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Lawrence Gowan of Styx kicks it with us and shares his experience with Styx over the past 15 years.  Hear behind the scenes stories of the band, what it's like when they get in the studio, the inside scoop of what really happens on tour, Lawrence's thoughts on the music industry today, & about where you can catch them in concert in 2014.  Check out www.styxworld.com ...
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Attention Songwriters! Grammy nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has written many songs you've heard, including Christina Aguilera's "What a Girl Wants," Meredith Brooks' "B*tch" (our blog post software won't let us publish that word - LOL) and Brandy's "Almost Doesn't Count." Get an in-depth look at the world of songwriting and a songwriter's role in the music industry today. Don't miss this interview!  And visit Shelly, who also writes for The Huffington Post about songwriting and is coming out with her first book, "Confessions of a Serial Songwriter" soon... www.shellypeiken.com ...
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You know them for their hits like "Walk on the Ocean", "All I Want", "Something's Always Wrong", and "Fall Down."  We chat with Dean Dinning, the bass player of Toad the Wet Sprocket, talks about the history of the band, the new album New Constellation, how the band gets along, & the creative process.  This coming week, hear the full interview.... Visit www.toadthewetsprocket.com Parts 1 & 2: ...
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John Wicks, drummer of Fitz and the Tantrums, kicks it with us.  John talks the band's rise to success from his vantage point.  What they did in the studio to make their music ready for radio, being true to the music they love - having grown up in the 80s, how he stays in the moment when drumming, & not wanting their current success to end!  John was super open & we think you'll appreciate his introspective nature. And, eh hem, he also made us "radio blush."  Visit www.fitzandthetantrums.com ...
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Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles joins our show to talk about her latest projects including some upcoming unreleased Bangles songs, some live concerts with special guests, & her duet Sid and Susie with Nebraska's Matthew Sweet.  She also talks about her journey in one of the greatest female rock bands in history & her advice for up and coming bands.  Hear what she wore (or didn't wear!) when she sang "Eternal Flame."  Plus, hear some behind the scenes stories of working with Prince.  We love Susanna & think you will too!  Visit her:  www.susannahoffs.com ...
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Guitarist & multi-instrumentalist David Immerglück (aka "Immy") of the Counting Crows joins us.  Immy talks his musical journey with Counting Crows, the making of the new album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland" (avail for pre-order now), and some behind the scenes (or stage!) stories of the songs, including "Omaha."  He also shares what actually goes on in a Counting Crows writing session & his thoughts on social media.  Immy's the real deal & a cool guy to boot.  Visit: www.countingcrows.com/ ...
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Don Felder is best known for his work with the Eagles (1974 - 2001) and for being the originator & co-writer of the song "Hotel California." We interview him about his experiences with The Eagles, his solo career, the advice he gives his daughter (Leah Jenner of duo Brandon & Leah), & how he came up with the musical bed for Hotel California. You can catch Don Saturday night, July 19th, at WinnaVegas Casino Resort, along with Styx & Foreigner.  Visit Don Felder here:  www.donfelder.com  ...
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Actor/Comedian Owen Benjamin joins us to talk about his role, Owen Walsh, on Sullivan and Son (TBS Tuesdays 9pm CT).  He also talks about the Sullivan and Son Stand Up Comedy tour, life as a comedian, some behind the scenes stories about executive producer Vince Vaughn, & social media.  What you might be surprised to know - is Owen's also a classically trained pianist!  Visit www.owenbenjamin.com ...
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We chat with country artist Rodney Atkins about his latest album, "Take A Back Road."  We also talk about songwriting, Rodney's adoption when he was a baby, his engagement to singer Rose Falcon, & how he keeps his fame in check.  You can find Rodney online here:  www.rodneyatkins.com ...
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We chat it up with Nick Hexum of 311.  The band's latest album STEREOLITHIC came out in March, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the band's 9th consecutive Top Ten album.  We talk with Nick about his ride to fame, songwriting and studio work with 311, what parts of him are still midwestern, and how he delivered his second baby (not the midwife)!  Don't miss 311 in concert, July 12th,  at Grassroots Music Festival at River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs. They'll play their entire "Grassroots" album + more hits & songs.  July 12th also marks the 20th Anniversary of their second album "Grassroots". The band will play the album in full at the festival plus plenty more hits and songs over the years.  Visit www.311.com/   ...
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Trista Sutter of The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars and Gretchen Rossi of Real Housewives of Orange County undergo a unique brand of Extreme Marriage Therapy with their significant others on WE tv's hit series Marriage Boot Camp.  We talk with Trista and Gretchen about their experiences with marriage counselors Jim & Elizabeth Carroll.  Trista has encountered a rough patch in her 11-year marriage to Ryan Sutter, the finalist she chose during The Bachelorette. And Gretchen Rossi has commitment issues, which are getting in the way with long-time love Slade Smiley.  Get an update on their lives and the state of their relationships.  Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars” airs Friday nights at 8pm CT on WE tv.  Visit: www.wetv.com ...
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One of Rock & Roll’s Top Bass Players, Regina Zernay Roberts, joins us.  And we love having women who rock on the show!  Regina has toured the World with Cowboy Mouth and Cee Lo Green. Now Regina is front and center with her new band, Detroit Diesel Power.  This band is agressive rock & roll punk with a social conscience. Alongside Cee Lo Green, Regina has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel, and she’s opened up for music legends such as Prince and The Foo Fighters. With Cowboy Mouth, she toured the globe – including Iraq and Kuwait – and appearing on TV shows such as Regis & Kelly and Ellen. We have a great chat with Regina about women in rock, songwriting, balancing home life with touring, & yes, our lack of cooking skills.  Check out Regina &...
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Rebecca King Crews is a wife, mom of 5, actress, singer, songwriter, and musician. She was the Executive Producer of her own hit reality series "The Family Crews" which aired on BET Networks Domestically and MTV International Worldwide.  She's also the wife of actor/comedian Terry Crews.  Rebecca just launched her new single, the jazzy "Can I Stay."  We talk to Rebecca about her music, juggling all of the roles she plays in her life, where her inspiration comes from, and the troubling times in her marriage to Terry.  She also gives stellar advice to moms who are going after a dream.  Visit Rebecca here.  ...
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Now THIS should be interesting... we interview Ted Nugent.  He has a new single "She's Gone" a duet with Sammy Hagar.  We talk the music, the guitar, the hunting, the politics, and how it all makes up the Nuge.  Catch him in concert with Hank Williams, Jr. on July 17th at the Mid-American Center.  Visit Ted at www.tednugent.com ...
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Drummer Brendan Hill, one of the founding members of Blues Traveler, chats with us about their musical journey, the ups and downs, touring, recording, and the new music.  Hear the stories behind the songs and get an inside look at the band.  Visit them at www.bluestraveler.com ...
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We chat it up with Comedian Steve Byrne of hit TBS series Sullivan and Son on The Mulberry Lane Show. TUE 10/9c all summer on TBS. Get a look into the behind the scenes making of a comedy, their upcoming comedy tour across the U.S., and the personal life of Steve.  Plus, bonus - hear Steve sing.  LOL  Visit stevebyrnelive.com or www.tbs.com/shows/sullivan-and-son/  ...
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Catch Uncle Kracker on The Mulberry Lane Show.  We talk touring, songwriting, co-writes, working with producers, & he tells a few behind the scenes stories - one including Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr.  Don't miss it! Visit him here:  Visit www.unclekracker.com ...
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Fun chat with Dave Morrell - longtime record company promo man who just released the first volume (Horse-Doggin') of his memoirs.  He's an avid Beatles collector... and here, Dave share the story of meeting John Lennon when Dave was still a teenager.  It was this meeting that inspired him to work in the record industry, going on to adventures at Warner Bros, RCA, Arista, Capitol, Geffen, Concord, and 429 Records.  Visit Dave here:  http://davemorrell.wordpress.com/ ...
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Fun chat with Aaron Tippin! He talks the craft of songwriting and song editing vs. the writing. We also cover his hobbies, including piloting and wine making. We cover the hits and the stories behind them. Visit Aaron at  www.aarontippin.com ...
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We chat with Brandon & Leah - the indie pop duo made up of hubby/wife team Brandon and Leah Jenner. They share their process of writing songs, working together while being married, why they like to do things independent of a record company, & what's the #1 priority in their lives. Their songs have been featured on The Kardashian shows - as Brandon is the son of Bruce Jenner (& stepson of David Foster). Leah is daughter of Don Felder of The Eagles. Their EP Cronies went to #4 on iTunes. Visit them here: brandonandleah.com ...
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