January 2024

Episode 182 – Guns N’ Roses vs punctuality


Inspired by recent headlines about irate fans upset with Madonna for late concert start times, the guys deep dive on the tardy party reputation of Guns N' Roses and the chaos that followed in their wake during the 1992 leg of the Use Your Illusion Tour. SHOW NOTES: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-68027965 https://www.cnn.com/2013/03/05/showbiz/music/performers-late-to-stage/index.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/ruthblatt/2014/05/27/how-being-late-and-volatile-was-axl-roses-contribution-to-the-guns-n-roses-brand/?sh=49a7a8387e89 https://ultimateclassicrock.com/guns-n-roses-historic-concerts/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_Your_Illusion_Tour https://blabbermouth.net/news/duff-mckagan-says-guns-n-roses-toured-for-two-years-in-support-of-use-your-illusion-just-to-break-even https://www.spin.com/2020/04/quarantine-classic-concerts-guns-n-roses-use-your-illusion-tour-91-93/ [...]

Episode 182 – Guns N’ Roses vs punctuality2024-01-24T05:43:57+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

August 2023

Episode 158 – Goo Goo Dolls vs heavy metal


Brian and Murdock make a meandering case for laying the success of the Goo Goo Dolls at the feet of a bad deal with a legendary heavy metal music champion.   This episode brought to you in part by: Bourbon & Beyond Festival | A Perfect Blend of Bourbon, Food & Music In Louisville September [...]

Episode 158 – Goo Goo Dolls vs heavy metal2023-08-09T12:28:52+00:00

July 2023

Episode 155 – Rock N Roll vs prison


The guys take advice from a listener letter and dig into the history of rock concerts inside prisons - from Johnny Cash to Metallica (and lots in between...) This episode brought to you in part by: Bourbon & Beyond Festival | A Perfect Blend of Bourbon, Food & Music In Louisville September 14-17, 2023 WIN [...]

Episode 155 – Rock N Roll vs prison2023-07-19T14:37:47+00:00

June 2023

Episode 152 – The Misfits vs San Francisco


The guys do their best to earn their punk cred with a listener-requested deep dive on the life, times and dysfunction of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and The Misfits - and that one time they caused a riot and got asked to never come back... This episode brought to you in part by Louder Than [...]

Episode 152 – The Misfits vs San Francisco2023-06-28T03:54:44+00:00

May 2023

BS Conversations – Casey Cavaliere from The Wonder Years


Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories presents a new spin-off series of interviews with the people making the magic happen - working musicians, writers, entertainers, etc. For the debut episode, Brian chats with producer/engineer/songwriter and guitarist from the rock band The Wonder Years, Casey Cavaliere. They chat about Casey's rock n roll heritage and his own [...]

BS Conversations – Casey Cavaliere from The Wonder Years2023-05-05T04:33:25+00:00

January 2023

Episode 129 – Metallica vs Napster


The guys it into the history of online music, the kids who broke the record industry and the band who became the face of shutting it all down.   SHOW NOTES: The book "The Year That Broke America" - https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-year-that-broke-america-andrew-rice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica_v._Napster,_Inc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Fanning https://www.businessinsider.com/sean-parker-life-career-napster-facebook-billionaire-pictures-2020-3 The 2000 Time magazine article about Napster: https://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,998068,00.html https://museumofportablesound.com/mp325-2/ https://www.kerrang.com/metallica-vs-napster-the-lawsuit-that-redefined-how-we-listen-to-music The Alex [...]

Episode 129 – Metallica vs Napster2023-01-18T14:49:37+00:00

March 2022

Episode 86 – Led Zeppelin vs Kingdom Come


The guys talk the tragic side of Zep and the rock band who (might have) claimed they'd never heard them. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Kingdom Come "Get It On"; Kingdom Come "What Love Can Be" https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/greta-van-fleet-anthem-of-the-peaceful-army/ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/kingdom-come-mn0000096804/biography Danny Stag’s brother’s WaPo piece: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/style/1988/06/05/my-brother-the-rock-star/158337df-3bbf-48b3-9007-8500835cf052/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Come_(band) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Reid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TudbbVdz8os https://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/music/danny-stag-of-kingdom-come-talks-30th-anniversary-tour 2011 Southeast of Heaven [...]

Episode 86 – Led Zeppelin vs Kingdom Come2022-03-23T00:42:23+00:00

October 2021

Episode 65 – Rock n Roll vs torture


A listener letter leads the guys to investigate the origins of using rock music for political torture practices. Support the show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "Theme from Rawhide" from the Blues Brothers soundtrack; "Back There" by Tim McGraw Pathways to Music Torture journal article (2014) - https://journals.openedition.org/transposition/494?lang=en https://www.vox.com/2014/12/11/7375961/cia-torture-music https://www.mic.com/articles/87851/11-popular-songs-the-cia-used-to-torture-prisoners-in-the-war-on-terror https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jun/19/usa.guantanamo [...]

Episode 65 – Rock n Roll vs torture2021-10-27T00:02:20+00:00

November 2020

Story Guys – Episode 35 – What You Need


Brian revisits the pregnancy cravings of his wife and Murdock relives the glory of his college days being the guy who had what everyone wanted (spoiler: it's not what you think...); PLUS: the guys talk comfort TV and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Story Guys – Episode 35 – What You Need2020-11-13T03:06:23+00:00
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