Series: Let's Talk About Rock

We look at the many rock artists and the musical styles that have played a significant foundational role in rock history as well as rock appreciation.

Let’s Talk About Bob Dylan Part 3

Given Bob Dylan's long legacy in rock and folk music, Vinnie talks about Bob Dylan one more time going through some of Bob Dylan's discography and ventures from 1981-present as well as how he preserved his legacy during this time frame with his Bootleg Series alongside other iconic box sets, his Rock and Roll Hall…

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Let’s Talk About Bob Dylan Part 2

Bob Dylan's legacy over the course of his 80 years on this planet, it was not enough to fit into one episode so Vinnie talks more about Bob Dylan starting from his recovering from his motorcycle accident to this resurgence to popularity with albums like Blood on the Tracks and songs like Knockin' on Heaven's…

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Let’s Talk About Bob Dylan Part 1

To celebrate the 80th birthday of folk legend Bob Dylan, Vinnie goes into detail about Bob Dylan's musical history focusing on his first seven albums between 1962 & 66, his prominence in the Civil Rights Movement, going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and more. So much to cover, we had to split into…

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Let’s Talk About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Class of 2021

On Wednesday, May 12, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their inductees for 2021 in the Performer Category, Early Influences, the Ahmet Ertegun Award, and The Award for Musical Excellence. Vinnie talks a brief summary of who got in, and who didn't. 

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Let’s Talk About Ratt

For Let's Talk About Rock's 70th episode, Vinnie goes to the Sunset Strip once again to talk about the rise of the band Ratt and some of the greatest music they ever put up, their wild rock and roll lifestyle, and some of the behind the scenes on again off again tension that has plagued…

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Let’s Talk About Bob Marley

Vinnie talks about Jamaica legend Bob Marley and his slow rise to prominence as a rock and reggae legend and Jamaican icon and how his legacy has been kept alive after nearly 40 years after his untimely death from skin cancer in 1981 at the young age of 36. 

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Let’s Talk About Pearl Jam

Vinnie talks about another big band from the Seattle music scene named Pearl Jam chronicling their long history spanning more than 30 years as a band focusing on their discography, their touring, their ups and downs including their feud with Ticketmaster, the tragedy at the Rokslide Festival, their political activism, and the live shows that…

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Let’s Talk About Alice in Chains

Vinnie looks at another great grunge band from Seattle named Alice in Chains focusing on their long career starting with original singer Layne Staley's backstory and his early bands including glam bands Sleze, (later Alice N' Chains) before eventually forming Alice in Chains with Jerry Cantrell, Mike Starr (replaced later by Mike Inez) and Sean…

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Let’s Talk About Nirvana

27 years after Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain took his own life at the age of 27, Vinnie looks at his troubled past, and the history of Nirvana, one of the biggest bands of the early 1990's that changed rock music forever with their heavy edgy sound from the Seattle grunge scene skyrocketing the Seattle…

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Let’s Talk About Early Grunge

Before Grunge became mainstream, before Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, there was a huge underground cult following in Seattle originating with hardcore punk rock groups like Solger, the Fartz and 10 Minute Warning which led to bands adopting a rawer edgier sound for early grunge bands like Green River, the U-Men, the Melvins,…

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