The DLR Cast

The DLR Cast

The DLR Cast
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The essential podcast by & for fans of original Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, as hosted by Steve Roth ("Weapon Of Self-Distraction" podcast) and Darren Paltrowitz ("Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast).



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31 July 2020

Episode 8: Author & curator G. Brown on interviewing Dave, Eddie and other greats

The DLR Cast

Darren talks with music journalist and author G. Brown about what its like interviewing musicians, including David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen. Plus, how the music business has changed for music journalists.


G. serves as podcast moderator, curator and executive director of the Colorado Music Experience. He has navigated the Rocky Mountain musical landscape for decades, both as a journalist and as a radio personality. He covered popular music at The Denver Post for 26 years, interviewing more than 3,000 musicians, from Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, to Bono and Kurt Cobain. Published in numerous magazines including Rolling Stone and National Lampoon, Brown also covered music news and hosted and programmed for a myriad of Denver-based radio stations. He is the author of five books, including the award-winning Red Rocks: The Concert YearsColorado’s Rock Chronicles and Telluride Bluegrass Festival: The First Forty Years


Before that, Steve and Darren also talk about music publicity and journalism - specifically the lack of interviews by Dave and Eddie during the 2007 Van Halen reunion tour. How did the reunion ultimately, finally, happen? Did the media silence help keep the peace? Plus the publicity and marketing around Van Halen's 2012 album A Different Kind Of Truth.