Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

LATEST EPISODE

Dimebag Darrel, Annihilator, and Sevendust

On This episode, Mitch sits down with Rita Haney to discuss Dimebag...On This episode, Mitch sits down with Rita Haney to discuss Dimebag Darrel's new DimeVison Vol. 2 DVD, unreleased songs and much more.

Our second interview is with Annihilator's Jeff Waters. We discuss the band's latest album For The Demented, changing personnel, taking over the lead vocalist duties, being in studio with Sting & Bryan Adams, writing country hits under an assumed name and much more.

And finally, we chat with Sevendust's John Connolly about his latest album Ignite My Insanity under the Projected moniker and much more.

Mitch starts the show with a quick discussion about rock/hard rock Christmas albums.
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01:50:25 11/20/2017

Past Episodes

On this episode, Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer discusses his latest release, ownership of the Cinderella band name, drummer Cozy Powell, having released only four studio albums with Cinderella and more.

Thin Lizzy/ Black Star Riders guitarist Damon Johnson discusses the bands upcoming tour with Judas Priest, his latest solo album Birmingham Tonight, Brother Cane, Alice Cooper, Skid Row and much more.

Finally, singer Nathan James of brilliant new UK band, Inglorious, discusses their latest album, making it in North America, Guns N Roses and more.

Also, on this episode Mitch discusses A Perfect Circle and the policy of no cell phones during shows.
01:46:44 11/13/2017
In this episode, keyboardist Derek Sherinian discusses new band Sons Of Apollo and their new album Psychotic Symphony, the future of Black Country Communion, and look back at his work with KISS, Alice Cooper and Billy Idol.

Our second interview is with former Van Halen & Sex Pistols insider, Noel E. Monk. He discusses his new book Runnin With the Devil: A Backstage Pass Into the Wild Times, Loud Rock and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen. Sammy Hagar fans be warned!

And lastly, guitarist Chris Broderick discusses Act Of Defiances latest album, Old Scars New Wounds.

Mitch also discusses the upcoming Judas Priest Firepower tour with Black Star Riders & Saxon. And walks you through singer Ricky Warwicks solo discography.
02:14:28 11/6/2017
On this episode, guitarist Michael Schenker discusses his upcoming Michael Schenker Fest & new album (revealing the name & first single). He also discusses Ozzy, Aerosmith, Rush and more.

Soulflys Max Cavalera discusses his bands current tour, the 20th anniversary of the bands debut release (& tour plans for it next year), being a solo artist and more.

Finally, Candice Night discusses Blackmores Nights recent releases, family, meeting Ritchie and Rainbows new album plans.

Mitch also offers an opinion on backing/taped tracks at live shows.

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Twitter: @mitchlafon
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01:48:28 10/30/2017
In our first interview, guitarist Marty Friedman talks about his new solo album WALL OF SOUND, former Scorpions' guitarist Uli Jon Roth, framing a song and album, Jason Becker, his early bands including Deuce, the album that he was 'born to make,' and Japan.

Our second interview features former Guns N' Roses and current Sons Of Apollo guitarist, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal. He discusses the band's new album Psychotic Symphony, how the band got together, being respectful of Guns N' Roses and replacing Buckethead.

And finally, former SEX PISTOLS' drummer PAUL COOK along with Tom Spencer discuss his revamped post-Sex Pistols band The Professionals, their new album What In The World, the infamous Sex Pistols' 1978 US tour, Man Raze with Def Leppard's Phil Collen and more.

Also, Mitch offers his take on rock festivals and asks for listener feedback via Twitter @MitchLafon or Facebook: www.facebook.com/RockTalkMitchLafon
01:46:04 10/23/2017
On this episode, wrestler, singer and all around good guy, CHRIS JERICHO discusses his band FOZZY's fantastic new album Judas, KISS and their work ethic, his upcoming Cruise, acting, The Jericho Network on PodcastOne and much more.

Our second interview is with EUROPE's Joey Tempest. He discusses the band's renaissance since 2004, their excellent new album Walk The Earth, a solo album, guitarist John Norum, North American touring plans and much more.

And we wrap up this episode with drummer Tony Brock of The Babys who discusses the band's new Timeless Anthology II album, working with Rod Stewart, producers Bob Ezrin and Ron Nevison, former vocalist John Waite and much more.
02:09:54 10/16/2017
On this episode, former WHITESNAKE and current The Dead Daisies/Revolution Saints guitarist, Doug Aldrich talks about the new Revolution Saints' Light In The Dark album, re-recording Whitesnake's '87 & Slip Of The Tongue albums, backstage fisticuffs, previous bands including Lion and becoming a painter.

Next up, AUTOGRAPH's STEVE LYNCH talks about their new album Get Off Your Ass, producer Andy Johns and the time he was invited to join KISS.

Finally, former SAMSON & IRON MAIDEN drummer, THUNDERSTICK talks about the early days of both bands, his new album Something Wicked This Way Comes, Steve Harris, Ethel The Frog and much more.
02:05:55 10/9/2017
Thirty-seven years after his first interview with Gene Simmons, Mitch gets his second crack at The Demon from KISS. Gene discusses his Vault Box Set, KISS 2018 plans and a possible one-off show... Just listen!

Up next is former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo. He discusses the new Revolution Saints album, compares Journey singers, talks about letting down Neal Schon and more.

Finally, go on a walk with Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch who discusses the bands new album, his respect for Dokken, the cheese factor of... well, just listen!
01:20:42 10/2/2017
In our first interview, singer Jeff Scott Soto talks about his time in Journey, Rising Force (Ygnwie Malmsteen), new band Sons Of Apollo, new solo album Retribution, W.E.T., and much more.

Former Scorpions drummer James Kottak joins Mitch for an update and discusses his upcoming new album, plans for the future, Mikkey Dee and more.

And finally, former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell discusses his great new band Rock Wolves, shares his thoughts on drummer Mikkey Dee, why he wasn't asked to rejoin the Scorpions, his future with Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, and much more.
01:30:15 9/25/2017
In our first interview, former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp discusses his upcoming box set, is unambiguous in talking about Vito Bratta, talks touring and more.

In our second interview, guitarist Bob Kulick talks about his new solo record and working with W.A.S.P., KISS, Lou Reed and more.

And Mitch discusses the return of Vinnie Vincent with KISS expert, Greg Schmitt.
01:30:40 9/18/2017

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