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

December 2023

Episode 176 – David Bowie vs Bing Crosby


Brian is joined by Lafe the producer for a discussion of what led David Bowie to be on a Bing Crosby Christmas special, the TV death curse Bowie thought he might have unleashed, and a few other choice Christmas collaborations that color the season. Support the show by shopping for new speakers and audio equipment [...]

Episode 176 – David Bowie vs Bing Crosby2023-12-13T15:23:20+00:00

April 2023

Episode 143 – Rock N Roll vs devil horns


Brian and Murdock answer a letter that leads to examining the history of a certain hand signal and how it got attached to heavy metal and rock n roll. Rock on, Bedhead. Rock on.  Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rocknrollbedtimestories SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Coven - “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”; The New [...]

Episode 143 – Rock N Roll vs devil horns2023-04-26T03:45:21+00:00

March 2023

Episode 137 – Ozzy vs Sharon


Brian and Murdock examine the relationship between the metal god and the manager's daughter - and the violence, dysfunction, and business savvy that has come to define them and their family over the last 40 years. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rocknrollbedtimestories SHOW NOTES: https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/the-day-i-tried-to-kill-sharon-6584234.html https://washingtonindependent.com/thelma-riley/ https://www.nickiswift.com/1196467/who-is-thelma-riley-ozzy-osbournes-first-wife-wasnt-sharon/ https://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/dec/09/rock.music https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Arden https://www.radiox.co.uk/news/music/when-ozzy-osbourne-tried-kill-sharon-blackout/ https://tonedeaf.thebrag.com/ozzy-osbourne-recalls-the-time-he-attempted-to-kill-sharon/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Music_Peace_Festival https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozzfest https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/the-osbournes-show-sharon-kelly-b2028417.html https://www.vice.com/en/article/jmkpyp/the-osbournes-britains-kardashians-reality-tv [...]

Episode 137 – Ozzy vs Sharon2023-03-15T10:09:50+00:00

Episode 136 – Ozzy vs the songwriting


The guys chase a listener request and find out that Ozzy Osbourne is a man of very few actual talents... but he sure figured out how to find himself a woman who could make up for it. They dig deep on distrust, family drama, and LOTS of lawsuits. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: [...]

Episode 136 – Ozzy vs the songwriting2023-03-08T04:50:17+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

May 2022

Episode 92 – Tony Iommi vs Django Reinhardt


Brian breaks down the startlingly similar tragic backstories shared by two genre-defining guitar men - and how one inspired the other to keep going. Today's episode brought to you by Athletic Greens; Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to [...]

Episode 92 – Tony Iommi vs Django Reinhardt2022-05-04T02:04:28+00:00

November 2021

Episode 66 – Drummers vs the rest of the band


A listener story sends the guys on a search to discover from where the stereotype of drummer-as-madman first emerged, leading them to learn more about legendary stickmen from Gene Krupa to John Bonham. Support the show on Patreon. SHOW NOTES: Songs in this episode: "Sing, Sing, Sing" Benny Goodman Orchestra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmine_Appice https://nypost.com/2016/04/30/drummer-who-slept-with-4500-women-witnessed-led-zeppelins-grossest-moment/ Wally Wingert’s short [...]

Episode 66 – Drummers vs the rest of the band2021-11-03T03:36:10+00:00

August 2021

Episode 56 – Geezer Butler vs Malcom Young


Brian and Murdock discuss two of the 70's coolest sidemen and that time one of them almost stabbed the other. This episode is brought to you in part by Db: Get 10% off your next purchase by using the code POD10. Go here: https://bit.ly/37cP8YP SHOW NOTES: Songs played: Black Sabbath – NIB, Black Sabbath – [...]

Episode 56 – Geezer Butler vs Malcom Young2021-08-25T02:10:04+00:00

January 2021

Episode 26 – Randy Rhoads vs the airplane


The guys get into another famous rock n roll plane crash, discussing the legendary Randy Rhoads and how he might have saved Ozzy Osbourne's career - AND his life!   SHOW NOTES: https://www.biography.com/news/ozzy-osbourne-plane-crash-randy-rhoads https://www.guitarworld.com/features/crazy-train-high-life-and-tragic-death-randy-rhoads https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/rudy-says-randy-rhoads-was-killed-by-the-pilot-in-an-attmpt.1928883/page-7 https://ultimateclassicrock.com/randy-rhoads-plane-crash/ https://open.spotify.com/track/1IeOBzoyH4Xu1ylBBCY4Qo?si=937B_tM5RFqIA3iTQ5X-lg 2:55, guitar solo https://open.spotify.com/track/33jAC1Xr5E1bkXKtoJb0NE?si=8wFRfFh7SROyXthK6y29HA 4:44 guitar solo See the photo Murdock describes: https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/on-this-day/randy-rhoads-death-anniversary/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Rhoads Rudy Sarzo's book: https://www.amazon.com/Off-Rails-Aboard-Crazy-Blizzard/dp/1537437461 [...]

Episode 26 – Randy Rhoads vs the airplane2021-01-20T03:26:53+00:00

November 2020

Episode 18 – Ozzy Osbourne vs The Hyatt


The guys get into the second entry in the Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories "Hotel Suite" of tales involving rock royalty battling it out with their overnight accommodations. Hear how Ozzy disappeared in Nashville and caused the FBI to be called.   SHOW NOTES: Van Halen News Desk story: https://www.vhnd.com/2018/11/09/ozzy-missing-1978-black-sabbath-tour/ Metal Devastation Radio  story: https://metaldevastationradio.com/thebeast/blog/2527/that-time-ozzy-lost-a-cocaine-snorting-challenge-to-david-lee-roth-circa-1978 [...]

Episode 18 – Ozzy Osbourne vs The Hyatt2020-11-08T04:35:36+00:00
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