The Rock & Roll Basement with Chad Tyson

The Rock & Roll Basement with Chad Tyson

Chad Tyson talks with a wide array of people from the world of Rock & Roll in his life. The Rock & Roll Basement Podcast features those conversations and stories, along with the latest rock news, rock history, and a behind the scenes look at a classic album each week.

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May 4, 2021 8 min
Nancy Wilson calls in to chat about her new debut solo album “You and Me” that comes out this Friday, May 7th. We also talk about her new signature guitar she designed for Epiphone, and Heart's plans for when things get back to normal.
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Bill Toms calls in to talk about his new album with Hard Rain "Keep Movin' On" that comes out this Friday, April 30th!
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This rock news update for the week of April 19th includes a bunch of concert news as bands start to announce new dates for Summer 2021, and "Sticky Fingers" from The Rolling Stones turns 50 this week so I take a behind the scenes look at that for the Classic Album.
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April 22, 2021 9 min
Peter Frampton calls in to talk about his new album "Frampton Forgets The Words" that comes out on Friday, April 23rd. We also talk about getting vaccinated for COVID-19, the legendary 1954 Les Paul "Phenix" guitar that he used on the album, and his memoir "Do You Feel Like I Do?"
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Michael Brewer calls in to chat about the new documentary "Brewer & Shipley: One Toke Over The Line...And Still Smokin" which comes out on 4/20! He also shares some stories about working with The Wrecking Crew and Jerry Garcia.
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April 10, 2021 25 min
Pittsburgh singer/songwriter AE Honick calls in from California to chat about the new album and music videos he's working on. He also gives us his point of view of how different things were from state to state during the recent cross-country road trip he took from the 'Burgh to the West Coast.
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Rage Against the Machine and Roger Waters announced rescheduled tour dates for next year, while Sammy Hagar & The Circle announce a run of shows in Florida for this year. Plus Mike McCready has teamed up with Fender for a new special edition guitar, and another EVH guitar is up on the auction block.
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Duane Betts from The Allman Betts Band calls in to chat about getting back out on the road and the run of shows they are doing this month, plus the new album "Bless Your Heart," a classic April Fool's Day prank the band pulled, and much more!
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Quick update about some changes to the format of the podcast that are happening to make it more timely, and a better listening experience for everyone! Each interview will now be an episode, and the weekly rock news update/classic album will be an episode as well. Hope yinz can dig it!
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Jon Belan from Gene The Werewolf calls in to chat about the band, COVD vaccines, early music influences, Yacht Rack, and much more! Plus the latest rock news, and this week's classic album is "The Yes Album."
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Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden calls in to talk about his new album “Smith/Kotzen” with Richie Kotzen that is out now. In the rock news update I have the latest dirt on the Soundgarden lawsuits, and Queen hit a big milestone this week, and the Classic Album is “Scarecrow” from John Cougar Mellencamp.
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My good friend Joe Zelek calls in to talk about his new rock band Quiet The Horses, his time in The Gathering Field, musical influences, and his home studio. In the rock news update I have the dirt on a must-see TV special with Brian Johnson and Dave Grohl, and the classic album this week is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut.
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Alice Cooper calls in to share some Detroit Stories and talk about his new album, the state of hard rock these days, and much more. I also get you updated with the latest rock news from this week, and throw the spotlight on Foreigner’s self-titled debut for the classic album.
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New episodes usually drop on Saturday morning, but Paul Stanley called in today and I couldn't sit on that audio for another 4 days! He talked in depth with me about the new album "Now and Then" that Paul Stanley's Soul Station has coming out on March 19th, and we also chatted about some KISS stuff, too.
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Sean McDonald, owner of Red Medicine Recording, joins me this week for an in depth conversation about producing music and how he got his start in the industry. In the weekly rock news update I have details on the Rock Hall induction ceremony for this year, Record Store Day 2021, and much more. And this week’s Classic Album is “Moving Pictures” from Rush.
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Steve Lukather from Toto and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen both call in to chat about their new albums. Lukather’s new solo album “I Found The Sun” is out now, and Cheap Trick’s new record drops on April 9th. The weekly rock news update includes info about a lot of new rock & roll books that are coming out this year and the latest on the concert industry, and the Classic Album this week is Bob Seger’s “Night Moves.”
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Dave Davies calls in to talk about a new lost single he’s releasing later this year. The weekly rock news update includes the latest on the legal issues between Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell and a rundown of some new rock releases coming out later this year, and the classic album this week is Cream's “Disraeli Gears.”
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Greg Harris called in to talk about the nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 and the nomination process. The weekly rock news update includes details on Mammoth WVH’s new album and The Band’s 50th Anniversary reissue of “Stage Fright,” and the Classic Album this week is Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.”
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David Coverdale called in to talk about the final installment of Whitesnake’s “Red, White, and Blues” trilogy that is coming out on Feb. 19th. I also chat with Rick Witkowski from Crack The Sky who’s new album “TRIBES” is out now. Plus the latest rock news, and the Classic Album this week is Bad Company’s self-titled debut.
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Former Genesis guitarist and solo artist Steve Hackett called in to talk about his new album “Under A Mediterranean Sky.” In the rock news segment we remember Hilton Valentine from The Animals who passed away, get you the dirt on some new music and a Pearl Jam virtual show that’s on tap next month, and for the Classic Album throw the spotlight on SRV’s “Texas Flood.”
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