Westwood One’s Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon – new interviews with William Shatner, Toto’s Steve Lukather and Night Ranger’s Jack Blades. Alan Niven co-hosts.
Our first mini-interview is with actor William Shatner. He discusses working with L.A. Guns’ Adam Hamilton, his new Christmas album Shatner Claus that features guest appearances by The Cars’ Elliot Easton, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more, his new country album with Alabama’s Jeff Cook, will he make a heavy metal album (like Pat Boone) and much more.
Up next, TOTO’s Steve Lukather. We talk about his fantastic new book – The Gospel According To Luke, the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame, Toto, Thriller, a BBC/Sony documentary about his life, quitting the band in 2008, Eddie Van Halen (approx. 57 minutes), his Ernie Ball/ Music Man LIII signature guitar, respecting your road crew, playing on albums by Alice Cooper & Cheap Trick, and so much more. Probably the best interview you’ll hear this year. Honestly.
We finish the episode with Night Ranger’s Jack Blades. We discuss their current single Truth from their latest album Don’t Let Up, what makes a good song and his songwriting craft, the importance of making new music, changing members & band chemistry, a 2019 acoustic tour, the infamous Damn Yankees third album, a new solo album, Kelly Keagy’s health and much more.
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