Chuck Shute Podcast

Chuck Shute Podcast

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

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May 12, 2021 54 min

Episode 134- Mark Farner! Mark was the singer, guitarist and primary songwriter for Grand Funk Railroad. He now has a solo project called “Mark Farner’s American Band.” This interview was a lot of fun because  Mark is a great storyteller. Hear the stories behind their biggest songs, some bad business dealings and Mark going THROUGH a tree in a car! 

00:00 - Intro
01:09 - Early Musical Beginnings  
03:02 - Guitar Teacher Shoots Foot Of...

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Episode 133- The Compulsions & The Dodies! It’s a DOUBLE episode featuring two interviews! First up is Rob Carlyle from the Compulsions. He returns to the show now that his “Ferocious” album is out and getting rave reviews. We chat about the album, GnR, his song on Shameless, future plans and more. Then I talk to Yoni Avittan & Ran Aronson from the Israeli garage rock band The Dodies. They explain the unique way that they p...

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Episode 132- Geoff Tate, former lead singer of Queensryche. Geoff is promoting his new project Sweet Oblivion. We discuss that plus recording and writing music, his winery, Operation Mindcrime & more. 

00:00 - Intro
01:05 - Wikipedia Inaccuracies 
02:20 - First Songs Written
03:07 - Early Music Seattle Scene 
04:06 - The Mob & Queensryche 
06:33 - Going Through Customs 1986
08:25 - Operation Mindcrime 
11:12 - Recording in Differen...

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Episode 131- screenwriter Rich Wilkes! Rich is a very accomplished screenwriter with over 30 years in the business. He contributed to two of my favorite movies - “The Dirt” & “Billy Madison” (uncredited). It was great chatting about the process of getting some of these projects made. It was also fun to hear about some of his projects that he worked on that did not get made- although I’m hoping some of them- like the Sam Kinison...

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Episode 130- GnR Discussion & Album Ranking! We have two great guests for this episode - Brando from the Appetite for Distortion Podcast & I welcome back author Christopher P. Hilton. A lot of great GnR talk including original names for the band, the Vince Neil & Bob Guccione Jr feuds, and what happened to Izzy. At the end we each give our own album rankings!?

0:01:25 - GnR Other Names?
0:02:23 - Original Appetite Artwork
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April 30, 2021 63 min

Episode 129- Kevin Martin from Candlebox! This was fun as I’ve been a fan of Candlebox since their debut and they are from my hometown of Seattle. Their debut sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Tours with Metallica, Rush and Aerosmith followed. Kevin tells the story of how the band formed and the early club days in Seattle. We discuss the Seattle scene, the new album “Wolves”, dealing with haters, and the infamous Courtney Love ...

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Episode 128- Jeff “Mantas” Dunn! Jeff started his career as a founding member, songwriter and guitarist in the band Venom. This band not only invented an entire genre of music (black metal) but also influenced a number of bands including Metallica, Slayer and Pantera. Jeff has since formed his own band Venom Inc, and has some other musical projects as well. We discuss all this in the interview as well as the Satanic themes with the...

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April 21, 2021 75 min

Episode 127- guitarist Ryan Roxie from Alice Cooper’s band! Ryan has quite an amazing career being a part of many different musical scenes and working with legendary musicians. He went from playing on the sunset strip with Candy to New York with Electric Angels to Seattle with Sweet Water. He also played with Gilby Clarke and Slash’s Snakepit, and of course his current gig with Alice Cooper. He also hosts his own podcast, In The Tr...

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April 19, 2021 83 min

Episode 126 - Christopher P. Hilton! Christopher wrote a great book, "The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of Hair Metal."  This is the most comprehensive book on the subject I have ever seen.  It starts off with defining the term hair metal, how it came to fruition and takes it from the beginning to present day.  He covers all the big groups including Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, and more.  But he also do...

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April 16, 2021 62 min

Episode 125- Joey Allen of Warrant!!! It’s always a special treat to sit down with a member of one of your favorite bands and this is no exception. One of the best interviews I’ve ever done, certainly one of the most fun. Interviewing Joey was like chatting with an old friend. He had some great stories including playing in a band with Lars Ulrich (Metallica), the on stage accident with Jani Lane, Tommy Lee’s “present” on the Feelgo...

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April 13, 2021 63 min

Episode 124- Tony Harnell!!! Tony is most known for being the singer of TNT, of which he had a lot of success. However, he has also worked on several other projects including music for Sonic the Hedgehog and a collaboration with Bumblefoot. He is truly a great singer with incredible range and one of the few people to possess a true four octave voice. This was a fun chat talking about Tony’s whole career. 

0:00:00 - Intro
0:01:23 - Pr...

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April 12, 2021 45 min

Episode 123- Josh Ross from Black Heart Saints! This is a band every rock fan should know. They are extremely talented musicians and songwriters. The band has had two charted songs on rock radio recently, but even their older stuff kicks ass. They have done shows with everyone from Sevendust & Puddle of Mudd to Slash & L.A. Guns. Josh and I discuss how he got in to music and how the band formed as well as some of the more b...

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Episode 122 - Author & Criminologist Dr Lee Mellor! This was a fun one. We examine two of his books- one on the true stories that inspired horror movies and another on conspiracy theories. Movies discussed include Jaws, Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror, Poltergeist and the Conjuring. We also talk about Area 51, aliens, MK Ultra, JFK assassination, chem trails and more. 

0:00:00 - Intro
0:01:40 - Getting Interest...

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April 2, 2021 94 min

Episode 121- John Corabi!!! John should need no introduction as he is well respected and known among the rock community. His lone album with Motley Crue is heralded not only among fans and critics, but also members of the band itself. John has a new autobiography coming out soon as well as new music. He gives me some song titles as well as some stories that aren’t in the book like having a gun pulled in him. We also discuss his tim...

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March 31, 2021 72 min

Episode 120 - Jay Dyer!!! Jay is an author, podcaster, comedian and overall brilliant guy.  His book, “Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults & Symbols in Film” includes over 400 cited sources. He references several books, movies, and other media in this interview as well. It was a lot of fun going down the rabbit hole with him. We discuss Hollywood, the media, CIA, shadow government, elites, mafia, serial killers, aliens, demonic poss...

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Episode 119- Jon Donais! Jon is the current guitarist of Anthrax, but also played with Shadows Fall for many years. He has a new band as well, called Living Wreckage that will be releasing new music soon.  It was a lot of fun talking to him about music. We covered everything from Metallica and Skid Row to Pantera and Five Finger Death Punch. Plus I get his thoughts on cancel culture, award shows, and much more!

00:00 - Intro
01:10 - ...

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March 24, 2021 42 min

Episode 118- Cody Jasper, singer of Moon Fever! I first found about this band while researching my interview with producer Jim Kaufman (The Black Moods, Them Evils). I quickly became a fan after hearing their song “Cocaine” which is nearing a half a million downloads on Spotify. They have a new single out now called “Cheap Thrills” that’s also really good, and an upcoming song called “Payphone” that should be big. They have perform...

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March 22, 2021 66 min

Episode 117- Rob Lane!!!! It is my pleasure to welcome to the show, musician, fellow podcaster, and all around good guy Rob Lane! Rob has worked with really great artists including Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper), The Bulletboys, Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup), Jetboy, Johnny Monaco (Enuff Z’Nuff) and more. He is currently the bass player for Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts. He started interviewing musicians for his fanzine “T...

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Episode 116- Knocko Nolan! You may recognize Knocko, a.k.a.  Detective Jim McSorley from the new Netflix docu-series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.” The series is about the mysterious disappearance of Elisa Lam while staying at the Cecil Hotel. So of course we’ll discuss that case, but we talk about so much more too!  He tells me  how to get out of a speeding ticket and how to catch someone lying. Plus I get his th...

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March 17, 2021 73 min

Episode 115- author Rodger Shute!  In this episode, I sit down with my dad, author Rodger Shute to discuss his new book “Ultimate Reality.” In the book he explores the questions of consciousness, where we come from, why are we here and where are we going after death.  He has put a lot of research in to this book (496 sources!) and it shows when discussing it with him how knowledgeable he is on the topics. We’ll discuss a little of ...

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