.38 Special's Don Barnes On Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eddie Van Halen & Livin' On PB&J
Don Barnes of 38 Special was destined to be in a rock band. Grew up in Jacksonville FLA with the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers. Don's got great stories of being mentored by Ronnie Van Zant, playing Navy bars, living on peanut butter and jelly and finally winding up on the FIRST DAY of MTV! Don also shares his thoughts on the loss of Skynyrd's Gary Rossington. It's a great talk that floats from cigarettes to amps to high school english class. Be sure to check out 38 Special on the road this year!
Kansas Guitarist Richard Williams On 50th Anniversary & Elvis
Kansas is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with the 'Another Fork in the Road Tour'. Co-founder/guitarist Richard Williams has been there from the beginning. He talks about his love of Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, plus, a remarkable Elvis encounter. What a story! We recorded this prior to the Super Bowl. And yes, Richard LOVES the Kansas City Chiefs and talks about his fandom. Finally, he talks about first hearing 'Dust In the Wind.'
William Shatner Talks 'Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan' & Wheelchairs (?)
Captain on the bridge! Star Trek's William Shatner is going on the road for showings of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. From the start, Shatner stirs the pot and jumps all over Stuck about an incorrect HORSE comment (Bill breeds horses). The he steals a line from Gunner about Ricardo Montalban's (Khan) wheel chair??!! Totally engaged at 90 (!), Shatner also reacts to his trip into space aboard Blue Origin. Great talk with a LEGEND!
2023 Rock Hall Nominations with President/CEO Greg Harris
The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominations are out! From Willie Nelson to The White Stripes, it's quite a group. Rock Hall President/CEO Greg Harris joins the boys for the debate. Plus, Gunner really doesn't like Kate Bush (and its quite a reason!) Finally, will the Rock Hall ever create a '27 Club' exhibition? Artists who checked out too soon--Hendrix, Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and more.
Poison's Bret Michaels Announces Massive 'Q95 Parti Gras' Show
Gunner talks with Poison's Bret Michaels about the massive 'Q95 Parti Gras show coming to Ruoff Music Center on July 30, 2023! Along with Bret, there's Nightranger, Jefferson Starship, Mark McGrath and Steve Augeri. Tix on sale Friday 12/9 at 10am. Bret talks about his vinyl collection, Ted Nugent, having daughters and meeting his NFL heroes.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame President & CEO Greg Harris
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris gives us a behind the scenes look at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The inductees include Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Judas Priest, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton and Carly Simon. Gunner presses Greg on his time at the baseball HOF in Cooperstown and has a theory why he moved on. Plus, is John Mellencamp allowed to smoke in the Hall? Fun conversation!
Wendy Dio On 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die' Doc & Life with Ronnie
Wendy Dio dishes on life at the center of the Heavy Metal scene with late husband Ronnie James Dio. The documentary 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die' will be in theaters nationwide Wednesday, September 28th AND Sunday, October 2nd. How did they keep their marriage together? What were the Black Sabbath years like? Did drugs ever become a problem?
Pink Floyd's Nick Mason On Charlie Watts, Greyhound Buses (!) & Meeting Queen Elizabeth
Pink Floyd co-founder & drummer Nick Mason is back in America for his Saucerful of Secrets: The Echoes Tour. Nick talks about how strange it was to meet the late Queen Elizabeth, where he ranks the Rolling Stones Charlie Watts amongst the greatest rock drummers and a wonderful, funny story about his love of the Greyhound Bus. Fun listen!
Carlos Santana On Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix & Weed at the White House
Rock & Roll Hall hall of Famer Carlos Santana talks about performing at Woodstock BEFORE his debut album hit record stores, watching Woodstock: The Movie with Jimi Hendrix's girlfriend and receiving the Kennedy Center Honor in a group that included Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock and Actress Shirley MacLaine.
James Young of Styx On Seeing Jimi Hendrix, The Who & Hangin' with the Super Bowl XX Bears
James Young is the longest tenured member of Styx. That's why they call him 'The Godfather of Styx' (he gets 10% of EVERYTHING! LOL)! We talk about NOT being in the Rock & Roll HOF, growing up in Chicago, Cubs v White Sox and hanging out with the Super Bowl XX Champion Bears. Grab a slice of deep dish and enjoy!