ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON: Great White, Joe Satriani & Much More


GREAT WHITE, JOE SATRIANI and producer MICHAEL JAMES JACKSON guest on this episode of Westwood One’s Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon.

Former Guns N’ Roses manager co-hosts and offers his take on the upcoming GNR box set.

In the first interview, Mitch catches up with Great White’s Michael Lardie and Mark Kendall backstage at the fabulous M3 Festival in Maryland. The two discuss Full Circle, upcoming new music, the importance of the M3 Festival, Michael Lardie talks working on Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction, the infamous GNR/Great White 1988 NYC Ritz show, Mark Kendall’s rig roundup, and much more.

Mitch’s second interview is with famed producer Michael James Jackson. We talk working with KISS on Creatures Of The Night & Lick It Up. Plus, his work with Red Rider, L.A. Guns, Armored Saint and more. He also discusses getting his start in music producing, The Doors’ Jim Morrison, Tom Cochran, the challenge of COTN to get a ‘Kiss sound’ while using multiple guest musicians, Eric Carr and his passion for KISS, did they consider the COTN ‘drum sound’ for the Lick It Up sessions, Ace did NOT play on Creatures, using Rick Derringer on the LIU album, Vinnie Vincent, Michael Des Barres, why did he move on from producing, Graham Nash and more.

Our third interview is with well-respected guitarist Joe Satriani. They talk about the new album ‘What Happens Next, Chickenfoot plans, Deep Purple and his reply to Ritchie Blackmore’s recent comments about him, Shockwave Supernova and working with Glenn Hughes, resisting the urge to be ‘that guy’ guitarist that takes every replacement gig, including Def Leppard’s Phil Collen on the recent G3 tour and much more.

Satriani says, “You can’t replace somebody like Ritchie Blackmore so I kinda knew it was going to be a thankless job.”


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