Category Archives: Archived

Episode 66 – I Bought The Flyin’ Saucer Off The Presley Estate

noizefaktoryHello all my loyal disciples!  I know, I know it has been way too long!  Well, I am back, and I hope that I can continue to bring you new episodes on a weekly schedule again, life gets in the way sometimes.  I am back, and back with a vengeance this week, this is a show that rocks from the second we start.

I recorded this one deep in the heart of Texas, so its only right to open with a little Zed Zed Top right?  So I did!  I have a few classics to start the show, along with ZZ, we have The Tygers Of Pan Tang and The Scorpions in our first block, then it gets nutty!  The rest of the hour is almost all new music.  I share a new one from Billy Idol which I am loving, and then tunes from Mach 22, Cage The Gods, Rivals Sons, Wolfmother, and Bad Barber.  That’s a hell of a grouping right there!   Orchid closes out the hour with a Sabbathesque track from their debut EP call “No One Makes A Sound”.

Hour 2 begins with a new one from Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators called “Beneath The Savage Sun”, I follow it up with The Answer and a little Ugly Kid Joe.  Another new one from Tesla is up next, a track from A 1000 Years, and a closet classic from West, Bruce, & Laing.  Then the big tour buddy block, with California Breed and Twenty Two Hundred, who will both be on the road together supporting Slash in the UK!   You must go see this tour!  Rock fans of the UK are so lucky, and don’t show up late!  The Twenty Hundred are going to blow you away.  We close out the show with the Winery Dogs, and AC/DC!

Thank you for tuning and your continued support of the show!

Episode 65 – You Can’t Imagine What Your Image Means

noizefaktoryHello my fellow music lovers! This week we have a challenge for you, or maybe just a great new band to share with you. You have heard me play music from the Swedish band Bad Barber now for some time. These guys have a great self financed debut record out on iTunes around the world, and they are releasing new songs even now. They are doing all of this independently, no label, no management.

I am going to share a bunch of their tunes with you tonight, throughout the show, and if any of you listening can take the time to share the music with another friend, and another, hopefully someone will have a little pull at a great record label, that hears what we all hear. Let’s get Bad Barber a record deal! I debut two brand new songs this week, along with some of my favorites from their album entitled Courtnay Cox And Rock And Roll.

Hour 1 – Van Halen opens the show this week with one of my favorites from the classic 1984 album, followed by a little UFO, and the first track from Bad Barber. I have some tunes from Tesla from their new CD, Ugly Kid Joe, ELO, and more new music from Wolfmother, and the debut of a new song from Slash’s new CD called “The Unholy”. Bad Barber has 3 tunes in this hour.

Hour 2 – We start the hour with a brand new song, something that Classic Rock Magazine chose for Track of the Week last week, its a debut on radio of Bad Barber’s new single “The Blame Game”. This one is amazing! I also have some great songs from Radio Moscow, The Temperance Movement, Steve Marriott, Montrose, Jeff Labar, and W.A.S.P. mixed in this hour. We close the show with a couple more songs from our Swedish friends, including another new one that you can find on iTunes now called “Gotta Get It On”.

Let’s try and make some noise for these guys and find them a label!

Episode 64 – Albums That Stuck With Me

noizefaktoryThis week on the Noize Faktory I decided to feature a challenge that an old friend laid on me via Facebook, name 10 albums that have stuck with you.  That’s a unique list.  Albums that hit you upon impact and haven’t lost their punch to you personally since the day you first heard them, or at least that is how I interpreted it.

I decided to focus on a list that worked within the scope of the Noize Faktory, there were many that would be on my list that don’t really fit the show, like Hot Rocks from the Stones, or Abbey Road from The Beatles, and many more.  But for this list I picked 10 albums that do work, and I chose a song from each of them for the second hour of the show.  I threw in a few tunes from albums that I think would be added to this list in the future for hour 1, along with some other kick ass songs.

The 10 Albums That Stuck With Me:

1) Toys In The Attic – Aerosmith
2) Burn – Deep Purple
3) Mountain – Leslie West
4) Union – Union
5) Slash – Slash
6) Pressure & Time – Rival Sons
7) Love At First Sting – The Scorpions
8) Whitesnake – Whitesnake
9) Heaven & Hell – Black Sabbath
10) Lick It Up – Kiss

Tracks and stories about each of these albums fill hour 2, so take a listen and send me your comments.  Everyone will feel differently about it, but I have my reasons for picking these, and that’s all I have to say about that.

Enjoy! And thanks for the challenge Lee!

Episode 63 – All Hell Breaks Loose

noizefaktoryHere we are back with more rock, and is opening weekend of NFL, and that means that Bob Costas is out there terrorizing us with more of his pink eyed slack-jawed opinions! I dedicate the very last song of this weeks show to him. You guys are going to love it!

I have new tracks from Johnny Winter and Joe Perry together, from Johnny’s new record. I also have another new track from Jeff LaBar’s new CD, and new tracks from the Winery Dogs, Wolfmother, Walking Papers, The Temperance Movement, and debuts from Frankie McQueen and the Hip Priests.

Hour 1 –

1) All Hell Breaks Loose – Black Star Riders
2) Guns For Hire – AC/DC
3) Show Me The Light – StoneRider
4) Mojo Hand – Johnny Winter w/ Joe Perry
5) The Dying – Winery Dogs
6) Love Is Worth The Blues – West, Bruce, & Laing
7) Nightmare On My Street – Jeff Labar
8) D.O.A. – Van Halen
9) Mama Told Me – Frankie McQueen
10) Burning Heart – Survivor
11) Trouble – Whitesnake

Hour 2 –

1) How Many Times – Wolfmother
2) Spaces In Between – Tracer
3) Red Envelopes – Walking Papers
4) Gimme More – Kiss
5) Out Of Reach – Vandenberg’s Moonkings
6) Bite The Bullet – Hot Fire
7) Be Lucky – The Temperance Movement
8) Stone Cold Fever – Humble Pie
9) Lover’s Leap – Scorpion Child
10) Death Of A Queen – Radio Moscow
11) Zero Fucks Given – The Hip Priests

Episode 62 – Wake Me If I’m Dreamin’

noizefaktoryHello my loyal lovers of rock! I am sorry that I have been away so long, but I return with many fine gifts to enrich the kingdom!

Since I was away lots of crazy shit has happened, and I am sure that Costas and the Kardasians are behind the entire thing! The world is being pussified, and over run with stupidity and if you trace it all back to the source you will find Bob Costas with his pink eye drooling over the Arminian princesses, and picking the back hair out of his teeth!

This show is packed with new music! Lots of it! We have some great new bands, and some bands that we already know and love who have some great new stuff out for our listening pleasure!

Hour 1 – Steve Stevens’ Atomic Playboys open the show with a track from their lone release called “Soul On Ice”. Monster Truck follows, and a new track from Kyng round out the first block of the show. To all of our surprise I am sure, Wolfmother has a new album out, I have yet to find it on Amazon, but iTunes has it, and says its been out since March! I picked it up, and I was thrilled to hear Andrew’s latest work. He has done a great job on this, and his influences are all over the board on this one. There are new tunes from Royal Blood, Cage The Gods, and Tesla as well. And one of my new discoveries are a band called Radio Moscow, I am loving the album MAGICAL DIRT, so I share some of that with you, and just to make things tasty I mix in a couple of classics from Deep Purple and Mountain.

Hour 2 – After seeing Slash & Myles Kennedy the other night perform an amazing acoustic set for a private show in Tampa, I was very excited to see that another new track has been released from the upcoming WORLD ON FIRE album, its called “30 Years To Life”, and I start the hour with that. John Corabi and Motley Crue follow Slash and friends with “Hooligan’s Holiday”, and English Thorn rounds out the first block. I play you new music from Cinderella guitar slinger Jeff Labar’s new solo release, and more new stuff from Honey, Mach 22, and another US iTunes bonus track from the Rival Sons! Classic Rock magazine is celebrating its 200th issue right now, and inside the monster sized mag they have a list of the 200 greatest songs (in their estimation) that have been released since their birth. California Breed’s amazing “All Falls Down” is on the list, and I close the show with it!

Don’t be a Costas!

Episode 61 – Big Ole Pile Of Them…

noizefaktoryHello all, and welcome back to the Noize Faktory!  We have trimmed back the number of episodes that are sitting on the site.  All of the interview shows, and the last 10 episodes will remain up from here on out, so you will always have at least 10 shows to stream consecutively.  Danny continues to do great work making the site a little better every time we make a change.  More things to come very soon.

Hour 1 – Alice In Chains open the show with a classic of theirs, followed by Dee Snider’s Widowmaker, and a track from the Who Cares charity single featuring Tony Iommi, Ian Gillan, and John Lord.  I follow it up with a block of covers, featuring both vocalists from Motley Crue, and Van Halen.  AC/DC, Clutch, Cage The Gods, and great musical journey from Year Long Disaster round out the hour.

Hour 2 – I start the hour off with a track from Andrew Stockdale’s solo record called “Ghetto”.  I like this one, its a big wall of sound, like his work with Wolfmother.  Whitesnake and WASP finish of the opening block, and then into a new track from the Rival Sons.  The hour finishes with a batch of new music for you.  Royal Blood the Canadian duo return with another tune, The Treatment, and Mach 22 as well.  I also play you a new song from Cinderella guitarst Jeff LaBar, who has a new solo record coming out, and we wrap the show up with an extended live version of “Desire” from the Winery Dogs.

Episode 60 – Something To Remember Me By

noizefaktoryHello my fellow rock minions!  We lost another great guitarist this week in Mr. Dick Wagner.  He is most famous for being Alice Cooper’s co-writer, and ghost guitarist on many albums of the 70s, and his official discography is almost unbelievable.  He was a good man, who I had the pleasure to meet, and he has a must read book called “Not Only Women Bleed”.  Go out and get this one, you will thank me!

Hour 1 – We do a nice tip of the hat to Dick Wagner to start the show.  I offer up a few tracks from Alice Cooper that he was featured on, as well as the Aerosmith classic “Train Kept A Rollin’” and Kiss’ “Sweet Pain”, both of which feature Wagner.  The hour continues to roll with songs from UFO, Montrose, Tesla, and Canadian newcomers Royal Blood.

Hour 2 – Jake E. Lee gets us started with a guest vocal from Sass Jordan, a little Scorpion Child, and Screaming Eagles as well.  I play a dark and brooding track from Motley Crue’s 1994 album, a new one from Honey, and one of my favorites from Leslie West.  I then wrap the hour with tracks from Kadavar, California Breed, Deep Purple, and Queensryche!


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?”