Episodes
Brian and Murdock remember that time Eddie Vedder and crew tried to fight for fair ticket prices, cheap merch and music for the people - and lost miserably. This episode is brought to you in part by Db Bags. Get  10% off your next purchase by using the code POD10.   SHOW NOTES: Songs played in this episode: Mr Blue Sky by ELO, Dissident by Pearl Jam, Alive by Pearl...
Published 10/13/21
The guys go "Down Under" for one of the most irritatingly asinine copyright claims to infect pop music - especially since it took almost 30 years to become a court case. This episode is brought to you in part by HelloFresh. Get $80 off with code: HFAFF80 - including Free Shipping on First Box! SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Down Under by Men at Work; Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree by Play School Patent troll definition:...
Published 10/06/21
Brian busts the belief that Jimi Hendrix started it all when it comes to repurposing "The Star Spangled Banner." He reveals the backstory to the baseball game performance that first put musical protest on the map. This episode is brought to you in part by HelloFresh. Get $80 off with code: HFAFF80 - including Free Shipping on First Box!   SHOW...
Published 09/29/21
Brian breaks down the tale of that time Vanilla Ice got hung over a balcony and threatened with his life... maybe. This episode is brought to you in part by HelloFresh! Use the code: HFAFF80 at check out for $80 Discount ($50 - $20 - $10) including Free Shipping on First Box!   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Ice Ice Baby and Scars by Vanilla Ice. Oral history of the balcony incident:...
Published 09/22/21
Inspired by a photo, Brian and Murdock dig to discover what caused Steve Perry to walk away from a monumental career - and the relationships that eventually brought him back. This episode is brought to you in part by Misen.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Journey - “Stone in Love”, Journey – “1990’s Theme”, Bad English – “When I See You Smile,” Journey – “When You Love a Woman” The grilling photo:...
Published 09/15/21
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this is a reposting of Episode 24, originally posted in December of 2020. The guys take on a listener email looking into the effect a terrorist attack on American soil had on popular music and commerce. Which band was set to release controversial album art featuring the World Trade Center that day? What songs got played more in the aftermath? And what about that list of songs a certain radio company suggested should stop getting...
Published 09/11/21
Brian and Murdock detail the beautifully dysfunctional relationship that shaped late-70's punk and glam - Iggy Pop and David Bowie - and talk about that time Iggy started a fight with a bunch of motorcycle guys. This episode brought to you in part by Db. Visit here and use the code POD10 for 10% off. RNRBS' original theme is "Counterpointless" by Hark the Herald. Hear their entire 2008 release Aroura here. SHOW NOTES: Songs played in this episode: Davey Jones and King Bees - Liza Jane;...
Published 09/08/21
Brian and Murdock discuss Columbia House Record Club, ABBA's reunion, GNR song stories, and the grunge record that - three decades ago this week - redefined rock and throaty belting forever.   SHOW...
Published 09/03/21
The guys explore the legend of a series of Filipino killings all tied to the amateur public performance of one particular song... This episode brought to you in part by HelloFresh! Click here for an $80 Discount ($50 - $20 - $10) Including Free Shipping on First Box! Use the code: HFAFF80   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Claude Francois - Comme D'Habitude, Paul Anka and Jon Bon Jovi – My Way, Sid Vicious – My...
Published 09/01/21
The guys celebrate the life of the late, great Charlie Watts with the story of that time he punched Mick Jagger in the face; PLUS - the baby on the cover of Nevermind is mad as hell and he's not gonna take it anymore...   SHOW NOTES: Songs played: "When the Whip Comes Down" - Rolling Stones (Some Girls, 1978) https://www.vulture.com/article/book-excerpt-rolling-stones-charlie-watts-mick-jagger-fight.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/arts/music/spencer-alden-nirvana-nevermind.html  
Published 08/27/21
Brian and Murdock discuss two of the 70's coolest sidemen and that time one of them almost stabbed the other. This episode is brought to you in part by Db: Get 10% off your next purchase by using the code POD10. Go here: https://bit.ly/37cP8YP SHOW NOTES: Songs played: Black Sabbath – NIB, Black Sabbath – War Pigs, Marcus Hook Roll Band – Quick Reaction The Quora responses:...
Published 08/25/21
Brian and Murdock have an informal conversation about Woodstock 99, Lollapalooza '21 and the rap rock front man the two fests had in common.
Published 08/20/21
The guys go true crime and trace the thread of truth that connected AC/DC to a notorious serial killer in the summer of 1985. This episode is brought to you by Db Bags. Use the code POD10 at checkout. SHOW...
Published 08/18/21
Brian reveals the amazing story behind one of the biggest rock hits of the 1970's while exploring the biography of Paul Pena - a blind musician with one of the strangest career arcs on record. This episode is brought to you in part by OMIO: Visit OMIO.com and use the code OMIO5 at checkout to [...]
Published 07/21/21
The guys geek out about their love of the Ramones and unravel the tale of the original member who left punk for the world of hip hop. The show is brought to you by: HelloFresh: https://hellofresh-ca.o5kg.net/c/2544961/791027/7893 Code: HFAFF80 SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramones https://groovyhistory.com/phil-spector-ramones-album https://www.nme.com/news/music/ramones-19-1332648 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/28392/5-artists-reportedly-held-gunpoint-phil-spector Youtube...
Published 07/14/21
The guys draw the line between a piece of tech and the biggest band in the world, the loudest band in the world and the weirdest band in the world. Hear the story of how when they all came together,  it led to the lyrics that ride atop one of the most iconic rock n [...]
Published 07/07/21
Brian takes the bait and falls down the Andrew W.K. conspiracy theory wormhole. Is the "Party Hard" maven an actual person or an industry plant from one of rock n roll's legendary drummers?   This episode is brought to you by OMIO. Get 5% off your next booking when you use the code LISTENR5 at [...]
Published 06/30/21
Murdock dives into the deep end of nostalgia and his childhood obsession with metal to discover if Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. really had vodka in that bottle while floating in the pool and filming for The Decline of Western Civilization, Part 2.   This episode is brought to you by OMIO. Get 5% off your [...]
Published 06/23/21
Inspired by news from the KISS camp, Brian and Murdock explore misperceptions and lore around Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. Did they really serve the Devil? Did they really put their blood into a comic book? And what was with Paul's ear? SHOW NOTES Paul interview 2021: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1445256/Kiss-Paul-Stanley-Gene-Simmons-end-of-heavy-metal-band-after-world-tour-rock-music KISS Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_(band) Wicked Lester:...
Published 06/16/21
Brian and Murdock get the lowdown on the music and lifestyle of the 1980's Sunset Strip (and find out if Slash REALLY DID audition for Poison) by welcoming rock journalists Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock to the show. Check out Tom and Rich's amazing oral history NÖTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME: The Uncensored History of [...]
Published 06/09/21
The guys get out all the details of the rise, the wreck and the ultimate return of Rick Allen and the boys from Def Leppard.   This episode is sponsored by OMIO. Omio: Plan, book and love the journey. Terms & Conditions apply. https://omio.sjv.io/c/2544961/1078765/7385   SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def_Leppard Behind the Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8zYR-Ah9RM Artists as tax [...]
Published 06/02/21
The guys celebrate the start of summer by flipping through their playlists and picking their favorite songs of the year so far. Listen to the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2vpCXIJr2smNNT3lbuQ0Om?si=27ee0c2b652141ff
Published 05/28/21