So it appears charges have now been dropped against Phil Rudd as stories broke last night. As I stated in my last post that’s why I always let things play out some and find out what the full story is. However it doesn’t appear to be the end of things as there are allegations of drugs and still some legal stuff pending. I have no idea if AC/DC will stick by him through the rest of this. They may wait until they see how it plays out or decide he is too much of a potential liability with all of these allegations swirling around him and the prospects of a massive world tour early next year. I’m sure no doubt more layers to this story to come. Even the mainstream press has picked up on it. I saw CNN this morning discussing it. It’s always interesting to me when the non rock world gets a hold of a rock story. One commentator actually argued that AC/DC is a “hair band”. Utterly clueless! If they saw the guys they would realize Angus is actually closer to hair-less! Ha!

Thanks to all the great response to this weeks podcast with Adrian Vandenberg. This interview first aired on my radio show a month or so ago. Most weeks are all new exclusive interviews for the podcast, but not every week. I do two radio shows a week and sometimes you just can’t interview people 3 times for the same thing. The radio show is also not as available and not everyone that hears the podcasts listens to that. So there is always going to be some re purposing of material but it is rare. Next Thursday is Snake Sabo and that is new and exclusive to the podcast. I do my best juggling it all.

All new radio show debuts tonight 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC and WAAF Boston 11P-2A ET loaded with new and classic hard rock and metal. Q104 streams with iHeartradio app or www.q1043.com , AAF at www.waaf.com Full list of all stations under Live & On The Air.

Pat Travers has been added to the lineup for the Thanksgiving Eve benefit for Karl Cochran at Dingbatz in Clifton NJ. Going to be a fun night. Come out and support Karl!

Just announced I will be hosting Y&T on New Years Eve at Rock Bar in San Jose CA! This should be a blast, see you soon N CA!

Saw Starz last night in NJ. Great songs, great 70’s band that should have made it. They only do a few live shows but it’s always fun seeing them. Johnny Dee from Doro and Bruno from Danger Danger among those hanging out. Nikki Sixx told me he was a big Starz fan too. They go in that group with bands like Angel, The Godz, Piper and many others from the 70’s that just missed on the mainstream success.

Have a good weekend, more soon. New TMS Feb 2015…

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  • Andrew on

    I think Starz was better than those other bands and really should have been huge. Any chance you could get Richie on TMS if you shoot in New York? Either as guest musician or even better as a guest. Really underrated band IMO.

  • Grant on

    AC/DC a hair band.. wow CNN. Starz is a great band, Pull The Plug is a fantastic song, should have been a big hit.

  • Nickwi on

    It sucks rock only gets mainstream attention when something bad happens. What Phil did does give rock music a bad rep in deed.

    • David C on

      You have no clue what Phil did. Like I said, wait and see before you pass judgment or make an uninformed comment.

    • Frank Jazon on

      Thank you David C.

  • Dara on

    Love Starz! Would love to see them on TMS or hear you do a podcast interview with them! I was just looking back at some of your show playlists and was so happy to see some of their songs getting some airplay!

  • Magic Man on

    Here’s Starz news. They had with them a second guitarist, Alex Kane. It seems that Alex hooked up with Michael Lee Smith in California to get the gig. So who is this Alex Kane?

    A big Starz fan who saw the band back in ’77 at the Rivera a Theater in Chicago opening for Bob Seger. Also there seeing the show was Kane’s future bandmate, Chip Z’nuff. Kane is on the demos that got Enuff Z’nuff signed! The material came out as EZ’N’s fourth album, 1985 (Hollywood Squares).

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