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The Dans revisit the early days of punk rock with author Legs McNeil on the new Dan and Dan Podcast

Please Kill Me | via altpress.com

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the classic rock book PLEASE KILL ME – The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.  Authors Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain chronicled one of the most exciting and revolutionary periods in the history of music, and on this week’s episode of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast, XPN’s Dan Reed and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Dan DeLuca talk to Legs about the evolution of punk music and hear amazing stories about the emergence of artists like Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Debbie Harry and more!  The book is a must-read and trust us, this podcast is a must listen!  Continue reading →

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Left Of The Dial: Listen to an interview with Trouble Boys author Bob Mehr on the Dan and Dan Podcast

Trouble Boys | photo courtesy of the author
Trouble Boys | photo courtesy of the author

Rock journalist Bob Mehr has just released his new book Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements, and The Dan and Dan Music Podcast had him on to talk about the band that has connected with so many people.

As they say during the show, The Replacements were “as important as The Beatles to anyone who heard them.” Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars, Bob & Tommy Stinson, and (eventually) Slim Dunlap inspired more artists than you can count, and their drunkenly failed shots at fame will forever be etched into history because of the incredible music they made together. Continue reading →

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The Dans bring on Graham Nash, talk HBO’s Vinyl & Kanye in new episode of The Dan and Dan podcast

Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com
Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com

Dan and Dan (XPN’s Reed and the Inquier’s DeLuca) have released episode 26 of their Dan and Dan Podcast, which features producer Mike Vasilikos interviewing folk hero Graham Nash.

Vasilikos spoke to Nash while he was in Philly to perform at World Cafe Live and XPN’s Free At Noon. Nash, who is now 74, spoke about his time with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, his book Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, his upcoming record This Path Tonight, and much more. Continue reading →

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Meet Tom Petty biographer Warren Zanes on a new Dan and Dan podcast

Warren Zanes | photo courtesy of the artist
Warren Zanes | photo 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 on the Dan and Dan Music Podcast!

In episode 24 The Dans cover the new Iggy Pop / Josh Homme collaboration, do some data analysis of who’s streaming The Beatles on Spotify, talk about Sun Records’ new licensing agreement and propose an alternative to Weezer’s $25,000 Galapagos Island prize. Later on, the hosts are joined by author and musician Warren Zanes to talk about his new critically acclaimed book PETTY: The Biography.

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Dan and Dan get into the Christmas spirit on final podcast of 2015

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Dan & Dan Podcast | photo via Soundcloud

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 on the Dan and Dan Music Podcast!

The Dans continue their spirited podcast with a yuletide themed episode this week. The hosts are joined by Bill Adler and Dr. Barry Lyons, two Christmas music enthusiasts who share their new holiday playlists and talk about their love of the genre. There is also a discussion of the recently announced class of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees during the two minute drill and the hosts share their musical plans for ringing in 2016. Continue reading →

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The Dans give thanks on this week’s Dan and Dan Music Podcast

TurkeyDDMeet 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 on the Dan and Dan Music Podcast!

The holiday season is upon us, and both Dans are in the spirit of giving thanks! This week, Dan and Dan tell us what they’re musically thankful for on this Thanksgiving edition of the podcast. In addition, the guys offer up their thoughts on two big festival announcements during our two minute drill and per usual, Dan and Dan have some great suggestions for their Songs of the Week! Continue reading →

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Meet legendary music biz insider Dave Morrell on the latest Dan and Dan Music Podcast

A young Dave Morrell with Ron Wood in 1974 | via davemorrell.wordpress.com

Every other week, WXPN’s Dan Reed and the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca sit down to talk MUSIC!

This week, the guys catch up with music industry veteran and author Dave Morrell. He just released two books, Horse-Doggin’: The Morrell Archives Volume 1 and 1974 – The Promotion Man – New York City: The Morrell Archives Volume 2. Dave shares incredible stories from his days in the record business including meeting his hero John Lennon, working with the Allman Brothers, Graham Nash and more. Continue reading →

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Bob Forrest joins Dan and Dan to talk about Survival Music

Bob Forrest | photo via bobforrestmusic.com

This week, the Dan and Dan Music Podcast invites Bob Forrest to the studio for a conversation. It’s a captivating, wide-ranging discussion with Bob about his time as the frontman for the influential LA band Thelonius Monster. Bob also opens up about his struggles with addiction, his recovery and now role as a drug counselor, most notably alongside Dr. Drew Pinksy on Celebrity Rehab. Dan and Dan also talk with Bob about his emotional new studio album, Survival Songs and his new memoir coming out soon. It’s a must listen this week, plus the guys review the new song from Adele and offer up their Songs of the Week! Take a listen below and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes. Continue reading →

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Dan and Dan podcast interviews Philadelphia legend Schoolly D

Schoolly D | Photo via facebook.com/SchoollyDFanPage
Schoolly D | Photo via facebook.com/SchoollyDFanPage

The Dan and Dan Music Podcast recently sat down with the Philadelphia Hip Hop legend Schoolly D to discuss some pretty big topics in an hour-long interview.  The proclaimed father of gangster rap covered a plethora of topics that included the changing sound of hip-hop along with his own creative output and individuals like 60 Minutes’ Ed Bradley that played a bigger role in his career than one might think.

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