Episode 100: Glam Throwdown (Crue vs Ratt)

February 27th, 2022

This week, Bushy and Metal Mike sit down to decide, once and for all, who the BETTER glam band is!  Super Bowl LVI AND the "controversial" halftime show!  Also, what the HELL has happened to the American Male?

Also....no update on the store just yet.  Apologies....


Caustic Method - Which Way The River Run

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize

Ratt - Back For More

Motley Crue - She Goes Down

Lake Effect Mud - Eyes Open Wide

Episode 99: Top 5 Iron Maiden Albums

February 20th, 2022

This week, Bushy and Metal Mike sit down to discuss what we feel are the Top 5 Iron Maiden albums of ALL TIME!  Also, the NFL Playoffs.  Joe Rogan CONTINUES to come under fire! And Heavy Metal loses an icon, Mr Johnny Z.

Avenged Sevenfold - Critical Acclaim

Dead Kennedys - Jock O' Rama

Sammy Hagar - High Hopes

Iron Maiden - Number Of The Beast

Earth Collider - Saganic Inquisition

Episode 98: Top 5 KISS Albums with Chris Czynszak

January 30th, 2022

This week, Chris Czynszak, from the Decibel Geek Podcasts, sits in with Bushy and Metal Mike to discuss the latest string of celebrity deaths.  Then we discuss our top 5 favorite KISS albums.  What made the cut?  What didn't?  And why is Destroyer so beloved?  Does it make our lists?  Tune in to find out!

The Golden Girls Theme

Santa Cruz - Bang Bang

Kiss - Parasite

Kiss - Dirty Livin'

D Generation - Frankie

Episode 97: 2021 Year in Review…..or NOT!!!!

January 8th, 2022

Bushy and Metal Mike come together to talk Year in Review....but....not really.  We DO touch on it, but we haven't spoken in so long, that we just had a conversation covering a variety of topics.

What has Metal Mike been up to?

Weird conspiracy theories.

Motley Crue vs. Bruce Springsteen

The importance of Band Camp

RockNPod 2021

And, of course, the future.

Always blending conversation with some great music, we had a great time recording this show.  Actually recorded (and was supposed to be up) before Christmas, we hope you enjoy.

If you listen on Apple Podcasts, PLEASE, leave us a 5 star review!

AC/DC - Big Guns

Simon & Garfunkle - Mrs. Robinson

Jane's Addiction - Stop

Abby K - Pay Attention

Project Resurrect - We Are One

Episode 96: Dave Chappelle ~Is There REALLY a Controversy?

December 12th, 2021

This week, Bushy did what Washington, D.C., apparently can't.  He reached across the aisle!

What do we mean?  Well, Bushy sits down with Ian Wadley (Rock and Metal Combat Podcast), Ken Mills (Podkisst, Zilch, Cheap Talk, Pop!), and Bushy is both proud and HONORED, to welcome FIRST time guest to the show....BAKKO from Cobras and Fire!!!

That's right, we discuss the Dave Chappelle "controversy", and how we, as a people, have responded.  We talk about Stand Up Comedy...and whether or not a line exists.  

We discuss a variety of topics, and find out something VERY interesting about ourselves:  We aren't as divided...as the media wants us to believe!!!


The Beatles - Get Back

Body Count - No Lives Matter

RATT - Best Of Me

Sammy Hagar - Dick In The Dirt

Garth Brooks - We Shall Be Free

Ice T - Freedom Of Speech

Episode 95: Keep The Faith - Bon Jovi and Marc Alden Taylor

November 20th, 2021

This week, Metal Mike wasn't able to sit in.  So, Bushy reached out, and Marc Alden Taylor from the Free Form Rock Podcast answered the call.  

We talk a little music news.  We talk a little religion.  We talk a little BON JOVI - KEEP THE FAITH!!!

Is this album a BANGER?  Or is it a DUD?

The last album with the ORIGINAL lineup!  Or....IS it?

Featured music:

Suzanne Vega - Luka

Chvrches w/ Robert Smith - How Not To Drown

David Lee Roth - Knucklebones

Britney Spears - ...One More Time

Bon Jovi - If I Was Your Mother

Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith

Bon Jovi - Blame It On The Love of Rock and Roll

Bon Jovi - Dry County



Episode 94: Halloween Belongs To ”Them”

October 26th, 2021

It's Halloween at The Plug Podcast!  Bushy and Metal Mike get in the spirit by talking about the holiday itself, childhood memories, and horror films!  Which leads us to talking about heavy metal bands of the era that were involved in 80s horror films.

Then, we dive head-first into the 3rd studio album by King Diamond..."Them".

Featured tracks:

Fastway - Trick Or Treat

Alice Cooper - (He's Back) The Man Behind The Mask

Dokken - Dream Warriors

13Pagan Holiday13 - Long Shadows Fall On Halloween

King Diamond - Tea

King Diamond - Twilight Symphony

Avenged Sevenfold - Scream


We hope y'all enjoy, and Happy Halloween!!!!

Episode 93: Uncovered Gems Volume 2

October 17th, 2021

This week, Bushy and Metal Mike sit down for another edition of "Uncovered Gems".  What are we listening to THIS time around?  The debut album by Down, entitled NOLA!  And, as promised, Bushy had NEVER heard this record before now.


Bushy celebrates his father, as this recording comes the day after learning of his death.


Through a few different songs, tribute is paid to SFC (Retired) Randall Douglas Atchison (12/8/54 - 10/11/21)



Episode 92: The RockNPod Interviews - Volume 3 (The Final Chapter)

September 29th, 2021

Here it is, PLUGGERS!!!  The FINAL episode containing our Rock N' Pod interviews.  And Bushy has to be honest, this episode SHOULD be titled the Metal Mike Podcast!  


We open the show continuing our talk about being on Broadway, and the LOVELY Dakota!  Big love to her band..."Band of Gypsies"!


We talk about all that Nashville "DONK"!


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  Of COURSE we have to bash THAT institution!  Because Metal Mike and The Vernomatic (Metal Mayhem ROC) talk to Pat Gesualdo, founder of the Metal Hall Of Fame!!!


From there, we go down the Iron Maiden rabbit hole (Dianno/Dickinson).  And that OTHER rabbit hole, Van Halen (Roth/Hagar).


Then, Metal Mike and The Vernomatic sit down with Brandon Cook of Black N' Blue fame.


Somehow, we end up in the Professional Wrestling rabbit hole...weird.


All this, and the TYPICAL Bushy/Metal Mike shenanigans, on this episode of The Plug!!!!

Episode 91: The Abby K Interview

September 13th, 2021

This time around, Bushy and Metal Mike get to sit down with the Abby K band.  Now, this is an up and coming band that DESERVES recognition!  An AMAZING 3 piece band, Abby on bass/vocals, Diego on guitar, Zack on drums!  Flying the banner for old school rock/metal!


They took the time to talk to us while LITERALLY on the road!  Meaning, they were driving to Philadelphia, PA, when we conducted this interview!  Great stories, and tributes to the old school rock/metal that we all love!


Also, we talk about the 30th Anniversary of the "Black Album" by Metallica!  We have some Megadeth talk.  Some KISS talk.  Even some Bon Jovi talk.


We discuss the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame, which leads to the aforementioned, as well as Iron Maiden!  All around a great episode, anchored by an even better band interview!


All this and more!!!!


And ONLY, on The Plug Podcast...Music and More!

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