Zakk Wylde
"Till the End"

In This Moment
"I'm Broken" by Pantera

Exodus
"Seek and Destroy" by Metallica

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# 343 Drover/Freeman
# 342 Geoff Tate
# 341 Free Reign
# 340 Talk & Music-Based
# 339 Tommy Clufetos
# 338 Music-Based
# 337 Rudy Sarzo
# 336 Talk & Music Based

# 335 Graham Oliver

# 334 Music-Based Episode
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# 332 Eddie Ojeda
# 331 Erik Kluiber
# 330 Pete Evick
# 329 Music-Based Episode
# 328 Brian Tichy
# 327 David Rock Feinstein
# 326 Somerville/Scalzo
# 325 Dave Navarro
# 324 Ron Keel
# 323 Richard Patrick Part II
# 322 Richard Patrick Part I
# 321 Mark Strigl Solo Episode
# 320 CC Banana
# 319 Herman Rarebell
# 318 Mike Portnoy

# 317 Music-Based Episode
# 316 Music-Based Episode
# 315 Music-Based Episode
# 314 Talk & Music-Based Episode
# 313 Talk & Music-Based Episode
# 312 Music-Based Episode
# 311 Triumph/Bumblefoot

# 310 Peter Baltes
# 309 Bert Gabriel
# 308 Beatallica

# 307Joey Z/Lorenzo
# 306 Barren Earth/Esposito
# 305 Bobby Blitz

# 304 Dave Reffett

# 303 Wizzard/Priestess
# 302 Christy/Giroux
# 301 Bruce Kulick
# 300 Ellefson/Di'Anno
# 299 Mark Cimino
# 298 Zakk Wylde Special

# 297 Derrek Hawkins
# 296 Talk-Based Episode
# 295 Carmine Appice
# 294 Blasko/Fleischman
# 293 Zakk Wylde

# 292 Halford/Metal Nurse

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April 27, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 344
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this music-based episode host Mark Strigl covers topics including KK Downing, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Madien, PainMuseum, and Tim Ripper Owens.

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April 15, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 343
FEATURING GLEN DROVER

This episode contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist Glen Drover, formerly of Megadeth. Topics include his new instrumental album, Metalusion, Megadeth, Eidolon, Testament, and Vinnie Moore. For more information on taking online guitar lessons from Glen, email him at gdlessons at Gmail dot com. The episode also includes an interview Mark conducted with Veronica Freeman of Benedictum. Additional podcast topics covered by Mark and host John Ostronomy include Tommy Lee and Ace Frehley.

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Glen Drover
Veronica Freeman
Credits: © Stephen Jenson (1)/Courtesy of Benedictum (2)

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March 23, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 342
FEATURING GEOFF TATE OF QUEENSRYCHE

This episode contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Geoff Tate of Queensryche. Topics include Geoff's new movie, The Burningmoore Incident, the new Queensryche album, Judas Priest, The Who, and Three Rivers Winery. Additional podcast topics covered by Strrigl and host John Ostronomy include Randy Rhoads, Ronnie James Dio, KISS, and W.A.S.P.

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John Ostronomy, Geoff Tate, and Mark Strigl at the Gibson Guitars Showroom in New York, NY
Geoff Tate at the Gibson Guitars Showroom in New York, NY
Credits: © Talking Metal

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March 10, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 341
FEATURING FREE REIGN

This episode contains an interview host John Ostronomy conducted with Marc Columbo, Leonard Davis, and Justin Chapman of Free Reign. Topics include their new album Heavier Than Metal, their new single "One Step Away," Cory Procter, NFL football, the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Dolphins, Metallica, Vinnie Paul, Carrot Top, Zakk Wylde, and Berklee College of Music. Additional podcast topics covered by Ostronomy and host Mark Strigl include Black Sabbath, Rick Wakeman, and Ace Frehley.

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Justin Chapman, Cory Procter, Marc Columbo, and Leonard Davis
Leonard Davis, John Ostronomy, Marc Columbo, and Leonard Davis
Credits: Courtesy of Free Reign (1)/Amanda Davis/Talking Metal (2, 3)

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February 28, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 340
TALK & MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this talk and music-based episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy covers topics including Gary Moore, Quiet Riot, Rudy Sarzo, Randy Rhoads, Amanda Somerville, and Gypsyhawk.

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February 18, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 339
FEATURING TOMMY CLUFETOS OF THE OZZY OSBOURNE BAND

This episode contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Tommy Clufetos of the Ozzy Osbourne band. During the interview, Clufetos reveals that he did not play drums on Ozzy's Scream album, and that Ozzy is already planning another solo album. Additional intrerview topics include Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Tommy's dad, John 5, joining Ozzy's band, and the current set list for Ozzy's tour. Interview excerpt:

Mark Strigl: Do you envision Ozzy doing another album at some point within the next few years?

Tommy Clufetos: Most definitely. We are already coming up with new ideas backstage, in the hotel rooms and at soundcheck and have a bunch of ideas recorded weather they be small or full songs. We are working on things slowly for the next... whatever it maybe, time will tell what happens with them.

Mark Strigl: I always wanted to hear Ozzy return to more of that classic sound that he had with Randy Rhoads on Blizzard Of Ozz and the Diary record. In the same way that Metallica have kind of gone back to their roots, Do you think Ozzy would ever consider returning to that early-80s sound on an album?

Tommy Clufetos: I think most definitely, I wouldn't say early 80s but I think he is going to return to a classic rock band record. What he has expressed is that he wants to make it the band playing live in a room so wherever that takes us. Less technology and more amps and drums.

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Tommy Clufetos
Credits: Courtesy of Tommy Clufetos

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February 9 , 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 338
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this music-based episode, host Mark Strigl covers topics including Vinnie Vincent, Jeff Scott Soto, and Accept.

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January 31, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 337
FEATURING RUDY SARZO

This episode contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo. Interview topics include Rudy's book Off the Rails, Bruce Kulick, Tim Ripper Owens, Ronnie James Dio, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Fred Norris from the Howard Stern show, Randy Rhoads' plan to do a third studio album with Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne, Vivien Vain, The Who, and Queen. In the interview Rudy commented, "I completely support Frankie Banali's decsion to continue Quiet Riot without Kevin Dubrow. It is basically the same band that was Quiet Riot before Kevin passed away. I think it is very important to carry on the spirit of Quiet Riot, the music lives on forever." Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl and John Ostronomy include Jersey City, Derek Sivers, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, and Gamma Ray.

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Rudy Sarzo and John Ostronomy
Rudy Sarzo and Mark Strigl in 1988
Rudy Sarzo and Derek Sivers in 1988
Credits: © Talking Metal

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January 25, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 336
TALK & MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this episode, Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy cover topics including John's review of the MSG Rammenstein concert, Hopelezz, listener emails, Lonn Friend's new book, Vivien Vain, Carmine Appice, Dee Snider and Venom.

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January 20, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 335
FEATURING GRAHAM OLIVER OF OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON

This episode features an interview Mark Strigl conducted with Graham Oliver of Oliver/Davwson Saxon. Topics include O.D.S. (Oliver/Dawson Saxon), Son Of A Bitch, Screaming Eagles, Ridley Scott, Spinal Tap, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, Uli Jon Roth, and Dave Murray.

In the interview, Oliver reveals that the new O.D.S. album will include a song that was inspired by Lady Gaga and Alexander McQueen. He also says he is writing a book called "Saxon, Drugs, and Rock 'N' Roll: The Real Spinal Tap" which will include a forward by Harry Shearer whose character in Spinal Tap was based on Saxon member Steve Dawson. Regarding Randy Rhoads, he said, "Randy wanted to swap me one of his Charvel Jacksons for my Gibson Flying V, but I didn't really like the Charvel Jackson. When we toured with Randy, he played a Les Paul ninety percent of the time. He spent more time in his dressing room playing guitar than any other guitarist I have ever known...plus doing his hair with a hair dyer. He was meticulous about the way he looked."

Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl and John Ostronomy include Richard Christy, Ozzy Osbourne, and the silver spacecraft.

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Graham Oliver (Image Courtesy of Graham Oliver)

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January 9, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 334
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this episode, Mark Strigl plays music by Iron Maiden, Rush, Mind Key, and Grand Magus.

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January 5, 2011: TALKING METAL EPISODE 333
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this episode, Mark Strigl plays new music and covers topics including the Metal Moment podcast, Mike Portnoy, Neuron Spoiler, and Alice and Chains.

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December 20, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 332
FEATURING EDDIE OJEDA OF TWISTED SISTER

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister. Topics includie Twisted Sister, recording a track for his solo album "Axes to Axes" with Ronnie James Dio, Twisted Sister's "Love Is For Suckers" album, touring with Iron Maiden, Ace Frehley, Pee Wee Herman, Mick Jones, Jackass 3D, and his involvement with the album, "Whole Lotta Love: All Star Salute to Fat Chicks."

Additional podcast topics include The Poodles, the Talking Rock podcast, Overkill, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, and Rush.

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Richard Christy, Mark Strigl, Kory Clarke, Eddie Ojeda, and John Ostronomy

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Devember 14, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 331
FEATURING ERIK KLUIBER FORMERLY OF WHITE WIZZARD & OVERLOADED

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with guitarist Erik Kluiber, formerly of White Wizzard and Overloaded. It also includes a phone call from Talking Metal listener Dan "From Chicago."

Topics include Judas Priest, Metal Mike, Guns N' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Blade Runner, Ian Gillan, Arun Venkatesh, and Lonn Friend.

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Erik Kluiber

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Devember 2, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 330
FEATURING PETE EVICK OF THE BRET MICHAELS BAND

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist Pete Evick of the Breat Michaels Band. Topics include Bret Michaels, Evick, Reign Of Kings, Miley Cyrus, CC Banana, and Whole Lotta Love: An All Star Salute to Fat Chicks.

Additional podcast topics include the next Talking Metal Live show this Tuesday, Dio, Poison, and the new show intro by Arun Venkatesh.

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Pete Evick and Mark Strigl

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November 28, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 329
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this music-based episode recorded at an Irish pub in midtown Manhattan, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy cover topices including Mercyful Fate, Dimmu Borgir, and Behemoth.

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November 19, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 328
FEATURING BRIAN TICHY

This episode contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Brian Tichy. Interview topics include Brian's musicianship as well as performing and recording
with such artists as Whitesnake, George Lynch, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Holmes, Vinnie Moore, Randy Jackson (Zebra), Zakk Wylde, Eddie Van
Halen
, Slash, Derek Sherinian, and Billy Idol. Additional podcast topics discussed by Strigl and host John Ostronomy include Manowar, Rudy Sarzo, and Ace Frehley.

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Brian Tichy
Pride and Glory: James Lomenzo, Brian Tichy, & Zakk Wylde
Brian Tichy and Slash
Credits: Courtesy of Brian Tichy/P&G by Neil Zlowzower

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November 4, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 327
FEATURING DAVID ROCK FEINSTEIN

This episode contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with David Rock Feinstein. Interview topics include the "Bitten By The Beast" album, The Rods, Niji Entertainment and Ronnie James Dio. Additional podcast topics include The Talking Metal Forums, Dio's new live CD and Metal Mike Chlasciak.

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David Rock Feinstein
David Rock Feinstein and Ronnie James Dio
Credits: Courtesy of David Rock Feinstein

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October 25, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 326
FEATURING AMANDA SOMERVILLE & RON SCALZO

This episode recorded on location at Smith's Bar in midtown Manhattan contains interviews Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Amanda Somerville and Return To Earth's Ron Scalzo. Amanda Somerville interview topics: Mat Sinner, Lou Gramm, Michael Kiske, Rock Meets Classic, Steve Lee, and performing at Wacken with Avantasia. Ron Scalzo AKA Q*Ball interview topics include Return to Earth, Brett Aveni, Chris Pennie, Brian Slagel, Accept, Bumbelfoot, Swashbuckle, Elvis Duran, and the
current state of the music buisness.

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Amanda Somerville
Bumblefoot, Mark Strigl, and Ron Scalzo
Bumblefoot, John Ostronomy, and Ron Scalzo
Credits: Courtesy of Amanda Somerville (1), © Talking Metal (2,3)

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October 19, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 325
FEATURING DAVE NAVARRO OF JANE'S ADDICTION

This episode contains an interview Mark Strigl conducted with Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction. Topics include his new Epiphone Jane signature model acoustic/electric guitar, Iron Maiden, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, and Jane's Addiction's next album.

Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl and John Ostronomy include Ace Frehley, Kiske-Somerville, and Ratt.

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Dave Navarro, the Epiphone Jane model gutar
Credits: Rober Erickson (1), Todd Newman (2), Gibson Musical Instruments (3)

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October 13, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 324
FEATURING RON KEEL

This episode contains an interview Mark Strigl conducted with Ron Keel. Topics include Keel, Steeler, Gene Simmons, Mark Edwards, Geno Arce, Ronnie Dunn, and the Golden Nugget hotel.

Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl and John Ostronomy include Ace Frehley, Jimmy Zankel, Henry Rollins, Animals as Leaders, Tony Iommi, and the Classic Rock and Metal Podcast.

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Ron Keel, Steeler, Gene Simmons and Ron Keel
Credits: Courtesy of Ron Keel (1, 2)

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October 2, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 323
RICHARD PATRICK OF FILTER SPECIAL PART II

This episode contains part one of host John Ostronomy's interview with Richard Patrick of Filter.Topics include Filter's new album "'The Trouble with Angels," the classic track "Hey Man, Nice Shot," R. Bud Dwyer, a lawsuit surrounding the song "Take a Picture," and more.

Additional podcast topics include Ace Frehley, the Redemption Song event at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall in New York on October 5, and the Spooky Empire three-day horror fest in Orlando, Florida on October 8, 9, and 10.

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Richard Patrick and John Ostronomy
Credit: © Talking Metal

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September 20, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 322
RICHARD PATRICK OF FILTER SPECIAL PART I

This episode contains part one of host John Ostronomy's interview with Richard Patrick of Filter.Topics include the recording of Filter's new album "'The Trouble with Angels," producer Bob Marlette, Mitch Marlow, Brian Liesegang, Rob Patterson, and sobriety.

Additional podcast topics include Metallica, Phil Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell, Fozzy, John Lord, Ted Nugent, Megadeth, and Michael Anthony.

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Richard Patrick and John Ostronomy
Credit: © Talking Metal

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August 25, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 321
MARK STRIGL SOLO EPISODE

In this solo episode, host Mark Strigl covers topics including Frankie Banali's Quiet Riot documentary, Randy Rhoads, Jay Bones, and Iron Maiden.

Please donate to Frankie Banali's Quiet Riot documentary here!

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CC Banana and Mark Strigl
CC Banana and John Ostronomy
Credits: © Talking Metal

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August 12, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 320 FEATURING
CC BANANA

In this solo episode, host Mak Strigl reflects on five years of Talking Metal, Black Metal, The Misfits, and Metallica. The epsidoe also includes an interview Mark conducted with CC Banana. Topics include Frankie Banali, the Whole Lotta Love Tribute to Fat Chicks CD, David Z, Poison, Talking Metal, Queen, AC/DC, Spinal Tap, Eddie Ojeda, Vains of Jenna, KISS, and Split Screen Entertainment.

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CC Banana and Mark Strigl
CC Banana and John Ostronomy
Credits: © Talking Metal

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August 4, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 319 FEATURING
HERMAN RAREBELL

This episode contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with legendary former Scorpions Herman Rarebell. Topics include his new album Take It as It Comes, his new audio book My Life as a Scorpion, Michael Schenker, The Scorpions, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Additional poscast topics include Bill Aucoin's memorial in Florida, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, KISS, Lordi, and five years of Talking Metal.

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Herman Rarebell and Mark Strigl
Herman Rarebell and John Ostronomy
Credits: © Talking Metal

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July 26, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 318 FEATURING
MIKE PORTNOY OF DREAM THEATER


This episode contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater and currently on tour with Avenged Sevenfold. Topics include Berklee College of Music, Hail!, Rob Bailey, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Rock Band 2, Transatlantic, Progressive Nation, Bill W., Mike's signeture products, and Turtlehead. Additional podcast topics include CC Banana, Mark and John's 1994 jam on You Tube, the Gibson tourbus, and MTV2's Headbangers Ball.

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John Ostronomy, Mike Portnoy, and Mark Strigl
The Gibson tourbus outside Madison Square Garden
Credits: © Talking Metal

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July 12, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 317
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this music-based episode, John Ostronomy features sound samples from The Deftones, Rammstein, and Dethklok. Additional podcast topics include Chi Cheng, Brendon Small, Metalocalypse, Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses, Slash, and listener letters.

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Deftones "Diaomond Eyes"
Rammstein "Liebe Ist Fur Alla Da"
Dethklok "THe Dethalbum" Deluxe Edition

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July 11, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 316
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this music-based episode, Mark Strigl covers topics including MTV2's Headbangers Ball, Mark Strigl Radio, Iron Maiden, Jay Bones, Victor Ruiz, Sister Sin, Black Label Society, Orphaned Land, and Axel Rudi Pell.

 

 

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Sister Sin "True Sound of the Underground"

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July 3, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 315
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this music-based episode, John Ostronomy covers topics including the passing of KISS' original manager, mentor, and friend, the legendary Bill Aucoin (1943-2010), Talking Metal's fifth anniversary celebration events including two more appearances on MTV2's Headbangers Ball on July 12th and 19th with Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Metal Mike Chlasciak, and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of Overkill. The episode features music from Herman Rarebell, Lillian Axe, and Stratovarius.

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Bill Aucoin (1943-2010)
Herman Ze German "Take It As It Comes"
Lillian Axe "Deep Red Shadows"
Stratovarius "Infinite"

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June 30, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 314
TALK & MUSIC-BASED EPISODE FEATURING NINJA BOY OF RONIN

In this talk and music-based episode, Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Chris "Ninja Boy" Liang of Ronin at Kabooz's bar and grill inside New York City's Penn Station.

Topics include Ronin, Deal Again, Ace Frehley, Mike Portnoy, and Turtlehead.

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Ronin cover art
Deal Again cover art

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June 23, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 313
TALK & MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this talk and music-based episode, Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy cover topics including Guns N' Roses, The West Memphis 3, Dream Theater, Slipknot, Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Ace Frehley, and Thunder and Lightning.

 

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Thunder and Lightning
Credit: dailyhero.de/scribart.de

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June 14, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 312
MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this music-based episode, Mark Strigl covers topics including Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Sigh's Dr. Mikannibal, Drinking Black Coffee, House of Broken Promises, and Apple Viper.

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House of Broken Promises "Using the Useless"
Credit: © 2009 Small Stone Records

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June 3, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 311 FEATURING
GIL MOORE & MIKE LEVINE OF TRIUMPH AND
RON "BUMBLEFOOT" THAL OF GUNS N' ROSES


This episode contains interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Triumph's Gil Moore and Mike Levine as well as Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Triumph interview topics include their new Greatest Hits Remixed CD, Rik Emmet, Rich Chycki, the US Festival, and MetalWorks studio. Bumblefoot interview topics include the Rock Band video game, his new transcription book, his recording studio, Guns N' Roses, Dio, Metal Mike Chlasciak, KISS, and Todd Youth.

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Mark Strigl, Gil Moore, Bumblefoot, Mike Levine, and John Ostronomy
Gil Moore and Mike Levine
Gil Moore, Bumblefoot, and Mike Levine
Credits: © Talking Metal

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May 24, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 310 FEATURING
PETER BALTES OF ACCEPT


This episode contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Accept bassist Peter Baltes. Topics include Accept's new album "Blood of the Nations," Wolf Hoffman, Mark Tornillo, Udo, and KISS. Additional podcast topics include Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) and John 5.

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Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) and Mark Strigl
Joihn Ostronomy, Peter Baltes, and Mark Strigl
Ernie, John, and Erik
Credits: © Talking Metal

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May 16, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 309 FEATURING
BERT GABRIEL OF MENTIRA MENTIRA


This episode contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Mentira Mentira guitarist and Talking Metal maniac, Gaby aka Bert Gabriel. Topics include Mentira Mentira, Guns N' Roses, Christy Hemme (Click here for Mark's video interview with Christy), Ostronomy, Black Sabbath, Ricky Martin, and UFOs.

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Bert Gabriel
Bert Gabriel and Margarito
Ostronomy
Credits: Luke Carell (1)/Courtesy of Bert Gabriel (2)/David Pomponio (3)

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April 29, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 308 FEATURING
JAYMZ LENNFIELD & RINGO LARZ OF BEATALLICA


This episode contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Jaymz Lennfield and Ringo Larz of Beatallica. Topics include their new album Masterful Mystery Tour, Metallica, and The Beatles. Host John Ostronomy also covers topics including The Scorpions, Motorhead, Ace Frehley, and Barren Earth.

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Beatallica
Jaymz Lennfield
Ringo Larz
Credits: Courtesy of Beatallica

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April 21, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 307 FEATURING
JOEY Z OF LIFE OF AGONY & DAN LORENZO OF HADES


This episode contains an interviews Mark Strigl and guest host Victor Ruiz conducted with Joey Z of Life of Agony and Dan Lorenzo of Hades on the Mars Attacks show. Podcast topics covered by Strigl, Ruiz, Joey Z, Lorenzo, and host John Ostronomy include Peter Steele, Type O Negative, Carnivore, Life of Agony, Barren Earth, and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Peter Steele
John Ostronomy, Joey Z, Mark Strigl, and Victor Ruiz
Bud Friendly, John Ostronomy, Dan Lorenzo, and Mark Strigl
Credits: Mars Attacks (2)/© Talking Metal (3)

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April 14, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 306 FEATURING
OLLIE-PEKKA LAINE OF BARREN EARTH & ANTHONY ESPOSITO OF ACE FREHLEY


This episode contains an interview Mark Strigl conducted with Ollie-Pekka Laine of Barren Earth as well as an interview John Ostronomy and guest host Victor Ruiz conducted with Anthony Esposito of Ace Frehley on the Mars Attacks show. Podcast topics include Barren Earth, the re-recording of Ozzy Osbourne's classic albums, Ian Gillan, Vinnie Vincent, and Dokken. Topics with Anthony Esposito include touring with Ace Frehley, Lynch Mob, and Anthony's history.

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Barren Earth
Ace Frehley Band
Anthony Esposito and Ace Frehley
Credits: Mitja Harvilahti (1)/John Raptis (2)/© Lori Birnbaum (3)

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April 2, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 305 FEATURING
BOBBY "BLITZ" ELLSWORTH OF OVERKILL


This episode contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of Overkill. Topics include recording Overkill's Ironbound album, Blitz's long-standing partnership with bassist D.D. Verni, drummer Ron Lipnicki, and new thrash artists including Warbringer. Additional podcast topics include Barren Earth, Peaceville Records, Ace Frehley, Metal Mike Chlasciak, Priestess, Wendy O. Williams, and Shredding the Envelope.

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Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
John Ostronomy, Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, and Mark Strigl
Credits: © Talking Metal

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March 24, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 304 FEATURING
DAVE REFFET OF
SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE


This episode contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Dave Reffet of Shredding the Envelope. Topics include Dave Mustaine, Chris Poland, Michael Angelo Batio, George Lynch, George Marino, and Berklee College of Music. Additional podcast topics include KISS, Screaming Metal, Autumn Hour, Accept, Ozzy Osbourne, and Randy Rhoads.

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Shredding the Envelope
Dave Reffet
Berklee College of Music
Credits: Courtesy of Shredding the Envelope (1,2)

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March 15, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 303 FEATURING
WHITE WIZZARD & JUDAS PRIESTESS


This episode, recorded at the Lamp Post Bar & Grille in Jersey City, NJ, the Grammercy Theater in New York, NY, and Bionic Studios in midtown Manhattan, contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Jon Leon and Erik Kluiber of White Wizzard. Topics include the new White Wizzard album, forming the group, touring and Kluiber's online guitar
lessons
. The episode also contains the Talking Metal Live interivew with Militia and Grace, Maiden of Metal, of New York's all-female Judas Priest tribute act, Judas Priestess. Topics include forming the band, their fans, Rob Halford, Judas Priest, Swear on Your Life, and Talking Metal.

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Mark Strigl, Erik Kluiber, Jon Leon, and John Ostronomy
Mark Strigl, Grace Maiden of Metal, Militia, and John Ostronomy
The Lamp Post Bar & Grille in Jersey City, NJ
Credits: © Talking Metal (1,2)

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March 10, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 302 FEATURING
RICHARD CHRISTY OF CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED & ANNICK GIROUX, THE MORBID CHEF


This episode contains interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Charred Walls of the Damned mainman Richard Christy. Topics the members of Charred Walls of the Damned, include Audio Hammer Studio, Richard’s fear of flying, the song "Ghost Town," the Howard Stern Show, touring, Control Denied, Chuck Schuldinner, the Viking Testitcal, and
Metalocolypse. The episode also features an interview with The Morbid Chef, Annick Giroux, author of Hellbent for Cooking The Heavy Metal Cookbook.

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Mark Strigl, Richard Christy, and John Ostronomy
John Ostronomy, Richard Christy, and Mark Strigl
Hellbent for Cooking by Annick Giroux
Credits: © Talking Metal (1,2)

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March 1, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 301 FEATURING
BRUCE KULICK OF GRAND FUNK RAILROAD


This episode contains interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with former KISS anc current Grand Funk Rairoad lead guitarist Bruce Kulick. Topics include Bruce's new "BK3" solo album, Nick Simmons, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, John Corabi, Tobias Sammet, "Doug" Fieger (Note: this interview was recorded a few days before Fieger's passing), the "BK3" track "I'll Survive", Paul Stanley, KISS' "Carnival of Souls" and "Sonic Boom" albums, Blackjack, and Michael Bolton.

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Bruce Kulick with Ostronomy's Gibson Les Paul Junior at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York, NY
Bruce Kulick and John Ostronomy at the Gibson Guitars showroom in New York, NY
Bruce Kulick at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in New York, NY
Credits: © Talking Metal

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February 23, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 300 FEATURING
DAVID ELLEFSON OF MEGADETH & PAUL DI'ANNO


This very special 300th episode of Talking Metal contains interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with David Ellefson of Megadeth and former Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Di'Anno. David Ellefson interview topics include his return to Megadeth, the twenty-year cycle of metal, his 14-year-old son, Exodus, the "Rust In Peace" album and 20th anniversary tour, the song "Head Crusher," Hail, and Frank Bello. Paul Di'Anno interview topics include Joey Ramone, New York City, Ace Frehley, the China Club, the business side of Iron Maiden, Clive Burr, Battlezone, new music, the song “Remember Tomorrow”, Paul’s grandfather, and "The Living Dead" album. Additional podcast topics include the Talking Metal Pirate Radio video, MTV2’s Headbangers Ball, Jay Bones, and Ace Frehley.

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David Ellefson and John Ostronomy
Mark Strigl and Paul Di'Anno
Credits: © Talking Metal

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February 8, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 299 FEATURING
MARK CIMINO OF THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT


This episode contains and interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Mark Cimino of the Devin Townsend Project. Topics include the Devin Townsend Project, Steve Vai, the "Addicted" album, Gem Guitars, 30th Street Guitars, The Roots' Captain Kirk Douglas, Planet Waves, D'Addario products, Big In China, Marc Shapiro, and Mark's art. Additional podcast topics include HeavyMetal.About.com, John's MTV.com blog entry praising Axl Rose and Guns N' Roses, Talking Metal Live, and Screaming Metal.

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The Devin Townsend Project (Mark Cimino, second from left)
Mark Strigl, Rob Cunningham, Mark Cimino, John Ostronomy, and Marc Shapiro
Credits: Courtesy of Devin Townsend (1)/© Talking Metal (2,3)

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January 31, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 298 - ZAKK WYLDE SPECIAL FEATURING
RARE ZAKK WYLDE TRACKS


This special episode features rare tracks hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy performed with legenedary musician Zakk Wylde in 2007. Acoustic versions of Black Label Society's "Spoke in the Wheel," and "Blood is Thicker Than Water" feature Wylde on piano and lead vocals. Original song, "Till the End," also features Wylde as well as Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal.

Zakk Wylde will be the featured guest on the Monday night February 1st (technically Tuesday morning February 2nd) edition of MTV2's Headbangers Ball at 3 AM Eastern and Pacific. The episode will feature short interview segments Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Wylde at the Gibson Guitars showroom in New York City as well as music videos from Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne spanning Wylde's legendary career.

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Zakk Wylde, John Ostronomy, and Mark Strigl at the Gibson Guitars showroom in New York, NY
Zakk Wylde with his Epiphone Graveyard Disciple guitar
John Ostronomy, Bumblefoot, Mark Strigl, and Zakk Wylde recording "Till the End"
Credits: © Talking Metal

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January 30, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 297 FEATURING
DERREK HAWKINS


This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with guitarist Derrek Hawkins on the January 5th episode of Talking Metal Live. Podcast topics include Ace Frehley, KISS's "Music From the Elder" album, Stabbing Westward, Gibson guitars, Lakeland, Florida, Paul Di'Anno, Bruce Kulick, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, and MTV2's Headbangers Ball (now airing late Monday nights/Tuesday mornings at 3 AM).

Note: This podcast was recorded before the announcement that Ace Frehley tapped guitarist Todd Youth for his upcoming Australian tour beginning on February 1st.

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John Ostronomy, Derrek Hawkins, and Mark Strigl
Derrek Hawkins with his Gibson guitars in New York, NY
Derrek Hawkins ontage with Stabbing Westward in San Francisco, CA
Credits: © Lori Birnbaum (1)/Talking Metal (2)/Courtesy of Stabbing Westward (3)

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January 28, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 296
TALK-BASED EPISODE


In this talk-based episode, host Mark Strigl discusses topics including Metallica, Blasko's Heavy Metal Karaoke, Stitcher, Mark Strigl Radio, Talking Rock, and Screaming Metal. Mark also plays a track from Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus featuring Bruce Kulick.

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Carmine Appice's Ultimate Guitar Zeus Conquering Heroes
Mark Strigl
and Alan Tecchio of Screaming Metal
Alan Tecchio and Dan Lorenzo of Screaming Metal
John Ostronomy and Dan Lorenzo of Screaming Metal
Credits: Screaming Metal Images © RockStarPix.com

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January 21, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 295 FEATURING
CARMINE APPICE


This special episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with legendary drummer Carmine Appice. Topics in this historic hour long interview include Carmine's Guitar Zues albums, Cactus, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, King Kobra, Blue Murder, Carmine Appice's Slamm, Led Zeppelin, Paul Stanley, Paul Gibert, Pat Travers, Neal Schon, Ted Nugent, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Shortino, John McEnroe, and more.

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John Ostronomy, Carmine Appice, and Mark Strigl

Carmine Appice and John Ostronomy

Credits: © Talking Metal

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January 12, 2010: TALKING METAL EPISODE 294 FEATURING
BLASKO OF OZZY OSBOURNE & ROBERT FLEISCHMAN


This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Ozzy Osbourne bassist, Rob "Blasko" Nicholson. Topics include Heavy Metal Karaoke, In This Moment, Affliction clothing, and classic metal songs. The episode also includes an interview Victor Ruiz, aka Marsaries2005 from the Talking Metal Forums, conducted with former Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Journey vocalist, Robert Fleischman for the Mars Attacks program. Topics include Vinnie Vincent, Journey, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, KISS, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Blasko
John Ostronomy and Blasko
Robert Fleischman

Credits: © Johnny Indiovina (1)/© Talking Metal (2), Courtesy of Robert Fleischman

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