Liberty DeVitto - Episode 575

• December 2nd, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Liberty DeVitto. Liberty is best known for his work as drummer for Billy Joel's recording and touring band for 30 years. He has also played with the NYC Hit Squad and The Lords of 52nd Street and has been a session drummer for various recording artists such as Karen Carpenter, Meat Loaf, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Carly Simon and many others. In 2014 he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and has been an official supporter of Little Kids Rock since 2003, a nonprofit that provides free musical instruments and instruction to underprivileged youth. 

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Gary Kroeger - Episode 574

• November 30th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor/host/V.O. artist Gary Kroeger. Gary is best known for his three seasons on SNL and as a successful game show host of such hits as the revival of The Newlywed Game, Beat the Clock and Press Your Luck which was called Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck. He has acted on the big screen and on TV in such projects as The Big Picture, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Hidden Hills. He also hosted Fox's Comic Strip Live and the 26th Mrs. America pageant and has lent his voice to many projects including the popular animated series Dilbert. A few years ago he moved back to his home state of Iowa and recently ran for the Iowa House of Representatives. 

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Jack Russell - Episode 573

• November 28th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with singer Jack Russell. Jack is a founding member of the hard rock band Great White. The band gained popularity during the 1980s and early 1990s. The band hit the mainstream in 1987 for their album Once Bitten which featured the hits Rock Me and Save Your Love. They followed that up with Twice Shy which was certified double platinum and had their best selling single Once Bitten, Twice Shy which they received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance. Jack has been touring with his version of the band Jack Russell's Great White and recording for the last 20 years and they recently released a new album.

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Rose Abdoo - Episode 572

• November 26th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor Rose Abdoo. Rose is best known for her roles as Gypsy on The Gilmore Girls and as Senorita Rodriguez in That's So Raven. She has co-starred or been recurring on various series like Johnny Bago, Malcolm in the Middle, Bunheads, The Comeback, Shameless, Parenthood, The Grinder, Veep and Scandal and has guests starred on countless shows such as Mike & Molly, Major Crimes, The Odd Couple, Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Baby Daddy, Dr. Ken, Psych, The Mentalist, The Millers, Curb Your Enthusiasm and many, many more. She has also been seen on the big screen in movies including Legally Blondes, My Best Friend's Wedding, U.S. Marshals, The 40-Year-Old Virgin abd Good Night, and Good Luck.

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Johnny Dowers - Episode 571

• November 23rd, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor/singer/songwriter Johnny Dowers. Johnny is best known for his role as Detective Tim Cooper in the FX series The Bridge. He started his career singing at Country and Bluegrass Gospel at ten years old and eventually ended up in Nashville. He got his acting start when he landed a part in the movie The Last Castle. Since then he has appeared in many national commercials, movies, tv shows and even a Chris Cornell Video. He also co-wrote and co-starred in the cult classic film Pickin' & Grinnin'. When he is not acting he is recording music with his band.

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Carmine Appice - Episode 570

• November 21st, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Carmine Appice. Carmine is a legendary drummer who first came to prominence with the late 1960s band Vanilla Fudge. After 5 albums he left to join the popular band Cactus and then joined the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice. He later joined Rod Stewart's backing band and co-wrote the hits Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? and Young Turks. Through the years he has recorded albums with artists such as KGB, Paul Stanley, Ted Nugent, King Kobra, Blue Murder, Sly Stone, Pink Floyd, Michael Schenker and many others. He also penned the best selling drum instructional book The Realistic Rock Drum Method and recently released his biography Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums and Rock 'n' Roll. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Martha Davis - Episode 569

• November 15th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with singer Martha Davis. Martha is best known for being the singer of The Motels. They recorded six albums for Capitol. In 1981 their sophomore effort Careful went top 50. Then, in 1982, they released All Four One and the smash single Only The Lonely rocketed into the top 10 and the album went gold. 1983's Little Robbers album went gold on the top 10 single Suddenly Last Summer and the second top 40 hit Remember The Nights. Eventaully the group broke up and Martha went on to record solo albums. The group has reformed and are now touring under the name Martha Davis and The Motels.

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Gary Cherone - Episode 568

• November 12th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with singer Gary Cherone. Gary is best known for being the lead singer of the Boston based band Extreme who had the huge hit More Than Words. He also served a short stint as the lead vocalist for Van Halen on their 11th album Van Halen III and subsequent tour.

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Gioia Bruno - Episode 567

• November 7th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Gioia Bruno. Gioia made her mark on the music scene as a member of the chart busting pop group Expose'. Expose' started releasing platinum selling albums and numerous top ten singles including the Billboard's number one Seasons Change. She also made many TV appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Solid Gold, Arsenio Hall, MTV and VH1 to name a few. After health reasons made her leave Expose' she embarked on a solo career and released Free To Be which became a hit and anthem for the LGBTQ community. In the past few years she completed a Christmas album, is working on a new studio album and is back touring and recording with Expose'.

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J.C. MacKenzie - Episode 566

• November 5th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor J.C. MacKenzie. J.C. is currently playing Governor Sam Evans in Madam Secretary and recently co-starred in HBO's Vinyl as Skip Fontaine. A veteran of both the big and small screen he has been in 3 Martin Scorsese movies (The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Aviator) and starred or guest starred in countless TV series such as NCIS, 24, The Shield, Desperate Housewives, Without a Trace, Medium, In Plain Sight, Ghost Whisperer, Dark Angel, Monk, Murder One, The Practice, Hemlock Grove, Elementary, House of Cards and The Good Wife to name a few.

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Paula Marshall - Episode 565

• November 2nd, 2016
Steve Cooper talks with actor Paula Marshall. Paula has consistently working in Hollywood since 1990. She has starred in various TV series such as Snoops, Wild Oats, Chicago Sons, Cupid, The Weber Show, Hidden Hills and Gary Unmarried. She has recurred on popular shows including Californication, The Wonder Years, Murder in the First, Spin City, Sports Night, Nip/Tuck and Just Shoot Me and has guest starred on countless programs including Seinfeld, Major Crimes, Law & Order: Special Victim Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Soul Man, Game of Silence, Fathers & Daughters and many more.

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Antoine McKay - Episode 564

• October 27th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor Antoine McKay. Antoine is best known for his role of Bunkie in Fox's hit Empire.

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Brian Howe - Episode 563

• October 22nd, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor Brian Howe. Brian can currently be see playing Sheriff Pickett in HBO's Westworld and was a recurring character on the same network's hit Vice Principals. He began his TV career during the mid-'90s, as an occasional guest player on episodes of such series as Law Order and Spencer for Hire and the short-lived sitcom The Bonnie Hunt Show. He re-teamed with the venerable Hunt for a small role in his first feature, which the actress directed: the romantic comedy Return to Me. Supporting turns in an uneven series of films ensued, ranging from K-PAX to Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can. He later was cast in the short-lived sitcom A Minute With Stan Hooper then landed a trio of supporting roles in A-list films during 2006: one in the Robin William's in RV, another with Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and a third in Tony Scott's Deja Vu. Clint Eastwood cast him in the 2008 drama Gran Torino. He appeared in the 2011 action film I Am Number Four, and in 2012 he appeared as Randy Scheunemann in the made-for-HBO docudrama Game Change. He also had a recurring role in HBO's hit The Newsroom and on Showtime's House of Lies and Masters of Sex. He will soon be seen in the original Amazon series The Last Tycoon.

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Rich Redmond - Episode 562

• October 19th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Rich Redmond. Rich is an influential touring/recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California. His versatile, dynamic, and rock solid drumming is the sound behind many of today’s top talents.  While he’s not in the studio or on tour Rich is motivating others with his CRASH Course for Success a meticulously crafted program that anyone can follow to achieve success. As the drumming powerhouse behind Grammy nominated mega star Jason Aldean, he has recorded 17 #1 singles with over 7 million albums sold and well over 13 million single downloads. As a high-energy live showman, he plays sold out shows of 20-60,000 fans nightly in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums across North America .A musical showman in the spirit of Gene Krupa, He has toured/recorded/performed with: Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, John Eddie, Pam Tillis, Susan Ashton, Deana Carter, Kid Rock, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Randy Owens, Marty Stuart, Mindy McReady, Rushlow, Gene Watson, John Anderson, Doc Walker, Jedd Hughes, Patricia Conroy, Earl Thomas Conley, Hank Williams III, Emily West, Jo El Sonnier, Jim Brickman, Lee Brice, Steel Magnolia, The Stellas, Kevin Fowler and many others. He has also appeared many times on the trail of late night shows such as: The Voice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Craig Ferguson, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Michael and Kelly Show, Ellen, Austin City Limits, The CMA Awards, The ACM Awards, The CMT Awards, The ACA Awards, numerous GAC and CMT Specials, and of course, The Grammy Awards.

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Bob Mehr - Episode 561

• October 17th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with music journalist Bob Mehr. Bob recently finished his first book Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements which is a New York Times best seller. He is a music critic for The Commercial Appeal and a longtime correspondent for MOJO magazine. He has also contributed liner notes to the Grammy-winning Big Star box set Keep an Eye on the Sky and has written essays for reissues by The Replacements, Kinks, Warren Zevon, The Dixie Chicks, Al Green and many others.                                    

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Daniel de los Reyes - Episode 560

• October 16th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with percussionist Daniel de los Reyes. Daniel is currently the percussionist for the Zac Brown Band. Through his lengthy career he has performed with artists such as Don Henley, Earth Wind & Fire, Sting, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Yanni. He has also made many TV appearances including the Grammy Awards, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, American Music Awards and the Arsenio Hall Show.

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Buddy Fitzpatrick - Episode 559

• October 11th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with comic Buddy Fitzpatrick. Buddy is currently a New York City club favorite sharing his comedy perspective. His act combines the skill of a great monologist with a physical style that brings his observations to life. His stand-up made him a regular on Comedy Central with appearances on ABC and A&E.  He can be seen in the Damon Wayans film Harlem Aria and in The Business of Strangers starring Julia Stiles and Stockard Channing. His television credits include HBO's Sopranos. He has written, produced and performed in his biographical play Sides at various NYC theatres. When not currently headlining, he can be seen opening for Joe Behar and was a frequent opener for Joan Rivers. He has also had the privilege of opening for The Beach Boys, Doobie Brothers, and The Righteous Brothers and can be seen on Gotham Comedy Live AXS TV, has two appearances on nickmom Night Out and is a contributing writer on nickmom's Actual Housewives of the PTO.

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Ritch Shydner - Episode 558

• October 8th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with comic Ritch Shydner. Ritch has made numerous appearances on TV, including Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno and has done an HBO comedy special. He also played Al Bundy's co-worker on Married with Children, made guest appearances on shows such as Roseanne and Designing Women was seen in movies like Roxanne and Beverly Hills Cop II. His writing credits include The Mind of the Married Man, Roseanne and The Jeff Foxworthy Show and recently wrote the movie adaption for Bill Maher's book True Story. In 2010 he produced and starred in the award winning documentary I Am Comic and he just released his second book Kicking Through the Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 80's Comedy Explosion.

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Rob Long - Episode 557

• October 3rd, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with TV writer Rob Long. Rob recently created the show Sullivan & Son that ran on TBS. He started his career as a writer for the television show Cheers in 1990, and became an executive producer for the show in 1992. During his tenure, the show won two Emmys and two Golden Globes. He received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 1992 and 1993. After Cheers ended in 1993, he formed a television production company with his Cheers collaborator and fellow Emmy nominee Dan Staley. Together, they created the television show George & Leo, starring Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch, for CBS. They also created Love & Money for CBS and Men, Women & Dogs for The WB Television Network. Beginning in 1993, he wrote a fortnightly political satire column for National Review titled Letters from Al and has been a contributor to Time, Newsweek International, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He also hosts the syndicated radio show Martini Shot, where he provides news and opinion on the film industry and wrote the books Conversations with My Agent and The Sound of No Hands Clapping.

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Corin Nemec - Episode 556

• September 30th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks witch actor Corin Nemec. Corin is best known for his lead in the popular series Parker Lewis Can't Lose. His first acting parts were in the series Webster and Sidekicks. He then got a part in Tucker: The Man and His Dream, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, followed by lead roles in I Know My First Name Is Steven and My Son Johnny. Since then he has had recurring roles on shows such as Beverly Hills 90210, Stargate - SG1,Ghost Whisperer, Renegades and Supernatural and has guested on many series including Kirby Buckets, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: Miami, NCIS, CSI: New York, NYPD and Smallville. His movie credits include Operation Dumbo Drop, Silencing Mary, Mansquito, Bundy: An American Icon, House of Bones, Sand Sharks, Dragon Wasps and many more. He is also an accomplished graffiti artist.

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Stephen Manley - Episode 555

• September 27th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor Stephen Manley. Stephen is a veteran actor of film and television for over 40 years. Best known as "Young Spock" in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). His experience spans from work as a child on shows such as All in the Family (1971) and Emergency! (1972) to work as a teen on The Love Boat (1977) and Little House on the Prairie (1974). After graduating with a degree in film from the Pasadena Art Center, he continues to work as an actor. His diversity as a character actor include playing a seedy drug dealer in Death in the Desert (2015), a Neo-Nazi Hitler in Not on My Mountain, a tormented scientist in Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter, a Hells Angel biker gang leader in Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels, and an outlaw cowboy in Billy the Kid: New Evidence. His most recent roles this year include an eccentric scientist in Ghost Hunters and a gullible genius in the series The Idiot.

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Billy Burnette - Episode 554

• September 25th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Billy Burnette. Billy amassed four decades of experience recording music, writing songs, and performing since embarking upon his career at age 7. At 18, he was only a week out of high school when he recorded his Columbia Records album with famed Memphis hit-making producer Chips Moman. In his early 20’s, he played guitar for Roger Miller as well as for his father, Dorsey Burnette.  Meanwhile, he also continued his solo career, which included recording records and writing for such hit makers as Rod Stewart, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, Eddy Raven, and many more. He then began his journey as a member of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.  He toured with Fleetwood Mac between 1987-1995 and appears on such records as: The Chain, Fleetwood Mac/Greatest Hits, Behind the Mask and The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac. In the last few years, he has contributed his talents as a guitar player and singer on tours with legendary musicians Bob Dylan and John Fogerty. Additionally, he has also collaborated regularly with the Mick Fleetwood Band. He also has landed parts in several feature films including: Richy Rich, The Addams Family Reunion, Casper and Wendy, Not Like Us, and the leading role in Saturday Night Special, which featured his songs throughout the film.

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Jade Starling - Episode 553

• September 20th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Jade Starling. Jade is best known as one half of the late 80s duo Pretty Poison who had the #1 platinum hit Catch Me I’m Falling. She returned to the Top 5 on the Sept. 5th 2015 Billboard Club Chart with Better and Better which peaked at #3. That song was not only the 3rd single from the critically acclaimed Captive album but also the highest charted record featuring her since When I Look Into Your Eyes topped the charts in 1988. In addition to Better and Better, Captive has also yielded the Billboard club hits Insominiak and Think About U. Catch Me I’m Falling has continued to reach new fans with features on AMC’s smash hit Breaking Bad & MTV’s Ridiculousness starring Rob Dyrdek and featuring Derek Hough of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She hs sold millions of records in her career and in this era of social media, has continued to grow in popularity. Her recordings have been featured in scores of movies including such high profile releases as You Don't Mess with the Zohan featuring Adam Sandler, the art house classic Pinero starring Benjamin Bratt and the cult favorite Hiding Out starring Jon Cryer. She has also helped raise money for charities through her philanthropic passions Breast Cancer Awareness and the TJ Martell Foundation as well as her work in the LGBT community and has a new single Party2Life which he performed on the WKTU float at NY Pride. 

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G Love - Episode 552

• September 17th, 2016

Steve Cooper talk with singer/songwriter G Love. G is best known for being the leader of the band G Love and Special Sauce. He began playing guitar at age eight. He wrote his first song by the time he was in the ninth grade and began playing harmonica in a wire rack. He credits Bob Dylan and John Hammond Jr., as well as the then-contemporary "old school" hip-hop sounds of Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, and Philadelphia's own Schoolly D, as influences. He began playing solo on the streets of Philadelphia. After one year at Skidmore College, he dropped out and relocated to Boston, working as a fundraiser for Peace Action and playing wherever and whenever he could. One of his few indoor gigs at this time was a Boston bar called The Tam O'Shanter, where he met drummer Jeffrey "The Houseman" Clemens in January 1993. Him and Clemens began working as a duo, they were joined a few months later by bassist Jim "Jimi Jazz" Prescott and became the house band on Mondays at The Plough and Stars in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has never looked back recording albums and touring the world since then and has even written a children's book and has his own line of hot sauce.

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Diane Franklin - Episode 551

• September 13th, 2016

Steve Cooper talks with actor Diane Franklin. Diane is most recognized for her film roles in the 80s playing the French-exchange student, Monique Junet, in Better Off Dead, the Medieval babe-princess in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and the teen crush, Karen, in The Last American Virgin. Her most recent acting work can be seen on YouTube in the films, My Better Half, Humanized (screened at 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival), Royal Effups and Agouraphobia. She also has released her autobiography, Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American, French Exchange Babe of the 80s, available on Amazon and Kindle and is working on a follow up.

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