Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil and William DuVall from Alice In Chains Download

43:16 Download March 16th, 2023

The new Pop Evil album drops on March 17th called Skeletons. Leigh tells me why they named it that, and why there’s a + and – on the cover art work. He talks about the writing process and what influenced the music and lyrics. 

The band has developed a sizable catalog, as Leigh talks about the history of the band, why they stayed in west Michigan as opposed to coming to Detroit. Speaking of which, he talks about some of the talented artists that have come from the “D”, including a few we hung with last weekend. 

That’s just for starters with Leigh. 

Up next, it Willian DuVall from Alice In Chains. 

He’s on The Hu’s latest single “This Is Mongol (Warriors Soul)”. He tells me about working with that very unique band on that song. “They’re definitely working with instruments and vocal techniques and textures that are largely unfamiliar and exotic to western sensibilities. But, ya know, I take that on as kind of a welcomed challenge.” He said they fused what he does, and what they do to make the final product. He also told me that he’d never seen the band live. “I have yet to actually see them live in concert….it also would be cool to join them on stage”

He gave me an Alice in Chains update. He said that right now “Not Much” is going on with them. Well, that was anticlimactic. LOL “We’re enjoying our downtime.” He answers the question of how joining AIC changed his life. He also answers correctly what Jerry Cantrell’s best riff. is.

We got into some vinyl talk, and then I brought up KISS. That’s when William really lit up. “That was concurrent into my wanting to play music.” He told me how Ace Frehley influenced the way he plays guitar. He told me about a time he sort of met his guitar hero, and what his best riff was as well….which he also got right! 😉

-Meltdown-

Talkin' Rock With Meltdown

The biggest names in rock music at Talkin' Rock with Meltdown. From Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame members to bands just starting out. Meltdown takes rock music fans behind the scenes to find out what these talented musicians are really about.

Podcasts you may like

MJ Morning Show on Q105

The MJ Morning Show is back! Join MJ, Fester, Froggy and Roxanne weekday mornings from 6 to 10am on Q105!

Play Latest (April 12th)

908 episodes

Geno Ate Tampa

Devouring the 813 and 727 one neighborhood at a time. #GenoAteTampa began as a hashtag so I could quickly point listeners to places I’ve recommended on my Tampa radio show […]

Play Latest (March 13th)

115 episodes

Florida’s Largest Home Show Podcast

For over 35 years, Florida’s Largest Home Show has been providing home services solutions. Now those solutions are available on Florida’s Largest Home Show Radio, connecting listeners with Tampa Bay’s […]

Play Latest (August 3rd, 2021)

18 episodes

100 Years of Hit Makers

Play Latest (November 7th, 2020)

24 episodes

PG: Parental Guidance (Needed)

Roxanne and special guests share parenting mishaps and milestones. With crazy schedules for parents and kids and the added distraction of tech everywhere you turn, they are less dishing out […]

Play Latest (October 6th, 2023)

181 episodes