Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk." This original podcast is a unique blend of rock and comedy talk with some of the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment.

Episodes

November 21, 2022 50 min

Today I continue my Marcus King Band Diary with Drew Smithers slide and 2nd guitar player for the Marcus King Band.

Drew is a fantastic Guitar Player and a great human with a really cool story.

Drew and I dive deep into how he got started playing guitar, his time in Bishop Gunn, Working at Carter Vintage and of course how he joined

the Marcus King Band.

Thanks for tuning in and have a fantastic Thanksgiving everyone.

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Today I sit dow with Jason Roberts and talk all about what it's like to drive a Rock n Roll Tour Bus for a living.

You ever wonder how people start driving Musicians around the United States in a tour bus then this episode is for you.

Tour bus driving is a stressful job and a really good driver is hard to come by.

Some bands keep the same driver for years when they find a good one and Jason is one of the best.

Jason has driven ...

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Today we have a Rock n Roll Hall of Fame legend Mr John Oates on the show.

John stops by today to talk about his new single Pushin' A Rock, his years in the Music Biz, Songwriting and Recording and His love of Porsche 911 cars.

Daryl Hall & John Oates are the most successful duo in the history of music selling over 80 million Records to date.

The list of hits is mind boggling, She's Gone, Sara Smile, Maneater, Private E...

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Today my friend Neal Francis returns to the show to talk  about the 2 month tour we just did around American with Marcus King and Ashland Craft.

Neal and I also dig into his new EP Sentimental Garbage which comes out Nov 18th 2022 and our love of all things Music.

Catch Neal on tour right now in Europe.

Thank you for tuning in every week my friends.

DDR

 

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October 24, 2022 66 min

Today I sit down with Michael Sweet singer, songwriter and guitar player for Stryper.

Stryper have been recording records and touring for almost 40 years and have sold over 10 million records.

Last week Oct 21st 2022 they dropped a new album called "The Last Battle" that went immediately to #1 on iTunes.

Michael and I dive into the long career of Stryper also we dig into his time in the band Boston and his love of guitars.

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October 16, 2022 44 min

Today we have the great Ashland Craft on Let There Be Talk.

Ashland is a fantastic old school country singer / songwriter who has an amazing record out right now called Travelin Kind.

Hear how Ashland started out working Honky Tonks playing 5 sets a night eventually finding her way onto the hit T.V. show The Voice.

Ashland has been touring for the last 6 weeks with us on the Marcus King Rock n Comedy tour and it has just been incre...

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Today I sit down with Jack Ryan drummer for The Marcus King Band.

I've had the pleasure of watching Jack play the drums this last month while I've been out on this incredible tour and I'll tell you this Jack Ryan is going to be a house hold name for years to come.

Anyone that has been to any of the Marcus King shows over the years knows Jack is a killer on the drums.

Jack sits down today and talks all about how he got i...

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Today we have Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers / Steely Dan on the show.

This man has written some of the greatest songs to every hit the FM Dial including Minute by Minute, What a Fool Believes, Takin It To The Streets and I Keep Forgettin.

Michael sits down with me today for an In-Depth conversation on his Career in Music.

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September 26, 2022 143 min

Episode 666 is here and what better guest to have than the legend himself King Diamond of Mercyful Fate.

King and I sat down today for a long In-Depth conversation on all things King Diamond including, Influences, Songwriting, Lyrics, Mercyful Fate and even some Car Talk.

Mercyful Fate and King Diamond have been a massive influence to the metal world and it was an Honor to sit down with the King.

I hope you all enjoy this episode.

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September 18, 2022 59 min

Today my good friend comedian Jim Florentine returns to the show to talk about his new comedy record Terrorizing Telemarketers 7 which is currently #1 on iTunes.

Jim and I also dive into what its like opening for bands as a comedian, Baseball in San Francisco and of course Metal Music.

Thanks for tuning in. If you want to support the podcast join my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray

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September 12, 2022 35 min

Today I dive into

The start of the Marcus King Rock and Comedy Youngblood Tour.

Big bands side bands

Incredible films I forgot about

and the iPhone 14 that no one cares about.

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September 4, 2022 114 min

Today my friend Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs returns to the show to talk all about their new masterpiece record "How Do You Burn" which comes out this Friday.

This record is absolutely next level and I have not stopped spinning it all week.

It was so good to catch up with Greg on all things Whigs.

We dive into all kinds of topics including his early days in LA working at Tower Records, Peter Falk aka Columbo teaching him ...

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August 29, 2022 60 min

Kaya Stewart has been writing and recording songs since she was 13 years old. Sure Dave Stewart of Eurythmics is her Dad but that doesn't guarantee talent or success and she knows that.

After a song she wrote and recorded blew up on Soundcloud, records labels started knocking on her door. 

Soon she found herself on Warner Brothers Records and out on the Vans Warped Tour but it wasn't all dreamy.

Kaya decided to start over a...

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August 22, 2022 48 min

Today on Let There Be Talk I go solo and dive into all kinds of 

stuff like  - 

The unveiling of the beautiful Brody Stevens Mural

Metallica's Garage Days Re-Revisited turning 35 years old

Touring in the 70's with no WiFi

and staying motivated in Life.

Thanks for tuning in and make sure you

have a fantastic week out there.

DDR

 

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August 14, 2022 112 min

Today we go to another level on the show with my ultimate dream guest Mr Gene Simmons of KISS.

11 years ago when I started this show I made a list of Dream Guest and Gene was at the top.

This man completely changed my life in 1977 and is 100 percent the reason I pursued a life in the Arts.

Over 660 episodes of Let There Be Talk and 80 percent of them all said Kiss is the reason they started playing music.

To quote my good friend Ce...

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Today my friend Marcus King stops by the show to talk all about his new album Young Blood coming out Aug 26th on American Recordings.

I have loved this mans music from the first day I heard him and can not stop telling people about him.

Marcus and I dive into whats been going on with him over the last couple of years including working with Dan Auerbach again in the studio, co-writing with Desmond Child and our Rock and Comedy tour ...

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Today my friend Robby Staebler of All Them Witches returns to the show to fill me in on what ATW is up to.

The band has been dropping a new song a month for their new project called The Bakers Dozen and they are also about to start a European tour next month.

All Them Witches has been one of my favorite new bands over the last 5 years and I can't recommend them enough.

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Today I sit down with my friend Dave Elitch and talk about his life behind the Drum Kit playing with legends.

Dave has played Drums for The Mars Volta, Antemasque, Weezer, Killer Be Killed and so many more.

When Dave isn't in the recording studio or out on tour with a band he's teaching drums to some of the biggest in the biz.

This is a fantastic episode on Drums, Watches, Cars and Life.

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Today is new music day with Kenny Becker of the Los Angeles band Goon.

Kenny stops by and talks all about Goon's new record Hour Of Green that came out last Friday, July 15th 2022.

Goon is a fantastic indie band that is drawing love from everyone all over town including Reggie Watts.

Make sure you also check out their other record Heaven is Humming.

Kenny not only writes the songs but he also does all the artwork for the band.

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Today on Let There Be Talk we have the legend himself drummer Thommy Price.

Thommy is best know as the groove behind Joan Jett and The Blackhearts but early on he played with Scandal recording the hit song The Warrior.

From Scandal Thommy joined Billy Idol and recorded the Hit record Rebel Yell which exploded all over radio and MTV.

Thommy spent a few years with Billy Idol touring all over the world before settling into The Blackhe...

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