Month: April 2017

017: George Lynch #1

April 29, 2017 Episode #017 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off with a replay of Tom’s interview with Jack Russell of Jack Russell’s Great White. We spotlight three classic albums & tracks tied to this week in music history by Judas Priest, Live, & Van Halen… Tom interviews George Lynch from KXM, Lynch Mob, & Dokken about the latest…

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017: George Lynch #1

SMM: Just Got Lucky

A “Sound Matter Moment” Everyone’s heard the aphorism: Be careful what you wish for… you just might get it. Some call it “getting lucky.” Others call it hard work. Sometimes it’s a little bit of both as indicated by the equation: Luck = Preparation + Opportunity. I agree with this formula, BUT… it’s also important to…

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SMM: Just Got Lucky

016: Austin Dickinson

April 22, 2017 Episode #016 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off with headlines in music and entertainment news, and spotlights three classic albums & tracks tied to this week in music history by The Bee Gees, Aerosmith, & Alice In Chains… Tom interviews AUSTIN DICKINSON from the excellent new UK band AS LIONS. If you’re into heavy,…

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016: Austin Dickinson

SMM: Everybody Wants Some

C’mon, be honest. You’ve been there… Air-guitaring in the mirror, singing in the shower, steering wheel drumming and driving… It’s a universal passion. Everybody wants some, because everybody wants to be a rock star… so-to-speak. But while not everyone is destined to be onstage, everyone has the potential to be a “rock star” in the real-world, on their own stage……

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SMM: Everybody Wants Some

015: Susan Masino

April 15, 2017 Episode #015 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off with headlines in music and entertainment news, and spotlights two classic albums & tracks tied to this week in music history by Van Halen & Ozzy Osbourne… Tom also interviews accomplished music journalist, author, and paranormal researcher SUSAN MASINO. Each Sound Matters Radio episode concludes with…

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015: Susan Masino

SMM: One In A Million

The original Appetite For Destruction-era Guns N’ Roses line-up is arguably the most notorious band in rock and roll history. Their drug use and abuse is well-documented along with the infamous in-fighting and animosity between band members, past and present. Despite, or perhaps because of, the volatile nature of the band’s personalities, GN’R has sat…

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SMM: One In A Million

014: RIPT

April 08, 2017 Episode #014 of the Sound Matters radio show begins with Tom’s top 5 recent Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards show moments worst to best, and a recap of the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tom & Joe Dredge from WROK radio compare their Top 10 90’s albums and notable exceptions. This episode also…

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014: RIPT

SMM: Groove Machine

Musicians can often be overheard talking about the word groove with respect to playing music. A “groove” is a flow, a feeling, a familiar path that musicians get “locked into” when creating sounds that can literally move people. A groove is hard to explain but easy to understand when you’re feeling it. To groove is positive. But…

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SMM: Groove Machine

013: RAMI Organization

April 01, 2017 Episode #013 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off spotlighting classic albums released this week in music history by Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Skid Row, and the Scorpions. Tom interviews Dan Eisman and Debbie Akre from the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) organization and gets some behind-the-scenes insights about the group’s past, present, and future. Each Sound…

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013: RAMI Organization

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