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Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk." This original podcast is a unique blend of rock and comedy talk with some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment.
578 Episodes
Today we have a punk rock legend on the show Mr Paul Leary guitarist and songwriter of the Butthole Surfers. At 63 years old this man has been rocking his entire life. Riding around the world in a Van sleeping on floors and eating at every Denny's in America, He has done it all. These days you will find him in the studio producing records and recording solo albums. Paul has worked with some of the best including U2, Sublime, The Meat Puppets, The Reverend Horton Heat and so many more. Paul has a brand new solo record out right now called Born Stupid and it is available on all streaming platforms so go out and buy it right now. When this episode is over turn on some Butthole Surfers and enjoy the insanity of Originality. Candles Lit my friends DDR
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk by guest is the incredible Byron Katie. Byron was 43 with three children and unhappily married to her second husband. She suffered from depression, agoraphobia, overeating and addiction to codeine and alcohol. She called her insurance company for help, and was referred to Hope House in Los Angeles a women's counseling center. After two weeks at the house, she reportedly experienced an epiphany in her thinking which created a way for her to challenge and lessen the harmful effects of long-held beliefs. She credited the epiphany, which became known as "The Work" for a subsequent weight loss and other reductions in bad habits. Byron has helped so many people in this world and maybe she can help you.  I hope you guys enjoy this episode I know it's a little different from what you are used to but I feel it's important to constantly keep the show growing in all directions. Candles Lit my friends DDR  
Today I sit down with my new friend Christian James Hand host of the popular show The Session. Christian takes your favorite song and breaks it down track by track like you have never heard before. You wanna hear an isolated track of Phil Rudd of AC/DC laying down the drums for Let There Be Rock no problem. How about an isolated track of Prince singing Purple Rain you got it. With 1000's of songs in his collection the possibilities are endless. You can hear this daily on his show on Instagram at @thesessioniglive Monday thru Friday 11am Pacific time. Sit back and get a taste of this mans Music Brain.  
When Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Slipknot and Alice In Chains want to make records chances are they're calling Evil Joe Barresi. Joe moved out to Los Angeles many years ago and started his career at the world famous Sound City recording studio as a Tape Machine operator and the rest is history. Joe's resume is insane. If a band is heavy and the real deal Joe has probably worked with them. Visit his website and lose your mind at all of the albums he has worked on. This is a fantastic deep dive talk about the recording process of some of your favorite albums. Candles Lit my Friends DDR
Imagine your going to collage to hopefully become a Lawyer and someone hands you a Backstage Pass to a Bob Dylan concert and your whole life changes. That is exactly what happened to Jonathan Taplin. This man saw the legendary concert when Dylan went electric. He was the Tour Manager for The Band when they played Woodstock. He was on the Train for the Festival Express tour. The list goes on and on and now you can read all about his life in his new book The Magic Years. Tune in now for this very cool episode. Pre Order Now at 
Today My good friend Josh Homme returns to the show for a long honest conversation on Music, Life and the Desert. This man is one of the greatest ever to do it and is definitely a huge inspiration to me and it is an honor to call him my friend. His music has fueled my drive since the first time I saw him a 100 years ago in Kyuss. I really really enjoyed this conversation. It's what I live for. Have a Fantastic week and do yourself a favor and reach out to an old friend of yours and have an old school conversation with them not on Email or Text. Candles Lit DDR
In 1995 I stepped into the Fillmore in San Francisco and witnessed one of the greatest live performances I've ever seen by a man named Terence Trent D'Arby. Shortly after that concert that man disappeared from the music business or so I thought. Around 8 years ago I did a Google search and found out that he had changed his name and had been making music for years under his new name Sananda Maitreya. I can't even tell you how excited I was to find all this music I hadn't heard. Sananda released a new double album last Friday, March 19th 2021  called Pandora's Playhouse and it great. Sanand was an absolute dream guest and I know you guys are going to dig this Honest conversation on all things Art. Candles Lit DDR
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the legend Geoff Tate former Vocalist and Songwriter of Queensrÿche. In 1983 a song came of the radio called Queen Of The Reich and the game changed. Immediately I went out and bought the Queensrÿche EP and never stopped listening to them. Over the years Geoff and the band have written some of the best Metal records ever including their masterpiece Operation Mindcrime. This mans vocals have inspired 1000's of singers over our time and I gotta say it was an absolute honer to have him on the show. Geoff has a new record coming out in April with Sweet Oblivion called Relentless. Tune In and keep the Candles Lit DDR  
Today one of my oldest friends stops by Mr Eric Peterson of Testament. I fully believe that Eric is the most underrated Guitarist and Songwriter in the Thrash Metal scene. This man has been rocking in Testament for 35 years and also has a 2nd band called Dragonlord. Testament's last release in 2020 Titans Of Creation is one of their heaviest in Years. So much Metal History on this episode so tune in and enjoy. DDR
Today on episode #580 my guest is Gary Numan a Legend and Pioneer in Electronic Music. In the 70's I heard Gary Numan, Devo and Kraftwerk and it completely changed my life. Of course I was into Rock n Roll but Gary opened my eyes and ears to Art. This music helped me explore all types of musical styles and really shaped who I am now. Gary has a new record coming out in May called Intruder and I cannot recommend it enough. Also go back and listen to some of his newer music from the last 20 years. Albums like Savage, and Splinter will blow your mind. Thanks for tuning in and have a great week. Don't forget to check out my Youtube channel and Patreon. DDR
#579:Buzz Osborne/Melvins

#579:Buzz Osborne/Melvins


Today I sit down with the legend Mr Buzz Osborne for a deep dive into all things Melvins. The Melvins have a brand new record out this week called  Working With God and I must say this record is smoking. It was an honor to talk to Buzz and I think you guys are really going to love this episode. We talk Recording, Guitars, San Francisco, Art and all things Rock n Roll. Dig in and keep the Candles Lit. DDR
Today on a brand new episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is the fantastic Singer Songwriter from Texas Mr Koe Wetzel. Over the last 9 years this man has built a huge following by non stop touring and recording. He completely built this machine on his own and now with a major record deal on Columbia Records he is about to go to another level. I have been rocking his new record Sellout non stop since I got it. Some smoking songs on this LP like Crying From The Bath Room, Sidechick, Drug Problem and Outcast. Radio needs to wake up and start playing these Hit Songs because America needs to hear them today. Buy Koe's record and follow him on all social media. Candles Lit DDR
Today on Let There Be Talk we dive into some Austin Texas Blues with The Ice Queen, Sue Foley. Sue has been playing the blues for most of her life and has over 15 albums out since her debut with Young Girl Blues. Sue was hand picked by the legendary Clifford Antone to come record her debut record in Austin and the rest is history.  Lots of Texas Blues talk on today's episode. Do yourself a favor and check out Sue's music asap. 
Today my guest is a new artist out of Chicago by the name of Neal Francis. This mans debut record Changes came out in 2019 and it is absolutely incredible. Not only is Neal a great singer, songwriter his B3 playing is through the roof. I really think Neal is going to make some serious noise once he can get back out on the road and play live. Do yourself a favor and check out his music and follow him on Instagram.
Today I sit down with an old friend Mr Phil Demmel guitarist and songwriter of Vio-lence and formally of Machine Head. I wanted to have Phil on years ago but it just didn't happen for reason you will hear on this episode. Phil comes from the old school Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene and has some amazing stories from those days. We talk Slayer, Metallica, Machine Head, Vio-lence and the early San Francisco days. Thanks for tuning in and remember to keep the Candles Lit. DDR
Today I sit down for some more AC/DC history with the former Bass Player of AC/DC Mark Evans. Mark and I go deep into Mark's history with AC/DC including his Audition, The Early Tours, Bon Scott and The Recording of Let There Be Rock. Mark is now playing with the Australian legends Rose Tattoo and hopes to be back out on the road this year. It was an honor to talk to Mark and finally get to hear some of these amazing stories. Thanks for tuning in and please leave a review on iTunes and Subscribe to my Youtube Channel. 
Monday Jan,11th 2021 I woke up to some awful news that the great Jeff Scott, Comedy Store Piano player had passed away. This is a massive loss to our Comedy Store Family and Friends. I will never forget his great laugh and spirit behind the keyboards every night in the Original Room. 7 1/2 years ago he was a guest on my podcast and had some incredible stories that I feel should be shared again today. RIP Jeff Scott I will never forget you.  
Today on episode #572 the legend Dale Crover, Drummer and sometimes Bass Player of the Melvins stops by to talk all things Melvins. There was a time when I was Living in San Francisco when every Speaker in the City was rocking The Melvins. The Melvins have been going at it since 1983 and have influenced so many bands over all these years. Dale has a brand new solo record out this week called RAT A TAT TAT and also next month a new Melvins album is coming. Both of the new releases are smoking.  Sit back and enjoy this conversation with this fantastic musician.
Today I sit down with R. J. Cutler director of the new John Belushi documentary on Showtime called Belushi out right now. R. J. has made a fantastic film about John that really blew me away and after watching it I knew I had to talk to him right away. John Belushi has always had a special place in my heart and is part of the reason why I do Stand Up Comedy. When I was very young I would stay up late and watch SNL and John would completely Blow My Mind. R. J.  has done some amazing work over the years and in February 2021 he will be debuting his new Billie Eilish documentary on Apple TV. Thanks for tuning in today and Happy New Year Delraisers. DDR
If you watched the Comedy Store Documentary on Showtime recently you saw a comedian named Brian Holtzman. You may of asked yourself who is Brian Holtzman? Well I'm gonna tell you who Brian Is. This man has been grinding it out at the Store for 25 years and his Stand Up is definitely some of the most original and radical Comedy you will ever see. He is one of those amazing Comedy Store best kept secrets.  Today I sit down with my Brian and talk all about how he got started in Comedy. Brian also shares with us his CD collection which I know you guys will enjoy. Do yourself a favor and check out his podcast Dead Air and also follow him on all the social media platforms.  His Instagram is really fun so hit him up at @brianholtzman  Thanks for TUNING IN and don't forget to Keep The Candles Lit. DDR      
Comments (27)


haha I was just bashing The Elder the other day but I never really gave it a chance. Maybe I need to revisit as an adult like Dean says

Mar 18th


I feel like Stoner Witch is the customary Melvins starting point, was for me. I'm sure most would say that or Houdini.

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Joshua David Osterman

I love Dean's energy and interviews! Not to mention his life has been epic because he's always followed his dreams! Dean, you truly Rock!

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Jan 6th

Need ID Indeed

great one!

Dec 17th

Cara Mia

Awesome Interview. I loved how you geeked out together over watches, Dumble App's and other artists. I always thought John Mayer wasn't given enough credit for his guitar playing and intelligence. This whole interview proved that he is a genius, an investigator with wicked talent. Thanks for this inspiring conversation. I just need to check out all the albums mentioned and listen with new ears. My mind has been blown!

Nov 6th

Andrew Green

you are awesome dood!! love the podcasts

Mar 21st
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Andrew Green

this is bar none. the best interview with MY absolute rock god DAVE MENNIKETTI

Mar 13th
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Sarah Shea


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John Crane

ding a ding dang a danga dang deeng digga digga dig a digg uhh

Jan 5th
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Baron Von Snorkelberg

top notch interview

Oct 11th
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Trevie McTrev


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James Welsh


Oct 6th

Raw Snapshot

Gotta love Dean! Great podcast brother! 🙌🙌🙌

Sep 29th

Michael Parker

that shooter Jennings recommendation was pure gold. you should do a song recommendation for each podcast

Jul 23rd

Eric Enriquez

Great insight on RATM that is rarely heard of... it's usually Tom or Zachs side we hear of... Now to get Timmy C on!

May 22nd

Eric Enriquez

Loved this podcast! Gave me goose bumps hearing Brad describe everything.

May 2nd

Gringo Star🌟

great show.

Apr 30th
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