June 2023

BS Conversations – Brian Vander Ark from The Verve Pipe


The guys get to chat with The Verve Pipe front man about the movie Rockstar, his relationships with Stephan Jenkins and Jesus, and what it's like being known for a ballad (plus - a WHOLE LOT MORE). This episode brought to you in part by Louder Than Life Music Festival. Louder Than Life America’s Biggest [...]

BS Conversations – Brian Vander Ark from The Verve Pipe2023-06-16T01:15:01+00:00

May 2023

BS Conversations – Brett Newski of NEWSKI


Brian gets an overdue chat with old friend of the show Brett Newski - a multi-hyphenate artistic badass who plays music in a band he calls NEWSKI. He also writes books, paints, and hosts a hell of a podcast of his own called Dirt From the Road. This episode brought to you in part by [...]

BS Conversations – Brett Newski of NEWSKI2023-05-19T02:50:50+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

December 2022

Episode 126 – Rock N Roll vs New Years Eve


Brian breaks out two stories from the 70's about explosive NYE celebrations (literally). SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Bruce Springsteen "Badlands"; KISS "Firehouse" https://www.mic.com/articles/163481/how-did-new-year-s-eve-start-the-history-and-tradition-explained https://ultimateclassicrock.com/bruce-springsteen-firecracker-show/ https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2021/07/new-book-chronicles-bruce-springsteens-relationship-with-ohio-through-40-years-of-iconic-photos.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Eve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Agora,_Cleveland_1978 https://case.edu/ech/articles/a/agoraagora-ballroom https://www.cleveland.com/life-and-culture/erry-2018/08/66bf705e4b2862/40-facts-about-bruce-springste.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Appel https://ultimateclassicrock.com/bruce-springsteen-mike-appel-settle-lawsuit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richfield_Coliseum https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2021/02/how-bruce-springsteen-made-northeast-ohio-his-second-home-on-the-1978-darkness-tour.html https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_crazy_night_iggy_pop_blue_oeyster_cult_kiss_shared_the_same_stage_on_ne https://ultimateclassicrock.com/gene-simmons-hair-on-fire/ Video of Gene’s hair catching fire: https://youtu.be/8fYRizoWhUg https://fullinbloom.com/kisss-gene-simmons-on-the-time-he-melted-a-fans-face-on-new-years-eve-in-1973-the-thing-exploded-in-front-of-the-guy-2022-interview/  

Episode 126 – Rock N Roll vs New Years Eve2022-12-28T06:05:44+00:00

August 2021

BONUS – RIP Charlie Watts and the Nirvana baby


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 baby2023-10-13T13:02:41+00:00

June 2021

Episode 48 – Andrew W.K. vs Steev Mike


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 46 – KISS vs Satan


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

August 2020

Episode 12 – Motley Crue vs Fake Nikki Sixx


Murdock geeks out about one of his formative favorites - Motley Crue - and that time they might have replaced the bass player and never told anyone...   SHOW NOTES:  Loudersound article: https://www.loudersound.com/features/matthew-trippe-nikki-sixx-the-imitation-game The interview tapes with Matthew Trippe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlBFJ2UXBsE From CarWreckdebangs.Wordpress.com (with photos of original Kerrang! article) https://carwreckdebangs.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/motley-crue-had-a-fake-nikki-sixx-and-nobody-noticed-the-strange-tale-of-matthew-trippe/ 1983 Japanese TV interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4SS8ptJgm4 Motley [...]

Episode 12 – Motley Crue vs Fake Nikki Sixx2020-08-01T16:09:08+00:00

September 2019

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