Episode 52: Keith Nelson (Buckcherry, Songwriter, Producer)

What a pleasure it was to have a conversation with former guitarist and founding member of Buckcherry, Keith Nelson! Keith left Buckcherry in 2017 and has since been writing and producing with various artist including Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke. Keith and I have a conversation about his early days learning to play guitar, his days in Buckcherry and some of his current projects. We also had a great conversation about coffee! Keith defiantly knows his coffee! I hope you enjoy his show and please follow and share! Thanks for listening!
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Episode 51: Katrina Weidman ( Paranormal Investigator / Portals to Hell )

It was a pleasure chatting with this weeks guest Katrina Weidman. Katrina is a veteran Paranormal Investigator and has been on shows such as Paranormal State, Paranormal Lockdown and Portals to hell with co-host Jack Osbourne. Season 3 of Portals to Hell can now be seen streaming on Discovery+ with new episodes every Saturday.  Listen as we chat about her childhood, her first paranormal experience, how she got into the business, Portals to Hell and so much more! I hope you enjoy this episode and thanks for listening! Please help support the show by following and sharing!

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Episode 50: Keith Coogan ( Adventures in Babysitting, Hiding Out, Toy Soldiers, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead )

I had the pleasure of having a conversation with actor Keith Coogan! Keith is probably best known for his roles in Adventures in Babysitting and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead but Keith has also starred in other great films such as Hiding Out, Toy Soldiers, Cousins and Under The Boardwalk just to name a few. Keith has also made an appearance in the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot playing himself! I hope you enjoy this conversation and as always thanks for listening! Please be sure to follow the show on Instagram and Facebook and don’t forget to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts!

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Episode 49: John Cusimano (Fastest Land Animal, The Cringe)

This weeks guest is John Cusimano. John has been singing for the indie rock band The Cringe for many years and now has a new project called Fastest Land Animal. Fastest Land Animal has kind of an indie/punk sound and have just released their self titled debut record which is fantastic! I have a conversation with John about growing up in New York, Fastest Land Animal and touring in The Cringe with Motley Crue and Alice Cooper. John is also married to TV-personality Rachel Ray. We discuss what their 2020 was like with not only the pandemic but also watching their house burn to the ground and loosing everything they had. Be sure to pick up the debut from Fastest Land Animal from the link below. I hope you enjoy this conversation and thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast!

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Episode 48: Jonathan McHugh (Music Supervisor, Producer, Director)

This week I got to site down with Music Supervisor, producer and director Jonathan McHugh. Jonathan has a great documentary called Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos premiering March 11th. The film takes a deep dive into the culture of hard rock music. With intimate interviews, the leading titans of rock discuss the genre and  the special relationship they have with their audience. Featuring members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold,  Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against the Machine, Greta Van  Fleet, Halestorm, and many, many more. We also talk about how Jonathan got his start in the music and film industry and his journey along the way. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 47: Mark Knight (Mark Knight & the Unsung Heroes, Bang Tango )

This week I was excited to have a conversation with my good pal Mark Knight. You may know Mark as the founding member and lead guitar player of Bang Tango but did you know he also has a solo band call Mark Knight & the Unsung Heroes? Their new record “Days of a Dreamer” was just released February 16th and is available from the ink below. I highly recommend it! It was great chatting with Mark about the songs, the recording process, and so much more! I hope you enjoy this episode and please subscribe to this podcast! Thanks for listening!

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Episode 46: Mick Sweda ( BulletBoys, King Cobra, The Hot Summers )

My guest this week is guitarist Mick Sweda. Mick started his professional musical career playing guitar for King Cobra with drummer Carmine Appice. When he left King Cobra he started BulletBoys and now he has a new musical project called The Hot Summers. It was a pleasure to have a conversation with Mick about his early days playing guitar, beer (IPA’s), how he joined King Cobra, the formation and success of BulletBoys and his latest band The Hot Summers. Mick is such a nice guy and a pleasure to have a conversation with. Mick rules! I hope you enjoy the show!

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Episode 45: Steve Bown ( Trixter, Tokyo Motor Fist )

This week our guest is Steve Brown, founding member and guitar player of Trixter and Tokyo Motor Fist with vocalist Ted Poley of Danger Danger. We had a fun conversation about his early days sitting in at a show with Ray Gillan when Steve was just 12 years old, Trixters rise to stardom, his life after Trixter in 40 Ft Ringo to his current band Tokyo Motor Fist. We also chat about his opportunities to fill in for both Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen in Def Leppard, playing with Dennis Deyoung as well as Danger Danger. What a fun conversation this was and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Steve is such a positive person with an incredible work ethic. Thank you for listening and please be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and follow the show on Instagram @rnrcoffeeshow

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Episode 44: Greg Chaisson (Badlands, Kings of Dust)

Bassist Greg Chaisson of Badlands and Kings of Dust is our guest this week. We had a great conversation with Greg about meeting Rob Halford for the first time, getting the call from Sharon Osbourne to audition for Ozzy, forming Badlands with Jake E. Lee as well as the challenges Badlands faced throughout their career, beating cancer and his new band, Kings of Dust. I hope you enjoy this episode and please subscribe to this podcast. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 43: Tim Gaines (Stryper, Aldo Nova)

This week our guest is Tim Gaines, bass player and co-founder of the multi platinum selling rock band Stryper.  Tim is currently playing bass for Canadian & Grammy winning rocker Aldo Nova. It was an honor to have a conversation with Tim about his musical journey from growing up in a musical and religious family, his days with Stryper, to his current role with Aldo Nova. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the conversation. 

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