Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories exists to discuss and (maybe set straight) the rumor, innuendo and hidden details that surround some of your favorite bands and songs. Created and hosted by Brian and Murdock of The Story Guys.
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November 2022

Episode 121 – John Lennon vs the Maharishi

2022-11-23T05:03:39+00:00

The guys get into Beatles history and look into the reality (or lack there of) around the rumor that ended the Fab Four's famous trip to India. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "Sexy Sadie" The Beatles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison Walk Hard Beatles scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6frgnqTo1eM https://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-she-said-she-said/ .https://thebeatlesinindia.com/stories/beatles-maharishi-meditation/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_Yourself#Background https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendental_Meditation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Epstein https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-beatles-in-india-16-things-you-didnt-know-203601/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_in_India https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Alex https://www.culturesonar.com/the-enduring-mystery-of-magic-alex/    

Episode 121 – John Lennon vs the Maharishi2022-11-23T05:03:39+00:00

RETOLD – Ticketmaster Sucks

2022-11-18T11:18:05+00:00

In light of the Taylor Swift ticket fiasco, the guys revisit Episode 63 and the story of the first major artist to go head-to-head with the entertainment entity - and lose. NEW SHOW NOTES: https://blog.ticketmaster.com/the-taylor-swift-onsale-explained/

RETOLD – Ticketmaster Sucks2022-11-18T11:18:05+00:00

Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood

2022-11-16T05:10:09+00:00

The guys get wild unraveling the story of the "American Beatle" who wrote some of the all-time greatest songs, partied with the all-time greatest musicians, and ultimately couldn't shake his obsession with the silver screen - a preoccupation that would be his undoing. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Harry Nilsson – Without You, [...]

Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood2022-11-16T05:10:09+00:00

BONUS – RIP Jeff Cook and DH Peligro

2022-11-11T05:06:54+00:00

The guys celebrate the very different - but very important - lives and careers of the founder of Alabama and the drummer from the Dead Kennedys. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Alabama "Why, Lady, Why"; Dead Kennedys "MTV-Get Off the Air (live)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_(band) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._H._Peligro

BONUS – RIP Jeff Cook and DH Peligro2022-11-11T05:06:54+00:00

Episode 119 – Brian Wilson vs Eugene Landy

2022-11-09T05:01:08+00:00

Brian and Phil Medley get into the disturbing details of Beach Boy Brian Wilson's twisted relationship with a self-help guru who was clearly only helping himself.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Frank Black “Hang Onto Your Ego” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beach_Boys https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Sounds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Asher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Landy https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/eugene-landy-brian-wilson-twisted-relationship/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Wilson-Rutherford https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/30/arts/music/eugene-landy-therapist-to-beach-boys-leader-dies-at-71.html https://nypost.com/2015/06/04/how-one-quack-doctor-almost-destroyed-brian-wilsons-career/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svengali https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/brian-wilson-god-only-knows-62614/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_Ledbetter Brian Wilson on [...]

Episode 119 – Brian Wilson vs Eugene Landy2022-11-09T05:01:08+00:00

BONUS – More on Jerry Lee Lewis

2022-11-04T04:12:59+00:00

Brian gives in and discusses Jerry Lee Lewis' dead wives - and a listener letter about Motley Crue! SHOW NOTES: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/the-strange-and-mysterious-death-of-mrs-jerry-lee-lewis-179980/6/ https://www.grunge.com/1074511/the-strange-death-of-jerry-lee-lewis-5th-wife/  

BONUS – More on Jerry Lee Lewis2022-11-04T04:12:59+00:00

Episode 118 – Jerry Lee Lewis vs Janis Joplin

2022-11-02T11:37:35+00:00

Brian and Murdock remember "the last one" - The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis - and discuss the time he went to blows with a certain member of the 27 Club. SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-jerry-lee-lewis/ https://musicoholics.com/best-of-the-best/the-wild-life-of-jerry-lee-lewis-aka-the-killer/ https://www.vulture.com/2022/10/jerry-lee-lewis-obituary-1935-2022.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogie-woogie https://www.npr.org/transcripts/366614537 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Kilroy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-1968-the-doors-at-the-forum-20180420-story.html https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/janis-joplin-s-scrapbooks-reveal-the-flipside-of-a-rock-n-roll-tragedy-20210326-p57efd.html https://tasteofcountry.com/did-jerry-lee-lewis-set-a-piano-on-fire/ 1001 Album Club podcast: https://www.1001albumclub.com/episodes/048-jerry-lee-lewis-live-at-the-star-club-hamburg/

Episode 118 – Jerry Lee Lewis vs Janis Joplin2022-11-02T11:37:35+00:00

October 2022

BONUS – Halloween Playlist

2022-10-28T10:18:43+00:00

The guys pick their favorite spooky tunes and talk about Anne Rice, Brian's costume, and the song that made even Murdock's mom nervous. Happy Halloween! Listen to the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4qomuLyKCimKpAa81OrQls?si=1558aacc143840ae

BONUS – Halloween Playlist2022-10-28T10:18:43+00:00

Episode 117 – GHOST vs As I Lay Dying

2022-10-26T04:17:04+00:00

The guys get into a discussion on rock n roll authenticity and tackle two tales - one of a band insisting they're EVIL, and another of a singer only pretending to be GOOD. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: GHOST "Mary on a Cross" https://www.revolvermag.com/music/ghost-true-story-death-religion-and-rock-roll-behind-metals-strangest-band https://missmephistopheles.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/ghost-band-history/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_death_metal https://www.thrillist.com/eat/chicago/chicago-history-burger-restauraunts-timeline-drexels-pure-food-white-castle-kumas-corner https://kumascorner.com/#abouthttps://chicago.eater.com/2015/8/7/9116389/kumas-corner-interview-ten-years-in https://www.spin.com/2013/10/ghost-bc-burger-communion-wine-wafer-christ-kumas/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/chi-at-chicagos-kumas-is-newest-heavymetal-burger-tasty-or-tasteless-20131002-story.html https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/28206/catholic-charities-rejects-controversial-ghost-burger-donation https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/05/transubstantiation-eucharist-u-s-catholics/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_I_Lay_Dying_(band)https://tonedeaf.thebrag.com/as-i-lay-dying-frontman-bonfire-accident [...]

Episode 117 – GHOST vs As I Lay Dying2022-10-26T04:17:04+00:00

RETOLD – More on Randy Bachman

2022-10-21T14:25:49+00:00

Revisit episode 53 and the story of Randy Bachman, Gary Bachman, and the song that was never meant to be a song - let alone a hit record. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet" Bachman Turner Overdrive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Ain%27t_Seen_Nothing_Yet_(Bachman%E2%80%93Turner_Overdrive_song) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachman%E2%80%93Turner_Overdrive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guess_Who https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Turner_(musician) https://www.loudersound.com/features/story-behind-the-song-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet-by-bachman-turner-overdrive Bus Stop – “You Ain’t Seen Nothin [...]

RETOLD – More on Randy Bachman2022-10-21T14:25:49+00:00

Episode 116 – Randy Bachman vs the missing guitar

2022-10-20T03:45:51+00:00

Brian unwinds a tale for the gearheads - documenting Randy Bachman's love affair with a certain instrument, its theft, and the lengths that would be taken to get it back.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: The Guess Who "American Woman"; Bachman Turner Overdrive "Takin Care of Business"; Bachman Turner Overdrive "Lookin Out [...]

Episode 116 – Randy Bachman vs the missing guitar2022-10-20T03:45:51+00:00

BONUS – Blink-182 is back with Tom

2022-10-14T03:54:48+00:00

Brian comes clean about his lifelong love of the immature punks that call themselves Blink-182 and talks with Murdock about that time they saw them play, their shared love for other punk bands, and what might happen to Matt Skiba. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Blink-182 "Dumpweed", "Dammit," "Built This Pool"; Alkaline Trio [...]

BONUS – Blink-182 is back with Tom2022-10-14T03:54:48+00:00

Episode 115 – Loretta Lynn vs the Hyden widows

2022-10-12T02:22:50+00:00

Brian and Murdock pay tribute to Loretta Lynn by digging into one of the forgotten stories from Coal Miner's Daughter that illustrates the Country Queen's unflappable determination and straight-talking reputation. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Loretta Lynn - "Coal Miner's Daughter," "As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone," "Fist City"; Tom T. [...]

Episode 115 – Loretta Lynn vs the Hyden widows2022-10-12T02:22:50+00:00

RETOLD – Neil Young vs Geffen Records

2022-10-07T03:52:14+00:00

Brian revisits Episode 71 of the show (Dec 2021) to discuss a certain self-possessed detour Neil Young would take and what it really said about his priorities.     SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: The Squires - The Sultan; The Mynah Birds - It's My Time; Neil Young - Hey Hey My My; [...]

RETOLD – Neil Young vs Geffen Records2022-10-07T03:52:14+00:00

Episode 114 – Rick James vs music history

2022-10-05T03:25:16+00:00

A listener letter reveals a musical collaboration that would have made us think differently about rock n roll - and the single bad decision that derailed the whole thing. SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_James https://www.vulture.com/2014/02/10th-anniversary-of-im-rick-james-bitch-chappelle.html https://www.wired.com/2014/02/chappelle-rick-james/ https://www.okayplayer.com/culture/chappelles-shows-iconic-rick-james-sketch-almost-got-adapted-into-a-movie.html https://nypost.com/2014/07/05/rick-james-reveled-in-super-freaky-autobiography-i-was-caligula/ https://www.moviemaker.com/rick-james-and-neil-young-band-the-mynah-birds-video/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkville,_Toronto https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/bitchin-the-sound-and-fury-of-rick-james/ https://www.mtv.com/news/yi5607/mynah-birds-rick-james-its-my-time https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-frank-sinatra GLOW: The Autobiography of Rick James: https://www.amazon.com/Glow-Autobiography-Rick-James/dp/1476764158 The Confessions of Rick James (memoir): https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Rick-James-Memoirs-Super/dp/B004R96TBY [...]

Episode 114 – Rick James vs music history2022-10-05T03:25:16+00:00

September 2022

Episode 113 – Rock N Roll vs nudity

2022-09-28T04:22:29+00:00

The guys get through a series of questions centered around clothing (or the lack thereof) that entangle a couple of 80's hitmakers, the Material Girl, and a punk band.   SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bangles https://www.tampabay.com/can-you-name-the-connection-between-mr-spock-and-the-bangles/2219662/ https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/may/03/vocals-nude-bangles-eternal-flame-susanna-hoffs-how-we-made https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Steinberg https://www.smoothradio.com/features/the-story-of/eternal-flame-bangles-lyrics-video-meaning/ https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/09/the-sublime-irrelevance-of-the-bangles/244940/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Loggins https://parade.com/1392562/michael-giltz/kenny-loggins-memoir-2022/ https://indexarticles.com/home-garden/vegetarian-times/kenny-julia-loggins-recipe-for-lasting-love-the-main-ingredients-total-honesty-commitment-and-a-willingness-to-take-responsibility-for-your-feelings-summer-salad/ https://ew.com/article/2003/08/11/its-about-time-2/ Kenny Loggins 2022 memoir: https://www.amazon.com/Still-Alright-Memoir-Kenny-Loggins/dp/0306925362 Kenny and Julia Loggins’ 1997 book: https://www.amazon.com/Unimaginable-Life-Lessons-Learned-Path/dp/0380793296 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maverick_(company) [...]

Episode 113 – Rock N Roll vs nudity2022-09-28T04:22:29+00:00

BONUS – Rock N Roll Warrior, an interview with David Libert

2022-09-22T20:51:40+00:00

Brian chats with David Libert - musician, songwriter. manager. producer. agent. and more - about his times with Alice Cooper, Prince and others as captured in his new book Rock N Roll Warrior.   Order your copy of the book: https://www.sunsetblvdbooks.co/shop/p/rock-and-roll-warrior-a-memoir-by-david-libert  

BONUS – Rock N Roll Warrior, an interview with David Libert2022-09-22T20:51:40+00:00

Episode 112 – Eagles vs everybody

2022-09-21T03:03:43+00:00

Brian and Murdock attempt to understand the complicated relationship American music fans often have with a certain set of 70's hitmakers. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Eagles - “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “The Best of My Love”; Scott Stapp “Marlins Will Soar” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(band) Klosterman essay on The Eagles: https://ew.com/article/2013/06/20/book-excerpt-chuck-klosterman/ https://groovyhistory.com/eagles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyn_Johns_discography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(album) [...]

Episode 112 – Eagles vs everybody2022-09-21T03:03:43+00:00

Episode 111 – Mick Jagger vs the Queen

2022-09-13T02:36:21+00:00

The guys go deep on history of the UK, Cool Britannia, and that time the Queen of England scheduled elective surgery to avoid a certain front man. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "Death Cab for Cutie" by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight https://www.iheart.com/content/2022-09-08-5-of-the-best-and-most-controversial-rock-songs-about-queen-elizabeth-ii/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-rock-connections/ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/awards-and-accreditation/content/103372 https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rock-stars-knighted/ https://www.billboard.com/lists/musicians-knighted-queen-elizabeth-ii-honors/ Beatles newsreel footage: [...]

Episode 111 – Mick Jagger vs the Queen2022-09-13T02:36:21+00:00
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