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Chuck Shute Podcast

In depth interviews with musicians, comedians, authors, actors, and more!

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Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies)
Brian Tichy is a musician, songwriter and music producer. He has played drums for some of the biggest names in rock including Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Ace Frehley.  Currently he is the drummer for The Dead Daisies, who have a new album out titled Radiance. We discuss Brian’s solo project “Ball” plus working with Steven Tyler, focusing & work ethic and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:46 - Connecting with Brian 01:10 - Guitar, Singing & Ball 03:45 - Songwriting For Movies & TV05:48 - Solo Record & Singing 12:50 - Working with Steven Tyler 17:15 - Setting Goals & Dreams 19:22 - Competition, Work Ethic & Focus 26:16 - Working with Legends 28:58 - MusiCares & Music in Schools Brian Tichy website:https://www.briantichy.com/index.phpDead Daisies website:https://thedeaddaisies.com/MusiCares website:https://www.musicares.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
31:54 10/05/2022
Michael Lombardi (The Retaliators, Rescue Me)
Michael Lombardi is and actor, director and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of the Probationary (Probie) firefighter Mike Silletti in the critically acclaimed hit television show Rescue Me. He has a fun new horror movie out now (in select cities) called The Retaliators that features a lot of really cool cameos. The soundtrack features Motley Crue, Papa Roach, and Five Finger Death Punch. We discuss the true story that inspired this film, working & learning from Denis Leary, future projects and more! 00:00 - Intro00:41 - Retaliators Cameos & References06:17 - Retaliators Plot & True Story 12:41 - Rescue Me & Retaliators Tie In 15:28 - Justice & Morality in Film 17:34 - Production of Film & Script  18:53 - Working & Learning From Denis Leary 23:05 - Retaliators Sequel & Other Projects 25:45 - The Other Michael Lombardi 25:10 - Last Knights with Morgan Freeman 29:50 - Leary Firefighters Foundation 31:43 - Outro The Retaliators Movie website:https://www.retaliatorsmovie.com/Leary Firefighters Foundation website:https://learyfirefighters.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
32:38 10/03/2022
Dave "Snake" Sabo (Skid Row)
Dave “The Snake” Sabo is a guitarist, songwriter and founding member of the band Skid Row. The band was formed in 1986 with bassist/songwriter Rachel Bolan and originally called Darkness. They went on to sell millions of records and tour with Guns ‘N Roses, Motley Crue, Kiss and others. Their new record “The Gang’s All Here” is a return to form and bridges the gap between the first two records. We discuss the new album and working with producer Nick Raskulinecz, plus some of the old stuff, and tons of great band trivia - much of which I don’t think has ever been revealed before! Great episode! 0:00:00 - Intro0:01:36 - Working with Producer Nick Raskulinecz 0:06:15 - Songwriting & Shape of Songs with Nick 0:09:15 - Songwriting Collaborations 0:10:03 - Single "The Gang's All Here" & Inspiration 0:14:43 - Theme of the Album & Underdog Role 0:16:51 - October's Song 0:20:00 - Playing Live & Division in the World 0:24:58 - Gratitude, Humility, Kindness & Success 0:28:31 - Early Days of Skid Row 0:31:02 - Jon Bon Jovi & Dave's Time in Bon Jovi 0:35:35 - Matt Fallon, Tico Torres & Demos 0:36:58 - Drummer Rob Affuso 0:38:17 - Geffen Vs. Atlantic 0:41:35 - Michael Wagner, Max Norman & Producers 0:43:25 - Slave to the Grind & Songwriting 0:46:16 - Get the Fuck Out 0:47:28 - The Threat & Wasted Time0:49:40 - Breakin' Down & Subhuman Race 0:53:57 - Home Videos & Comedy 0:55:55 - Recording with Scotti & Connection 0:57:40 - Atlantic Records Box Set 0:58:20 - Skid Row Trivia 1:00:02 - Skid Row Jackets & Touring 1:01:34 - N.A.M.I. 1:02:47 - Erik Gronwall 1:03:20 - Outro Skid Row website:https://www.skidrow.com/N.A.M.I. website:https://www.nami.org/HomeChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
64:28 09/30/2022
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Doug “Cosmo” Clifford is a musician and songwriter who is most well known for being the drummer and founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  The band was extremely successful and inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.  They have a new documentary on Netflix narrated by Jeff Bridges titled “Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall.”  Cosmo also has a solo album he just released titled “California Gold’ that features Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominoes) and Donald “Duck” Dunn (Booker T. & the M.G.’s).  We discuss it all in this episode plus the true meaning behind the song “Who’ll Stop The Rain”, the possibility of a CCR biopic and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:53 - California Gold with Bobby Whitlock 03:56 - Donald "Duck" Dunn 05:30 - New Album Reception 06:38 - Netflix Documentary & Live Album 09:41 - Jeff Bridges Narrating the Documentary 10:48 - Royal Albert Hall Show & The Beatles 14:00 - A Future CCR Biopic? 15:50 - Guitar Players on New Project 18:00 - Drugs, CCR's Success & Psychedelic Rock 23:38 - CCR as a Band 27:40 - Who'll Stop The Rain 30:25 - CCR Vs. John Fogerty Solo 31:15 - California Gold & Bobby's Voice 37:48 - Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 38:22 - Two Track Masters 40:40 - Outro Doug "Cosmo" Clifford website:https://dougcosmoclifford.com/Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund website:https://www.jdrf.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
41:29 09/27/2022
Jim Babjak (The Smithereens)
Jim Babjak is the guitarist and founding member of The Smithereens.  The band had several modern rock hits including "Blood & Roses" and "A Girl Like You",  as well as performing on SNL and with Tom Petty.  They have a new album out now called "The Lost Album" that was recorded in 1993 and features all new songs.  We discuss the new album, how Madonna almost recorded with the band, Kurt Cobain being a super fan and more! 00:00 - Intro 00:45 - Library & Reading Books 02:38 - The Lost Album 06:11 - Juggling a Day Job 13:35 - Coffee 16:15 - New Single, Songs & Tour 18:45 - Blood & Roses19:49 - Girl Like You & Say Anything 20:45 - Madonna & Guests on Records 21:50 - Kurt Cobain is a Fan 23:30 - Don Dixon the Producer 24:35 - Getting Signed to Capitol 26:56 - Bruce Springsteen 28:18 - Being Recognized & Music 29:45 - Music Business, Money & Touring 32:54 - Fan Mail & Power of Music 33:45 - Monkey Man & Stop Bringing Me Down 35:30 - Betty Babjak Memorial Fund 36:25 - Ordering Physical Copies 37:30 - New Christmas Music 38:15 - Outro Jim Babjak website:https://www.jimbabjak.com/The Smithereens website:https://www.officialsmithereens.com/Betty Babjak Memorial Fund website:https://www.jimbabjak.com/betty-babjak-memorial-fundChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
39:09 09/23/2022
Melissa Urban (The Whole 30, The Book of Boundaries)
Melissa Urban is the Co-Founder & CEO of the Whole 30 and a New York Times best-selling author.  Her latest book, “The Book of Boundaries” shows you how boundaries are the key to better mental health, increased energy, improved productivity, and more fulfilling relationships.  We discuss the book in depth in this episode including signals for setting boundaries, setting boundaries in different settings, food & drink boundaries, being clear and kind and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:54 - New Book "Book of Boundaries" 0:03:45 - How Melissa Became "The Boundary Lady" 0:04:41 - Apologizing & Guilt for Boundaries 0:07:10 - Respecting Boundaries & Expanding Life 0:09:07 - Signals for Needing to Set a Boundary 0:11:40 - Self Boundaries & Understanding Yourself 0:15:03 - Starting with Whole 30 or Boundaries? 0:16:40 - Simplicity of Setting Boundaries 0:18:15 - Communication & "Clear & Kind"0:20:03 - Boundaries & Dating 0:22:55 - Boundaries & Flexibility 0:24:22 - Holding Boundaries 0:26:05 - Threat Levels for Boundaries 0:28:54 - Work Based Boundaries & Quiet Quitting 0:34:06 - Setting Boundaries with Family 0:35:55 - Boundaries with Pets? 0:36:43 - Emotional Vampires & Narcissists 0:38:34 - Soap Opera Star, Controller & Victim0:39:30 - Friend Break-Ups 0:41:40 - You Can Do It Anyway You Want 0:44:16 - Co-Parenting Boundaries 0:46:23 - Food & Drink Boundaries 0:51:23 - Sensitive Subjects 0:52:50 - Setting Boundaries with Yourself 0:54:22 - People Not Liking Boundaries 0:56:45 - Hardest Boundaries 0:58:16 - Extreme Boundaries 1:00:30 - Utah Food Bank 1:01:17 - Outro Melissa Urban website:https://www.melissau.com/Utah Food Bank website:https://www.utahfoodbank.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
62:19 09/21/2022
Ted Poley (Danger Danger, Tokyo Motor Fist)
Ted Poley is a singer, songwriter and drummer, best known for fronting the band Danger Danger. He has since gone on to several successful projects including a solo career, singing in Tokyo Motor Fist (with Trixter’s Steve Brown) and making music for the Sonic the Hedgehog video game. Ted is now starting his final concert tour and we discuss the details in this episode along with the Monsters of Rock Cruise, his career highlights and more! 00:00 - Intro00:46 - Ted's Secret to Staying Young 01:40 - Final Tour Details 06:40 - Danger Danger Reunion? 07:40 - Tokyo Motor Fist 08:04 - Show Locations & MORC12:00 - Career and Personal Highlights 14:02 - Bone Machine 17:08 - Live Set List 17:58 - Sonic the Hedgehog Music 20:03 - Local No Kill Shelter 21:23 - Outro Ted Poley website:https://ted-poley.com/No Kill Animal Shelters website:https://www.nokillnetwork.org/Chuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.com/Support the show
22:36 09/13/2022
David Lowy (The Dead Daisies)
David Lowy is an Australian businessman, aviator and musician.  He formed the band The Dead Daisies in 2013 with ex INXS singer Jon Stevens.  The band has since featured members of Gun ’N Roses, Motley Crue, and Whitesnake.  The current lineup features Glenn Hughes, Doug Aldrich & Brian Tichy.  They have a new album called “Radiance” that comes out on September 30th, and there are some tour dates with Enuf Z’Nuff as well.  We discuss the new record, playing guitar, business advice, income inequality, saving Ukrainian refugees, and more! 00:00 - Intro00:34 - New Dead Daisies Album, Songwriting03:15 - Producer Switch 05:30 - Stand on the Shoulders of Giants 06:23 - Face Your Fear & David's Philosophy 09:54 - Hypnotize Yourself 11:05 - Music Business Side 14:05 - Playing Guitar & Writing Riffs 18:46 - Early Days of Music 20:43 - Business Success & Playing Music 22:28 - Tour with Enuff Z'Nuff 23:20 - Needing Luck for Success 26:00 - Going All In & Business Success 28:01 - Income Equality & Society 32:10 - Playing in Cuba 34:30 - Headlining Vs Opening 36:18 - The Black Moods & Don Jamieson 37:34 - Flying Planes & Angel Flight Northeast The Dead Daisies website:https://thedeaddaisies.comAngel Flight NE website:http://www.angelflightne.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
42:21 09/12/2022
Liz Miele (comedian, author, podcaster)
Liz Miele is a comedian, author and podcaster. Her new stand up special “The Ghost of Academic Future” is out now for free on YouTube.  We talk about the new special plus her time on America’s Got Talent, doing the Adam Carolla Show, going to therapy, the dating apps, her cameo in the new George Carlin documentary and more! 00:00 - Intro00:57 - New Special "Ghost of Academic Future" 02:20 - Not Drinking or Doing Drugs & Fun 05:22 - Socializing at Weddings 06:30 - Breaking Up 07:50 - Therapy & Self Development 13:45 - Customer Service 18:05 - Moms 23:02 - America's Got Talent 25:43 - Comedy Business & TikTok 28:02 - George Carlin 29:15 - Podcasts & Adam Carolla & Audience 32:40 - Frustration Towards Comedy Industry 36:30 - Financial Growth 38:08 - Telling People You're a Comedian 42:21 - The Dating Apps & Meeting People  48:03 - Cats 52:30 - Two Non-Doctors Podcast 53:45 - Lizrd Mail App 55:25 - Dramedy Script56:15 - Charities 57:24 - Outro Liz Miele website:https://lizmiele.comThe Jed Foundation website:https://jedfoundation.orgDyslexia Advantage website:https://www.dyslexicadvantage.orgThe Foundation of Hope  website:https://www.foundationofhope.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
58:12 09/08/2022
Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex Judas Priest) & Tom Collier (Held Hostage)
Tim “Ripper” Owens is the former singer for Judas Priest who now sings for KK’s Priest, The Three Tremors and his own solo career. Tom Collier is the guitarist and singer for the band Held Hostage. The band has a new album out now with guest vocals from Tim. In this episode we discuss the new album, Covid boosters, Bolivian cocaine, mental health and more! I haven’t laughed this hard on a podcast in a while! 00:00 - Intro00:56 - Tom's Story 01:20 - Tom Meeting Tim & Shows 03:15 - KK's Priest 04:43 - Held Hostage New Album07:30 - New Songs & Production  on the Album 10:35 - New Song "Be a Man" & Manning Up 13:02 - New Song "Rise" and Suicide 15:55 - Raising Money and Songs About Veterans 17:58 - Joe Lynn Turner 18:33 - Tim's Sense of Humor 19:33 - Covid Vaccine Boosters & Testing 22:02 - Bolivian Cocaine 24:10 - Meet & Greets 25:23 - Seattle Cover Band & Chris Cornell 26:50 - Other Projects for Tim & Solo Career 29:24 - Mental Health Charity 29:55 - Outro Held Hostage website:https://www.heldhostageband.com/Tim "Ripper" Owens website:https://timripperowens.comMental Health Charity website:https://www.nami.org/HomeChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
30:41 09/07/2022
Jeremy Hotz (comedian)
Jeremy Hotz is a stand up comedian and actor who has appeared in a number of TV shows, films and comedy specials.  He got his start as a writer for the Jon Stewart Show and would later win a Gemini award for his work on the TV show "The Newsroom."  In this episode we discuss his stand up persona, working with Jason Priestly, getting out of a potential mugging, his current stand up tour and more! 00:00 - Intro00:45 - New Tour & Poster 02:42 - Comedy Clubs In L.A. 04:22 - Comedy Awards 05:58 - Instagram Models & Only Fans 07:30 - Playboy Mansion & Hefner 09:30 - Comedy Central & Australia 10:36 - Developing the Stand Up Persona 12:50 - Dealing with Anxiety & Medication13:40 - Shackleton The Wonder Dog & Fans 14:55 - Canada Vs. L.A. 17:30 - Writing on The Jon Stewart Show 19:50 - The Newsroom 20:45 - Canadian Culture & Life 25:20 - Crime Shows, Murder & Prison27:10 - Running From the Police 29:15 - Half-Hearted Mugger 30:22 - Writing Checks,  Money & Investments 32:55 - Nudity & Junk 34:00 - Call Me Fitz & Jason Priestly 35:46 - Film Work & Radio Show 38:16 - Comedy Gives Back 39:53 - Finding Shows 40:40 - Outro Jeremy Hotz website:https://jeremyhotz.comComedy Gives Back website:https://www.comedygivesback.comChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
41:32 09/02/2022
Tyler Bryant (Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown)
Tyler Bryant is the lead guitarist and vocalist for his band, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. They have previously toured with ZZ Top, AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses, & Aerosmith.  The band has released 4 full length albums with the 5th one “Shake The Roots” coming out on September 9th.  We discuss the new album, record labels, Tyler’s inspiring journey to stardom, dealing with anxiety and more! 00:00 - Intro00:37 - New Album "Shake The Roots" 01:35 - Deciding to Record On Their Own 04:25 - Learning From Other Producers 05:23 - Production & Recording Sound 10:40 - Being Driven, Work Ethic & Back Story 18:15 - Picking Who You Work With 19:35 - Republic Records & Wayside Album 21:30 - Relationships & Positive Attitude 25:07 - New Song "Ghostrider" & Insecure Voice27:27 - Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Medication 32:10 - Expressing Emotions Through Music 33:35 - Hard Learned Song & Lyrics 34:58 - Shackles 36:08 - Songs in TV/Film Placement & Song Order 38:30 - Good Thing, Wanting More & Growing 41:00 - Sell Yourself  42:45 - Opening for AC/DC 44:30 - Axl Rose, Guns 'N Roses & Private Jet 49:11 - Headlining Vs Opening & Live  Shows 54:15 - Naming the Band 55:40 - St. Jude's Children's Hospital 56:25 - Outro Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown website:http://www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.comSt. Jude's Children's Hospital website:https://www.stjude.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
57:20 09/01/2022
James Michael (Sixx A.M.)
James Michael is a musician, songwriter and music producer. He is best known for being the singer of Sixx AM, and he also has made music as a solo artist. He has a new solo record coming out in September that he performs all the instruments on. We discuss the new record along with the history and future of Sixx A.M., his musical inspirations, songwriting and more! 0:00:00 -Intro0:00:53 - Interviews & People0:01:37 - Early Beginnings 0:03:50 - The Last Americans 0:05:02 - Red Lobster & Early Music Career 0:09:04 - Competitive Business & Luck 0:10:58 - First Record Deal & Meeting Nikki Sixx 0:13:00 - Thoughts of Quitting & Hyper-focused 0:16:20 - Sixx A.M. Formation0:25:50 - Success of Sixx A.M. & Nikki Sixx 0:27:45 - Getting Along as a Band 0:29:33 - Dealing with Fame & Rockstar Perception 0:37:20 - Fan Perception & Personal Privacy 0:40:35 - Deep Conversations with Nikki & D.J. 0:41:30 - Inspiration  For Music 0:43:35 - Songwriting & Modern Vintage 0:48:03 - Drummer for Band & Future of Sixx A.M. 0:51:07 - New Solo Record in September 0:53:28 - Record Labels & Business Side0:56:30 - Listening to Music 0:59:40 - Retaliators Soundtrack 1:00:48 - Social Media 1:03:12 - Animal Charity 1:04:00 - Solo Album & Promotion 1:05:00 - Down to Earth Musicians 1:07:48 - Outro James Michael website:https://www.jamesmichaelmedia.comThe Humane Society website:https://www.humanesociety.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
69:03 08/30/2022
Desi Bartlett, Nicole Stuart & Andrea Orbeck (Fitness Trainers & Authors)
Nicole Stuart, Andrea Orbeck & Desi Bartlett are celebrity fitness trainers and authors. Together they wrote a new book “Total Body Beautiful” which is available now for Amazon pre-order.  The book includes celebrity endorsements from Ashley Tisdale, Anna Faris and Heidi Klum, along with a foreword by Kate Hudson. In this interview we discuss some of the topics in the book including diet, exercise, hormones, mental health, meditation and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:42 - Author Introductions 0:03:42 - Meeting Each Other 0:06:32 - Writing a Book Together 0:08:29 - Celebrity Endorsements 0:11:35 - Reversing Aging & Hormones 0:18:22 - Healthy Diet & Nutritional Profile 0:22:01 - Making the Mental Shift to Healthy 0:24:30 - Changing Habits & Comfort Zones 0:26:35 - Gyms 0:27:22 - Celebrity Diets for Films 0:29:45 - Motivation & Saying Things Out Loud 0:31:12 - Energy Vampires & Choosing Your Tribe 0:35:42 - Kia Kia, Expressing Emotions & Meditation 0:39:25 - Pilates & Emotion 0:40:35 - Why Strength Training Is Important 0:42:55 - Variety of Workouts & Adaptation 0:44:20 - Starting Exercise 0:46:30 - Insiders Tips & Treating It Like a Game 0:49:06 - Workout Names & Having Fun 0:50:22 - Wine Workout 0:51:21 - Video Supplement 0:52:30 - Fat Shaming & Body Positivity 0:59:05 - Short Film 40ish 1:00:30 - Book Release & Party 1:03:30 - PS I Love You Foundation 1:04:55 - Outro Total Body Beautiful Amazon Pre-Order:https://www.amazon.com/Total-Body-Beautiful-Secrets-Looking/dp/1718202857/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SRVDCQFUZD2F&keywords=total+body+beautiful&qid=1661648951&s=books&sprefix=total+body+beautiful%2Cstripbooks%2C170&sr=1-1Total Body Beautiful Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/totalbodybeautiful/?hl=enPS I Love You Foundation website:https://psiloveyoufoundation.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
65:39 08/27/2022
dUg Pinnick (Kings X)
Dug Pinnick is a singer, songwriter and bass player who’s played with a ton of great musicians. Some of his projects include Tres Mts. (with Jeff Ament), KXM (with George Lynch & Ray Luzier), and The Mob (with Reb Beach & Kip Winger). Of course his main gig is with King’s X and they have a new album coming out called “Three Sides of One.” In this episode we discuss the new album, a scary car accident, his relationship with Chris Cornell, religion, philosophy and the Tommy Lee dick pic. I had an absolute blast talking to dUg! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:47 - Health & Diet 0:07:13 - Let It Rain & Led Zeppelin 0:09:03 - Flood,  Dark Humor, Division & Earth 0:15:42 - Christianity & Faith0:17:22 - Give It Up & Death0:20:40 - Panic Attacks & Car Accident 0:25:30 - Temple of the Dog & Chris Cornell 0:30:50 - Beatles Influence 0:32:30 - All God's Children & Michael Sweet 0:35:00 - Christian Gay Conversion Camps 0:41:50 - Life Philosophy & Understanding Each Other0:45:45 - Gay, Black or Christian? 0:47:45 - Smoking Weed 0:49:45 - Brand of Fear & Transgenders 0:51:07 - Tommy Lee Dick Pic & Mick Mars 0:54:15 - New King's X Record & Tour 0:58:45 - Compassion International  King's X website:https://www.kingsxrocks.comCompassion International website:https://www.compassion.comChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
60:52 08/18/2022
Moriah Formica (Plush)
Moriah Formica is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. She appeared on The Voice in 2016 and got 4 chair turns (this is really good). She released a solo record and would later go on to form the band PLUSH, who’s debut is available now. The band has opened for Evanesence, Sevendust, Slash, Halestormღ, & MammothWVH. They have some big festivals lined up, as well as shows with the Alice In Chains/ Bush/ Breaking Benjamin tour. We cover this all in the episode along with good/bad advice she’s gotten, dealing with trolls, fishing and more! 🤘🏻0:00:00 - Intro0:00:48 - Last Name 0:01:26 - Early Musical Beginnings 0:03:22 - Discovering Voice Talent & Music Lessons0:05:45 - First Live Performance 0:07:07 - Rock Vs. Pop Music 0:10:06 - The Voice Experience 0:15:05 - Miley Cyrus Advice 0:19:40 - Michael Sweet of Stryper 0:24:00 - Singing Steelheart's "I'll Never Let You Go" 0:25:30 - Keeping Voice in Shape 0:29:45 - Lizzy Hale from Halestorm 0:31:53 - Clearing Band Name Confusion 0:33:06 - Song Meanings & Guidance Counselors 0:37:30 - Introvert, Time Alone 0:40:15 - Tony Harnell from TNT & Support 0:42:58 - Chickelback & Trolls 0:49:05 - Age Difference 0:50:55 - Tours, Management & Festivals 0:56:26 - Fishing 0:58:42 - Snakes & Slash 1:03:09 - Animals & Veterans 1:03:55 - Outro Plush website:https://plushrocks.netAnimal Charity website:https://www.humanesociety.orgVeteran Charity website:https://www.woundedwarriorproject.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
65:30 08/15/2022
Richie Kotzen (Smith/Kotzen, Winery Dogs, ex Poison, ex Mr. Big)
Richie Kotzen is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has over 20 solo albums as well as records with Poison & Mr. Big.  He has a new record coming out with Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), called “Better Days… And Nights” which will be the second for Smith/Kotzen. He also has new record with the Winery Dogs coming out in 2023. Currently he’s on tour with his solo band. We discuss all this plus his tryout with Ozzy Osbourne, opening for The Rolling Stones, playing with Roger Daltrey of The Who and more! 00:00 - Intro00:51- Smith/Kotzen 03:30 - Recording In Studio Vs Home 05:55 - New Winery Dogs Album 07:02 - New Music & Shows 10:30 - VIP Meet & Greet Experience 13:45 - John Corabi & Covers 17:35 - Poison & Chapters of Career 19:07 - Almost Gig with Ozzy Osbourne 22:40 - Latest With Solo Music 24:30 - Recording & Equipment 29:05 - Bass Guitars & Gene Simmons31:31 - Mr. Big & Eric Martin 37:00 - Billy Sheehan & Pat Torpey 40:40 - Opening for The Rolling Stones 43:26 - The Who & Roger Daltrey48:02 - The Power of No  49:30 - Final Promoting & Charity 51:10 - Outro Richie Kotzen website:https://richiekotzen.comSmith/Kotzen website:https://www.smithkotzen.comWinery Dogs website:http://www.thewinerydogs.com/ALS charity website:https://www.als.org/get-involved/ways-giveChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
52:09 08/12/2022
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Michael Sweet is a singer and guitarist, most known for fronting the Christian metal band Stryper. He has also worked on projects with George Lynch (Sweet/Lynch), Tracii Guns (Sunbomb) and fronted Boston from 2007-2011.  In this episode we discuss new music and live shows from Stryper, an update on Michael’s eye surgery, Metallica being cancelled, the end of times and bourbon! This was a lot of fun! 00:00 - Intro00:37 - Eye Surgery & Health Update 03:50 - "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"05:05 - "Rise to the Call" & Videos 06:04 - Playing Guitar 07:25 - New Album, Songs & Videos 09:03 - Apocalypse & End Times 13:05 - Cancel Culture & Metallica 15:20 - No Gender & Evil Consuming Society 16:46 - Making Mistakes & Apologizing 17:30 - Cancelling Stryper & Openness of Views 19:20 - Drinking Alcohol, Christianity & Party Phase 25:45 - Getting Along with People with Other Views 27:10 - Richard Christy & Other Famous Fans 28:35 - Stryper Tour, Album, Documentary & Battle Van 30:20 - Ark of CapeCod 30:55 - OutroStryper website:http://www.stryper.comArc of Cape Cod charity website:https://www.plymouthcapearc.org/our-missionChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
31:52 08/11/2022
Wolf Hoffmann (Accept)
Wolf Hoffmann is the guitarist and founding member of metal band Accept. The band recently released a new album “Too Mean To Die” and will be touring the U.S. for the first time in 10 years! In this episode we discuss the new tour and old tours, including KISS, plus the band’s portrayal in Stranger Things, Wolf’s solo albums and more! 00:00 - Intro00:40 - Accept's First U.S. Tour In 10 Years02:30 - Old Tours06:00 - New Lineup & Three Guitarists 08:55 - Set List, Opening Act & VIP Meet & Greet 13:33 - Package Tours & Management15:35 - Touring with Kiss17:15 - Tour with Kings X 19:10 - Accept in Pop Culture 23:05 - Solo Albums 24:25 - Sebastian Bach 25:53 - Big Fans, Sales & Critical Acclaim 27:55 - Charity 29:01 - Outro Accept band website:https://www.acceptworldwide.comChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
30:01 08/09/2022
John Corabi (ex- Motley Crue, Ratt, Dead Daisies)
John Corabi is a singer, guitarist and author. He has been the singer of Motley Crue and The Dead Daisies and a guitarist for Ratt, and has his own solo career. His new book “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades” is on par with Motley Crue’s “The Dirt”, which he was also a part of. We cover a lot in this episode including his review of seeing the Crue with Vince, being at the Viper Room the night River Phoenix died, making out with Sandra Bullock, why it took two years to make the Motley 94 record and more! 00:00 - Intro00:45 - Payment for "The Dirt" 02:28 - John's Review of Crue with Vince 07:38 - No Response From Nikki & Tommy 13:30 - Relationship with Vince Neil 16:50 - Sandra Bullock & Dennis Leary 20:27 - River Phoenix & The Viper Room 25:23 - Making the Motley Crue 94 Record 29:25 - Accomplishments Vs. Close Calls 34:10 - Fredo the Squirrel 36:54 - Outro John Corabi website:https://www.johncorabi.comChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show
37:52 07/29/2022
Ron Nevison (music producer & engineer)
Ron Nevison is a prolific music producer and engineer. Some of the artists he’s worked with include The Who, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, Survivor, Vince Neil, & Damn Yankees. His career highlights include many of the record industry’s highest distinctions, including his being recognized as Billboard Magazine’s ‘Top-5 Producers of the Year’ four separate times, garnering countless Grammy-nominated and winning hit singles & albums, and producing a host of multi-platinum and gold-selling albums, well over 100 million total. In this episode we cover his whole career and he’s got some great stories I don’t want to spoil here! 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:40 - Early Musical Beginnings 0:08:25 - Working with The Who 0:10:55 - Led Zeppelin & Physical Graffiti 0:17:05 - Remastering Albums 0:18:35 - Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker & UFO 0:25:05 - Jefferson Airplane & Starship 0:27:53 - Hard Rock on Radio 0:29:03 - Ozzy Osbourne 0:31:02 - Kiss 0:33:22 - Kee Marcello & Diane Warren 0:35:35 - Outside Songwriters & Heart0:42:40 - Ted Nugent & Damn Yankees 0:49:45 - Vince Neil & Steve Stevens 0:55:33 - Firehouse 0:57:05 - Mike Clink & Guns 'N Roses 1:01:40 - Upcoming Book & Path to Success 1:05:10 - Doctors Without Borders1:05:50 - Outro Ron Nevison website:https://ronnevison.comChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comDoctors Without Borders website:https://www.doctorswithoutborders.orgSupport the show
66:46 07/27/2022
Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe guitarist)
Steve Blaze is the guitarist, songwriter & founding member of the band Lillian Axe. The band burst on the scene in 1988 when their debut album was produced by Robbin Crosby of Ratt. Since then they have shared a stage with Poison, Alice Cooper and Motörhead and played huge shows like the Monsters of Rock Cruise & the M3 Rock Festival. They have a new album out soon called From Womb to Tomb that Steve is here to discuss. We also talk Jani Lane almost joining the band, how Steve helped Phil Anselmo join Pantera, missed opportunities with Sebastian Bach & Lita Ford and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:38 - From Womb to Tomb 0:06:29 - Maturing as a Songwriter 0:12:55 - Making New Albums 0:17:00 - Playing New Songs Live 0:19:50 - Band Origin & Lineup Changes 0:25:25 - Jani Lane of Warrant & Insecurity 0:32:38 - Edgar Winter & Acclaim 0:34:15 - Inspiring People Through Music 0:39:25 - Hindsight & Commercial Success 0:43:40 - Pantera & Phil Anselmo 0:46:15 - Shows with Alice Cooper0:47:30 - Playing with Angel & 0:49:10 - Other Opportunities 0:53:10 - Playing with Motorhead 0:54:40 - Jimmy's Music Club 0:55:48 - New Orleans & Kyle Thomas 1:01:03 - Outro Lillian Axe website:http://www.lillianaxe.comChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show
61:57 07/25/2022
Jeff Keith (singer of Tesla)
Jeff Keith is a singer, songwriter and the front man for the rock band Tesla. The band has made some of the greatest hard rock music of all time including “Love Song” & their cover “Signs”. They have a new single “Time to Rock!” out in August and shows lined up. We discuss all this plus the “Modern Day Cowboy” music video, the inspiration behind “Song & Emotion”, touring with David Lee Roth and more! 00:00 - Intro00:40 - Welcome Jeff01:26 - Time to Rock! 05:05 - Future Album & Singles 07:19 - Just Being Ourselves 08:25 - Modern Day Cowboy Video Shoot10:50 - Stadium Tour 12:15 - Headlining Tour 13:47 - Set List 15:48 - Song & Emotion and Steve Clark 19:42 - David Lee Roth 20:36 - Bucket List Tour? 22:01 - Musical Inspiration & Influences 27:48 - Social Media & New Music 30:42 - Phil Collen & Shock 33:17 - Meal Delivery Charity 34:20 - See Tesla on Tour 35:12 - Outro Tesla website:https://teslatheband.comMeal Delivery Charity website:https://www.firstfoodbank.orgChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show
36:29 07/19/2022
Blues Saraceno (guitarist & composer, ex- Poison)
Blues Saraceno is a guitarist, composer and producer. He is most recognized for his time playing with Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker (Cream) and his tenure in Poison.  Now he composes music for film & TV. In this rare interview, Blues discusses his time with Jack Bruce & Poison, jamming with Les Paul, auditioning for David Lee Roth and more! This a mind blowing, can’t miss episode for any rock fan! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:43 - Early Beginnings 0:04:23 - Getting Signed to a Record Deal 0:23:52 - Plaid Guitars & Plaid Converse 0:28:10 - Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker 0:50:11 - Poison 1:24:07 - David Lee Roth 1:35:10 - Session Work 1:38:30 - Les Paul 1:42:40 - Guitar, Grinding & TV/Film Work 1:51:35 - Animal Charity 1:52:32 - Outro Blues Saraceno website:http://www.bluessaraceno.comHumane Society website:https://www.humanesociety.orgChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show
113:36 07/15/2022
Jay Dyer (conspiracy theorist, author, TV host)
Jay Dyer is an author, comedian and TV presenter known for his deep analysis of Hollywood, geopolitics, and culture.  He frequently guest hosts the Alex Jones Show on Infowars.  He has a new book out titled "Meta-Narratives: Essays on Philosophy and Symbolism."  We discuss a lot of great stuff in this episode including Ghislaine Maxwell, The Great Reset, the Montauk Project, MK Ultra, Alien Psy-Ops, Universal Basic Income, why Bill Gates is buying up farmland, D.U.M.B.s and more! Listen now before this episode is removed! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:54 - New Book 0:01:32 - Metaphysics 0:05:36 - Ultimate Reality Vs. Materialism 0:09:25 - Art Made By Screwed Up People 0:11:15 - Problems with Science 0:18:42 - Karl Popper's "Open Societies" 0:21:05 - Controlling Natural Resources & Transhumanism 0:24:47 - C.E.R.N. & God Particles 0:27:08 - Darwinism & Evolutionary Theory  0:31:05 - Number Theory & Symbolism 0:35:55 - Alex Jones 0:38:55 - Ghislaine Maxwell & Pedophile Ring 0:43:57 - Pickton Pig Farm 0:45:45 - The Great Reset & Zero Population Growth 0:52:30 - Media Narratives & Propoganda 0:54:35 - Mass Murderers & Serial Killers 0:59:15 - Montauk Project & Experiments on Children 1:00:30 - Operation High Jump, Mind Control & MK Ultra 1:03:26 - Universal Basic Income & Population Reduction 1:04:17 - UFOs, Alien Psy-Op & Area 511:07:10 - Denver Airport & D.U.M.B.s 1:09:55 - Outro Jay Dyer website:https://jaysanalysis.comChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show
70:57 07/13/2022
Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks)
Michael Monroe is a multi-talented musician who plays a variety of instruments and sings.  He is best known for being the front man of the influential glam rock band Hanoi Rocks.  The band influenced not only a lot of glam rock bands but also bands such as Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains and Slipknot.  He also has guested on Guns 'N Roses albums and recently performed with them in Europe.  He has a new solo record out called "I Live Too Fast to Die Young.'  We discuss all this plus an upcoming documentary, asking Prince to produced Hanoi Rocks, Steve Stevens stealing his song and more! 00:00 - Intro00:47 - Title Track & Slash 02:15 - Can't Stop Falling Apart 03:20 - Song Similarities 05:47 - Antisocialite 08:20 - Everybody's a Nobody 11:33 - Partying & Sobriety 14:25 - Hanoi Rocks Influence & Slipknot 15:42 - Prince Producing Hanoi Rocks 16:26 - Ain't It Fun & GnR Shows 19:00 - Until The Music Ends & Biography 20:15 - Old Album Re-Releases 21:20 - Jerusalem Slim & Steve Stevens 25:25 - Music in Movies & TV 26:30 - Helping Animals 27:23 - Outro Michael Monroe website:http://michaelmonroe.com/web/Animal Charity:https://www.internationalanimalrescue.orgChuck Shute website:https://chuckshute.comSupport the show
28:14 07/11/2022
Dr. Peter Langman (psychologist, author, expert on school shooters)
Dr. Peter Langman is a psychologist, author, and expert on school shooters. He has written three books about school shooters and understanding the psychology behind them and the warning signs they give us. In this episode we discuss some of the specific case studies, warning signs, barriers to reporting, prevention and more.  Please share this episode if you can. We’re all on duty with this topic. 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:53 - Becoming a Mass Shooter Expert0:02:39 - We're All On Duty & Disconnect 0:05:33 - Profile of Murderers 0:06:30 - Psychopathic, Psychotic & Traumatized 0:10:37 - Triggering Events & Older Shooters 0:11:45 - Romantic Failures & Gender Communication 0:13:58 - Damaged Masculinity 0:15:20 - Different Kinds of "Leakage"0:17:20 - Not Reporting & Not Enough Reach 0:19:20 - Places to Report 0:20:20 - Most Attacks Have Warning Signs 0:22:33 - Attack Related Behaviors 0:27:08 - Violent Media & Ideology 0:29:28 - Lack of Empathy & Columbine Kids0:31:35 - Friedrich Nietzsche 0:32:58 - Stephen King Book "Rage" 0:33:51 - Injustice Collectors 0:36:14 - Dehumanization & Contempt 0:37:22 - Increased Desire to Fame 0:40:45 - Barriers to Action 0:42:15 - Parents & School Denial 0:44:15 - What Can Schools  & Police Do 0:47:00 - Prescription & Street Drugs 0:48:28 - Preventing Attacks 0:50:15 - Potential Attackers Changing Paths 0:51:44 - Arkansas Shooters & Age of Shooters 0:54:28 - Traumatized Shooter Example 0:56:00 - Life of Shooters Afterwards 0:57:53 - Following Up with At Risk Kids 1:01:17 - Rehabilitation, Life Purpose & World Connection 1:05:25 - N.A.M.I. 1:06:22 - Outro School Shooters Information website:https://schoolshooters.infoNAMI website:https://www.nami.org/HomeChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
67:50 07/01/2022
Omar Doom (Inglorious Basterds, Deathproof)
Omar Doom is an actor, musician and artist.  He's most well known for his roles in several Quentin Tarantino films including Deathproof, Inglorious Basterds, and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.  He is also working on his own movie projects and performs electronic industrial music under the name "Straight Razor."  This was a really fun episode and Omar's got great stories about Tarantino & Eli Roth, music and more! 00:00 - Intro01:00 - Guns 'N Roses & Aerosmith 02:40 - Family Upbringing 07:18 - Musical Background 09:40 - Current Musical Sound 19:25 - Upcoming Movie Projects 20:15 - Quentin Tarantino & Deathproof 27:25 - Inglorious Basterds 30:40 - Eli Roth & Hostel 32:35 - Stanley Kubrick & Noel Gallagher 35:50 - Stand Up to Cancer Charity 36:40 - Outro Omar Doom website:https://omardoom.comStand Up to Cancer website:https://standuptocancer.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
37:37 06/29/2022
Wednesday 13 (solo artist, Bourbon Crow, ex Murderdolls)
Wednesday 13 is a solo singer and songwriter and was also previously the frontman for The Murderdolls. He is starting a new tour soon and a new album drops in October.  Lots of great topics in this episode including getting the call to join the Murderdolls, glam & punk rock influences, an upcoming show at the Rainbow with Lita Ford & John 5 and more! 00:00 - Intro00:58 - Living In L.A. 03:07 - Upcoming Tour 05:40 - Meet & Greets 08:48 - Merch 09:50 - Opening Bands 12:20 - New Album 202219:40 - Music For Fun & Inspiration 24:07 - Getting the Call for Murderdolls 30:40 - Skid Row & Glam Rock 33:52 - Punk Rock & Other Influences 37:30 - New Music & Production 41:35 - Musical Style & Guns 'N Roses 44:00 - Bourbon Crow & Acoustic Tour 46:03 - Show at the Rainbow w/ Lita Ford & John 5 49:20 - Rob Zombie & The Munsters51:00 - Stage Names 53:24 - Cats 56:43 - Outro Wednesday 13 website:https://officialwednesday13.comCat Charity website:https://www.alleycat.orgChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
57:48 06/27/2022
Dr. Katherine Ramsland (professor of forensic psychology & author)
Dr. Katherine Ramsland is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University. She holds degrees in philosophy, psychology and criminal justice. She has appeared on more than 200 crime documentaries and shows, is an executive producer of Murder House Flip, and has consulted for CSI, Bones, and The Alienist.  She has written more than 1,500 articles and 68 books, including “Confessions of a Serial Killer” about the BTK Killer.  In this episode we discuss the BTK Killer, potential active serial killers, red flags with serial killers & mass shooters, and more! 0:00:00 - Intro0:00:43 - Books 0:02:10 - Serial Killers & Science 0:10:17 - Psychopath Vs. Sociopath 0:17:10 - Narcissism & Mental Health0:20:58 - Popularity of True Crime 0:26:58 - Conspiracies, Emotion, Logic & Facts 0:30:40 - Staircase Murder & Cognitive Errors 0:36:50 - Accuracy of Convictions & Mistakes  0:38:40 - Communicating with BTK & Prison Situation 0:45:20 - Wife of BTK & Signs of Serial Killers 0:49:15 - Mass Shooters & Red Flags 0:58:01 - Violent Movies & TV 1:01:15 - Michigan School Shooter 1:03:20 - No Perfect Killer Profile 1:06:54 - Charities 1:08:30 - Murder House Flip 1:12:10 - Outro Confessions of a Serial Killer Book: https://www.amazon.com/Confession-Serial-Killer-Untold-Dennis/dp/1611688418Cold Case Foundation website:https://www.coldcasefoundation.orgWomen for DeSales website:https://www.desales.edu/alumni/giving/choose-your-impact/women-for-desalesBethlehem Mounted Police website:https://www.bethlehemmountedpolice.orgMurder House Flip:https://therokuchannel.roku.com/details/10e1bde7c1d956d494b83d0e54b1c962/murder-house-flipChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show
73:17 06/21/2022