Monthly Archives: May 2014

Episode 52 – A New Life Starts Today

noizefaktoryPlease stand for a moment of silence, as we look back on a full year of Noize Faktory goodness.  OK, enough of that!

Hour 1 – Monster Truck opens the show this week with “The Lion”.  If you are in Canada watch for these guys playing some festivals in the coming months, celebrate your heroes Canada!  Eh!  This hour also features the debut of a new tune from Tesla, their new CD comes out June 10, called SIMPLICITY, and it sounds like the Tesla of old, which I absolutely love.  More new songs from Alice In Chains, English Thorn, Vanderberg’s Moonkings, and a great new track from California Breed who just performed their first show in LA this past week.  Go and get this album!

Hour 2 – The Scorpions start off the hour with a cover of “Temple Of The King”, which is featured on the new Ronnie James Dio Tribute album, THIS IS YOUR LIFE.  The Scorps sound great handling this Rainbow classic.  This hour has new tunes from Andrew Stockdale, Bad Barber, Earl Greyhound, and Deep Purple.  I also mix in some classics from Blue Oyster Cult, Clutch, Cheap Trick, Montrose, and a really rare little tribute to ZZ Top by Badlands Bassist Greg Chaisson.  Its a tune called “Wat-Cha-Go-Na-Du”, its full of ZZ titles and characters, and a bad ass guitar riff that the Rev Willy would be proud of.

Episode 51 – A Few Dollars Will Keep You Alive

noizefaktoryWelcome to the start of year two on the Noize Faktory!  This week we have new songs from Rival Sons, California Breed, Kyng, Cage The Gods, and Sebastian Bach.

Hour 1 – We thank Myles Kennedy for being our guest last week, and we open the show with a little bit of Blue Murder!  This hour features John Norum, Leslie West with Zakk Wylde, Rival Sons, StoneRider, The Temperance Movement, California Breed, Kings X, The Treatment, and Alice Cooper.

Hour 2 – Start off the hour with The Answer, and a new track from their latest release, NEW HORIZON, a classic from Led Zeppelin, and Oliva wraps up the first block.  Music from Kyng, Dokken, Sebastian Bach, Scorpion Child, Brand New Sin, Cage The Gods, and Black Sabbath fill the hour.

Episode 50 – Myles Kennedy

noizefaktoryWOW!  Episode number 50!  Who woulda thunk?

I am honored to have one of the most talented singer / guitarists on the planet, and my dear friend Mr. Myles Kennedy as my guest for this episode.  Myles is the front man for the band Alter Bridge, and along with Slash leads The Conspirators.  He is the busiest man in the rock for the last few years bouncing back and forth between both bands, touring and recording without a real break since 2010.  I really don’t know how he does it.

I do know after spending three of those years on the road with him that he gives everything he has every night on stage, and to the creative process, and there is no one that deserves the success more than Myles.

We spend the next two and a half hours talking about the bands that have brought him to the front of the rock world, and dig in to some of the songs that have built his career.  With the newest Alter Bridge album, FORTRESS out now, and the new album from The Conspirators on the way, Myles still found some time to hang with me and talk about his music.  Sit back and listen to one of the greatest voices in rock today, and definitely one of the nicest and most sincere people in the world.  We laugh, we reflect, we laugh, and he rocks!

Thank you Myles for making this interview happen.  I look forward to the Blue Murder special!

Episode 49 – Just A Memory Scarred

noizefaktoryLadies and Gentlemen, it is my honor to have you here for Episode 49!  One short of the big 50th episode, which features a very special guest.

This week lots of great tunes for you as always!

Hour 1 – This show opens with a short lived but amazing band called Badlands!  Their single “Dreams In The Dark” showcases the amazing guitar of Jake E. Lee and powerhouse voice of Ray Gillan.  I also have Whitesnake, with a B-side from the ’87 self-tittle record, but a track that did make the album overseas.  And the opening block closes with a track from Twenty 4 Seven.  Cage the Gods continue the rock with another new tune from their debut, followed by Ugly Kid Joe (future guest Whitfield Crane on Vocals), and another track from Vanderberg’s Moonkings. I have a great block of Australian rock bands at the bottom of the hour featuring Massive, Twenty Two Hundred, and The Delta Riggs, and the hour closes with an incredible song from The Temperance Movement, one of the best new bands to come along in years.

Hour 2 – The Cult’s comeback album BEYOND GOOD & EVIL is one of my favorite records of the 90’s and a great rock album, their song “Take The Power” opens the hour.  Sebastian Bach did an incredible interview recently, calling out the short comings of social media and rock fans, and he also has an incredible new CD out that you should all hear.  It is the best thing he has done since leaving Skid Row, and it shows how much power he has left in the tank.  More new music from Black Star Riders, Halestorm, Winery Dogs, Bad Barber, and Walking Papers fill in the hour, along with some great tracks from Van Halen, ZZ Top, and The Tygers Of Pan Tang.

Episode 48 – The Ignorance Of Youth, The Pawns Of Corporate Greed

noizefaktoryThe Noize Faktory soldiers on, through complete silliness around the globe.  Democrats, Republicans, James Kottak, out of court settlements between former band members!  Outrageous!  You’ll hear about it here, from your online home of everything rock!  The NOIZE FAKTORY!

Hour 1 – Queensryche open the show, the battle over the name is finally over.  The Scorpions round out the opening block, while drummer James Kottak spends a month in a UAE prison for drinking without a license!  Shocking!  Who knows what really happened, but its not a place that I would want to be.  New music from Kyng, Monster Truck, Black Sabbath, and The Answer are featured in this hour, along with classic tracks from BBM, Deep Purple, and Kiss!

Hour 2 – Metallica starts off the hour with their 9 minute tribute to Dio and the Rainbow years, with a medley of classics entitled “Ronnie Rising”.  I have some new tunes from California Breed, whose new album is out this month, and the Rival Sons whose album drops this month as well, along with tracks from The Treatment, Kadavr, and the man himself, Mr. Leslie West, the master of tone.  I mix in some Motley Crue, Skid Row, Orchid, and Alice Cooper for fun as well.