Chuck Shute Podcast

Chuck Shute Podcast

In depth interviews with musicians, comedians, authors, actors, and more!

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June 21, 2022 73 min

Dr. Katherine Ramsland is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University. She holds degrees in philosophy, psychology and criminal justice. She has appeared on more than 200 crime documentaries and shows, is an executive producer of Murder House Flip, and has consulted for CSI, Bones, and The Alienist.  She has written more than 1,500 articles and 68 books, including “Confessions of a Serial Killer” about the BTK Killer. ...

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Miljenko Matijevic is the singer and founding member for the band Steelheart. He also did the singing vocals for Mark Walhberg in the movie Rockstar as part of the band Steel Dragon. That band (which also included Zakk Wylde & Jeff Pilson) may have a reunion of sorts with a very well known drummer replacing Jason Bonham. We discuss all this plus the new single recorded in 10 languages, singing for the Doors, movie projects and ...

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June 15, 2022 70 min

Keri Spencer is a licensed attorney and executive director and founder of RISE (Restoring Identities after Sexual Exploitation).  RISE is a shelter for girls under age 18 who are victims of sex trafficking and/or commercial sexual exploitation.  In this episode we discuss the problem of sex trafficking in America, red flags, potential solutions, and if there will ever be another Jeffery Epstein.

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June 13, 2022 68 min

Sean Dowdell is a musician, author and businessman. He is the drummer for Grey Daze, which features the late Chester Bennington on vocals. There is a new album out on July 1st called “The Phoenix”, which also features Dave Navarro and Filter’s Richard Patrick.  We discuss the new music plus mental health, business, politics, the entitlement culture and so much more! Fascinating conversation with Sean!

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June 11, 2022 70 min

Tommy Chong is an actor, comedian, musician, activist and pothead.  He is best known for being half of the epic comedy duo Cheech & Chong. He also played the character Leo on That 70s Show and the upcoming spinoff That 90s Show.  In this episode we discuss his cannabis products, the Jason Vorhees Meets Cheech & Chong project, the opioid epidemic, religion and more! 

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0:01:06 - Nature's Medicine & Produc...

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June 8, 2022 29 min

Ajay Popoff is the singer for Lit. Even if you don’t think you know the band, you have probably heard their hit “My Own Worst Enemy”which is played everywhere from video games to karaoke. They have a new album out June 17th titled “Tastes Like Gold.”  It features the new party anthem song “Kicked Off a Plane.”  In this episode we discuss the new album, songwriting, Lit’s early days, being kicked off a plane and more! 

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June 6, 2022 58 min

Jaret Reddick is a musician, voice actor and podcaster. He’s known for being the frontman for Bowling for Soup as well as the voice of Chuck E. Cheese. He has a new album out with Bowling for Soup as well as a new solo country album.  In this episode we discuss the new music, the early days of Bowling for Soup, music videos, censorship, dealing with fans and more! 

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00:47 - Podcasts, Producing & Staying Busy 
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June 2, 2022 45 min

Jim McCarty is the drummer and founding member of the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds featured three legendary guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and rank #89 on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”  Jim has a new book out titled “She Walks in Beauty: My Quest for the Bigger Picture.” In this interview we discuss the best Yardbirds ...

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Chris Ballew is the frontman for the Seattle rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. He also makes children’s music under the pseudonym “Caspar Babypants.”  He has a new solo record out now titled “Soul Unfolded” and another one coming out in July called “Primitive God.” In this episode we discuss his new music and the creative process, plus making music & videos with the Presidents, how they got the Drew Care...

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Riki Rachtman is a TV/radio personality best known for hosting MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. He also owned the legendary Hollywood rock club The Cathouse. He has also done a lot of work for NASCAR and has an annual charity motorcycle ride called “Riki’s Ride.”  In this episode we’ll discuss how The Cathouse started, his relationship with Guns ’n Roses, his portrayal in the Pam & Tommy series, the possibity for a Cathouse TV series a...

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May 24, 2022 60 min

Jack Thompson, nicknamed “The Throwing Samoan” is former collegiate and NFL quarterback.  When he left Washington State University he was the most prolific passer in NCAA history.  He was drafted 3rd overall by the Cincinnati Bengals and spent 4 years with them and 2 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In this interview we discuss his Samoan heritage and upbringing, his playing career, his thoughts on the current WSU football team...

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The Black Moods are a modern classic rock band from Tempe, Arizona. Their last album “Sunshine” spawned 4 songs in the top 30 billboard rock charts. Their latest album “Into the Night” is out June 3rd and sounds killer. We discuss the new album in detail, plus singing with Robby Krieger of the Doors, their stellar cover of “Old Man Down the Road”, giving cupcakes to the radio stations, shredder’s anonymous and more! 

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Chuck Wright is a bass guitarist who has played with Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper, Giuffria and many others. He has a new solo album out now titled “Sheltering Sky” that features a long list of stellar musicians including Jeff Scott Soto, Scotti Hill, Troy Lucketta, and Derek Sherinian. We discuss all this in the interview plus Axl Rose in the bathroom, Robin Zander in a bowling alley, music royalties, social media and more! 

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Edgar Winter is a musician, songwriter and record producer.  He has a new album out now called “Brother Johnny” that is a tribute to his late brother Johnny Winter.  The album includes a large list of stellar musicians including Joe Walsh, Taylor Hawkins, Michael McDonald, Ringo Starr, Billy Gibbons & many others. We discuss the new album, dealing with success & fame, memories from the 70s and so much more! 

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Dr. Donald Hoffman is cognitive psychologist and science author.  He studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology using mathematical models and psychophysical experiments.  His book “The Case Against Reality” challenges whether what we perceive is really reality or an interface we are using.  We discuss all this in the episode as well as black holes & worm holes, the space time continuum, artificial inte...

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Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is an amazingly talented keyboardist, singer and songwriter.  He has released music with Jellyfish, Imperial Drag, his own solo career and most recently with two of his Jellyfish bandmates as The Lickerish Quartet.  He has also recorded and/or toured with Beck, Morrissey, Ringo Starr, P!nk, Blink 182, Roger Waters and many more.  In this episode we discuss why Jellyfish wasn't more well known, how the m...

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May 9, 2022 34 min

Jack Carr is a New York Times bestselling author, former Navy SEAL,  and host of the Danger Close podcast. His first book “The Terminal List” has been turned in to a series on Amazon Prime starring Chris Pratt. His latest book, “In The Blood” will be out May 17th everywhere.

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01:02 - Terminal List TV Show & Chris Pratt 
08:30 - Grassroots Growth 
09:50 - Guest on Joe Rogan 
11:07 - Hunting & Societal Changes 
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Joel Hoekstra is the guitar player for Whitesnake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Joel Hoekstra's 13 and most recently the group "Iconic" (with Michael Sweet of Stryper).  In Joel's second appearance on the show we discuss all his groups plus rock n roll fantasy camp, band lineup changes, gratitude, Chicago sports and more! 

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00:59 - Downloads & Streaming & Revenue 
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May 3, 2022 85 min

Pete Evick has been the guitar player for the Bret Michaels solo band for the last 19 years.  He recently released two new solo songs- a cover of" 99 Red Balloons"  & an original song titled "My Best Days."  In this episode we discuss working with Bret Michaels, the solo songs, nuclear war, Ford Motors, Van Halen, Pete almost joining Buckcherry and more!  Fun episode! 

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April 25, 2022 58 min

Paul Taylor is the keyboardist, guitarist and background vocalist for Winger.  He has worked with a number of other artists as well including Aldo Nova, Alice Cooper and Steve Perry.  He co-wrote the new Skid Row single "The Gang's All Here" and will be also featured on the upcoming Mick Mars solo record.  We discuss his entire career including his film/tv compositions and delve in to a variety of topics.  

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