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Ep 40: Interview w/ JESSE FINK (Author of ”BON: THE LAST HIGHWAY”)

Ep 40: Interview w/ JESSE FINK (Author of ”BON: THE LAST HIGHWAY”)

May 16, 2022

This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with Jesse Fink, the author of "BON: THE LAST HIGHWAY", which has a new UPDATED edition being released on May 31, 2022. In this interview, Jesse returns to the show to discuss some new revelations in the updated edition, his extensive research process, some of the people interviewed for this book, what Bon Scott might have done in the MTV era, and the insane backlash Jesse has received from "Bonfest" and other overly-defensive fans for daring to challenge the official story about Bon's death.

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Ep 39: Interview w/ PRESCOTT NILES of THE KNACK (”LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES” out on RECORD STORE DAY 2022)

Ep 39: Interview w/ PRESCOTT NILES of THE KNACK (”LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES” out on RECORD STORE DAY 2022)

April 19, 2022

This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with Prescott Niles, the bassist for The Knack. Prescott came on the show to promote The Knack's new live album, "LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES", which is being released as part of Record Store Day 2022. In this interview, we discuss the new album, as well as Prescott's stories about interacting with Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and other big name rock stars. We also dive into how The Knack proceeded in the aftermath of the monster success from "My Sharona" and how the band broke up. We then cover the Knack's connection to "Weird Al" Yankovic, and their 2005 appearance on the tv show "Hit Me Baby One More Time". Finally, Prescott concludes with some reflections on how "My Sharona" still affects him today.

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Ep 38: Interview w/ HEATH HOLLAND (Host of CEREAL AT MIDNIGHT)

Ep 38: Interview w/ HEATH HOLLAND (Host of CEREAL AT MIDNIGHT)

April 7, 2022

This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with YouTuber Heath Holland, who hosts a series called "Cereal at Midnight". In this interview, we talk about what sort of content he produces for "Cereal at Midnight", his perspectives on collecting physical media, his appreciation for Elvis Presley, and some of the pop culture locations he has visited on his show.

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Ep 37: Interview w/ STEPHANIE CALVERT (formerly of Starship ft. Mickey Thomas) - PART TWO

Ep 37: Interview w/ STEPHANIE CALVERT (formerly of Starship ft. Mickey Thomas) - PART TWO

March 21, 2022

This is Part 2 of Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with vocalist Stephanie Calvert (formerly of STARSHIP ft. Mickey Thomas). Stephanie sang with Starship from 2006 - 2021. In this interview, we talk about her experience recording on 2013's "Loveless Fascination" album, the band's social media struggles, and why she is no longer with Starship.

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Ep 36: Interview w/ STEPHANIE CALVERT (formerly of Starship ft. Mickey Thomas) - PART ONE

Ep 36: Interview w/ STEPHANIE CALVERT (formerly of Starship ft. Mickey Thomas) - PART ONE

March 16, 2022

This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with vocalist Stephanie Calvert (formerly of STARSHIP ft. Mickey Thomas). Stephanie sang with Starship from 2006 - 2021. In this interview, we talk about her joining the band, her performances with Raiding the Rock Vault and Mondays Dark, how Grace Slick influenced her, her favorite songs to perform, Starship’s best and worst gigs, and the tragic passing of Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian.

Part Two will be posted soon, and that will cover her experience recording on 2013's "Loveless Fascination" and why she is no longer with Starship.

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Ep 35: Starship & Mickey Thomas (Retrospective)

Ep 35: Starship & Mickey Thomas (Retrospective)

March 10, 2022

This is the third (and final) part of our special trilogy of episodes about the Jefferson Airplane "Family Tree", in which I will cover every principle artist and band involved in the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship orbit. Today we will take a look back at the original run of Starship, as well as Mickey Thomas' solo career. I also discuss the later-era solo releases from original Jefferson Airplane vocalist Marty Balin. 

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Ep 34: “Dylan Through the Decades” Part 5: Bob Dylan in the 2000’s

Ep 34: “Dylan Through the Decades” Part 5: Bob Dylan in the 2000’s

February 17, 2022

"Play That Rock'n'Roll" proudly presents the fifth part of a special mini-series that details the incredible life and career of the one and only Bob Dylan. We are joined by my friend Chris to explore Dylan's full studio catalog, broken down by decade. In this episode, we cover Bob's appearance in the film "Masked and Anonymous", his four studio releases (including the Christmas album!), his Sirius/XM radio program, our experiences of seeing him in concert for the first time, and a bizarre story that involved Bob having a run-in with the New Jersey police.

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Ep 33: Jefferson Starship (Retrospective)

Ep 33: Jefferson Starship (Retrospective)

January 25, 2022

This is the second part of a special trilogy of episodes about the Jefferson Airplane "Family Tree", in which I will cover every principle artist and band involved in the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship orbit. Today we will take a look back at the original run of the Jefferson Starship, as well as what they're up to today. I will also cover a handful of solo albums from founding members Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and Marty Balin.

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Ep 32: “Dylan Through the Decades” Part 4: Bob Dylan in the 1990’s

Ep 32: “Dylan Through the Decades” Part 4: Bob Dylan in the 1990’s

December 14, 2021

"Play That Rock'n'Roll" proudly presents the fourth part of a special mini-series that details the incredible life and career of the one and only Bob Dylan. We are joined by my friend Chris to explore Dylan's full studio catalog, broken down by decade. In this episode, we cover Bob's appearance in the film "Hearts of Fire", the notorious "Under the Red Sky" album, his second go-round with the Traveling Wilburys, the 30th anniversary concert, his pair of acoustic roots records, and his late-era masterpiece, "Time Out of Mind".

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Ep 31: Interview w/ KEITH MILES (Author of ”BOB DYLAN IN LONDON” and ”BOB DYLAN IN THE BIG APPLE”)

Ep 31: Interview w/ KEITH MILES (Author of ”BOB DYLAN IN LONDON” and ”BOB DYLAN IN THE BIG APPLE”)

November 19, 2021

This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with author Keith Miles about his books, "BOB DYLAN IN LONDON" and "BOB DYLAN IN THE BIG APPLE". In this interview, we discuss how this project came to be and dive into some of the famous stories from Bob’s time in London in the ‘60s, like his infamous on-camera argument with folk-singer Donovan and the time he was called a “Judas” for going electric. We discuss Bob’s return to London in the early ‘90s for the World Gone Wrong album, and then we move to New York for a few stories, like his legendary 1984 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman with the punk rock band the Plugz.

Signed copies of BOB DYLAN IN THE BIG APPLE available here: https://www.bobdylanisis.com/product/bob-dylan-in-the-big-apple-troubadour-tales-in-new-york/

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