Pariah Burke's Hard, Heavy & Hair: THE INTERVIEWS

Pariah Burke's Hard, Heavy & Hair: THE INTERVIEWS

Interviews from the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with Pariah Burke. Hard, Heavy, and Hair with Pariah Burke is a world-wide syndicated radio show featuring 2 full hours of heart-pounding, guitar-crunching, horn-throwing Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and all the way up to today. Airs on 5 continents on FM, AM, and Net stations. New show every week! Website:


February 11, 2023 40 mins

Pariah Burke talks with very positive Wig Wam frontman Glam (aka Åge Sten Nilsen) about the band’s new album, Out of the Dark, as well as the music of their past, present, and future.

The pandemic hit the music industry hard. Few were hit as bad as Norwegian Glam Metal band Wig Wam. At the end of 2021 the band couldn't get a booking, and, despite a new record from Frontiers Music SRL, they were about to call it quits for the second...

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Now on their 7th album and in their 20th year together, France's BlackRain is among the vanguard of modern Melodic Hard Rock, Glam, and Sleaze Metal proving every day that Rock isn't dead. Pariah Burke sat down with BlackRain frontman Swan Hellion in the latter's first North American interview to talk about the band's history, crazy touring stories, and how the new album, Untamed, is finally the sound Swan and BlackRain sought for ...

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November 3, 2022 54 mins

Priya Panda, the talented, sexy forever untamed singer and frontwoman of melodic Hard Rock and Metal band Diemonds, and recently solo Pop singer, sits down with the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show’s Pariah Burke to talk about her solo music, that time the band literally crashed the Rocklahoma Festival, how Napalm Records failed Diemonds, and her surprising answer about whether Diemonds is gone forever.

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Sam Bam Koltun, arguably the most exciting Rock guitarist under 30, sits down with the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show's Pariah Burke to talk about his work with Faster Pussycat, Dorothy, Budderside, and how a broken finger doesn't stop him being a guitar badass.

Topics include:

- Touring and playing with a broken finger

- How is Dorothy Martin to work with?

- How is Sam Bam Koltun to work with?

- What songs Sam is on on Gift...

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Ray West (Spread Eagle, George Lynch’s Electric Freedom) talks with Pariah Burke about joining George Lynch’s band, the music he’ll sing, recording new music for George Lynch and Spread Eagle, the stories behind Spread Eagle’s hits, and the changing atmosphere for our generation to talk about mental health and troubles, among other topics.

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November 12, 2021 26 mins
I had an enjoyable conversation with L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis from his home in Las Vegas. After showing me around his house, Phil and I talked about the new L.A. Guns album Checkered Past, Tracii Guns' offer to Phil of 49% ownership in the band name, his surprising views on the future of L.A. Guns recording, the rising star painter Mason Storm, and Phil's work helping to posthumously finish Pete Way's final album. More info a...
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November 12, 2021 89 mins

There once was a talented Melodic Thrash and Power Metal band from Southern Oregon that was cutting their own path to success. Unfortunately, they stepped off the path, and they've been lost in the woods for 25 years. This year, they found their way back to the trail, and now they're poised to pick up where they left off.

Taking a quarter-century-old demo tape of songs so good it became a fascination for collectors as far away from...

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Steven St. James has a soulful singing voice that has taken him from Motown's Hard Rock band Kagny and the Dirty Rats with a pre-BulletBoys Marq Torien, to the band Sarge where he cowrote some of what would become Rough Cutt's hits with guitarist Chris Hager, to, finally, just in the last couple of years, reuniting with Hager and fronting ...

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August 25, 2021 36 mins

Cassidy Paris is a teenager with a voice--and mind--more mature than her years. From Melbourne, Australia, Cassidy has reached across the globe with a Rock N' Roll signing voice evocative of Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Lzzy Hale. She's also a spokesperson for Metalheads Against Bullying and a woman with a heart almost as big as her amazing voice.

Cassidy has been mentored by her father, Wicked Smile guitarist Stevie Janevski, and D...

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August 20, 2021 58 mins
More info at | Spread Eagle is the sound of New York Street Metal. Their 1990 debut album is one of the best Glam Metal debuts of all time, right up with Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, and Skid Row. Their 2019 comeback record is equally celebrated. Pariah had a great conversation with original and still Spread Eagle frontman Ray West about the band, their music, and so much ...
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Vinny Appice is one of the biggest Metal drummers and songwriters in the world, and is in the Hall of Heavy Metal History for his contributions to Heavy Metal drumming. As a teenager he played on a John Lennon album, and drummed for Lennon during the former Beatle's final live performance. Vinny replaced Bill Ward as Black Sabbath's drummer during the Dio years, and then joined Ronnie James Dio in founding and defining the sound o...
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Rough Cutt is one of the original Sunset Strip heyday bands, playing with, and often trading members between, Ratt, Dio, and other bands of the era, though Rough Cutt never quite achieved the same level of success as some of their peers. In 2019, they were still around, though in the process of merging into a group called Rough Riot with members of Quiet Riot. When Rough Riot finalized its lineup change in the summer of 2019, now ...
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Reality Suite is a four-piece New Jersey Hard Rock band making waves far beyond the Garden State. Although they have yet to tour outside the Northeastern United States, they have fans all over the world. Their last two albums--a concert LP Live at Alpha Wave Studios and the deluxe edition re-issue of 2018's Awaken EP--have spun their way across the globe, inspiring, and being inspired by, music fans everywhere. Reality Suite's son...
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Gregg Fox is an accomplished Rock keyboardist and composer who has played with some of the biggest in Hard Rock, Metal, Country, and Pop. He's also the creator of Renaissance Rock Orchestra, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra-sized project featuring members of Yes, Black Sabbath, Skid Row, Dokken, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Guns N' Roses, Survivor, Heart, and more, including two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductees. RRO combines combines elements ...

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Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group, Black Swan, Survivor, Raiding the Rock Vault) is one of the best Hard Rock and Metal vocalists ever to have stepped behind a microphone. If you were listening to Hard Rock in the 80s, you probably know Robin best as the voice of the McAuley Schenker Group, MSG, with his frequent partner, guitarist Michael Schenker. Younger fans of the genre may only know Robin McAuley from his more recent work...
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Tracii Guns, who gave his name to his band L.A. Guns, and, earlier, Guns & Roses before Slash joined as lead guitarist, rose to the top of the Sunset Strip music scene in its early-80s heyday and has never slowed down since. If you've ever seen Tracii play a guitar solo, it's difficult to recognize where the instrument ends and the man begins. The intensity with which Tracii Guns plays guitar, the way he melts out of our dimension ...
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April 25, 2021 28 mins

Britain's Chez Kane is an 80s Rock songstress who studied at the feet of Vixen and Pat Benatar, but who, through a terrible twist of fate, was frozen in her early 20s in a cryogenic sleep chamber for the last 35 years. In 2020 her long lost cryo tube was discovered, and Chez was defrosted and awoken by the lead singer of Crazy Lixx just in time to bring the world an album full of much needed hopeful, energetic, totally fun 80s Hard...

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Reb Beach is a phenomenal guitarist, and he's played with some of the best in the Rock world. All those killer Winger solos and riffs? That's him. He's also the lead guitarist and co-writer for Whitesnake. And for Black Swan, the 2020 super group making pure 80s Rock music. Reb has played with everyone from Alice Cooper to the Bee Gees, Chaka Kahn to Danger Danger, Howard Jones to Twisted Sister, and with Roger Daltry on the Lost B...
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    George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, The End Machine, KXM), one of the most prolific, successful, and influential Hard Rock and Metal guitarists of all time, is also a deep thinker and activist. George played for me some of the riffs and chords from the brand new The End Machine Phase 2 album while we talked about:

    • That second album
    • The creative choices he and co-writer Jeff Pilson made
    • Exactly why it sounds more like Dokken
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    From his home in Stockholm, Sweden, Conny Bloom of the Electric Boys and Hanoi Rocks talked with me about his music, the new Electric Boys album out April 30th, touring--past and future--the secret to staying young, whether the global pandemic was his fault, and the scariest moment in his life--that time he played Led Zeppelin in front of Led Zeppelin and thought Jimmy Page was going to knock him out.


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