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Today is New Music Monday with my guest Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle of King Hannah. King Hannah are a band out of Liverpool and they make Beautiful Music. They have a brand new record out right now called I'm Not Sorry, I was Just Being Me and you can find it wherever you stream music. King Hannah is currently on a U.S. tour so hit their website and find out where you can go see them. Support new music and help spread the word. Candles Lit DDR
Today my friend Ler returns to Let There Be Talk to dive into how the new Primus EP Conspiranoid came about. We also talk all about how the Tribute to Rush tour is going and what it's like to play A Farewell To Kings every night in its entirety. Catch Primus out on the road right now all over the US and also get their new EP right now. Thank you so much for tuning in. DDR
Today I sit down with the great Graham Bonnet singer songwriter for legends like Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow , MSG and Alcatrazz. Graham and I dive way into his career going all the way back to the beginning when he worked with the Bee Gees. Graham has a new solo record out May 13th 2022 called DAY OUT IN NOWHERE and you can see his new video right now on Youtube for the song Imposter. Leave a review and subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and Youtube.
Today we have an absolute legend on the show Dave Stewart of Eurythmics. This man has sold over 100 Million records, He's won every award there is, He's been Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and now nominated for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Dave has worked with some of the biggest in the music biz including, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr the list goes on and on. Dave has a 3 record Box Set of all new material coming out May 20th called Ebony McQueen and it is fantastic. Tune in and enjoy this mans amazing stories. Thank You DDR
Today is new music day on Let There Be Talk with my guest Patrick Ferris of The Americans. The Americans play some incredible Rock n Roll and if you like Tom Petty, The Band, Wilco or any thing in that wheelhouse you are gonna love this band. They have a new record coming out May 6th 2022 called Stand True so do yourself a favor and dig in asap. Patrick and I dive deep into how this Los Angeles band started and all kinds of other great stories including, backing Nick Cave at a concert, Songwriting, Roots Rock n Roll and recording. Thanks for tuning in and please help spread the word of my podcast network Cactus Radio Network. DDR
Today my guest is Michael Urbano one of the most sought after drummers in the music biz. From his early days growing up in Sacramento playing 5 sets a night of Funk and Disco covers in the 70's to a record deal with Indie rockers Bourgeois Tagg. This man has recorded with some of the biggest bands of the 80's and 90's including Cracker, Third Eye Blind, Smash Mouth, John Hiatt, Paul Westerberg and Sheryl Crow. These days you can see Michael live on tour with the Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham. Thank you so much for tuning in. This episode is brought to you by Buck Mason some of the best clothing made these days. Use the link and get a free T-Shirt with your first purchase. https://www.buckmason.com/pages/LetThereBeTalk?utm_medium=audio&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=spring22_podcasttest&utm_content=podcast_DeanDelray
Today my guest is Ben Thatcher drummer of the band Royal Blood. At the age of 10 years old this man was playing drums in a church band every week in front of 300 people. Soon after he discovered the Red Hot Chili Peppers record Blood Sugar Sex Magic and more specifically Chad Smiths funky grooves and it changed his life. Ben started the 2 piece band Royal Blood with Mike Kerr and quickly went in and did some demos that found there way onto Soundcloud where Warner Brothers records discovered them and signed them to a record deal. With 3 records out and a new single right now called Honeybrains this band is just getting bigger and better. Right now they are on a UK Arena tour and are about to start a US tour April 19th 2022 in Detroit. Make sure you go back and listen their 2021 record Typhoons. I highly recommend it.
Today my guest is the great Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard on Let There Be Talk. We dive into Vivian's musical history including his early days in Sweet Savage, His audition for Dio, His love of Gory Gallagher and Gary Moore and of course Def Leppard's upcoming Summer Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe. So much good stuff on this episode so tune in now and don't forget to Subscribe on iTunes and Youtube.
Today my old friend Chuck Billy returns to the show to talk all about the new US tour The Bay Strikes Back with Testament, Exodus and Death Angel. It was so great to catch up with Chuck on everything going on with his life including, The return of Dave Lombardo on the Drums, House Flipping, a potential Solo Record and what you can expect from the up coming tour. Catch The Bay Strikes Back Tour starting April 9th in San Luis Obispo. Keep The Candles Lit DDR
Today we have a Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame legend on the show Singer Songwriter Ann Wilson of Heart. Ann is hands down one of the greatest Rock n Roll singers of all time. Heart has been on FM radio since the late 70's with classic songs like Magic Man, Crazy On You, Straight On, Even It Up and so much more. In the 80's Heart absolutely exploded again with MTV monster hit songs like What About Love, These Dreams, and If Looks Could Kill Ann and I dive into her entire history including her brand new solo record Fierce Bliss which comes out April 29th 2022. Catch Ann out tour in May playing dates all over America. Podcast is brought to you by Buck Mason use the link https://www.buckmason.com/pages/LetThereBeTalk?utm_medium=audio&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=spring22_podcasttest&utm_content=podcast_DeanDelray Also Super Speciosa use the link https://superspeciosa.com/?utm_source=delray
Today comedian Rich Vos stops by and talks about his 38 years in Stand Up Comedy. Rich has done all kinds of cool things in the business like hosting Woodstock 99, writing for the Academy Awards 2 times, being on Colin Quinn's Tough Crowd 35 times and he was also the first white comedian to ever perform on Def Comedy Jam. Rich and I also talk about him hitting rock bottom before becoming sober and how sobriety has changes his life. Tune in and enjoy episode 637 and don't forget to subscribe on Youtube and iTunes. Join my Patreon page for bonus episodes and Live Zooms ever week. https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray
My guest today is one of the most successful record producers of the last 20 years, Mr Jacquire King. Jacquire has over 40 grammy nominations and multiple wins but more importantly he has worked with some of the greatest artist ever including Tom Waits, Kings Of Lean, Modest Mouse and Norah Jones. Tune in and hear 2 old friends catching up on all things music including some interesting behind the scenes stories of making records. Thanks for tuning in and remember to keep the candles lit. DDR
Today I sit down with a fantastic Singer, Songwriter, Musician out of Alabama Mr Anderson East. I first heard this mans voice back in 2015 and immediately fell in love with his music. Anderson and I dive into his career including how he got started in music, working with producer Dave Cobb and writing songs with Chris Stapleton. Anderson has a brand new record out called Maybe We Never Die and is currently on tour so get out there and hear this mans amazing music. Thanks for tuning in DDR
Today I sit down with a dream guest Mr Judd Apatow. I have been trying to get Judd on the show for years and a few months ago he emailed me and said lets do it. This man has been in comedy almost his entire life and has been absolutely killing it in all departments Directing, Writing, Producing and Stand Up. Judds body of work is beyond next level Freaks and Geeks, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Train Wreck, Girls, Crashing, Love the list goes on and on. Judd has also helped so many comedians in the business including myself letting me be crazy on an episode of Love. I really enjoyed talking to Judd and I know you guys are going to dig it. Have a great week and I hope to see you at some of my Stand Up Shows. All dates can be found at https://www.deandelray.com/tourdates Also join my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/deandelray for tons of extra Let There Be Talks DDR
Today I am very happy to have Matt Myers and Shane Cody of the band Houndmouth on the show. I hadn't heard of Houndmouth until about 4 months ago but they have quickly become one of my favorite bands. Their new record Good For You absolutely blows my mind. Houndmouth started about 10 years ago when Matt and Shane met and started jamming and a short time later they scored a record deal at SXSW. You guys are gonna love their story. Make sure you dive into their music and help spread the word. Thanks for tuning in and have a great week. DDR
Today we celebrate new music with my guest Cade Pickering of Naked Gypsy Queens. Naked Gypsy Queens is a newer Rock n Roll band out of Tennessee with a brand new Ep coming out this Friday Feb 11th 2022 called Georgiana Rooted in amplified blues, hard-charging grooves, and dual lead guitars, the EP finds Naked Gypsy Queen building on the larger-than-life sound of their heroes from the 1960s and '70s, keeping the flame burning for old-school hard rock while using their own 21st century fuel. Cade and I dive into how the band got started, His first guitar and his love for Kurt Cobain. These guys have some really good songs that caught my ear and I thought right away lets get them on the podcast. Hope you guys dig it. Keep rocking and thank you for all of your support. DDR
Today we have the great blues guitarist Eric Gales talking all about his new album produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith called Crown which is out right now on all the streaming platforms. Eric signed a record deal back when he was 15 years old and found fame over night but with that fame came trouble with drugs and for the next 30 years he was completely out of the game. 5 years ago Eric got clean and it has been a comeback story that will inspire even the most jaded. Catch Eric on tour all of 2022 with Allman Betts Band. Thanks for Tuning in. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review on iTunes and Youtube. DDR
Today we have the fantastic, Singer Songwriter Mike Reno of Loverboy on the show. This band dropped their debut record in 1980 and immediately dominated FM Radio with massive hits like The Kid Is Hot Tonight and Turn Me Lose. Then in 1981 they drop another massive record Get Lucky and become complete superstars touring with massive bands like Journey and ZZ Top and it did not stop for them for years. Mike and I dive into the history of the band from opening for Kiss on the Dynasty tour, Working with Bruce Fairbairn and Bob Rock and of course that epic 1982 Day On The Green in Oakland with Iron Maiden, Scorpions and Foreigner. Loverboy still to this day can be heard everywhere including major sporting events, TV series and commercials and all day long on classic rock radio. They currently have a brand new single out called Release and a huge summer tour booked with REO Speedwagon and Styx. Hope you guys dig this episode. Don't forget subscribe to my Youtube channel and leave a review on iTunes. DDR
Today my guest is my old friend Manny Nieto, Record Producer, Guitar Player, Song Writer and Artist. This man has been in the arts all his life. From playing in bands to producing bands Manny has done it all. Manny has some incredible stories including going to China and recording underground Noise Bands, Producing The Breeders, Selling vintage guitar pedals to Eddie Van Halen and working with the Steve Albini. Tune in and enjoy this mans journey. Thanks for all the support have a great week and stay healthy. DDR
Today I sit down with one of the best Hip Hop DJ's in the world Mr. DJ Lord of Public Enemy. Lord and I sit down and dive into his history in Hip Hop. Everything from how he starter in Savannah Georgia, His first turntables, How he got the Public Enemy gig and of course our weekend with Metallica. This man is a killer on the turntables and a great human so sit back and enjoy some Hip Hop history today on LET THERE BE TALK. Candles Lit DDR
Today the great Brann Dailor returns to Let There Be Talk for an in-depth conversation on the writing and recording process of Mastodon's new album Hushed and Grim. Brann and I also dive into our love of Stand Up Comedy especially the late great Norm Macdonald. Do yourself a favor and dive into Hushed and Grim today and catch Mastodon back out on tour later this year. I hope you enjoy episode #627 and please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes and Youtube. Happy New Year.
Today I sit down with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame inductee John Lodge, Bass Player and Songwriter of The Moody Blues. This man is responsible for some of FM radios biggest hits including I'm Just A Singer In A Rock n Roll band and Ride My See- Saw. We dig into growing up in Birmingham, His love of the Fender P-Bass, The Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and Buddy Holly. On this episode I also run down my top 10 records of 2021 so tune in and enjoy. Happy New Year Candles Lit DDR
Today my friend Gareth Liddiard of Tropical Fuck Storm returns to the show to talk all about their new album Deep States which came out a few months back. This band is absolutely next level and have been on heavy rotation in my life since first hearing about them a couple of years ago. Gareth also has a new side project called Springtime and they also have a new record out. Gareth and I dive into the challenges of recording a record during the Pandemic, Songwriting and life in Australia. Do yourself a favor and go and listen to this bands entire catalog. Happy Holidays Delraisers. DDR
Today on a brand episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is Stax Records and Booker T & The M.G.'s legend Steve Cropper. This man has played guitar with everyone Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett John Lennon, Ringo Starr, The Blues Brothers and hundreds more. We sit down and talk about his incredible life in the music biz including his recent Grammy Nominated Record “Fire It Up”. I've told this story many times before one of the best concerts I ever saw was Neil Young backed by Booker T & The MG's at the Shoreline in the Bay Area. I still think about that show all the time. Tune in anywhere you listen to podcast including my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts
Today we celebrate the work of the legendary Rock n Roll Photographer Mr Jim Marshall with my guest Amelia Davis. Amelia is the owner and manager of Jim Marshall Photography LLC. Amelia stops by the show to talk all about the new fantastic documentary on Jim called Show Me The Picture The Story Of Jim Marshall. You name the artist and Jim has the most Iconic photo of them ever. I loved this film and it was an honor to talk to Amelia. This episode is brought to you by Rolling Stone 500 In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public's fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. Paparazzi swarmed Spears' home and her family, turning the singer into a tabloid punching bag. But when you're a platinum-selling pop princess, the show goes on even when you desperately need an intermission. In the midst of madness, Spears began recording an album that would become her defining statement, 2007's Blackout. Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums revisits the album at a time when Spears' music — and the raw treatment she received from the public and the press — is being revisited and rethought in a big way. Collaborators and friends, from the A&R rep who was one of Spears' closest allies to the producers who crafted visceral hits like “Piece of Me,” tell the story of how Spears' made classic songs in the eye of a hurricane. The result was an album that stood as a middle finger to Spears' critics and established a dark, danceable sound that influenced pop for years to come. Be sure to tune in on Amazon Music. Listen to Rolling Stone 500: http://wondery.fm/RS500_LTBT
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!"
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