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 Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.... Show More

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents We Will Rock You cast member, Trevor Coll, and Theory (Theory Of A Deadman) drummer, Joey Dandeneau.


Our first interview is with Queen's We Will Rock You cast member, Trevor Coll. We discuss the musical, Freddie Mercury, Queen and his aspirations. 


"Queen is the heart of this show," Trevor Coll.


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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Boston singer, Tommy DeCarlo.


Tommy discusses his journey to becoming Boston's lead singer, his new DeCarlo 'Lightning Strikes Twice' album, working with his son on music, working at Home Depot, being a part of Boson's Life Love & Hope album, Boston's decision to record their version of the Canadian National Anthem, Tom Scholz, The song he wrote in the memo... Read more

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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Jon Schaffer from Demons & Wizards (Iced Earth). 

Jon discusses Demon & Wizards great new album III, the creative process behind it, his interest as establishing the band as his primary band, will commercial success dictate the band's future, having made a new classic record, the music industry's hamster wheel, working on his very unique first book, Iced Earth's ... Read more

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February 12, 2020 18 min

ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents KISS manager, Doc McGhee (recorded February 1st 2020)


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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents drummer, Marc LaFrance.


Marc has sang and played on over 100 albums including some of the biggest hits by Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Alice Cooper , David Lee Roth and more. In this very candid interview Marc discusses his career and how he became the go to guy for so many platinum selling recording artists.


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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Grand Funk Railroad drummer, Don Brewer (recorded January 2020).


During our conversation Don discusses the band's 2020 touring plans, recruiting hard rock guitarist Bruce Kulick, why new music isn't necessary, playing to pre-recorded tracks, Detroit, his band Flint, were their live albums - really live, the band's history and much more. 


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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents a candid talk with KORN drummer, Ray Luzier (recorded in Montreal in January 2020).

Ray discusses KORN's current tour, their latest album The Nothing, KXM's new album - Circle Of Dolls, still being creative, Rush drummer Neil Peart, David Lee Roth, the Killer Dwarfs, going solo, unreleased Van Halen music, KORN coffee and more. 


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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton (recorded January 2020).

Mark discusses his new album ETHER as well as Lamb Of God's 2020 new album & touring plans. 


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"I have become less and less interested in chasing that technical prowess and that unbelievably scientifically technically amazing approach to guitar. I'... Read more

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Tony Montana (from jack Russell's Great White - recorded in December 2019). This episode is co-hosted by Alan Niven.


Tony discusses his new band Shadow & The Thrill, their new album Sugar Bowl, working with Jack Russell, his time with Great White, working as a solo artist, touring with Alice Cooper, the two Great White camps & a possible reunion, and much more.

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In this episode, Ryan sits down with journeyman rock guitarist Michael Staertow (Lou Gramm Band & Slaughter)

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In the Trenches with Ryan Roxie is a podcast hosted by Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie. The show features in depth conversations with the worlds hardest working musicians...the ones that grind, the ones that commit, the ones who make their dreams come true...in the trenches. 

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents legendary guitarist, Frank Marino (recorded December 2019).


Frank discusses his new Live At The Agora Theatre, VIP and LIP (less important person) concert ticket packages, his upcoming US tour, how he approaches live shows & set lists, fake crowd swell, upcoming new music, and more. 


"If you're going to create a VIP package, by definition you're creati... Read more

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January 18, 2020 41 min

Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Buckcherry's Stevie D. (recorded January 2020).


Stevie D. discusses the band's latest album Warpaint, the spirit of Buckcherry, the band's sound, why Josh Todd & The Conflict, Spraygun war, how important is radio play to the band, the new collaboration with WifisFuneral, their upcoming ACOUSTIC project, the album 15, drummer Francis Ruiz and much more. 


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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents revered British pop icon, Peter Noone (recorded at the end of 2019).


Peter discusses his extensive yearly touring schedule, being a music enthusiast, the beginnings of Herman's Hermits, songwriting, The Beatles & more, finding their place in a crowded radio marketplace, lyrics then and now, personal choice, working on Broadway, The Tremblers, a Farewell tour, his love of m... Read more

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents former White Lion singer, Mike Tramp (recorded January 2020).


Mike discusses his upcoming M3 Rock Festival appearance as well as his new Second Time Around album (out May 2020), his inspiration for new music, the story coming with the new album, why he's never ventured into producing or managing other bands, celebrating 30 years of Mane Attraction, aging gracefully, Vito's... Read more

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents songwriter, Desmond Child. This is the show's second interview with Desmond (recorded winter 2019).

Desmond discusses his latest album 'Desmond Child Live', chanteuse Lena Hall, working with Jon Bon Jovi, making KISS a chart success, times when collaborations didn't work, song doctors, the Scorpions Humanity: Hour I, working with Alice Cooper, lost confidence, Nashvi... Read more

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents singer, Zak Stevens (Savatage, TSO, Archon Angel). Recorded January 2nd 2020.

 
Expect Archon Angel to tour Europe (including Greece, France, Germany, etc...) in April 2020. 

During our conversation Zak discusses his new band Archon Angel, the importance of branding, the 'punishing' touring schedule with TSO, guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Cher, Whitesnake), the return... Read more

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents singer, Johnny Edwards (recorded December 2019).


Johnny discusses his work with Foreigner (the Unusual Heat album), his new band Bleu Phonque, his career including working with Montrose, King Kobra and more, coming out of retirement after 20 years, replacing Lou Gramm and how he got to be in Foreigner, Buster Brown, how SoundScan changed everything, the KISS connection, Mick and K... Read more

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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents drummer, Deen Castronovo (recorded December 2019). Please share the episode with your friends and on your socials! Thanks!


Deen discusses the upcoming Revolution Saints album - Rise, the new Dead Daisies album featuring Glenn Hughes, having forced outside writers on the Revolution Saints album, Tommy Thayer, KISS' End Of The Road, Journey Through Time, becoming the Dead Daisie... Read more

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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents Charm City Devils singer, John Allen. (2019 interview)


John discusses the band's new EP 1904, are full length albums a thing of the past, the challenges of being a new band, Mötley Crüe, his time with pop-melodic band SR-71, touring with Bon Jovi, the hit song '1985' (later recorded by Bowling For Soup), producer John Shanks, M3 Rock Festival & taking vocal lessons... Read more

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December 27, 2019 37 min

ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents guitarist George Lynch. (Recorded December 2019)

George discusses his latest project, Dirty Shirley, and the various other projects (KXM, Sweet & Lynch...) he's been involved with over the last few years. Also, will there be a Dokken/Lynch Mob and Lita Ford tour? Though it's been announced, the answer seems unsure. Other topics covered include: branding, getting off the trad... Read more

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