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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Captain & Tennille’s Toni Tennille

They were known as pop’s most wholesome duo, a husband and wife team beloved for their dazzling smiles, love-conquers-all message and super-cute songs about butterscotch castles, muskrat kisses and Disney girls. But was there more to the story for multi-platinum, Grammy-winning, hit TV stars Captain … Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with “Petty: The Biography” Author Dr. Warren Zanes

Jamie Blaine sits down for a fascinating chat with author Warren Zanes about his much-lauded biography of rock n’ roll icon Tom Petty. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: The Dirt, The Game & The Truth with Author Neil Strauss

“Get to know yourself in truth, and without fear,” bestselling author Neil Strauss tells Jamie Blaine. “Because if you don’t, you’re not living your own life.” Strauss, who penned off-the-charts hit The Game, and has co-written memoirs with porn star Jenna Jameson and rockers Motley Crue, comes clean about his journey out of the shadows, all covered in his new soon-to-be-bestseller The Truth. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal

So you thought you knew Van Halen? I did. But I had no clue they’ve been around in some form since 1971, or that the brothers basically hated David Lee Roth but let him in because it was cheaper than … Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen

Def Leppard founder and co-guitarist Phil Collen is one of the only human beings who can say: “My band has sold over 100 million albums.” While most of those sales came in the band’s 80s heyday, the working-class quintet is still rocking, touring, and making records, and Phil has sat down to write a memoir of his own incredible journey. He sits down with our own scribe de rock, J.M. Blaine, to talk about his memoir, his band’s upcoming 11th album, and just how in the hell a 57-year-old vegan kickboxer can get so jacked. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation With Lamb of God’s D. Randall Blythe

Sex, drugs, rock & roll and… a Czech prison? Lamb of God singer D. Randall Blythe’s memoir Dark Days has it all. Our own JM Blaine caught up with the newly sober wild man to talk about the road to Hell… and back. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Ed Piskor, Creator of Hip Hop Family Tree

Acclaimed comic book artist Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree series details originator Kool Herc’s revolutionary rec room parties in the summer of ’73 up to the rise of super stars the Beastie Boys and RUN-DMC. Our own JM Blaine catches up with Piskor straight off the Copenhagen Comics Festival to, uh, rap about the past, present, and future the still-growing Hip Hop Family Tree.
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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Duff McKagan

Bass player of the biggest, most controversial and contentious band in the world becomes… finance expert? Only one name you can attach to that story: Bestselling author, dad, and respected journalist Duff McKagan, a one-of-a-kind rock n’ roll Phoenix. He kicks back with our own J.M. Blaine to talk pinball, martial arts, being a middle aged gym rat, his old band Guns N’ Roses, and his new advice book: How to Be a Man (And Other Illusions). Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: The Return of Eddie Trunk

He’s the official ambassador of all things rock and metal; articulate, approachable, the author of not one but two sources of required reading in the form of Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol. I & II. Jamie Blaine catches up with Trunk on the eve of his return to VH1 for the 14th season of That Metal Show, dishing on Axl & Slash, Def Leppard, reunions, and who, but who, is gonna fill the shoes of the rock and metal giants who still walk among us? Continue reading

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