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Every week, DC Hendrix either celebrates classic music or creates some new music classics to check out.


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Every week, DC Hendrix either celebrates classic music or creates some new music classics to check out.








Toto's David Paich Joins The Show

David Paich from Toto joins the show to talk about writing so many hits in the early days with Boz Skaggs, Cheryl Lynn, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and others. He reflects on recording some of Toto's biggest hits and what he's up to these days. Check out his recent EP Forgotten Toys here: See for privacy information.


The Best of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

DC is joined by Al Shipley to talk about some of the best Red Hot Chili Peppers' albums, talk about their new album The Return of the Dream Canteen, and much more. Al's article ranking the best Chili Peppers' albums: See for privacy information.


Moments In Time in Music

DC Hendrix is joined by author Tom Locke to talk about his book "Moments In Time," that focuses on music of the 50's, 60's and 70's and much more. Tom joins DC to talk about how music has transcended and evolved throughout time and even briefly visit the 40's. Purchase Tom's book here: See for privacy information.


Music Vibes Spotlight: The Mellons

DC is joined by Utah pop-quartet The Mellons! They talk about their 60's-70's musical influences, how their band got started, their singles, "So Much To Say," "What A Time To Be Alive," and the latest single, "Hello, Sun." Their vinyl release will be on October 21st and can be preordered here: See for privacy information.


Beatles Festival Coming to Chicago!!

DC is joined by Kit O'Toole & Dr. Kenneth Womack to preview what to expect at the Beatles Festival coming to Chicago, Illinois August 12-14th. They also dig deep into what makes the Beatles' catalog so timeless and much more. To get tickets for Beatles Fest: Fandom and The Beatles: The Act You've Known for All These Years Book: See for privacy information.


Happy 420 2022

DC Hendrix broadcasts live from The Prosper Cannabis Company for a Happy 420 Celebration of music. He is joined by Dom, John Babcock live at Prosper to talk about their company. Also, DC replays his interview with rapper Wiz Khalifa (15:23) as they talk about Khalifa Kush and new music on the way. Finally, Dan Epstein from Rolling Stone joins to talk about the Best Stoner Songs to listen to for 4/20. Happy 4/20 playlist: Best Stoner Songs article: See for privacy information.


Best Modern Rock Bands

DC Hendrix is joined by Matt Wake ( Stone/Billboard) to talk about their 5 best modern rock bands. Also, Zach Schonfeld from Spin joins (41:00) to talk about their article "The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now (2020)" and much more. Zach's book: See for privacy information.


Music Vibes Spotlight: SPINN Interview

DC is joined for a new Music Vibes Spotlight interview. This week, DC welcomes a band from Liverpool called SPINN. They dig deep into their catalog thus far in their discography, their unique genre, and their new album "Outside of The Blue." You can purchase their album here: See for privacy information.


Otis Williams Talks Temptations 60 New Album

DC is joined by Otis Williams from The Temptations to talk about their new album "Temptations 60," talks working with Smokey Robinson again, reflects on the old Motown days and much more. See for privacy information.


Don McLean Talks 2022 American Pie 50th Anniversary

DC is joined by Don McLean to talk about the 50th Anniversary for "American Pie," announces his 2022 Tour, new album coming and much more! Get tickets at See for privacy information.


Nothing Compares To Prince: A Tribute To Prince

DC is joined by journalist and award-winning author Toure' to reflect on the legacy of the life and career of Prince. Toure' is the author of the book "Nothing Compares 2 U: An Oral History of Prince." Toure's book: See for privacy information.


2022 Grammy Nominations & Predictions

DC is joined by Nik Carter from Sirius XM Volume to recap the 2022 Grammy Award Nominations and make some predictions as well. Did The Recording Academy get it right this year? See for privacy information.


Astroworld Fest Tragedy: How Do We Make Our Live Shows Safe?

DC is joined by Shirley Halperin from Variety to report on the tragedy at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas which left 8 people dead. Dave Brooks (Senior Correspondent & Live Entertainment for Billboard) joins to talk about how live venues can make live shows safe again. Shirley's report: See for privacy information.


A Tribute to Mac Miller

DC is joined by E. Dan from ID Labs & author Donna Claris-Chesman to reflect on the legendary music career of Mac Miller. Donna has a new book called" The Book of Mac: Remembering Mac Miller" so we dig into that as well! Buy Donna's book here: See for privacy information.


R&B Artist Sammie Talks Millennium Tour 2021

DC is joined by R&B singer Sammie to talk about the Millennium Tour 2021 with Bow Wow, Omarion, Lloyd, Ashanti, etc. Sammie reflects on recording his first song ever and it being a #1 hit, reflects on why he took a break after early success and much more. See for privacy information.


40 Years of MTV!

DC Hendrix is joined by Philadelphia-based DJ from WXPN to reflect on the 40-Year Anniversary of MTV! They talk about how Music Videos, reality television, comedy shows from MTV all helped change the entertainment industry forever. See for privacy information.


Honoring Dusty Hill & ZZ Top's Legacy

DC is joined by Matt Wardlaw from Ultimate Classic Rock to reflect on Dusty Hill (bassist of ZZ Top) and the legacy of the band. Hill passed away last week at the age of 72. We dig deep into ZZ Top and also play a snippet of Wardlaw's interview with Hill from 2 years ago for UCR. FULL INTERVIEW with Dusty from UCR: See for privacy information.


Summer of Soul (Part 2 of 2)

DC is joined by Stuart Cosgrove from Scotland for a brief moment to promote the books he wrote on the Harlem Summer of Soul Festival in 1969 and more. Summer of Soul Producer Joseph Patel (6:00) joins to talk about some of the behind the scenes production behind the film & much more. See for privacy information.


Summer of Soul (Part 1 of 2)

DC is joined by Flood Magazine's Dan Epstein to reflect and talk about the new documentary on Hulu highlighting a the 1969 Summer of Soul Festival that took place in Harlem, New York. Just 100 miles northwest that same summer, the actual Woodstock Festival took place. DC and Dan highlight the Summer of Soul's own axis-shifting moment in soul music and culture. See for privacy information.


Best All-Female Bands

DC is joined by David Browne (Senior Writer for Rolling Stone) to talk about his recent story highlighting one of the first all-female bands Goldie And The Gingerbreads. They open the discussion on who some of the best all-female bands are in history and much more. David's story: David's books: See for privacy information.