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.
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
24:33 Heart-Shaped Box
30:31 Something In The Way
34:43 About A Girl
38:58 Stay Away
57:29 On A Plain
1:02:33 Very Ape
1:05:27 Territorial Pissings
1:11:35 In Bloom
Joseph Williams, the lead singer of Toto, has a new solo album out now called “Denizen Tenant”. He talks about Eddie Van Halen, Toto ex-lead singer Bobby Kimball’s health, Star Wars, the death of his mother and if new music from Toto is in the works. – Forrest
Grohl covering Mountain not just once
Here’s my interview with Leslie West – Forrest
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
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.
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
Troy is a featured contributor on the new discovery+ documentary, “Shock Docs: THe Exorcism of Roland Doe”.
Laura Corn is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book “101 Nights of Great Sex.” The latest version of “101 Nights…”, includes 101 electronic teases (“eTeases”). Originally released more than 2 decades ago, the book has sold nearly 2 million copies to date. – Forrest
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
Ric Lee is the drummer from Ten Years After with a new book out now, “From Headstocks to Woodstock: A Drummer’s Tale“. Ric talks about performing at Woodstock and The Isle of Wight festivals, how selling music publishing rights works and what’s better, Derbyshire Pudding or Yorkshire Pudding. – Forrest
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
The Black Crowes have a 30th anniversary box set of “Shake Your Moneymaker” coming out.
Including an unreleased song, “Charming Mess”
Here’s my interview with guitarist Rick Robinson
And with drummer Steve Gorman – Forrest
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
Great stories from Ronnie Wood (The Faces, The Rolling Stones) – Forrest
Jason Bonham on the new album, “Lockdown 2020”, from Sammy Hagar & The Circle out today. Jason is the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. He talks about the death of Eddie Van Halen, playing “Stairway To Heaven” with Heart in front of Led Zeppelin and his dad. Jason played drums in place of his father with Led Zeppelin at the London O2 show in December of 2007. – Forrest
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
Brain Wheat is a founding member and the bassist from Tesla. His new book, “Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla”, is out now. He talks his frienship with Def Leppard, his dream supergroup, his move to Texas and New York, what Tesla thought of grunge and how hard it is to take dogs on planes. Brian owns J Street Recorders studio in Sacramento, California. – Forrest
Leslie West from Mountain has passed away at the age of 75. Here’s an inteview with Leslie recorded in 2011 around his album, “Usual Suspects”. He talks about the guest musicians on the album, losing his leg, playing at Woodstock, jamming with Hendrix and writing Mississippi Queen. – Forrest
Aerosmith was part of the original Wayne’s World skit on SNL.
They turned down the movie but then did appear in Wayne’s World 2.
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry reconnected with Wayne & Garth via video chat. (Very scripted but this still cool) – Forrest
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Guitar player and singer Freddie Salem who was in “The Outlaws” from 1977-1983 talking about the new CD/DVD “Live At Rockpalast” recording on August 29th, 1981 in Germany. Freddie also answers questions about touring, The Outlaws having over 40 members throught the years and drinking a bottle of Crown Royal with Bon Scott from AC/DC. – Forrest
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
The Beastie Boys
Candice Night is the lead singer of “Blackmore’s Night” with her husband Richie Blackmore from Deep Purple/Rainbow. A new holiday EP, “Here We Come A-Caroling”, is out now. www.blackmoresnight.com – Forrest
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
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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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.net – Forrest
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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
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.net – Forrest
Lead and rhythm guitarst Mick Box from Uriah Heep on the bands new 50th Anniversary Box Set, touring with Kiss in the 70’s and drummer Lee Kerslaked from Uriah Heep not getting credit for playing on the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of A Madman” albums by Ozzy Osbourne. – Forrest