Goldmine, the Music Collector's Magazine, reports on the music collecting hobby and interviews classic music artists with The Goldmine Magazine Podcast, posted several times a month (all are listed on this page) and available via iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other platforms. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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The Grunge Diaries
This Goldmine Podcast episode will discuss Dave Thompson's latest book, The Grunge Diaries, Seattle: 1990-1994, which is a first hand account of life in Seattle during the heyday of the Grunge music scene. The city, the clubs, the bands, the fans — the weekly happenings of that entire music scene during the period of 1990-1994 — it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience documented by a true music historian. In this episode, we touch on the book's details, from the tragic fate of Mother Love Bone, the perseverance of the Melvins to the unique personality of Seattle itself.
Listen to the podcast episode, and later you can purchase The Grunge Diaries, Seattle: 1990-1994, in the Goldmine store, too!
Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society
Lead vocalist/guitarist Zakk Wylde (ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitar slinger) comes on the Goldmine Podcast to discuss the release of Black Label Society's eleventh album, Doom Crew Inc.. Recorded at Zakk's Black Vatican home studio with the usual suspects John DeServio (bass), Dario Lorina (rhythm guitar and Jeff Fabb (drums), Doom Crew Inc.. is once again filled with fantastic Sabbath-y riffs and moving Allmans-esque guitar ballads. Doom Crew Inc. just might be the the best BLS album to date and Wylde explains why.
Led Zeppelin Tribute
James Lee Stanley and Dan Navarro release a tribute album to Led Zeppelin, All Wood and Led, which gives a Laurel Canyon groove and acoustic mystique to the Zep canon.
Stanley comes on the Goldmine Podcast to detail the Zeppelin tribute tracks — snippets of songs are played while the vibe is described.
Listen and check it out — for Led Zeppelin fans and classic rockers alike!
Record Store Recon: Shuga Records
Record Store Recon hits the open road to visit Shuga Records in Chicago, Illinois, which specializes in dance, hip-hop, electronica and industrial music, with owner Adam Rosen being a professional DJ. However, the store also rates high in collectible records of rock and punk music. Shuga also has its own record label, and get a clue while listening to the episode so you can win a Shuga Records gift package!
The musical genre called Americana can prove difficult to define, but author Lee Zimmerman comes on the Goldmine Podcast to define it in full, detailing what's inside his latest book Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound.
The best albums of all 32 Woodstock acts
Celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Woodstock with record album picks of all 32 artists. Mike Greenblatt, longtime Goldmine writer and author of the book, Woodstock: Back to Yasgur's Farm, discusses his Woodstock album picks and connects them to his experience of being at Woodstock during that magical weekend in 1969.
Record Store Recon: Dr. Strange Records
A perfect score! Goldmine's anonymous reviewer Dr. Disc gives Dr. Strange Records of Alta Loma, California an A-plus overall rating as a record store. He claims, "It's got everything needed for a great record store and deserves this perfect score!" Listen to this Record Store Recon edition of the Goldmine Podcast and find out what exactly makes Dr. Strange Records so special. And there is also a giveaway directly from Dr. Strange's owner.
For more info, go to www.drstrange.com
The Beatles 100
Longtime Goldmine contributor John M. Borack speaks to Goldmine editor Patrick Prince about his latest Beatles book, The Beatles 100: One Hundred Pivotal Moments in Beatles History. There were many pivotal moments in Beatles history and two examples that were brought up in this Goldmine Podcast episode were the transition from the rough 'n' tumble rock band to Brian Epstein's polished "suit image" and, of course, the Paul Is Dead controversy. It all makes for a great listen!
Record Store Recon: Asylum Records
Goldmine's roving anonymous reporter, Dr. Disc., takes on a journey to Chandler, Arizona, where we find a large, impeccably organized record store named Asylum Records. "It's like a museum, not just a record store," claims the good doctor ... so find out why by listening to this Record Store Recon edition of the Goldmine Podcast!
Honoring Jim Morrison
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison's passing, Carolyn Campbell, author of City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, talks about the famous cemetery and the history behind Jim Morrison's famous burial site within. Many visitors are expected at the Morrison gravesite on July 3 of this year to honor the rock star/poet. Campbell will discuss preparations in Paris in the coming week and the unique aura of the surroundings if you ever decide to visit.
Neal Schon, guitarist of Journey, is a guest on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about auctioning off over 100 of his personal guitars via Heritage Auctions on July 31. Schon will talk about the most historic of his guitars, for example, the 1977 Gibson Les Paul deluxe black solid body that he used on 1981’s chart-topping Escape or the Gibson goldtop guitar that he used as a 17-year-old in Santana. Each guitar has a story behind it that will make music history buffs excited. Classic rock fans, guitar geeks and memorabilia mavens will want to listen to this episode as well.
Styx founding member and bassist Chuck Panozzo is interviewed over the phone by Goldmine editor Patrick Prince for this episode of the Goldmine Podcast. Chuck started the band with his brother (drummer) John and lead singer Dennis DeYoung in 1961/1962 in their childhood Chicago neighborhood. All these years later, DeYoung is no longer in the band, John has passed away and Chuck, because of health reasons, only performs limited duty with Styx. For this new Styx album, Crash of the Crown, Chuck traveled down to guitarist Tommy Shaw’s sound studio in Nashville to record his share of the tracks. Chuck shares time with the other bassist in the band, Ricky Phillips. Chuck Panozzo is proud of this new album and very proud of Styx's legacy moving forward.
Record Store Recon: Record City
Never judge a record store by its signage (or parking lot). This particular record store is less glitz and more music bargains! Record City in Las Vegas, Nevada is a gem in the desert, or so claims Dr. Disc, the anonymous record store reviewer of Goldmine magazine. Listen to this podcast episode and find out why this particular Record City store is such a crate digger's dream! .
Dennis DeYoung (former Styx vocalist)
Vocalist/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung (formerly of Styx) discusses his latest (and last!) solo album, 26 East, Vol. 2 on the Goldmine Podcast. As a lyricist, DeYoung is very topical, and various subjects and current events are covered. Both guitarists Jim Peterik and Tom Morello contributed to the new album and a few songs will be sampled and discussed in detail.
Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes
Vocalist/guitarist Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes is the guest on the Goldmine Podcast. He discusses the 40th anniversary of the formation of the folk-punk band with bassist Brian Ritchie and original drummer Victor DeLorenzo, and with that the recent vinyl release of the compilation Add It Up (1981–1993) — originally produced for CD in 1993 — and its unique track listing.
Record Store Recon: Stinkweeds
Stinkweeds in Phoenix, Arizona gets a perfect score by Dr. Disc, the anonymous record store reviewer of Goldmine magazine. Listen to this podcast episode and find out what makes Stinkweeds so perfect. Record lovers outside Arizona can even join Stinkweed's vinyl subscription club, which gets rave reviews.
Concert promoter and music memorabilia collector, Danny Zelisko, talks about his memoir All Excess Occupation: Concert Promoter on this episode of the Goldmine Podcast. Zelisko has plenty of stories to tell and quite a collection of personalized memorabilia from the likes of John Prine, Jimmy Page and others. For music history buffs into behind-the-scenes antics and unique memorabilia ... listen up to this podcast episode!
Adrian Smith, longtime guitarist of heavy metal giants Iron Maiden, talks about his latest collaboration with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen called (simply enough) Smith-Kotzen. The music created for the eponymous album is hard blues rock with a modern production and a 1970s feel. Smith will give the listener a run down of certain tracks, talk about Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain as a guest star on the album and a chat about his 10 Albums That Changed My Lifecolumn in the May 2021 issue of Goldmine.
Otto Zielke became such an avid collector of concert posters that he finally opened up his own brick and mortar store. The store, Visible Vibrations, is a high-end poster memorabilia store in San Mateo, California with its own online presence as well (www.VisibleVibrations.com). The poster inventory at Visible Vibrations is made up of mostly original posters, not reprints nor reproductions — and not just '60s and '70s era posters, but more contemporary bands and other music genres.
Record Store Recon:SOM Records in Washington D.C.
Goldmine magazine editor and podcast host Patrick Prince talks to the roving anonymous record store reporter, Dr Disc, on the Record Store Recon edition of the Goldmine Podcast to discuss Washington D.C's SOM Records. This record store is small but specializes in all genres and sells mostly vinyl records. Listen to why you should check out this store and win some prizes directly from the store itself!
Tower of Power
Saxophonist Emilio Castillo of the Oakland, California, R&B-based horn group Tower of Power talks about the release of the 2-CD/3-LP (plus DVD!) set 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater - Oakland, CA - June 2018 (above).
Castillo also talks about particular details of staple Tower of Power (TOP) songs and popular classic rock songs that have the TOP horns as an important part of the sound — and the anecdotes are interesting!
The Alarm's Mike Peters
The Alarm have recently released their album WAR (RAW in reverse), led by lead vocalist Mike Peters. Peters' socially relevant lyrics always make for a lively conversation, as samples from the album are played and classic Alarm songs like “Strength” and “Rain in the Summertime” are discussed, among other things. Listen up!
Record Store Recon: 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
1-2-3-4 Go! Records of Oakland, California, gets reviewed for its stock, staff, website, social media presence and selection (a perfect score!) by veteran anonymous reviewer Dr. Disc on an episode of the Goldmine Podcast.
Plus, listen to the episode and receive a hint on how to win signed vinyl from a well-known Northwest rock band!
What are the pop hits we love and loathe?
That's right. We all have them: Pop songs we love and pop songs we loathe. There are songs that we love from the moment we hear them — and we know exactly why. And then there are songs — even if they're bestselling songs that are well-crafted and well-performed — that can still hit a certain nerve that can have us leaving the room on first note. It's nothing personal, it all depends on the individual.
On this episode, two podcasters talk about their own personal pop songs that they have loved and loathed throughout their lives for various reasons. It's all in good fun, and maybe listeners can submit some of their own choices.
Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer and painter Michael Cartellone comes on the podcast to talk in detail about his portrait of the vocalist Ronnie Van Zant (shown above) officially going up for auction on March 1, and also about how he has fit painting into his life as a longtime professional rock and roll drummer.
Record Store Recon: Obsession Records
Record Store Recon's Dr. Disc "virtually" visits Obsession Records in Anchorage, Alaska. Listen to this podcast episode and find out more about this unique record store that serves the community of Anchorage well. As always, pick up clues during the episode and you can win a prize!
Record Store Recon: Waterloo Records
Goldmine Podcast's Record Store Recon talks with anonymous reporter Dr. Disc about his "virtual" visit to Waterloo Records in Austin, TX. Listen to this podcast episode and find out more about this spacious record store, rated the best in the magical music city of Austin, and the store's top-notch website.
This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Foreigner's Jeff Pilson
Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken) is a guest on the Goldmine Podcast to detail a current fundraiser for the band's crew and their families hit hard financially by the pandemic. Foreigner is selling limited-edition memorabilia and merchandise at their web site Foreigneronline,com. There will also be an auction of a personally autographed guitar from Pilson himself.
Foreigner is primarily a touring band (their last studio album was 20009's Can't Slow Down) and the band hopes to get a world tour going later this year. In the meantime, they wish to help their crew financially through avenues like this fundraiser. Listen to the band's future plans and how fan's can help.
Do you love Hawkwind and wish to expand your knowledge of the band? Or perhaps you are a newbie and want to begin your journey into Hawkwind's Space Rock galaxy? Maybe you are a Motörhead fan who wants to learn about bassist "Lemmy" Kilmister's Hawkwind roots (after all, the name Motörhead is from a Hawkwind song). Either way, Dave Thompson's The Encyclopaedia Hawkwindia is the perfect book to enlighten you!
Author Dave Thompson talks about the many facets of The Encyclopaedia Hawkwindia on this episode of the Goldmine Podcast and exactly what makes Hawkwind a special rock band.
Twisted Sister's 1984 breakthrough album, Stay Hungry, gets the audiophile treatment from Mobile Fidelity records in 2020 and guitarist Jay Jay French comes on the Goldmine Podcast to discuss the many reasons why. French touches on the history of the multi-selling album as well.
And, being the holiday season, A Twisted Christmas is discussed with all the trimmings.
Happy Holiday season 2020! Goldmine can't think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than discussing Christmas records. Longtime Goldmine writer Tim Neely wrote a great piece in the January print edition — on newsstands now at select Barnes and Noble, Books A Million and indie record stores —where he talks about building a Christmas album collection in a cost-effective way.
On the podcast, Tim Neely will take us through the various, classic Christmas records to collect:
• Vintage Christmas collections put out by the record labels’ special-markets divisions for retail stores like Goodyear, Firestone, True Value Hardware, Grants and others
• Beloved Christmas compilations like A Christmas Gift for You From Philles Records and others
• Single artists' Christmas albums from Barbra Streisand, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole and others
*How a Christmas song written by Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider became one of the largest selling singles for Celine Dion
*Contemporary Christmas records and modern classics from Band Aid, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and others
We'll play examples from the various records mentioned while we talk about the legacy of Christmas records.
Listen to a full review of Tom Lounges' Record Bin in Hobart, Indiana on this episode of Goldmine Podcast's Record Store Recon. The Record Bin has a man cave aesthetic with music playing from its own internet radio show. And, if you listen to this podcast episode (and get a clue), you can enter a contest to win a gift package from Tom Lounges' Record Bin!
Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz calls in from his residence in Montana to talk about Record Store Day Black Friday, this year’s RSD drops (in August, September and October) and how record stores have coped with the pandemic. Take a listen to the episode, record collectors, it will only increase your enthusiasm for this year's RSD Black Friday.
The Cars' Benjamin Orr
The Cars' bassist/vocalist Benjamin Orr is the topic of this podcast episode as his biographer Joe Milliken is our guest. Milliken published the biography Let's Go! about Orr's life growing up in Ohio and his integral involvement in the mega-popular rock group The Cars. Any Cars fan (or fan of that era) will want to listen to this one!
Brandon Bogajewicz, the owner of the vinyl record subscription service Vinyl Moon (vinylmoon.co), explains how he curates each vinyl record compilation to make Vinyl Moon the most unique monthly vinyl membership around.
Record Store Recon: Scratched Vinyl
Goldmine Podcast's Record Store Recon discusses anonymous reporter Dr. Disc's visit to Scratched Vinyl in Barrington, Illinois (formerly known as Rainbow Records). The visit was during Record Store Day's second Record Drop day and the good doctor plans on going back to Scratched Vinyl for the third RSD Drop on October 24, 2020. Listen to this podcast episode with Dr. Disc and editor Patrick Prince and find out more about this clean, well lit place for records and other music finds.
For more information, go to scratchedvinylbarrington.com
Singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about his latest Spirals EP and his past songwriting credits such as "Bad Girls," a huge hit for his wife, the late Donna Summer.
On this episode, we'll sample music from the Sudano's newest EP as well as an acoustic rendition of "Bad Girls" (the way the song was originally written). We will also talk about his affiliation with Tommy James, musical roots in Brooklyn, NY, and lyrics about healing the divide in America.
Listen to the podcast at this link, or below.
John Lennon's 80th Birthday
On what marks John Lennon's 80th birthday, Beatles author John M. Borack and Goldmine editor Patrick Prince got together on a podcast episode to discuss many of the things that made Lennon such a special human being, from the Beatle’s general philosophies on life to the nuances in his music.
We'll sample plenty of these nuances in Lennon's songs, especially those from the latest compilation set, Gimme Some Truth.
William Shatner of Star Trek fame (Captain Kirk) talks about his latest album, The Blues, a tribute to the blues, melding Shatner's thespian talent with legendary musical accompaniment. Musical guests like Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Pat Travers, Albert Lee, Steve Cropper, members of Canned Heat, James Burton of Elvis Presley fame, all dazzle while Shatner moans and groans along with his own blues pain.
Shatner also discusses his 2004 hit, a cover of Pulp's "Common People," produced by Ben Folds and sung with Joe Jackson, and his Beatles rendition of "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds" released back in 1968.
This episode is for any William Shatner fan or blues enthusiast... really, it's pure fun!
Rock photographer Mark Weiss
Rock photographer Mark Weiss comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about his new hardcover book, The Decade That Rocked (Insight Editions). The Decade That Rocked is a beautifully designed, 378-page, full-color coffee table book which chronicles Weiss’ skyrocketing career in the 1980s — taking iconic photos of the decade's biggest rock stars like Ozzy Osbourne and Glenn Danzig.
Singer-songwriter and former Joan Jett & the Blackhearts guitarist Ricky Byrd chats about his solo album, Sobering Times. Byrd is also a recovery coach and drug/alcohol counselor, who visits schools, rehab facilities, and detention and detox centers to perform, talk, and lead recovery music groups. He elaborates on his personal mission to help others struggling with addiction to keep on the road of recovery.
Record Store Recon: Black Wax Records
Visit Lafayette, Indiana's Black Wax Records in this episode of Goldmine's Record Store Recon. Anonymous record store reviewer Dr. Disc reports to editor Patrick Prince about what makes this college town record shop, near Purdue University, so special. Once again, there is an autographed vinyl giveaway if you listen to the entire episode and get the details.
Rock Documentaries with Harvey Kubernik
Music historian Harvey Kubernik comes on the Goldmine Podcast to dig deep into his latest book, Docs That Rock, Music That Matters. Kubernik grew up in Los Angeles in the 1960s and absorbed all the show business that surrounded him, as the world of film and television began to mesh with the music industry. Music variety shows such as Shindig! and Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and films such as Gimme Shelter, Elvis’ '68 Comeback Special, D.A. Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop and others will be expanded upon.
Fifty years ago on September 18, 1970, the world lost one of the most beloved musicians of all time, Jimi Hendrix. As a tribute to the late rock guitarist, jazz bassist Brian Bromberg reissues his instrumental homage called Bromberg Plays Hendrix, which energetically covers Hendrix songs in a new way.
Bromberg comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about the album Bromberg Plays Hendrix and tell us how Hendrix would have ventured into the jazz genre in the 1970s. It's a great episode for all those who love Jimi Hendrix, and we'll play songs samples to show what a powerful tribute Bromberg Plays Hendrix really is.
Bill Wyman and his Rolling Stones archive
Martin Nolan, the Executive Director, CFO and a principal of Julien’s Auctions, calls from the floor of the auction gallery in Beverly Hills, to talk about the event billed as the “Property From Bill Wyman And His Rolling Stones Archive" — a three-day auction event which celebrates the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman. Details of the Bill Wyman archive of Rolling Stones memorabilia up for auction — specifically the historically relevant Vox amp that helped Wyman get the Stones gig and a Brian Jones-used Gibson Les Paul — will be discussed in this episode. If you are a Rolling Stones fan, whether you want to bid on Wyman/Stones memorabilia or not, this is worth the listen. Wyman's intentions were for every fan, no matter the budget, to have the opportunity to bid on these historical artifacts. [You can also read a brief Goldmine chat with Bill Wyman about several of the auction items.]
Record Store Recon: Laurie’s Planet of Sound
Visit Chicago's Laurie’s Planet of Sound in this episode of Goldmine's Record Store Recon. Anonymous record store reviewer Dr. Disc reports to editor Patrick Prince about what makes this Chicago record shop so special.
There is also an autographed vinyl giveaway if you listen to the entire episode and get the details.
Stevie Van Zandt
On this episode of the Goldmine Podcast, Stevie Van Zandt (Little Steven) talks about his latest box set, Rock and Roll Rebel: The Early Work, the success of his Sun City recordings (and why sociopolitical pop music doesn’t really work like it used to), promoting underrated classic artists on his radio show and more!
Vinyl Nation documentary
Creators Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boon
This podcast episode will be a real treat for record collectors. We will have a talk with creators of the film documentary Vinyl Nation, Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boon.
Filmed pre-COVID, the Vinyl Nation documentary is a dig into the resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans and what this all means for America today. The discussion with Christopher and Kevin will get into vinyl pretty in-depth and what went into the making of this film through record stores, record shows, record pressing plants, record collector testimonials, Record Store Day events and more.
Vinyl Nation's official virtual cinema release is on Friday, August 28, 2020, one day before the first of three Record Store Day 'Drops.'
Go to vinylnationfilm.com for more information.
Record Store Recon: Matt Anthony's
Record Store Recon pops in on Matt Anthony’s Records in Louisville, Kentucky. Anonymous reporter Dr. Disc has the review of the entire record store.
Plus, the good doctor has a giveaway from a record store in West Virginia!
Listen to the podcast episode below.
Guitarist Charlotte Caffey comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about 40 years of Go-Go's music and the band's Showtime documentary simply titled The Go-Go's. Caffey describes the L.A. punk scene leading up to the Go-Go's, too, and the longevity of the band's catchy tunes.
The actor Kevin Bacon comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about the longtime musical endeavor with his brother Michael, called The Bacon Brothers. The brothers have a new album out, The Way We Love, which is made up of 10 tracks of rootsy rock, including a live jam with guitarist and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams. Kevin will discuss a few standout tracks from the album (as songs are sampled) and how he's dealing with his own creativity during the current pandemic.
Colin Blunstone of The Zombies
The Zombies' frontman Colin Blunstone comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about three album reissues of the Zombies — the U.S. debut album, I Love You and R.I.P. That particular era of the '60s will be discussed, too, while focusing on (with samples of) hits and deep cuts. A really worthwhile episode for both British Invasion fans and music lovers alike.
Guitarist/bassist Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult (BOC) fame talks in detail about his latest solo album, Strange Legends, his new record label investment and BOC's history (and, of course, the cowbell comes up). Strange Legends tracks will be sampled and BOC deep cuts discussed.
The Goldmine Podcast has its monthly talk with Dr. Disc, the reviewer of the Record Store Recon. We’ll be talking to the good doctor over Skype, as he is currently quarantined in his home.
The discussion will center on a review of MadCity Music, a record store in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Disc also spoke to the owner of Cheap Thrills Records (we reviewed the record store in episode 82 of the podcast). Cheap Thrills has two record stores in West Virginia, and the one in Princeton, WV has a drive-thru, which came in very handy during the pandemic.
John Kalodner was one of the biggest names in the music industry at one time. He made (and remade) artist's careers, from Aerosmith to Journey. Up for auction (via Backstage Auctions) is Kalodner's collection of amazing items that he saved over his career, like Joe Perry's studio-used, autographed Gibson guitar (shown above). From drumsticks to Holy Grails, it's all here to bid on.
Backstage Auction's owner Jacques Van Gool comes on the Goldmine Podcast to give some background on John Kalodner and the tons of memorabilia that will be auctioned off starting Saturday, June 20 through Sunday, June 28 at backstageauctions.com.
Bassist Mark Menghi of Metal Allegiance is now part of another supergroup called BPMD, which consists of other hard rock musicians in the music industry: vocalist Bobby Blitz (Overkill), drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head). Each letter standing for the name of each individual. Their debut album is called American Made, a full-length of '70s U.S. classic rock songs that greatly impacted each band member.
Mark Menghi comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about BPMD, his passion for vinyl and give the 10 albums that changed his life.
Music photographer Frank White comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about his book, Ronnie James Dio: A Career Through the Lens ,1975-2009. Frank White covered Dio's singing career through the camera lens from 1975 (with Rainbow) until his death in 2010. White developed a strong relationship with Dio, too, and White coincides Dio's career with his own as a photographer.
Record Store Recon reviews Chicago's Record Breakers, and the state of record stores during the current pandemic.
This is a fun episode of the Goldmine Podcast — What are the Top 5 songs that rock? This episode goes over the Top 5 songs mentioned in Dave Thompson's 1000 Songs that Rock Your World: From Rock Classics to One-Hit Wonders, the Music That Lights Your Fire. Did The Beatles, Stones or The Who get in the Top 5, or will there be songs by artists you wouldn't think of right away? Listen and find out which songs deserved the top spots and why.
Country music legend Ernest Tubb started his own record store in 1947 and it has become a landmark in Nashville, Tennessee. Goldmine's anonymous recon agent, Dr. Disc, reviews the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and tells Goldmine Podcast listeners what makes it so unique.
Vocalist-keyboardist Dennis DeYoung — the frontman of the classic Styx lineup — has a solo album coming out at the end of May called 26 East, Vol. 1 . The title is a reference to DeYoung's Chicago roots — the address of the house he grew up in — and the beginning of the band Styx.
On this episode, DeYoung will discuss the album's message (including an in-your-face attack on cable news called “With All Due Respect”), future volumes of music and key aspects of Styx's history.
On an episode of the Goldmine Podcast, longtime contributor Dave Thompson talks about his latest book project, To Hell and Back: My Life in Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers, in the Words of the Last Man Standing, guiding Walter Lure to successfully relive his time with Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers and successfully write a rock and roll memoir.
Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about her memoir, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock and Roll Memoir. This is a book Valentine always wanted to write — a memoir that describes how she found the spirit of rock and roll as a young teen and turned it into a career. This is her story more than a history of her time in the all-female band, the Go-Go's. Valentine covers everything from her major influence, Suzi Quatro, to her cherished friendship with Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott. It's a great listen. comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about her memoir, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock and Roll Memoir. This is a book Valentine always wanted to write — a memoir that describes how she found the spirit of rock and roll as a young teen and turned it into a career. This is her story more than a history of her time in the all-female band, the Go-Go's. Valentine covers everything from her major influence, Suzi Quatro, to her cherished friendship with Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott. It's a great listen.
Record Store Recon continues to look into the state of record stores during the pandemic by interviewing the co-owner of Strictly Discs Records of Madison, Wisconsin, and then a thumbs-up review of Guestroom Records in Louisville, Kentucky.
Music historian John Lynskey is a guest on the Goldmine Podcast to thoroughly describe Gregg and Duane Allman's path to the Allman Brothers Band with the release of four early recordings — The Allman Joys, Hour Glass and the 31st of February. We'll sample some of these early songs (including a breathtaking version of "Melissa") and also discuss the upcoming release of a live concert recording in Erie, PA in the 2000s — “the best show no one’s ever heard” — and the Trouble No More collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band.
Record Store Recon's Dr. Disc, the anonymous record store reviewer, talks about Seattle's Easy Street Records and reports on the state of record stores during this time of pandemic.
Easy Street Records is only the second record store to get a perfect rating from Record Store Recon, so record collectors will want to hear what makes them so special.
There’s no denying the significance of Pink Floyd’s album The Wall but what about the artwork behind the music? Anyone who has that album, seen the 1982 movie The Wall or been to the concerts is familiar with that artwork — artwork down by the remarkable British artist Gerald Scarfe. On this episode, we talk to Gerald about his Wall artwork that is up for sale via the San Francisco Art Exchange (www.SFAE.com) and its owner Jim Hartley.
Goldmine's reporter Dr. Disc discusses his visit to Cheap Thrills Records in Beckley, West Virginia — a unique store that is part record store, part head shop, and also a place where you can sell your gold. This is Cheap Thrills' second location in West Virginia. Their other store is in Princeton and has, oddly enough, a drive-thru. But we will focus on Beckley's unique qualities on this edition of the Record Store Recon.
Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash
Guitarist Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash talks about the band's legacy and their latest album, Coat of Arms.
Listen here on the Goldmine Podcast.
Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad
Don Brewer, drummer of Grand Funk Railroad, comes on the Goldmine podcast to talk about the band's latest 'Some Kind of Wonderful' 2020 tour.
Buck Dharma, Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult lead guitarist Buck Dharma talks about the band’s latest releases from Frontiers Records — Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 and the re-release of 1994’s compilation Cult Classic.
Record Store Recon: "Vinal Edge" Records
Music collecting investigator Dr. Disc visits "Vinal Edge Records" in Houston, Texas for this month's Record Store Recon
Steve Harris, British Lion
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris (above, center) calls from the road to the Goldmine Podcast to talk about his side band, British Lion, and their first tour of the States. It's a fun, spontaneous call from Steve to report that all is well on this U.S. club tour.
Martin Popoff on his book, Satisfaction: 10 Albums That Changed My Life
Longtime Goldmine contributor and author Martin Popoff talks about his latest book, Satisfaction: 10 Albums That Changed My Life. The book itself is based on the popular Goldmine column, 10 Albums That Changed My Life, where music artists of all genres are asked the question, "What are the 10 Albums that changed your life and why?" and they always respond in interesting fashion. Martin took 10 album lists from our archives — and updated their bios, of course — and then interviewed artists on his own. The outcome is a reference book for any music lover. Martin comes on the Goldmine Podcast to go over in detail this interesting and fun book.
Record Store Recon: Grimey's in Nashville, TN
Goldmine Magazine columnist Dr, Disc focuses on the subject of his latest Record Store Recon, Grimey's of Nashville, TN. Find out why Dr. Disc considers Grimey's the best record store in Nashville, TN and a must visit for music collectors.
Triumph’s original bassist and keyboardist Mike Levine will be the guest on this episode of the Goldmine podcast. Mike will talk about Triumph’s reissue of the 1989 ‘Classics’ album, a best of release, which represents the energetic sound and positive lyrical message that have made Triumph such a successful band. It’s also being released on 2-LP, 180-gram vinyl silver.
Vocalist Rob Halford comes on the Goldmine Podcast to talk about his latest Christmas album, Celestial, and also Judas Priest's recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.
Record Store Recon: Globe News/Vinyl Cave
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For this podcast episode of Record Store Recon, Dr. Disc visited the Globe News/Vinyl Cave record store in Superior, WI.
Rare "White Album"
Stan “the BeatleMan” Panenka is well known amongst Beatles collectors. Panenka once laid claim to having the ultimate Beatles record collection. Since then, he has sold off some of his collection for personal reasons. And one record he put up for sale now is what he calls the “Holy Grail of Beatles records” — the rarest available White Album (shown above). Record collectors and Beatles fanatics, listen to Stan give some backstory to this rare item!
Omega Music gets a perfect score from Record Store Recon!
The record store Omega Music in Dayton, Ohio gets a perfect score from Record Store Recon's Dr. Disc. On this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast, record store reviewer Dr. Disc will explain why Omega deserves the honor. It's the first time any record store has been deemed 'perfect' by the good Doctor.
Beatles author Brice Spizer on Abbey Road
Beatles author/expert Bruce Spizer comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about his latest book The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road (above). Beatles die-hards and emergent fans alike will enjoy this podcast episode regarding all things Abbey Road.
Record Store Recon: Sub Pop Records
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For this episode of Record Store Recon, Dr. Disc visited the Sub Pop label’s record store, located in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The Runaways front-woman Cherie Currie and Brie Darling (Fanny drummer) teamed up to record, The Motivator, a 12-song album on Blue Elan Records featuring nine classic covers and three originals. Cherie comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to discuss her new path with Brie, her break from the past and her artistic skill of chainsaw carving.
CCR's Stu Cook
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Creedence Clearwater Revival’s bassist Stu Cook is the guest interviewed on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. With John Fogerty busy with his own solo career, Stu and original CCR drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford toured across the globe as Creedence Clearwater Revisited for nearly three decades, carrying on the legendary hit music to the fans.
Richard Patrick of Filter
Filter singer-songwriter Richard Patrick is the guest on this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Craft Recordings recently released the 20th anniversary reissue of Filter’s Title of Record on CD and vinyl LP (for the first time!). Patrick discusses what Title of Record has meant to him both personally and professionally, and then he talks about his songwriting moving forward.
Record Store Recon: Rushmor Records
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For this episode of Record Store Recon, Dr. Disc visits Rushmor (sic) Records in Milwaukee, WI; a record store that specializes in punk and metal but is a favorite of all music lovers.
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is the guest on this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Jethro Tull already passed its 50th birthday, but this year it has been 50 years since the band first started touring the U.S. Ian Anderson discusses it in full, and more!
Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Longtime rock journalist Mike Greenblatt talks about his new book, Back To Yasgur's Farm, and expands on his full experience of being at Woodstock. The most fascinating part of Mike's story is in the details of the event, every little thing that went along with the amazing sounds from the stage. Goldmine ran an excerpt from Back To Yasgur's Farm in the August issue (above, right) but hearing Mike tell his story makes it all the more enjoyable.
Sha Na Na’s singer/drummer John “Jocko” Marcellino is the guest on this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Jocko talks on the podcast about Jimi Hendrix’s support, the experience of Woodstock, the band’s own variety show (1977 to 1981) and the 50th anniversary commemorative release which includes a limited edition blue vinyl format (shown above).
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Record Store Recon: Hoarders
The brand new Hoarders Trading Post in St. Charles, Illinois is the next record store to be reviewed by Record Store Recon’s Dr. Disc on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast.
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On this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast, singer Bernard Fowler talks about his work with The Rolling Stones (he's currently on tour with the band) and his newest solo album, "Inside Out," a spoken word tribute to the Stones.
Record Store Recon: Shake It Records
Records Store Recon's Dr. Disc visits the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about Shake It Records in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Disc originally wrote about this record store in Goldmine's July 2019 issue.
One of the founders of Qrates, CMO Taishi Fukuyama, comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to describe his vinyl-centric company that benefits musical artists as well as vinyl consumers and record stores. Qrates.com certainly is a one-stop for vinyl recordings —their production, sales and distribution.
The 20 Albums That Invented Punk
What are the 20 albums that invented Punk?
Guest author Martin Popoff describes what he believes are the 20 crucial albums that invented Punk Rock on the latest episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast.
Popoff elaborates on an article he had written for the June issue of Goldmine. He starts with an album by The Rolling Stones in 1965 and ends with … well, you’ll find out when you listen to the episode. It’s a fun episode, especially for music lovers.
Stewart Copeland, the legendary drummer of The Police, comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about his new film, Everybody Stares: The Police Inside Out, which is an inside look at The Police from 1978 to the band’s mid-1980s breakup.
In the beginning stages of The Police, Copeland bought a super 8 movie camera and kept it on him throughout the tours, the studio recordings… to the sublime height of fame. Copeland wanted to record it all as a visual diary of sorts. Now, all that footage has been assembled into a film for all to see.
Everybody Stares: The Police Inside Out will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 31.
Goldmine Record Album Price Guide
The latest Record Album Price Guide, the 10 edition, will be the subject on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Goldmine‘s Price Guide is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year and research editor/author Dave Thompson will talk about it, And, of course, there will be much talk about record collecting in general. It’s a fun episode for record collectors!
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The Rock Gods & Metal Monsters Auction
The Rock Gods & Metal Monsters Auction put on by Backstage Auctions is the premiere memorabilia auction for heavy metal and hard rock. The auction starts Saturday, May 11 and closes Sunday, May 19. An auction preview is live beforehand. Owner Jacques van Gool details some of the more interesting pieces on the auction block. KISS fans in particular will want to listen to much of this podcast (see image above for a sample).
With his autobiography, What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man (shown above), being released in paperback this year, Art Garfunkel elaborates on the records that changed his life as a guest on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast.
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Record Store Recon visits the Lost Weekend Record Store
Goldmine‘s Record Store Recon undercover reviewer Dr. Disc talks to Goldmine Magazine Podcast host Patrick Prince about Columbus, Ohio’s Lost Weekend and how the record store makes the grade. Apparently, Columbus is a real hotbed for record stores/record collectors. Listen to the podcast as Wuxtry’s stock, staff, selection and the overall store are rated for a music lover’s experience.
Nostalgic for the ’80s? Aren’t we all these days. Well, ’80s hitmaker Howard Jones (“Things Can Only Get Better,””No One Is to Blame,” “What Is Love?”) is our guest on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Jones’ latest album, Transform, is more in-tune with the contemporary synth-pop of today but it still includes the same songwriting style of his well-known hits.
Hear Howard talk about meeting his keyboard hero Keith Emerson, contributing to a David Bowie tribute and writing an emotional ballad on Transform about his mother, all as he gears up for a North American tour with Men Without Hats.
Record Store Recon visits Atlanta’s Wuxtry Records
Goldmine‘s Record Store Recon undercover reviewer Dr. Disc talks to Goldmine Magazine Podcast host Patrick Prince about Atlanta’s Wuxtry Records and how the record store makes the grade. Listen to the podcast as Wuxtry’s stock, staff, selection and the overall store are rated for a music lover’s experience.
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Concert Poster Auction
Concert poster collectors should be excited to listen to this episode. Andrew Hawley, one of the world’s biggest poster collectors, comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about a particular poster — a 1963 day-glo ‘Motortown Revue” poster (above) — that he will be auctioning off at Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment auction, live at 10am on Saturday, March 16 through March 17.
Hawley will give the listeners an interesting history of the poster and why it has such a high value.
The famous rock and roll critic Robert Christgau is the guest on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to discuss his latest books, Is It Still Good To Ya? and Book Reports (both published by Duke University Press).
Jerry Garcia with the Good Old Boys
Jerry Garcia and the Good Old Boys will be discussed on the latest episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. GOB bassist Pat Campbell recently released a 2-CD set of a rare live 1975 show of the band called Drink Up & Go Home (shown above) with Jerry as the guest musician. We’ll play a track from this set (with Jerry on vocals) and talk with Campbell about the recording. Goldmine contributor Bruce Sylvester will also join the podcast.
RECORD STORE RECON
In our first Record Store Recon episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast, we discuss the record store Vintage Vinyl in Evanston, Illinois with undercover reporter, Dr. Disc. Listeners will find out that Vintage owner Steve Kay has his own band, The Mixture, and how the store was the template for the film High Fidelity (2000) with John Cusack.
Suzi Quatro, the iconic female rocker of the 1970s, comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about everything from her latest album, No Control (produced with her son, Richard Tuckey), to her stint on the famous TV sitcom, Happy Days.
Travis Edward Pike
Travis Edward Pike comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about his latest book, A Decade of Odd Tales and Wonders. He also talks about all the music and creativity that’s covered in the book, which includes full songs that we’ll play from the album, Reconstructed Coffeehouse Blues (“Don’t You Care At All” and “Sing a Song of Blues” — both about the Vietnam War). It’s great rock ‘n’ roll from a man who was there from the beginning of the ’60s rock revolution.
Earl & The Agitators
Foghat fans will love listening to drummer Roger Earl tell old stories of hanging with Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy, and why the project Earl & the Agitators (which also includes Foghat bassist Rodney O’Quinn and guitarist Bryan Bassett) gives a good excuse to play a lot of classic blues and rock covers, like “Knock on Wood” and “Wild Horses.” Guitarist Scott Holt(mentored by Buddy Guy) also joins the conversation, as a member of the Agitators, to talk about the group’s latest album, Shaken & Stirred.
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Drummer Kenney Jones comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about the 50th Anniversary of the Small Faces album Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake—a favorite LP among many hardcore classic rock fans. Kenney not only discusses the album’s nuances and narrative but also an upcoming project to develop it into an animated feature film.
Record Store Day Black Friday
This Goldmine Magazine Podcast episode centers on the upcoming Record Store Day Black Friday 2018, and who better to talk to about it than RSD co-founder Michael Kurtz. Kurtz, RSD manager Carrie Colliton and the rest of the RSD team have been extremely busy organizing possibly the best RSD Black Friday yet. Highlighted RSD releases are discussed — from Weezer to Tony Bennett —as well as specific record stores. Also, RSD's Small Business Saturday, occurring the day right after Black Friday, is talked about for its own releases and record store events.
Goldmine magazine and its sister publication Deer & Deer Hunting magazine have teamed up to present a special podcast with the ‘Motor City Madman,’ Ted Nugent. As well as being a well-known rock guitarist, Ted Nugent is a longtime blogger for Deer & Deer Hunting with an exclusive weekly blog called the Ted Nugent Blog. Readers get a weekly view inside Nugent’s love for deer and hunting, everything from tactical archery training to the protection from deer ticks. As Deer & Deer Huntingputs it, “He leaves politics at the door to focus on the true issues and challenges facing today’s deer hunters and the deer hunting climate.”
“Ted has been a longtime friend and Deer & Deer Hunting supporter.,” says DDH editor Dan Schmidt. “His blog is an extension of the fan-favorite column that he penned for DDH in the late 1990s.”
Ted has been writing for Deer & Deer Hunting since 1997, and blogging since 2001.
Now, with this special Goldmine Magazine Podcast episode, Nugent details how hunting relates to his love for music, as his latest album, The Music Made Me Do It, is about both hunting and the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. The Goldmine podcast episode also gets into Ted’s earlier musical career: The Amboy Dukes and his classic “Stranglehold” / “Great White Buffalo” era. Lastly, Ted Nugent becomes very candid about the loss of his close friend and fellow hunter, Fred Bear. As a tribute to his dear friend, Nugent wrote the song “Fred Bear,” which has become a favorite among music fans and hunters alike.
Mick Box of Uriah Heep
Guitarist Mick Box of Uriah Heep is the guest on this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Uriah Heep’s latest album, Living the Dream (shown above), was given 5 stars in the October issue of Goldmine by contributor Martin Popoff. You can read that review and an interview with Uriah Heep’s vocalist Bernie Shaw on this website.
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Listen to the podcast with Mick Box by clicking here or on iTunes.
John Lodge of The Moody Blues
Moody Blues bassist John Lodge talks about going on the recent tour with the Moody Blues, followed by a solo tour. Lodge then continues the discussion about his last solo album 10,0000 Light Years Ago, his memories of the Rock and Roll of Fame induction ceremony and one of his biggest musical influences, Buddy Holly.
Special Edition Podcast
The Vintage Music Posters Auction
This is a special episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast. Our guest is Andrew Hawley, who has a one-of-a-kind collection of vintage music posters that will be put up for auction through Heritage Auctions. The auction is called the Vintage Music Posters Auction and you can bid now online at www.HA.com, then join the live auction on Nov 3rd at 10:00 AM CT.
On the podcast, Andrew details some of the auction’s prized posters from the cherished era of the ’50s and ’60s, and he will also give out tips about displaying and storing vintage posters. It’s a worthwhile listen for not only the interested buyer but music memorabilia lovers.
Ace Frehley, John Oates, Marshall Crenshaw and Utopia’s Kasim Sulton all contribute to Ken Sharp’s latest album, Beauty in the Backseat. The album draws from power pop and Sharp’s Philly roots. The 16-track LP also touches on the death of David Bowie (“The Day That David Bowie Died”) and David Cassidy (“I Wanna Be David Cassidy”).
Besides talking to Sharp, Goldmine plays the song “Rock Show” at the end of the podcast. “Rock Show” includes lead guitar from Ace Frehley.
[Coincidentally, the cover story for Goldmine’s November 2018 issue is an interview Sharp conducted with Ace. The issue is on Barnes & Noble and Books A Million newsstands until November 5. Click here for more details.]
On this episode of the Goldmine Magazine Podcast there is a debate about how Prog Rock can be defined, based on the article that Martin Popoff had written for the November 2018 issue of Goldmine called “20 Albums That Invented Progressive Rock” (above, on newsstands now at Barnes & Noble and Books a Million stores until Nov 5). Martin joins us with Prog author Roie Avin to go over the Prog phenomenon. Anyone into Progressive Rock will find this episode fun to listen to.
iHaveit is a brand new music collecting/trading platform for vinyl records, CDs, cassette tapes and other formats (plus music memorabilia), enabling collectors and traders to search, sell, buy, review and report on their individual music collections. Goldmine speaks to founder Michael Veenswyk on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast about what makes iHaveit unique.
Dee Snider/Twisted Sister
Dee Snider, who just released his own album For the Love of Metal, discusses Rhino Records upcoming remastered reissue of the Twisted Sister 1983 classic, You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll. Rhino extended the album's reissue with live recordings from the band's memorable1983 performance at the Marquee Club in London (click here for track-listing). Snider goes back in time to the experience of that concert and the transition of Twisted Sister from a powerhouse club band to a popular arena group. You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll is pretty much where that transition started.
The Guess Who
Drummer Garry Peterson (at left) came on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to discuss the historical legacy of The Guess Who and his optimistic feelings about the future.
Tower of Power
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.
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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.
Episode 18Pink 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.
Episode 17Backstage 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.
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.