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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October 26, 2020 26 min
This week Manfred’s guest is Chris Paine of the New York-based rockers The Midnight Callers. The group recently released the album 'Red Letter Glow', which featured our recent Coolest Song '41 Miles to Roscoe'. Tune in to hear all about the band, the album and a road trip to Roscoe! Join Chris Paine with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage. www.undergroundgarage.com/...
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This week Manfred’s guest is singer-songwriter, Jessie Wagner. Manfred last spoke to Jessie back in May, following the release of her single 'Over And Over'.  Now, the two catch up as Jessie's debut album 'Shoes Droppin' has been released to the world.  Join Jessie Wagner with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage. www.undergroundgarage.com/ (https://gate.sc/?url&#...
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This week Manfred's guest is musician, recording artist and songwriter Nils Lofgren. Following the release of his live album 'Weathered' which featured a recent coolest song, Nils stopped by to chat Mighty Manfred about the album. He tells us about songwriting with Lou Reed and the album 'Blue With Lou' (2019) and auditioning for the Rolling Stones. Join Nils Lofgren with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Convers...
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October 8, 2020 29 min
This week Manfred's guest is musician, producer and activist King Khan. In part- two of this feature, we hear about the animated short "Rat-Tribution Now", he created with his daughter Saba Lou, his passion for tarot card reading and his current music projects including his recent Jazz album 'The Infinite Ones'. Join King Khan with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Gar...
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This week Manfred's guest is singer-songwriter Don Bryant, whose recent album 'You Make Me Fee', featured a Coolest Song on Little Steven's Underground Garage. We hear all about his early career, which began in the '60s in Memphis, TN working with various artists including The 5 Royales, Al Green, Otis Clay and his now-wife, Ann Peebles. Don also tells us about the influences he drew upon and working with Scott...
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October 1, 2020 30 min
This week Manfred's guest is musician, producer and activist King Khan. In this two-part feature, we hear about his work with the Global Solidarity Forever foundation, the Invaders documentary which King Khan provided the soundtrack for and the influence of New Orleans music on his various projects over the years. Join us next week for Part 2, to hear more from King Khan. Join King Khan with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Con...
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This week Manfred's guest is the one and only Ryan Hamilton. Yes, he's back! And he just released his second LP 'Nowhere To Go But Everywhere' on Wicked Cool Records.  Hear about Ryan's journey in creating the album, working with singer-songwriter Kay Hanley and his love for 'Southern Accents'.   Join Ryan Hamilton with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage ...
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This week Manfred's guest is singer, actress and artist, Cherie Currie. Cherie was the lead vocalist of the all-female teenage rock band in the later '70s the Runaways. Cherrie's album 'Blvds of Splendor', features our recent Coolest Song "What Do All The People Know”. She stopped by the garage to tell us about the album, we hear about her time with the Runaways and her plans for releasing the album on Joan...
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September 15, 2020 26 min
This week Manfred's guest is the prince of power-pop, Kurt Baker. Kurt has been working on some new music for his upcoming album to be released in October. His first single from the upcoming album 'Over You' featured as our Coolest Song and Manfred found out all about the song and album, and how Kurt has been coping in Spain during these times.  Join Kurt Baker with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Littl...
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This week Manfred's guest is singer, songwriter and member of The Gogo's, Kathy Valentine. In part-two of this feature, we learn about her contributions to The Gogo's, their recent documentary and Kathy's 2020 memoir 'All I Ever Wanted'. Join Kathy Valentine with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage. www.undergroundgarage.com/ (https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%...
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September 7, 2020 28 min
This week Manfred’s guest Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings and current bassist with the supergroup The Empty Hearts. Andy featured as our first Coolest Conversation guest back in 2014.  Following the release of The Empty Hearts latest album 'The Second Album', Andy caught up with Manfred to discuss all that has changed between now and then! We hear about the formation of the group, the album's recording process an...
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This week Manfred's guest is singer, songwriter and member of The Gogo's, Kathy Valentine.   In this two-part feature, Kathy dives deep into her life and career.  Following the release of the Gogo's documentary and biography, Kathy tells us about her early life, we learn about her musical interests and stepping into the music industry with her bands The Textones and soon after The Go-go's. Join us next week for Pa...
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August 31, 2020 24 min
This week Manfred's guest is legendary musician H.R. of the hardcore punk band Bad Brains.  H.R. recently collaborated with Jesse Malin on a track in honor of the late NYHC legend Todd Youth.   Manfred and H.R. discuss the late Todd Youth and his musical prowess, the creation and production of the track along with working in the studio in NYC with Jesse Malin.  Join H.R. with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in L...
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This week our throwback dates back to 2015, when Manfred spoke with New York singer, songwriter and rocker, Jesse Malin. Jesse's 7th album 'New York Before The War' featured our coolest song 'Turn Up The Mains', and he told Manfred all about the inspiration behind the album.  Manfred and Jesse also spoke of Jesse's early bands 'Heart Attack' and 'D-Generation'. Join Jesse Malin with Mighty ...
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This week Manfred’s guest is the Hilton Valentine legendary guitarist from the seminal British band, The Animals. Hilton and Manfred discussed how Hilton joined the band, working with Mickie Most, the famous opening riff on House Of The Rising Sun and naming the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Join Hilton Valentine with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage. www.undergroundgarage.com/ (https:...
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For this week's Coolest Conversation we bring you part 2 in our two-part feature with legendary producer and musician Kenny Laguna. In part 2 we hear all about the time Kenny spent in the UK working with The Who and The Steve Gibbons Band and of course meeting and working with his long-time partner, Joan Jett.  Join Kenny Laguna with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage. www.under...
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This week Manfred’s guest is esteemed drummer Pat Carpenter. Pat is member of Mickey Leigh's Mutated Music who just released their latest 7" 'Little Cristine'.  Pat talks about the role of a drummer in creating good music, how the band got together and of course, his best drummer jokes! Join Pat Carpenter with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage. www.undergroundgarage...
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For this week's Coolest Conversation we bring you part 1 in our two-part feature with legendary producer and musician Kenny Laguna. In part 1 we hear all about the early days of Kenny's career playing with the Shangri La's, working on early bubblegum records like 'Yummy Yummy Yummy' and working with Darlene Love & The Blossoms among others. Join Kenny Laguna with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations...
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August 3, 2020 39 min
This week Manfred’s guest is the one and only Dion. Following the release of his latest album 'Blues With Friends', we have featured Dion all week in Little Steven's Underground Garage. Tune in to hear about the making of the album, the various featured artists, his friendship with Sam Cooke and the influence it had on his life over the years.   Join Dion with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Stev...
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For this week’s throwback to tie in with 'Dion Week' in Little Steven's Underground Garage, we're looking back to 2016 at a time when Dion released his 'New York Is My Home' album.  Dion talks to Manfred about his passion for the blues, his musical influences such as Hank Williams and Jimmy Reed and working with Jimmy Vivino on the album.  Join Dion with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Litt...
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