An interview with Art Tavana author of "Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses: The Crime, Beauty, and Amplified Chaos of America’s Most Polarizing Band." Host Nate Wilcox asks Art about the band that seemed like America's Rolling Stones for a few years in the late 1980s but slid into bloat and hubris in the 1990s.
Van Halen and MTV Spawned the LA Glam Metal Scene that Produced Motley Crue, Poison and Guns N Roses
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Glam" episode of Metal Evolution. Nate, Eugene and Alexei ponder the meaning of hair metal and how it produced its own nemesis in Guns N Roses.
An interview with J.D. Considine about his "Dorian Gray Effect" talk at PopCon 2020.
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the ""New Wave of British Heavy Metal"" episode of Metal Evolution. After punk rock took over Britain in the late 1970s, a new wave of heavy metal bands emerged in response.
An interview with Cary Ginnell author of "Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing." Cary tells host Nate Wilcox the tale of Milton Brown, founder of the Light Crust Doughboys and father of Western Swing. They discuss Brown's pioneering combination of traditional country string band with the new jazz sounds of the era.
Metal Evolution 3: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple Were the Big Three of British Heavy Music
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Early Metal Part 2: UK Division" episode of Metal Evolution. Three legendary bands ruled the hard rock roost in Britain in early 70s but none of them really accepted the terrm "heavy metal." That changed when Judas Priest emerged later in the decade.
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Brooks Long discuss Etta James' storied career and stormy personal life in this discussion of "Rage to Survive" the autobiography she wrote with David Ritz.
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Early Metal Part 1: US Division" episode of Metal Evolution which covers the emergence of hard rock in America in the late 1960s and bands like The MC5, The Stooges, Steppenwolf and Blue Cheer.
Host Nate Wilcox interviews with Barry Alfonso, author of "A Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen." Topics include the pop-folk origins of the wildly popular poet-songwriter, his pioneering self-promotion and direct sales techniques, his work with Frank Sinatra and the critical backlash he endured.
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Pre-Metal" episode of Sam Dunn's Metal Evolution.
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.