Deeper Digs in Rock: Nirvana Manager Danny Goldberg

After Christian opens the show with a public service announcement about his experience with the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting incident, where he and his band were playing when the killer began his rampage on their audience, he puts back on his Rock N Roll Archaeologist's hat and interviews the legendary manager and record executive, Danny Goldberg!

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Women Who Rock with Evelyn McDonnell

This week The Rock N Roll Archaeologist gets a Masters education in gender politics of modern music by LMU Associate Professor Evelyn McDonnell.Evelyn McDonnell is associate professor of English and director of journalism at Loyola Marymount University. She has been writing about popular culture and society for more than 30 years

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Ace of Cups

This episode Christian has the pleasure of meeting the lovely ladies of Ace of Cups current members, Mary Ellen Simpson, Denise Kaufman, Mary Gannon and Diane Vitalich for a rousing discussion of the San Francisco music scene of the 1960’s and today.

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Babysitting a Band on the Rocks with G.D. Praetorius

G.D. Praetorius tells the story of a hardcore fan going from the back row of the arena to backstage working with some of the biggest classic rock icons of the 70s and 80s. The title refers to a year spent with a highly dysfunctional Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, while other tales involve close encounters with Van Halen, AC/DC, Jethro Tull, Ritchie Blackmore & Rainbow, Pink Floyd, Yes, Billy Joel, Keith Richards, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Pretenders, Ramones and many more

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Astral Weeks - A Secret History of 1968 with Ryan Walsh

Van “The Man” Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with the untold secrets of the time and place that birthed it: Boston 1968.

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Bachman

The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with our first returning guest, Randy Bachman and documentary film director John Barnard to discuss the just released music bio-doc, “Bachman” from Filmrise .

In 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive was one of the biggest bands in the world with classics like Takin’ Care of Business and You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. This is the story of its founder Randy Bachman, from his early days of The Guess Who and hits like American Woman to today.

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Maria Muldaur

The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with the impishly sweet Maria Muldaur! With a new album of traditional blues and a recent Grammy nomination, Christian and the Greenwich Village born Ms. Muldaur discuss her upbringing, THAT song, her forty one solo albums to date and all the great musicians she has had the pleasure to work with in her career.

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist and the Battle for the Soul of America with Jesse Jarnow

The Rock N Roll Archaeologists gets into the wayback machine to talk about original folk artists The Weavers with Jesse Jarnow author of Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist and the Battle for the Soul of America. The dramatic untold story of the Weavers, the hit-making folk-pop quartet destroyed with the aid of the United States government--and who changed the world.

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens

The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs into the origins of 90’s alt-rock with seminal figure Tyson Meade. Often cited as The Godfather of Alternative Rock, Meade was the vocalist for Norman, OK based 90’s rock band Chainsaw Kittens, and before that with mid 80’s influential band Defenestration

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Deeper Digs in Rock: Hushabye - The Mystics, the Music and the Mob

An original founding member of the Mystics, author Al Contrera tells the true story of how five Brooklyn teenagers went from singing on street corners to fame in the fifties with their first hit song, “Hushabye.” Contrera, provides vivid and detailed accounts of the trials and adventures of forming a rock-‘n’-roll group in a neighborhood controlled by the mob.

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