Goldmine, the Music Collector’s Magazine, reports on the music collecting hobby and interviews classic music artists with The Goldmine Magazine Podcast, posted twice a month (all are listed on this page) and available via iTunes.
Our debut podcast is posted at the bottom of this page. To listen to each episode thereafter, simply click on that episode’s image.
Tower of Power, the R&B-based, horn section band from Oakland, California, are celebrating their 50-year career. During this podcast episode we talk with founding member Emilio Castillo — tenor and alto saxophones, plus backing and occasional lead vocals — about the band’s new album, Soul Side of Town, and the new vocalist Marcus Scott. Other subjects are the psychedelic movement of the late ‘60s and Castillo’s experience with the legendary promoter Bill Graham.
Tom Petty/Norm Harris
Podcast guest Norm Harris, owner of Los Angeles’ famous Norman’s Rare Guitars, discusses why he is auctioning off parts of his collection of Tom Petty guitars and memorabilia this month via Heritage Auctions.
Petty and Harris were friends for decades, ever since Petty started the bands Mudcrutch and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in the 1970s. Via auction, Harris is offering, for instance, Tom Petty’s 1965 Gibson SG Electric Guitar — the one he played during his tour with Bob Dylan. This is a highlight of the auction and expected to bring in an estimated $300,000. It is the first guitar owned by Petty to be offered since his death and will be sold with Petty’s iconic top hat.
Norm Harris will also discuss his long friendship with Petty in detail and how they traded guitars and other keepsakes over the decades.
Pink Floyd: Album By Album
Longtime Goldmine contributor and celebrated rock author Martin Popoff is the guest on the 31st episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast, as he discusses his Pink Floyd: Album by Album hardcover release on Voyageur Press (shown above).
Pink Floyd: Album by Album is one in a series of books that Popoff has produced for Voyageur Press (others have been on The Clash, Iron Maiden, Rush and AC/DC). Popoff is a prolific and popular author and by the end of the podcast, he updates us on his upcoming book projects, too.
Frontman Lizzy Borden brought his band back into the studio after a decade’s absence. Borden decided to revive the classic heavy sound of the band in a return to recording. The outcome is the full-length album My Midnight Things, released this month via Metal Blade Records.
Click the image above to listen to the podcast interview with Lizzy Borden, discussing the new album and other topics.
Backstage Auctions’ Clearance Auction
Backstage Auctions’ Jacques van Gool comes on the latest episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about the Houston auctioneer’s “Clearance Auction” for the year.
Music memorabilia from Aerosmith to U2 will be on the auction block from June 5-10. The memorabilia’s starting bid is marked down 75% so chances are collectors will be bidding happily.
Ken Sharp talks about Utopia reunion on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast, Episode 28.
Ken Sharp is the author of this June’s cover story on Utopia — the magazine issue, above right, is available at Barnes & Noble and Books A Million newsstands until June 4. Sharp was so thrilled upon hearing the news of Utopia’s reunion, he headed straight for the recording studio and recorded a tribute song to the band (above left).
Collector John Brennan
Episode 27 of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast focuses on autograph seeker John Brennan’s desire to collect and the stories behind his autographs (John shown above right with George Harrison). Starting this week, much of Brennan’s autograph collection will be auctioned off via RR Auction.
Drummer Mike Portnoy is Episode 26’s guest. Portnoy — a former member of Dream Theater — has teamed up with bassist Billy Sheehan, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thalk and veteran vocalist Jeff Scott Soto to create what is obviously a supergroup, called Sons of Apollo.
Author Harvey Kubernik
Author Harvey Kubernik talks in detail about his newest book, The Doors Summer’s Gone (Otherworld Cottage Industries, Paperback) and his back catalog (Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon, 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love, etc.).
Rock ‘N’ Rolla Portable Turntables
Record exec (Audio Fidelity) and co-owner of Rock ’N’ Rolla turntables, Marshall Blonstein, joins the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about the latest “UFO” portable turntable and why vinyl records are so popular again — and how important the format is to younger generations.
Listen to the podcast by clicking the image above.
Goldmine Price Guide author Dave Thompson is our guest on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast as we discuss the brand new edition of the Goldmine 45 RPM Records Price Guide, 8th Edition. Of course, not only is the price guide detailed but the hobby of collecting 45s is center topic — rarities, oddities, picture sleeves, picture discs, colored, limited editions and much more.
Listen to the podcast by clicking the image above.
Guitarist Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest discusses the new Firepower LP — the band’s 18th studio album — and other Priestly matters.
Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker (pianist, singer) is the guest on this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast.
Booker talks in detail about the new release of the limited edition, super deluxe box set, Still There’ll Be More (Esoteric Recordings), which celebrates 50 years of Procol Harum. The eight disc set comprises of five CDs and three DVDs, covering the band’s entire career (with the exception of key members’ early days in The Paramounts), from “A Whiter Shade of Pale” to the 2017 album, Novum.
Brooker talks openly about Procol Harum’s past, present and future. He not only discusses Still There’ll Be More but also music collecting, ‘60s Swinging London, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, his longtime collaboration with lyricist Keith Reid, a special gift from a New York City firefighter and Procol Harum’s exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rock Concert Art via Backstage Auctions
Backstage Auctions, coming off a successful “Headliners & Legends Auction” in February, begins March with a rock auction centering on rare posters and handbills called the “Rock Concert Art Auction” — preview starts March 11 and auction is live March 18-25, 2018 (see above).
Owner Jacques Van Gool details the rare items set for auction, like highly collectible posters and handbills ranging from The Beatles to Nirvana.
Van Gool also talks about the results of the “Headliners & Legends Auction” in February, where a 1995 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar owned and signed by Bob Dylan sold for a whopping $25,200. Signed Fleetwood Mac items and Peter Max artwork also sold to the highest bidder.
But the upcoming“Rock Concert Art Auction” will excite poster and handbill collectors very much. Such music collectors will definitely be interested in tuning in to this featured podcast.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan author Craig Hopkins discusses Vaughan’s early years as a guitarist and his first guitar, “Jimbo,” which will be up for auction this month via Heritage Auctions.
Pink Floyd biographer Bill Kopp
Pink Floyd biographer Bill Kopp talks about his latest book, ‘Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon,’ on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Kopp has a lot of to offer as far as insight into the band’s transition from Syd Barrett to David Gilmour. This is a must-listen for any Pink Floyd fan.
Backstage Auctions’ owner Jacques van Gool
The owner of Backstage Auctions, Jacques van Gool, is the guest on Goldmine Magazine’s first podcast of February 2018. Van Gool talks to editor Patrick Prince about the Houston-based auctioneer’s upcoming Headliners & Legends auction on February 16-25. (Preview starts February 9.) Highlights of the auction include artist signed guitars, RIAA-certified record awards and original Peter Max paintings. There will be a lot more music memorabilia included in this auction, of course, and collectors will be interested in hearing all the details on this featured podcast.
Led Zeppelin/Martin Popoff
Led Zeppelin author Martin Popoff talks to Goldmine editor Patrick Prince about his latest book Led Zeppelin: All The Albums, All The Songs and his features in the February issue of Goldmine Magazine with Led Zeppelin on the cover.
Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and author Dave Thompson
Vocalist JIm Kerr talks to Goldmine editor Patrick Prince about Simple Minds‘ new album Walk Between Worlds and his interest in music collecting. Also author Dave Thompson pops in to discuss a chapter from Goldmine’s Essential Guide to Record Collecting:Psychedelic Rock records.
Interviews with author Ray Padgett and The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan
Author Ray Padgett joins the podcast to talk about his latest book, Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time, with Goldmine editor Patrick Prince and contributor Warren Kurtz.
Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries is interviewed about the band’s 2017 album, Something Else, a record that has all their hits reimagined acoustically with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
David Cassidy tribute, Jag Panzer interview
David Cassidy is remembered by Goldmine writers Ken Sharp and Dave Thompson. Ken Sharp recorded a song, “I Wanna Be David Cassidy” (played on this podcast), as a tribute to his childhood hero with proceeds going to Cassidy’s charity. Dave Thompson talks about growing up in England and becoming a Partridge Family/Cassidy fan and then, eventually, a collector of the show’s memorabilia.
Jag Panzer formed out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, and this Colorado band produced a raw form of underground heavy metal in the early ’80s. Their 1984 album “Ample Destruction” is now considered a classic release for those familiar with early indie metal. The band’s 2017 release, “The Deviant Chord,” is more complex and progressive but the raw indie spirit is still there. Guitarist Mark Briody talks about Panzer’s newest release as well as indie metal and it’s collectibility.
Holiday gift guide and Travis Pike interview
Goldmine’s Holiday gift guide and Record Store Day Black Friday leftovers are discussed in this second podcast of November 2017. Then onto an interview with rediscovered ’60s garage rock phenom Travis Pike. This year, State Records released a 7-inch of Pike’s long lost songs to much acclaim. In this interview, Pike talks about the ’60s and his recent projects.
Photographer Gered Mankowitz and Table-Turned Vinyl Subscription Service
British Invasion photographer Gered Mankowitz had already taken iconic photographs of The Rolling Stones and other bands around Swingin’ London in the ’60s when Jimi Hendrix showed up in 1966. Mankowitz ended up taking the iconic shot of Jimi in the studio, posing with a fashionable military jacket. Our first podcast in November coincides with our November print issue on Jim Hendrix (Gered Mankowitz’ Hendrix print is on the cover) and Mankowitz shares his memories with Hendrix and the London scene circa late 1966-1967. A fun discussion with a photographer who was in the middle of it all!
We also discuss vinyl subscription services with Table-Turned owner Dane Erbach. Table-Turned is a vinyl subscription service that uses a business platform around indie labels and titles separated by genre for subscribers.
Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh/Barnstorm) and The Persuasions
Joe Walsh drummer Joe Vitale and The Persuasions are the guests on Goldmine Magazine’s final podcast of October. Joe Vitale talks about the current Joe Walsh solo tour, the old days with Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm and his friendship with Tom Petty. A cappella legends The Persuasions have had a long career of collaborating and touring with many rock ‘n’ roll artists like Lou Reed, Frank Zappa and others. In fact, Zappa “discovered” the band and signed them to a record deal on Straight Records in 1970. Some 30 albums later, The Persuasions released a collaboration with Barenaked Ladies called “Ladies and Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies and The Persuasions” on Vanguard this year. Jayotis Washington and Dave Revels discuss the past and present, and even perform a Halloween song for the Goldmine Podcast. Enjoy!
UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore and Starsailor vocalist James Walsh are guests on Goldmine Magazine’s first podcast of October. UFO has a new album out this month on Cleopatra Records, “The Salentino Cuts,” which is a full-length of rock ‘n’ roll covers. Guitarist Vinnie Moore is candid about the band’s songwriting process and how they came about the idea of releasing a record of cover tunes. Starsailor comes out with their first album in eight years, “All This Life.” Vocalist James Walsh talks about the band’s entire discography and what makes “All This Life” unique.
Donovan discusses the benefits of transcendental meditation (TM), including his involvement with the Maharishi, The Beatles and the David Lynch Foundation, which recently released the DVD of “Change Begins Within: A Benefit Concert For The David Lynch Foundation” (Eagle Vision). The David Lynch Foundation promotes the healing power of TM for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s a fascinating discussion with an iconic singer-songwriter and an enlightened man.
Gerald Scarfe, Carlos Santana and Jackyl
Pink Floyd artist Gerald Scarfe talks about selling off original artwork from “The Wall” and his ongoing relationship with Roger Waters. Then some thoughts from Carlos Santana on “Power of Peace,” the collaboration album with the Isley Brothers, and also a talk with the hard rock band, Jackyl.
Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook joins us on Goldmine Magazine Podcast for our second episode in August 2017. Hook and his band The Light have released four live albums celebrating different Joy Division/New Order LPs in their entirety. The outcome will please any fan of these two popular bands. Peter Hook has plenty to say on the subject. Then Matthew Block of Run Out Groove Records will inform us about this new unique record label. Run Out Groove is designed for vinyl record collectors. If you go to runoutgroovevinyl.com, each month the site will post potential album projects (found in the vaults of Warner Bros.) and then ask you — the record collector — to vote which project should be pressed to vinyl as an individually numbered and limited edition. A very cool interactive experience. Matthew Block explains the entire experience and ROG’s history.
Graham Nash joins us on the first podcast of August 2017 to explain how he started collecting Underground Comix artwork and why he is now auctioning off his collection via Heritage Auctions on Aug. 10-12. Then Mark Weiss, famed rock photographer, will talk to us about his newest venture called Rock Scene Auctions. RockSceneAuctions.com is a new rock photography auction site where Mark auctions off his own iconic work and the work of other photographers. Auctions will appear every month — different bands, different eras — and part of the money goes to charity. Large, frameable, high quality prints, autographed by the photographers. Music collectors will be pleased.
Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) goes out on his own as vocalist/bassist to deliver his current solo album, “Smoke On This” (eOne). It is a powerhouse rock ‘n’ roll record that will still please his heavy metal following. Then vocalist/guitarist Charlie Huhn talks about Foghat’s latest live album “Live at the Belly Up” and the band’s tour that will follow.
Sonny Landreth, who has been called the King of Slydeco, talks to Goldmine about his latest album, “Recorded Live In Lafayette” — a double CD and vinyl release on Provogue Records (Mascot Label Group). Then director Andreas Neumann discusses the documentary “American Valhalla,“ which is the story of the musical collaboration between Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) for the making of Iggy’s album “Post Pop Depression” and its subsequent world tour.
Candice Night, vocalist for Blackmore’s Night, talks about her last solo album and what will be going on musically for her and her guitarist-husband Ritchie Blackmore this year. Also, longtime Goldmine author Dave Thompson talks about his new book “Goldmine’s Essential Guide to Record Collecting.”
SGT. PEPPER’S 50th ANNIVERSARY
Guests Jay Jay French and Bruce Spizer discuss the impact and longevity of The Beatles’ iconic album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” French, the guitarist and founder of Twisted Sister, is a longtime Beatles fan and collector. Spizer is a celebrated author of all things Beatles-related. Later in the episode, contributor John M. Borack will detail some of the 50th Anniversary box set editions released by Capitol/Universal. Introduction music by Popdudes.
Listen to the debut (Episode 1) podcast below.