Josie Cotton - Episode 756

• October 21st, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter/bandleader Josie Cotton. Josie is best known for her international hit Johnny Are You Queer? which was included on the soundtrack of the seminal film Valley Girl.  She also appeared in the film with her band the Party Crashers as well as Jackass Number Two.  She is known for her quirky stylizations and musical experimentation from pop to rockabilly, electronica, swamp, lounge, Western, garage rock and beyond.  She has to date recorded seven albums including Invasion of the B-Girls, a collection of B-movie theme songs (great songs from bad movies) from the 1960s and ‘70s. She also is a record company mogul with the formation of Kitten Robot Records. The first release is a single of two brand new songs with a Russian theme: Ukrainian Cowboy and Cold War Spy which was followed by Everything is Oh Yeah which was to be her third record for Elektra back in the ‘80s.  It has been re-mixed and mastered and was released in partnership with Cleopatra Records. 

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Prescott Niles - Episode 755

• October 18th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Prescott Niles. Prescott is best known for being bass player for the band The Knack. Their hit single My Sharona went Gold in thirteen days and was the #1 song of 1979 and their debut album Get the Knack sold over six million copies worldwide. Prescott was lucky to have had the rare privilege to work with George Harrison for the soundtrack Shanghai Surprise and did an album with Josie Cotton which was in the movie and soundtrack Valley Girl. Since 2013 he has been touring with Missing Persons and is also in a new version of Gary Myrick & the Figures.

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Rick Roberts - Episode 754

• October 14th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Rick Roberts. Rick is best known for being a founding member and lead singer of the band Firefall as well as his work with The Flying Burrito Brothers. He was in Firefall from 1974 to 1981 and then again from 1989 to 1992. During his years the band was known for hit singles such as You Are the Woman, Just Remember I Love You and Strange Way and recorded six studio albums. Since then he has recorded two solo albums and played with the likes of Randy Meisner, John York and Rick Danko. He is currently touring with former fellow Firefall member Larry Burnett.

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John Ashton - Episode 753

• October 10th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with actor John Ashton. John is best known for his Detective Sergeant Taggart in the first two installments of the Beverly Hills Cops trilogy and as the rival bounty hunter to Robert DeNiro's character in Midnight Run. Throughout his career he has appeared in countless movies including Some Kind of Wonderful, She's Having a Baby, Breaking Away, King Kong Lives, Trapped In Paradise, The Shooter, Instinct, Little Big League, Curly Sue and Gone Baby Gone. He is also a veteran of TV working on such series as Dallas, The A-Team, Starsky & Hutch, M*A*S*H, The Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Hardball, JAG, King of the Hill, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and many more.  

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Nick Feldman - Episode 752

• October 5th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Nick Feldman. Nick is best known for being co-founder of the band Wang Chung. Between 1983 and 1987 Wang Chung had five Top 40 hits including Dance Hall Days, Everybody Have Fun Tonight and Let's Go. The band recorded the soundtrack for the film To Live and Die in L.A. and had a song in John Hughes' movie the Breakfast Club. They recently released Orchesography which is a greatest hits compilation recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and still have a very active touring schedule.

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David Jenkins - Episode 751

• September 28th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician David Jenkins. David is best known for being a singer/songwriter and guitarist for the band Pablo Cruise. Pablo Cruise was formed in 1973, and released eight studio albums over the next decade, during which time five singles, including Love Will Find a Way and Whatcha Gonna Do, reached the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100. From 1975 to 1983 the band recorded eight studio albums including two that went platinum. They also appeared on shows such as Dick Clark's American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show and the Dinah Shore Hour and in 1979 they broke Elvis Presley's attendance record at the Sahara Tahoe in Lake Tahoe and became the first rock band to grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

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Chris Carter - Episode 750

• September 22nd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with radio personality/musician Chris Carter. Chris was one of the founding members of Dramarama who he played for from 1982 to 1995. During that time they recorded six studio albums with their biggest being Cinema Verite which included the hit Anything, Anything (I'll Give You). After the breakup he started managing bands and produced the critically acclaimed documentary The Mayor of Sunset Strip which was about legendary LA DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. In 2001 he won a contest to become the host of the popular radio show Breakfast With The Beatles and has been doing it ever since.

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Juliana Hatfield - Episode 749

• September 7th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield. Juliana is a musician from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock bands Blake Babies, The Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls, and The Lemonheads. She has also performed and recorded as one half of Minor Alps with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. As a solo artist she has released 18 studio albums, her latest being "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police."

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Liz Astrof - Episode 748

• September 1st, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with writer/producer Liz Astrof. Liz has served as an executive producer, a co-executive producer, a supervising producer, a producer and a writer for sitcoms in Hollywood for almost twenty years. Some of the shows she has worked on include The King of Queens, Becker, Raising Hope, Whitney, Last Man Standing, Two Broke Girls, Trial & Error and The Conners. She also recently had her first book published, Don't Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay-at-Work Mom, which has been garnering great reviews.

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Dave Pirner - Episode 747

• August 28th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Dave Pirner. Dave is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for the band Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. in 1992, they released the triple-platinum album Grave Dancers Union, featuring their Grammy Award-winning single Runaway Train. The band played the Bill Clinton inauguration early the next year. They also scored a platinum record with the album Let Your Dim Light Shine. They also contributed to three Kevin Smith movies, Clerks, Clerks 2 and Chasing Amy. They have recorded eleven studio albums and still tour.

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Robert Hays - Episode 746

• August 25th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with actor Robert Hays. Robert is best known for his role as pilot Ted Striker in Airplane! and its sequel, and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. During his career that has spanned over forty years some he has appeared in countless TV shows and movies such as Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Angie, Cat's Eye, Starman, FM, Cutters, Touched by an Angel, Dr. T & the Women, and Sharknado 2. He has also lent his voice to Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Iron Man.

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Dan O’Shannon - Episode 745

• August 19th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with Dan O'Shannon. Dan is an American television writer and producer who has worked on shows such as Newhart, Cheers, and Frasier. He was an executive producer of the ABC show Modern Family, but left the show at the conclusion of season five to accept a development deal at CBS TV Studios. He has won 6 Emmy awards and has been Oscar nominated.

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Steve Thompson - Episode 744

• August 13th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with writer/music producer/mixer/arranger/ re-mixer Steve Thompson. Steve is a 7 time Grammy winner and has worked with artists including Guns N' Roses, Life Of Agony Tesla, Madonna, John Lennon, Wu-Tang Clan, the Rolling Stones, Soundgarden, Public Enemy and Metallica. His Grammy awards come from his work with Aretha Franklin, Blues Traveler, Korn, Cutting Crew, Ziggy Marley and Whitney Houston. He started as a NYC DJ which led to Clive Davis taking him under his wing and mentoring him and still is very sought after in the music world.

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Cherie Currie - Episode 743

• August 7th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Cherie Currie. Cherie is best known as being lead vocalist of The Runaways in the mid-to-late 1970s. After the Runaways, she became a solo artist and then teamed up with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, and released 3 albums with her. She also had an acting role in the cult classic Foxes and recently released the album The Motivator with singer-drummer Brie Darling of Fanny.

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Colin Blunstone - Episode 742

• August 4th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Colin Blunstone. Colin is best known for being the lead singer of The Zombies. The Zombies were inducted into the Rock & Roll HOF in 2019 hit the charts with the songs She's Not There, Tell Her No and Time of the Season. They were together from 1962 to 1967, then in 1990-1991, again in 1997 and have been reunited since 2004. As a solo artist Colin has released 11 solo albums and appeared on several albums by the Alan Parsons Project.

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Scotty Morris - Episode 741

• August 1st, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Scotty Morris. Scotty is best known for being the singer/songwriter for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. BBVD's originals rocketed the group into its first phase of stardom when You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight) and Go Daddy-O were featured in the 1996 indie film landmark Swingers. The film launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau and established BBVD as a cultural force beyond their home base of L.A. They have built a career through relentless touring and an impressive discography that includes the platinum selling Americana Deluxe. Their music has appeared in countless films, television shows, and trailers including Swingers, The Wild, Despicable Me, Family Guy, Phineas and Ferb, Malcolm In The Middle, Ally McBeal and have been widely used for years as part of television broadcasts of high profile sporting events including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and PGA. They have had numerous television appearances include Dancing With The Stars, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Last Call with Carson Daley. They have also has shown true bipartisanship having played private events for the three of the last four presidents as well as events at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions on multiple occasions and they had an appearance in front of millions during the halftime show of the 1999 Super Bowl. 

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James Atkin - Episode 740

• July 29th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician James Atkin. James  is responsible for singing one of the biggest hits of the 90s 'Unbelievable' with the band EMF. He went on to have massive success clocking up a No. 1 American single, platinum album sales and an Ivor Novello nomination for songwriting. EMF recorded three studio albums and broke up in 1995 but have had occasional reunions for live shows. James has been heavily involved with seminal dance act Bentley Rhythm Ace and has released three solo albums since 2014.

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Richard Lloyd - Episode 739

• July 23rd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Richard Lloyd. Richard is best known as one of the founding members of the band Television. Television was an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970s New York rock scene. Their debut album "Marquee Moon" is often considered one of the defining releases of the post-punk era. They broke up after their second studio album in 1977 but recorded a third in 1992. As a solo artist Lloyd has recorded seven solo albums and has also been a session musician for the likes of John Doe and Matthew Sweet. His autobiography, "Everything Is Combustible" came out in 2017.

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Kip Winger - Episode 738

• July 18th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Kip Winger. Kip is best known as being the front man for the band Winger. Kip's first commercial break came in 1984, when he co-wrote a song for Kix's third album and in 1985 he joined Alice Cooper's band. He left in 1987 to form Winger who broke onto the scene in 1988 with their self-titled debut which was a success, achieving platinum status and included the hits Madalaine, Headed for a Heartbreak and Seventeen. Throughout their career they have recorded 6 studio albums. As a solo artist he has released 5 albums and composed Conversations with Nijinsky that was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category. His current project that just came out is the musical Get Jack that he co-wrote with Damien Gray. Find more out about him at www.kipwinger.com

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Robbie Grey - Episode 737

• July 15th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Robbie Grey. Robbie is best known for being lead singer for the band Modern English. Modern English formed in England in 1979. Their second album, After the Snow, contained the hit I Melt with You. That song charted in both the UK and USA and was featured in the 80's classic movie Valley Girl. The group disbanded in 1987, only to reform two years later and then disband after another two years. They reunited again in 1995 and have continued in various lineups since that time, with four fifths of the original lineup currently back in the band. They have released eight studio albums throughout their career and are currently on tour with The Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel.

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Bruce Kulick - Episode 736

• July 10th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Bruce Kulick. Bruce has been playing guitar with Grand Funk Railroad since 2000. Previously, he palyed 12 years as a long-time member of the band Kiss and was a member of Union with John Corabi from 1997–2002 and Blackjack, with Michael Bolton as singer, from 1979–1980. in the late 70s he played rhythm guitar/lead guitar on tour with Meat Loaf's band alongside his brother Bob on lead guitar/rhythm guitar and he also has released 3 solo albums.

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Robert Wuhl - Episode 735

• July 7th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic/writer Robert Wuhl. Robert is best known as the creator and star of the television comedy series Arliss and for his portrayal of newspaper reporter Alexander Knox in Tim Burton's Batman. His first starring role in a movie was in The Hollywood Knights and has been seen in many more including Good Morning Vietnam, Bull Durham, Blaze, Blue Chips, Missing Pieces and Cobb. In 2006 he starred on HBO in a one-man-show Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl, where he taught a history class to show how history is created and propagated in a similar fashion to pop culture. He was also a writer on the TV series Police Squad and has won two Emmy awards for co-writing the Academy Awards in 1990 and 1991 with Billy Crystal.

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Nils Lofgren - Episode 734

• July 3rd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with Nils Lofgren. Nils, a member of the Rock & Roll HOF, is best known for playing guitar with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since 1984. He has also been a member of Neil Young's Crazy Horse and Ringo Starr's All-Starr band. As an accomplished solo artist he has been releasing albums since 1975 with his latest being Blue With Lou which features songs he wrote with Lou Reed.

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Gary Pihl - Episode 733

• June 29th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Gary Pihl. Gary is a guitarist best known for his work with Sammy Hagar and Boston. He played with Hagar from 1977-1984 and has been with Boston since 1986. He also worked with the founding members of a band that would eventually be called Night Ranger. They recorded demos for their first and second albums at his home studio. He currently is playing with a band called Alliance who just released their fourth album.

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Mike Peters - Episode 732

• June 24th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Mike Peters. Mike is best known for being the lead singer for The Alarm. Since 1981The Alarm that has had 17 Top 50 UK singles, a host of successful albums and over 6 million album sales worldwide. Following an initial breakthrough in the USA with 1983's The Stand along with Sixty Eight Guns that entered into the UK chart soon after, The Alarm headlined their own Spirit of '86 Concert before 26,000 fans in Los Angeles, that was beamed around the world via MTV's first ever live global satellite broadcast. Other hits of the band include Sold Me Down the River, Declaration, Rain in the Summertime, Rescue Me and Blaze of Glory. On June 28th 2019, The Alarm will release Sigma exactly one year and one day from the release of its prequel, Equals, which debuted to an array of positive reviews and chart positions all across the board.

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Don Felder - Episode 731

• June 21st, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with Don Felder. Don is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. He co-wrote the massive hit Hotel California and is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He left the Eagles in 2001 and started his solo career. He has recorded three solo albums, his most recent being American Rock 'n' Roll which has a who's who of musicians making guest appearances.

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Jack Hues - Episode 730

• June 16th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Jack Hues. Jack is best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the band Wang Chung. Between 1983 and 1987 Wang Chung had five Top 40 hits including Dance Hall Days, Everybody Have Fun Tonight and Let's Go. The band recorded the soundtrack for the film To Live and Die in L.A. and had a song in John Hughes' movie the Breakfast Club. They have broken up and gotten back together over the years and recently released Orchesography which is a greatest hits compilation recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. He also plays with the jazz influenced Jack Hues Quartet.

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Neil Ratner - Episode 729

• June 10th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with doctor/musician Neil Ratner. Neil learned the music business working as a tour manager, assistant manager and producer for groups like Edgar Winter, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Pink Floyd and T-Rex, among others. After a number of successful years working in the music biz, he had an epiphany and decided to pursue his other childhood dream of becoming a doctor. He finished college, learned Spanish, spent four years at a medical school in Mexico, completed two years of surgical training and an anesthesia residency, and helped create the new specialty of office-based anesthesia in Manhattan. In doing so, he became an expert in the use of the new drug, Propofol. Although he encountered many celebrities in his anesthesia practice, one would change his life... Michael Jackson. One day Michael walked into an office in which Neil was the Director of Anesthesia. He became a trusted friend and personal physician of Michael's from 1994 to 2002, periodically going on tour and spending time with Michael at Neverland. He recently wrote the book called Rock Doc which talks about Rock & Roll, Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela, a prison sentence with very unexpected results and how helping the poorest of the poor became a key part of his life.

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Chris Ballew - Episode 728

• June 2nd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Chris Ballew. Chris is best known as the former lead singer and 'basitarist' of the band The Presidents of the United States of America. Their debut album has been certified triple Platinum and contained the hits Lump, Peaches and Kitty. In their 23 year existence they recorded 6 studio albums, toured the world and appeared on such TV shows as Late Show with David Letterman, MAD TV and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Currently Chris performs as a children's artist under the pseudonym Kaspar Babypants and has released a total of 14 albums.

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Martin Page - Episode 727

• May 27th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Martin Page. Martin is responsible for writing and co-writng massive hits including We Built This City (Starship), These Dreams (Heart), King of Wishful Thinking (Go West, featured in Pretty Woman), Fallen Angle (Robbie Robertson), and many more for such artists as The Commodres, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Paul Young, Brian Ferry, Phil Collins, Josh Groban and Robbie Williams. He gained success in America for his own band Q-Feel with the dance hit, Dancing in Heaven, and earned a substantial pop and adult contemporary hit with In the House of Stone and Light, the title track from his debut solo album. He has since released five more solo albums on his own Ironing Board records.  

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Ricky Byrd - Episode 726

• May 22nd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Ricky Byrd. Ricky is a well-recognized musician who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the lead guitarist and former original member of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. He played with Joan from 1981-1992, and has also recorded or toured with Roger Daltrey, Ian Hunter, Southside Johnny and many other talented musicians since that time. He most recently has been combining his love for music with his passion and mission to help carry the torch of change surrounding the stigma of drug and alcohol use. His recent album Clean Getaway focuses on recovery lyrics which moves people to laugh, cry and think. 

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Vinnie Dombrowski - Episode 725

• May 19th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Vinnie Dombrowski. Vinnie is best known for being the lead singer of the band Sponge. Sponge has released 8 studio albums and recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut, Rotting Pinata, which achieved platinum status. The band’s music has been featured in popular movies such as The Craft, Chasing Amy, Mall Rats and Empire Records and they have made network appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and the Conan O’Brien Show.

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Glen Sobel - Episode 724

• May 12th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Glen Sobel. Glen is best known for being the drummer for Alice Cooper since 2011. He has also worked with other musicians/groups including Motley Crue, Hollywood Vampires, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Beautiful Creatues, Gary Hoey, Tony MacAlpine, Vasco Rossi, Paul Gilbert and Saga.

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Steve Hackett - Episode 723

• May 5th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Steve Hackett. Steve is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his years with Genesis. He played with them from 1970 until 1977. During his tenure with them he helped create their sound and was an early proponent for the guitar methods of two-handed tapping and sweep picking. He left the band to pursue his solo career. He has recorded over 20 studio albums and is a popular draw on the concert circuit when he tours. He was also part of the supergroup GTR that included Steve Howe. They released a self-titled album in 1986 which went gold and featured the song When the Heart Rules the Mind which hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Wally Palmar - Episode 722

• April 28th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Wally Palmar. Wally is best known for being lead singer and founder of the band The Romantics. The Romantics were one of the most popular American bands of the 80's scoring a gold album with In Heat and releasing the two classic hits What I Like About You and Talking in Your Sleep. They have recorded six studio albums and still tour the USA. Wally is also the founder of the supergroup The Empty Hearts which consists of The Cars' Elliot Easton, Blondie's Clem Burke and The Chesterfield Kings' Andy Babiuk. They are currently working on their second album. he has also toured Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band.

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Gary Kemp -Episode 721

• April 18th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician/actor Gary Kemp. Gary is best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter for Spandau Ballet. He wrote all 23 hit singles for the band including True, Gold, Through the Barricades and Only When You Leave. His songs were hits all over the world when Spandau Ballet became one of the biggest British bands of the 1980s, generating over 25 million record sales. His acting roles include being one of the leads in the film The Krays as well appearing in Killing Zoe, The Bodyguard and The Larry Sanders Show. He is also a fixture on the London theatre scene and currently plays guitar for Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.

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Derry Grehan - Episode 720

• April 11th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Derry Grehan. Derry is best known for being lead guitarist for the band Honeymoon Suite. He is their primary songwriter and is responsible for their huge hit New Girl Now. The band hails from Canada where they still headline festivals and play to sold-out arenas. They have recorded seven studio albums over their career and are currently working on a new one. In 2015 Derry received three SOCAN Classic Awards based on his songs New Girl Now, Burning in Love and What Does It Take having been played more than 100,000 times each on Canadian radio.

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Kathy Valentine - Episode 719

• April 7th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Kathy Valentine. Kathy is best known as the bassist for the band The Go-Go's. She co-wrote the hit songs Vacation and Head Over Heels that were on the band's second and third albums. She has also played in the bands The BlueBonnets and The Delphines and recorded a solo album.

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Simon Phillips - Episode 718

• March 24th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Simon Phillips. Simon is best known for being Toto's drummer from 1993 until 2009. He was the drummer for The Who during the band's American reunion tour in 1989 and played on Pete Townshend's Empty Glass album. To date he has toured and recorded with many bands and artists, including: Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Peter Gabriel, Joe Satriani, Tears for Fears, Judas Priest, Roxy Music, Michael Schenker, Nik Kershaw, Phd., Al DiMeola, 801, Russ Ballard, Robert Palmer, Stanley Clarke, The Pretenders, Jon Anderson, Whitesnake and Dave Gilmour... to name but a few.

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John Ford Coley - Episode 717

• March 20th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician John Ford Coley. John is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. With double platinum and gold records behind him he has shared the stage with many of the music industry’s famous hit makers. Some of those include: Elton John, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Carole King, Bread, Loggins and Messina, Led Zepplin, Carly Simon, Bill Cosby, Steve Miller Band, Randy Bachman, Jesse Colin Young, Air Supply, Ambrosia, Poco, Terry Sylvester (formerly of the Hollies), Orleans, Lou Gramm and Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Hill and Stephen Bishop, to name a few. He's also hosted The Midnight Special and co-hosted The Mike Douglas Show and appeared on The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, David Soul and Friends, Dinah, American Bandstand, Hollywood Squares (A Special Rock Edition), Make Me Laugh, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, Prime Time Country, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Currently he still records and tours the country.

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Saundra Santiago - Episode 716

• March 6th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with actor Saundra Santiago. Saundra is best known for her role as Gina Calabrese on the iconic television show Miami Vice. She made her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's 1st Tony award nominated revival of A View from the Bridge as Catherine opposite Tony LoBianco. She has continued to move in and out of theatre and TV, being seen in CBS's Person of Interest and the short lived series The Unusuals. She had a recurring role in the 1st season of FX's Damages starring Glenn Close and played the recurring role of Carlotta Vega on ABC's One Life to Live. She also portrayed twins, Jeannie Cusamano and Joan on David Chase's critically acclaimed HBO series, The Sopranos. In between TV gigs, such as Law and Order, Blue Bloods, True Detective, Snowfall, Gotham, Madam Secretary and Gang Related she has done several films, including Spike Lee's, 25th Hour and Hallmark's Meddling Mom.

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Stu Cook - Episode 715

• March 3rd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Stu Cook. Stu is best known for being bassist and one of the founding members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. CCR has sold 28 million albums and their numerous hits include Suzie Q, Bad Moon Rising, Who'll Stop the Rain, Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Born on the Bayou, Have You Ever Seen the Rain and Down on the Corner. The band broke up in 1972. In 1995 Stu formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited with original CCR drummer Doug Clifford and they have been touring ever since.

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Jim McCarty - Episode 714

• February 26th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Jim McCarty. Jim is best known for being the drummer and one of the founders of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Yardbirds. Besides performing and recording with the Yardbirds, he has played with Together, Renaissance, Shoot, Illusion, the Yardbirds reunion band Box of Frogs, Stairway, the British Invasion All-Stars, and Pilgrim, as well as under his own name and as the Jim McCarty Band. Since 1992 he has been playing with the reformed The Yardbirds.

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Robert Berry - Episode 713

• February 18th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Robert Berry. Robert came into the spotlight in 1988, when he teamed with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame) and formed the band 3. They recorded one album, The Power of Three and disbanded in 1989 after a successful tour supporting the album. In 2015, him and Emerson signed with Frontier Records and began working on a follow-up to The Power of Three as 3.2. The project was shelved following Emerson's death in March 2016, but Robert would finish the project himself and release it in 2018 under the 3.2 moniker as The Rules Have changed. He has also played in bands such as Hush, Alliance and Ambrosia and currently is with the Greg Kihn Band.

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Martin Barre - Episode 712

• February 7th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Martin Barre. Martin is best known for being lead guitarist for the legendary band Jethro Tull. He was with Tull for 43 years and his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history. His guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on Aqualung. His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy award in 1988. As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. He has also recorded many solo albums his latest being Roads Less Traveled which has garnered critical acclaim.

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Jim Babjak - Episode 711

• January 31st, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with guitarist Jim Babjak. Jim is best known for being lead guitarist for The Smithereens. The Smithereens are a band out of New Jersey that has recorded 11 studio albums and are known for their hits such as Only a Memory, A Girl Like You, Blood and Roses, Behind the Wall of Sleep and many more. Their television credits include Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, MTV's Unplugged, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Uncle Floyd Show, CBS's This Morning, The Dennis Miller Show, and The Arsenio Hall Show. In 2017 their lead singer Pat DiNizio passed away but they are still touring, switching out lead singers Marshall Crenshaw and Gin Blossom's Robin Wilson. 

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Greg Kihn - Episode 710

• January 23rd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician/novelist/radio personality Greg Kihn. Greg is best known for being the front man for the group The Greg Kihn Band. In 1981, he earned his first bona-fide hit on The Billboard Hot 100 with the # 15 single, The Breakup Song (They Don't Write Em'), from the Rockihnroll album. He continued in a more commercial vein through the 1980s with a series of pun-titled albums: Kihntinued (1982), Kihnspiracy (1983), Kihntageous (1984), and Citizen Kihn (1985). His biggest hit was Jeopardy, which reached # 2 Pop, in 1983. The groundbreaking video became an MTV favorite and was spoofed by Weird Al Yankovic as I Lost on Jeopardy. Over his career he has released 17 albums, the latest being Rekihndled in 2017 and the band still tours to this day. From 1996 to 2012 he was a morning radio host for the classic station KUFX in San Francisco and he has also published 6 novels.

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Joey Allen - Episode 709

• January 17th, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Joey Allen. Joey is best known for being lead guitarist for the band Warrant. Warrant experienced major success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their 2× platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, Heaven, reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the 2× platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video. Throughout their career they have recorded 9 studio albums. Joey left the band in 1994 but came back in 2004. Lately Warrant is busier than ever, recording a new album in 2017 and performing over 60 live dates a year.

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Robin Wilson - Episode 708

• January 3rd, 2019

Steve Cooper talks with musician Robin Wilson. Robin is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Gin Blossoms. The Gin Blossoms rose to prominence following the 1992 release of their first major label album, New Miserable Experience, and the first single released from that album, Hey Jealousy. Hey Jealousy became a Top 25 hit and went gold, and New Miserable Experience eventually went quadruple platinum and four other charting singles were released from the album. Their follow-up album, Congratulations, I'm Sorry went platinum and the single, As Long as it Matters was nominated for a Grammy. The band broke up in 1997 and reunited in 2007. Over their career they have recorded 6 studio albums and still tour nationally. Besides fronting the Gin Blossoms, Robin recently signed on to front a few concerts by The Smithereens.

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Franke Previte - Episode 707

• December 22nd, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Franke Previte. Franke is best known for writing Hungry Eyes and (I've Had) The Time of My Life for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. The latter won him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and he also received a Grammy nomination. His professional music career started with the band Bull Angus which toured with such acts as Rod Stewart and the Faces, Deep Purple and Fleetwood Mac. Later in his career he started the band Franke & the Knockouts that released three albums and were known for their high energy live performances. He recently wrote the uplifting musical Calling All Divas which is currently playing in theaters all around the country.

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