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Tales from the Road

U/A 13+ • Arts

Tales from the Road is your all access pass into the lives and projects of musicians, performing artists and people behind the scene uncovering the stories behind the music, the songs and the concerts.

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  • Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen
    40 min 57 sec

    Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen

  • Glenn Hughes of The Dead Daisies
    20 min 2 sec

    Glenn Hughes of The Dead Daisies

  • Brian Wheat of Tesla
    39 min 50 sec

    Brian Wheat of Tesla

  • Don Mclean and American Pie
    47 min 6 sec

    Don Mclean and American Pie

  • Wayne Nelson of Little River Band
    48 min 30 sec

    Wayne Nelson of Little River Band

  • Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd
    1 hr 11 min 18 sec

    Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Tony Covino of In Theory
    32 min 17 sec

    Tony Covino of In Theory

  • Don Miggs of Whole Damn Mess
    58 min 53 sec

    Don Miggs of Whole Damn Mess

  • Dave Alford and Chris Hager of Rough Cutt
    41 min 42 sec

    Dave Alford and Chris Hager of Rough Cutt

  • Steve Lukather of Toto
    31 min 6 sec

    The last time I spoke with Luke was this week 2 years ago when I shot a show for them in London. By the time I got off the road a month later they had announced that it was the end of TOTO. Luke joins me to talk about the solo album he’s since put out, the end of toto, finding love , playing with Ringo Starr and going back out of the road in 2022 with a new avatar of TOTO.Buy Steve Lukathers new album on his WebsiteFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana Jio SaavnAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar aka The Concert Photographer and Moving Pictures Media Edited by Baba Prasad at Digisound Studios.

  • Fred and Moose from Sons of Liberty
    59 min 14 sec

    My next guests are Fred and Moose, from Sons of Liberty, the UK’s very own southern rock band, We caught up to talk about their new album Aces and Eights, their approach to songwirting and structuring an album, getting your music discovered in the era of streaming and a whole lot more.To listen to the album and support the band go hereAces and Eights also streams on these platforms https://ditto.fm/aceseights Watch their music videos on their YouTube ChannelFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Edited by Baba Prasad at Digisound Studios.

  • KK Downing of KK's Priest
    37 min 56 sec

    My next guest is the legendary KK Downing. They say you can’t keep a heavy metal legend down. Although it’s been nearly a decade since guitarist and songwriter K.K. Downing departed Judas Priest, the famous band he cofounded and played with for 40 years, he was never really going to retire. It was only a matter of time before he reclaimed the spotlight. I caught up with KK to talk about KKS Priest his new project with Tim Ripper Owen and their upcoming album Sermons of the Sinner. Downing assembled Owens, Mills, former Voodoo Six bassist Tony Newton, and DeathRiders/Cage drummer Sean Elg to create Sermons Of The Sinner, an album that celebrates his classic metal roots and encourages us to cherish those iconic pioneers whom we still have with us. He jokes that KK’s Priest is “like a new old band. Or an old new band.”  We talked at length about the new album, his legal battles with Judas Priest, touring over the next few years and all things metal.     For latest updates and news http://kkdowning.net/steelmillFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Edited by Baba Prasad at Digisound Studios.

  • Roy Venkataraman - Singer Songwriter
    51 min 19 sec

    It took me a while to track Roy down. Roy Venkataraman was a name I heard often when I was growing up in India in the 80’ and 90’s. I knew of him as the Indian guitar player for Bob Marley’s legendary band the Wailers. He is widely considered reggae royalty, at least here in India. Roy started his career in Bombay, playing with some of the most popular bands in the country and then moved to the U.S where he garnered a wealth of experience playing and recording with artists including Atlantis and Keith Benson. He also played with groundbreaking indojazz band Divya at some of the biggest jazz festivals internationally including the Jazz Yatra in India. Roy also did concerts and worked with legendary pianist Louis Banks as his main sessions guitarist for a few years. His own album Lifelines features world renowned musicians Clive Stevens, Randy Brecker, Adam Holzman and Rachel Z amongst many others.Roy was invited to join Bob Marley’s Wailers band and toured the world with them for years. He has scored music for well known filmmaker Govind Nihalani and toured with Jeremy Spencer, cofounder of Fleetwood Mac and has also recorded with various well known artists worldwide.Roy now lives in Sydney, Australia. He has shared stages with Simply Red, Third World, Xzibit, Maxi Priest, Sly and Robbie, UB40, Lauryn Hill, Julian Marley, Steel Pulse and countless others and is guitarist with widely popular New Zealand reggae band House of Shem. I had the privilege of listening to some of his new music that’s an eclectic mix of jazz, sufi and electronica. The music you hear in the intro to this podcast is from Roy’s album Horizontal Life. I caught up with Roy and we traced his multi decade career from Mumbai to Sydney.Follow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Vikram aka The Concert Photographer is an internationally published concert photographer, videographer and podcast host.

  • Richie Malone of Status Quo
    51 min 1 sec

    Richie Malones story has to be the most rock and roll of all. His father was a huge fan of Status Quo

  • Hurricane Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper
    19 min 31 sec

    There is a whole lot more to Nita than Alice Cooper. She is the first female guitarist to have her own Ibanez signature model guitar. There is touring, studio work, videos, more touring, underground gigs, guitar clinics, PR and all that business stuff.

  • Billy Sheehan of Mr Big.
    1 hr 0 min 14 sec

    William Billy Sheehan is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. Sheehan has won the Best Rock Bass Player readers poll from Guitar Player magazine five times for his lead b

  • Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
    1 hr 4 min 51 sec

    Daniel Dee Snider is an American singersongwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor.

  • Marty Friedman - Guitar player, Composer
    31 min 10 sec

    Marty Friedman  is one of the most unique, engaging and adventurous musicians to ever pick up an electric guitar. Marty has profoundly influenced musicians over the years from the 80’s when he teamed up with fellow guitarist Jason Becker in Cacaphony to his time in Megadeth in the early 90’s, where he contributed to some of their most most seminal albums. Marty moved to Japan in 2003 and has since pursued a solo career and now is a much in demand guitar player, tv show host and is a national celebrity of sorts. A couple of years ago Marty was officially recognised by the Japanse Government, as an Ambassador of Japanse Heritage. In the last 10 years Marty has released a trilogy of albums the Tokyo Jukebox volumes where he covers popular Japanese pop songs but rearanged Marty Style. The albums while they retain their melodic style, clearly has a friedman watermark all over it. In this conversation with Marty he reflected on his  much written about crosscontinental life discussed the Tokyo Jukebox Trilogy and his efforts in taking japanse music to the west. We also look back on his live show in India ,his approach to playing and collaborating with Indian musicians and a whole lot more. For latest updates and newshttp://www.martyfriedman.comFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media 

  • Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival
    1 hr 6 min 54 sec

    Doug Cosmo Clifford was the drummer and one part of the rhythm section for the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Doug is a creative spirit and after Creedence broke up in the early 70’s Doug put together a whole lot of music, collaborating with various musicians over the years, starting with his first solo album Cosmo in 1972 to his latest offering For all the money in the world with Steve Wright of the Greg Kihn Band . This album while released earlier this year was written and recored in the 1980’s and follows up an ealirer solo album Magic Window that came out in 2020.I enjoyed talking to Doug, about the vision for the album the production, and the dream team that worked on this album which included the legendary Joe Satriani.  Another key project that Doug was a part of , was CC revisited a band he put together with his old pal and bass player for Creedence Stu Cook. We journeyed back in time and  Doug reflected on the Creedence’s musical legacy, music in the60’s the early days of the band playing at Woodstock and a. Whole lot more. Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago, this cfailry long onversation was filled with with humor and insight.Follow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Vikram aka The Concert Photographer is an internationally published concert photographer, videographer and podcast host.

  • 'Appy days with Mick Box of Uriah Heep
    48 min 25 sec

    Mick box is firmly focused on serving the music. His unrelenting passion for music has kept British rock legends Uriah Heep alive across a 52 year career spanning 24 albums and 1000’s of shows across 62 countries. I caught up with Mick to chat about the bands latest offering, 50 Years In Rock, a 23 cd and vinyl boxset that celebrates  Uriah Heep’s extensive career.  Formed by MickThe band started out in 1969 under the name Spice and then got their name from a a villainlike character in a David Copperfield novel.  In a chat filled with humour, Mick was his happy self as we traced his early beginnings in music and the early days of the band.We explored specific Uriah Heep albums, and traced the bands history and their legacy over the last 50 years.  Uriah Heep are a vibrant force in the live arena and were the first western band to play in Moscow in 1987. Mick had hilarious road stories to tell from playing in a prison complex in Germany to Moscow to touring in India, other parts of the world.  We finally looked forward to their upcoming album and live shows in 2022.For tour dates, merchandise and info https://www. uriahheep.comMicks website https://www. mickbox.netFollow Tales from the Road Facebook https://www.facebook.com/talesfromtheroadofficial Instagram https://www.instagram.com/talesfromtheroad/ Subscribe on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana Audible You can also read, watch, listen via our website https://www.tftrmedia.com Hosted Produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media

  • David Ellefson of Megadeth
    1 hr 2 min 1 sec

    David Ellefson of Megadeth

  • Aaron Leigh from Y&T
    51 min 53 sec

    Aaron Leigh from YT

  • Fabrizio Grossi and the Soul Garage Experience
    1 hr 8 min 51 sec

    My next guest is the Italian born, but proud Californian, multi talented producer/writer/musician and good friend Fabrizio Grossi. I caught up with Fab to talk about his new project the Soul Garage Experience, their new single Aint Givin Up and their album Counterfeited Soulstice Vol 1 that comes out Sept 10.Go see what Fab is upto at https://www.fabriziogrossi.comWatch the new single Ain’t No Givin’ UpFollow Fab on Instagram and FacebookFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Edited by Baba Prasad at Digisound Studios.

  • Ian Gillan of Deep Purple
    1 hr 2 min 3 sec

    My next guest is the legendary voice of Rock and Voice of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan.O caught with Ian from his home in Portugal. We discussed the latest Deep Purple album Whoosh, working with the legendary Bob Ezrin, the art of songwriting, the value of music in these times, touring and a whole lot more. To see what else Ian is up to check out his website For Deep Purple tour dates, merch and everything else Deeppurple.comFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Edited by Baba Prasad at Digisound Studios.

  • Frank Hannon of Tesla
    34 min 51 sec

    My guest today is Frank Hannon of multiplatinum rock band TESLA. Over the course of their thirtyfive year career, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet— Frank Hannon guitar, Brian Wheat bass, Jeff Keith lead vocals, Troy Luccketta drums, and Dave Rude guitar—have sold more than 25 million albums domestically and played globally to soldout crowds far and wideI caught up with Frank to talk about going back on the road with they new tour, their new single Cold Blue Steel, Franks work as producer with Red Voodoo, the new Gibson guitar signature model Love Dove, his brand of IPA and all things music and Tesla. Tesla 2021 tour dates https://teslatheband.com/tourFor Tesla Merch and Music   https://teslatheband.com/Frank Hannons website https://frankhannon.comFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Edited by Baba Prasad at Digisound Studios.

  • Troy Redfern - The King of the Slide Guitar
    42 min 58 sec

    My nextt guest is Troy Redfern, British slide guitarist and singer songwriter and dubbed by the British press as “The King of Slide Guitar”. We spoke about his new album The Fire Cosmic that comes out August 6th, his new singles Waiting for your love and Ghosts. The new album follows five unprecedented albums that Troy released in 2020. It was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in North Wales, the same studio where Queen recorded all their early albums.For the recording of the new album, Troy enlisted one of the best rhythm sections in the UK,including the legendary Darby Todd on drums The Darkness, Robben Ford, Martin Barre, Paul Gilbert, virtuoso bass guitarist Dave Marks Hans Zimmer, and guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal Guns ‘N Roses, Asia, Sons of Apollo, in what Troy describes as “the ultimate dream team”Troy also played a series of different guitars on the new album including a 1929 National Resonator. For latest updates and news http://troyredfern.comFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media 

  • Mia Wallace from Nervosa and Kirlain Camera
    39 min 50 sec

    Mia Wallace an Italian musician and bass player.

  • Joel Hoekstra from Whitesnake/TSO/Cher
    28 min 25 sec

    Joel Hoekstra from Whitesnake/TSO/Cher

  • Karan Katiyar of Bloodywood
    1 hr 5 min 32 sec

    Karan Katiyar of Bloodywood

  • Babar Sheikh of Dusk
    1 hr 31 min 24 sec

    Babar Sheikh of Dusk

  • Chuck Billy of Testament
    1 hr 5 min 26 sec

    Chuck Billy from Testament

  • John Petrucci from Dream Theater
    32 min 19 sec

    John Petrucci from Dream Theater

  • Michael Schenker of MSG
    43 min 55 sec

    Michael Schenker

  • Doug Aldrich of The Dead Daisies
    46 min 54 sec

    Doug Aldrich of The Dead Daisies

  • Nikki Stringfield of The Iron Maidens
    32 min 20 sec

    Nikki Stringfield of The Iron Maidens

  • Adrian Ballinger - Mountaineer, Skier, Business leader, and Professional speaker.
    1 hr 16 min 30 sec

    Adrian Ballinger Mountaineer, Skier, Business leader, and Professional speaker.

  • Mike Burt of Limberlost
    48 min 46 sec

    Im joined by Mike Burt, Brittany and Tony from Limberlost, an Award Winning American rock band from Seattle, to talk about the band, the new singles, songwriting, the state of the industry, getting your music discovered, marketing in the era of social media and streaming and in general the business of music. Check out more Limberlost at https://www.limberlostmusic.comFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana Jio SaavnAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media Edited by Baba Prasad at Digisound Studios.

  • Caitlin Koch - Singer, Songwriter
    40 min 13 sec

    My next guest is Caitlin Koch, best known for her performances as the singing rugby coach on The X Factor USA. I caught up with Caitlin from her home in Nashville to talk about her new single So different now, the second in a heartfelt, gritty weaving story of releases to come during 2021.The song was originally written by her fellow X factor contestant Josh Maddox but Caitlins made it her own by adding some whiskey, smoke, a dobro guitar.The newly envisioned tale embodies a Muscle Shoals feel with a southern rock undertone.Koch sounds like shes been heartbroken since she was born…In this interview we spoke about her career, why she moved to Nashville, her creative process and what it was like to be on X factor.For latest updates and news http://caitlinkoch.comFollow Tales from the Road on Facebook Instagram Listen to more episodes on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana AudibleAlso check us out on our website tftrmedia.comHosted and produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media 

  • Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater
    1 hr 3 min 6 sec

    Jordan Rudess teaches at Stanford, leads a tech company, plays with Dream Theater and is embarking on a solo tour soon.

  • Simon Hall from Bloodstock Open Air
    44 min

    Simon Hall from Bloodstock Open Air

  • John Corabi talks Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
    57 min 26 sec

    Unquestionably, John Corabi is one of the most unique and instantly recognizable voices in rock history. John’s unique vocals and songwriting were standout elements in his music and albums with motley crue and the dead daisies. Over the years John has also fronted his own bands w/ The Scream and Union w/exKiss guitarist Bruce Kulick and brief stints in Ratt and Brides of destruction. John has been at the top musically with the bands that he’s been with and in his solo career. John’s vocal abilities and songwriting skills come to the fore in both his solo albums, Unplugged in 2012 and Live in Nashville in 2018. I caught up with John while has was spending the weekend at a trailer park in Nashville and he detailed the making of his lates single Cosi Bella. Through the conversation we also discussed his songwriting process, his thoughts on making music in the age of streaming services, his time with Motley Crüe, his upcoming biography  Horseshoes And Hand Grenades his thoughts on touring and a whole lot more.For more check out https://www.johncorabi.com Follow Tales from the Road Facebook https://www.facebook.com/talesfromtheroadofficial Instagram https://www.instagram.com/talesfromtheroad/ Subscribe on Spotify Apple Podcasts Google Gaana Audible You can also read, watch, listen via our website https://www.tftrmedia.com Hosted Produced by Vikram Chandrasekar and Moving Pictures Media

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Arts

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