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Tunestiles Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Brian Colburn / Jay SweetWebsite

A podcast aimed at the “music nerd” inside us all! Each episode hones in on a different musical topic - featuring artist interviews, listener polls, and discussions about the songs that shaped the soundtracks to our lives! Stay tuned!

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Ep. 39: Tom Keifer, Formerly Of Cinderella, Outlines The "Live" Approach He Took On "Rise," His New Studio Album!

November 18th, 2019


On this episode: special guest Tom Keifer, formerly of Cinderella, joins us to talk about his new studio album "Rise;" the live-in-studio approach he took to recording the effort; the struggles he's faced (and overcome) …

Ep. 38: The Turkey Trot (a.k.a. The Episode Good Enough To Eat)

November 11th, 2019


In this episode, just in time for Thanksgiving Festivities, our two turkeys dish on all your favorite food songs! Indulge in some of the all-time …

Ep. 37: The iPod Generation - Classic Albums Released After 2000

October 28th, 2019


In this episode: thanks to the huge amount of feedback from the riders, we talk about dozens of albums, released after the year 2000, that are considered "classic" (meaning, they'll still be well-regarded decades from …

Ep. 36: The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees And (Of Course) Snubs!

October 20th, 2019


In this episode: We breakdown the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame nominees, discuss the various genres that fall under the term "rock and roll," and …

Ep. 35: Visually Speaking - Iconic Album Art

September 3rd, 2019


In this episode: we talk about the album artwork that tells you a story, before you even hear the first song on the record! 

Ep. 34: Music Festivals - The Good, The Bad & The Costly

August 19th, 2019


With this weekend being the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, in this episode: we discuss the recently failed Woodstock 50, the Fyre Festival debacle, and what our (and your) thoughts are on music festivals in general! 

Ep. 33: G. Love Pours On "The Juice," His Upcoming, Keb Mo Produced Album

July 29th, 2019


In this Episode: G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce joins us to talk about The Juice, his upcoming solo album that was produced by Keb Mo, …

Ep. 32: Musing On Music Videos

July 21st, 2019


In this episode: we break down all of the music videos that were the eye-candy accompaniment to our favorite songs. From the early days of MTV (remember when they played videos?) to more current viral video superstars …

Ep. 31: From Good Homes’ Patrick Fitzsimmons Discusses “Time & The River,” The Band’s First Studio Album In Over 20 Years!

July 15th, 2019


In this episode: Patrick Fitzsimmons, drummer of From Good Homes’ joins us to talk about “Time & The River,” the band’s first studio album since their 1998 self titled release for RCA records, the band's beginnings …

Ep. 30: Green Jello’s Bill Manspeaker Dishes On Guinness World Records, The Tool Connection & “Three Little Pigs”

July 8th, 2019


In a VERY NSFW episode: Bill Manspeaker, the head puppet master for Green Jellö (or Green Jellÿ, as most see itjoins us to unravel the "world's worst band," bite by bite.

Among the many topics we discuss: the band …

Ep. 29: The (Spin) Doctor Is In...Eric Schenkman Opens The Vault On The Band's 30-Year History

June 30th, 2019


In this episode: Eric Schenkman, lead guitarist for the Spin Doctors joins us to talk about the bands 30-year history and what the future holds in …

Ep. 28: Bands Who've Had Success After Changing Lead Singers

June 24th, 2019


In this episode: we outline the bands who've had successful runs after replacing their lead vocalist, be it over creative differences or when the …

Ep. 27: Hinder Outlines Their Approach To Longevity Within The Current "(D)evoloving" Hard Rock Scene

June 17th, 2019


In this episode: Cody Hanson, Marshall Dutton & Joe "Blower" Garvey from the hard rock band Hinder, discuss how the genre has (d)evolved since …

Ep. 26: Record Store Day Co-Founder Carrie Colliton On Marketing This Indie Record Store “Holiday”

June 9th, 2019


In this episode: Carrie Colliton, Co-founder of Record Store Day joins us to talk about how this yearly "holiday" for independent music stores has …

Ep. 25: Indigenous’ Mato Nanji Paints His Shade Of The Blues

June 3rd, 2019


In this episode: we're backstage at the Stanhope House (in Stanhope, NJ) with blues rock extraordinaire Mato Nanji of Indigenous to talk about the …

Ep. 24: The "Dynamic Duos" Of Music w/ John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast

May 27th, 2019


In this episode: the namesakes of John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast join us for a hilarious round-table discussion on the "dynamic duos" of music (including artists such as: Simon & Garfunkel, Hall & Oates, …

Ep. 23: Tell Me More...The Songs Of Summer (Both Days & Nights)

May 19th, 2019


When you think of a bright sunny Summer day, what kind of music comes to mind? The Beach Boys? Tom Petty? Don Henley? Billy Idol (wait...what?!)

In …

Ep. 22: Children's Music Icon Laurie Berkner On Her "Rocketship Run" To The Top Of The Kindie Music Scene

May 15th, 2019


If you have children, then the name Laurie Berkner will be very familiar to you, as she has been a staple of children's music for the last 20 years. In this episode: We sit down with Laurie to discuss her …

Ep. 21: The Next 50 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Should Be...

May 5th, 2019


We put together a list of 50 groups and/or artists you could very well see on next year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee ballot, along with …

Ep. 20: "Riffing" On The Greatest Guitar Riffs

April 29th, 2019


In this episode: we plug in, turn it up (to eleven of course) and "riff" on the riffs that instantly forecast the awesomeness coming your way!

We're …

Ep. 19: I've Heard That Before (The "Musical Ripoffs" Debate)

April 22nd, 2019


ALL ABOARD! Attention, Riders: This episode features an in-depth look at the age-old question (the ‘Who Wore It Better’ of the music scene) “DID YOU …

Ep. 18: Musical Guilty Pleasures (Guilt Or No Guilt)

April 16th, 2019


In this episode, we open up the brand new rider line to hear from the riders about all the songs we consider our “guilty pleasure” tunes, even if …

Ep. 17: A Musical Smorgasbord Of Sorts

April 7th, 2019


In this episode: we leave the comfort of the Tunestiles’ studio and head upstairs to Brian’s back deck, for a round table / post birthday party pow-wow with several friends of the show: Alex Gomez, Jason Alexander …

Ep. 16: Guitar Solos So Hot, They Can't Be Frozen In Carbonite

April 1st, 2019


Have you ever heard a guitar solo that takes an otherwise fantastic song to a whole new stratospheric level of awesome? Us too! In this episode: we …

Ep. 15: Power (Ballads) To The People

March 17th, 2019


Put your lighter in the air, and be ready to sing at the top of your lungs, because whether you want to admit it or not, we each have a special place …

Ep. 14: Sounding Off On Soundtracks (ack ack ack ack ack ack acks) Part 2

March 1st, 2019


Which sequels do you think are better than the original? Maybe: "Godfather II," "Back To The Future Part II" or "The Empire Strikes Back?" Well then: …

Ep. 13: Sounding Off On Soundtracks (ack ack ack ack ack ack acks) Part 1

February 15th, 2019


It's a proven scientific fact that a soundtrack is more important than the actual movie. Case & point: "Eddie & The Cruisers II: Eddie Lives" exists!!

In this episode: we put down the popcorn, skip the previews …

Ep. 12: Flying Beneath The Radar w. Jim Santora, Author Of "Underrated Rock Book"

January 31st, 2019


An album's sales doesn't necessarily equate to how it will stand against the test of time. In this episode: Jim Santora, author of "Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015," joins us to …

Ep. 11: Toto, I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore (aka The Many Versions of Africa)

January 24th, 2019


I think we can all agree that Toto's "Africa" is an amazing song (if you disagree,'re wrong, but we won't hold that against ya!). In this …

Ep. 10: Musical Pickup Lines (aka Memorable Opening Lyrics)

January 18th, 2019


We’ve hit double digits riders! In the first episode of 2019, we break down the lyrics that hit you with the feels from the very first word. 

Ep. 9: Anything But Traditional Holiday Jingles

December 23rd, 2018


Happy Holidays riders! In this episode: we spread some Christmas cheer through our (and more importantly, your) favorite non-traditional holiday …

Ep. 8: Bastardizing Song Lyrics (Misheard Is Too Gentle Of A Word)

November 28th, 2018


Wait, what was that again? In this episode: we reveal our personal lyrical mishaps, defend those incompetent interpretations, and call out the songs we've all slaughtered the words to...or, have we? Manfred Mann, we're …

Ep. 7: Uncovering The Covers That Transcend The Original

October 30th, 2018


What does it take for a cover versions of a song become “the” definitive version? In this episode: we head down the rabbit hole known as cover songs, …

Ep. 6: Combing Through The Best Selling Albums Of All Time

September 20th, 2018


If we were going to use clickbait to describe this episode, we would write something like: "You Won't Believe Which Bands Did NOT Make The Top 100 …

Ep. 5: One Hit Wonders Of The 1990's

September 4th, 2018


Tripping Daisy, Concrete Blonde, The Refreshments, James, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Aqua, Spacehog, Del Amitri, The Breeders, and Dada -- those ten bands don't even scratch the surface of what the 1990's had in terms of …

Ep. 4: One Hit Wonders Of The 1980's

August 27th, 2018


Do the names Martika, Quarterflash, or Buckner & Garica ring a bell to you? In this episode: special guest Kevin from "John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast" joins Brian & Jay as they each revel their top 5 …

Ep. 3: Musical 180s - When A Band Abandons A Signature Sound

August 20th, 2018


What happens when a band completely ditches the sound that made you like them in the first place? Is it a natural evolution or an insult to …

Ep. 2: The Bands People Love To Hate

July 27th, 2018


In this episode: Brian and Jay dissect the reasons why some bands seem to show up on every “worst bands” list (we’re looking at you Nickelback and Creed); and why some bands can simply do no wrong.

Ep. 1: The Lost Art Of The Mixtape

July 15th, 2018


In the premiere episode of Tunestiles: Brian & Jay dive in the lost art known as the mixtape. From recordable 8-track tapes (yes, those actually existed) to modern-day streaming, the concept of a mixtape (as well as …

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