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Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk." This original podcast is a unique blend of rock and comedy talk with some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment.

Dean Delray


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    #622 : Macey Isaacs / Comedian

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 78:59


    Today on episode 622 we have a fantastic comedian on the show Macey Isaacs. I first saw Macey doing stand up at The Comedy Store in the Belly Room around 3 years ago and thought she had some great jokes and great delivery. Macey has some very dry human that  reminded me of Bob Newhart and Steven Wright who we both love. Today we sit down today and talk about how she got into Stand Up from moving to LA from Austin, To being an Intern for comedy manager Barry Katz to taking courses at Groundlings. Macey has a great story and I think you guys are gonna dig it. Make sure you guys follow her on instagram @maceyisaacs and go see her on stage in the Los Angeles area. Have a great week and don't forget to check out my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts and my Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray 


    #621: Carmine Appice / Drum Legend

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 57:41

    Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent, Ozzy, Blue Murder, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd the list goes on and on for Carmine Appice. If he didn't play on their album or in their band he Influenced them. Everyone from Nicko McBrain, Dave Lombardo, Joey Kramer, Tommy Lee, Ian Paice and so many more.  Carmine stops by today for a full on deep dive into his career as one of the best Rock n Roll drummers ever. Tune in and enjoy Let There Be Talk episode 621. Brought to you by my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com   

    #620: RIP The Legendary Rock Photographer Mick Rock

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 69:01

    Yesterday I received some very sad news that the Legend Mick Rock had Passed away. Mick was all things Rock. This man was the real deal and he lived life to the fullest. There will never be another Mick Rock. I hope he is somewhere right now talking rock with the other legends of the lens Jim Marshall and Baron Wolman.  This episode was recorded and posted 4 years. Do yourself a favor and watch his documentary Shot over the weekend. "Mr Mick Rock AKA The Man Who Shot The 70's" Mick Rock has shot some of the most iconic Rock N Roll photos of all time including some amazing Album Covers for Iggy Pop,Joan Jett,Lou Reed,Queen and Syd Barrett Mick and I met today at the World Famous Beverly Hills Hotel the same exact spot He shot David Bowie in the 70's Mick tells some great stories about that now legendary photo shoot. So sit back and enjoy. DO NOT MISS this Episode

    #619: 1 Time Patreon Bonus Episode for everyone.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 44:47

    I have over 116 Bonus episodes of Let There Be Talk on my Patreon and I decided to post one here for free so you can get an Idea of what the bonus episodes are like. Hope you dig it and if you do Join up at https://www.patreon.com/deandelray  Also I do Zooms with all the Patreoners once a week so you can get in on that also. Today I dive into the Tom Petty Wildflowers Documentary "Somewhere You Feel Free" NFL Quarterbacks  and Reno Guitar shops. Hope you guys dig it. Catch me in Las Vegas all this week at the Comedy Cellar inside the Rio Hotel. Love you guys Keep the Candles Lit. DDR 

    #618: Lars Frederiksen / Rancid

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 74:51

    Today we have another Bay Area legend on the show Mr Lars Frederiksen of Rancid. Over the years Rancid have absolutely crushed it with classic songs like Salvation, Radio, Time Bomb, Rudy Soho and Roots Radical. The record "And Out Come The Wolves" is a 49 min punk rock masterpiece that everyone should own. Lars sits down today to talk about his history in the Bay Area Music Scene, His brand new EP "To Victory" and whats next for Rancid.  It was an honor to talk to this man and I think you guys are really gonna love this one. This episode is brought to you by https://vance-global.com Organic Delta-8 THC and CBD Cigarettes Use the code Dean20 for free shipping and 20% off.  

    #617: Tom Vitale / Author of "In The Weeds - Around The World and Behind The Scenes with Anthony Bourdain

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 57:41


    Today on episode 617 of Let There Be Talk my guest is Tom Vitale, author of "In The Weeds - Around The World and Behind The Scenes with Anthony Bourdain. In the nearly two years since Anthony Bourdain's death, no one else has come close to filling the void he left. His passion for and genuine curiosity about the people and cultures he visited made the world feel smaller and more connected. Despite his affable, confident, and trademark snarky TV persona, the real Tony was intensely private, deeply conflicted about his fame, and an enigma even to those close to him. Tony's devoted crew knew him best, and no one else had a front-row seat for as long as his director and producer, Tom Vitale. Over the course of more than a decade traveling together, Tony became a boss, a friend, a hero and, sometimes, a tormentor.In the Weeds takes readers behind the scenes to reveal not just the insanity that went into filming in some of the most far-flung and volatile parts of the world, but what Tony was like unedited and off-camera. From the outside, the job looked like an all-expenses-paid adventure to places like Borneo, Vietnam, Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Libya. What happened off-camera was far more interesting than what made it to air. The more things went wrong, the better it was for the show. Fortunately, everything fell apart constantly. Tune in and hear these amazing stories and make sure you buy this incredible book. Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes  Candles Lit my Friends. DDR  


    #616: John 5 / Guitarist

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 67:00


    Today my friend John 5 stops by to talk about his new solo album SINNER out right now on all the streaming platforms. John is an absolute crushing guitar player and his new solo record really knocked me out. Lots of cool guest on this record including Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Peter Criss of KISS and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies. Recorded in Los Angeles at Riott House Studios with Barry Pointer Producing and Mixing. Lots of amazing topics on this episode including some David Lee Roth and Kiss talk. If you haven't heard the 1st episode with John 5 from 4 years ago check it out at https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts 


    #615: Josh Freese - Drummer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 104:36

    Today my good friend Josh Freese returns to the show to talk about his brand new solo record "Just A Minute" coming out this Friday, October 15th 2021. Josh is an absolute legend on the drums playing with everyone in the Rock and Punk world including Devo, Sting, A Perfect Circle, NIN, Guns n Roses, The Vandals, and Weezer. Josh is currently out on Tour with Sting and you can see him with Sting in Las Vegas this week. Get his new record and also follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joshfreese/    Join my Patreon for Bonus episodes or Let There Be Talk at https://www.patreon.com/deandelray  

    #614: Nikki Sixx / Mötley Crüe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 77:41


    Today my good friend Nikki Sixx stops by to talk about his brand new book "The First 21" which comes out Oct 19th 2021. Nikki has been rocking with Mötley for 40 years and now you can hear about what he did before Mötley. For the first 21 years of Nikki's life he was grinding it out on the streets as Frank Feranna. Broken family life, Bouncing from town to town couch to couch chasing a dream that only a handful of people ever achieve. When you read these stories in his new book you realize you are reading the recipe on how to write a classic like Too Fast For Love and Shout At the Devil. These stories are raw just like the music. Riding a Greyhound to LA with no money and no place to live  hoping to start a Band that will change the world is not for the weak. Dig in and enjoy this episode of Let There Be Talk. All episodes can be found at https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts 


    #613: Tommy Shaw / Styx

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 73:15

    Today I sit down with an absolute legend Mr Tommy Shaw of Styx. Tommy has been killing in the Rock n Roll game for most of his life writing some of the biggest songs on the FM dial like Renegade, Blue Collar Man and Too Much Time On My Hands. Tommy also hit a home run with his other band Damn Yankees which also had some massive radio hits. Today we sit down and talk about his history in Rock n Roll, Songwriting, Guitars, Nashville and their new record Crash Of The Crown. Catch Styx out on tour right now in America and buy their new record.  

    #612: Irene Tu / Comedian

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 74:50

    Today we have a very funny comedian Irene Tu on the show. Irene has been working hard for the last 10 years and it is starting to pay off.  You can see her nightly in clubs all over Los Angeles or catch her sometimes opening for Taylor Tomlinson around America. Irene has started to headline and is about to record her Comedy Album in San Francisco November 10th. Irene and I dive into what its like to grind in the Stand Up world and we also talk some Taylor Swift and This Eye Blind. Enjoy this episode and don't forget you can hear all of my podcast on https://www.cactusradionetwork.com 

    #611: Jason Flom/ CEO of Lava Records

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 92:56

    Today I sit down with a music mogul Mr Jason Flom CEO of Lava Records. Jason is a huge lover of music and his story is incredible. From hanging promo poster for Atlantic Records in the 70's to becoming an A&R guy signing or working with some of the biggest acts in the biz like Tori Amos, Katy Perry, Skid Row, Stone Temple Pilots, Lorde, and Greta Van Fleet to becoming a full on Record Company Owner. This man also host a very successful podcast called Wrongful Conviction featuring interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they didn't commit. I love this episode and I know you guys will to. Have a great week and I hope to see you guys out on the road this year at one of my Stand Up shows around America. Tickets at https://www.deandelray.com/tourdates 

    #610: Zakk Wylde

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 58:10

    After 10 years it has finally happened. The legend himself Mr Zakk Wylde stops by Let There Be Talk for an in-depth conversation on all things Zakk. We dive into his years with Ozzy, His Pride and Glory days and of course Black Label Society who have a new record coming out on Black Friday. Zakk and I also talk about his guitar company Wylde Audio. Do yourself a favor hit subscribe and sit back and enjoy this episode. Have a great week and thanks for supporting my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts     

    #609: Jerry Cantrell / Alice in Chains

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 55:49

    Today my friend Jerry Cantrell returns to the show to talk all about his brand new solo record Brighten which will be released Oct 29th 2021. You can see the brand new video for Brighten on Youtube and you can also stream Brighten and his other single Atone on all your favorite streaming platforms right now. Jerry and I dive into all kinds of cool stuff today including the writing and recording process of Brighten, His new Gibson Les Paul Signature Model "Wino" and whats next for Alice In Chains. Thank you for your support all these years. Keep rocking and help spread the word of my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com  Candles Lit DDR  

    #608: Vincent D'Agostino/Bitcoin, Mafia and Stand Up Comedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 101:39

    Today on  Let There Be Talk my guest is former FBI Agent Vincent D'Agostino. Vincent was involved in the investigation of Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts while he was working for the FBI. He is also a Bitcoin fanatic who helped me understand Bitcoin on todays episode. These days Vincent is a Stand Up Comedian as well as a cyber breach investigator. Tune in and hear this mans crazy stories on episode #608 of LET THERE BE TALK brought to you by https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts 

    #607: Kate Vargas/ Singer Songwriter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 61:53

    Today on Let There Be Talk I am featuring a brand new artist Kate Vargas. A few months ago my good friend Eric McFadden turned me on to this record called Rumpumpo by Kate Vargas and I was blown away. I knew I had to have her on the show and dig into her journey. From growing up in a small artist community in New Mexico to going to Berklee College of Music to grinding it out in the Coffee Shop Open Mics in NYC, It's all here. I am always fired up when I can turn people on to new music so do yourself a favor and check out her records after hearing this episode and help spread the word. HAVE A GREAT WEEK DDR  

    #606: Fee Waybill / The Tubes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 74:03

    Today I sit down with another San Francisco Bay Area legend Mr Fee Waybill of The Tubes. Growing up in the 70's in the Bay Area I was lucky to see some incredible live music. 1 band that really blew my young mind was The Tubes. The first time I saw them I couldn't believe what I was seeing and hearing. White Punks on Dope was a San Francisco Anthem and I was on board. Over the years I would go on to see this band many times and I was always fascinated with the lead singer Fee Waybill. He is such an electric frontman and I feel like this band is massively underrated. Do yourself a favor and dive into their music. Start with my favorite record Remote Control. Go see The Tubes live this summer. This episode is brought to you by https://www.manscaped.com use the code delray20 for 20% off and free shipping. Your one stop shop for all your Man trimming Goods. Candles Lit DDR  

    #605: Jeff Ewald / Cow Palace Events Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 64:53

    Today I sit down in the box office of one of the greatest Rock n Roll venues in America the Cow Palace located in San Francisco. I recently was up in the Bay Area doing some Stand Up Comedy and Andrew Shreve reached out and said he works at the Cow Palace and asked if I would like to come take a tour and maybe do a podcast in the venue. I screamed YES YES YES and headed over to the venue for a full on tour of the very building that gave me all my Rock n Roll memories.  I know the building inside and out but to be able to sit down and hear the History from Andrew and Jeff Ewald was next level. Everyone has that classic memory of some great concert they went to but take a second and think about the venue. So many of these classic venues are gone now unfortunately. The stories the Cow Palace walls could tell would be insane. Jeff and I sat down in the legendary Box Office of the Cow Palace surrounded by a who's who of Autographs on the walls and dove into the history of this incredible Venue. This was a dream come true and they even had my name on the Marque.  I hope you guys enjoy this little piece or rock history.    

    #604: Dave Wyndorf / Monster Magnet

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 53:49

    Today I sit down and talk all things Rock n Roll with Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet. This man has been delivering a strong dose of Stoner Rock for most of his lifetime.  Monster Magnet has a fantastic new covers record out called A Better Dystopia featuring some incredible deep tracks from some of the kings of proto-metal. Tune in and enjoy this great episode brought to you by Standard and Strange.  Use the link to sign up and win a Y2 leather jacket for free. https://standardandstrange.com/pages/deandelray 

    #603: Jack Blades / Night Ranger

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 68:06

    Today I sit down with Bay Area legend Jack Blades of Night Ranger and dive deep into his musical history. Jack has been killing it for years starting all the way back in the 70's in his Rubicon days playing Cal Jam 2. I was a young kid hanging out at rock clubs in the Bay Area watching bands like Night Ranger, Y&T, Huey Lewis and The News, Eric Martin and Gamma just kill it on stage nightly. The Bay Area was rich with Music and I was very lucky to grow up in that time period.  Night Ranger has a new record out this Friday called ATBPO and I highly recommend it.  Do yourself a favor and go back and listen to all of their records and loose your mind on all their killer songs. Thanks for tuning in. DDR    

    #602 : Justin Kreutzmann / Director of Let There Be Drums

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 91:18

    Today I sit down with film maker Justin Kreutzmann and talk all about his new documentary film Let There Be Drums. This mans father Bill is of course the drummer for the Grateful Dead so Justin has been around Musicians and Drums all his life. The film is just fantastic and really dives into a celebration of some of our great drummers in the world of Rock N Roll.  Justin has worked on some incredible projects throughout his life including the masterpiece Dead Doc called Long Strange Trip. Tune in and hear how he got his start in the fIlm world on episode #602 Brought to you by VPNNORD get a killer deal at https://nordvpn.com/creator/?coupon=delray&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_term&utm_content&utm_campaign=off614&utm_source=aff56985 

    #601 : Morgan Neville / Director of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 52:13


    Today we have an Oscar winning filmmaker on the show Mr Morgan Neville director of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. This man has made some incredible Docs over the years including 20 Feet From Stardom, Won't You Be My Neighbor and Keith Richards: Under The Influence. It was an Honor to talk to Morgan, I really love his work. Sit back and enjoy his story and make sure you go see Roadrunner ASAP.


    #600 : Stone Gossard/Pearl Jam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 82:59

    Today we celebrate episode #600 with a dream guest Mr Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam. This mans music has been the soundtrack of my life for over 30 years. Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Brad and Temple of the Dog are absolutely next level to me. I feel that Stone is one of the most underrated Songwriters of our time and It was an Honor to talk to him about all things Stone. We dive deep into his process of Writing and Recording and we even dig into the Singles Film. Make Sure you check out his new band Painted Shield on Loose Groove records. I love all of you and I can't thank you enough for tuning in each week for the last 10 years. DDR  

    #599:Jakob Dylan/The Wallflowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 58:13

    I don't usually put out an episode on a Friday in fact I've never done it but today we have a brand new Wallflowers records out and I thought what better way to celebrate it than to have Jakob come by and talk all about it. Exit Wounds is a smoking record taking it back to that classic Bringing  Down The Horse sound. Butch Walker was onboard this time around to Produce and it works big time. We also dive into the Documentary film Jakob made called Echo in The Canyon that came out in 2018. If you haven't seen the film stream it tonight. Do yourself a favor and buy this record today and catch The Wallflowers out on selective dates around the States this summer.  

    #598:Mike Vinn/Comedian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 76:15

    Today I sit down with my friend, comedian Mike Vinn. Mike's dream in life was to join the Military and to also do Stand Up Comedy and he has achieved both of those goals. From joining the Marines to selling Furniture to getting a job at the La Jolla Comedy Store this man has a great story that I know you are gonna love. I met Mike 11 years ago and I must say he and the La Jolla Comedy Store have helped me out immensely. Tune in and enjoy Mike's journey on Let There Be Talk #598. This episode is brought to you by NORDVPN use the link for a huge discount. "Go to https://nordvpn.com/delray or use code delray to get a 2-year plan plus a bonus gift with a huge discount!"  

    #597:Orianthi/Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 58:34


    Today we have the great Orianthi on the show. Not only is she a killer guitar player, She is also an incredible Singer/Songwriter Orianthi has been playing guitar most of her life inspired at an early age by Carlos Santana and the early Blues Legends. Her father bought her a Paul Reed Smith guitar and she never put it down. After a run as Alice Cooper's guitar player Orianthi was spotted by Michael Jackson and he quickly asked her to join him for the This Is It tour that ended up being cancelled after his untimely death. These days Orianthi is constantly in the studio recording solo records or working with Richie Sambora on their project called RSO. Thanks for tuning in and remember to please leave a review on iTunes and Youtube. Candles Lit DDR


    #596:Jimmy Bower/EYEHATEGOD

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 38:26

    Today will be a Metal Monday version of LET THERE BE TALK with my guest Jimmy Bower of EYEHATEGOD, Super Joint and Down. This man has been crushing the Riffs for over 30 years and has no sign of stopping. EYEHATEGOD released it's 6th record back in March called - A History Of Nomadic Behavior that is absolute fire. So do yourself a favor and buy it today and also get some tickets to see them live this summer at a festival near you. I will also be out on the road in July so get your tickets now at https://www.deandelray.com/tourdates  Candles Lit my friends DDR

    #595:Norman Perry - President of Perryscope Productions, Music Merchandise Legend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 84:34


    Today I sit down with a legend in the Music Merch world Mr Norman Perry president of Perryscope Productions. Norman started out back in his early teens booking bands at the High School dances eventually working his way up to be one of the great Canadian concert promoters.  In 1980 he was the Promoter for the AC/DC Back In Black tour through Canada so that right away made me want to talk to him but there is so much more. Norman went from Concert Promotion to Concert Merchandiser working with another legend Michael Cohl at a company called Brockum. These days Norman has an incredible company called Perryscope Productions where they do Music Licensing for acts like Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Band, Bon Scott, Genesis, Miles Davis and so much more. Normans music knowledge and stories are next level so tune in and take the ride. Have a great week and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes and Youtube. Thank You  DDR  


    #594:Matt Chamberlain/Drummer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 87:18


    Today it's another legendary Drummer on the show, Mr Matt Chamberlain.  Let me give you just a small run down of who this man has recorded with. David Bowie, Elton John, The Wallflowers, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Fiona Apple and now he his Bob Dylan's drummer. He played drums on Bobs recent record with the #1 song Murder Most Foul and has been Bobs live drummer for the last few years. He also filled in for 50 dates as Soundgarden's drummer on the NIN tour. You can hear Matt with his new band Painted Shield that also features Stone Gossard. Tune in and enjoy this amazing mans story. Candles Lit my friends  DDR


    #593:Amanda Hardy/Singer, Songwriter of Bexley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 58:57

    Today is new music day with Amanda Hardy of the rock band Bexley. I love sharing new music with all of you and I really think you guys are going to dig Amanda's story. Amanda grew up in Seattle and fell in love with the grunge scene but at 24 years old she didn't get to experience it live but the music has influenced her heavily and she is happy to carry the torch. Bexley has a new album about to drop and I must say it kicks ass. Check out their music on Youtube and all streaming platforms and please help spread the word. Keep The Candles Lit DDR  

    #592:Dennis DeYoung/Styx

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 56:50

    In the 70's into the 80's Dennis DeYoung wrote and sang some of the biggest FM Radio Hits ever. To this day Styx dominates the radio airwaves with an army of hit songs like Lady, To Much Time On My Hands, Babe, Blue Collar Man, Renegade, Come Sail Away and so many more. It was an Honor to sit down with Dennis and talk about his incredible long successful career. Dennis has a brand new solo album coming out in June called 26 East Volume 2 so make sure you go buy it and also look for his Live Dates on his website http://www.dennisdeyoung.com/#    Candles it my friends DDR

    #591:Emily Armstrong/Dead Sara

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 45:26

    Today I sit down with the great Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara. Dead Sara have been grinding it out for over 18 years and have never stopped. Their debut record came out in 2012 and had the smash hit Weatherman and right away they hit the road on the VANS WARPED Tour as well as touring with huge bands like Muse, The Offspring and Bush. Emily and I dive deep into the history of the band and their brand new single "Hands Up" Look out for Dead Sara's new record and new tour dates. Candles Lit my friends  DDR

    #590:Josh Richman/Actor/Producer/Club Promoter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 127:35

    Today I have a Hollywood Legend on the show Mr Josh Richman. Born and Raised in Los Angeles Josh started out as a child actor landing roles in iconic films like Rivers Edge, Thrashin and Natural Born Killers. Just a few years later Josh found himself Writing and Producing Don't Cry one of the biggest videos in Guns n' Roses history. These days Josh is know as the Biggest club Promoter that Los Angeles has ever seen. With over 20 years in the game his stories will blow your mind. Tune in and KEEP THE CANDLES LIT. DDR  

    #589:Paul Leary/Butthole Surfers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 73:33

    Today we have a punk rock legend on the show Mr Paul Leary guitarist and songwriter of the Butthole Surfers. At 63 years old this man has been rocking his entire life. Riding around the world in a Van sleeping on floors and eating at every Denny's in America, He has done it all. These days you will find him in the studio producing records and recording solo albums. Paul has worked with some of the best including U2, Sublime, The Meat Puppets, The Reverend Horton Heat and so many more. Paul has a brand new solo record out right now called Born Stupid and it is available on all streaming platforms so go out and buy it right now. When this episode is over turn on some Butthole Surfers and enjoy the insanity of Originality. Candles Lit my friends DDR

    #588:Byron Katie creator of The Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 96:33


    Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk by guest is the incredible Byron Katie. Byron was 43 with three children and unhappily married to her second husband. She suffered from depression, agoraphobia, overeating and addiction to codeine and alcohol. She called her insurance company for help, and was referred to Hope House in Los Angeles a women's counseling center. After two weeks at the house, she reportedly experienced an epiphany in her thinking which created a way for her to challenge and lessen the harmful effects of long-held beliefs. She credited the epiphany, which became known as "The Work" for a subsequent weight loss and other reductions in bad habits. Byron has helped so many people in this world and maybe she can help you.  I hope you guys enjoy this episode I know it's a little different from what you are used to but I feel it's important to constantly keep the show growing in all directions. Candles Lit my friends DDR  


    #587:Christian James Hand/Host of The Session

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 86:41

    Today I sit down with my new friend Christian James Hand host of the popular show The Session. Christian takes your favorite song and breaks it down track by track like you have never heard before. You wanna hear an isolated track of Phil Rudd of AC/DC laying down the drums for Let There Be Rock no problem. How about an isolated track of Prince singing Purple Rain you got it. With 1000's of songs in his collection the possibilities are endless. You can hear this daily on his show on Instagram at @thesessioniglive Monday thru Friday 11am Pacific time. Sit back and get a taste of this mans Music Brain.  

    #586:Evil Joe Barresi/Record Producer,Mixer and Engineer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 83:03

    When Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Slipknot and Alice In Chains want to make records chances are they're calling Evil Joe Barresi. Joe moved out to Los Angeles many years ago and started his career at the world famous Sound City recording studio as a Tape Machine operator and the rest is history. Joe's resume is insane. If a band is heavy and the real deal Joe has probably worked with them. Visit his website http://www.joebarresi.com and lose your mind at all of the albums he has worked on. This is a fantastic deep dive talk about the recording process of some of your favorite albums. Candles Lit my Friends DDR

    #585:Jonathan Taplin/Author of The Magic Years -Scenes from a Rock n Rock Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 65:47

    Imagine your going to collage to hopefully become a Lawyer and someone hands you a Backstage Pass to a Bob Dylan concert and your whole life changes. That is exactly what happened to Jonathan Taplin. This man saw the legendary concert when Dylan went electric. He was the Tour Manager for The Band when they played Woodstock. He was on the Train for the Festival Express tour. The list goes on and on and now you can read all about his life in his new book The Magic Years. Tune in now for this very cool episode. Pre Order Now at https://heydaybooks.com/catalog/the-magic-years-scenes-from-a-rock-and-roll-life/ 

    #584:Josh Homme/Songwriter, Musician, Producer and Friend

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 98:25

    Today My good friend Josh Homme returns to the show for a long honest conversation on Music, Life and the Desert. This man is one of the greatest ever to do it and is definitely a huge inspiration to me and it is an honor to call him my friend. His music has fueled my drive since the first time I saw him a 100 years ago in Kyuss. I really really enjoyed this conversation. It's what I live for. Have a Fantastic week and do yourself a favor and reach out to an old friend of yours and have an old school conversation with them not on Email or Text. Candles Lit DDR

    #583:Sananda Maitreya formally know as Terence Trent D'Arby

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 96:53

    In 1995 I stepped into the Fillmore in San Francisco and witnessed one of the greatest live performances I've ever seen by a man named Terence Trent D'Arby. Shortly after that concert that man disappeared from the music business or so I thought. Around 8 years ago I did a Google search and found out that he had changed his name and had been making music for years under his new name Sananda Maitreya. I can't even tell you how excited I was to find all this music I hadn't heard. Sananda released a new double album last Friday, March 19th 2021  called Pandora's Playhouse and it great. Sanand was an absolute dream guest and I know you guys are going to dig this Honest conversation on all things Art. Candles Lit DDR

    #582:Geoff Tate/ Singer Songwriter formally of Queensrÿche

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 72:20

    Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the legend Geoff Tate former Vocalist and Songwriter of Queensrÿche. In 1983 a song came of the radio called Queen Of The Reich and the game changed. Immediately I went out and bought the Queensrÿche EP and never stopped listening to them. Over the years Geoff and the band have written some of the best Metal records ever including their masterpiece Operation Mindcrime. This mans vocals have inspired 1000's of singers over our time and I gotta say it was an absolute honer to have him on the show. Geoff has a new record coming out in April with Sweet Oblivion called Relentless. Tune In and keep the Candles Lit DDR  

    #581:Eric Peterson Guitarist/Songwriter of Testament

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 69:02


    Today one of my oldest friends stops by Mr Eric Peterson of Testament. I fully believe that Eric is the most underrated Guitarist and Songwriter in the Thrash Metal scene. This man has been rocking in Testament for 35 years and also has a 2nd band called Dragonlord. Testament's last release in 2020 Titans Of Creation is one of their heaviest in Years. So much Metal History on this episode so tune in and enjoy. DDR


    #580:Gary Numan/Musician, Songwriter, Producer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 79:07

    Today on episode #580 my guest is Gary Numan a Legend and Pioneer in Electronic Music. In the 70's I heard Gary Numan, Devo and Kraftwerk and it completely changed my life. Of course I was into Rock n Roll but Gary opened my eyes and ears to Art. This music helped me explore all types of musical styles and really shaped who I am now. Gary has a new record coming out in May called Intruder and I cannot recommend it enough. Also go back and listen to some of his newer music from the last 20 years. Albums like Savage, and Splinter will blow your mind. Thanks for tuning in and have a great week. Don't forget to check out my Youtube channel and Patreon. DDR

    #579:Buzz Osborne/Melvins

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 66:24

    Today I sit down with the legend Mr Buzz Osborne for a deep dive into all things Melvins. The Melvins have a brand new record out this week called  Working With God and I must say this record is smoking. It was an honor to talk to Buzz and I think you guys are really going to love this episode. We talk Recording, Guitars, San Francisco, Art and all things Rock n Roll. Dig in and keep the Candles Lit. DDR

    #578:Koe Wetzel/Country Rock n Roller from Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 45:49

    Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the fantastic Singer Songwriter from Texas Mr Koe Wetzel. Over the last 9 years this man has built a huge following by non stop touring and recording. He completely built this machine on his own and now with a major record deal on Columbia Records he is about to go to another level. I have been rocking his new record Sellout non stop since I got it. Some smoking songs on this LP like Crying From The Bath Room, Sidechick, Drug Problem and Outcast. Radio needs to wake up and start playing these Hit Songs because America needs to hear them today. Buy Koe's record and follow him on all social media. Candles Lit DDR

    #577:Sue Foley/Blues Singer and Guitarist

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 57:24

    Today on Let There Be Talk we dive into some Austin Texas Blues with The Ice Queen, Sue Foley. Sue has been playing the blues for most of her life and has over 15 albums out since her debut with Young Girl Blues. Sue was hand picked by the legendary Clifford Antone to come record her debut record in Austin and the rest is history.  Lots of Texas Blues talk on today's episode. Do yourself a favor and check out Sue's music asap. 

    #576:Neal Francis/Singer Songwriter

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 52:47

    Today my guest is a new artist out of Chicago by the name of Neal Francis. This mans debut record Changes came out in 2019 and it is absolutely incredible. Not only is Neal a great singer, songwriter his B3 playing is through the roof. I really think Neal is going to make some serious noise once he can get back out on the road and play live. Do yourself a favor and check out his music and follow him on Instagram.

    #575:Phil Demmel of Vio-lence/formally of Machine Head

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 70:04

    Today I sit down with an old friend Mr Phil Demmel guitarist and songwriter of Vio-lence and formally of Machine Head. I wanted to have Phil on years ago but it just didn't happen for reason you will hear on this episode. Phil comes from the old school Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene and has some amazing stories from those days. We talk Slayer, Metallica, Machine Head, Vio-lence and the early San Francisco days. Thanks for tuning in and remember to keep the Candles Lit. DDR

    #574:Mark Evans former Bass Player for AC/DC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 83:17

    Today I sit down for some more AC/DC history with the former Bass Player of AC/DC Mark Evans. Mark and I go deep into Mark's history with AC/DC including his Audition, The Early Tours, Bon Scott and The Recording of Let There Be Rock. Mark is now playing with the Australian legends Rose Tattoo and hopes to be back out on the road this year. It was an honor to talk to Mark and finally get to hear some of these amazing stories. Thanks for tuning in and please leave a review on iTunes and Subscribe to my Youtube Channel. 

    #573: RIP the great Jeff Scott/Comedy Store Piano Player for 25 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 87:22

    Monday Jan,11th 2021 I woke up to some awful news that the great Jeff Scott, Comedy Store Piano player had passed away. This is a massive loss to our Comedy Store Family and Friends. I will never forget his great laugh and spirit behind the keyboards every night in the Original Room. 7 1/2 years ago he was a guest on my podcast and had some incredible stories that I feel should be shared again today. RIP Jeff Scott I will never forget you.  

    #572:Dale Crover/ Drummer for the Melvins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 66:21

    Today on episode #572 the legend Dale Crover, Drummer and sometimes Bass Player of the Melvins stops by to talk all things Melvins. There was a time when I was Living in San Francisco when every Speaker in the City was rocking The Melvins. The Melvins have been going at it since 1983 and have influenced so many bands over all these years. Dale has a brand new solo record out this week called RAT A TAT TAT and also next month a new Melvins album is coming. Both of the new releases are smoking.  Sit back and enjoy this conversation with this fantastic musician.

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