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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.


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Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Listen to his new podcast where he'll address the issues at the core of the music business, internet, and the world at large.






David Bromberg

Legendary guitarist David Bromberg is performing his last concert at the Beacon on June 10th. Bromberg speaks slowly, but has a dry sense of humor underpinning his words, as well as a distinct honesty. If you hang in there, the podcast will pay dividends, you'll hear how David played on four albums with Bob Dylan and on Jerry Jeff Walker's original "Mr. Bojangles," made records for Columbia and Fantasy and then gave it all up to go to violin making school and open a violin shop in Wilmington, Delaware, taking a twenty two year sabbatical before returning to the stage. Bromberg is a musician, don't confuse him with the self-promoting entrepreneurs of today. He's different, he's an artist, he succeeded on his playing, not hype. This is his story. See for privacy information.


Steve Lukather

Guitarist extraordinaire and member of Toto Steve Lukather is brutally honest in this podcast, you need to hear it. See for privacy information.


Harvey Kubernik

Harvey Kubernik is a music history savant who's written numerous books on such topics as Laurel Canyon, the Beatles and the Summer of Love. He has dedicated his entire life to rock and roll, and his memory is extraordinary. Harvey experienced it all firsthand, this is his story. See for privacy information.


Ivan Neville

Ivan Neville has a really good new album, "Touch My Soul." We talk about everything from his early years in New Orleans to working with the Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt and Keith well as his drug addiction and so much more. Ivan is a great guy, you'll understand why he's buddies with all the players! See for privacy information.


Les Claypool

Bassist extraordinaire Colonel Les Claypool has regrouped his Fearless Flying Brigade for its first tour in two decades. This is Claypool's story, from picking up the bass at 14 to Primus to Oysterhead to wine-making to... Les will entertain you! See for privacy information.


Eric Andersen

Eric Andersen was a folkie in Greenwich Village in the sixties, recorded the classic album "Blue River' in the seventies, and is still touring and recording to this day. Eric's still got something to say, he believes music can make a difference, and this is his story. See for privacy information.


Michael Rapino

All you ever wanted to know about ticketing, and more! See for privacy information.


Larkin Poe

Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell front Larkin Poe, a blues-based rock band that will knock your socks off. This is their story from home-schooling in Georgia to touring with their sister Jessica in the acoustic act the Lovell Sisters, to ultimately forging a new sound and backing Elvis Costello, Bright Eyes and more as they slowly gained traction on their own. My favorite part of the conversation is when the Lovell Sisters break up and Rebecca and Megan are struggling. Struggle is the essence of making it. See for privacy information.


Holly Knight

Holly Knight started out as the pianist in the band Spider (alongside drummer Anton Fig), which was managed by Bill Aucoin. Holly even played on KISS's "Unmasked" (uncredited, of course). After Spider made an album for Dreamland Records, Mike Chapman convinced Holly to move to Los Angeles to be a songwriter. The two of them ended up writing Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" and Tina Turner's signature song "The Best." Holly also co-wrote Tina's "Better Be Good to Me" as well as Patty Smyth's "The Warrior," Animotion's "Obsession" and even Aerosmith's "Rag Doll." Holly has a new book "I Am the Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing the Hits and Rocking the MTV Eighties" and we discuss it as well as so much more See for privacy information.


Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs has a new novel, "This Bird Has Flown," and a new covers album produced by Peter Asher, "The Deep End." We talk about these two projects, growing up, the Bangles, meeting her husband and so much more! See for privacy information.


Burt Sugarman

Producer Burt Sugarman just put "The Midnight Special" on YouTube. We talk about the show as well as Burt's career, from TV to hamburgers! You'll be fascinated! See for privacy information.


Bobby Colomby & John Scheinfeld

Bobby Colomby, drummer of Blood, Sweat and Tears, and director John Scheinfeld talk about the new movie "What the Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears?," and more! See for privacy information.


Davey Johnstone

Davey Johnstone, guitarist and musical director for Elton John, has an amazing memory...learn not only about his history, from folkie to rocker, but the recording of Elton John tracks and more! See for privacy information.


Noa Tishby

Actor, singer, producer Noa Tishby is the author of the must-read book "Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth." We start off talking about Israel and antisemitism, but we ultimately delve into Noa's upbringing in Israel, her move to Los Angeles and the events that made her decide to become an activist. Get the story straight from someone who has lived the experience and does not shy away from confrontation. See for privacy information.


Willie Nile

Singer-songwriter Willie Nile has never given up. He debuted on Arista with hoopla back in '80, however legal problems ultimately sidetracked him. But Willie has re-emerged with a vengeance, releasing ten albums between 2006 and 2021. A notoriously energetic and winning live performer, Nile is a natural raconteur who draws you in and makes you a friend. Listen! See for privacy information.


Brent Smith

Shinedown has the most number one "Billboard" Mainstream Rock Songs (18) in the history of the chart (40 years), and Brent Smith is the band's lead singer. You might have no idea who he is, or have even heard Shinedown's music, but I guarantee you're going to find Brent and his story very interesting. See for privacy information.


Fred Rosen

Mr. Ticketmaster. See for privacy information.


Michael Strickland

Michael Strickland is the Founder and Chairman of Bandit Lites. Since the advent of Covid he has been involved in getting government money in support of the touring industry. Furthermore, he is trying to get all facets of the entertainment industry aligned in the Entertainment Association, so they have a voice in Washington, D.C. and are prepared in case a catastrophe affecting entertainment occurs in the future. Listen to the story of how Michael penetrated the government to get monies released and how he formed and grew Bandit Lites. See for privacy information.


Howard Jones

"What Is Love?," "Things Can Only Get Better," "No One Is to Blame"...we explore Howard Jones's career from yesterday to today! See for privacy information.


Jerry Harrison

Of the Modern Lovers. Of the Talking Heads. We cover it all! See for privacy information.