GUESTS: Marky Ramone, Darryl McDaniels, Gary Holt
Eddie discussed the t-shirt that he was wearing, which featured artwork from the Dio tribute album – This Is Your Life. All of the proceeds from the sale of the shirt go to the Dio Cancer Fund. To purchase, go to www.DioCancerFund.org.
MUSICAL GUEST: Joel Hoekstra
Hoekstra discussed how he left Night Ranger to join Whitesnake. He was first told about the opening by his friend, Doug Aldrich (who was leaving Whitesnake). Some people in the industry (including Eddie Trunk) brought Hoekstra up to David Coverdale (who actually heard him play for the first time while playing on TMS).
GUESTS: Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Darryl McDaniels (RUN DMC), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer)
All three guests were TMS first-timers.
Darryl McDaniels talked about not caring about soul power, afros and high heels when he listened to AM radio in NY. His passion was folk and classic rock (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bob Dylan).
Marky Ramone talked about listening the beginning of FM radio in NY growing up, and his influences (Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grand Funk Railroad). Talked about Motorhead writing a song called “Ramones,” which The Ramones eventually covered. The first song that he recorded with The Ramones was “I Wanna Be Sedated.” The band opened for Black Sabbath and Van Halen in 1978 (didn’t go over well because metal fans didn’t like punk).
A clip was shown of Marky appearing in a mock commercial featured on CollegeHumor’s CH2 advertising the “smartphone swatter,” a device that allows concert goers to swat smartphones out of the hands of people who watch concerts through their screens. It is made by gluing a 7” vinyl record onto a drumstick.
All of the guys and guests talked about how much they dislike the use of smartphones in concert. Gary said that it doesn’t really happen at a Slayer shows because of how intense the audience is in the pit.
Gary Holt started on classic hard rock. He jokingly said that he’s still just a classic hard rock guitar player on methamphetamines and steroids. He plays a faster, more intense version of what he grew up on (Montrose, Nazareth, Ted Nugent, Motorhead). He’s pulling double-duty with Slayer and Exodus, and has even been playing with both bands on the same night.
Gary – Exodus – Blood In Blood Out new record, start tour with Testament on April 1st
Darryl – Working on a thrash record. Got to meet Rob Dukes (singing w/ Exodus) at Rock On The Range. Gave him his new album, with his band Generation Kill, and he fell in love with it. Told him that he wanted him to produce a track on his new album. The first single is called “Lot Lizard.” Says it’s the best record he ever made.
Marky – Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone autobiography.
TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: Music Streaming Services
JIM – Leave it. Spotify only pays one penny per 500 spins.
DON – Take it. I like the services because I can make playlists and share it with other people.
EDDIE – Take it. From the standpoint of music discovery, it’s really cool. Hopefully, it encourages you to go out and buy the record.
TMS TOP 5: Album Closers
- Iron Maiden – “Hallowed Be Thy Name”
- Deep Purple – “Space Truckin”
- Black Sabbath – “The Writ”
- Aerosmith – “Home Tonight”
- Ozzy Osbourne – “Diary Of A Madman”
TMS Fans Picks
- Iron Maiden – “Hallowed Be Thy Name”
- Slayer – “Raining Blood”
- Guns N’ Roses – “Rocket Queen”
- Metallica – “Damage Inc.”
- Led Zeppelin – “When The Levee Breaks”
PUT IT ON THE TABLE – Marky Ramone, Darryl McDaniels, Gary Holt
If you could be in any other band, what band would it be, and what would you play?
MR – Jimi Hendrix Experience, drums
DM – The Beatles
GH – AC/DC, rhythm guitar
What is the one song that you wish you wrote?
MR – “Hocus Pocus” – Focus
DM – “Into The Blue Light” – Pentagram
GH – “Stargazer” – Rainbow
What is your one vice?
MR – Collecting cars
DM – Sweets
GH – None, quit smoking
Eddie – Krokus
Don – Death Angel
Jim – Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats
METAL MODEM – David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
Coverdale talked about finding Joel Hoekstra. He also talked about the inspiration behind doing the Whitesnake album revisiting his work with Deep Purple. When Jon Lord was diagnosed with cancer, he said that he wanted to do a reunion of sorts with Coverdale. They never got the chance to do it, but Lord’s passing made him realize that life is just too precious to hold any bitterness or animosity. When he reconnected with Blackmore, and they made up, he asked if Coverdale would be interested in doing a reunion. When they didn’t share the same vision, he expressed disappointment to his wife that he couldn’t make it happen. She is the one that suggested that he do it as a Whitesnake album. Coverdale thought about doing a Coverdale/Blackmore project similar to what he did with Coverdale/Page where they would do songs from Rainbow, Whitesnake and Deep Purple. The new album comes out in May.
THROWDOWN – “Walk This Way” (w/ RUN DMC) vs. “Bring The Noise” (w/ Public Enemy)
Gary – “Walk This Way”
Darryl – “Bring The Noise”
Marky – “Walk This Way”
Eddie – “Walk This Way”
Jim – “Bring The Noise”
Don – “Walk This Way”