On this episode of Westwood One’s Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with the SCORPIONS’ Matthias Jabs, bassist Glenn Hughes and the TOWER OF POWER’S Emilio Castillo. Former Guns N’ Roses & Great White manager Alan Niven co-hosts.
Our first interview is with Scorpions’ guitarist Matthias Jabs. He discusses the current tour with Queenrÿche, adding Mikkey Dee and the possibility of making a new album with him, the new tracks from 2017, recording a new album next year (approx. 18min 35 secs.), a Scorpions box set, the transition in the band after Tokyo Tapes and Uli Jon Roth leaving, keys to their success including videos on MTV and their power ballads, doing ‘Foreigner” type reunion shows with past members, their non-stop touring schedule, their longevity, James Kottak and more.
Next up, former Deep Purple member, Glenn Hughes, discusses his Classic Deep Purple Live Tour, bringing the tour to Canada in April 2019, David Coverdale and the Purple album, the making of a current tour documentary and the realization that the end is probably near, Aretha Franklin, coming into the Burn recording sessions, Ian Gillan’s refusal to play his era’s songs, wanting to perform Burn at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, doing a tour with David Coverdale, coming back to BCC and moving forward, an upcoming solo album, he wonders out loud how many summers he has left and more.
And we finished this episode celebrating 50 years of the Tower Of Power. We talk anniversary with the founder Emilio Castillo, their new Billboard #1 album – Soul Side Of Town, working on Aerosmith’s Just Push Play album and playing on albums by such artists as Exodus, Sammy Hagar, Huey Lewis, and Poison, producer Joe Vannelli (brother of Gino), drinking, finding his religion and much more.
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