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A Different Kind of Pass it On with Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist RICKY BYRD, The Recovery Troubadour

Pass It On with CWR Talent

Every industry has its casualties amidst its highly performance driven people. We've had casualties. Recovery and what it takes to give up the crutches. It's all possible. A story of hope and getting back on track. CWR invites Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee RICKY BYRD to discuss his revelation to a different kind of Passing it On and how he became the Recovery Troubadour. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/corinne-winter-rousset/message


6 Nov 2022

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Music Buzzz Podcast Ep. 46: Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts & more)

Pantheon - Home of Music Podcasts

ABOUT THE PODCAST:Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live ABOUT THE HOSTS:All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.


25 Sep 2022

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193 - How to Get Help for Addiction with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd

The Verywell Mind Podcast with Amy Morin

Ricky Byrd is a rock and roll guitar player, singer, songwriter, and music producer. For more than a decade, he was a member of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, where he contributed background vocals and music to many albums, including two platinum albums and one gold album.His most famous song might be “I Love Rock 'n Roll,” which was released in 1981. For many years, Ricky lived what might be the “typical” musician lifestyle. He drank, used drugs, and partied hard as he toured around the world alongside other famous musicians like Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder. But Ricky made a decision to get sober over 30 years ago. Since then, he’s created a lot of new music that focuses on recovery and hope. He often performs at benefit shows to raise money for drug and alcohol treatment facilities. He’s become a certified recovery coach and drug and alcohol counselor. He frequently leads recovery music groups at treatment facilities around the United States. Some of the things he talks about are how his denial and desire to punish himself kept his substance abuse going, the one thing that inspired him to get help, and how he now helps other people who are struggling with addiction.


29 Aug 2022

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Ep. 46: Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts & more)

Music Buzzz Podcast

ABOUT THE PODCAST:Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live ABOUT THE HOSTS:All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.


5 Aug 2022

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Day 141 - Ricky Byrd - You Live, You Die, and Every Once In A While You Get A Sandwich

Dystopia Tonight With John Poveromo

There’s no question that Ricky Byrd’s had an amazing music career. Touring with Joan Jet and the Blackhearts and giving a hilarious induction speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to recount a few stories from this show, but if you had told me he had a rich love for comedy and it’s history woven into all of it I may not have believed you. Thankfully I had the pleasure of having him on Dystopia to talk everything from his incredible career to hanging out and watching the best comics to ever take the stage and shoot from the hip when he was touring. We discuss favorite tv shows, rock legends he’s shared the stage with, his early influences, comedy and comedians, and we drop names you’ll definitely have to Google if you want to follow along. Most of all we have fun doing it. Enjoy!

1hr 27mins

12 Mar 2022

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The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music

Legendary rock n roll guitarist, singer & songwriter Ricky Byrd is this week's guest on The Jay Jay French Connection. Ricky spent over a decade playing Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - & has performed, recorded & toured with the likes of Roger Daltrey, Ian Hunter, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Mavis Staples, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Dion & Elvis Costello - just to name a few. Hear Jay Jay & Ricky discuss their deeply rooted connection through all things rock n roll, and be sure to check out Ricky's recently released record "Sobering Times," available on all digital platforms and through rickybyrd.com. Sobering Times is an honest and intimate reflection of recovery delivered through his signature brand of Rock ‘N’ Roll. As Goldmine Magazine states “...The Faces and The Rolling Stones with a dash of Otis...It rocks like a b*tch. His vocals are the best of his career...early indications make it seem likely that this will be his career statement.”Don't miss this conversation, only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music! Produced & edited by Matthew Mallinger

1hr 12mins

18 Jan 2022

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Ricky Byrd Talks Songwriting, Creativity and Inspiration, Sobriety, and Kittens, Plus AXS TV Host Katie Daryl Reviews The Top Ten Revealed - Episode 563

Entertaining Insights with Dr. Nancy Berk

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd joins Nancy to discuss music and creativity during the pandemic, accepting and adapting to a new normal, his current songwriting process, and his family’s new addition. Plus Ricky talks about his recovery and music groups, album Sobering Times, and music video I Come Back Stronger. Bonus: Ricky gives Nancy a songwriting lesson (1:09). In the second segment, AXS TV Producer and Host Katie Daryl discusses her music-driven career, her show The Top Ten Revealed, and the power of revisiting great rock, legends, and memories in unique ways (50:37). Find more Ricky Byrd music. Get information on alcohol and substance abuse and mental health resources via the Centers for Disease Control. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Veterans Crisis Line Find your AXS TV channel. Watch The Top Ten Revealed. Find out more about Katie Daryl.  Visit Nancy’s website. Learn about segment sponsor Humoroutcasts.com (1:01, 50:31).

1hr 14mins

10 Jan 2022

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There Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues (feat. Ricky Byrd)

Random Acts

Welcome to episode 13 of Random Acts! I love summer, hanging by the pool, grilling burgers, but the mosquitoes suck! Sorry, not sorry. Today's special guest is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, guitarist /singer-songwriter Ricky Byrd. Check out Ricky Byrd's work: https://www.rickybyrd.com


12 Jul 2021

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Beyond The Fame with Jason Fraley

WTOP Entertainment Editor Jason Fraley chats with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts about the Rock & Roll for Children online auction to benefit The Children's Inn at NIH.


8 Jun 2021

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EPISODE 39: Sobering Times with Ricky Byrd

Positive Recovery MD

This week, we are speaking with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Ricky Byrd (2015 inductee with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts) (and guitarist/singer-songwriter). Having lived through the disease of addiction himself, Byrd has made it his mission to help others as a recovery coach and drug/alcohol counselor, who visits schools, rehab facilities, and detention and detox centers to perform, talk, and lead recovery music groups.  Byrd’s mission is to deliver the message of hope to those recovering from addiction. He expresses the roller coaster of emotions and every day trials of recovery, from hitting rock bottom, to the gratitude of surviving and thriving in a sober life. In fact, he gave away almost 2500 copies of Clean Getaway (2017) at these facilities, so clients could take the message of recovery home with them. In our conversation, Ricky shares his own recovery journey and how he went from being exposed to marijauna and alcohol at the age of 13 to now leading men and women on their personal recovery journeys. One of the biggest lessons Ricky learned early on is the power of listening to other people’s stories and being honest with his own thoughts and feelings.  Topics Discussed: Recognizing how addiction leads to compulsive, obsessive actions The importance of having a Recovery Toolbox and Positive Coping Skills How community helps us stay accountable in Recovery  Meditation as a form of listening and being present in the moment Why Recovery is about listening others and being honest with ourselves Learn More about Ricky Byrd: Website: https://rickybyrd.com Kayos Productions: https://www.kayosproductions.com/ricky-byrd Connect with Positive Recovery MD Podcast Website: https://www.positiverecoverymd.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/577870242872032 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4JcDF1gjlYch4V4iBbCgZg Connect with Positive Recovery Centers Online: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positiverecoverycenters/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositiveRecoveryCenters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/positiverecoverycenters/ Contact Positive Recovery Centers:If you or someone you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule an assessment. We are here to help. Call: 877-476-2743 Address: 902 West Alabama Street Houston, Texas 77006 Website: https://positiverecovery.com Services: https://positiverecovery.com/services/ FAQ: https://positiverecovery.com/faq/ --- About Positive Recovery MD Podcast: The Positive Recovery MD podcast is hosted by Dr. Jason Powers, Addiction Medicine Specialist, and creator of Positive Recovery.  This podcast will not only inspire and motivate its listeners, it will provide the tools and foundation needed to thrive and flourish on their addiction recovery journey. Each week the Positive Recovery MD podcast community will come together to have authentic conversations around addiction, recovery and what matters – growth & progress, not perfection, all while developing positive habits for your life.  To join the community, visit https://www.positiverecoverymd.com to sign up to receive the daily Positive Intervention that we’ll review, as well as gain access to EXCLUSIVE Positive Recovery content available only to Positive Recovery MD listeners. About Positive Recovery Centers: Positive Recovery Centers is a strengths-based addiction treatment program with locations across Texas. We offer a full continuum of care, from medical detox to sober living all supported by an ever-growing alumni community network.  Our evidence-based curriculum blends the best of the old with the new, all supporting our mission: that Recovery is best pursued when meaningful, intentional positive habits are formed through empowerment and resilience instead of negativity and shame.   What is Positive Recovery?Empathy and compassion drive our mission. Positive Recovery uses strengths as a pathway to help others flourish in recovery, at work, and at home. This is our core purpose, our “why.” We creatively apply science in order to improve outcomes. Positive Recovery is not wishful thinking, it is not a magic pill, and it is not self-help.  Positive Recovery is an evidence-based addiction curriculum that links the best of the old with the new, integrating existing effective approaches to treatment with interventions that enhance well-being by cultivating its components: positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement.


11 May 2021