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In depth interviews with musicians, comedians, authors, actors, and more!
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Episode 122 - Author & Criminologist Dr Lee Mellor! This was a fun one. We examine two of his books- one on the true stories that inspired horror movies and another on conspiracy theories. Movies discussed include Jaws, Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror, Poltergeist and the Conjuring. We also talk about Area 51, aliens, MK Ultra, JFK assassination, chem trails and more. 0:00:00 - Intro0:01:40 - Getting Interested in True Crime & Horror0:03:30 - Jaws & Shark Attacks 0:08:25 - Ed Gein, Psycho & Texas Chainsaw Massacre 0:21:55 - Exorcist & Trickery0:26:20 - Amityville Horror & Fake Story 0:30:30 - The Town The Dreaded Sundown 0:34:26 - The Mothman Prophecies 0:40:25 - Men in Black 0:46:25 - Area 51, Bob Lazar, UFOs & Aliens 0:51:08 - MK Ultra & Operation Midnight Climax 0:56:07 - JFK Assassination, Dr. Jolly West & Jack Ruby1:00:55 - Weird Connections 1:03:20 - Chemtrails1:05:55 - Serial Killers & Mass Murderers1:09:56 - Other Projects 1:11:05 - American Investigative Society of Cold Cases 1:12:27 - Wrap UpDr Lee Mellor Website:http://www.leemellor.comAISOCC Website:https://www.facebook.com/aisocc/Chuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
John Corabi (rock god)

John Corabi (rock god)

2021-04-0201:34:42

Episode 121- John Corabi!!! John should need no introduction as he is well respected and known among the rock community. His lone album with Motley Crue is heralded not only among fans and critics, but also members of the band itself. John has a new autobiography coming out soon as well as new music. He gives me some song titles as well as some stories that aren’t in the book like having a gun pulled in him. We also discuss his time in Ratt, playing covers with Jerry Cantrell, why Duff McKagan couldn’t produce his record with The Scream and oh so much more!0:00:00 - Intro0:01:35 - Welcome John Corabi! 0:02:31 - Mom's Interest In Music 0:03:35 - Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin 0:06:15 - Winning a Talent Show 0:08:10 - Experiences with Drugs 0:12:10 - Offer to Auditions for Skid Row & Britny Fox 0:15:30 - Duff McKagan & Guns 'N Roses 0:19:20 - Getting the Call From Nikki Sixx & Tommy Lee 0:21:30 - Auditioning & Co-Writing  with Motley Crue 0:28:28 - Motley Crue Falling Off the Wagon0:37:10 - Loveshine as a Single & Musical Emphasis0:41:21 - 10,000 Miles & Quaternary 0:44:40 - Vince Neil Bashing & Lead Singer Disease 0:49: 05 - Two Years to Make Motley Crue Record 0:52:02 - Two Unreleased Songs 0:53:45 - Fighting Back & Making Fans Choose0:57:22 - Ratt, Crue & Band Dysfunction 1:01:42 - Jerry Cantrell from Alice In Chains 1:03:15 - Starfuckers Jam Band 1:06:07 - New Autobiography - "Horseshoes & Hand Grenades" 1:08:25 - John's Father 1:13:22 - John's Son Ian Corabi 1:14:34 - New Solo Record & Song Titles 1:20:05 - Taking Over for Steven Tyler Rumor 1:21:25 - Gun Pulled on John 1:26:55 - Music Released One Song At a Time1:28:15 - Toys for Tots & Charity1:33:40 - OutroJohn Corabi Website:https://johncorabi.comToys for Tots:https://www.toysfortots.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Jay Dyer (author)

Jay Dyer (author)

2021-03-3101:12:19

Episode 120 - Jay Dyer!!! Jay is an author, podcaster, comedian and overall brilliant guy.  His book, “Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults & Symbols in Film” includes over 400 cited sources. He references several books, movies, and other media in this interview as well. It was a lot of fun going down the rabbit hole with him. We discuss Hollywood, the media, CIA, shadow government, elites, mafia, serial killers, aliens, demonic possession, mind control, A.I. & MK Ultra, to name a few topics. Definitely don’t listen to this one before bedtime! 0:00:00 - Intro0:01:37 - Jay's Childhood & Upbringing0:03:32 - Education & Website & Re-Branding0:04:12 - Book, Sources & Essays0:05:02 - Bohemian Grove & Neo-Conservative Elites0:07:52 - Satanism , Atheists & High Level Elites0:12:25 - Hollywood, Plato's Ion & Communicating with The Gods0:14:50 - MK Ultra, Mind Control & Serial Killers0:21:26 - Stanley Kubrick & Government Connection 0:25:20 - Orson Welles, War of the Worlds & Princeton Experiment 0:27:13 - Alien Abduction & Ritual Abuse Similarity 0:29:55 - Cults, The CIA & The FBI 0:34:23 - Shadow Government & Control 0:36:45 - Transhuman, Robots, Cyborgs & Post Human Era0:37:50 - Mass Depopulation & Planetary Dictatorship 0:39:30 - Big Data Collecting Information & A.I. & Predicting Behavior 0:43:15 - MK Ultra & Suicide Programming 0:45:00 - Environment & Natural Resources0:46:10 - Hollywood, Media & The Government0:48:05 - Rehab & MK Ultra Reprogramming 0:49:45 - Story of Screenwriter Gary Devore 0:50:40 - Hollywood Pedophile Ring, Misinformation & Public Relations 0:54:12 - Media & TMZ Style Reporting 0:55:30 - Censorship & Demonetization on YouTube 0:58:10 - Aliens, NASA & Hollywood 1:00:40 - Demon Possession, Serial Killers & Raised Evil1:03:58 - Serial Killers Having Accomplices & Government Involvement 1:07:35 - Dealing with This Information & Advice 1:09:42 - Next Book & Jay's Website 1:11:10 - Wrap Up Jay Dyer Website:https://jaysanalysis.comSt Jude's Children's Hospital:https://www.stjude.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 119- Jon Donais! Jon is the current guitarist of Anthrax, but also played with Shadows Fall for many years. He has a new band as well, called Living Wreckage that will be releasing new music soon.  It was a lot of fun talking to him about music. We covered everything from Metallica and Skid Row to Pantera and Five Finger Death Punch. Plus I get his thoughts on cancel culture, award shows, and much more!00:00 - Intro01:10 - Donais Last Name 01:43 - Fan Of The Show & 80s Metal 03:32 - Learning Power Chords & Tablature07:50 - Melodic Shredders 08:47 - Aftershock09:35 - Singer of Shadows Fall & Dreadlocks 10:53 - Playing OzzFest12:30 - Touring with Dimebag & Vinnie from Pantera 16:17 - Touring with Slipknot & Lamb of God17:15 - Atlantic Records & Elektra Merger 20:42 - Five Finger Death Punch21:42 - Korn & Rob Zombie on Mayhem Tour 23:18 - Joining Anthrax 26:00 - First Show with Anthrax 28:00 - Tour with Iron Maiden 29:18 - Seth Meyers Show & Robert DeNiro 30:31 - New Anthrax Album 31:45 - Old Anthrax Albums & Songs 32:45 - Startin' Up a Posse, Censorship & Anthrax Cancellation? 35:15 - Living Wreckage - Arena Rock Meets Thrash 40:15 - Anthrax & Shadows Fall Fans42:17 - Sebastian Bach & Skid Row 44:05 - Wrestlers 45:16 - Bands Jon Hasn't Met Yet46:16 - Grammies, Award Shows & Rock Music 48:15 - Music Accessibility Now & Then 51:02 - Pantera 53:55 - Motley Zoo 55:15 - Wrap UpAnthrax Website:https://www.anthrax.comJon Donais Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/jonathanmdonais/Motley Zoo Website:https://www.motleyzooanimalrescue.orgChuck Shute Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/chuck_shute/Support the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 118- Cody Jasper, singer of Moon Fever! I first found about this band while researching my interview with producer Jim Kaufman (The Black Moods, Them Evils). I quickly became a fan after hearing their song “Cocaine” which is nearing a half a million downloads on Spotify. They have a new single out now called “Cheap Thrills” that’s also really good, and an upcoming song called “Payphone” that should be big. They have performed with Buckcherry and have shows lined up with Adelita’s Way. It was fun to get to know Cody’s story while doing this interview. 00:00 - Intro01:07 - Growing Up in Texas & Early Influences 03:33 - Air Guitar 04:35 - Drugs, Trouble In School & Focus on Music 07:33 - Starting to Take Music More Seriously 10:16 - Joining Moon Fever 14:25 - Working with Producer Jim Kaufman 18:25 - "Cocaine" Song & Video22:00 - "Cheap Thrills",  "Little Black Houses" & "Payphone" 24:03 - Shows with Joyous Wolf, Buckcherry & Adelita's Way 26:36 - What Cody is Listening to Now 28:20 - Style & Rockstar Look 29:35 - Riding Bicycles & Running 30:42 - Covid Twice 32:04 - Jerry Cantrell & Gary Clark 36:15 - Politics, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Confederate Flag 38:33 - Freedom Music Project 39:38 - Future of Moon Fever, Big Shows & Solo Stuff 41:11 - Wrap Up Moon Fever Website:https://moonfever.com/Freedom Music Project Website:https://www.thefreedominmusicproject.com/index.htmlChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 117- Rob Lane!!!! It is my pleasure to welcome to the show, musician, fellow podcaster, and all around good guy Rob Lane! Rob has worked with really great artists including Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper), The Bulletboys, Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup), Jetboy, Johnny Monaco (Enuff Z’Nuff) and more. He is currently the bass player for Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts. He started interviewing musicians for his fanzine “Trashpit Magazine” and continues to interview them for his podcast- the Straight 2 Video Podcast. It was a lot of fun to talk about music, his career, the differences between the UK and the USA and much more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:02:11 - Welcome Rob from the U.K.! 0:03:15 - Fast Food in the U.K. vs U.S.A. 0:04:15 - Summer Vacations in Mississippi 0:05:50 - American TV & Music0:08:06 - Rock Music Fan & Scene in the U.K. 0:12:10 - Favorite Bands Growing Up 0:15:30 - Starting to Play Music & Bass0:17:16 - The Teenage Casket Company 0:20:56 - Playing with the Bulletboys 0:25:52 - Richard Bacchus (D Generation) 0:28:00 - The Black Mollys with Tory Stoffregen0:29:23 - Let Loose & a Huge U.K. Hit Song 0:32:58 - Robbie Williams & US vs UK Music 0:34:05 - Johnny Monacao (Enuff Z'Nuff) & Backing Tracks 0:36:42 - People on Vacation & Bowling for Soup0:37:57 - Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts  & AZ Music Video 0:40:25 - Jetboy & History of the Band 0:43:35 - Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper) & Trashpit Magazine 0:47:55 - Rob Lane Needs a Wikipedia Page 0:48:53 - Straight 2 Video Music Project & Podcast 0:52:10 - Rob's Most Popular Interview: Showaddywaddy 0:54:50 - Trolls, Other Podcasters & Podcast Guests 0:58:13 - Bucket List Bands & Guests 0:59:50 - Marq Torien from Bulletboys 1:01:35 - Arizona & the Van Buren1:03:04 - Blind Dog Rescue 1:03:47 - Wrap Up Rob Lane Link Tree:https://linktr.ee/laney74Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts:https://ryanhamiltonmusic.comBlind Dog Rescue Website:https://www.bdruk.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 116- Knocko Nolan! You may recognize Knocko, a.k.a.  Detective Jim McSorley from the new Netflix docu-series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.” The series is about the mysterious disappearance of Elisa Lam while staying at the Cecil Hotel. So of course we’ll discuss that case, but we talk about so much more too!  He tells me  how to get out of a speeding ticket and how to catch someone lying. Plus I get his thoughts on the whole defund the police movement, homelessness and drug problems, racism in the LAPD and much more. BONUS- he has a really cool Guns n Roses story he tells me at the end. 0:00:00 - Intro0:01:22 - Music 0:03:15 - French Connection & Police TV Shows0:04:30 - Getting Out Of a Speeding Ticket 0:05:52 - Going Undercover 0:09:28 - Taking Down Criminals & Having Fun 0:11:11 - Scary People & Dead Bodies 0:13:25 - Counterterrorism for the FBI 0:14:45 - Interrogation Techniques 0:16:26 - Working Skid Row & Homeless Population0:22:13 - High Profile Cases & Courtney Love 0:25:14 - Internet Sleuths, Morbid & Cancelling People 0:29:12 - Elisa Lam Roommates & Rules of Interviews 0:30:44 - Hallucinating & Medication Issues 0:33:20 - Climbing In The Water Tank & Drowning 0:35:26 - Dead Body Water 0:37:00 - Conspiracy Theories, Coincidences, & Synchronicity0:40:40 - Nineteen Days To Find Body & Altered Video0:42:37 - Mental Illness & Drug Accidental Deaths Vs Supernatural 0:44:05 - Lessons From the Documentary & Helping People0:46:50 - Defund the Police Movement & Police Public Persona 0:50:03 -  Racism & Preventing Negative Police Interactions 0:53:51 - Marijuana, Drugs & Alcohol 0:57:55 - Shootings, Guns, Mental Health & Healthy Lifestyle 1:00:19 - Guns 'n Roses, Slash & Axl Rose, 1:09:02 - America's Mighty Warriors1:11:07 - Music & Other Interviews 1:12:57 - Wrap UpKnocko Nolan Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/knocko_/America's Mighty Warriors Website:https://americasmightywarriors.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Rodger Shute (author)

Rodger Shute (author)

2021-03-1701:13:14

Episode 115- author Rodger Shute!  In this episode, I sit down with my dad, author Rodger Shute to discuss his new book “Ultimate Reality.” In the book he explores the questions of consciousness, where we come from, why are we here and where are we going after death.  He has put a lot of research in to this book (496 sources!) and it shows when discussing it with him how knowledgeable he is on the topics. We’ll discuss a little of his background and how he got interested in the topic and then we dive in to the book chapter by chapter. I even ask some questions at the end about things NOT in the book. Get the book on Amazon (link in the show notes below) 0:00:00 - Intro0:02:05 - Father's Death0:03:25 - Dysfunctional Family 0:05:12 - Thinking & Philosophy  0:07:00 - College Life & Success in Business 0:11:20 - Retirement & Advanced Degrees 0:14:18 - Writing the Book 0:17:28 - Opening Your Mind (Belief & Truth) 0:22:05 - Defining Ultimate Reality & Evidence 0:25:45 - Synchronicity & Coincidence 0:30:40 - Evolutionary Theory & Origin of Species 0:36:05 - The Ubiquity of Consciousness 0:45:45 - Altered States of Consciousness 0:53:25 - The Continuation of Consciousness & Transcendence 1:01:50 - Ultimate Reality, Religion & Heaven & Hell 1:03:40 - What is the Point of Life on Earth?1:05:42 - Aliens & UFOs 1:08:00 - Death & Lucid Dreaming 1:10:21 - Eastside Baby Corner 1:12:14 - Wrap Up Ultimate Reality Book: https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Reality-Challenge-Materialist-Paradigm/dp/1735816809/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ultimate+reality&qid=1615690805&sr=8-1Baby Corner Website:https://babycorner.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 114- Little Mikey from the Howard Stern Show! I have always thought Little Mikey and his song parodies were one of the funniest parts of the Stern show. I laugh so hard every time I hear them because they are so ridiculous. I was shocked to hear he was a fan of my podcast and I had to have him on my show for my birthday to make him do a song for me. I’m glad I got a chance to interview him, I learned a lot and you will too! 00:00 - Intro01:26 - Mutual Fans 02:47 - Jody Porter & Fountains of Wayne 04:55 - Radio Background06:25 - Stern Song Contest 08:27 - Robin Parody Songs 09:08 - Psych & Arrogance 10:17 - Nickname Little Mikey10:58 - Robin's Reaction 11:44 - Sending In Songs 12:54 - First Time In Studio 16:35 - Howard Stern Birthday Bash 19:18 - In Studio & Contributing Stern20:22 - High Pitch Erik's Death Threat 21:07 - Benji as a Person & Writer 22:45 - Dirty Robin Parody Songs 25:38 - Rules with Releasing Songs 26:50 - Extra on Eastbound & Down 28:46 - Vanilla Ice & David Spade 31:25 - Losing Weight & Diabetes34:45 - School & New Career Path 37:05 - Birthday Song!!!38:42 - Little Mikey is Hilarious 39:53 - Northshore Animal League 40:46 - Wrap Up Little Mikey Twitter:https://twitter.com/LittleMikeyspNorthshore Animal League Website:https://www.animalleague.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 113 - Don McLean!!! Don is truly a living legend. His music continues to be all over pop culture even to this day. His iconic song “American Pie” was listed at number 5 for “Songs of the Century” by the Recording Industry Association of America. In this episode Don discusses his rise to the top as well as his ambivalence towards success. He also tells me the story of Buddy Holly’s brother and his reaction to American Pie, as well as who he was referring to in the song when he mentions “the king.” 00:00 - Intro01:30 - Opener & Manager 03:15 - Mindset & Swimming 04:20 - Finding Music & The Weavers 06:48 - Beginning of Music Career 09:17 - Breaking Through Fear & Mission 10:12 - Finance Degree 11:25 - Pete Seeger and an Political Correctness 14:00 - The World Changing 18:30 - Overcoming Adversity of Tapestry Album 22:12 - American Pie Album & Artwork 24:52 - American Pie & Travis Holly (Buddy's Brother) 27:05 - Ambivalence Towards Success 30:15 - New Projects & Staying Busy 31:25 - YouTube Channel 32:26 - Roger Daltrey's Teen Cancer & Chemicals35:03 - Wrap Up Don McLean Website:https://donmclean.comTeen Cancer America Website:https://teencanceramerica.org/donate/Chuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 112- Mark Knight!! You may remember Mark as the guitarist from the band Bang Tango- they had some videos on MTV as well as a documentary made about them, “Attack of Life.”  Mark went on to have a solo career and he has a new album out called “Days of a Dreamer.” We talked about all this plus writing a song for Alice In Chains, wrestling in the street on the sunset strip, calluses from playing guitar, wood working and more! 00:00 - Intro01:49 - "Attack of Life" Bang Tango Documentary 02:25 - Early Band Days 04:11 - Finding a Singer for Bang Tango05:22 - Name "Bang Tango"05:58 - Bang Tango Sound & Influences06:52 - The Cathouse & Riki Rachtman 08:17 - Street Wrestling & Nightlife 09:44 - Lawyer Helps Get a Record Deal 11:50 - Howard Benson & Recording "Psycho Cafe" 13:35 - Video for "Someone Like You" & Shelley Duvall 14:48 - Tours with Bulletboys, Cheap Trick & Bad English 16:35 - "Dancing On Coals" Album & John Jansen 20:25 - Developing Calluses From Guitar Playing 21:50 - Rave Reviews & Record Label Response 24:40 - Arena Tour with L.A. Guns & Ratt 26:36 - Writing a Song with Alice In Chains 27:45 - "Love After Death" Record & Band Style31:07 - Final Shows,  Band Demise & Reformation 35:23 - Woodworking & Painting Business 37:40 - Singer/Songwriter Style & Influences 38:45 - Worry Beads, Gravy & Solo Band 40:20 - New Album "Days of a Dreamer"43:00 - Solo Live Shows & Set List 44:20 - Bang Tango Fans at Solo Shows 45:55 - Bang Tango Reformation & Shows 48:55 - Wearing Hats 49:45 - Scarlett Ray 52:16 - Seahawks, Raiders & Sports 54:40 - ASPCA - Animal Rescue 56:01 - Wrap Up Mark Knight & The Unsung Heroes Website:https://www.markknightandtheunsungheroes.comASPCA Website:https://www.aspca.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 111 - guitarist Jody Porter from Fountains of Wayne! This band actually has a great catalog of songs that have been featured in a lot of movies and TV shows - including How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Gilmore Girls and more. Of course their most well known song was “Stacy’s Mom” for which they earned a Grammy nomination. Besides Fountains of Wayne, Jody was in a band called “The Belltower” that was described as “shoe gaze rock.” He also has a solo career and a new record out called “Waterways” that’s getting great reviews and was even featured in Rolling Stone magazine. We’ll discuss all this plus why the Janet Jackson halftime show killed their career, smoking weed with Keith Richards and much more!00:00 - Intro02:17 - Little Mikey & Howard Stern 03:30 - Charleston, New York, & North Carolina 04:35 - Brian Jones Reincarnated & Rollings Stones05:25 - "Shoegazing" & The Belltower09:05 - Waterways Record & Rare Rock Records09:55 - Meeting Adam Schlesinger 11:05 - "Fountains of Wayne" Band Name Story 12:53 - Jody Joins Fountains of Wayne 14:35 - Touring with Smashing Pumpkins 16:28 - Dropped from Atlantic Records 17:10 - "Stacy' Mom" Song & Video 19:10 - "Mexican Wine" & Super Bowl Halftime Show21:55 - "Hey Julie" Song & Songwriting 23:25 - Fountains of Wayne Catalog, Vinyl & Royalties 25:23 - "Someone to Love" & "Hackensack"26:25 - Movie & TV Credits 28:12 - Multiple Appearances on Conan O'Brien 29:55 - Song with Harry Shearer (Homer Simpson) 30:55 - Hurricane Sandy Hits & Shows Cancelled 33:38 - Adam Schlesinger & Roommates 34:37 - Singing High/Low & Jeff Beck 36:35 - Best Guitarist is Jimmy Page 38:05 - "Beautiful Life" Solo Song, Woody Harrelson & Weed 40:32 - Smoking Weed with Keith Richards & Steve Jordan 43:35 - New Album "Waterways" & Show with The Iron Maidens46:28 - Adam Schlesinger & Cat "Ice Cream Head"49:08 - Song on Tik Tok 49:58 - New Album "Waterways" & Themes 52:30 - Spotify Problems 53:05 - Pet Squirrel 55:18 - The Humane Society 55:55 - Wrap Up Jody Porter Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jodyportermusicThe Humane Society Website: https://www.humanesociety.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 110 - Steve Brown!!! Steve is guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer extraordinaire! Steve rose to fame in the early 90s as the guitarist in Trixter, but he has done so much more. He has worked with everyone from Dennis DeYoung (Styx) to comedian Jim Breuer. He spent some time filling in on guitar in  Def Leppard and also appeared in the Rock of Ages on Broadway. We discuss all this plus his other projects past, present and future! Lots of great stories in this one like playing pool with Erik Turner and Jani Lane from Warrant! 0:00:00 - Intro0:01:08 - Welcome Steve! 0:02:00 - Eddie Van Halen is the Best 0:07:23 - Practicing Guitar 6-8 Hours a Day 0:11:05 - Recruiting Pete Loran as a Singer 0:14:53 - Learning Music & Guitar Lessons 0:15:54 - "Give It To Me Good" Influence 0:18:22 - Remixing First Album 0:22:10 - East Coast Bands, Bon Jovi & Skid Row0:28:25 - Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour0:30:20 - Playing Pool with Erik Turner & Jani Lane 0:33:05 - Love of Music & Music Business Decisions 0:35:42 - "Hear" Record, Business Negotiations & Music Scene 0:39:56 - "Undercovers" EP 0:41:22 - "Throwing Rocks" Band0:43:20 - "40 Foot Ringo" & "Soaked" Bands 0:47:35 - Def Leppard Getting Along 0:51:10 - Friendship with Kiss 0:53:33 - Playing with Jim Breuer 0:56:10 - Tokyo Motor Fist Record 1:01:55 - Success Formula & Luck & Love of Music 1:04:37 - Picking & Choosing Work Jobs to Take 1:07:23 - Autobiography & Future Projects 1:09:25 - Warrant, Firehouse & Trixter Tour 1:11:00 - Dennis DeYoung, Rock of Ages & More  1:13:45 - Steve Brown Solo Record 1:16:25 - Eric Martin Band Shows 1:17:10 - David Z Foundation & Music Education 1:20:45 - Steve Brown Website & Contact1:21:40 - Wrap Up Steve Brown Website:http://www.stevebrownrocks.comDavid Z Foundation Website:https://www.davidzfoundation.orgDanny O'Neil Go Fund Me Page:https://www.gofundme.com/f/helpdannyoneilChuck Shute Website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 109 - Steve “Lips” Kudlow, singer and guitarist for the band Anvil! Many people know the band from the award winning 2008 documentary, “Anvil: The Story of Anvil.” The band was incredibly influential early in the heavy metal game. With Motorhead, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and many more all citing them as an influence. Due to bad management and promotion the band didn’t break through to the next level. However after the success of the movie they finally broke through and continue to make albums and tour to this day. Lips is a great story teller and hilarious in this interview. 0:00:00 - Intro0:02:05 - Canada & U.S. Differences 0:05:25 - Drummer Robb Reiner 0:06:25 - Johnny Z Setting Up Shows0:10:45 - Aerosmith, David Krebs, & Musical Style0:17:10 - Having No Record Label for Four Years 0:17:52 - Lemmy Offering Lips to Join Motorhead 0:19:30 - Making Music for a Lifetime 0:20:45 - Side Work So Lips Could Play Music 0:22:20 - Luck & Success & Perseverance0:24:48 - Bad Gigs & Promotion0:30:12 - Band Fights0:36:30 - Big Shows  vs Club Shows 0:39:10 - Jealousy From Other Musicians 0:42:05 - "Legal at Last" & Marijuana & Hemp Usage0:47:05 - "Nabbed in Nebraska" Song Story 0:51:15 - Agreeing with Ted Nugent's Politics & Guns 0:59:35 - Live Shows and Next Album for 20221:03:25 - Fear & Misinformation with Coronavirus 1:04:58 - Children's Charity 1:06:05 - Wrap Up Anvil Website:http://anvilrocks.comSt Jude's Children's Hospital Website:https://www.stjude.orgChuck Shute Website:http://www.chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 108- The Issue & The Ivins! This is double episode where I interview members of two bands! First up is Clay Deters, frontman of the band The Issue. They are a hard rock band from Minnesota and have a new single that just dropped today called “What You Need”. Then I talk to Jim and Jack Ivins of the alternative rock band The Ivins. We discuss everything from Jack playing football with Russell Wilson to what a “minnow bomb” is. They also have a new single on the way called “Don’t.”  Both interviews were a lot of fun! 0:00:00 - IntroCLAY DETERS - THE ISSUE0:01:35 - Life in Minnesota 0:06:00 - Hockey Prospect 0:09:38 - Early Days of Music 0:14:04 - Forming The Issue 0:17:25 - Covers Vs Originals 0:18:55 - Street Dances & Live Shows0:25:26 - Long Term Goals 0:27:34 - "What You Need" Song 0:29:42 - New Music Plans & Indie Radio0:35:45 - Live Shows 0:37:15 - Pete Frates ALSJIM & JACK IVINS- THE IVINS0:38:40 - Russell Wilson 0:41:30 - Moving to New York City 0:45:30 - Michael Caplan from Sony0:48:45 - Social Media For Bands 0:50:40 - Songs in Media 0:55:04 - Big Tips Texas & Minnow Bombs 0:59:25 - Billy Currington Music Video1:01:43 - Cover Bands & Tribute Bands1:04:22 - Musicians in Nashville 1:07:43 - Tool Tribute Show 1:11:48 - Collaborating on New Music 1:14:57 - Red Bull Athletes Music 1:17:00 - New Single "Don't" 1:20:14 - Bill Leverty Collab1:21:42 - Future Plans With Band 1:23:00 - Second Harvest Food Bank1:24:34 - Wrap Up The Issue Website:https://www.theissuemn.comThe Ivins Website:https://www.theivins.comJim Ivins Website:https://www.jimivins.comPete Frates ALS Website: https://petefrates.comSecond Harvest Food Bank:https://www.shfb.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 107 - Keith Wallen from Breaking Benjamin!!! Keith’s story is really an inspiring one even if you’re not a music fan. After 8 years in his band Copper, he called it quits. Shortly thereafter he got the call to audition for the band Adelita’s Way. He had a lot of success with them including a #1 song on rock radio, as well as  shows with Guns N Roses and the Deftones. He then joined Breaking Benjamin and had a #1 record and massive success. He’s just released a really great solo song called “Dream Away” and there is more to come. Hear all about it in this episode! 00:00 - Intro 01:51 - Welcome Keith! 02:43 - Growing Up In West Virginia & Rafting04:55 - Music Teacher & Singing06:02 - Inspired by Metallica 09:07 - 80s Pop Music On the Radio10:20 - Dad Made a Crooner Album11:25 - University of Tennessee & English Degree 13:05 - Signing for "Copper" Band & Side Jobs 15:20 - Quitting Cooper After 8 Years 18:44 - Joining Adelita's Way 20:53 - Quitting Adelita's Way 22:15 - Breaking Benjamin Recruits Keith 24:05 - Dark Before Dawn Hits Number One 25:15 - Writing Music & Collaborating 29:00 - Songs for Solo Vs Breaking Benjamin 29:55 - Themes With New Solo Music 32:45 - Co-Writes on The Solo Album 33:40 - Releasing The New Album34:10 - Dealing With Critics & Trolls 35:30 - Imitations 36:22 - Aliens & Area 51 37:50 - Movies 41:10 - St. Jude's Children's Hospital 42:05 - Wrap Up Keith Wallen Website:https://keithwallen.comBreaking Benjamin Website:https://breakingbenjamin.comSt Jude's Children's Hospital Website:https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.htmlChuck Shute Website: http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 106 - Matty McCloskey! Matty has been the bassist for Rev Theory since 2002 and recently took over lead vocals. The band has had a lot of success over years, including tours with Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Sevendust, Five Finger Death Punch,  Shinedown and many more. Their song “Hell Yeah” was all over the place, including in the WWE and NHL (still being played in arenas). Their latest song “Make Me a Drink” is a fun, modern sounding industrial rock song that gets in your head. You’ll be singing it hours later. 00:00 - Intro01:46 - Growing Up in Philly 03:36 - Early Musical Influences 07:15 - Attending NYU 0927 - Joining Rev Theory 09:55 - Girls Gone Wild Tour 11:25 - Tours with Other Bands 12:10 - "Hell Yeah" Song 15:10 - "Hell Yeah" Music Video 16:50 - Randy Orton "Voices" 18:25 - Touring with Hinder 19:10 - Trapt & Singer Drama 21:10 - Crue Fest with Motley Crue 22:20 - Working with Producer Terry Date 24:55 - Touring Past & Future 26:45 - "Something New" Song 28:05 - Singer Rich Luzzi Moving On29:45 - Relationship with Julien Jorgensen 31:35 - Band Reformation 33:15 - Recent Collaborations 34:47 - "Make Me a Drink" Song 36:20 - Future Plans with Band39:15 - Craft Beers & San Diego 40:58 - ACLU 41:50 - Wrap Up Rev Theory Website:https://www.revtheoryofficial.comACLU Website:https://www.aclu.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 105 - Damon Johnson!!! Damon rose to fame in the 90s with the band Brother Cane. The band had hits like “Got No Shame” along with “And Fools Shine On” as well as live shows with Van Halen and Robert Plant. He since went on to build quite the resume as the guitar player for Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy. In addition he has written songs with Sammy Hagar, Faith Hill, Stevie Nicks, Carlos Santana and more. His latest solo release “Battle Lessons” is produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) and available on his website or streaming service. 00:00 - Intro01:21 - Welcome & Arizona Connections 02:32 - Early Days & Sticking With Music 07:58 - Marti Frederiksen Producer/Songwriter12:19 - Collaborating with West Arkeen 15:45 - Brother Cane & Early 90s Rock Scene18:15 - Harmonica on "Got No Shame" 21:35 - Working with Sammy Hagar 25:23 - Writing a Song for Stevie Nicks 29:45 - Playing Golf with Alice Cooper 33:55 - Quitting Alice Cooper for Whiskey Falls 37:05 - Thin Lizzy & Black Star Riders 40:10 - Slave to the System & Second Album 41:27 - Working with Rachel Bolan of Skid Row 42:20 - Independent as a Solo Artist 45:08 - New Album "Battle Lessons" 49:08 - Shows for Damon Johnson & The Get Ready52:48 - Future Plans with Thin Lizzy 54:55 - World Center Kitchen 56:02 - Dan Sokolik & Messaging 58:37 - Wrap Up Damon Johnson Website:https://www.damonjohnson.comWorld Center Kitchen Website:https://wck.orgChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 104- Brian Wheat of Tesla!!! Brian has played bass in Tesla for almost 40 years, before it was even called that. The band has sold over 14 million records in the US as well as had 24 rock radio singles and 2 top 10 pop singles.  Brian wrote about his experiences with the band in his new book, “Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla.” We discuss some of the things from that book including band fights, his relationship with ex guitar player Tommy Skeoch, why he used to think Bret Michaels was a punk and so much more! 00:00 - Intro01:44 - Music Vs Baseball 03:01 - Neighbors with Frank Hannon03:35 - Jeff Keith Singing04:38 - Rotation Diet & Motivation 06:55 - Producers Passing on First Record 08:20 - MTV Playing Video 09:05 - David Lee Roth & Management 10:43 - Not Being Recognized 12:30 - Fighting to get "Love Song" on the Record 13:35 - Bret Michaels Was a Punk 15:36 - Tom Zutaut Vs The Producer 16:45 - Private Show for King of Sweden 17:35 - Fight Between Jeff & Troy 19:05 - Fighting vs Discussions 21:15 - Relationship with Tommy Skeoch 25:00 - Group Therapy with Tesla 26:04 - Band Hiatus & Other Jobs 27:40 - Depression, Isolation & Stigma 31:36 - Covid Relief For Business 32:45 - Arizona vs Texas 33:45 - Wrap Up Tesla Band Website:https://teslatheband.comSave Our Stages:https://www.saveourstages.comChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Episode 103- Sean Dowdell! Sean has accomplished a lot of great things already including starting Club Tattoo and writing a book about his experience titled “Tattooed Millionaire.” His  band Grey Daze has a new album out titled  "Amends." It features original vocals of Chester Bennington plus members of Korn, Bush, Breaking Benjamin and others. This was a great conversation about business, music and much more! 00:00 - Intro01:12 - Family Background05:01 - Starting Music & Playing in Bands06:15 - Chester Bennington Audition07:13 - Grey Daze Early & Phoenix in the 90s 10:10 - Starting Tattoo Shop - Club Tattoo 13:49 - Opening Up a Second Shop & Fighting City15:45 - Band Breaks Up & Chester's Success 20:15 - Guitarist Brain Tumor & Making Amends 23:50 - Chester Passes Away & Suicidal Thoughts 28:00 - Bullied & Insecurities 29:22 - Learning from Failures & San Francisco 34:35 - Teaching Employees WHY 36:30 - Problems with Employees 38:50 - What if No Business? 40:44 - Grey Daze New Album 43:15 - People Unhappy With Grey Daze Album 45:59 - Producers 46:33 - Future Projects 48:04 - A New Leaf Foundation 49:05 - Wrap Up Sean Dowdell Website:https://seandowdell.comA New Leaf Foundation: https://www.turnanewleaf.org/about/foundation.htmlChuck Shute Website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
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