Rock and Roll Confessional is a podcast for Rock music fans. Those that love music, but are not in the industry, yet want to hear the stories that shaped the world of music. We interview not only musicians and song writers, but promoters, DJs, venue management, agents and more.
Here's the Latest Episode from Rock And Roll Confessional:
This show we are talking with a great friend: Scott Page, who is know for playing saxophone with bands like: Toto, Supertramp & Pink Floyd. But there is so much more to Scott...
Scotty starts off with his confession on what happened on his first tour with Toto, his father being in the Lawrence Welk Band and also working at the famous Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles. Plus what he learned from touring with Diana Ross and what it was like touring and working with Pink Floyd & David Gilmour.
And if you are a new start up band or business, Scott has some great tips for you to help make your business successful.
This show we are talking to Mark Felsot who was the associate producer for the syndicated radio talk show; Rockline. Rockline featured bands each week, where listeners could call-in and ask their questions. Mark also works as the morning DJ on the Tom Petty Channel on Sirius XM along with producing the entire channel.
Mark talks with us regarding some of his highlights on Rockline including what happens when your host has a heart attack live on the air, the George Harrison special and the infamous Guns N' Roses/Slash story. Plus what it is like putting together the Tom Petty Channel and working directly with Tom up until Tom's passing in 2017.
Rita and CW take time out of their busy holiday schedule to ask each other a few of the bonus round questions they normally ask the guests. What was your first concert?? And What was your best "Spinal Tap" moment? You'll be amazed, and empowered from their answers. You might even feel a little bit sorry for them. But no matter how you feel, you should be entertained for a brief 10 minutes.
This episode we are speaking with one of the top performers in Rock History! He is known for his song writing, guitar playing, amazing vocals and founding member of the band Styx. He is an all round amazing, fantastic guy; James "JY" Young. We caught up with JY while he made a brief stop in Los Angeles.
JY talks about the early days of putting the band together. Bo Diddley being one of his major influences. Growing up in Chicago and the different bands and types of music that influenced him. And why he got a degree in Aerospace Technology. JY tells us his history with the current band members and why the band didn't accept the offer to headline the US Festival in 1982. We also discuss how Mr. Roboto was the downfall of the band breaking up in the 80's. Plus James fills us in on touring with Ted Nugent and his take on the band getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This episode we are talking with one of the founding members and lead singer John Easdale of Dramarama. John was kind enough to drop by our studio to talk about the history of the band, the break-up and the reforming of the band, how drugs played a part in his life, what it's like having Bruce Springsteen open for you and his love of music. Dramarama has been around since the 80's and has had such hits as; Last Cigarette, Wonderamaland, Haven't Got A Clue, Everybody Dies, Scenario, Some Crazy Dame and their biggest hit that you can still hear on the radio today, Anything Anything! If you are the biggest fan or have never heard of the band, your going to be in for a real treat!
This show Rita & CW are talking with Andrew Sandoval who's latest project was compiling the newly released Kinks 50th anniversary box set of Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire). Andrew talks about the concept of the album, what it entails putting it together, what it was like working with Ray & Dave Davies and all the exciting bonus material that is part of this unique box set.
Plus we also talk to Andrew about playing in the Dave Davies band, working at Rhino Records, working with the Everly Brothers, managing the Monkees and his radio show: Come To The Sunshine.
And of course, Andrew plays the Bonus Round for a fabulous prize!
This show we are talking to Steve Downes who had a long career in the music world. Working in L.A.Radio, Host of the syndicated show Rockline, Morning show host in Chicago radio and then commencing with one of the biggest video game; Halo as the voice of Master Chief. He talks about being a DJ for many years, what happens while leaving the mic on during and interview with Axl Rose and being invited to Bob Marley's hotel room for an interview.
Steve also talks about being program director, what happens when he goes to meet one of his idols: Ry Cooder and what Master Chief sounds like.