In the Trenches with Ryan Roxie Podcast - Wayne Kramer
In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie Podcast
This Episode features Wayne Kramer - Guitarist/Singer for the MC5 and many other musical projects. In the Trenches with Ryan Roxie is a podcast hosted by Alice Cooper Guitarist Ryan Roxie. The show features in depth conversations with the worlds hardest working musicians and entertainers...the ones that grind, the ones that commit, the ones who make their dreams come true...in the trenches. For BONUS episodes visit ryanroxie.com/podcast Ryan Roxie - Host Instagram - @ryanroxie Robby Miller - Research Editor Instagram - @robbyrockmiller Victor Chalfant - Video Editing/Web design/Social Media Instagram - @vicchalfant Dave Rattenbury - Euro Team Instagram - @daveyrocks Gustav Kronfelt - Graphics Instagram - @gustavkronfelt Tess Faber - Intro Voice Instagram - @tess_faber Federica Robba - Social Media Promotion Instagram - @federocknroll77 Mitch Lafon - Executive Producer Instagram - @mitch_lafon Jörn Kleinhans - Executive Producer Special Thanks to : Hughes & Kettner Amps, Beyerdynamic Headphones & Microphones Enjoy the Ride...Support the Podcast...Thanks! Roxie ryanroxie.com
Dopey 299: The Seriously Dopey Dopey with Wayne Kramer, MC5, heroin, crime, coke, recovery
Dopey: On the Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction
This week on Dopey! Rock and Roll legend, Wayne Kramer comes on the show to kick out the serious Dopey, mother fucker! We hear all about the beginnings of the seminal rock and roll band the MC5 and Wayne's earliest days of taking drugs in the 1960's in Detroit. That's when the shit hit's the fan and Wayne's career gets sidetracked, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. PLUS Alan, emails and more on a brand spanking new episode of the Dopey Show.
Wayne Kramer was born in South Africa, where he graduated from the Johannesburg School for Art, Drama and Music. His feature film debut came in 2003 with "The Cooler," a romantic drama set in Las Vegas and starring William H. Macy as a professional casino jinx and Maria Bello as the cocktail waitress who changes his luck. "The Cooler" was selected for competition in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and opened the 2003 Los Angeles Film Festival. Alec Baldwin received an Oscar®️ nomination for his portrayal of an old-school casino boss, and won the National Board of Review's Best Supporting Actor award.Most recently, Wayne directed the black comedy ensemble "Pawn Shop Chronicles," which was released by Anchor Bay in 2013. The film stars Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Thomas Jane, Vincent D'Onofrio and Lukas Haas.
We're joined by Brother Wayne Kramer from the MC5 for a testimonial about his incredible life and art. Crucial matters discussed include: the rise and fall of the MC5; growing up in the musical Mecca of Detroit, Michigan; falling on hard times and ultimately discovering his calling as an advocate for prison reform; the MC5's recent 50th anniversary tour; his work with his charity, Jail Guitar Doors; having his first "#1" through his collaboration with Alice Cooper on Alice's new LP, Detroit Stories; and much more.
Wayne Kramer was the lead guitarist of the legendary Detroit band the MC5. The band used music to fight many of the political battles of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band's raucous and uncompromising performances also provided a complimentary soundtrack to the race riots that plagued Detroit during the 1960’s. The MC5’s political convictions ultimately led to FBI interventions and arrests. In 1975, Wayne was sentenced to federal prison for selling cocaine to an undercover agent. After his release, Wayne co-founded the non-profit group Jail Guitar Doors USA. The organization uses music and other art practices to provide incarcerated individuals a creative outlet, spiritual rehabilitation and a framework for coping with difficult situations. To date, Jail Guitar Doors USA has provided instruments to over 100 prisons.
Kick out the jams, brothers and sisters! For Brother Wayne Kramer is Matt's guest for Episode 189 of Life In The Stocks. We've traced the fruit all the way back to the root for this chat with one of the OG architects and pioneers and punk rock 'n' roll. Topics of conversation include - but aren't strictly limited to - politics, economics, art, activism, Detroit, the MC5, the Black Panther Party, John Sinclair, Allen Ginsburg, addiction, rehab, sobriety, prison time, mortality, the meaning the life, and the revolutionary power of music. Another bucket list dream guest ticked off the list!Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdjCheck out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds of extras in return, from bonus podcasts & DJ mixes to archive print interviews & radio shows.www.patreon.com/lifeinthestocksMatt's first book, 'Life In The Stocks: Veracious Conversations with Musicians & Creatives (Vol. 01)' is also out NOW and is available via Amazon, Waterstones & Rare Bird Publishing.https://rarebirdlit.com/life-in-the-stocks-veracious-conversations-with-musicians-creatives/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Standing in long lines to vote? Experiencing anxiety waiting for the election results? If you are, Wayne Kramer’s episode that dropped today is sure to leave you hopeful. His life, his journey and his experience with our favorite mashup, art & activism is sure to get you pumped for the long night ahead! But don’t worry there’s a healthy dose of music history to distract you when he breaks down his MC5 days and opens up about his influences. Wayne closes the show by launching Brad Brooks. Find us at LaunchLeft.come or whenever you hear podcasts.--------------------LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITEhttps://www.launchleft.comLAUNCHLEFT PATREON https://www.patreon.com/LaunchLeftTWITTERhttps://twitter.com/LaunchLeftINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/launchleft/FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/LaunchLeft---------------------LaunchLeft is an alliance of left-of-center artists, a label, a podcast, a curation engine. LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix is an intentional space for Art and Activism that enlists famed creatives to launch emerging bands. LaunchLeft begins with music, but ultimately aims to launch left-of-center artists in all creative fields.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.