Anne Erickson on Audio Ink

Anne Erickson on Audio Ink

Music journalist and radio personality Anne Erickson hosts Audio Ink Radio, featuring interviews with the best in rock and metal music and commentary. Anne has interviewed Chris Cornell, Myles Kennedy, Alice Cooper, Corey Taylor and many more. Get inked with Anne and her many special guests!

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September 15, 2021 28 min

Get ready for a tear-jerker! Judas Priest (@JudasPriest) guitarist Richie Faulkner joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) on the show to discusses Judas Priest's 50th anniversary and what gives the band such longstanding life. Then, Richie opens up about how emotional it was getting back on the stage for the first time in more than a year, plus discusses what it's like being a new dad. Oh, did we mention is daughter is...

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Myles Kennedy of Slash and Alter Bridge is back on the show! He joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson), and they have a lot to talk about, from his upcoming solo tour to his new album with Slash to the latest on Alter Bridge. Myles also discusses why he loves playing The Machine Shop in Flint and mourns over the loss of Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones. It's a jam-packed episode, and you can join in now!

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George Lynch (@lynchrocks) is back on the show, which is a major treat! The legendary guitarist joins (@AnneErickson) to talk about his new instrumental album, "Seamless," and his decision to drop the Lynch Mob band name. Lynch broke the news that he was changing Lynch Mob's name last year on Audio Ink Radio, so it's great to have him back. They also talk about why Lynch should tour with Cher- yes, Cher! Sou...

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Metal royalty joins the show as Wendy Dio, the widow of Ronnie James Dio, joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) for a great discussion! Wendy just released a new memoir about Ronnie James Dio, "Rainbow in the Dark," and she and Anne discuss the book, the legacy of Ronnie and Wendy names her favorite Ronnie band. It's also Anne's birthday show, so she celebrates with you! It's a party, and you're invited!

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It's a pleasure to welcome Puddle of Mudd (@PuddleofMudd) vocalist Wes Scantlin back on the show! Scantlin and host Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) talk about the band getting back out there on the road, the legacy of "Come Clean," his relationship with Limp Bizkti frontman Fred Durst, new music and more. Anne also talks about she was championing Limp Bizkit on the show well before Lollapalooza 2021. Just sayin...

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Thrilled to welcome a truly incredible guitarist on the show: Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Jeff and Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) discuss his debut solo song, "Haenim," more solo music in the works and all things Smashing Pumpkins, including the status of the band's upcoming, 33-song album and what it's like to work with Billy Corgan. It's a must-listen episode of the sh...

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We have '90s alternative rock royalty on the show this week, as founding member of Collective Soul (@CollectiveSoul), bass player Will Turpin, joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson). It's a fascinating conversation about the '90s grunge and alternative movement, as well as what's new with Collective Soul and the band's upcoming tour with Better than Ezra and Tonic. Join the fun!

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Welcoming rock royalty on the show! The incredible Wolfgang Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) to talk about his new album with Mammoth WVH (@MammothWVH), memories of his amazing father Eddie Van Halen, touring with Guns N' Roses and much more. Rock the show NOW!

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It's a pleasure to welcome founding Helloween member Michael Weikath on the show! Helloween (@HelloweenOrg) is one of the biggest power metal bands out of Germany. On the show, Weikath and Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) discuss the band's new album with their newly reunited lineup, plus the state of heavy metal music around the world. Anne also discusses how great it feels when a band, at long last, gets back with it...

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It's time to kick off a new season of the show! You know things are going to be extra exciting for the new season, starting with a fantastic guest: Staind (@Staind) guitarist Mike Mushok. He joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) to talk about the 20th anniversary of "Break the Cycle," which features Staind's mega-hit, "It's Been Awhile" and many more hits. They also delve into why people connect wi...

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May 28, 2021 31 min

You know the season finale is extra exciting... ;) Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) reflects on the past season of the show and gives a little secret insight into how she records the show and what makes the program so unique. She also discusses some great guests that have appeared this season, including Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Rick Allen of Def Leppard and Charlie Benante of Anthrax. Are you ready for next season? It's com...

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We're welcoming true rock royalty onto the show: Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) drummer Rick Allen (@RickAllenLive)! Not only is Allen a celebrated drummer; he's also a fantastic artist. In this exciting show, Allen joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) to discuss his "Wings of Hope" artwork and why he chose to create art of the late, great Eddie Van Halen, as well as what's new with Def Leppard, what is wa...

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This episode brings the metal! Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante joins Anne Erickson to talk about his new solo album, "Silver Linings," how he met his girlfriend, Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies, how music helped him through the lockdown period, the new Anthrax "Among the Living" graphic novel and much more. Anne also discusses seeing and photographing Anthrax on Slayer's farewell tour. Listen loud!

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Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy) of Alter Bridge (@AlterBridge) and Slash's (@Slash) band has a new solo album out, "The Ides of March," which shows off his musical breadth. Kennedy joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) to talk about the new album, plus the two delve into when to expect new Alter Bridge music and what it's like working and writing with Guns N' Roses legend Slash. Is Slash intimidating...

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Who doesn't love a good party anthem? After this past year, let's face it, it's time to party. From Kiss to Usher to Christina Aguilera, Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) discusses some of the greatest party songs and anthems of all time in this new episode. She gets into a range of genres, so there's something for everyone. Who can forget songs like "Dirrty" from Christina Aguilera and "Rock and Roll Al...

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It's such an honor to have legendary Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) guitarist Stone Gossard (@SGossard) on the show. As one of the founding members of Pearl Jam, Gossard knowns pretty much everything about the early '90s Seattle scene. He and Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) discuss his record label, Loosegroove Records, and their new release from early Seattle punk band The Living, a band which featured a teenage Duff McKa...

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Legendary metal vocalist Geoff Tate (@GeoffTate) joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) to discuss his upcoming album with Sweet Oblivion, "Relentless," and why he's against labeling bands and putting them into a specific genre. Tate also reminisces about his time fronting Queensryche and his favorite albums with the band. Finally, Tate and Erickson discuss the return of live music.

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One of metal's greatest voices, Simone Simons (@SimoneSimons) of Epica (@Epica), joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) on the show to talk about the band's new album, "Omega," and more. Simone and Anne also discuss what it's like being a woman in metal music today compared to when Epica was starting out. "Women in the scene are more prominent and also more respected or accepted for the fact that we...

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Why should Metallica hits such as "Master of Puppets" and "Nothing Else Matters" get all the fun? Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) discusses the most underrated Metallica songs of all time, from "Bleeding Me" to "Escape!" Did you know Metallica have only performed "Escape" once live? Learn more fun tidbits about James Hetfield and company on this episode of the show!

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Before Chester Bennington was a world famous rock star in Linkin Park, he cut his teeth in Grey Daze, a cutting-edge band out of California with an edgy alternative sound. In this episode, Sean Dowdell (@seandowdell) from Grey Daze (@therealgreydaze) joins Anne Erickson (@AnneErickson) to talk about the memory of Bennington, the band's new "Amends...Stripped" album, a new Grey Daze album on the way and much ...

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