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From Journey and Vinnie Vincent Invasion to the art gallery: Robert Fleischman (Episode 901)

Car Con Carne is presented by Alex Ross Art. Support Alex’s YouTube page! Robert Fleischman’s career has been fascinating. Most famously, he was brought in to be Journey’s lead singer as work started on the “Infinity” album. He was only…

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Legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG) – Episode 842

Graham Bonnet’s voice is a singular force in rock and roll. You can hear the power and muscle in his singing through his time in Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG and so many more bands. Most recently, he put out the age-defying…

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Badfinger, the Beatles and ‘Breaking Bad’ – Guitarist Joey Molland (Episode 563)

Here in the midwest, power pop is a strong, pervasive influence on music. One of power-pop’s architects, Guitarist Joey Molland of Badfinger, joins me tonight. Joey’s career is fascinating and enmeshed with rock and roll history. From Badfinger’s signing to…

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Kansas lead singer Ronnie Platt talks band history and ‘The Absence of Presence’ (Episode 410)

Kansas history from 1974-the new album out tomorrow (“The Absence of Presence”) with Chicago native/Kansas frontman Ronnie Platt

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Styx drummer Todd Sucherman finds his voice on ‘Last Flight Home’ (Episode 340)

Todd Sucherman is the world-class drummer for rock giant STYX, and this year he’s going solo with a powerful, emotional release called “Last Flight Home.” We talk at length about the new album (out 5/2/20), as well as Styx, songwriting…

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Alice Cooper and Beasto Blanco, through the eyes of bass titan Chuck Garric (Episode 292)

Chuck Garric (bass, Alice Cooper / frontman and guitar, Beasto Blanco) returns to Car Con Carne before an Alice Cooper gig at the Genessee in Waukegan. Discussed this week: Why do punk bands have the best names? Cannibalism! Chuck: Beast…

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Chicago music/songwriting legend Jim Peterik performs outside Revolution Brewpub (Episode 242)

Music legend Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor, countless songwriting credits throughout the past 50 years) joins me for a fantastic meal provided by Revolution Brewpub (2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). When I realized the iconic Jim Peterik…