Tom Leu

081: Jerry Gaskill

May 22, 2019 Sound Matters episode 081 features Tom’s conversation with King’s X drummer, singer, and songwriter, Jerry Gaskill. As one of my favorite bands of all time, the criminally underrated, King’s X, getting the opportunity to speak with drummer Jerry Gaskill, was a big thrill for me. I have every album the band has…

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080: Dustin Jack

Sound Matters episode #080 features Tom’s conversation with Los Angeles based music photographer, Dustin Jack from Dustin Jack Photography. Dustin has worked with a who’s who in music

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079: Phil Lewis

April 02, 2019 Sound Matters episode #079 features Tom’s conversation with Phil Lewis from L.A. Guns, an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. Lewis along with founding guitarist Tracii Guns, who were previously estranged and performed in separate versions of the band for several years, have reformed L.A. Guns, and are…

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078: Jeff Pilson

Sound Matters episode #078 features Tom’s conversation with Jeff Pilson from Foreigner, Dokken, & The End Machine. Jeff is an American musician and accomplished producer

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077: Highlights & Hits (Motley Movie)

March 23, 2019 Sound Matters “Highlights & Hits” episode #077 features a literal “motley crew” of characters in the WROK studio in Rockford, IL discussing the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt recently released on Netflix. Tom and Terry “Double T” Turen and Kevin McCarthy (from 96.7 The Eagle), Mark “Gobble” Jacobson, Mitch Brechon, Chris White, and J-Ro…

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076: Tony Harnell

March 09, 2019 Sound Matters episode #076 features Tom’s conversation with Tony Harnell. Tony is an American rock singer, best known for his work with the Norwegian hard rock band, TNT. Tony has an exceptional voice and vocal range which spans over 4 octaves. Together, Harnell and guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø have co-written nine studio albums, and…

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075: Mark Kendall

Sound Matters episode #075 features Tom’s conversation with Mark Kendall from the multiplatinum band, Great White. Mark’s passion and natural abilities got him hooked on guitar

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074: Vinny Appice

February 14, 2019 Sound Matters episode #074 features Tom’s conversation with Last In Line drummer, Vinny Appice. Vinny is best known for his work with Black Sabbath and Dio, as well as with numerous other bands and artists including Rick Derringer, John Lennon, Heaven and Hell, and Kill Devil Hill among others. Tom talked to Vinny about…

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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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072: Highlights & Hits (2 YR)

Sound Matters 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY episode. “Highlights & Hits” show #072 features: Joe Dredge from 1440 WROK, Kevin McCarthy from Rockford’s Local Music Scene and 96.7

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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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