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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…

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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…

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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,…