Appetite for Distortion

Appetite for Distortion

From a radio studio in New York City, comes a die-hard fan of the greatest rock & roll band hailing from Hollywood, California. Dissecting all things Guns N' Roses (and anything else in his distorted mind), it's Brando...and this, is Appetite for Distortion. The first ever Guns N' Roses discussion and interview podcast with the biggest names in the GN'R universe hosted by a radio veteran.... Show More

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Velvet Revolver's Dave Kushner makes his return to the show. He updates us on his new tv/music composing venture "Monkey Mind Music Group" and his work for "F is for Family" with comedian Bill Burr. Dave also shares his opinion on Guns N' Roses covering "Slither" and opens up about losing his friend Chester Bennington. Co-host for this episode is Marcelle Sirkus (Ep. 77). Marcelle went to Fairfax High School with Dave, Slash, and... Read more

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We have a great chat with Salli Frattini, former SVP/Executive of Production for Music Specials/Events at MTV. She spoke about what went into getting Guns N' Roses at the 2002 MTV VMAs and the experience of Tim Commerford climbing the stage production in 2000!

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Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul have announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album, SUMMER OF SORCERY. We discuss the new album, his hologram in the New Jersey Hall of Fame, who he's like to still play with, and more!

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The Dead Kennedys continue their 40th Anniversay celebration with the 3-CD set and digital download "DK40." DK founder and guitarist East Bay Ray joins us to chat about the new collection and take some deep dives when we discuss the GNR/YouTube/Copyright conversation. Talking corporate greed and surveillance with a punk icon on a Guns N' Roses podcast? Why not! Then on "Shotgun News" we discuss the new GNR festival dates and phot... Read more

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Billy Rowe returns to the show. We got Billy's story in episode 64, and today he's here to update us on all things Jetboy. Also joining is Howie Hubberman, an entrepreneur that once invested money a couple unknown bands, Guns N' Roses and Poison. Billy and Howie go way back, so we hear them reminisce about the early days of GNR and Jetboy. We learn about Howie's path that lead him to open a guitar shop in the early 80s, where he ... Read more

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Michael Schenker Fest's studio album, 'RESURRECTION', is out now. The legendary guitarist talks to us about new music, all the iconic bands that asked him to join, the loss of his band mate Ted McKenna, and wanting to have Slash on an album. Please follow/subscribe/leave a comment!

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Susan Holmes McKagan joins us to talk about her first novel, The Velvet Rose. Set in the 90's, she draws upon her real-life experiences with husband Duff McKagan for this coming-of-age story. Susan tells us all about the hard work and inspiration put into her new book. She also shares how she and Duff met, as well as her feelings about the Not in This Lifetime tour. All that and MUCH more! Please follow/subscribe/leave a review!

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Jim Breuer, comedian and actor, joins us in-studio to discuss his new comedy record "Live from Portland." The album came from his time on tour with Metallica, so we discuss that and his feelings on Axl/DC. Then returning to the show is Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi. We discuss the new record label deal he and Dizzy Reed signed for Hookers N' Blow. We're also connect to Australia with Mark Alexander, the President and Founder of... Read more

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First up we are joined by the legendary vocalist of White Snake, David Coverdale. David talks about Whitesnakes' new album "Flesh & Blood," his battle with arthritis, and friendship with Slash and Duff. Next, Danny Goldberg, one of Nirvana's managers from 1990-1994. He has penned the new book SERVING THE SERVANT: Remembering Kurt Cobain. We discuss the book, Kurt's legacy, and relationship with Axl Rose. Please follow/subscribe/l... Read more

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Honored to have Megadeth's Dave Mustaine on the show. Dave talks about "Experience Hendrix," the 35th Anniversary graphic novel, and if Slash ever tried out for Megadeth.

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Recorded the day of its release, Tesla's Brian Wheat joins us to talk all about his new album. He also shares his opinion on rock movies, being label-mates with Guns N' Roses when they started, & more! Then joining is Tom McClane from Ohio. He's a GNR fan and a wrestler. He named his "finishing move" after his favorite band and it lead him to a friendship with Shooter Jennings. Tom "Die Hard" McClane shares his whole fan-story wit... Read more

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That means you andy secher at hit parader, circus magazine Mick wall at kerrang, bob guccione jr. at spin What you pissed off 'cause your dad gets more p... Founder of Spin Magazine and WonderlustTravel.com, Bob Guccione Jr. discusses his career and the Guns N' Roses song that has immortalized him forever.

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Another co-hosting opportunity is given away to Conie from Greece. He apologizes for his Greek accent, however is really worse than Brando's Fran Drescher voice? Returning to the AFD Show is Brian "Brain" Mantia. Brain tells us all about his upcoming new projects, including with current GNR member Melissa Reese. He also shares the history behind the naming unreleased/unfinished Chinese Democracy songs called "The General" and "Sev... Read more

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First up, we are honored to speak with punk icon, Henry Rollins. We discuss his involvement in the docuseries PUNK on the Epix channel (produced by Iggy Pop). Henry also shares his feelings on the movement today and answers if he thinks Guns N' Roses was punk. Our second interview is with 25-year-old KC Nash Kelly, the nephew of the late West Arkeen. KC shares intimate feelings about his uncle and the rest of his family. Why haven... Read more

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Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner returns to the show. He updates us on the cancelled Ozzy dates, Priest's upcoming tour with Uriah Heep, and we compare GNR vs Priest with their media approach. After we speak with Richie, we invite Guns N' Roses super-fan Alex Mendoza from Moorpark, CA on the show. He shares his GNR adventure at this year's NAMM Show and why Axl Rose may know who he is. Please follow/subscribe/leave a review... Read more

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We are honored to have Tommy Stinson back on the show. In May he will embark on the North American leg of the Lemonhead's tour, but he has so much more planned. Cowboys in the Campfire, Bash & Pop, solo record, autobiography, Guns N' Roses, your fan questions...we discuss all! Also joining us as co-host is Jenna from Philly, a listener of the AFD who won the chance to interview Tommy!

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This episode features a candid interview with Styper frontman, Michael Sweet. With a different approach than GNR and Axl, Michael is very transparent with his beliefs, lyrics, and message. Michael updates us on new Stryper music, a solo record, and a documentary in the works. How do we compare a Christian metal band to Guns? Only one way to find out...

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"After the interview, Smash asked GNR to “redecorate” the Headbangers Ball set, and they trashed it like a bunch of stoned denim and leather zombies," - Matt Wake, LA Weekly 1987 was a landmark year for Guns N' Roses and MTV. "Adam Smash" had a relatively unknown GNR on for an interview in the early days of the iconic Headbangers Ball. Here to talk about the interview, the true story of how and why it happened (especially the tras... Read more

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Big show, 2 interviews. First up, special co-host Geoff from GNR Central helps interview Freekbass. Freek tells us all about the Cincinnati funk scene and his work with Buckethead. Also he details how his new band, Headtronics, formed. One of his Headtronics bandmates is our second guest...Richard Fortus. Guns N' Roses' Richard Fortus joins us later in the episode to talk about this new band, answers your fan-submitted questions, ... Read more

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Legendary drummer of Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice joins the show IN-STUDIO! We discuss the re-release of his brilliant Guitar Zeus album which includes new music from Bumblefoot. We also chat about the Super Bowl halftime show, real estate, and New York! Also in episode 103 we read some of your fan mail and get excited for upcoming guests. Please follow/subscribe/leave a message!

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