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We just scratched the surface last week, and have so much to catch up on, like becoming a member of iconic 80s rock band “RATT”, recording with George Thorogood, and playing with Yngwie Malmsteen and Ted Nugent. Hang out with us on Thursday at 5pm Pacific, right here on my FB page! Or better yet, go to my All Access Live page, “like” it, and watch it there!

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Pete’s been the powerhouse drummer behind Ratt for half a decade now, but prior to that, he maintained an illustrious career playing drums for Michael Schenker, Ian Gillan, Uli Jon Roth and began his rockstar career in the 80s with Portland-born Black n’ Blue, Pete’s the kind of rockstar with no ego, but the right amount of confidence that you’d want and need to have a reputation as one of rock n’ roll’s heaviest hitters. He’s one of the kindest souls I know, and Pete bares his soul a little as we talk about success, responsibility, being humble and grieving the loss of his late wife Annette.

We had such a great conversation, Part 2 is on it’s way soon…

Pete Holmes and Steve Smith

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Al Judd: The Sensei | Tour Manager | Sound Man and friend to many. Al tells it like it is, and that’s why he’s hand-picked by professionals like Scott Weiland, Above and Beyond, Wang Chung and so many more! He’s been my savior many times on the road & we’ve lived to tell about it. Come hang out with this legend and me.

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Folks, we have all had those icons on TV that we were smitten with. It’s often a good idea to avoid ever meeting them, because they can’t always live up to the special being that we EXPECT them to be. Not in Julie’s case. Downtown is the most vibrant, spirited beautiful soul there is! SO fun!!!

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Brad is coming up on his 50th year of drumming! Incredible… he’s been playing with 80s icons The Romantics for 16 years, has another dynamic band (The Handcuffs) and a pedigree of iconic Midwestern rock credits including The Elvis Brothers and The Screams. One of the most enjoyable drummers to watch, Brad perfectly blends his influences with a style of his own. Hang out with us as we rap about his remarkable history!

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Buckle up, people… this is one wicked drummer! Nate is atop my list of favorite humans. His band mate and music director Paul Mirkovich on NBC’s “The Voice” says “…what you want is for every song to feel like the most important song in the world.” That’s EXACTLY how Nate approaches every song he plays. You’ll feel like you want to be his best friend the first time you see him play, the joy he expresses behind the kit is so infectious. I can freely admit that Nate has made my world a much better place with him in my life. Hang out with us and find out why.

Watch this beforehand – you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about! https://youtu.be/hisBS9Pzgj8

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MOTORIN’!!!! Yessireee, I’ll be catching up with Kelly in quarantine, talking newfound married life with the beautiful Jenn Attar Keagy, what Kelly’s doing to stay sane while Night Ranger waits out the pandemic, and how it feels to have everyone on the planet knowing your hit songs. I love this man dearly, and if you don’t know him yet, you’ll love his heart as much as you’ve loved his voice. You can still rock in America (just have to stand 6 feet apart)!

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Brian is the visionary behind the magnificent Spaun Drum Company. His custom drums have been my staple for over 15 years, and have been sought after by players in every genre for decades. Brian also tours with notable artists as a trusted tech, from Babyface to Jason Mraz. Peek in on our conversation as we share hilarious tour stories and discuss what Brian’s finding inspiration from these days.

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If you heard part 1, you got to know how Glen got his start at an early age in the music business. He has recorded and toured with so many notable artists, it’ll make your head spin. Speaking of spinning, we’ll catch up to talk about Glen’s filling in for Tommy Lee, including a ride on the spinning roller-coaster drum kit. You won’t want to miss this one!

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Terry is a badass tour manager and all-around gorgeous human being. He has managed Night Ranger, Chicago, Little River Band, Pat Benatar, Bryan Setzer Orchestra and many more (including the legendary Dan Reed Network). He’s seen the ins & outs of the music industry from the front and back of the stage, and I’ll chat with him about those experiences, and how he finds serenity back home in the Pacific NW w/ his lovely wife and crazy goats!