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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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Post Malone’s Nirvana Stream

Went down a Nirvana rabbit hole, ended up at Post Malone’s Nirvana show again with Travis Barker from Blink-182 on drums.  1 year later and I’m still impressed.  I wrote Posty off, mumble rapper with face tattoos?  Pass.  I was wrong, I judged a book by a cover and I was wrong.  This guy has worked with Ozzy and covered Bob Dylan so I should of known better than to judge someone just because they are different than me.  Not playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” while wearing a dress is the most Nirvana thing ever.  Kurt never cared about looking cool or playing his biggest hits.  I think he would of liked the honest, raw, fun take on Nirvana songs, I did. – Forrest

2:04 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
7:31 Drain You
11:59 Come As You Are
16:22 Lounge Act
21:14 School
24:33 Heart-Shaped Box
30:31 Something In The Way
34:43 About A Girl
38:58 Stay Away
45:56 Lithium
52:58 Breed
57:29 On A Plain
1:02:33 Very Ape
1:05:27 Territorial Pissings
1:11:35 In Bloom

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Ricky Warwick

Ricky Warwick is the lead singer of Thin Lizzy and The Black Star Riders and is formerly from The Almighty from Scotland.  Ricky discussed working with Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) and Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) on the new album, hanging out with Guns N’ Roses on tour, what he thought of Metallica’s “Whiskey In The Jar”, opening for The Ramones, playing Motörhead with Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) and covering Britney Spears.  His new album, “When Life Was Hard & Fast“, is out now on Nuclear Blast Records. – Forrest

Listen to “117. Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders)” on Spreaker.

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Rock Is Dead?

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Sevendust, Papa Roach, Great Van Fleet, Rob Zombie, Korn, Black Veil Brides and even former Ohio governor John Kasich all make points on why rock is not dead! – Forrest

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Damon Johnson

Damon Johnson & The Get Ready have a new album out now, “Battle Lessons“. Damon is the co-founder of Brother Cain, the current guitarist in Thin Lizzy and the former guitarist for Alice Cooper and The Black Coat Riders. Damon talks about touring with Eddie Van Halen, golfing with Alice Cooper, streaming royalties for the song “Just Feel Better” that he wrote for Santana and Steven Tyler and his multiple connections to Guns N’ Roses. Damon also wrote songs for Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks and played guitar on a Damn Yankees album that was never released.
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Listen to “116. Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy/Alice Cooper/Brother Cain)” on Spreaker.

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RRHOF 2021 Nominess

Greg Harris, the President and CEO of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, calls in to announced the nominees for the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame including Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, The Foo Fighters, Jay Z, Tina Turner and more. Greg discussed how the selection process works, the absence of bands like Judas Priest in the Hall of Fame, will there be a tribute to Eddie Van Halen and Hank Aaron memorabilia in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum where Greg worked for 14 years. Fans can vote for Rock Hall nominees now at vote.rockhall.com. – Forrest

Listen to “11. Greg Harris (CEO Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)” on Spreaker.

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Metallica in truck commercial

This song has only been used in a commercial 1 other time and that was for a Call of Duty game, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” is being used in a new F150 commercial. – Forrest

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One of my favorite Tom Petty covers

I really like the band, “The Sword”.  It’s sort of a Black Sabbath 70’s stoner sludge metal band. Their most recent album, “Used Future” was quite a different sound and I’m still trying to give it a chance.  I got to see them in 2008 in a small bar with maybe 50 people, that’s a healthy estimate.  A few weeks later they opened for Metallica’s “World Magnetic Tour” in 2008.  Today they dropped this Tom Petty cover & I’m sort of blown away, it’s a great cover and I never would of picked them to play a Tom Petty tune but I guess everyone can appreciate his music. – Forrest

They also threw down this sick Rush cover.

& ZZ Top!  My love for The Sword has been reinstated! – Forrest

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New AC/DC video

This meme says it all.

Angus is 65!  That used to be close to death when I was a kid.  I hope they never stop. – Forrest

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The Muppets take on Queen

There has been fan made videos before of the muppets playing rock songs by bands like Guns N’ Roses and Animal jammed with Dave Grohl before but I’d never seen them take on a full song.  Smart way to not have kids saying “Put a gun against his head” by having Animal just repeat “Mama” – Forrest

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Happy Birthday Malcolm Young

I still remember being made fun of in college for liking AC/DC, everyone else was into Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. AC/DC was for drunk hillbillies, which I was. It was power chords about women a partying and not saying anything to help out the world.h.  I love all those bands like Dylan and Zeppelin but sometimes a cheeseburger is good and I would argue sells more than $50 steaks.  I liked it and that was all that mattered.  To me Malcolm was always the cool, quiet, wise Obi Wan of the group.  Happy birthday Malcolm. – Forrest

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STP, GNR & Metallica sons in a band

Scott Weiland’s (Stone Temple Pilots) son with vocals, Slash’s (Guns N’ Roses) son on drums and Robert Trujillo’s (Metallica) son on bass.  Man I hope these kids don’t get into drugs but it’s almost in the cards for them – Forrest

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Metal singer covers Skynyrd

Howard Jones was the lead singer of the metalcore band Killswitch Engage, I guess I never thought about him loving Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Don’t we all? – Forrest

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Keanu’s Motorcycle Company

I’ve got 3 motorcycles just waiting right now to get back on the road this spring.  Keanu seems like such a cool guy, a ride with him would be awesome. (Different motorcycles, not a ride “with” him) – Forrest

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WVH Interview

One of ous sister stations (same company, different state) chatted with Wolfgang Van Halen yesterday. – Forrest

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Grohl covers Mountain, Dylan & Beastie Boys

How is Dave Grohl able to hit it out of the park every single time?  In the era of celebrities getting cancled and saying the wrong thing, Grohl seems to just do Grohl and comes out even cooler each time.  Every night in Hanukkah he’s covering another Jewish artist & I know Scott Cruize already blogged about it here, these are the coolest ones so far. – Forrest

Bob Dylan

Mountain

The Beastie Boys

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Dave Mason (Traffic)

Dave Mason is a founding member of Traffic and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Dave talks about his new album, “Alone Together, Again”, playing guitar on “All Along The Watchtower” with Jimi Hendrix, appearing on “Street Fighting Man” by The Rolling Stones and if he thinks Lyndsey Buckingham will ever return to Fleetwood Mac. Dave was a member of Fleetwood Mac in the 90’s with the album “Time” in 1995. www.davemasonmusic.com – Forrest

Listen to “105. Dave Mason (Traffic)” on Spreaker.

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Some amazing AIC covers

The Museum Of Pop Culture honored Alice in Chains this year and for a virtual celebration some bands and super groups turned in covers. These turnned out way better that I expected and Dave Navarro can wear anything and get away with it. Here are some of my favorites but I’m still combing through the full video.

Ann Wilson – “Rooster”.
She and her sister from Heart appeared on the Alice in Chains SAP EP in 1992 and Alice In Chains recorded albums at a recording studio in Seattle owned by Ann and Nancy Wilson, Bad Animals.

Mastodon – “Again”
I can’t believe a band this heavy can sound so much like Alice in Chains, did not see this coming.

Korn – “Would?”
Written as a tribute to Andrew Wood from the band “Mother Love Bone”, most Seattle bands from the 90’s say they were the 1st “grunge” band.  Again I’m impressed how well their cover is, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Pink Floyd cover they released so this caught me off guard. (The breakdown at 2:52 makes the hair on my neck stand up)

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) & Shooter Jennings (Waylon’s son) – “Down In A Hole”
Duff plays bass, guitar & drums?  Well now I know.

Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction/Alanis Morissette) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) – “Man In The Box”
Dave’s solo at 3:00 is almost note for note with the original version.  Impressive, he could do his own thing but he sticks with the cover.

They also did a Pink Floyd cover that I enjoyed…

And Led Zeppelin! – Forrest

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd on his new live album, “Straight to You Live” recorded in Germany, meeting Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eddie Van Halen, why he loves the Stratocaster, does his Dodge Charger”Extreme Lee” still have the Confederate flag on the roof, and his father-in-law Mel Gibson’s level of fame. kennywayneshepherd.netForrest

Listen to “103. Kenny Wayne Shepherd” on Spreaker.

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Tribute to Alice in Chains

The older I get the better Alice in Chains were to me.  I wish I would have paid attention more to the band during their peak.  Last year I did go to Seattle to see the condo where Layne Staley died.

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Plus the Museum of Pop Culture and got to see Jerry Cantrell’s guitar.

Today the band is being honored with the 2020 Founders Award at the MOPOP. – Forrest

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Sandler covers Warren Zevon

I knew Adam Sandler could “play” the guitar but not in a serious way. I’ve seen him perform “The Thanksgiving Song”, “The Hanukkah Song” or “Lunch Lady Land” live on SNL.

But the guy can play – Forrest

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Albert Bouchard from Blue Öyster Cult

Albert Bouchard is a founding member and former drummer from Blue Öyster Cult with the new abum “Re Imaginos” out now. He talks about how the new album is an old album, working with Robbier Krieger from The Doors, the story behind the infamous cowbell on “Don’t Fear The Reaper”, if he talks to the current members of Blue Öyster Cult and if he cares that they are not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. www.albertbouchard.netForrest

Listen to “102. Albert Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult)” on Spreaker.

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Utah animal overpass

Utah installed an animal overpass near Salt Lake City that is 350′ long and 50′ wide that allows animals to cross overtop the highway.  It cost $5 million but I think it’s worth every penny and I wish the we had more of these. – Forrest