interview

073: Frankie Banali

Sound Matters episode #073 features Tom’s conversation with Quiet Riot drummer, Frankie Banali. Frankie is best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band

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071: Miljenko Matijevic

Sound Matters episode #071 features Tom’s conversation with Miljenko (Milly) Matijevic, the powerful voice and frontman of Steelheart. Milly and Tom discuss the band’s new live album

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070: K.K. Downing

December 01, 2018 Sound Matters episode #070 features Tom’s in-depth conversation with the legendary K.K. Downing, formerly of Judas Priest. Tom and K.K. dive into his great book Heavy Duty, Days and Nights in Judas Priest, where he pulls no punches about his experiences growing up, forming one of the greatest heavy metal bands in history, it’s…

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069: Chad Cherry #2

November 10, 2018 Sound Matters episode #069 features Tom’s latest conversation with vocalist and frontman for The Last Vegas, and The Claws, Chad Cherry. Chad is not only one of the coolest rockers I know, he’s also an accomplished serial entrepreneur, with multiple projects going at all times. I was able to catch and shoot The Claws…

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068: Vicky Hamilton

Sound Matters episode #068 features Tom’s great conversation with music industry executive, Grammy winner, and author of the compelling memoir, Appetite for Dysfunction…

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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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062: Scott Flynn

July 14, 2018 Sound Matters episode #062 features Tom’s long form conversation with Scott Flynn, author of the memoir My Life… Don’t Try This At Home – a collection of 55 funny short stories. Scott is a husband, stepdad, mentor, entrepreneur, artist, and philanthropist. Scott is also the founder and CEO of two international companies, Best…

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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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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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