Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon

Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every week to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.... Show More

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July 10, 2020 34 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven present five time Grammy Award winner singer, B.J. Thomas. In the episode's first segment, Alan discusses Charlie Daniels requesting Great White for a special event, he offers his thoughts on Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider, and a frank assessment of the band KIX. Our featured guest today is singer, B.J. Thomas, he discusses the recent Rock For Relief Benefit for Feeding Ameri...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven present The Alarm's Mike Peters. In the opening segment, Great White's Mark Kendall sends Alan into a political rant for the ages.  Our featured interview is with The Alarm's Mike Peters, he discusses his Stream (Hurricane Of Change) album, the band's 'trilogy of albums' (Eye Of A Hurricane, Electric Folklore and Change), the importance of the US marketplace for...
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July 6, 2020 42 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents BON JOVI guitarist Phil X. Before getting to Phil X, Alan discusses how David Geffen insisted he manage Bon Jovi and describes his calls & meeting with Jon. Plus, he reviews my appearance on Joe Bonamassa's Live From Nerdville show.  Phil X talks about his new single Right On The Money (out now via Golden Robot Records), the eventual Bon Jovi reunion with Richie, the r...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents former KISS business manager and author Christopher Lendt (recorded June 2020) In this episode, Christopher discusses his book KISS And Sell: The Making Of A Supergroup. In my June 1980 interview with Gene Simmons, we had talked about KissWorld - Chris explains what happened to that concept. We also go over exploiting the band, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley's early '80s ...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven present legendary Scorpions' frontman, KLAUS MEINE (recorded June 2020) Klaus discusses the band's latest single SIGN OF HOPE as well as working on a new heavier album with (Metallica/Slipknot) producer Greg Fidelman, revisiting older demo songs for the new album, the importance of adding Mikkey Dee to the lineup, working with Desmond Child and vocal coach Eric Vetro on Humanit...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents classic era Great White singer, Jack Russell (recorded June 2020).  Released on June 29th 1987, Great White's Once Bitten album marked a turning point in the band's career. Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon sits down with singer Jack Russell and writer Alan Niven to discuss the album's importance in the band's history and Jack's newly released Once Bitten Acoustic...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents actor Dennis Quaid. (recorded June 2020) Denis discusses his upcoming charity concert, his new Audio Up venture , his Dennissance Podcast, his band Dennis Quaid & The Sharks, working with The Doors' Robby Krieger, his movies - Great Balls Of Fire! and Innerspace, his role in the upcoming Ronald Reagan feature film  and more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon f...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents singer, Don Dokken (recorded June 24th 2020). Don discusses his band's latest album 'The Lost Songs: 1978-1981', work on a new Dokken album which will include song 'Like A Rose', what will happen to the unreleased classic era band songs controlled by Warner Bros., getting back on the road with guitarists Reb Beach & George Lynch, updates his physical co...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents REO SPEEDWAGON's Kevin Cronin. (June 2020) Before we get to Kevin, singer DORO PESCH joins Mitch & Alan to talk about her recent 'drive-in' concert in Germany.  With Kevin, we discuss the importance of being on a show like Ozark, Camp Cronin and his family, Pandemic and living history in the US currently, producing REO albums, his upcoming book, and Led Zeppe...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents soccer superstar, Alexi Lalas (recorded June 2020). On this episode both Alan & Mitch sit down with soccer analyst and legend, Alexi Lalas. We talk all things rock and RATT... and yes, soccer, too.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Support the show: https://www.paypal.me/...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents Styx's Tommy Shaw. (June 2020) We talk Led Zeppelin, new single Going To California, Damn Yankees, new Styx album and more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Support the show: https://www.paypal.me/MitchLafon
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... And Alan Niven presents Whitesnake's David Coverdale (interview #2 - recorded June 2020). Realizing that one interview with the legendary David Coverdale would not suffice, we reconvened for a second The Rock Album 2020 interview... During our discussion, David talks about The Rock Album (available June 19th 2020), and... Oh, it's DAVID COVERDALE. JUST LISTEN and enjoy! Subscribe to Rock ...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents photographer, Mark Weiss (recorded June 2020). We discussed Mark's new book "The Decade That Rocked - The Photography Of Mark 'Weissguy' Weiss". Plus, the music scene in the 1980's, Guns N' Roses & Alan Niven, the dark times in the '90s, enforcing copyright in the digital age, his arrest at a KISS show and much more.  Subscribe to Rock Tal...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven present co-host Cherie Currie and guest, Suzi Quatro. Before listening to our interview with Suzi Quatro, co-hosts Alan Niven & Cherie Currie discuss Kim Foley, politics and Suzi Q.  Our main interview is with the legendary Suzi Quatro, we discuss her upcoming documentary Suzi Q, the gift from her father that 'started it all', music & family, what she gave up to '...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents former Black Crowes drummer, Steve Gorman (recorded June 2020) Before we get to Steve, Alan Niven explains why he passed on the Black Crowes back in the day. Here's a hint, it had absolutely nothing to do with the band! We also discuss Guns N' Roses 1988 tour with Aerosmith as well as  David Lee Roth & AC/DC rescinding supporting slot offers.  Steve Gorman discuss...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents HOUSE OF LORDS frontman, James Christian. Former Great White/Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven co-hosts. Before the interview, Alan discusses the wild antics of higher up record company executives (which included flying their private cars from city to city) and Nirvana.   Singer James Christian discusses House Of Lords' new album New World - New Eyes, delaying an album's release dur...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Pretty Maids singer, Ronnie Atkins. Former Great White/Guns N' Roses manager, Alan Niven, co-hosts. Alan discusses band, Havana Black. On this episode, Pretty Maids singer Ronnie Atkins discusses the band's latest album Maid In Japan - Future World Live 30th Anniversary, how Sony Denmark stifled the band's growth, the classic album Future World, offers a health update, touring with ...
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June 1, 2020 31 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents legendary drummer Carmine Appice (recorded May 2020). Alan Niven co-hosts. Carmine discusses their song (in tribute to Ronnie James Dio) Monsters & Heroes, are 'Hollywood Square' type lockdown videos here to stay, the new Cactus album, Blue Murder, John Sykes, King Cobra, Kick Axe, Spencer Proffer, drummer Frankie Banali, Hear N' Aid and much more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With M...
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On this the 38th anniversary of the release of iconic single Eye Of The Tiger (May 29th 1982), Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon is proud to present Survivor founder and Eye Of The Tiger songwriter, Frankie Sullivan. Former Great White/Guns N' Roses manager, Alan Niven, co-hosts.  In his first interview in many years, Suvivor's Frankie Sullivan, discusses his upcoming solo album that will feature him on vocals, working with produ...
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May 27, 2020 41 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents singer, Ron Keel. Alan Niven co-hosts. Before Ron, Alan describes how he discovered Tesla by attending a Keel show! In this episode, Ron Keel discusses his band's latest album South X South Dakota, southern rock bands, explains the decision to release the album during a pandemic rather than holding off, his thoughts on album reviews, Black Sabbath, Spencer Proffer, Kick Axe, and much more...
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