Opeth – The Devil’s Orchard
Mastodon – The Curl Of The Burl
Jane’s Addiction – Irresistible Force
Adrenaline Mob – Believe Me
Dream Theater – On The Backs Of Angels
Trivium – Dusk Dismantled
Anthrax – The Devil You Know
Evanescence – What You Want
The Chariot – Music Of A Grateful Heart
Kittie – Empires (Part 2)
Chickenfoot – Big Foot
Five Finger Death Punch – Under And Over It
Chimaira – Losing My Mind
Opeth – The Devil’s Orchard
Korn – Trash
Limp Bizkit – Take A Look Around
Disturbed – Liberate
Godsmack – Whatever
Kiss – C’Mon And Love Me
Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In
Buckcherry – Porno Star
Motley Crue – Public Enemy #1
Marilyn Manson – The Reflecting God
Guns ‘N Roses – Riad N’ The Bedouins
Seether – Pig
Five Finger Death Punch – Salvation
Otep – Breed
Metallica – Bleeding Me
This episode is a special joint release between Mars Attacks and Talking Metal. I touch upon this during the episode mentioning that it was put together as a tribute to Pete Steele. We deliberated at great length regarding this as it wasn’t the original intention. If you listen to Episode 306 of Talking Metal you will find part of the Mars Attacks live show I did with John and Mark last month while in the states. That episode contains an interview we conducted with Anthony Esposito from Ace Frehley, Lynch Mob fame. The next episode of Talking Metal, and Mars Attacks for that matter, was supposed to contain the first half of the live show. During this segment Mark and I interview Joey Z from Life of Agony, Stereomud, and Carnivore.
Joey was nice enough to come down to the studio, and sit in with us. He came in early, and sat on the couch while Mark, John and I did our opening monologue if you will. During the podcast you’ll hear me reference a few songs, one by Warrior Soul, and another by Slash. We spoke to Joey off mic while these songs where playing, immediately he started talking about Pete Steele. He mentioned what an honor it was to be asked to play with Carnivore, and he also spoke about how funny, and quick witted Pete was. He said Pete could come up with things right on the spot, and could roll with the punches during any given situation. I mentioned this during the Dan Lorenzo segment. He also started talking about what good man Pete was, which seems to be a common theme with all of the comments that are being posted on the web. Unfortunately this was off mic, and we had so many things to talk about (we spoke almost twice as long as we originally intended), we never really got into Pete or Carnivore on mic, except for a quick mention by Joey. Due to this, I have included part of his previous interview where he talks exclusively about Carnivore.
Joey is a great guy, who will always have an open door on any of my shows. I a big fan of his music, and have come to learn what a genuine, and nice person he truly is. He was the first person I turned to when I heard the rumor of Pete’s passing. He spoke so genuinely about Pete; it was hard not to think of him when I started reading the posts on the web. During the episode I read an excerpt of the response he sent me.
The reason I included Dan was because I read his comments on Blabbermouth.net. I reached out to a bunch of different people from the NY/NJ music scene to see if anyone might be interested in providing me with a statement regarding Pete. People treat death in different manners, I know for a lot of people this has to be a difficult situation. As a result, it would be foolish for me to be upset over people not wanting to partake. Maybe the situation is difficult for them, other are on tour, and couldn’t come on with such short notice, etc. In any event, Dan immediately came forward to share stories, and help celebrate the memory of Pete.
There are no ulterior motives here, like so many others out there we just want to celebrate the life of Pete Steele. By putting this episode together, I feel that we are doing our part to pay homage to the man, and his music. I’m sure some will say that we’re doing this to ride the publicity surrounding his untimely death, but it can’t be farther from the truth. Mark and I spoke at great lengths yesterday deliberating over whether we should release this episode now, or wait a few months. I personally think that we’re doing the right thing by releasing the interview in the format we have chosen. As a fan, I don’t want someone’s memory or music to ever die. I truly believe that both Joey and Dan have helped us to do this by sharing their thoughts, and experience with Pete.
Over the course of the next few weeks/months we’ll start to hear about Pete, hopefully all good things, but I’m sure some bad will come out as well. All I can say is remember him for what he meant to you, and don’t let others sway your judgment.
I’ll close this in the same fashion that I closed the podcast, long live the memory and music of Pete Steele.
In the latest episode we have a very special interview with former Kiss and current Grand Funk Rail Road guitarist Bruce Kulick. During this episode Bruce discusses the making of his upcoming solo album BK3, the special guests that appear on the album which includes Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and John Corabi among others. He also touches upon some of his favorite Kiss moments, the recording of several albums including Revenge and Carnival of Souls, dispels some rumors pertain to the recording of both albums, talks about his memories of Eric Carr, and his involvement in various Rock And Roll Fantasy Camps. He also goes on to discuss his relationship with Paul Stanley and former members of the band Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, and Vinnie Vincent.
Throughout the episode you’ll hear songs Bruce played on from Kiss, Union, and some of his solo work.
These are all of the items touched upon:
Kiss, Grand Funk Rail Road, BK3, Jeremy Rubolino, John Corabi, The Blue Room, Union, Niki Sixx, Revenge, Ferrari, Marshall P90, Les Paul, Orange Tinny Terror, Tears Are Falling, Forever, Unholy, Rain, Carnival Of Souls, Bob Ezrin, Steve Luckather, ESP, Tobias Sammet, Edguy, Gene Simmons, Nick Simmons, Eric Singer, Doug Fieger, Kevin Churkey, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Rain, Five Finger Death Punch, Tommy Thayer, Eric Carr, Ace Frehley, Vinnie Vincent, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley, Mark St. John, Sophie Simmons, Shannon Tweed, Family Jewels, Anomoly, Sonic Boom, Tom Petty, Genghis Khan, Fox On The Run, Slade, Rob Zombie, The Elder, Tail Of The Fox, Rockology, Reunion Tour, Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp, Jack Bruce, Cream, Roger Daultry, Pete Townsend, Ron Wood, Audio Dog, Transformer, Judas Priest, Les Binks, Scott Travis, Dave Holland, Wikipedia
The following song are played during the episode:
Bruce Kulick (w/John Corabi) – No Friend Of Mine – BK3
Union – Tangarine – Live At The Galaxy
Kiss – I Walk Alone – Carnival Of Souls
Kiss – Unholy – Revenge
Kiss – Love’s A Deadly Weapon – Asylum
Behind my banter you will hear:
Bruce Kulick – Behind The Lines – BK3
Union – Do Your Own Thing – The Blue Room