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Pariah Burke's Hard, Heavy & Hair: THE INTERVIEWS

Pariah Burke's Hard, Heavy & Hair: THE INTERVIEWS

By Pariah Burke

Interviews from the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with Pariah Burke. Hard, Heavy, and Hair with Pariah Burke is a world-wide syndicated radio show featuring 2 full hours of heart-pounding, guitar-crunching, horn-throwing Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and all the way up to today. Airs on 5 continents on FM, AM, and Net stations. New show every week! Website: https://PariahRocks.com
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Holly Roxx (Manager of Red Ravyn)
Holly Roxx (Manager of Red Ravyn)
Creator and manager of the new Mark Boals-fronted Metal band Red Ravyn, Holly Roxx is an interesting music business insider. She sat down with Pariah Burke to talk about how she built the international Red Ravyn lineup, new music and new music videos from the band, the early days of Hard Rock, and, revealed EXCLUSIVELY to in this interview, the identity of Red Ravyn’s new guitarist!
31:23
December 02, 2022
Priya Panda (Singer: Diemonds, solo) + MUSIC Spotify-Exclusive
Priya Panda (Singer: Diemonds, solo) + MUSIC Spotify-Exclusive
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Priya Panda, the talented, sexy forever untamed singer and frontwoman of melodic Hard Rock and Metal band Diemonds, and recently solo Pop singer, sits down with the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show’s Pariah Burke to talk about her solo music, that time the band literally crashed the Rocklahoma Festival, how Napalm Records failed Diemonds, and her surprising answer about whether Diemonds is gone forever. INCLUDES MUSIC THROUGHOUT from Diemonds and Priya Panda.
01:17:60
November 03, 2022
Priya Panda (Singer: Diemonds, solo)
Priya Panda (Singer: Diemonds, solo)
Priya Panda, the talented, sexy forever untamed singer and frontwoman of melodic Hard Rock and Metal band Diemonds, and recently solo Pop singer, sits down with the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show’s Pariah Burke to talk about her solo music, that time the band literally crashed the Rocklahoma Festival, how Napalm Records failed Diemonds, and her surprising answer about whether Diemonds is gone forever.
54:28
November 03, 2022
Sam Bam Koltun (Guitarist Faster Pussycat, Dorothy, Budderside)
Sam Bam Koltun (Guitarist Faster Pussycat, Dorothy, Budderside)
Sam Bam Koltun, arguably the most exciting Rock guitarist under 30, sits down with the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show's Pariah Burke to talk about his work with Faster Pussycat, Dorothy, Budderside, and how a broken finger doesn't stop him being a guitar badass. Topics include: - Touring and playing with a broken finger - How is Dorothy Martin to work with? - How is Sam Bam Koltun to work with? - What songs Sam is on on Gifts From the Holy Ghost - New music from Faster Pussycat - Sam Bam Koltun and Limewire - the new Ozzy record - Sam's favorite guitar player - Who would Sam most like to play with? - Guitar and sleep - Opening for a childhood hero - Opening for Shinedown--without their instruments and gear! - Playing that insane Shinedown stage - Sam's family likes which bands? - Budderside's new music - Upcoming shows with Dorothy and Faster Pussycat - Favorite Stoner Rock/Sludge bands - Where is Sam Bam Koltun 5 years from now?
44:46
September 16, 2022
Ray West (Spread Eagle, George Lynch’s Electric Freedom)
Ray West (Spread Eagle, George Lynch’s Electric Freedom)
Ray West (Spread Eagle, George Lynch’s Electric Freedom) talks with Pariah Burke about joining George Lynch’s band, the music he’ll sing, recording new music for George Lynch and Spread Eagle, the stories behind Spread Eagle’s hits, and the changing atmosphere for our generation to talk about mental health and troubles, among other topics.
01:11:39
July 05, 2022
Phil Lewis (LA Guns)
Phil Lewis (LA Guns)
I had an enjoyable conversation with L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis from his home in Las Vegas. After showing me around his house, Phil and I talked about the new L.A. Guns album Checkered Past, Tracii Guns' offer to Phil of 49% ownership in the band name, his surprising views on the future of L.A. Guns recording, the rising star painter Mason Storm, and Phil's work helping to posthumously finish Pete Way's final album. More info at https://rockn.me/phillewis | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews
26:34
November 13, 2021
Emissary (Jym Harris & Tim Dahlen)
Emissary (Jym Harris & Tim Dahlen)
There once was a talented Melodic Thrash and Power Metal band from Southern Oregon that was cutting their own path to success. Unfortunately, they stepped off the path, and they've been lost in the woods for 25 years. This year, they found their way back to the trail, and now they're poised to pick up where they left off. Taking a quarter-century-old demo tape of songs so good it became a fascination for collectors as far away from Oregon as Germany, and applying modern musicianship and mastering techniques, the cult favorite band Emissary has reunited for success. And they've asked me and The Hard, Heavy & Hair Show to host the exclusive, worldwide premiere of their next song, a track that won't be available until they drop their first official album in 25 years, just before 2022. I spoke with the driving force members of Emissary--then and now--about the song, the new album, and just what the hell happened to get them so off track for so long. More info at https://rockn.me/emissary | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews
01:29:44
November 13, 2021
Steven St. James (Rough Cutt, Sarge, Kagny and the Dirty Rats)
Steven St. James (Rough Cutt, Sarge, Kagny and the Dirty Rats)
More info at https://rockn.me/stevenstjames Steven St. James has a soulful singing voice that has taken him from Motown's Hard Rock band Kagny and the Dirty Rats with a pre-BulletBoys Marq Torien, to the band Sarge where he cowrote some of what would become Rough Cutt's hits with guitarist Chris Hager, to, finally, just in the last couple of years, reuniting with Hager and fronting Rough Cutt itself with a revitalized lineup. His voice brings back to Hard Rock a soulfulness, a vulnerability, but also a street corner toughness, that's lacking from many bands these days. Steven's singing ability is big and beautiful and outdone only by his humility and kindness. I first met Steven at the first performance of the current Rough Cutt lineup in 2019. We've been friends ever since. It turns out, Steven is the only member of Rough Cutt I haven't previously interviewed, so we decided to rectify that in what became part-interview, part-hangout. We talked about his time with Motown, the new Rough Cutt song "Black Rose," which he co-wrote, his singing and songwriting career, how he gets along with original Rough Cutt vocalist Paul Shortino, and more. Bourbon Singing in 118-degrees Urgent L.A. Why Steven trained for, but didn't become, and EMT Controlling his anger Steven's long history with Rough Cutt before joining Rough Cutt Forming the band Sarge with Chris Hager, who was fresh out of Ratt Recruiting Matt Thorne and other Ratt members Motown seeks out Steven Motown demands exclusivity Hanging with Ronnie James Dio Recruiting Marq Torien for Kagny and the Dirty Rats Reconnecting with Chris Hager of Rough Riot A singer who helps with load-in! Impressing Rockin' Dave Alford Joining Rough Cutt (before he knew he joined Rough Cutt) 2019: "I know Chris [Hager] and Dave [Alford] reached out to Paul [Shortino]" and the other former members of Rough Cutt The other Rough Cutt's songs and crediting songwriters The classic Rough Cutt lineup then Rough Riot How could "those other guys" not know about the 2019 Rough Cutt new lineup The perplexing press release by Shortino, Thorne, and Derakh An impromptu review of Rough Cutt III Rough Cutt vs. Rough Cutt Steven reaches out to Paul Shortino Who is everybody really mad at? Turning off the controversy Who's going to change their name? Joking about new band names Rough Cutt CD RC/DC Who couldn't have known about the new Rough Cutt over the last 2 years?! Mutual respect Who actually wrote "Black Rose"/"Bed of Black Roses" and who claimed credit? Steven co-wrote Rough Cutt's most famous song... without credit Working past things Sarge songs reworked to Rough Cutt songs Matt Thorne went "full on scorched earth on ASCAP" Pariah looks up the actual legal songwriting and royalty credits The fight quiets down There is no comparison... unless you want to create a conflict Steven St. James and Paul Shortino are two different singers \ Butting heads, but making a way to work together "Eventually the water's just going to be red." Paul Shortino apparently won't talk to Pariah Rougher Cutt Keeping his voice in shape during the lockdown Advise for other singers Singing with Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Walker, and Mary Clayton Supporting the bands Steven's bands' websites
01:36:56
August 26, 2021
Cassidy Paris (Singer)
Cassidy Paris (Singer)
Cassidy Paris is a teenager with a voice--and mind--more mature than her years. From Melbourne, Australia, Cassidy has reached across the globe with a Rock N' Roll signing voice evocative of Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Lzzy Hale. She's also a spokesperson for Metalheads Against Bullying and a woman with a heart almost as big as her amazing voice. Cassidy has been mentored by her father, Wicked Smile guitarist Stevie Janevski, and Danger Danger and the Defiants vocalist Paul Laine, but, as excellent as those musicians are--and I'm a fan of all three of those bands--Cassidy's talent at the next level. I can see her music leading the next generation of Hard Rock and bridging the gap between that genre and Pop music in a way not seen since Lee Aaron. That much talent, packed into a level-headed 18 year-old who has been recording since she was 13, gives me hope that the next generation of Rock N' Roll is in good hands.  Recently I had the pleasure and honor of talking with this talented, smart, passionate woman from her home in Australia, from a bedroom that mirrors any Rock fan's in the 80s--with wall-to-wall concert and band posters, guitars, and Peavy amps. More info at https://rockn.me/cassidyparis | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews
36:60
August 25, 2021
Ray West (Spread Eagle, Weapons of Anew)
Ray West (Spread Eagle, Weapons of Anew)
More info at https://rockn.me/raywest | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews Spread Eagle is the sound of New York Street Metal. Their 1990 debut album is one of the best Glam Metal debuts of all time, right up with Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, and Skid Row. Their 2019 comeback record is equally celebrated. Pariah had a great conversation with original and still Spread Eagle frontman Ray West about the band, their music, and so much more. Topics: - Ray West's career before Spread Eagle - The founding of Spread Eagle - A&R reps coming to them - The debut album - Quitting Spread Eagle - Drugs and getting sober - Becoming Ray Fucking West - On track to Subway to the Stars - Subway to the Stars and COVID - The 80s transitioning into the 90s - New York Street Metal - A rat in the Spread Eagle soundboard - Stepping in poo... and it squeals - Boston and New York - Sports - Rock N' Roll has changed - What really happens backstage now - Ray's sobriety - His solo album - Teaching at School of Rock - Ray's advice to the next generation of rockers - The business of being in a band - Split sheets - The one thing every band needs for it to work - "The business doesn't want assholes any more." - The business/fun relationship - Ray's unexpected reaction to the day they signed their first record deal - The Music Cemetery of America - Guns N' Roses blazing a trail - The silliness of the 80s - Getting real - Spread Eagle was caught between the grey area and the grey area - The band girls could bring home to their mothers - "I got to go to the party for a little while." - Backing tracks - The Book of Rock 101 - Auto-tune - Keeping their edge - Spread Eagle's first road gig - New York, NY to Portland, OR One night in 1990, at the pinnacle of 80s Hard Rock and Glam, the safety of the suburbs was shattered with the switchblade screech of Paul DiBartolo's guitar and Ray West's back alley wailing that sounded like gunshots and screams on a Brooklyn summer night. Spread Eagle had broken out of New York and brought the raw, grimy feel of America's largest, most dangerous city with them. Their record company didn't know what to do with them, but their debut album consistently ranks up with Appetite for Destruction, Skid Row, and Too Fast For Love as among the greatest Glam and 80s Metal debut records with tracks like "Switchblade Serenade," "Scratch Like a Cat," "Hot Sex," "Through These Eyes" and "Suzy Suicide." Their sophomore album, Open to the Public, was released at the nadir of 80s Metal and the apex of Grunge, prompting the band to call it quits. 26 years later, in 2019, they released their third album, Subway to the Stars, proving that you can take the Metal boys out of New York, but not the New York Metal out of the boys. The minute my conversation with Spread Eagle lead vocalist Ray West started, we both felt like we'd been friends for years already. We talked about the history of Spread Eagle, Subway to the Stars, the new album the guys are working on, how their record label didn't know what to do with them, Ray's sobriety, and some truly sage advice for the current generation of Rock musicians. More info at https://rockn.me/raywest | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews
58:03
August 20, 2021
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Last in Line, Resurrection Kings)
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Last in Line, Resurrection Kings)
Vinny Appice is one of the biggest Metal drummers and songwriters in the world, and is in the Hall of Heavy Metal History for his contributions to Heavy Metal drumming. As a teenager he played on a John Lennon album, and drummed for Lennon during the former Beatle's final live performance. Vinny replaced Bill Ward as Black Sabbath's drummer during the Dio years, and then joined Ronnie James Dio in founding and defining the sound of the band Dio. Vinny co-wrote all your favorite Dio songs, which he still performs, along with new songs, with a mostly reunited Dio under the name Last in Line. Vinny is part of Joel Hoekstra's 13 and the supergroup Resurrection Kings, whose latest album I was ready to ask him all about, but Vinny's surprising response to my first question about the record made me change tact. Listen for yourself in the Hard, Heavy & Hair interview with Vinny Appice. We talk about: - The new Resurrection Kings LP Skygazer and what Vinny doesn't like about it - Find out who Vinny is talking about when he says, "either they're deaf or they don't know how to mix." - Drumming on the latest Joel Hoekstra's 13 album, Running Games. - Playing a perfect set with people he met only 2 hours before. - The upcoming third Last in Line album. - The Last in Line writing process. - Vinny's advice to younger musicians. - That time Jimmy Bain got into the wrong tour van. - When the smoke machine exploded behind him during a Black Sabbath concert. - Where you can catch Vinny this summer for an autograph and drum clinics. More info at https://rockn.me/vinnyappice | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews
42:35
July 08, 2021
Rough Cutt (Rockin’ Dave Alford and Chris Hager)
Rough Cutt (Rockin’ Dave Alford and Chris Hager)
Rough Cutt is one of the original Sunset Strip heyday bands, playing with, and often trading members between, Ratt, Dio, and other bands of the era, though Rough Cutt never quite achieved the same level of success as some of their peers. In 2019, they were still around, though in the process of merging into a group called Rough Riot with members of Quiet Riot. When Rough Riot finalized its lineup change in the summer of 2019, now called Carlos Cavazo's Rough Riot, it was with Paul Shortino, singer of Rough Cutt, Amir Derakh, one of two Rough Cutt guitarists, White Lion's Greg D'Angelo on drums, Sean McNabb from Quiet Riot on bass, and guitarist Carlos Cavazo, also from Quiet Riot. Rough Cutt's Rockin' Dave Alford and Chris Hager, not a part of Rough Riot, decided to continue on with a new lineup of Rough Cutt. Alford, along with Shortino, was a founding member of the band, and Hager and Derakh, though not strictly founders, joined very early on, before the band recorded its first album. Alford and Hager auditioned and eventually hired musicians to fill in the missing three band positions. They publicly debuted their new lineup in November of 2019 during a live show in Portland, Oregon, which is the first time Pariah Burke interviewed the band. Leading up to, and in the year and a half since, that new lineup debut, Rough Cutt has aggressively marketed themselves, letting the world know about the new Rough Cutt, now including Steven St. James (Sarge, Cagny and the Dirty Rats) on vocals, second guitarist Darren Housholder (Shrapnel Records recording artist, Love/Hate), and bassist Jeff Buehner (The Loyal Order). Slowed by the pandemic, they spent most of 2020 using social media to connect with Rough Cutt fans, while not able to finish and release their first single together until March 2021, when they simultaneously dropped the single and music video for it with plenty of pre-release press and fanfare. According to the Alford and Hager, they never heard from their former Rough Cutt and Rough Riot bandmates; in fact, Alford's and Hager's attempts to contact them went unanswered. Which is why they were so surprised when, yesterday (June 8th, 2021), their former bandmates released their own album as Rough Cutt, including their own version of the single Alford's and Hager's lineup put out in March. The new album, titled Rough Cutt 3, because, other than a best of anthology, it's only the third studio LP released under the Rough Cutt band name since 1985. The release of the album, which had no pre-release announcement or marketing, was accompanied by a press release asserting that the trio calling itself Rough Cutt--Paul Shortino, Matt Thorne (aka Matt Thorr), and Amir Derakh--are "the three main men of Rough Cutt" and are "arguably the three most important members of Rough Cutt." Further, without naming them, Alford and Hager were accused of making "false accusations" and lies about [the others]]. Within minutes of the release of the album by DDR Music Group, formerly Demon Doll Records, I reached out for comment from both versions of the band. My message directly to Paul Shortino went unreturned, though the owner of DDR and producer of Rough Cutt 3, Lance V, said he would pass along my request for an interview to Shortino. Hager immediately agreed to an interview, and brought along Alford. This is my conversation with Rough Cutt founding members and apparent torchbearers Rockin' Dave Alford and Chris Hager the day after Shortino, Thorn, Derakh, and DDR Music Group issued Rough Cutt 3 and its accompanying incendiary press release. More info at https://rockn.me/roughcutt | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews
43:46
June 10, 2021
Reality Suite (Kimmii, Brian, Joe, and Antonio)
Reality Suite (Kimmii, Brian, Joe, and Antonio)
Reality Suite is a four-piece New Jersey Hard Rock band making waves far beyond the Garden State. Although they have yet to tour outside the Northeastern United States, they have fans all over the world. Their last two albums--a concert LP Live at Alpha Wave Studios and the deluxe edition re-issue of 2018's Awaken EP--have spun their way across the globe, inspiring, and being inspired by, music fans everywhere. Reality Suite's songs--and especially their music videos--are powerful messages wrapped in driving beats, blistering guitar solos, and catchy lyrics. Play any of their songs and you'll find yourself rocking out and singing along long before you realize the lyrics are about YOU and people you care about. It's introspective, soul-minded lyrics woven into Hard Rock delivered by Kimmii Heart's smooth as top-shelf bourbon voice; the crunchy goodness, undulating riffs, and hypnotic solos of Joe Padula's guitar; Antonio Valenti's gorilla chest-pounding basslines; and, driving the others' passion up notch after notch while taking control of listener's feet and raised fists, is Brian King's drums. I've been playing their music on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show for years, and I thought it was about time I sat down and talked with this dynamic quartet. In between a lot of laughing, we chatted about Reality Suite’s latest album, the heart wrenching story behind one of their best songs, where their inspirations come from, duking it out over who got to write “Kiss the Ring,” what’s next for the band, and more. More info at https://rockn.me/realitysuite | https://PariahRocks.com/Interviews
44:31
June 01, 2021
Gregg Fox (Renaissance Rock Orchestra)
Gregg Fox (Renaissance Rock Orchestra)
Gregg Fox is an accomplished Rock keyboardist and composer who has played with some of the biggest in Hard Rock, Metal, Country, and Pop. He's also the creator of Renaissance Rock Orchestra, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra-sized project featuring members of Yes, Black Sabbath, Skid Row, Dokken, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Guns N' Roses, Survivor, Heart, and more, including two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductees. RRO combines combines elements of Classic Rock, Progressive Metal and Symphonic influences into a highly energetic and beautiful blend of powerful, spellbinding rock majesty. And RRO is poised to become the next massive Rock N Roll spectacle touring not just at Christmas like TSO, but year round. Pariah Burke spoke with keyboardist and composer Gregg Fox about the spectacle that is the Rennaisance Rock Orchestra, his 7 years spent sailing around the Bahamas, and how the COVID pandemic might just have made Las Vegas the center of Rock music in America. Is Renaissance Rock Orchestra the next Trans-Siberian Orchestra? The all-star lineup of Hard Rock and Metal performers in RRO Taking 7 years to sail around the Bahamas RRO: tour or residency? The new album, a Song of Hope 2020 The previous RRO album Why Las Vegas is becoming America's Rock N' Roll Mecha
01:09:53
May 26, 2021
Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group, Black Swan, Raiding the Rock Vault)
Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group, Black Swan, Raiding the Rock Vault)
Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group, Black Swan, Survivor, Raiding the Rock Vault) is one of the best Hard Rock and Metal vocalists ever to have stepped behind a microphone. If you were listening to Hard Rock in the 80s, you probably know Robin best as the voice of the McAuley Schenker Group, MSG, with his frequent partner, guitarist Michael Schenker. Younger fans of the genre may only know Robin McAuley from his more recent work fronting the supergroup Black Swan with Reb Beach, Jeff Pilson, and Matt Star, or as one of many vocalists in the star-studded, long-running Las Vegas jukebox mega concert, Raiding the Rock Vault. Pariah Burke recently spoke with Robin about Raiding the Rock Vault, the status of the second Black Swan album Reb Beach had recently told Pariah was being written, Robin's advice to new singers, Robin's brand new solo album, Standing on the Edge--his first in more than 20 years--and more! New solo album Standing on the Edge The first song he wrote for his wife of 28 years Advice to singers who want a long career Why Robin sings better now than he did with MSG or Grand Prix in the 80s The real hero in Robin’s life Black Swan’s debut album Shake the World Writing the second Black Swan album with Reb Beach, Jeff Pilson, and Matt Starr Playing 1,500 shows with Raid the Rock Vault More!
01:00:46
May 21, 2021
Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns, Sunbomb, Brides of Destruction)
Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns, Sunbomb, Brides of Destruction)
Tracii Guns, who gave his name to his band L.A. Guns, and, earlier, Guns & Roses before Slash joined as lead guitarist, rose to the top of the Sunset Strip music scene in its early-80s heyday and has never slowed down since. If you've ever seen Tracii play a guitar solo, it's difficult to recognize where the instrument ends and the man begins. The intensity with which Tracii Guns plays guitar, the way he melts out of our dimension and into a world of sound, is awe inspiring. He writes and records with nearly the same intensity and speed that he plays guitar. After 10 studio albums with L.A. Guns, two with Brides of Destruction, a supergroup he cofounded with Nikki Sixx, and 8 other records, Tracii is a tireless guitar player and songwriter. And now, he's got a brand new collaboration with Michael Sweet of Stryper, a completely new sound, in the very Heavy Metal, often Doom Metal-influenced, debut record of the project called Sunbomb. Pariah Burke recently spoke with Tracii Guns about: His unadulterated feelings about settling the lawsuit for the L.A. Guns name against former bandmates Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels who were also performing and recording as L.A. Guns Whether singer Phil Lewis owns part of L.A. Guns The "laziest guy in the world" Who is "too old to play the new stuff" Why Kelly Nickels was really hired Why Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is a good musician Why Sunbomb is "the sh*t" Working with Stryper's Michael Sweet The 2 new L.A. Guns albums on the way Turning the mess of the Veep Cocked & Loaded concert into something positive Social Disorder More!
44:58
May 15, 2021
Chez Kane (singer)
Chez Kane (singer)
Britain's Chez Kane is an 80s Rock songstress who studied at the feet of Vixen and Pat Benatar, but who, through a terrible twist of fate, was frozen in her early 20s in a cryogenic sleep chamber for the last 35 years. In 2020 her long lost cryo tube was discovered, and Chez was defrosted and awoken by the lead singer of Crazy Lixx just in time to bring the world an album full of much needed hopeful, energetic, totally fun 80s Hard Rock.  Signed to Frontiers Music, Chez Kane is optimistic and effervescent about her debut solo album in this new era. I spoke with Chez, and the day after this interview, Chez Kane's self-titled debut album charted in the UK. Two days after that, it landed on the Billboard Hard Music Albums and Top New Artist Albums charts in the U.S., proving that Rip Van Winkle 80s songstress Chez Kane and songwriter Danny Rexon have tapped into a universal desire for fun, light 80s Hard Rock. Chez and I talk about: Why the world needs Chez Kane’s music right now The song that made Chez fall in love with her solo album How to pronounce her name correctly Dealing with Internet trolls That saxophone scene in the Lost Boys Being discovered on YouTube Will she pull a Michael Jackson and leave her family band Kane'd? Meeting Joe Elliott of Def Leppard
28:53
April 25, 2021
Reb Beach (Whitesnake, Winger, Black Swan, guitarist)
Reb Beach (Whitesnake, Winger, Black Swan, guitarist)
Reb Beach is a phenomenal guitarist, and he's played with some of the best in the Rock world. All those killer Winger solos and riffs? That's him. He's also the lead guitarist and co-writer for Whitesnake. And for Black Swan, the 2020 super group making pure 80s Rock music. Reb has played with everyone from Alice Cooper to the Bee Gees, Chaka Kahn to Danger Danger, Howard Jones to Twisted Sister, and with Roger Daltry on the Lost Boys Soundtrack. I recently talked with Reb by phone from his home in Pittsburgh about: Writing new music with Whitesnake and Winger his surprising review of the reactive load box his solo instrumental record2 joining Joe Satriani's G3 guitar tour the candid truth about why he can't remember riffs he just played If Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford breaks his hand and the bombshell news of the two OTHER albums he's working on for 2022.
29:31
April 17, 2021
George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, The End Machine)
George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, The End Machine)
George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, The End Machine, KXM), one of the most prolific, successful, and influential Hard Rock and Metal guitarists of all time, is also a deep thinker and activist. George played for me some of the riffs and chords from the brand new The End Machine Phase 2 album while we talked about: That second album The creative choices he and co-writer Jeff Pilson made Exactly why it sounds more like Dokken Having to replace long-time drummer Wild Mick Brown The metric of Gross National Happiness How billionaires should be considered immoral in America And more
33:37
April 15, 2021
Conny Bloom (Electric Boys, vocalist & guitarist)
Conny Bloom (Electric Boys, vocalist & guitarist)
From his home in Stockholm, Sweden, Conny Bloom of the Electric Boys and Hanoi Rocks talked with me about his music, the new Electric Boys album out April 30th, touring--past and future--the secret to staying young, whether the global pandemic was his fault, and the scariest moment in his life--that time he played Led Zeppelin in front of Led Zeppelin and thought Jimmy Page was going to knock him out. Contents: 01:00:00 - Start 02:00:06 - Introduction 02:35:10 - Touring and Playing with the Dan Reed Network 03:40:09 - Same fashion sense--Keith Richard's ring 04:07:10 - Coming up with the Electric Boys sound 04:39:18 - Musical influences growing up 05:36:16 - "We need to put a band together and find our own thing." 06:03:24 - Coming up with "Lips N' Hips" 06:19:04 - The inspiration for "Psychedelic Eyes" 07:11:18 - What motivates the distinctive Electric Boys sound? 09:03:18 - "It's not something you can practice, read about, or watch on YouTube." 09:39:10 - The song "You Spark My Heart" 11:08:12 - "I'd rather be too experimental than too safe." 12:00:23 - They're not AC/DC 12:48:00 - Two differences being a band now versus in the 80s and 90s 14:14:08 - Feeling the loss of MTV 14:35:06 - "Every band has this same question." 15:09:15 - Crowdfunding albums 15:28:06 - One of the few lines Conny Bloom has ever borrowed 16:14:08 - The sickly sound of greed 16:43:05 - Music? Not if you want to make money 17:17:14 - Game, Set, Bloom, a casualty of 2020 18:19:08 - Is the global pandemic Conny Bloom's fault? 18:39:17 - Or was the global pandemic Motley Crue's fault? 19:11:13 - "Everyone is hanging on the edge, just waiting." 20:44:22 - Niklas Sigevall missed out on the new album 21:23:13 - The Electric Boys is now a 5-piece band 22:07:00 - An Electric Boys live album 22:46:04 - New album, Ups!de Down 22:58:24 - Getting back to touring 24:04:06 - The 30th anniversary of Groovus Maximus 24:48:01 - Whole-album concerts and songs there were never written to be played live 25:51:03 - Playing Led Zeppelin... FOR Led Zeppelin 27:04:24 - Experimenting with a Led Zeppelin tribute for the Royal Family and the royalty of Led Zep 27:40:07 - "Jimmy Page is going to knock me out now." 28:27:05 - The musicians' secret to staying young 28:54:01 - Alice Cooper and playing where the Beatles played 29:46:10 - "You don't have to get old and boring." 30:24:04 - The music of today 30:57:21 - Reggae and older Rock N' Roll 31:37:21 - "A wall of sound." 32:20:19 - A musical conversation 33:38:08 - Covering ABBA's "King Kong Song" 34:20:08 - It's all about the riff 34:54:07 - "Sweden was always a Pop [music] country." 35:43:22 - Did you have to bring up that song? 36:53:14 - "It was about the melodies and the right words to go with the melody." 37:26:01 - The opposite of Bob Dylan 38:11:22 - "They always start their songs with the title." 38:47:22 - Interesting openers to the Electric Boys songs 41:24:17 - The advice of Bob Rock 42:12:06 - Coming up with "Captain of My Soul" 42:32:17 - New song release dates 43:23:07 - Ups!de Down: Harder, edgier, more varied 44:23:02 - Building a supergroup around Conny Bloom 45:42:20 - Mitch Mitchell 45:57:20 - Dan McCafferty so I can be really annoyed 46:13:14 - John Entwistle 46:20:19 - John Lord 46:26:21 - Soul singers and horns 46:36:21 - Pariah Burke, Executive Producer for Conny Bloom's supergroup 47:34:15 - Where to find the Electric Boys
50:13
March 19, 2021
Lisa Perry aka Hellz (Hellz Abyss vocals) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Lisa Perry aka Hellz (Hellz Abyss vocals) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Australia's lady of Rock, Lisa Perry, the Hellz in the band Hellz Abyss, spoke from her Sydney, Australia home with Hard, Heavy & Hair Show host Pariah Burke on the day of her debut album release. Spotify-exclusive edition including all the Hellz & Hellz Abyss music Lisa and Pariah talk about! Links and more info - http://rockn.me/hhh295 We talked about the strong 90s Industrial Metal influence on the Hellz Abyss debut album N1FG, the genesis of many of the tracks--including a BDSM track that any Lords of Acid fan would love to be tied up in--about the heady company she'll be in on her upcoming International Women of Rock tour, her heartbreaking work with Megadeth's Jeff Young, her endorsement for RØDE Microphones, her desire to sing lead for Motley Crue and AC/DC, and the next Hellz Abyss album, already in the works, with even more city-flattening drums and bass heft, banshee scream Metal rippers, and nitro-fueled guitar assaults that couldn't fit on N1FG. Contents: 0:00 -  Introduction 2:14 -  Start of Interview 2:33 -  N1FG Album Release 3:42 -  A song written by 14 year-old Lisa 4:02 -  Partnering with Daryl "Abyss" Holden 4:27 -  Losing everything in a computer crash 4:55 -  Abyss re-mixing 5:38 -  Evolution of the music 6:11 -  The next Hellz Abyss album 7:11 -  Upcoming International Women of Rock Tour 7:50 -  Making it to America 8:33 -  Hellz begins... in Ohio, USA 9:03 -  Jeff Young of Megadeth 9:24 -  Things get nasty with Jeff Young 9:49 -  "I didn't let it break me." 10:20 -  Waste of Time with music industry fraudster 11:24 -  Turning the negatives to positives 12:25 -  "There's too much... love... out there already." 13:01 -  Rope Bunny (BDSM and Shibari) 14:36 -  Facebook, "Soul Eater"/"Ball Buster" 15:20 -  "Dead Ones" and a Hendrix vibe 15:54 -  "Shoot to Kill" and AC/DC 16:44 -  90s Influence - Industrial Metal, New Beat, KFMDM, Lords of Acid 17:43 -  N1FG's eclectic genre range 18:24 -  "New but familiar," the Hellz genre 19:15 -  Who are Hellz's musical influences? 20:45 -  6 octave vocal range, Metal to Opera 21:45 -  Build a supergroup around Lisa 23:18 -  Frontwoman for Motley Crue 24:11 -  Front AC/DC, Touring with AC/DC 25:18 -  Inkd Magazine cover girl and exploitation 27:06 -  "I love a bit of nudity." 27:53 -  Flirt, guitars, and wearing duct tape 28:25 -  RØDE Microphones 29:08 -  Apollo UAD (Universal Audio Device) and other new toys 30:31 -  Putting out singles versus and album 31:29 -  Making your marketing dollar go further 31:42 -  "Singles generate more interest and connection with the public." 32:24 -  Finding a music label she can trust--her own 34:07 -  Trust, doing it yourself, and knowing actual release dates 34:47 -  Not allowing anyone to take away your spark 35:14 -  Advise to other artists: Create your own label 35:41 -  Hard work and sole responsibility 36:34 -  Making you more attractive to a bigger label 38:13 -  Days when you feel flat 39:24 -  Dear AC/DC, I'll bring cakes! 39:57 -  Where to listen, where to connect, with Hellz Abyss
01:26:50
March 09, 2021
Lisa Perry aka Hellz (Hellz Abyss vocals)
Lisa Perry aka Hellz (Hellz Abyss vocals)
Australia's lady of Rock, Lisa Perry, the Hellz in the band Hellz Abyss, spoke from her Sydney, Australia home with Hard, Heavy & Hair Show host Pariah Burke on the day of her debut album release. Links and music - http://rockn.me/hhh295 We talked about the strong 90s Industrial Metal influence on the Hellz Abyss debut album N1FG, the genesis of many of the tracks--including a BDSM track that any Lords of Acid fan would love to be tied up in--about the heady company she'll be in on her upcoming International Women of Rock tour, her heartbreaking work with Megadeth's Jeff Young, her endorsement for RØDE Microphones, her desire to sing lead for Motley Crue and AC/DC, and the next Hellz Abyss album, already in the works, with even more city-flattening drums and bass heft, banshee scream Metal rippers, and nitro-fueled guitar assaults that couldn't fit on N1FG. Contents: 0:00 -  Introduction 2:14 -  Start of Interview 2:33 -  N1FG Album Release 3:42 -  A song written by 14 year-old Lisa 4:02 -  Partnering with Daryl "Abyss" Holden 4:27 -  Losing everything in a computer crash 4:55 -  Abyss re-mixing 5:38 -  Evolution of the music 6:11 -  The next Hellz Abyss album 7:11 -  Upcoming International Women of Rock Tour 7:50 -  Making it to America 8:33 -  Hellz begins... in Ohio, USA 9:03 -  Jeff Young of Megadeth 9:24 -  Things get nasty with Jeff Young 9:49 -  "I didn't let it break me." 10:20 -  Waste of Time with music industry fraudster 11:24 -  Turning the negatives to positives 12:25 -  "There's too much... love... out there already." 13:01 -  Rope Bunny (BDSM and Shibari) 14:36 -  Facebook, "Soul Eater"/"Ball Buster" 15:20 -  "Dead Ones" and a Hendrix vibe 15:54 -  "Shoot to Kill" and AC/DC 16:44 -  90s Influence - Industrial Metal, New Beat, KFMDM, Lords of Acid 17:43 -  N1FG's eclectic genre range 18:24 -  "New but familiar," the Hellz genre 19:15 -  Who are Hellz's musical influences? 20:45 -  6 octave vocal range, Metal to Opera 21:45 -  Build a supergroup around Lisa 23:18 -  Frontwoman for Motley Crue 24:11 -  Front AC/DC, Touring with AC/DC 25:18 -  Inkd Magazine cover girl and exploitation 27:06 -  "I love a bit of nudity." 27:53 -  Flirt, guitars, and wearing duct tape 28:25 -  RØDE Microphones 29:08 -  Apollo UAD (Universal Audio Device) and other new toys 30:31 -  Putting out singles versus and album 31:29 -  Making your marketing dollar go further 31:42 -  "Singles generate more interest and connection with the public." 32:24 -  Finding a music label she can trust--her own 34:07 -  Trust, doing it yourself, and knowing actual release dates 34:47 -  Not allowing anyone to take away your spark 35:14 -  Advise to other artists: Create your own label 35:41 -  Hard work and sole responsibility 36:34 -  Making you more attractive to a bigger label 38:13 -  Days when you feel flat 39:24 -  Dear AC/DC, I'll bring cakes! 39:57 -  Where to listen, where to connect, with Hellz Abyss
42:56
March 09, 2021
Ace Von Johnson (LA Guns, Neon Coven, & Faster Pussycat) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Ace Von Johnson (LA Guns, Neon Coven, & Faster Pussycat) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Pariah Burke's complete, uncut, uncensored interview with guitarist Ace Von Johnson of LA Guns, Neon Coven, and Faster Pussycat. Ace and I talk about: Ace's other bands and projects human body parts our favorite whiskeys his affinity for Ouija boards Jizzy Pearl Robert Mason of Warrant how different L.A. Guns is to any other band Ace has played in Ace's charity work rescuing and advocating for pitbulls his voiceover work and more. Show website: https://PariahRocks.com Photo: Dustin Jack Photography Collection Start (mm:ss) - Name 0:39.765 - Introduction 0:55.453 - LA Guns in Seattle 1:10.825 - Thanksgiving, Danny Nordall, the Rainbow Room 1:40.378 - (Sort of) Still in Faster Pussycat? 2:38.363 - Touring Schedule 3:13.344 - Sam Bam Koltun 4:43.896 - Internet Rumors 5:22.132 - Adam Hamilton 7:20.303 - Working with Phacii and Tril 7:39.565 - What it's Really Like Working with Tracii and Phil 9:30.652 - L.A. Guns - A Great Camp and Fun Band to Be In 9:42.936 - The Other Lead Guitar Player 10:00.392 - The Man, the Myth, the Legend 10:14.421 - A Band That Gets Along 10:48.562 - Phil's & Tracii's Partnership 11:30.984 - Favorite LA Guns Song to Play 12:20.361 - SONG - Hellraisers Ball 12:28.700 - SONG - Over the Edge 12:29.379 - Favorite L.A. Guns Deep Cut 14:36.355 - SONG - Sticky Fingers 14:37.016 - Influences and Getting Into Hard Rock 15:23.352 - The U.S. Bombs 15:35.296 - Big Bang Babies and Kerri Kelly 16:19.682 - Charlie and the Valentine Killers 17:02.065 - Switchblade Kitty 17:15.200 - Butcher Babies 17:45.534 - Joining L.A. Guns 18:18.613 - Murphy's Law 19:00.679 - Monsters of Rock Cruise 19:49.235 - Jamming - Burnout and Charities 21:43.520 - Robert Mason of Warrant 22:18.389 - Play With Wishlist 23:26.833 - PItbull Advocate 24:59.521 - In Other News: 74 Million Other Dogs 25:24.593 - Judge the Deed, Not the Breed 25:58.185 - Saving My Pitbull for $30k 26:51.345 - Charity Cause 28:29.263 - Whiskey Man 29:44.422 - Road Stories 30:02.213 - Pranking John Corabi 30:41.780 - Jizzy Pearl the Intellectual 32:05.489 - Pleading the 5th 32:13.419 - Ouija Boards 33:23.960 - Ouija Board Collection 33:58.178 - The Ouija Guitar 34:14.098 - The Plaque at the Rainbow Room 34:57.462 - Neon Coven 35:21.316 - Ace Von Johnson Merchandise 35:27.269 - Pitbull Benefit Merchandise 35:41.367 - Patreon for Fans 36:16.926 - Voiceover Work and Netflix 37:05.241 - Character Voiceover Demo 37:41.002 - Upcoming L.A. Guns Concerts 39:11.918 - Wrap-Up
58:10
March 09, 2021
Brandon Cook (The Loyal Order, Black N' Blue, & Metalmorphosis) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Brandon Cook (The Loyal Order, Black N' Blue, & Metalmorphosis) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Full, uncut, uncensored INTERVIEW with Brandon Cook, guitarist for Black N' Blue, with Pariah Burke of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show about: His role in Black N' Blue Pushing the envelope of what Black N' Blue is capable of New Black N' Blue music His favorite Black N' Blue songs to play A song Black N' Blue CAN'T play live Being called "the reason Black N' Blue can still do [what it does]" Quitting drinking and creative energy the Gospel of Guns N' Roses Taking Inspiration from Dave Grohl Covering Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra ala Black Sabbath Jamie St. James staring at him in a record store And lots more! Listen to the music discussed in the show on PariahRocks.com in The Hard, Heavy & Hair Show episodes 237 and 238. Start (mm:ss) Subject 1:16 - The MuFus & Jeff Carroll 2:21 - Playing Tesla and Dream Theatre 3:00 - Role in Black N' Blue 4:05 - Bringing in Bob Capka 5:02 - Being the Black N' Blue cheerleader 5:35 - M3 and taking inspiration from Guns N' Roses 7:58 - Upstaging Jaime St. James? 8:50 - Brandon Cook is the reason Black N' Blue can still be. 10:0 - Pushing the envelope of Black N' Blue capabilities 11:2 - One of the first 80s LA bands 12:4 - Fucking Jamie St. James is staring at me in the record store 13:5 - Brandon's favorite Black N' Blue song to play 15:0 - SONG - Heat It Up, Burn It Out 15:3 - Brandon's favorite Black N' Blue deep cut 15:4 - The Black N' Blue song they can't play live 16:3 - What Black N' Blue is, and isn't, about 17:2 - When the audience doesn't move, the energy stops 18:2 - If you're Led Zeppelin or Def Leppard... 19:0 - A bucket list band 19:1 - Pariah becomes a Styx fan 20:4 - New Styx members take it up to Prog epicness 22:1 - New music from Black N' Blue 24:2 - Quitting drinking and increasing creative energy 25:5 - The other Brandon Cook Hard, Heavy & Hair interview 26:2 - Brandon's favorite Guns N' Roses song to play 27:2 - Messing with each other on Paradise City 28:0 - The Gospel of Guns N' Roses 29:2 - Metalmorphosis 30:5 - Working with Jamie Durr 33:1 - Taking inspiration from Dave Grohl 34:2 - Dude, you need to be in my movie 34:5 - Covering Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra ala Black Sabbath 35:4 - SONG  - Night and Day 35:5 - All of Brandon Cook's bands and projects #80srock #classicrock #FMRadio #glam #guitar #hairband #hairbands #hardrock #heavymetal #metal #metalband #metalcore #metalgirl #metalhead #metalmusic #rockmusic #rocknroll #rockstar #blacknblue #morc #morcx #monstersofrock #monstersofrockcruise
01:05:36
March 09, 2021
Black Wolf Mountain - John Adams (guitar, founder) & Dylan Kidner (vocals) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Black Wolf Mountain - John Adams (guitar, founder) & Dylan Kidner (vocals) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Pariah Burke interviews Black Wolf Mountain's John Adams and Dylan Kidner about: Their brand new song The new band lineup Eddie Van Halen The memories of rock stars Payola and pay-for-play in radio The meanings of their songs "Empty Frames" and "Hangman" And more! Hard, Heavy, & Hair with Pariah Burke  (http://PariahRocks.com) is a syndicated radio show featuring two full hours of heart-pounding, guitar-crunching, throat-rending riffs in the best Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 20-teens, and today. New show every week!
48:46
March 09, 2021
Ian Salpekar (Gone Savage) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Ian Salpekar (Gone Savage) + MUSIC - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
The complete, uncut interview with Ian Salpekar of Gone Savage including 4 Gone Savage songs! Ian and Pariah talk about Gone Savage, Sweet Sin, the Resurrection EP and its songs, the new upcoming album, and more. Show website: https://PariahRocks.com
32:07
March 09, 2021
Silo (Hardcore Country Metal) - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Silo (Hardcore Country Metal) - Spotify Exclusive Edition
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
The interview AND Silo's music in this Spotify-Exclusive Edition! Silo, the Hardcore Country / Country Metal band of bandits hung out on Zoom unmasked(!) with Pariah Burke two days before their debut album released. Guitarist and founder Brian (who mysteriously wouldn't reveal his last name), and singer and lyricist Matt Launder talked with the host of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show about: - What is Hardcore Country? - Heavy Metal riffs, Thrash drums, a banjo, and rodeo lyrics - Country music, motherfucker! Do you sing it? - How Craigslist and a Samuel L. Jackson meme got them together - Stripper poles and hay bales - Singing upside down - A hat that won't fall off - Discussing Silo songs "War Paint," "Glitter & Gold," "8 Seconds," and deep into "Pistol Whipped" - 'Rock Is Dead' says the guy who turned Kiss into a Disco band - Gene Simmons is becoming irrelevant - Rock is going through a rebirth like a phoenix - Silo is Avenged Sevenfold meets Brantley Gilbert, Bad Wolves meets Luke Bryan, Slipknot meets Johnny Cash - And much, much more! Links and music mentioned in the interview available here http://rockn.me/hhh292 . Excerpts from this interview, as well as Silo music, was played on Hard, Heavy & Hair Show no. 292 at http://rockn.me/hhh292
02:01:12
March 09, 2021
Mike Langford (Tense Machine & Deadset Society, drummer, record producer, artist consultant)
Mike Langford (Tense Machine & Deadset Society, drummer, record producer, artist consultant)
Mike Langford, record producer, artist consultant, and drummer for both Tense Machine and Deadset Society talks with Pariah Burke on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show before the exclusive world-wide premiere of new Tense Machine single "Pieces" on Hard, Heavy & Hair. Recently host Pariah Burke was talking with Mike Langford on Facebook about how Spotify is actually good for musicians. They decided to take the conversation to Zoom where Pariah asked Mike about that; strategies for success in the music business in today's digital-first, streaming world; and whatever happened to Deadset Society. The 37-year-old music producer and veteran musician was incredibly candid, not only about his business advice to bands, but also about deeply personal issues like his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. Links and music mentioned in the interview available here https://rockn.me/hhh293 . Excerpts from this interview, as well as Tense Machine and Deadset Society music, was played on Hard, Heavy & Hair Show no. 293 at https://rockn.me/hhh293
01:29:06
February 25, 2021
Silo - Brian (guitar) and Matt (vocals) [Hardcore Country Metal]
Silo - Brian (guitar) and Matt (vocals) [Hardcore Country Metal]
Silo, the Hardcore Country / Country Metal band of bandits hung out on Zoom unmasked(!) with Pariah Burke two days before their debut album released. Guitarist and founder Brian (who mysteriously wouldn't reveal his last name), and singer and lyricist Matt Launder talked with the host of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show about: - What is Hardcore Country? - Heavy Metal riffs, Thrash drums, a banjo, and rodeo lyrics - Country music, motherfucker! Do you sing it? - How Craigslist and a Samuel L. Jackson meme got them together - Stripper poles and hay bales - Singing upside down - A hat that won't fall off - Discussing Silo songs "War Paint," "Glitter & Gold," "8 Seconds," and deep into "Pistol Whipped"  - 'Rock Is Dead' says the guy who turned Kiss into a Disco band - Gene Simmons is becoming irrelevant - Rock is going through a rebirth like a phoenix - Silo is Avenged Sevenfold meets Brantley Gilbert, Bad Wolves meets Luke Bryan, Slipknot meets Johnny Cash - And much, much more! Links and music mentioned in the interview available here http://rockn.me/hhh292 . Excerpts from this interview, as well as Silo music, was played on Hard, Heavy & Hair Show no. 292 at http://rockn.me/hhh292
01:40:56
February 16, 2021
Banshee - Terry Dunn (guitar, founder) & George Call (vocals)
Banshee - Terry Dunn (guitar, founder) & George Call (vocals)
Banshee's Terry Dunn (guitarist, founder) and George Call (lead singer) talk with Pariah Burke, host of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show https://PariahRocks.com on Feb 4, 2021 about: Recording now versus the 80s The different dynamic of recording an album across country The (lack of) camaraderie among the original lineup The happy, healthy partnership of Terry and George The Mindslave album The 2019 LP the Madness Why the Madness is so hard to find What they didn't like about their last album A possible The Madness Deluxe Edition The new album in the works Depression and mental health Reaching out to fans through their music Road stories George gets Terry with a tour prank The guys' favorite Banshee songs to play Terry Dunn plays classical guitar for us We even get a sample of the music from the new album--the first time George has heard it, too! What would happen if there were TWO Banshees, like there are two L.A. Guns Does Banshee need former singer and co-writer Tommy Lee Flood? What happened at Rocklahoma? Terry's and George's musical tastes (beyond Metal) George's favorite movie soundtrack (Terry and Pariah guessed wrong) Who would be in your super group? Links and music mentioned in the interview available here http://rockn.me/hhh291 . Excerpts from this interview, as well as Banshee music, was played on Hard, Heavy & Hair Show no. 291 at http://rockn.me/hhh291
01:36:27
February 10, 2021
Hard, Heavy & Hair Halloween 2020
Hard, Heavy & Hair Halloween 2020
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01:05:58
October 14, 2020
Black Wolf Mountain - John Adams (guitar, founder) & Dylan Kidner (vocals)
Black Wolf Mountain - John Adams (guitar, founder) & Dylan Kidner (vocals)
Pariah Burke interviews Black Wolf Mountain's John Adams and Dylan Kidner about: Their brand new song The new band lineup Eddie Van Halen The memories of rock stars Payola and pay-for-play in radio The meanings of their songs "Empty Frames" and "Hangman" And more! Hard, Heavy, & Hair with Pariah Burke  (http://PariahRocks.com) is a syndicated radio show featuring two full hours of heart-pounding, guitar-crunching, throat-rending riffs in the best Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 20-teens, and today. New show every week!
41:05
October 13, 2020
Brandon Cook (The Loyal Order, Black N' Blue, & Metalmorphosis)
Brandon Cook (The Loyal Order, Black N' Blue, & Metalmorphosis)
Full, uncut, uncensored INTERVIEW with Brandon Cook, guitarist for Black N' Blue, with Pariah Burke of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show about: His role in Black N' Blue Pushing the envelope of what Black N' Blue is capable of New Black N' Blue music His favorite Black N' Blue songs to play A song Black N' Blue CAN'T play live Being called "the reason Black N' Blue can still do [what it does]" Quitting drinking and creative energy the Gospel of Guns N' Roses Taking Inspiration from Dave Grohl Covering Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra ala Black Sabbath Jamie St. James staring at him in a record store And lots more! Listen to the music discussed in the show on PariahRocks.com in The Hard, Heavy & Hair Show episodes 237 and 238. Start (mm:ss) Subject 1:16 - The MuFus & Jeff Carroll 2:21 - Playing Tesla and Dream Theatre 3:00 - Role in Black N' Blue 4:05 - Bringing in Bob Capka 5:02 - Being the Black N' Blue cheerleader 5:35 - M3 and taking inspiration from Guns N' Roses 7:58 - Upstaging Jaime St. James? 8:50 - Brandon Cook is the reason Black N' Blue can still be. 10:0 - Pushing the envelope of Black N' Blue capabilities 11:2 - One of the first 80s LA bands 12:4 - Fucking Jamie St. James is staring at me in the record store 13:5 - Brandon's favorite Black N' Blue song to play 15:0 - SONG - Heat It Up, Burn It Out 15:3 - Brandon's favorite Black N' Blue deep cut 15:4 - The Black N' Blue song they can't play live 16:3 - What Black N' Blue is, and isn't, about 17:2 - When the audience doesn't move, the energy stops 18:2 - If you're Led Zeppelin or Def Leppard... 19:0 - A bucket list band 19:1 - Pariah becomes a Styx fan 20:4 - New Styx members take it up to Prog epicness 22:1 - New music from Black N' Blue 24:2 - Quitting drinking and increasing creative energy 25:5 - The other Brandon Cook Hard, Heavy & Hair interview 26:2 - Brandon's favorite Guns N' Roses song to play 27:2 - Messing with each other on Paradise City 28:0 - The Gospel of Guns N' Roses 29:2 - Metalmorphosis 30:5 - Working with Jamie Durr 33:1 - Taking inspiration from Dave Grohl 34:2 - Dude, you need to be in my movie 34:5 - Covering Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra ala Black Sabbath 35:4 - SONG  - Night and Day 35:5 - All of Brandon Cook's bands and projects #80srock #classicrock #FMRadio #glam #guitar #hairband #hairbands #hardrock #heavymetal #metal #metalband #metalcore #metalgirl #metalhead #metalmusic #rockmusic #rocknroll #rockstar #blacknblue #morc #morcx #monstersofrock #monstersofrockcruise
40:31
January 26, 2020
Ian Salpekar (Gone Savage)
Ian Salpekar (Gone Savage)
My complete interview with Ian Salpekar of Gone Savage. Ian and I talk about Gone Savage, Sweet Sin, the Resurrection EP and its songs, the new upcoming album, and more. Hear the music at http://2.clp.im/hhh232 Show website: https://PariahRocks.com
13:41
December 27, 2019
Ace Von Johnson (LA Guns, Neon Coven, & Faster Pussycat)
Ace Von Johnson (LA Guns, Neon Coven, & Faster Pussycat)
My complete interview with Ace Von Johnson of Faster Pussycat and LA Guns. Ace and I talk about his other bands and projects, human body parts, our favorite whiskeys, his affinity for Ouija boards, Jizzy Pearl, Robert Mason of Warrant, how different L.A. Guns is to any other band Ace has played in, and lots more. Hear the music at https://2.clp.im/hhh231 Show website: https://PariahRocks.com Photo: Dustin Jack Photography Collection Start (mm:ss) - Name 0:39.765 - Introduction 0:55.453 - LA Guns in Seattle 1:10.825 - Thanksgiving, Danny Nordall, the Rainbow Room 1:40.378 - (Sort of) Still in Faster Pussycat? 2:38.363 - Touring Schedule 3:13.344 - Sam Bam Koltun 4:43.896 - Internet Rumors 5:22.132 - Adam Hamilton 7:20.303 - Working with Phacii and Tril 7:39.565 - What it's Really Like Working with Tracii and Phil 9:30.652 - L.A. Guns - A Great Camp and Fun Band to Be In 9:42.936 - The Other Lead Guitar Player 10:00.392 - The Man, the Myth, the Legend 10:14.421 - A Band That Gets Along 10:48.562 - Phil's & Tracii's Partnership 11:30.984 - Favorite LA Guns Song to Play 12:20.361 - SONG - Hellraisers Ball 12:28.700 - SONG - Over the Edge 12:29.379 - Favorite L.A. Guns Deep Cut 14:36.355 - SONG - Sticky Fingers 14:37.016 - Influences and Getting Into Hard Rock 15:23.352 - The U.S. Bombs 15:35.296 - Big Bang Babies and Kerri Kelly 16:19.682 - Charlie and the Valentine Killers 17:02.065 - Switchblade Kitty 17:15.200 - Butcher Babies 17:45.534 - Joining L.A. Guns 18:18.613 - Murphy's Law 19:00.679 - Monsters of Rock Cruise 19:49.235 - Jamming - Burnout and Charities 21:43.520 - Robert Mason of Warrant 22:18.389 - Play With Wishlist 23:26.833 - PItbull Advocate 24:59.521 - In Other News: 74 Million Other Dogs 25:24.593 - Judge the Deed, Not the Breed 25:58.185 - Saving My Pitbull for $30k 26:51.345 - Charity Cause 28:29.263 - Whiskey Man 29:44.422 - Road Stories 30:02.213 - Pranking John Corabi 30:41.780 - Jizzy Pearl the Intellectual 32:05.489 - Pleading the 5th 32:13.419 - Ouija Boards 33:23.960 - Ouija Board Collection 33:58.178 - The Ouija Guitar 34:14.098 - The Plaque at the Rainbow Room 34:57.462 - Neon Coven 35:21.316 - Ace Von Johnson Merchandise 35:27.269 - Pitbull Benefit Merchandise 35:41.367 - Patreon for Fans 36:16.926 - Voiceover Work and Netflix 37:05.241 - Character Voiceover Demo 37:41.002 - Upcoming L.A. Guns Concerts 39:11.918 - Wrap-Up
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December 15, 2019
Rough Cutt (full band) Interview
Rough Cutt (full band) Interview
My interview with the brand new Rough Cutt lineup: Rockin' Dave Alford, Chris "The Count" Hager, Darren Housholder, Jeff Buehner, and Steven St. James before and after their first ever live show played together as a band, Black Friday in Portland, Oregon, November 29th, 2019. The new Rough Cutt brought the house down, sounding tight, polished, and as if they'd been playing the same songs together as long as Rockin' Dave and Chris Hager have. Before and after the show, I had a chance to sit down with all the members except Steve St. James and talk about the band, their future, whether there will be new music from Rough Cutt, and some of the stories from their long careers. Hear music from Rough Cutt, Love/Hate, and War & Peace on the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show with Pariah Burke here: https://2.clp.im/hhh229 . Show website: https://PariahRocks.com Photo: Joe Schaeffer Photography Start (mm:ss) - Name 00:40.000 - INTERVIEW: Dave Alford & Chris Hager 00:48.607 - Playing Portland 00:58.798 - New Lineup 01:42.990 - New Vocalist 02:24.115 - Founding Member of Ratt (Chris Hager) 02:50.989 - Testing the Waters 03:18.786 - New Songs 05:50.511 - Rough Cutt on Monsters of Rock Cruise? 06:30.768 - In Demand All Over 07:52.222 - A New Generation of Fans 08:40.455 - Grateful for Fans 09:10.674 - Rough Riot 10:46.379 - Darren Housholder 10:46.379 - INTERVIEW: Darren Housholder 10:48.423 - Joining Love/Hate 11:18.370 - Auditioning for Enuff Z'Nuff 11:44.925 - Love/Hate Criteria: Wear the Guitar Low 12:30.120 - Enough with Enuff Z'Nuff 13:21.045 - Stung by W.A.S.P. 17:04.860 - INTERVIEW: Dave Alford, Chris Hager, Darren Housholder, Jeff Buehner 17:04.913 - Pariah is Joined by Co-Host Alessia Gotardi 17:19.658 - Rough Cutt's Chris, Dave, Darren, and Jeff 17:31.642 - A Fight with the Merch Table 17:49.744 - Rock N' Roll Fighting 18:15.526 - Dave Recalls Mick Mars Joining Motley Crue 18:47.037 - Sunset Strip Friends 19:26.962 - Building the New Rough Cutt 20:52.934 - Unleashing the New Rough Cutt 21:22.006 - Choosing Portland for the Debut 21:41.406 - Praise from Tracii Guns 22:00.829 - 3 Guys De-Virginized on Stage 22:23.941 - Playing a Tight Stage 23:23.732 - The Chemistry Shows 24:08.536 - Transcending the Old Lineup 24:29.327 - Coalescing Into a Tight, Cohesive Band 25:41.068 - The Rough Cutt Signature Writing Style 27:20.897 - We Don't Gallop 27:40.664 - Ronnie James Dio 28:36.887 - Magical Melding of Guitar Styles 29:13.055 - Rough Cuts from Rough Cutt 29:25.239 - Origin of the Band Name 30:18.201 - Ronnie James Dio Would Approve of (and Steal) Darren and Jeff 31:52.576 - How Was Your First Time on Stage with Rough Cutt 33:02.992 - How Did You Feel Stepping On Stage 33:59.574 - Did You Feel Connected to the Group 34:35.003 - Couldn't Tell He Was New to the Group 35:27.421 - Boys Having Fun Playing Music 38:03.776 - You Wanna Be A Star - First Time in 30 Years 39:27.944 - Breaking Rough Cutt 40:13.244 - Good, Happy Metal 40:36.340 - 80s Metal, Having a Good Time 41:18.696 - Patrick Young from Black N' Blue Drops By 41:45.816 - Thank You 42:03.041 - Jeff Beaner
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November 29, 2019
Brandon Cook (The Loyal Order, Black N' Blue, & Metalmorphosis)
Brandon Cook (The Loyal Order, Black N' Blue, & Metalmorphosis)
Pariah Burke, host of the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show ( https://PariahRocks.com ) interviews Brandon Cook of the bands Black N' Blue and the Loyal Order about his bands, playing with Metallica, Megadeth's Marty Friedman, Kiss, toxic masculinity, and much more. Hear the music at https://2.clp.im/hhh226 Show website: https://PariahRocks.com  Photo: Dean Walker
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October 28, 2019