Cover Your Ears – they don’t want you to hear this! Everything you ever needed and wanted to know about the music industry from the insiders. Artists, Managers, Producers, Sound Engineers, Authors, Photographers – you name it! This podcast has them all sharing their secrets and stories from the stage and beyond. Hosted by Brian Geller. Brian is the Lead Singer of the Atomic Punks and is in Artist Relations with Ultimate Ears.
Episode 15 – Former White Lion Lead Singer Mike Tramp. Monsters of Rock Cruise, Van Halen and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Hear the great story of a young Mike Tramp tasked with the duty of picking up David Lee Roth from an airport in Spain. Artist Spotligh24/01/2017 Duración: 01h15min
Former White Lion Lead Singer Mike Tramp. Brian and Mike discuss all things White Lion, performing on the Monsters of Rock Cruise and what it takes to be a Lead Singer. Hear the amazing stories Mike shares from hanging out with David Lee Roth at a McDonalds in Spain to running around a water park with Aerosmith Lead Singer Steven Tyler. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Mike Tramp.
Episode 14 – U2 Tribute Band Hollywood U2 and an Artist Spotlight on Midnight Faces. Hear the amazing story of how Bono brought Hollywood U2 Lead Vocalist Joe Hier on stage17/01/2017
U2 Tribute Band Hollywood U2! Listen to a great talk Brian had with Bono Lead Vocalist Joe Hier and The Edge – Stevie Adams. The guys get into all things U2 debating songs, set lists and what its like to be in a top touring tribute act. The guys even bring up the old school Tribute Band Act – Beatlemania! The gem in this interview though - Joe’s account of how Bono and U2 brought the Hollywood U2 singer up on stage. A true dream come true! This week’s Artist Spotlight: Midnight Faces.
Episode 13 – AC-DC Tribute Band Bonfire and Uncured. The unknown audition with AC-DC10/01/2017 Duración: 01h10min
AC-DC Tribute Band Bonfire! Straight out of Los Angeles and these guys kick ass! We talked with Lead Guitarist Diego Russo and his crazy guitar solos in kids jump houses, and having his Angus Young shorts ripped from his body. But the biggie here, an exclusive here on Cover Your Ears…Remember last year when Brian Johnson was fired from AC-DC? Hear Lead Singer Sean Muliville discuss his audition with AC-DC and what it was like to spend the day jamming with the band you pay tribute to…This week’s Artist Spotlight: Uncured.
Episode 12 – KIX Bass Player Mark Schenker03/01/2017 Duración: 55min
Kix Bass Player Mark Schenker. Mark and Brian talk all things KIX including the newly released DVD, the Monsters of Rock Cruises and his tribute band to RUSH. Also hear the story on how KIX found their way back together and what is like for him to forever be the new guy! This week’s Artist Spotlight: Who else but KIX!
Episode 11 – Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tribute Bands and the band TeamMate27/12/2016 Duración: 01h02min
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band performer Frank Murray. Brian and Frank talk all things Petty and of course tributes. Hear about the music scene in Portland, Oregon, the opportunity to play the hottest gig in LA the Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky a Go Go and the Hollywood Producers Choice Awards. This week’s Artist Spotlight: TeamMate.
Episode 10 – Rudy Sarzo: Bass Player Extraordinaire20/12/2016 Duración: 55min
Rudy Sarzo Bass Player Extraordinaire. Listen as Rudy discusses his close friend and guitar player virtuoso Randy Rhodes. What it was like to write the book “Off the Rails” and finally deal with the death of Rhodes. Also, hear stories about life on the road with Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, and Whitesnake. In addition, how much the amazing Ronnie James Dio meant to him and his unique perspective on what it’s like to perform live with an 80’s band compared to a 70’s band. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Between the Buried and Me.
Episode 9 –Kenny Metcalf: Elton John, Stryper, Tribute Bands13/12/2016
Elton John tribute band performer; Kenny Metcalf. Brian meets up with long time friend Kenny Metcalf. The two discuss the current tribute band scene, the transition from drums to piano, Kenny’s start with the band Stryper, his faith, the life choices he's made and the medical battle that almost cost him his life. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Devin Kirtz
Episode 8 – Greg Renoff author of Van Halen Rising, Rolling Stone Magazine, Creem Magazine, Circus Magazine, Rock Biographers, David Lee Roth, Edward Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Eric Clapton06/12/2016
Van Halen Biographer Greg Renoff author of Van Halen Rising. It’s all things Van Halen as Brian and Greg tap into the early days prior to the release of the now classic Van Halen 1. Greg also discusses how a guy with a PHD in History ends up writing rock biographies and the amazing articles he’s written on rock legends Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Eric Clapton. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Unlocking the Truth
Episode 7 – Demian Arriaga – Extreme, Richie Kotzen, Extreme, The Jonas Brothers Band, JK Simmons, Auditions, Ethan Brosch and the The Berklee College of Music29/11/2016 Duración: 49min
Extreme and the Jonas Brothers Band? How could they have anything in common? Well, they do! Listen to Brian’s talk with drummer Demian Arriaga. Learn about Demian’s upbringing in Caracas, Venezuela, the support he received from his parents and his experience at the Berklee School of Music. Demian also shares a great story about Whiplash star JK Simmons, the process of auditioning and what it’s truly like to get play with your rock and roll heroes. This week’s Artist Spotlight: Ethan Brosch.
Episode 6 – Mick Adams: The Rolling Stones, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, The Monkeys, Rick Springfield, Papadosio, and Mark Kendall of Great White22/11/2016 Duración: 58min
Another fun episode today friends as we dip back into the Tribute Band Scene. I had a tangible thought-provoking conversation with Mick Adams. Mick is based here in Southern California and fronts the band “Mick Adams and the Stones”. And yes we’re talking the Rolling Stones and Mick kicks ass portraying one the greatest front man ever – Mick Jagger. We dug deep as I learned about his roots in singing – which includes singing at Woolworths – who remembers that store? Having the opportunity to sing the national anthem, tips for singers and his interactions with everyone from Mark Kendall of Great White, members of the Monkeys and even Rick Springfield.
Episode 5 John Bisaha: The Babys, Karen Carpenter, Toto, Chicago, and Get Smart15/11/2016 Duración: 01h04min
The Baby's lead vocalist John Bisaha. In this episode, Brian talks with John about all things singing. From auditioning for the bands Toto and Chicago to the gig he ultimately landed with the Baby's. Also, hear his incredible experience of taking a vocal lesson from non other than the late Karen Carpenter. This week's Artist Spotlight: The Babys.
Episode 4 – Jeremy Colson: Steve Vai, Billy Idol, Neil Zlozower, Billy Sheehan and RUSH08/11/2016
Steve Vai drummer Jeremy Colson! In this episode Brian digs deep with Jeremy as the two discuss his relationship with Vai as well as his stint with Billy Idol. Also, Jeremy talks about his love of RUSH, the amazing photographer Neil Zlozower and the ups and downs in the life of a musician. This week's Artist Spotlight: Steve Vai.
Episode 3 – Jesika Miller: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours Tribute Band, Robert Goulet, Rams cheerleaders and Dora the Explorer01/11/2016
Fleetwood Mac, or is it Jesika Miller and her band, Rumours? In this episode, the Rumours' lead singer talks about her approach to "becoming" Stevie Nicks and the band's unique similarities to the band they pay tribute to. Jesika also shares some stories of growing up, her operatic grandparents, and the Ram's Cheerleader she is related to. This week's Artist Spotlight: Ceasefire.
Episode 2 – Huey Lewis and the News saxophone extraordinaire: Johnnie Bamont25/10/2016
Huey Lewis and the News saxophone extraordinaire: Johnnie Bamont. In this episode, Johnnie spills his secrets about life on the road, the amazing Donna Summer, the iconic Tower of Power, and a private San Francisco 49er party. He opens up about his roots in Northern California, his passion for surfing, and what its really like to work with Huey Lewis. There is also one special surprise you won't want to miss! This week's Artist Spotlight - the band Royal Teeth.
Episode 1 – Gary Usher Jr: The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Gary Usher Sr. and the state of today’s music13/10/2016
The Beach Boys, including Gary Usher! In this episode, Gary Usher, Jr. talks about his late father who co-wrote "In my Room" and "409" with the great Brian Wilson. Gary also talks about working with his father in the studio, hanging with music giants in his childhood home, and the current state of music. This week's Artist Spotlight: former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp and his latest solo album Nomad.