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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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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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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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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 Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album, and Alice In Chains classic track “Rooster.”…

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008: Stephen Pearcy

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 more. Tom and Jackson from 96.7 the Eagle discuss Headline Music & Entertainment news, and offer up their commentary and views…

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007: Phil Collen

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 the stage with his heroes. Tom also shares his 2017 Top 5 Grammy moments from worst to best, and…

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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 Annual Grammy awards show… the good, the bad, & the controversial. >> at (40:52) Tom welcomes…

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005: Jack Russell #1

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 thoughts on acts who tour with or without original members. Tom’s in-depth interview with Jack Russell of Jack Russell’s…

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004: Hessler

Sound Matters Show 004 previews several of the most anticipated new albums dropping in 2017, comments on a recent Eddie Trunk/Kiss controversy, as well as an interview with Igz Kincaid & Erik Michael, the masterminds behind Chicago’s heavy metal maestros, HESSLER, plus much more…

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002: Ringo Nelson

Sound Matters Show 002 features The Musician’s Corner® segment, This Week in Music History, as well as an interview with founding guitarist, Ringo Nelson, and band manager, Chuck Stout, from Rockford, IL’s RIPT…

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