Tag Archives: Rock and Roll

Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh is the director of a new documentary, “Long Live Rock: Celebrate the Chaos,”  now available on demand.

John Oates

John Oates joined our exclusive Five Timers Club with his appearance on the show today and chose the Big Wakeup Call coffee mug as his special gift.  John is hosting a special event, “Oates Song Fest,” featuring a lineup of superstar performers, to benefit Feeding America.  You can see “Oates Song Fest” on March 20, 2021 at 7:00 Central on nugs.net.

Wayne Nelson

Wayne Nelson is the bassist and lead singer for Little River Band, who have just released a new single, “The Lost and the Lonely,” taken from their forthcoming new album “Black Tie,” which features the band playing their classic tunes along with an orchestra.

Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Grammy award-winning metal legends Megadeth. He’s the author of a new book: “Rust In Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece.”

Greg Graffin

Bad Religion lead singer Greg Graffin joined the show to talk about a new authorized biography of the band, “Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion.”  We discussed making music during a pandemic, achieving success as an independent band, and why the 1980s L.A. punk scene tends to be overlooked.

Dave Mason

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason called in to talk about a new version of his classic tune “Feelin’ Alright,” which he recorded remotely with an all-star supergroup called “Dave Mason and The Quarantines.”

Greg Renoff

Greg Renoff made a return appearance to the show to talk about his new book, “Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music.”  We had a fun chat about recording Van Halen, the Doobie Brothers, and Ted’s timeless productions.

Kathy Valentine

Rock legend Kathy Valentine called in to talk about her career in the Go-Gos and her life story as told in her new book “All I Ever Wanted.”  We discussed how she got the gig as the bass player, her unusual upbringing in Texas, and our vinyl-collecting teenagers we have in common.

John Oates

John Oates is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and The Big Wakeup Call 4 Timers Club! John called us up to announce a new Darryl Hall and John Oates tour, which comes to Chicago on July 18th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater.  We discussed putting together a set list, dealing with downtime on tour, and touring with their special guests Squeeze.  John also may or may not have announced the existence of “Maneater” underwear at their merch table.

Huey Lewis

The great Huey Lewis called in to discuss his current battle with hearing loss and promote the brand new Huey Lewis and the News album “Weather.”  After getting my geeky fan boy moment out of the way, we had a good discussion about songwriting, his adjustments to hearing loss, and the possibility of future live performances.