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052: Michael Sweet

April 14, 2018 Sound Matters episode 052 features Tom’s 4th in-depth conversation with Michael Sweet from Stryper about the band’s latest release, God Damn Evil, the inevitable controversy the band has always endured, social media’s pros and cons today, Michael’s... Read More »
Tom Leu | 18 April 2018 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

051: Highlights & Hits

April 07, 2018 Sound Matters “Highlights & Hits” episode #051 features a double-header of guests. First up is Tom’s interview with the Phantom Regiment’s Kyle Jacobson talking about the acclaimed drum and bugle corps’ past, present, and future. Tom also... Read More »
Tom Leu | 11 April 2018 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

050: Tom Leu with Riley O’Neil

March 31, 2018 Sound Matters episode #050 features Tom’s commentary about the show’s milestone, 50th episode. Tom reflects back on the show’s evolution since its debut in January of 2017, and expansion moving into 2018 and beyond. Tom is joined... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 April 2018 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

049: Jim Florentine

March 17, 2018 Sound Matters show #049 features Tom’s compelling conversation with comedian and That Metal Show host, Jim Florentine about writing his first book, his observations and rants about social media, the start of his comedy career and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 21 March 2018 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

048: Highlights & Hits

March 10, 2018 Sound Matters Highlights & Hits episode #048 features Tom’s commentary and insights about the 25th anniversary of the Beavis & Butthead MTV show, and excerpts from This Week In Music History. Show #048 concludes with Tom’s signature Sound... Read More »
Tom Leu | 14 March 2018 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

047: Highlights & Hits

March 03, 2018 Sound Matters Highlights & Hits episode #047 features Tom’s commentary and insights about musicians, celebrities, and entertainers weighing-in on politics, music spotlights of The Doobie Brothers and Alice In Chains, and more. Show #047 concludes with Tom’s signature... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 March 2018 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

046: Highlights & Hits

February 24, 2018 Sound Matters Highlights & Hits episode #046 features Tom’s commentary and insights about the evolution of the three core Sound Matters Radio subject-matter topics going into 2018: Music, Communication, and Motivation. The Smashing Pumpkins and reunion tours, Led Zeppelin’s Physical... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 February 2018 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

045: Billy Don Burns

February 10, 2018 Sound Matters show #045 features Tom’s intriguing and revealing conversation with the original “outlaw,” legendary Nashville singer/songwriter Billy Don Burns. Billy Don’s songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Sammy Kershaw, and Mel Tillis, and he’s... Read More »
Tom Leu | 14 February 2018 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

044: Highlights & Hits

February 03, 2018 Sound Matters Highlights & Hits episode #044 features conversation, commentary, and insights about the broadcasting from the new “Sound Matters Studio South” in Florida, the 2018 Grammy Awards, conversations with Kevin McCarthy from Rockford’s Local Music Scene, and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 February 2018 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

043: Jon Freeman

January 27, 2018 Sound Matters show #043 features Tom’s conversation with music publicist, Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions. Jon gives us an inside look at the music business from a perspective few actually get to see. Jon shares some... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 January 2018 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

042: Highlights & Hits (1 Yr)

January 06, 2018 Sound Matters show #042 is the ONE YEAR Anniversary episode of Sound Matters Radio broadcasting on 1440 WROK out of Rockford, IL, and available as a podcast. Tom and his several guests celebrate and discuss the show’s... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 January 2018 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

041: Highlights & Hits (Xmas)

December 23, 2017 Episode #041 is the first ever holiday-themed show featuring conversation and commentary about the Sound Matters Radio show 2017 year in review, the 2018 Rock ‘n Roll Hall Fame inductees, Xmas music stats and best sellers,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 27 December 2017 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

040: Mitch Brechon

December 16, 2017 Sound Matters show #040 features Tom’s conversation with longtime bandmate Mitch Brechon from Suite Oblivion talking through his journey in music culminating in the formation of Suite O’ and the band’s storied history… On This Episode: Get Sound... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 December 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

039: Jack Russell

December 09, 2017 Sound Matters show #039 features Tom’s second interview with Jack Russell, lead singer and chief songwriter for Jack Russell’s Great White. Tom and Jack talk about his recent management changes, the legacy of the Once Bitten album,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 December 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Shooting Star

A “Sound Matter Moment” What often seems common in knowledge is uncommon in practice. Nowhere is this more evident than in what I call the “crock star” music business. I define “crock stars” as up-and-coming musicians who are basically full-of-it (i.e.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 December 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

038: Chris Vrenna

December 02, 2017 Sound Matters show #038 features Tom’s in-depth interview with Chris Vrenna, Grammy winning musician, composer, producer, remixer, and drummer best known for his work in Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Tweaker among many others. Tom and Chris... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 December 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   
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