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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April 2024

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

Episode 192 – Jeff Buckley vs the swim

2024-04-03T04:30:21+00:00

A listener inquiry finds Brian and Murdock calling on Lafe the Producer for help figuring out the lineage, the sex appeal and the lore that continues to encircle the name "Jeff Buckley." What really went down on that Memphis riverside?   SHOW NOTES: Dream Brother (book) Everybody Here Wants You (BBC Doc) Tim Buckley and Mary [...]

Episode 192 – Jeff Buckley vs the swim2024-04-03T04:30:21+00:00

March 2024

Episode 191 – Creed vs 311

2024-03-27T04:27:52+00:00

Brian and Murdock examine their differing attitudes towards the post-grunge rock of Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti and dig through the tabloid headlines to figure out what happened in that hotel bar on Thanksgiving of 2005.   SHOW NOTES: Over the Edge CD sampler on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/p/1300684030 https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/scott-stapp-and-311-brawl-100131/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/311_(band) https://thepier.org/311-20th-anniversary-of-grassroots-album/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Stapp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hanson_(music_executive) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind-up_Records Klosterman Creed [...]

Episode 191 – Creed vs 3112024-03-27T04:27:52+00:00

Episode 190 – Songs vs cities

2024-03-20T03:18:09+00:00

The guys get into a stack of letters regarding rock songs that seem to be about a specific location and end up talking GNR, Huey Lewis, and... Rush Limbaugh.   The show is brought to you by LOUDER THAN LIFE music festival. See the lineup and get tickets here. WIN YOUR TICKETS by sending us [...]

Episode 190 – Songs vs cities2024-03-20T03:18:09+00:00

BONUS – Music Festival Mailbag

2024-03-15T02:26:57+00:00

The guys read entries from listeners looking to score free wristbands into Louder Than Life this September. The show is brought to you by LOUDER THAN LIFE music festival. See the lineup and get tickets here. WIN YOUR TICKETS by sending us an email with your favorite music festival story to [email protected].

BONUS – Music Festival Mailbag2024-03-15T02:26:57+00:00

Episode 189 – Nelson vs their image

2024-03-13T03:05:59+00:00

The guys get into showbiz history when they tear open a letter from a listener still trying to figure out what all the hype was about when it came to those blonde-haired Nelson twins. The show is brought to you by LOUDER THAN LIFE music festival. See the lineup and get tickets here. WIN YOUR [...]

Episode 189 – Nelson vs their image2024-03-13T03:05:59+00:00

RETOLD – More on Oasis

2024-03-08T04:28:27+00:00

Revisit the 2022 deep dive that Brian and Murdock took re: the British brothers that reinvigorated Beatlesque power pop on the world stage - and almost killed each other.

RETOLD – More on Oasis2024-03-08T04:28:27+00:00

Episode 188 – Bon Jovi vs Oasis

2024-03-06T03:40:42+00:00

The guys go looking for anything to prove that the internet stories about Liam Gallagher harassing Jon Bon Jovi might be true.   The show is brought to you by LOUDER THAN LIFE music festival. See the lineup and get tickets here. WIN YOUR TICKETS by sending us an email with your favorite music festival [...]

Episode 188 – Bon Jovi vs Oasis2024-03-06T03:40:42+00:00

RETOLD – More on Pearl Jam

2024-03-01T03:37:24+00:00

After discussing the birth of grunge and the Seattle scene, the guys dug up Episode 63 to revisit the story of that time Pearl Jam tried to take on Ticketmaster.   SHOW NOTES: Songs played in this episode: Mr Blue Sky by ELO, Dissident by Pearl Jam, Alive by Pearl Jam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticketmaster https://www.ticketmaster.com/about/our-history.html https://www.argusleader.com/story/scotthudson/2015/03/08/how-ticket-sales-worked-before-the-internet/24619097/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticketron [...]

RETOLD – More on Pearl Jam2024-03-01T03:37:24+00:00

February 2024

Episode 187 – Seattle vs grunge

2024-03-06T03:40:17+00:00

The guys get into generational angst, manufactured music scenes, and the authenticity that came pouring out of Seattle in spite of itself when they start sorting out supergroups and stories from the Pacific Northwest in the early 90's. The show is brought to you by LOUDER THAN LIFE music festival. See the lineup and get [...]

Episode 187 – Seattle vs grunge2024-03-06T03:40:17+00:00

Episode 186 – Great White vs the fire

2024-02-21T04:18:59+00:00

The guys get a "sliding doors" email about the 2003 true crime tragedy involving a nightclub, spray foam, gerbs, and a lot of good intentions/bad results.   The show is brought to you this week by LOUDER THAN LIFE MUSIC FESTIVAL. The line-up drops on 2/21/24 and you can see the whole list HERE. The [...]

Episode 186 – Great White vs the fire2024-02-21T04:18:59+00:00

RETOLD – Bob Marley: One Love

2024-02-16T03:44:48+00:00

In celebration of the theatrical release of Bob Marley: One Love, Brian and Murdock revisit Episode 123 to get a history lesson on the political chaos of Jamaica and the terrifying evening in 1976 that arguably cemented Bob Marley as a revolutionary and a legend - not just a musician. SHOW NOTES The Smile Jamaica [...]

RETOLD – Bob Marley: One Love2024-02-16T03:44:48+00:00

Episode 185 – Pantera vs Megadeth

2024-02-14T04:43:52+00:00

The guys get to the bottom of a sliding doors moment that almost put Dimebag Darrell and Dave Mustaine in the same musical outfit. Plus, they explore what really happened during the Damage Plan show in Columbus, 2003.   Support the show on Patreon. Support the show by shopping for new speakers and audio equipment [...]

Episode 185 – Pantera vs Megadeth2024-02-14T04:43:52+00:00

Episode 184 – Stevie Wonder vs vision

2024-02-07T03:54:36+00:00

The guys are joined by executive producer Lafe for a deep dive into "the Stevie Wonder file." The trio discusses "Superstition," conspiracy theories, and the genius that is "Little Stevie." Support the show on Patreon. Support the show by shopping for new speakers and audio equipment with audioengine! SHOW NOTES: VH1's 50 Most Awesomely Bad [...]

Episode 184 – Stevie Wonder vs vision2024-02-07T03:54:36+00:00
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