Aaron Joy's Roman Midnight Music Podcast show

Aaron Joy's Roman Midnight Music Podcast

Summary: Bi-monthly look at unique & interesting rock/metal albums post-1980 via discussion, music clips & live interviews. Periodic forays into non-rock/metal areas plus a split focus between mainstream & independent artists. Based on the popular weekly cd reviews blog romanmidnightmusic.blogspot.com. Hosted by the witty & insightful Aaron Joy - author & biographer of guitarist Al Pitrelli, music critic, electronic musician known as Blank Faced Prophet, owner of Manhattan's Roman Midnight Music indie record label, host of blogtalkradio's weekly "News Notes" (a rock/metal music news & commentary show ... trying to be the Bill O'Reilly of music news ... maybe) & the only gay man to host a heavy metal show

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 Eps 40: Interview: Zak Stevens ~ Savatage, Circle II Circle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:00

Two pre-recorded interviews with vocalist Zak Stevens from 2011; one live Aaron Joy's other podcast 'The World Of Trans-Siberian Orchestra' & the other a casual conversation. Stevens is the former vocalist of Savatage during their later commercial breakthrough, backing vocalist on all TSO albums, played with Machines Of Grace with Savatage drummer Jeff Plate & fronts his own band Circle II Circle. Stevens talks about a new CIIC album coming 2012 plus Savatage. Due to financial difficulties, the Roman Midnight Music Podcast concludes regular weekly episodes with this episode & will present periodic 'specials' with pre-recorded interviews throughout 2012 while continuing with some new interviews presented on Aaron Joy's Rock Interviews Blog.

 Eps 39: Guys With Wives ~ Canadian hard rock power trio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:00

Interview with the blues-rock power trio Guys With Wives, live from Manitoba, Canada. Drawing on classic rock with vocals akin to Graham Bonnet the band has churned out a powerful blues-rock debut album "Life Is A ...". Cancelled due to technical problems.

 Eps 38: Interview: The August Infinity ~ power pop alt rock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:00

Interview with members of the alt rock power pop band The August Infinity of Brooklyn. Bassist Chris Moss & guitarist Peter Strzelecki will be discussing the band's music, recent mini-tours across the States & their new EP "To Whom It May Concern".

 Eps 37: Interview: John Wetton ~ Asia, UK, Billy Sherwood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:00

Acclaimed bassist/singer/songwriter John Wetton talks about his work with the reunited Asia (with Steve Howe, Geoff Downes & Carl Palmer) and creating his new solo album 'Raised In Captivity' with Billy Sherwood. Wetton has a long career working with Larry Norman, Peter Banks of Yes, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, UK, Steve Hackett of Genesis and most recently Asia and his Wetton/Downes. Pre-recorded interview from his home in England.

 Eps 36: Interview: A.L.X. ~ Love Crushed Velvet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:00

Pre-recorded interview with hard rock/alt rocker A.L.X., vocalist/guitarist/songwriter of the band Love Crushed Velvet who just released their self-titled debut. Joined on the album by drummer Thommy Price (Billy Idol, Joan Jett) and guitarist Jimi Bones (Blondie).

 Eps 35: Interview: Ornament ~ Trans-Siberian Orch Tribute | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:00

Interview with Chris Nunes, producer/bassist/co-founder of New England's 6 year old Ornament, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band that helps raise money for schools & charities. In 2012 Ornament expands to a year round performance moving into the realm of Broadway shows, classical composers & contemporary rock that lends itself to the rock orchestra format.

 Eps 34: Interview: Troy Allen Montgomery & Damond Jiniya of Savatage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:00

Interview with Troy Allen Montgomery, a country-rock lyricist & owner of Montgomery Gun Productions that works with artist development. Troy discusses his new album & songwriting project 'Under The Gun' featuring members of the legendary band Savatage & Jon Oliva's Pain including Jon Oliva, Damond Jiniya & the late Matt LaPorte. Episode is the first interview about the new album. Episode also includes guest guitarist Tommy Spittle of Rebel Pride, managed by Montgomery Gun Productions, who helped with 'Under The Gun' & former Diet Of Worms & Savatage vocalist Damond Jiniya.

 Eps 33: Interview: JD Bradshaw ~ columnist, rock guitarist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:00

Interview with guitarist JD Bradshaw, whose repertoire has spanned downhome blues to thrash metal, who will be discussing his three instrumental hard rock guitar albums on his label Acacia Entertainment, founded in 1998 with his wife Leslie, particularly his newest release 'Waiting At The Finsh Line'. Bradshaw's music has been used with Dee Snider's 'House Of Hair' and MTV's reality show 'Date My Mom'. He's also a guitar teacher, writes a column for Wild Child magazine and in 2011 joined Delaware's Debbie Caldwell Band playing classic southern rock.

 Eps 32: Interview: Shayfer James ~ noirpop piano troubadour | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:00

Interview with New Jersey pianist/singer/songwriter Shayer James whose picturesque and mystical lyrics have been compared to Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley, giving him the nickname of 'the Villain King' of NJ's underground noirpop music scene. He'll be talking about his debut album 'The Owl & The Elephant'.

 Eps 31: Interview: The Militants ~ extreme L.A. metal band | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:00

Interview with the fiercingly heavy Militants of Los Angeles: vocalist-founder Charlie Zeigler, guitarist Nate Siegel & drummer Mike Gray. The band will be discussing their releases "Fuel The Aggression" & "One Nation Under Death", the social relevancy of their lyrics & the LA. music scene

 Eps 30: Rock Messengers: Harrison, G.G. Allin, Ian Stuart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:00

Under the theme "rock messengers of the past" a look at deceased rockers whose music was more than just about music but also a message, though sometimes controversial: George Harrison - Brainwashed ... Ian Stuart & Rough Justice - Justice For The Cottbus Six ... G.G. Allin & The Criminal Quartet - Carnival Of Excess ... G.G. Allin - Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies. For mature listeners only.

 Eps 29: Interview: Mike Big Cheese ~ Heavy Metal Mayhem host | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

The first show of year two of 'The Roman Midnight Music Podcast' with a rare interview with Mike "the Big Cheese", host of blogtalkradio's popular bi-weekly metal podcast 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'. Mike has shared music from across the metal spectrum along with interviewing nearly 200 artists in the three plus years since starting the podcast. Mike is also a listener and mentor to Roman Midnight Music host Aaron Joy.

 Eps 28: First year anniversary look back & music hour | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:00:00

Special one month celebration of the one year anniversary of the Roman Midnight Music podcast closing with host Aaron Joy taking a nostalgic look back on the first year of the podcast through behind the scenes recollections for the first hour followed by a second hour of some of songs that have affected his life that you probably won't usually hear on the this podcast.

 Eps 27: Interview: Charles Canedo ~ Tired Wings/Ambiatica | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:00

Special one month celebration of the one year anniversary of the Roman Midnight Music podcast opening with an interview with NYC guitarist-singer-composer Charles Ambiatica Ezra Canedo of the blues-rock trio Tired Wings, electronica outfit Ambiatica and formerly hard rockers Blue XI. Talking about his music, growing international attention/fans and the New York music scene.

 Eps 26: Interview: Michael T. Ross ~ Lita Ford keyboardist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:00

Special one month celebration of the one year anniversary of the Roman Midnight Music podcast with an interview with rock keyboardist Michael T. Ross whose currently recording/touring with Lita Ford and has played with a reunited Dale Bozzio's reunited Missing Persons, Lizzy Borden, Lillian Axe, Angel, Accomplice, Derek Sherinian, Hardline (with Journey's Neal Schon) and more.


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