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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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

June 2021

Episode 48 – Andrew W.K. vs Steev Mike

2021-06-30T13:32:55+00:00

Brian takes the bait and falls down the Andrew W.K. conspiracy theory wormhole. Is the "Party Hard" maven an actual person or an industry plant from one of rock n roll's legendary drummers?   This episode is brought to you by OMIO. Get 5% off your next booking when you use the code LISTENR5 at [...]

Episode 48 – Andrew W.K. vs Steev Mike2021-06-30T13:32:55+00:00

Episode 47 – Chris Holmes vs the pool

2021-06-23T03:00:09+00:00

Murdock dives into the deep end of nostalgia and his childhood obsession with metal to discover if Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. really had vodka in that bottle while floating in the pool and filming for The Decline of Western Civilization, Part 2.   This episode is brought to you by OMIO. Get 5% off your [...]

Episode 47 – Chris Holmes vs the pool2021-06-23T03:00:09+00:00

Episode 46 – KISS vs Satan

2021-06-23T03:00:52+00:00

Inspired by news from the KISS camp, Brian and Murdock explore misperceptions and lore around Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. Did they really serve the Devil? Did they really put their blood into a comic book? And what was with Paul's ear? This episode is brought to you by OMIO. Get 5% off your next [...]

Episode 46 – KISS vs Satan2021-06-23T03:00:52+00:00

Episode 45 – Poison vs Guns N Roses (with Tom Beaujour and Rich Bienstock)

2021-06-09T04:26:12+00:00

Brian and Murdock get the lowdown on the music and lifestyle of the 1980's Sunset Strip (and find out if Slash REALLY DID audition for Poison) by welcoming rock journalists Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock to the show. Check out Tom and Rich's amazing oral history NÖTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME: The Uncensored History of [...]

Episode 45 – Poison vs Guns N Roses (with Tom Beaujour and Rich Bienstock)2021-06-09T04:26:12+00:00

Episode 44 – Def Leppard vs the car wreck

2021-06-02T04:41:39+00:00

The guys get out all the details of the rise, the wreck and the ultimate return of Rick Allen and the boys from Def Leppard.   This episode is sponsored by OMIO. Omio: Plan, book and love the journey. Terms & Conditions apply. https://omio.sjv.io/c/2544961/1078765/7385   SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def_Leppard Behind the Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8zYR-Ah9RM Artists as tax [...]

Episode 44 – Def Leppard vs the car wreck2021-06-02T04:41:39+00:00

May 2021

BONUS – Favorite music of 2021… so far

2021-05-28T04:38:32+00:00

The guys celebrate the start of summer by flipping through their playlists and picking their favorite songs of the year so far. Listen to the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2vpCXIJr2smNNT3lbuQ0Om?si=27ee0c2b652141ff

BONUS – Favorite music of 2021… so far2021-05-28T04:38:32+00:00

Episode 43 – TOTO vs insecticide

2021-05-26T15:15:57+00:00

Brian examines the connection between that one line in Spinal Tap and that band of studio musicians who owned the early eighties with "Rosanna" and "Africa." This episode is sponsored by Relief Factor. Get the QuickStart package (normally $70) for $19.95 HERE. SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanna_(song) https://rulefortytwo.com/secret-rock-knowledge/chapter-14/tragic-gardening-accident/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Porcaro https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toto_(band)#Band_members https://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/ten-great-tracks-featuring-jeff-porcaro-574361 Jeff's instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMI81yIlT0Q

Episode 43 – TOTO vs insecticide2021-05-26T15:15:57+00:00

BONUS The Jimi Hendrix Kidnapping

2021-05-21T04:12:10+00:00

The guys get listener mail from an upset source; Murdock reveals that Jimi Hendrix got kidnapped once - and never even knew it...   SHOW NOTES: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/book-excerpt-the-man-who-saved-jimi-hendrix-from-the-mafia-187900/ https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/jimi-hendrix-so-high-kidnapped-by-mafia/?amp

BONUS The Jimi Hendrix Kidnapping2021-05-21T04:12:10+00:00

Episode 42 – Beach Boys vs Jan and Dean (with Joel Selvin)

2021-05-25T18:35:13+00:00

The guys welcome legendary music journalist Joel Selvin to join them in a discussion of Jan and Dean (featuring kidnaps and train wrecks), the Monterey Pop Festival and hanging out with Dennis Wilson. This episode brought to you by: Baxter Blue - get 10% off your next purchase of blue light, sleep, or kids glasses [...]

Episode 42 – Beach Boys vs Jan and Dean (with Joel Selvin)2021-05-25T18:35:13+00:00

Episode 41 – Tawny Kitaen vs music video history

2021-05-12T03:52:54+00:00

The guys pay tribute to video vixen Tawny Kitaen in the wake of her passing, examining her outsized influence on Whitesnake and early Tom Hanks. This episode is brought to you by Baxter Blue. Click here for 10% off.   SHOW NOTES: Bachelor Party trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMvLcJiEj7w&t=42s The Seinfeld appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2JIHzPVRn8 Murdock's first introduction to Tawny [...]

Episode 41 – Tawny Kitaen vs music video history2021-05-12T03:52:54+00:00

Episode 40 – Steven Seagal vs the blues

2021-05-05T13:22:37+00:00

The guys follow a listener suggestion into the world of a martial-arts-master-turned-movie-star and his vintage guitar collection. This episode is brought to you by Baxter Blue. Hit this link for 10% off your purchase*! *Restrictions may apply SHOW NOTES: 2009 Seagal and Billy Gibbons hangout: https://www.vintageguitar.com/3813/albert-kings-flying-vs/ History Channel documentary clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2MUzYR_2eM Grunge.com piece on Seagal’s [...]

Episode 40 – Steven Seagal vs the blues2021-05-05T13:22:37+00:00

April 2021

Episode 39 – Van Halen vs the 1984 smoking cherub

2021-04-28T13:45:57+00:00

The guys take on a listener letter and end up exploring the world of album art: it's origins, a married couple who created a ton of it, and how the iconic 1984 album cover came to be. This episode brought to you by SPARK from Positive Grid! Get $10 off when you use the code [...]

Episode 39 – Van Halen vs the 1984 smoking cherub2021-04-28T13:45:57+00:00

BONUS – Drs of rock

2021-04-23T22:12:50+00:00

The guys celebrate a new Offspring album by examining rockers throughout history who did more college than drugs. SHOW NOTES: Dexter gets his degree: https://variety.com/2017/music/news/the-offspring-dexter-holland-phd-molecular-biology-1202424779/ Dexter's actual dissertation: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll40/id/364391/rec/1 Rock stars w advanced degrees: https://www.master-degree-online.com/top-10-rock-stars-with-advanced-degrees/  

BONUS – Drs of rock2021-04-23T22:12:50+00:00

Episode 38 – ZZ Top vs the buffalo

2021-04-21T04:35:28+00:00

Murdock examines the excess of that one tour in the '70's where ZZ Top recreated Texas - with mixed results. This episode brought to you by SPARK from Positive Grid! Get $10 off when you use the code RRBS3 until 4/28/21. SHOW NOTES: Johnny Black piece on the 1976 tour: https://www.loudersound.com/features/fly-on-the-wall-29-may-1976-zz-top-take-texas-on-the-road Bill Ham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Ham Ralph [...]

Episode 38 – ZZ Top vs the buffalo2021-04-21T04:35:28+00:00

Episode 37 – Mama Cass vs the ham sandwich

2021-04-14T13:07:55+00:00

Brian breaks down TWO rumors about Mamas and the Papa's voice Mama Cass: Did a ham sandwich kill her? - AND - Did she die in the same place as another major musical legend?   Episode sponsored by: SPARK by Positive Grid - https://www.positivegrid.com/spark/ Get $10 off the week of 4/14 when you use the [...]

Episode 37 – Mama Cass vs the ham sandwich2021-04-14T13:07:55+00:00

Episode 36 – Rock n Roll vs Satanic messages

2021-04-07T14:59:09+00:00

The guys answer a listener letter asking for the history on "backmasking" - recording messages backwards on rock n roll records meant to be played forwards. Get ready to go deep on The Beatles, Led Zep and even that annoying Napoleon XIV track. This episode brought to you by SPARK by POSITIVE GRID - Get [...]

Episode 36 – Rock n Roll vs Satanic messages2021-04-07T14:59:09+00:00
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