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SOUND MATTERS is a weekly radio show (airing on 1440 WROK in northern Illinois), podcast, & livestream webcast entertaining 'sound matters' in Communication, Psychology, & Rock ‘N Roll. Hosted by Tom Leu, a music and media veteran, professional speaker, author, actor, and published photographer, the show curates cutting edge interviews, commentary, current events, music, and entertainment into a potent concoction of success psychology and intelligent talk radio that rocks! Website: www.SoundMatters.tvFacebook Group: www.soundmatters.liveInstagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)Help support the show: www.paypal.me/tomleu

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SOUND MATTERS is a weekly radio show (airing on 1440 WROK in northern Illinois), podcast, & livestream webcast entertaining 'sound matters' in Communication, Psychology, & Rock ‘N Roll. Hosted by Tom Leu, a music and media veteran, professional speaker, author, actor, and published photographer, the show curates cutting edge interviews, commentary, current events, music, and entertainment into a potent concoction of success psychology and intelligent talk radio that rocks! Website: www.SoundMatters.tvFacebook Group: www.soundmatters.liveInstagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)Help support the show: www.paypal.me/tomleu

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Unbelievable!

By Mojoco 3000 - Jan 06 2019
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Extremely relevant and edgy with real depth. Tom is willing to go places in conversation that most people aren’t expecting. He’s both entertaining and encouraging. That makes him one of my absolute favorite speakers. People NEED to hear what he has to say. Unbelievable!

Great episode

By ChicagoJake67 - Nov 22 2018
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Tom’s interview style is seductive and he isn’t afraid to ask challenging questions. His experiences as a musician and speaker really informs his ability to engage with the artist and listener.

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Unbelievable!

By Mojoco 3000 - Jan 06 2019
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Extremely relevant and edgy with real depth. Tom is willing to go places in conversation that most people aren’t expecting. He’s both entertaining and encouraging. That makes him one of my absolute favorite speakers. People NEED to hear what he has to say. Unbelievable!

Great episode

By ChicagoJake67 - Nov 22 2018
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Tom’s interview style is seductive and he isn’t afraid to ask challenging questions. His experiences as a musician and speaker really informs his ability to engage with the artist and listener.
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Sound Matters with Tom Leu

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Rank #1: 073: Frankie Banali from Quiet Riot

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Sound Matters episode #073 features Tom's conversation with Quiet Riot drummer, Frankie Banali. Frankie is best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot and is the only member remaining from the band's classic lineup. He has been the band's manager since 1994. Frankie has played drums for the band W.A.S.P., as well as with Billy Idol, and on numerous other albums as a session drummer. In this candid conversation, Tom and Frankie get into some great backstories about Kevin Dubrow, Randy Rhoads, in the studio with Quiet Riot, recording with Blackie Lawless and W.A.S.P. and much more...

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Connect with Frankie Banali & Quiet Riot:
Website: www.quietriot.band
Facebook: www.facebook.com/quietriot
Twitter: www.twitter.com/quietriot
Instagram: www.instagram.com/quietriotofficial

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 073 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-073/

Jan 25 2019

26mins

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Rank #2: 012: Kelly Keagy from Night Ranger

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Tom interviews Night Ranger drummer, singer, and songwriter Kelly Keagy about the band's 12th studio album "Don't Let Up," Kelly's approach to drumming, his solo projects, working with Bill Champlin from Chicago, and more...

Inside the Interview:
02:30 - On Night Ranger's latest album "Don't Let Up"...
03:07 - On Night Ranger's experiences making records throughout their career...
04:30 - On self-producing albums these days...
05:07 - On working with Brad Gillis and Jack Blades all these years on...
05:49 - Is there still pressure to write and record new music these days?
06:42 - On the song "Truth" from the new album...
07:25 - What still drives him and Night Ranger at this point in their career?
08:40 - Does Kelly find it difficult being a drummer and songwriter simultaneously within the band?
10:01 - How do they decide how vocals are handled on Night Ranger songs?
11:17 - On how Kelly approaches drumming within the context of songwriting...
12:32 - What are some great, overlooked songs in the Night Ranger back catalog?
14:20 - On the future of Kelly's solo projects with Bill Champlin and with The Mob...
16:44 - Who would Kelly like to interview and why?

Connect with Kelly Keagy:
Website: www.NightRanger.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KellyKeagyMusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KellyKeagy (@KellyKeagy)

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #012 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-012/

Mar 26 2017

17mins

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Rank #3: 013: RAMI Organization from Rockford, IL

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Tom interviews Dan Eisman and Debbie Akre from the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) organization and gets some behind-the-scenes insights about the group's past, present, and future.

Inside the Interview:
01:44 - What is the RAMI and what were the beginnings and evolution of the organization?
03:33 - What is the RAMI voting process currently?
06:11 - About the 26th Annual RAMI Awards show...
07:01 - About the RAMI scholarships initiatives...
08:14 - On Debbie's role as treasurer of the RAMI...
09:28 - The mechanics of the Annual RAMI Awards show...
12:02 - About the RAMI committee members...
13:38 - On being a member of the RAMI Association and voting, etc.
15:30 - On RAMI educational seminars...
16:24 - On sponsoring the RAMI Awards show...
17:54 - On contacting the RAMI organization, & the Missing Links...
18:38 - Upcoming 2017 RAMI events...

Connect with the Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. (RAMI):
Website: www.ramiawards.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ramiawards
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/rockfordareamusicind

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #013 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-013

Apr 02 2017

20mins

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Rank #4: 072: Highlights & Hits (2 Year Anniversary Show)

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Sound Matters show #072 is the TWO YEAR Anniversary episode of Sound Matters Radio broadcasting on 1440 WROK out of Rockford, IL. Tom and his several guests celebrate and discuss the show's origins, evolution, and recap the past two years entertaining matters in music, marketing, and motivation.

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

02:36-10:46 – Tom and Christian Leu share some favorite moments from the show's first two years...
11:10-18:35 – Tom and Joe Dredge from WROK recap the show's origins...
19:59-37:32 – Rob Pace and Matt Vogt from Drama Queen, and Kevin McCarthy from 96.7 The Eagle and Rockford's Local Music Scene...
31:58-36:43 - Chuck Stout from RIPT...
37:33-53:01 – Curt Lewis and John Bruneni from Master Plan…
53:05-67:32 - Tom and Christian recap more favorite moments...
68:15-73:19 - Tom closes out the show with some final thoughts and the Sound Matter Moment...

**I'd like to thank the many guests who've taken time to come on the Sound Matters show over the past two years. I've thoroughly enjoyed all of the conversations, and am looking forward to many more. Many thanks to the show's listeners on WROK radio, as well as online via our podcasts. Keep that shit up...!

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.youtube.com/tomleu

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 072 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-072

Jan 22 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #5: 069: Chad Cherry from The Last Vegas #2

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Sound Matters episode #069 features Tom's latest conversation with vocalist and frontman for The Last Vegas, and The Claws, Chad Cherry. Chad is not only one of the coolest rockers I know, he's also an accomplished serial entrepreneur, with multiple projects going at all times. I was able to catch and shoot The Claws on a trip to LA, and we discuss this plus much more...

Inside the Interview:
02:11 - About Chad's current band, The Claws from Los Angeles...
09:52 - The latest on The Last Vegas band...
22:13 - About Chad Cherry Clothing...
27:06 - On Chad's new work in commercial and placement production music projects...
33:26 - About Chad's film and soundtrack project called Dreaming in Neon...
35:10 - Final thoughts on pursuing your passions, creating opportunities, and dreaming big..

Connect with Chad Cherry:
Website: www.thelastvegas.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chadcherryclothing
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelastvegas
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chad_cherry (@chad_cherry)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/chadcherry13 (@chadcherry13)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/theclawsla (@theclawsla)

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 069 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-069/

Nov 19 2018

41mins

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Rank #6: 009: Bill Leverty from Firehouse

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Tom is joined by guitarist and songwriter, Bill Leverty of Firehouse on SOUND MATTERS Radio for an in-depth conversation about Bill's new solo single "You're a Natural (Disaster)," his impressive back catalog of solo albums, the history of, and updates on Firehouse, the music business past and present, and much more...

Inside the Interview:
01:40 - On intellectual property in the age of the internet...
03:00 - On photography & concert photography...
05:04 - About Bill's new solo single "You're A Natural (Disaster)"
09:43 - Bill's back catalog of solo material...
14:22 - The Firehouse Rock Never Stops Tour in '98 & the state of rock music at that time...
16:46 - On why 80's & 90's music fell out of favor, and is now back...
19:40 - On Firehouse winning Best New Artist at the 1992 AMA's...
21:23 - Why do bands like Firehouse and others from that era do well outside of the U.S.?
24:06 - On the secrets to Firehouse's success and longevity...
28:13 - New Firehouse music forthcoming...?
29:53 - On streaming in today's music business...
34:34 - What's a question no one asks, but you wish they would?

Connect with Bill Leverty:
Website: www.leverty.com
Firehouse: www.firehousemusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/leverty
Twitter: www.twitter.com/leverty (@leverty)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/billleverty (@billleverty)

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #009 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-009/

Mar 05 2017

37mins

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Rank #7: 010: "Hair I Go Again" filmmakers Kyle Kruger & Steve McClure

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Tom Leu interviews filmmakers Kyle Kruger and Steve McClure of the music documentary "Hair I Go Again" on SOUND MATTERS Radio to talk about the film's genesis, the 5 year journey to complete the film, the numerous rock star interviews and cameos, as well as their current band, Bullet In The Chamber.

Inside the Interview:
03:38 - What's the film really about and what's its genesis?
04:50 - Where did the idea to do a film (about the old band) come into play?
05:51 - Is it common for films to evolve into something different than intended?
07:03 - Tom's take on what the film is and isn't, and who its for...
08:08 - On their 80's band Tryxx...
08:44 - On the Tampa, FL & Hollywood, CA scenes in the late 80's...
15:19 - On the numerous rock 'n roll celebrities featured in the film...
18:03 - On their take on the resurgence of 80's & 90's rock music...
22:16 - On the birth of their current band Bullet In The Chamber...
23:44 - On Ron Keel's role as producer and what it was like in the studio...
25:48 - On the current Bullet In The Chamber line-up and changes...
29:17 - On the Hair I Go Again film tour 2017...
34:23 - "Hold My Head Down" excerpt from Bullet In The Chamber...

Connect with Kyle & Steve at "Hair I Go Again" & Bullet In The Chamber:
Hair I Go Again Film: www.HairIGoAgain.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HAIRIGOAGAIN
Bullet In The Chamber: www.BulletintheChamber.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HairIGoAgainDoc (@HairIGoAgainDoc)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/hairigoagaindoc (@hairigoagaindoc)

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #010 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-010/

Mar 14 2017

35mins

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Rank #8: 011: Mike Tramp from White Lion #1

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Tom's in-depth interview with former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp is featured here. Tom covers Mike's extensive and impressive solo catalog, and his nearly 40 year career past and present...

Inside the Interview:
02:25 - Does he miss the old days of the music business?
03:19 - Does the resurgence of the 80's & 90's era of music surprise him?
05:00 - On technology and music today...
06:07 - Is music still all about the song, even today?
07:53 - On Mike's new solo album "Maybe Tomorrow" and the first single "Coming Home"...
12:38 - Is it a conscious decision to separate music from image?
14:02 - On Mike's three previous solo albums: "Nomad," "Museum," "Cobblestone Street"...
15:16 - On working with producer, Soren Andersen...
16:52 - On the song "High Like A Mountain"...
18:33 - On sobriety and health...
20:02 - On Mike's current solo touring band...
21:28 - On touring in 2017 and the content of the set list...
23:50 - On Mike's honesty and forthrightness...
21:28 - On touring in 2017...
25:23 - Why won't there be a White Lion reunion?
27:03 - If Vito Bratta ever called him to reunite, would he do it?

Connect with Mike Tramp:
Website: www.miketramp.dk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MikeTrampOfficial

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #011 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-011/

Mar 20 2017

28mins

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Rank #9: 014: RIPT from Rockford, IL

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Tom's recent interview with guitarists Ringo Nelson and Gregg DeCarlo, drummer Wally Houck, and new lead singer Chuck Stout from Rockford's RIPT about the next era of the band...

Inside the Interview:
01:27 - On the recent line-up changes in the RIPT camp...
02:42 - What things are like now with Chuck in the band...
03:23 - It's not just reunion shows anymore; it's a new era for RIPT...
04:40 - What can fans expect of the new RIPT?
05:35 - On how Chuck is assimilating into the new role...
06:50 - On how Ringo is keeping up with progress back in Rockford...
07:50 - On rehearsing with all band members present...
08:19 - On Chuck's background in music...
08:56 - On Ringo and Chuck's first meeting and the notorious "8 track" story...
12:24 - Wally recounts meeting Ringo for the first time...
13:51 - On the upcoming RIPT gigs...
15:07 - On new & older RIPT tunes being included in the set lists moving forward...
16:55 - On Tim Speer's additions to the band & writing new music...
18:41 - On Chuck's first audition...
19:40 - On RIPT's management moving forward...
20:17 - The new band from Wally's vantage point behind the drums...
21:43 - On future RIPT shows & offers going forward...
22:51 - Not just a new RIPT line-up doing reunion shows...
23:35 - Did Chuck think he would ever be fronting RIPT?
25:01 - On RIPT's time management skills, and the need for bail these days...

Connect with RIPT:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/riptfromrockford/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/riptband (@RIPTBAND)

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 014 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-014

Apr 09 2017

28mins

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Rank #10: 068: Vicky Hamilton-Author

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Sound Matters episode #068 features Tom's great conversation with music industry executive, Grammy winner, and author of the compelling memoir, Appetite for Dysfunction, Vicky Hamilton. Considered one of the most successful music executives in the industry, Vicky Hamilton has discovered, developed or managed the careers of Mötley Crüe, Stryper, Poison, Guns 'N' Roses, Faster Pussycat and many others (Lost Boys, Randy O). David Geffen hired her as A&R executive at Geffen Records. She has also worked with famed manager Elliot Roberts at Lookout Management/ Vapor Records, before moving to Capitol Records as A&R consultant. Vicky released country legend, June Carter Cash’s album Press On, on her Small Hairy Dog label in 1999 which went on to win a Grammy in 2000. Currently, Vicky owns and operates Aesthetic V management and productions, which represents and develops bands, artist and special projects.

Inside the Interview:
02:00 - About the Tender Beats band...
02:35 - Vicky Hamilton introduction...
03:13 - On working with Country legend, June Carter Cash...
09:06 - On Appetite for Dysfunction, the book...
09:55 - Possible TV series...?
10:52 - On the book writing process and chronology...
14:58 - Tom, Bret Michaels, and tattoos... 
17:41 - Vicky's take on Poison, Tom's take on "Lead Singers' Disease," Faster Pussycat, the Cathouse...
21:21 - On the Vicky Hamilton disease: "like to be right, and like to be first"...
24:35 - On the Tender Beats part 2...
27:44 - A day in the life as an A&R rep then, and the music/media biz today...
30:24 - On Vicky's long-term sobriety today... 
35:31 - Get autographed, limited editions of the book...
37:35 - Vintage videos of Vicky on www.vickyhamilton.com... 
38:48 - About Vicky's record label, Dark Spark Music...

Connect with Vicky Hamilton:
Website: www.vickyhamilton.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aestheticv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/aestheticv
Instagram: www.instagram.com/aestheticvicky

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 068 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-068

Oct 17 2018

41mins

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Rank #11: 070: K.K. Downing from Judas Priest

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Sound Matters episode #070 features Tom's in-depth conversation with the legendary K.K. Downing, formerly of Judas Priest. Tom and K.K. dive into his great book Heavy Duty, Days and Nights in Judas Priest, where he pulls no punches about his experiences growing up, forming one of the greatest heavy metal bands in history, it’s aftermath, and many intimate details about his life in and out of the band, past and present. I found K.K. to be pleasant, forthright, accommodating, and in a word… classy.

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Inside the Interview:
05:29 - What it's like succeeding as an author...
06:28 - Reasons for initially being reluctant to writing a memoir?
07:45 - Most difficult part of writing an autobiography, and the writing process? 
14:57 - Excerpt from the book that sets the tone for what's to come...
20:20 - On being diplomatic in a band for decades...
22:25 - On being personally transparent...
25:54 - Why it even shocked him when he decided to leave Judas Priest...
28:24 - On making "the ultimate sacrifice" and thoughts on solo albums...
37:23 - On band line-ups and new members...
42:55 - K.K.'s meticulous style of learning guitar...
45:36 - Overlooked gems in Judas Priest's back catalog?
46:37 - K.K.'s view of songwriting and the evolution of Heavy Metal...
48:32 - On Priest's legacy and K.K.'s thoughts of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...
50:12 - What has over four decades in music taught K.K. Downing?
51:32 - What advice would K.K. give a young Ken Downing?
52:50 - About www.kkdowning.net 

Connect with K.K. Downing:
Website: www.kkdowning.net 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kkdowningsteelmill
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kkdowningsteelmill

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 070 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-070/

Dec 02 2018

56mins

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Rank #12: 067: Highlights & Hits

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"Highlights & Hits" featured on episode #067:

02:18-04:00 - Shout out to Christian Leu on his new job in television production, in addition to working in radio...

07:31-20:05 - Jro Rostamo (from Suite Oblivion, Drama Queen, & Mob Zero), and Allen Smith from Letsinger...

20:17-37:32 - Drama Queen (Matt, Rob, Tee, Jim, & Jro)

38:35-46:00 - Round table discussion with all of the above rock and rollers...

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 067 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-067

Oct 10 2018

46mins

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Rank #13: 071: Miljenko Matijevic from Steelheart

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Sound Matters episode #071 features Tom's conversation with Miljenko (Milly) Matijevic, the powerful voice and frontman of Steelheart. Milly and Tom discuss the band's new live album "Rock 'n Milan," his unique and varied career including contributions to the movie "Rock Star," fronting The Doors, past and unreleased Steelheart music, the band's upcoming 30th anniversary plans, and more...

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Inside the Interview:
00:48 - Does doing interviews ever get old...?
01:08 - About the new live album, Steelheart "Rock 'n Milan" CD/DVD out on Frontiers...
04:15 - Steelheart 2019 and the "Good 2B Alive" album...
06:08 - Milli's varied career to this point and beyond...
11:52 - On touring with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger from The Doors...
16:40 - On making money in the music business today, and upcoming Steelheart music...
21:20 - On the love/hate for social media...

Connect with Miljenko Matijevic:
Website: www.steelheart.com
Facebook: www.steelheart.com/officialsteelheart
Twitter: www.twitter.com/steelheartband
Instagram: www.instagram.com/miljenko.m

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 071 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-071/

Dec 13 2018

22mins

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Rank #14: 19.01: the shiFt_Tom Leu

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"the shiFt"... Debut talk shiFt episode introducing the series intent, style, and 4 key principles: 1) Challenge what's possible. 2) Choose new paths. 3) Change yourself. 4) Change the world. In that order...

talk shiFt™ = ( to Change. to Challenge. to Learn. to Grow. to Improve) via principles of Communichology™... the Intersection where Communication & Psychology collide.

>> Connect with TOM LEU:
www.TomLeu.com - (Main)
www.16Imaging.com - (Photography)
www.SoundMatters.tv - (Show & Podcast)
www.RecoveryCollective.rocks - (Recovery Podcast)
YouTube: www.tomleu.tv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2

I help kick your business or personal brand to the next level by sharing choice words on change to chuck the vices, devices, or distractions to get unstuck and out of ruts. Through my writings and stories from the world's of rock & roll and recovery, I shiFt the conversation by calling out careless and complacent communication, bad behavior, and poisonous pop culture psychology. Purpose: To grow and improve; to contribute more than you consume. Why-the-hell-not?

Jan 02 2019

12mins

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Rank #15: (SMx): Master Plan from Rockford, IL

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Sound Matters Xtra… bonus episodes featuring additional interviews, “sound matters”-related commentary, and other assorted short segments and audio ear candy. This one features Tom's conversation with Curt Lewis and John Bruneni from Rockford's Master Plan discussing their new and upcoming music.

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Connect with Master Plan:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Rock.Master.Plan
Website: www.masterplan.com

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

Jan 05 2019

12mins

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Rank #16: 091: Stonefront Band & Documentary

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Sound Matters episode 091 features a behind-the-scenes look at the acclaimed Detroit-area jam band, Stonefront and their (as yet unreleased) "Stones Throw" documentary recounting the band's days at the famed Garwood Mansion in the early 1970's. Stonefront founder and chief songwriter, Larry Merryman, and longtime friend, Jeff Swanberg, who was a resident of the mansion, and who's brother played bass in the band, recall what is was like during those heady days, back in the day... a truly wonderful conversation full of music, history, and cultural commentary. Don't miss this one!

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Connect with Stonefront Band:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stonefrontmusic

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 091 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-091/

May 05 2020

42mins

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Rank #17: 090: Highlights & Hits (Creativity & Covid19)

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Sound Matters "Highlights & Hits" show #090 live-streamed on the show's Facebook Group and features Renee Scrivano from That Gurl, Kevin McCarthy from Rockford's Local Music Scene, Mark Jake Jacobson, and Mike McQuerter weighing in on how they're surviving the Corona Virus pandemic and getting creative with technology to continue connecting with others and getting their music and art out there.

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

03:55 – Changes... Facebook Group/Live... the Corona Virus, etc.
09:46 – RIP Kenny Rogers
21:25 – Renee Scrivano from That Gurl Band
29:52 - Kevin McCarthy & Renee Scrivano
42:43 – Connecting with the Sound Matters show
44:20 - Mark "Gobble" Jake Jacobson & Mike McQuerter
1:09:43 - Behind-the-scenes & shout outs...

That Gurl Band: www.facebook.com/ThatGurlBand
Rockford's Local Music Scene: www.facebook.com/rockfordslocalmusicscene
Mark Jake Jacobson: www.facebook.com/markkjacobson & (@markjakejacobson on IG)
Mike McQuerter: www.facebook.com/pg/McQuerterPhotography

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 090 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-090/

Mar 29 2020

1hr 22mins

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Rank #18: (SMx): RIPT Off from Rockford, IL

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Sound Matters Xtra… bonus episodes featuring additional interviews, “sound matters”-related commentary, and other assorted short segments and audio ear candy. This one features Tom's conversation with Ringo Nelson and Chuck Stout from Rockford's RIPT talking the new acoustic project "RIPT Off" and upcoming new music...

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Connect with RIPT:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/riptfromrockford
Instagram: www.instagram.com/riptmusic (@riptmusic)

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

Mar 17 2020

16mins

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Rank #19: 089: Reb Beach from Winger, Whitesnake, Black Swan

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Sound Matters episode 089 features Tom's conversation with guitarist Reb Beach best known for his work with Winger, Whitesnake, and now the supergroup Black Swan. Reb's three decade plus career is as storied as anyone's and includes run-in's with some of music's royalty including the Bee Gee's, Roger Daltry of The Who, and Bob Dylan among others. In this fun and informative conversation, Tom gets Reb to share stories about his early days doing sessions with some of the greats, to working with Winger and Whitesnake, past and present, to his latest release with Black Swan which includes vocalist Robin McCauley (MSG), bassist and producer, Jeff Pilson (Dokken/Foreigner), and drummer Matt Starr. Reb is one cool cat who loves what he does, and loves recounting stories from his impressive rock & roll career.

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Connect with Reb Beach:
Website: www.rebbeach.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebbeach
Twitter: www.twitter.com/realrebbeach (@realrebbeach
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebbeachofficial (@rebbeachofficial)

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 089 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-089/

Feb 14 2020

24mins

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Rank #20: 088: Neil Gordon-Communications Expert

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Sound Matters episode #088 features Tom's compelling conversation with communications expert and speaker coach, Neil Gordon. Neil's message is valuable far beyond those who work as professional speakers. Neil knows how to simply, yet effectively hit at the heart of the communication process that truly lands with audiences, regardless of messaging. Neil’s core message stresses Why Content Is About Empowerment, Not Information… In this in-depth conversation, I ask Neil to take us through his professional career path and process to arrive at the place where he's able to influence and impact his clients so profoundly. Regardless of your specific profession, we're all in the communications business. So listen carefully to this fascinating, and very transparent discussion with one of today's leading communicators as we dig into some more marketing and motivation "sound matters"...

SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

Connect with Neil Gordon:
Website: www.neilcanhelp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/neilcanhelp
Twitter: www.twitter.com/neilcanhelp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/neilcanhelp

Connect with TOM LEU:
Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv

"Sound Matters Radio" Episode 086 at www.SoundMatters.tv/sound-matters-radio-088/

Jan 21 2020

53mins

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