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“I always enjoy connecting to those who avoid the obvious pedestrian cliche rockisms and who will converse with intelligence...kudos. That makes for a worthwhile broadcast. “- Alan Niven, former GNR manager. "Appetite for Distortion is probably the best name for a podcast that I've ever heard in my life." - Rachel Bolan, Skid Row ------- Appetite for Distortion is a Guns N' Roses-themed podcast hosted by a radio veteran. 400+ episodes. Past guests include Alice Cooper, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clar ...
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On December 3rd, 2015, the music world mourned over the loss of Scott Weiland. As his wife and best friend, Jamie Weiland lost much more. Jamie shares fond memories, struggles, and the misconceptions surrounding her late husband.More Jamie:https://jamieweiland.bigcartel.com/https://www.instagram.com/jamievesperweiland/Intro portraits of Scott via J…
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Meet 17-year-old Eddie Dolak of the LA-based rock group Standby. Their debut album "All For Nothing" is available now. The future is bright for this young man, and who better to give him career advice than the Axl Rose...in an In N Out Burger. Hear Eddie's story of passion for music and a chance encounter with Guns N' Roses' frontman.More on Standb…
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Chris Daughtry and Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix join for an important mental health conversation. Both have turned their own trauma into song, recently with Daughtry's "Pieces" and Papa Roach's "Leave a Light On." Plus, both reflect on their respective Guns N' Roses experiences.Then, you and I continue the mental health chat. More info:afsp.orgdaugh…
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Bernard Fowler's tenure with The Rolling Stones began in 1989. How has he kept a decades-long relationship with Mick and Keith? We chat his youth, Stones career, current projects, plus his friendship and recent photo with Guns N' Roses original, the elusive, Izzy Stradlin. Follow Bernard at:x.com/bernardfowlerinstagram.com/bernardfowlersingsfaceboo…
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Darren and Steve dig into the latest David Lee Roth videos that have been popping up - is this just Dave's "counter-programming?" Plus, why Dave should have been a pop culture/rock icon gues in John Mulaney's Netflix 6-episode live show, Everybody's In L.A. - or could he have been? Plus, are there any left-over tracks from some of Dave's solo album…
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Famed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa joins to chat his storied career, latest releases including "Live at the Hollywood Bowl with Orchestra," the Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, Slash's impact, and more!Then, we meet Robert Jon of Robert John and The Wreck. We chat his Southern Rock beginnings, upcoming album "Red Moon Rising," favorite GN'R song, an…
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World-renowned photographer, Mark “Weissguy” Weiss, helped craft the visual imagery of rock and metal in the 1980s. We chat about Mark's book "The Decade That Rocked," new website ROCKEDmag.com, his legendary Guns N' Roses photos, and much more!More Mark info:thedecadethatrocked.comrockedmag.comVisit our new website @ afdpod.com…
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The iconic Slayer songwriter/guitarist Kerry King joins to chat his new solo album "From Hell I Rise" (available May 17th), Slash, Appetite for Destruction, and more!Then you and I chat in "My Monologue."More Kerry info: kerrykingofficial.comtwitter.com/kerrykingmusicinstagram.com/kerrykingmusic/facebook.com/KerryKingOfficial/…
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"If one thing is incorrect, what else is incorrect?" So it goes, as Darren and Steve debate and discuss Dave Lee Roth's recent, back-to-back "Roth Show" episodes, "Stalker" and "Who Called The Ambulance." Who the hell is Dell/Del, a descent into a deep state with myster gardeners and plumbers, part of the Civilian Surveillance Corps. Plus various i…
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Legendary drummer Chris Slade joins. We chat about the upcoming album and tour from "The Chris Slade Timeline," AC/DC (...and Axl/DC), Tom Jones, my trip to the U.K., his autobiography and more!Chris Slade info:https://chrisslade.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ChrisSladeACDChttps://www.instagram.com/chrissladedrumshttps://x.com/ChrisSladeDrumshttps://…
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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson joins to promote his new solo venture, "The Mandrake Project." We talk "the different sides of Bruce," mental toughness, and more!Then, you and I have a chat. We dissect the Bruce interview and Axl's new website. Is a book coming?More info about The Mandrake Project album and comics here: https://www.themandrakeproject…
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Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, of the heavy metal legends Accept, recently announced their new album, Humanoid (available April 26th). Wolf talks the new record, views on Artificial Intelligence, Appetite for Destruction, Balls to the Wall and more!More info:https://www.acceptworldwide.com/https://accept-humanoid.vercel.app/WEBSITE: www.afdpod.comSUPPORT…
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Darren and Steve discuss, dismantle, and debate the latest in David Lee Roth and DLR-adjacent news. Steve has a dream, Darren has some thought and ideas on royalties and there's the big story from Louder about Van Halen at Castle Donnington in 1984. And some thoughts on Alex Van Halen's book and a new book on VH, Van Halen At 50, by Martin Popoff, …
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Taking almost as long Chinese Democracy, we finally have a website! Let's discuss the all-new afdpod.com, the future, asking "dumb" GN'R questions and more!#gunsnroses #gnr #podcast More info at....WEBSITE:www.afdpod.comSUPPORT:patreon.com/AFDPodcastMERCH:https://afdpodcast.creator-spring.comSOCIAL MEDIA:Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAFDPodcastFa…
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CKY drummer and founding member Jess Margera joins to talk their 25th anniversary tour, the infamous 2002 Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy riots and gets candid about his brother Bam. Guest co-host: Scotto returns!More info: https://www.facebook.com/ckyalliance/https://www.instagram.com/ckymusic/https://linktr.ee/appetitefordistortion…
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Shinedown's Brent Smith and Zach Myers join to talk their latest album "Planet Zero," the Rock Hall of Fame, "November Rain" lyrics, and more.Then, Blake and Joey of Devour The Day and Egypt Central join to talk their latest "Nobody Owns Me," what it's like using a studio after Slash, and more!Special co-host: Baby BrownstoneMore info:https://www.s…
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Darren and Steve are psyched and very curious about the recently-announced Alex Van Halen autobiography, Brothers, the Van Halen News Desk announcements...and wonder if Dave knew Alex's books was coming? Plus, the usual recent and current video/podcast shenanigans from DLR, Darren talks with Tesla's Brian Wheat about Diamond Dave wanting to manage …
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Founding member of Blind Melon, guitarist Rogers Stevens, joins to talk his latest project Towne & Stevens. Rogers also shares heartfelt stories about the late Shannon Hoon, the future for Blind Melon, fond memories of touring with Guns N' Roses, and more!More info:https://www.instagram.com/towneandstevens/https://www.instagram.com/blindmelonband/T…
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The Dandy Warhols' upcoming album "ROCKMAKER" (out March 15th) includes the track “I’d Like To Help You With Your Problem” featuring Guns N' Roses' Slash. Lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor joins to talk about collaborating with Slash, Debbie Harry, preparing for their North American and Australian tours, and more!More info: https://dandywarhols.co…
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Hard rock power metal titans Firewind will release their tenth album, "Stand United" on March 1st. Guitar virtuoso Gus G joins to talk about the new record, his time with Ozzy, playing with Slash, and more!Guest fan co-host: Conie from GreeceFirewind info:https://firewind.gr/https://www.facebook.com/firewindofficialConie's band, Damage Done, new si…
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Trev Lukather (son of Toto’s Steve Lukather) joins to talk his new band "The Effect." Plus (pun intended) the effect of having a famous father, bonding with bandmate Nic Collins (son of Phil), auditioning for Guns N' Roses at 18 years old, and much more!More info: https://www.theeffectband.comhttps://www.instagram.com/theeffectband/https://www.patr…
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Sweden’s THE GEMS have unleashed their highly anticipated debut album "Phoenix." Consisting of ex-Thundermother members, bandmates Guernica Mancini and Mona “Demona” Lindgren chat to let go of the past, embrace the new, and detail how Guns N' Roses influenced them.More info:https://thegems.se/https://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/thegemshttps://www.…
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Another week, another "Dave unhinged" as Diamond David Lee Roth one continues to burn all bridges left (we need more analogies!), this time with Dave's recent (mercifully short) stories on the Roth Show, about a Van Halen accountant getting thrown out a Jones Beach VH show and then, supposedly why the last Van Halen studio album, A Different Kind o…
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"Hell, Fire And Damnation" is Saxon's 24th studio album. Legendary metal vocalist Biff Byford joins to talk new music, touring, connections to Guns N' Roses and more! Guest fan cohost: Robert from Slovenia (AFD podcast listener)More info: https://www.saxon747.com/https://www.instagram.com/robertpavlic.arthttps://linktr.ee/appetitefordistortionhttps…
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Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura) returns to the podcast to talk about his new band "Go Ahead and Die," performing with his sons, GN'R at Rock in Rio, and much more!Guest fan cohost: Jeff from Michigan (AFD podcast listener) Links: https://goaheadanddie.bfan.link/gaaduhmechhttps://www.instagram.com/goaheadanddieband/https://www.soulfly.comhttps:/…
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Steve interviews Darren, taking a deep dive into the latter's new book, DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed The World. Darren gets into the stories, the interviews, info uncovered, and the how and why Diamond Dave is still an influence. Plus, at the top, some thoughts and discussion about Dave's recent "Roth Show" podcast episodes and the stories …
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Asking Alexandria are set to embark on the “All My Friends” North American tour in support of their latest album "Where Do We Go From Here?". Joining is lead singer Danny Worsnop to chat the tour, a love triangle with Axl Rose, working out with the Ultimate Warrior, and more!More info:https://www.askingalexandria.com/https://linktr.ee/appetitefordi…
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Darren and Steve go to epic lengths in trying to figure the new episode of "The Roth Show" and what David Lee Roth is talking about (e.g. Sammy being abducted and probed by aliens, $92,000 spent on dispensary weed, Costco (Kirkland?) weed, and some truly ugly stories about Alex and Eddie Van Halen. Whew...where do we go from here? Gues what? Darren…
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"Rock to Recovery" transforms lives through the powerful experience of writing and performing music. We speak with its founder, guitarist Wesley Geer, about R2R's mission, his time with Hed PE, Korn, and jogging in Belgium with Duff McKagan.More info:Donate - https://rocktorecovery.org/Wes' new band H3M3N - https://shorturl.at/jrFM8https://www.patr…
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The 7th Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala takes place on January 24th. Inductees include Mick Mars, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Trunk and many more deserving names. Founder/CEO of the Metal Hall of Fame, Pat Gesualdo, joins to talk "the most important night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.” Links:https://metalhalloffame.org/https://www.patreon.com/theafdpodcas…
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Darren and Steve welcome Brando from the very cool Appetite For Distortion Podcast, a Guns N' Roses-themed podcast. And there's lots of tales to tell! There's the frustrating and befuddling NDA's, fascinating stories behind Brando's unreleased/unfinished Doug Goldstein autobiography (now available to his Patreon members), the connections and simila…
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Private Investigator, Podcaster, and Author Darren Paltrowitz joins to talk his new publication, "DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed the World." We chat all things Diamand Dave, Guns N' Roses, and more!More info:https://www.vhnd.com/2023/12/20/dlr-book-how-david-lee-roth-changed-the-world-available-now/https://linktr.ee/appetitefordistortion…
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Guns N' Roses and lawsuits are not strangers. However, two new recent allegations against Axl Rose and manager Fernando have rocked the fanbase. Joining to help make sense of it all is Jeff Hackney, Partner at the St. Louis office of HKM Employment Attorneys, LLP, whose practice representing employees includes sexual harassment cases.A rational n' …
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Dee Snider's new graphic novel, "He's Not Gonna Take It" chronicles the rocker's passionate battle against censorship and epic showdown at the 1985 PMRC/Senate Hearings. Dee joins to chat all things free speech.More info:https://z2comics.com/products/dee-snider-hes-not-gonna-take-it-standard-hardcoverhttps://linktr.ee/appetitefordistortion…
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Darren and Steve are thrilled to welcome back Eric Senich of VHND.com and the "Booked On Rock" Podcast. Eric delves into VHND.com getting the exclusive quote from David Lee Roth in response to Sammy Hagar's open invite to join him on stage during the Best of All Worlds Tour and why we'll never see it happen! Plus, wishing Dave would do a similar to…
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Chris Passmore gave his 9-year-old son Cooper the birthday of a lifetime at the Guns N' Roses concert in Hollywood, Florida. The boys share their experience of GN'R kindness that led Cooper on-stage, in Axl's dressing room, and a bonding they'll never forget.More info:https://loudwire.com/young-guns-n-roses-fan-experience-lifetime-birthday/https://…
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Tom Werman launched the success of REO Speedwagon and Cheap Trick, produced landmark albums by Mötley Crüe and Twisted Sister, among many other classic artists. In "Turn It Up! My Time Making Hit Records in the Glory Days of Rock Music," Tom shares stories about Nikki Sixx, Ted Nugent, Duff McKagan and more!Plus, I "Get in the Ring" on Twitter!More…
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Producer Big Chris Flores returns to discuss his work on the new Lynch Mob with George Lynch. Also, Chris shares the full unreleased demo of the song "Crazy" featuring Slash with the late Chester Bennington. This episode is the ONLY place to hear this lost track. Hear the backstories, the songs, and much more!Songs included with permission: 1) Lync…
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The legendary Don Dokken joins to talk Dokken's new album, "Heaven Comes Down." Plus, stories about George Harrison, Steven Tyler, Izzy Stradlin, and more!Also, Shotgun News: Guns N' Roses 2023 tour wrap-up.More info: https://www.dokken.net/https://linktr.ee/appetitefordistortion#gunsnroses #dondokken #dokken…
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Brandon is joined by Kristen S. He with their list of the Top 100 Metallica songs. Both share their list, ramble on with their usual nonsense and discuss the future of Metallicast. Follow Kristen S. He on ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ Metallicast Intro Music by Bison: Twitter: ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/bisonmusicuk⁠⁠ Instagram: ⁠⁠http://instagram.com/b…
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From "Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar & Grill" to "The S**t That Killed Elvis," Steve and Darren dig a little deeper into the seven released songs (so far) from the mythical John5 sessions. What's pretty good, not so hot, who's played on them, and the contiuing, befuddling way they're being put out. Thanks to Steve's Spotify playlist featuring those…
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To help celebrate the 40th anniversary deluxe edition of the "Another Perfect Day" album, former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell joins. Phil also reflects on good times with Lemmy, the Hall of Fame, living with Matt Sorum, and more!More info:https://imotorhead.com/https://www.philcampbell.net/https://linktr.ee/appetitefordistortion…
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A belated happy birthday to Diamond Dave...the "new" track "Manda Bala" from the John 5 sessions/album up at YouTube (but mysteriously, only there, as of this recording) -- was that album a "contigency plan" if there wasn't going to be another Van Halen album Plus, Dave live in Vegas recently with Royal Machines, rumors of pro-shot Van Halen shows …
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