0:39:55 - Songwriting Role , Co-Writes, & Belladonna 0:43:25 - Reflecting Back on Hiatus From Anthrax 0:46:30 - Returning to Anthrax & Voice Strength 0:48:50 - Playing Different Venue Sizes 0:51:20 - The Big 4, Potential Tours & Tour Pranks 0:54:40 - "Not" Sign, Married with Children & Music Videos 0:57:20 - Differences in Music Business Now & Then 0:58:16 - Scott Ian as a Businessman & His Character 1:01:15 - Anthrax Singer Shuffles & Band Relationships 1:05:15 - Veteran Charities 1:05:50 - Future Plans 1:08:42 - Outro Joey Belladonna website:https://www.joeybelladonna.com/Anthrax website:https://www.anthrax.com/Guitars for Vets website:https://guitars4vets.org/War Horses for Vets website:https://www.warhorsesforveterans.org/Chuck Shute Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChuckShuteSupport the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Matthew Senreich is a screenwriter, TV producer, director and co-creator of the animated series Robot Chicken. John Harvatine IV is a producer and director and has worked on shows including Robot Chicken, The Simpsons and Crossing Swords. John and Matthew's latest project is a kickstarter project called “The Von Dingles” about lost Easter Eggs. We discuss the new project, guest stars on Robot Chicken, meeting George Lucas, and more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Awkward Beginnings 01:50 - New Project "Von Dingles" 04:45 - Kickstarter & Rewards 06:15 - Voices - Dee Snider & More 07:45 - Plans for Future Von Dingles 10:20 - Early Beginnings 13:30 - Robot Chicken Guest Stars 19:50 - Egg Puns 20:55 - Drugs, Fans & ADHD Generation 23:55 - Offending People 24:55 - George Lucas 25:55 - Fans 27:53 - Ending Promotions 29:21 - Outro Von Dingles Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stoopidbuddystoodios/the-von-dingles-graphic-novelChuck Shute Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/c/chuckshuteSupport the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Tommy Henriksen is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known for his work as a guitarist with Alice Cooper and supergroup Hollywood Vampires. His latest project Crossbone Skully recently released a new single produced by Mutt Lange (Def Leppard, AC/DC). We discuss that project plus working with Poison's CC DeVille, auditioning for Ozzy, Dio & David Lee Roth, his thoughts on Nikki Sixx's bass playing and Johnny Depp's character and more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Relationship with Stefan Adika01:25 - Perceptions of L.A. Vs. New York 03:03 - Band with C.C. DeVille 09:20 - Auditioning for Joan Jett 11:20 - Regrets, Low Point & Haircut 13:47 - Auditioning for Ozzy Osbourne 15:20 - Auditioning for David Lee Roth 17:31 - Auditioning for Ronnie James Dio 18:50 - Playing the Songs Right 19:43 - Crossbone Skully Coming Together 22:40 - Working with Mutt Lange & Phil Collen26:25 - Nikki Sixx Bass Playing & Guest Spots29:05 - Assembling Crossbone Skully 34:40 - Other Elements of New Record 39:50 - Touring for New Record 40:57 - Working as a Producer & Lady GaGa 42:30 - Tommy Lee & Songwriting Co-Writes44:25 - Living the Dream 45:43 - Learning from Alice Cooper 48:30 - Johnny Depp 51:15 - MusiCares 52:30 - Future of Crossbone Skully 54:50 - OutroCrossbone Skully website:https://crossboneskully.com/MusiCares website:https://www.musicares.org/Chuck Shute YouTube:https://youtube.com/@ChuckShute?si=GB0v-8hYshh1eUMsSupport the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Chad Ferrin is an American horror film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He started out working as a production assistant on such films as "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” and “Hellraiser: Bloodline.” He then moved on to work with Troma and make his own films. His latest movie, "Pig Killer" is based on Canada's most notorious serial killer, Robert Pickton. We discuss the film including why Jake Busey beat out Fred Durst for the lead, some interesting props from the movie, distributing the film and more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Chad's Background 02:35 - Film Props in Pig Killer 03:50 - True Story Behind Pig Killer 06:44 - Pig Farm Parties & Bands10:30 - Jake Busey Vs. Fred Durst 14:04 - Research for Film & Sentencing 16:30 - Getting the Rights 17:43 - Dark Humor 18:45 - Making Movies 20:24 - Distribution, Profit & Sales 25:00 - Next Film with Edward Furlong25:50 - Outro Chad Ferrin on X:https://x.com/skatd?s=11&t=x_NMAzP0sYeSGnyOz7exzwChuck Shute Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/c/chuckshuteSupport the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Desmond Child is a musician, songwriter and producer. He has co-written some of the biggest songs including Bon Jovi's Livin' On a Prayer, Dude Looks Like a Lady with Aerosmith, Poison with Alice Cooper and so many more. Other artists he's worked with include The Scorpions, Joan Jett, Katy Perry, Ratt, Ricky Martin, and Kiss. In this episode we discuss the Re-Making Vince Neil TV special, working with Sebastian Bach, failed attempts to work with David Lee Roth & Van Halen and so much more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13 - Remaking Vince Neil 0:03:00 - David Lee Roth & Van Halen 0:07:15 - Re-Inventing Yourself & New Projects 0:16:25 - Dealing with Failure & Disappointment 0:17:53 - Failed Project with Michael Jackson 0:20:45 - Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi & Cher 0:22:20 - Hustle, Luck & Synchronicity 0:24:40 - Bucket List Collaborators 0:26:55 - Dude Looks Like a Lady 0:36:10 - Meatloaf & Bat Out of Hell 3 0:41:35 - Eighties Music & Grunge 0:44:10 - Drugs & Booze 0:45:40 - Working with Sebastian Bach 0:49:10 - Songwriting and A.I. 1:00:55 - Social Media, Skin Cream & Musical 1:02:00 - Outro Desmond Child website:https://desmondchild.com/Chuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Tommy Davidson is a comedian, actor, author and musician. He has recently released some new music as a solo artist, which we discuss in the interview. We also discuss his inspiring autobiography, his time on "In Living Color", having lunch with George Lucas and more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Talk Shows & Podcasts 02:05 - Tommy's Book & Career 04:41 - In Living Color 07:30 - Tommy's Music & Message 12:58 - Kid Zero & Lasuanne 17:13 - Cultures, Love & Learning 20:50 - Cover of Kid Zero 23:30 - Upcoming Single & Projects 24:35 - Lunch with George Lucas 25:37 - Branching Out & Promotions27:25 - Outro Tommy Davidson website:https://www.thetommydavidson.com/Chuck Shute website: https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Robert W. Sullivan IV is an author, historian and lawyer. He has written 3 books on esoteric imagery in films, as well as a book about the Free Masons and a work of fiction titled “A Pact with the Devil.” We discuss the history of the Free Masons, possible connections with the Illuminati and Bohemian Grove, a death curse on the Wizard of Oz that ties into other events and more!0:00:00 - Intro 0:14:00 - Robert's Expertise & Books 0:02:32 - Free Mason Origins 0:06:42 - People in Charge of Free Masons 0:11:25 - Illuminati & Connections 0:14:35 - Bohemian Grove 0:16:01 - Free Mason Conspiracies & Deep State 0:20:12 - Occult Accusations, Taxil Hoax & Ceremonies 0:25:00 - Simpsons Stone Cutters & Secret Connections 0:28:25 - Eyes Wide Shut & Kubrick 0:31:35 - Wizard of Oz & Death Curse 0:37:30 - Numbers Symbolism & Method 0:40:35 - Using Numbers To Designate Itself 0:42:45 - Kobe Bryant & Wizard of Oz References 0:47:50 - Wizard of Oz, Pink Floyd & ELO 0:51:00 - Crowley, Sevens & Sixes, & Age of Horace 0:56:09 - Anton Lavey & Church of Satan 1:01:50 - Michael Jackson, Psychic & Sevens 1:09:39 - Curse of 39 and Fame 1:10:31 - Lost Highway & Movie Occult Symbolism 1:15:30 - Promotion & Website 1:16:11 - Outro Robert W. Sullivan IV website:https://robertwsullivaniv.com/Chuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Barrett Martin is a musician, producer and author. He is best known as the drummer of Seattle bands Screaming Trees and supergroup Mad Season with Layne Staley & Mike McCready. He has also played with R.E.M., Stone Temple Pilots, Duff McKagan and Queens of the Stone Age. He has a new book out now about his time with Screaming Trees titled “The Greatest Band That Ever Wasn't.” He also has some one man shows scheduled that consist of music, storytelling and film. We discuss all this plus a project he did with Duff McKagan and Sen Dog of Cypress Hill and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:14 - Aging, Health & Exercise 0:04:00 - Pacific Northwest 0:05:25 - Skin Yard, Thin Men & Seattle Scene 0:10:20 - Seeing Dave Grohl in Scream 0:14:00 - End of Skin Yard & Joining Screaming Trees 0:16:10 - Sweet Oblivion Album 0:18:45 - Playing Drums & Songwriting 0:23:21 - New Screaming Trees Book 0:25:25 - Bad Shows & Alice In Chains Tour0:28:35 - Layne Staley & Mad Season 0:30:10 - Second Mad Season Album 0:32:30 - Peter Buck of R.E.M. 0:33:50 - Screaming Trees Break0:35:50 - Lollapalooza, Oasis, & Bumpershoot 0:40:40 - Photography 0:42:30 - Meditation & Sobriety 0:48:10 - Transformation, Creativity & Consistency 0:53:25 - Projects with Duff McKagan 0:55:45 - Speaking, Visual & Music Tour 0:58:25 - New Book Out Now & Website 1:00:39 - Outro Barrett Martin website:https://barrettmartin.com/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Craig Gass is a comedian, actor and impressionist. He has appeared on Sex in the City, King of Queens, Family Guy and The Howard Stern Show. He has some upcoming shows in Seattle and New York centered around the KISS Final Tour concert dates. The shows will be focused on his material about KISS. We discuss the shows, KISS stories, being a super fan, his comedian friends, rockstar encounters and more! 0:00:14 - Upcoming Shows 0:01:55 - Superfan & Seth MacFarlane 0:05:33 - Matt Hasslebeck 0:07:27 - KISS Stories 0:28:25 - Voice Pranks & Cocaine0:32:05 - Sebastian Bach 0:34:10 - Relationships with Bands 0:35:55 - Rudy Sarzo 0:41:00 - New Podcast & Rock Stories 0:43:55 - Norm Macdonald & Chris Farley 0:52:05 - Bob Costas & Sam Kinison 0:53:55 - Comedian Co-Horts 0:57:20 - Dane Cook Bombing Story 0:59:25 - Jerry Seinfeld 1:00:00 - Gene Simmons in Vegas 1:05:00 - Nick Simmons Story 1:06:40 - Rock Friends & David Ellefson 1:09:55 - Back on Howard Stern 1:12:55 - Bryan Adams & War Machine 1:14:15 - Gratitude, Sobriety & Addiction 1:25:45 - KISS Shows 1:27:27 - Outro Craig Gass website:https://getgass.com/Chuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Tom Werman is a legendary music producer who has worked with Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Motley Crue, Poison, Twisted Sister, Dokken and more. He has a new book out November 21st titled “Turn It Up: My Time Making Hit Records In The Glory Days Of Rock.” We discuss many things from the book including how he almost produced Guns ‘N Roses & the Blues Brothers, working with Motley Crue & Poison, and issues with Nikki Sixx and Lita Ford. 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:15 - Motley Crue & Occultism 0:04:31 - Ozzy Osbourne 0:05:45 - Tom's New Book & Journey 0:09:23 - Wicked Lester & KISS 0:12:27 - George Harrison 0:16:33 - Having an Ear for Music 0:18:27 - Cheap Trick 0:19:54 - Poison & Women in the Studio 0:23:15 - Motley Crue & Partying 0:25:55 - Nikki & Vince Tragedies 0:28:33 - Mick Mars & Guitars 0:30:55 - Unreleased Motley Crue Songs 0:34:10 - Motley Crue After Tom Werman 0:35:42 - Motley Crue & RnR Hall of Fame 0:36:45 - Ted Nugent & Stryper0:38:40 - Guns 'N Roses, Appetite & Duff 0:41:30 - Making Peace with People 0:42:50 - Motley Crue Vs. Mick Mars 0:44:25 - Albums Tom Almost Produced 0:47:01 - Possible Second Blues Brothers Album 0:48:50 - Working with L.A. Guns 0:51:05 - Lita Ford 0:53:50 - Trying to Reposition Career 0:56:55 - The Hollywood Way1:02:37 - Association with Hard Rock 1:04:30 - Bed & Breakfast 1:05:15 - Songwriting Books & Heroin Diaries 1:09:58 - In Touch With Music Business People 1:13:10 - Wrap Up 1:15:56 - Outro Tom Werman book:https://www.amazon.com/Turn-Up-Records-Featuring-Twisted/dp/1911036343Chuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
JT is a digital creator and podcaster. His JT Follows JC TikTok has over 200,000 followers. He also has a new film out titled Ancient Angels that is his answer to Ancient Aliens from a biblical perspective. We discuss the movie, the pyramids, aliens, government cover ups, the Hoover Dam symbolism, the Denver airport conspiracy, the tomb of Gilgamesh, occultism in music and so much more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13 - Big Stars 0:01:48 - Ancient Angels Vs. Ancient Aliens 0:15:40 - Hoover Dam Conspiracy & Energy 0:19:35 - Hidden Secrets & Mysterious Technology 0:24:00 - Aliens, UFOs and Fallen Angels 0:27:15 - Greeks, Atlantis, Giants & Bible 0:30:00 - Giants or Nephilim & Conspiracy 0:38:38 - Aliens, Psy Op & Government 0:41:35 - Nazis, The Occult & Aryan Race 0:45:30 - US Government & Tomb of Gilgamesh 0:47:50 - DNA, Dinosaurs & Sea Creatures 0:50:40 - Antartica & Conspiracies 0:53:20 - Space Vs. Inter-dimensional Aliens 0:55:25 - The Holy Land 1:02:30 - Symbols, Numbers & Significance 1:05:10 - Eyes Wide Shut & Rituals 1:08:55 - Denver Airport Conspiracy 1:12:00 - Area 51 Conspiracy & Gray Flesh 1:16:20 - The Exorcist, Alien Abductions & Terminology 1:19:55 - Project Blue Beam, Operation Mongoose & CIA 1:23:30 - Government Secrecy, Aliens & Setup 1:27:15 - Revelations, World Government & Control 1:32:00 - Satanic Panic, Occult & Music 1:48:55 - Wrapping Up 1:52:51 - Outro Ancient Angels movie site:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/demonerasers/JT Follows JC link tree: https://linktr.ee/jtfollowsjcChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Eric Bishop is an American author whose debut novel “The Body Man” was released in 2021 to rave reviews. His current book “Ransomed Daughter” is available now on kindle, paperback and hardcover. We discuss the new book, becoming a writer, artificial intelligence, concerts, social issues and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13 - Rock Music, Touring & Lifestyle 0:04:00 - Different Opinions, Cancelling & Inspiration 0:10:10 - Political Hypocrisy 0:18:19 - Hometown of Seattle & Homelessness 0:19:40 - Growing Up in the 80s & More Rock Talk 0:28:00 - Sports Fan 0:35:30 - Talent, Money & Struggles 0:39:00 - Artificial Intelligence & Deep Fakes 0:42:25 - End of the World & Rising Costs 0:49:30 - New Book "Ransomed Daughter" 0:53:30 - Jack Carr & Movie/TV Adaptation 1:00:00 - Becoming a Full Time Writer & Growth 1:09:15 - Traditional Vs. Self Publishing & Marketing 1:18:25 - Special Operations Warrior Foundation 1:22:03 - Outro Eric Bishop website:https://www.ericpbishop.com/Special Operation Warrior Foundation:https://specialops.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
George Lynch is an American guitarist, best known for his work with the metal band Dokken, and his solo band Lynch Mob. He is considered one of the most famous and influential 1980s metal guitarists and is known for his unique playing style and sound. He is ranked No. 47 on "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" by Guitar World magazine and No. 10 on "Top 10 Metal Guitarists of All Time" by Gibson. He has a new album with Lynch Mob titled "Babylon" that comes out October 20th. We discuss the new album, the retirement of Lynch Mob, his side project KXM with Dug Pinnick & Korn drummer Ray Luzier, and more! 00:00 - Intro00:14 - George's Tour 01:40 - New Lynch Mob Album & Promotion 02:30 - New Singer Gabriel Colon 04:35 - Different Styles of Music & KXM 07:08 - Jamming & Songwriting 08:05 - New Song "I'm Ready" & Van Halen 09:40 - Health & Working Out 12:40 - Cave Creek, Arizona 14:10 - Ex Dokken Drummer Mick Brown 15:15 - Retirement of Lynch Mob 16:10 - New Song "The Synner" & Set List 18:40 - Improvising On Stage 20:45 - Playing as a Band 22:10 - Other Guitar Players 23:20 - Mr. Scary & Songwriting 24:50 - Charity - Greetings With Gratitude 26:30 - Tour Dates & Chris Angel 27:50 - Outro George Lynch website:http://www.georgelynch.com/index.htmlGreetings With Gratitude website:https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2717050Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Don Dokken is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and founder of the metal band Dokken. The band has a new album “Heaven Comes Down” that comes out October 27th. We discuss the new album, touring with Aerosmith, drug use, ex guitarist George Lynch, living in New Mexico and so much more! Must watch episode for rock fans! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:14 - Sleep & Drugs 0:02:15 - New Album Theme 0:03:10 - Don's Path & Musical Escape 0:06:00 - Don's Look, Aging Gracefully & Vince Neil 0:10:00 - Dokken Shows, Fans & Meet & Greets 0:12:05 - New Album "Heaven Comes Down" 0:13:35 - New Song "Is It Me Or You" 0:15:15 - Women & Life in New Mexico 0:18:30 - Too Crowded in L.A. 0:20:47 - Musician Friends, Drinking & Drugs 0:30:20 - Touring with Aerosmith, Drugs & Management 0:35:35 - Rockstar Life, Sex & Aids 0:41:00 - New Songs & Breakups0:48:10 - New Song "I Remember" & Reflecting Back on Career 0:53:10 - New Song "Santa Fe" & New Mexico House 1:00:52 - Don's New Girlfriend 1:03:45 - Don's Band Members Sue Him 1:08:45 - Warren DiMartini Vs. George Lynch 1:14:05 - Dysfunctional Album 1:18:20 - Guitarist Jon Levin 1:23:01 - Singing & Playing Guitar 1:26:14 - New Album, Music Videos & Shows 1:28:15 - Children's Hospitals 1:36:18 - Outro Dokken website:https://dokken.net/Children's Hospitals website:https://www.stjude.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Ryan O'Flanagan is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor and writer. He has appeared on American Vandal, New Girl, Dave, American Dad and others. He is about to embark on a tour of stand up comedy across the United States. We discuss the tour, the ups and downs of comedy, his hilarious online videos, and his widely popular character "The Overly Excited Tourist." Great stuff! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Weiner Dogs & Elk 02:10 - Media Platforms 04:50 - Creating Content 06:15 - Stretches & Shoulders 08:30 - Mushrooms & Flying10:25 - New Comedy Tour 12:10 - Memorable Shows 16:05 - Stand Up in Vegas 24:20 - Making Videos & Dumb26:25 - Comedy Plagiarism 32:00 - Crowd Work & Improv Work 35:27 - Ups & Downs of Comedy 38:20 - Overly Excited Tourist 42:50 - Making Other Content 47:50 - Reaching Out & Comedy Tour 55:20 - Animal Charity55:55 - Outro Ryan O'Flanagan website:https://www.ryanoflanagan.com/L.A. Animal Services website:https://www.laanimalservices.com/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Wes Horton is a musician, formerly the bass player in Falling in Reverse and now the singer in Flat Black. His latest project is the brainchild of Jason Hook, formerly of Five Finger Death Punch but has also worked with Alice Cooper and Vince Neil. The band has two singles out and is currently tour with Godsmack. We discuss his musical path, his time in Falling Reverse, the new band Flat Black and much more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - On Tour, Set List & Interviews 02:20 - Making Videos & Joining Falling in Reverse 06:35 - Connecting with Jason Hook 08:00 - Connecting with Ronnie Radke 11:00 - Time in Falling in Reverse 15:15 - From Playing Bass to Singing 17:50 - Ronnie Radke Vs. Sebastian Bach 24:05 - Fan & Band Barrier 25:52 - New Band Flat Black 33:30 - Myspace Deathcore & Influences 35:47 - New Single "Lack of Respect" 42:20 - Future Singles & Album 43:45 - New Generation of Bands 47:55 - Make a Wish Foundation 48:43 - Outro Flat Black band site:https://flatblackmusic.com/Make a Wish Foundation site:https://wish.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Al Jackson is an American television host, stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He co-hosts the nationally syndicated talk show Daily Blast Live where they discuss current events. He has a new stand-up album out now titled "In Earnest." We discuss the new album, relationships, social issues, the media, corruption and so much more. 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13 - One Foot in Analog, One in Digital 0:03:00 - Social Media, News & Politicians 0:10:20 - Sports, Emotion & People 0:18:10 - Trolls & Hate 0:27:00 - Unique People & Stories & Division 0:32:25 - Resentment & Love with Work 0:42:30 - Dealing with Anger & Bad Relationships 0:56:40 - Red Flags, Narcissism & Vetting Relationships 1:07:48 - Drinking, Drugs, & Doing Work on Self 1:17:20 - Hard Work, Luck & Opportunities 1:23:52 - Joe Rogan, Health, Government & Drugs 1:45:00 - Making Money & Corruption 1:54:10 - RFK Jr., Money, Safety & Bribes 2:02:50 - Maui, Conspiracies Theories & Transparency 2:08:25 - Homeless, Drugs, War & Veterans 2:16:20 - Getting Out of Military & Prison 2:21:20 - American Families Struggling 2:26:45 - Heroes, Whistleblowers, Truth & Cameras 2:30:15 - Car Stolen, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts & Evil 2:39:25 - Missing Children & Corruption 2:43:45 - Andrew Dice Clay & Other Comedians 2:48:50 - Charities 2:51:40 - Outro Al Jackson website:https://www.aljacksonlive.com/Mercy Housing website:https://www.mercyhousing.org/Firefly Autism website:https://fireflyautism.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Jock Bartley is the guitarist and founding member of the 70s country rock band Firefall. The band had a string of hits including the songs “You Are the Woman” and “Just Remember I Love You.” Their latest album “Friends and Family” is a collection of cover songs by The Doobie Brothers, Dan Fogelberg, Heart and others. We discuss the new album, drinking with Mick Fleetwood, performing alongside Motörhead, playing on an Andy Gibb solo record, Jock's song for suicide prevention and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13 - Locations, Travel & Road Life 0:03:35 - Bone Tone 0:04:45 - Guitar Lessons & Guitar Style 0:11:25 - New Cover Songs 0:18:09 - Touring with Fleetwood Mac 0:20:05 - Motörhead's First Gig in America 0:21:20 - Gigs with Willie Nelson 0:23:40 - Intertwining Bands 0:27:40 - Drinking with Mick Fleetwood 0:29:45 - Playing with Steve Winwood 0:32:55 - Suicide Prevention 0:35:40 - Playing on Andy Gibbs Album 0:38:45 - Firefall's Drug/Alcohol Issues 0:41:00 - Restarting Firefall 0:42:59 - Record Business 0:45:40 - New Record & Singles 0:50:01 - Graham Parsons & Vegas Song 0:54:55 - The Eagles & Country Rock 0:59:00 - Suicide Prevention Charity 1:00:10 - Outro Firefall website:https://firefallofficial.com/Suicide Prevention website: https://afsp.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Beau Hill is a music producer best known for his work with Ratt, Alice Cooper, Warrant, Winger, Europe and Kix. In this episode we discuss a variety of things throughout his career and his life. He tells stories of working with music legends like Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. We also discuss his thoughts on Poison's CC Deville doing the solo on Cherry Pie, the music business, and his path to success. A must listen to episode for music fans! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13 - Golf 0:03:00 - Traveling to Antartica 0:06:00 - Beau's Journey 0:08:35 - Jon Keyworth, Denver Broncos 0:09:45 - Production Techniques 0:12:42 - Keith Olsen & Stevie Nicks 0:17:45 - Beau's Band Airborne 0:23:13 - Audition for Foreigner & Spider 0:26:02 - Co-Producing Demos with Sandy Stewart 0:32:05 - Call to Produce Ratt 0:34:40 - Working with Stevie Nicks 0:39:26 - Working with Ratt 0:47:00 - Alice Cooper & Michael Wagener 0:48:24 - Producer Sam Taylor 0:51:15 - Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton & Ron Wood 0:59:30 - Warrant's Cherry Pie & Don Ienner 1:02:30 - CC Deville's Solo on Cherry Pie 1:08:10 - Jani Lane 1:13:07 - Producing, Remixing & Arranging 1:20:20 - Uncle Tom's Cabin 1:22:35 - Job at Interscope 1:27:25 - Black Bambi & Unruly Child 1:31:30 - Elements of a Hit Record 1:33:19 - Oliver Anthony 1:35:55 - Social Media & Connections 1:40:03 - Drinks & Big Parties 1:43:50 - Tunnel to Towers 1:44:50 - Working with New Bands 1:46:30 - Outro Beau Hill Productions website:https://beauhillproductions.com/Tunnels to Towers website:https://t2t.org/Chuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Glen Tickle is a stand up comedian from New Jersey who has appeared on Dry Bar Comedy, Travel Channel and SiriusXM. His latest special “Glen Tickle Against the World Crime League” is available now for free on YouTube. We discuss the new special, his favorite music and movies, working clean and much more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13 - Recording & Short Clips 0:05:50 - Shed & Location 0:07:15 - Humble Beginnings 0:12:52 - Offensive Vs. Clean Comedy 0:24:05 - Worst Job, Arizona & Attire 0:29:40 - Professionalism, Drinking, Drugs & Diet 0:42:05 - Doing Comedy at Music Festivals 0:44:05 - Favorite Music 0:47:09 - Favorite Movie 0:51:14 - Pee Wee Herman & Norm Macdonald 0:53:55 - Death & Grief and Comedy 1:01:37 - Intent with Comedy & Trans 1:08:53 - Not Liking School 1:10:53 - Comedy Special & Tour Dates 1:13:08 - Local Food Bank 1:15:15 - Outro Glen Tickle website:https://www.glentickle.com/Local Food Bank: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbankChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Daniel “DL” Lackiewicz is a musician, producer and singer for Bad Wolves. The band has a new album out on November 3rd called “Die About It.” We discuss the new album, touring, DL's path to joining Bad Wolves, his Taco Bell order and more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - The Nickname "DL" 00:45 - New Album "Die About It" 07:20 - Album Format Conceptually 08:05 - Band Turmoil Inspires 11:23 - New Song "Legends Never Die" 16:00 - New Song "Bad Friend" 17:53 - New Song "Hungry For Life" 19:45 - DL's Path to Join Bad Wolves 21:35 - Taco Bell, Healthy Eating & Cheat Meals 26:00 - Tour Plans & Logistics 28:50 - Guitar Solos & Vocal Stylings 30:57 - New Guitar Player 31:43 - New Song with Killboy 35:45 - Giant Pool of Talent 37:41 - Sleep Habits 39:34 - Boston Veteran's Charity40:28 - Bad Wolves Merch 41:40 - OutroBad Wolves band website:https://badwolvesnation.com/Boston's Veteran's Charity: https://www.massfallenheroes.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Adrian Vandenberg is a Dutch rock guitarist, best known for his tenure as one of the guitarists in Whitesnake, as well as his own band Vandenberg which he started in 1981. He has a new album out now with Vandenberg titled “Sin”, and a tour across the United States will follow. We discuss the new album, and a variety of things from throughout his amazing career including why Vivian Campbell left Whitesnake, Vinnie Vincent, playing with Warren DeMartini and much more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Hair & Wigs 01:25 - Touring with Kiss 03:40 - Learning From Other Bands 06:35 - Stage Moves 08:05 - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Manic Eden 09:30 - New Vandenberg Record "Sin" 11:00 - Song Inspiration & Songwriting Process 14:12 - New Vandenberg Songs 16:25 - New Singer Mats Levén17:15 - New Songs & Placement 19:15 - Musician Income 23:20 - Show with Metallica & Dave Mustaine 25:45 - Whitesnake, Aerosmith & Poison Tour 27:05 - Warren DeMartini & Other Guitarists 29:01 - Discussions with other Guitar Players 30:00 - Vivian Campbell Leaving Whitesnake 32:30 - Relationship with David Coverdale 34:00 - Humor, Offending People & Wokeness 39:36 - Gender, Kids & Identity 43:47 - Vinnie Vincent 44:42 - Kevin Spacey & Accusations 48:00 - Make a Wish Foundation 49:37 - Future Shows 50:45 - Outro Vandenberg website:https://vandenbergband.com/Make a Wish Foundation: https://wish.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Abraham Lucas is the starting right tackle for the Seattle Seahawks. After finishing his senior season at Washington State and making the first team All-Pac 12, he was drafted in the third round by the Seahawks. He ended up winning the starting right tackle job as a rookie and will continue that role this year. We discuss his time at Washington State, the draft process, his first season as a Seahawk, his football goals, some of his favorite music and more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Love of Music 02:00 - Love of Football & Basketball 03:10 - Switching Positions in Football 04:09 - Early Accolades & Recruiting 06:30 - Meeting Mike Leach 08:19 - Developing a Work Ethic 12:30 - Freshmen Hazing 13:04 - Putting on Weight 15:40 - Maximizing Potential 16:42 - Gardner Minshew 19:18 - Coming Back for Senior Year 20:39 - WSU Games That Stand Out 22:40 - Skipping Bowl Games 25:35 - Prediction for WSU 202326:45 - Thoughts of Pac-12 Future 27:50 -Combine & Drafted by The Seahawks 33:25 - Pete Carroll 34:14 - Winning a Starting Job 35:25 - DK's Bathroom Mishap 36:30 - Mic'd Up & Trash Talk 37:55 - Thibodeaux & Speed Rushers 39:23 - Getting Better & Pro Bowl Goals 40:22 - Seahawks Outlook 41:05 - Music, Guitar, Playlist & New Bands 42:50 - Martial Arts 44:37 - St. Vincent DePaul & Catholicism 46:24 - Outro Abraham Lucas Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/abraham.lucas72/Seattle Seahawks website:https://www.seahawks.com/St. Vincent De Paul website:https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Brothers Jake & Luke Davies are the singer and guitarist for the band Of Limbo. They have a controversial new single out this Thursday called "California Demon.' The song looks at people who may "sell their soul" to make it in Hollywood. We discuss the new song, their epic music videos, past & future shows, social media and more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Let's Go!! 02:15 - New Single "California Demon" 03:12 - Music Videos 04:14 - Bass Player & Drummer 05:30 - Possible Upcoming Tour & Scottsdale 08:20 - California Demon & Satanic Panic 15:30 - Controversy & Song Lyrics 17:45 - Upcoming Song "Ain't Funny" 20:00 - Other Upcoming Songs 22:00 - Covers & Set List 25:25 - Singing 26:30 - Next Show at Troubadour 27:20 - Playing with Kyle Gass of Tenacious D28:20 - Financial Difficulties of Touring 35:30 - Festival World 36:50 - Nick Reese & Joyous Wolf 38:35 - Bass Player 39:49 - Partying On & Off Stage 41:44 - Arizona & River Float 43:15 - Maui Strong 43:55 - Jake's Social Media 46:18- Outro Of Limbo website:https://oflimbo.com/Maui Strong Fund:https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/strengthening/maui-strong-fundChuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Pete Evick is a musician, businessman and author. His latest book “MTV Famous” (co-written with Steve Olivas), chronicles his journey in the music business with his own bands as well as working with Bret Michaels. We discuss lots of great things including lessons from Bret, work ethic, his friendship with Mark McGrath, the downside of reality TV and more!0:00:00 - Intro0:00:13- New Sauce Company & Workload 0:05:00 - Work Ethic & Anxiety 0:07:55 - Music Career, Songwriting & Goals 0:09:45 - Camping, Youtube & Traveling 0:14:05 - Working Hard, Driving & Pete's Son 0:17:40 - Long Wong's, Arizona Scene & Gin Blossoms0:23:53 - Sugar Ray & Mark McGrath 0:24:44 - Grunge Era & Seattle Sound 0:26:25 - Bret Michaels & Poison in the 90s 0:33:35 - Dropping Hints for the Bret Michaels Gig 0:37:50 - Getting Guests & Growing a Podcast 0:41:35 - Lessons from Bret Michaels 0:50:40 - Learning from Dana Strum 0:52:45 - Zoltan Chaney & Drummers 0:53:55 - Guns 'N Roses 0:59:40 - Rikki Rockett 1:02:45 - Don Dokken 1:04:10 - Rock of Love & Life As I Know It 1:11:55 - Being Happy with Who You Are 1:14:10 - Rockstar Movie & Perception Change 1:17:35 - Why You Got Into It 1:18:50 - Promotions1:19:10 - Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation 1:20:40 - Coming to Arizona & Mark McGrath 1:23:30 - Outro MTV Famous Book:https://www.amazon.com/MTV-Famous-Pete-Evick/dp/1956577076Pete Evick Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/pete_evick/Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation site:https://www.liferocksfoundation.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Sam Bettley is a musician, best known as the bass player in Asking Alexandria since 2009. The band will release their latest album “Where Do We Go From Here” on August 25th. We discuss the new album, toning down the partying, a show with GnR, a TV show with Ultimate Warrior, fan support and much more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Doing Interviews & Language 02:10 - From England to America 04:10 - Band Blowing Up & Partying 07:30 - Party Days & Toning Down 11:05 - Touring with Evergreen Terrace 14:01 - Elevated Party Phase & New Hobbies 18:17 - New Album "Where Do We Go From Here" 21:40 - Fan Support & Impact 23:10 - New Single "Psycho" & Singer Danny Worsnop26:35 - Eclecticism & New Album 29:05 - New Song "Kill It With Fire" 30:20 - Set List & Danny's Voice 35:00 - Memorable Shows 37:00 - Guns 'n Roses & Steven Adler 40:45 - Ultimate Warrior Show 42:00 - Gratitude, Friends & Family 43:00 - Music College 47:35 - Heart Support 49:33 - OutroAsking Alexandria website:https://www.askingalexandria.com/Heart Support website:https://www.heartsupport.com/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Alan Fitzgerald is a stand up comedian from Rhode Island. He has a hilarious new special out now titled "Straight for Pay" that is getting rave reviews. We discuss the new special, crappy jobs, drugs, the business of stand up comedy, Steven Segal and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:24 - Beards & Gender0:02:38 - New Special, Clips, Editing, etc. 0:07:10 - Fat Jokes, Fat Shaming & Bullying 0:09:20 - Alcohol & Drugs 0:23:15 - Exercise & Swimming 0:25:15 - Comedy Background & Style 0:30:55 - Other Comedians & Success 0:36:10 - Reactions to Offensive Comedy 0:41:10 - Horror Movies 0:42:45- Clean Comedians & Evil People 0:45:40 - Steven Segal 0:49:50 - Youtube Channel 0:50:55 - Smarts, Degrees & Sales 0:52:40 - Management & Music 0:55:35 - Publicists & Arguing 0:58:05 - Under the Radar Comics 1:02:35 - Following Your Dreams 1:04:45 - Bad Jobs & Following Scripts 1:12:10 - Hecklers & Roasts 1:13:55 - Promotion 1:15:48 - Outro YouTube Channel & Special:https://youtube.com/@explainingshowChuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Mark Christopher Lee is a musician, filmmaker and UFO researcher. His latest film, "God Vs. Aliens" explores the impact that first contact with extraterrestrials would have on the world's religions and the role that AI will play. We discuss the film, simulation theory, Project Blue Beam, his band The Pocket Gods and much more! 00:00 - Intro00:47 - Idea for "God Vs. Aliens" 02:13 - Do Aliens Exist? 03:45 - Interdimensional Aliens 06:15 - Christian Church & Aliens 09:00 - Catholic Church & Vatican 11:37 - Aliens Connecting to A.I. 15:35 - Simulation Theory 18:13 - Drugs & Other Realities 20:15 - Humans Reaction to Aliens 24:01 - Are Aliens Good or Bad? 26:25 - Other Religions & Aliens 29:15 - David Grusch & Evidence of Aliens 33:50 - Project Blue Book 37:20 - Avi Loeb Harvard Researcher 38:47 - Project Blue Beam 41:30 - Zero Point Energy & Consciousness 42:57 - Pocket Gods, Jeremy Corbell & Joe Rogan 44:54 - Charity & Promotion 45:56- OutroThe Pocket Gods website;https://www.thepocketgods.com/St. Alban's Action for Homeless website:https://www.actionforhomeless.co.uk/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Danny Marianino is a musician, author and content creator. He gained international fame when his band North Side Kings was playing a show in Tuba City, Arizona and he punched out Glenn Danzig. He received lot of hate mail for doing that, and collected the messages and put them into a book, "Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar." We discuss the punch, the book, the hate mail, drinking whiskey with Dimebag Darrell, his disturbing encounter with Marilyn Manson and much more! 00:00 - Intro00:13 - Arizona Life 00:57 - Book "Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar" 02:06 - The Story Behind the Punch 11:40 - Doyle & Other Misfits 14:41 - Excerpts from the Book 20:45 - Trolls & Bullies 26:22 - Threats & Physical Violence 28:35 - Alice Cooper & Christopher Lloyd 29:55 - Vera Farminga 31:01 - Playing in North Side Kings 35:20 - Jim Bruer 36:37 - Drinking Whiskey with Dimebag Darrell 37:55 - Altercation with Marilyn Manson 43:07 - Sugarcult 44:10 - Doing Liner Notes & Other Books49:05 - Alice Cooper's Solid Rock 50:40 - Outro Danny Marianino link tree:https://linktr.ee/dannymarianinoAlice Cooper Solid Rock website:https://www.alicecoopersolidrock.com/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Harry Turner is a British Army veteran and advocate for wildlife conservation, mental health and veterans. He is also the star of the Wildcat documentary on Amazon Prime. It's a fascinating film about how his travel to the Amazon saved his life. He has since started a non-profit called Emerald Arch which strives to help veterans with PTSD. We discuss all the above in depth, including many things not shown in the film. A very powerful episode.0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:45 - Background & Education 0:04:04 - Military Experience & PTSD 0:22:22 - The Amazon, Suicidal & Epiphany 0:33:55 - Returning to the Jungle to Escape 0:37:05 -Worst Dangers of the Jungle 0:43:37 - Illegal Logging & Killing Animals 0:49:45 - Training the Ocelots 0:58:35 - Khan's Caught in a Trap 1:06:10 - Keanu Inspiring Hope & Possible Mating 1:10:00 - Being Alone in the Jungle 1:10:50 - Film Editing & Working Together 1:15:27 - Non-Profit "Emerald Arch" 1:19:20 - Inspiring Others & Small Goals 1:24:50 - Snakes & Respect 1:26:50 - Outro Wildcat Film website:https://wildcatdocumentary.com/Emerald Arch website:https://www.emeraldarch.org/Chuck Shute website:https://www.chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!