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Tunestiles Podcast

A podcast aimed at the “music nerd” inside us all! Each episode hones in on a different musical topic - featuring artist interviews, listener polls, and discussions about the songs that shaped the soundtracks to our lives! Stay tuned!

With this weekend being the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, in this episode: we discuss the recently failed Woodstock 50, the Fyre Festival debacle, and what our (and your) thoughts are on music festivals in general! 

In this Episode: G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce joins us to talk about The Juice, his upcoming solo album that was produced by Keb Mo, spending the summer out on the All Roads Runaround tour with Blues Traveler & moe., and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s eponymous debut.

In this episode: we break down all of the music videos that were the eye-candy accompaniment to our favorite songs. From the early days of MTV (remember when they played videos?) to more current viral video superstars (OK Go comes to mind many times over) we cover all of the bases.

We also celebrate Tunestiles’ one year anniversary & discuss John & Kevin’s Big Stupid Podcast’s music video episode in our own “big stupid” way!

In this episode: Patrick Fitzsimmons, drummer of From Good Homes’ joins us to talk about “Time & The River,” the band’s first studio album since their 1998 self titled release for RCA records, the band's beginnings in the New Jersey music scene up through their original split in 1999, and how a weekend of reunion shows in 2009 helped set the stage for this new music!

In a VERY NSFW episode: Bill Manspeaker, the head puppet master for Green Jellö (or Green Jellÿ, as most see itjoins us to unravel the "world's worst band," bite by bite.

Among the many topics we discuss: the band celebrating its (wait for it) 39th anniversary; the “Three Little Pigs” video sensation; holding the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest band (currently over 900+ members!); securing a record contract without the label hearing a single note of the band’s music; being hated by The Ramones; writing and recording a cover of a Gary Glitter song, featuring Hulk Hogan on vocals; directing videos for Tupac, Weird Al, and Marilyn Manson (among many others!); their connection to hard rock band Tool; and of course, challenging anyone to try and de-throne them from their "world's worst band" title (here's a hint...you can't!)

In this episode: Eric Schenkman, lead guitarist for the Spin Doctors joins us to talk about the bands 30-year history and what the future holds in store! We dive into everything from: the story behind how the core lineup came up to light; their history with legendary NYC night club The Wetlands; the "Spinning Traveler" shows the played with Blues Traveler; the origins of the H.O.R.D.E. festival; the massive success of Pocket Full Of Kryptonite & the pressures to follow up an album of that magnitude; Eric's approach to writing and recording his new solo album "Who Shot John?;" his many musical collaborations outside of the Spin Doctors (including Natalie Merchant, Carly Simon, Corky Lang of Mountain and Noel Redding of The Jimi Hendrix Experience); and how the music industry has changed in the last 30 years. 

In this episode: we outline the bands who've had successful runs after replacing their lead vocalist, be it over creative differences or when the band has no other choice (in the the case of the original singer's passing). And don't worry, we didn't forget to Van Halen in this debate! 

In this episode: Cody Hanson, Marshall Dutton & Joe "Blower" Garvey from the hard rock band Hinder, discuss how the genre has (d)evolved since they came on to the scene with 2005’s “Extreme Behavior;” the pressures of following up their # 1 single “Lips Of An Angel;” the transition of Marshall’s role as co-writer/producer to the band’s lead vocalist; going independent from the major labels, and how all of this has influenced their songwriting process moving forward.

 

In this episode: Carrie Colliton, Co-founder of Record Store Day joins us to talk about how this yearly "holiday" for independent music stores has evolved since its inception, the marketing challenges involved in organizing a simultaneous worldwide event, the challenges of dealing with RSD Exclusive title flippers, and how some of the most famous RSD Ambassadors came to fruition. 

In this episode: we're backstage at the Stanhope House (in Stanhope, NJ) with blues rock extraordinaire Mato Nanji of Indigenous to talk about the band's evolution over their 20+ year history, his (ahem) "experience" being a regular on the annual Experience Hendrix tour & the state of the blues music scene today! 

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