Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jax Jones

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Jax Jones Lessons Learned" on Spreaker. When you reach beyond the beats and lyrics the bigger and better story begins to take shape. I love it when artists like Jax Jones share the journey and the process of taking music to the next level while learning from the chapters presented. He's faced plenty of walls. But he's never let it stand in the way of making what he craves.... Sound. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Breathe

Above And Beyond

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Above And Beyond Talk Music" on Spreaker. Popularity and sold out concerts doesn't always guarantee the artist has mastered the art of the sound that opened the doors to a performance paradise. The three guys that make up Above and Beyond are endlessly tapping into the process of growth by being truthful to how it arrives and is delivered. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Northern Soul.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kailyn Lowry and Julia Kinney

Listen to "Kailyn Lowry and Juelia Kinney From Marriage Boot Camp" on Spreaker. In WE tv’s hit series Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars, now in its ninth season, counselors Dr. Venus Nicolino (“LA Shrinks”) and Dr. Ish Major (“Ex Isle”) have their work cut out for them as they attempt to mend the broken relationships of some of reality TV's biggest stars. Dr. V and Dr. Ish will push these couples to the limit with physically, mentally and emotionally draining exercises to see if their relationships are worth saving or if it's time to call it quits. On December 14, two of this season's stars -- Juelia Kinney and Kailyn Lowry -- are available for interviews. Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry and her separated husband Javi are trying to learn how to co-parent as they go through their divorce. Kailyn wanted to move on, but Javi was hoping to make it work. When Kailyn revealed that she slept with his best friend, however, things became considerably more complicated, to say the least! Juelia Kinney and her partner JJ met on the hit series Bachelor in Paradise but it wasn’t until they left Mexico that they gave their relationship a shot. Leaving Paradise for Boot Camp, JJ admitted that he still has feelings for his ex-wife, which made Juelia feel unsure about her place in his heart. Speak with Kailyn and Juelia to find out about their experiences in the house, the most difficult part of this intense couples therapy, and how they’re doing today.

Allan Lichtman

Listen to "Allan Lichtman The Case For Impeachment" on Spreaker. "Lichtman has written what may be the most important book of the year." -The Hill "It is still striking to see the full argument unfold and realize that you don't have to be a zealot to imagine some version of it happening. . . . Lies. Abuse of power. Treason. Crimes against humanity. Martial law. Lichtman throws everything Trump's way." -Washington Post Published to coincide with the first anniversary of Donald J. Trump's inauguration and updated with new material and a new introduction, a paperback edition of the critically acclaimed, national bestseller that makes the case for impeaching the 45th president of the United States. In the fall of 2016, Allan Lichtman-the Distinguished Professor of History at American University who has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes-made headlines when he predicted that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton, to win the presidency. In this timely, considered volume, written in clear, nonpartisan terms, Lichtman lays out the reasons Congress could remove Trump from the Oval Office: his ties to Russia before and after the election and his possible obstruction of the investigation-including firing F.B.I. Director James Comey-the complicated financial conflicts of interest at home and abroad violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, and his abuse of executive authority. The Case for Impeachment also offers a fascinating look at presidential impeachment proceedings throughout American history, including those involving Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton. Lichtman shows how Trump exhibits many of the flaws (and more) that have doomed past presidents, and argues, with clarity and power, that for Donald Trump's presidency, smoke has become fire. Historians, legal scholars, and politicians alike agree: we are in politically uncharted waters. The cost to the nation is high: the durability of our institutions is increasingly being undermined and the public's confidence continues to erode, threatening American democracy itself.

Lex Lu

Listen to "Lex Lu Gets The Vibe Out On The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. Born and raised in Los Angeles California, Lu is the explicit definition of raw energy. Her music is a mix of Hip Hop, Soul, and pop as she aims to redefine the status quo of the “Female Rapper." Her unique style and voice is sure to capture your attention. Most recently seen on "The Four On Fox" as one of the original 4. Completely independently created, her newest album “LexAngeles" is artistically a breath of fresh air worth taking 30 mins out of your day to listen to. Available on Spotify - Apple Music - Tidal - SoundCloud and everywhere else. Also check out her new videos “Kill Bill” + "Light Switch” available on youtube. Lex Lu has also dropped a number of singles last year for her "Secure The Wig" series. Available on all digital platforms.

Lizzie Curious

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Lizzie Curious Multi Tasking Wins" on Spreaker. The shape of success comes in all shades and must include several avenues of dedication carefully linked to daily multi tasking. Lizzie Curious has been all over the world. While some might be calling her an overnight success or being the right place at the right time. The truer picture paints the trail of one of the hardest working female DJs on the planet. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio has her teamed up with Scotty Boy Shine Your Love.

Dimitri Vegas

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Dimitri Vegas Taken Back By Fans" on Spreaker. The pioneers of mastering the festival mixes are looked upon as being modern day Rock Stars. How well does that sit within their personal plans of constantly trying to open new levels of dance? Dimitri Vegas openly admits that he was nothing ten years ago and truly believes he's got nothing to compare it to. His latest release on rBeatz Radio with Like Mike is Complicated.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Don DC Curry

Listen to "Don DC Curry Living The Dream" on Spreaker. Each time we get together I'm always given newer reasons to believe in the art of life. Don is completely connected to the very path that invites laughter and long lasting memories. He says its all in how you have to stay aware. Then we got on the subject of the farm. You can't bring that up around me. I love talking animals and their spiritual place in our lives. We about the new age of social media and how its affecting comedy. Plus so much more because he is a complete student of life and will always find something funny in all things brought up.

Ash Minor

Listen to "Ash Minor From The Four On FOX Returns" on Spreaker. You can't help but love his winning attitude. Live, love, feel, breath and let music take you off your feet.... Ash Minor continues to gain access to the creative scene on The Four from FOX. There's been no singing competition like it. The battles are unique and create a lot of conversation.

Dave Aude

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Dave Aude Talks Mixing Music" on Spreaker. How many times during the average day do you feel most of today's music pretty much sounds the same Dave Aude does all he can to keep away from formulas. This isn't supposed to follow that and where should the vocals comes in? Popularity says this. Not exactly Dave points out. His latest creation on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with LeAnn Rimes Love Line.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update KYGO Talks BPM's" on Spreaker. Within the realms of EDM and Dance the early years proved that you had to keep the rhythms and beats at an extreme level energy. KYGO has help changed that image by studying the art of mixing genres. Lowering the beats per minute has helped usher in a larger welcoming mat for the multitudes that thought they'd never enjoy an EDM moment.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

John Lodge

Listen to "John Lodge Live From Birmingham" on Spreaker. In September 2016, John Lodge, legendary bass player, song writer and vocalist of The Moody Blues, embarked on a solo tour for the first time in his 50+ year career. John, and his 10,000 Light Years Band, travelled around England, without the huge support team he would normally have with the Moody Blues, playing smaller venues, visiting new places, and the response took his breath way. The last night of that tour was at the Birmingham Town Hall, John’s home town, where the concert was filmed and recorded. This show is now being released as a live album, with artwork designed by Roger Dean, and with exclusive tour merchandise from the 2016 tour, plus a few special surprises, also available. Please note some of the limited edition pieces will be held back until 12pm (UK time). John features tracks from his solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, and captures the heart of classic Moody Blues’ songs like ‘I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),’ ‘Ride My See-Saw,’ ‘Isn’t Life Strange,’ and the never before played live, ‘Candle of Life,’ and more. There is also the classic Blue Jays’ song, ’Saved By The Music’. The CD/DVD package features the full live show on both CD and DVD, with the DVD bringing an additional ‘Journey to Birmingham’ film – available in both NSTC (for US and Canada) and PAL (for Europe and Asia) DVD formats.

Caroline Fraser

Listen to "Caroline Fraser Prairie Fires" on Spreaker. The true story of Laura Ingalls Wilde’s life has never been fully told. The Little House books were not only fictionalized but brilliantly edited, a profound act of myth-making and self-transformation. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s story with PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder [Metropolitan Books]. The first comprehensive historical biography for adults, PRAIRIE FIRES separates Laura Ingalls Wilder the woman from the stereotypes and misconceptions readers of her books might have of her life. Set as it was against nearly a century of dramatic change, Wilder’s life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance, and is both stranger and darker than her books. After a brutally hard childhood on the frontier, Wilder found herself married at 18 and a mother a year later. After a series of personal tragedies, including the loss of a child and her husband’s crippling stroke, Wilder uprooted herself and moved with her husband seven hundred miles south, and began a long climb out of poverty accomplished through grit and hard work. At the age of sixty, after losing nearly everything in the Depression, Wilder turned to children’s books, partially on the urging of her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, who had found success in the literary trade herself. Fraser’s examination of Wilder’s tumultuous relationship with her daughter sets the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books. With fresh insights and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.

Saeed Renaud

Listen to "Saeed From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. I love his laugh. No matter how tall the mountain Saeed's positive approach to accepting the challenge is spot on true leadership. So to see him on The Four on Fox doesn't shock me. He was brought to the performance to up the game. To invite those seeking to bring their inner strength. One of 21 kids in his family Saeed uses music to reach people. No matter who or what is present in his current plans he's always willing to share the vibe.

Zara Hayes

Listen to "Zara Hayes From Natl Geo Wild" on Spreaker. The series is filled with Fossey’s own observations, recorded in her writings and brought to life by Sigourney Weaver, who has a special connection to Fossey. Weaver won a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Oscar, for her portrayal of Fossey in the 1988 film “Gorillas in the Mist.” Weaver is uniquely placed to recount Fossey’s firsthand thoughts and feelings. Acclaimed film director, producer and writer James Marsh serves as executive producer on the miniseries. Marsh directed 2008’s “Man on Wire,” the Academy Award-winning documentary about Philippe Petit’s high wire walk between New York’s Twin Towers. Marsh also helmed 2015’s “The Theory of Everything,” the Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated film about physicist Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife. Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist presents exclusive access to rare and unseen footage of Fossey in her daily habituations and up-close studies of gorillas. Also featured are in-depth interviews with her close colleagues and friends, including gorilla researcher and doctoral student Wayne McGuire and friend Sir David Attenborough. Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist tells Fossey’s life story from her lonely childhood to her work in Rwanda, where she founded the Karisoke Research Center in September 1967 and spent 18 years studying and protecting the mountain gorilla population there. The series details her close friendship with the young gorilla Digit, whose merciless mutilation and decapitation by poachers would deeply affect Fossey, as well as the people who worked by her side, including National Geographic photographer Bob Campbell, with whom she fell in love but who would leave her heartbroken when he returned to civilization and his wife. Fossey was brutally slain in her remote mountain cabin in 1985. The series explores the investigation around her murder and the subsequent trial of McGuire, who was found guilty in absentia by Rwandan courts. McGuire’s conviction has long been questioned by those familiar with the circumstances, and now — with exclusive access to Fossey’s belongings and personal effects, including objects from the scene of her murder as well as a rare interview with McGuire himself — his claims of innocence are given new credence. Checking in on the legacy of Fossey’s work, Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist features footage of the Pablo troop of gorillas, descendants of the very gorillas Fossey studied. Thanks to her work in protecting Rwanda’s mountain gorilla population, the group was able to survive the worst years of poaching and threats to their habitat.

Lex Lu

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Lex Lu From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. FOX has a new singing competition called Four. What makes it different is the unknown? Four incredibly talented performers face victory and defeat through unexpected challenges from newcomers that hand pick the battle. Lex Lu says you have to go into every week being prepared for the offense and defense.

DJ Snake

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update DJ Snake's Mom Attends Show" on Spreaker. I love listening to stories about how the parental figures finally take in a live performance. All of that time spent in your bedroom or garage fine tuning the craft that collects people and that night Mom and Dad are in the crowd. DJ Snake won't forget that moment. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is A Different Way.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ray Padgett

Listen to "Ray Padgett Cover Me" on Spreaker. Ray wrote the book after a long article on the story behind Jimi Hendrix covering "All Along the Watchtower" on the blog went viral in 2014. It became one of the book's chapters Devo had to get Mick Jagger to personally approve their Stones cover since it was so weird. They met in a conference room, where they watched Jagger dance around to their recording. "Midnight Train to Georgia" was originally titled "Midnight Plane to Houston." The title was suggested inadvertently by Farrah Fawcett on a phone call with the writer. Glady Knight refused to record it until she heard the plane/train and Houston/Georgia switch. David Byrne did not want to record a cover, since he worried it would be all the Talking Heads would ever been known for. His bandmates and producer Brian Eno persuaded him - but, when it became their first big hit, he refused to ever record another. Elvis Presley wanted to cover "I Will Always Love You" but when he demanded half the songwriting credit, Dolly Parton turned him down. She was distraught - until Whitney Houston covered it. Whitney was supposed to cover a different song for the Bodyguard, but Kevin Costner himself suggested "I Will Always Love You" Trent Reznor didn't like Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt" - until he saw the music video The Gourds' bluegrass "Gin and Juice" cover was arguably the first song to ever go viral on the internet. But it went viral mislabeled as Phish, so the band didn't get the fame or glory from their only hit. About the author: Ray Padgett lives in New York City and also works as a senior music publicist for Shore Fire Media, where his clients have included Ben Harper, Lana Del Rey, and Maxwell. His twitter is @covermesongs, and more of his work can be found at His music writing has appeared in SPIN, MTV, Vice, Consequence of Sound, and more, and he’s been interviewed as an expert on cover songs by the Wall Street Journal and the BBC.

Montana Mud

Listen to "Montana Mud" on Spreaker. Growing up in a pair of Montana shoes taught me how to slip free of rainy days and flooded pathways. Once Montana mud gets on your feet the weight of your present moment steals every inch of air from the shape of your lungs. Georgia clay has a way of staining but Montana mud creates a path that invites others to know where you are in every moment delivered. Not always a good thing. Missing from most people's lives is the purity of pure. Not holy or greater than. But waters that evenly flow through the Cyprus gardens of South Carolina. It's the deepest of dark. Beyond black. And yet when you are up close and personal with the presentation there's no question. It's some of the freshest water in the country. How? It looks like poison! What does this have to do with Montana mud? Up north you know who's making your waters murky. In South Carolina every element on the planet has access to making those waters a terrible place to be but it doesn't. Where in your wandering did you pick up that Montana mud? How can you take what you've already lived and purify its purpose to the point of accepting it? Is it as simple as being spiritual or religious, knowing to be fully accountable for each journey of choices and decisions that govern the soils capable of making water murky. How do you convince your mind body and soul to study the beauty in something very ugly?

Sofi Tukker

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Sofi Tucker Talks Songwriting" on Spreaker. Pop Music and Dance have had their fair share of songwriting collaborations but does it ever get to the point where you lean in and admit how you've forgotten who wrote what and when? Sofi Tukker is more than the act to watch. Their live performances and latest rBeatz Radio song Best Friend has put them in the ears of fans and followers worldwide.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update NERD On Being Heard" on Spreaker. Pharrell has established himself not only as one of the best songwriters in the moment but his producing skills are far reaching. He's won numerous awards being that guy known for wearing the uniquely designed hats and clothing lines. But did you know he came from the Hip Hop collaboration N.E.R.D? They're back together with a new release on rBeatz Radio titled Lemon.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Roy Orbison Jr

Listen to "Roy Orbison Jr A Love So Beautiful" on Spreaker. A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released by Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon’s sons to administer their father’s catalog and safeguard his legacy. Available on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats, this brand new album infuses Orbison’s best original vocal performances, consisting of hits and fan favorites such as “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying” and “Only the Lonely,” with the emotion and world class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, London’s most notable orchestra. In addition, Roy’s sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar) and Alex (drums) provided instrumental backing on selected tracks, along with ten-month- old grandson Roy III (guitar, tambourine). A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is available to pre-order on CD, vinyl, and digitally: Alex Orbison, President of Roy’s Boys and the youngest of Roy Orbison’s sons, stated, “If ever there were a singer whose body of work benefits from a collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic it would be Roy Orbison. During the course of his career and after his passing it was constantly noted that his transcendent vocal ability made him something of an anomaly in the world of pop and rock and that, in another life, he would have taken the classical music/opera world by storm. Soon, we’ll all be able to experience that ‘life’ with the release of this project. It’s more than an album release, it’s the fulfillment of a prophecy in a very tangible way.”

James Younger

Listen to "James Younger From The Story Of Us" on Spreaker. Why do some people rise to power and others do not? Why do we fall in love — not just with romantic partners but with friends and strangers? How has our need to share beliefs built human culture? National Geographic will seek to answer these big questions and many more with new series The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 9/8c on National Geographic. From the creators of the critically acclaimed series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, this expansion of the network’s hit franchise once again finds Freeman taking viewers on a global journey to meet with people from different cultures whose lives are shaped in surprising ways by different fundamental forces, this time exploring themes that unite us all. The series will premiere globally in early 2018 on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages. At a time when global events seem to be driving cultures apart, The Story of Us aims to reveal the common humanity that lies inside each one of us. Each of the six hourlong episodes will explore a single fundamental force or topic: freedom, peace, love, social division, power and rebellion. Along the way Freeman meets and speaks with powerful world leaders, ordinary people with extraordinary stories and everyone in between. “ Among those Freeman speaks with on his journeys: Albert Woodfox (“The March of Freedom”), one of three prison inmates put in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary in April 1972 after the killing of a corrections officer. He was kept in solitary confinement for more than 43 years until his conviction was overturned in 2014. He was finally released in 2016.


Listen to "YoYo XNO Sunny Day" on Spreaker. Songwriting duo that started collaborating in 2011. IRL, Kicks, Little Did I, Tonite, It Should’ve Been Me and My Heart Glows were some of the songs written in less than two weeks after launching the project. They were used as building blocks for ‘4-Groups R Out’, YOYO XNO’s first collection of recorded tracks. YOYO XNO did a very low key gig at ‘the Barn’ after finishing work on ‘4-Groups R Out’ . Some footage from ‘the Barn’ ended up in the video for IRL The single Goin’ Out is taken from the second project ‘What Goes Down Must Come Up’ . A lot of work is being done trying to reach influential people in the business. Using some unorthodox methods when contacting people has generated interest from top producers, DJs, songwriters and some airing of our songs on radio all over the world. As this journey continues more songs are being released at the major digital stores. You’ll find quick links using the “Listen”-button at the first page here. We also keep placing business cards all over the world with username and password that will give the finder access to unpublished songs at our own streaming portal on the original website Pictures and leads to find these business cards are published on our Facebook page and we do try to give you a heads up in blog posts here as well.

Justin Loeber

Listen to "Justin Loeber Get Out Of Your Own Way" on Spreaker. For the first time in history, we have a President who "covfefes," Millennials speak in forked-tongued abbreviations and Boomers are so-o-o stuck in their antiquated ways, they constantly fear being fired-simply because they might not have a huge following on Twitter. No matter the age, every demographic needs a 911 protection plan because in the era of the thumbnail, it seems we're all misunderstood and disposable. After losing four international and national pop music recording contracts in the 80s (including one with British pop legend Gary Numan and another with Sid Bernstein, who brought the Beatles to America), surviving two cancer scares and the loss of both parents, navigating over 23 years in the publishing industry (starting as a temp at Random House and ending as a SVP, Exec. Director of Marketing and PR for Judith Regan's wing of HarperCollins), and now running a PR and digital agency for eleven years-all without a college degree-Marketing and PR expert, CEO and author, Justin Loeber, is here to give your audience a scrappy, humorous, real-life 101, kick-in-the-pants wake-up call with his new book, Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life: 10 Steps to Shift Gears, Dream Big, Do it Now!

Brian Tichy

Listen to "Brian Tichy Rock God Life Coach" on Spreaker. Let's be honest... Being creative and getting the opportunity to put it on stage is a huge blessing. But rarely does the average person get to see what must be endured to keep that machine healthy and moving forward. You can be on the world's largest stages inside the biggest cities and still be crushed by fear, doubt, shame and other people's greed. How do you reach beyond those points of pressure and stress? I had no problem confronting the storm with a Rock God Life Coach. Legendary drummer Brian Tichy.

Astrid S

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Astrid S Rituals" on Spreaker. Anybody associated with a live performance usually has visible ritual they perform before hitting that stage. Astrid S didn't realize she releases some pretty healthy curse words. A fellow musician gets credit for stepping up to say, "Do you realize what you're doing?" Astrid admits she does it to help release the enormous amount of stress consuming the moment. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio goes perfectly with that ritual Think Before I Talk.

Jax Jones

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Jax Jones On Branding" on Spreaker. Branding your image by way of association is how Jax Jones has layered his success. He uses everyday visuals of the products we use and creatively attaches his name. I've caught myself several times walking through a grocery store totally tuning out of the corporate label and seeing the presence of Jax Jones. His latest song on rBeatz Radio is Breathe.

Monday, January 8, 2018


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Afrojack DJ vs Artist" on Spreaker. Is there a difference between a DJ and an Artist? Afrojack explains what keeps a lot of people locked in on a separation. He totally loves being a free spirit on the spins but when you've been invited to perform at a huge festival there needs to be a plan and you need stick to it. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with David Guetta Dirty Sexy Money.

Barbara Tucker

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Barbara Tucker Wants To Dance" on Spreaker. While walking through clubs or hooking up with other master mixers I've always wondered what's moving through them while opening performances are motivating the dance floor. Barbara Tucker isn't shy to let you know she wants to dance. Allowing the music to consumer her every reason for being in a club, Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is Think About It.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Annie Grace

Listen to "Annie Grace This Naked Mind" on Spreaker. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may be even affecting their health. Yet, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief they associate with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve feeling constantly deprived and left out. Annie Grace has been there – and she knows how to dig you out of the rut, and set you on the path to a better life. Grace’s THIS NAKED MIND: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness and Change Your Life (Avery, Paperback Original, January 2017) has changed the discussion about alcohol, igniting a movement that’s helped thousands of people forever change their relationship with drinking. THIS NAKED MIND dismantles the preconceived notions about why and how we drink, and provides readers with a clear path to a healthier relationship with alcohol –whether that means cutting back on drinking or stopping altogether. As with any dietary choice – the decision to consume gluten, dairy, sugar, meat, and the like – the decision to consume alcohol should be a well-considered, conscious one. The new book THIS NAKED MIND: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness and Change Your Life (Avery, Paperback Original, January 2017) provides a deep dive into the science behind how alcohol affects our brains, hearts, immune systems, and mental health, and a roadmap for how to overcome our subconscious drive to drink. THIS NAKED MIND guides readers towards freedom from alcohol without scare tactics, pain, or rules. Interspersed throughout the book are mini-chapter interjections that debunk ingrained beliefs about alcohol one at a time, from “alcohol makes me more confident,” to “alcohol makes me more relaxed,” and even “alcohol improves my sex life.” When it comes down to it, Grace shows that these deep-rooted assumptions are not only untrue – they’re completely illogical. By decoupling the connection between alcohol and pleasure, and dispelling the cultural myth that alcohol is a vital part of life, THIS NAKED MIND offers a permanent solution rather than a lifetime of struggle. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, THIS NAKED MIND will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from the getting the help they need. With Annie’s own extraordinary candid personal story at its heart, this book a must-read for anyone looking to reform their relationship with alcohol and detox for a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Carmine Appice

Listen to "Carmine Appice Sinister" on Spreaker. You’re unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world’s greatest acts. Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten Vanilla Fudge, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio, among others. With the exception of the live album Drum Wars – Live!(2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far. That’s about to change! Sinister is the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny and was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests. Vinny: “As Ringo said: with a little help from our friends.” The album is scheduled for release on Steamhammer/SPV on 27 October 2017 and marks a long-overdue new development for fans of these two outstanding drummers.

Joe Hagan

Listen to "Joe Hagan Sticky Fingers" on Spreaker. Over the course of several years, Wenner gave Hagan hours of interviews and access to his enormous archive, but in the end, he did not have approval on the material. STICKY FINGERS is an independent chronicle of Wenner’s life, chock full of explosive revelations. “One of the toughest parts of being a journalist is pivoting away from a relationship with the subject to writing about him or her with honesty and integrity,” says Hagan. “It’s also the most crucial part of the job.” Kirkus, in the first pre-publication review, hails STICKY FINGERS as “definitive… a moving portrayal of a complicated, brilliant, flawed man… a man whose thumbprint on the American culture was matched only by a vacillating stew of ego and insecurity. For fans, newbies, and journalism junkies alike, the iconic stories are here… Patty Hearst, John Lennon, Hunter Thompson, Annie Leibovitz, Mick Jagger, etc.” In STICKY FINGERS, Hagan goes deep on the mercurial editor and his legacy by securing on-the-record interviews with Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bono, Art Garfunkel, Elton John, Cameron Crowe, Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Yoko Ono, Lorne Michaels, Steve Miller, Jon Landau, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Douglas, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, David Geffen, Tom Wolfe, Annie Leibovitz, and Danny Fields, among others. Their candid and revealing comments depict the extremes Wenner has been willing to visit in pursuit of both success and pleasure, and help to explain how Rolling Stone became a locus of power and influence and headline-making news, from Altamont to Fear and Loathing to the University of Virginia rape allegation. Hagan lays out the full breadth of Wenner’s life, from his ambitious youth in San Francisco and the uncertain first days of Rolling Stone, to his seismic rise as a 1970s kingmaker of rock and roll and a vainglorious and irascible media mogul of Manhattan. STICKY FINGERS gives readers a nuanced portrait of a man who helped define a generation, and provides an explosive chronicle of an era. Joe Hagan has written for Rolling Stone and also for New York, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He has published long-form profiles and investigative exposés of some of the most significant figures and subjects of our time, including Hillary Clinton in her first post-Secretary of State interview, Karl Rove, the Bush family, Henry Kissinger, Dan Rather, Goldman Sachs, The New York Times, and Twitter.

Jeff Dye

Listen to "Jeff Dye From NBC's Better Late Than Never" on Spreaker. NBC's hit series "Better Late Than Never" is back for season two with more fun, comedy and adventure as the five globe-trotting stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye - set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco. The two-hour season two premiere will air Monday, Jan. 1 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) with a special preview episode slated for Monday, Dec. 11 (10-11 p.m.) following "The Voice." The series will move to its normal 9-10 p.m. timeslot beginning Monday, Jan. 8. "Better Late Than Never" was the #1 news series in the summer of 2016 on the Big 4 networks in both 18-49 and total viewers. Navigating their way through seven cities and five countries, the five friends will immerse themselves in the culture, customs and traditions of each new destination. They will sample crazy culinary delicacies, participate in Oktoberfest in Munich, celebrate World Pride Day, ride camels in the middle of the Sahara Desert and face off against a bull in the oldest matador ring in Madrid. Trip highlights also include meeting popular ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus in Sweden and joining him for a surprise performance for hundreds of adoring fans, exploring the African gateway city of Morocco by motorbike, leaving their mark on the historic Berlin Wall, parasailing in Barcelona and much more. Comedy abounds, from the five getting lost in Russia, Dye helping Bradshaw get "beach ready" in Barcelona with a body wax, picnicking in a nude park in Munich and recreating their own "Julie Andrews - The Hills Are Alive" moment from the iconic scene in "The Sound of Music." Their international travels also include moving and heartfelt moments as a few cast members reconnect with their pasts, from Winkler retracing the path of family members in Berlin, some of whom were killed in Auschwitz, to Foreman's emotional meeting with the Lithuanian family of the man who launched his legendary career. Special guest stars, including David Hasselhoff and Al Roker, as well as other surprises add to the fun as the five men experience incredible adventure, engaging camaraderie and amazing destinations around the world. Henry Winkler, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Jason Ehrlich, Lisa Higgins, Alex Katz, Tina Bachmann, Tim Crescenti and Chul Yeon Kim are the executive producers. "Better Late Than Never" is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Storyline Entertainment, Small World IFT and CJ E&M.

Lauren Jaurequi

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Lauren From 5th Harmony" on Spreaker. Life on the run means living out of not one but two of more suitcases. Lauren from 5th Harmony can truly say she's been everywhere and back. Even while vacationing during the month of January the traveling will continue. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio has her teamed up with the legendary Steve Aoki All Night.

Cheat Codes

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Cheat Codes Talk About No Promises" on Spreaker. We've talked several times about how the world of music has evolved into a huge moment of collaborating. 2017 was dominated by teams of singer/writers and performers. Was there a method to the madness? To suddenly show up in a studio isn't always the guarantee. For Cheat Codes the song No Promises spoke directly into the heart of Demi Lovato.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Matt Whipkey

Listen to "Matt Whipkey Releases Driver" on Spreaker. Matt Whipkey is an acclaimed singer songwriter and guitarist from Omaha, NE. Having earned the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards for artist and album of the year in 2013, Whipkey’s live band features some of the city’s finest. In a city internationally renowned for top-tier songwriting, Whipkey balances musical execution with artistic instinct. According to rock and roll connoisseur Tim McMahan, “He’s something of a throwback to a simpler time, before the advent of slumped-shouldered, indifferent indie hip-stars who go out of their way to ignore the audience with dollops of you’re-lucky-we’re-even-performing contempt. Whipkey, on the other hand, is the ultimate stage performer, not satisfied if even one crowd member isn’t “into it,” whether it’s on a tiny lounge stage or at a mammoth amphitheater. Whipkey was born for the arena.”

Shawn Askinosie

Listen to "Shawn Askinosie Meaningful Work" on Spreaker. Shawn Askinosie is the founder of Askinosie Chocolate. Lawren Askinosie, his daughter, is the Chief Marketing Officer. Their business model has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on Bloomberg and numerous other media outlets. Shawn was named by O, The Oprah Magazine, as "One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World." He is a Family Brother at Assumption Abbey, a Trappist monastery near Ava, Missouri.

Joe Satriani

Listen to "Joe Satriani What Happens Next" on Spreaker. World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. Just a day prior to the album release, SATRIANI revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him. The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI. There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. Visit for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates. The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; SATRIANI on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with SATRIANI for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. SATRIANI is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998. These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, “Energy”, to the majestic crunch of “Thunder High On The Mountain”, and the easy, sensual cords of “Smooth Soul”. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from SATRIANI’s other work.

Dua Lipa

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Dua Lipa's Experience" on Spreaker. As fans of music the closest place we arrive with the artists added to our soundtracks is usually what we pick up on their social media platforms. We truly never get to look behind the curtain and see the giant wizard in action. For Dua Lipa her global success is completely surreal which inspires her to continuously reach out to her fans and followers. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is New Rules.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ke$ha Talks About New Album" on Spreaker. Ke$ha brings up an incredibly important part about being a creative person or just normal everyday. Somewhere along our daily paths we stop being a kid. Kids aren't afraid of ghosts and totally believe in spaceships. Where did you drop your kid self? She's doing all she can to get back to those roots. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is Woman.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Rob Traynor Black Water Rising

Listen to "Rob Traynor From Black Water Rising" on Spreaker. BLACK WATER RISING is a collection of soul baring, angst ridden, riff heavy material that is proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional hard rock song writing. Giant guitar driven monster riffs served up on a bed of crushing grooves with soaring melodic vocals and big hooks. Basically, NO FRILLS RIFF ROCK! Lyrically the message is socially and politically driven by the dark times we live in. With darkness seemingly growing by the day, BLACK WATER RISING is a name that fits this band like a glove. The philosophy of BWR is simple, they are not looking to reinvent the wheel, they just want to give it a much needed alignment in these musically stale times. BLACK WATER RISING was formed from the ashes of various national touring acts. After releasing two self produced albums nationwide with a band called Dust To Dust, singer songwriter Rob Traynor locked himself away in his Brooklyn, New York recording studio, later emerging with a collection of songs that would become the seeds of BLACK WATER RISING’s debut album which they would unleash in 2010. The album would achieve the #1 slot on’s Hard Rock Chart upon release. BLACK WATER RISING received heavy airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio's Octane channel for the singles "Brother Go On" and "No Halos". The album reached the #6 slot on the Top 20 airplay chart for the channel and "Brother Go On" also cracked the top 40 on the Media Base Active Rock Radio Chart. BWR has played shows and toured with Hellyeah, Kill Devil Hill, King's X, Monster Magnet, Ace Frehley & others. Their tour schedule also brought them to the 2010 South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX performing at High Times Magazine's Doobie Awards show where BWR won the 2010 High Times Doobie Award for “Best Rock/Alternative Artist,” beating out such tough and respected competition as Staind, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mars Volta and Danko Jones. BWR followed up the critically acclaimed self-titled debut with their sophomore effort, Pissed And Driven released in 2013. It represents what many would describe as another honest, barebones rock album. It received rave reviews and was included on numerous top album lists. The first offering from Pissed and Driven, "Show No Mercy" was #5 most added on the CMJ Loud Rock Chart, top 10 at many college radio stations and in heavy rotation at Nationally Syndicated Cable channel Music Choice reaching #1 on their Metal Chart. The band's video for "Dance With The Devil" spent 15 weeks on Noisecreep's Battle Royale Top 10 Video Countdown. Invigorated and eager to capitalize on the success of their first two albums, the band’s new material promises to be more riff heavy song writing with hooks and catchy choruses to pull you in all while retaining a musical identity of their own. Rob Traynor-Vocals/Guitar Mike Meselsohn-Drums Oddie Mclaughlin-Bass Dennis Kimak-Guitar

Tommy Wiseau

Listen to "Tommy Wiseau From The Room And Best Friend" on Spreaker. Tommy Wiseau's Infamous Indie The Room Returns to U.S. Cinemas for One-Night Event on January 10th Fathom Events Brings the Cult Classic to Big Screens Nationwide for One Night, Featuring New Trailer for 'Best F(r)iends' Referred to as "the 'Citizen Kane' of bad movies," "The Room" is receiving a remarkable resurgence due to the popularity of James Franco's "The Disaster Artist" (featuring Franco as drector and star Tommy Wiseau). Movie buffs across the nation will have the opportunity to see auteur Tommy Wiseau's opus on the big screen when "Tommy Wiseau's 'The Room'" comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the full-length feature, moviegoers will enjoy a special look at the new "Best F(r)iends" trailer, starring Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Tickets for "Tommy Wiseau's 'The Room'" can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Starring Tommy Wiseau, directed by Tommy Wiseau, written by Tommy Wiseau, screenplay by Tommy Wiseau and produced by Tommy Wiseau, "The Room" follows the story of Johnny (Wiseau). Johnny is a bank employee who, seemingly, lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with Lisa, his fiancée. One day she gets bored with Tommy and seduces his best friend, Mark (played by Wiseau's best friend, Greg Sestero, author of the award-winning 2013 memoir "The Disaster Artist"). Johnny screams, "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"- and, with that, nothing, or no one, will ever be the same. "We've seen a tremendous response to 'The Room' as a RiffTrax event," said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. "With interest in the movie at a fever pitch, thanks to 'The Disaster Artist,' we can't wait to bring Wiseau's creation back to the big screen to stand on its own unusual merits." Who Is Tommy Wiseau? All About the Man Behind James Franco's The Disaster Artist (from People) Tommy Wiseau came to Hollywood with dreams of movie stardom and ended up creating a cult classic phenomenon later deemed "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" with 2003's The Room. He's now the subject of James Franco's latest movie, The Disaster Artist. Wiseau spent $6 million of his own money on The Room, blowing most of it on follies like buying film equipment instead of renting and insisting on shooting both digitally and on film. With his unintelligible script, zany acting techniques and inscrutable accent, everyone involved in the production was certain it would fail. Yet the film's unintentional hilarity earned it a devoted following. To this day, fans pack into midnight screenings dressed as their favorite characters, and videos highlighting the film's most cringeworthy moments have garnered millions of views on YouTube.

Alan Walker

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Alan Walkers Social Media Connection" on Spreaker. It's got to become part of your daily habit. In order to gain access to fans and followers the goal is to build a community that super serves them. In 2012 Alan Walker endlessly pushed his name forward via the social networks. To create not only an image but to get an idea of what listeners wanted to put in their ears. Alan is all over rBeatz Radio at with songs like All Falls Down.

Jane Zhang

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Jane Zhang Comes To America" on Spreaker. She's been one of the biggest music attractions in China for the past twelve years. Jane Zhang has made it to America with a sight and sound that's unlike her traditional days. Being global in 2018 is a huge payoff for singer/songwriter that got her start singing in pubs at the age of 15. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is 808.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Daniel Golden

Listen to "Daniel Golden Spy Schools" on Spreaker. Daniel Golden has specialized for the past two decades in higher education coverage. His work—including his Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal articles on college admissions, and subsequent book, the bestseller, The Price of Admission, and his award-winning Bloomberg News series on for-profit colleges—has exposed how institutional greed taints educational decisions that ought to be driven by merit. "SPY SCHOOLS: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities" continues in this vein, this time examining the alliance between academia and global intelligence communities, and the implications for national security and academic freedom that this relationship entails. Taking advantage of open campuses, espionage services from countries such as China, Russia, and Cuba vie for recruits and sensitive research. The FBI and CIA reciprocate, developing sources among international students and faculty. Universities ignore or even condone this interference, despite the tension between their professed global values and the nationalistic culture of espionage, because international students make up a larger and larger share of the institutions’ revenues. Golden’s vigorous reporting skills meet a compellingly readable narrative in SPY SCHOOLS.

Hollywood Undead

Listen to "J-Dog From Hollywood Undead" on Spreaker. The band are currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of FIVE. Tickets and VIP Packages for all shows are on sale now. For all U.S. headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support. European dates will begin on January 24th in Glasgow, UK at the O2 Academy. The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG] out October 27th. Fans can pre-order the new album from here: “We’re five brothers, and this is our fifth record,” affirms Johnny 3 Tears. “Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to ‘No. 5’ from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us.” Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They’ve toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more.

Niall Horan

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Niall Horan's Right Steps" on Spreaker. Being in the right place at the right time opens the door to opportunities you didn't see coming. Niall Horan experienced that when his childhood dream of performing live music made its way to the UK's version of The X Factor. A moment of loss became one of the most successful bands in the history of music. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Too Much To Ask.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Avicii Recording In LA" on Spreaker. During this age of digital devices and recording vices where is it best to lay down your tracks? Avicii lives in LA but is it truly that place where you will locate the open fields of true showmanship? LA has it's own way of breathing and surviving. Understanding it's behavior is a beast of its own. The latest release from Avicii on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Rita Ora Lonely Together.