Barstool Rockers

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Barstool Rockers is a podcast about music.  Hosted by two life-long rock fans, it aims to inform and hopefully entertain.

Episode 25: Brian Wheat

Photo: Steve Hurta Imaging & Photography

Photo: Steve Hurta Imaging & Photography

Finn had the opportunity to chat with Brian Wheat, one of the founding members of the band Tesla about their new album "Shock." It was produced and co-written by Def Leppard's Phil Collen. They talk about longevity, breakups, reunions, influences and more.

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Episode 24: Michael Ciravolo / Beauty in Chaos

The morning after the 20th anniversary of his marriage to his wife Tish,  Michael Ciravolo took some time to talk with us about Beauty in Chaos. We talked about the album’s guests and their contributions as well as the role(s) his wife and daughters played in the project.

Along the way, we also answered the pressing questions like, “Is it really a Van Halen reunion if Michael Anthony isn’t on stage?”

Michael Ciravolo is also the President of Schecter Guitars and we only recently learned of this project through Anastasia Vishnevsky, who is the composer and producer of our theme music.  She uses a Schecter guitar on much of her music.

The album is going through a reinterpretation project with several producers and artists taking part.  They’ve also re-recorded a few songs with strings and piano.

Michael recently had the solo on Un-Natural Disaster re-recorded by none other than Zakk Wylde and there’s a video in production for it.  Zakk & Ice T have already shot their parts and we should be seeing it soon.

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Episode 23: Carmine Appice

Ronn Dunnett Photo

Ronn Dunnett Photo

Carmine Appice is a legend when it comes to drumming.  As Rick Van Horn said in Modern Drummer magazine (1999) "Carmine Appice set the foundation for heavy drumming ... before Bonham, before Ian Paice... before anyone else."  He's played with a wide range of bands from Vanilla Fudge, Blue Murder, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley, Ted Nugent, Cactus, and Rod Stewart to name a few.  He even performed on Pink Floyd's "Dogs of War."

He's currently celebrating the reissue of "Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus" which, released last month, features his '95 and '97 installments of the album and pairs them with five new tracks, yielding a 33 song non-stop who's who of guitar wizardry.

Also this year is the 40th anniversary of the Rod Stewart album Blondes Have More Fun on which Carmine played, sang backing vocals and co-wrote the smash hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy." Carmine also co-wrote 1981's "Young Turks from Rod's Tonight I'm Yours album.

Carmine has written several books throughout his career from instructional to biographical.  In "Stick It.  My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock 'n' Roll" he talks about how hung with Hendrix, trashed hotel rooms, and taught John Bonham (as well as Fred Astaire) a thing or two about drumming (along with some more colorful memories).

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