This week on Westwood One’s Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, P.O.D. and the Gin Blossoms. Mark Strigl from Talking Metal co-hosts (and we talk Heavy Montreal & Montreal ’77)
Our first interview is with new STP singer, Jeff Gutt. We discuss the band’s new self-titled album, being on the road with BUSH and The Cult, the pressure of replacing Scott Weiland, writing with the band, being committed to STP exclusively, why is he right for the band, The X Factor, quitting the music biz, the importance of being a performer and more.
P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval is our second guest and discusses the band’s current GEN-X Summer tour with Buckcherry, their upcoming new album, walking away from P.O.D., faith, the balance between family life and ‘rock star life’, The Whosoevers, the album Satellite & 9/11, their upcoming 30th anniversary, and more.
We end the episode with Gin Blossoms’ singer Jesse Valenzuela. He discusses the band’s new album Mixed Reality, making music for film & TV including Canada’s Corner Gas, being part of the KISS (Kiss my A**) tribute album, darker lyrics and is ’90s rock a tougher sell in today’s marketplace, the band POISON, Cheap Trick and much more.
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