Chuck interviews entertainers from the exciting world of music, movies, tv, sports and more!
Laura Cox is a French guitarist, singer and songwriter. She started out on YouTube and has amassed over 500,000 subscribers and millions of views with her solos, cover songs and originals. She has released 2 albums with her solo band and a third one (Head Above Water) will be out soon. We discuss the new album & single plus her YouTube channel, how to write songs, new bands she digs & more! 00:00 - Intro 00:38 - YouTube Channel 01:57 - Living in France 04:25 - French People 05:22 - Drawing Out Emotion In Music 06:35 - YouTube Channel Comments 10:35 - Musical Influences 12:44 - Playing Guitar to Starting Band 19:14 - Learning to Write Songs 20:27 - Hard Blues Shot 22:15 - Rock Scene in France 25:40 - Sheryl Crow 27:40 - Current Bands Laura Likes 29:50 - New Single "One Big Mess" 31:10 - Recording at the ICP Studios & Royal Blood34:13 - Mastering By Ted Jensen 35:02 - Favorite Gear 37:31 - Original vs. Covers 39:36 - U.N. Women 40:30 - Outro Laura Cox website:https://www.lauracoxmusic.com/UN Women website:https://www.unwomen.org/enChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Darren and Jeff Allen Geare (The Geare Brothers) are screenwriters. Their latest film The Retaliators is getting rave reviews (currently 88% on rotten tomatoes). The movie stars Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me) as well as many rockstars including Tommy Lee, Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Ivan Moody (5 Finger Death Punch) and many others. We discuss the production of the film as well as some of the deeper issues they touched on, plus Darren's Christopher Walken story and more! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:40 - Welcome The Geare Brothers!0:01:18 - Rutger Hauer0:02:25 - Christopher Walken 0:07:03 - Working at a Video Store0:09:04 - Starting a Band 0:11:48 - Foray Into Writing Screenplays0:18:24 - Writing The Retaliators & Rave Reviews 0:23:12 - Michael Lombardi Coming Aboard 0:26:55 - Shooting During the Lockdown 0:28:15 - Editing in Movies & Randy Bricker 0:29:45 - True Inspiration & Criminal Attacks 0:37:48 - Prison System, Death Penalty & Moral Struggle 0:46:57 - Time Jumps in Films 0:49:50 - Showing Nudity & Throwback to Old Films 0:56:31 - Music in the Film 1:01:38 - Anxiety & Depression Association of America 1:04:40 - Outro The Retaliators website:https://www.retaliatorsmovie.com/A.D.A.A. website:https://adaa.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Jared Callahan is an Emmy nominated independent director and producer. His latest film “Clean Slate” is about two people in drug recovery trying to make a short film. We discuss drug addiction, obstacles in filmmaking, upcoming projects and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:34 - New Film "Clean Slate" 03:38 - Ryan Leaf & Spiraling for Addicts 05:58 - Global Problem of Addiction 07:43 - Updates with Subjects of Movie 10:12 - Jared's Path to Filmmaking 11:35 - Persevering Through Rejection 14:25 - Famous People Vs. Interesting Subjects 16:15 - Financing for Movies & Producing 20:32 - Entering Films in Festivals 22:10 - Growing Body of Work 22:53 - Time Spent For Films 23:53 - Influential Movies 24:40 - Birds in Massachusetts & Upcoming Films 25:50 - Awards & Other Films 26:52 - Artistic Integrity & Jack White 29:10 - People People Media 30:00 - Outro Jared Callahan website:https://www.jaredcallahan.com/People People Media website:https://www.peoplepeoplemedia.com/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
John Norum is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is most known for being the guitarist in Europe but also spent time with both the band Dokken & Don Dokken solo. He also has maintained a successful solo career as a singer and guitarist. His latest solo album "Gone to Stay" is available now. We discuss the new album, future music with Europe, working Don Dokken, almost joining UFO and more! 00:00 - Intro00:41 - John's Voice & Singing 03:11 - Early Musical Days 05:46 - Phoenix Connections 07:30 - Touring Plans & Live Shows 11:58 - Face The Truth Revisited 13:40 - Norma & Hollywood 16:40 - Solo Albums & Record Labels 18:30 - Leaving Europe in the 80s 22:30 - Working with Don Dokken 25:25 - Flirting with Joining U.F.O. 29:15 - New Europe Album & Tour 30:43 - Solo Music Videos 33:54 - Starving Children Charity35:30 - Outro John Norum website:https://johnnorum.se/Europe band website;https://www.europetheband.com/Unicef website:https://www.unicefusa.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Carla Harvey is a musician, actress, artist and grief counselor. Heidi Shepherd is a musician and actress. Together, they are the co-lead singers of the band Butcher Babies. The band has a new single out now "Best Friend" - a cover of the Saweetie song. There is more music coming soon, as well as upcoming shows and new music videos. We discuss all of this plus the history of the band, the band's wine, Guns 'N Roses and more! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:37 - Recent Tour 0:03:35 - New Single "Best Friend" 0:08:15 - Heidi's Family 0:09:27 - Best Friend Music Video 0:12:10 - Making Music Independently 0:13:25 - Butcher Babies Wine & Desert Rock Winery 0:15:13 - Cutting Out Hard Drugs & Less Partying 0:19:25 - Paris Hilton & Kim Kardashian & Strawberry Cocaine0:21:01 - Carla Quitting Playboy to Work at a Funeral Home 0:25:02 - Grief Counseling & Helping People with Music 0:26:35 - Playboy Company & Playboy Mansion 0:31:05 - Formation of Butcher Babies & Tribute to Plasmatics 0:33:58 - Not Putting Value in The Hate 0:36:20 - Early Shows in L.A. & Punk Rock Antics 0:42:01 - Band Blows Up & Early Tours 0:46:02 - Band Arguments & Touring with Other Bands 0:50:07 - Acting 0:54:00 - New Album, Music Videos & Singles & Art 0:56:15 - Guns 'N Roses 0:58:10 - St. Jude's Children's Hospital And Pitbulls & Addicts 0:59:45 - Outro Butcher Babies website:https://butcherbabies.com/Carla Harvey website:https://www.carlaharvey.com/St. Jude's Children's Hospital website:https://www.stjude.org/Pitbulls & Addicts website:https://www.pitbullsandaddicts.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Tripp Eisen is a guitarist & songwriter, formerly with the bands Static-X, Dope & Murderdolls. He is currently with Teeze/Roughhouse, Face Without Fear, and his new band, Project-X that will do Static-X material. He is very open in this interview about his legal issues, his feelings towards his ex-bandmates, his current musical projects and more. 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:43 - Tripp's Background 0:02:25 -Joining Teeze/Roughhouse 0:04:31 - Producer Max Norman 0:05:20 - Popularity of Roughhouse 0:07:10 - Bands in the 90s 0:08:10 - Audition with Marilyn Manson 0:10:40 - Mistakes w/ Roughhouse & Musical Styles0:12:35 - Stuffed Doll & Trent Reznor 0:14:10 - Halloween & Manson Show 0:16:15 - Dope Formation & Gap Between Bands 0:18:35 - Dope Launch & Touring, & Broken Foot 0:23:16 - Joining Static-X & Murderdolls & Leaving Dope 0:31:05 - Static-X, Touring, Girls Backstage & Rockstar Life 0:32:35 - Irresponsible Behavior, Arrest & Remorse0:40:12 - Prison Experience 0:44:10 - Learning Experience & Preventing Mistakes 0:47:27 - Working Through Guilt & Moving Past Incident 0:51:10 - Hiatus from Music & Keeping Low Profile 0:54:35 - Rebuilding & Offers to Rejoin Dope & Static-X0:59:30 - Songwriting Disputes with Static-X 1:05:14 - Tripp's Version of Static-X Called Project-X 1:13:30 - Inspiring Other Musicians & Drugs & Alcohol1:15:18 - Rock To Recovery 1:16:40 - Website, Social Media & Podcast 1:19:15 - Outro Face Without Fear Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/facewithoutfear/Rock to Recovery website:https://rocktorecovery.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Adam Ferrara is a comedian, actor and podcaster. He had recurring roles on Rescue Me & Nurse Jackie and was also the co-host of the American version of Top Gear for seven seasons. His latest comedy special “It's Scary in Here” is available now for free on YouTube. We discuss all this in the interview plus where he got his work ethic, living with Kevin James, why performing at the roasts is difficult and more! 00:00 - Intro00:42 - Adam's Studio 01:47 - Beatles & Music Fan 02:50 - Pete Townshend & Writing Bits 06:10 - Work Ethic, Job Experiences & Learning 10:03 - Playing in a Band & Early Stand Up 12:45 - Colin Quinn & Writing to Understand 13:22 - Riffing and in the Zone 15:26 - George Carlin & Chris Rush 16:40 - Picking Up Headliners & Grinding 19:30 - Last Day Job 23:10 - Working with Kevin James 24:20 - Joe Namath 25:28 - Tea Leoni, Michael Tucci & Acting 29:43 - Criminal Minds & Crying 30:30 - Dennis Leary & Rescue Me 32:10 - Rescue Me & PC Culture 33:25 - Nurse Jackie 34:53 - Italian Family, Sopranos & Edie Falco 36:15 - East Coast, West Coast & Woke Culture 40:20 - Adjusting Sets For Different Cities 41:28 - The Roasts 42:58 - Pushing Past Fear & Channeling Energy44:15 - Top Gear & Driving Cars 50:30 - Adam's Dad, Derek Luke & Humanity 54:01 - When The Work Takes on a Bigger Life 56:38 - Leary Firefighter Fund 57:18 - Outro Adam Ferrara website:https://www.adamferrara.com/Leary Firefighter Fund website:https://learyfirefighters.org/grant/Chuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Michael Crain is a guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter best known as the guitarist of the bands Kill the Capulets, Retox & Dead Cross. He joined Dead Cross with Justin Pearson, Mike Patton & Dave Lombardo. The band has new album out now, simply titled “Dead Cross 2.” We discuss the new music, Michael's cancer battle, Mike Patton's burnout & more! 00:00 - Intro 00:47 - Dead Cross Genre 02:15 - Mike Patton & Songwriting 04:25 - Dave Lombardo & Band Formation 09:47 - Mike Patton Burnt Out 13:02 - Other Projects for Michael 13:58 - Songs on New Album 14:40 - Ross Robinson & Producers17:17 - Beating Cancer & Inspiration 25:05 - Touring, Making Records & Band Life 28:05 - Dogs & Charity 29:01 - Outro Dead Cross website:https://deadcross.bandcamp.com/Humane Society website:https://www.humanesociety.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Derek Day & Franco Gravante are the singer and bass player of the hard rock band Classless Act. The band recently opened shows on the Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett. They have an album out now titled “Welcome to the Show” and an acoustic EP coming out soon as well as a club tour. We discuss all this in the interview along with how the band formed, the advice they got from the stadium bands and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:37 - Band Introductions & Instruments 01:20 - Next Tour & Stadium Tour 02:43 - Origin of Band & Chemistry 04:05 - New Album "Welcome to the Show" 04:45 - Band Early Days 06:40 - Up & Coming Bands & LA Scene 08:04 - Acoustic Album 09:26 - Writing Music 11:18 - "On My Phone" & Technology 12:35 - Negativity on Social Media 14:12 - Vince Neil, Tommy Lee & Bob Rock 16:03 - Advice From Stadium Tour Bands 18:20 - Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show 20:42 - DMC of Run DMC 21:09 - Big Stars, Kindness & Alice Cooper 22:55 - Upcoming Shows 24:28 - The Innocent Project 25:07 - Outro Classless Act website:https://classlessact.com/The Innocent Project website:https://innocenceproject.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Tiffany is a singer, songwriter, actress & former teen icon. Her 1987 cover “I Think We're Alone Now” knocked Michael Jackson off the #1 spot on the charts. She has a new album coming out called “Shadows” that features members of L.A. Guns. We discuss the new album, her old manager/producer George Tobin, her Behind the Music episode, her thoughts on Britney Spears and more! 00:00 - Intro00:53 - Current Band, Tour & Record 02:01 - Inspiration Behind New Album 03:33 - "Bed of Nails" Song & Backstory07:57 - Growing Up Musically 09:28 - "I Like the Rain" Single & Struggling 12:58 - Tenacity, Resiliency & Dad's Spirit 16:21 - First Time Singing & Early Career 21:45 - Manger George Tobin & Writing Songs 24:30 - "Color of Silence" Album & Breakout 25:15 - Behind the Music & Music Business 27:47 - Britney Spears 29:38 - Children's Miracle Network & Jackets 31:15 - Outro Tiffany website:https://tiffanytunes.com/Children's Miracle Network website:https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Rob Benedict is an actor/musician and Stephen Norton is a drummer. Together they make up half of the indie rock band Louden Swain. The band has new album out on November 11th called “Feelings & Such” that they are here to discuss. Plus playing the Supernatural conventions, music videos, songwriting and Rob's role in “Waiting.” 00:41 - Stephen's Background & Meeting Rob 02:46 - Rob's Path to Music 05:40 - Louden Swain's Influences 07:27 - "Guilty One" & Work Permits 10:02 - Arrests & D.U.I.'s 13:15 - Lyrics, Oasis & Band Fights 15:40 - Personal Struggles & Supporting Each Other 18:15 - "Sleepyhead" & Song Collaborations 19:27 - "Wine & Roses" Song 20:11 - "That's the Rub" Song & Music Video 23:14 - "Gamma Ray" Music Video & Margot Robbie 24:28 - Actors & Directors Helping with Music Videos 25:46 - Song in Jenna Fischer Movie & Other Movies 27:06 - Band Names & Origin 28:50 - Covers Vs Originals & Signing Actors 30:55 - Upcoming Shows, Viper Room & Mini Tours32:55 - Waiting Movie 35:30 - American Stroke Association 37:33 - Outro Louden Swain website:https://www.loudenswain.com/American Stroke Association website:https://www.stroke.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Greg Graffin is a musician, author and professor of evolutionary biology. He is best known for being the singer of Bad Religion, a punk rock band he started in 1980 at age 15. His latest book “Punk Paradox” is a historical memoir and cultural criticism of punk rock's evolution. We discuss some of the topics of the book including his parents divorce, staying off drugs, hair metal, selling out and his final conclusion of what he's learned looking back on his life. 00:00 - Intro01:02 - Punk Paradox Book Title04:02 - Memories & Reflecting in Book 05:16 - Kid With Wooden Leg 06:43 - Parents Divorce 08:40 - Gravitating Towards Music 09:55 - Simon & Garfunkel 12:42 - Kids Finding Their Path 16:06 - Staying Off Drugs 18:08 - Impersonations & Tom Snyder 20:32 - Hair Metal & Style 22:05 - Selling Out 23:50 - Conclusion of the Book 26:00 - Local Food Bank 27:10 - OutroBad Religion website:https://badreligion.com/Find Your Local Food Bankhttps://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbankChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Cody Jasper is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was previously the singer for the band Moon Fever, where he had millions of streams and opened for Buckcherry, Shooter Jennings, Eric gales, and filter. He is now a solo artist and has new album out called “Ministry of Madness.” We discuss the new album, leaving Moon Fever, his new record label, getting a blue tick and more! 00:00 - Intro00:29 - Abbey Road Studios 01:53 - Set List & Upcoming Record 02:25 - New Record Label 03:35 - Warren Haynes 04:25 - Moon Fever 06:30 - Cocaine Song & Sobriety 07:55 - Other Moon Fever Songs 08:45 - New Solo Stuff 10:36 - Dancing with Depression 14:10 - Eclectic Mix of Songs & Production 22:25 - Hiring a PR Agent & Getting Press 24:30 - Blue Tick & Follow Backs 26:25 - Big Shows & Practicing 27:35 - Living In Texas & Big Cities 29:40 - Upcoming Shows & Projects 31:50 - Freedom Music Project 33:10 - Outro Cody Jasper website:https://codyjasper.com/Freedom Music Project website:https://thefreedominmusicproject.com/index.htmlChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Brett Carlisle is a singer/guitarist and the frontman of All or Nothing and also Great White. He returns to the podcast to tell us about landing the Great White gig, a new single with George Lynch, new music with All or Nothing, tips on success and more! 00:00 -Intro00:37 - All Or Nothing Update 03:02 - Benjamin Franklin Song & Clip 04:32 - All Or Nothing Sound 05:16 - "Becoming One Like Rain" & Band Stress 08:10 - "Live Wire" Cover Version 09:16 - George Lynch & Terry Illous & Mitch Malloy12:00 - Great White Connection & Getting the Job 17:18 - Singing the Great White Songs 18:00 - Brett in Great White & Erik in Skid Row 18:20 - New Music for Great White 18:44 - Reaction to Brett in Great White 19:25 - Juggling Both Bands 20:03 - Monsters of Rock Cruise 21:00 - Setting Goals & Going After It 22:39 - New Followers & Fans 23:55 - Skanker Banger 24:53 - Growler Metal Voice & Other Music Styles 26:00 - Self Improvement & Success Tips 32:30 - Save The Music 33:30 - Outro All Or Nothing Website:https://officialallornothing.com/about-all-or-nothingGreat White website:https://www.officialgreatwhite.net/Save the Music website:https://www.savethemusic.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
David Ellefson is a musician, songwriter and author. He was the bassist of Megadeth from 1983 to their breakup in 2002, and then again from 2010-2021. He has had a number of other musical and non-musical projects including the band The Lucid, the movie Dwellers, the book Rock Star Hitman and his own coffee company. His latest project is a collaboration with singer Jeff Scott Soto titled Ellefson-Soto. We discuss the new album, Megadeth soundtrack songs, his thoughts on the Pantera reunion and how he deals with his critics. 00:00 - Intro 00:53 - Studios & Arizona Musicians 04:12 - Ellefson-Soto Record & Andy Martongelli 10:35 - Jeff Scott Soto's Voice 13:38 - Songwriting & Bass Lines 17:35 - The Monkees & MTV22:55 - Megadeth in Apple Commercial 23:50 - Soundtrack Songs 27:35 - Opening for Aerosmith 30:15 - Metallica & 99 Ways to Die32:05 - Paranoid & Black Sabbath 33:15 - Pantera, Van Halen & Molly Hatchet 37:46 - Branching Out 44:14 - Dealing with Trolls & Critics 46:25 - Best Interviewer? 48:25 - MusiCares 49:30 - Outro David Ellefson website:https://www.davidellefson.com/MusiCares website:https://www.musicares.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Anthony Gomes is a Canadian blues and blues rock guitarist and singer. His latest album “High Voltage Blues” features Ray Luzier (Korn) & Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and is available now via Rat Pak Records. We had a fun chat discussing songwriting, the blues, rock, playing with Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony, his charity Music is the Medicine & more! 00:00 - Intro 00:37 - New Album "High Voltage Blues" 04:15 - Ending Up in St. Louis 09:30 - Non-Music Interests & Recharging 12:30 - Balancing Music And Going All In 14:38 - Taking An Ad Out & Grinding 23:50 - Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony 26:16 - Younger Musicians 28:20 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd 29:20 - Listening to Music 32:15 - Writing Songs Happy or Sad 34:15 - Being White & Playing the Blues 35:35 - Master's Thesis on Cultural Evolution of Blues 38:42 - White Trash Princess & Other Perspectives 42:20 - Tour & New Album 43:20 - Music is the Medicine 47:30 - OutroAnthony Gomes website:https://www.anthonygomes.com/Music is the Medicine website:https://www.musicisthemedicine.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Rusty Schwimmer is an actress, with 134 film/tv credits on IMDB. Some of the films she acted in include The Perfect Storm, Twister, The Belko Experiment and Amistad. She has also had guest appearances on many great TV shows including Better Call Saul, The Righteous Gemstones and Married with Children. We discuss her acting career, working with PT Anderson, the re-release of Scrooge & Marley, playing the lead in Wild Honey, and more! 00:00 - Intro00:34 - Playing the Lead in Wild Honey 04:10 - Scrooge & Marley 08:02 - Dahmer & LGBTQ Category 10:45 - Acting Classes & Inspiration 12:15 - Carol Burnett & Better Call Saul 14:50 - Being Recognized 16:00 - Supportive Friends & Family 17:14 - Henry Winkler & Virginia Madsen 20:55 - Dirk Diggler & PT Anderson 25:35 - Spielberg & Amistad 27:06 - Chris Farley & Christopher Guest 28:55 - Alcohol, Drugs, Emotions & Art 32:25 - The Perfect Storm & Accent34:45 - How Fame Changes People 38:44 - Psychology & Human Behavior 41:25 - Success Stories & Slumps 46:45 - Voices 49:15 - Music 50:47 - You Can't Win 52:40 - Anthony Hopkins & Acting Style 55:05 - Musical Styles 57:30 - United Negro College Fund 58:50 - Outro Rusty Schwimmer Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rustyschwim/United Negro College Fund:https://uncf.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Will Turpin is a musician, songwriter and music producer. He is best known as the bass player and founding member of the band Collective Soul. He also has his own solo career and is currently producing some bands. In this interview we discuss the backstory of Collective Soul, touring with Aerosmith & Van Halen, how Elton John played on a song, Woodstock 94 versus 99 and more! 00:00 - Intro00:40 - New Album 01:27 - Band Contribution To Songs 03:30 - Collective Soul Sound & Singles 05:40 - Elton John 07:03 - Figuring Out Popular Songs 08:03 - Backstory of Collective Soul 16:45 - Tours with Aerosmith & Van Halen 18:30 - Bret Michaels 20:20 - Woodstock 94 vs 9921:45 - Will's Solo Music & Producing 24:03 - Future of Collective Soul 25:03 - Creative Vets 26:22 - Outro Collective Soul websitehttps://collectivesoul.com/Creative Vets website:https://creativets.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the showThanks for Listening & Shute for the Moon!
Brian Tichy is a musician, songwriter and music producer. He has played drums for some of the biggest names in rock including Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Ace Frehley. Currently he is the drummer for The Dead Daisies, who have a new album out titled Radiance. We discuss Brian's solo project “Ball” plus working with Steven Tyler, focusing & work ethic and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:46 - Connecting with Brian 01:10 - Guitar, Singing & Ball 03:45 - Songwriting For Movies & TV05:48 - Solo Record & Singing 12:50 - Working with Steven Tyler 17:15 - Setting Goals & Dreams 19:22 - Competition, Work Ethic & Focus 26:16 - Working with Legends 28:58 - MusiCares & Music in Schools Brian Tichy website:https://www.briantichy.com/index.phpDead Daisies website:https://thedeaddaisies.com/MusiCares website:https://www.musicares.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
Michael Lombardi is and actor, director and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of the Probationary (Probie) firefighter Mike Silletti in the critically acclaimed hit television show Rescue Me. He has a fun new horror movie out now (in select cities) called The Retaliators that features a lot of really cool cameos. The soundtrack features Motley Crue, Papa Roach, and Five Finger Death Punch. We discuss the true story that inspired this film, working & learning from Denis Leary, future projects and more! 00:00 - Intro00:41 - Retaliators Cameos & References06:17 - Retaliators Plot & True Story 12:41 - Rescue Me & Retaliators Tie In 15:28 - Justice & Morality in Film 17:34 - Production of Film & Script 18:53 - Working & Learning From Denis Leary 23:05 - Retaliators Sequel & Other Projects 25:45 - The Other Michael Lombardi 25:10 - Last Knights with Morgan Freeman 29:50 - Leary Firefighters Foundation 31:43 - Outro The Retaliators Movie website:https://www.retaliatorsmovie.com/Leary Firefighters Foundation website:https://learyfirefighters.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
Dave “The Snake” Sabo is a guitarist, songwriter and founding member of the band Skid Row. The band was formed in 1986 with bassist/songwriter Rachel Bolan and originally called Darkness. They went on to sell millions of records and tour with Guns ‘N Roses, Motley Crue, Kiss and others. Their new record “The Gang's All Here” is a return to form and bridges the gap between the first two records. We discuss the new album and working with producer Nick Raskulinecz, plus some of the old stuff, and tons of great band trivia - much of which I don't think has ever been revealed before! Great episode! 0:00:00 - Intro0:01:36 - Working with Producer Nick Raskulinecz 0:06:15 - Songwriting & Shape of Songs with Nick 0:09:15 - Songwriting Collaborations 0:10:03 - Single "The Gang's All Here" & Inspiration 0:14:43 - Theme of the Album & Underdog Role 0:16:51 - October's Song 0:20:00 - Playing Live & Division in the World 0:24:58 - Gratitude, Humility, Kindness & Success 0:28:31 - Early Days of Skid Row 0:31:02 - Jon Bon Jovi & Dave's Time in Bon Jovi 0:35:35 - Matt Fallon, Tico Torres & Demos 0:36:58 - Drummer Rob Affuso 0:38:17 - Geffen Vs. Atlantic 0:41:35 - Michael Wagner, Max Norman & Producers 0:43:25 - Slave to the Grind & Songwriting 0:46:16 - Get the Fuck Out 0:47:28 - The Threat & Wasted Time0:49:40 - Breakin' Down & Subhuman Race 0:53:57 - Home Videos & Comedy 0:55:55 - Recording with Scotti & Connection 0:57:40 - Atlantic Records Box Set 0:58:20 - Skid Row Trivia 1:00:02 - Skid Row Jackets & Touring 1:01:34 - N.A.M.I. 1:02:47 - Erik Gronwall 1:03:20 - Outro Skid Row website:https://www.skidrow.com/N.A.M.I. website:https://www.nami.org/HomeChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
Doug “Cosmo” Clifford is a musician and songwriter who is most well known for being the drummer and founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band was extremely successful and inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. They have a new documentary on Netflix narrated by Jeff Bridges titled “Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall.” Cosmo also has a solo album he just released titled “California Gold' that features Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominoes) and Donald “Duck” Dunn (Booker T. & the M.G.'s). We discuss it all in this episode plus the true meaning behind the song “Who'll Stop The Rain”, the possibility of a CCR biopic and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:53 - California Gold with Bobby Whitlock 03:56 - Donald "Duck" Dunn 05:30 - New Album Reception 06:38 - Netflix Documentary & Live Album 09:41 - Jeff Bridges Narrating the Documentary 10:48 - Royal Albert Hall Show & The Beatles 14:00 - A Future CCR Biopic? 15:50 - Guitar Players on New Project 18:00 - Drugs, CCR's Success & Psychedelic Rock 23:38 - CCR as a Band 27:40 - Who'll Stop The Rain 30:25 - CCR Vs. John Fogerty Solo 31:15 - California Gold & Bobby's Voice 37:48 - Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 38:22 - Two Track Masters 40:40 - Outro Doug "Cosmo" Clifford website:https://dougcosmoclifford.com/Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund website:https://www.jdrf.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
Jim Babjak is the guitarist and founding member of The Smithereens. The band had several modern rock hits including "Blood & Roses" and "A Girl Like You", as well as performing on SNL and with Tom Petty. They have a new album out now called "The Lost Album" that was recorded in 1993 and features all new songs. We discuss the new album, how Madonna almost recorded with the band, Kurt Cobain being a super fan and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:45 - Library & Reading Books 02:38 - The Lost Album 06:11 - Juggling a Day Job 13:35 - Coffee 16:15 - New Single, Songs & Tour 18:45 - Blood & Roses19:49 - Girl Like You & Say Anything 20:45 - Madonna & Guests on Records 21:50 - Kurt Cobain is a Fan 23:30 - Don Dixon the Producer 24:35 - Getting Signed to Capitol 26:56 - Bruce Springsteen 28:18 - Being Recognized & Music 29:45 - Music Business, Money & Touring 32:54 - Fan Mail & Power of Music 33:45 - Monkey Man & Stop Bringing Me Down 35:30 - Betty Babjak Memorial Fund 36:25 - Ordering Physical Copies 37:30 - New Christmas Music 38:15 - Outro Jim Babjak website:https://www.jimbabjak.com/The Smithereens website:https://www.officialsmithereens.com/Betty Babjak Memorial Fund website:https://www.jimbabjak.com/betty-babjak-memorial-fundChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
Melissa Urban is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Whole 30 and a New York Times best-selling author. Her latest book, “The Book of Boundaries” shows you how boundaries are the key to better mental health, increased energy, improved productivity, and more fulfilling relationships. We discuss the book in depth in this episode including signals for setting boundaries, setting boundaries in different settings, food & drink boundaries, being clear and kind and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:54 - New Book "Book of Boundaries" 0:03:45 - How Melissa Became "The Boundary Lady" 0:04:41 - Apologizing & Guilt for Boundaries 0:07:10 - Respecting Boundaries & Expanding Life 0:09:07 - Signals for Needing to Set a Boundary 0:11:40 - Self Boundaries & Understanding Yourself 0:15:03 - Starting with Whole 30 or Boundaries? 0:16:40 - Simplicity of Setting Boundaries 0:18:15 - Communication & "Clear & Kind"0:20:03 - Boundaries & Dating 0:22:55 - Boundaries & Flexibility 0:24:22 - Holding Boundaries 0:26:05 - Threat Levels for Boundaries 0:28:54 - Work Based Boundaries & Quiet Quitting 0:34:06 - Setting Boundaries with Family 0:35:55 - Boundaries with Pets? 0:36:43 - Emotional Vampires & Narcissists 0:38:34 - Soap Opera Star, Controller & Victim0:39:30 - Friend Break-Ups 0:41:40 - You Can Do It Anyway You Want 0:44:16 - Co-Parenting Boundaries 0:46:23 - Food & Drink Boundaries 0:51:23 - Sensitive Subjects 0:52:50 - Setting Boundaries with Yourself 0:54:22 - People Not Liking Boundaries 0:56:45 - Hardest Boundaries 0:58:16 - Extreme Boundaries 1:00:30 - Utah Food Bank 1:01:17 - Outro Melissa Urban website:https://www.melissau.com/Utah Food Bank website:https://www.utahfoodbank.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
Ted Poley is a singer, songwriter and drummer, best known for fronting the band Danger Danger. He has since gone on to several successful projects including a solo career, singing in Tokyo Motor Fist (with Trixter's Steve Brown) and making music for the Sonic the Hedgehog video game. Ted is now starting his final concert tour and we discuss the details in this episode along with the Monsters of Rock Cruise, his career highlights and more! 00:00 - Intro00:46 - Ted's Secret to Staying Young 01:40 - Final Tour Details 06:40 - Danger Danger Reunion? 07:40 - Tokyo Motor Fist 08:04 - Show Locations & MORC12:00 - Career and Personal Highlights 14:02 - Bone Machine 17:08 - Live Set List 17:58 - Sonic the Hedgehog Music 20:03 - Local No Kill Shelter 21:23 - Outro Ted Poley website:https://ted-poley.com/No Kill Animal Shelters website:https://www.nokillnetwork.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
David Lowy is an Australian businessman, aviator and musician. He formed the band The Dead Daisies in 2013 with ex INXS singer Jon Stevens. The band has since featured members of Gun 'N Roses, Motley Crue, and Whitesnake. The current lineup features Glenn Hughes, Doug Aldrich & Brian Tichy. They have a new album called “Radiance” that comes out on September 30th, and there are some tour dates with Enuf Z'Nuff as well. We discuss the new record, playing guitar, business advice, income inequality, saving Ukrainian refugees, and more! 00:00 - Intro00:34 - New Dead Daisies Album, Songwriting03:15 - Producer Switch 05:30 - Stand on the Shoulders of Giants 06:23 - Face Your Fear & David's Philosophy 09:54 - Hypnotize Yourself 11:05 - Music Business Side 14:05 - Playing Guitar & Writing Riffs 18:46 - Early Days of Music 20:43 - Business Success & Playing Music 22:28 - Tour with Enuff Z'Nuff 23:20 - Needing Luck for Success 26:00 - Going All In & Business Success 28:01 - Income Equality & Society 32:10 - Playing in Cuba 34:30 - Headlining Vs Opening 36:18 - The Black Moods & Don Jamieson 37:34 - Flying Planes & Angel Flight Northeast The Dead Daisies website:https://thedeaddaisies.comAngel Flight NE website:http://www.angelflightne.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Liz Miele is a comedian, author and podcaster. Her new stand up special “The Ghost of Academic Future” is out now for free on YouTube. We talk about the new special plus her time on America's Got Talent, doing the Adam Carolla Show, going to therapy, the dating apps, her cameo in the new George Carlin documentary and more! 00:00 - Intro00:57 - New Special "Ghost of Academic Future" 02:20 - Not Drinking or Doing Drugs & Fun 05:22 - Socializing at Weddings 06:30 - Breaking Up 07:50 - Therapy & Self Development 13:45 - Customer Service 18:05 - Moms 23:02 - America's Got Talent 25:43 - Comedy Business & TikTok 28:02 - George Carlin 29:15 - Podcasts & Adam Carolla & Audience 32:40 - Frustration Towards Comedy Industry 36:30 - Financial Growth 38:08 - Telling People You're a Comedian 42:21 - The Dating Apps & Meeting People 48:03 - Cats 52:30 - Two Non-Doctors Podcast 53:45 - Lizrd Mail App 55:25 - Dramedy Script56:15 - Charities 57:24 - Outro Liz Miele website:https://lizmiele.comThe Jed Foundation website:https://jedfoundation.orgDyslexia Advantage website:https://www.dyslexicadvantage.orgThe Foundation of Hope website:https://www.foundationofhope.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Tim “Ripper” Owens is the former singer for Judas Priest who now sings for KK's Priest, The Three Tremors and his own solo career. Tom Collier is the guitarist and singer for the band Held Hostage. The band has a new album out now with guest vocals from Tim. In this episode we discuss the new album, Covid boosters, Bolivian cocaine, mental health and more! I haven't laughed this hard on a podcast in a while! 00:00 - Intro00:56 - Tom's Story 01:20 - Tom Meeting Tim & Shows 03:15 - KK's Priest 04:43 - Held Hostage New Album07:30 - New Songs & Production on the Album 10:35 - New Song "Be a Man" & Manning Up 13:02 - New Song "Rise" and Suicide 15:55 - Raising Money and Songs About Veterans 17:58 - Joe Lynn Turner 18:33 - Tim's Sense of Humor 19:33 - Covid Vaccine Boosters & Testing 22:02 - Bolivian Cocaine 24:10 - Meet & Greets 25:23 - Seattle Cover Band & Chris Cornell 26:50 - Other Projects for Tim & Solo Career 29:24 - Mental Health Charity 29:55 - Outro Held Hostage website:https://www.heldhostageband.com/Tim "Ripper" Owens website:https://timripperowens.comMental Health Charity website:https://www.nami.org/HomeChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Jeremy Hotz is a stand up comedian and actor who has appeared in a number of TV shows, films and comedy specials. He got his start as a writer for the Jon Stewart Show and would later win a Gemini award for his work on the TV show "The Newsroom." In this episode we discuss his stand up persona, working with Jason Priestly, getting out of a potential mugging, his current stand up tour and more! 00:00 - Intro00:45 - New Tour & Poster 02:42 - Comedy Clubs In L.A. 04:22 - Comedy Awards 05:58 - Instagram Models & Only Fans 07:30 - Playboy Mansion & Hefner 09:30 - Comedy Central & Australia 10:36 - Developing the Stand Up Persona 12:50 - Dealing with Anxiety & Medication13:40 - Shackleton The Wonder Dog & Fans 14:55 - Canada Vs. L.A. 17:30 - Writing on The Jon Stewart Show 19:50 - The Newsroom 20:45 - Canadian Culture & Life 25:20 - Crime Shows, Murder & Prison27:10 - Running From the Police 29:15 - Half-Hearted Mugger 30:22 - Writing Checks, Money & Investments 32:55 - Nudity & Junk 34:00 - Call Me Fitz & Jason Priestly 35:46 - Film Work & Radio Show 38:16 - Comedy Gives Back 39:53 - Finding Shows 40:40 - Outro Jeremy Hotz website:https://jeremyhotz.comComedy Gives Back website:https://www.comedygivesback.comChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Tyler Bryant is the lead guitarist and vocalist for his band, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. They have previously toured with ZZ Top, AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses, & Aerosmith. The band has released 4 full length albums with the 5th one “Shake The Roots” coming out on September 9th. We discuss the new album, record labels, Tyler's inspiring journey to stardom, dealing with anxiety and more! 00:00 - Intro00:37 - New Album "Shake The Roots" 01:35 - Deciding to Record On Their Own 04:25 - Learning From Other Producers 05:23 - Production & Recording Sound 10:40 - Being Driven, Work Ethic & Back Story 18:15 - Picking Who You Work With 19:35 - Republic Records & Wayside Album 21:30 - Relationships & Positive Attitude 25:07 - New Song "Ghostrider" & Insecure Voice27:27 - Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Medication 32:10 - Expressing Emotions Through Music 33:35 - Hard Learned Song & Lyrics 34:58 - Shackles 36:08 - Songs in TV/Film Placement & Song Order 38:30 - Good Thing, Wanting More & Growing 41:00 - Sell Yourself 42:45 - Opening for AC/DC 44:30 - Axl Rose, Guns 'N Roses & Private Jet 49:11 - Headlining Vs Opening & Live Shows 54:15 - Naming the Band 55:40 - St. Jude's Children's Hospital 56:25 - Outro Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown website:http://www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.comSt. Jude's Children's Hospital website:https://www.stjude.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
James Michael is a musician, songwriter and music producer. He is best known for being the singer of Sixx AM, and he also has made music as a solo artist. He has a new solo record coming out in September that he performs all the instruments on. We discuss the new record along with the history and future of Sixx A.M., his musical inspirations, songwriting and more! 0:00:00 -Intro0:00:53 - Interviews & People0:01:37 - Early Beginnings 0:03:50 - The Last Americans 0:05:02 - Red Lobster & Early Music Career 0:09:04 - Competitive Business & Luck 0:10:58 - First Record Deal & Meeting Nikki Sixx 0:13:00 - Thoughts of Quitting & Hyper-focused 0:16:20 - Sixx A.M. Formation0:25:50 - Success of Sixx A.M. & Nikki Sixx 0:27:45 - Getting Along as a Band 0:29:33 - Dealing with Fame & Rockstar Perception 0:37:20 - Fan Perception & Personal Privacy 0:40:35 - Deep Conversations with Nikki & D.J. 0:41:30 - Inspiration For Music 0:43:35 - Songwriting & Modern Vintage 0:48:03 - Drummer for Band & Future of Sixx A.M. 0:51:07 - New Solo Record in September 0:53:28 - Record Labels & Business Side0:56:30 - Listening to Music 0:59:40 - Retaliators Soundtrack 1:00:48 - Social Media 1:03:12 - Animal Charity 1:04:00 - Solo Album & Promotion 1:05:00 - Down to Earth Musicians 1:07:48 - Outro James Michael website:https://www.jamesmichaelmedia.comThe Humane Society website:https://www.humanesociety.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Nicole Stuart, Andrea Orbeck & Desi Bartlett are celebrity fitness trainers and authors. Together they wrote a new book “Total Body Beautiful” which is available now for Amazon pre-order. The book includes celebrity endorsements from Ashley Tisdale, Anna Faris and Heidi Klum, along with a foreword by Kate Hudson. In this interview we discuss some of the topics in the book including diet, exercise, hormones, mental health, meditation and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:42 - Author Introductions 0:03:42 - Meeting Each Other 0:06:32 - Writing a Book Together 0:08:29 - Celebrity Endorsements 0:11:35 - Reversing Aging & Hormones 0:18:22 - Healthy Diet & Nutritional Profile 0:22:01 - Making the Mental Shift to Healthy 0:24:30 - Changing Habits & Comfort Zones 0:26:35 - Gyms 0:27:22 - Celebrity Diets for Films 0:29:45 - Motivation & Saying Things Out Loud 0:31:12 - Energy Vampires & Choosing Your Tribe 0:35:42 - Kia Kia, Expressing Emotions & Meditation 0:39:25 - Pilates & Emotion 0:40:35 - Why Strength Training Is Important 0:42:55 - Variety of Workouts & Adaptation 0:44:20 - Starting Exercise 0:46:30 - Insiders Tips & Treating It Like a Game 0:49:06 - Workout Names & Having Fun 0:50:22 - Wine Workout 0:51:21 - Video Supplement 0:52:30 - Fat Shaming & Body Positivity 0:59:05 - Short Film 40ish 1:00:30 - Book Release & Party 1:03:30 - PS I Love You Foundation 1:04:55 - Outro Total Body Beautiful Amazon Pre-Order:https://www.amazon.com/Total-Body-Beautiful-Secrets-Looking/dp/1718202857/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SRVDCQFUZD2F&keywords=total+body+beautiful&qid=1661648951&s=books&sprefix=total+body+beautiful%2Cstripbooks%2C170&sr=1-1Total Body Beautiful Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/totalbodybeautiful/?hl=enPS I Love You Foundation website:https://psiloveyoufoundation.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Dug Pinnick is singer, songwriter and bass player who's played with a ton of great musicians. Some of his projects include Tres Mts. (with Jeff Ament), KXM (with George Lynch & Ray Luzier), and The Mob (with Reb Beach & Kip Winger). Of course his main gig is with King's X and they have a new album coming out called “Three Sides of One.” In this episode we discuss the new album, a scary car accident, his relationship with Chris Cornell, religion, philosophy and the Tommy Lee dick pic. I had an absolute blast talking to dUg! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:47 - Health & Diet 0:07:13 - Let It Rain & Led Zeppelin 0:09:03 - Flood, Dark Humor, Division & Earth 0:15:42 - Christianity & Faith0:17:22 - Give It Up & Death0:20:40 - Panic Attacks & Car Accident 0:25:30 - Temple of the Dog & Chris Cornell 0:30:50 - Beatles Influence 0:32:30 - All God's Children & Michael Sweet 0:35:00 - Christian Gay Conversion Camps 0:41:50 - Life Philosophy & Understanding Each Other0:45:45 - Gay, Black or Christian? 0:47:45 - Smoking Weed 0:49:45 - Brand of Fear & Transgenders 0:51:07 - Tommy Lee Dick Pic & Mick Mars 0:54:15 - New King's X Record & Tour 0:58:45 - Compassion International King's X website:https://www.kingsxrocks.comCompassion International website:https://www.compassion.comChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Moriah Formica is singer, songwriter and guitarist. She appeared on The Voice in 2016 and got 4 chair turns (this is really good). She released a solo record and would later go on to form the band PLUSH, who's debut is available now. The band has opened for Evanesence, Sevendust, Slash, Halestormღ, & MammothWVH. They have some big festivals lined up, as well as shows with the Alice In Chains/ Bush/ Breaking Benjamin tour. We cover this all in the episode along with good/bad advice she's gotten, dealing with trolls, fishing and more!
Richie Kotzen is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has over 20 solo albums as well as records with Poison & Mr. Big. He has a new record coming out with Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), called “Better Days… And Nights” which will be the second for Smith/Kotzen. He also has new record with the Winery Dogs coming out in 2023. Currently he's on tour with his solo band. We discuss all this plus his tryout with Ozzy Osbourne, opening for The Rolling Stones, playing with Roger Daltrey of The Who and more! 00:00 - Intro00:51- Smith/Kotzen 03:30 - Recording In Studio Vs Home 05:55 - New Winery Dogs Album 07:02 - New Music & Shows 10:30 - VIP Meet & Greet Experience 13:45 - John Corabi & Covers 17:35 - Poison & Chapters of Career 19:07 - Almost Gig with Ozzy Osbourne 22:40 - Latest With Solo Music 24:30 - Recording & Equipment 29:05 - Bass Guitars & Gene Simmons31:31 - Mr. Big & Eric Martin 37:00 - Billy Sheehan & Pat Torpey 40:40 - Opening for The Rolling Stones 43:26 - The Who & Roger Daltrey48:02 - The Power of No 49:30 - Final Promoting & Charity 51:10 - Outro Richie Kotzen website:https://richiekotzen.comSmith/Kotzen website:https://www.smithkotzen.comWinery Dogs website:http://www.thewinerydogs.com/ALS charity website:https://www.als.org/get-involved/ways-giveChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
Michael Sweet is a singer and guitarist, most known for fronting the Christian metal band Stryper. He has also worked on projects with George Lynch (Sweet/Lynch), Tracii Guns (Sunbomb) and fronted Boston from 2007-2011. In this episode we discuss new music and live shows from Stryper, an update on Michael's eye surgery, Metallica being cancelled, the end of times and bourbon! This was a lot of fun! 00:00 - Intro00:37 - Eye Surgery & Health Update 03:50 - "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"05:05 - "Rise to the Call" & Videos 06:04 - Playing Guitar 07:25 - New Album, Songs & Videos 09:03 - Apocalypse & End Times 13:05 - Cancel Culture & Metallica 15:20 - No Gender & Evil Consuming Society 16:46 - Making Mistakes & Apologizing 17:30 - Cancelling Stryper & Openness of Views 19:20 - Drinking Alcohol, Christianity & Party Phase 25:45 - Getting Along with People with Other Views 27:10 - Richard Christy & Other Famous Fans 28:35 - Stryper Tour, Album, Documentary & Battle Van 30:20 - Ark of CapeCod 30:55 - OutroStryper website:http://www.stryper.comArc of Cape Cod charity website:https://www.plymouthcapearc.org/our-missionChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show