Category: RadioMax Shows

Friday 1/21/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Avril Lavigne – Let Go (2002)

Let Go is the debut studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. It was released on June 4, 2002 by Arista Records. For a year after signing a record deal with Arista, Lavigne struggled due to conflicts in musical direction. She relocated to Los Angeles, where she recorded her earlier materials for the album, the sound of which the label did not approve. She was paired with the production team the Matrix, who understood her vision for the album. Critics described Let Go as an alternative rock album with a post-grunge-oriented sound.

The album was credited as the biggest pop debut of 2002 and was certified seven-times Platinum in the United States. It was released to generally positive reviews, although Lavigne’s songwriting received some criticism. It also did extremely well in Canada, receiving a diamond certification from Music Canada, as well as reaching multi-platinum in many countries around the world, including the UK in which she became the youngest female solo artist to have a number-one album in the region.

  1. “Losing Grip” 3:53
  2. “Complicated” 4:05
  3. “Sk8er Boi” 3:23
  4. “I’m with You” 3:44
  5. “Mobile” 3:31
  6. “Unwanted” 3:40
  7. “Tomorrow” 3:48
  8. “Anything but Ordinary” 4:12
  9. “Things I’ll Never Say” 3:44
  10. “My World” 3:27
  11. “Nobody’s Fool” 3:57
  12. “Too Much to Ask” 3:46
  13. “Naked” 3:27

Avril Lavigne – lead vocals, guitar, background vocals
Sabelle Breer – backing vocals
The Matrix – backing vocals
Clif Magness – bass, guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, drum loop
Dennis Johnson – beats and scratching
Jeff Allen – bass

Suzie Katayama – Cello
Joe Bonadio – drums
Josh Freese – drums

Alex Elena – drums
Curt Frasca – guitar, multi instruments
Gerry Leonard – guitar
Peter Zizzo – guitar

Corky James – guitar

Thursday 1/20/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: John Mellencamp – Trouble No More

Trouble No More is American singer-songwriter and musician John Mellencamp’s 18th studio album and his final recording for Columbia Records, released June 3, 2003. It consists of blues and folk covers.

A re-working of “To Washington” featuring new lyrics critical of President George W. Bush and the Iraq War, generated much controversy upon the album’s release.

In addition to the album, a documentary titled Trouble No More: The Making of a John Mellencamp Album was produced and directed by Ron Osgood, along with students from his documentary course at Indiana University. The documentary won a Regional Emmy and several small festival awards in 2004 and 2005.

“Stones in My Passway” 3:17
“Death Letter” 6:14
“Johnny Hart” 4:31
“Baltimore Oriole” 3:54
“Teardrops Will Fall” 4:24
“Diamond Joe” 4:37
“The End of the World” 3:24
“Down in the Bottom” 3:31
“Lafayette” 3:55
“Joliet Bound” 3:34
“John the Revelator” 3:19
To Washington” 2:39

John Mellencamp – vocals, guitar
Andy York – guitars, bass
Dane Clark – drums, percussion
Miriam Sturm – violin, viola
Michael Ramos – accordion, organ
Toby Myers – upright bass
John Gunnell – electric bass
Pat Peterson – background vocals, tambourine
Courtney Kaiser – background vocals, tambourine
Heather Headley – background vocals
Janas Hoyt – background vocals
Michael Clark – pedal steel
T. Blayde – kazoo

Thursday 1/20/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Bee Gees – Spirits Having Flown (1979)

Spirits Having Flown is the fifteenth album released by the Bee Gees on February 5, 1979. It was the group’s first album after their collaboration on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The album’s first three tracks were released as singles and all reached No. 1 in the US, giving the Bee Gees an unbroken run of six US chart-toppers in a one-year period and equaling a feat shared by Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles. It was the first Bee Gees album to make the UK top 40 in ten years (not counting the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever), as well as being their first and only UK No. 1 album. Spirits Having Flown also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and the US. And went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

Spirits Having Flown marked the tail end of the band’s most successful era, prior to a severe downturn in the early 1980s when they were subject to a near-total radio blackout (particularly in America) that Robin Gibb would refer to as “censorship” and “evil” in interviews.

  1. “Tragedy” 5:03
  2. “Too Much Heaven” 4:55
  3. “Love You Inside Out” 4:11
  4. “Reaching Out” 4:05
  5. “Spirits (Having Flown)” 5:19
  6. “Search, Find” 4:13
  7. “Stop (Think Again)” 6:40
  8. “Living Together” 4:21
  9. “I’m Satisfied” 3:55
  10. “Until” 2:27

Barry Gibb – vocals, rhythm guitar
Robin Gibb – harmony and backing vocals, lead vocals on “Too Much Heaven” and “Living Together”

Maurice Gibb – harmony and backing vocals, bass, lead vocals on “Too Much Heaven”
Alan Kendall – lead guitar
Dennis Bryon – drums
Blue Weaver – synthesiser, piano, keyboards, vibraphone, Arp

Neal Bonsanti – horns
Gary Brown – saxophone
Harold Cowart – bass
Ken Faulk – horns
Albhy Galuten – synthesiser, bass, conductor
Peter Graves – Horns
Joe Lala – percussion, conga

Lee Loughnane – horns on “Too Much Heaven” and “Search, Find”
Herbie Mann – flute
James Pankow – horns on “Too Much Heaven” and “Search, Find”
Walter Parazaider – horns on “Too Much Heaven” and “Search, Find”
Bill Purse – horns
Whit Sidener – horns
George Terry – guitar
Stan Webb – horns
Daniel Ben Zubulon – percussion, conga

Thursday 1/20/22 1pm ET: Artist Countdown: Dolly Parton Top 30 Hits

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Parton’s albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Parton’s music includes Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs reach no. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered 11 Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award; ten Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards.

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including “I Will Always Love You” (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), “Jolene”, “Coat of Many Colors”, and “9 to 5”. She is also in a select group to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. As an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk (1992) and Joyful Noise (2012).

Thursday 1/20/22 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley (born Stanley Bert Eisen; January 20, 1952) is an American musician who is the co-founder, frontman, rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss. He is the writer or co-writer of many of the band’s most popular songs. Stanley established The Starchild character for his Kiss persona.

In 2006, Hit Parader ranked him 18th on their list of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. A readers’ poll in 2010 named him 13th on their list of Top 25 Frontmen.

Thursday 1/20/22 2am ET: Feature LP: Pink – Hurts 2B Human (2019)

Hurts 2B Human is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Pink. Released on April 26, 2019, by RCA Records, the album was initially planned as a standalone extended play (EP). Pursuing a sound that would be departure from her previous albums, Pink enlisted the assistance of collaborators such as Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, and Ryan Tedder. The album features guest appearances by Cash Cash, Khalid, Chris Stapleton, and Wrabel. The album was officially announced during Pink’s interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast in February 2019. Musically, Hurts 2B Human is a pop record whose lyrics delve into themes of love, family, introspection, life, and self-worth.

The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, many of whom praised its production and cohesiveness; others felt it was too calculated and formulaic. Commercially, the album was successful, reaching number one in eight countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland. In the United States, Hurts 2B Human became Pink’s third consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awarded it a platinum certification. To promote the singer’s album, “Walk Me Home” was released on February 20, 2019, as a lead single to commercial success, peaking within the top-ten charts of several countries, including Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The second single, “Can We Pretend”, was released on May 17, 2019, while the title track and “Love Me Anyway” had a limited release.

  1. “Hustle” 2:55
  2. “(Hey Why) Miss You Sometime” 3:23
  3. “Walk Me Home” 2:59
  4. “My Attic” 3:02
  5. “90 Days” (featuring Wrabel) 3:50
  6. “Hurts 2B Human” (featuring Khalid) 3:22
  7. “Can We Pretend” (featuring Cash Cash) 3:44
  8. “Courage” 4:19
  9. “Happy” 3:01
  10. “We Could Have It All” 4:33
  11. “Love Me Anyway” (featuring Chris Stapleton) 3:08
  12. “Circle Game” 4:54
  13. “The Last Song of Your Life” 3:53

Pink – vocals, background vocals (tracks 2, 9), executive production, production (tracks 11, 13)
Wrabel – featured vocals, production (track 5)
Khalid – featured vocals (track 6)
Chris Stapleton – featured vocals (track 11)
Jorden Odegard – all instruments (except guitar) (track 1), keyboards, strings, programming (track 6), production (tracks 1, 6)
Dan Reynolds – guitar, additional production (track 1)
Shellback – background vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, production, programming (track 2)
Max Martin – keyboards, production, programming (track 2)
Peter Thomas – background vocals, gang vocals, synthesizer, electric guitar, percussion, drums, handclaps, production, programming (track 3)
Kyle Moorman – background vocals, gang vocals, synthesizer, electric guitar, percussion, drums, handclaps, production, programming (track 3)
Ludvig Soderberg – keyboards, bass, programming (track 4)

Jakob Jeristrom – keyboards, bass, programming (track 4)
Ilsey Juber – guitar (track 4)
Rami Yacoub – additional guitar (track 4)
Mattias Johansson – violin (track 4)
David Bukovinszky – cello (track 4)
Michael Engstrom – double bass (track 4)
Mattias Bylund – strings arranging, recording, editing (track 4)
Steve Robson – piano, production, programming (track 5)
Teddy Geiger – guitar (track 6), vocal production (track 9)

Alexander Makhlouf – keyboards, synths, production, mixing (track 7)
Samuel Frisch – drum programming, production (track 7)
Jean-Paul Makhlouf – editing, sound design, production (track 7)
Greg Kurstin – piano, guitar, bass, synthesizers, production (tracks 8, 10, 12), drums keyboards (track 8), keyboards (track 10), drums, rhodes (track 12)
Oscar Görres – keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion, drums, production, programming (track 9)
Sasha Sloan – background vocals (track 9)

Taylor Hawkins – drums (track 10)
Sal Oliveri – piano, bass, additional production (track 11)
Stevie Blacke – strings arranged & performing (track 11)
Matt Kelly – pedal steel (track 11)
Songa Lee – violin (track 12)
Josefina Vergara – violin (track 12)
Alma Fernandez – viola (track 12)

Jacob Braun – cello (tracks 12, 14 (bonus))
billymann – acoustic guitar, production, engineering, mixing (track 13)
The Struts – production (track 4)
Simon Gooding – additional production (tracks 5, 11), vocals recording (tracks 3–6), engineering, mixing (tracks 3, 5, 11), Pink vocals recording (track 14 (bonus))
Ryan Tedder – production, vocal production (track 7)

Thursday 1/20/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Elvis Costello and The Imposters – The Boy Named If (2022)

The Boy Named If is the 32nd studio album by English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and The Imposters. The album was released on January 14, 2022 by EMI Records and Capitol Records. The Boy Named If received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 84, which indicates “universal acclaim”, based on 11 reviews.

  1. “Farewell, OK” 2:54
  2. “The Boy Named If” 4:24
  3. “Penelope Halfpenny” 2:57
  4. “The Difference” 3:45
  5. “What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love?” 4:03
  6. “Paint the Red Rose Blue” 4:46
  7. “Mistook Me for a Friend” 4:13
  8. “My Most Beautiful Mistake” 4:47
  9. “Magnificent Hurt” 3:13
  10. “The Man You Love to Hate” 4:53
  11. “The Death of Magic Thinking” 3:31
  12. “Trick Out the Truth” 4:53
  13. “Mr. Crescent” 3:39

Elvis Costello – vocals, guitar (all tracks); piano (6)
Davey Faragher – additional vocals, bass (all tracks); upright bass (12)
Pete Thomas – drums, percussion
Steve Nieve – keyboards, piano
Sebastian Krys – background vocals (3, 4)
Nicole Atkins – vocals (8)

Thursday 1/20/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Bush – The Kingdom (2020)

The Kingdom is the eighth studio album by English rock band Bush. It was originally scheduled to be released in May 2020 but it was later pushed back to a release date of July 17, 2020. The band released two singles prior to the album, the first being “Bullet Holes” which was released in May 2019 and featured in the film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and the second single off the album was “Flowers on a Grave” and was released one year later in March 2020.

  1. “Flowers on a Grave” 3:45
  2. “The Kingdom” 3:47
  3. “Bullet Holes” 3:47
  4. “Ghosts in the Machine” 4:15
  5. “Blood River” 4:20
  6. “Quicksand” 3:59
  7. “Send in the Clowns” 4:13
  8. “Undone” 5:02
  9. “Our Time Will Come” 3:50
  10. “Crossroads” 3:15
  11. “Words Are Not Impediments” 3:08
  12. “Falling Away” 3:52

Gavin Rossdale – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Traynor – lead guitar, backing vocals
Corey Britz – bass guitar, backing vocals
Gil Sharone – drums (all tracks except “The Kingdom” & “Flowers on a Grave”)
Nik Hughes – drums

Wednesday 1/19/22 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Katey Sagal

Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married… with Children (1987–1997), Leela on Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013), Cate Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005), Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2011, Dr. Jones on Shameless (2018–2019), and Louise Goldufski on The Conners (2018–present).

Sagal started her career in show business as a singer and songwriter. In 1973, she worked as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Bob Dylan, Etta James, and Tanya Tucker. In 1976, while a member of The Group with No Name, she contributed to the album Moon over Brooklyn (on which she was credited as “Katie Sagal”). She was a member of Bette Midler’s backup group The Harlettes in 1978, and again from 1982 to 1983.

During the filming of 1983’s Valley Girl, Sagal was scheduled to sing at The Central. Her name can be seen in the schedule of upcoming acts, posted inside the door.

She performed backing vocals on the self-titled Gene Simmons solo album, the Molly Hatchet album Take No Prisoners, and on Olivia Newton-John’s 1985 single “Soul Kiss.” She performed the song “It’s the Time for Love” that appears in the movie Silent Rage featuring Chuck Norris. Sagal also provided the vocals for “Loose Cannons,” the theme song for the 1990 movie of the same name featuring Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd.

On April 19, 1994, Sagal released her first solo album, Well…. On June 1, 2004, she released her second album, Room. She has also contributed to the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack.