June 2023

RETOLD – Jackie Wilson


The guys keep the Tina Turner celebration going and continue the exploration of early rock n roll by replaying an episode about one of Ike and Tina's 1950's contemporaries - Jackie Wilson. (From April 2020) SHOW NOTES: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/state-of-the-art/article31127363.html https://www.history-of-rock.com/jackie_wilson.htm  

RETOLD – Jackie Wilson2023-06-02T03:44:49+00:00

February 2023

RETOLD – Prince and the Symbol


Celebrate the guys' recent discussion about Super Bowl Halftime Shows by revisiting the 2021 episode honoring the man responsible for the best halftime show ever - Prince. On this one, Brian goes deep into the drama that led to Prince Rogers Nelson changing his name.  

RETOLD – Prince and the Symbol2023-02-10T05:02:28+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

December 2021

BONUS – More on Prince’s symbol


Brian is joined by Mitch Monson - one of the designers who worked with the Prince creative team in 1992 to create what would become the Love Symbol - to talk creation, influence and the importance of a big brother's musical tastes. SHOW NOTES: The infographic that explains the evolution of the symbol: https://www.logolounge.com/articles/creating-princes-love-symbol-2016-5-18 More [...]

BONUS – More on Prince’s symbol2021-12-24T15:34:08+00:00

Episode 73 – Prince vs the Symbol


Brian breaks down the story of Prince's beef with his record label and what led him to giving up the rights to his own name. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: “Just Another Sucker” - 94 East, “Soft and Wet” - Prince, “One of Us” - Prince https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician) https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/why-prince-changed-his-name-to-a-symbol/ https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36107590 https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8908921/what-does-princes-symbol-mean-who-owns-his-music-and-why-did-he-change-his-name/ https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/prince-name-change-love-symbol-25th-anniversary-explained-warner-brothers-dispute-a8385801.html https://medium.com/behance-blog/the-man-behind-the-symbol-minneapolis-creative-talks-about-collaborating-with-prince-4e644d76ed29 https://musebycl.io/backstory/miradas-mitch-monson-olympic-branding-shape-water-and-princes-love-symbol [...]

Episode 73 – Prince vs the Symbol2021-12-22T06:04:54+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

March 2021

Episode 33 – Sussudio vs 1999


The guys mashup and freak out over the similarities between two big hits from two big 80's hitmakers. Plus - that time Phil Collins played on both Live Aid stages, got lampooned on South Park and thought he was at the Battle of the Alamo in another life... This episode brought to you by Away [...]

Episode 33 – Sussudio vs 19992021-03-10T05:16:13+00:00

January 2021

Episode 29 – Warrant vs Bon Jovi


The guys research the rise and fall of Jani Lane and his dysfunctional relationship with his bandmates in Warrant while diving into the rumor of "I Saw Red." Did it really cause a mental breakdown? And who was Jani's girlfriend caught with in bed?     SHOW NOTES: https://www.grunge.com/243058/the-tragic-real-life-story-of-warrants-jani-lane/ Warrant - Cherry Pie video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjyZKfdwlng [...]

Episode 29 – Warrant vs Bon Jovi2021-02-16T04:00:26+00:00

November 2019

Episode 2 – Prince vs. Stevie Nicks


Murdock explains how Stevie stole a song from the Purple One and what he had to say (and do) about it.   SHOW NOTES: Songs, videos and additional reading and listening suggested on this show are below: Little Red Corvette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KpfrJE4zw Stand Back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwS9BIqbffU Mash Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENeMtjK_PxA "All of You" Prince & Stevie Nicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wQTApZN-NU [...]

Episode 2 – Prince vs. Stevie Nicks2019-11-16T16:29:24+00:00
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