Brian Duffy - Episode 675

• February 28th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with chef Brian Duffy. Brian is perhaps most recognized from his abundant television appearances on the wildly popular Bar Rescue, where he tours the country (sometimes on his Harley Davidson) reforming failing bars and restaurants with his “tell it like it is” style. He made his on-camera debut on the Food Network series Date Plate and has appeared on countless segments on the DIY Network, HGTV, NBC, and Fine Living Network. Chef Duffy is also a regular to judge the Food Network series Beat Bobby Flay and has appeared on The Today Show since 2006 for the St. Patrick’s Day Irish cook-off. He even has his own line of signature spices, Duffified Spices as well as a line of T-Shirts, Kitchen aprons, Hats & chef driven Hand soaps and hosts the popular podcast Duffified Live.

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Richard Kind - Episode 674

• February 25th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with actor Richard Kind. Richard is probably best known for his roles in the TV series Spin City and Mad About you and for his voice work in the hit movies A Bug's Life, Cars and Inside Out. His career has spanned over 30 years and he was recently awarded with a Carney which is a lifetime achievement award bestowed on the best character actors. His many TV credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Young Sheldon, The Commish, Just Shoot Me!, Scrubs, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Burn Notice, Luck, The Good Wife, The Middle, Glee, Elementary, Red Oaks, Gotham, I' Dying Up Here and The Goldbergs. Some of his movie appearances have been in Argo, Suburbicon, Paper Store, Sharknado 2, Bad Seed, Cars 2, Hereafter, Toy Story 3, A Serious Man, For Your Consideration, The Producers, The Station Agent andConfessions of a Dangerous Mind. He has also appeared on stage not only on Broadway but across the country.

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Michael Saltzman - Episode 673

• February 18th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with writer/producer Michael Saltzman. Michael has been writing and producing some of Hollywood's top TV series for years. An Emmy nominee and a 2 time Writers Guild of America nominee, his credits include Anything But Love, Wings, Murphy Brown, The Naked Truth, The Middle, Hell on Wheels, Mad Men and Halt and Catch Fire. He also created the series Baby Bob and wrote the screenplay for The Suite Life Movie and had story credit on the 2006 remake of The Pink Panther.

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Randy Cross - Episode 672

• February 11th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with former NFL star and anaylist Randy Cross. Randy is a 13-year NFL veteran and a three-time Super Bowl champion from the San Francsico 49ers. He is also a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He worked for CBS as a game analyst from 1989-93 and returned to CBS from 1998-2009 and also spent four years at NBC Sports. He currently hosts the popular podcast UnsafeSpaces USA.

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Matt Starr - Episode 671

• January 31st, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with drummer/vocalist Matt Starr. He is currently filling in for MR BIG drummer Pat Torpey on their "...The Stories We Could Tell" World Tour.  He spent the past 3 years as the touring & recording drummer for KISS founding member Ace Frehley, playing on Ace's latest release Space Invader (eOne) which debuted at #9 on Billboard, selling 20,000 copies in it's first week.  He is also a member of Burning Rain (featuring Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich).  In the past Matt has worked with Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), Love/Hate (Sony), Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros) & others. He is also the creator of  Who’s Next Publishing  where he creates exposure &  financial opportunities for emerging indie artists. Matt's songs have been placed in dozens of television programs & movies and he is a Modern Drummer contributor & producer.

This episode was sponsored by ROAM CORPORATION. You have to see it to believe it! www.roamcorporation.com

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Chris Difford - Episode 670

• January 30th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Chris Difford. Chris is best known as one of the founding members and lyricist for the band Squeeze who have recorded 13 albums. With Glenn Tillbrook he is half of a prolific writing team that has turned out such hits as Hourglass, Tempted, Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) and Black Coffee in Bed. He has also written songs for various artists in cluding Jools Holland, Elton John and Elvis Costello. He recently wrote his autobiography Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze and will do a solo storytelling musical tour to support it.

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Nick Heyward - Episode 669

• January 13th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Nick Heyward. Nick is best known as the lead singer for the band Haircut 100 who scored big hits with Love Plus One and Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) in the early 80's. He left for a solo career in late 1982. Early the following year he returned with a couple of chart hits, Whistle Down The Wind and Take That Situation. His debut solo album, North Of A Miracle was a solid effort that sold well and since then he has released 8 solo albums his latest being Woodland Echoes which has received critical acclaim. He will be embarking on a tour to support that album in the near future.

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Bumblefoot - Episode 668

• January 10th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with guitarist Bumblefoot. Bumblefoot is an award winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and world-renowned guitar virtuoso with over 20 years of releasing music, playing international festivals, headlining tours and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses for 8 years he toured sold-out shows allover the world playing to crowds of up to 150,000. His unique fretless guitar can be heard through GNR's Chinese Democracy album. He is also an accomplished composer whose music is often heard in TV, film and video games including the theme song to VH1's That Metal Show. His recent collaborations include the rock group Art of Anarchy (featuring Scott Stapp and John Moyer), progressive-metal supergroup Sons of Apollo (featuring Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan and Jeff Scott Scott) and Fragile Mortals (featuring DMC and Rob Dukes.) '5f6wstqg'

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Bill Dawes - Episode 667

• January 4th, 2018

Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic Bill Dawes. Bill is a 3-time Broadway veteran and international headlining comic. Most recently, he appeared on Broadway as Mickey Mantle, and has toured as a stand-up comedian with the USO throughout Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. As an actor, he has appeared in several award-winning independent films, including Adam, Evenhand and Fiona. He’s had starring roles in two MGM Studio children’s films—Just for Kicks and Recipe for Disaster—and an acting role in the DVD cult hit I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. On TV, he has been on several hit shows, including Law and Order, Rizzoli and Isles, Sex and the City, OZ and Criminal Intent, As a stage actor, his first role was on Broadway with Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Durang in the play Sex and Longing. He also co-starred on Broadway in the hit Tony-nominated production of LOMBARDI, where he played a lead role as Green Bay Packer Legend Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy. The new movie he stars in Before the Sun Explodes has received rave reviews and can be found on Amazon Prime.

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Jeff Scott Soto - Episode 666

• December 27th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with singer Jeff Scott Soto. Jeff began his career with Yngwie Malsteem's Rising Force in 1984 and hasn't stopped working since. Some of the other bands he's been singer for include Talisman, Soul SirkUS and a brief stint as frontman for the legendary group Journey. He has also recorded many solo albums and performed with the original living members of Queen. He currently sings for Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the supergroup Sons of Apollo.

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David Ellefson - Episode 665

• December 20th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with bassist David Ellefson. David is best known as the second-longest serving member of the American thrash metal band Megadeth from 1983 to 2002 and again from 2010. As a member of Megadeth he has been awarded 10 Grammy nominations, countless gold & platinum records and toured the world for the better part of 3 decades. In addition he has lent his playing and writing abilities to several other recording and touring projects including Soulfly, F5, Temple of Brutality, Altitudes and Attitude (With Frank Bello of Anthrax) and Metal Allegiance, the supergroup formed by Mark Menghi with Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick who released their eponymous debut in 2015 on Nuclear Blast. He has also ventured out into other related forays, as president of record label EMP Label Group and with his own coffee brand Ellefson Coffee Co.

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Mindi Abair - Episode 664

• December 14th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with saxophonist/singer Mindi Abair. Mindi is one of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists and a two-time Grammy nominee. She has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. She has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records and two #1 spots on the Billboard album charts.  In 2014, she received her first Grammy nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, followed by a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart featuring Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg. She was feautured on two seasons on American Idol and has toured/recorded with artists such as Aerosmith, Gregg Allman, Keb’ Mo’, Joe Perry, Bobby Rush, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lalah Hathaway, Duran Duran, Adam Sandler, Lee Ritenour, The Backstreet Boys, Booker T. Jones, Jimmy Webb, Mandy Moore, Max Weinberg, Bill Champlin, David Pack, Mocean Worker, The Ides of March, Rick Braun, Teena Marie, Bobby Lyle, Jonathan Butler, and Peter White. She is currently touring and recording with her band Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers.

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Amy Dresner - Episode 663

• December 7th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with writer Amy Dresner. Amy is a former professional stand-up comic, having appeared at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. Since 2012, she has been a contributing editor of the online addiction and recovery magazine TheFix.com. She’s also written for the Good Men Project, The Frisky, Refinery 29, and has been a regular contributor to Addiction.com and PsychologyToday.com, where she has her own addiction blog entitled Coming Clean. She just released her debut book My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean.

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Jackie Martling - Episode 662

• December 4th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with comic Jackie Martling. Jackie known as The Joke Man. He released three self-produced comedy lp’s, 1979’s What Did You Expect?, 1980’s Goin’ Ape!, and 1981’s Normal People Are People You Don’t Know That Well on his own label, OHR Records. In 1982, after founding Governor’s Comedy Shop in Levittown on Long Island and touring as a national headliner, on a suggestion from a Washington DC comedy club owner, he blindly sent his three LP’s to Howard Stern upon Howard’s arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City. Howard called him to make a guest appearance on his radio show. In 1986, he became a full-time cast member and the head writer of Stern’s show, and as they say, the rest is history. Remarkable radio as well as show business history. Jackie left the Stern show in 2001 after fifteen-year run as head writer of the radio show, four television series, and three Pay-Per-Views. He’s released six dirty joke CD’s … The Joke Man, Sgt. Pecker, Hot Dogs & Donuts, Come Again?!, F. jackie, and snart, as well as three videos, five joke books and countless joke gadgets of all kinds, for children as well as adults. He just recently released his autobiography The Joke Man: Bow to Stern.

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James M. Connor - Episode 661

• November 28th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with actor James M. Connor. James is best known for his role as Larry Culpepper the soda vendor at NCAA football games for the national Dr. Pepper ad campaign and as Seychelles in HBO's Vice Principals and Stephen on Lopez. His movie credits include Kong: Skull Island, About Schmidt, Blades of Glory, The Onion Movie, Meet Dave, Horrible Bosses 2 and Watchmen. He has also been seen on countless TV show such as New Girl, NCIS, Big Love, Medium, Desperate Housewives, Gilmore Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scrubs, Rules of Engagement, Hawaii Five-0, Franklin & Bash, Community, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks & Recreation and the Last Tycoon.

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Willie Nile - Episode 660

• November 18th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with singer/songwriter Willie Nile.  Willie became a popular fixture in the Village’s folk clubs in the late 70's, while drawing equal inspiration from the emerging downtown punk scene. He won a deal with Arista Records, which released his first two albums, Willie Nile and Golden Down, to considerable acclaim in 1980 and 1981 respectively. Despite a series of legal disputes that caused him to walk away from the music business for nearly a decade, he resumed his recording career successfully in the ’90s, recording Places I Have Never Been for Columbia Records, before going the D.I.Y. route with such well-received indie albums as Beautiful Wreck of the World, Streets of New York, House of a Thousand Guitars, The Innocent Ones, American Ride, World War Willie and the low-key piano-based departure If I Was a River. Throughout his career he’s amassed an enthusiastic international fan base that includes such admirers as Bruce Springsteen, with whom he’s guested onstage on several occasions, and Pete Townshend, who personally requested him as the opening act on the Who’s historic 1980 U.S. tour. The list of avowed his fans also includes Bono, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Duritz, Little Steven and Lucinda Williams. He recently his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, a heartfelt, personally charged set of Dylan covers that honors its subject while exemplifying the same qualities that have distinguished his work since the beginning.

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Freddy Negrete - Episode 659

• November 15th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with tattoo artist Freddy Negrete. Freddy is known as one of the fathers of the Chicano style black and gray fineline tattooing. A Southern California resident, he got into tattooing at an early age while incarcerated. He ended up working alongside Jack Rudy (best known for inventing the single needle for the professional tattoo gun) at Good Time Charlie's. He has worked on feature films and has been consulted on a number of projects about tattoo culture and his autobiography Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs and Tattoos-My Life in Black and Gray was recently released.

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Rhonda Shear - Episode 658

• November 11th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with comedian/designer/entrepreneur/actress/philanthropist/author Rhonda Shear. Rhonda is best known as being the host of USA's weekend show Up All Night. For more than four decades, she has acted on hundreds of television shows, posed for Playboy, headlined in Vegas, been Miss Louisiana, built a $100 million lingerie company, paraded down Bourbon Street, and married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Van Fagan. She recently wrote her autobiography Up All Night: From Hollywood Bombshell to Lingerie Mogul, Life Lessons from an Accidental Feminist.

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Jeremy Kagan - Episode 657

• November 7th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with director Jeremy Kagan. Jeremy is an internationally recognized director/writer/producer of feature films and television and a tenured professor. Some of his feature credits include the box-office hits Heroes, the political thriller The Big Fix, The Chosen and The Journey of Natty Gann. Among his many television shows are Katherine: The Making of an American Revolution and HBO's Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8. His film Roswell, The UFO Conspiracy garnered a Golden Globe nomination and he directed the pilot for the hit series Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman. Some other TV directing credits include The Guardian, The Handler, Boomtown, The West Wing, Resurrection Blvd. and Ally McBeal. His current movie, Shot starring Noah Wyle has been receiving critical acclaim.

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Bill Mumy - Episode 656

• November 2nd, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with actor/musican/writer/producer Bill Mumy. He has worked on over four hundred television shows and is best known by fans around the world for the creation of his memorable roles as the heroic boy astronaut, Will Robinson on the long running classic series Lost in Space, Anthony Fremont from The Twilight Zone and Lennier from in the popular science fiction series Babylon 5 which he co-starred in for five years. He is a prolific voice over artist who gave voice to President Abraham Lincoln in The History Channel’s Civil War: Blood and Glory miniseries and has narrated over 50 episodes of A & E ‘s  Biography series and his voice over acting talents can be heard on animated shows like Rescue Bots, Bravest Warriors, Ren and Stimpy, Scooby Doo, Batman: the Animated Series, Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs, Little Wizard Adventures, The Oz Kids and Disney’s Buzz Lightyear: Star Command.  He’s also voiced dozens of national commercials such as Farmer's Insurance ,Ford, Bud Ice, Blockbuster, Twix, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is half of the infamous novelty rock recording and short film making duo Barnes and Barnes who are best known for the classic demented song and film Fish Heads and has worked with the pop group America off and on for over thirty years, composing, producing and performing with the band.  He is currently finished up an album as part of a new rock trio, Action Skulls, featuring Vicki Peterson of the Bangles and John Cowsill of the Beach Boys and the Cowsills.

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Mike Portnoy - Episode 655

• October 28th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Mike Portnoy. Mike is one of the founding members of the group Dream Theatre and currently part of the supergroups Sons of Apollo and The Winery Dogs. He has won 30 awards from Modern Drummer magazine and has received accolades from many more publications. He is constantly working and has been part of numerous bands throughout his career including Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic, Flying Colors and Adrelanine Mob. He has also released 3 instructional videos and was listed as #5 in Rhythm magazine's list of the Top 50 Drummers of All Time.

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Ken Levine - Episode 654

• October 23rd, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with TV writer/producer/director/major league baseball announcer Ken Levine. Ken is an Emmy winner whose career has spanned over 30 years. He has worked on the shows including M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, WIngs, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker and Dharma & Greg and has co-created three series. He and his partner wrote the feature Volunteers. He has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Sand Diego Padres and Dodger Talk. He hosts the podcast Hollywood & Levine and has written and directed three plays.

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Howard Jones - Episode 653

• October 19th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with musician Howard Jones. Howard was one of the defining figures of mid-'80s synth pop. His music merged the technology-intensive sound of new wave with the cheery optimism of hippies and late-'60s pop. He racked up a string of hits in the mid- and late '80s before he retreated into being a cult figure in the '90s.  He released his first single, New Song, in England in the fall of 1983 and it became a big hit, peaking at number three. His second single, What Is Love, was released a few months later and it reached number two and his debut album was released in the spring of 1984 and quickly rose to number one in England. In 1985 he released Dream Into Action. The record became his most successful, reaching number ten and going platinum in the U.S. spawning the hit singles Things Can Only Get Better, Like to Get to Know You Well, Life in One Day and Look Mama. In the spring of 1986, he released Action Replay an EP of remixes that featured a new version of No One Is to Blame which became his biggest U.S. hit, peaking at number four. In 1989 his single Everlasting Love became a number one adult contemporary hit in America, reaching number 13 pop. Since then he has continued to release new music and constantly tours, whether it be his solo show or as part of the Retro Futura Tour.

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Tom Keifer - Episode 652

• October 17th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with musician Tom Keifer. Tom is best known for being the front man for the rock band Cinderella. Cinderella emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles that videos received heavy MTV rotation.  The band has sold 15 million records worldwide. Tom is about to present a special Deluxe Edition release of his critically acclaimed solo album, The Way Life Goes. It's a CD/DVD that features two new studio tracks as well as a 30 minutes documentary as well as videos and live footage.

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Spencer Garrett - Episode 651

• October 12th, 2017

Steve Cooper talks with actor Spencer Garrett. Spencer returns to CooperTalk for a third time. One of the busiest actors around he has recently been seen on Dice, Bosch, Room 104, Insecure, Timelss, Survivor's Remorse and just finished playing Bob Woodward in the movie The Front Runner. The year before that he was a regular on the shows Satisfaction, Aquarius and Murder in the First and co-starred in All the Way playing Walter Reuther. He got introduced to the entertainment field at a young age, his mother was an actress and his father was a talent agent. After college he gravitated towards the industry and studied with the legendary teacher Sanford Meisner. Throughout his 25 year career he has consistently worked on many different projects. His various TV credits include Franklin & Bash, Masters of Sex, Star Trek: Voyager, Judging Amy, The Practice, The X-Files, Carnivale, JAG, Law & Order, Cold Case, Luck, Mad Men, Major Crimes and Satisfaction. He is also a familiar face on the big screen appearing is such movies as Yes Man, Mississippi is Burning, Charlie Wilson's War, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Thank You For Smoking and Public Enemies.

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