Appetite for Distortion

Appetite for Distortion

“Brando was hands down my favorite interviewer.” - Roberta Freeman, Use Your Illusion singer “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 ------- Past guests include: Alice Cooper, Rob Halford, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke, Frank Ferrer, Richard Fortus, Dave Kushner, Henry Rollins, Dave Mustaine, David Coverdale, Joe Elliott, Dee Snider, Dizzy Reed, Susan Holmes McKagan, Scott Ian, CM Punk, Tom Green, Pauly Shore, Eddie Trunk, Jim Breuer, Harry Shearer, Scott Stapp, Shelia E, Steven Van Zandt, Brain, Tommy Stinson, Steve Gorman, London Hudson, Alan Niven, Doug Goldstein, Sully Erna, Bootsy Collins, Roberta Freeman, Tracey Amos, Teddy Zig Zag AND MORE!! Not affiliated with the band Guns N' Roses. Current theme song created by Mike Squires.... Show More

Episodes

October 16, 2020 44 min
Legendary guitarist Robby Krieger checks in to chat about the 50th Anniversary of Morrison Hotel, playing with Slash, Scott Weiland, and what The Doors mean to a younger generation.

Then, "Van Halen Rising" author Greg Renoff discusses the impactful loss of Eddie Van Halen.
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Steve Riley returns to the podcast and this time he's bringing his LA Guns bandmate Kelly Nickels. They discuss their new album "Renegades" and reflect on the Sunset Strip in the 80s, including a fun story of Steve hanging with Eddie Van Halen to go see a young Randy Rhoads perform.

Special co-host, Mark Alexander-Erber of Golden Robot Records
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Stone Gossard should be touring with Pearl Jam now, but 2020 happened. Silver lining? New band and album. Painted Shield's self titled debut hits 11/27. We talk the new album, plus reflect on Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, and a Pearl Jam/GNR tour rumor.
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Against Me's Laura Jane Grace shares how her new solo album "Stay Alive" unexpectedly came to be and reflects on the 2002 debut "Reinventing Axl Rose."

Then we have an appetite for discovery with South of Eden. We learn all about the rock band from Columbus, Ohio through our 6-degrees of GNR Bacon.
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October 1, 2020 35 min
The Metal God, Rob Halford joins us to talk about his new autobiography "Confess" and answers YOUR questions! Plus we meet Detroit guitarist Sammy Boller to chat about his new instrumental album "Kingdom of the Sun" and his favorite Slash solos.
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As arguments and unrest populate headlines and divide households, Scott Stapp has released a powerful lyric video for “World I Used To Know." We discuss the song's message, plus Brando tells Scott his vision of a Stapp-led Velvet Revolver. How does he respond?
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Back in Ep. 206, we met Brandon Fields who created an unnamed band with Todd Kerns and members of Ace Frehley's solo. Today, we meet "Minefield" with Brandon, Todd, and Mark Alexander (CEO of Golden Robot Records).

Recorded on Zoom 9/23/20.
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September 23, 2020 77 min
Fresh off the heels of his latest solo album, "Beautiful Things," Donnie Vie (former Enuff Z'nuff)talks to us about his career, where things stand with his former band, and how sobriety has changed his life.

Special co-host: Ian Scotto
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September 18, 2020 50 min
Joel Miller's new book "Memoir of a Roadie: Axl said I made a great cup of tea. Scott Weiland liked The Carpenters… & Ozzy drinks rosé" is out now and we chat with the former roadie all about it.

Plus Joe Cotela from DED calls in to discuss what it was like touring with Korn, Corey Taylor, and what it meant to him being on the same bill as Guns N' Roses.
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Less Than Jake co-founder, guitarist and singer Chris DeMakes joins the podcast. We catch up on all the projects he is working on in quarantine, including his new "Chris DeMakes a Podcast," and of course talk about Guns N' Roses.
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Comedian Joe List has appeared on numerous late-night talk shows and currently has a one hour special ‘I Hate Myself’ that is available on YouTube. We discuss the GNR joke in his special, his love of music, and the art of comedy.

Special guest co-host JT Turret.
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Dave Mustaine talks "Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece," Slash writing his foreword, and the Axl Chapter.

Dez Fafara discusses DevilDriver's first of 2 new albums "Dealing With Demons I" and his love of Guns N' Roses.
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Greg Graffin of Bad Religion joins to discuss the autobiography "Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion" and his GNR college connection.

Next, Rob Carlyle of the NYC rock band The Compulsions joins. Bumblefoot and Frank Ferrer are featured on the upcoming Compulsions album, "Ferocious."
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The legendary Dee Snider joins us to talk all things Twisted Sister, metal, radio, horror, Long Island, his right to speak, Guns N' Roses and a lot more!
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Grammy-nominated Arian Buhler returns to the podcast to talk about his Guns N' Roses lithographs, box set design, and more!
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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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