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The SDR Show (Sex, Drugs, & Rock-n-Roll Show) w/Ralph Sutton & Big Jay Oakerson

Styx singer Lawrence Gowan joins Ralph Sutton and James Mattern and they discuss Lawrence Gowan being in the band Styx for 23 years and still being considered the "new guy," finishing the album "Crash Of The Crown" during the pandemic, deciding how to sing Dennis DeYoung's Styx songs, continuing to do solo shows, the series of crazy (and amazing) coincidences that happened involving Ringo Starr and Peter Gabriel, conspiracies surrounding Canadian musicians, Lawrence Gowan's first concert, first drug and first sexual experience and so much more!(Air Date: August 6th, 2022)Support our sponsors!YoKratom.com - Check out Yo Kratom (the home of the $60 kilo) for all your kratom needs!The SDR Show merchandise is available at https://podcastmerch.com/collections/the-sdr-showYou can watch The SDR Show LIVE for FREE every Wednesday and Saturday at 9pm ET at GaSDigitalNetwork.com/LIVEOnce you're there you can sign up at GaSDigitalNetwork.com with promo code: SDR for a 7-day FREE trial with access to every SDR show ever recorded! On top of that you'll also have the same access to ALL the shows that GaS Digital Network has to offer!Follow the whole show on social media!Lawrence GowanBand Twitter: https://twitter.com/STYXthebandInstagram: https://instagram.com/GowanBand Instagram: https://instagram.com/STYXthebandJames L. MatternTwitter: https://twitter.com/jameslmatternInstagram: https://instagram.com/thejamesmatternRalph SuttonTwitter: https://twitter.com/iamralphsuttonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamralphsutton/The SDR ShowTwitter: https://twitter.com/theSDRshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesdrshow/GaS Digital NetworkTwitter: https://twitter.com/gasdigitalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gasdigital/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Kino+
#399 | Bullet Train, Prey, Gugelhupfgeschwader, Buba, Carter, Lightyear

Kino+

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 135:13


The Hunt is on: Silke, Andi, Andre und Schröck steigen in den BULLET TRAIN und jagen als GUGLHUPFGESCHWADER in der Zeit zurück, um mit PREY im Streaming-Universum auf die Jagd zu gehen. Dabei gelingt ihnen mit Hilfe von LIGHTYEAR die FLUCHT AUS PRETORIA und DER AUFSTIEG DER TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - DER FILM, während sie mit BUBA ein Stück Torte essen und gespannt auf CARTER warten. Leider bleibt dabei nicht mehr allzu viel Zeit für die Mediatheken-Tipps übrig, weshalb sie hier noch einmal erwähnt werden sollen: EINER FLOG ÜBER DAS KUCKUCKSNEST, um endlich wieder CLEAN den STYX für eine österreichische VENDETTA zu erreichen. Die Knappheit hat auch einen Grund: Andi, Andre & Schröck müssen nämlich noch ihr PREDATOR-Wissen testen, damit sie im Anschluss an Euch noch ein iPad verlosen können. Alle weiteren Infos findet Ihr etwas weiter unten. Und natürlich in der heutigen Folge, die darüber hinaus noch ein paar News enthält. So reden die Vier unter anderem über eine Kickstarter-Kampagne zu FUTURE BOY CONAN, ein ROAD HOUSE-Remake, den neuen Arbeitgeber der Daniels (EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, ALL AT ONCE), Stallones Ärger über das DRAGO-Spinoff und Warners Entscheidung, gleich mehrere Projekte wie unter anderem BATGIRL auf Eis zu legen. Abgerundet durch die Dinge, die wir zuletzt gesehen haben. So geht es noch einmal in die TWILIGHT ZONE, wo gerade die PHASE 4 gezündet wurde, deswegen WOODSTOCK 99 brennt und unsere DUAL-Idee in einem SWEET DISASTER endet. Und damit sollten wir an dieser Stelle kryptisch genug sein, um ein wenig Neugier oder eben Lust auf die Sendung zu schaffen. Es war auf jeden Fall eine sehr angeregte Runde. Auch wenn es so heiß war, dass selbst Wespen bei uns im Studio nach Abkühlung gesucht haben. Aber seht selbst, bleibt gesund und gut drauf und viel Spaß: Bsssssssssss. GEWINNSPIEL: iPad 6th Generation Beantwortet die Frage, die Daniel in der Folge stellt, und schickt Eure Antwort per E-Mail an kinoplus@rocketbeans.tv mit Stichwort BEUTE. Einsendeschluss ist der 11.08.2022. Hier findet ihr die Teilnahmebedingungen: https://forum.rocketbeans.tv/t/teilnahmebedingungen-fuer-gewinnspiele/43015/24?u=lugetersch

Roadie Free Radio
305: RFR Rewind: Michelle Pettinato |Inside & Outside

Roadie Free Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 7:45


Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato is a professional live sound engineer currently mixing FOH for Elvis Costello. Over the last thirty years, Michelle has worked with/for some of the most recognizable names in music including: the Spin Doctors, Styx, Gwen Stefani, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls, Mr. Big, Big Time Rush, Ke$ha, Jewel, Adam Lambert, and more. She has participated as a panelist and speaker at industry conferences and various universities, and has also written numerous articles and blogs about industry topics ranging from live sound techniques and career development to life on the road. Mentoring audio students and young professionals is also extremely important to Michelle and in 2013 she co-founded soundgirls.org to create a supportive community for women working in professional audio, while also inspiring and empowering the next generation. In 2015 Michelle was inducted into Full Sail University's Hall of Fame. Most recently, Michelle launched Mixing Music Live, an online video course for Live Sound and Mixing. FULL Episode HERE: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2M8ssxFWfSZ0b5cMj5DZJv?si=2MvWAgUMTnemM-rCkWh_Rw

WV unCommOn PlaCE
John Callas : When The Rain Stops

WV unCommOn PlaCE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 44:50


John Callas is a veteran writer/director/producer in the entertainment business. His experience ranges from the worldwide release of feature films to numerous motion picture trailers, national and international commercials, live action title sequences, a documentary shot on location in Russia, as well as having been the Worldwide VP for The Walt Disney Company while working at a large post production facility. John's prowess can be seen on live action teasers for Ransom, Dennis The Menace, Body Of Evidence, The Golden Child, Spaceballs, The Glass Menagerie, Cocoon II, Poltergeist III, Betrayed, My Girl, Glenngarry Glenn Ross, As Well As Title Sequences For The Two Jakes and A Few Good Men and a promotional film for an amusement ride from Showscan. John also directed an award-winning short film The White Gorilla. While creating live action teasers for feature films, John had the opportunity to work with notable actors including Mel Gibson, Walter Matthau, Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Eddie Murphy and Mel Brooks. In addition to working on feature film teasers, his work can be seen in projects for HBO, The Disney Channel, Show Time, the Broadway Play Phantom Of The Opera and the 1993 redesigned TriStar Logo. John's extensive background also includes over 200 commercials for such clients as Kellogg's, Dodge, Sunkist, Sprite, Toyota, Fuji, Volkswagen, Honda, McDonalds, Mazda, Minolta, Jedi Merchandising, Kraft, Jordache, Sea World, Givenchy and Sonassage with celebrity George Burns and industrial projects for Corporations including Vidal Sassoon, Salomon North America, Nissan and The Kao Corporation Of Japan. John's television experience includes directing a 14-week series entitled Potentials, with guests Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins, Ray Bradbury, Gene Roddenberry, Timothy Leary and others. He also directed 80 segments for Bobby's World, which has been rated the #1 show on Fox 11 Television in its time slot; garnering John an Emmy nomination. A multi-faceted filmmaker, John's work can be seen in music videos for Glenn Frey Of The Eagles, Bill Wyman Of The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield, Doobie Brothers, Styx and more. Some awards John has received include The New York Critics Choice Award for Lone Wolf, The Clio and Belding for his work on the Sunkist campaign, the prestigious Best of the West for his directorial work on a one-woman show, and an MTV award for best concept for Glen Frey's Smuggler's Blues. John's directorial sensitivity, creativity and humor combined with his thoroughness and ability to bring a project in on time and budget makes him a unique and valuable talent. John holds a Master Degree from Occidental College, and is a member of The Directors Guild Of America. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wvuncommonplace/message

Dan Caplis
Ryan's Riffs, 8/3: The Bobby Fuller Four, Waylon Jennings, Mike Post, Styx, Inner Circle, Ratt

Dan Caplis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 19:38


I Fought the Law - The Bobby Fuller Four, Good Ol' Boys - Waylon Jennings, Theme from 'Law & Order' - Mike Post, Renegade - Styx, Bad Boys - Inner Circle, Wanted Man - Ratt

Rock N Roll Pantheon
What Difference Does It Make: MTV Anniversary

Rock N Roll Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 30:38


It was the early days of MTV, and it was also the early days of our podcast, circa 2018, when we dissected the videos played on August 1, 1981, the day MTV was launched. This day was so important, we made it a two-part episode. In the first part, we debate our way through the first 15 videos played on MTV. We discover that one of our favorite Pat Benatar songs is, in fact a cover. We question the musical direction of Styx. And, Holly learns the definition of brass when it's in one's pocket.We are a proud member of The Pantheon Podcast Family

Dave & Jenn in the Morning
Southern Ohio Styx End Season as Champs! 08/02/2022

Dave & Jenn in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 3:07


Southern Ohio Styx End Season as Champs! 08/02/2022

Sly Dog Music-Cast
Lawrence Gowan (Styx, Gowan)

Sly Dog Music-Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 42:20


The Sly Dog is joined by the one and only Lawrence Gowan! We discuss the current Styx tour with REO Speedwagon & Loverboy, Styx's most recent album Crash The Crown, what makes a good Synth solo, Cyclorama turning 20, and so much more! Tune in and turn it up!

Dave & Jenn in the Morning
Southern Ohio Styx End Season with a Championship 8/2/22

Dave & Jenn in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 3:07


Southern Ohio Styx End Season with a Championship

Toronto Mike'd Podcast
Gowan: Toronto Mike'd #1089

Toronto Mike'd Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 100:33


In this 1089th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike chats with Lawrence "Larry" Gowan about his solo success with A Criminal Mind and (You're A) Strange Animal, the (You're A) Strange Animal resurgence with the release of Jordan Peele's NOPE, Moonlight Desires and its use in Degrassi's School's Out, how he came to join Styx and so much more. Toronto Mike'd is proudly brought to you by Great Lakes Brewery, Palma Pasta, Canna Cabana, StickerYou, Ridley Funeral Home and Electronic Products Recycling Association.

VIGILANTE AOR
Vigilant3 Aor Top History BY Rafa Hard

VIGILANTE AOR

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 139:23


Nueva Edición dedicada a nuestros oyentes como hacíamos en los años 90. es el turno de Rafa Hard pincha del mítico Lemmy en Madrid, nos ha realizado una selección fantástica. Entra y disfruta 1. HOUSE OF LORDS – PLEASURE PALACE, 2. SKULL – HEAD OVER HILLS, 3. PINK CREAM 69 – SHAME, 4. SHY – SHOWDOWN, 5. BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB – WONT SEE YOU AGAIN, 6. MESSANO – HIDE OUR LOVE AWAY (TELL ME WHY), 7. AMAZE ME – TOUGH AINT ENOUGH, 8. ALEXA – WANDERLUST, 9. WALK THE WIRE – REMEMBER, 10. JADED HEART – SURRENDER, 11. Q5 – YOUR TEARS (WILL FOLLOW ME), 12. STYX – LOVE IS THE RITUAL, 13. JUPITER – SUSPENSO EN AMOR, 14. GUN – INSIDE OUT, 15. IAN GILLAN – GUT REACTION, 16. TOTAL STRANGER – PARADISE, 17. FAIR WARNING – WHEN LOVE FAILS, 18. SANGRE AZUL – MIL Y UNA NOCHES, 19. LEE AARON – ROCK THE HARD WAY, 20. BATON ROUGE – BAD TIME COMING DOWN, 21. MELIDIAN – LIVING UNDER THE GUN, 22. SATIRA – DIAS DE SOL, 23. SINNER – CONCRETE JUNGLE, 24. VON GROOVE – HOUSE OF DREAMS, 25. KANE ROBERTS – DANCE LITTLE SISTER, 26. PAUL SABU - CALL OF THE WILD, 27. CHINA – THE FIGHT IS ON, 28. FRONTLINE - OUR LOVE, 29. VINNIE VINCENT INVASION - NO SUBSTITUTE, 30. TOBRUK – FALLING, 31. BONFIRE – BANG DOWN THE DOOR, 32. LAOS – ONE MORE NIGHT.

What Difference Does It Make
MTV Anniversary

What Difference Does It Make

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 30:38


It was the early days of MTV, and it was also the early days of our podcast, circa 2018, when we dissected the videos played on August 1, 1981, the day MTV was launched. This day was so important, we made it a two-part episode. In the first part, we debate our way through the first 15 videos played on MTV. We discover that one of our favorite Pat Benatar songs is, in fact a cover. We question the musical direction of Styx. And, Holly learns the definition of brass when it's in one's pocket.We are a proud member of The Pantheon Podcast Family

Your Online Coffee Break
STYX - Interview with James “JY” Young, the "Godfather"

Your Online Coffee Break

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 14:28


James “JY” Young (born November 14, 1949) is an American musician who is best known for playing lead guitar in the American rock band Styx, having served as the only continuous original member of the band. Young began playing keyboard and piano at the age of five. He attended Calumet High in Chicago and learned to play clarinet and guitar during those years. He was nicknamed by Styx members & long time fans as "J.Y." and is often referred to as "The Godfather of Styx".JY & the rest of Styx, along with REO Speedwagon and Loverboy, are performing on the road now with their tour called “Live and Unzoomed”. Several gold & multiplatinum albums. 16 singles in the top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and 8 top 10 hits. Last year they released the album “Crash of the Crown” and EP “The Same Stardust”. JY joins me today on the road to discuss the tour and his amazing music. For more information, visit: www.styxworld.comwww.crashofthecrown.comwww.facebook.com/styxthebandwww.twitter.com/styxthebandwww.instagram.com/styxthebandwww.youtube.com/styxthebandCRASH OF THE CROWN buy link:http://styx.lnk.to/crashofthecrownPRSupport the show

Uncorking a Story
Full Circle, with Fabian Nicieza

Uncorking a Story

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 41:34


Fabian is a comic book writer and editor who is best known as the co-creator of Marvel's Deadpool and for his work on titles such as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable, and Thunderbolts. He is the author of Suburban Dicks, a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. He recently joined me to talk about his latest novel, The Self Made Widow, which has been called a diabolically funny murder mystery featuring two unlikely sleuths investigating a murder that reveals the dark underbelly of suburban marriage. How did he learn English after immigrating to the United States? What role did comic books play in his early life? What was it like going from the business side of the comic book business to the creative side? Listen in to hear the answers to these questions and learn why Fabian has a beef with the band Styx. Buy The Self Made Widow Amazon: https://amzn.to/3yP2NDM Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9780593191293  Connect with Fabian Website: https://www.fabiannicieza.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fnicieza/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabian.nicieza/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fabiannicieza Connect with Mike Website: https://uncorkingastory.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvS4fuG3L1JMZeOyHvfk_g Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncorkingastory/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/uncorkingastory Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncorkingastory LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uncorking-a-story/ If you like this episode, please share it with a friend. If you have not done so already, please rate and review Uncorking a Story on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 20: Crossing Over Spirits + Where Do Our Pets Go When They Die?

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 47:23


Hello to the ghost and ghouls listening in to our podcast!! Today's episode we're chatting about what it's like to cross over spirits to the other side and sharing in some of their final moments. As death workers and practicing death witchcraft from a hellenic pagan standpoint we were able to share a few experiences and our own understanding of the afterlife based on what we've seen + what we've been told. Chelsea + Tenn are also touching upon our pets and where do they go when they die? Is the rainbow bridge actually real and are they still with us today? Our first segment of Boo and What Do? aired in this episode where we share a readers experience with seeing the spirit of her deceased dog! It fit perfectly with today's episode. Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Shop the Metaphysical Shop: https://www.crystalmoonclarity.com/evoking-the-shop Evoking the Shop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evokingtheshop/ Chelsea's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelschelslynnn/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

Icons and Outlaws
Metallica Part 1

Icons and Outlaws

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 87:59


Drummer Lars Ulrich was born into an upper-middle-class family in Gentofte, Denmark, on December 26, 1963. The son of Lone and tennis player Torben Ulrich. In February of 1973, Lars' father obtained passes for five of his friends to check out a Deep Purple (Smoke On the Water) concert held in the same stadium in Copenhagen as one of his tennis tournaments. When one of the dad's friends couldn't go, they gave their ticket to the nine-year-old Lars, who fell in love with the band and ran out and bought their album Fireball the next day. The concert and album greatly impacted Lars, inspiring the start of his music career. He received his first drum kit, a Ludwig, from his grandmother around 12 or 13. Lars initially intended to follow in his father's footsteps and become a badass tennis player, so he moved to Newport Beach, California, in the summer of 1980. Despite being ranked in the top ten tennis players of his age group in Denmark, Lars failed to make it into the seven-man Corona del Mar High School tennis team, solidifying his decision to focus on music.    So, while living in Los Angeles in late 1981, Lars placed an ad in the L.A. newspaper, The Recycler, which read, "Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with. Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden."    Guitarists James Hetfield and Hugh Tanner of Leather Charm answered the advertisement.    James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963, in Downey, California, the son of Cynthia Bassett, a light opera singer, and Virgil Lee Hetfield, a truck driver. James was nine years old when he first began piano lessons. He then started jamming on his half-brother David's drums, and finally, at 14, he began to play guitar with Robert Okner. He was also in a few bands as a teenager – one was "Leather Charm" with Hugh Tanner, and another was "Obsession." James said that Aerosmith was his primary musical influence as a child and that they were why he wanted to play guitar. His parents divorced in 1976 when he was 13. They were devout Christian Scientists, and following their beliefs, they strongly disapproved of medicine or any other medical treatment and remained loyal to their faith, even as James' mother, Cynthia, was dying from cancer. This lifestyle inspired many of his lyrics during his career with Metallica. For example, the songs "Dyers Eve" and "The God That Failed" from the albums "...And Justice for All" and "Metallica" touch on those topics. His mother, Cynthia, died of cancer in 1979 when Hetfield was 16 years old. After her death, James went to live with his older half-brother David.   Although he had not formed a band, Lars asked Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel if he could record a song for the label's upcoming compilation album, Metal Massacre. Slagel accepted, and Ulrich recruited Hetfield to sing and play rhythm guitar. Lars and James officially formed the band known as "Metallica" on October 28, 1981, five months after they first met.   A funny story; James' and Lars' first encounter was anything but promising. As Mick Wall wrote in his biography of the band "Enter Night", "neither James nor Hugh had anything good to say about [Lars]. The kid was 'weird' and 'smelled funny' [and] he couldn't even really play drums." Deeming the entire encounter something of a waste, James later recalled (in Wall's bio) that "we ate McDonald's, he ate herring. [Lars'] father was famous. He was very well off. Spoiled – that's why he's got his mouth. He know what he wants, he goes for it and he's gotten it his whole life."   When asked what Lars remembers about their first meet up, in a Blabbemouth.com interview, he said:   "I remember connecting with him," Lars responded. "I could see that, even though he was painfully shy or whatever, that there were some distinctive similarities. I spent six months talking to people about heavy metal, and they'd mention STYX, JOURNEY, KISS or whatever. I'd talk about ANGEL WITCH, DIAMOND HEAD or TYGERS OF PAN TANG. He had a connection to the music and the things I was throwing out there that seemed a little more authentic or trustworthy. Not much happened during that first meeting because he was kind of the wing man, or the plus one, for a guy named Hugh. If James was sitting here, he'd tell you that the drum kit I showed up with was in such bad shape that every time I hit the cymbal, it kept falling over — which is accurate. Hetfield and I ended up staying in touch, and when I came back from travelling in Europe a few months later, I called him up and said, 'Hey, do you want to play and see what happens?' And he was up for it."   The band name, "Metallica," came from Lars' friend Ron Quintana, who was brainstorming names for a fanzine and was considering MetalMania or Metallica. After hearing the two monikers, Lars wanted Metallica for his band, so he suggested Quintana use MetalMania instead. That magazine wound up being a U.S. monthly magazine focusing on heavy metal music, which was published between 1985 and 1991   Guitarist Dave Mustaine replied to an advertisement for a lead guitarist where Lars and James asked him to join after seeing his expensive guitar equipment. In early 1982, Metallica recorded its first original song, "Hit the Lights," for the Metal Massacre I compilation. James Hetfield played bass, and rhythm guitar and sang, while Lloyd Grant was credited with a guitar solo and Lars Ulrich played drums. Lloyd was a Jamaican guitarist who was never officially in the band. Lloyd has said:   "Me and Lars was jammin' down there in Orange County, California and we jam with a few people and we lookin' other people to jam with..." they met through The Recycler. "We were playing for a long time and he came down to my place my apartment once and he says and he keep asking me to come jam with the band, but I was really busy doing other stuff and I went down and play with them-me and him and James. That's three of us. James was playing bass, I was playing guitar and Lars was playing drums and we rehearse that "Hit The Lights" song, but way before that Lars had let me hear that song. We were hanging out watching soccer and he says "hey I met this guy blah blah blah and he's exactly what we want to jam with and he played this one song and it was great and that's how I was first was introduced to "Hit The Lights." After that I went over and jam a few times and he called me and say they gonna be in this compilation album and he brought over a tape of "Hit The Lights" recording on a four track asked me to play some solo for that and they were going to bring the four track down and they were going to bring it down and dump it on the compilation album."   Metal Massacre I was released on June 14, 1982. The early pressings listed the band incorrectly as "Mettallica," pissing the band off. However, the song "Hit The Lights," generated a buzz, and Metallica played their first live performance on March 14, 1982, at Radio City in Anaheim, California. The lineup consisted of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine, and newly recruited bassist Ron McGovney, who had been in James' previous band, "Leather Charm." Their first live success happened as they were chosen to open for British heavy metal band Saxon at one gig of their 1982 U.S. tour. This show was Metallica's second gig. In addition, Metallica recorded its first demo, Power Metal, whose name was inspired by Quintana's early business cards in early 1982.   In late 1982, Ulrich and Hetfield attended a show at the West Hollywood nightclub Whisky a Go Go, which featured bassist Cliff Burton in the band Trauma.  Clifford Lee Burton was born on February 10, 1962, in Castro Valley, California, to Ray and Jan Burton. Cliff's interest in music began when his father introduced him to classical music, and he began taking piano lessons. In his teenage years, he developed an interest in Rock, classical, country, and heavy metal. He began playing the bass at 13, after the death of his brother. His parents quoted him as saying, "I'm going to be the best bassist for my brother." He practiced up to six hours daily (even after joining Metallica). Besides classical and jazz, Burton's other early influences varied from Southern Rock and country to the blues. Cliff has cited Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler, Stanley Clarke, Lemmy Kilmister, and Phil Lynott as significant influences on his style of bass playing.   James and Lars were "blown away" by Cliff's use of a wah-wah pedal and asked him to join Metallica. The two leaders wanted Ron McGovney to leave because they thought he "didn't contribute anything, he just followed."  According to McGovney, his time in Metallica was reportedly tumultuous, as he often clashed with Ulrich and Mustaine. In addition, he felt that, aside from using the connections he made as an amateur photographer, his role was that of a money man and transportation provider rather than a respected band member. He ultimately quit on December 10, 1982, due to growing tensions. After leaving Metallica, McGovney became uninterested in playing music and sold most of his equipment.   Although Cliff Burton initially declined the offer to join Metallica, by the end of the year, he had accepted on the condition that the band moves to El Cerrito in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Metallica's first live performance with Cliff was at the nightclub "The Stone" in March 1983, and the first recording to feature Burton was the Megaforce demo (1983).   Metallica was ready to record their debut album, but they began looking for other options when Metal Blade could not cover the cost. Concert promoter Jonathan "Jonny Z" Zazula, who had heard the demo No Life 'til Leather (1982), offered to broker a record deal between Metallica and New York City-based record labels. After those record labels showed no interest, Zazula borrowed enough money to cover the recording budget and signed Metallica to his label, Megaforce Records.   In May 1983, Metallica traveled to Rochester, New York, to record its debut album, Metal Up Your Ass, which Paul Curcio produced. Unfortunately, the other members of Metallica decided to eject Mustaine from the band because of his drug and alcohol abuse and violent behavior just before the recording sessions on April 11, 1983. About this time, Mustaine told Loudwire magazine:   "When you're around a lot of people that like to drink and get silly, they just want to have fun," Mustaine explains. "I would drink and have fun until someone would refute something I had said. And then that was war, baby. I'd be aggressive and confrontational because I was a violent drunk. I lost all inhibitions when I was drinking, and that didn't go over to well in the end." The end came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning for Mustaine. Metallica had already hired Kirk Hammett as their new lead guitarist.  At around 9AM that morning, James, Lars, and Cliff woke up Mustaine, suffering from a tremendous hangover, and told him he was out of the band. "The thing that really upset me was that they never gave me a warning and I never got a second chance," Mustaine says. "It was just, 'Hey man. You're out. See ya later."   When Mustaine asked when his flight back to California was, he was told he wasn't flying. He was taking a four-day bus ride. Even worse, the bus was scheduled to leave one hour after he was fired. Mustaine scrambled to pack a travel bag, and James drove him from the Music Building in Queens to 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.   During the seemingly endless bus ride, according to Livewire.com, he was rightfully pissed for a while and then decided to write some new lyrics. Since he didn't have any paper, he wrote on the back of a handbill from Senator Alan Cranston. A message on the front of the card referred to the stockpiling of nuclear weapons that read, "The arsenal of megadeath can't be rid." After considerable thought, Mustaine decided the term megadeath would make a cool name for a metal band, especially if it were misspelled as Megadeth.   Kirk Lee Hammett was born on November 18, 1962, in San Francisco, California, and raised in the town of El Sobrante. He is the son of Teofila "Chefela" and Dennis L. Hammett, a Merchant Mariner. While attending De Anza High School, he met Les Claypool of Primus, and they remain close friends. Kirk began showing an interest in music after listening to his brother Rick's extensive record collection (which included Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and UFO). In addition, he was a huge horror movie fan but began selling his horror magazines to buy albums. This infatuation led him to pick up the guitar at fifteen. His first guitar was (in his own words) a "wholly unglamorous" Montgomery Ward catalog special that came with a shoebox with a 4-inch speaker for an amp. After purchasing a 1978 Fender Strat copy, Kirk attempted to customize his sound with various guitar parts before eventually buying a 1974 Gibson Flying V.   Guitarist Kirk Hammett replaced Dave Mustaine the same afternoon. Metallica's first live performance with Kirk was on April 16, 1983, at a nightclub in Dover, New Jersey, called "The Showplace."    Mustaine has expressed his dislike for Kirk in interviews, saying he "stole" his job. Mustaine was "pissed off" because he believed Hammett became popular by playing guitar leads that Mustaine had written. In a 1985 interview with Metal Forces, Mustaine said, "it's real funny how Kirk Hammett ripped off every lead break I'd played on that No Life 'til Leather tape and got voted No. 1 guitarist in your magazine".    Because of conflicts with its record label and the distributors' refusal to release an album titled Metal Up Your Ass, the album was renamed "Kill' Em All." It was released on Megaforce Records in the U.S. and on Music for Nations in Europe and peaked at number 155 on the Billboard 200 in 1986. Pretty cool, considering their top ten that year was: 1. That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick, Elton John, and Gladys Knight 2. Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie 3. I Miss You - Klymaxx 4. On My Own - Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald 5. Broken Wings - Mr. Mister 6. How Will I Know - Whitney Houston 7. Party All the Time - Eddie Murphy 8. Burning Heart - Survivor 9. Kyrie - Mr. Mister 10. Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer Although the album was not initially a financial success, it earned Metallica a growing fan base in the underground metal scene. The band embarked on the "Kill' Em All for One" tour with Raven to support the release. In February 1984, Metallica supported Venom on the "Seven Dates of Hell" tour, during which the bands performed in front of 7,000 people at the Aardschok Festival in Zwolle, Netherlands.    Metallica recorded the album in only two weeks on a shoestring budget. Initially, the band printed 1,500 copies. Since its release, "Kill 'Em All" has been certified 3x platinum. Metallica then recorded their second studio album, Ride the Lightning, at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, from February to March 1984. It was released in August 1984 and reached number 100 on the Billboard 200. Unfortunately, a French printing press mistakenly printed green covers for the album, which are now considered collectors' items. Mustaine received writing credit for "Ride the Lightning" and "The Call of Ktulu."   Elektra Records A&R director Michael Alago, and co-founder of Q-Prime Management Cliff Burnstein, attended a Metallica concert in September 1984. They were impressed with their performance and signed Metallica to Elektra. They also made them a Q-Prime Management artist. Metallica's growing success was such that the band's British label Music for Nations released "Creeping Death" as a limited-edition single, which sold 40,000 copies as an import in the U.S.  Two of the three songs on the record—cover versions of Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?" and Blitzkrieg's "Blitzkrieg"—appeared on the 1988 Elektra reissue of "Kill' Em All."  With unforgettable songs like "For Whom The Bell Tolls," "Creeping Death," and "Fade To Black", "Ride The Lightning" has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. and has been certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA.   That bell in the beginning of "For Whom The Bell Tolls", isn't really a bell at all. As producer Flemming Rasmussen recalled: “We had an anvil in the studio, and Lars had to bang that; it could've been that or from a record of sound effects. But there was a really heavy, cast-iron anvil and a metal hammer, and we stuck them in an all-concrete room. He'd just go wang.”  If you've ever tried to play along with the studio album version of "For Whom, The Bell Tolls, " you've probably had some guitar tuning issues. That's because the song is a quarter step above standard tuning. Why? As the Metallica Wiki says, there are two theories. The first is that the band intentionally sped up the recording, pitch shifting it in the process. The second is that the guitars are tuned up a quarter step to match the pitch of the "tolling bells." I mean anvil... now that's "metal AF". Metallica embarked on its first major European tour with Tank to an average crowd of 1,300. Returning to the U.S., it embarked upon a tour co-headlining with W.A.S.P. and supported by Armored Saint, featuring John Bush on vocals, who later went on to front Anthrax. Metallica played its largest show at the Monsters of Rock fest at Donington Park, England, on August 17, 1985, with Bon Jovi and Ratt, playing to 70,000 people. Then, at the "Day on the Green" festival in Oakland, California, the band played to a crowd of 60,000. Metallica's third studio album, Master of Puppets, was recorded at Sweet Silence Studios in Denmark from September to December 1985 and was released in March 1986. The album reached number 29 on the Billboard 200 and spent 72 weeks on the chart. It was the band's first album to be certified gold on November 4, 1986 and has sold over 6 million copies.    In 2015, Master of Puppets became the first ever metal album in history to be selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry.   Following the album's release, Metallica supported Ozzy Osbourne on a U.S. tour. During this time, James Hetfield broke his wrist while skateboarding; he continued with the tour, performing vocals, with guitar technician John Marshall playing rhythm guitar.   On the night of Sept. 26, 1986, Metallica was traveling between tour dates in Sweden when Burton and guitarist Kirk Hammett drew cards to decide who would get to choose a bunk. The bassist drew the Ace of Spades and chose the bunk Hammett had been occupying. "I said fine, take my bunk," the guitarist recalled in VH1's Behind the Music. "I'll sleep up front; it's probably better anyway." In the early morning of Sept. 27, 1986, shortly before 7 AM, the band members were awakened abruptly when the bus began to sway from side to side. The driver later told authorities that he lost control of the bus after hitting a patch of black ice. The bus left the road and flipped over on its side, and Cliff Burton – asleep in the top bunk – was thrown through the window. As the bus came down, it landed on top of him. He was only 24 years old. Reportedly, attempts were made to rescue him from underneath the bus by lifting it with a crane, but the crane slipped, and the bus crashed down on top of Burton a second time. Band members and onlookers have given different accounts of whether Burton died upon the first impact or when the bus came down again. Whichever way it happened, Cliff Burton died at the scene.   Hetfield said: "I saw the bus lying right on him. I saw his legs sticking out. I freaked. The bus driver, I recall, was trying to yank the blanket out from under him to use for other people. I just went, 'Don't fucking do that!' I already wanted to kill the bus driver. I don't know if he was drunk or if he hit some ice. All I knew was, he was driving and Cliff wasn't alive anymore."   James has said he walked up and down the road in his socks and underwear looking for black ice and found none. The band has speculated over the years if drinking or drugs could have played a role in the accident or if the driver fell asleep at the wheel. An investigation cleared the driver of any wrongdoing. Burton was cremated, and his ashes were scattered at the Maxwell Ranch in California. Metallica's "Orion" was played at the ceremony, and lyrics from "To Live Is to Die" are engraved upon his memorial stone: "Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation take me home."   In an interview with Gibson TV, Kirk Hammet, who could have been the one in that unlucky bunk said: "The last show that we played with Cliff was a spectacular show," Kirk recalls in the interview. "It was the first show after maybe six or seven weeks when James was back on guitar because he had broken his arm during the Ozzy tour. His arms was healed enough so he was able to play guitar and it was the first show where we had James back… and it was the night that Cliff died. "Everyone was just so happy James was back and to have James's guitar fuelling everything again, rather than me and John Marshall [tech and stand-in guitarist] sharing that duty. We played really, really well and felt like we were back 100%… so that last show was one of the best shows we'd played all fucking year and in retrospect I'm glad Cliff's last show was special in that regard. It really was, in all respects, one of the best shows we'd played and Cliff was very, very happy. So knowing that is a good thing." "It' didn't really, truly sink in until about three weeks or so [afterwards]," Hammett remembers. "As a tribute to Cliff's memory it was important for us to go on [but for] those first two weeks it was up and down, we had no idea what we were going to do. I was taking guitar lessons, the old standby for musicians who can't find any gigs or band. That's what I was actually thinking."

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LagunaPalooza: Fantasy Concert
Styx (all live recordings)

LagunaPalooza: Fantasy Concert

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 60:12


Taken from The Grand Illusion Live & Caught In The Act, includes The Grand Illusion, Fooling Yourself, Mr. Roboto, To Much Time On My Hands, Babe, Come Sail Away, Sing For The Day, Blue Collar Man, Renegade and The Grand Finale.

Music Notes with Jess
Ep. 144 - Yacht Rock - Boat Songs

Music Notes with Jess

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 31:31


Originating from southern California, “Yacht Rock” is mellow soft rock music from the 1970s and 1980s, incorporating jazz fusion, harmonized vocals, and bouncy rhythms. The name came from a 2005 web series of that title, influencing musicologists to further analyze. There's playlists, countdowns, online polls, cover bands, podcasts, and streaming stations branding yacht rock. At the helm of my own interpretation, I crafted a 10 song playlist in chronological order, to lyrically make you feel you're on a yacht. Theme Song: "Dance Track", composed by Jessica Ann CatenaSpotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5vgXVcoUhspT3Vx12X3JuB?si=641514c7a8884bdcSongs Mentioned: “Closer to Home (I'm Your Captain)” - Grand Funk Railroad (1970)“Ride Captain Ride” - Blues Image (1970)“Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)” - Looking Glass (1972)“Sail On, Sailor” - The Beach Boys (1973)“Reelin' in the Years” - Steely Dan (1973-1974)“Black Water” - The Doobie Brothers (1974)“Love Will Keep Us Together” - Captain & Tennille (1975)“Come Sail Away” - Styx (1977-1978)“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” - Rupert Holmes (1979-1980)“Sailing” - Christopher Cross (1979, 1980)Yacht or Nacht - song survey: https://www.yachtornyacht.com/Masterclass' Yacht Rock article: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/yacht-rock-guide#what-is-yacht-rockWikipedia's Yacht Rock entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacht_rockSirius/XM's Yacht Rock channel: https://www.siriusxm.com/channels/yacht-rock-radio?intcmp=CG_NA_wwwAmazon Music - Yacht Rock Playlist: https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B01J4WJN0C?ref_=dmm_acq_mrn_d_ds_z_-c_c_601504487185_g_120309761644&gclid=CjwKCAjww8mWBhABEiwAl6-2RU8zjv0BpZxdINeIj6Irm9IanYSaK_eQTVaICt2c6g5WEUObxShJqhoC4rgQAvD_BwEPandora - Yacht Rock station: https://www.pandora.com/genre/yacht-rockYacht Rock Revue: https://www.yachtrockrevue.com/tourYacht Rock web series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTI8vg7A5U

Dad Band Land
DBL Ep 22 - Picking Up Styx

Dad Band Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 77:14 Very Popular


We unexpectedly loved Toto IV - can Styx' “The Grand Illusion” work that same magic on us? Also, podcasts might not be a visual medium, but we go ahead and share our favorite music videos of all time! And of course you can enjoy all today's tunes on our custom-built Apple Music playlist: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/dbl-22-playlist/pl.u-V9D7Z9pcjNbb Email: dadbandland@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/dadbandland Insta: https://instagram.com/dadbandland FB: https://www.facebook.com/dadbandland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Unlisted Wall
Episode 70: Gladiator(2000)& Troy(2004)

Unlisted Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 145:40


We've been away a while, what with season 3 ending with us in Hell courtesy of the Event Horizon. Now that we're back, we've decided to stay here on Earth and take a tour of the past with season 4's opening block of ahistorical epics. First up, a pair of turn of the century blockbusters in Ridley Scott's Gladiator and Wolfgang Petersen's Troy. Both films combined topped the six-hour mark via the extended versions, and as a result we've posted our longest runtime yet....will our speaking voices hold out? At night Ben sees their faces. All the men he's killed. They're standing there on the far bank of the river Styx. They're waiting for him; Five thousand of Charles's men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved, two thousand will never leave this place. He will not believe they fought and died for nothing.

Live From Progzilla Towers
Live From Progzilla Towers - Edition 439

Live From Progzilla Towers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 180:00


Welcome to Live From Progzilla Towers Edition 439. In this edition we heard music by Todd Rundgren, Styx, Charlie Griffiths, Astral Magic, PBII, Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, Steely Dan, Iron Maiden, Les Friction, Light, Graham Gouldman & Brian May, Fernando Perdomo, The Lens, Life In Digital & Iconic Sky, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Schnauser, Nick D'Virgilio & Dire Straits.

Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
Talking Bad Co., KISS, Styx And More

Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 100:05


On this episode Scott talks with Tom Spillone of the Going Postal Podcast about various music topics 

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 19: Folk Magic, Ancestors and Superstition

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 53:19


Hello to the ghost and ghouls listening in to our podcast!! Today's episode we're chatting about folk magic, ancestry and superstitions that have been found in our own familial practices! Folk magic is fascinating and has been practiced throughout ancient times and was always considered "something our families just did" and as you listen you might find that your family practices a form of magic too but it's just never called that. Chelsea will be diving into her own practices of Italian Folk Magic while Tenn brings in the superstition and magic from ancient times. Do you have any superstitions and are you interested in folk magic? Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Shop the Metaphysical Shop: https://www.crystalmoonclarity.com/evoking-the-shop Evoking the Shop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evokingtheshop/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

Suburban Underground
BONUS: REPLACEMENT LEAD SINGERS!

Suburban Underground

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 64:49


This is the last bonus, Steve-solo episode for awhile, so grab it while its hot!  This show is all about bands that experienced a change of lead singer...often from a beloved, popular one to someone unknown.  And this episode focuses on songs with the 2nd or 3rd lead singer in the timeline of the band.  You will hear such artists as Bad Company, Deep Purple, Montrose, Echo & The Bunnymen, Ultravox, Wall of Voodoo, Styx, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, 10,000 Maniacs, Yes, Kansas and Lynyrd Skynyrd.   On the Air on Bedford 105.1 FM Radio      * 5pm Friday *      * 10am Sunday *      * 8pm Monday * Stream live at http://209.95.50.189:8178/stream Stream on-demand most recent episodes at https://wbnh1051.podbean.com/category/suburban-underground/ Twitter: @SUBedford1051 Facebook: SuburbanUndergroundRadio Instagram: SuburbanUnderground And available on demand on your favorite podcast app!

Radio Bypass Podcast
RadioBypass Episode 256

Radio Bypass Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 67:07


This week we have brand new Rock and Roll music that DESERVES to be heard from Cleanbreak, Black Swan, Vante, Davin Loiler, Wyld Ryde, Jeff Beck/Johhny Depp, The Dead Daisies, Ozzy Osbourne, and Last Temptation, plus killer rock from Red Voodoo, Def Leppard, Styx, and Nazareth! Play it LOUD!

Radio Bypass Podcast
RadioBypass Episode 256

Radio Bypass Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 67:07


This week we have brand new Rock and Roll music that DESERVES to be heard from Cleanbreak, Black Swan, Vante, Davin Loiler, Wyld Ryde, Jeff Beck/Johhny Depp, The Dead Daisies, Ozzy Osbourne, and Last Temptation, plus killer rock from Red Voodoo, Def Leppard, Styx, and Nazareth! Play it LOUD!

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - HOWARD BLOOM - How He Accidentally Started The Sixties

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 45:53


Howard Bloom (born June 25, 1943) is an American author. He was a publicist in the 1970s and 1980s for singers and bands such as Prince, Billy Joel, and Styx. In 1988 he became disabled with chronic fatigue syndrome. Since then, he has published three books on human evolution and group behavior, The Genius of the Beast, Global Brain, and The Lucifer Principle. Visit www.howardbloom.net

The RETROZEST Podcast
105: RICK ROSSOVICH Interview - TOP GUN: MAVERICK Celebration Part 2

The RETROZEST Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 108:14


On Episode 105 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis continues a celebration of TOP GUN: MAVERICK, the sequel to 1986's TOP GUN. Assisting in this endeavor is a very special guest, the actor who portrayed LTJG Ron "Slider" Kerner in the first film, RICK ROSSOVICH! Rick began his career on TV shows like Eight is Enough and B.J. and the Bear. Besides Top Gun, he has appeared in such films as The Lords of Discipline, Streets of Fire, The Terminator, Roxanne and Navy Seals. Additionally, in the 1990s he returned heavily to television with recurring roles on both ER and Pacific Blue. All of this is discussed in depth on this episode; and Rick also shares stories about the making of Top Gun, as well as his opinion about Top Gun: Maverick, of course. Subsequently, Curtis also points out a (most likely) unintentional connection between Top Gun: Maverick and the recent hard rock supergroup Sweet & Lynch (featuring Michael Sweet of Stryper and George Lynch of Dokken/Lynch Mob)... sort of. Additionally, Mr. Retrovere shares this week's Retro News segment, which includes an editorial segment by Aaron Martel of the Ridiculous Rock Record Reviews (R4) podcast celebrating of the 40th anniversary of the seventh studio album by the American rock band STYX, The Grand Illusion! For a great track-by-track analysis of The Grand Illusion, check out Episode #113 of the R4 Podcast! Incidentally, you may help the podcast by purchasing a TOP GUN T-Shirt or two (many different designs and colors!) from our store at store.retrozest.com/topgun. You may also browse our entire store at store.retrozest.com/home. You may also help the RetroZest Podcast by purchasing a Celebrity Video Message gift for a friend/family member from CelebVM! Choose from celebrities like Barry Williams, Gary Busey, Ernie Hudson, Robert Fripp, Right Said Fred, etc.! Simply enter their website through our portal at store.retrozest.com/celebvm, and shop as you normally would; it's no extra cost to you at all! Contact Curtis at podcast@retrozest.com, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Also, check us out on TikTok!  

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 18: The Tales of The Hat Man and Accounts of Shadow People Across the World

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 57:18


Hello to the ghost and ghouls listening in to our podcast!! Today's episode is all about some of the most widely known entities The Hat Man and Shadow People. There are accounts from all over the world and among different cultures - where people have shared their bone-chilling stories of the same entities and figures. Ten and Chelsea also recall their run-in with The Hat Man and Shadow People. What can you do when you encounter them? We're also sharing a few stories from users on Reddit and we want to let you know you're not alone if you've experienced paranormal activity. At the end Chelsea + Ten diagnose a paranormal experience that Ten's friend experienced the night before this podcast was filmed. We provide some questions you can ask yourself to help figure out what type of spirit you're encountering and is it malevolent? Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Shop the Metaphysical Shop: https://www.crystalmoonclarity.com/evoking-the-shop Evoking the Shop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evokingtheshop/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

RocknRoll Beer Guy
EP285 - Lawrence Gowan

RocknRoll Beer Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 31:36


EP285 is with special guest Lawrence Gowan of the legendary band Styx! Their newest album "Crash of the Crown" is out now. We talk about the album, touring with REO Speedwagon & Loverboy, how he maintains his health, energy vibrations and more! Cheers! Video: https://youtu.be/brKgXlInEck Follow him: @gowan Follow Styx: @styxtheband For all things Styx: styxworld.com PLEASE check out the Patreon page. Support the podcast and earn exclusive content like full audio interviews from Psycho Las Vegas from acts like Andrew WK, Red Fang, CKY and more. www.patreon.com/rrbg Sponsors! Kill Cliff The premier recovery & energy drinks come from Kill Cliff. Their Mango Tango comes with 25 MG of CBD and it's the perfect way to recover from a hard work out or to work on your yoga practice. Check out their variety of flavors and styles. https://killcliff.com/ Saint Joints Check out our friends at Saints Joints providing the Pacific Northwest with carefully crafted Mixed Strain Joint packs. Featuring artwork from artists such as Skinner. Thunderking Coffee The best coffee in Southern California...period. Roasted in Costa Mesa, they are huge supporters of live music, collaborate with Violent Gentlemen, great people, family owned and seriously the most delicious coffee beans you can get. Pick some up now at: www.thunderkingcoffee.com

LagunaPalooza: Fantasy Concert
4th of July 2022 Part 1 (all live cuts)

LagunaPalooza: Fantasy Concert

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 60:14


This celebration begins with Styx, Kings of Leon, The Kinks, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Travis Tritt, White Snake, Metallica, Linkin Park, Muse, and Perl Jam.

Talk North - Souhan Podcast Network
My First Concert featuring Dave Lee - 'Rush, Styx, REO Speedwagon & Foreigner' with Jim Souhan

Talk North - Souhan Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 33:16


Talk North's 'Podfather' & legendary Twin Cities sports writer, Jim Souhan, joins Dave Lee to discuss his incredible first concert lineup, the origin story of a basement musician, and plenty of Sid Hartman recollections. Sponsored by Minnesota Propane Association (https://discoverpropanemn.com/)

OSOCITY
OSOCITY Kompa Mix | Flight OSO 132

OSOCITY

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 31:03


Welcome Aboard FLIGHT OSO! Buckle up! and get ready for take off as we take you on a musical journey! Kite KOMPA ZOUK a Jw! Bonjour! Sak Gen La! Beautiful People get ready to Feel the Vibes of a Lifetime! I'm so proud to present to you The 1st ever OSOCITY Kompa Zouk Mix for 2022! As soon as your hear the piano melodies and Guitar strings the amazing vibes just takes over your body! Kompa music was originated in Haiti

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 17: Hellenic Pagan Goddesses Persephone - Does She Actually Pre-Date Hades and Other Misconceptions Debunked by an Archaeologist

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 61:06


Hello to the ghost and ghouls listening in to our podcast!! This episode was highly requested by our listeners! Today we're diving into Queen Persephone - The Greek Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring and the many misconceptions we have been seeing about her on the internet. We're diving into these questions today: Does Persephone pre-date Hades? Was she actually found in Mycenae? What's the difference between the Greek and Roman Gods? Why we can't 100% say they are the same? Were the Greek Gods recorded earlier than classical Greece? Ten is an archaeologist and dives into what she knows to be true with sources for you to use and evidence that leads us to a few different conclusions! Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Shop the Metaphysical Shop: https://www.crystalmoonclarity.com/evoking-the-shop Evoking the Shop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evokingtheshop/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

My First Concert featuring Dave Lee
'Rush, Styx, REO Speedwagon & Foreigner' with Jim Souhan

My First Concert featuring Dave Lee

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 33:16


Talk North's 'Podfather' & legendary Twin Cities sports writer, Jim Souhan, joins Dave Lee to discuss his incredible first concert lineup, the origin story of a basement musician, and plenty of Sid Hartman recollections. Sponsored by Minnesota Propane Association (https://discoverpropanemn.com/)

Making Sound with Jann Klose
Howard Bloom Part 1

Making Sound with Jann Klose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 85:14


Howard Bloom (born June 25, 1943) is an American author. He was a music publicist in the 1970s and 1980s for singers and bands such as Prince, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson and Styx. He has published a book on Islam, The Muhammad Code, an autobiography, How I Accidentally Started The Sixties, and three books on human evolution and group behavior: The Genius of the Beast, Global Brain, and The Lucifer Principle. Bloom was born to a Jewish family in Buffalo, New York. He became interested in science, especially cosmology and microbiology, as early as the age of ten. By age sixteen Bloom was working as an assistant researching the immune system at the Roswell Park Memorial Research Cancer Institute. Bloom graduated from New York University and, at the age of twenty-five, veered from his scientific studies to work as an editor for a rock magazine. Bloom would go on to found one of the largest public relations firms in the music industry. howardbloom.net

Icons and Outlaws
Journey

Icons and Outlaws

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 108:04


www.iconsandoutlaws.com   The band Journey came together in San Francisco in 1973 under the auspices of former Santana manager Herbie Herbert who also managed The Steve Miller band, Roxette, and Europe. They were initially called the Golden Gate Rhythm Section and were backup players for established Bay Area bands. Originally, it included Santana alumni Neal Schon on lead guitar and Gregg Rolie on keyboards and lead vocals. Completing the band were bassist Ross Valory and rhythm guitarist George Tickner, both from the band Frumious Bandersnatch. Prairie Prince of The Tubes served as drummer. After one particular performance in Hawaii, the crew quickly abandoned the "backup band" idea and began developing their own distinctive jazz fusion style. After an unsuccessful radio contest to name the group, roadie John Villanueva suggested the name "Journey."   The band's first public gig was at the Winterland Ballroom on New Year's Eve 1973 to an audience of 10,000, and the following day, they flew to Hawaii to perform at the Diamond Head Crater to an even bigger audience. Prairie Prince returned to The Tubes shortly after. On February 1, 1974, the band hired British drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who had recently worked with the one and only David Bowie and was also a member of the second version of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention. On February 5, 1974, the new lineup debuted at the Great American Music Hall, showcasing in front of Columbia Records executives. They signed a recording contract with the label following the performance and later performed at venues around the Bay Area.   Journey went into CBS Studios in November 1974 with grammy award-winning producer Roy Halee to record their debut album "Journey." It was released in April 1975, entering the Billboard charts at number 138. This record was a jazzy progressive rock album focused mainly on the band's instrumental talents. It featured songs like "Of A Lifetime" and the instrumental, "Kahoutek,"; both songs pushing the 7-minute mark. Rhythm guitarist Tickner left the band shortly after due to the heavy touring the band was promoting the album, allowing Schon to take on the complete guitar duties.    Journey entered the studio again in late 1975 to record "Look into the Future," released in January 1976 and hit the Billboard Top 200 charts at number 100. The band promoted the album with a two-hour performance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, which later aired on the radio as touring continued to promote their second album. For this second album, the members of Journey toned down the overt progressiveness of their first release in favor of a more straightforward sound. The album also features a cover version of The Beatles' "It's All Too Much" from the 1968 Yellow Submarine film and 1969 soundtrack. The title track, "Look Into The Future," was the longest recorded Journey song at 8:10 until 1980, when "Destiny" from Dream, After Dream would claim that honor.   From May to October 1976, the band went to "His Master's Wheels" Studios to record their third studio album, "Next," which, just like the previous album, was produced by the band. However, they brought a much more commercial sound while keeping their jazz fusion and progressive rock roots. The album was released in February and charted on the Billboard Top 200 at 85. It would be the last album to feature Gregg Rolie as the lead singer. "Spaceman" with the instrumental "Nickel and Dime" was the single, and, unfortunately, sales did not improve, which led Columbia Records to almost dropping the band.   About these times in the band's career, lead guitarist Neal Schon has said: "I still think some of the stuff we did then was great. Some of it was self-indulgent, just jamming for ourselves, but I also think a lot of other things hurt us in the early days. It took a while for the politics to sort of shape up."   Journey's album sales did not improve, so Columbia Records requested they change their musical style and add a lead singer who would share lead vocals with Rolie. In comes Steve Perry, right? Nope! The band hired Robert Fleischman from the Los Angeles-based band "Staggerwing" and began transitioning toward a more popular style, similar to that of Foreigner and Boston. Journey went on tour with Fleischman in 1977, opening for bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Fleischman and the rest of the band began writing and rehearsing new songs, including the hit "Wheel in the Sky." However, this new lineup would be short-lived because the band was introduced to that guy I mentioned earlier, Steve Perry, during a performance before approximately 100,000 at Soldier Field in Chicago. This chance encounter was significant because differences between Fleischman and manager Herbie Herbert resulted in Fleischman's departure from the band within the year.   Steve made his live debut with the band at the Old Waldorf in October 1977, stepping into His Master's Studios and Cherokee Studios from October to December. Herbie hired Roy Thomas Baker as the new record's producer to add a layered sound approach similar to a band Baker had previously worked with, a little English band called "Queen." With a new lead singer and new producer in tow, the band's fourth studio album, Infinity, was released in January 1978, and peaked at number 21 on Billboard. "Lights", "Anytime," and "Wheel In The Sky" were the album's singles, and it has sold over 3 million copies. Journey then set out on tour supporting the album and headlined a full tour for the first time.   According to Herbie, tensions were high between Aynsley Dunbar and the rest of the band due to the change in music direction from the jazz-fusion sound. Guitarist Neal Schon said: "We would talk about it, and he'd say he'd be willing to simplify things. But we'd get out there, and after five shows he wasn't doing that at all." Finally, Dunbar's resistance came to a head when he started playing erratically and talking crap about the other members, which later resulted in Herbie axing Dunbar after their headline tour. He was replaced by Berklee-trained drummer and Montrose member Steve Smith.   Perry, Schon, Rolie, Smith, and Valory returned to the studio at Cherokee Studios in late 1978 to record their fifth album, Evolution, which was later released in March 1979, peaking at number 20 on Billboard and selling another 3 million copies. This album, which would be a milestone for the band, gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 single, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'," peaking at number 16, and was all over the radio. Following the tour in support of Evolution, the band expanded its operation to include a lighting and trucking operation for future gigs. The tour had grossed more than $5 million, making the band as popular as it had been in five years. Journey later entered Automatt Studios to record their sixth studio album, Departure, released in March 1980, peaking at number 8 on Billboard. The first single, "Any Way You Want It," peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980. The album featured an edgier sound, thanks partly to the "live in studio" way the songs were recorded. They initially went into the studio with 19 tracks, eventually trimming down to 12. This record would also go on to sell over 3 million copies!   Founding member and keyboardist Gregg Rolie left the band following the Departure tour to start a family and undertake various solo projects. It was the second time he had departed from a successful act in his career. Yep, he left Journey and Santana. Keyboardist Stevie "Keys" Roseman was then brought in to record the lone studio track, "The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)," on the band's live album "Captured." Rolie suggested pianist Jonathan Cain of The Babys as his permanent replacement so, with Cain's synthesizers replacing Rolie's organ, Cain had become the band's newest member. With Cain joining as the new keyboard player, the band entered Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California, in late 1980, releasing their seventh studio album, "Escape," in July 1981. Escape became their most successful album, charting at number one in the United States. In addition, the album had a ton of hit singles, including: "Who's Crying Now," "Still They Ride," "Open Arms," and the iconic "Don't Stop Believin'." In July of 2021, it was certified diamond, selling over 10 million copies!!   Oh, and "Escape" had its own video game! Journey Escape was a video game developed and manufactured by Data Age for the Atari 2600 console and released in 1982.    Want to hear the plot of the game?   You're on the road with Journey, one of the world's hottest rock groups. A spectacular performance has just ended. Now it's up to you to guide each Journey Band Member past hordes of Love-Crazed Groupies, Sneaky Photographers, and Shifty-Eyed Promoters to the safety of the Journey Escape Vehicle in time to make the next concert. Your mighty manager and loyal roadies are there to help, but the escape is up to you!   These other bands may have been successful, but not Atari 2600 successful.   Journey began another lengthy yet successful tour on June 12, 1981, supported by opening acts Billy Squier, (My Kind of Lover) Greg Kihn Band, Point Blank, and Loverboy. They then opened for one and only The Rolling Stones on September 25 of the same year. MTV videotaped one of their two sold-out shows in Houston on November 6, 1981, in front of over 20,000 fans, later released on DVD, which for 1981 was HUGE.   Following the success of the 1981 tour, the band's entire establishment as a corporation, and the formation of a fan club called "Journey Force," the band released "Only Solutions" and "1990s Theme" for the 1982 Disney film Tron.    At this point, Journey was absolutely killing it, so they entered Fantasy Studios again in the middle of their 1982 tour to record their eighth studio album, Frontiers. Released in February 1983, "Frontiers" was the band's second-biggest selling album, selling over six million copies. Peaking at number 2 on the Billboard charts, it spawned the hit singles "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "Send Her My Love," "After the Fall," and of course, "Faithfully," and you can hear our version of Faithfully wherever you listen to new music and at the end of this episode.   Journey began the tour supporting "Frontiers" in Japan and continued in North America alongside the Canadian Crooner, Bryan Adams, as the opening act. During the tour, NFL Films recorded a video documentary of their life on the road called "Frontiers and Beyond," shooting scenes at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than 80,000 fans in attendance.   After the success of the Frontiers tour, the band decided to take some well-deserved time off. Steve and Neal both tried their hands at solo projects, and in 1984 Steve Perry, with the help of band manager Herbie, recorded and released his first solo album, Street Talk. Street Talk released Perry's biggest hit as a solo artist, "Oh Sherrie," written for his then-girlfriend Sherrie Swafford. The song hit #3 on the billboard hot 100 and #1 on Billboard's Rock chart, and the accompanying music video (also featuring Swafford) was a hit on MTV.   Neal Schon toured briefly in 1984 with his supergroup HSAS, supporting their sole album, "Through the Fire, released that year on Geffen.    Sidenote, what does "HSAS" stands for? Any guesses?   Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve featured lead vocalist Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), lead guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Kenny Aaronson (The Yard birds), and drummer Michael Shrieve. (Santana). The group reportedly rehearsed for less than a month before playing in concert.   Who are the Yardbirds? (For Your Love) Well, they were an English rock band formed in 1963 and launched the careers of a few notable guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck   Also, At age 20, drummer Michael Shrieve was the second youngest musician to perform at Woodstock while playing for Santana. His drum solo during "Soul Sacrifice" in the Woodstock film has been described as "electrifying."   When asked by the press if Journey was finished after selling their properties at the end of 1984, guitarist Neal commented, "No way Journey's ending. We're all too committed to this band to ever let that happen. In fact, one of the reasons we decided to go off in separate directions for a while was to keep the band as strong as ever."   After a productive phone call between Cain and Perry, the band returned to Fantasy Studios in late 1985 to record their ninth studio album "Raised on Radio," but with Steve Perry acting as the album's producer. Unfortunately, things were pretty tense within the band leading Herbie and Steve to fire both bass player Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith for musical and professional differences. This booting took place only a few months into the recording sessions for the album, though Valory later admitted he left the band on his terms.    Bassist and future American Idol judge Randy Jackson, bassist Bob Glaub, and established drummer Larrie Londin were brought in to continue the album's recordings. If you're not familiar with Larrie Londin, check out his credentials. He's done session work with everyone from the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to Elvis and Dolly Parton. He is an absolute legend in the business—an "icon" for sure.   "Raised on Radio" was released in May 1986, peaking at number four on Billboard's album chart but underperforming compared to the band's previous two albums. It featured five singles: The top ten hit "Be Good to Yourself" along with "Suzanne," "Girl Can't Help It," "I'll Be Alright Without You," and "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?".   The Raised on Radio support tour began at Angels Camp, California, in August 1986. The band performed sold-out shows throughout the United States before concluding with two shows in Anchorage, Alaska, in early 1987, with selected dates supported by Honeymoon Suite (New Girl Now), The Outfield (Your Love), and Glass Tiger (Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone.) The tour featured Randy Jackson on bass and Mike Baird on drums, and was videotaped by MTV for a documentary that included interviews with the band members called Raised on Radio, just like the album. MTV apparently loved themselves some Journey!   With tensions between Perry, the band, and manager Herbie at an all-time high following the tour's conclusion, Perry was unable or unwilling to remain actively involved and was tired of touring as it affected his health and his vocals.   Steve said: "I called Jon and Neal together. We met in San Rafael, we sat on the edge of the marina, and I just told them, 'I can't do this anymore. I've got to get out for a while.' And they said: 'Well, what do you mean?' And I said: 'That's exactly what I mean, is what I'm saying. I just don't want to be in the band anymore. I want to get out; I want to stop.' And I think Jon said: 'Well, just take some time off, and we'll think,' and I said: 'OK, fine.' And I just sort of fell back into my life. I looked around and realized that my whole life had become everything I'd worked so hard to be, and when I came back to have a regular life, I had to go find one."   He also stated: "The truth is, that I thought music had run its course in my heart," Perry explains in a statement on his website. "I'd had an amazing time in an amazing band, and then the chance to express myself as a solo artist too. But I had to be honest with myself, and in my heart, I knew I just wasn't feeling it anymore." "For a long time, I could barely even listen to music. My last show with Journey was February of 1987. Then one day, it hit me that I couldn't do this anymore. I felt as if I had to jump off this merry-go-round — this big beautiful mothership that we had all worked so hard together to build."   Following the "Raised on Radio" tour, the band went into a hiatus. However, Columbia Records released the Greatest Hits compilation in November 1988, which became one of the biggest selling greatest hits albums, selling over 15 million copies and continuing to sell half a million to a million copies per year. The compilation spent 750 weeks on the Billboard album charts until 2008. To date, their greatest hits album has sold almost 21 million copies worldwide.   Here's something else I wasn't aware of. While Steve Perry had retreated from the public eye, Schon and Cain spent the rest of 1987 collaborating with other profound artists. They worked with artists like Jimmy Barnes and Michael Bolton before teaming up with Cain's ex-Babys bandmates John Waite and Ricky Phillips. They, in turn, formed the supergroup Bad English (When I See You Smile, Price of Love) with drummer Deen Castronovo in 1988, releasing two albums in 1989 and 1991.    Steve Smith, however, devoted his time to his jazz bands, Vital Information and Steps Ahead, and teamed up with former bassist Ross Valory and original Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie. They formed the band "The Storm" with singer Kevin Chalfant and guitarist Josh Ramos, and guess who their manager was? Herbie, of course!!   On November 3, 1991, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, and Steve Perry reunited to perform "Faithfully" and "Lights" at the Bill Graham tribute concert 'Laughter, Love & Music' at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, following the concert promoter's death in an unfortunate helicopter accident.    In October 1993, Schon, Rolie, Valory, Dunbar, Smith, and Cain reunited and performed at a private dinner for manager extraordinaire Herbie Herbert at Bimbo's in San Francisco, with Kevin Chalfant (Allen Parsons Project live singer) on lead vocals.   After the breakup of Bad English in 1991, Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo formed the glam metal band Hardline (Takin Me Down) with brothers Johnny and Joey Gioeli, releasing only one studio album before his departure. Neal later joined Paul Rodgers (Bad Company vocalist) in 1993 for live performances, alongside Castronovo. In 1994, Steve Perry had released his second solo album, "For the Love of Strange Medicine," and toured North America in support of the album, though his voice had changed since the last time he had performed. Those high notes weren't as easy to hit anymore. Steve Perry ultimately decided to reunite with Journey under one condition. He demanded that there be a bowl of peanut M&Ms backstage at all times and that they HAD to be all brown with one, just one, green NON-peanut M&M on top.    Yeah, that's not true. Steve's one condition was that Herbie Herbert would no longer be the band's manager. Instead, the band hired Irving Azoff, longtime Eagles manager, as the new manager for the band in October 1995. Steve Smith and Ross Valory reunited with the band and started writing material for their next album, with rehearsals beginning that same month.   The band began recording their tenth studio album, "Trial by Fire" in early 1996 at The Site and Wildhorse Studio in Marin County and Ocean Way Recorders where they recorded under producer "The Caveman" Kevin Shirley (Mr. Big, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater.) This album was released in late October that year, peaking at number three on the Billboard album charts. The album's hit single "When You Love a Woman" reached number 12 on the Billboard charts and was nominated in 1997 for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The album also produced three top 40 mainstream rock tracks, "Message of Love," reaching number 18, "Can't Tame the Lion," hitting number 33, and "If He Should Break Your Heart," reaching number 38. It sold roughly 1.5 million units.   Plans for a support tour failed when Steve Perry, while hiking in Hawaii on a ten-day break in August 1996, discovered he had a degenerative bone condition and could not perform without hip replacement surgery. The accident resulted in the album's release date being delayed.   Upon its release, "Trial By Fire" was considered the band's worst-selling album and failed to match the originality and playability of the band's previous work. Neal Schon later admitted that the album had too many ballads and fans just wanted to hear that sweet, sweet rock and roll saying: "Even on our last record, the Trial By Fire record, a lot of the rock stuff just got shelved and ended up being like twenty ballads, I don't know how many ballads."  The band took another break following the album's dismal release to work on more solo projects, waiting for Perry to decide if he was able to or wanted to tour. Schon released his solo album Electric World in 1997, later creating Abraxas Pool with former Journey member Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve and a few former Santana members. Jonathan Cain released his two solo albums, Body Language and For A Lifetime in 1997 and 1998 respectively. Following the reunion album's long-awaited release, Journey was becoming restless and tired of waiting for an answer from Steve Perry and touring. Following a phone call between Cain and Perry, Steve announced that he would again depart from Journey, releasing himself from the band's contracts and deciding to semi-retire from the music business. Steve Smith later quit the band, saying that Journey would not be the same without Perry and returning to his jazz career and his project "Vital Information."   The band hired the familiar drummer Deen Castronovo, Schon's and Cain's Bad English bandmate, to replace Steve Smith. After auditioning several high-profile candidates, including Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Kevin Chalfant, and John West (Royal Hunt), Journey replaced Perry with Steve Augeri, formerly of Tyketto and Tall Stories.  The band later recorded the song "Remember Me," featured on the soundtrack for the 1998 film Armageddon. Upon the song's release, the song showed fans that the band made the right decision in hiring Augeri. That soundtrack has sold over 5,392,500 copies.   Following a rehearsal with Augeri and Castronovo, the band went to Japan to perform four gigs, where they had still held an enormous fanbase. When asked how he felt about touring again in over a decade, Neal Schon commented: "It's a little like we are reborn again." Next, Journey embarked on a tour in the United States titled "Vacation's Over" which began in October and concluded at the end of December in Reno. They continued the tour with another leg in 1999, starting in Minnesota in June and finishing in Michigan in September.   From March to August 2000, the band entered Avatar Studios to record yet another studio album, "Arrival" with producer Kevin Shirley. The album was released in Japan later in the year, with a North American release in April 2001. The album had peaked at number 56 on the Billboard charts. However, the single "All the Way" failed to boost sales for the album. It was considered a disappointment with mixed opinions regarding the album, resulting in Sony dropping the band from the label. Upon the album's completion, the band set off on tour supporting the album in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.   In response to the attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, Journey joined various bands at a major fundraising event on October 20 and 21 at the Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas, to raise money for the victims and families of the tragedy. The event raised around one million dollars.   The Journey camp was quiet in 2002 as Neal Schon formed ANOTHER band, "Planet Us," with Castronovo, Sammy Hagar, and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony until 2004, when they disbanded. Schon also co-wrote songs alongside the band Bad Company, while keyboardist Jonathan Cain released another solo album.  Recording a few songs between 2001 and 2002, Journey released a four-track EP titled "Red 13" in November under their new label "Journey Music." The band chose the album cover design through a fan contest with the online cover designed by fan Kelly McDonald. However, the retail cover was only made available at the band's shows and was designed by Christopher Payne. Journey only performed one club gig in support of the EP but later began another tour of the United States from May to August 2003.  They continued touring the following year with another summer tour titled "Summer Detour" which began in June and concluded in September 2004. In November of that year, Journey joined REO Speedwagon and Styx for a tour around the Caribbean aboard the Triumph cruise ship. Sounds miserable. I'm not too fond of boats.   In 2005, the members of Journey were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside former members Steve Perry, Dunbar, George Tickner, Steve Smith, and Fleischmann. Rolie was the only member who did not appear at the ceremony. Surprised to see Perry joining them to accept the induction with the band, Valory commented that it was a pleasant surprise to see him.   Following their addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the band began recording at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, for their twelfth studio album, "Generations," which featured producer Kevin Elson who had collaborated with the band before. The album was released on August 29 in Europe, with a North American release following on October 4. The album peaked at number 170 on the Billboard charts. To promote the album and celebrate the band's 30th anniversary, the band embarked on a tour starting in Irvine, California, in June and concluding in Phoenix in October. Each concert on tour was three hours long with an intermission and featured many of their classic hits and included the new songs from the album. "Generations" sold less than 100,000 copies.   In 2006, the band toured Europe and joined Def Leppard on a North American tour. During the tours however, there was talk that Augeri was not singing but instead using backing tracks to cover up his deteriorating vocals. Those allegations resulted in him getting attacked by the fans. Augeri had suffered from vocal attrition problems before the band began the tour with Def Leppard. In addition, Journey had been accused of using pre-recorded lead vocals before, an accusation that former manager Herbie Herbert insists was true. SHOCKER. Valory denied the allegations, stating that it was a myth, a lie, an all-out fabrication, and that Augeri's vocals did not give out!    In a later press statement, the band announced that Augeri had to step down as Journey's lead singer and leave the tour to recover. Augeri performed his last show with Journey on July 4 in Raleigh.   With the tour still happening and successful, the band quickly hired Jeff Scott Soto from Talisman as their lead vocalist for the tour. He performed as Journey's vocalist on July 7 in Bristow for the first time. Because of its success and popularity, The band later extended the tour to November. Soto was officially announced as the band's new vocalist in December 2006. If you're keeping track, that's five lead singers.   Following tours of Europe and the United States in 2007, the band announced on June 12 that Scott Soto was no longer with them. In a statement, Neal Schon stated: "He did a tremendous job for us, and we wish him the best. We've just decided to go our separate ways, no pun intended. We're plotting our next move now." Cheeky. I love it.   Following Soto's exit from the group, the band was without a lead vocalist again. So Neal Schon began searching YouTube for a new lead vocalist, with Jeremey Hunsicker of the Journey tribute band "Frontiers" auditioning and spending a week with the band writing material. Hunsicker claims to have been formally offered the position, but it fell through shortly following tension with Schon. However, one of the tracks co-written with Hunsicker, "Never Walk Away," later appeared on the Revelation album. Neal Schon later found Filipino singer Arnel Pineda of the cover band The Zoo, covering the song "Faithfully." (Our version is arguably better, just saying.) Schon was so impressed that he contacted Pineda to set up two days of auditions with him. The auditions went well, and they later named him the official lead vocalist of Journey on December 5, 2007. In 2007, the hit song "Don't Stop Believin'" gained coverage and sharp growth in popularity when it was used in The Sopranos television series final episode, prompting digital downloads of the song to skyrocket. But, unfortunately, the Soprano's finale also pissed a lot of people off.   In November 2007, Journey entered the studio with Pineda to record the studio album "Revelation." The album was released on June 3, 2008. It debuted at number five on the Billboard charts, selling more than 196,000 units in its first two weeks and staying in the top 20 for six weeks. As a multi-disc set (2-CD), each unit within that set counts as one sale, which I didn't know. Journey also found success on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, where the single "After All These Years" spent over 23 weeks, peaking at number 9. "Revelation" has sold over 1 million copies.   On February 21, 2008, Pineda performed for the first time with Journey in front of 20,000 fans in Chile. The band began the "Revelation" tour in the United Kingdom in June, continuing the tour into North America, Asia, Europe, and South America, concluding in October. Receipts from the 2008 tour made Journey one of the top-grossing concert tours of the year, bringing in over $35,000,000. On December 18, 2008, Revelation was certified platinum by RIAA.   The band performed at the Super Bowl 43 pre-game show in Tampa, Florida, on February 1, 2009. The band continued their Revelation tour in May and concluded it in October 2009. They also performed in Manila in front of 30,000 fans, recorded for a live release, "Live in Manila."   In 2009, "Don't Stop Believin'" became the top-selling song on iTunes among those released before 2000, with over 500,000 downloads.   Journey then entered Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California, in 2010 with Pineda to record their next studio album, "Eclipse." The album was released on May 24, 2011, and debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200 charts with the singles "City of Hope" and "Human Feel." Unfortunately, "Eclipse" could not match the success of Revelation, barely selling 100,000 copies—an 1/8th of the previous album's sales. They later toured the United Kingdom in June 2011 with Foreigner and Styx. Journey was awarded the "Legend of Live Award" at the Billboard Touring Awards in October. The band later released Greatest Hits 2 in November of 2011.   In June 2015, drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested following a domestic altercation. Journey fired him in August and was replaced by Omar Hakim on the band's 2015 tour. He was sentenced to four years probation after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges.    In 2016, Steve Smith again returned as Journey's drummer, reuniting all of the Escape-Frontiers-Trial by Fire lineup members except lead singer Steve Perry. In 2018, during the North American tour with Def Leppard, Journey topped the Billboard Hot Tours List for grossing more than $30 million over 17 shows.   On March 3, 2020, Schon and Cain announced that they had fired Smith and Valory and were suing them for an alleged "attempted corporate coup d'état," seeking damages over $10 million. The lawsuit alleged Smith and Valory tried to "assume control of Nightmare Productions because they incorrectly believe that Nightmare Productions controls the Journey name and Mark" to "hold the Journey name hostage and set themselves up with a guaranteed income stream after they stop performing." Valory and Smith contested the firings with the support of former manager Herbie Herbert and former lead singer Steve Perry. Court filings revealed that Steve Perry had been paid as a band member for years despite not performing. In an open letter dated that same day, Schon and Cain stated Smith and Valory "are no longer members of Journey; and that Schon and Cain have lost confidence in both of them and are not willing to perform with them again." Valory counter-sued Schon and Cain for their partnership's claim of owning the Journey trademark and service mark.   In June 2020, Neal Schon announced via his social media page that a new album with Jackson and Walden was "starting to take shape." The following month, he confirmed the album's progress and that they would release new music in early 2021. In January 2021, he announced that the album's first single would be released later that year, with the possibility of a worldwide tour to follow. In April 2021, the band reached an "amicable settlement" with former members Valory and Smith, confirming they were no longer a part of Journey. The single "The Way We Used to Be" was released on June 24, 2021.   In July 2021, Neal Schon confirmed that Deen Castronovo, had rejoined as a second drummer.   On February 16, 2022, the band announced the title and track listing of their upcoming fifteenth studio album "Freedom," which is set to be released on July 8, 2022. On March 1, 2022, Cain confirmed that neither Walden nor Randy Jackson remained in the lineup, with Walden's dipping out following a minor heart attack following a live show in Pennsylvania. Nevertheless, they both still played on Freedom, as they had completed their parts on the album before departing. The second single, "You Got the Best of Me," was released on April 26, 2022. The third single, "Let It Rain," was released just recently, on May 17, 2022. So be on the lookout for Journey's new album!   According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Journey has sold 48 million albums in the U.S., making them the 25th best-selling band. In addition, their worldwide sales have reached over 80 million records globally, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.