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The host of radio shows, loved across Canada since the 1990s, Jeff Woods started up this artist interview & performance podcast from his home studio in 2016. People have called him “the voice of classic rock”, and with good reason, since Woods created and hosted the Legends of Classic Rock radio series, and subsequently the Records & Rockstars Radio Show, but at his heart is sitting down for conversations with today’s musicians, to talk about the songs and about lives spent immersed in music ...
 
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ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons breaks down exactly how his world famous blues rock band reinvented themselves with their 1983 album Eliminator. Email the show: 500podcast@gmail.com Go to the show website: https://the500podcast.com Follow Josh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshadammeyers/ Follow Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshAda…
 
Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith revels in the beauty and the mania of experimental musician Tom Waits’ flawless 1985 album Rain Dogs. Listen to Dawes' new album 'Good Luck with Whatever'. Check out Dawes' outdoor drive-in concert Saturday, October 17th at the City National Grove of Anaheim with 88.5 FM. Tickets are available at 885fm.org and AXS.co…
 
The Temptations founding member Otis Williams and producer Harry Weinger bring their combined knowledge of the famed R&B group’s history to bear while examining its 1995 retrospective album Anthology. Get tickets to The Goddamn Comedy Jam live stream featuring Jim Jefferies, Tony Baker, Steve Byrne, The Sklar Brothers, Jamie Kennedy, and Adam Ray O…
 
Here's a uniquely voiced songwriter from Toronto who has been working with producer Gavin Brown on his latest songs – Mattie Leon stops in to sing and play and talk, as we get into the want for playing publicly again, the courage of young people facing distance and daunting odds, and he talks about his favourite Beatle with reasons why. This is the…
 
While any band with an album on the list obviously deserves respect and appreciation, some of these musicians can be extremely polarizing. Whether you consider them to be once-obnoxiously ubiquitous novelties or true genre blending artists, you probably have some opinion about alternative rock royalty the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Afterall, their 1999…
 
Some music just hits harder if you can see yourself in the lyrics and find a personal connection to the stories being told in the songs. Queensbridge’s brightest son Nas is unparalleled in the world of hip-hop when it comes to painting a gritty and distinctly raw picture of life in the New York City housing projects where he grew up. And so it’s no…
 
Comedian Josh Wolf evokes the soulful simplicity and salt-of-the-earth songwriting epitomized by southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1973 debut album (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd). CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR: Sunset Lake CBD - Get 15% off when you use the code 'JAM500' here https://sunsetlakecbd.com/ FOR ALBUM HISTORY + NEW MUSIC INFLUENCED BY EACH …
 
Famed voice actor on The Simpsons, comedian, musician, and radio host Harry Shearer digs deep into the legend of one of New Orlean’s greatest singer-songwriters, Dr. John, and his 1972 album Dr. John’s Gumbo. CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR: Sunset Lake CBD - Get 15% off when you use the code 'JAM500' here https://sunsetlakecbd.com/ FOR ALBUM HISTORY + NEW M…
 
Emmy-nominated 'Reno 911!' actor Kerri Kenney-Silver reminisces of the creative New York scene in the 90's making music in the band Cake Like with a crunchy nod to grunge superstar PJ Harvey's 1993 album 'Rid of Me'. Check out 'Reno 911!' Part 2 streaming now on Quibi! This episode was sponsored by Sunset Lake CBD. Use the promo code 'JAM500' for 1…
 
Revolutionary rock guitarist 'The Nightwatchman' Tom Morello reveals Rage Against The Machine wouldn't exist without The Clash's politically-infused eclectic triple album masterpiece, 1980's 'Sandinista!' Check out Tom's new song “You Belong To Me” and preorder his photo memoir “Whatever It Takes” here: https://linktr.ee/tommorello This episode was…
 
Singer-songwriter Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara pays homage to the trailblazing emotional rawness and political integrity of alternative rocker Sinéad O'Connor's 1990 sophomore album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. Check out Tegan and Sara's new video for 'I Know I'm Not The Only One' and get their latest (9th) album, an EP of remixes of 'Hey, I'm …
 
Actress and musician Rita Wilson bubbles over with enthusiasm for the breathtaking blues of Bob Dylan's 1997 comeback record Time Out Of Mind. Listen to Rita's music "Where's My Country Song", “When This Is Over” with the Oak Ridge Boys & Tauren Wells as well as "Everybody Cries" from the film The Outpost. For new music influenced by this album, mu…
 
Minutemen bassist Mike Watt offers a life's worth of wisdom, condensed through the keyhole into the world of punk that is Wire's 1977 debut album Pink Flag. Check out Mike Watt’s hoot page and listen to The Watt From Pedro Show. For new music influenced by this album, music history and show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join the movement.…
 
Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner advocates for the all-time greatness of the highly influential post-hardcore trio Minutemen's 1984 album Double Nickels on the Dime. Listen to Soul Asylum’s latest album Hurry Up and Wait out now, and read Dave’s book Loud, Fast, Words. For new music influenced by this album, music history and show notes, go to The5…
 
Comedian and "Queen of the Quip" Karen Kilgariff returns to the show ready to defend the idea that new wave punk rockers The Go-Go's 1981 debut album ‘Beauty and the Beat’ contains some of the greatest songs in human history. Listen to Karen’s podcast My Favorite Murder on Spotify. For new music influenced by this album, music history and show note…
 
The events at Altamont were a major turning point for the Stones and a prime example of the crazy concert-going zeitgeist of the late 60s and early 70s. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss the public's reaction to Altamont, the disturbing lack of security at the venue, whether or not Hunter's killer had racist intentions, and the lesson Altamont…
 
Actor and musician Chris Sullivan hoots, hollers and howls along to the experimental blues rock of his musical hero Tom Waits' 1999 album Mule Variations. Watch Chris play Toby on 'This is Us' and catch him perform with his band Joseph the Spouse. For new music influenced by this album, music history and show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join th…
 
Comedian Phoebe Robinson proudly displays her undying love for Irish rock band U2, whose historic contributions to the genre and the world began with their 1980 debut album Boy. Watch the 'Two Dope Queens' star's upcoming Comedy Central interview series, 'Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson', launching later this year. She has also been hosting Ins…
 
Experimental musician and comedian Reggie Watts holds Wings in higher regard than frontman Paul McCartney's earlier contributions to rock history, using the group's 1973 album Band On The Run as a prime example of their superiority. For new music influenced by this album, music history and show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join the movement.…
 
Comedian and actor Jamie Kennedy oozes the mid-90s cool of trip-hop innovators Portishead and their landmark debut album Dummy. Check out ‘Crabs in a Bucket’ with Taryn Manning and Bruce Dern, and his new special “Stoopid Smart” on tubi For new music influenced by this album, music history and show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join the movement.…
 
The Emmy award-winning voice actor behind Spongebob Squarepants Tom Kenny bares his old music soul and digs deep into the roots of rock ‘n roll following his beloved Buddy Holly leading The Crickets on their 1957 debut album The “Chirping” Crickets. Check out a virtual table read by the Spongebob Squarepants crew on June 5th, don't miss The Spongeb…
 
Comedian, actor and writer Stephanie Simbari summons the strong, sultry spirits of the 1950s and 60s pop singers gathered together on The Best of the Girl Groups: Volume 1 and 2. Check out her podcast That's So Retrograde. For new music influenced by this album, music history and show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join the movement.…
 
Comedian and actress Zainab Johnson finds strength in the powerful femininity of Spanish Harlem R&B trio The Ronette's only studio album: 1964's Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica. Watch her on Amazon’s ‘Upload’, '100 Humans' on Netflix, and listen to her podcast HonesTEA with Z. For new music influenced by this album, music histor…
 
Comedian and actor Esther Povitsky fantasizes about living in the era of doo-wop, when Motown queens Diana Ross and the Supremes ruled the charts with all the hits catalogued in their career retrospective Anthology. Subscribe to her podcast Esther Club and watch her Comedy Central special June 5th! For guest playlists, new music influenced by this …
 
Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons indulges his inner Bruce Springsteen fanboy by taking a heartfelt plunge into the dark, yet uplifting heartland rock of The Boss's 2002 release The Rising. Check out Greg's podcasts The FitzDog Radio Podcast, Childish, and Sunday Papers. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this album, and full show notes, go to Th…
 
Comedian, actor, director and musician Tommy Chong peers back through time to an era when rock went country, of which there is no more perfect example than Gram Parson’s final studio album: 1974’s Grievous Angel. Download Cheech & Chong's Bud Farm Video Game app on iOS or Android. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this album, and full sh…
 
Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum embodies the raw rock n' roll power of Cheap Trick's unparalleled 1978 live album At Budokan. Pre-order Matt's autobiography Double Talking Jive. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this album, and full show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join the movement.…
 
Comedian Bill Burr makes his return to the show by looking back on the career arc of J. Geils Band front man Peter Wolf as he evolved into the mature rock sounds of his sixth studio album, 2002’s Sleepless. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this album, and full show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join the movement.…
 
Actor and comedian Matt Braunger praises the perfectly precise songcraft and roasts the ridiculous melodrama of new wave reggae-rockers The Police’s 1978 debut Outlandos d’Amour. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this album, and full show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join the movement.By Spotify Studios
 
Comedian Rosebud Baker reminisces about life in New York in the early 2000s, an era of whimsy and still only minor gentrification in which Baroque pop band Vampire Weekend released their self-titled debut album. Subscribe to Rosebud's new podcast Devil's Advocate. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this album, and full show notes, go to T…
 
Sunshine personified with guitar and voice and sweet rootsy blues sass all rolled into adventurous original performances both LIVE and on record. Introducing the young and incredibly creative artist Madison Galloway from Southern Ontario, Canada, who barely into her twenties has a full length album out that she co-produced with Ron Hawkins (Lowest …
 
Actor and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub pays respect to the gorgeously dark alt rock of PJ Harvey’s 2000 album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea for shaping the woman she is today. Listen to her podcast Checking In with Mary Lynn here. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this album, and full show notes, go to The500podcast.com. Join…
 
Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell idolizes the groundbreaking art pop of Brian Eno's 1974 debut album Here Come The Warm Jets. Perry Farrell's Kind Heaven Orchestra performs live at The Roxy in LA March 20th and the 21st, and catch Lollapalooza in South America - Argentina, Chile and Brazil - this spring. For guest playlis…
 
Performer, producer and author Peter Asher provides a firsthand account of what it was like to witness some of the most incredible songwriting in history, including the godly folk rock of George Harrison's debut solo record, 1970's All Things Must Pass. Get Peter's new book 'Beatles A to Zed' here. For guest playlists, new music influenced by this …
 
Imagine being on stage at the age of twelve, opening for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden, or singing solo on a #1 hit alongside Burton Cummings, Neil Young, Geddy Lee, Joni Mitchell and Bryan Adams – that was “Tears are not Enough”. Liberty Silver chats and sings. Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-performan…
 
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