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Saturday 5/8/21 5pm ET: Debut: The Seeburg Project with L Paul Martin

Wednesday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman, an American record producer, composer and lyricist, responsible for several hit songs. He also worked as an arranger, pianist, and singer. His work includes songs in the adult contemporary, rock and roll, dance, pop, musical theater, and film score genres.

“Happy Ending” Yvonne Elliman
“Read ‘Em and Weep” Barry Manilow
“Making Love Out of Nothing at All” Air Supply
“Faster Than the Speed of Night” Bonnie Tyler
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” Bonnie Tyler
“Nowhere Fast” Fire Inc.
“Left in the Dark” Barbra Streisand
“Nowhere Fast” Meat Loaf
“Surf’s Up” Meat Loaf
“Hulk Hogan’s Theme”
“Loving You’s a Dirty Job but Somebody’s Gotta Do It” Bonnie Tyler
“Rebel Without a Clue” Bonnie Tyler
“Holding Out for a Hero” Bonnie Tyler
“Ravishing” Bonnie Tyler
“More” The Sisters of Mercy
“Original Sin” Meat Loaf
“Left in the Dark” Meat Loaf
“Making Love Out of Nothing at All” Bonnie Tyler
“Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” Bonnie Tyler
“It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” Celine Dion
“Nothing Sacred” Russell Watson

and more . . .

Friday 4/9/21 3pm ET: New Music Show

This week we feature new music from: Wilderado, Alice Merton, Wavves, Blackberry Smoke, Twin Shadow, Craig Cardiff, Tom Jones, Crosby Stills & Nash, Stav McAllister, Crowded House, Maggie Lindemann, Deep Sea Diver, Lance, Gary Louris and more.

Monday 3/22/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975)

Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released as a double album on February 24, 1975 by the group’s new record label, Swan Song Records.

The band wrote and recorded eight new songs for the album in early 1974 at Headley Grange, a country house in Hampshire, which gave them ample time to improvise arrangements and experiment with recording. The total playing time covered just under three sides of an LP, so they decided to expand it into a double by including previously unreleased tracks from the sessions for the earlier albums Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. The album covered a range of styles including hard rock, progressive rock, rock ‘n’ roll and folk. The album was then mixed over summer 1974 and planned for an end-of year release; however, its release was delayed because the Peter Corriston-designed die-cut album cover proved difficult to manufacture.

Physical Graffiti was commercially and critically successful upon its release and debuted at number one on album charts in the UK and number three in the US. It was promoted by a successful US tour and a five-night residency at Earl’s Court, London, and has since been viewed as one of the group’s strongest albums and the artistic peak of their career. The album has been reissued on CD several times, including an expansive 40th anniversary edition in 2015. Physical Graffiti was later certified 16x platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2006, signifying shipments of over eight million copies.

  1. “Custard Pie” 4:13
  2. “The Rover” 5:36
  3. “In My Time of Dying” 11:04
  4. “Houses of the Holy” 4:01
  5. “Trampled Under Foot” 5:35
  6. “Kashmir” 8:37
  7. “In the Light” 8:44
  8. “Bron-Yr-Aur” 2:06
  9. “Down by the Seaside” 5:14
  10. “Ten Years Gone” 6:31
  11. “Night Flight” 3:36
  12. “The Wanton Song” 4:06
  13. “Boogie with Stu” 3:51
  14. “Black Country Woman” 4:24
  15. “Sick Again” 4:43
  16. “Brandy & Coke” (“Trampled Under Foot”) (Initial/Rough Mix) 5:38
  17. “Sick Again” (Early Version) 2:20
  18. “In My Time of Dying” (Initial/Rough Mix) 10:45
  19. “Houses of the Holy” (Rough Mix with Overdubs) 3:51
  20. “Everybody Makes It Through” (“In the Light”) (Early Version/In Transit) 6:29
  21. “Boogie with Stu” (Sunset Sound Mix) 3:36
  22. “Driving Through Kashmir” (“Kashmir”) (Rough Orchestra Mix) 8:33

John Bonham – drums, percussion
John Paul Jones – bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin, acoustic guitar, string and brass arrangements
Jimmy Page – electric, acoustic, lap steel and slide guitars, production
Robert Plant – lead vocals, harmonica

Ian Stewart – piano on “Boogie with Stu”

Tuesday 2/16/21 9pm ET: Musical History Tour with Ron Sevean

Saturday 1/22/2021 Program Schedule


Friday 1/22/2021 12pm ET: New Music Show

Take a listen to NEW MUSIC being added to RadioMaxMusic

Tuesday 1/19/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Styx – Cornerstone (1979)

Cornerstone is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Styx, released in 1979. Styx’s third straight multi-platinum selling album, Cornerstone was Styx’s first album to earn a Grammy nomination, which was for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. Like the four previous Styx albums, the band produced the album themselves. Styx recorded the album at Pumpkin Studios in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Cornerstone is best known for including the group’s only #1 Billboard Hot 100 Single, the power ballad “Babe”. The album also includes the folk rock song “Boat on the River”, which was a hit in Europe, though it failed to chart in the United States.

Cornerstone became Styx’s first US Top 5 album, peaking at #2 on the Billboard album chart.

1. “Lights” 4:38
2. “Why Me” 3:54
3. “Babe” 4:25
4. “Never Say Never” 3:08
5. “Boat on the River” 3:10

6. “Borrowed Time” 4:58
7. “First Time” 4:25
8. “Eddie” 4:15
9. “Love in the Midnight” 5:25

Dennis DeYoung – vocals, keyboards, accordion
James “JY” Young – vocals, electric guitars
Tommy Shaw – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, autoharp
Chuck Panozzo – bass guitar
John Panozzo – drums, percussion

Friday 11/27/2020 6pm ET: Friday Night All Request Show with Ron Kovacs

Join Ron Kovacs 6pm for the weekly Simulcast featuring your request and for the next few weeks we’ll be taking your Christmas tunes requests also from the RadioMaxMusic Christmas station.

Tuesday 11/24/2020 2pm ET: Feature LP: Jewel – Pieces of You (1995)

Pieces of You is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Jewel, released on February 28, 1995 by Atlantic Records. It was produced by Ben Keith, who has also produced works for artists such as Neil Young and Patsy Cline. Featuring acoustic guitar-based songs written when Kilcher was a teenager, the album is composed of both live recordings from 1994 at The Innerchange, a coffeehouse in San Diego, and studio recordings completed at Neil Young’s personal studio in Redwood City, California.

After its release in February 1995, the album initially failed to chart. Two years later, in 1997, Bob Dylan invited Kilcher to tour with him as his opening act, which gave the album widespread public exposure. The single “Who Will Save Your Soul” eventually received airplay, and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200, almost exactly two years after its release. Other hits included were “Foolish Games” and “You Were Meant for Me”, as well as the UK single “Morning Song”. After two years, the album was re-released featuring the re-recorded versions of “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games”. Despite a mixed critical response, the album is listed at number 64 of the “Definitive 200” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As of 2010, the album had sold 7.3 million copies in the U.S. It was certified 12× Platinum for shipments of 12 million copies in the U.S., making it one of the best selling debut albums of all time.

On September 28, 2020, Jewel announced that the album would be rereleased in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the album’s release. It will be released in multiple formats including the original album remastered, alongside a 4-CD box set containing B-sides, demos, outtakes, and live performances of the album’s songs.

1. “Who Will Save Your Soul” 4:00
2. “Pieces of You” 4:15
3. “Little Sister” 2:29
4. “Foolish Games” 5:39
5. “Near You Always” 3:08
6. “Painters” 6:43
7. “Morning Song” 3:35
8. “Adrian” 7:02
9. “I’m Sensitive” 2:54
10. “You Were Meant for Me” 4:13
11. “Don’t” 3:34
12. “Daddy” 3:49
13. “Angel Standing By” 2:38
14. “Amen” 4:32
15. “Emily” 3:10
16. “Foolish Games” 4:00

Jewel Kilcher – vocals, guitar
Robbie Buchanan – piano
Oscar Butterworth – drums
Charlotte Caffey – piano
Tim Drummond – bass
Mark Howard – bass
Craig Young – bass
Spooner Oldham – keyboards
Kristin Wilkinson – strings

In Memoriam: Len Barry (1942 – 2020)

Len Barry (born Leonard Borisoff; June 12, 1942 – November 5, 2020) was an American vocalist, songwriter, and record producer.

Born on June 12, 1942 raised in Philadelphia, Barry had little thought of a show business career while still in school. Instead, he aspired to become a professional basketball player upon his graduation. It was not until he entered military service and had occasion to sing with the US Coast Guard band at Cape May, New Jersey, and was so encouraged by the response of his military audiences, that he decided to make music a career.

Upon his discharge from military service, Barry returned home to Philadelphia and formed the Dovells. Barry was the lead singer, appearing on all of the group’s best selling records, such as “Bristol Stomp”, “Hully Gully Baby”, and “You Can’t Sit Down”, among others. “Bristol Stomp” sold over one million copies and was awarded a RIAA gold disc. As a Dovell, he also toured with James Brown. Barry also made film appearances with the Dovells in films such as Don’t Knock the Twist, toured the UK with the Motown Revue. Barry also had guest appearances on US television on Bandstand and later American Bandstand, Shindig, and Hullabaloo. Soon after leaving the group, Barry recorded his first solo single “Lip Sync”.

As someone who sang rhythm and blues, he recorded hits in 1965 and 1966 for Decca Records in the US and released by Brunswick Records: “1-2-3”, “Like a Baby”, and “I Struck It Rich”, a song he wrote with Leon Huff of the Philadelphia International Records producers, Gamble and Huff.

His first two hits also made the Top Ten of the UK Singles Chart. “1-2-3” reached number three. Those songs also peaked at number 2 and 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart respectively. “1-2-3” sold over four million copies, and gave Barry his second RIAA gold disc and a Grammy Award nomination for Contemporary Rock & Roll Male Vocal Performance. Both “1-2-3” and “Like a Baby” were composed by Barry, John Madara, and David White (musician).

He has performed at the Apollo Theatre in New York; the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.; The Regal Chicago, Chicago; Illinois; The Fox Theatre (Detroit) in Detroit, Michigan; and The Uptown (Philadelphia), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also toured with Sam Cooke, The Motown Revue in the United Kingdom, and appeared on Top of the Pops.

He became a major singing star in The United Kingdom. Highlights of his European tour included featured performances at the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall as well as numerous appearances throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Barry’s respect of the Native American culture led him to write and produce the instrumental “Keem-O-Sabe”. The song went to number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 for The Electric Indian.

He also did writing and production work with WMOT Productions. With Bobby Eli he helped write the hit singles “Zoom” for Fat Larry’s Band and “Love Town” for Booker Newberry III.

In May 2008, Barry reinvented himself as an author with the publication of novel, Black-Like-Me. The storyline involved a pair of Caucasian siblings growing up in a largely African-American neighborhood, accepted by some, rejected by others.

In 2011, Barry was featured in the PBS Series My Music: Rock, Pop & Doo Wop.

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Len Barry among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Len Barry died on November 5, 2020.

Monday 11//2/2020 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Hits of The 60’s and The 70’s

We debut a Monday only program featuring the Hits of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Debuts Monday 11/2/2020 1pm ET.

Thursday 10/15/2020 3pm ET: The Balcony Show with Ann Thatcher

Friday 10/9/2020 12:15 am ET: Feature LP: Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl (1998)

Dizzy Up the Girl is the sixth studio album by American rock band the Goo Goo Dolls, released on September 22, 1998 through Warner Bros. Records. The album is often noted for being the album which propelled the Goo Goo Dolls into success, although they already enjoyed some recognition with the downbeat track “Name” in 1995. Dizzy features more upbeat compositions than they had previously recorded. It is also the band’s first album to feature drummer Mike Malinin.

1. “Dizzy” 2:43
2. “Slide” 3:34
3. “Broadway” 4:00
4. “January Friend” 2:46
5. “Black Balloon” 4:11
6. “Bullet Proof” 4:39
7. “Amigone” 3:17
8. “All Eyes on Me” 3:59
9. “Full Forever” 2:53
10. “Acoustic #3” 1:58
11. “Iris” 4:51
12. “Extra Pale” 2:12
13. “Hate This Place” 4:24

Mike Malinin – drums
Johnny Rzeznik – lead and rhythm guitar, lead vocals, producer
Robby Takac – bass guitar, lead vocals on tracks 4, 7, 9, & 12, producer

Tekashi 6ix9ine hospitalised after overdosing on diet pills and caffeine — NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM

Tekashi 6ix9ine has had a two-day stint in hospital after it was reported that he overdosed on weight loss pills and caffeine. In an interview with The Shade Room, 6ix9ine revealed that he took two doses of Hydroxycut, a weight loss pill, as opposed to the recommended dose of one. The double dose caused his heart…

Tekashi 6ix9ine hospitalised after overdosing on diet pills and caffeine — NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM