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!

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! 

In this episode: the namesakes of John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast join us for a hilarious round-table discussion on the "dynamic duos" of music (including artists such as: Simon & Garfunkel, Hall & Oates, Ike & Tina Turner, Sonny & Cher, White Stripes, Black Keys, Milli Vanilli, Insane Clown Posse and Kermit The Frog & Rowlf The Dog).

We also come to learn that Kevin has never heard a Tenacious D song and how Kiss has found a way to market their b(r)and in every way, shape and form!

When you think of a bright sunny Summer day, what kind of music comes to mind? The Beach Boys? Tom Petty? Don Henley? Billy Idol (wait...what?!)

In this episode: we reveal the top song choices for a day at the beach, a drive with the top down, BBQs & late night bonfires. These are the songs of summer!

If you have children, then the name Laurie Berkner will be very familiar to you, as she has been a staple of children's music for the last 20 years. In this episode: We sit down with Laurie to discuss her entrepreneurial roots as a musician and indie label owner, the fact that she graduated high school with John Popper from Blues Traveler and Chris Barron from the Spin Doctors, her approach to writing music for children that resonates with parents, her work on off-broadway musicals and her views on streaming music vs. the physical medium for the indie artist. We also dig deep and FINALLY get to the bottom of who Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco REALLY are (you're welcome parents!)


We put together a list of 50 groups and/or artists you could very well see on next year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee ballot, along with some who might never even be considered!

Also, Jay FINALLY saw Motley Crue's "The Dirt," so we take some time to dish on that as well!

In this episode: we plug in, turn it up (to eleven of course) and "riff" on the riffs that instantly forecast the awesomeness coming your way!

We're talk all the heavy hitters such as: AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, and Metallica, just to name a few. Plus, thanks to the incredible input from the riders, we dive into a ton of bands that you would never expect to hear in this list, so expect the unexpected. 

ALL ABOARD! Attention, Riders: This episode features an in-depth look at the age-old question (the ‘Who Wore It Better’ of the music scene) “DID YOU JUST RIP ME OFF?!”

Dr. David Crider, of Upstate NY’s Oswego State University, joins us on a discussion of a few of the notable artists who…ahem…”borrowed” from another artist, and often got slapped with a lawsuit for it!

So, lawyer up, and get ready for the Royal Rumble of the RIAA! NEXT STOP: RIPOFFS! Stay back from the closing doors…

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