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The VVN Music Podcast includes reviews, features and interviews with the veteran music artists that have been recording for twenty years or more in pop, rock, R&B/soul, country, folk and blues. All music samples used during this show are strictly for news reporting, editorial & review use and do not exceed 30 seconds in length, falling under the fair use clause of the copyright act.

Latest Episodes

Dick Taylor of the Rollin' Stones & the Pretty Things

Dick Taylor started his career with school friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in a group they called the Rollin' Stones but left before they cut their first album to return to art school. The next year, Dick and Phil May started the Pretty Things with whom he stayed until 1969 after the release of the now critically acclaimed but initially failed rock opera "S.F. Sorrow". Taylor went on to produce, most notably the debut album of Hawkwind in 1970, before returning to the Pretty Things in 1979.

40 MIN2018 APR 20
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Dick Taylor of the Rollin' Stones & the Pretty Things

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

The VVN Music Interview with Gary Brooker of Procol Harum on their brand new box set and on the band's history.

24 MIN2018 MAR 27
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Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Tommy Roe (2012)

This time, we go back to 2012 for an archive interview with Tommy Roe. Tommy was one of the rare artists who was able to keep his songs in the top ten for most of the 60's, from 1962's "Sheila" through the late-60's and early-70's with "Dizzy" and "Jam Up and Jelly Tight". Roe also toured twice with the Beatles, once in the U.K. and once in the U.S.

26 MIN2018 JAN 30
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Tommy Roe (2012)

Rachel Sage

Rachael Sage is a true Renaissance woman of the arts. Over her lifeshe has danced with the New York City ballet, taught herself piano, painted, acted, started her own record company and become a successful singer-songwriter. Since 1996, she has released fifteen full length albums and EPs including her LP of music for dance,Choreographic, and her new EP of holiday music,Joy!

35 MIN2017 NOV 7
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Rachel Sage

Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple & Black Country Communion

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Glenn Hughes has had a long and very active career in music, first with the British group Trapeze and, starting in 1973, as a member of Deep Purple where he sang and played bass on the albums Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band. After Deep Purple, Hughes recorded the first of over a dozen solo albums and went on to be a member of Phenomena, Black Sabbath (Seventh Star), Voodoo Hill, California Breed and his current band, Black Country Communion.

25 MIN2017 SEP 26
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Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple & Black Country Communion

Paula Cole

Paula Cole started her career in the clubs around her native Boston before being asked to join Peter Gabriel's Secret World Tour. Her exposure from that tour and her first album, Harbinger, got her signed to Warner Brothers where she released This Fire which went on to be nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys along with six other categories including Producer of the Year. Cole has just released her new album,Ballads, which contains twenty songs from the Great American Songbook along with the world of Americana.

36 MIN2017 SEP 12
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Paula Cole

Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia

According to Rolling Stone, Carl Palmer is one of the ten best drummers in music. He started his career in the late-60's with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster before forming Emerson, Lake and Palmer with the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. Together, they created a rare mix of rock and classical music that was a cornerstone in the progressive rock movement. After Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Carl was a founding member of Asia before striking out on his own with his own band. He is currently on tour with Yes and Todd Rundgren on the Yestival tour, fronting Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.

26 MIN2017 AUG 16
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Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia

Ross the Boss of The Dictators and Manowar

ERoss the Boss Friedman has been a mainstay of the music business for over forty years. In 1973, he was a founding member of the punk icons The Dictators and, in 1980, he started the hard rock band Manowar. Plus, he's been involved in recordings for a wide variety of other artists over the years. We talk with Ross on the forming of both bands, his work with Bruce Springsteen, how he managed to get Orson Welles on two Manowar albums, his work ethicand his induction into the Hall of Heavy Metal History.

22 MIN2017 AUG 11
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Ross the Boss of The Dictators and Manowar

Tommy Victor of Prong & Danzig

Singer and guitarist Tommy Victor got his start in music working at CBGB in New York as a sound engineer and, in 1986, got together with a fellow employee, Mike Kirkland, and ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons to form Prong. Victor went on to play with Ministry and remains a current member of Danzig.

30 MIN2017 JUL 31
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Tommy Victor of Prong & Danzig

Jett Williams on Her Father Hank Williams

Jett Williams was born just five days after her father, Hank Williams died at the age of 29. Her birth mother gave her up for adoption and it wasn't until the early-80's that she researched her heritage and found out her father was a country icon. After a court battle to be accepted as one of William's true heirs, she joined forces with her brother, Hank Williams, Jr., to assemble The Complete Mother's Best Recordings, a sixteen-disc box set that contained 72 15-minute radio programs that Williams recorded for WSM in Nashville. Jett is also a country performer in her own right with her latest being the 2017 set Mount Olive.

31 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Jett Williams on Her Father Hank Williams

Latest Episodes

Dick Taylor of the Rollin' Stones & the Pretty Things

Dick Taylor started his career with school friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in a group they called the Rollin' Stones but left before they cut their first album to return to art school. The next year, Dick and Phil May started the Pretty Things with whom he stayed until 1969 after the release of the now critically acclaimed but initially failed rock opera "S.F. Sorrow". Taylor went on to produce, most notably the debut album of Hawkwind in 1970, before returning to the Pretty Things in 1979.

40 MIN2018 APR 20
Comments
Dick Taylor of the Rollin' Stones & the Pretty Things

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

The VVN Music Interview with Gary Brooker of Procol Harum on their brand new box set and on the band's history.

24 MIN2018 MAR 27
Comments
Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Tommy Roe (2012)

This time, we go back to 2012 for an archive interview with Tommy Roe. Tommy was one of the rare artists who was able to keep his songs in the top ten for most of the 60's, from 1962's "Sheila" through the late-60's and early-70's with "Dizzy" and "Jam Up and Jelly Tight". Roe also toured twice with the Beatles, once in the U.K. and once in the U.S.

26 MIN2018 JAN 30
Comments
Tommy Roe (2012)

Rachel Sage

Rachael Sage is a true Renaissance woman of the arts. Over her lifeshe has danced with the New York City ballet, taught herself piano, painted, acted, started her own record company and become a successful singer-songwriter. Since 1996, she has released fifteen full length albums and EPs including her LP of music for dance,Choreographic, and her new EP of holiday music,Joy!

35 MIN2017 NOV 7
Comments
Rachel Sage

Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple & Black Country Communion

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Glenn Hughes has had a long and very active career in music, first with the British group Trapeze and, starting in 1973, as a member of Deep Purple where he sang and played bass on the albums Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band. After Deep Purple, Hughes recorded the first of over a dozen solo albums and went on to be a member of Phenomena, Black Sabbath (Seventh Star), Voodoo Hill, California Breed and his current band, Black Country Communion.

25 MIN2017 SEP 26
Comments
Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple & Black Country Communion

Paula Cole

Paula Cole started her career in the clubs around her native Boston before being asked to join Peter Gabriel's Secret World Tour. Her exposure from that tour and her first album, Harbinger, got her signed to Warner Brothers where she released This Fire which went on to be nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys along with six other categories including Producer of the Year. Cole has just released her new album,Ballads, which contains twenty songs from the Great American Songbook along with the world of Americana.

36 MIN2017 SEP 12
Comments
Paula Cole

Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia

According to Rolling Stone, Carl Palmer is one of the ten best drummers in music. He started his career in the late-60's with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster before forming Emerson, Lake and Palmer with the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. Together, they created a rare mix of rock and classical music that was a cornerstone in the progressive rock movement. After Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Carl was a founding member of Asia before striking out on his own with his own band. He is currently on tour with Yes and Todd Rundgren on the Yestival tour, fronting Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.

26 MIN2017 AUG 16
Comments
Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia

Ross the Boss of The Dictators and Manowar

ERoss the Boss Friedman has been a mainstay of the music business for over forty years. In 1973, he was a founding member of the punk icons The Dictators and, in 1980, he started the hard rock band Manowar. Plus, he's been involved in recordings for a wide variety of other artists over the years. We talk with Ross on the forming of both bands, his work with Bruce Springsteen, how he managed to get Orson Welles on two Manowar albums, his work ethicand his induction into the Hall of Heavy Metal History.

22 MIN2017 AUG 11
Comments
Ross the Boss of The Dictators and Manowar

Tommy Victor of Prong & Danzig

Singer and guitarist Tommy Victor got his start in music working at CBGB in New York as a sound engineer and, in 1986, got together with a fellow employee, Mike Kirkland, and ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons to form Prong. Victor went on to play with Ministry and remains a current member of Danzig.

30 MIN2017 JUL 31
Comments
Tommy Victor of Prong & Danzig

Jett Williams on Her Father Hank Williams

Jett Williams was born just five days after her father, Hank Williams died at the age of 29. Her birth mother gave her up for adoption and it wasn't until the early-80's that she researched her heritage and found out her father was a country icon. After a court battle to be accepted as one of William's true heirs, she joined forces with her brother, Hank Williams, Jr., to assemble The Complete Mother's Best Recordings, a sixteen-disc box set that contained 72 15-minute radio programs that Williams recorded for WSM in Nashville. Jett is also a country performer in her own right with her latest being the 2017 set Mount Olive.

31 MIN2017 JUL 11
Comments
Jett Williams on Her Father Hank Williams
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