Iron City Rocks

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Episode 458: Nils Lofgren, Ricky Byrd and Samantha Fish

In Episode 458 of the Iron City Rocks Podcast welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014 inductee Nils Lofgren. Nils has just released a career-spanning collection of songs entitled Bonus Tracks. Nils talks to us about working with Lou Gramm on Lou’s 1987 album Ready or Not, the challenges of a Springsteen set-list, working with Tom Morello on the Wrecking Ball tour, the legacy of Clarence Clemons and so much more.

We are also joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015 as a member of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Mr Ricky Byrd. Ricky has just released Sobering Times. We discuss his work with those struggling with addiction, the difficulties the pandemic has caused in that mission, the legacy of his work with Joan Jett and much, much more.

Finally we are joined by Samantha Fish. Samantha is on the eve of a two week strings of takes in the US including a stop in Pittsburgh for two shows. Samantha talks about wrapping up work on the follow-up to 2019’s Kill or Be Kind, finding her own sound through her influences, the direction of the new music and more.