Jay Nash talks about his new album Letters From The Lost with Matt and Jeff.
The Popdose Interview speaks with Andrew Curry, Executive Producer of Drink A Toast To Innocence – A Tribute To Lite Rock.
The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986.
The fifth episode of Songs of Freedom continues the discussion from the last episode on politics and female recording artists.
In the midst of the holiday season, we caught up with Bruce Hornsby. It was indeed, a very merry experience.
In the debut installment of the Platters That Matter podcast, Chris Holmes and Dw. Dunphy explore Joe Walsh’s 1978 solo album But Seriously, Folks…
When you get an offer to speak with a guy like Jim Peterik, it’s an opportunity that you really sink your teeth into. As Jeff points out during our conversation, Peterik, whether he realized it at the time or not, was writing songs that were (and would become) the soundtrack to the youth of many. While Peterik is perhaps best known for his work as the keyboardist and songwriter for Survivor, his songwriting success extended well beyond that project as he wrote songs for artists ranging from .38 Special and Sammy Hagar to REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Beach Boys in more recent years. Jeff and I really enjoyed having the chance to pick his brain on songwriting (something which he says is still “50% inspiration and 50% perspiration), the business side of things and more than anything, we just enjoyed the chance to hear Jim tell us a few of the stories behind the songs and at times, simply how he was able to get it all done. And how does he continue …
Matt ‘n’ Jeff talk to author and Popdose writer Scott Malchus about his new book, Basement Songs.
The Man Who Is Not Bea Arthur stops by for a conversation about his new album/novel, If You Look for My Heart.
Over the past two decades, songwriter/producer Marti Frederiksen, today’s guest on The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, has been the magic man helping to glue together big rock sounds for artists like Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne, Buckcherry, Daughtry and Motley Crue. He also worked on several of our favorite projects, whether it was providing the vocal voice for the fictional rock band Stillwater in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, or producing the sorely underrated 1998 Wishpool album by Alabama-born rockers Brother Cane. Frederiksen was also at the helm for Can’t Slow Down, the most recent Foreigner studio release that (despite all of the odds stacked against it) was one of those “I can’t believe this is so good, but it totally is” albums, a complete return to form for the veteran classic rockers. Working across multiple genres, Frederiksen is probably best known in recent years for his work as the musical conscience for Aerosmith. He first came together with the “Bad Boys from Boston” in the mid-’90s, coming on board during the sessions for the 1997 …
The first of two parts on female artists in popular music and their relationships to the political, either through their music or image.
Matt and Jeff welcome singer/songwriter Steve Poltz to discuss his new album Noineen Noiny Noin. Steve also plays several songs live during the podcast.
The Popdose Podcast pays tribute to the late Levon Helm.
Episode 3 focuses on MTV: the role of politics in its history and programming, and the politically motivated artists who’ve been a part of it.
For the second episode of “Popdose Presents: Songs of Freedom”, Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez focus on the Occupy movement, especially its beginning point at Occupy Wall Street.
Perfect for your soul-crushing trip to the mall on this Black Friday: A rundown of a classic Top 10 from November 1983. It’s the Popdose Podcast, Episode 22: CHART ATTACK! Edition!
In the first episode of “Popdose Presents: Songs of Freedom”, Popdose music contributor Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez look at R.E.M., P.J. Harvey, and how the internet changes the way we look at political music.
One of Popdose’s favorite artists discusses his brilliant new album, I Recall Standing as Though Nothing Could Fall.
It’s Labor Day, and we didn’t feel like working, either. So here’s a bonus episode with more from our pal Peter Lubin.
To celebrate the twentieth episode of The Popdose Podcast, Jeff, Jason and Dave are joined by music industry veteran (and longtime Popdose supporter) Peter Lubin for a varied and fascinating discussion on the biz. Take a listen!
So what’s this Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour thing all about anyway? If you follow Jeff Giles (@jefito) and Matt Wardlaw (@mwardlaw, @addictedtovinyl) on Twitter, you’ll be somewhat familiar with the musical discussions that go back and forth in 140 character bursts (and fast food related pontification as well). While there is quite a bit of division between the two of us on various musical topics relating to singer/songwriters (Tommy Shaw) and bands (too many to speak of!), we have a good amount of common ground on quite a few things.
Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton finally take the heat off of mothers and focus on fathers — Jason’s dad Gary joins us for Episode 19 of The Popdose Podcast!
It’s been two years since Michael Jackson died, and several of Popdose’s Michaels paid tribute in this special Popdose Podcast extra.
Fandom: what does it mean, who inspires it, and where will you go in its name? We have some thoughts on the subject, and you’ll hear ’em on Episode 18 of The Popdose Podcast!
Matt Wardlaw and Jeff Giles launch a brand new podcast with 35 minutes of Bruce Hornsby worship as they discuss Hornsby’s new live album.
The Popdose Podcast returns with an interview with Gorman Bechard, the creative force behind Color me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements.
After a three-month hiatus, Jeff, Jason, and Dave are back to rip apart a Billboard Top 10 from 1985. It’s the Popdose Podcast, Episode 16: CHART ATTACK! Edition!
In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or Stewart Copeland. Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a discussion of the best and worst pop culture reunions on Episode 15 of The Popdose Podcast!
What’s the easiest way for a record company to take your money every holiday season? Box sets! Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a discussion of the best and worst compilations on the most recent episode of the Popdose Podcast!
What happens when pop culture forces collide, and why do they almost always suck? Matt Wardlaw, Michael Parr, and Dave Lifton discuss it on the Popdose Podcast!