Mars Attacks Podcast 29 – Dan Lorenzo & Scott LePage From Hades

The latest episode of Mars Attacks Podcast features interviews with Hades guitar tandem Dan Lorenzo, and Scott LaPage. The first half of the episode contains an interview with Scott in which he touches on his new band The Freeze Tag Assassins, his blues playing and the Hades reunion (among other things). During the Dan Lorenzo segment, he discusses not only the Hades show, but being featured in Moshed Potatoes, the soon to be released Hades and Non-Fiction split DVD, the possibility of their being new music from either band, and the current status of The Cursed which features Blitz from Overkill, and Scream Metal the cover band he shares with Alan Tecchio (also of Hades and Non-Fiction) and Mark Strigl, and John Ostronomy of Talking Metal fame.

Dan not being one to mix words has some interesting comments regarding the Big 4, and alludes to the fact that Hades was playing a certain Joe Jackson cover well in advance of another New York Tri-state area band.

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Mars Attacks Podcast Episode 15 – Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

For episode 15 I had the pleasure of interviewing current GNR guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. During this episode we discuss the differences between recording and touring with GNR as opposed to his solo work, being compared to past members of the band, the re-release of The Adventures Of Bumblefoot , and his work with MS Research among other things.

Items touched upon include:

Guns N Roses, D.J. Ashba, Robin Finck, Izzy Stradlin, Chinese Democracy, The Adventures Of Bumblefoot, Shrapnel, MS Research, Rock Band, Guitars Suck, Normal, Abnormal, Guitars Still Suck, UFC, Exodus, Anthrax, Dream Theater, Zakk Wylde, In This Moment, Talking Meal On Fuse, John Ostronomy, Mark Strigl, Judas Priest, Evan Seinfeld and the Spyderz, Paul McCartney, Mike Patton, Axl Rose, L&B Spumoni Gardens, Blair’s Hot Sauce, Tommy Stinson, Frank Ferrer, Thin Lizzy, Gary Cherone, Van Halen, Eddie Trunk, Kiss, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dizzy Reed.

Mars Attacks Podcast – Episode 5 – David Starr from Wildstarr

During episode 5 we interview David Starr ex-Vicious Rumors bass player and current guitarist/bassist in Wildestarr, a band he formed with frontwoman London Wilde. During the episode we discuss (among other things) his past with Vicious Rumors, how Wildestarr got together, the recording of their album Arrival, his gear, and what the future holds in store for the band.

During the podcast you’ll hear the following Wildestarr songs (in this order): Arrival, Rose In The Dark, Rise

Items touched upon during the episode:

Vicious Rumors, Laaz Rocket, Jeff Thorpe, Warball, London Wilde, David T. Chastain, Kate France, Larry Howe, Wildestarr, Rob Halford, Queensryche, Jim Hawthorne, Kiss, UFO, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, Pain Killer, Halford, Resurrection, Judas Priest, Vinnie Moore, Brad Gillis, Mark McGhee, James Rivera, Dream Theater, Ronnie James Dio, Geoff Tate, Carl Albert, Michael Fischer, KNAC, Juan Arteaga, In An Outrage, Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen, DiAddario, Sans Amp Tech 21 GT2, EMG, Gibson Guitars, Les Paul Custom, Greco Guitars, Ibanez Guitars, Chipster P.R., Chip Ruggieri, Talking Metal Wire, Metal Army America

Mars Attacks Podcast – Episode 4 – Interviews with Kings of Modesty & Free Reign

During this episode we interview Rane and Jason from Kings of Modesty, as well as Cory Proctor from Free Reign and the Dallas Cowboys. These interviews were conducted roughly a month ago, and originally were going to air on Mars Attacks Radio. But around that time, we made a conscious decision to listen to the feedback we were receiving, and switch the format so that the radio show is more of a music oriented show, and the podcast (which was launched around that time) became an outlet for the interviews that are conducted for the show. Sans the odd live show, like last week, we will adhere to this format for the foreseeable future. In any event thanks to all of you that listen on a weekly basis to the radio show, and to those of you that have been making the podcast very successful!

That said, let’s get back on track here, Kings of Modesty discuss the making of their full length album, the recording of their previous EP with Emppu Vuorinen from Nightwish, what it was like to tour with Tarja Turunen and Michael Schenker, as well as their desire to bring Kings of Modesty to North America among other things. On the Free Reign side of things, Cory discusses the differences with playing on stage as opposed to on the field, the process behind recording the band’s first full length album and their EP Tragedy, what it was like to take part in the Golden Gods ceremony a few weeks back, and how difficult it is at times to balance life, football, and music.

Other items discussed:

Samuel Hjelt, Raino Simoinen, Henrik Tuura, Mikael Hjelt, Jason Flinck, Faces of Modesty, Kings Of Modesty, Nightwish, Emppu Vuorinen, Hell or Highwater, Jere Putkisaari, Tarja Turunen, Michael Schenker, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner, Queensryche, Iron Maiden, John Petrucci, Nicko McBrain, Scott Rockenfield, Chipster PR, MSG, Impelliteri, Rainbow, Dream Theater, Amazon, iTunes,, Free Reign, Dallas Cowboys, Cory Proctor, Super Bowl Shuffle, Mark Colombo, Leonard Davis, Justin Chapman, Alex Gerst, Indian Trails Recording Studios, Vinnie Paul, Dave Lombardo, Joey Jordinson, Taylor Hawkins, Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Mercedes Lander, Kittie, Steel Panther, Carrot Top, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Gretch, Pearl, Sabian Cymbals, Granada Theater, Orange County Chopper, Dave Mustaine, Lemmy, Pantera, Creed, P.O.D., Golden Gods, Tony Romo, Tragedy, Taylor Hawkins, Bullet For My Valintine, Nub Graphix, Heavier Than,, Journey, House Of Blues, Byron Davis, Doc Coyle, God Forbid, Bill Meis, Chip Ruggieri, Jen Farhood