January 2024

Episode 183 – Frank Zappa vs Captain Beefheart


The guys get a listener inquiry asking for the history of rock n rollers getting entangled in "gross out contests." Support the show on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/rocknrollbedtimestories SHOW NOTES: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/03/the-dirt-movie-ozzy-osbourne https://loudwire.com/ozzy-osbourne-snorting-ants-story-fake/ https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/tommy-lee-challenged-ozzy-osbourne-gross-out/ Motley Crue on Howard Stern clip: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=629778755450180 https://ultimateclassicrock.com/frank-zappa-wins-gross-out-contest-gruesome-rock-legends/ https://consequence.net/2021/11/gross-concert-moments-shocking-list/2/ https://consequence.net/2021/11/brass-against-urination-incident-police-report-more-details/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard_Var%C3%A8se Letter to Varese: https://orchestra2001.org/inner.php?pageid=1468 Zappa writing about Varese in Stereo Review in [...]

Episode 183 – Frank Zappa vs Captain Beefheart2024-01-31T05:28:59+00:00

Episode 180 – Kip Winger vs MTV


The guys get a letter giving them permission to talk all about Kip Winger, Alan Parsons, Metallica, and the two cartoon teenagers who might have ruined a rock career. Get more show via Patron: https://www.patreon.com/rocknrollbedtimestories/membership SHOW NOTES Murdock’s Winger concert poster: https://www.facebook.com/109986773920217/posts/cinderella-wwinger-and-the-bulletboys-may -24-1989-at-the-starwood-amphitheatre-a/152499713002256/ Murdock’s favorite Winger song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWxNFr_EK_g https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kip_Winger https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winger_(band) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Parsons https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/literary-cultural-heritage-map-pa/bios/Michaels__Bret https://www.rockhall.com/bon-jovi https://www.cantonrep.com/story/entertainment/local/2015/06/04/tom-keifer-s-cinderella-story/34416499007/ Nothin’ [...]

Episode 180 – Kip Winger vs MTV2024-01-10T04:12:43+00:00

February 2023

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" https://www.huffpost.com/entry/billy-corgan-resistance-pro_b_1687141 https://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss-wrestler-demon/

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

November 2022

Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood


The guys get wild unraveling the story of the "American Beatle" who wrote some of the all-time greatest songs, partied with the all-time greatest musicians, and ultimately couldn't shake his obsession with the silver screen - a preoccupation that would be his undoing. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Harry Nilsson – Without You, [...]

Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood2023-06-02T04:01:50+00:00

Episode 119 – Brian Wilson vs Eugene Landy


Brian and Phil Medley get into the disturbing details of Beach Boy Brian Wilson's twisted relationship with a self-help guru who was clearly only helping himself.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Frank Black “Hang Onto Your Ego” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beach_Boys https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Sounds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Asher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Landy https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/eugene-landy-brian-wilson-twisted-relationship/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Wilson-Rutherford https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/30/arts/music/eugene-landy-therapist-to-beach-boys-leader-dies-at-71.html https://nypost.com/2015/06/04/how-one-quack-doctor-almost-destroyed-brian-wilsons-career/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svengali https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/brian-wilson-god-only-knows-62614/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_Ledbetter Brian Wilson on [...]

Episode 119 – Brian Wilson vs Eugene Landy2022-11-09T05:01:08+00:00

September 2022

BONUS – Rock N Roll Warrior, an interview with David Libert


Brian chats with David Libert - musician, songwriter. manager. producer. agent. and more - about his times with Alice Cooper, Prince and others as captured in his new book Rock N Roll Warrior.   Order your copy of the book: https://www.sunsetblvdbooks.co/shop/p/rock-and-roll-warrior-a-memoir-by-david-libert  

BONUS – Rock N Roll Warrior, an interview with David Libert2022-09-22T20:51:40+00:00

April 2022

Episode 89 – Marilyn Manson vs The Wonder Years


Brian explores a type of rumor - focusing on the stories that swirl around different artists throughout history but all seek to expose, shame or explain something - and has fun poking at the old tale that a certain shock rocker used to be on family TV. Guest host: Phil Medley Listen to Phil Medley's [...]

Episode 89 – Marilyn Manson vs The Wonder Years2022-04-13T03:39:39+00:00
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