For years, The Don kept hearing a word wrong in "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee. In this interview that aired November 5, 2020 w/ Rachel Brooke, we were discussing how much her voice reminds us of Brenda Lee, the Christmas song came up in the discussion. On December 19, 2020, country legend and star Brad Paisley brought up the same moment in the song. We would love to have Brad on the show because we the humor the three of us have, it would be a non stop laugh fest.
Go here to listen to the entire Rachel Brooke interview: https://https://madnesstocreation.net/2020/11/16/the-dons-hit-list-with-the-don-the-grizz-ep-176-rachel-brooke/
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Andy Frasco's music is self described as "Party Blues with a touch of Barefoot Boogie". We go through several of Andy's songs discussing the goosebump moments in them. We also discuss studio albums versus performing live, how Andy is dealing with the pandemic, how intense his live shows can be including almost starting a riot and forming conga lines from the stage to outside of the venue.
Max Collins (Vocalist/Bassist/Songwriter) for Eve 6 joined The Don's Hit List to go over the goose bump moments in several of their songs. "Inside Out" charted to #1 on Billboard in 1998 and there is an interesting story involving this song and true crime.
Kenny (Front man/guitarist) for the Scranton, PA band Moral Code joined The Don's Hit List as the first interview in his band's career. The Don and Grizz go through the goosebump moments in their music. Kenny is a humble down to Earth human being with an amazing vocal pedigree from his mom. Check it out!
Susie (Vocals/lyrics/guitar) and Keith (Drummer) from the band Pohgoh discuss the goosebump moments in their music. We also discuss the following:
- Doing shows in Japan and the reception
- Keith and Susie talk about their favorite songs of all time and how they affect them
- Pohgoh’s alter ego “Killer Party”
- They answer my question: Is it more important to be appreciated by your peers, or your fans?
- Susie discusses the challenges of being a woman in the music world (Side note: I was watching a documentary on The Runaways and Joan Jett and this has been a struggle for decades).
- We discuss our favorite Jawbox moments
- and other interesting tidbits.
Dar and Andy from the band Pine out of Ottawa, Ontario joined The Don's Hit List to discuss the goosebump moments in their incredible music. Darlene (Dar) is the lead vocalist and lyricist in the band. She embodies the likes of Hayley Williams (Paramore), Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries), Colbie Caillat, and Sarah McLachlan into her voice and what you get are songs you want to sing along to. Andy is a fantastic bassist who adds the flavor to the songs. There are plenty of laughs in this interview as well.
Reyka from the heavy rock/industrial band Death Valley High joined The Don and Grizz to go over the goosebump moments in music. We go through several Death Valley High Songs, talk about working with Chino Moreno of the Deftones and Chris Connelly (Ministry, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks), The Sacramento music scene. How the Washington DC bands of the 90s influenced the Sacramento music scene.
Steve Kleisath, drummer for Further Seems Forever and The Darling Fire joined The Don and Grizz on The Don's Hit List to talk about some of the goosebump moments in the songs from his two bands. After our segment with Steve ends, we continue to dive in the Further Seems Forever catalog pulling out the great goosebump moments.
Cypher Machine is a nu-metal/hard rock band out of the Tampa Bay area of Florida who fans of Limp Bizkit and Slipknot would appreciate. Their guitarist Keith joined The Don and Grizz to go over the goosebump moments in their music. We also broke down some songs from Alice In Chains, Machinehead, and Gojira.
Skylar is the vocalist, guitarist, songwriter for the incredible post hardcore band out of Rochester NY: TAKING MEDS. Their influences go from all of the great Post Hardcore bands out of Chapel Hill, NC such as Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, and Polvo. They also have influences including Jawbox, Shiner, and Failure. This was an excellent interview featuring excellent goosebump moments in the music.
Suzy is a rock musician who proves that age is just a number. The Don and Grizz had a great conversation with Suzy about her music and meeting many music legends along the way that believe in her. If you ever felt like you are too old to write and record music, let Suzy be your inspiration. Paul Stanley, Joe Vitale, Rob Halford, Bruce Kulick, Matt Star are just some of the many legends who believe in her talent.
Evan Berry of the Progressive Metal band Wilderun joins The Don's Hit List to go over the goosebump moments in their music.
“Vast instrumentation, insane playing and enough hooks to go fishing with” - Metal Injection
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Christian Singh of the New Jersey band A Boy Named John joined The Don and Grizz to discuss the goosebump moments in the band's music. There are quite a few that we cover and one particular one we play 3+ times it is so good.
The Don and Grizz have a fun and lively chat with Nick from Yacht Rock Revue for The Don's Hit List. We go through many examples of what makes Yacht Rock Revue a MUST see live show. We also discuss their upcoming album "Hot Dads In Tight Jeans"
Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes) joins The Don's Hit List to go through the goosebump moments in music he has been a part of in his career. We even take fan suggestions of moments they stated gave them goosebumps and Bob was candid about these moments.
Vinnie Dombroski of the band Sponge joined the The Don's Hit List to go through the goosebump moments in their landmark album "Rotting Pinata". So many great stories about the songs as well as the title track from "Wax Ecstatic"
Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket joined The Don's Hit List to go over some of the goosebump moments in the band's songs.
Keith Howland (guitar) of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame band Chicago joins The Don's Hit List to go through goosebump moments on stage, the upcoming Christmas album, the upcoming Clearwater Jazz Holiday (https://www.clearwaterjazz.com/) and the incredible moment at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction performance of "25 or 6 to 4". Keith also tells a rare fact about that song.
"Here is one of the top rock groups in the world: The Association." These were the words used by Ed Sullivan when he introduced this iconic band on his television program in 1967. Jim Yester, who wrote several of the songs for the band and also performed Lead Vocals/guitar/keyboards on several songs joined The Don's Hit List Podcast to go through the many goosebump moments in the songs. In fact, Jim on at least three occasions said he had goosebumps while doing this podcast. That is the goal of the program. So sit back, get in the DeLorean and travel back to the 60s and 70s with Jim Yester. This was an incredible interview.
The legendary songwriter, producer, guitarist and vocalist Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Buffalo Springfield, Poco) joined The Don's Hit List to discuss his upcoming shows in 2020 as well as the songs "You Mama Don't Dance", "Travelin' Blues", "Be Free" as well as what it was like during the Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins and Messina projects.
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A Podcast/Radio Show where the artists discuss the goosebump moments in their music w/ The Don and Grizz. Featured on FAB Radio International Manchester, UK and Madness To Creation.