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John Waters Does The Unthinkable—Hitchhikes Across America!

Classic cult-movie director of such hits as Cry-Baby and Hairspray, John Waters, called up the CBS-FM Star Phone to talk with Scott Shannon and the Big Show crew about his latest project, a book chronicling his cross-country trek via hitchhiking—yes, hitchhiking!


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Michael Rapaport Talks NY vs LA + New Rom Com “My Man Is A Loser”

“At first all my idols were basketball players and, and athletes really…and then I started watching movies but I didn’t want to be an actor I wanted to be the character,” Michael said. “So like I wanted to be Rocky, I wanted to be John Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever’.”


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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Gets The Most Bang For His Buck With Eight Videos In Eight Days

What can we look forward to On “Weird” Al’s new album? “The kind of crazy stuff you’d expect from a guy like me,” says Al. Touche, Al.


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Michael McDonald Talks Doobie Feuds, Motown, and That 40-Year-Old Virgin Scene

Calling in from a lobby in Rochester, soulful singer Michael McDonald spoke with Scott Shannon on WCBS-FM’s Star Phone about touring with The Doobie Brothers, his favorite Motown hits, and how big that 40-Year-Old Virgin scene still is.


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Mark Farner Remembers Grand Funk Railroad’s Big Break In 1969

Even with nearly fifty years of recording and touring under his belt, Farner still remembers the day Grand Funk Railroad and his career took off.


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Chris Wragge Set To Sit Down With The Ladies Of “The Talk”

CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News at Noon co-anchor Chris Wragge called into the Star Phone to talk to Scott Shannon about his upcoming appearance on chat fest “The Talk.”


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Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon Talks Songwriting and Chicago with Scott Shannon

REO Speedwagon frontman, Kevin Cronin, is all set to return to the stage this summer and called in to WCBS-FM to speak with Scott Shannon on what is certain to be a busy season for the band.


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The Voice’s Jacquie Lee On the Star Phone with Scott Shannon

Sixteen-year-old New Jersey native Jacquie Lee came into the spotlight in 2013 when she was the runner-up on the hit television show “The Voice.” As a member of judge Christina Aguilera’s team, she got far in the competition, preparing her for the beginning of an amazing career as a singer.


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Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath On the Return of Sharknado… and the ’90s

Mark McGrath, lead singer of chart-topping band Sugar Ray, is making the jump from singer to movie star, taking a role in Syfy’s upcoming TV movie Sharknado 2: The Second One. Calling in to CBS-FM’s ‘Star Phone,’ McGrath tells Scott Shannon all about his new gig as well as his upcoming Under the Sun tour, featuring hit 1990s bands.


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Robert Lamm And Chicago Regret The Way They Named Every Album

With so much success, it’s hard to imagine members having any regrets, but founding member Robert Lamm can think of one.