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Today I dive into  My love of Fleetwood Mac The new Neil Young documentary Harvest Time and My visit to the LA Auto Show. Have a great week and dont forget to get all you bonus episodes of  LET THERE BE TALK on my Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray 
Today we dive into the last of my Marcus King Tour Diary Series with the great Mike "Sleeveless" Runyon keyboard player for The Marcus King Band. Mike has been playing Keys all his life and has a great story on how he joined the Marcus King Band. Mike and I dive into our love of the B3, our favorite players and some of our favorite tour moments. Also I make a very special announcement on this episode during the intro so give it a listen. I wanna thank everyone on the MK tour I will never forget you guys.  Keep the Candles lit my friends DDR  
Today I continue my Marcus King Band Diary with Drew Smithers slide and 2nd guitar player for the Marcus King Band. Drew is a fantastic Guitar Player and a great human with a really cool story. Drew and I dive deep into how he got started playing guitar, his time in Bishop Gunn, Working at Carter Vintage and of course how he joined the Marcus King Band. Thanks for tuning in and have a fantastic Thanksgiving everyone. Candles Lit DDR   
Today I sit dow with Jason Roberts and talk all about what it's like to drive a Rock n Roll Tour Bus for a living. You ever wonder how people start driving Musicians around the United States in a tour bus then this episode is for you. Tour bus driving is a stressful job and a really good driver is hard to come by. Some bands keep the same driver for years when they find a good one and Jason is one of the best. Jason has driven some of the biggest stars in the biz including Lucinda Williams, Drake and Marcus King. Sit back and enjoy this episode and thank you for always tuning in. DDR  
Today we have a Rock n Roll Hall of Fame legend Mr John Oates on the show. John stops by today to talk about his new single Pushin' A Rock, his years in the Music Biz, Songwriting and Recording and His love of Porsche 911 cars. Daryl Hall & John Oates are the most successful duo in the history of music selling over 80 million Records to date. The list of hits is mind boggling, She's Gone, Sara Smile, Maneater, Private Eyes, Kiss Is On My List, Out Of Touch and so many more. It was an honor to sit down with John today. Hope you enjoy this episode. Don't forget to subscribe and review the podcast on iTunes and YouTube. Keep Rocking  DDR  This episode is brought to you by Skill Share. Use my link for a fantastic offer. https://www.skillshare.com/deandelray     
Today my friend Neal Francis returns to the show to talk  about the 2 month tour we just did around American with Marcus King and Ashland Craft. Neal and I also dig into his new EP Sentimental Garbage which comes out Nov 18th 2022 and our love of all things Music. Catch Neal on tour right now in Europe. Thank you for tuning in every week my friends. DDR  
Today I sit down with Michael Sweet singer, songwriter and guitar player for Stryper. Stryper have been recording records and touring for almost 40 years and have sold over 10 million records. Last week Oct 21st 2022 they dropped a new album called "The Last Battle" that went immediately to #1 on iTunes. Michael and I dive into the long career of Stryper also we dig into his time in the band Boston and his love of guitars. Hope you enjoy this episode and dont forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and YouTube. DDR  
Today we have the great Ashland Craft on Let There Be Talk. Ashland is a fantastic old school country singer / songwriter who has an amazing record out right now called Travelin Kind. Hear how Ashland started out working Honky Tonks playing 5 sets a night eventually finding her way onto the hit T.V. show The Voice. Ashland has been touring for the last 6 weeks with us on the Marcus King Rock n Comedy tour and it has just been incredible to watch her crushing it every night. Have a great week and keep the candles lit DDR  
Today I sit down with Jack Ryan drummer for The Marcus King Band. I've had the pleasure of watching Jack play the drums this last month while I've been out on this incredible tour and I'll tell you this Jack Ryan is going to be a house hold name for years to come. Anyone that has been to any of the Marcus King shows over the years knows Jack is a killer on the drums. Jack sits down today and talks all about how he got into playing drums and how he started playing in the Marcus King Band. This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. Get one month free when you use my link https://www.skillshare.com/delray   
Today we have Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers / Steely Dan on the show. This man has written some of the greatest songs to every hit the FM Dial including Minute by Minute, What a Fool Believes, Takin It To The Streets and I Keep Forgettin. Michael sits down with me today for an In-Depth conversation on his Career in Music. This episode is brought to you by Skillshare Use the link for a free month of Skillshare https://www.skillshare.com/delray 
Episode 666 is here and what better guest to have than the legend himself King Diamond of Mercyful Fate. King and I sat down today for a long In-Depth conversation on all things King Diamond including, Influences, Songwriting, Lyrics, Mercyful Fate and even some Car Talk. Mercyful Fate and King Diamond have been a massive influence to the metal world and it was an Honor to sit down with the King. I hope you all enjoy this episode. Brought to you by Better Help. If you want online therapy Better Help is the spot. Hit the link for a Delraiser deal. https://www.betterhelp.com/delray  
Today my good friend comedian Jim Florentine returns to the show to talk about his new comedy record Terrorizing Telemarketers 7 which is currently #1 on iTunes. Jim and I also dive into what its like opening for bands as a comedian, Baseball in San Francisco and of course Metal Music. Thanks for tuning in. If you want to support the podcast join my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray Have a great week and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes and Youtube. DDR 
Today I dive into The start of the Marcus King Rock and Comedy Youngblood Tour. Big bands side bands Incredible films I forgot about and the iPhone 14 that no one cares about. brought to you by Skillshare Skillshare - https://skillshare.com/DELRAY Use the link to get a fantastic offer. Start learning now.  
Today my friend Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs returns to the show to talk all about their new masterpiece record "How Do You Burn" which comes out this Friday. This record is absolutely next level and I have not stopped spinning it all week. It was so good to catch up with Greg on all things Whigs. We dive into all kinds of topics including his early days in LA working at Tower Records, Peter Falk aka Columbo teaching him about Jazz, recording in the desert and Touring in Europe during a heat wave. I love this episode. Have a great week and looking forward to seeing you guys out on the road. DDR  
Kaya Stewart has been writing and recording songs since she was 13 years old. Sure Dave Stewart of Eurythmics is her Dad but that doesn't guarantee talent or success and she knows that. After a song she wrote and recorded blew up on Soundcloud, records labels started knocking on her door.  Soon she found herself on Warner Brothers Records and out on the Vans Warped Tour but it wasn't all dreamy. Kaya decided to start over and do things her way. During the Pandemic she was diagnosed with OCD which was the catalyst to write the collection of songs that make up her new album IF THINGS GO SOUTH which was co-written and co-produced by Dave Stewart. The record comes out Sept 30th and will be available on all streaming platforms. Kaya has an incredible voice and is a great songwriter and I really dig some of the songs on her new album. I think you guys are really gonna dig this episode. Brought to you by Betterhelp use the code to get 10 percent off online therapy. https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102996acb63fc9189196de6f8ae95e&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=2687&utm_medium=Mac+OS+X&utm_content=&utm_term=delray¬_found=1&gor=start 
Today on Let There Be Talk I go solo and dive into all kinds of  stuff like  -  The unveiling of the beautiful Brody Stevens Mural Metallica's Garage Days Re-Revisited turning 35 years old Touring in the 70's with no WiFi and staying motivated in Life. Thanks for tuning in and make sure you have a fantastic week out there. DDR  
#660 : Gene Simmons of KISS

#660 : Gene Simmons of KISS

2022-08-1401:48:49

Today we go to another level on the show with my ultimate dream guest Mr Gene Simmons of KISS. 11 years ago when I started this show I made a list of Dream Guest and Gene was at the top. This man completely changed my life in 1977 and is 100 percent the reason I pursued a life in the Arts. Over 660 episodes of Let There Be Talk and 80 percent of them all said Kiss is the reason they started playing music. To quote my good friend Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta KISS is The Gateway into Rock n Roll and he could not be more correct. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it. Keep the candles lit my friends DDR
Today my friend Marcus King stops by the show to talk all about his new album Young Blood coming out Aug 26th on American Recordings. I have loved this mans music from the first day I heard him and can not stop telling people about him. Marcus and I dive into whats been going on with him over the last couple of years including working with Dan Auerbach again in the studio, co-writing with Desmond Child and our Rock and Comedy tour that is about to start in Sept.   King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned guitar at age 3 from his blues rock musician father Marvin King. He navigated troublesome school years to quickly become known as one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed breakout success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach produced 2020 solo album debut, El Dorado. It garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” and critical praise from The New York Times to NPR’s Weekend Edition. With unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show, King has sold out historic venues from The Beacon to The Filmore. He has opened for Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet and Nathaniel Rateliff and graced the bills of Stagecoach, Fuji Rock, Rock Werchter and more. He also recently launched his own custom Gibson guitar and signature Orange guitar amplifier, the MK Ultra, which sold out before it even hit the stores.   King recently announced a massive headline US tour, with dates through September and October 2022 supporting the release of his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. He will be taking his stadium sized sound to esteemed venues across the U.S, including two nights at venues such as New York’s Beacon Theatre and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Neal Francis and Ashland Craft support select dates, and the tour features comedy by Dean Del Ray. Tickets on sale now.
Today my friend Robby Staebler of All Them Witches returns to the show to fill me in on what ATW is up to. The band has been dropping a new song a month for their new project called The Bakers Dozen and they are also about to start a European tour next month. All Them Witches has been one of my favorite new bands over the last 5 years and I can't recommend them enough. Do yourself a favor and dive into their incredible records and definitely see this band live. Let There Be Talk is brought to you Better Help. Click the link for a special offer. https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102c57c5bc253fb2b2ef54bcc0ad1b&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=2687&utm_medium=Mac+OS+X&utm_content=&utm_term=delray¬_found=1&gor=start 
Today I sit down with my friend Dave Elitch and talk about his life behind the Drum Kit playing with legends. Dave has played Drums for The Mars Volta, Antemasque, Weezer, Killer Be Killed and so many more. When Dave isn't in the recording studio or out on tour with a band he's teaching drums to some of the biggest in the biz. This is a fantastic episode on Drums, Watches, Cars and Life. Brought to you by my sponsor Better Help. Get professional therapy online https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1026e8719a287f2e1fbdb324be04f8&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=2687&utm_medium=Mac+OS+X&utm_content=&utm_term=delray¬_found=1&gor=start
Comments (28)

Joshua David Osterman

Dean...you...Rock!

Dec 21st
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d0gface

haha I was just bashing The Elder the other day but I never really gave it a chance. Maybe I need to revisit as an adult like Dean says

Mar 18th
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d0gface

I feel like Stoner Witch is the customary Melvins starting point, was for me. I'm sure most would say that or Houdini.

Feb 23rd
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AT

awesome

Jul 21st
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S D

METAL UP YOUR ASS 🖕

Feb 14th
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Joshua David Osterman

I love Dean's energy and interviews! Not to mention his life has been epic because he's always followed his dreams! Dean, you truly Rock!

Jan 17th
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S D

Badass

Jan 6th
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Need ID Indeed

great one!

Dec 17th
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Cara Mia

Awesome Interview. I loved how you geeked out together over watches, Dumble App's and other artists. I always thought John Mayer wasn't given enough credit for his guitar playing and intelligence. This whole interview proved that he is a genius, an investigator with wicked talent. Thanks for this inspiring conversation. I just need to check out all the albums mentioned and listen with new ears. My mind has been blown!

Nov 6th
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Andrew Green

you are awesome dood!! love the podcasts

Mar 21st
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Andrew Green

this is bar none. the best interview with MY absolute rock god DAVE MENNIKETTI

Mar 13th
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Sarah Shea

💔

Feb 27th
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John Crane

ding a ding dang a danga dang deeng digga digga dig a digg uhh

Jan 5th
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Baron Von Snorkelberg

top notch interview

Oct 11th
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Trevie McTrev

🤘🤙

Oct 8th
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James Welsh

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Oct 6th
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Raw Snapshot

Gotta love Dean! Great podcast brother! 🙌🙌🙌

Sep 29th
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Michael Parker

that shooter Jennings recommendation was pure gold. you should do a song recommendation for each podcast

Jul 23rd
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Eric Enriquez

Great insight on RATM that is rarely heard of... it's usually Tom or Zachs side we hear of... Now to get Timmy C on!

May 22nd
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Eric Enriquez

Loved this podcast! Gave me goose bumps hearing Brad describe everything.

May 2nd
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