Monthly Archives: July 2014

Episode 59 – Summer Tour Special

noizefaktorySo here we are, end of July already, and the summer tour season is in full swing.  Lots of our heroes are out there on the road right now putting on some great shows, and its time for you to go out and have some fun!

This weeks episode is all about some of the bands that are out on the road this year supporting new records, or just because they know that you need some entertainment.  It makes me happy to see bands new and old pouring themselves into their stage performance.  So this week will highlight some of those acts that you should feel good about spending your hard earned money to go and see.

Hour 1 – Def Leppard opens the show with a block of classics, followed by their tour partner Kiss.  These guys have teamed up for a great summer tour, one that will not disappoint.  I just saw the show in Tampa, and they both sounded great, and put on a terrific show.  Well worth it.  The Rival Sons and Monster Truck fill out the hour, two newer bands that you must go and see to really believe, and the best part is that they will be teaming up for a tour of the US in September.

Hour 2 – Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators starts us off, they are out supporting their new album, which hits the shelves in September, and they are on the road with Aerosmith right up until then.  That is a great pairing!  If you are lucky enough to catch any of this tour, do it!  The Conspirators are one of the best live bands on earth, and Aerosmith always knows how to entertain.  Tesla is out supporting their new release SIMPLICITY, and these guys are workhorses.  They tour until they have been everywhere that they can go, and their live shows are spectacular.  And to cap the show off, I play a track from the Scorpions who have announced that they won’t be retiring after all.  One of the great live rock bands of all time.

Episode 58 – Still Alive & Well

noizefaktoryThis week we lost a true legend, one of a kind talent, a pioneer, Mr. Johnny Winter.  One of the premier blues guitarists of the century, and one who not only had the respect of the originators, but of his peers, and all of those who followed.  The proof is in the decades of music, the albums he produced with Muddy Waters, the countless guest appearances he made on other artists recordings, and the fact that as his 70th birthday came and went earlier this year, that Johnny Winter was making new music, releasing archival recordings, and the subject of a soon to be released documentary.  Not to mention the number of artists that have covered his songs, or the fact that his protege Rick Derringer is revered as one of the great guitarists of the 70’s rock scene, and continues to make music to this day.

This weeks show is a tribute to Johnny Winter, 2 hours of amazing recordings, live and studio, including a cut from his yet to be released album Step Back, which features guest appearances from Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Paul Nelson, Brian Setzer, Billy Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Ricci, Leslie West, Joe Perry, and Dr. John.

I hope that this show is something that everyone can enjoy, whether you are new to Johnny Winter, or a life long fan.  I leant heavily on the 70’s era stuff, and didn’t even scratch the surface of Johnny’s recordings.  Sit back and enjoy the music.  A man that survived more than most people could ever dream of enduring, and a musician whose talent is hard to match.

Thank you Johnny Winter for all the music, and even though you have left us, your music ensures you are “Still Alive & Well”.

1) Rollin’ Cross Country
2) Let It Bleed
3) Highway 61 Revisted
4) Be Careful With A Fool
5) Riot In A Cell Block #9
6) Come On In My Kitchen
7) Can’t Hold Out (featuring Ben Harper)
8) Rock Me Baby
9) Stone County
10) Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo
11) Busted, Disgusted, Or Dead – Leslie West Feat. Johnny Winter
12) Its’ My Own Fault – Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield Feat. Johnny Winter
13) Got My Mojo Workin – Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton
14) Johnny B. Goode
15) Maybellene
16) Thirty Days
17) All Tore Down
18) Prodigal Son
19) Guess I’ll Go Away
20) Still Alive & Well

Episode 57 – It Wouldn’t Pain Me More To Bury You Rich

noizefaktoryHere we are again my loyal minions!   This time joined on a mission to rid the televised world of the evil that is Bob Costas!   He’s like a rock star on a soap box!  Like a high school drop out that wants to tell you how to run your life.  Phooey on him!

Hour 1 – The show opens big this week with Soundgarden, and the song that was the long time theme to the Headbangers Ball, followed up by a little COC, and Trouble!  A powerhouse block if there ever was one.  The hour also features new tunes from Rival Sons, Tesla, a badass cover by the girls in Honey, and a live nugget from the Winery Dogs.  There are a few more tasty bits mixed in from Aerosmith, Coverdale/Page, and Alice Cooper as well.

Hour 2 – The second hour starts out funky this week with Corey Glover doing a funked out version of Deep Purple’s “Burn”, a little Faith No More, and a killer groove from Ugly Kid Joe.  They I dig into The Cult, Def Leppard, and even some Dokken just to make you feel good.  The show wraps up with a block that features the Dirty Streets, Union, The Treatment, and a big nasty track from a new band called The Bloody Hammers called “What’s Haunting You?”

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!