Appetite for Distortion

Appetite for Distortion

“Brando was hands down my favorite interviewer.” - Roberta Freeman, vocalist Use Your Illusion “I always enjoy connecting to those who avoid the obvious pedestrian cliche rockisms and who will converse with intelligence...kudos. That makes for a worthwhile broadcast.“ - Alan Niven, former GNR manager ------- Appetite for Distortion is a Guns N' Roses-themed podcast hosted by a radio veteran. Any topic is up for discussion as long as it falls under the 6-Degrees of GNR (Kevin) Bacon... Check it out on the iHeartRadio App, SoundCloud, Spreaker, Stitcher, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. Please leave a review. You are a part of this show. Past guests include: Alice Cooper, Richard Fortus (GNR), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Susan Holmes McKagan, Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Michael Lardie (Great White), Paolo Gregoletto & Corey Beaulieu (Trivium), Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine (That Metal Show), Brain (Primus / Guns N’ Roses), Tommy Stinson (The Replacements / GNR), Steve Gorman (Black Crowes), Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), London Hudson (Slash’s son/Classless Act), Alan Niven (former GNR manager), Raz Cue (former LA Guns manager), Mike Squires and Jeff Rouse (Duff McKagan’s Loaded), Todd Kerns (Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators), Ernie C (Bodycount), Richie Faulker (Judas Priest), Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon), Roberta Freeman & Teddy Zig Zag (GNR) AND MORE!! Not affiliated with the band Guns N' Roses. Current theme song created by Mike Squires.... Show More

Episodes

August 5, 2020 37 min
Sully Erna of Godsmack will be hosting a LIVE marathon fundraiser virtual concert to benefit The Scars Foundation on Thursday, August 6, at 8 pm EST. For more info, visit: https://www.scarsfoundation.org/sullyandfriends
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Doug Goldstein, former Guns N' Roses manager, joins to discuss and answer your questions about 1993's The Spaghetti Incident.
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The incredible Harry Shearer joins us to talk about the Simpsons, Spinal Tap, Guns N' Roses, and his new album "The Many Moods Of Donald Trump."

Then we're joined by Ben Solomon from the from Israeli rock band, Guns N' Moses.
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The Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey returns to the podcast to chat about her passion for Guns N' Roses, artwork, grief counseling, and much more!
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Tracey Amos may be best known for being Guns N' Roses' backup singer during the Use Your Illusion era, but she is much more. Tracey joins us to discuss what important projects she is currently on and reminisce on her time with GnR.
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The legendary Bootsy Collins joins us to discuss his latest single “Stars,” creativity in quarantine, and his upcoming new album with Buckethead! Bootsy shares the story of how he first united with Bucket!

Then for a hybrid Appetite for Discovery/Fan Obsession segment, we're joined by musician Brandon Fields. We chat about his GnR tribute band, new original album featuring Todd Kerns, and more!
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"The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Band Ever!" best describes the Gypsy Pistoleros. Frontman Gypsy Lee joins us to chat about his colorful career and truly unique GnR encounters.
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Duff McKagan's Loaded members Jeff Rouse and Mike Squires have been extremely busy in quarantine. The bassist and guitarist both return to the podcast, this time together on Zoom to update us on their projects and fun conversation.
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An Ayewis Documentaries production for TNK Studio proudly presents "Dust N' Bones: The Story So Far." This Izzy Stradlin documentary premieres June 27th on Ayewis Life on YouTube. Learn about the man behind this tribute doc.
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Australian actor Damon Herriman has played the role of Charles Manson in Netflix's "Mindhunter" and Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." We chat about Manson's music and his new movie "Judy and Punch."

We are also joined by Andrew Magnotta from Q104.3 and the band One Hundred Thousand for the "Appetite for Discovery" segment.
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Roberta Freeman (Use Your Illusion) makes her 3rd appearance on the podcast for a truly important conversation. As a black singer, what is her take on the Black Lives Matter movement? How does she feel about the controversial GnR song "One in a Million"? What racist experiences has she faced? Please join us for a necessary discussion.
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Punk legend and owner of Die Laughing Records, Dave Dalton joins us for our 200th Episode. Dave's stories take us to opening for Duff's old punk band The Fartz, the Neurotic Outsiders, befriending Izzy, and much more! Special co-host Mark Alexander-Erber from Golden Robot Records.
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First, Michael Jackson's former manager Dieter Wiesner discusses his new book "Michael Jackson: The Real Story" and MJ's relationship with Slash.

Then, we welcome our friend RussTCB (@Infectious_Pod) to talk all things MJ n' GNR.
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INXS bassist Garry Beers and singer Toby Rand (Juke Kartel) present their new project, Ashenmoon. Garry and Toby discuss their new band and have some great Guns N' Roses stories as well! INXS and GNR in 1988, parties with "Slash and Friends," and more!

Special co-hosts: Mark Alexander-Erber and Kristin Tully of Golden Robot Records
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"The son of a junkie aristocrat and a schizophrenic showgirl becomes the master of reinvention on a 50+ year journey through rock and roll, TV, and film." We try to fit as much as we can in 1 episode!
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Mike Peters and The Alarm are back with the brand new double album, "Stream (Hurricane of Change)." Mike talks to us about his new music, experiences with Gilby Clarke producing two Alarm albums, sharing a stage with Duff, and more!

Special co-host is Denis McNamara, Long Island Radio Hall of Famer and one of the stars of the Showtime Documentary, "New Wave: Dare To Be Different."
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Guns N' Roses drummer Frank Ferrer joins us via Zoom to chat about his band "PSSR" on Golden Robot Records, his other NYC band "Mule Kick," and of course Guns N' Roses. How did he join the band? What's it like playing with the biggest band in the world? What might new music sound like?

Special co-hosts Mark Alexander-Erber (CEO of Golden Robot Records) and Kristen Tully (Artist Development Manager - GRR)
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New ZOOM episode featuring Steve Riley of L.A. Guns! Holding up the L.A. Guns flag since 1987, drummer Steve Riley talks new L.A. Guns music, dealing with controversy, and reflects on the Sunset Strip. Special co-hosts Mark Alexander-Erber (CEO of Golden Robot Records) and Kristen Tully (Artist Development Manager - GRR). Video on facebook.com/TheAFDShow

Bonus "Fan Obsession" podcast segment with NYC restaurant "Spaghett...
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Matt Sorum joins us to discuss producing Cherie Currie's new album, the effect of Coronavirus on the environment, his upcoming book, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and more!
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70’s Icon and Ex-Runaways singer Cherie Currie has released her latest solo project "Blvds of Splendor." It features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan, Slash, Duff, and Matt Sorum, who produced the record. We chat with Cherie about the album and more!

Then for the "Appetite for Discovery" segment, we chat with Havok, a thrash-metal band from Colorado. How were they influenced by GNR? You might be surprised.
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