Scott Shannon interviews

Rob Thomas (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

Rob Thomas on His Career: ‘It’s Really Stupid, But It Makes Sense For Me’

“One time I met Ryan Adams, who is one of my favorite songwriters,” says Thomas. “And he comes to me, ‘That song ‘Bent.’ I love ‘Bent.’ That solo, that opening *guitar sound*, it’s just stupid. It doesn’t make any sense at all, but I love it.”


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform at WCBS-FM's #SaturdayInThePark FREE concert at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Long Island. (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

Joan Jett Remembers Radio As The Reason For Post-Runaways Success

After The Runaways split in 1979, Joan Jett set out on a solo career, enlisting the help of Kenny Laguna as a songwriter.


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‘Vacation’ Star Ed Helms: Chevy Chase ‘Is My Hero’

Before his career even began, prior to his satirical field segments on The Daily Show, Helms found his love for comedy through Chevy Chase.


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Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon Reveals the Glue That Kept ‘Paper Gods’ Together

Duran Duran’s frontman talks about producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, who worked on ‘Paper Gods,’ and the one who kept it all together.


The rock group Grand Funk Railroad pose outside the West 72nd Street subway station in New York, April 11,1997.  From left, Mel Schacher, Don Brewer and Mark Farner. The band, the most commercially successful American rock band of the early 1970s, will tour this summer, starting with Europe and Japan in June. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)

Don Brewer Recalls Epic Grand Funk Railroad Moments with Scott Shannon

Some epic moments? Grand Funk Railroad’s insanely large billboard and 20-minute drum solos by Don Brewer himself.


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J. Geils Band Singer Peter Wolf Went From Sleeping by a River To Rooming With David Lynch and Turning Down ‘Saturday Night Live’

The J. Geils Band singer talks about his famous roommate David Lynch and turning the tables on Saturday Night Live.


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Simon Pegg Confirms Tom Cruise Isn’t Crazy… On Set of ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’

Say what you will about Cruise and his personal life, but the man is a true professional on set, according to his Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation costar Simon Pegg.



A Friendly Sibling Rivalry Fuels Success For ‘The Property Brothers’

Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of HGTV’s massively popular show Property Brothers, stopped by the CBS-FM studios for an interview with Scott Shannon and co-host/super fan Patty Steele.


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Judah Friedlander’s First Time: ‘It Just Felt Warm and Like Home’

Judah Friedlander talks about his first time taking the comedy stage at the age of 19 and will star in the new Seth MacFarlane-created cartoon Bordertown, premiering in January on Fox’s “Sunday Funday” line-up.