Kyle Meredith With...
Kyle Meredith With...
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Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.
Ben Howard on Weaving Dark Humor Into His Art
Ben Howard catches up with Kyle Meredith to tell us about Collections From The Whiteout. The new album finds him teaming up with The National’s Aaron Dessner and getting more experimental. To that end, Howard discusses writing about real-life characters such as Donald Crowhurst and Richard Russell, weaving dark humor into his art, and being influenced by the cities he tours. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 12
20 min
Tash Sultana on Why You Can Never Have Enough Guitar
Tash Sultana grabs some hang time with Kyle Meredith to talk about Terra Firma, a record that finds them collaborating with other writers and musicians for the first time on an album. The Australian groove artist tells us about having a new Fender guitar line and being a saxophonist in their high school band. Sultana also talks about finding their center while writing these songs after losing focus of themself while traveling the globe, and being absolutely in love with their partner. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter
Mar 10
39 min
Lake Street Dive on the Challenge of Writing Songs With Important Messages
Lake Street Dive frontwoman Rachael Price talks with Kyle Meredith about the band’s new album, Obviously. Price discusses working with producer Mike Elizando due to his work with huge hip-hop artists, writing in pairs for the first time, and digging into her teenage diaries for inspiration. The soul-pop vocalist also takes us through the heavier topics on the album, how the songs change depending on what’s happening in the world, and the challenge of putting an important message in a song. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 8
21 min
Papa Roach and Jeris Johnson on Creating Shorter Songs for TikTok
Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix and up-and-coming rocker Jeris Johnson sit down with Kyle Meredith to talk about their new releases and “Last Resort” collaboration. The two discuss what the 2000 hit has come to mean with regards to mental health, with Shaddix diving back in time to talk about Infest’s 20th anniversary, while Jeris is dropping his first EP. Jacoby also talks about alcohol abuse and getting clean and how Jeris sees that while navigating new fame. Johnson, who broke out within TikTok, also takes us into the songs that make up My Sword, why turn-of-the-millenium rock is meaningful to him, and his desire to take rock music back to the forefront of pop culture. Both artists also give us an update on their future plans, which includes more collaborations from Papa Roach, a second greatest hits collection, and a new album in 2022. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 5
37 min
Kings of Leon on the Stories Behind When You See Yourself
Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill gives a ring to Kyle Meredith to talk all about the band’s new album, When You See Yourself. It's a record that finds Followill with his most poetic lyrics to date, and he explains why. The Tennessee-born songwriter also gets into the impact that Western movies and TV shows have had on him, and how they find their way into the album, with nods to Pancho & Lefty and Johnny Guitar. He also talks about recalling the band’s classic sound on this set, creating his own language during their early songs, and raising money for road crews during the pandemic. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 3
28 min
Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen on His Friendship with David Bowie
Cheap Trick singer-songwriter Rick Nielsen catches up with Kyle Meredith to play some guitar while talking about In Another World. The lead guitarist discusses some of the Easter eggs within the new songs, writing about the passage of time, having the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones guest, and covering John Lennon’s "Gimme Some Truth". Given the band's recent cover of "Rebel Rebel", Nielsen reminisces about his friendship with David Bowie as well as the time he hung with Jennifer Lopez. Later, he previews the upcoming tour in Australia and discusses his business ventures that include starting Reverb, his restaurants, and new vodka line. As a bonus, we’ve also included a 2017 interview with Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 1
49 min
I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME on the Importance of Mystery
I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME singer-songwriter Dallon Weekes talks with Kyle Meredith about the band’s debut LP, Razzmatazz. Weekes tells us about the breakthrough single “Leave Me Alone” being inspired by Bowie, Prince, and Don Henley, growing up on the Gen X / Millennial line, and the importance of keeping the band a bit mysterious. He also talks about theatrics and the beauty of a spoken word bridge. The former Panic At the Disco member also hints at a possible graphic novel in the works with DC Comics and how he plans to work all of the high concept into the live show. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 26
27 min
Sammy Hagar on Covering David Bowie, The Who, and Van Halen
Sammy Hagar catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about his new album, Lockdown 2020. The album was recorded in quarantine with his bandmates in The Circle that includes Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson as they run through covers of their heroes, peers, and his own Van Halen catalogue. The Red Rocker talks about tackling the scream on The Who’s "Won’t Get Fooled Again" and regretting writing such a high vocal part for Van Halen’s "Dreams". He also discusses the way Van Halen’s “Right Now” still speaks to today’s environment and tells us about sharing music with Eddie Van Halen during the guitarist’s final months, the talks they were having for a reunion, and his willingness to be part of a tribute show. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 23
33 min
Jon Bon Jovi Revisits His Roles on Sex and the City, 30 Rock, and The West Wing
Jon Bon Jovi hangs out with Kyle Meredith to talk about his new album, 2020, and writing topical as a witness to history. The frontman compares his latest songs to his '80s and '90s output, and shares how they revolve around school shootings, the pandemic, and his work with JBJ Soul Kitchen. Bon Jovi also gives us the story behind his new single “Story of Love", which finds him digging into his childhood and reminiscing about family, the beauty in simplistic songs, and his love of Dire Straits, David Bowie, The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen. He also talks about his '90s and '00s acting roles in such shows as Sex & The City, 30 Rock, and The West Wing, why that part of his career never took off how he wanted, and how it influenced his music. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 22
38 min
The Weather Station on Toronto's Avant-Garde Jazz Scene
The Weather Station mastermind Tamara Lindeman talks with Kyle Meredith about Ignorance, her new LP that finds the folk artist taking on a new beat-driven, piano led set of songs. The Toronto-based songwriter talks about the local avant-garde jazz scene that she includes herself in, writing cinematically, and the complex arrangements that fill out this poppier set. Lindeman also dives into the themes of climate change, truth, trust, and how they intersect with personal statements while speaking on a global scale. She also previews her forthcoming live streaming event. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 19
27 min
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