Dave, Jeff and Jason return with a look at the career of producer Phil Ramone, who passed away on March 30.
Ned Massey speaks with us about his personal artistic journey — including his new play, Four Messages
Matt and Jeff speak with Nat Osborn about his terrific new album, The King and the Clown
Singer, songwriter, and all-around captain of industry David Baerwald discusses his creative journey.
You may not realize it, but you’ve probably heard her music. Meet the disarmingly sincere Cathy Heller
If you’ve been a Popdose reader for any length of time, you probably know that talking with creative people about their art is one of my favorite things to do — I never get tired of it. But because I often tend to interview artists when they’re promoting a new release, our discussions are often constrained in a number of ways; whether it’s time, commerce, or deadlines, something gets in the way of really settling in for an in-depth conversation. So for awhile now, I’ve been mulling over the idea of a podcast that would try and slow that process down a little — create a space where we can set aside release cycles and talk about an artist’s creative journey and their current relationship with the muse. I was hung up for a long time on a title, but then it struck me that with this show, I was really trying to illustrate the fact that every artist’s approach is unique; that while we see recurring themes in the creative process, there’s no formula …
The third Platters That Matter podcast looks at the third album from this great trio. Whoooooa!
Matt and Jeff talk with Billy Vera about his new big band album.
Duke was the album that changed how the world viewed Genesis. Chris Holmes and Dw. Dunphy look at this game-changing record on Platters That Matter.
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.