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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Marc Canter and Jack Lue were there. They both documented the beginning of GNR and put together the 2008 book "Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction." Hear these two friends discuss how they got involved in the GNR world and reflect on many iconic moments in the band's history. We also ask them YOUR questions.

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First, the Hall of Fame lead singer of Def Leppard calls in to discuss his new album with his other band, Down 'n' Outz - "This Is How We Roll." We chat about his passion for new music, will Def Lep make another record, and his friends in Guns N' Roses. Next, we're joined in-studio by Art Art Alexakis, frontman of Everclear. We discuss his new solo album "Sun Songs," his battle with MS, and if he h... Read more

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Mick 0'Shea is an established author and journalist that has written about artists ranging from the Sex Pistols to One Direction, and topics from rocker deaths to the Hunger Games. "Dead Straight Guide to Guns 'N' Roses" is his latest release and his second GNR book. He calls in to tell us all about his journey as an author and his love of Guns N' Roses. After the interview, an important "Shotgun News&... Read more

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Stix Zadinia and Lexxi Foxx from glam metal band Steel Panther join us in-studio to discuss their new album "Heavy Metal Rules," feelings on hair metal, grunge, opening for Guns N' Roses and so much more!

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Legendary guitarist Scott Gorham is back with a brand new album from Black Star Riders, "Another State of Grace." Scott calls in to discuss the new album, the recording process, and his thoughts on Axl Rose's Thin Lizzy fandom. He also talks about Thin Lizzy opening for GNR in 2012. Then returning for Shotgun News is RussTCB from MyGNRForum.com to discuss even more GNR song leaks since the last episode.

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The President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joel Peresman, calls in to discuss the new RRHOF Collectors Set, how the Nirvana reunion formed, and his thoughts on GNR not reuniting for the HOF. Then for Shotgun News, we're joined by RussTCB from MyGNRForum.com to discuss the GNR leaks.

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Peter Napoliello has worked promotions for artists like Prince, Billy Idol, Aerosmith, and Guns N' Roses. One of his many successful runs was with Geffen during the launch of Appetite for Destruction. Hear Peter give his passionate outlook of GNR and the music industry. Great stories of Prince, promotion, and perspective. Today Peter resides in Estonia where he hosts the "MIndBender" radio show on Raadio 2.

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SuicideGirls.com launched September 3, 2001. The Founder, Missy Suicide, joins us to talk about the 18th anniversary of the online community. She discusses what motivated her to create this empowering site for women and the opportunities it's given. Including a music video with Probot, opening for Courtney Love, and of course Guns N' Roses on their 2006 tour.

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Steve Stevens may be most known as Billy Idol's guitarist, but his full resume is Hall of Fame worthy. Steve joins us to discuss his new band Deadland Ritual, featuring Matt Sorum, Geezer Butler, and Franky Perez. We then get to the bottom of if he and Billy Idol were original members of the Neurotic Outsiders with Sorum and Duff McKagan. Steve also chats about if he'll play the new Top Gun theme, working with Michael Jack... Read 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' Ro... 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. ... 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 add... 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 w... 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 ... 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! P... 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... 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 liste... Read more

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