Cover Your Ears
By Brian Geller
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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.
||ExplicitEpisode 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 Spot||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 McDo.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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 stage||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.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 – AC-DC Tribute Band Bonfire and Uncured. The unknown audition with AC-DC||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,||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 – KIX Bass Player Mark Schenker||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 fore.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 – Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tribute Bands and the band TeamMate||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 t.||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 – Rudy Sarzo: Bass Player Extraordinaire||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,||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 –Kenny Metcalf: Elton John, Stryper, Tribute Bands||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,||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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 Clapton||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 r||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 – Demian Arriaga – Extreme, Richie Kotzen, Extreme, The Jonas Brothers Band, JK Simmons, Auditions, Ethan Brosch and the The Berklee College of Music||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 e||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 – Mick Adams: The Rolling Stones, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, The Monkeys, Rick Springfield, Papadosio, and Mark Kendall of Great White||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”.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 John Bisaha: The Babys, Karen Carpenter, Toto, Chicago, and Get Smart||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 voc.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 – Jeremy Colson: Steve Vai, Billy Idol, Neil Zlozower, Billy Sheehan and RUSH||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 up.||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 – Jesika Miller: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours Tribute Band, Robert Goulet, Rams cheerleaders and Dora the Explorer||Fleetwood Mac, or is it Jesika Miller and her band, Rumours?||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 – 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.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 – Gary Usher Jr: The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Gary Usher Sr. and the state of today’s music||In this episode, Gary Usher, Jr. talks about his late father who co-wrote "In my Room" and "409" with the great Brian Wilson.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast for music industry enthusiasts
I love this podcast!! Brian Gellar has a wide range of interesting guests. Its interesting to hear their stories. The Greg Renoff interview about his book "Van Halen Rising" should be a reason to hook you alone (especially if you are a fan of VH).
Coolest way to feel like you are backstage.
Brian asks all the questions I would. Love the laid back setting that he provides so you can really get to know his guests. Fun to hear how the music industry comes together to give us all the greatest entertainment. Thanks Brian for personalizing the music industry and allowing us a little insight into your world. Feels like I got a backstage pass on each episode.
Brian Geller pulls you into the conversation from the get-go. Being a southern California native, but relocating to Texas many moons ago, it was great hearing all of the references to SoCal circa the 1980's and even more so, getting a a behind the scenes look at the music industry through the eyes of Gary Usher! Fascinating insight! Viva la Licorice Pizza! A must-hear!