Forrest

Forrest
Monday – Friday 2:00 pm – 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, motorcycles, downhill skiing, fly fishing (poorly), dogs, and sushi.  That’s about it.  I get yelled at at least once a month to remove something from Twitter by my boss and I’m a huge soccer fan, even trying out for an MLS team one time.  I’ve never seen The Godfather.


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Farmer Forrest

Damn fox took 2 of my chickens!

 

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Decided to get some chicks to fill out my flock.

 

Got 2 Wyandotte’s & 2 Amber White’s.

I had 2 Ameraucana’s which were my favorite but the fox got those.  Now I just have 1 Rhode Island Red and 2 Barred Rock’s.

Since my chickens free range and get a ton of table scraps they prouced eggs all winter.  I hate seeing chickens in small penned in coop’s.  I even worked on a chicken farm once in a whle when I was a teenager.  You can just tell they’re happier with room to roam.  I am putting in a rather large garden so this fence is going up to just keep them out. $20 in pallets.

I also planted 2 peach trees and an apple tree this week which they are going to love this fall. – Forrest

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Behind the scenes of my home studio

Doing the afternoon show 2-7pm from my house this week, I’m totally going to have my neighbors on.  Here’s a video tour of my setup. – Forrest

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Rock Stars Quarantined

Lock a rock star in a house with his guitars for 14 days and you’re going to get an album.  I think a year from now we’ll see an explosion of releases.  These are some of the ones I enjoy watching now. – Forrest

Billy Joel Armstrong from Green Day did this cover

Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing Zeppelin

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bono from U2 already wrote a song about the Italians singing from their balconies.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Behind the scenes at 96.9 The Eagle

With concerns about COVID-19 all the DJ’s are in separate studios and even some are broadcasting from home like Duffy.

I did a quick video tour of the studios on Friday to show you behind the scenes. – Forrest

 

                                                             

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Geddy Lee + Metallica?

Picture I took backsage on the "Death Magnetic" tour
Picture I took backsage on the “Death Magnetic” tour

I’m pretty sure this is fan made and not approved by the band since they are only showing and playing clips from other interviews.  Still, it’s not that bad.  At the 9:20 mark drummer Lars Ulrich claims Geddy Lee from Rush almost produced the album – Forrest

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Van Halen’s Lost Weekend

A documentary from filmmakers Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb: In 1984, two friends from small-town Pennsylvania won an MTV contest and the chance to party with Van Halen for 48 hours. – Forrest

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Eddie Money’s jokes

Eddie Money loved to tell jokes.  A tribute concert for The Money Man will air later this month featuring George Thorogood, Rick Springfield, Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield straight out of rehab. – Forrest

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RHCP Piano Cover

Hot woman covering rock songs, hugely succesful.

Roxanne – 2 million views.

Eye of The Tiger – 9 million views.

Money for Nothing – 13 million views

Highway to Hell – 33 million views

Great, these woman are beyond talented.  My only question is how much is edited?  On all the videos (except AC/DC) the original song is playing overtop so what if it’s lilke the superbowl and theyre just playing to a backing track?  This next video also features a ton of video & audio editing but I don’t doubt Gamazda can play that well.

I think this one has unedited audio. – Forrest

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Craig Gass

Craig Gass in the studio with impressions of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Christopher Walken, Sam Kinison, Adam Sandler, Lars Ulrich plus he tells some great stories about opening up for Kiss, Metallica, Motley Crue and friendships with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Corey Taylor, System of A Down, Korn and more. – Forrest

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Jazz Sabbath

At first I didn’t get it, was it a joke?  Now I get it, it is a joke but I kind of love it and want this on vinyl for sure. – Forrest

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Jay Mohr

Comedian Jay Mohr in the studio talking about the time he almost made me crap my pants, bands he saw while on SNL, mutual acquaintances and his character “Big Momma Got It All”.  JayMohr.com – Forrest

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Trip to Seattle

Took a quick trip to Seatlle over the weekend and I spent the entire time tracking down rock stars that lived and died there.  I totally forgot to catch the Chris Cornell statue though, maybe next time.

Kurt Cobain’s house.  I felt weird, it’s just a house and there I am out front taking pictures with a baseball cap on and Adidas sweatshirt, I felt like the kind of guy Kurt wouldn’t have liked.

I also saw the condo where Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) died. (Top floor on the left in green).  I felt real creepy because this is just a residential building with a daycare on the bottom floor and I’m in the parking lot taking pictures.  I wonder if anyone living there even knows the history.

Jimi Hendrix’s grave.  Sadly a ton of people have written messages on the wall defacing the grave even though there are cameras watching the entire area.

 

Bruce and Brandon Lee’s grave.

The MoPOP (Museum Of Pop Culture) was a mecca for rock memorbilla.

Steve Ray Vaughn’s Telecaster

Eric Clapton’s Stratocaster

As seen in this performance on the Johnny Cash Show.

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Grohl’s Explorer

Jerry Cantrell’s (Alice in Chains) G&L Rampage

Hank Williams’ 1951 Gibson Jumbo

Pearl Jam roadcase and Temple of the Dog amp.

Univox Hi-Flier Phase 3 guitar smashed by Kurt Cobain on July 13th, 1989 in NJ.

Kurt Cobain’s Fender Jag-Stang

Hendrix’s Stratocaster played at Woodstock.

Plus several other guitars I forgot to mention and clothing and awards won by bands.  Most of these guitars (*were) are owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. – Forrest

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Massive Guitar Collection

Massive guitar collection including a Led Paul shaped swimming pool.  I realy dug Mark when he worked for Norm’s Rare Guitars, I watched them all the time.

 
 
 
 
 
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Then he took a job for Gibson and it didn’t start out great but this is an impressive collection and cool swimming pool. – Forrest

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Concerts in 2020 I can’t afford

Well I goofed up and bought Tool tickets and spent my entire ticket budget for the year.

I’ve seen them before and I reall like them live.  It’s different, they don’t do a ton of talking and the visuals are impressive.  However, 2 bands I have never seen have announced North American tours and instead of Tool I could have waited and done one of these instead.  The Rolling Stones in San Diego

Guns N’ Roses in Seattle.

Backup choice:

Or the money is no object show. – Forrest

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$26.5 million Star Wars house

I have a Storm Trooper helmet in my office, that’s it.

It’s not even a real helmet, it’s a foam piggy band.  Friends of mine got it for me and I thought it looked cool so I put it in this box.  I like the Star Wars saga but I think this house might be a bit too much. Click below for the link to click through pictures. – Forrest

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Hetfield out of rehab

I’m a big Metallica fan, I can remember the first time I heard “One”.  It warped my brain.  It was so dark, so heavy, so venemous.  “Can you do that in music?” I questioned.  Up until that point I had only listened to The Beach Boys and my parents bought me a Bon Jovi cassette once for Christmas.  No idea why, I hate Bon Jovi.  But that was it, I had fallen into a hole known as Hard Rock or Metal.  Onto Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Megadeth, and AC/DC but it all started with that one song.  They’ve had a few albums along the way I didn’t enjoy (St. Anger & Lulu I’m looking in your direction) but I think the last few albums have re-cemented their strength.

I was even lucky enough to interview them on the Death Magnetic Tour in 2008.

Lead singer James Hetfield checked into rehab in 2002 and again in September for 2019.  He was spotted last night for the 1st time since entering rehab at a car show, Hetfield has an impressive collection of cars. – Forrest

 

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Rush, The Police & Tool supergroup

Tool won a Grammy over the weekend and drummer Danny Carey thanked Rush drummer Neil Peart calling him his “good friend”.  He also mentioned John Bonham.

Danny, Neil and Steweart Copeland from The Police jammed back in 2015. – Forrest

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Chris Kattan

Actor, comedian and SNL alum Chris Kattan stopped by the Eagle studios on Friday, January 24th to promote his stand-up gigs at Liquid Laughs in Boise.  It starts out bad.  I really liked “Corky Romano” but was shocked to learn it only has an 8% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.  Maybe I shouldn’t have brought it up and it continued to go sideways for me. 

 

I misquoted and it had a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes.  There are a few gems in here like his stories about seeing bands on SNL and his impressions of Johnny Cash and David Lee Roth.  I didn’t feel comfortable asking for a picture afterwards. My bad.  – Forrest

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Ozzy documentary

“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” will debut at the South By Southwest Festival in the spring. – Forrest

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Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Greg Harris is the CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Class of 2020 is Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex. Greg calls in with the announcement of the bands and discusses the absence of bands like Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Soundgarden and Motorhead. He also talks about the passing of Neil Peart from Rush, how they decide who inducts who and quickly runs down his motorcycle collection. Greg was a senior executive at the Baseball Hall of Fame for 14 years and owned “The Philadelphia Record Exchange” record store in the 80’s. – Forrest

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Deepfake

I almost didn’t catch it until the Arnold impression.  After Pacino I kept rewinding it trying to figure out how he changed his eyes for the impression.  The I realized it had to be fake, Deepfake.  Creepy.  Imagine this technology in 50 years. – Forrest

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Happy birthday Malcom Young

I’m a big AC/DC fan. In college I’d stay out partying all night then sit in my dorm room on the bottom bunk blasted out of my mind and fall asleep listening to AC/DC cassettes on my purple Sony Walkman.  I remember it was purple because that was the cheapest one and all I could afford.  My first radio job I missed meeting the band by 1 week.  Never had another chance.  Gotta be at the top of my wish list.

Scott Ian from Anthrax is such a big fan he has an 2 AC/DC tattoos. – Forrest

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“Salute” Jet. ‘Nuff said. #malcolmyoung #stephenstern @officialgretsch

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Acoustic Guitars

I recently piced up a Sigma Dm-1 guitar made by Martin & Co.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There’s just something about a deep sounding acoustic guitar that an electric can never dupicate.   I realy like watching guitarists that are known for their work on the elctric guitar picking up an acoustic.  I’m always suprised on how good they are, seems silly but you never realy think about Jimi Hendrix playing unplugged. – Forrest

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Keith Richards guitar moves

No clue who this guy is, I missed all these bands somehow: Skunk, Chaves, Zwan?.  He for sure looks like he’s doing/did a ton of drugs.  Enough of me judging books by their covers, this guy has some serious video interviews. Skip to 8:19 in the first video and after that go to 12:55 in the same video. – Forrest

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The Beatles & Drugs

It’s kind of sad really, they got so famous they can’t even do a few drugs in thier free time without having to discuss it with the world.  Ringo had a great point about whatever 1 Beatle said, the other 3 had to deal with. – Forrest

 

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The Bell Ringer Interview

Photo Credit Neil Lim Sang
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Peter Orullian from Symphony North called in to talk about “The Bell Ringer” in Nampa this week.  We also chatted about him meeting Layne Stayley with Alice in Chains plus his friendship with Dream Theater and what side of the spilt he takes in Queensryche. – Forrest

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How to live to be 100

Postive, this guy is so freaking postive.  Sometimes I worry that maybe I’m too negative of a guy.  Can I change that or is it just who I am? – Forrest

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Gary Hoey

Gary Hoey is a hard rock and blues guitarist and songwriter known for his Christmas music releases. Gary talks about trying out for Ozzy Osbourne, working with Lita Ford, drugs, and he has his guitar on hand as he plays some of his favorite riffs. www.garyhoey.com – Forrest

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Jimmy Pankow from the band Chicago

Jimmie Pankow is a founding member of Chicago with a new holiday album, “Chicago Christmas”, out now. Jimmie is the trombone player and called from New York City before their performance at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting ceremony. This summer they go on tour with Rick Springfield. Jimmie discusses his friendship with Rick Springfield, if he’s ever been to Peter Cetera’s house in Idaho, how to write a Christmas song and if he thinks the 1978 death of Chicago guitarist/vocalist of Terry Kath was an accident or a suicide. Jimmie is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was featured on Three Dog Night’s 1969 song “Celebrate” and on the 1979 Bee Gees’ album, “Spirits Having Flown”. – Forrest

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Might have to get these

Some things you’re just not ready for when you first hear them.  For me it was Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead.  Maybe it was the fans that turned me off or I was just too young to really shut up and just listen to the music but I have only started to appreciate these bands now.  Might have to pick these up, you have to admit The Grateful Dead do have a great logo. – Forrest

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John McFee from The Doobie Brothers

Guitarist John McFree from The Doobie Brothers on their 50th anniversary, the chance The Notorious BIG might go into the R&R Hall of Fame before them, being back with Michael McDonald, working with Steve Miller and Elive Costello plus the future of rock and roll and more. – Forrest

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Post Malone

After seeing a few videos and hearing a few songs, I might have misjudged Post Malone.  Looks are deceiving.  First I saw a video of him covering Bob Dylan.

Then I saw him at Norman’s Rare Guitars.

Then at Rudy’s Music Shop in New York.

Then there was his song with Ozzy Osbourne and Post will be on Ozzy’s new solo record coming out in January, 2020.  Maybe I got this guy all wrong. – Forrest

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Who bought Megadeth’s guitars?

Several rock stars have sold gear on Reverb.  Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick.

Chris Shiflett from the Foo Fighters

Dave Mustaine from Megadeth was the most recent.

Most of the guitars sold to 1 guy. – Forrest

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Grohl on Seasame Street

The 1st episode of Sesame Street aired on November 10th, 1969 making this week it’s 50th anniversary.  Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) joined Big Bird and Elmo to play a song this week.

Some of my past favorite musical guests on Seasame Street include:
R.E.M.

Paul Simon

Dave Matthews

B.B. King

Stevie Wonder

Johnny Cash

Ray Charles

And Billy Joel – Forrest

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Black Crowes reunited last night

The Black Crowes have reuninted and played their first show last night (11/11) in New York. On this new tour they are celebrating the 30th anniversay of their debut album, “$hake Your Moneymaker”

The only remaing members of the original group are the brother Chris and Rich Robinson.  Chris has said they didn’t want anyone from the past or solo groups and I talked to founding member Steve Gorman and guitarist Rich Robinson before these shows were known and the band was on hiatus.

The set list from their 1st show back was:

01. Twice As Hard
02. Jealous Again
03. Sister Luck
04. Could I’ve Been So Blind
05. Seeing Things
06. Hard To Handle
07. Thick N’ Thin
08. She Talks To Angels

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09. Struttin’ Blues
10. Stare It Cold
11. It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It)

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Gerry Beckley from America

Gerry Beckley is a founding member and guitarist from the band America that had the hits “A Horse With No Name”, “Ventura Highway” and “Sister Golden Hair”. He calls in to discuss his solo album “Five Mile Road” which is out now, working with Beatles producer George Martin and how Neil Young’s father thought “A Horse With No Name” was a Neil Young song. – Forrest

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RHCP & Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder jumped on stage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and they covered Prince and Jimi Hendrix.  A Hendrix cover is always a given for the Red Hot Chili Peppers live.

Bassist Flea has had a Hendrix tattoo since the bands early days.

 
 
 
 
 
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In the video below, Eddie Vedder covers Tom Petty around 25:33 and both bands cover Hendrix (covering Dylan) at 50:48.  The set list included a cover of “Purple Rain” but it’s not in the video. – Forrest