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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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When Podcasts Collide: Dan and Dan Venture Into Disgraceland!

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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! 

Disgraceland is a true crime podcast as it relates to music and musicians.  The Dan’s are joined by Jake Brennan, the host of this captivating podcast, who calls in to talk about how he developed the show and how each episode comes together.  Plus, Jake tips us on some upcoming ideas that he’s working on for Disgraceland!  Dan and Dan also pick new ‘Songs of the Week’ and introduce a brand new theme song for the podcast! Continue reading →

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An Invitation to a “Memphis Rent Party”! Author Robert Gordon visits 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! 

Acclaimed author Robert Gordon drops by the podcast to chat with the Dans about his latest book, Memphis Rent Party.  Like his book, our interview paints an insider picture of one of music’s most influential cities.  Robert tells tales dating back to the advent of Sun Records to his personal experiences with Jeff Buckley and more recently, Cat Power.  It’s a masterful account of the history of music in Memphis.  Plus, both Dan DeLuca and Robert Gordon are graduates of the University of Pennsylvania.  Don’t miss the story of how they first met!
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A Musical Marriage: Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric join 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!

Dan and Dan debate stepping away from the music industry and entering the world of marriage counseling.  Don’t worry, that notion doesn’t last too long.  However, the Dan’s do welcome a husband and wife musical couple to the show.  Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric call in to talk about their own respective careers and what it’s like to be married to a fellow musician.  Plus, the guys give their thoughts about the departure of Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac during our ‘Two Minute’ Drill.

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What Makes the Grateful Dead So GREAT Anyway? Dan and Dan debate on a NEW 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!

What the heck makes the Grateful Dead so great anyway?

The songs?

The jams?

The culture?

Dan and Dan debate with longtime Deadhead and music industry veteran Jack Barton.  Jack enlightens us on his experience with the Grateful Dead, the community it inspired and the bands musical legacy.  Plus, hear new ‘Songs of the Week’ from Starcrawler and Tracey Thorn.

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Joy to the World! Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night) talks about his ‘Three Dog Nightmare’

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!

Chuck Negron is a former member of Three Dog Night and the voice of their iconic hit “Joy to the World.”  Chuck joins us on the podcast to talk about the release of his book Three Dog Nightmare.  From being a member of one of the biggest bands in the world to losing everything, the book tells the tale of Chuck’s battle with addiction and eventual recovery.  In a conversation with Dan Reed, Chuck reflects on his time with Three Dog Night and how he was able to turn his life around.  It’s a fascinating listen. Continue reading →

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Dan and Dan Go Heavy Metal! Welcome KITTIE founder Morgan Lander to the Podcast

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 Heavy Metal band KITTIE rose to fame while they were teenagers.  In a genre dominated by their male counterparts, KITTIE emerged as one of the most influential metal bands of their time and sisters Morgan and Mercedes Lander have become feminist icons.  With millions of albums sold since their debut, the band is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with the release of a special documentary and live album later this month.  Morgan Lander joins the podcast and reflects on the history of KITTIE with Dan and Dan in this interview. Continue reading →

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From Rock to Jock, Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes talks sports & music with the Dan & Dan 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!

Drummer and founding member for The Black Crowes, Steve Gorman joins the podcast.  Steve is in the process of penning a book about his time with The Black Crowes and he shares some stories about the bands early days.  Currently Steve currently hosts a sports radio show. We get the story about how a rock drummer turned into a sports talk host, and of course ask him about this thoughts on the Eagles Super Bowl victory.

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Sire Records founder Seymour Stein talks with Dan & Dan about his legendary career, from signing The Ramones, Madonna, and The Smiths, to upcoming auction and more

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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!

For their 70th podcast, Dan & Dan welcome Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founder of Sire Records, Seymour Stein to the show! Seymour shares stories about signing Depeche Mode, Madonna, The Smiths, Ice T and more. Plus, he talks about his connections to Philadelphia and offers his thoughts about the streaming music economy. Continue reading →