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020: Jerry Dixon & RIPT

June 03, 2017 Episode #020 of the Sound Matters radio show features RIPT in the studio just back from their big gig in Florida over Memorial Day Weekend, Rockford’s Local Music Scene updates with 96.7 The Eagle’s Kevin McCarthy, and Tom’s interview with bassist, Jerry Dixon of Warrant. All Sound Matters Radio episodes conclude with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment….

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019: Chris Cornell Reactions

May 20, 2017 Episode #019 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s recap of the NORTHERN INVASION 2017 festival where sadly, one of the last Soundgarden shows with the late Chris Cornell took place. Tom shares his reactions and pays tribute to Chris Cornell who passed away this week. Tom hosts special guests Chuck Stout and Ringo Nelson from RIPT…

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018: Phillip Ryan Block #1

May 06, 2017 Episode #018 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with serial entrepreneur Phillip Ryan Block from Independent Ear Productions and Block Media Group. And the inaugural ROCKFORD’S LOCAL MUSIC SCENE update with 96.7 The Eagle’s Kevin McCarthy. On This Episode: Get Sound Matters Radio interview podcasts on >> iTunes & Spreaker INTERVIEW Guest: PHILLIP RYAN BLOCK from Independent Ear…

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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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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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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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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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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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012: Kelly Keagy

March 25, 2017 Episode #012 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks of with some highlights from This Week in Music & Entertainment history. Spotlighted artists and tracks this week: Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” from The Number of the Beast, “Long, Long Way from Home” from Foreigner, “Back For More” from Ratt’s Out of the Cellar, and “Over…

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011: Mike Tramp

March 18, 2017 Episode #011 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off with Tom’s inside look at the big business inside the country music business, and highlights the top Country artists of 2016. This week’s Song Spotlight is Jason Aldean’s hit track “A Little More Summertime.” >> Tom’s in-depth interview with former White Lion…

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010: Hair I Go Again

March 11, 2017 Episode #010 of the Sound Matters radio show opens with a deep dive into the legendary band Boston, and the late vocalist Brad Delp in this week’s artist spotlight. >> Tom also interviews the filmmakers of the music documentary Hair I Go Again to talk about the film’s genesis, the 5 year journey to complete the film,…

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