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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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Canadian guitarist (for Brighton Rock & Storm Force), Greg Fraser (recorded April 2020). Greg discusses his new band Storm Force and their widely praised new album, Age Of Fear, his time in Helix, Archie Gamble, songwriter Adam Mitchell, and much more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon VISIT...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Huey Lewis And The News' Johnny Colla (part 2) - recorded March 2020. Johnny discusses the band's latest album WEATHER and his upcoming solo album. Plus, we talk Thin Lizzy and the unreleased songs featuring Huey Lewis And The News, we dig deeper into the band's catalog including Small World, is the band done?, their approach to making videos, his Luck Devil album, and much more.  ...
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Rock Talk presents Creed singer, Scott Stapp (recorded March 2020).  Scott discusses his latest album The Space Between The Shadows, the care provided by the Grammy's MusiCares initiative, being 'Coach Stapp', ChildFund International, sobriety & touring, the six year delay between albums, the future of Creed and much more.  Quotes: "The rock star, as the cliché would be, that died awhile ago... When I get of...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents bassist Greg Chaisson (recorded March 2020) Greg discusses his new band KINGS OF DUST, his French-Canadian roots, making a second record while we wait out the current pandemic, his time with Badlands, his battle with cancer, and much more. Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Badlands: "We had a lot of people over at Atlantic that championed us......
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March 31, 2020 31 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Wang Chung's Jack Hues (recorded March 2020). Jack discusses his new (and first solo) album Primitif, the 1980's with Wang Chung, the importance of music videos, To Live And Die In LA, being a music teacher, working with Genesis' Tony Banks, working on jazz, why did he not stick to being the 'pop guy', his musical evolution, MTV, the healing power of music after personal loss,...
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March 29, 2020 30 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents a brand new interview with H.E.A.T.'s Erik 'Grammy" Grönwall (recorded March 27th 2020). Erik discusses H.E.A.T.'s fantastic new album H.E.A.T. II (destined to be in every rock writers - 2020 year end BEST OF Top 10 lists), working with Alice Cooper on NBC's presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar, his 2018 Grammy Awards nomination, recording and releasing the Paul Stanley wri...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents former Guns N' Roses manager, Alan Niven (recorded March 24th 2020). Alan discusses the great new remastered re-release of Great White's Stage live album. We dissect how grunge didn't kill '80s bands - it was something else. Plus, we talk Hooked and other Great White classic albums. Speaking of the album stage Alan said: "This might be the last quality live record of an &#...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Tesla's Brian Wheat & Doc McGhee (both recorded March 26th 2020) In this episode, Tesla's Brian Wheat discusses the band's latest album Five Man London Jam as well as the band's plan amid the current Covid-19 pandemic, his friendships with Def Leppard's Joe Elliott & Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, his upcoming book and much more. And as a special bonus the episode ...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents guitarist, ROSS THE BOSS, recorded March 24th 2020 Ross discusses his new album Born Of Fire, his recently completed tour & the outlook for upcoming shows, currently working on a new The Dictators album, Manowar and much more.  Quotes: "If you think you're getting Manowar 2 on this record, it's not even close, but there still is 'ROSSisms' all over the record. That'...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents singer Steve Hayman from Heavy Pettin' (recorded March 2020).  Steve discusses the band's new EP - 4 Play as well as the band's career ups and down, the 2017 reunion, working with Queen's Brian May, the unreleased album (via Virgin records) with guitarist Damon Johnson and a lot more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents an in-depth discussion with guitarist Ted Nugent (recorded March 20th 2020) In this interview, Ted shares his thoughts about the Covid-19 pandemic currently gripping the world and how it affects working musicians and their crew as well as what can you do to protect yourself, was it irresponsible for artists (like Guns N' Roses) to not cancel performances and much more.  The interview is p...
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March 19, 2020 28 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon steps outside the box and presents an interview with the legendary Emilio Castillo of Tower Of Power. Emilio discusses the band's new album Step Up as well as why bother making new music, Sammy Hagar, their upcoming live DVD, Huey Lewis And The News, his career and much more. Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mit...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Huey Lewis And The News' Johnny Colla (recorded end of Feb. 2020) Johnny discuses Huey Lewis And The News' new album Weather, his time in Rubicon, being part of touring supergroups, Huey's hearing issues, would they tour without Huey, the self-titled debut album, 'retired' guitarist Chris Hayes, the band Clover, Do You Believe In Love, Mutt Lange, the importance of having an...
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March 16, 2020 39 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents, Dennis DeYoung (recorded March 10th 2020) Dennis discusses his new masterwork album, 26 East Vol. 1.Oh, and vuvuzelas.   It's a compelling listen! Quote: "I'm frankly scared for America" "I'm not following Gene Simmons and having continual final tours." On the new album: "I worked real hard to try to make you love it. I took extreme care in the way it sound...
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March 15, 2020 24 min
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Silverthorne's Pete Shoulder. Pete discusses the band and their new album Tear The Sky Wide Open as well as working with Brian Tichy, his time with Thunder, guitarist Luke Morley and The Union and much more. Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: @mitch_lafon VISIT: mitchlafon.com Support the show.
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March 14, 2020 31 min
ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON presents guitarist, TOMMY SKEOCH (recorded March 2020).  In this episode, former TESLA guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH discusses his new band Resist & Bite, the 'habits' that forced him to depart Tesla, Bar 7, the Tesla sound and producers Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, Paul McCartney, the band's connection to Def Leppard, his thoughts on guitarist Frank Hannon, and much more.  QUOTE:  &...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents GOTTHARD guitarist, Leo Leoni, recorded in March 2020. Leo discusses the band's renewed vigor on the new album #13, his side project CoreLeoni and the future of the band as well as Gotthard, his recent marriage, Krokus' Flavio Mezzodi stepping in on drums, the idea for a Gotthard's covers album, working with Status Quo's Francis Rossi, covering ABBA on the new album, Anytime Any...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents guitarist, Brad Gillis, recorded March 6th 2020. In this quick pre-show conversation, Brad discusses his upcoming solo album, the next new Night Ranger album, the Sammy Hagar/Whitesnake/Night Ranger tour, Cal Jam II, the M3 Rock Festival and more. Do you agree with Brad when he says (quote from the interview): "I consider ourselves not really an A band, but basically a glorified B band. I...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents LOVERBOY's Mike Reno. Mike Reno and Loverboy will be in Montreal on June 20th 2020 for the Strangers In The Night Benefit Gala in aid of Lymphoma Canada and Friends For Mental Health. Visit strangersinthenight.ca for further information. During the interview we discuss the charity event as well 1991's Brian MacLeod charity event to help him raise funds in his battle with cancer and ho...
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Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents Angel's Punky Meadows. Punky discusses the band's latest album Risen, re-igniting the band with Frank Dimino, tour plans, stepping away from the music for a period of time, the return of Greg Giuffria, Gene Simmons of KISS discovering the band, Neil Bogart and much more.  Subscribe to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon for exclusive content and interviews. Twitter: @mitchlafon Instagram: ...
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