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Episode #021: Dionne Warwick, Grand Funk Railroad, Nils Lofgren, Jacques Torres & 311's Nick Hexum

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with the legendary Dionne WarwickGrand Funk Railroad and Bob Seger drummer Don BrewerBruce Springsteen and Neil Young guitarist Nils Lofgren311 singer and guitarist Nick Hexum, and chef and Nailed It star Jacques Torres.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.dionnewarwick.uswww.grandfunkrailroad.comwww.nilslofgren.comwww.311.com, and www.mrchocolate.com.

Episode #020: William Zabka, Lucy Woodward, Reverend Peyton & Dan Rather

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with Cobra Kai star William Zabka, singer Lucy Woodward and members of The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. As a bonus are some questions asked to legendary journalist and television host Dan Rather. Points of discussion include The Tonight ShowThe Karate KidCharlie Hunter, the Columbus Washboard Factory, fishing, music appreciation, and Clearwater, Florida.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.twitter.com/WilliamZabkawww.lucywoodward.comwww.bigdamnband.com and www.axs.tv/programs/the-big-interview.

Episode #019 featuring Susan Tedeschi, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz & Actress Kaley Cuoco

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Susan TedeschiCounting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, and actress Kaley Cuoco. Points of discussion include The Big Bang TheoryThe Great Travel Hack, New York, sports, Derek Trucks and bar mitzvahes.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.tedeschitrucksband.comwww.countingcrows.com and www.instagram.com/kaleycuoco.

Episode #018: Longwave's Steve Schiltz, Fantastic Negrito & Queensrÿche's Eddie Jackson

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with Longwave singer Steve Schiltz, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantastic Negrito and Queensrÿchebassist Eddie Jackson. Points of discussion include Steve Hackett, the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, the Bay Area, Seattle, and Hurricane Bells.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via their official websites: www.longwavetheband.comwww.fanasticnegrito.com and www.queensrycheofficial.com.

Episode #014: Hunt Sales, John Davis & Slipknot's Sid Wilson

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with drummer Hunt Sales (David BowieIggy PopTodd Rundgren), John Davis (The Lees Of MemorySuperdrag) and Slipknot’s Sid Wilson (a.k.a. Sid The 3rdDJ Starscream). Points of discussion include Nada SurfTransformers, Soupy Sales, Judaism and motorcycles.

More information on this episode’s artists can be found online at www.biglegalmessrecords.comwww.theleesofmemory.com and www.sidthe3rd.com.

Episode #007: Andrew W.K., Monster Truck & KEN Mode

For this edition of the Paltrocast, I spoke with 3 different fun and inspirational people with new albums. Jeremy Widerman plays guitar in the Hamilton, Ontario band Monster Truck, which released True Rockers last month. Jesse Matthewson is the singer of the Winnipeg group KEN mode, which just released Loved. The one and only Andrew W.K. recently put out You're Not Alone, his first full-length in almost a decade.

More info on these new titles can be found online at www.ilovemonstertruck.comwww.ken-mode.com and www.andrewwk.com.

Episode #006: Mark Stepro, Victor Indrizzo & Wolf

Changing up the format of Paltrocast... I spoke with 3 different drummers, each of whom in-demand and working steadily. This includes Mark Stepro (Butch WalkerKeith UrbanPanic! At The Disco), Victor Indrizzo (Alanis MorissetteSheryl CrowBeck), and Wolf (Katy PerryBeyoncéMiley Cyrus).

Mark Stepro can be followed on Twitter and Instagram via @MarkStepro, Victor Indrizzo keeps a home online at www.indrizzodrums.com, and Wolf can be visited at www.wolfedelic.com.

Episode #005: Mike Love of The Beach Boys

Mike Love co-founded The Beach Boys over 55 years ago alongside Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson and Al Jardine. Last year, Love released a double album through BMG titled Unleash The Love, his first solo album in decades. One year prior to that, Love released an autobiography, Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy. Meanwhile, The Beach Boys remain active as ever, performing over 170 shows in 2017 alone. Simply put, Mike Love shows no signs of slowing down, and I spoke to him about that by phone last December. More on Mike Love can be found online at www.mikelove.com.

Episode #003: Rob Grad

Rob Grad is an in-demand visual artist based in Los Angeles. But before his art career took off, he played bass in the band Kik Tracee, which inked a record deal before Grad’s 21st birthday. During days off on tour, while his bandmates were sightseeing or at local malls, Grad visited museums. In other words, he was not your proto-typical “hair-band” guy. Grad showed during Art Basel, Switzerland and at SCOPE Miami last year, and his work hangs in San Francisco International Airport, The Avedis Zildjian Company in Boston, and the Griffin Club in Los Angeles. I spoke with Rob Grad in August 2017 while visiting Los Angeles.

More on Rob Grad can be found online at www.robgrad.com.

Episode #002: The Police's Andy Summers

Andy Summers first achieved worldwide fame as one-third of the legendary rock band The Police. However, The Police was only one chapter of Summers’ successful career as he was a prolific sideman before joining the Sting-fronted power trio. After The Police disbanded, Summers became an in-demand composer for film projects, beyond recording solo albums and presenting dozens of shows featuring his photography. The latest solo effort from Summers is last year’s Triboluminescence, and I had the pleasure of speaking with the guitar great by phone in September 2017.

More on Andy Summers can be found online at www.andysummers.com.