Sound Matters Show

108: Jeff Pilson #2

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…

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107: Geoff Tate

March 20, 2021 Sound Matters episode 107 features Tom’s conversation with Geoff Tate formerly of Queensryche, as well as Operation Mindcrime and Sweet Oblivion. Geoff talks about the making of the 2nd Sweet Oblivion album, Relentless, the benefits of recording virtually, the inevitable comparisons to Queensryche, his recollections about a couple of classic Queensryche songs…

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106: Doug Aldrich

March 13, 2021 Sound Matters episode 106 features Tom’s conversation with Doug Aldrich from The Dead Daisies, and formerly of Whitesnake, Dio, Revolution Saints, Hurricane, Lion and many more. Doug shares insights about the latest Daisies album Holy Ground, Glenn Hughes, stories from his many past bands and projects, on being a pro in this business, Tommy Aldridge,…

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105: Highlights & Hits (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & The Tree Dogs)

February 20, 2021 Sound Matters Show “Highlights & Hits” episode #105 features Terry “Double T” Turen from 96.7 The Eagle and I running down the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees, controversies, snubs, opinions and politics (8:13). Also, my conversation with Mike Parr from Rockford’s The Tree Dogs (46:59) talking about the band’s music,…

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104: Highlights & Hits (Yes Factory & MetroCentre’s 40th)

February 06, 2021 Sound Matters Show “Highlights & Hits” episode #104 runs down the latest controversies in music news, This Week in Music History, the 40th Anniversary of the Rockford Metrocentre, and my conversation with Ian Zander & Brennan Reiter from Yes Factory on their approach to songwriting and recording and future plans for their music… …

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103: Highlights & Hits (2020 Top Albums & Favorite Guitar Solos)

January 23, 2021 Sound Matters Show “Highlights & Hits” episode #103 runs down Terry “Double T” Turen from 96.7 The Eagle, show producer Spencer Jacobsen, and my lists of Top 2020 Albums. Special guest Jay Mock, guitarist from Suite Oblivion and I also share our eclectic picks for Favorite Guitar Solos of all time. SOUND…

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102: Highlights & Hits (4 YR)

January 02, 2021 Sound Matters 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY “Highlights & Hits” show #102 features conversations about new themes and topic driven shows going into 2021, songs about new beginnings, and well-wishes from past show guests and listeners thanking us for doing the show throughout a very tough year. Guests include show producer, Spencer Jacobsen, Kevin…

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101: Highlights & Hits (Holiday #2)

December 19, 2020 Episode #101 is the second holiday-themed show featuring conversation and commentary about changes coming in 2021, the sounds of the season, as well as Tom and Spencer’s select holiday tracks from a cross-section of artists. Show #101 concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment… > New show features/segments coming up in 2021…

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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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031: Amy Dresner

September 23, 2017 Sound Matters episode #031 features Tom’s in-depth interview with the hilarious and insightful Amy Dresner, author of the riveting book My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean on Hachette Books. This episode and subject matter represent a more overt shiFt in the direction of the Sound Matters show. Longtime…

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