Ep. 85 - K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) & Roy Orbison Jr.Appetite for Distortion add
Episode 85 features 2 major guests. First we speak with former Judas Priest guitarist, K.K. Downing. We discuss his new book "Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest" and make some interesting Priest/GNR comparisons.
Our next guest is Roy Orbison Jr. "I wish I was just another dead rockstar's kid trying to make it with my band. I wish my story was that simple." Roy isn't kidding. Untold stories of his legendary father sharing the studio with Guns N' Roses during Appetite for Destruction, almost fighting Flea, hanging with Bono & Axl, and a deep dive into Slash's guitar playing is just a small sample of what Roy Orbison Jr. had to offer in this epic conversation.
A jam-packed episode of the AFD Show. Please follow/subscribe/leave a review!
Ep. 84 - Mike Miley, Rival SonsAppetite for Distortion add
Rival Sons are one of the most talked about rock bands going today. Opening for Sammy Hagar, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Guns N' Roses, the band is ready for their next level of stardom. With the release of their new single, "Do Your Worst," it's full steam ahead for Rival Sons and our guest, drummer Mike Miley.
We discuss his upbringing, baseball dreams, how Rival Sons formed, the status of rock, opening for 2 different versions of GNR, and so much more!
Special fan co-host, Ray from the UK.
Ep. 83 - Hillbilly HeraldAppetite for Distortion add
A Pabst Blue Ribbon mic stand inspired by his dad who used to rob banks. That alone separates Hillbilly (Jimmy) Herald from the pack, but there's much more to the story.
Slash told him to start a band. This was while Jimmy was a 35-year-old bartender. Since then he has opened shows for Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (including upcoming at the Whiskey), Steel Panther, and new record was produced by Gilby Clarke.
Hillbilly and Brando go into some thought provoking and deep conversations, all under our GNR umbrella.
Ep. 82 - Arian Buhler, Graphic Designer behind GNR's Lithographs, Boxset, & SOYL videoAppetite for Distortion add
Have you been lucky enough to snatch up a Guns N' Roses limited edition lithograph on their Not in This Lifetime Tour? Perhaps you've traveled or traded to add to your collection. How about the Locked N' Loaded Box Set? How many times have you watched the official Shadow of Your Love video? Well the man behind those designs is not Axl, but Arian.
Graphic Designer/Artist/Painter Arian Buhler is our guest for Episode 82. He takes us through his journey of being raised by Rastafarians, working with Bob Marley's estate, designing posters for the Rolling Stones, and of course Guns N' Roses. Arian also answers YOUR fan questions.
Also joining the conversation as guest co-host is "killuridols" from Argentina. Her and Brando discuss the alleged Slash interview contract, the continuing YouTube/Copyright issues, and more!
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Ep. 81 - John Corabi, Alex Grossi, Nadja Reed & Dizzy ReedAppetite for Distortion add
"Don't wake the bear." In this episode, Dizzy F'N Reed is the bear...
First in Ep. 81 we speak with John Corabi, vocalist of The Dead Daises and former Motley Crue. We discuss the Daises' new album and tour, as well as what was like working with Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus in DD. How did he feel when Dizzy and Richard left to join the GNR reunion?
After we speak with John, we talk with friend/Quiet Riot's Alex Grossi and were SUPPOSED to have Guns N' Roses' Dizzy Reed on too. Well, much like GNR, expect the unexpected. We end up having a lovely chat with Dizzy's wife, Nadja Reed. She contributed heavily to Dizzy's solo album, so there's plenty to discuss. Also, she faces the bear as we listen in to her waking Dizzy up from his hotel bed just to say hi to the fans! So we do get a cameo from Diz!
Between John, Nadja, Alex...and a lil Dizzy...this is a fun conversation that goes all over, stemming from Guns N' Roses of course. Also stick around after the outro, as you can listen to the Dead Daises new single "Dead and Gone"!!
Ep. 80 - Richie Faulkner, Judas PriestAppetite for Distortion add
Much like Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest is an iconic band that has had some notable lineup changes. London-based guitarist Richie Faulkner had big shoes to fill when KK Downing retired, but has thrived...
With Priest, Faulker released the new album "Firepower" earlier this year and are about to embark on a massive tour with fellow legends Deep Purple. We ask Richie YOUR fan-submitted questions, his thoughts on the name of this podcast, and his favorite GNR & Priest records and much more!
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Ep. 79 - Brett Buchanan, AlternativeNation.netAppetite for Distortion add
Many of our interviews have been turned into articles for the successful online rock news site AlternativeNation.net. While this has been, and continues to be great exposure, some listeners have argued that Alt Nation is just "click bait" and "fake news." The site's owner and founder Brett Buchanan joins us to address these issues and more.
Brett shares stories of his early wrestling coverage when he was only 11 years old, how did he managed Scott Weiland's social media on the day of his death, the experience of interviewing Matt Sorum and much much more!
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Ep. 78 - Josh Lewis, original guitarist of Warrant / Fairfax High School AlumAppetite for Distortion add
What is it like to be 15 years old, creating one of the 80's premiere rock bands, but then only to be booted before they went famous? Would you have regrets or did life actually work out for the better? That's only part of the story of singer/songwriter Josh Lewis.
Having gone to Fairfax High School along with Slash, Tracii Guns, Flea, Hillel Slovak, and many others who would go on to create a name for themselves, Josh is no different. From starting Warrant, being a roadie for Hollywood Rose, to VH1 Fantasy Camp, Lewis has built up quite a resume which continues today. At the end of the interview, enjoy a FREE stream/download of Josh Lewis' "Lay Down Your Guns." You can also email Josh Lewis for MORE FREE MUSIC at
Also mentioned in the episode is a fan petition to ask Izzy Stradlin to play 1 show. You can sign up here --> https://www.change.org/p/izzy-stradlin-play-live-for-us-please-just-one-show-just-you-and-your-music
Ep. 77 - Marcelle Sirkus, Author/Media ProducerAppetite for Distortion add
What's it like going to High School with Slash? ...sharing a crimping-iron with Izzy? ...having Axl read you the lyrics to "Back off Bitch" on Chris Weber's bed? ...being in a band with Tracii Guns before LA Guns? ...having your first slow dance with Hillel Slovak? ...seeing Flea run around naked at house parties?
Those are just SOME of the experiences our guest has had in her life. Marcelle Sirkus comes on the AFD show to share her adventures with the GNR guys as well as talk about her new book, "A Shiksa's Guide to Shabbos: Don't blow out the candles!: Helpful Tips for Blending In with Your Jewish Significant Other."
Also joining us is friend/author/LA Guns first manager, Raz Cue. Episode 77 is a fun conversation and you may learn some things about GNR that you never knew! Please follow/subscribe/leave a review!
Ep. 76 - Marc Danzeisen, Gilby Clarke/RiverdogsAppetite for Distortion add
It was recently the 24th Anniversary of Gilby Clarke's "Pawnshop Guitars." Our guest, drummer Marc Danzeisen, goes into detail of the making and recording of that record, which included appearances from Axl Rose and Slash.
"Pawnshop" is just a small part of Marc's 40 year career. We learn about his orchestral beginnings, to his time with the Bulletboys, the Rocky IV soundtrack, Davy Jones, and so much more!
After the interview Brando addresses a dangerous online GNR community problem. Thank you for listening. Please follow/subscribe.
Ep. 75 - Gregg Buchwalter, The Outpatience/West ArkeenAppetite for Distortion add
Back in episode 66 we spoke with bassist James Hunting about the short-lived, yet important band, The Outpatience. An album including the late West Arkeen and George Baisch, who both died before the record came out. It also features the last known studio track with Axl Rose and Slash, neither knowing the other was on it.
Now our guest in episode 75 is Gregg Buchwalter, the keyboardist for The Outpatience's "Anxious Disease." He painfully recalls the losses of his friends West and George, while going through the recording process with Izzy, Axl, and other Guns N Roses' members who were featured on the album.
Gregg's adventure features a lot challenges, but shares tales of triumph, including working with the iconic Ray Charles. This and so much more in episode 75 of Appetite for Distortion. Please follow/subscribe/leave a review!
Ep. 74 - Leaker's Revenge (feat. RussTCB & Rick Dunsford)Appetite for Distortion add
Since the days of "Chinese Democracy" being a question of when/if it would come out, Guns N' Roses fans have been obtaining/sharing unreleased songs and video of that mysterious era of the band. In episode 74 we take a deep dive into the online trading culture, in particular the story of a GNR fan from Mississippi, Rick Dunsford. Rick shares his almost unbelievable story of trying to obtain the pro-shot 2001 House of Blues show (Axl's first with the new band).
Also joining the conversation is friend of the show and Administrator of MyGNRForum.com, "RussTCB." Russ gives incredible analysis of what Rick and many other GNR fans have to go through in order to obtain "leaks." Also discussed, what could be the long-rumored song, "The General" may have leaked...or is it fan-made? How far will some GNR fans go with their passion for unheard material?
Let's discuss and leave YOUR opinion on episode 74 of Appetite for Distortion...
Ep. 73 - Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot/Hookers & Blow) and Mitch Lafon (Westwood One)Appetite for Distortion add
Some familiar voices join us on episode 73. Both with their 3rd appearance on the AFD Show, Quiet Riot's Alex Grossi and Westwood One's Mitch Lafon join host Brando for a fun conversation about touring, venues, sports, mini-KISS, the upcoming Dead Daises tour with Hookers & Blow, and so much more!
Ep. 72 - Mina Caputo, Life of AgonyAppetite for Distortion add
Mina Caputo is not charging for the follow lecture in episode 72. You'll understand once you listen...
Mina first came into prominence with her band Life of Agony in the early 90s. Since then she has quite the journey, including coming out as transgender in 2011. Her story has already inspired so many, but that's only what we knew. Untold tales of auditioning for both Velvet Revolver and the Doors is the start of our conversation, then somehow leads down a thought-provoking road about self-love and the human condition.
This is a can't-miss episode with one of rock's most respected vocalists.
Ep. 71 - Copyright Democracy (feat. Ms. Metal & FransNRoses)Appetite for Distortion add
Perhaps you've noticed something different about your favorite YouTube Guns N' Roses fan-pages recently. You might have noticed, well, they're gone. "Ms. Metal" and "Frans" are here to tell their intriguing stories, and a similar one shared by several fans. Including me. Despite the common treatment that many fans experience, it goes unresolved and unheard. Hopefully until now.
In episode 71 we take a deep look into these fan-pages that are owned by all sorts of people from all over the world, dedicating hours to their favorite band, connecting to others, for no money...and its underworld.
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Ep. 70 - Tommy Hollenstein, Quadriplegic Painter / Friend of Slash & StevenAppetite for Distortion add
Tommy Hollenstein inspires so many with his art, friendship, and life story. A quadriplegic, Hollenstein uses his wheelchair tires to paint. His works have been purchased by actor Joaquin Phoenix, Elton John, and for our Guns N' Roses narrative...his friend Slash.
We learn about Tommy's inspirational story, but we also learn he draws faith from his close friends Slash and Steven Adler.
Ep. 69 - Jimmy Ashhurst, Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju HoundsAppetite for Distortion add
It's been 26 years since the release of "Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds," the self-titled record from founding member of Guns N' Roses' Izzy Stradlin. Here to talk to us about that special record is bassist, Jimmy Ashurst...
Jimmy is an incredible storyteller, taking us through how he consumed music as a boy in Italy to Circle Jerk punk rock house parties in Los Angeles. His first band, Broken Homes, would get signed to a label, feature a cameo in Back to The Future, and even have GNR open for THEM. That's only the beginning of Jimmy's fascinating story. How soon after GNR did Izzy reach out to Jimmy? Do they still talk? Could he see a future for the Ju Ju Hounds even after the loss of Charlie Quintana? What does Jimmy's future hold? This, and so so much more in episode 69!
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Ep. 68 - Graham Whitford, Tyler Bryant & the ShakedownAppetite for Distortion add
Graham Whitford has a legendary father, Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, but our ep. 68 guest is carving his own path...
Graham along with the rest of Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown are about to go on their second go-around opening up for Guns N' Roses on the Not in This Lifetime Tour. Graham talks to us about GNR, how he met Tyler Bryant, his famous dad, his "Uncle" Steven Tyler and so much more!!
Ep. 67 - Riki Rachtman, Headbangers Ball/The CathouseAppetite for Distortion add
Many of us grew up watching Riki Rachtman on MTV, specifically on Headbangers Ball. But our episode 67 guest was and is so much more...
Riki opens up about his relationship with Guns N' Roses and Axl Rose, who he credits for getting him the MTV gig. He also shares stories about the infamous Cathouse club, the November Rain video shoot, and so much more! Most importantly his charity work with stopsoldiersuicide.org. 22% of all suicides are veterans and you can help raise awareness and fund our vets get help at rikisride.com.
Ep. 66 - James Hunting, West Arkeen/David Lee Roth/Roger DaltreyAppetite for Distortion add
Our special co-host this episode and making his return to the AFD Show is author and former LA Guns Manager, Mr. Raz Cue. In our "Shotgun News" segment, Raz and Brando discuss the last episode with Alan Niven and GNR kicking off their European tour by covering Velvet Revolver for the first time!
Then joining the conversation is our guest for this episode, veteran bassist James Hunting. James has worked with Eddie Money, David Lee Roth, Vince Neil, Roger Daltrey, and many others. For this chat we focus on his work with the late West Arkeen and their band The Outpatience. West co-wrote several songs with Guns N' Roses and would have many of the GNR guys play on his 1996 album, including the last known studio track to have both Axl Rose and Slash on it. James also opens up about losing West; being in the house and finding him unresponsive.
This only scratches the surface of the candid stories that both James Hunting and Raz Cue share on episode 66. Please enjoy and follow/subscribe/leave a review!