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Inside Rock

With lively exchanges and interesting insights, the JabberGuys dive into the backstories of the rock music industry’s little-known facts, fascinating stories, and much more about your favourite performers, bands, and musicians. INSIDE ROCK discusses aspects of rock music history you didn’t know through amusing and thought-provoking podcasts.

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Great Movie Scene Song Choices (# 045)
Great Movie Scene Song Choices (S3-E15)The JabberGuys recount some great movie scenes made even better by the song choices that accompanied them.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYTop GunDanger Zone (Kenny Loggins)You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (Righteous Brothers) ShrekAll Star (Smash Mouth) ArgoDance the Night Away (Van Halen)When the Levy Breaks (Zeppelin) Fast Times at Ridgemont HighKashmir (Zeppelin)Fast Times Theme (Sammy Hagar) Rocky IIIEye of the Tiger (Survivor) Reservoir DogsStuck in the Middle (Steelers Wheel) Boogie NightsSister Christian (Night Ranger)Livin’ Thing (ELO)Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield)99 Red Balloons (Nena) Wayne’s WorldBohemian Rhapsody (Queen) Easy RiderBorn to Be Wild (Steppenwolf)Twilight ZoneMidnight Special (CCR) Ferris Bueller’s Day OffOh Yeah (Yello)Twist and Shout (Beatles) Risky BusinessOld Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger) Back to SchoolDead Man’s Party (Oingo Boingo) American BeautyAmerican Woman (Guess Who) The ExorcistTubular Bells (Mike Oldfield) Apocalypse NowThe End (The Doors) Fight ClubWhere is My Mind? (The Pixies) The GraduateSound of Silence / Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) Back to the FutureJohnny Be Good (Chuck Berry) GoodfellasLayla (Eric Clapton) KingsmanFree Bird (Skynyrd) Saturday Night FeverStayin’ Alive (Bee Gees) FlashdanceWhat a Feeling (Irene Cara) Streets of Fire Tonight is What it Means to be Young / Going Nowhere Fast (Fire Inc.)I Can Dream About You (Dan Hartman)Rock News (Week of June 15th, 2022) 1)    Britney Spears gets married again2)    Justin Bieber suffers from partial face paralysis3)    Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick launch their 2022 tour at the Hollywood BowlListen to the playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
43:18 6/17/22
Motley Crue (Part 2) (# 044)
Motley Crue (Part 2) (S3-E14)In Part 2, the JabberGuys talk about Motley Crue’s disfunctional band member relationships, and their crazy and criminal behaviour that has earned them their depraved reputation. You won’t believe some of these stories.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYTommy Lee and Pamela AndersonVince Neil leaves the band in 1997 (Quit or Fired?)Elektra label drops the band, and the band creates their own label - “Motley Crue”(1998-1999) Release of compilation and re-mastered albums(2001 autobiography – “The Dirt”) – (YouTube)The incident on the 2004 Tonight Show’s New Year’s Eve Show (YouTube)News (3rd week of May 2022)-       Vangelis dies at 79-        (On this day in 1979) Eric Clapton party features many well-known musicians including 3 of the Beatles-       Eric Clapton tests positive for Covid after being vaccinated and regretting the jabListen to the playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
36:57 5/26/22
Motley Crue (Part 1) (# 043)
Motley Crue (Part 1) (S3-E13) In Part 1 of a 2 Part episode, the JabberGuys get into the beginnings of Motley Crue.  Their dysfunctional relationships, run-ins with the law, and insane antics while on tour have earned them their “bad boys of rock” reputation.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFY(1981) Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars (Bob Deal), Vince NeilMotley Crue has sold over 100 million albumsHard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam RockVince Neil actually turned down the first offer to join the band, but later reconsidered.Sixx wanted to initially call the band “Christmas”Sixx remembered someone calling their group “a motley looking crew” ... and he later used that memory to name the band,Motley Crue’s 1982 Canadian Tour was filled with bad behaviour, criminal antics, and ended early as a financial disaster.(1983) Opened for KISS’s Creatures of the Night Tour, but were dropped after a few dates. Did it have something to do with members of Crue were having sex with Eric Carr’s (KISS drummer) girlfriend behind the drum kit?(1983) “Too Fast for Love” – debut album.Bad behaviour trashing hotels continued during their Hamburg, Germany tour.(1983) “Shout at the Devil” album released (4x Platinum)Controversial due to claims of devil worship. Ozzy Osbourne befriends members of Crue and invites them to open on his “Bark at the Moon" Tour... and the bad behaviour continued. In Memphis, Ozzy and Vince Neil stole a car and trashed it.(1985) “Theatre of Pain (3rd album)Vince Neil coming back from a liquor run, had a head-on collision and his passenger was killed. Neil was sentenced to 30 days for man slaughter and charged with a $2.5 million civil suit.(1987) Nikki Sixx has out-of-body experience during one of his heroine over-doses and paramedics had to ‘kickstart‘ his heart, which was the inspiration for their song “Kickstart My Heart”(1987) “Girls Girls Girls” – reaches #2 on Billboard(1989) They hit #1 with “Dr Feelgood” album featuring the single “Kickstart My Heart”.“Kickstart My Heart” - VIDEOTheir manager convinces the band members to enter rehab before they end up in body bagsBob Rock (Producer) made them record their parts separately (Dr. Feelgood) because of too much in-fightingMany more great stories about Motley Crue... so let’s do a Part 2.Rock News for the 2nd week of May 20221)    Music loses Naomi Judd and Mickey Gilley2)    Baby born at Metallica concert in Brazil during “Enter Sandman”3)    Scorpions and Whitesnake touring together this fall Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFY Remember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
47:06 5/12/22
AC/DC (# 042)
AC/DC (S3-E12)The JabberGuys talk about the beginnings and the ultimate success of the legendary rock band, AC/DC.  Selling over 200 million albums worldwide, AC/DC have had many ups and downs over their 40 plus year presence on the rock music scene. Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFY(1973) Scottish born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young start AC/DC, based out of Sydney Australia.   Brother George (EasyBeats) helps produceDave Evans starts as the lead singer but doesn't last long.  On occasion the band’s manager had to replace Evans when Evans refused to go on stage.Where did the AC/DC name come from?(1975) Bon Scott joins the band after being with ‘The Valentines’ and “The Fraternity’, and taking odd jobs, including driving for AC/DC.(1975) First album “High Voltage” released in Australia (Original Aussie Release)(1976) Remixed and released internationally to mixed reviewsAC/DC experimented with various costumes and ultimately just Angus maintained the school-boy image.(1976) “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”(1977) “Let There Be Rock”(1978) “Powerage”(1979) “Highway to Hell” (Bon Scott’s last album)Became their first million-unit seller February 1980, disaster strikes when Bon Scott dies from alcohol poisoning(1980) Enter Brian Johnson (YouTube - Brian Johnson tells how he joined the band)(1980) “Back in Black” ... becomes their biggest album ever,  ranking as the #2 selling studio albums of all time with 50 million copies sold worldwide to date.Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange joins as producer for “Back in Black”(1981) “For Those About to Rock We Salute You”(1983) “Flick of the Switch”Phil Rudd leaves the band still depressed over Bon Scott’s death (1990) “Razor’s Edge”“Thunderstruck” - great video!More bad press when 3 people die at Salt Lake City concert(1994) Phil Rudd comes back(1995) “Ballbreaker”(2000) “Stiff Upper Lip”(2008) “Black Ice” - Reaches #1 worldwide(2014) “Rock or Bust”Malcolm Young not on this album and starts to show signs of early-onset dementia and dies from a number of health issues in 2017 Johnson takes time off due to hearing loss.  Axl Rose  finishes-off remaining live concert dates.The Phil Rudd backstory - murder for hire?(2020) “Power Up”Rock News (Last week of April 2022)-       Alice Cooper to launch a new musical - “Welcome to My Nightmare”-       Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44Bn-      Kid Rock plays at Paulina Gretsky’s weddingListen to the playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
58:27 4/28/22
The Dark Side of the Moon (# 041)
The Dark Side of the Moon (S3-E11)The JabberGuys… Ote, Queex, and Cha break down Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and share some of the backstory of the making of this iconic album from 1973.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYThe Dark Side of the Moon concept album is launched in 1973Ground-breaking use of progressive technical sound engineeringOriginal members of Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard WrightDavid Gilmour joins the group in 1967 and Syd Barrett leaves in 1968The recording environment was dark to feed creativity, and contributed to the dark lyrics Studio album is recorded over 2 years with the working title ‘Eclipse’ at Decca Studios (Hampstead-1972), Rolling Stones Victorian warehouse studio (Bermondsey-1972), and Abbey Road Studios (London-1972-73).Two songs used to promote album were “Us and Them” and “Money”Album scheduled for release in March 1973, is preceded by a press reception in February, but band doesn’t show up since they felt the album wasn’t ready yet. The press listened to the album with cardboard cut-outs of the band members on a low-quality PA system.Controversy with credits and compensation for the song “The Big Gig in the Sky” with singer Clare Torry.  She wanted credit for co-composing and sued them 30 years later.  Settled out of court.Original pressing has an error in the credits for the assistant sound engineer: “Peter Jones vs Peter James”Alan Parsons was a big part of the sound engineering for the Dark Side of the Moon and was nominated for a Grammy for his work on the album.The Dark Side of the Rainbow? (YouTube-Full Movie Sync’d)Wizard of Oz sync’d with The Dark Side of the Moon?  The JabberGuys are skeptical.The Dark Side of the Moon remained in the Billboard Top-200 for 736 non-consecutive weeks between 1973 and 1988.Rolling Stone Magazine lists ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ as the best Progressive Rock AlbumOne of the best-selling studio albums of all time with over 45 million copies sold holding the #3 spot behind ‘Thriller (M Jackson)’ and “Back in Black (AC-DC)’.Rock News (second week of April 2022)-       Who is Gary Gnu? (YouTube)-       On this day (April 12, 1968) Pink Floyd releases 4th UK single - “It Would Be So Nice”-       On this day (April 12, 1975) Bowie announces he is retiring (Nope… didn’t happen)-       Research reveals that ACDC makes surgeons faster and more accurate… wtf?Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
43:19 4/14/22
Purple Rain (# 040)
Purple Rain (S3-E10)The JabberGuys… Ote, Queex, and Cha talk about Purple Rain, the iconic album by Prince.  The integration of the song, the album, and the movie, make Purple Rain a memorable part of music history in the 1980s.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYPrince at the George Harrison Tribute (Video)Prince and Sheila E come to the theatre (Cha’s story of his encounter with Prince)Purple Rain the movie (1984)Purple Rain the album (1984)Purple Rain the song (1984)Why did Vanity turn down being in the Purple Rain movie?Vanity - Denise Matthews from Niagara Falls, CanadaVanity passes away in 2016 from kidney issues brought on by years of addiction to cocaine.Vanity and Vanity 6 are replaced by Apollonia and Apollonia 6 for the Purple Rain movie.Prince writes “When Doves Cry” after losing to Michael Jackson at the GrammysDuran Duran - “Girls on Film”Robin Thicke - “Blurred Lines” (unrated version)Purple Rain Tour - 1984 (Prince and the Revolution, Apollonia 6, Sheila E Band)Wendy Melvoin a key part of Prince’s backup band the RevolutionPurple Rain song on the album was originally recorded live in Minnesota and over-dubbed for the album.Rolling Stone rates Purple Rain as #8 on their list of top 500 best albumsSome of the best intros to songs…Let’s Go Crazy (Prince)Sweet Child o Mine (Guns and Roses)We’re an American Band (Grand Funk)Prince changes his name to a symbol (The artist formerly known as Prince)Prince’s real name - Prince Rogers Nelson, born June 7, 1958Prince passes away at 57 years of age on April 21, 2016 from an accidental fentanyl overdosePrince, the immersive experience, opening in Chicago, June 2022Rock News (last week of March 2022)Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer dies at 50 years oldThe Grammys don’t really get rock and metalPhil Colins and Genesis does their last live showNeil Young and Joe Rogan SPOTIFY controversy (update)Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
48:18 4/1/22
The Vinyl Comeback (# 039)
The Vinyl Comeback (S3-E9)The JabberGuys Ote and Queex cover for Cha who is away this week, to talk about the resurgence of vinyl records.  Where did vinyl start, and why the growing interest from audiophiles in this music medium? Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYThe various materials: (Shellac, Vinyl)The various revolutions per minute (RPM): 78, 33 1/3, 45Play your vinyl on quality turntables for the best sound and to protect the record.How are you supposed to clean your vinyl?   Is the vinyl cleaning fluid all that special?The album artwork is part of the experience of buying and enjoying vinyl.Cassette mixed tapes relied on record players or radio play for recording songs.So, where did the vinyl record come from?78rpm records, made from shellac were introduced in (1877) Thomas Edison invented the phonograph which could record and play sound.Early 1900s the disk was further developed and by 1925 the shellac 78rpm was the standard.(1939) Columbia Records starts to develop vinyl technology.By 1948, the ‘LP’ (Long play) label is successfully introduced, allowing for longer playtimes per side.Why does the 45rpm record have a larger hole in the centre, that requires an adapter to play on your turntable?  All for the convenience of accommodating the mechanics of the jukebox, which exclusively used 45rpm records.After their failed 1931 attempt, in 1949 RCA successfully launches the 7” fine-grooved 45rpm record format.By the 1950s, 12” 33 1/3 vinyl becomes the standard.(1962) Phillips introduces the cassette tape.Where did the term “Like a Broken Record” come from?Why is vinyl making a comeback?Vinyl records had limitations, but many audiophiles feel that the vinyl sound is warmer with more purity.How does a record actually produce high quality sound?  Queex briefly explains.Vinyl has been continually picking up popularity since the early 2000s.Vinyl sales are increasing.Top vinyl sales in 2018 included…Guardians of the GalaxyMichael Jackson - ThrillerBeatles - Abbey RoadFleetwood Mac - RumoursPrince - Purple RainCheck out the holographic image on Jack White’s Lazaretto record.Some recent popular artists are producing new vinyl records - ‘Adele 30’Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
36:14 3/17/22
Name That Artist (# 038)
Name That Artist (S3-E8)The JabberGuys take on another quiz format episode.  This time listen along and try to guess the singer musician from the clues from Ote, Queex, and Cha.Since the show notes would spoil the episode, you will need listen to “Name That Artist” for details and answers. Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like. Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
66:41 3/3/22
RUSH (Part 2) (# 037)
RUSH (Part #2) (S3-E7)In Part #2, The JabberGuys and ‘The GIZ’ carry on with an introspective on the rise to rock fame of the iconic band from Canada… RUSH.  Along the way the band experiments with their sound, and its members experience the highs and lows of the music industry, facing significant challenges, and overcoming personal tragedies.Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYPermanent Waves (1980) - a move to shorter songsMoving Pictures (1981) - “Tom Sawyer” and progressive rockSignals (1982) - “New World Man” and more prominent use of synthesizersLast album with producer Terry BrownGrace Under Pressure (1984) - Peart experiments with Simmons electronic drumsPower Windows (1985) and Hold Your Fire (1987) - highlight Geddy’s synthesizer workGuest female vocalist featured on Hold Your Fire - Aimee Mann, known for (“Voices Carry”)Presto (1989) - start to return to guitar-oriented roots, and instrumentals Roll the Bones (1991) - Another Hugh Syme cover art masterpiece, wins best album cover art design at 1992 JunosCounterparts (1993) - back to guitar-oriented rock (15th studio album)Peart seeks out more innovational drum insights and hires drum coach Freddy GruberTest for Echo (1996) - Not one of their best(1997 - August) - Peart’s daughter, Selena, is killed in a car accident(1998 - June) - Peart’s wife, Jacqueline, dies of cancerThe band takes a 5-year hiatusPeart rides 88,000 km (55,000 mi) alone on his motorcycle to mourn and reflect, and journals his experience in his book - “Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road” Vapor Trails (2002) - back together again, an keyboards and synthesizers not includedRUSH performs to 60,000 people in Sao Paulo, Brazil as part of their comeback tourSnakes and Arrows (2007) - sells 93,000 units in the first week of release(2010) - RUSH inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of FameClockwork Angels (2012) - an incredible final album(2013) - Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameAlex’s Blah Blah Blah Speech (2015) - R40 Tour, Final show is performed at the Los Angeles Forum in August 1, 2015(January 7, 2020) - Neil Peart dies at 67 years old, after a 4-year battle with brain cancerINSIDE ROCK News (Week of Feb 10, 2022)-       Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, coming out in April 2022 with a solo release - “Portals”“On This Day”-       (1942) First ‘Gold Album’ given to Glenn Miller as a publicity stunt (Chattanooga Choo Choo)-       (1978) Van Halen releases first album “Van Halen”-       (1971) Carol King releases “Tapestry”-       (1973) Elton John’s first UK #1 - “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
81:29 2/17/22
RUSH (Part 1) (# 036)
RUSH (Part #1) (S3-E6) In Part #1 of this two-part series, the JabberGuys and their special guest ‘The GIZ’ look back at the iconic Canadian band RUSH… forming in the late 1960s in Toronto, Canada they made their mark on rock history and became known for their complex musical compositions and unique style.Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYGiz brought some limited production RUSH Beer… (Link for pic)The early years … Alex Lifeson quits school and starts the band (1968)Original lineup: Alex Lifeson, John Rutsey, Jeff Jones‘Geddy Lee’ (Gary Lee Weinrib) joins the band (because he had a bass amp)Ray Daniells joins to manage the band (Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, John Rutsey)Difficulty getting record companies to pay attention, until…Donna Halper, Cleveland DJ starts the ball rolling by giving “Working Man” radio airtime Rutsey leaves the band due to health issuesThe band drives 300-400 miles a night in a rental car, then they move up to a station-wagon for about 10 years.  Finally upgrading to the ‘Funcraft’ van.RUSH has a drinking session with Thin Lizzy in the FuncraftRUSH recruits Neil Peart for an audition to replace Rutsey, who was working as a parts manager for his dad’s factory supply store in Beamsville, Ontario(Aug 1974) RUSH opens for Uriah Heap and Manfred Man, Neil Peart’s first concert with the band, having only 2 weeks to prepare for the concertNeil Peart, a very well-read and talented guy, takes on lyricist duties along with his drummingRUSH opens for KISS across Canada (a few stories there…)“The BAG”Music Producer - Terry BrownThe media and the critics were not kind to RUSH and Geddy(1976) “2112” album was a risk, and it worked… hitting #5 in Canada and going double platinumExtensive touring schedule while maintaining familyAll members of RUSH are recognized by their peers as very talented musicians(1977) Farewell to Kings(1978) HemispheresRock News (week of Jan 25, 2022)- Neil Young gives SPOTIFY an ultimatum (Bye Bye Neil Young)- Meat Loaf dies- Howard Stern should just “Shut Up”- Happy birthday Eddie Van HalenWatch for the RUSH (Part 2) podcast to be released February 17, 2022Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYRemember to share our episodes!   … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t like.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
63:29 2/3/22
This Is American Idol (# 035)
This Is American Idol (S3E5)The JabberGuys look back at the beginnings of American Idol and discuss some of the biggest successes, as well as some of the most memorable failures of the popular TV show.Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYIntroducing the judges; Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy JacksonThe audition segments of the TV show were as popular as the competition.William Hung - “She Bangs She BangsLarry Platt - ‘Pants on the Ground”    Where is Larry Platt now?Keith Beukelaer - “Like a Virgin”(2002) Season 1, First winner: Kelly Clarkson(2003) Season 2 Winner: Ruben Studdard, Second Place: Clay Aiken(2004) Season 3 Winner: Fantasia Barrino, Second Place: Diana DiGarmoJennifer Hudson finished 7th in Season 3.(2005) Season 4 Winner: Carrie Underwood, Second Place: Bo Bice(2006) Season 5 Winner: Taylor Hicks, Second Place: Katharine McPheeChris Daughtry finished 4th, and Kellie Pickler finished 6th(2007) Season 6 Winner: Jordin Sparks, Second Place: Blake Lewis(2008) Season 7 Winner: David Cook, Second Place: David Archuleta(2009) Season 8 Winner: Kris Allen, Second Place: Adam LambertQueen and Adam Lambert(2010) Season 9 Winner: Lee DeWyze, Second Place: Crystal Bowersox(2011) Season 10 Winner: Scotty Creery, Second Place: Lauren AlainaHaley Reinhart finished 3rd(2012) Season 11 Winner: Phillip Phillips, Second Place: Jessica Sanchez(2013) Season 12 Winner: Candice Glover, Second Place: Kree Harrison(2014) Season 13 Winner: Caleb Johnson, Second Place: Jena Irene(2015) Season 14 Winner: Nick Fradiani, Second Place: Clark Beckham(2016) Season 15 Winner: Trent Harmon, Second Place: La’Porsha RenaeAmerican Idol moves from FOX to ABC(2018) Season 16 Winner: Maddie Poppe, Second Place: Caleb Lee Hutchinson(2019) Season 17 Winner: Laine Hardy, Second Place: Alejandro Aranda(2020) Season 18 Winner: Just Sam, Second Place: Arthur Gunn(2021) Season 19 Winner: Chayce Beckham, Second Place: Willie SpenceNews (week of Jan 10-16)a)     Lionel Ritchie to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Awardb)     On this date…-       1969, Led Zeppelin’s debut album is released-       1974, Steve Miller Band has #1 single, ‘The Joker’-       1993, Van Morrison doesn’t attend his Rock Hall of Fame induction Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
74:27 1/20/22
Bat Out of Hell (# 034)
Bat Out of Hell (S3-E4)The JabberGuys discuss the making of Bat Out of Hell and the background of the iconic lead singer, Meat Loaf.  One of the best-selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman create a music legacy with the help of Todd Rundgren.Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYMarvin Lee Aday - “Meat Loaf”Growing up in Dallas, Texas with an alcoholic father and being bullied at schoolWhat’s this about him getting boned in the head with a shotput, and then being able to sing?Meat leaves for Los AngelesGets involved in theatre and singingJoins the cast of HAIR, and does Rocky Horror movie (1975)Meets Jim Steinman while in New York and they decide to work on “Bat Out of Hell”Todd Rundgren joins them after the duo have little success promoting the album“Bat Out of Hell” becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time, reaching 14x Platinum in the USA (Released 1977) “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” becomes one of their biggest hits.Karla DeVito joins the concert tour after Ellen Foley (original voice for the song) declinesBat Out of Hell 2: Back into Hell (1993)Documentaries:1)    Behind the Music2)    Meat Load Legacy3)    Dan Rather InterviewRemember to share the episode!Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYVisitwww.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
44:45 1/6/22
Rock and Roll Lawsuits (# 033)
Rock and Roll Lawsuits (S3-E3)The JabberGuys get into some of the most famous music lawsuits and share some of the background you may not have been aware of.  Where there is money, creative talent, and big business, there will be disagreements, greed, and inevitable legal action.  Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYJohn Fogerty vs Fantasy RecordsMetallica vs NapsterNeil Young vs Geffen RecordsRoger Waters vs Pink FloydGeorge Harrison vs Bright Tunes (“My Sweet Lord” vs the Chiffon’s - “He’s So Fine”)Apple Corp vs Apple ComputersPaul McCartney vs the BeatlesPearl Jam vs TicketmasterHuey Lewis vs Ray Parker Jr (“I What a New Drug” vs “Ghostbusters”) Remember to share the episode!Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYVisitwww.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
49:03 12/23/21
Where Did Our Money Go? (# 032)
Where Did Our Money Go? (S3-E2)The JabberGuys talk about backstories of the surprising number of musicians who have declared bankruptcy after experiencing huge success.  Where did their money go?Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYTim Biebs?Meatloaf (Bat Out of Hell - 43 million albums sold)Facing over 40 lawsuits, he was forced to claim bankruptcyThe Apprentice confrontation with Meatloaf and Gary BuseyBritney Spears (Hit Me Baby One More Time - rockets her to celebrity status)Britney wins court battle in 2021 Ted Nugent  claims bankruptcy in 1980, partly due to a mink farm… ?Piers Morgan and Ted NugentMarvin Gaye - divorce, drugs, cars, expensive bad real estate… then bankruptcy. (Felching radio segment  “Armageddon!”)MC Hammer - Success followed by extravagant spending and bankruptcy in 1996Billy Joel’s brother-in-law/manager swindles approx. $90 millionWillie Nelson - Failed tax shelters by his accountants lead to $32 million in back taxesJerry Lee Lewis - Success on multiple charts, followed by scandal due to marriage to his 13 year-old cousin.  The IRS hounded Lewis for back taxes in the late 78s and early 80s, ending up in bankruptcy in 1988. Mick Fleetwood, from one of the best-selling bands of all time.  Extravagant spending on cocaine, estimated to be about $8 million, and bad real estate… claiming bankruptcy in 1984.Wayne Newton - ‘Mr. Las Vegas’ claims bankruptcy in 1992 and 2013.Michael Jackson; it was estimated that he was $400-$500 million in debt when he died.Harry Nilsson - His manager took all of his money, and left him with $300, and lots of outstanding debts.  Died of heart failure a few months after claiming bankruptcy in 1994.Dee Snider - (Twisted Sister): Huge success in the 80s, followed by a downturn, but Dee kept up his spending, leaving him flat broke in 1995.Toni Braxton, Tom Petty, David CrosbyRemember to share the episode!Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost 
49:02 12/9/21
Hidden Messages in Rock (# 031)
Hidden Messages in Rock (S3-E1)The JabberGuys investigate some of the backwards-masking hidden in songs in Rock Music.   Some were intentional, but many deny having anything to do with the disturbing backwards messages discovered in their songs.  Is this connected to Satanic worship?  Listen in and make your own decision.Listen to the (frontwards) playlist on SPOTIFY“Backward-masking”“Subliminal Messaging” Queen - “Another One Bites the Dust”Message - “It’s Fun to Smoke Marijuana”Hidden messages connected to Satan?Judas Priest - “Better By You Better Than Me”Message - “Do It”, “Off Yourself”(Trial)Eagles - “Hotel California”Message - “Yes Satan you had us believe in you”The hotel was the headquarters for the church of Satan in CaliforniaThe cover of the Hotel California Album has a demon in the background in the balconyYoko Ono - “Kiss Kiss Kiss”, backwards it’s “666”Cheap Trick - “Gonna Raise Hell”Message - “Satan holds the key to the lock”ELO - “El Dorado”Message - “He is the nasty one …. Everyone who has the mark will live” Led Zeppelin - “Stairway to Heaven”Message - “Oh my sweet Satan, you’ve been a bad boy … 666”Sound Garden - “665”Message - “Santa I love you baby … got what I need”Beatles - (Paul is dead theme)White Album, Sgt PepperMessage - “Turn me on dead man”, “I buried Paul” This week in Rock News (Nov 14th, 2021)-       ABBA’s new album ‘Voyage’ is released after 40 years and tops the charts-       Tragedy at the Astroworld concert (YouTube) (GlobalNews)-       Chris Daughtry’s step-daughter dies, and cause under investigation-       Roger Daltrey disses the Rolling Stones Remember to share the episode!Listen to the (frontwards) playlist on SPOTIFYVisitwww.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
34:07 11/25/21
Does Cleveland Still Rock? (# 030)
Does Cleveland Still Rock? (S2-E15)The JabberGuys discuss the recent 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, and it isn’t without controversy.  Who’s in, who’s out, and is the Hall of Fame still Rock and Roll?Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYSteve Miller’s rant in the press room (2016)Should rap and hip-hop be included as one of the RRHoF’s genres?2021 InducteesPerformers:Tina TurnerCarole KingThe Go-Go’sJAY-ZFoo Fighters (Kid performs Metallica with Foo Fighters)Todd Rundgren Early Influencers:KraftwerkCharley PattonGil Scott-Heron Musical Excellence:LL Cool JBilly PrestonRandy Rhoads Ahmet Ertegun Award:Clarence Avant 2021 Nominees who didn’t make the cut:Mary J. BligeKate BushDevoIron MaidenChaka KhanFela KutiNew York DollsRage Against the MachineDionne Warwick Drew Barrymore introduces the Go Go’s mimicking the cover of “Beauty and the Beat”Todd Rundgren isn’t impressed with the RRHoF, and doesn’t show up to the induction ceremony.Tina Turner expresses her gratitude for the induction from her home in Switzerland, her 2nd induction.Carole King, at 81, performs at the 2021 induction ceremonyKraftwerk, German pioneers of electronic musicCharley Patton, father of the ‘Delta Blues’Gil Scott-Heron, spoken word performerLL Cool J, talented performer in music, movies, TV (Birth name: James Todd Smith)Billy Preston, the 5th Beatle (1946-2006)Randy Rhoads, tragically died in plane accident in 1982The JabberGuys can’t believe that some performers still aren’t in...StyxPat BenetarWarren ZevonThe CarpentersCommodores… Queex goes on with a long list of those who aren’t in, and never being nominated, listen to the episode. 31 years without a nomination… “The Guess Who”16 years without a nomination… “INXS” This week in Rock News (Nov 4th, 2021)-       Rihanna to release limited edition vinyls of her 8-album discography-       On this date, Nov 4th, 1966, Good Vibrations was released and went on to top the charts in numerous countries-       New season of Sesame Street featuring Billie Eilish Remembering Gary Gnu Show and the News from The Great Space Coaster TV ShowRemember to share the episode!Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
50:34 11/11/21
All About ABBA (# 029)
All About ABBA (S2-E14)The JabberGuys remember the rise of one of the most successful pop groups of all time, ABBA, with insights to some of the band member's highs and lows.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYThe early years:Bjorn Ulvaeus: Hootenany SingersBenny Andersson: Hep Stars (one of biggest pop groups in Sweden in the 1960s)Anni-Frid Lyngstad: won a talent contest and a contract with EMI Sweden (originally from Norway)Agnetha Faltskog: Solo career (4 solo albums between 1968-1971)The 4 meet and start writing songs and performing togetherBenny+Frida, Bjorn+Agnetha, become couples1970 - Festfolk was their first attempt together, with not-so-great results 1973 - They enter the contest at Melodifestivalen, and qualify for Eurovision with the song “Ring-Ring” finishing third1974 - Eurovision, ABBA wins the competition with the song “Waterloo”, with their new name “ABBA”“ABBA” is an acronym for their names… Anni-Frid, Benny, Bjorn, and AgnethaThe ABBA name is already in use by a food company who've had the name since 1838, but the company allows them to share the nameWhile they are popular behind the “Iron-Curtain”, due to the cold war and embargos on Russian currency, ABBA gets paid in oil commodities by eastern-block countries18 months pass before their next hit… “SOS”Swedish high taxes are mitigated by writing off their extravagant stage clothesAgnetha is known for the best ‘butt’ in pop music1976-  ‘Arrival’, their 4th album is a big hit1976-  “Dancing Queen” is released as a single, and tops the charts in the USA in 1977ABBA’s Australian TV special receives more viewership in Australia than the moon landing1979-  Schedule a tour of the USA and Canada.  Agnetha was fearful of large groups, traveling and specifically flying.  Going into Boston, their flight is delayed due to their landing airport being wiped out by a level 4 tornado. 1979-  “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” is released1979-  Bjorn and Agnetha file for divorce(1981 - Benny and Frida file for divorce, but ABBA continues to perform together)1980-  “Super Trooper”, “Winner Takes It All”1980-  ABBA’s last performance in front of a live concert crowd in JapanThe touring, Agnetha’s social issues, 2 divorces all start to catch up with them1982-  Band members start to do some separate projects1992-  Release the compilation album “ABBA GOLD”, selling over 31 million copies1999-  “Mama Mia” play and movie bring ABBA  introduces their music to a new group of peopleAgnetha at this point becomes a bit of a recluse2010- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameFrida’s supposedly deceased father turns out to be alive, and a former NaziThis week in Rock News (Oct 25th, 2021)- ABBA announces new album “Voyage”, and special stadium for digital show- Adele shuts down Griffith Observatory for secret show- Ed Sheeran tests positive for COVID- Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre talks about wanting to join RUSH as Neil Peart’s successorRemember to share the episode!Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
48:51 10/28/21
Controversial Songs (# 028)
Controversial Songs (S2-E13)On this episode of Inside Rock, the JabberGuys identify some of the most controversial songs from music history as far back as 1939, to present day.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFY“Strange Fruit” - Billie Holiday (1939)Do you know the proper lyrics to the songs you sing?“Puff the Magic Dragon” - Peter, Paul and Mary (1963)(H.R. Pufnstuff theme song added to the playlist…. Just for fun.)“Imagine” - John Lennon (1971)“God Save the Queen” - Sex Pistols (1977)“Suicide Solution” - Ozzy Osbourne (1980)“Blurred Lines” - Robin Thick (2013) (Unrated music video)“Goodbye Earl” - Dixie Chicks (1999) (Official music video)“Stan” - Eminem (2000)“Cop Killer” - Body Count (1992)“We Can’t Stop” - Miley Cyrus (2013) (Music video)(Hannah Montana theme song)“My Ding-a-ling” - Chuck Berry (1972)“American Skin (41 shots)” - Bruce Springsteen (2000)“Short People” - Randy Newman (1977)Special request by Queex: “Guilty” - Nazareth (Written by Randy Newman)“WAP” - Cardi B (2020)(Unrated music video) and (Song lyrics) Rock News-       Diamond Dave (David Lee Roth) announces his retirement-       R. Kelly found guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering-       Tears for Fears after 17 years will bring out another album in Feb 2022.Remember to share the episode! Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFY Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
38:30 10/14/21
The Drummer Sang That! (# 027)
The Drummer Sang That! (S2-E12) Inside Rock and the JabberGuys discuss some of the spotlight performances of drummers from some of your favourite rock groups.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYDon Henley (Eagles)Roger Taylor (Queen)What is a 45rpm record adapter?Don Brewer (Grand Funk)Sheila E (started with Prince)Levon Helm (the Band)Micky Dolenz (The Monkees)The Banana Splits! (but we digress…)Karen Carpenter (The Carpenters)Phil Collins (Genesis)Peter Criss (KISS)Peter Rivera (Rare Earth)Ringo Starr (Beatles)Sneak preview of “Get Back” … new Beatles movie from Peter JacksonDennis Wilson (Beach Boys)Jimmy Marinos (Romantics)Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five)Jimmy ‘the Rev’ Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)Gil Moore (Triumph)Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre)Jack White (White Stripes)“It Might Get Loud” - Documentary PreviewRemember to share the episode!Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
42:57 10/4/21
Best Live Albums (# 026)
Best Live Albums (S2-E11)Inside Rock and the JabberGuys discuss some of Rock’s iconic ‘Live’ Albums over the past decades, and some of the stories behind them.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYBob Seger - “Live Bullet” (Recorded 1975)KISS - “Alive” (Recorded 1975)Peter Frampton “Comes Alive” (1976)Saga - “In Transit” (1982)Deep Purple - “Made in Japan” (1972)Judas Priest - “Unleashed in the East” (1979)Rush - “All the World’s a Stage” (1976), “Exit Stage Left” (1981)Humble Pie - “Rockin’ the Filmore” (1971)Warren Zevon “Stand in the Fire” (1980)Cheap Trick - “Live at Budokan” (1978)Rolling Stones - “Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out!” (1970)Lynyrd Skynyrd - “One More from the Road” (1976)Thin Lizzy - “Live and Dangerous” (1978)Iron Maiden - “Live After Death” (1985)Styx - “Caught in the Act” (1984); eligible for the Rock Hall of Fame since 1997 and still not inducted … wtf?Lou Reed - “Rock and Roll Animal” (1973)Queen - “Live at Wembley” (1986)Eagles - “Hell Freezes Over” (1994)Fleetwood Mac - “The Dance” (1997)Bruce Springsteen - “Live 1975-1985”ACDC - “If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It” (1978)Neil Young - “Rust Never Sleeps” (1979)Ian Hunter - “Welcome to the Club” (1980)Johnny Cash - “Live at Folsom Prison” (1968)Talking Heads - “Stop Making Sense” (1984)Led Zeppelin - “The Song Remains the Same” (Recorded 1973, Released 1976)BB King - “Live in Cook County Jail” (Released 1971)Aerosmith - “Live Bootleg” (1978)Elvis - “Aloha from Hawaii” (1973); live concert shown on January 14th, in over 40 countries, but the broadcast was delayed in the USA due to conflict with Superbowl VII, and not aired until April 4th.Genesis - “Seconds Out” (1977)UFO - “Strangers in the Night” (1979)Queen - “Live Killers” (1979)Remember to share the episode!Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
53:25 9/16/21
Charlie Watts - The Rolling Stones (# 025)
Charlie Watts (S2-E10)Inside Rock and the JabberGuys pay tribute to the late Charlies Watts, the drummer for the Rolling Stones for 58 years.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYAugust 24, 2021 - Charlie Watts passes away at the age of 80.Second person to die from the Stones … Brian Jones dies under suspicious circumstances (1969)Only 3 members have played on all of the Rolling Stones studio albums … Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie WattsStarted with the band in 1963Charlie was a graphic artist before he joined the bandCharlie had the ‘Charlie Watts Quintet’ Charlie’s first music love … jazz and bluesThe Rolling Stones band was originally called the ‘Blues Boys’Charlie has been married since 1964 to the same woman for 57 years … Shirley Ann ShepardCharlie Watts loved his oatmeal, and Keith opted for Jack DanielsCharlie had some substance abuse issues in the 80sDuring the time when the band members weren’t getting along, and Mick suggested that he was going to pursue a solo career, which didn’t sit well with Keith and Charlie.Mick called Charlie in his hotel room asking … “Where’s my drummer”.   Charlie responded by coming down to Mick’s room and punching him.  “Don’t ever call me YOUR drummer again.”Charlie had to be convinced to join Mick and Keith in the band in 1963, since he was already in another band.The upcoming Filter Tour was to be the first time that Charlie was going to miss some of the band’s gigs.After falling down a flight of stairs and breaking his ankle, Charlie went cold turkey and gave up everything, smoking, drinking, drugs.Charlie survived throat cancer in 2004Charlie sketched every bed in the hotel rooms he has slept in … a little quirky?Charlie and his wife owned a horse breeding farmCharlie’s net worth when he died was estimated to be about $250 millionTo loosen up before gigs Charlie would perform a series of hip wiggles he got from show girls Charlie had a collection of suits and vintage cars.   Unfortunately, Charlie never had a drivers’ license.   (According to the Rolling Stones Documentary) Cha got stung by a bee before the show.  Don’t kill bees!Charlie was comfortable being in the background, and didn’t want to perform drum solosWho will replace Charlie Watts in the Rolling Stones lineup?   Time will tell…The JabberGuys reflect on seeing the Rolling Stones in concert at the Toronto SkydomeListen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
34:04 9/1/21
Lyrics Quiz (# 024)
Lyrics Quiz (S2-E9)Inside Rock and the JabberGuys challenge you to identify these songs with segments of lyrical clues from music throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYSpoiler Alert - Listen to the Podcast before you see the answers to the Lyrics Quiz below!  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Answers:Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Pearl Necklace - ZZTopThe Jack - ACDCFortunate Son - CCRStop Draggin’ My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom PettyMore Than a Feeling - BostonBand on the Run - WingsDon’t Stand So Close to Me - PoliceNeedle and the Spoon - SkynyrdBridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and GarfunkelI Ran - Flock of SeagullsThe Boys Are Back in Town - Thin LizzyFree Bird - SkynyrdSpirit of Radio - RUSHHere I Go Again - White SnakeHighway to Hell - ACDCBark at the Moon - OzzyLager and Ale - Kim MitchellMoney for Nothing - Dire StraitsBorn on the Bayou - CCRGoodbye Blue Sky - Pink FloydEverybody Hurts - REMRock and Roll All Night - KISSThis Flight Tonight - NazarethTotal Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie TylerBreaking the Law - Judas PriestSomeone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John1999 - PrinceHow Deep is Your Love - Bee GeesFat Bottomed Girls - QueenHotel California - EaglesWhite Punks on Dope - TubesGimme Three Steps - SkynyrdListen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
55:15 8/26/21
ZZ Top (# 023)
ZZ Top (S2-E8)Inside Rock and the JabberGuys look back at the iconic ZZ Top.  The recent passing of one of the trio’s original members makes this a special tribute to “that little ol’ band from Texas”Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYRecent passing of Dusty HillZZ Top has been performing for over 50 years with the original trio of membersBilly Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty HillThe band’s long-time technician, Elwood Frances, will replace Dusty Hill.ZZ Top’s name was influenced by BB King’s name and blues postersFirst Album: ZZ Top’s First Album (1971)(1972) Rio Grande Mud - “Francine", first charting single(1973) Tres Hombres - reaches #8 on the Billboard Top 200La Grange, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers, Waitin’ for the Bus(1974) Worldwide Texas Tour - “Texas Circus”(1975) FandangoMexican Blackbird, Hear It on the X, Tush(1976) TejasArrested for Driving While Blind, It’s Only LoveHiatus - 1976 to 1979Dusty and Gibbons grow beards.  The only band member without a beard now is Frank Beard.Dusty takes a job at Dallas/Fortworth airport during the breakProducer - Bill HamThe band and a new technician send Bill Ham for some bbq so they could do some overdubbing(1983) The Eliminator Album and the 1933 FordTheir biggest commercial successGimme All Your Lovin’, Legs, Sharp Dressed ManLegs: Spinning fur guitarsGetting prepped for opening for the Rolling Stones in HawaiiGetting around the 2 drink maximum(2004) Keith Richards inducts ZZ Top into the Rock Hall of FameMTV helped launch ZZ Top into the 80sDeguello (1979)I Thank You, Cheap Sunglasses El Loco (1981)Tube Snake Boogie, Pearl Necklace, Party on the PatioAfterburner (1985)Sleeping bag, Velcro Fly(1984) Gillette offers ZZ Top $1 million to shave off their beards for a commercial … “Nope”(1990) Back to the Future III appearances (Doubleback)Tragedy hits Bill Ham (1991), murder of his wife Cecile Ham(1997) ZZ Top appear at the Superbowl halftime showZZ Top DocumentaryListen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
49:00 8/10/21
One Hit Wonders (# 022)
One Hit Wonders (S2-E7)Inside Rock and the JabberGuys search the charts for those 1 Hit Wonders that everybody knows… but the bands that did them were rarely heard from again.Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYWhat is a One Hit Wonder? … a band that has a major hit, but could never duplicate that success.1961 – “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – The TokensCover of a 1939 Zulu song called ‘Mbube’Also covered by Robert John in the 1970sOne of the original founding members of the Tokens was Neil Sedaka1962 – “The Monster Mash” – Bobby ‘Boris’ Picket and the Crypt Kicker 1963 – “Wipeout” – The SafarisPeaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 1001969 - “Sugar, Sugar” - The Archies4 weeks at No. 1 in 1969, and stayed on the charts for 22 weeksAndy Kim co-wroteWilson Picket (1970 version)1969 – “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” – SteamFamously used at sporting events to taunt the losing team1972 - “Rock n Roll Part 2” – Gary Glitter1970 - “Spirit in the Sky” - Norman GreenbaumWritten in 15 minutesCovered by Doctor and the Medics (1986)1972 - “Brandi” – Looking Glass1972 – “It Never Rains in Southern California” – Albert Hammond1974 – “Hooked on a Feeling” – Blue Swede1972 - “Me and Misses Jones” - Billy PaulThe JabberGuys’ Mission Statement? - “Who Gives a F*ck, No One Is Listening Anyways”1974 - “Magic” – Pilot1976 - “Play That Funky Music White Boy” – Wild Cherry1976 - “The Boys are Back in Town” - Thin LizzyThe JabberGuys don’t classify these guys as a one hit wonder1976 – “Afternoon Delight” – Starland Vocal BandWon the Best New Artist at the 1976 Grammys1979 - “Video Killed the Radio Star” - The BugglesFirst MTV music video played in 19811981 - “Tainted Love” – Soft CellNo. 5 on the Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of Best 1 Hit Wonders 1981 – “867-5309 (Jenny)” – Tommy Tutone1982 - “The Safety Dance” - Men Without Hats1982 – “Come on Eileen” – Dexys Midnight RunnersHit No. 1 1984 – “Take on Me” – A-haHit No. 1They also did a James Bond theme, 1987 ‘The Living Daylights’1985 – “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the WavesSpent 21 weeks on the charts1987 – “Died in Your Arms” – Cutting Crew1984 - “Sunglasses at Night” - Corey Hart 1991 - “I’m Too Sexy” – Right Said FredHit No. 12012 - “Gangnam Style” – PsyOver 4 billion views on YouTube1993 - “I’m Gonna Be” - The Proclaimers1999 - “She’s So High” - Tal BachmanAnother Canadian musician2004 – “The Reason” – HoobastankHit No. 2Queex thinks “Hoobastinks”1974 - “Kung Fu Fighting” – Carl Douglas 1984 - “Ghostbusters” - Ray Parker Jr.1971 - “Layla” - Derek and the DominosHonourable mentionsDancing in the Moonlight – King HarvestThe Hustle – Van McCoyPlease Come to Boston – Dave LogginsYou Light Up My Life – Debbie BooneTubular Bells – Mike Oldfield (“Five Miles Out”)Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
48:17 7/29/21
What a Concept (# 021)
What a Concept (S2-E6)The JabberGuys discuss some of the iconic ‘Concept’ albums from rock history.  Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYPink Floyd“The Wall” (1979)The trials of a depressed rock star called ‘Pink’, whose dad was killed in WW2, raised by an overbearing mother, tormented by his teachers, cheated on by his wife, and he builds a wall around himself for protection.“Another Brick in the Wall” “Dark Side of the Moon” (1973)Each side of the album is a continuous piece of music, and was recorded in just two sessions at Abbey Road Studios.The album portrays greed, depression, conflict, mental illness, and death.Iconic album cover - Prism“Dark Side of the Moon” The Beatles“Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967)Question: What 2 popular songs didn’t make the first cut of the album?Answer: Penny Lane and Strawberry FieldsAn unintentional ‘concept’ album“A Day in the Life” The Who“Tommy” (1969)A Pete Townshend masterpieceDeveloped into a rock opera/movie“Pinball Wizard” - with Elton John David Bowie“Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (1972)Ziggy, a sexual ambiguous alien, comes to earth to help humankindThe Ziggy persona pushed Bowie’s sanity to the brinkMany songs including “Suffragette City” The Five Man Electrical Band - “B” side: “Doin’ the Best We Can Rag”Terry Jacks - “B” side: “Put the Bone In” Klaatu“Hope” (1977)Canadian rock bandCitizens of Earth explore space and discover new lands ending up finding Politzania.“We’re Off You Know”“Hope” Alice Cooper“Welcome to My Nightmare” (1975)Played in sequence, the songs form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.“Department of Youth” “From the Inside” (1978)After his time in a sanitarium, Alice Cooper compiles material for an album and enlists the assistance of Bernie Taupin“The Quiet Room” Genesis“A Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (1974)A Peter Gabriel creation.The concept: A Puerto-Rican juvenile delinquent named Rael, who lives in New York City, is swept underground to face bizarre creatures and nightmarish dangers in order to save his trapped brother John.“Fly on a Windshield” Listen to the episode playlist on SPOTIFYWatch for a JabberGuys in-depth analysis of just one concept album - on deck … Klaatu’s “Hope”Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
44:02 7/15/21
Name That 70s Band/Artist (# 020)
Name That 70s Band/Artist (S2-E5)Another quiz show format with the JabberGuys providing clues for you to guess along to name that band or artist from one of the best decades for rock music, the 1970s.  Listen to the podcast to see how many you can identify!We don’t want to give away the answers to the 1970s quiz in the show notes…. So, you will need to listen to the podcast episode to get the details.You can also listen to some great 70s playlists from our previous episodes on the 1970s…1)    Memorable Moments: 1970s (Part 1) - SPOTIFY2)    Memorable Moments: 1970s (Part 2) - SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you 
64:41 7/5/21
Gone Too Soon (# 019)
Gone Too Soon (S2-E4)The JabberGuys talk about some of the artists who left us too soon, wondering about songs we will never hear.Listen to this episode’s music playlist on SPOTIFYThe 27 Club … those artists who died at the age of 27Janis Joplin - alcohol and narcoticsJimi Hendrix - asphyxia while intoxicatedJim Morrison - found dead in a Paris bath tub … suspected overdoseRobert Johnson (1938) - no official cause of death was recordedKurt Cobain - shot himself while listening to REMAmy Winehouse - alcohol poisoningBrian Jones (founding member of the Rolling Stones) - was he murdered?Sam CookeShot by a motel manager, allegedly in self-defence, “justifiable homicide”Marvin GayeShot by his father while he was trying to intervene in a domestic disputeNat King ColeDied in his sleep from cancerNatalie Cole - “Unforgettable” duetLynyrd Skynyrd plane crash (1977)Ronnie Van ZantSteve and Cassie GainesThe Day the Music Died - plane crash (Feb 3, 1959)Buddy HollyRichie ValensJ.P. Richardson, the “Big Bopper”Aailyah - plane crash (2001)Minnie Riperton - dies of cancer (1979)Daughter - Maya Rudolph (SNL and Bridesmaids movie)“Loving You” - high note!!Jim Jefferies - Mariah Carey party story Duane Allman - Ditched motorcycle to avoid head on with truck (1971)Marc Bolan - T. RexElvis (1977)Michael Jackson (June 25, 2009)Karen Carpenter - Anorexia (1983)Prince (2016)Prince at the George Harrison tribute concertPatsy Cline - dies at 30 in a plane crash (1963)“Crazy”John Lennon - shot by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota (December 8, 1980)Think of all the songs we will never heaPeter Jackson documentary on the BEATLESJohn Bonham - dies from alcohol abuse, pulmonary aspiration (September 25, 198Neil Peart - Brain cancer (January 7, 2020)Jeff Buckley - drowns (1997)Dennis Wilson - drowns looking for his ex-wife’s ring (1983)Listen to this episode’s music playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.
54:31 6/17/21
Movie Soundtracks (# 018)
Movie Soundtracks (S2-E3)The JabberGuys get into some of the iconic movie soundtracks that have provided real atmosphere to our favourite motion pictures.Listen to this episode’s music playlist on SPOTIFYThe Body Guard (1992) - Best-selling movie soundtrack with over 45 million in worldwide sales“I Will Always Love You” - over 1 billion views on YouTube. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)“Goodbye Eddy, Goodbye”“The Hell of It” Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Seven #1 hits, providing a huge boost to the Bee Gees“Jive Talkin’”“Night Fever” Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Awesome Mix Tape Vol #1Redbone - “Come and Get Your Love” .... as it turns out,  Queex was right... the first song in the movie was 10cc - "I'm Not in Love"Mary Poppins (1965)“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Dirty Dancing (1987)“The Time of My Life” Grease (1978)“You’re the One That I Want” Correction: It was Frankie Avalon that made an appearance in the movie, not Frankie Valle, and the song was "Beauty School Dropout"Flashdance (1983)“What a Feeling” Top Gun (1986)“Danger Zone”Footloose (1984)“Footloose” Streets of Fire (1984) - Fire Inc. band assembled for the movie“Nowhere Fast” Beverly Hills Cop (1985)“Neutron Dance” Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)Virtual Ready organized by Dane Cook Blues Brothers (1980)“Gimme Some Lovin’”Steven Spielberg cameo scene“Three Orange Whips” - John Candy Breakfast Club (1985)“Don’t You Forget About Me” - Simple Minds Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)“Time Warp” Urban Cowboy (1980)“Stand By Me” - Mickey Gilley Smokey and the Bandit (1977)“Eastbound and Down”Buford T. Justice diner scene Honourable MentionsA Star is Born (1976 & 2018)Forrest Gump (1994)Armageddon (1998)Waiting to Exhale (1995)Back to the Future (1985)La Bamba (1987)Cocktail (1988)Vison Quest (1985)… and many more. BTW - the Maple Leafs lost game 5 and head back to Montreal for Game #6.Listen to this episode’s music playlist on SPOTIFYVisit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode.Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
52:18 6/3/21
Name That 80s Band (# 017)
Name That 80s Band (S2E2)The JabberGuys revisit some of the bands, artists and music of the 1980s through a quiz format.  Listen in to the clues and try to guess along.To avoid giving away the answers, you will have to listen to the podcast episode to get the details…. And no music playlist for this episode … ‘cause that’s cheating … but there are lots of music playlists on SPOTIFY for all of our other episodes.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
83:44 5/20/21
Name That 90s Band (# 016)
Name That 90s Band (S2-E1)The JabberGuys remember some of the bands, artists and music of the 1990s through a quiz format.  Listen in to the clues and try to guess along.To avoid giving away the answers, you will have to listen to the podcast episode to get the details.Sorry, no music playlist for this episode to avoid spoilers.   But there are lots of playlists available on SPOTIFY for all of our other episodes.Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts and for trivia based on each episode. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
61:59 5/6/21

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