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At age 11, Lori Majewski fell in love with Duran Duran. Now she’s their go-to interviewer. Along the way, Majewski founded Teen People, edited weekly entertainment magazines, and authored Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s. She brings pop culture expertise to VOLUME as co-host of Feedback and host of Fierce: Women in Music.
For more than 30 years, Scott Ian has garnered worldwide fame as the guitarist and co-founding member of the legendary heavy metal band Anthrax. He is also recognized as a pop culture celebrity, spoken word artist, and TV host. However, under his iconic beard and ink, Scott Ian is just like us. He is a pop culture fanatic with questions that need to be answered.
Eddie Trunk has spent more than 40 years in the music industry, during which he launched the first ever hard rock and heavy metal radio show (in 1983), managed artists, served as VP of Megaforce Records, and hosted VH1’s That Metal Show as well as other TV shows. Call him live at 866-315-2663. Find more info at www.EddieTrunk.com.
Jim Shearer is the former host/writer of VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. Prior to working at VH1, he lived out his teenage dream of being a VJ for MTV Networks, hosting a variety of programs, including live 24-hour specials with both Courtney Love and the Foo Fighters. He will test your music knowledge as host of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s Now on VOLUME.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist-activist Melissa Etheridge has won two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance and one Academy Award for Best Original Song. Now she’s creating something unique for the airwaves on VOLUME. Melissa’s Basement will feature the world’s biggest singer-songwriters joining her in conversation and one-of-a-kind performances.
Alan Light has been one of America’s leading music journalists for more than 20 years. The former Editor-in-Chief of VIBE and SPIN magazines has also authored numerous books and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and Rolling Stone. He brings his vast knowledge to VOLUME as co-host of Debatable and host of In The Light.
Ron Bennington is a New York-based radio talk show host who broadcasts internationally on SiriusXM satellite radio. In addition to Bennington, he hosts Ron Bennington Interviews and Unmasked, on which he conducts incisive critically-acclaimed interviews about artistry, creativity, and craft with artists and personalities who are renowned in their fields_._ On the former, his guests have included game changers in every field, including brilliant film makers, legendary actors, and groundbreaking musicians—such as Quentin Tarantino, Jeff Bridges, and Iggy Pop—as well as scientists, authors, journalists, and creators of all kinds. Unmasked features hour-long interviews with artists in the business of comedy, taped before a studio audience. Past guests include great performers and writers such as Joan Rivers, Dick Cavett, Wanda Sykes, Louis C.K., Richard Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, and Bob Newhart. Prior to coming to SiriusXM, Bennington hosted shows on New York’s WNEW and WFNY Free FM, WJFK in Washington, DC, and a nationally syndicated show in Tampa, Florida. You can listen to him on SiriusXM’s Faction Talk (Ch. 103) weekdays, 2–5 pm ET.
Bill Flanagan is an author, TV producer, and commentator. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Musician Magazine, and created and produced many memorable music series, including VH1 Storytellers and CMT Crossroads. He has been a commentator on CBS News Sunday Morning since 2001. His 30-year experience as an author makes him the perfect host of Written In My Soul on VOLUME.
Kurt Loder is a longtime film critic, author, columnist, and, of course, TV presence. After a nine-year stint as an editor at Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1980s, he began a decade-long run as the host and writer of the MTV News show The Week in Rock. Now, on VOLUME, he shares some of the best True Stories from his years in the business.
Mark Goodman confesses he’s more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original MTV VJ admits the ’80s were very good to him. Best ’80s band? “REM.” Best ’80s event? “Live Aid.” Best interview? “Paul McCartney. After the interview he personally got on the phone and made a dinner reservation for me!
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For more than two decades Rod Yates has been one of Australia’s most respected music journalists, having edited Rolling Stone Australia and Kerrang!, and contributed to magazines such as Q, Mojo, and Classic Rock, to name a few. He loves nothing more than speaking with artists and finding out what makes them tick. A few years back Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich sent him a toaster. Which was nice.
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