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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June 2024

Episode 203 – Graham Bonnet vs stardom

2024-06-19T11:35:20+00:00

Inspired by a recent chat about the commercial period of rock band Rainbow, Brian and Murdock research the career of Graham Bonnet - the mostly forgotten, unlikely frontman whose shot at being a superstar seemed to perpetually allude him while he instead helped perpetuate the careers of big bands and bigger egos. SHOW NOTES: https://www.antiheromagazine.com/interview-graham-bonnet/ [...]

Episode 203 – Graham Bonnet vs stardom2024-06-19T11:35:20+00:00

RETOLD – More Dio

2024-06-14T04:32:38+00:00

After a recent discussion on the history of Ronnie James Dio, dive back into episode Episode 143 and revisit the origination of the rock n roll "devil horns" hand signal and what RJD did (or maybe didn't?) have to do with it!

RETOLD – More Dio2024-06-14T04:32:38+00:00

Episode 202 – Dio vs Elf

2024-06-12T04:23:30+00:00

A listener letter leads the guys to nerd out on the unlikely career and success of Ronnie James Dio and that band he led before another rock legend came calling.   SHOW NOTES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_James_Dio Ronnie Dio and the Prophets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHgcFXcY_yo First Time Reaction to Rainbow’s “Stargazer” #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiD9dzIa4J #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVP25CPi934   Remembering when Black Sabbath [...]

Episode 202 – Dio vs Elf2024-06-12T04:23:30+00:00

Episode 201 – Eddie Money vs laundry detergent

2024-06-05T11:14:31+00:00

The guys talk about "The Money Man" - the larger-than-life legend, backed by Bill Graham who seemed determined to kill himself with drugs in his first decade, and then relaunched his career by offering a different kind of legend a guest spot. SHOW NOTES: https://www.gulfbreezerecovery.com/rehab-blog/eddie-moneys-drug-addiction-struggle/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/eddie-money-no-control/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Money https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/eddie-money-dead-obit-884000/ Paste Magazine performance from 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeQbY2F-vW4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterland_Ballroom [...]

Episode 201 – Eddie Money vs laundry detergent2024-06-05T11:14:31+00:00

May 2024

Episode 200 – Third Eye Blind vs Stephan Jenkins

2024-05-29T06:17:50+00:00

The guys celebrate an episode number milestone by diving into one of the stories that first inspired the whole idea for the show - the cutthroat business practices of Mr. Stephan Jenkins, the founder and singer of a band called Third Eye Blind. This episode is brought to you in part by Louder Than Life [...]

Episode 200 – Third Eye Blind vs Stephan Jenkins2024-05-29T06:17:50+00:00

RETOLD – The Deadly Ham Sandwich

2024-05-24T04:17:47+00:00

In a week full of celebrating rockstars and their restaurants, the guys dust off another food-related classic episode of the show (Episode 37) to talk about a notorious rumor that has long dogged one of the 70's great vocalists.

RETOLD – The Deadly Ham Sandwich2024-05-24T04:17:47+00:00

Episode 199 – Rockstars vs restaurants

2024-05-22T04:11:34+00:00

A listener reaches out with a question about Hard Rock Cafe and the guys take it as an invitation to HUNGRILY investigate the history of rock n rollers owning eateries.   This episode is brought to you in part by Louder Than Life Music Festival. Send us an episode request about one of the bands [...]

Episode 199 – Rockstars vs restaurants2024-05-22T04:11:34+00:00

Episode 198 – Rock N Roll vs Winona Ryder

2024-05-15T05:21:28+00:00

The guys give it their best shot when a teenage fan of the show writes to ask them to explain why that lady from Stranger Things has had so many songs written about her. This episode is brought to you in part by Louder Than Life Music Festival. Send us an episode request about one [...]

Episode 198 – Rock N Roll vs Winona Ryder2024-05-15T05:21:28+00:00

BONUS – RIP Steve Albini

2024-05-10T03:23:46+00:00

The guys celebrate the life and complicated legacy of the engineer with a lot of ideals - and a MASSIVE influence on what rock n roll sounds like.   SHOW NOTES: The letter: https://news.lettersofnote.com/p/nirvana

BONUS – RIP Steve Albini2024-05-10T03:23:46+00:00

Episode 197 – Bobby Womack vs himself

2024-05-08T04:56:07+00:00

Brian breaks down the larger-than-life, unbelievable tale of the man who showed up to Sam Cooke's funeral with Sam Cooke's wife - Bobby Womack. There is sex. There is attempted murder. There is lots of drugging with Sly Stone. This episode is brought to you in part by Louder Than Life Music Festival. Send us [...]

Episode 197 – Bobby Womack vs himself2024-05-08T04:56:07+00:00

Episode 196 – Sam Cooke vs the FBI

2024-05-01T01:56:59+00:00

Brian and Murdock break down the three theories that have haunted many since the death of Sam Cooke back in December of 1964. Was it really just bad behavior gone worse? Or was Sam set up?   This episode is brought to you in part by Louder Than Life Music Festival. Send us an episode [...]

Episode 196 – Sam Cooke vs the FBI2024-05-01T01:56:59+00:00

April 2024

BONUS – Music Festival Mailbag 2

2024-04-26T02:56:27+00:00

The guys giggle through another round of entries from listeners telling stories about their favorite music festival experiences while trying to win tickets to Louder Than Life Music Festival in September.

BONUS – Music Festival Mailbag 22024-04-26T02:56:27+00:00

Episode 195 – The Wrecking Crew vs music history

2024-04-24T03:02:36+00:00

A listener letter sends the guys on the first of what could be many explorations into the backstories of some of the session musicians who made up the collective who would come to be known as "The Wrecking Crew." Hear the story of the drummer who happened to be next door just in time to [...]

Episode 195 – The Wrecking Crew vs music history2024-04-24T03:02:36+00:00

RETOLD – Taylor Swift record release day

2024-04-19T05:09:05+00:00

THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT is taking over most musical talk this weekend, so the guys dug back to Episode 147 to celebrate a certain track from Ms Swift's back catalog and see what we can all learn from her about music history.

RETOLD – Taylor Swift record release day2024-04-19T05:09:05+00:00

RETOLD – RIP Dickey Betts

2024-04-19T05:05:28+00:00

To celebrate the life of Dickey Betts (RIP, April 18, 2024), the guys revisit an episode from last November relating the drugs, chaos, and southern rock relatability that would define the Allman Brothers Band.

RETOLD – RIP Dickey Betts2024-04-19T05:05:28+00:00

Episode 194 – K-tel vs the music business

2024-04-17T03:42:13+00:00

A photo of a whole lot of famous rockers in one place gets the guys researching a record label that redefined the way music was listened to and sold in 1970's America. SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-tel The photo: https://qr.ae/psvMqm https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-dire-straits-thin-lizzy-eric-clapton-led-zeppelin-bad-company-and-109755815.html https://www.discogs.com/release/12787001-Various-The-Summit https://www.loudersound.com/news/led-zeppelin-once-released-a-song-on-k-tel-the-result-was-one-of-the-great-all-star-photos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Year_of_the_Child https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_the_Rights_of_the_Child https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concerts_for_the_People_of_Kampuchea https://americansongwriter.com/remember-when-the-concerts-for-the-people-of-kampuchea/ https://hercsktelalbums.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-summit-uk-january-1980.html https://mymusicthroughtheyears.wordpress.com/2022/01/08/the-rise-and-fall-of-k-tel-records/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/posts/k-tel-as-seen-on-tv-compilation-album-history 1997 Billboard ads celebrating KTEL: https://books.google.com/books?id=qQ4EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA47-IA3&lpg=PA47-IA3&dq=K-Tel&source=bl&ots=C4AWmvPyX7&sig=ACfU3U2g9VCfSsuB5DT3Z-h2QJLfq56mZw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjd_-eXsav5AhUTg4kEHXgrDpg4WhDoAXoECAIQAw#v=onepage&q=K-Tel&f=false [...]

Episode 194 – K-tel vs the music business2024-04-17T03:42:13+00:00

RETOLD – More hotel hijinx

2024-04-12T04:51:05+00:00

After spending recent time talking about New Kids on the Block behaving badly in their hometown's hotel, the guys dig up and revisit Episode 17 of the show to recall one of the most epic hotel trashings in rock n roll history: Keith Moon and the Holiday Inn birthday party.   SHOW NOTES: Keith Moon [...]

RETOLD – More hotel hijinx2024-04-12T04:51:05+00:00

Episode 193 – New Kids on the Block vs arson

2024-04-10T03:17:37+00:00

The guys get into boy bands, big songs, and bad behavior (mixed with a little hotel history and a nod to classic literature) when a fan writes the show to ask about what really happened back in 1991 in their hometown of Louisville, KY when Jonathan, Jordan, Joey, Donnie and Danny came through for a [...]

Episode 193 – New Kids on the Block vs arson2024-04-10T03:17:37+00:00
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