Why Do You Do What You Do? On The Rock Star Branding Podcast

Why Do You Do What You Do? On The Rock Star Branding PodcastThe Rock Star Branding Podcast, November 27, 2013 – Ep. #73 – Why Do You Do What You Do? On The Rock Star Branding Podcast.

Join Brian Thompson, Michael Brandvold & Greg Kihn. We are joined by our brand new co-host rock star, author and radio dj Greg Kihn. Greg has toured the world, spent over 16 years in morning radio, released numerous albums, had hit MTV videos.. he has even had Weird Al Yankovic cover his hit single Jeopardy. Greg is filled with REAL stories from the radio, from the studio, from the music business.

Each week Michael, Brian and Greg will discuss rock star branding related to some of the largest acts in the world and how you can apply their lessons to your career.

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Paul Stanley’s Stage Raps, Are They Good, Are They Bad, Are They Needed?

Paul Stanley's Stage Raps, Are They Good, Are They Bad, Are They Needed?Three Sides of the Coin is a KISS podcast featuring Michael Brandvold, Mitch Lafon and Tommy Sommers.

In episode #12 we discuss Paul Stanley’s stage raps. Have they change over the years? Are they still good? Are they a important part of a KISS show?

This is only our opinion… it is neither right nor wrong.

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The Voices of KISS, The Lead Vocalists on Three Sides of the Coin

Three Sides of the Coin is a KISS podcast featuring Michael Brandvold, Mitch Lafon and Tommy Sommers.

In this webisode #3, December 25, 2012, we discuss the voices of KISS, the lead vocalists. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr.

This is only our opinion… it is neither right or wrong.

Michael Brandvold launched the 5th website on the internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He went on the build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com KISS’ official website. Mitch Lafon first interviewed Gene Simmons in 1980 and has since interviewed nearly all members of KISS, many more than once. He produced and released a Ace Frehley tribute CD. Tommy Sommers has been a fan since 1976 and has seen them in concert dozens of times. He spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

Former Plasmatics Member Jean Beauvoir Discusses the Challenges of Being Known for Multiple Styles of Music

Dropping The Needle Podcast

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

Welcome to episode 24, November 5, 2012, of the Dropping The Needle podcast. This week Michael and Mitch are joined by former Plasmatics member Jean Beauvoir who discusses the challenges of being known for multiple styles of music.

Jean Beauvoir discusses his musical history, prior to joining The Plasmatics, and post The Plasmatics with Little Steven, Voodoo X, Crown of Thorns. He talks about his involvement with KISS; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Jean ends the podcast with the real treat, a acoustic performance of A Lover Like You by his band Voodoo X. This song was co-written with Paul Stanley.

Visit Jean Beauvoir at: www.JeanBeauvoir.com, www.CrownOfThorns.com, Facebook and please take a moment to check out his campaign running on PledgeMusic.

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 from PureGrainAudio.com.

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).

KISS’ Own Hype and Marketing Hurts Release of New Single – Dropping The Needle Podcast

Dropping The Needle PodcastWelcome to episode 10 of the podcast Dropping The Needle, July 9, 2012. This episode we discuss how KISS’ Own Hype and Marketing Hurt the Release of their New Single Hell or Hallelujah.

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 from Bravewords.com.

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

Subscribe to Dropping The Needle in iTunes.

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 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, BraveWords.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). He is also responsible for all content on BraveWords.com Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bravewords