BMS S21E06 LEE SHAPIRO Oh What A Year

Bill chats and harmonizes with one of Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons and founder of nostalgic Supergroup The Hitmen. We play and discuss my favorite song and take a look back at the year that tried to ruin live music and learn how The Hitmen are emerging back on to the scene in 2021-22. It’s a Rock n Roll History 101 class with segments on the rudiments of harmony, music business shenanigans and first hand stories of historical pop music moments all in the same hour. Find out more and get tickets at THEHITMENLIVE.com

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BMS S21E05 CARMINE APPICE 7 Life Changing Minutes

One seven minute song done in one take in 1967 changed everything for Carmine Appice. Now his resume looks like a volume of a Rock n Roll encyclopedia. This chat gets into influences and inspirations from Carmine’s early days and mentors and goes full circle to the Hall of Fame drummers today that were inspired by him. We remember and listen to some Beck Bogert Appice moments, discuss the changes in the music business and catch up with Carmine’s very active social media music life. And there’s this Ozzy Osbourne White Castle story you don’t want to miss! CARMINEAPPICE.NET
Photo taken at Trio Live Fort Lauderdale 2016

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BMS S21E04 DAVID FRANGIONI Learning To Listen

David and Bill discuss the new surge in home theater and home studio business resulting from the changing world. Big names in music have utilized Frangioni to keep them up to date with advancements in technology and formats. He stresses the importance of listening, not only to the music and the audio, but also the market. It’s a constant process to keep up with new products and processes. *Nerd Alert*!! This interview covers frequency curves, Acoustic Sciences, dynamic range and bitrates.
Underneath the tech speak lies a great story of a childhood passion turning into a rewarding career.
Learn more at FRANGIONI MEDIA

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BMS S21E03 THEO KALOMIRAKIS Home Theaters In 2021


The man known as a true Godfather of Home Theater chats with me from Greece to discuss the effects of the changing world on the industry. Get inside Theo’s massive movie collection, his passion for filmmakers and studios, the importance of good sound, digitizing with Zappiti and designing spectacular modern turnkey media rooms with Rayva. The ways we listen to music and watch movies are evolving now more than ever and we touch on much of it here. And you’ll hear how Theo successfully turned a childhood fascination into a cinematic ride of a career.
TKTheaters.com Rayva.com

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BMS S21E02 JASON BIELER Hashtag Showbiz

The Baron returns to the show 10 years later to preview his new project. Songs For The Apocalypse by Jason Bieler and the Baron Von Bielski Orchestra comes out next week and we get to listen to and dissect two of the tracks ahead of time. Jason talks about the changing times for the industry, reaction videos, producing vocals, collaborating with very talented cats, the years of friction with Saigon Kick and of course we get in some hockey talk! Bieler still dreams of being in the NHL but thankfully his day jobs have served him well.

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BMS S21E01 ALAN PARSONS The High Definition Life

The legendary Professor of Music Production gets into an immersive surround sound discussion, shares some stories from “The Dark Side”, some optimism about live music’s anticipated return in 2021 and inside info on his new facility in California. Alan has been busier than you think, currently working on 2 live albums while continuing to release surround mixes of the APP catalogue. Hear first hand about the Alan Parsons Art and Science of Sound Recording affordable online courses that allow aspiring producers to learn from and work with the Master. Learn even more at ArtAndScienceOfSound.com

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BMS S20E02 DAVID PASTORIUS – What Instrument is That?

When David Pastorius first heard a bass played in person he had to ask “what instrument is that?” Now when people hear him play they ask “what planet is he from?” In this sit down, in person chat (with his Marleaux bass in hand) David shows where hard work and his music royalty lineage has taken him since that day. We hear a beautiful exclusive solo performance of one of his songs and a couple of tracks from his Radio Gold album. In between tour dates with Pat Travers, he’s available for private lessons. Reach him for more info at dvpastorius@yahoo.com

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BMS S20E01 LEE ABRAMS – Manufacturing Fun

We take a deep dive into the radio business with one of the most influential minds of FM Rock Programming. The inventor of the Album Rock format and co-founder of XM Satellite Radio shares some valuable data and inside stories in this industry intensive chat. Lee shows no signs of slowing down, as he hints about the next big thing in media while inviting his radio peers to make the innovative moves that we need. Spolier alert! There’s much to be optimistic about.

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BMS S19E03 NICKO McBRAIN – You Just Never Know, Do You?

With a new gear partnership signed, his annual Christmastime Rock N Roll Ribs Anniversary Party coming up in South Florida and another World Tour in 2020 looming, Nicko shows no signs of slowing down 37 years after joining Iron Maiden. We spend over an hour digging deep into physical endurance, burying hatchets, helping needy kids, tuning drums, mouthwatering ribs, remembering great friends and listening to his favorite Maiden song.
IronMaiden.com RockNRollRibs.com

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BMS S19E02 FRANK MARINO – (Part 2) Breaking the Cycle

Continuing on, we go into rich detail on the new DVD and get the story of Frank’s 7 years of editing! Plus a surprise guest joins in. We pick apart one of the songs, and talk hockey as Frank drops some big names and knowledge on the state of the NHL. This episode is an extended power play that keeps on scoring for over an hour.
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S19E02 Episode Presented by Zappiti

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