The Sound Of...

Beasley Media Group

Steve Black & Anne Carlini host a weekly music, tech & events based podcast that allows them to use their combined 61 years of radio experience to offer unique perspectives & opinions on the world of rock & roll.

All Episodes

Segment One: 20 Songs as we head into 2020 (Part 2):   (Time:   48:24)  Anne, Steve and The Rev continue the difficult task of deciding on a Top 20 List of the Best Rock Songs released so far in the 21st Century (2000-2019).  Each host present their case for individual songs based entirely on their own unique perspectives, then work together to decide on the ultimate list.

Dec 2019

48 min 31 sec

Segment One: 20 Songs as we head into 2020 (Part 1):   Time:   56:36  Anne, Steve and The Rev take on the Epic task of deciding on a Top 20 List of the Best Rock Songs that have been released so far in the 21st Century.  Each will make their case for individual songs based entirely on their own unique perspectives.

Dec 2019

56 min 42 sec

Segment One: The Who Top 7 List:   (Time:   32:35) Pete Townshend recently made some unfortunate remarks about 2 deceased members of The Who, Keith Moon and John Entwistle, before quickly retracting the comments. The panel talk about the intended sentiment and dig into their library of music to pick their favorite Who songs of all-time. Segment Two: A resurgence of Classic Rock:   (Time:   15:58) An increasing number of people under the age of 25 are listening to Classic Rock. The panel talk about why, and the things they enjoy that were created before they were born.

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Nov 2019

48 min 42 sec

Segment One: Real Reunions:   (Time:   18:32) Anne recaps the recent Tool concert and Steve updates the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tour. Plus My Chemical Romance, Saliva, Rage Against the Machine and The Black Crowes are all reuniting. Segment Two: Top 7 Fantasy concert reunions:       Time:   28:06 Steve and Anne pick 7 bands they wish would reunite for a tour and discuss the personal they would most like to see for these fantasy reunions.  

Nov 2019

46 min 46 sec

Segment One: Is that EVH?:   (Time:   21:53) A recent photo of a fan at a Tool concert went viral, as the unrecognized person asked to take the photo was none other than Eddie Van Halen. That has us asking who in the rock world has aged well, and who else might be hard to pick out of a crowd. Segment Two: Green Day Top 7:   (Time:   20:07) Billy Joe Armstrong has revealed his favorite Green Day song so our panel works through their catalog to select their favorites as well.  

Oct 2019

47 min 8 sec

Segment One: Assembled Producers:   (Time:   28:26) Steve Black, who has interviewed a number of Producers across the years, plays audio clips from Jack Douglass, Bob Ezrin, Sir George Martin and Michael Beinhorn to illuminate a few behind the scenes stories from Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Soundgarden.  Segment Two: Bruce Springsteen Top 7:   (Time:   22:82) As Bruce Springsteen releases his Western Stars album and film, Anne and Steve dig into his catalog of music to select their all-time favorites.

Oct 2019

57 min 40 sec

Segment One: Top 7 Second Albums:   (Time:   31:29) Is there such a thing as a sophomore slump in rock & roll? Some band’s follow up records are among their finest work. This week Anne and Steve pick their favorite 2nd albums of all-time.  Segment Two: Rock? Hall 2020:   (Time:   23:32) Anne and Steve go over the whole list of 2020 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The good, the bad, the ugly while making their predictions.

Oct 2019

55 min 8 sec

Segment One: David Lee Roth Top 7:   (Time:   35:18) David Lee Roth recently said Van Halen is “finished”. Anne and Steve discuss the possibility and pick their favorites songs from David’s solo career.  Segment Two: The Concert Resume:   (Time:   22:82) A concert questionnaire has been making the rounds on social media. Steve and Anne jump in with their first/last/next/best/worst concerts.

Oct 2019

58 min 58 sec

Segment One: The Cars Top 7:   (Time:   23:06) With the recent loss of Ric Ocasek, Anne and Steve look back at The Cars discography and select their personal favorite songs from the rock & roll Hall of Famers.  Segment Two: [Encore] Rock & Roll Over/Under:   (Time:   28:11) Anne and Steve welcome special guest Sammy Boller and do a rock & roll version of over/under. A fun game converted from the world of sports betting.

Sep 2019

51 min 24 sec

Segment One: Eddie Money Top 7:                                                    Time:   24:15 Anne and Steve remember Eddie Money as one of Detroit’s adopted sons and select their top 7 favorite songs from his catalog of music.   Segment Two: Las Vegas Residencies:                                              Time:   13:25 More and more bands are following the model of playing multiple nights and in some cases multiple months in Vegas. Anne and Steve talk about the pros and cons.

Sep 2019

37 min 48 sec

Segment One: Encore - Top 7 Debut Albums:   (Time:   16:59) Anne and Steve select their favorites from a massive list of band’s and artists’ first albums. Segment Two: Encore - Name That Tune (Drums Only):   (Time:   31:32) Steve isolates the drums of several songs to see if the panel is savvy enough to name that tune. Segment Three: Encore – News and Notes with Rev:   (Time:   18:85) Anne, Steve and The Rev talk about Space X, Hologram Tours and high ticket prices.

Aug 2019

50 min 24 sec

Segment One: Spontaneous Interactions:   (Time:   21:55) Our rock & roll panel respond to a random list of artists with their personal stories and memories including David Bowie, U2 and Whitesnake.  Segment Two: Top 7 Metallica Albums:   (Time:   31:59) Anne, Steve and The Rev pick their personal Top 7 Metallica albums.

Aug 2019

54 min 2 sec

Segment One: Misunderstood Lyrics:   (Time:   21:01) Our guest Jade Springart joins the panel to disclose some of our humorous interactions with misunderstood lyrics.  Segment Two: AC/DC Top 7 List:   (Time:   29:26) Anne, Steve and The Rev pick their personal Top 7 AC/DC with Steve selecting only from the Bon Scott era and Anne keeping her picks to the Brian Johnson years.

Aug 2019

50 min 34 sec

Segment One: Wicked Concert Weather:   (Time:   13:48) The panel discuss their personal bad weather concert experiences.  Segment Two: Shinedown Top 7 List:   (Time:   27:31) Anne, Steve and The Rev pick their personal Top 7 Shinedown songs while the band continues to pull in great reviews on their current tour.

Jul 2019

30 min 42 sec

Segment One: Old School Radio:   (Time:   28:01) Former WRIF DJ Mike Staff joins the panel to talk about our radio journeys and the constant adjustments radio personalities have to make to thrive. Segment Two: The Top 7 Albums of 1969:   (Time:   27:31) The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the moon landing has us reflecting back 50 years to select our favorite albums released in 1969.

Jul 2019

55 min 39 sec

Segment One: Rock/Video Game Crossovers:   (Time:   17:29) Nate Bender from Checkpoint XP joins us to talk about how music and video games are increasingly working hand and hand.  Segment Two: One Hit Wonders a Top 7 List:   (Time:   15:39) The panel discusses the legacy of the one hit wonder curse/phenomena and select our Top 7 favorites of all-time. 

Jul 2019

33 min 15 sec

Segment One: Yesterday:   (Time:   11:58) Anne and Steve share their favorable reviews for the funny heart-warming Beatles inspired film Yesterday.  Segment Two: The Beatles:   (Time:   20:16) The list of our top 7 favorite songs from the most influential of all the cross-over all encompassing bands of all time.

Jul 2019

32 min 22 sec

Segment One: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Part I:   (Time:   6:16) A small piece of Steve Black’s recent interview with Kenny Wayne Shepherd in support of his new album The Traveler.  Segment Two: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Part II:   (Time:   27:14) A flashback to the Ted Nugent Show as Steve Vai and Kenny Wayne Sheppard joined Ted and Steve Black live in the studio back in June of 1997.

Jun 2019

33 min 39 sec

Segment One: Stevie Ray Vaughan:   (Time:   29:58) In August St. Martin’s Press will release the Stevie Ray Vaughan biography Texas Flood. Our panel review the book and select their top 7 favorite songs from SRV.  Segment Two: Supergroups:   (Time:   12:38) Is being a “Supergroup” a good thing or a bad thing? This week we discuss what constitutes a Supergroup and review the varied success rate of them throughout rock history.

Jun 2019

42 min 42 sec

Segment One: The (Not So) Sacred Fire:   (Time:   15:18) A 2008 fire destroyed decade worth of priceless master tape from a long list of artists that includes Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Elton John, The Eagles, Aerosmith and The Police.  Segment Two: Santana Top 7 List:   (Time:   27:18) The massively successful Supernatural album from Santana turns 20 on June 15th which has our panel looking back over his amazing catalog of music.

Jun 2019

42 min 43 sec

Segment One: Methods of Music Discovery:   (Time:   16:20) WMMR Radio legend Pierre Robert joins Steve to talk about both common and uncommon ways to discover new music. Segment Two: Once In a Lifetime Concert Moments:   (Time:   40:11) Steve and Pierre, both having witnessed hundreds of concerts count down their top 7 live performances that included a special guest joining the headliner on stage.

Jun 2019

56 min 38 sec

Segment One: The Elton John Top 7 List:   (Time:   25:12) Rocketman the film opens this week and as Sir Elton is one of Anne’s all-time favorite we spend a bit of time selecting out 7 favorite songs from his massive catalog. Segment Two: Are "live" backing Tracks acceptable?:   (Time:   14:43) Like it or not the use of backing tracks and pre-recorded music has been increasing in rock music. Anne, Steve and special guest Sean Baker discuss what is and is not acceptable in a “live” performance.

May 2019

40 min 2 sec

Segment One: Music-Money:   (Time:   18:01) Anne, Steve and Rev become honorary Secretaries of the Treasury and with their new found power create legal tender with musicians on the bills instead of presidents. Who would you put on your dollar bill? Segment Two: Traveling to see concerts:   (Time:   18:01) Joining Anne, Steve and Rev on the panel is Eric Aratari who recently traveled to Spain to see Metallica. Anne and Steve also share their concert excursions in foreign lands.

May 2019

37 min 53 sec

The Sound of…Rock & Roll Jeopardy:   (Time:   44:??) Anne and The Rev are joined this week by Detroit guitarist/musician Sean Baker as Steve Black presents his version of Rock & Roll Jeopardy. The categories include When Did it Happen, Where Did It Happen, Metal Mascots and Formerly Known As.

May 2019

48 min 51 sec

 Segment One: The Sound of…Woodstock and Tool:   (Time: 11:25) There is a new massive Woodstock 50th Anniversary release on the way and Tool will release their 5th album in August after a 13 year wait. Segment Two: The Cure for Stevie Nicks:   (Time:   20:19) The 2019 Hall of Fame Ceremony has been airing on HBO so Anne selects her Top 7 Stevie Nicks songs while Steve, feeling rebellious elects to send his appreciation to The Cure.

May 2019

33 min 12 sec

Segment One: The Avengers of Rock:   (Time:   14:53) In honor of The Avengers: End Game Anne and Steve assemble their all-star fantasy rock bands.  Segment Two: The Sound Of Black Sabbath:   (Time:   13:55) As Ozzy continues to recover from his most recent fall Anne and Steve are in a Sabbath mood and work up of their All-Time favorite Black Sabbath Top 7 list. Segment Three: Encore: The Zappa Not Zappa Game:   (Time:   13:55) Steve asks the panel a series of simple questions. Are these quirky song titles Frank Zappa songs?

Apr 2019

44 min 23 sec

Segment One: Our Top 7 List of Sammy Hagar Songs:             Time:   18:52 Sammy Hagar is a rock & roll legend who has been in way too many bands, but Anne and Steve isolate just his solo work while selecting the Top 7 favorite Sammy Hagar songs. Segment Two: Music That is Just Too Evil for Disney:                 Time:   11:13 The Boston band Ice Nine Kills had a hilarious response to being banned by Disney.

Apr 2019

32 min 1 sec

Segment One: (Isolated Bass Tracks):   Time:   13:23 Can you identify music just from the bass line? We have isolated the bass tracks on several well-known rock songs to see if our panel can 'Name That tune' Segment Two: (Progresive Rock):   Time:   30:26 How do you classify progressive rock? Is it the same or different than experimental music? We set our own parameters and then pick our top 7 favorite prog-rock bands of all-time.

Apr 2019

46 min 29 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Motley Dirt:   (Time: 17:29) Thanks to The Dirt people seem to have Motley Crue fever. Anne and Steve go on record with their Top 7 favorite Motley Crue songs. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Humor (Does it Belong in Music):   (Time: 18:02) Do you enjoy when humor and music mix? From Weird Al and Adam Sandler to Spinal Tap and Steel Panther. Does humor belong in music?

Mar 2019

35 min 37 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Questionable Behavior:   (Time:   21:45) Does an artist’s words and actions affect your ability to enjoy their music. The recent documentaries on R. Kelly and Michael Jackson have prompted some radio stations to stop playing their music. Anne, Steve and The Rev discuss questionable behaviors of artists. Segment Two: The Sound Of…FFDP:   (Time:     17:18) Ivan Moody has hit the 1 year mark for being sober which has Anne and Steve selecting their personal top 7 favorite songs From Five Finger Death Punch.  Encore: The Sound Of…5th or perhaps 6th Era:   (Time:   18:56) Revenue from streaming now makes up more than half of the money generated by record labels. Era 1 was Vinyl, 2 - 8-Track tape, 3 - Cassette tape on, 4 – CD, 5 – Digital (Downloads and streams).   Which is our favorite?   Do we still own music in every configuration? Has ownership lost its value?

Mar 2019

57 min 47 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Random Answers:   (Time:   23:50) We accept a few music questions from Facebook for Anne, Steve and The Rev to respond to. Segment Two: The Sound Of…The Live Album:   (Time:   24:46) In honor of Cheap Trick’s album At Budokan which turned 40 last week, Anne and Steve select their personal top 7 favorite live albums of all-time. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Queen and Monkey Stuff:   (Time:   10:42) Anne reflects on the Queen movie taking home 4 Oscars and Peter Tork of The Monkees passed away last week so the panel talks about the legacy of the manufactured yet supremely successful band.

Feb 2019

59 min 26 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…A Well Placed Song:   (Time:   21:32) A great song placed at just the right point in a movie can make all the difference in the world. Anne and Steve select their 7 personal favorite songs as used in a film. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Black (music) History Month:   (Time:   31:29) In honor of Black History Month the panel discuss the importance of Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Tiny Bradshaw, Bo Diddley and the pioneers of what would become rock & roll. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Sick musicians:   (Time:   13:37) Ozzy, Oli from Bring Me The Horizon, Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Grohl are all dealing with health issues. Anne and Steve look at the medical side of life on the road.  

Feb 2019

1 hr 6 min

Segment One: The Sound Of…Vinyl Firsts:   (Time:   24:38) Members of Alter Bridge, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Badflower, Tremonti and Wilson all check in with memories of their 1st vinyl purchase. Anne and Steve talk about the selections and include their own. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Pearl Jam:   (Time:   15:38) Pearl Jam have been named the Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2019 which has Anne and Steve selecting their Top 7 favorite Pearl Jam songs . Segment Three: The Sound Of…The Tax Man:   (Time:   12:56) Anne, Steve and The Rev talk about some of the bands and musicians who have gotten into trouble with the I.R.S. over the years.

Feb 2019

53 min 19 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…25th Anniversaries:   (Time:   19:06) Green Day, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and a dozen other rock bands have landmark albums all celebrating their 25th anniversaries this year. The panel takes a look at 1994 discussing where they were, what music they liked at the time and what has grown on them over the last quarter century. Segment Two: The Sound Of…7 Albums from 1994:   (Time:   19:49) Of all the great albums released in 1994, Anne and Steve share their personal favorite top 7. Segment Three: The Sound Of…ShipRocked 2019   (Time:   15:34) Steve has returned with stories to tell as he was out to sea last week watching, interacting and interviewing members of Papa Roach, Korn, Nothing More, Wilson, Mark Tremonti and many others.

Feb 2019

54 min 36 sec

The Sound Of…Greta Van Fleet:                                          Time:   37:38 From sold-out shows across the globe to the Grammy nominations to the recent gig on Saturday Night Live, Greta Van Fleet have become one of the most interesting names in the music world. Steve Black has spent time with the band on a few occasions over the last two years and invites you to listen in on his conversations with the knowledgeable young guitarist of the band Jake Kiszka.

Jan 2019

37 min 45 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Foo Fighters 7 to 1:   (Time:   15:35) Dave Grohl turned 50 and our social media feeds went crazy. As for Anne and Steve it was an opportunity to select their personal Top 7 Favorite Foo Fighters songs of all-time. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Festival Season 19:   (Time:   11:06) Most of the lineups for the 2019 festival season have been announced. Steve, Anne and The Rev talk about the various big ticket gigs.  Segment Three: The Sound Of…Songs You Know?:   (Time:   23:29) Steve shares a variety of cover songs with Anne and The Rev. Can you identify the artist?

Jan 2019

50 min 17 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Jumping The Shark:   (Time:   17:00) In a recent interview James Young of Styx admitted that Mr. Roboto “Alienated some fans”. Anne and Steve talk about other moments, songs and videos that created a negative impact. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Driving Songs:   (Time:   12:38) Rock & Roll and driving fast go hand and hand, so Steve and Anne select their Top 7 Favorite driving songs. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Woodstock (and Maj. Tom):   (Time:   13:55) Anne, Steve and The Rev talk about Woodsock IV and a new David Bowie app,  -          Rock & Roll and driving fast go hand and hand, so Steve and Anne select their Top 7 Favorite driving songs. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Woodstock (and Maj. Tom):                        Time:   13:55 -          Anne, Steve and The Rev talk about a new David Bowie app, Metallica’s acoustic album, and Woodstock 50.

Jan 2019

43 min 49 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…A Game Show (Part I):   [Time:   20:03] Anne, Steve and The Rev welcome in their counterparts, Joe, Gina and Karie Anne for a Newlywed style rock & roll game show hosted by WRIF’s own Jade Springart. Segment Two: The Sound Of…A Game Show (Part II):   [Time:   21:19] The relationships strain a bit as the fun continues.  Segment Three: The Sound Of…A Game Show (Part III):   [Time:   12:26] Which couple will be victorious? The final round completes our show .

Jan 2019

53 min 50 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…2018:   (Time:   14:44) Anne and Steve recap some of the biggest music events and news of 2018 including Queen’sBohemian Rhapsody film, Ozzy and Elton starting their final tours and Jerry Spencer’s departure from Five Finger Death Punch.  Segment Two: The Sound Of…2018’s Best Songs:   (Time:   21:09) Anne, Steve and The Rev select their favorite songs of 2018 for the weekly Top 7 List. Segment Three: The Sound Of…A Few More Rockers in Heaven:   (Time:   18:01)  Our 2018 In Memoriam has Steve and Anne looking back at the loss of 16 notable musicians ages 28-88 that passed away in 2018.

Dec 2018

50 min 12 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Loudwire’s List   (Time:   16:04) Anne and Steve look at a new list from Loudwire of the Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Live Acts. Do our host agree? (Of course not!).  Segment Two: The Sound Of…longer songs:   (Time:   13:53) Dave Grohl is releasing a film about a 23 minute song…So Steve and Anne select their personal top 7 songs from the longer side (at least 7 minutes). Segment Three: The Sound Of…Vai, Foreigner and Ageless Metal:   (Time:   13:23) Anne and Steve (No Rev this week) discuss recent music news including old-timers escaping to the Waken Open Air Festival, Foreigner’s Then and Now shows and Steve Vai’s Gen Axe Tour and 52-Hour Jam a Thon.

Dec 2018

50 min 8 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Tears (Bad and Good):    (Time:   18:32) In reference to joining Warren Haynes on stage playing “All Apologies” Dave Grohl recently told Rolling Stone"As we were playing it, the audience starts to sing along, and I'm crying my eyes out onstage trying to keep it together - what a beautiful moment.", Has a concert ever made you cry? – Anne and Steve share their emotional concert memories.  Segment Two: The Sound Of…Christmas:   (Time:   18:33) It’s that time of year so what will Anne, Steve and The Rev select as their Top 7 all-time favorite Christmas songs. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Name That (Jumbled) Tune: (Time:   9:59) -          Anne, Steve and The Rev welcome WCSX evening host J.T. in for a friendly game of name that….digitally altered tune.

Dec 2018

44 min 27 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…LZ at 50:   (Time:   25:48) In celebration of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary Anne, and The Rev look into the storied history of the band. Jimmy Page answers a couple of Steve’s questions and Robert Plant salutes Anne from the stage!  Segment Two: The Sound Of…Led Zeppelin Trivia:   (Time:   14:19) Who passed on being the singer for the band? Did they play under any other names? Who paid for the 1st album to be recorded? What percussion instrument is used during the opening of “Ramble On?” – Steve, Anne and The Rev have the answers.  Segment Three: The Sound Of…Zeppelin Songs:   (Time:   16:14) Anne and Steve somehow narrow their list of personal favorite Led Zeppelin songs down to just 7.

Dec 2018

56 min 21 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Collections:   (Time:   13:45) Anne and Steve discuss the upcoming Play It Loud Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art focused on the instruments of Roc & Roll. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Guitar Players:   (Time:   28:54) Steve points out why a recent Top 25 List of the best guitar players is invalid, but uses the list for a reason to explore his and Anne’s Top 7 favorite guitarist of all-time. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Changes (Good and Bad):   (Time:   16:51) In the wake of Panic! At the Disco suggesting a Metal album is a possibility, Anne, Steve and The Rev talk the idea and several other bands who took a significant musical chance of direction.  

Dec 2018

59 min 30 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Biopics:   (Time:   14:02) Anne and Steve discuss the biopics on the way from Elton John and Dave Grohl, and submit a few artists’ stories they would like to see captured on film. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Foreigner:   (Time:   19:42) Foreigner have a musical in the works and some reunion shows which have Anne and Steve selecting their all-time favorite Top 7 songs from the half American half British band. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Digital Lies:   (Time:   18:01) Anne, Steve and The Rev talk about fake or exaggerated social media accounts and the music world’s issues with sites like Blabbermouth.

Nov 2018

51 min 45 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Guitar Master Vai:   (Time:   15:00) Steve Black’s interview with Steve Vai backstage at the Generation Axe show in Detroit. Steve and Steve talk about the tour, the upcoming live album, the recent “Dark Matter” video and the Frank Zappa hologram. Segment Two: The Sound Of… Father Zakk:   (Time:   9:16) Steve and Zakk Wylde sit down on the sub (tour bus) to talk about Generation Axe, Black Label Society, Ozzy, and Zakk Sabbath. Segment Three: The Sound Of…Nuno:   (Time:   7:20) The 3rd of the Generation Axe conversations is with Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme. The interview covers what it’s like being part of the guitar madness and Nuno’s recent recording adventures with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Nov 2018

31 min 37 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Different Eras:   (Time:   22:04) Would Pink Floyd have been a massive success if they started their career today? How would Green Day have fared in the 70s? Anne and Steve discuss the various eras of rock and the bands that are truly timeless. Segment Two: The Sound Of… Queen:   (Time:   21:38) Steve and Anne recap the Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody and select their Top 7 list of personal favorites from the band. Segment Three: The Sound Of… [Encore] Odd Parings:   (Time:   14:45) What are some of the oddest pairings of opening bands and headliners that have played together over the years.

Nov 2018

59 min 6 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…The Kiss PodKast Part 1:   (Time:   25:10) To coincide with the announcement of Kiss' End of the Road Tour, Anne and Steve welcome special guest “Joe” who owns the single largest private collection of official Kiss merch in the world Segment Two: The Sound Of… The Kiss PodKast Part 2:   (Time:   16:14) Steve and Anne and “Joe” continue the exploration of all things Kiss and including past interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Producer Bob Ezrin. Segment Three: The Sound Of… The Kiss PodKast Part 3:   (Time:   21:38) Anne, Steve and Rev talk with Kiss Kollector “Joe” about some of his memorabilia include guitars, costumes, Gene’s diary and even entire drum kits.

Nov 2018

1 hr 3 min

Segment One: The Sound Of…Art, Really BIG Art:   (Time:   21:28) Anne and Steve invite graphic artist John Rios in to talk about his work designing and creating images for Alice Cooper, Korn, Kid Rock, Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, Ghost, Ted Nugent Motley Crue and others. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Even More Art:   (Time:   24:13) Steve and Anne select their Top 7 favorite album covers of all-time and graphic artist John Rios is on hand to add his artistic commentary.  Segment Three: The Sound Of…Hippies and Butter:   (Time:   14:45) Anne, Steve, and Rev talk about recent music news including Greta Van Fleet’s “nature walk” app and Jake E. Lee’s brief thoughts about re-joining Ozzy Osbourne.

Oct 2018

1 hr

Segment One: The Sound Of…Drums (Quiz Style):   (Time:   14:31) Can you name a song just by listening to the Drums? Steve has isolated drum tracks presented in a game show setting for Anne and Rev to test your rock & roll knowledge.  Segment Two: The Sound Of…Oli Herbert:   (Time:   13:41) Oli Herbert from All That Remains passed away on October 17th. Oli was a tremendous guitarists and a valued friend of Steve’s. In his memory we share a conversation between Oli and Steve that took place in January of 2018 in Steve’s state room on board the annual ShipRocked Cruise.  Segment Three: The Sound Of…The Good Books Encore:   (Time:   19:35) From Season I - Anne and Steve select their top 7 rock & roll biographies.  

Oct 2018

47 min 48 sec

Segment One: The Sound Of…Def Leppard:   (Time:   20:57) The nominations for the 2019 class of the Rock Hall are out and Steve and Anne take a detailed look at the list. In honor of Def Leppard finally being included the pair of hosts also select their Top 7 favorites from the band’s career. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Reunions?   (Time:   11:11) There was a mini Nirvana reunion at the recent Cal Jam show which has Anne, Steve and The Rev asking what qualifies as a reunion, should bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden and Linkin Park do such shows?  Segment Three: The Sound Of…The Merch Encore:   (Time:   25:44) From Season I - Anne and Steve talk about the world of artist merchandise.

Oct 2018

57 min 53 sec