Nothing upended the hierarchy of rock music quite as dramatically as the emergence of grunge. Seemingly overnight, all of the bands we knew and loved from the ‘80s and early ‘90s were out, and new faces were in. But in retrospect, it’s easy to see that not much changed. Loud guitar, impassioned vocals, and tight, forthright, emotional songwriting never went out of style. And Slammin’ Gladys always had all of those qualities in spades. All this on Midwest Beat!
This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, MARCH 12 on
89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio MUSICAL GUEST: VINNY APPICE: Drummer for DIO & BLACK SABBATH Iconic metal/rock drummer -- VINNY APPICE -- of Black Sabbath, DIO and Heaven & Hell fame is the guest for this program. Vinny has been on the radio with host Tom Lounges a few times over the years and has some great stories that he is happy to share. For this program, the conversation covers how he came to work with Ronnie James Dio and the Black Sabbath guys, his teenage encounter with John Lennon, growing up with his famous older brother Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, etc.), the mystery of his mother's lasagna pan, and the 40th anniversary re-issuing of the Black Sabbath's landmark Dio-era albums, "Heaven And Hell" and "Mob Rules."
This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired Friday, March 26, 2021 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio
MUSICAL GUEST: CHRIS HILLMAN -- a pioneer of the Country Rock/Americana sound.
A "Rock And Roll Hall of Fame" inductee, Chris is a hit-making, chart topping recording star who has been an integral part of such iconic and groundbreaking groups as THE BYRDS, THE FLYIN G BURRITO BROTHERS, MANASSAS, and McGUINN, CLARK & HILLMAN.
Hillman has has also contributed to many albums as a guest musician, and throughout the years, has created a deep catalog of outstanding solo albums, with his most recent being produced by the late rocker and Hillman fan, TOM PETTY.
This past year, CHRIS HILLMAN recently added another feather to his cap and another credential to his resume. That of BOOK AUTHOR!
Hillman recently released his new 315-page autobiography, "TIME BETWEEN: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond," via BMG Books, with a Forward by friend and fellow musician, Dwight Yoakam.
During this program, which is Chris Hillman's second guest appearance on "Midwest BEAT" in just over 2 years, various aspects of his 5-plus decades in the music business is discussed, an music by a variety of his famous groups is feaured before, between and after the talking segments.
Host and producer TOM LOUNGES said -- "CHRIS HILLMAN is one of the most cordial, easy-going and colorful guests to have appeared on this show and he always has an open invitation to stop-in or call-in anytime he has a new project or tour that he would love to promote and share with his multi-generational fan base."
To order an autographed copy of the "TIME BETWEEN" book, some of Chris' music, and other merchandise, log on to: www.chrishillman.com
Versatile musician, guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger Steve Lukather was born in Los Angeles on October 21 in 1957. He has new music coming out with some big names and he dishes all right here on Midwest Beat!
The New Book by Danny Zelisko. Available on DZPLive.com, Amazon and Kindle, The long-awaited stories of legendary concert promoter Danny Zelisko have arrived! Four years in the making, he quipped, “this baby was screaming to come out after all this time!” Tom Lounges chats to the author on this special episode of Midwest Beat.