Musicians

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074: Vinny Appice

February 14, 2019 Sound Matters episode #074 features Tom’s conversation with Last In Line drummer, Vinny Appice. Vinny is best known for his work with Black Sabbath and Dio, as well as with numerous other bands and artists including Rick Derringer, John Lennon, Heaven and Hell, and Kill Devil Hill among others. Tom talked to Vinny about…

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073: Frankie Banali

Sound Matters episode #073 features Tom’s conversation with Quiet Riot drummer, Frankie Banali. Frankie is best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band

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071: Miljenko Matijevic

Sound Matters episode #071 features Tom’s conversation with Miljenko (Milly) Matijevic, the powerful voice and frontman of Steelheart. Milly and Tom discuss the band’s new live album

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070: K.K. Downing

December 01, 2018 Sound Matters episode #070 features Tom’s in-depth conversation with the legendary K.K. Downing, formerly of Judas Priest. Tom and K.K. dive into his great book Heavy Duty, Days and Nights in Judas Priest, where he pulls no punches about his experiences growing up, forming one of the greatest heavy metal bands in history, it’s…

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069: Chad Cherry #2

November 10, 2018 Sound Matters episode #069 features Tom’s latest conversation with vocalist and frontman for The Last Vegas, and The Claws, Chad Cherry. Chad is not only one of the coolest rockers I know, he’s also an accomplished serial entrepreneur, with multiple projects going at all times. I was able to catch and shoot The Claws…

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065: Drama Queen

August 18, 2018 Sound Matters episode #065, features the return of Matt Vogt and Rob Pace from Rockford’s DRAMA QUEEN. Tom and the guys discuss their CD release party, plans for the big debut gig, the band’s unique origins, current line-up, as well as their unabashed, unapologetic, and deliberate approach to creating music with the sound…

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064: Chip Z’Nuff

Sound Matters episode #064 features Tom’s great conversation with Chicago’s Enuff Z’Nuff founder, bassist, and now lead singer, Chip Z’Nuff. Chip talks candidly about

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060: Richie Kotzen

June 30, 2018 Sound Matters episode #060 features Tom’s conversation with singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Richie Kotzen from The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, and Poison. In addition to his high profile bands, Richie is a prolific solo artist with over 20 albums to his credit going back to the late 1980’s. Richie’s music crosses genres…

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059: Wolf Hoffman

June 23, 2018 Sound Matters episode #059 features Tom’s conversation with Wolf Hoffman from the great German heavy metal band Accept. Wolf and Tom cover a lot of ground from Accept’s Restless and Live as well as new studio albums, Wolf’s perspectives on the music business today, being a professional photographer past and present, leaving a…

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058: Ronni LeTekro

June 09, 2018 Sound Matters episode #058 features Tom’s conversation with perhaps one of the most underrated guitarists in rock music over the past 30+ years (a fucking travesty because he’s one of the most talented there is…). Ronni LeTekro is a founding member of Norway’s multi-platinum band, TNT, as well as a prolific solo…

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052: Michael Sweet #4

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 perspectives on continually putting out new material three decades into his career, upcoming projects, dealing with…

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045: Billy Don Burns

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

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