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Soon to be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rick Allen of Def Leppard, sits in with the Dan & Dan Music Podcast!

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Courtesy of the artist

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

In addition to being the drummer for soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Def Leppard, Rick Allen is also a visual artist. He calls in to talks with the Dan’s about his current art show Legends and Dreams, which is out on tour now. We’ll learn about the inspiration behind his artwork and some of the organizations that Rick has teamed up with. Plus, the guys talk about the recent Hall of Fame nomination and what other plans Rick has in the year ahead. Also on the show, Dan and Dan pick new songs of the week and tell us their New Year resolutions in song form.

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A man of Many Moods, Ben Vaughn guests on the Dan & Dan Music Podcast!

Ben Vaughn Quintet | photo by Taylor Johnson for WXPN

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Happy New Year from Dan and Dan. The guys usher in 2019 with the most musical of guests, Mr. Ben Vaughn. From his early days listening to AM radio just across the river from Philadelphia, to his current gig hosting The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn radio show, music is life for Ben Vaughn. He’s done it all as a songwriter, performer, producer and DJ. Ben shares some stories with the Dan’s on our first podcast of 2019.

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The Key’s Year-End Mania: Mike Vasilikos’ all-Philly best of 2018

Orion Sun | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN | agellmanphotos.com
Orion Sun | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN | agellmanphotos.com

Year-End Mania is the Key’s annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2018 incredible. Today, XPN’s Mike Vasilikos recaps the best music he’s heard come out of the Philly scene this year.

More lists! Yes, it’s almost time to flip over the calendar but not before everyone gets a chance to reflect on their favorite music of the past 12 months.  I guess it’s my turn!  Last year, I altered my approach to year-end reflections.  The idea being: focus on what’s happening locally, because in all honesty Philadelphia is a special place for music.  Across all musical landscapes, the artistry in our community rivals anywhere in the country.  So that said, here’s what I was listening to in 2018. Continue reading →

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Music, Comedy & “Fun Topics” with Jon Wurster on the Dan And Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Jon Wurster is a man of many talents. He’s the drummer for some incredible rock bands like Superchunk, The Mountain Goats, and Bob Mould. He’s also an actor, comedy writer and a must-follow on social media, as you’ll hear. Jon drops by the podcast to talk about some his current projects, his favorite music books and films, and growing up in the Philadelphia area.  Lots of laughs, and lots of music with Jon Wurster.

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RSVP for Helen Leicht’s Home For the Holidays concert featuring Good Old War, Jeremy Keys, Katie Frank and more

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Every December XPN midday host, Helen Leicht, gathers a group of Philly-area musicians in a local studio to record the sounds of the season for a special radio broadcast called Home For The Holidays. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Home for the Holidays, and to celebrate, she’s recording the show live! Continue reading →

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You Wanted The Best? You Got The Best! Paul Stanley of KISS joins the Dan & Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Paul Stanley is the frontman for KISS, one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands of all-time. But, did you know he is also a fine artist?  He’ll be in the Philadelphia area this week to showcase his artwork and calls in to the podcast to talk about his love of painting and art outside of music.  Paul previews the upcoming KISS farewell tour, details his relationship with Gene Simmons, tells us his favorite KISS album, and lots more.  It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss! Continue reading →

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What does the Music Modernization Act mean for artists? The Dan & Dan Music Podcast explains.

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

The Music Modernization Act is a bi-partisan piece of legislation that is on the path to becoming law, and it is a major potential win for singers and songwriters.  Dan and Dan enlist the help of attorney Carrie Ward, owner of Ward Law Group in Philadelphia, to help break things down for us and explain why musicians should be excited.  Also, Dan Reed laments over the Bob Seger farewell tour and to Dan DeLuca’s delight, Maroon 5 is playing the Super Bowl.

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Summer Break Is Over! Dan & Dan Return with Special Guest, Amos Lee!

Amos Lee with Dan and Dan | photo by Mike Vasilikos for WXPN

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Summer break is over, and the Dan’s are back in the studio.  Amos Lee just released another wonderful album in ‘My New Moon’.  The Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter stopped by the Dan and Dan Music Podcast to talk about the making of the new album, the inspiration behind it, and he brought his guitar to serenade us as well.  Plus, the guys reflect on the passing of Aretha Franklin in their two-minute drill and offer up new Songs of the Week.

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The End of Classic Rock? Author Steven Hyden Forecasts the Fate of Rock Royalty on the Dan & Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! 

Author Steven Hyden returns to the podcast to discuss his new book Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. The guys explore the impact that classic rock radio has had on artists themselves and generations of listeners. Plus, Steven explains the influence that the deaths of David Bowie and Tom Petty had on the book. In addition to our interview with Steven Hyden, the Dan’s also pick their favorite songs of the year … so far!

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