Tyler Mane played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remakes. He talked about getting his break in the movies while still working as a professional wrestler, how he landed the role of Sabretooth in X-Men movie, and how he was recognized in Costco in a very unusual way. His latest project is “Compound Fracture,” out now on DVD.
Graham Nash returned to the show this morning to talk about the paperback release of his memoir, “Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life.” I think Graham must have heard yesterday’s interview with Dennis DeYoung, because he also sang a few lines, busting out bits of “Bus Stop” and “Look Through Any Window” from his days in the Hollies. We also discussed the Hollies’ first tour of America, how he developed his harmony technique, and why he constantly feels the need to create.
One of the first 45’s I remember owning was “Come Sail Away.” I came home from school one day and my mom had bought it for me after hearing it on the old WLS. I wore that thing out on my little Fisher-Price record player. I’ve been a fan of Styx ever since, and was very happy to have the chance to chat with Dennis DeYoung. When he started spontaneously singing a little bit of “Lady” it gave me chills! Dennis was on to talk about his new CD/DVD, “Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx Live in Los Angeles.”
Garry Trudeau called in to talk about Season 2 of “Alpha House,” now out on Amazon Prime Instant Video. We talked about why he chose to go with startup Amazon Studios, how his writing process differs for the series versus the strip, and possible reasons why he’s still somehow seen as “reclusive.”
Bill McCormick from the World News Center used his weekly segment to talk about a team of Chinese scientists going to the moon, what’s happening on the Marvel Comics side of the movies, and giant methane bombs in Arizona that could blow things up real good.
Camren Bicondova is just 15 years old but was very well-spoken during our interview. She talked about auditioning for the role of Selina Kyle, how she tries to play the future Catwoman, and her relationship with co-star David Mazouz, the future Bruce Wayne.
Animal Planet’s Jackson Galaxy called in to talk about his new book, Catification. He talked about designing a stylish yet cat-friendly home and why rejecting Hot Wheels is no reason to get rid of anybody.
MIke Nelson and Kevin Murphy are best known for being part of Mystery Science Theater 3000. They now record “Riff Trax,” which are hilarious movie commentaries you can listen to while you watch your personal DVD collection. They’re doing a live Riff Trax of the 1997 movie classic “Anaconda” at theatres nationwide (Find one near you here). We talked about their writing process, how they decide which films to riff on, and just what exactly is their beef with “According to Jim.”