108: Jeff Pilson #2

Jeff Pilson from Foreigner, Dokken, & The End Machine

April 04, 2021

Sound Matters episode 107 features Tom’s conversation with Jeff Pilson from Foreigner, Dokken, The End Machine, and Black Swan. Jeff talks about the writing and recording of the 2nd The End Machine album Phase 2 with George Lynch and Robert Mason, the addition of Steve Brown on drums replacing Mick Brown, his role as producer, upcoming projects with Black Swan and Adler, as well as his thoughts on being home for a year, writing books, the possibility of another Dokken album, and much more…

Episode #108 – The Podcast:(also on SpotifyApple Podcasts, Amazon MusicGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, & Spreaker)


  1. Differences between The End Machine’s self-titled debut and the Phase 2 album… 01:10
  2. On the addition of drummer Steve Brown… 03:03
  3. Standout tracks on “Phase 2” & their origins… 05:01
  4. On being the producer as well as band member… 08:37
  5. On “outdoing” ideas during the songwriting process… 11:17
  6. Reb Beach calling Jeff & the next Black Swan album… 11:37
  7. Avoiding repeating himself during the songwriting process… 16:36
  8. The pandemic & touring… 19:03
  9. Another Dokken record in the future… 22:16
  10. Will there be a Jeff Pilson book someday… 23:19
  11. Upcoming albums/productions… 24:28

Connect with Jeff Pilson:
Website: www.jeffpilson.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialjeffpilson
Instagram: www.instagram.com/therealjeffpilson

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Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in… 

Geoff Tate, formerly of Queensryche

107: Geoff Tate
About the Author
Tom Leu, MS/CPC is a Professional Speaker, Writer, Radio Host, & Photographer. A member of the National Speakers Association, Tom talks shiFt™ about Communications, Psychology, Recovery, & Rock 'n Roll. His writings, presentations, images, & interviews uncover layers within music, culture, & communications.

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