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9:33 minutes Jason Bonham talks to Iris about Led Zeppelin and more...

Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zepplin drummer, John Bonham, honors his father's life 30 years after he passed away with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. He will do 30 dates, and Portland, Oregon is on the list of cities for the tour. He has also been busy with a new "supergroup" project, Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian and produced by Kevin Shirley. Their album will be released on September 21st, and they have plans for another album, plus a tour coming in 2011. So, Jason's going to be a very busy man in the years to come.

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12:38 minutes Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman talks to Iris about Croweology and more

I was lucky enough to get an interview with Steve Gorman, who started with the Black Crowes since their inception through 2001, then took a break to play with other projects, and then came back to the band in 2005. We talked about music, Crowes, Warren Zevon, and sports. Enjoy,

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12:49 minutes Bill Champlin tells Iris about the new line up in The Sons of Champlin!

Being a huge Sons of Champlin fan, I always love getting the chance to talk to the namesake of the band. Bill Champlin is funny, cool, and one of my favorite musicians ever. With the Sons coming to the Aladdin again, he also has a true SON of Champlin in the band now, and wait until you hear him talk about his son, Will. His wife, Tamara, is also in the band, and when these three sing together, angels will be weeping from heaven because it's so good! Enjoy the chat. Oh, and go to the show!!!

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17:02 minutes Peter Frampton says "Thank You Mr. Churchill!"

Peter Frampton, Grammy winning rocker, and the heart throb of several decades for me, has a wonderful new album taking a look at how life has been with us Baby Boomers. The title track gives a nod to the historical and larger than life Winston Churchill. The CD also pays homage to Motown, and his son, Julian plays on the CD as well. He's a delightful interview, and such an interesting man. Thank you Mr. Frampton!! -Iris

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10:40 minutes Iris and George Thorogood catch up.

George talks about how to stay healthy in this business, Mother's Day, The Roseland Theater's pole, and wonders why Martin Scorsese hasn't called.

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3:24 minutes Rob Halford talks to Iris about Winter Songs 11/13/09

The premiere voice of metal, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, has released an album with his band Halford called "Winter Songs." Not only does this album treat the songs with genuine respect and joy, but also with what we expect from this King of Metal! This is a must have Christmas album for rockers! Rob also talks about Priest, the British Steel Anniversary tour, Nostradamus, and coming back to Portland. He is one of the kindest people you will ever meet, which seems in direct contrast to his on stage persona. Merry Christmas from Halford!

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9:05 minutes Rich Williams, guitarist of the band Kansas, talks to Iris 10/13/09

Kansas released a DVD/CD set called "There's No Place Like Home" on October 13th, 2009. Recorded in Topeka in honor of their 35th Anniversary along with The Washburn University Symphony, it's a loving record of Kansas live. Rich Williams talks to Iris about how the concert came together, how it differs from their tour which was recently in Tacoma, how they decided on the songs, and why you probably will not be hearing any brand new songs from the band in the near future. They would however like to do more shows with local symphony orchestras in the tours to come.

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11:09 minutes Portland's own Tommy Thayer talks to Iris 11/12/09

Tommy cut his teeth rockin' the local Portland bar scene when we first met and he was just out of high school. From local bands, to the nationally known Black 'n Blue, and now a member of KISS, he is one of the nicest and coolest guys on the planet. Tommy talks about the KISS Alive 35 Tour coming to Portland on November 17th, the new album "Sonic Boom," his rock history, joining KISS, Gene Simmons, and giving back to the community he's from.

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17:55 minutes Bill Champlin talks to Iris 11/5/09

The founder of The Sons of Champlin and member of Chicago for 28 years goes it alone on his new CD "No Place Left to Fall" and a tour to back it up. He'll be in Portland at Jimmy Mak's on November 19th for 2 shows. He talks about making the album, leaving Chicago, moving back to Southern California, the solo tour, and even gives fans of The Sons hope about future projects. No matter what Bill does, I'll be there to support it!

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13:34 minutes Ari Gold, director/writer/star of the movie "Adventures of Power" talks to Iris 11/05/09

The name seems familiar if you have watched HBO's "Entourage." But this is the REAL Ari Gold, and not the Jeremy Pivin character. However, there are links between the show and Ari in real life. Such as Ari plays ukulele in a band with Adrian Grenier, star of "Entourage." Adrian is also in Ari's movie "Adventures of Power" also starring Michael McKean, and a cameo from Neil Peart! With the Portland premiere this weekend, he invites the KGON audience to participate in the "air contest" that they'll have at the show. If you play "air bagpipes" he guarantees a prize!

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