Musicians

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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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040: Mitch Brechon

December 16, 2017 Sound Matters show #040 features Tom’s conversation with longtime bandmate (and brother from another mother) Mitch Brechon from Suite Oblivion talking through his journey in music and rock and roll bands, culminating in the formation of Suite O’ and the band’s storied history (thus far)… On This Episode: Get Sound Matters Radio interview podcasts on >>…

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039: Jack Russell #2

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, the recording process these days, health, sobriety, Jack’s forthcoming memoir, and his philosophy on success today,…

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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 dig deep into topics ranging from music technology, his time in Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn…

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037: Michael Sweet #3 & Mickey Joe

November 18, 2017 Sound Matters show #037 features a double header of Tom’s interviews with Michael Sweet from Stryper, talking about the latest Sweet & Lynch release, Unified, and changes in the Stryper line-up, plus Mickey Joe of Mickey Joe Music (formerly of Rockford’s Anavox) talking about his new music in 2018 and the Megastar competition. Show…

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035: Frankie Muriel

October 28, 2017 Sound Matters episode #035 features Tom’s interview with Frankie Muriel of KingoftheHill and Dr. Zhivegas. KOTH was/is the epitome high-energy fun, talent, and showmanship mixed into a rock and roll band. And as it should be, as Frankie and Tom discuss in this interview, along with his recollections and first hand accounts about…

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