An interview with former promoter Rhianna Riggs - Talk Music To Me #7


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We were lucky enough to be on the I Am Salt Lake podcast! Click here to listen to the whole interview or you can hear it on iTunes & Google Play Music! We talk about Talk Music To Me, tell the story of how the show started and discuss our favorite concert experiences. Thanks so much to Chris and Krissie for having us!

This week we talk to former promoter Rhianna Riggs. She gives us insight into what its like to be a promoter, the difficulties working for a big label and how to handle bands with bad attitudes. Plus we play the new single from The Jukebox Romantics.

Trent Reznor sketch from The Whitest Kids U' Know:

Bands & songs we discussed:

  • The Defiant Ones [Documentary series]
  • The Descendents - "I'm Not a Loser" - Milo Goes to College
  • Heiruspecs - "And" - Small Steps
  • Iron Maiden
  • The Jukebox Romantics - "Breaking Rad" [Single]
  • Nine Inch Nails - "Closer" & "Piggy" - The Downward Spiral
  • Skinny Lister


  • The Jukebox Romantics - "Breaking Rad" [Single]

Stone Gossard's letter to Chris Cornell:

I keep waking up in the middle of the night and remember, fresh again, that you are gone. An absence grows in my stomach and slowly turns circles like a far off galaxy on a grainy tv. The same questions follow and my heart races...searching for reasons and what ifs.. I'm so selfishly sad that I'll never get to see you again, never play with you again, never feel the bask of your approval or be part of your life. Fuck.... We all miss you so was always a given in my mind we would all spend more time together when we got older, we would play more music and love and be loved like we dreamed...this was your time and you shared it with us...thank you. You were too much... Your talent was jaw dropping...your songs, lyrics, your could you have all 3... And then, the not so obvious...your wicked sense of humor and your playfulness... all of us are heartsick and we will never get over losing you. We hope you're in peace and that your particles are mutating and transforming in harmony with nature. We wish your family our utmost condolences and sympathies. We love you Chris, Happy Birthday Thanks to the following people for contributing to this week's show!
  • Chris Holifield
  • Lisa
  • Jay
  • Adam John Daly
  • Aaron
  • Tanner
  • Elly

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