Category Archives: Archived

Episode 56 – You’d Think By Now I’d Be Jaded

noizefaktoryHello my friends, and welcome back to the Noize Faktory!

Hour 1 – We open this 4th of July show with a song called “America” by Europe, I know, it sounds hilarious!  But its a heavy track from their come back record START FROM THE DARK, and John Norum’s guitar work is unreal.  I have some Clutch for you, Monster Truck, a classic from Great White, some Little Ceasar, Brand New Sin, and Cheap Trick in this hour.  I also play some new tracks from Rival Sons who grace the cover of this months Classic Rock Magazine, Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, and Mach 22.

Hour 2 – I open this hour with a little southern rock from Cry Of Love and Brother Cane, along with the Dead Daisies.  Leslie West is up next with an amazing version of the song “Fade Into You”, followed by Daniel Davies and another new song from Tesla’s new album SIMPLICITY.  Love And A .38, The Smithereens, and Screaming Eagles round out the hour.  And to end the show we tip our hat to Metallica’s RIDE THE LIGHTENING album which turns 30 this year, and ring out the show with the classic “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.  That song is still incredible!

Don’t forget, Bob Costas’ time on TV must come to an end!  Call your local NBC affiliate and tell them that you think Costas’ opinions matter as much as a boob on a telephone pole!

Episode 55 – You’re Trying To Drive Me To An Early Grave

noizefaktoryEpisode 55 is full of the rock and roll that you have come to expect from the Noize Faktory.  This music speaks to me on many levels, and it has since I was a kid.  I remember seeing bands like Kiss on TV and being blown away with the spectacle and the sound.  I remember seeing Alice Cooper on the Muppet Show, and I remember seeing the Scorpions video for “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, and knowing that my life would be forever changed.  That is why I share these songs with you, people that understand the love of music, and the energy of good, true, rock and roll.

Hour 1 – The show opens with a track from Coverdale/Page, as rumors float around that the two rock icons may be talking again.  Could there be another album in them?  Who knows, but its fun to talk about.  Cry Of Love is up next with a classic ZZ Top track finishing off the opening block.  I play some Alice Cooper and discuss his new movie called The Super Duper Alice Cooper out now from Banger Films.  Its a great DVD, and a great story of one of hard rocks pioneer bands, and artists.  I have new music from Bad Barber, The Walking Papers, Cage The Gods, Tesla, and The Rival Sons in this hour as well, along with one of the greatest hard rock songs and riffs of all time, “Albatross” from Corrosion Of Conformity.

Hour 2 – One of Classic Rock’s top songs of 2013, The Answer’s “Spectacular”, along with some other tunes from Stone Machine, The Temperance Movement, StoneRider, and even a cool newly released track from Steve Marriott which came out on the collection I NEED LOVE last year.  I also felt like sharing a couple of closet classics with you.  One of the bands that could have been if they had just been able to keep their knucklehead singer in check, Bulletboys, great slinky riff rock band in the beginning, had a lot of potential.  I play an album cut from Kiss’ ANIMALIZE, which you can now get on 180 gram vinyl along with a bunch of their other albums, some even on vinyl for the first time.  Quiet Riot is part of the tail end of the show, a band whose rock documentary is finally finished and has already won an award at an LA film festival.  Looking forward to that story, the band has a rich history from the club days with Randy Rhodes to the first hard rock band to have a record debut at number 1 on the Billboard charts.  And at the end of the show Brand New Sin takes us out with their acoustic track “Crossed Out And Changed”.  I love this song, you need to listen to it.

Episode 54 – Say What You Will

noizefaktory…but be prepared to accept the consequences!

I have put together another fun show for you tonight, with lots of new music.  I have some debuts from Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, The Rival Sons, Tesla, California Breed, Mach 22, and Honey!

Two hours of great songs, and me telling Bob Costas he can kiss my ass!  I wish that idiot would be thrown off the air, enough is enough already.  Yes, I talk about horse racing on this show!  It speaks volumes about mankind, and how unethical we have become.

Hour 1 – This is a great hour of music, starting with Fastway, Skid Row, and Honey.  The Winery Dogs, Bad Barber, Mach 22, Tesla, The Treatment, Black Star Riders, and an epic Deep Purple live track that has its own feature in this months Classic Rock.

Hour 2 – This year marks the 25th anniversary of G N’ R Lies, so we open the hour with a track from that album that bridged the gap between Appetite For Destruction and the double album release Use Your Illusion.  Union, California Breed, The Rival Sons, Kadavar, Rainbow, Scorpion Child, and Leslie West fill the hour with some of the dirtiest rock n roll anywhere.  And this hour features the debut of Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators new song “World On Fire”.  I am very excited to share this track with you, and I wish these guys a hugely successful record and tour!

Episode 53 – You Know That History Repeats Itself

noizefaktoryHello all my loyal music worshiping listeners!  I know you aren’t here for me, you are here for the music, and that is why I like you all so much!  Let’s get to it!

Hour 1 – The very first song on Aerosmith’s very first album opens the show today, do you know what it is?  Just listen!  UFO and Whitesnake keep things rolling, then we have another new track from Tesla and California Breed, and Brother Cane is mixed in there as well.  A cool mid-seventies Kiss demo starts the next block, which also includes Cactus and Mountain, and the hour wraps with an incredible live recording from Heart.

Hour 2 – The Rival Sons’ “Good Things” starts us off, followed by an interesting cover by The Pat Travers Band, and an incredible track that the Cult recorded a few years back for the movie Gone In 60 Seconds.  The songs keep rolling with the Black Star Riders, David Lee Roth, The Comet Band, Cage The Gods, Van Halen (yes more DLR), an official release from Mach 22 is finally here!  Check out SWEET TALK INTERVENTION, Mach 22’s debut on ITunes, Amazon, and everywhere else, and if you want the CD, head on over to their website and order it!  AC/DC takes us out on the “Rock N Roll Train”.

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.

Episode 47 – Smell Of Anarchy

noizefaktoryWelcome to the Noize Faktory!  This week UFO opens the show with their classic “Lights Out”.  A song of legendary proportions, no matter what you think of rock music.

Hour 1 – This hour features songs from Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, and even ends with an epic Alter Bridge song, so Myles is getting some love in this hour.  I heard some of the early mixes of the new Slash record, and it is going to be an incredible rock record.  I can’t wait to hear the final masters and get to share some of it with you all.  I also have some new music from Massive, Tesla, and Cage The Gods, along with some killer tracks from some of your favorite bands, Alice In Chains and Billy Idol.  I even play Bang Tango!  Ridiculous!

Hour 2 – Got a handful of new songs in this hour for you including Red Dragon Cartel, Screaming Eagles, Bad Barber, Scorpion Child and Free Fall.  I go deep into the Fastway catalog and play “We Become One”, a killer track from those guys.   Frehley’s Comet is in here somewhere, and so are the guys from Graveyard with a great tune called “As The Years Pass By”.   And I close the show with the late great Gary Moore, and his track “Run For Cover”.

A big happy birthday to my beautiful and loving wife Gina, and my good friend, Mr. John Corabi.