Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations

Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations

Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations presented by Hard Rock Cafe are a series of interviews with The Mighty Manfred (frontman and driving force behind Garage Rock band The Woggles) and artists who have been chosen by Little Steven Van Zandt as the “Coolest Song In The World This Week” in Little Steven's Underground Garage. Past guests have included Tom Petty, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Carlos Santana, and many more. Coolest Conversations airs live every Friday at 2:00 PM ET on SiriusXM Ch. 21 and is posted online that Monday. Every Wednesday a "Coolest Conversation" from the past is posted too.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 53 min
For this special episode, we are delighted to bring you our very own Mighty Manfred in conversation with legendary blues musician Bobby Rush. Bobby has been making music since the 1940s and called Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker friends. Tune in to hear about his life growing up in Louisiana and Chicago, working alongside Eddie Murphy in the 2019 movie Dolomite Is My Name and his many other accomplishments throughout his life, in...
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This week's Coolest Conversation interview is with Tommy Boy of the Swedish garage rock band Stupidity The band have been long time contributors to our Coolest Song feature on Little Steven's Underground Garage over the past 15 years and they're back with their latest single 'Save Me'. The single is a teaser for their upcoming album which will be released later this year. Tune in to hear all about the album, th...
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This week's Coolest Conversation interview is with Bob Wojciechowsk of the New Jersey-based group The Insomniacs. Bob has recently joined forces with a fellow Jersey gal Palmyra Delran and the Doppel Gang for their latest single 'Lucky In Love'. Bob tells Manfred about joining the group, working on the latest recording through 2020 and about the future plans for this own band The Insomniacs. Join Bob Wojciechowsk with...
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This week Manfred's guest is Danny Dunlap of the Austin, Texas based band Gentlemen Rogues. The group have been making music for over 10 years and their latest release 'Do The Resurrection!' featured as our recent Coolest Song. Danny opens up about the changing scene in Austin, how the band came together and we learn about the band's upcoming releases. Join Danny Dunlap with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversa...
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This week Manfred's guest is Mattia Baretta of the Milano, rock band Radio Days. Radio Days have previously contributed a Coolest Song back in 2013, and their recent Coolest Song 'I Got A Love', is featured on their 5th album 'Rave On'. Mattia is the group's bassist and provides backing vocals on many tracks. He tells Manfred all about life in Italy during pandemic times, creating the album and the band'...
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This week Manfred's guest is 'Muck' Evan Shore from the Boston based garage rock band Muck & the Mires. Muck and Mires have a long time relationship with Little Steven's Underground Garage as the band were co-winners of the first national Little Steven's Underground Garage Battle of the Bands which aired on MTV in 2004. We caught up with Muck following the release of their latest album "Greetings From M...
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This week Manfred's guest is bassist, guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jennie Vee. Jennie is a touring member of Eagles of Death Metal and has also shared the stage with Courtney Love. We learn all about her career thus far and her latest single 'Out For Blood' which recently featured as our Coolest Song on Little Steven's Underground Garage.  Join Jennie Vee with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Li...
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This week Manfred's guest is drummer Brianna Sig from the Philly based rock band Soraia. Soraia just released their first single of 2021 'Tight-Lipped', which featured as a recent Coolest Song on Little Steven's Underground Garage. We hear about how the band recorded new music during the current pandemic, how they got creative with online shows and working with their friend Jessie Wagner, on their cover of an Aeros...
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This week Manfred’s guest is shock-rock ‘n’ roll legend Alice Cooper. Alice Cooper just released a cover of Lou Reed/Velvet Undergrounds 'Rock ‘N’ Roll', which will feature on the forthcoming album 'Detroit Stories' due in Feb of this year.  We hear about the many featured artists on the record including Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Mark Farner from Grand Funk to name a few. Alice also mentions working with his long t...
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This week Manfred’s guest is Sebastian Olsen of Norway's garage rock band Death by Unga Bunga. The group released the single 'Not Like The Others' back in October and it featured as our first Coolest Song of 2021. The track will be featured on their upcoming album 'Heavy Male Insecurity' due in February of this year. Sebastian discussed the many influences and reoccurring themes on the album and his hopes for 2...
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December 28, 2020 23 min
This week Manfred’s guest is David Field, drummer in the LA-based rock band Prima Donna. The group just released a Christmas single 'Mistletoe Blues' which featured as our recent Coolest Song. We hear all about how the band managed to record during the pandemic and about their plans for 2021! Join David Field with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
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This week Manfred’s guest is renowned drummer, author and actor John Densmore. IIn this two-part special we get to know the man behind the drums for the L.A. band The Doors. In part two, we hear more about his latest book The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists), along with his relationships with many artists including his bandmate Robby Krieger and Jay-Z. Join John Densmore with Mighty Manfred on this ...
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This week Manfred’s guest is  Morten Henriksen, lead singer of the Norwegian bubble gum pop-punk band The Yum Yums. Morten has been a constant on the music scene in Moss Noway for some time. We hear all about his previous bands including The Twistaroos and  Cosmic Dropouts. We also hear about the Yum Yums latest record 'For Those About To Pop' and what's on his Christmas wish-list!  Join Morten Henriksen with Mighty M...
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This week Manfred’s guest is renowned drummer, author and actor John Densmore. IIn this two-part special we get to know the man behind the drums for the L.A. band The Doors. In part one, we hear about his latest book The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists), along with his concept of space and time in music.  Tune in next week to hear more from John Densmore with the Might Manfred.  Join John Densmore w...
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December 14, 2020 34 min
This week Manfred’s guest is rock and roll guitarist Ricky Byrd. Ricky has just released his latest solo album 'Sobering Times', following the theme of recovery he dealt with on his 2017 release 'Clean Getaway'. Ricky and Manfred discuss the music and creating the album, we learn about the daily struggles for those dealing with addiction and the importance and impact music can have on those suffering.  Join Ricky ...
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This week Manfred’s guest is NYC rocker, Mickey Leigh. Yes, he's back with another rockin' single on Wicked Cool Records, 'Lost In Space.' Hear all about his latest work, how it almost became a Ramones track and the inspiration he drew from the 1962 movie 'Mutiny on the Bounty'. Join  Mickey Leigh with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
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November 23, 2020 30 min
This week Manfred’s guest is no stranger to the Underground Garage, the one and only Brian Ray. Following the release of his recent single on Wicked Cool Records, Brian caught up with Manfred to discuss his latest work. Brain talked about the many changes in creating music during a pandemic, where he has drawn inspiration for his music and working with many artists such as Weezer's Scott Shriner and  Carla Olson on the singles...
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November 16, 2020 25 min
This week Manfred’s guest is Jimy Sohns of the '60s garage rock band, The Shadows Of Knight. The band just released their first new single in 53 Years 'Wild Man', which was a recent Coolest Song. We hear all about the beginning of the band in the early '60s, their massive success with their cover of Van Morrisons 'Gloria' and the latest addition to the band, producer and musician, Michael Weber.  Join Jimy...
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This week Manfred’s guest is Greg Cartwright of the Memphis, Tennessee based band Reigning Sound. Manfred caught up with Greg to discuss his musical background and influences, his time with the '90s garage bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivians, along with reuniting the original members of Reigning Sound for an upcoming 2021 album.  Join Greg Cartwright with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Stev...
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This week Manfred’s guest is Keith Streng of the legendary rockers The Fleshtones. Following the release of their 22nd album 'Face Of The Screaming Werewolf', Manfred caught up with the band's guitarist to discuss the bands legacy over their 44 years together, the inspiration behind their recent album and their connection to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. Join Keith Streng with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversation...
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