Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss shares with you the The Decade That Rocked PODCAST
Rock photographer Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss shares with you the The Decade That Rocked PODCAST. The initial set of episodes document his journey as a kid from New Jersey with a camera and a dream to shooting one of the most iconic rock ‘n’ roll photographs ever: the cover-that-almost-was for Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet album. His co-host for the ride is comedian and journalist Greg Alprin who, as an addict of the decade that rocked, shapes the conversation from a fan’s perspective.
Don joins us to take a look back on some of his shoots with Mark over the years, and tells the story of the wardrobe he despised wearing for the Under Lock & Key album cover session. He gives firsthand insight into what it was like to work with the Weissguy, as well as why he let him live in his house while he was on the road touring the world with Dokken. Don also opens up about what he saw, or more accurately, didn’t see, in Metallica in the early days, and how he was admittedly very wrong—so much so that he reveals how hard it was to follow them on the bill during the 1988 Monsters of Rock tour. Lots of great stories, wrapped up in a chat about the new Dokken album of “Lost Songs.” Click Here to Listen!
The podcast will look back at the period’s most historic moments through the stories behind my images, and feature interviews with rock stars from then and now offering a backstage pass to the most hedonistic time in music. Come with us for a decadent celebration of the hard rockin’ 1980s and beyond.
Danny Muro, founder and guitar player of early 1980s Jersey Shore rockers White Tiger, joins us to give the inside scoop on what Mark was like in the early days, and how he cut his teeth shooting the band. After White Tiger ended in 1982, Danny went on to create some of the most iconic heavy metal albums of all time, including the Overkill album F*ck You! He also shocks us with an incredible story about being in an early version of what ultimately became Bon Jovi. Now, 40 years later, Danny is back with his White Tiger band mate Neal Thomas in a new act, The Killin’ Floor Project. Click Here to Listen!
Mark and Greg catch up with Angela Chidnese, better known as the “Slippery When Wet” girl from the Bon Jovi album cover that almost was—not to mention the posters that decorated millions of boys’ bedroom walls, lockers, and garages for the past 30-plus years. Angela and Mark reflect on the infamous shoot, what lead to the ultimate album cover, and lots of other great stories. Click Here to Listen!
On August 20th, 2020 the world lost Frankie Banali at 68 years young. A true rock warrior for over 40 years! In this episode we reflect on Frankie and what Quiet Riot meant to the hard rock and heavy metal world, and Mark reveals some amazing memories of his rock ‘n’ roll brother. Rock in Peace Frankie Banali: 11/14/5 –8/20/20.
Here is a rundown of the first six episodes available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music. https://wavve.link/TDTR/episodes