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Todd Whitener : Todd burst onto the scene selling more than 1.5 million records as guitarist of the band Days Of The New. He brought dazzling fretwork and vocal harmonies to DOTN's self-titled debut which contained the hit songs "Touch, Peel And Stand", "Shelf In The Room" and "The Downtown". With a platinum album and a tour with Metallica under his belt, things seemed to be coming up Todd.
Then, singer Travis Meeks abruptly fired the entire band forcing Todd and his fellow bandmates to resort to working menial jobs while they picked up the pieces. Todd and company battled back, signing to Maverick Records with their new band, Tantric, scoring hits with songs like "Astounded" "Mourning" and the Billboard #1 "Breakdown" . Tantric toured with Kid Rock, Creed and 3 Doors down among others and their debut album went gold. However, their next album did not. Though it sold respectably selling more than 200,000 copies Tantric fell victim to the sophomore jinx. Record company woes and line-up changes followed with Todd himself leaving the band in 2007.
Under the name Whitener, Todd would go on to release several records. Now, he's joined forces once again with his former DOTN and Tantric bandmates to form the band Blisskrieg with singer, Donald Carpenter. Their debut, Remedy is on sale now.
Todd and Kasey go in depth on the writing and recording of Remedy and focus in on several tracks, including the incredible lead single "Inside Me". Mr. Whitener also has some sound advice for harmony singers, gives a shout out to legendary pedal steel player, Van Coffee (George Jones) who played on the song, "Destination Unknown", talks slide guitar and the influence of Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots.
Steve Gorman: Original drummer of The Black Crowes, current drummer of the incredible, Trigger Hippy, author and radio host, Steve Gorman is coming back to The Kasey Ferguson Show!
Steve will discuss everything from the importance of a band having a great team behind them and working with Jimmy Page to The Black Crowes costumed mushroom party with little people, the writing of the By Your Side album, why they threatened to kick legendary producer, Rick Rubin's ass and the misconceptions about his involvement with the band.
NoSelf - Resistance
Juliet Ruin - Cosmic Vertigo
Fame On Fire - I'm Fine
Blisskrieg - Inside Me
Cavern - Fade Before The Flood
B Heaslip - Natural, Magical (Beautiful)
Orianthi - Crawling Out Of The Dark
Motorhead - Live To Win (Remastered)
Ditchwater - Iron Fist (Motorhead cover)
Diamond Head - It's Electric
Reb Beach - Cutting Loose
Kevin Breit - Shoo The Bluebird
Bruce Cockburn - Blind Willie
Sass Jordan - One Way Out (Allman Bros Band cover)
The Still, Small Voice - Roller Rink
14 North - Break
Alter Bridge - Clear Horizon
The Treatment - Laying It Down
Trigger Hippy - Low Down Country Song
Mark Morton - She Talks To Angels feat. Lzzy Hale of Halestrom (The Black Crowes cover)
PLUS: Kasey gets a little too rambunctious and accidentally karate chops an unsuspecting Doug Mcfly, leading the dastardly Doug to return fire with an attack so heinous and foul it offended even the unflappable, Cousin Miri! You'll also be treated to a free Spanish lesson after Kasey inhales his beer too quickly, and your hopeless host comes clean about which Canadian icon he insulted on numerous occasions with his sophomoric shenanigans.
Kasey's Hollywood Remake : Kasey recasts the shit filled cinnamon heart that was the 2001 slasher film, Valentine, with the likes of CNN's Wolf Blitzer and the Samoan Rugby World Cup team of 2002.
Kasey's Report Card : It's on to 1st Grade for Kasey "The Kid" and it turns out the young whippersnapper doesn't play well with others. Imagine that! More revelations from his real report card as Kasey continues to get in touch with his younger self.
Kingston Ribfest And Craft Beer Show : Kasey's interview with Kingston's own, Spearhead Brewing Company from his pre pandemic trip to the Limestone City's celebration of suds. Claire and Greg from the brewery talk Spearhead's Open Mic night, supporting live music and local events such as HOWE Island Rockin the Rock and their Halloween freakshow. Greg also throws down an impressive round of Trivial Pursuit as Kasey hammers back Spearhead's Hawaiian Pale Ale, makes plans to become the "Van Halen of the kazoo" and barks at passing fire trucks.
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Dwight Little: Director of Halloween 4 : The Return Of Michael Myers, Rapid Fire (starring Brandon Lee) and Marked For Death (starring Steven Seagal) brings his evil eye to The Kasey Ferguson Show . Dwight is answering the questions that fans want to know about his Halloween film, from the absence of Jamie Lee Curtis and whether or not the character of Lindsey is the same from the first film to the inside skinny on some of the kills, the challenges behind the scenes and most importantly why the film deprived Kasey (and many other horned up horror lovers) of boobies in the film's infamous funbag fake out.
Dwight will also discuss his latest film Last Rampage : The Escape Of Gary Tison starring (The T-1000!) Robert Patrick, Heather Graham (Boogie Nights) and Free Willy's Jason James Richter, working with Filter's Richard Patrick on the film's musical score and so much more.
Matthew Peak : The artist behind the iconic posters and VHS box covers for A Nightmare on Elm Street 1-5 is painting The Kasey Ferguson Show red! Yes, Matthew Peak is swinging by this year's Halloween Special but instead of talking about the artwork for the Nightmare franchise (don't worry they'll get to that in Part 2 of the interview to air later) , Matthew is revealing and discussing the song he wrote for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors that was nearly included as the movie's closing credits theme for the very FIRST time!
Yep, you read that right, his song "Freddy's Back" was in serious contention for the film's soundtrack before Dokken's "Dream Warriors" ultimately won out. Kasey will broadcast this historic horror tune for the FIRST TIME EVER and unearth the story surrounding this lost song, not to mention future plans for the tune now that it's been located. Matthew will also discuss if he'll be doing more prints of his much beloved Nightmare art and more.
Orbit Culture - Halloween Theme (John Carpenter cover)
DEVILDRIVER - Wishing
Ghoultown - Where Voodoo Sleeps
ZombieKing - Dead At The Scene
Skeleton - Ring Of Fire
Lutharo - Blood Lightning
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh - Bones
Every Hour Kills - ReAwaken
Layne's Calling - Break Me
Matthew Peak - Freddy's Back (ft. Ernie Mannetti)
Controversial - Take Command (Leather Strip Remix)
Diamond Rexx - Dead
Myth Of Creation - Psycho
Moonlight Desires - Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran cover)
9Electric - Dark Matter
Sinner's Blood - The Hunting
Firewind - Rising Fire
Dio - Heaven And Hell (Live) (Black Sabbath cover)
Hell In The Club - Last Of An Undying Kind
Devil's Hand - Devil's Hand
PLUS : Is Kasey's bloodsucking bud, Count Mcfly giving him the silent treatment for not getting around to taking him costume shopping? Or is it because Kasey didn't get around to baking a pumpkin pie? Turns out Siri's witchy cousin, Miri is stirring the pot (or perhaps cauldron), turning Kasey and Doug Mcfly against one other.
The Shortlist : Kasey wants to hunt down COVID-19 and rip out it's still beating, Halloween hating, black heart but since that may prove difficult for a variety of reasons, like Dexter, Kasey is channeling his violent impulses. How? By compiling a short list of ways he's going to kill COVID of course, including but not limited to : Repeatedly earworming it with the riff from "The Final Countdown", summoning Pumpkinhead, Dragonzord and Chuck Norris, dutch oven, talk it's ears off, face melting kazoo solo, micromanage it until it quits, giving the virus a musical instrument and telling IT to try and make a living.
The Manly Minute : The origin of death breath
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Dean Karr : Dean has directed macabre music videos for Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Danzig, Korn, Godsmack, Deftones and countless others. He even directed Iron Maiden's epic Rock In Rio concert DVD! In addition to directing dark and delicious videos, he's made a name for himself creating the cover art for artists looking for something a cut above, such as Alice Cooper, Slipknot, Pantera, Megadeth and Tool just to name a few. Don't even get started on photography, Dean has shot more shit up than Rambo. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Velvet Revolver, the Download festival, even Playboy, Dean's done it all. So, it's time to return fire and pose a few questions to the soul stealing, camera wielding madman.
Dean will discuss the gory goods from his early days working in a cemetery and sneaking his camera into Black Sabbath shows as a teen to the iconic "Sweet Dreams" video he made for Marilyn Manson, his tribute to Eddie Van Halen, filming Rock In Rio with Iron Maiden, the effects of budgets being slashed on music videos, the influence of horror films and dark literature on his work, sharks and the making of the classic Deftones video for "My Own Summer " (Shove It). He'll also dole out a hilarious Ozzy story and since he's designed some legendary covers such as Manson's Antichrist Superstar and Tool's Undertow, he's also picking some of his favorite album covers.
Bobby Blitz : He's sold over 16 million albums worldwide as the lead vocalist of the seminal metal band, Overkill. Yes, Bobby Blitz is coming to the homicidal home of Halloween! In addition to working on new material with Overkill, Bobby is currently fronting the supergroup and cover band BPMD, which also features members of Metal Allegiance and former members of Dream Theater and Machine Head. Their debut album , American Made is out now and features heavied up versions of songs made popular by American rock bands from the 70's including ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Grand Funk Railroad.
The gruesome twosome will raise their glasses to salute the hardworking road crews of the world and discuss everything from what it would be like if Corey Feldman covered an Overkill song and what Bobby learned from Steven Tyler to BPMD's unique approach to picking cover tunes, getting props from Michael Anthony himself for BMPD'S Van Halen cover, an update on the new Overkill album/touring plans, and a comical road story involving The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Dokken - Mr. Scary
Dope - You Spin Me Round (Dead Or Alive cover)
Fear Factory - Cars (Gary Numan cover)
Coal Chamber feat Ozzy Osbourne - Shock The Monkey (Peter Gabriel cover)
Danzig - Dirty Black Summer
BPMD - Evil (Is Going On) (Howlin' Wolf/Cactus cover)
Overkill - Overkill
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight
Helloween - Sole Survivor
Motorhead - Killed By Death
Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics cover)
Deftones - Change (In The House Of Flies)
Three Days Grace - Get Out Alive
The Union Underground - Turn Me On Mr. Deadman
Corrosion Of Conformity - Clean My Wounds
Mark Lanegan - The Beast In Me (Nick Lowe/Johnny Cash cover)
PLUS: Since Kasey's roommate and confidante, Doug Mcfly (the most un coordinated ill tempered, mutant bug this side of a 50's monster movie) killed the karaoke machine while trying to flee from a spider, Doug and Cousin Miri Miri must perform their rendition of Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Halloween classic, "Monster Mash" by simply singing along to the track. The results are....eerily fascinating.
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Kim Mitchell : While Kim is indeed a Juno award winning, multi platinum selling, rock star, that doesn't mean he doesn't have to put up with some crap every now and again. Mostly from his dog, Webster. In between picking up stink pickles, Kim found time to shoot the shit with Kasey for the first time in 20 years.
Kim will discuss everything from his induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame and new single "Wishes" to the song he wrote with The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, road pranks involving Rush and Alannah Myles, having bullets thrown at him onstage in Detroit, gigging with MC5 while surrounded by the National Guard, why he thought he owed money to Mike Myers (Wayne's World, Austin Powers), opening for Slash, why Ritchie Blackmore hated him and the status of his forthcoming new album "The Big Fantasize" (his first in 13 years).
Brad Roberts : The Crash Test Dummies lead vocalist returns to The Kasey Ferguson Show! Brad will discuss performing on Saturday Night Live and the now infamous monologue by Martin Lawrence that allegedly saw him banned from the show , what Chris Farley was really like and the time he introduced the band onstage (in character as Matt Foley), who on the SNL cast were big fans of the band, his acoustic version of the 80's classic "Bette Davis Eyes" from his album, Crash Test Dude and more.
Bigmotorgasoline - Iron Horse
The Dollyrots- Animal
Project Renegade - Liber8
James Cohen And The Prairie Roots Rockers - These Long Nights
Sons Of Butcher - Speaking Moistly
Greg Upchurch - Skin To Skin
American Dream Machine - New Apocalypse
Firing On All Cylinders - What Is Love (Haddaway cover)
One Step From Falling - Demons
Between The Rain - Fox
Hookers & Blow - Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie cover)
The Lows - Love Xtinction
Turbo- Make Bail
14 North - Face Down
Sister Shotgun - For The Love Of Hate
Handsome Young Ladies - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears cover)
Blue Oyster Cult - This Ain't The Summer of Love
Thundermother- Loud And Alive
D.A.D. - The Real Me
Kim Mitchell - Wishes
Crash Test Dummies - Songbird
Brad Roberts - Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes live acoustic cover)
PLUS: Kasey decides his roommate and confidante, Doug Mcfly needs a talking to about his "toxic masculinity" and threatens to kill him to death with a pink loofah. The self described, "Art Garfunkel of the podcast world" is also calling out several nimrods on their idiotic pandemic behavior. From hapless morons posing as social distancing experts while ignoring the rules themselves and a witless jogger blowing a snot rocket on the sidewalk to unruly basketball headed dogs. That's right, Kasey's calling out everyone and their dog, proving once again that no one is safe from his verbal wrath...including sniff happy doggies.
Kasey's Report Card : In a new segment, Kasey begins reading his actual report cards from elementary school and high school. On this particular episode, he's reading off his teacher's comments about him from the winter term of senior kindergarten (dated March 1989) and making a few comments of his own. What was Kasey like in kindergarten? You'll have to tune in to find out!
Kingston Ribfest And Craft Beer Show : Kasey's posing a few questions to Mike from the Ottawa area brewery, Broadhead Brewing. Along the way, Kasey will suck back a Grindstone Amber Ale and Night Shift Stout, throw shade at morning people and attempt and impromptu game of Trivial Pursuit. The dynamic duo will also discuss their favorite Stones albums, the fundamentals of a good beer and the difficulty of Kasey's chosen profession.
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Jeff Russo - Emmy Award winning composer (Star Trek : Discovery, Star Trek : Picard, Fargo, The Umbrella Academy) and guitarist of the Grammy nominated band, Tonic.
Jeff will discuss the fear and responsibility that comes with scoring an iconic franchise like Star Trek and his unique approach to the material, the transition from playing rock guitar to conducting orchestras, how his projects have been affected by the pandemic and how he balances so many of them, using windshield wipers, washing machines, typewriters and crickets as musical instruments, what had been Tonic's plans for the summer and even wiffle ball among other things.
Brave The Sea - No Whiskey , No Rum
Silvertide - Blue Jeans (Demo version)
Halestorm - Hate It When You See Me Cry
Lullacry - Alright Tonight
The Letter Black - Fire With Fire
Brothers Of Metal - Njord
Segmentia - Ivory Tower
Metalite - Far From The Sanctuary
BigMotorGasoline - Raise A Whiskey
Reckless 4 - Hey, Billy
Bad Wolves - Killing Me Slowly
Motley Crue - If I Die Tomorrow
Skid Row - Breakin' Down
Slaughter - Searchin'
Hammerfall - (We Make) Sweden Rock
Osukaru - All Guns Blazing
The Grand Masquerade - Live It Up
The Black Crowes - Don't Wake Me
Tonic - Eyes Of Sand
Helix - Rock You
Like it or not, we're all on this ship together and we might as well make the best of it. So, batten down the hatches for a rock n roll booze cruise to the Island of Rock! Join Q108 and The Kasey Ferguson Show as they combine forces on a special expedition to plunder both the buried treasure of songs hidden deep within the catalog of popular bands and sunken treasure from artists that got lost at sea. Special guest, Jeff Russo (Tonic) will walk the plank and cannonballs will fly on this rum soaked, laugh filled, swashbuckling aural adventure!
Joining Kasey and The Maestro on their island adventure is Kasey's roommate , Doug Mcfly (the fattest house fly ever to squeeze into a Hawaiian shirt) and Siri's drunken cousin, Miri. The fearsome foursome journey to various island locales to locate precious artifacts such as The Chalice Of Loud and Poison drummer, Rikki Rockett's Walkman. When The Maestro splits from the group to scour the island for food, Kasey, Doug and Miri presume him dead and place bets on how they believe he met his demise (including but not limited to : terminated by a cyborg from the future, Scanners style head explosion after holding in a sneeze and tried to listen to the KISS album "Music From The Elder"). Of course, one question still remains...just how are they getting off the island?
Steve Gorman : He spent 27 years as the drummer of The Black Crowes who have sold more than 30 million albums. He's also performed on recordings by the likes of Bob Dylan and Warren Zeavon. He currently hosts the popular radio program Steve Gorman rocks and since 2009 has been the drummer of the band Trigger Hippy. His book, Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes - A Memoir is on sale now. Yes, Steve Gorman himself is rocking The Kasey Ferguson Show!
Steve and Kasey will discuss everything from The Black Crowes playing to 12 people just before "Shake Your Money Maker" was released (on it's way to selling over 5 million copies) and stocking said record in the record shop he was still working for at the time to what brought the band to a screeching halt years later. Steve will talk fighting on the road, cellphones at concerts, where movies about bands usually go wrong, why the worst thing you can be is a good band, the importance of intangibles and the advice that changed everything for The Black Crowes.
Bif Naked : Rock goddess, platinum selling artist and author, Bif Naked is returns to The Kasey Ferguson Show! Yes, Biffylicious and Kasey "The Cobra" Ferguson are back together again and talking Bif's new single "Jim" and forthcoming new album "Champion", her new organic C.B.D. company MonaLisa Healing and how it's products differ from others on the market, her new podcast, working with legendary producer Babyface (Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Madonna, TLC) on the Josie And The Pussycats soundtrack and getting spit on by Dee Snider of Twisted Sister.
The toothsome twosome are also "Salt N' Pepa'ing" and discussing trying to eat a sandwich while wearing boxing gloves, how Kasey can become an honorary new riot girl, and....My Little Pony?
Ryan Roxie - Big Rock Show
Lamb Of God - Checkmate
Turbo - Alive
Gilby Clarke - Rock N Roll's Getting Louder
Alter Bridge - In The Deep
14 North - Fairy Tale
Handsome Young Ladies - The Sign (Ace Of Base cover)
Puddle Of Mudd - Just Tell Me
Seven Spires - Unmapped Darkness
Craig's Brother - Maintaining Destiny
Dio - Rainbow In The Dark (Live)
9 Electric - Disposable Love
David Gogo - Thanks For The Distraction
Sweet Talk Jackie - No Worry Dear
Like A Storm - Solitary
Crash Diet - We Are The Legion
King Can Dan - Stay The Blazes Home
Bif Naked - Jim
Trigger Hippy - Don't Wanna Bring You Down
PLUS: Doug Mcfly's been smoking a lot of electric jazz lettuce and now identifies as an attack helicopter but Kasey insists on referring to his flyness as Snoop Douggy Dougg following an inspired (read : intoxicated) karaoke rendition of Snoop's "Who Am I ? (What's My Name)" by Doug, Cousin Miri and himself. Kasey's also sounding off on unionized stupidity and nimrods who make work harder than it needs to be, his recent experience with a demonic pot gummy and the aneurysm inducing musical question he once received from a co worker. Miri decides what Kasey smells like and schedules a notification for him to take a bath. A special shout out to a listener from Warsaw, Poland whose incredible Rock Dance Theatre Kasey describes as "Ozzy goes to the ballet".
Kingston Ribfest And Craft Beer Show : Kasey catches up with Dr. Dan Mackinnon from Mackinnon Brothers Brewing in Bath, Ontario. Kasey and Dr. Dan discuss matching jumpsuits, the Back To The Farm music festival, sumac, why Kasey earns the big bucks and the startling revelation that he's not the botanist he's been made out to be.
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A featured episode from The Kasey Ferguson Show's archives
Crucified Barbara - Rock Me Like The Devil
Philmore - Our Finest Hour
Blackfoot - On The Run
Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire
Walter Trout - I'm Tired (Live)
Dope - Now Or Never
Juke Kartel - Sunday Nights
Skid Row - Livin' On A Chaingang
Iconoclast - Are We Dying
Down - Stone The Crow
Asphalt Ballet - Anybody
Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder cover)
The Infinite Staircase ft Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne), Kevin Martin (Candlebox) , Morgan Rose (Sevendust) and John "JD" DeServio (Pride & Glory)
PLUS : Kasey is sharing his short list of New Year's Resolutions that you too can accomplish (including but not limited to drink more beer, roll eyes at treadmill, grow a beard , laugh at something that isn't funny, gain more weight , make inappropriate dinner conversation and spell name correctly) as well as talking about a new hangover free alcohol that is now undergoing testing!
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