Episodes
This is it guys!! The concluding episode in our Un-Covering the Beatles experiment.  We're recapping songs 30-5, going over honorable mentions and while I don't do it often, I'm getting a little personal today. So hit that play button and see if your favorite song made the list and why you wont believe who I chose as my cover artist for song number 1!
Published 11/30/20
Welcome back to Un-Covering the Beatles, where we count my personal top 30 Beatles tunes and elect a cover version to stand in place of the original (in the event the original no longer existed) We've crossed the top 10 Threshold and are rolling into songs 9-5!We're covering the history/meanings and interesting facts about the songs before we jump into the cover that best represents it and why I chose it!Here are the songs from today's episodes... Now come on in and learn about them!!9. In My...
Published 11/23/20
Only 2 weeks left! All the links are included below from this episode!!And next week in songs 9-5, you'll learn about the warm side of John Lennon and the song he wrote that would eventually be played at Kurt Cobain's funeral along with the iconic artists who absolutely did justice in their cover version.We'll also tag in probably the Beatles greatest cover version ever written in the song that featured cheering from a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in the original version. In the same token...
Published 11/16/20
Happy Veteran's Day to all those on American shores! Today we're taking a look at the history of Veterans Day and those from the music industry who offered up their service. In this episode, you'll learn:- Why Elvis refused a cake walk term of service and what major life events would transpire for the King because of this!- Which Country Outlaw was the first person to hear about news that effectively changed the status quo of WWII- The Crooner who had a front row ticket to battle, the hell of...
Published 11/11/20
Welcome back to Un-Covering the Beatles, where we count top the top 30 Beatles compositions and elect a cover version to be the best one on the market! While we certainly won't always agree I've included the updated list from today's episode below.We're covering the history/meanings and interesting facts about the songs before we jump into the cover that best represents it and why I chose it!19. I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Glee Cast18. Because - Elliot Smith17. Eleanor Rigby - David...
Published 11/09/20
It's Election Day here in America and believe it or not, we're not talking about it!This is NOT a political podcast so while I hope you are getting out there and voting for who you want to be the leader of this country, this episode is paying homage to the sounds of political campaigns past and present! Music has ALWAYS been a big part of campaigns so after you're done voting, come in and dial in as you'll learn about: - What early president was the first to ever feature a song in his...
Published 11/03/20
My Personal Top 30 Beatles songs and the Cover Version that best suits it if in fact you were only allowed one!While I'm listing the cover versions below, in songs 30-20 you'll learn about:- What famous artists' song Paul McCartney completely stole a bass line from and utilized it in one of their debut hits!- The song that John Lennon was sure Paul McCartney wrote about Yoko Ono because every time he sang a particular part of the song he looked directly in her direction!- The track that took...
Published 11/02/20
For Beatles Fans and Non-Beatles Fans alike!Imagine this: While the music of the Beatles still exists, the original versions are no longer available. Instead, if you want to listen to the music of the Fab Four, you have to listen to a cover version. But only ONE cover version.We're going over my personal 30 Best Beatles tunes where you'll learn:- The History & Meanings behind the songs- The Cover Version I chose and why I chose it (links will be included)Maybe you're not a fan of the...
Published 10/26/20
He was a pioneer for his era and inspired so many great artists that exist today but there was truly only 1 Edward Lodewijk Van Halen. While many well-known facts exist like his beginnings on the drums and eventual switch to guitar or the fact that his middle name paid homage to Beethoven and he would repay that favor by naming his son Wolfgang in tribute to Mozart, there are several facts that exist that you may not know.Today we celebrate the life of Eddie with 5 amazing facts and the...
Published 10/13/20
Here we go!!.We're going over what happened in the finals on both sides of the brackets as well making sure to include honorable mentions that didn't quite make the cut. .We're also recapping what everything we learned about our finals competitors that way you are fully equipped to make the most informed decision. .If you're late to the party, I hope you have some fun listening in and learning something new!!.As always, you have 24 hours to vote via the Stories features on both Instagram and...
Published 10/06/20
What a road we've traveled and only 4 people are still between the lines. Obviously we have covered a lot about our competitors but in the finals we're going over our winners from the Semi's and diving into the quintessential album that you MUST own. Come in and see who made our finals and get your votes in via Instagram and Facebook Stories!!
Published 09/29/20
We're down to 8! This is where we begin separating the boys from the men! We'll go over what happened in the Quarterfinals before we get down to business.In the previous rounds we learned about their:- Brief Biography- Interesting, Song, and Guitar Facts- The Solo that really shows their chopsAnd in the Semi-Finals we're going to learn what kind of achievements you can accomplish when you dedicate yourself to your passion. You'll learn which artist(s) have had statues made in his honor, who...
Published 09/22/20
We're covering both groups in the quarterfinals episode!Here's what we've learned by rounds:Round 1 - Brief Bios for each CompetitorRound 2 - Interesting Facts, Guitar Facts and Song FactsQuarterfinals - We're going to focus on some of the guitar work that got them to this point!Stop on in and get some background on some great songs like, Queen's "I Want It All", Jimi Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower", and Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" and SO much more. If you're looking at this in...
Published 09/18/20
This one (like the last) is filled with so much more information!With only 16 competitors remaining, it's time we got to know them!- Inside, we'll finally get to the bottom of Peter Green's infamous 1959 Gibson Les Paul. What made it so unique? How did it end up in the hands of other great guitarists and who owns it now?- You'll learn about what guitar greats like David Gilmour and Adrian Smith like to do when they aren't melting faces.- We'll also go over a super group that unfortunately...
Published 09/15/20
This one is SO MUCH MORE than just a review. With only 16 competitors remaining, it's time we got to know them!Inside you'll learn how Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer are connected from a rare neurological condition...The awesome story of how Prince obtained his signature "Purple Special" guitar...The divine (and some might say spiritual) story about how Billy Gibbon's obtained his signature guitar "Pearly Gates"...How Chuck Berry became an Interstellar Icon...And How Les Paul Revolutionized the...
Published 09/11/20
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Published 09/09/20
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Published 09/07/20
Volume 1 is officially in the books (get it)? Let's recap what we learned and gear you up for some really cool things coming up here in the not to distant future!!
Published 08/26/20
"The Day the Music Died" commemorates the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper as death came to visit in a plane crash during their tour through the Mid-West.  We're going to detail the what happened on that day but SO much more. In this episode you'll learn why they were doomed from the start and why the sweet, polite and dorky rocker would haunt the lives of many great people that followed including (but definitely not limited to): Eddie Cochran, The Beatles, Del Shannon,...
Published 08/03/20
This episode is the ENTIRE reason I started a Podcast. John Lennon's song, "Imagine" has been heralded as one of the most influential songs in all of history. It's also been ostracized for it's message of melodic anarchy.  But what would a literal world in this song ACTUALLY look like? Today, we're diving into this song hard. It's going to be well-researched, thorough and brutally honest. So buckle in... 
Published 07/29/20
"The only true currency in this bankcrupt world is what you share with someone when you're uncool" - Lester Bangs (Phillip Seymour Hoffman)**WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!!**Many of you by now have probably seen the 1999 hit movie, "Almost Famous" but I can GUARANTEE you that you've NEVER heard about it like this!From watching this movie 100's of times, numerous interview sources and incredibly in depth research, you will not leave this episode without learning MULTIPLE new things about this iconic...
Published 07/20/20
The story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash has been so highly disputed, refuted and convoluted that trying to understand the facts takes away from the music and importance Skynyrd was to Rock and Roll as a whole.Well now you can have it both ways!Listen in as we uncover why a band of Skynyrd's magnitude had to relegate themselves to an airplane that Aerosmith refused to fly on. Find out who set them on the crash course and why they did it...You'll get to learn about all 26 members on board,...
Published 07/13/20
Keith Richards snorting his dad's ashes has been one the most compelling topics in rock lore. People have questioned the validity for years, but there is no reason to question it anymore. Come on in to get to the real answer and see what other insane things that Richards survived during his career!
Published 07/09/20
Ooohhh Yeeheaahh! Imagine losing both arms, both legs, the ability to speak and the ability to see all while holding on to every conscious thought. This scenario was a chilling cocktail of fictional reading and a dream of lead singer, James Hetfield and of course the only natural thing to do? Make a bad ass song about it."One" would not only be a monster for Metallica but also a catalyst for the Metal Genre as a whole. Today, we're diving into the tragic events leading up to the song's...
Published 07/08/20
Need a music story pick me up? Stop by for a few minutes and see how Bob Dylan altered the musical course for the Beatles by introducing them to a little green plant.
Published 07/02/20