Ep. 110 - Brain returns to talk Chinese Democracy, new music, and tennisAppetite for Distortion add
Another co-hosting opportunity is given away to Conie from Greece. He apologizes for his Greek accent, however is really worse than Brando's Fran Drescher voice?
Returning to the AFD Show is Brian "Brain" Mantia. Brain tells us all about his upcoming new projects, including with current GNR member Melissa Reese. He also shares the history behind the naming unreleased/unfinished Chinese Democracy songs called "The General" and "Seven." Brain even opens up about the 2001 House of Blues show, his first appearance with the band and what he was told regarding the cancellation of the 2002 tour. If that's not enough, he gives his thoughts on this years Super Bowl halftime show and his emerging pro tennis carer. He hopes to challenge Lars from Metallica in a match!
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Ep. 109 - Henry Rollins talks PUNK and West Arkeen's nephew tells all!Appetite for Distortion add
First up, we are honored to speak with punk icon, Henry Rollins. We discuss his involvement in the docuseries PUNK on the Epix channel (produced by Iggy Pop). Henry also shares his feelings on the movement today and answers if he thinks Guns N' Roses was punk.
Our second interview is with 25-year-old KC Nash Kelly, the nephew of the late West Arkeen. KC shares intimate feelings about his uncle and the rest of his family. Why haven't we heard more of West's recordings? Why were the GNR songs West wrote taken off Spotify? We have a raw and powerful discuss about his late uncle West.
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Ep. 108 - Richie Faulkner talks Judas Priest Tour, Ozzy, and the MediaAppetite for Distortion add
Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner returns to the show. He updates us on the cancelled Ozzy dates, Priest's upcoming tour with Uriah Heep, and we compare GNR vs Priest with their media approach.
After we speak with Richie, we invite Guns N' Roses super-fan Alex Mendoza from Moorpark, CA on the show. He shares his GNR adventure at this year's NAMM Show and why Axl Rose may know who he is.
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Ep. 107 - Tommy Stinson talks Lemonheads, New Music, and RussiaAppetite for Distortion add
We are honored to have Tommy Stinson back on the show. In May he will embark on the North American leg of the Lemonhead's tour, but he has so much more planned. Cowboys in the Campfire, Bash & Pop, solo record, autobiography, Guns N' Roses, your fan questions...we discuss all!
Also joining us as co-host is Jenna from Philly, a listener of the AFD who won the chance to interview Tommy!
Ep. 106 - Michael Sweet talks Stryper, Documentaries, and GNR CrossAppetite for Distortion add
This episode features a candid interview with Styper frontman, Michael Sweet. With a different approach than GNR and Axl, Michael is very transparent with his beliefs, lyrics, and message.
Michael updates us on new Stryper music, a solo record, and a documentary in the works. How do we compare a Christian metal band to Guns? Only one way to find out...
Ep. 105 - Asher Benrubi aka Smash talks infamous 1987 MTV Headbangers Ball GNR interviewAppetite for Distortion add
"After the interview, Smash asked GNR to “redecorate” the Headbangers Ball set, and they trashed it like a bunch of stoned denim and leather zombies," - Matt Wake, LA Weekly
1987 was a landmark year for Guns N' Roses and MTV. "Adam Smash" had a relatively unknown GNR on for an interview in the early days of the iconic Headbangers Ball. Here to talk about the interview, the true story of how and why it happened (especially the trashing of the set)is former MTV VJ Asher Benrubi...aka Smash.
Ep. 104 - Richard Fortus and Freekbass talk HeadtronicsAppetite for Distortion add
Big show, 2 interviews. First up, special co-host Geoff from GNR Central helps interview Freekbass. Freek tells us all about the Cincinnati funk scene and his work with Buckethead. Also he details how his new band, Headtronics, formed. One of his Headtronics bandmates is our second guest...Richard Fortus.
Guns N' Roses' Richard Fortus joins us later in the episode to talk about this new band, answers your fan-submitted questions, and if he likes knowing that his interviews go viral!
Headtronics will be playing the Brooklyn Bowl 2/16/19.
Ep. 103 - Carmine Appice talks Guitar Zeus, Slash, and BumblefootAppetite for Distortion add
Legendary drummer of Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice joins the show IN-STUDIO! We discuss the re-release of his brilliant Guitar Zeus album which includes new music from Bumblefoot. We also chat about the Super Bowl halftime show, real estate, and New York!
Also in episode 103 we read some of your fan mail and get excited for upcoming guests. Please follow/subscribe/leave a message!
Ep. 102 - Alan Niven talks Mental Health, Depression, and Axl RoseAppetite for Distortion add
Perhaps we should label this episode "Appetite for Emotion." Former Great White & Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven joins us for the 3rd time. Alan fell into a deep depression after his firing from GNR and tells us that part of his story, mainly in hopes it will help someone else.
An important conversation is had in episode 102 of the AFD Show. Please follow/subscribe/leave a review!
Ep. 101 - Doug Goldstein and Dr. Stephen Thaxton talk UYI tour and GNR Chiropractics!Appetite for Distortion add
Former Guns N' Roses manager returns on episode 101, and this time he brought a friend. Dr. Stephen Thaxton, a chiropractor from West Virginia. Why? Because his first chiropractic job was touring with Guns N' Roses for over 2 years! He's also been on tour with Bon Jovi the past couple decades.
Dr. Steve has some of the most surreal and funny GNR stories you've never heard! And Doug does a great job his first time as guest co-host!
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Ep. 100 - Frank Bello and David Ellefson talk NEW band, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Guns N' RosesAppetite for Distortion add
Legendary bassists Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth)have joined forces on a new band Altitudes & Attitude with a new album "Get It Out." Soon they will be opening for Slash on tour. They both go way back with Slash. How about with Bumblefoot? Buckethead? When was the first time Dave Ellefson heard Guns N' Roses? That and much more with Frank and Dave.
Plus it's episode 100!! Let's reminisce!!
Ep. 99 - Bruce McKagan talks Duff's happiness, charity, and brotherly loveAppetite for Distortion add
In episode 91 we heard from Matt McKagan, but now it's time to speak with another Duff-brother, Bruce. Bruce McKagan along with Duff will take part in an upcoming "Renew Our Community" event in York, South Carolina.
With a great sense of humor, Bruce takes us through what it's like being a protective older brother, his musical path, and why this is the happiest he's ever seen Duff in Guns N' Roses.
Special co-host Dallas Dwight will also be performing at the event. Please go to www.renewoc.org for all information about the event and how to help the homeless.
Ep. 98 - Doug Goldstein talks Axl, Addiction, and Answers YOUR QuestionsAppetite for Distortion add
In the first episode of 2019, former Guns N' Roses manager Doug Goldstein makes his long-awaited appearance on the AFD Show. We break down Axl's Looney Tunes cameo, discuss his work for matthewshope.org, and Doug answers YOUR fan submitted questions.
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Ep. 97 - Gary Sunshine talks Oh My God, Chinese Democracy, and recording with Axl RoseAppetite for Distortion add
After Slash and before Chinese Democracy, for Guns N' Roses there was 1999's "Oh My God." Only appearing on the "End of Days" soundtrack, much about the song and this time-period remains a mystery. One of the many puzzle pieces of that era of GNR is guitarist Gary Sunshine.
Gary tells us how his relationship with Axl Rose started, the unique process of making music with him, and how he feels about the song today. Gary also describes the competitive nature he had about "Circus of Power" coming out just before GNR in the late 80s.
Special co-host Art Tavana also joins us to speak about his new Billboard article, "The Divisive Legacy & Surprising Future of Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy'"
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Ep. 96 - Doug Grean talks Scott Weiland, Drugs, and SciFiAppetite for Distortion add
Producer, engineer, guitarist, Sci-Fi writer are just some of the titles you can label Doug Grean. You can also call him Scott Weiland's close friend. For the first time since Scott's passing 3 years ago, Doug shares his experiences with and feelings for the late singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and the Wildabouts.
Doug's latest project is new web-series web series called
"Starman," about a washed up drug addicted rockstar
that finds himself being hunted down by a killer from another planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK6dalbfJV8&feature=youtu.be
You will hear never-before-told stories about Scott Weiland, tales of Duff and Slash in their pajamas, and much more from Doug Grean. Also guest co-host Doug McCausland and Brando discuss Richard Fortus' new KSHE interview.
Ep. 95 - Brian "Head" Welch talks Korn, Sobriety, and FamilyAppetite for Distortion add
KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has a very important documentary coming out. "Loud Krazy Love" details the harrowing journey of Brian and his daughter Jennea growing up together with chaotic courage and unconventional faith. Far beyond a rock doc, this fearless coming-of-age story grapples with teenage depression, the quest for identity, and the hope of a father willing to do anything for the one he loves.
We often discuss the personal journeys of Slash, Duff, Steven Adler, and even West Arkeen on the AFD Show. How does Head's story relate?
And in "Shotgun News" we discuss Duff's upcoming solo record and the rumor of a new GNR cover album! Please follow/subscribe/leave a comment!
Ep. 94 - Arian Buhler, Not in This Lifetime Lithograph Designer: Part 2Appetite for Distortion add
Back in episode 82, we first met Arian Buhler. The artist behind the majority of Guns N' Roses' "Not in This Lifetime" lithographs, box-set, and Shadow of Your Love video returns for part 2, to dig deeper into his masterful, and highly sought-after, artwork.
Guest co-host for this conversation is Rich from Japan. He is the owner of lithorati.com, an online database of all of Arian's GNR work.
Also the "Shotgun News" segment we follow up with Doug Goldstein's tweet to Fernando, and Alan Niven's reaction.
Ep. 93 - Danko Jones talks touring with GNR and Duff McKaganAppetite for Distortion add
Danko Jones, the man and the band, have been rocking since 1996. From garage rock beginnings in Toronto, to touring 10 countries with Guns N' Roses...from Axl inviting Danko on-stage to perform with GNR, to Duff writing the forward to Danko's book, this is an interview you don't want to miss!
Guest co-host for this episode is AFD Show listener, Alex from Michigan. In the "Shotgun News" segment, we discussed former GNR manager Doug Goldstein's tweet to current manager, Fernando. However, after this episode was recorded, OTHER former GNR manager Alan Niven responded to Doug. THAT response will be addressed on the next episode of Appetite for Distortion!!
Ep. 92 - Chinese Democracy: A Decade Later (feat. Meltdown and RussTCB)Appetite for Distortion add
If you can believe it, the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" will have been released 10 years ago as of November 23rd. The waiting, the hype, the mystery, the controversy...
Here to reflect on the "then and now" of this infamous GNR record is Meltdown of WRIF in Detroit and RussTCB of MyGNRForum.com. We discuss our first impressions back in 2008 and how we feel today. Comparisons to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Mariah Carey's "Glitter" are made...plus we read YOUR thoughts and comments! And Bumblefoot makes a "text appearance."
Ep. 91 - Matt McKagan, Music & Band Teacher / Duff's brotherAppetite for Distortion add
When one of Matt McKagan's students at Lindero Canyon Middle School wears a Guns N' Roses shirt, do they realize they're wearing the brother of their teacher?
Matthew McKagan is our guest today. Out of 8 McKagan children, Matthew is #7 and Duff #8, only separated by 2 1/2 years. What was it like growing up together? Did he foresee his brother's success? How did he handle Duff's path to sobriety? What's the story behind him playing on "Move to the City" and "Live and Let Die"?
All this, YOUR questions, and much more on Episode 91! Please follow/subscribe/leave a review!