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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October 2021

Episode 64 – Rick Astley vs the internet

2021-10-20T03:14:03+00:00

The guys get the context around the weird cocktail of pop music, internet trolling and goofball humor known as "Rickrolling" and examine the frustrating and short career of the man at the center of it all.   SHOW NOTES Songs used in this episode: "Never Gonna Give You Up" version by Rick Astley and a [...]

Episode 64 – Rick Astley vs the internet2021-10-20T03:14:03+00:00

Episode 63 – Pearl Jam vs Ticketmaster

2021-10-13T10:24:35+00:00

Brian and Murdock remember that time Eddie Vedder and crew tried to fight for fair ticket prices, cheap merch and music for the people - and lost miserably. This episode is brought to you in part by Db Bags. Get  10% off your next purchase by using the code POD10.   SHOW NOTES: Songs played [...]

Episode 63 – Pearl Jam vs Ticketmaster2021-10-13T10:24:35+00:00

Episode 62 – Men at Work vs the kookaburra

2021-10-06T04:16:09+00:00

The guys go "Down Under" for one of the most irritatingly asinine copyright claims to infect pop music - especially since it took almost 30 years to become a court case. This episode is brought to you in part by HelloFresh. Get $80 off with code: HFAFF80 - including Free Shipping on First Box! SHOW [...]

Episode 62 – Men at Work vs the kookaburra2021-10-06T04:16:09+00:00

September 2021

Episode 61 – Rock n Roll vs the National Anthem

2021-09-28T21:30:57+00:00

Brian busts the belief that Jimi Hendrix started it all when it comes to repurposing "The Star Spangled Banner." He reveals the backstory to the baseball game performance that first put musical protest on the map. This episode is brought to you in part by HelloFresh. Get $80 off with code: HFAFF80 - including Free [...]

Episode 61 – Rock n Roll vs the National Anthem2021-09-28T21:30:57+00:00

Episode 60 – Vanilla Ice vs Suge Knight

2021-09-21T23:34:11+00:00

Brian breaks down the tale of that time Vanilla Ice got hung over a balcony and threatened with his life... maybe. This episode is brought to you in part by HelloFresh! Use the code: HFAFF80 at check out for $80 Discount ($50 - $20 - $10) including Free Shipping on First Box!   SHOW NOTES: [...]

Episode 60 – Vanilla Ice vs Suge Knight2021-09-21T23:34:11+00:00

Episode 59 – Steve Perry vs fame

2021-09-15T10:37:07+00:00

Inspired by a photo, Brian and Murdock dig to discover what caused Steve Perry to walk away from a monumental career - and the relationships that eventually brought him back. This episode is brought to you in part by Misen.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Journey - “Stone in Love”, Journey – [...]

Episode 59 – Steve Perry vs fame2021-09-15T10:37:07+00:00

RETOLD – Rock n Roll vs September 11th

2021-09-11T03:48:13+00:00

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this is a reposting of Episode 24, originally posted in December of 2020. The guys take on a listener email looking into the effect a terrorist attack on American soil had on popular music and commerce. Which band was set to release controversial album [...]

RETOLD – Rock n Roll vs September 11th2021-09-11T03:48:13+00:00

Episode 58 – Iggy Pop vs the biker gang

2021-09-08T04:42:23+00:00

Brian and Murdock detail the beautifully dysfunctional relationship that shaped late-70's punk and glam - Iggy Pop and David Bowie - and talk about that time Iggy started a fight with a bunch of motorcycle guys. This episode brought to you in part by Db. Visit here and use the code POD10 for 10% off. [...]

Episode 58 – Iggy Pop vs the biker gang2021-09-08T04:42:23+00:00

BONUS – Pearl Jam’s Ten turns thirty

2021-09-03T03:47:41+00:00

Brian and Murdock discuss Columbia House Record Club, ABBA's reunion, GNR song stories, and the grunge record that - three decades ago this week - redefined rock and throaty belting forever.   SHOW NOTES: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/michael-mcdonald-recuperating-isolating-doobie-brothers/ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/abba-reunion-voyage-album-digital-concert-1219815/ https://www.spin.com/2021/08/bonnaroo-2021-canceled/ https://www.spin.com/featured/pearl-jam-ten-turns-30/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/guns-n-roses-right-next-door-to-hell/ Operaman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU4n0JVaLqw

BONUS – Pearl Jam’s Ten turns thirty2021-09-03T03:47:41+00:00

Episode 57 – Frank Sinatra vs karaoke

2021-08-31T22:34:02+00:00

The guys explore the legend of a series of Filipino killings all tied to the amateur public performance of one particular song... This episode brought to you in part by HelloFresh! Click here for an $80 Discount ($50 - $20 - $10) Including Free Shipping on First Box! Use the code: HFAFF80   SHOW NOTES: [...]

Episode 57 – Frank Sinatra vs karaoke2021-08-31T22:34:02+00:00

August 2021

BONUS – RIP Charlie Watts and the Nirvana baby

2021-08-27T02:55:16+00:00

The guys celebrate the life of the late, great Charlie Watts with the story of that time he punched Mick Jagger in the face; PLUS - the baby on the cover of Nevermind is mad as hell and he's not gonna take it anymore...   SHOW NOTES: Songs played: "When the Whip Comes Down" - [...]

BONUS – RIP Charlie Watts and the Nirvana baby2021-08-27T02:55:16+00:00

Episode 56 – Geezer Butler vs Malcom Young

2021-08-25T02:10:04+00:00

Brian and Murdock discuss two of the 70's coolest sidemen and that time one of them almost stabbed the other. This episode is brought to you in part by Db: Get 10% off your next purchase by using the code POD10. Go here: https://bit.ly/37cP8YP SHOW NOTES: Songs played: Black Sabbath – NIB, Black Sabbath – [...]

Episode 56 – Geezer Butler vs Malcom Young2021-08-25T02:10:04+00:00

Episode 55 – AC/DC vs The Night Stalker

2021-08-18T10:25:37+00:00

The guys go true crime and trace the thread of truth that connected AC/DC to a notorious serial killer in the summer of 1985. This episode is brought to you by Db Bags. Use the code POD10 at checkout. SHOW NOTES https://ultimateclassicrock.com/acdc-richard-ramirez-night-prowler/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/ac-dc-drummer-phil-rudd-807498/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC/DC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ramirez https://gnrcentral.com/2021/01/11/ac-dc-did-the-band-inspire-richard-ramirez-night-stalker-murders/ Highway to Hell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKggnBh2Mdw Night Prowler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX93gmyya7c

Episode 55 – AC/DC vs The Night Stalker2021-08-18T10:25:37+00:00

Episode 54 – Rock n Roll vs the Illuminati

2021-08-11T03:36:11+00:00

Brian breaks down the history of the real and fictitious group(s) that might be controlling everyone you love to listen to - from Jimi Hendrix to Def Leppard to Jay-Z. This episode is brought to you in part by Db. Get 10% off your next purchase by using the code POD10. SHOW NOTES: https://www.vox.com/2015/5/19/8624675/what-is-illuminati-meaning-conspiracy-beyonce https://www.amazon.com/Them-Adventures-Extremists-Jon-Ronson/dp/0743233212 [...]

Episode 54 – Rock n Roll vs the Illuminati2021-08-11T03:36:11+00:00

Episode 53 – Rock n Roll vs stuttering

2021-08-04T03:03:42+00:00

The guys get into the history behind what led to rock stars using the stutter as a singing style by diving into the stories behind two classic rock jukebox staples. Theme song: Counterpointless by Hark the Herald (Hear their 2008 album Aurora here.)  This episode is brought to you in part by HelloFresh. Code: HFAFF80 [...]

Episode 53 – Rock n Roll vs stuttering2021-08-04T03:03:42+00:00

July 2021

Episode 52 – Rick Ross vs Rick Ross

2021-07-28T02:31:26+00:00

Brian breaks down the legal case that put a rapper in court for cashing in on an infamous drug dealer's reputation - and on the way talks 50 Cent, prophetic Pitchfork reviews and the Kentucky journalist who might have gotten offed by the CIA. This episode is brought to you in part by: HelloFresh! Use [...]

Episode 52 – Rick Ross vs Rick Ross2021-07-28T02:31:26+00:00

Episode 51 – Rock n Roll vs throat singing

2021-07-20T12:23:54+00:00

Brian reveals the amazing story behind one of the biggest rock hits of the 1970's while exploring the biography of Paul Pena - a blind musician with one of the strangest career arcs on record. This episode is brought to you in part by OMIO: Visit OMIO.com and use the code OMIO5 at checkout to [...]

Episode 51 – Rock n Roll vs throat singing2021-07-20T12:23:54+00:00

Episode 50 – Ramones vs rap music

2021-07-14T13:48:59+00:00

The guys geek out about their love of the Ramones and unravel the tale of the original member who left punk for the world of hip hop. The show is brought to you by: HelloFresh: https://hellofresh-ca.o5kg.net/c/2544961/791027/7893 Code: HFAFF80 SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramones https://groovyhistory.com/phil-spector-ramones-album https://www.nme.com/news/music/ramones-19-1332648 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/28392/5-artists-reportedly-held-gunpoint-phil-spector Youtube doc - Dee Dee Ramone Made a Rap Album - [...]

Episode 50 – Ramones vs rap music2021-07-14T13:48:59+00:00

Episode 49 – Smoke vs the Water

2021-07-07T03:25:00+00:00

The guys draw the line between a piece of tech and the biggest band in the world, the loudest band in the world and the weirdest band in the world. Hear the story of how when they all came together,  it led to the lyrics that ride atop one of the most iconic rock n [...]

Episode 49 – Smoke vs the Water2021-07-07T03:25:00+00:00
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