On this episode of Westwood’s One’s Rock talk With Mitch Lafon. New interview with Styx’s Dennis DeYoung, James Kottak of Kingdom Come & Share Ross of Vixen. Singer Keith St. John of Kingdom Come co-hosts.
In this week’s feature interview, Styx’s Dennis DeYoung talks candidly about the band (both then and now), his Grand Illusion album tour, his love for Canada and especially Quebec, the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame, declares that Rock Is Dead (approx. 23 minutes mark), being a reluctant solo artist, Tommy Shaw, what killed the band’s momentum, Kilroy Was Here, Mr. Roboto, Damn Yankees, any animosity, brand is bigger than band, Brian Setzer almost joining Styx, the grunge years, Nirvana and more.
Our second interview is with drummer James Kottak. We discuss the rebooting of Kingdom Come, making a new album, being discovered by Bobby Blotzer & Tico Torres, set list ideas for the Kingdom Come shows, the new KOTTAK album & PledgeMusic, my tale of meeting Bon Jovi in Quebec, and much more.
And we end this ‘deluxe edition’ episode with Vixen bassist, Share Ross, who talks about the band’s new live album Live Fire, their history, guitarist Jan Kuehnemund, singer Janet Gardner, the album Tangerine, Live & Learn, making new music, leaving & returning to the band, Contraband, Michael Schenker, Richard Marx and more.
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