Interviews

021: Shatter Our Silence

June 10, 2017 Episode #021 of the Sound Matters radio show features Shatter Our Silence Founder and Executive Director, Kevin Polky discussing the all-important topic of suicide awareness and assistance. All Sound Matters Radio episodes conclude with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment. On... Read More »
Tom Leu | 14 June 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 June 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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:... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 May 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

017: George Lynch

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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 April 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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…... Read More »
Tom Leu | 23 April 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 April 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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 &... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 April 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 April 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 March 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 March 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 March 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

009: Bill Leverty

Sound Matters 009: March 04, 2017 Episode #009 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s in-depth interview with Firehouse guitarist Bill Leverty talking about Bill’s new solo material, the history of Firehouse, the music business past & present, and more. This episode spotlights... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 March 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

008: Stephen Pearcy

Sound Matters 008: February 25, 2017 Episode #008 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with Stephen Pearcy of RATT talking about his latest solo album Smash, sobriety, upcoming touring plans, Ratt news, the Bobby Blotzer saga, meeting Robert Plant, and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 February 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

007: Phil Collen

Sound Matters 007: February 18, 2017 Episode #007 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with Phil Collen of Def Leppard talking about the band’s new DVD release, the upcoming tour with Poison & Tesla, producing new music, and getting to share... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 February 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

006: Chad Cherry #1

Sound Matters 006: February 11, 2017 Episode #006 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off with the latest in music & entertainment headline news, Tom and Eric Jackson from 96.7 The Eagle dive into a preview of the 59th... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 February 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   

005: Jack Russell #1

Sound Matters 005: February 04, 2017 Episode #005 of the Sound Matters radio show goes behind the scenes and uncovers some little-known facts about The Beatles infamous “rooftop concert” this week in 1969, and following the “Foreigner model,” Tom shares his... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 February 2017 | All Podcasts, Interviews | No Comments   
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