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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You probably know Bobbie Jean Brown from Warrant's Cherry Pie video and being the ex-wife of the late Jani Lane. And she's totally cool with that. But now with penning her second book and a flourishing stand-up career, she's here to show how much more to her there is. Bobbie discusses her new book "Cherry on Top: Flirty, Forty-Something, and Funny as F**k" while reflecting on untold stories about Guns N' Roses and how she feels to... Read more

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Two guest episode: First, we speak with Andrew Evans, the young and talented lead singer of "Like Machines" from Atlanta. He talks about touring with Collective Soul, being inspired by GNR, and what's next for the band. Next, we welcome Stone Temple Pilots' lead singer Jeff Gutt. Jeff talks about STP's upcoming tour with Rival Sons, "almost" joining Alice in Chains, and his friend Chester Bennington. Then in Shotgun News we disc... Read more

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Mike "The Sack" Fasano takes for a wild ride in Episode 139. Follow the drummer along from Italian Church beginnings, being Matt Sorum's roommate, contributions the Spaghetti Incident, touring with Warrant's Jani Lane, becoming Tre Cool's drum tech, having a "first" with Slash's Snakepit, playing with Gilby Clarke, new Tiger Army, and so so much more!

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Comedian Jim Breuer returns to the podcast, this time for a lengthy conversation about his relationship with Brian Johnson, touring with Metallica, feelings on Axl Rose with AC/DC and much more! Jim kicks off his “Live and Let Laugh” North American tour this September. Go to officialjimbreuer.com for all dates.

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Rocco Guarino considers himself a songwriter above all else, but there are too many titles and talents to describe him. Scott Weiland's personal assistant, Velvet Revolver's "Technical Liaison" as coined by Duff McKagan, director of the "The Last Fight" video...these are just a few examples of Rocco's journey. Join us for a fun and deep conversation ranging from rock star dreams to the struggles of addiction. A lot to be learned ... Read more

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Returning to the AFD Show is Megadeth bassist, Dave Ellefson. He's here to discuss his new book "More Life with Deth" and album "Sleeping Giants." Dave talks about how Slash's book inspired his contemporaries to write and gets candid about Dave Mustaine's health. After the interview, we discuss #GNRLeakGate !

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Guns N' Roses fans will know guitarist Richard Dugauy from his contributions to The Spaghetti Incident on the song "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory." But what was Richard's path that led him to that moment? The first punk band in Winnipeg, friendship with Duff McKagan, Slash recommending he try out for GNR after Izzy left the band...these are just a few moments in Richard's life. We learn all about what defines Richard Duga... Read more

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Guitarist Clint Lowery is in a good place right now. His band Sevendust is about to embark on tour with Skillet, he's working on a new solo album, and has a good support system. It wasn't always like that though. We discuss his road to sobriety that has led to him working with Wolfgang Van Halen and having his new solo album produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who produced 2 of Slash's solo albums. Also what does he think about ... Read more

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Two interviews we have lined up for Episode # 133. First, we welcome actress Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays Anne (formerly Jadis) on The Walking Dead. We talk about her new film, Darlin' and discuss her feelings on Slash submitting a song for TWD! Next up, bassist P-Nut from 311 calls in. We chat about 311's new record "Voyager" and learn that 311's singer Nick Hexum has gone to therapy sessions with Slash! Please follow/subscri... Read more

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Damon Johnson never wanted to be a solo artist. He was happy with his resume of Brother Cane, Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, and many other great gigs. But now with his new solo album, "Memoirs of an Uprising," he has found new purpose. Damon takes us through his journey, including how Eric Dover recommended him to Alice Cooper, when he took over for Richard Fortus in Thin Lizzy, writing with West Arkeen, the PledgeM... Read more

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"Skillet is the biggest, most successful selling band you've never heard of," lead vocalist John Cooper tells us in Ep. 131. John calls in to talk about Skillet's new tour with Alter Bridge, new record and the several festival billings with Guns N' Roses (including the upcoming Exit 111 Fest). We even discuss how both he and Axl Rose sang in churches as children. That and much more! Special co-host is AFD listener Vinnie from NYC.... Read more

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The icon Alice Cooper is fresh off a mini-tour with the Hollywood Vampires, his band with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry. He won't be home for long as he will embark on a summer and fall tour. Including some dates with Halestorm. We discuss the Vampires, life on the road, and ask him about recording "The Garden" with Guns N' Roses. All that and more!

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Collective Soul are celebrating 25 years since "Shine" and have a brand new album "Blood" available now. Ed Roland joins us to talk about the anniversary, new record, and plays 6-degrees-of-GNR-Bacon.

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We discuss drummer David Silveria's new band BI·AS while reflecting on the old. From the direct impact Guns N' Roses had on Korn, the recording process, communication breakdowns with hopes to mend fences, David Silveria gives us a very honest and candid conversation. (David calls in at 18:09) Special co-host is our original co-host...Scotto is back for the first time since Ep. 39! We learn about his Korn Bar Mitzvah party and he w... Read more

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Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, and Slash are just some of the artists to recruit guitarist Keri Kelli. Keri shares his path with us, including his version of what ended Slash's Snakepit...or did it?? He also talks about his time in Adler's Appetite, new band "A New Revenge" with Tim "Ripper" Owens and his restaurant business, "Aces & Ales." Special co-host is Remco from Amsterdam. Follow Remco's GNR collection on Instagra... Read more

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Last December the rock world was pleasantly shocked to see Axl Rose appear in an episode of The New Looney Tunes. Axl not only had dialogue, but sang "Rock the Rock," his first new song since Chinese Democracy. Rob Janas and Kevin Fleming are 2 writers/actors who co-wrote this episode. Rob himself wrote the song for Axl. They give the exclusive behind-the-scenes of how this all came together, Axl in the recording studio, and much ... Read more

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Taking a break from the studio to talk to us is Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner. We discuss his upcoming lyric book, new Soul Asylum album, working with director Kevin Smith, encounters with Prince, friendship with Tommy Stinson, opening for GNR, Runaway Train being used in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and much more! Special co-host for this episode is AFD Show listener Divya from India. She embraces the opportunity and asks Dave ... Read more

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"The Tom Green Show" meets "The AFD Show." The hilarious comedian updates us on his new album, where his musical influences come from, and his experience seeing GNR with Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys. Plus Tom wants to make a funny song with Sebastian Bach, is trying to be friends with Drake, embraces "Daddy would you like some sausage?" and much more! Please follow and subscribe!

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We are joined by photographer and director Danny Clinch. Danny is the overseeing director of a new documentary, "All I Can Say," about the late Shannon Hoon... "Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself from 1990-95 with a video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of 28. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoon me... Read 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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