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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August 11, 2020 36 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents the legendary, John Oates. (Recorded August 2020) Before the interview Alan and Mitch remember producer, Martin Birch. In our interview with John Oates, he discusses his new album 'John Oates & The Good Road Band - Live In Nashville', being creatively free, working on new music with Darryl Hall, working on a new movie project, the everlasting importance of the son...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents RAVEN's John Gallagher. (August 2020) John talks about RAVEN's new album 'Metal City', touring with Metallica, playing live versus using backing tracks, having had 13 drummers and the physicality of playing metal music, Neat records and much more. Listen here: https://ffm.to/rocktalkwithmitchlafon Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Subscribe to Rock Talk Wit...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven present FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty (August 2020) Both Alan & Mitch sit down with FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty to discuss his latest solo album Divided We Fall as well as Van Halen! Plus, Bill evaluates (as players) Great White’s Mark Kendall & Slash from Guns N’ Roses.  Listen here: https://ffm.to/rocktalkwithmitchlafon Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents Tawny Kitaen (July 2020 interview) Tawny talks about RATT's Robbin Crosby and his final days, touring with Van Halen for many years, the success of Whitesnake, John Sykes and much more.  Quotes:  "I was stuck in a bus with Eddie, Alex, Michael and David for three years... David always had the last word."‬ “I’d like to see somebody tell me that Van Halen isn’t the...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents STATIC-X drummer, Ken Jay (recorded July 2020) Ken Jay discusses the band's reunion, working with new vocalist Xer0, the memory of Wayne Static, their new album Project Regeneration Vol.1and more. Plus, we reveal his real age (not the record company/wikipedia age).   Please note this interview is in two parts.  Listen here: https://ffm.to/rocktalkwithmitchlafon Twitte...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents music legend, Dee Snider. (July 2020) In this interview Dee talks about his For The Love Of Metal LIVE! album, his 'We're Not Going To Take It' children's book and much more. It's Dee, just listen! Quote: "Alice Cooper is one of the great rock entertainers of our time, but he's not really a frontman." Listen here: https://ffm.to/rocktalkwith...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents Mad Max singer, Michael Voss (recorded Jul 26th 2020). He also works with Michael Schenker.  On this episode, Michael discusses Mad Max's new album Stormchild Rising, what happened to the band in the '80s as well as the Scorpions' Herman Rarebell and working on Michael Schenker's upcoming new album.  Also, Alan talks about being neighbours with former Scorpio...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents former YES singer, JON ANDERSON. (July 2020 interview) We discuss the re-release of Jon's 1000 Hands: Chapter One album and so much more.  Quote: "I have a stockpile of ideas and music that go back 40 - 50 years that I'm still trying to get finished."  Listen here: https://ffm.to/rocktalkwithmitchlafon Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon Sub...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents TRIXTER guitarist, Steve Brown (recorded July 21st 2020) On this episode both Alan & Mitch interviews guitarist Steve Brown about his latest Tokyo Motor Fist album, Lions, as well as his work with Def Leppard & Dennis DeYoung. And in a small twist near the end of the episode, Steve interviews Alan about Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction album on its 33rd anniv...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents ANTHRAX drummer, Charlie Benante. On July 25th 1980 - the mighty KISS played the famed Palladium in NEW YORK CITY. It was Eric Carr's first show. Both Charlie Benante and Mitch were in attendance - in this very special episode of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon both men share their experiences of that day. And of course, we also talk in general terms about all things KISS.  Li...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... and Alan Niven presents drummer Doug Clifford. We discuss 50 years of Cosmo's Factory, his recently released 'lost' Magic Window album and much more.  Listen here: https://ffm.to/rocktalkwithmitchlafon 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 present Autograph's Randy Rand. Before getting to our guest Alan & Mitch tackle the recent controversy surrounding a Great White performance in North Dakota. Autograph's Randy Rand discusses his response to Covid-19, their recent show in Colorado as well as their new single Souls On Fire.  Quote from my upcoming interview with Autograph’s Randy Rand: ‪Randy quote: "I ...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon... And Alan Niven present legendary vocalist Dennis DeYoung. In this special episode originally recorded for a Led Zeppelin show, but now being shared on my platform - Dennis DeYoung talks about his encounters with the band and members. Of course, we discuss his fantastic new album '26 East, Vol. 1' And he addresses the similarities between the Styx song 'Suite Madame Blue' and Led Zeppe...
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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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