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.
Valerie Bertinelli called in to talk about a new season of her Food Network show, “Valerie’s Home Cooking.” We discussed how she selects the dishes for the show, why food has always been an important part of her family’s relationship, and what special guest stars we’ll see this season.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Greg Renoff has written a fascinating new book about the early days of Van Halen called “Van Halen Rising.” We talked about what inspired the book, the intensive research he undertook to present the work (including smashing some of the supposed well known “facts”), and why the story of Van Halen still resonates nearly 40 years later.Follow @bigwakeupcall
I got a “Yahoo!” news alert (I don’t know why I’m still subscribed to them) about Van Halen going back out on tour with David Lee Roth. I clicked through to the article to see a picture of Sammy Hagar accompanying the story. I then downloaded the “Yahoo! Rock Report” for more details, and it got me wondering just how old their writers are.Follow @bigwakeupcall