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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...

January 14, 2017

Each weekly Sound Matters radio show kicks off with a segment called Headlines in Music & Entertainment News. Whatever the latest, greatest, and most newsworthy happenings going on in the world’s of music and entertainment, Tom gives you the run-down here, along with his take and commentary. Listeners are always encouraged to call in or email and weigh-in with comments and questions as well. Episode #002 this week includes: The Musician’s Corner®This Week in Music History, and other surprisesFounding guitarist, Ringo Nelson and Chuck Stout, from Rockford, IL’s RIPT are live in the studio talking about their upcoming reunion show in February. And as always, Tom concludes the show with a Sound Matter Moment.

On This Episode:

  1. Headlines in Music & Entertainment News: Artists turning down offers to play the inauguration, Beach Boys, Jackie Evancho, Elvis & Graceland, Trent Reznor & Nine Inch Nails, Def Leppard, Poison, Singles Soundtrack, Blake Shelton, Bonarroo Festival, Bob Lefsetz…
  2. U2 touring The Joshua Tree in 2017… Albums vs. Singles…
  3. Musician’s Corner®: Should your band open for Bon Jovi?
  4. Interview Guests: Founding guitarist RINGO NELSON and CHUCK STOUT from the band RIPT
  5. This Week in Music History…
  6. Sound Matter Moment… “Stay Hungry”

>> Episode #0o2 (with Spotlighted music) streaming on Mixcloud here:  


RIPT Facebook Page –

RIPT 2013 – Photo by Tom Leu


Behind the Shot: RIPT… July 2011 >>

RIPT 2011 – Photo by Tom Leu

A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >>

Article: “Stay Hungry” by Tom Leu

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Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in…

001: Mark Dean
SMM: Stay Hungry**

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