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Episode 100 with Mike Portnoy (85 Bands) and Nancy Wilson (Heart)

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast. On the 100th episode of the podcast Eric and Bob take a look back at some of their favorite interviews and then bring you two A list interview in one podcast. Up first is Mike Portnoy formerly of Dream Theater currently with 85 other bands including Sons of Apollo. They’ve got a new album out now called “Psychotic Symphony” and it is an eclectic mix of all things hard and progressive rock. Then we’ve got Nancy Wilson of Heart who has a new band called Roadcase Royale with Liv Warfield of the New Power Generation. Roadcase Royale is literally a mixture of Heart and New Power Generation the band is made up of members of each band. They’ve got an album out called “First Things First” and it’s a fusion of rock, R&B and funk and it too is phenomenal. So please check out both bands and enjoy the podcast.

Check out Sons of Apollo here: http://www.sonsofapollo.com

Check out Roadcase Royale here: http://roadcaseroyale.com

Here’s more on Sons of Apollo

SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)—has just released the Vicente Cordero-directed video for “Lost In Oblivion” from their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY.

Watch now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG7hYazcfOw.

Released via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.

As Portnoy exclaims, “I can’t believe it’s finally here!!! The SONS OF APOLLO debut album is finally OUT TODAY! This album has a little bit of something for everybody…Classic Rock, Metal, Prog…it’s a musical feast for the ears! To prime everybody for the release, we’re excited to debut the video for ‘Lost In Oblivion.’ This song is full-on energy, excitement and shred! From that crazy double bass drum pattern that took me forever to perfect, to the insane bass and guitar unisons throughout the song, to Jeff’s always-hooky chorus…this song is another great example of what this band is about.”

Stay tuned for news about SONS OF APOLLO first worldwide tour in 2018.

Here’s more on Roadcase Royale

Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince’s New Power Generation band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form the soulful, rock super group, Roadcase Royale.  The band will release their debut album, First Things First, this Friday, September 22, 2017.  The album was produced by fellow Roadcase Royale band member Dan Rothchild (Heart) along with the band.

Roadcase Royale has been busy doing press interviews and radio visits including NPR Weekend Edition, who recently interviewed Wilson, Billboard, who is premiering “The Dragon,” a song written for the late Alice In Chains frontman, Layne Staley before his death. Other press such as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Sirius XM, and Associated Press. BackStory Events recently live streamed a Q&A with Wilson & Warfield via Guitar World – watch it HERE.  Earlier this year, Rolling Stone premiered the live performance video of their debut single “Get Loud” saying, “…the band builds a funky, nimble groove, led by Warfield’s soulful belting and the acoustic/electric guitar attack of Wilson and Prince protégé Ryan Waters.”  The video was shot by celebrated photographer, Neal Preston. Watch it HERE.  “Get Loud” with its laid-back groove, provides a solid acoustic and electric foundation for Warfield’s vocals – all about getting loud and standing up for women’s equality. “Get Loud” blends this important message with the group’s R&B and rock influences, resulting in a uniquely powerful track.

Roadcase Royale’s version of the Heart song “These Dreams” is featured in the new Aaron Sorkin film, Molly’s Game, starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, and Kevin Costner. The film will make its official U.S. release nationwide on November 22, 2017.

“Roadcase Royale is a band I’ve always wanted to be in,” says Nancy Wilson. “We all write and create songs as a unit. It’s an inspired democracy. Liv and Ryan both bring a whole new level of magic to our new sound. I’m amazed after devoting my life to rock music how it now feels so brand new. That’s why our first album is called First Things First.”

The name of the band, Roadcase Royale came to the group during a backstage meeting they had last year.  Wilson said, “When I came up with the name Roadcase Royale it was an interesting symbol to me since the big heavy-duty road cases that our amps drums and guitars travel in are much like the musicians they accompany on the road. Strong and regal looking yet all scuffed up and dented, covered in funny stickers that tell the story of a crazy traveling circus.”

In addition to Wilson (guitar) and Warfield (vocals), Roadcase Royale features Ryan Waters (lead guitarist) along with Heart members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Ben Smith (drums).

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Tony Levin

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast. On this weeks episode our guest is bass legend Tony Levin

As with previous releases in the “Elements” series, the full variety of King Crimson’s music is presented over 2 CDs! Featuring extracts from rehearsals, new live recordings, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes and finished recordings from 1969-2016, many of which make their first appearance on CD.

Every line-up is featured across the double CD set. Of particular interest on the new set is the inclusion on disc 2 of every part of “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic” (some studio, some live) from “Part I” to “Level 5” – interspersed with elements taken from the original studio sessions and rehearsals.

Packaged in a DVD-sized fold out digipak style book case with a 24 page booklet including sleeve notes by co-compiler Sid Smith, photos of memorabilia, full info about the 2016 tour and a number of band and individual photos of the current band line-up.

Disc 1
1 Wind (extract)
2 *21st Century Schizoid Man (Greg Lake vocals, extract)
3 *21st Century Schizoid Man (edit, live 2015)
4 In The Wake Of Poseidon (instrumental edit)
5 *Improv (Mel Collins, extract, live 2016)
6 *Peace (2015, rehearsals extract)
7 *Cirkus (live 2016)
8 Islands (instrumental edit)
9 Easy Money (live 2015)
10 *Suitable Grounds For The Blues (2015, rehearsals extract)
11 The Great Deceiver (live, 1974)
12 *Improv (Mel Collins, extract, live 2016)
13 Asbury Park (edit)
14 *One More Red Nightmare (live 2016)
15 *Meltdown (2015, rehearsals extract)
16 Thela Hun Ginjeet (Steven Wilson alt. mix)
17 Heartbeat (live 1982)
18 *Sleepless (live 2008)
19 *RF intermission announcement (2016)

Disc 2
1 Form No. 1
2 THRAK
3 Keep That One Nick (edit section)
4 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part I (live 2015)
5 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part II (live 1974)
6 Keep That One Nick (edit section)
7 * Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part III (live 1984)
8 Keep That One Nick (edit section)
9 * Larks’ IV ConstruKction
10 Keep That One Nick (edit section)
11 * Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part IV (live 2003)
12 * Level Five (live 2016)
13 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (radio advert)
* previously unreleased on CD

To pre-order: http://shop.schizoidshop.com/the-elements-of-king-crimson—2017-tour-box-p1670.aspx

See King Crimson on tour in North America this summer!

With three drummers up front including Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Reiflin on keyboards, guitarist, and original founding member, Robert Fripp, states that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before. Rounding out the eight piece line up are guitarist and vocalist Jakko Jakszyk, bassist Tony Levin, and saxophonist Mel Collins, also an early member of Crim.

As well as standard tickets, the band’s label, DGM, also has announced sale of VIP Royal Packages, limited to just 50 per show. Details can be viewed at the label’s interactive and recently redeveloped website, www.dgmlive.com.

King Crimson 2017 North American Tour Dates:

07/03 – Montreal QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival – tickets
07/05 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall – tickets
07/07 – Quebec, QC @ Centre Videotron – tickets
07/09 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre – tickets
07/10 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre – tickets

Coinciding with the first leg of the tour, King Crimson will be releasing a CD EP featuring their version of “Heroes” recorded in Berlin during the band’s 2016 European tour. “Heroes – Live In Europe, 2016” was released on June 2nd 2017 and can be ordered via the shops at www.dgmlive.com as well as available through traditional retail outlets. The US based Schizoid Shop has recently added a range of new shirts and other band-related merchandise, and offers weekly specials including offers to win free tour tees. www.schizoidshop.com.

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Dave Ellefson of Megadeth

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Welcome to the third episode of The Nothing Shocking Podcast. On this episode we talk about Tim Cummerford’s apology for Limp Bizkit. We also discuss the status of Rage and Limp Bizkit and I tell a story about the time I saw Metallica fans boo Limp Bizkit off the stage.

I got the chance to chat with Dave Ellefson of Megadeth. We talk about the 25th Anniversary of Rust in Peace. We also talk about his current side project Metal Alliance with Alex Skolnick and Mike Portnoy.

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Our Albums of the Week include:

Flying Colors – Flying Colors

Tin Machine – Tin Machine

Whitford St. Holmes – Whitford St. Holmes

Zoiks! Online Interviews: Joe Deninzon of Stratospheerius

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A couple months back I was trying really hard to interview Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. I was able to land the interview. At the same time the PR person that helped me land the interview recommended the band Stratospheerius to me. I decided to check out this band simply because she did a favor for me, so I figured I could repay the favor. In the process I fell in love with this band.

I’ve been into progressive rock since I was a kid. So much of it is over my head, but that is what I found fascinating about it. Stratospheerius definitely sounds progressive but there are many other elements blended in there, jazz, metal, rock, r&b etc. The weird thing is that they’re also a jam band. I have a hard time wrapping my head around a jam band that plays progressive rock.

Joe Deninzon fronts Stratospheerius and he plays the electric violin. He is currently doing for the violin what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar. They have an album out called “The Next World” that is phenomenal. They are looking to record a video for the title track “One Foot in the Next World.” You can donate here:

Zoiks! Episode 8: Featured Band Three Years Hollow Interview with Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Portnoy

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Jason is back from vacation and we try to give the Zoiks Online podcast a format. We discuss Guns n Roses and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Britney Spears on the X Factor, Jessica Simpson Pregnant and naked, Scarlett Johansson naked and distracting. We also dig into Rush Limbaugh and Kirk Cameron

Episode 7 features the songs:

Three Years Hollow: “Chemical Ride” Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2z1bepbfEM

Three Years Hollow: “Remember”

Interview: Mike Portnoy

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