interview

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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049: Jim Florentine

March 17, 2018 Sound Matters show #049 features Tom’s compelling conversation with comedian and That Metal Show host, Jim Florentine about writing his first book, his observations and rants about social media, the start of his comedy career and work in radio, perspectives on music, his take on dating in today’s climate of heightened sexual…

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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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043: Jon Freeman

January 27, 2018 Sound Matters show #043 features Tom’s conversation with music publicist, Jon Freeman from Freeman Promotions. Jon gives us an inside look at the music business from a perspective few actually get to see. Jon shares some great stories and insights that shine a spotlight behind the scenes of what really goes on…

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040: Mitch Brechon

December 16, 2017 Sound Matters show #040 features Tom’s conversation with longtime bandmate Mitch Brechon from Suite Oblivion talking through his journey in music culminating in the formation of Suite O’ and the band’s storied history… On This Episode: Get Sound Matters Radio interview podcasts on >> iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, & Spreaker INTERVIEW Guest: Mitch Brechon from Suite…

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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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036: Freddy Negrete & Steve Jones

November 11, 2017 Sound Matters show #036 features Tom’s interview with Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones, authors of Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs, and Tattoos – My Life in Black and Gray. This conversation with both Freddy and Steve deliberately focuses primarily on the journey from recovery to discovery, health, life, and ultimately… giving back. Digging…

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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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