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Musician Talia Keys stops by Radio From Hell Richie T |
09/19/2014 | Filed In: Radio From Hell | RFH | Talia Keys | Interview |

Musician Talia Keys stops by Radio From Hell

Talia Keys stops by to play the Potty Break Song live and chat with the RFH crew about being a musician in Utah. Read a brief overview or listen to the whole interview below.

Bill: How did you come to be who you are? Talia: Growing up here and having an open minded mother, I was raised by a single mom and she supported my music from a very young age, bought me instruments. Bill: Always wanted to do music? Talia: Yeah, from a young age, or something. I was starving for attention as a child. So basically, just having to support a family and wanting to do music. But just the last six years I’ve been playing, I’d say professionally. Making money. Bill: You were telling me before you played the song, you’re actually able to support yourself doing music now? Talia: Because I live in my mom’s basement, the American dream! Gina: But she can buy gas, and she can buy lunch… Talia: Exactly! But yeah I do, this is what I do full time is music.

Bill: When you travel you travel with a band mostly? Talia: Mostly, yeah. This was my first solo thing where it’s kind of like I need to go cross-country but we can’t afford to go as a whole band so I went. But yeah my band Marinade is pretty much who I’ve gigged with for the last five years straight, relentlessly. Bill: And you still do stuff with that band as well. Talia: Yup, we’re playing this weekend and next weekend. Gina: You’re busy, I’ve got your website up. Talia: Tonight I’m going to see Elton John, but no tomorrow I’m playing at the Ogden Equinox festival. It’s kind of a local music festival that’s happening, low key. We party hard in Ogden, don’t tell Fox news.  

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Richie Interviews Paul Stanley of K.I.S.S Richie T |
09/19/2014 | Filed In: #paulstanley #kiss #richietsteadman

Richie Interviews Paul Stanley of K.I.S.S

"What has surprised you about doing the arena football team, and the television show?" - Richie T

“That it’s not as easy as one might think to have a winning (arena football) team. It’s all great and good to have ideas, concepts, and strategies. But the more people who are involved, the more chance there is of something going wrong. So, to have a team, and a coaching staff, and an executive staff. Having everyone trying to work toward the same end is just not as easy as I’ve, quite honestly hoped. Incredibly exciting and rewarding. It’s challenging and that’s what life’s all about is challenge.” - Paul Stanley 

 

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Richie T. interviews Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island Richie T |
09/18/2014 | Filed In: rfh | richieTsteadman | gilligan's island | dawn wells | mary ann |

Richie T. interviews Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island

Richie T. interviews Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. 

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Richie T: What’s going on for you now Dawn? Dawn Wells: “You look around the world today and we were seven misfits trying to get along, And the world is broader than that but we are all misfits trying to get along...And there’s a different opportunity for each culture and we need to open our hearts a little bit. “

Dawn Wells is currently on her book tour for her latest book called What Would Mary Ann Do? : A guide to life  

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Meet The Bands: Bastille Richie T |
09/17/2014 | Filed In: Richie T | X96 | Bastille

Meet The Bands: Bastille

Richie T caught up with Dan and Kyle from Bastille about new music, crashing Woody's honeymoon, and coming back to the U.S. Read a brief overview or listen to the full interview below.

New music?

Very soon, don’t worry. We’re working on it, we’ve got something coming out imminently and then a new album next year, hopefully as early as we can possibly get things finished. As soon as possible in terms of when that can happen, but before the end of this year we are releasing something else. Which may or may not be a mixtape.

Coming back to the U.S.:

We’re in L.A for the week, we’re doing some TV shows here, so we’ve just come. It feels nice, we haven’t been in the U.S all summer, we’ve been in Europe doing festivals. We did 40, about 40 festivals in pretty much every European country you’ve ever heard of. Which was really fun, it’s just nice to be back in the U.S., it’s so hot here!

Next U.S. tour:

We’re really excited about touring. We’re coming back in October/November as well so I’m sure you’ll be sick of us again very soon.

The reign of Bad Blood :

When we put out the first record we had no idea what it was going to do, we’ve kind of been riding it's wave a little bit for a while, so It’s going to be quite strange moving on to the next thing and seeing if It’s any good.

Trying to honeymoon with bandmate Woody:

Woody just got married a couple weeks ago, which felt very grown up. He demanded some time for a honeymoon so we all got a week off, which was wicked.

Richie T: Did you go on the honeymoon with him?

We tried, but his wife was not happy. We all do enough traveling together, the Honey Moon was a chance for us to be alone with our thoughts for once.

Going home: 

You hear lots of stories about people who at the end of tour don’t really know how to decompress. You’re so used to your whole day being planned out and scheduled and stuff and suddenly you find yourself back in London at home and you’re friends are at work and you’re like uh, what do I do? How do I feed myself?

Catch Bastille November 11th at the UCCU center. Get tickets HERE

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My Top 10 Favorite U2 Songs todd | Program Director
09/16/2014 | Filed In: U2 | Apple | Itunes | Songs of Innocence

My Top 10 Favorite U2 Songs

Everybody on social media is freaking out about having the new U2 album—and I’ll use their word for it—forced upon them by Apple. Personally, I don’t think it’s ever a bad thing when one of the biggest bands in the world decides to give you their new album for free.

It was apparently a smart move by U2 because since the Songs of Innocence album appeared in everyone’s iTunes, their back catalog started to sell like crazy. The Joshua Tree, War, Achtung Baby, and The Unforgettable Fire saw huge spikes in sales. When you start looking at the albums that shaped U2’s career, you begin to realize that there were some amazing songs that you probably paid for at some point in your life. Here are my top ten favorite U2 songs.

10. “UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD”

9. “TWO HEARTS BEAT AS ONE”

8. “A SORT OF HOMECOMING”

7. “SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY”

6. “NEW YEAR’S DAY”

5. “WITH OR WITHOUT YOU”

4. “BULLET THE BLUE SKY”

3. “WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME”

2. “BAD”

1. “PRIDE”

 

“Pride” has to be my all-time favorite because it is such a thoughtful song with an important message. It also came out when I was in my early teens and opened my eyes to so many social issues that I hadn’t seen in my life. It also was the song that got me hooked on U2.

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