Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories

Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories

Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories exists to discuss (and maybe set straight) the rumor, innuendo and hidden details that surround some of your favorite bands and songs.

Episodes

March 1, 2023 42 mins
A listener letter sends Brian and Murdock back to Christmas season 1984 and the wild week and bad decisions that put an end to the rise of a certain Finnish rock band.    Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rocknrollbedtimestories   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Motley Crue “Kickstart My Heart”; The Rasmus “In The Shadows”; Hanoi Rocks “11th Street Kids,” “Kill City Kills,” “Up Around the Bend”     ...
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The guys get into the mailbox for fan recommendations and reflections back on past topics from the show.
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The guys get giddy and examine the roots of the unlikely partnership that forms in the early-1980’s between professional wrestling buffoons and rock n roll misfits - and changes a corner of pop culture forever. Support the show on Patreon and get up to two spin-off episodes a month!! https://www.patreon.com/rocknrollbedtimestories   SHOW NOTES Songs used in this episode: Husker Du “Makes No Sense at All”; Bob Mould “The Silence...
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A listener letter about halftime shows sends the guys unpacking the culture and climate that turned a "wardrobe malfunction" into a headline-stealing, career-ending, congress-convening sideshow.   WANT BONUS EPISODES AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTER? SUPPORT THE SHOW VIA PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/join/7645069   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Al Hirt “Java”; Janet Jackson “Let’s Wait Awhile.” “Again,” “Nasty” https://en....
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February 3, 2023 46 mins
Revisit the September 2021 examination of the beautiful friendship between David Bowie and Iggy Pop. SHOW NOTES: Songs played in this episode: Davey Jones and King Bees - Liza Jane; David Bowie - Uncle Arthur; The Stooges - Cock in my Pocket https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iggy_Pophttps://faroutmagazine.co.uk/iggy-pop-david-bowie-dennis-hopper-cocaine-rehab-story/https://www.grunge.com/220987/the-truth-about-iggy-pop-and-david-bow...
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The guys get into a listener letter asking about why Bowie went broke in the '70's - and they find out a whole lot about bad deals, questionable aspirations, and the business school of hard knocks. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Edison Lighthouse "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"; David Bowie "Fame." The MainMan narrative: https://mainmanlabel.com/about-mainman/   The MainMan podcast: https://mainmanlabel.com/categ...
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January 27, 2023 16 mins
Brian breaks into the mailbox to read AC/DC anecdotes and give even MORE book recommendations. PLUS - OK GO is getting sued by Post Cereal and Justin Bieber sold his songwriting?!? SHOW NOTES: OK GO: https://www.nme.com/news/music/ok-go-are-being-sued-by-post-foods-over-right-to-use-bands-name-for-instant-cereal-3385436 Justin Bieber: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-64394448 Meet Me in the Bathroom: https://www.amazon...
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January 25, 2023 49 mins
Brian and Murdock review and revisit the wild life of folk rock/counter-cultural icon David Crosby and his outsized reputation for speaking his mind and consuming ALL of the drugs...   SHOW NOTES: New York Times piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/arts/music/david-crosby-dead.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Crosby The mugshot https://www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/celebrity/music/david-crosbyhttps://en.wikipedia.o...
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Brian and Murdock pour some cocktails and dig into the listener letters that have been pilling up around the studio. THANK YOU for being a big part of the show! Send your own letter: Wearethestoryguys@gmail.com SHOW NOTES: Ken's book: https://www.amazon.com/May-Old-Seen-Cool-Bands/dp/1955123233/ref=sr_1_1 The Zombie Beatles book: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Undead-British-Zombie-Invasion/dp/B003TLSLXU/ref=sr_1_1  
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January 18, 2023 66 mins
The guys it into the history of online music, the kids who broke the record industry and the band who became the face of shutting it all down.   SHOW NOTES: The book "The Year That Broke America" - https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-year-that-broke-america-andrew-rice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica_v._Napster,_Inc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Fanninghttps://www.businessinsider.com/sean-parker-life-care...
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January 13, 2023 21 mins
The guys celebrate the life and guitar playing of Jeff Beck - one of the undisputed all-time guitar heroes. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Jeff Beck "Train Kept A Rollin' (LIVE)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Beck The 1992 Paris soundcheck with GNR - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL21OIaQGfAhttps://www.loudersound.com/features/jeff-beck-group-the-story-of-truthhttps://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/12/us/lisa-marie-pre...
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The guys get into one of the most enduring pop music mysteries ever: Who inspired Carly Simon to write the now legendary line "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you"? SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Carly Simon "You're So Vain"; Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds "Don't Pull Your Love"; Chase "Get It On"; Faster Pussycat "You're So Vain" You’re So Vain lyrics: https://genius.com/Carly-simon-youre-so-...
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Brian and Murdock get into the story behind what is widely regarded as the most expensive rock record ever made - Chinese Democracy - and the Kabuki-masked maestro who added to the drama of it all. Other episodes of RNRBS to check out: Episode 110 - Axl Rose vs Kurt Cobain - https://open.spotify.com/episode/6yv4wNIb2VIbHPCK7j249H?si=5af862b6d49b421c Episode 16 - Slash vs Predator - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1IuteeEtjnUzG7...
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December 30, 2022 23 mins
RIP Vivienne Westwood, the couple who want to buy Wham!'s Last Christmas and Courtney Love's big interview with Marc Maron - PLUS, Brian shares a New Year's themed playlist.   SHOW NOTES Songs used in this episode: "God Save the Queen" - Sex Pistols, Last Christmas - WHAM!. "Celebrity Skin" - Hole & Brian's playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5KCvmFrxGgk3qFmVsBme2L?si=4f18fcd6d2844df3 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/1...
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December 23, 2022 54 mins
In honor of the holiday, revisit Brian's 2021 deep dive into the ridiculously saccharine (and culturally tone-def) endeavor known forever as Band Aid. Here are the stupid-ass lyrics: It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraidAt Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joyThrow your arms around the world at Christmas time But say a prayer, Pray for the other ones...
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Brian breaks down the jaw-dropping story of one determined journalist with his back against the wall and the outlandish piece of advice he took that helped birth an entire genre and industry. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Perry Como - "There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas" and Kurtis Blow - "Christmas Rappin'" https://rockthebells.com/articles/kurtis-blow-talks-christmas-rappin/https://hiphopevolution.com/articl...
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December 16, 2022 51 mins
The guys get together to talk about the songs they played the most in 2022 - and how their musical tastes might be getting stupider... Hear the playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3keBtmVIxPXHy1ZiR9jZj0?si=04a901441a4b44d9 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3keBtmVIxPXHy1ZiR9jZj0?si=04a901441a4b44d9  
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December 9, 2022 16 mins
Inspired by mention of the fictionalized accounts of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley, Brian talks about some of his favorite rock n roll novels.  
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December 2, 2022 53 mins
In honor of the passing of one of the great voices and songwriters in Fleetwood Mac, the guys revisit their early 2022 foray into the sex, drugs and rock n roll that defined that band and one of the greatest albums ever made. SHOW NOTES: Songs in this episode: "Long Grey Mare" by Fleetwood Mac, "Say You Love Me" by Fleetwood Mac, "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-christine-mcvie-so...
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November 30, 2022 42 mins
A listener letter leads Brian and Phil Medley into a deep dive on the emergence of island music into the mainstream - and finding the one guy whose passion and vision is mostly to thank for rock and reggae finding common ground. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come, Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle, Paul McCartney - C Moon, Led Zeppelin - D'yer Maker How I Met Your Mother reggae joke: https://ww...
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