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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Chuck Shute

Episode 42: Chuck Shute (Host of The Chuck Shute Podcast)

It’s always fun to have other podcasters / journalist as guest on the show and this week our guest is Chuck Shute host of  “The Chuck Shute Podcast”. Chuck has conversations with a variety of guest from the music, movie and tv world as well as comedians and athletes. We had a great conversation about how Chuck got into podcasting, growing up in Seattle in the 90’s, past guests and more! Be sure to check out The Chuck Shute podcast for yourself. You won’t be disappointed! Thanks for listening!

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Episode 41: Leather Leone ( Rude Girl, Chastain, Leather )

This week on The Rock N’ Roll & Coffee Show our guest is Leather Leone. Leather is probably best know for her time as lead singer in the metal band Chastain. Leahter now  has her solo band “Leather” back in action. What a fun time we had chatting with Leather about her days rehearsing next to Metallica in the early 80’s, joining Chastain, Ronnie James Dio and a few vocals tips he shared with her as well as her latest solo release “Leather II” and  her upcoming hopefully 2021 release. Thanks for listening and I we hope you enjoy the show!

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Episode 40: Rick Ruhl (Every Mother’s Nightmare)

This week our guest is Rick Ruhl lead singer of the band Every Mother’s Nightmare. We had a great conversation with Rick discussing his childhood, the early days of Every Mother’s Nightmare, drug addiction and their latest release “Resurrect The Faithful” which is a fantastic album and definitely recommended! We had a great time chatting with Rick and hope you enjoy this conversation. Thanks for listening! Be awesome!

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Episode 39 – Part One – Alex Kane (Life, Sex and Death, Antiproduct, Enuff Z’ Nuff)

Our guest this episode is Guitarist Alex Kane. You may know Alex from his former band Life, Sex and Death. Alex is currently playing guitar for Enuff Z’Nuff and AntiProduct.  Alex had  a lot to say about the current state of America, including BLM and covid 19, his bands Life , Sex and Death as well as AntiProduct and Enuff Z’Nuff. Alex is a man of many words and it was great chatting with him. I hope you enjoy this episode.

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Episode 39: Part Two – Alex Kane (Life, Sex and Death, AntiProduct, Enuff Z’Nuff)

Our guest this episode is Guitarist Alex Kane. You may know Alex from his former band Life, Sex and Death. Alex is currently playing guitar for Enuff Z’Nuff and AntiProduct.  Alex had  a lot to say about the current state of America, including BLM and covid 19, his bands Life , Sex and Death as well as AntiProduct and Enuff Z’Nuff. Alex is a man of many words and it was great chatting with him. I hope you enjoy this episode.

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Episode 38: P.J. Farley ( Solo Artist, Trixter, RA, Fozzy, Eric Martin)

This week our guest is P.J. Farley. P.J. is probably best know to a lot of people as the bass player for the rock band Trixter. He also plays in the bands RA and Fozzy as well as the Eric Martin band. He recently released his second solo album “Accent The Change” on HighVolMusic. It was a pleasure chatting with P.J. about Trixter and the current relationships in the band, his solo career as well as RA and Fozzy. We also got into his current project with Chris Jericho, Kuarantine where they cover 80’s Kiss tunes. I hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening!

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