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.

March 2023

BONUS – Mailbag: More Backstreet Boys


Sarah writes the show with an outlandish rumor about the Backstreet Boys song "The Call"; plus, constructive criticism and a song from A Fire with Friends! Support the show on Patreon:  

BONUS – Mailbag: More Backstreet Boys2023-03-24T03:19:17+00:00

Episode 138 – Lou Pearlman vs the boy bands


The guys get out their matching outfits and aerobic dance moves for a discussion on the Backstreet Boys, N'SYNC, and the man that swindled them (and a whole lot of banks, business men and retirees). Support the show on Patreon: SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Steel Panther "I Want it That Way" [...]

Episode 138 – Lou Pearlman vs the boy bands2023-03-22T03:34:54+00:00

Episode 137 – Ozzy vs Sharon


Brian and Murdock examine the relationship between the metal god and the manager's daughter - and the violence, dysfunction, and business savvy that has come to define them and their family over the last 40 years. Support the show on Patreon: SHOW NOTES: [...]

Episode 137 – Ozzy vs Sharon2023-03-15T10:09:50+00:00

RETOLD – RIP Gary Rossington


Brian and Murdock remember the man who gave us that guitar solo we'd be yelling for forever - Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington - by revisiting Episode 13 - Lynyrd Skynyrd vs the Big Blue Sky. SHOW NOTES: Skynyrd Wiki: Skynyrd 7/13/77 "That Smell" - Artimus Pyle wiki: Original news reports: [...]

RETOLD – RIP Gary Rossington2023-03-10T04:49:16+00:00

Episode 136 – Ozzy vs the songwriting


The guys chase a listener request and find out that Ozzy Osbourne is a man of very few actual talents... but he sure figured out how to find himself a woman who could make up for it. They dig deep on distrust, family drama, and LOTS of lawsuits. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: [...]

Episode 136 – Ozzy vs the songwriting2023-03-08T04:50:17+00:00

Episode 135 – Vince Neil vs Hanoi Rocks


A listener letter sends Brian and Murdock back to Christmas season 1984 and the wild week and bad decisions that put an end to the rise of a certain Finnish rock band.    Support the show on Patreon:   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Motley Crue “Kickstart My Heart”; The Rasmus “In [...]

Episode 135 – Vince Neil vs Hanoi Rocks2023-03-01T03:30:11+00:00

February 2023

Episode 134 – Billy Squire vs the music video


The guys get a listener letter asking for some clarity around the rumor that Billy Squire's career got squashed by one bad video (and one very silky blouse).   Support the show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES Songs used in this episode: Billy Squire “Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You”; Piper “Out [...]

Episode 134 – Billy Squire vs the music video2023-02-22T05:08:03+00:00

BONUS – More on pro wrestling


The guys answer letters and talk about more of the rock n roll/wrestling connections from the past 3 decades.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Bonnie Tyler "Ravishing"

BONUS – More on pro wrestling2023-02-17T04:20:29+00:00

Episode 133 – Rock N Roll vs pro wrestling


The guys get giddy and examine the roots of the unlikely partnership that forms in the early-1980’s between professional wrestling buffoons and rock n roll misfits - and changes a corner of pop culture forever. Support the show on Patreon and get up to two spin-off episodes a month!!   SHOW NOTES Songs used [...]

Episode 133 – Rock N Roll vs pro wrestling2023-02-15T03:58:58+00:00

RETOLD – Prince and the Symbol


Celebrate the guys' recent discussion about Super Bowl Halftime Shows by revisiting the 2021 episode honoring the man responsible for the best halftime show ever - Prince. On this one, Brian goes deep into the drama that led to Prince Rogers Nelson changing his name.  

RETOLD – Prince and the Symbol2023-02-10T05:02:28+00:00

Episode 132 – Janet Jackson vs Justin Timberlake


A listener letter about halftime shows sends the guys unpacking the culture and climate that turned a "wardrobe malfunction" into a headline-stealing, career-ending, congress-convening sideshow.   WANT BONUS EPISODES AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTER? SUPPORT THE SHOW VIA PATREON:   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Al Hirt “Java”; Janet Jackson “Let’s Wait Awhile.” “Again,” [...]

Episode 132 – Janet Jackson vs Justin Timberlake2023-02-08T03:18:37+00:00

RETOLD – Bowie and Iggy


Revisit the September 2021 examination of the beautiful friendship between David Bowie and Iggy Pop. SHOW NOTES: Songs played in this episode: Davey Jones and King Bees - Liza Jane; David Bowie - Uncle Arthur; The Stooges - Cock in my Pocket Classic photos of Bowie and Iggy: [...]

RETOLD – Bowie and Iggy2023-02-03T03:36:57+00:00

Episode 131 – David Bowie vs Tony Defries


The guys get into a listener letter asking about why Bowie went broke in the '70's - and they find out a whole lot about bad deals, questionable aspirations, and the business school of hard knocks. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Edison Lighthouse "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"; David Bowie "Fame." The [...]

Episode 131 – David Bowie vs Tony Defries2023-02-01T03:29:22+00:00

January 2023

BONUS – OK GO cereal and Mailbag


Brian breaks into the mailbox to read AC/DC anecdotes and give even MORE book recommendations. PLUS - OK GO is getting sued by Post Cereal and Justin Bieber sold his songwriting?!? SHOW NOTES: OK GO: Justin Bieber: Meet Me in the Bathroom:

BONUS – OK GO cereal and Mailbag2023-01-27T03:50:23+00:00

Episode 130 – David Crosby vs drugs


Brian and Murdock review and revisit the wild life of folk rock/counter-cultural icon David Crosby and his outsized reputation for speaking his mind and consuming ALL of the drugs...   SHOW NOTES: New York Times piece: The mugshot,_Los_Angeles The Joni Mitchell story: The Spinditty drug journal: [...]

Episode 130 – David Crosby vs drugs2023-01-25T14:09:07+00:00

BONUS – Mailbag: Zombie Beatles and Real Motley Housewives


Brian and Murdock pour some cocktails and dig into the listener letters that have been pilling up around the studio. THANK YOU for being a big part of the show! Send your own letter: [email protected] SHOW NOTES: Ken's book: The Zombie Beatles book:  

BONUS – Mailbag: Zombie Beatles and Real Motley Housewives2023-01-20T03:23:37+00:00

Episode 129 – Metallica vs Napster


The guys it into the history of online music, the kids who broke the record industry and the band who became the face of shutting it all down.   SHOW NOTES: The book "The Year That Broke America" -,_Inc. The 2000 Time magazine article about Napster:,33009,998068,00.html The Alex [...]

Episode 129 – Metallica vs Napster2023-01-18T14:49:37+00:00

BONUS – RIP Jeff Beck


The guys celebrate the life and guitar playing of Jeff Beck - one of the undisputed all-time guitar heroes. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Jeff Beck "Train Kept A Rollin' (LIVE)" The 1992 Paris soundcheck with GNR -

BONUS – RIP Jeff Beck2023-01-13T05:01:08+00:00
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