Oderus Urungus of GWAR Delivers His Wisdom of the Universe on Dropping The Needle

Oderus Urungus of GWAR Delivers His Wisdom of the Universe on Dropping The Needle“If Beavis & Butt-Head had a music podcast, this would be it.”

Welcome to episode 40, February 18, 2013, of the Dropping The Needle podcast. In this episode Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon are joined by Oderus Urungus of GWAR. Oderus was experiencing audio quality problems in his dungeon, but this interview is still absolutely priceless! We learn… how Oderus spends Valentine’s Day, that Oderus appreciates good grammar, that Twitter has recognized the existence of Oderus, what GWAR does during the day, what GWAR thinks of the sun and so much more!

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Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler Talks About the Early Days of NWOBHM with Dropping The Needle

Diamond Head's Brian Tatler Sits Down with Dropping The Needle“If Beavis & Butt-Head had a music podcast, this would be it.”

Welcome to episode 39, February 11, 2013, of the Dropping The Needle podcast. In this episode Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon are joined by Brian Tatler of Diamond Head. Brian chats the early days of the NWOBHM New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The first album he purchased. How Richie Blackmore and Deep Purple are the reason he became a musician. How Metallica bought his house. Diamond Head’s 2013 plans and how he forgives Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

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Brain Tatler of Diamond Head created this Rdio NWOBHM playlist exclusively for Dropping The Needle.

Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon, rock journalist.

Tune in to the next episode of Dropping The Needle to see what artists we drop the needle on.

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention. Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program. Michael has also managed the online efforts for Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Mitch Lafon is a professional music writer located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). His career started in 1980 when at the age of eleven he interviewed The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons. In the ‘90s he did studio work with various artists including LA GUNS and worked on an Ace Frehley Tribute album. Over the years, his work has appeared in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as Metal Hammer (US) and Classic Rock (UK). Currently, PureGrainAudio.com and Roadie Crew magazine from Brazil are where his interviews can be found. He is well-respected by artists  who often request him by name (when they are ready to grant an interview).

Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod Talks with Dropping The Needle About Celebrating 30 Years

Voivod“If Beavis & Butt-Head had a music podcast, this would be it.”

Welcome to episode 38, February 4, 2013, of the Dropping The Needle podcast. In this episode Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon are joined by Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod. Michel talks about Voivod celebrating 30 years and their new album Target Earth. He also tells the story of the moment he knew he wanted to be a musician… hitchhiking nearly six hours to Quebec to see Iron Maiden, Girlshool and Motorhead perform.

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Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon, rock journalist.

Tune in to the next episode of Dropping The Needle to see what artists we drop the needle on.

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention. Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program. Michael has also managed the online efforts for Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Mitch Lafon is a professional music writer located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). His career started in 1980 when at the age of eleven he interviewed The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons. In the ‘90s he did studio work with various artists including LA GUNS and worked on an Ace Frehley Tribute album. Over the years, his work has appeared in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as Metal Hammer (US) and Classic Rock (UK). Currently, PureGrainAudio.com and Roadie Crew magazine from Brazil are where his interviews can be found. He is well-respected by artists  who often request him by name (when they are ready to grant an interview).

Honeymoon Suite’s Derry Gerhan Joins Dropping The Needle to Talk Releasing Singles vs. Albums

Honeymoon Suite“If Beavis & Butt-Head had a music podcast, this would be it.”

Welcome to episode 37, January 28, 2013, of the Dropping The Needle podcast. In this episode Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon are joined by Derry Grehan lead guitarist of Honeymoon Suite. Derry gives us a special treat of performing and singing some of the hit song New Girl Now. Derry also talks about recording music and releasing iTunes singles vs releasing a album.

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Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon, rock journalist.

Tune in to the next episode of Dropping The Needle to see what artists we drop the needle on.

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention. Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program. Michael has also managed the online efforts for Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Mitch Lafon is a professional music writer located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). His career started in 1980 when at the age of eleven he interviewed The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons. In the ‘90s he did studio work with various artists including LA GUNS and worked on an Ace Frehley Tribute album. Over the years, his work has appeared in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as Metal Hammer (US) and Classic Rock (UK). Currently, PureGrainAudio.com and Roadie Crew magazine from Brazil are where his interviews can be found. He is well-respected by artists  who often request him by name (when they are ready to grant an interview).

Alan Niven Former Manager Guns N Roses & Great White Talks with Dropping The Needle

Alan Niven“If Beavis & Butt-Head had a music podcast, this would be it.”

Welcome to episode 36, January 21, 2013, of the Dropping The Needle podcast. In this episode Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon are joined by Alan Niven Former Manager Guns N Roses & Great White. Alan talks about his early work with Great White, he thoughts on the role of a producer, should a band self produce and his musical history.

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Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon, rock journalist.

Tune in to the next episode of Dropping The Needle to see what artists we drop the needle on.

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention. Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program. Michael has also managed the online efforts for Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Mitch Lafon is a professional music writer located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). His career started in 1980 when at the age of eleven he interviewed The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons. In the ‘90s he did studio work with various artists including LA GUNS and worked on an Ace Frehley Tribute album. Over the years, his work has appeared in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as Metal Hammer (US) and Classic Rock (UK). Currently, PureGrainAudio.com and Roadie Crew magazine from Brazil are where his interviews can be found. He is well-respected by artists  who often request him by name (when they are ready to grant an interview).