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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon is a Podcast hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music at large going into his third decade now.

His is first interview goes back to June 9th 1980 with KISS' Gene Simmons who, at the time, was promoting the band's newly released Unmasked album. Mitch was eleven years old at the time.You can hear that interview here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqCIPGaeqv8(Mitch's mom starts off the interview with Gene).

Since then he's interviewed a who's who of rock royalty including members of Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Judas Priest and many more. He's also displayed his versatility with interviews outside the rock realm including Rick Astley, Boy George, Bananarama and others.

What makes his interviewing style unique is that it combines his vast knowledge of music in general with his many personal friendships with rock's greatest artists. The results are interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications (including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Brazil's Roadie Crew and many others). So, join Mitch every week to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

The show can be heard on all Podcast platforms including Amazon, Apple, iHeart, & Spotify.


You can find his Twitter Verified account here: @mitchlafon
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents legendary singer, Danny Bowes of Thunder (recorded March 4th 2021). Danny discusses the band's brilliant new album All The Right Noises as well as the famed Bon Jovi/ Van Halen shows Thunder opened in the '90s. Plus, meeting Eddie Van Halen, Bowes & Morley, Terraplane, the band's recording process, upcoming re-issues and much more. Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon presents...   GREG HART from UK rock band CATS IN SPACE.   CATS IN SPACE have return with their fourth studio album - ‘ATLANTIS’. Plus, Greg tells the story behind their song 'I Fell Out Of Love With Rock N' Roll' and how The Voice Of Rock, Glenn Hughes, demoed with and almost joined ASIA in the '90s. “Atlantis has been a testing journey for the band in many ways, taking into account some personal events and indeed the state of the business due to Covid-19. But, let us reassure you all, we believe that the new record is going to blow you away. It rocks more and has more symphony, courtesy of our good friend Mike Moran and his orchestra! We are super excited for everyone to hear what we believe is our finest album yet” – Greg Hart. Tracklist: 1. Dive! 2. Spaceship Superstar 3. Revolution 4. Sunday Best 5. Listen To The Radio 6. I Fell Out Of Love With Rock ‘n Roll 7. Marionettes 8. Queen Of The Neverland 9. Magic Lovin’ Feelin’ 10. Can’t Wait For Tomorrow 11. Seasons Change 12. Atlantis The new album was produced by band songwriter and guitarist Greg Hart. Engineered & mixed by Ian Caple (Simple Minds, Tindersticks). CATS in SPACE lineup includes: DAMIEN EDWARDS (Jeff Wayne’s ‘War of the Worlds’) – Lead & backing vocals GREG HART (Asia, Mike Oldfield, Moritz) – Guitars, acoustic guitars, vocals, tubular bells, Moog STEEVI BACON – (Robin Trower) Drums, percussion, timpani, harmonica, whistles ANDY STEWART (Moritz) – Piano, electric piano, synthesizers DEAN HOWARD (Ian Gillan, Bad Company) – Guitars, slide guitar JEFF BROWN – (Sweet) Bass guitars, vocals The Cats’ Story so far… CATS in SPACE have caused quite a stir since landing in 2015. With their unique sounds they will transport you back to the heady days of 70’s Classic Rock. Think loud guitars and huge drums, walls of soaring multi-layered vocal harmonies, grandiose pianos and unforgettable singable choruses. It’s purr-fect! www.webstore.catsinspace.co.uk www.facebook.com/catsinspaceband www.catsinspace.co.uk Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents an interview with Long Live Rock… Celebrate the Chaos producer by Gary Spivack (recorded March 3rd 2021)     “Long Live Rock… Celebrate the Chaos” is a deep dive into the culture of hard rock music. This genre, beloved by its millions of fans, is often misunderstood and maligned by media and the music industry. In intimate interviews, the leading titans of rock discuss the genre and the special relationship they have with their audience. Featuring members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Halestorm, and many, many more. The film also explores the inescapable dark side of their chosen lifestyle, chronicling the unspoken truths that are unfortunately too commonplace in the rock ‘n roll world for both artists and fans, such as substance abuse and depression. Viewers will get a front row seat of what makes hard rock fans want to crowd surf, mix it up in the mosh pit or just throw all caution to the wind by participating in the ultimate community mayhem of the “Wall of Death.” We follow some of these passionate fans as they drop everything to “commune" with their “rock family” at music festivals across the U.S. - or wherever the road takes them to celebrate the chaos…that is rock ‘n roll. Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon and The Jeremy White Podcast presents legendary singer, Udo Dirkschneider. (Recorded Match 1st 2021)   We discuss the band's new live album, were Accept more heavy Metal than the Scorpions, and much more.       PRESS RELEASE: Live in Bulgaria 2020 – Pandemic Survival Show AFM Records 19 March 2021 There are certain events that put bands into the spotlight, even experienced musicians who have been in the business for over 40 years. This is one of those events, and happened on September 18, 2020 with U.D.O. U.D.O., the band featuring German rock icon Udo Dirkschneider (the original voice of Accept who had rock hits like ‘Balls To Wall’, ‘Metal Heart’ and many more) played a concert in the stunning Roman Amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in front of 2500 fans - in the middle of a year that is one of the quietest ever for musicians and bands, both at home and internationally. The show, which happened in full compliance with the corona virus hygiene regimen, is by far one of the largest to happen worldwide during the current pandemic. It not only gives you goose bumps from start to finish but, in these trying times, is a truly historic music event. The concert will be released on a live DVD on March 19, 2021 - and is already one of the most extraordinary music releases ever. The mood and emotions captured on the live DVD can barely be put into words. It is the only concert that U.D.O. played in 2020 and is an impressive example of what, with a huge amount of effort and planning, can actually be done during the pandemic. For decades, U.D.O. was renown for playing up to 200 shows worldwide every year but in 2020, they too have been brought to a standstill. Up until a few days before the concert in Plovdiv, it was not clear whether it could take place at all. Could the necessary hygiene regime be implemented? Could the band, whose musicians live in four different countries, even enter Germany? What would it be like, after more than nine months since the musicians had seen each other (by far the longest time since the band's existence) to be back on stage together? "It felt more than strange not seeing my fellow musicians for so long and not playing with them," describes Udo Dirkschneider.“Normal is exactly the largest part of my life. It was suddenly switched off. The interpersonal relationships, sitting together, everything that you share with your colleagues away from the stage, suddenly disappeared." When, after all the trials and tribulations in Plovdiv, the band finally takes the stage, a never-ending wave of euphoria from the audience swells towards them, leading everything to feel a little unreal. “We just felt goose bumps,” describes Udo. “You could tell by the people that they could hardly believe they were finally going to see a concert again. The mood that emanated from each one of them and us gave us all an incredible boost. None of us have ever experienced anything like this before. " It is an evening that lets everyone, even just for a few hours, feel what only music can convey: to feel that they belong together and to let themselves be carried away from everyday life and its worries. An evening on which, especially in 2020, will become clear the importance that music and culture fulfills, and the indescribable void it leaves behind when it’s not there. The setlist this evening is also unique. In addition to the tour set of the Steelfactory’ shows, there are a number of songs that have rarely been played live, and because the situation is extra special, U.D.O. delighted the audience with some Accept hits on top of that. Truly an evening to remember. Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents the legendary - Suzi Quatro   We discuss her new album The devil In Me and so much more.       Press Release - SUZI QUATRO The Devil In Me 26 March 2021 Tracklisting: 01. The Devil In Me 3:24 02. Hey Queenie 4:08 03. Betty Who? 3:57 04. You Can‘t Dream It 3:10 05. My Heart And Soul 5:13 (long version) 06. Get Outta Jail 3:18 07. Do Ya Dance 2:44 08. Isolation Blues 3:36 09. I Sold My Soul Today 2:37 10. Love‘s Gone Bad 4:35 11. In The Dark 3:08 12. Motor City Riders 3:54 LP Bonustracks: 13. Can I Be Your Girl 3:34 14. Desperado 3:37 Info / Bio (English): It’s got to be a very special release that has Suzi Quatro announce proudly: “The Devil In Me is the best album in my career to date!” After all, the American rock vocalist would hardly utter such superlatives lightly. Suzi’s enthusiasm for her latest offering has many reasons, twelve of them to be precise. Because The Devil In Me consists of exactly a dozen songs, each of them – from the opening track and title song to the final ‘Motor City Riders’ – a real highlight. The reasons for Suzi’s remarkable creative explosion: on the one hand the lockdown, which kept her from her usual touring life in spring 2020, and on the other another collaboration with her son Richard Tuckey, which had already worked out extremely well on her predecessor album No Control. Suzi: “Starting spring 2020, almost one hundred of my shows were cancelled and Richard would also have been on tour with his band had not all concerts been cancelled or postponed. So I said to him: ‘We should make the most of our free time, write new material and allow ourselves to be inspired by the things that are currently going on in the world.’ I already knew that Richard and I make a brilliant team, after all No Control had been a major success and a very special recording for us. Although I would never have thought that we’d be able to surpass it. But everybody who’s heard The Devil In Me and all the people who had worked on the previous album have told us: ‘This album is even stronger!’” Suzi Quatro, now in her 57th year of writing and performing, certainly knows what she’s talking about. Since the beginning of her career as a 14-year-old singer and bassist she has achieved almost everything a musician could possibly hope to achieve. Her charismatic voice, her powerful bass style and global hits such as ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘Devil Gate Drive’, ‘If You Can`t Give Me Love’, ‘She`s In Love With You’ and ‘Stumblin In’ made her a rock music icon in the 1970s. To this day, her motto is: “I won’t retire before I turn around, shake my ass and there’s silence.” That this moment is still a long way in the distant future is partly due to The Devil In Me. “I have to confess that I could hardly wait to work on new material again with Richard after the release of No Control,” Suzi explains. “Every album has its own creative history and I know that it’s impossible to plan success. But Richard and I were certain of one thing: We knew we’d be a good team again.” And every single note on The Devil In Me proves just how good this team is. The album presents Suzi’s full range of musical diversity plus a number of surprises. From rock tracks such as ‘The Devil In Me’, ‘Get Outta Jail’, ‘Motorcity Riders’ and ‘Hey Queenie’ (“these four songs are typical of me and continue the tradition of my 1973 debut album”) to fairly unusual numbers such as the pub atmosphere-inspired ‘Isolation Blues’ with its intimate mood or ‘In The Dark’ which is accompanied by elegant piano and provocative saxophone sounds, Suzi presents herself from a whole range of different aspects. “Richard wanted this album to have a through line, so that you could put any track on, and it just fit… he also said he wanted this album to be as important and ground breaking as my first one. So that is how we approached this project, and that is what we accomplished.” ‘My Heart And Soul’ shows just how creative Suzi and Richard could be – it’s without a doubt one of the most beautiful Christmas songs of recent years. Says Suzi: “I have a little studio at my house. Richard was in the studio working on ideas, I was sitting on the patio, relaxing, and heard this absolutely beautiful track coming out of the open studio door. It was a bass line, with a sparse guitar chord, and drums. It was immediate for me. I ran into the studio, mask on of course, it was like a magnet. I asked him: ‘What is this?’ I told him to set up a microphone, I said: ‘Quick, quick, quick!’ And without thinking, without writing anything down, I sang the first for lines of the song exactly as they ended up. That`s when you know you have a great song ... and we do!” And so the lead single ‘My Heart And Soul’ (scheduled for release on 4 December 2020) hails an album that – you can’t help but agree with Suzi – probably really has turned into the best of her career so far. Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents fantastic hard rock band, The Treatment.   Guitarist Tagore Grey discusses the band's new album as well as touring with KISS & Mötley Crüe and much more. Check out The Treatment's waiting For Good Luck out April 9th 2021.   PRESS RELEASE -   THE TREATMENT Waiting For Good Luck - STREAMING Frontiers Music s.r.l. 9 April 2021 RELEASE DATE: April 9, 2021 “Waiting For Good Luck” is the fifth full-length album from British hard rockers The Treatment. Showcasing an intense sonic power only hinted at thus far, The Treatment is truly firing on all cylinders now. A first listen will instantly reveal hulking riffs and memorable choruses and further listens reveal more and more as the listener delves into this love letter to hard rock. “Waiting for Good Luck” truly is a classic album in the making. Produced by UK rock maestro Laurie Mansworth (Airrace) and mixed by Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Black Country Communion, etc.), “Waiting for Good Luck” is The Treatment’s second album featuring Tom Rampton on vocals and the first one with the new bass player Andy Milburn. Rampton's raspy, whisky-soaked vocal style suits the band's driving, hard rock style perfectly and the results of him having toured with and gelled further with the band can really be heard distinctly here. A magnificent slice of groove-laden, fist-pumping, unapologetic rock 'n roll anthems, which showcase a band hungry for more and showing no signs of slowing down, "Waiting For Good Luck" is the most realized offering yet from The Treatment. “We honestly all believe this album is a huge step forward for The Treatment and we can't wait for you to hear it. We will be touring as soon as circumstances will allow us and we look forward to seeing all you Treatment troops at our shows next year,” says the band. The Treatment formed in 2008 in Cambridge, England. Their debut album, "This Might Hurt" was released in 2011 and followed by "Running With The Dogs" (2014), "Generation Me" (2016), and "Power Crazy" (2019). The band has toured with KISS, Mötley Crüe, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, and Alice Cooper, just to name a few, as well as appearing at massive rock festivals like Download and Sonisphere. https://www.facebook.com/TheTreatmentOfficial https://www.instagram.com/thetreatmentofficial/   Tracklist: Rat Race (first single) Take It Or Leave It Lightning In A Bottle Vampress Eyes On You No Way Home Devil In The Detail Tough Kid Hold Fire Barman Let’s Make Money Wrong Way (second single) Line-up: Tom Rampton - Vocals Dhani Mansworth - Drums Tagore Grey - Guitars Tao Grey - Guitar and Bass Guitar Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon and The Jeremy White Podcast presents the legendary DAVID COVERDALE (March 2021 interview).   We discuss all things Whitesnake including the great new The Blues album. Plus, David schools Jeremy.     PRESS RELEASE -- WHITESNAKE’S THE BLUES ALBUM The 14 Song Collection Completes The Red, White And Blues Trilogy With Remixed And Remastered Versions Of The Band’s Best Blues-Rock Tracks Whitesnake celebrates the blues sound that helped inspire its multi-platinum career on a new collection that features remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best blues-rock songs. THE BLUES ALBUM is the third and final release in the band’s Red, White and Blues Trilogy, a series of compilations organized by musical themes that began this year with Love Songs (red) and The Rock Album (white). Like The Rock Album and Love Songs, all the tracks on THE BLUES ALBUM have been revisited, remixed, and remastered. Whitesnake’s singer-songwriter David Coverdale says, the music reflects how blues artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and the three Kings (Albert, B.B. and Freddie) continue to inspire him. In the album’s liner notes, he writes: “It’s hard to find the words to show how profoundly they connected with my soul. But ‘blues’ to me is a beautiful word that describes emotional expression… feelings, be it feelings of sadness, loneliness, emptiness… but, also those that express great joy, celebration and dance, sexiness and Love!!!” The new compilation delivers a potent mix of hits and deep tracks that originally appeared between 1984 and 2011 on six Whitesnake studio albums and Coverdale’s solo album, Into the Light. THE BLUES ALBUM showcases two of the band’s biggest songs: “Slow An’ Easy,” a Top 20 Mainstream Rock hit in 1984 from Whitesnake’s double-platinum album Slide It In, and the smash “Give Me All Your Love” from the band’s 1987 self-titled album, which was certified 8x platinum. Other choice tracks from Whitesnake are also featured: “Looking For Love” and “Crying In The Rain,” and “Steal Your Heart Away,” which is available now. Restless Heart (1997), Good to Be Bad (2008), and Forevermore (2011) are all represented on THE BLUES ALBUM by multiple tracks (“Too Many Tears,” “A Fool In Love” and “Steal Your Heart Away”). The collection also includes “If You Want Me,” a studio recording released in 2006 as a bonus track on the live album, Live…in the Shadows of the Blues. Coverdale also taps his 2000 solo album, Into the Light, for “River Song.” THE BLUES ALBUM CD Track Listing: 1. “Steal Your Heart Away” 2. “Good To Be Bad” 3. “Give Me All Your Love” 4. “Take Me Back Again” 5. “Slow An’ Easy” 6. “Too Many Tears” 7. “Lay Down Your Love” 8. “The River Song” 9. “Whipping Boy Blues” 10. “If You Want Me” 11. “A Fool In Love” 12. “Woman Trouble Blues” 13. “Looking For Love” 14. “Crying In The Rain” Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Fozzy frontman and GOAT wrestler, Chris Jericho. We discuss his new documentary called “I’m Too Old For This Shit – A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale,” as well as Fozzy, what comes after wrestling, Kuarantine and much more.   Heavy metal band Siren are living, breathing proof that dreams can and do come true at any age! And now there’s a documentary called “I’m Too Old For This Shit – A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale,” produced by Chris Jericho, that chronicles their unlikely 30-year journey from early-80s struggling band in Brandon, Florida to playing the Keep It True Festival in Germany in 2018. Original drummer Ed Aborn, singer Doug Lee, and new guitarist Todd Grubbs, explain how what it took to put the band back together, rehearse, and play the show of a lifetime. Ed and Doug remember Siren’s early days and releases, what broke them up in 1984, and the fan base they never knew they had. Plus, they describe what it was it was like filming the documentary, and seeing the finished film for the first time! It’s a heartwarming, feel good story to offer a bit of hope and inspiration to this horrible year. Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents singer Nick Reese of Joyous Wolf (mercifully not of 'Global Death' or 'Intense Resentment' - we'll explain that later in the chat) Press release: Joyous Wolf is an American Rock Band formed in Orange County, California, in 2014. With humble beginnings, playing any venue that would have them, Joyous Wolf - Nick Reese (vocals), Blake Allard (guitar), Greg Braccio (bass), Robert Sodaro (drums) - have created their own hybrid of hard driving rock & roll, soul, blues, and alternative music. Heavily influenced by artists spanning not only various genres, but literally decades of music, their electric live performances would take them from the clubs of the Sunset Strip to international tours, earning them a recording deal with Roadrunner Records in 2018. The quartet has shown to be a force both on and off stage, having released their critically acclaimed debut EP “Place In Time” on Roadrunner in 2019, which led to subsequent tours supporting rock icons such as Slash, and Deep Purple. Their new, highly anticipated single, “Odyssey”, was released on June 19th on Roadrunner.   Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021) Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After our main interview Ten Year After's Ric Lee and myself turned on the recorder for a little overtime in which we discuss the band's upcoming WOODSTOCK Live album & red vinyl and more! Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021) Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents TEN YEARS AFTER - Ric Lee. We discuss the band's upcoming deluxe reissue, the band's storied career, working with Alvin Lee, the greatest venues to play, his memoir 'From Headstocks To Woodstock' and much more.   PRESS RELEASE:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TEN YEARS AFTER TO RELEASE “A STING IN THE TALE” (DELUXE EDITION) THROUGH DEKO ENTERTAINMENT. THIS RELEASE COMES WITH 4 LIVE BONUS TRACKS INCLUDING THEIR HIT SONG “I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD”. Ten Years After are best known for their Platinum selling album “A Space in Time” which featured the Top 40 hit "I'd Love to Change the World", and their prodigious performance appearance at the Woodstock Festival in upstate New York, August 1969. Their rendition of "I'm Going Home" was featured in both the subsequent film and soundtrack album and catapulted them to star status. Original members Ric Lee and Chick Churchill have continued this legacy and are now rounded out by Guitarist/Vocalist Marcus Bonfanti and Bass Icon Colin Hodgkinson. “A Sting in the Tale” was engineered and produced by Bonfanti at his ‘Cricklewood Green’ Studios in Cricklewood, North London and mixed by acclaimed Canadian mix engineer Doug Organ in Edmonton Canada. The 4 bonus live tracks, including “I’d Love To Change The World” were recorded during a subsequent tour in Erfurt, Germany. As Drummer Ric Lee states, “The creative process of the studio album was a joy. Writing and recording together, being able to construct songs that reflect the personalities, memories and experiences of each of the members was extremely satisfying. We’re very happy that Deko suggested adding four ‘live’ bonus tracks to make this the DeLuxe Edition. The title “A Sting In The Tale” reflects the same sentiment Ric & Chick wished to convey in the 2015 live album “The Name Remains The Same”. Through the new lineup the music continues to evolve and grow fifty years on. The sound of the band will always be heavily rooted in the way they paved the way during the late sixties and early seventies and will never forget its incredible heritage. This new record is the ‘Sting’ in the continuing Tale of Ten Years After. Deko Entertainment Bruce Pucciarello on Ten Years After joining the Deko family, “Their story is legend and working with these guys at DEKO has been a privilege. The album, classic organic contemporary, forward, it just rocks. You put it on…you can’t just listen once.” The subject material on the album ranges from childhood memories of growing up in post war Britain, songs of love lost to the rock n roll lifestyle as well as sincere odes to a life well lived. They pay homage to the steam train drivers of the past and guitar heroes of the future as well as other interesting characters the band have encountered since they embarked on this journey over fifty years ago.  View video for Suranne Suranne here: https://tinyurl.com/yykhpd9f There are limited edition bundles (while supplies last), which can be ordered via: https://tinyurl.com/yyu3la2y Product Includes: - One (1) TEN YEARS AFTER - “A Sting in the Tale (Deluxe Edition)” CD - One (1) TEN YEARS AFTER Tee - One (1) TEN YEARS AFTER Tote Bag - One (1) TEN YEARS AFTER Autographed Photo “A Sting in the Tale” (Deluxe Edition) Tracklist: 1. Land Of The Vandals 2. Iron Horse 3. Miss Constable 4. Up In Smoke 5. Retired Hurt 6. Suranne Suranne 7. Stoned Alone 8. Two Lost Souls 9. Diamond Girl 10.Last Night Of The Bottle 11.Guitar Hero 12.Silverspoon Lady 13.Land Of The Vandals (live) 14.Last Night Of The Bottle (live) 15.Silverspoon Lady (live) 16.I’d Love To Change The World (live) FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: http://www.ten-years-after.co.uk/   Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021) Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon along with The Jeremy White Podcast present Tower Of Power. We sit down with Emilio Castillo & David Garibaldi to discuss.... TOWER OF POWER 50TH ANNIVERSARY - OUT MARCH 26 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater captures Tower of Power’s storied career with no-holds-barred victory lap concerts in Oakland, CA on June 1 & 2, 2018, performing their full spectrum of life-affirming funk and soul hits. Available as a 3-LP set, 2-CD/1-DVD package, standalone DVD and digital audio configuration, these historic performances include special guests Chester Thompson, Lenny Pickett, Francis ‘Rocco’ Prestia, Bruce Conte and Ray Greene. The full hi-res digital album will be available for exclusive streaming and download on Qobuz starting on February 26th, 2021! Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021)   Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock talk With Mitch Lafon presents The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen   We discuss the band's latest album DEATH BY ROCK AND ROLL, the creative process, song writing, healing, classic rock artists, and much more.     PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEATH BY ROCK AND ROLL THE PRETTY RECKLESS​ have released their highly anticipated fourth album Death By Rock And Roll ​via ​Century Media in Canada and Fearless Records Worldwide. The 12-track album ​follows 2010's​ Light Me Up​, 2014's ​Going To Hell,​ and 2016's ​Who You Selling For. The album's debut single and title track rocketed to No. 1 on the radio charts and held strong for several weeks. It marked the fifth No. 1 single of the band's career and was heralded by​ Paper,​ Loudwire, CNN, ​Forbes​, and more. The band also has the incredible and impressive distinction of being the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back No. 1 singles at the active rock format and the first female-fronted act to have five No. 1 singles on the Billboard chart. Leading into the album release, The Pretty Reckless released stunning music videos for standout tracks ​"And So It Went" ​and ​"25." The accompanying visual for "And So It Went" — a timely anthem featuring ​Tom Morello​ — personifies angst and unrest. The hauntingly glamorous visual for "25" has already garnered over 4 million views. DEATH BY ROCK AND ROLL T​RACK LISTING: "​Death By Rock And Roll​" "Only Love Can Save Me Now" "And So It Went" "​25​" "My Bones" "Got So High" "Broomsticks" "Witches Burn" "Standing At The Wall" "Turning Gold" "Rock And Roll Heaven" "Harley Darling" ABOUT THE PRETTY RECKLESS: The Pretty Reckless formed in New York City during 2008, and the musicians and late producer Kato Khandwala initially made waves with their 2010 debut Light Me Up. After countless gigs, the band returned with Going To Hell in 2014. Not only did the record crash the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits — the Platinum-certified "Heaven Knows" (the biggest rock song of 2014), "Fucked Up World," and "Follow Me Down" — a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984. Meanwhile, their third offering, Who You Selling For, saw them return to #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with "Take Me Down," which cemented them as "the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart," according to Billboard. Praise followed from Vogue, Nylon, and more as the quartet lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With over half-a-billion streams, they headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N' Roses, Soundgarden, and ­many other heavy hitters. The title track of their fourth album Death By Rock And Roll hit No. 1 on the rock charts and stayed there for multiple weeks. It marked the fifth No. 1 single of the band's career. The Pretty Reckless are also the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back No. 1 singles at the active rock format. They are also the first female-fronted act to have five No. 1 singles on the Billboard chart.   Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021) Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Mark Shulman (P!nk, Foreigner, Billy Idol) and Ken Freirich. We discuss the "Healthcare Workers Rock!" song and music video captures Spirit of Frontline Healthcare Workers Around the World Treating the Latest COVID-19 Surge Video features internationally renowned COVID-19 Dr. Joseph Varon, Chief Medical Officer, UMMC, P!nk Drummer Mark Schulman, healthcare workers and patients; each video shared will raise money for #FirstRespondersFirst People can download the song on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and view the video at www.HealthcareWorkersRock.org. Freirich, CEO of Health Monitor Network, has been on a global crusade to help healthcare workers. Every time the video is shared from the Random Acts of Kindness Facebook or Twitter pages with #HealthcareWorkersRock, a donation of $1 will be made to #FirstRespondersFirst (up to $100,000). Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021) Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon along with The Jeremy White Podcast presents singer Geoff Tate. We discuss the new Sweet Oblivion with Geoff Tate album (Relentless), Rush, Empire and much more.   Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021)   Press Release - SWEET OBLIVION FEATURING GEOFF TATE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "RELENTLESS" DUE APRIL 9, 2021 ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL FIRST SINGLE, 'STRONG PRESSURE' OUT TODAY Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the return of Sweet Oblivion, the musical project centered around revered vocalist Geoff Tate. The new album, "Relentless" is produced by Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Archon Angel, Timo Tolkii's Avalon) and will be released on April 9, 2021. Today, fans can get their first taste of the album with the release of the single 'Strong Pressure'. Listen HERE: https://youtu.be/Eax-jFaAkoA Pre-order/save "Relentless" on CD, Limited Edition Green Vinyl, and/or Digital formats HERE: https://orcd.co/sweetoblivion "Relentless" is the hotly anticipated sophomore album from the new metal project Sweet Oblivion, which showcases former Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate. Conceived, overseen, and A&R'ed by Serafino Perugino, President and A&R director of Frontiers Records, the project sees Tate returning to a musical style he is revered for. The self-titled debut album caused quite a stir in the international hard rock and metal scene since it brought Tate back to a musical landscape akin to the sound of the stone cold classic metal albums he released with Queensrÿche during the ‘80s. But what made the album work so well was that instead of being a simple throwback, other different musical influences were thrown into the mix, allowing fans to hear Tate in a simultaneously familiar and new musical setting. While the production and main songwriting on the previous record were handled by Simone Mularoni of DGM, this time the production was instead handled by his fellow Italian metal maestro Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, Archon Angel). Not only does Aldo have producution and songwriting credits on the album, he also features on guitar. Other musicians appearing on the album include Michele Sanna on drums, Luigi Andreone on bass, and Antonio Agate on keyboards. This time around, Tate is more involved in the songwriting and asked Aldo to draft a very special song for him, which he would ultimately sing in Italian. The song, 'Aria', also features guitars from Walter Cianciusi and Dario Parente, who are now in the Operation: Mindcrime live band with Tate. "I have been spending more and more time in Italy over the last few years and the people and culture have captured my heart. I truly enjoyed working with my Italian counterparts to create this classic metal album," says Tate. Musically, this album showcases the great songwriting and performing talents of Tate, Lonobile and his cast of musicians and also marks a very welcomed return for Tate to a style that he made famous along with his former band. Fans of Tate’s work in Queensryche’s early days and of the previous Sweet Oblivion record will not want to miss this! Line-up: Geoff Tate - Vocals Aldo Lonobile - Guitars Luigi Andreone - Bass Antonio Agate - Keys Michele Sanna - Drums Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock talk With Mitch Lafon presents Burnt Out Wreck's Gary Moat. We discuss Burnt Out Wreck (the band fronted by ex-Heavy Pettin' and Mother's Ruin member Gary Moat) second album “This is Hell” and their own branded Whisky Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon (Recorded February 2021) Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
SNEAK PREVIEW (Full interview coming March 2nd 2021_   Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon presents... GREG HART from UK rock band CATS IN SPACE. CATS IN SPACE have return with their fourth studio album - ‘ATLANTIS’. Plus, Greg tells the story behind their song 'I Fell Out Of Love With Rock N' Roll' and how The Voice Of Rock, Glenn Hughes, demoed with and almost joined ASIA in the '90s.  Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Bonfire's Hans Ziller and Ronnie Parkes. We discuss the band's new album Roots and much more.   PRESS RELEASE - Bonfire Roots AFM Records Release: 26 February 2021 It’s been more than two years now since Bonfire, following the outstanding debut of their current vocalist Alexx Stahl on Byte The Bullet (2017), were unanimously celebrated for their successor album Temple Of Lies (2018). Two years which saw the band rock countless stages at home and abroad before going on to set the bar even higher with their latest offering: Fistful Of Fire is definitely one of the toughest Bonfire albums ever and has been released in March 2020. As everybody knows today, this album release was ill-fated by that worldwide Covid-19 pandemic – store had closed short after the release and the tour had to be postponed and even cancelled in the end. It’s a fact, that the band did not play one single show with their new album to that very day. However the band from Ingolstadt is trying to looking forward. New plans arouse for an upcoming project. It was summer 2020 when the band again hit the “Flatliners Recording Studios” to start recording the new longplayer “Roots”. It’s a magnificent "almost unplugged"-album with 24 tracks recorded completely over again and interpreted in new ways. It includes very young ballads like “When An Old Man Cries” and old evergreens like “You Make Me Feel”, contains old rock hits like “Ready 4 Reaction” and "American Nights" but also arising rock hymns like “The Devil Made Me Do It”, so every fan of this band will find something on this one. On top of that in features 5 brandnew songs that have been created while a crowdfunding campaign as remittance works for fans. Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents guitarist Damon Johnson (recorded Feb. 19th 2021)   We discuss his new album, upcoming Thin Lizzy dates and much more.     Press release - Battle Lessons released February 19, 2021 (Nashville, TN) January 13, 2021 -- Debuting today on Vevo, the new video for the title track to Damon Johnson and The Get Ready’s upcoming album, Battle Lessons, due out February 19, 2021 via Double Dragon Records. The video was directed by Carl Johnson, remotely from his Detroit studio, and features the trio ripping through the cut with a megawatt energy. The album’s iconic cover art is also utilized throughout the piece symbolizing an entity in motion moments before encountering a powerful electrical charge and ultimately exploding from the screen. Of the track Johnson says, “The lyrics to the song “Battle Lessons” are about some past experiences in various bands I’ve been in through the years. Though the words could easily be applied to any relationship.” He adds. “The lyric instructs me that I should take all the experience from my musical past and apply it to my now fully focused solo career.” No battle lessons lost on him. The internationally renowned guitarslinger, vocalist, songwriter, announced the release of his new album late last year. Battle Lessons is anchored by the searing title track showcasing Johnson’s gutsy vocals and razor riffs over presto grooves by The Get Ready drummer Jarred Pope (Tom Keifer) and bassist Robbie Harrington (Steve Vai). The song immediately reacted at radio, reaching #13 on the Classic Rock Chart. Work on the new album was made possible with the assistance of an Indiegogo pre-order helping to support the recording of Johnson and his new trio, The Get Ready. Recorded in Damon’s adopted hometown of Nashville, Battle Lessons was produced and mixed by multi-platinum producer/mixer, Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Evanescence, Rush, Stone Sour and more). Rock fans know Johnson’s name from his years of scorching stages as lead guitarist in the Alice Cooper band, and later with Thin Lizzy and the Lizzy-offshoot Black Star Riders in addition to fronting the potent ‘90s Southern rockers Brother Cane. Johnson’s songs have been recorded and sung by stars like Stevie Nicks (“Everyday” from her Trouble in Shangri-La) and Steven Tyler (singing on “Just Feel Better” for Carlos Santana’s All That I Am). With Battle Lessons, Johnson returns to his original hard-rock sound, feeding that fire he first discovered as a teenager playing Van Halen and AC/DC covers while in garage bands. Featuring nine newly written songs, the tracks are just as much about clever lyrics and sticky melodies as eyelash-searing guitars. “These are as good of songs as I’ve been a part of creating, ever in my whole career,” Johnson says. And that’s saying something - as singer/guitarist, and frontman of Brother Cane, the Birmingham, Alabama rock band who notched a string of ’90s rock hits, including “Got No Shame,” “I Lie In The Bed I Make” and chart-topper “And Fools Shine On.” In 2019 Johnson released Memoirs of an Uprising, a solo project that is both fierce and diverse. The first single, “Shivering Shivering” became an instant Top 10 Rock track. Immediately following that albums release Johnson spent the remainder of the 2019 on a series of dates crossing North America including several shows with The Winery Dogs (a supergroup of rockers featuring Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan), a run of shows supporting Clutch, and the U.S. leg of the UFO tour. Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon along with The Jeremy White Podcast presents Red Voodoo lead vocalist, Dino McCord.   PRESS RELEASE: RED VOODOO RELEASE DEBUT SONG, “RISE UP!,” PRODUCED BY TESLA’S FRANK HANNON Sacramento’s rock band RED VOODOO are ready to take on the world with their debut single, “Rise Up!” produced by Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon. Influenced by the upbeat, party rock n roll of the 80’s (yet mixed with a refreshing soulful sound) and comprised of members Dino McCord (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Davin Loiler (guitar), Andrew Edwards (bass), and Nick Pesely (drums), the group is also working on a full-length debut album – also under the guidance of Frank Hannon Productions, the new artist development label currently working with a few select new up and coming young artists: frankhannonproductions.com.   Support ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON with a donation here: www.paylpal.me/MitchLafon   And follow on Twitter: @mitchlafon   (Recorded February 2021) Help support the show. Please consider a donation: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Comments (10)

Daniel Meyer

Thanks Mitch for the amazing interview and getting me back to Grim Reaper.

Nov 2nd
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fret fanatix

how is this rock?

Sep 5th
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Nick Smith

For god's sake, the sitar part he played on the album was ultra-simplistic. It's a creative album but made with minimal skills on a wide range of instruments.

Jul 24th
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Nick Smith

"Owner of a Lonely Heart" was a terrible video and mediocre song, and the low point of Yes's career. Talk about something interesting, like Tales from Topographic Oceans. Now that's a work of art!

Jul 24th
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Agents of Conspiracy

Had to ditch the Trunk podcast after listening to Rock Talk. When all my childhood heroes get into real conversations with Mitch it's entertaining and brings back memories. Mitch isn't stuck constantly bragging about who he knows , what he does or where he's been. He just knows the music the history the stars and shares all that with his audience. By far one of the best shows to listen and learn while enjoying the subject and realness of the artist.

Oct 27th
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Enrique Altamirano

v. b $;

Oct 7th
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Ty Ray

Is Don cooking while this interview is going on?

Mar 6th
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