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Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories

  • Episode 135 – Vince Neil vs Hanoi Rocks

    1 MAR 2023 · A listener letter sends Brian and Murdock back to Christmas season 1984 and the wild week and bad decisions that put an end to the rise of a certain Finnish rock band.    Support the show on Patreon:   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Motley Crue “Kickstart My Heart”; The Rasmus “In The Shadows”; Hanoi Rocks “11th Street Kids,” “Kill City Kills,” “Up Around the Bend” 1982 Kerrang! article: 2009 Gyp Casino interview: 2022 Gyp Casino interview: Chronological Crue website:  
    42 min. 40 sec.
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    BONUS – Mailbag: Listener recommendations

    24 FEB 2023 · The guys get into the mailbox for fan recommendations and reflections back on past topics from the show.
    13 min. 25 sec.
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    Episode 133 – Rock N Roll vs pro wrestling

    15 FEB 2023 · The guys get giddy and examine the roots of the unlikely partnership that forms in the early-1980’s between professional wrestling buffoons and rock n roll misfits - and changes a corner of pop culture forever. Support the show on Patreon and get up to two spin-off episodes a month!!   SHOW NOTES Songs used in this episode: Husker Du “Makes No Sense at All”; Bob Mould “The Silence Between Us”; Blue Angel “Maybe He’ll Know”; Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”     ELO/Rock and Roll Express: Jake the Snake and Nord the Barbarian/RATT: McMahan and Lord Alfred Hayes’s late night talk show (warning: Roddy Pipper slaps the crap out of Lord Alfred Hayes)  Husker Du on the Today Show: NRBQ - Captain Lou: Lou and the Q album: Classical music commercial: The NRBQ - Tiddlywinks album promo ad: Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 book excerpt:  
    45 min. 42 sec.
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    Episode 132 – Janet Jackson vs Justin Timberlake

    8 FEB 2023 · A listener letter about halftime shows sends the guys unpacking the culture and climate that turned a "wardrobe malfunction" into a headline-stealing, career-ending, congress-convening sideshow.   WANT BONUS EPISODES AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTER? SUPPORT THE SHOW VIA PATREON:   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Al Hirt “Java”; Janet Jackson “Let’s Wait Awhile.” “Again,” “Nasty” Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson NYT doc:  
    57 min. 45 sec.
  • RETOLD – Bowie and Iggy

    3 FEB 2023 · Revisit the September 2021 examination of the beautiful friendship between David Bowie and Iggy Pop. SHOW NOTES: Songs played in this episode: Davey Jones and King Bees - Liza Jane; David Bowie - Uncle Arthur; The Stooges - Cock in my Pocket Classic photos of Bowie and Iggy:
    46 min. 24 sec.
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    Episode 131 – David Bowie vs Tony Defries

    1 FEB 2023 · The guys get into a listener letter asking about why Bowie went broke in the '70's - and they find out a whole lot about bad deals, questionable aspirations, and the business school of hard knocks. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Edison Lighthouse "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"; David Bowie "Fame." The MainMan narrative:   The MainMan podcast: A very helpful Reddit thread: More helpful Reddit discussion: Arthur King’s piece from Record Collector, 1987: The Pete Doggett book: Ziggy Stardust doll: Rolling Stone, 1972, Timothy Ferris piece: When Bowie goes to see Elvis: Edison Lighthouse:
    44 min. 22 sec.
  • BONUS – OK GO cereal and Mailbag

    27 GEN 2023 · Brian breaks into the mailbox to read AC/DC anecdotes and give even MORE book recommendations. PLUS - OK GO is getting sued by Post Cereal and Justin Bieber sold his songwriting?!? SHOW NOTES: OK GO: Justin Bieber: Meet Me in the Bathroom:
    16 min. 18 sec.
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    Episode 130 – David Crosby vs drugs

    25 GEN 2023 · Brian and Murdock review and revisit the wild life of folk rock/counter-cultural icon David Crosby and his outsized reputation for speaking his mind and consuming ALL of the drugs...   SHOW NOTES: New York Times piece: The mugshot,_Los_Angeles The Joni Mitchell story: The Spinditty drug journal: 1983 article about the sentencing: March 1985 Associated Press article: Melissa Etheridge story: Drew Barrymore story:
    49 min. 55 sec.
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    BONUS – Mailbag: Zombie Beatles and Real Motley Housewives

    20 GEN 2023 · Brian and Murdock pour some cocktails and dig into the listener letters that have been pilling up around the studio. THANK YOU for being a big part of the show! Send your own letter: SHOW NOTES: Ken's book: The Zombie Beatles book:  
    27 min. 14 sec.
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    Episode 129 – Metallica vs Napster

    18 GEN 2023 · The guys it into the history of online music, the kids who broke the record industry and the band who became the face of shutting it all down.   SHOW NOTES: The book "The Year That Broke America" -,_Inc. The 2000 Time magazine article about Napster:,33009,998068,00.html The Alex Winter documentary: Lars in front of the senate judiciary committee - Chuck D and Lars on Charlie Rose: The Wired article: 2020 SPIN article: The Bandsplaining video:
    1 h 6 min. 9 sec.
Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories exists to discuss (and maybe set straight) the rumor, innuendo and hidden details that surround some of your favorite bands and songs.
Autore Mark Murdock
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