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Hi KRUU listeners. This is what I put in my Huffington Post piece this morning in addition to broadcasting an apology this morning during my show...

AN APOLOGY TO JOHN LYDON...THE INTERVIEW THAT WASN'T!

Well, first off, all apologies to John Lydon and everyone else who read my post of an interview with John Lydon that turned out not to be John Lydon at all. I'm very sorry for the mixup. It happened due to my accidentally calling another interviewee's number a couple of times as I was searching for John, resulting in my being pranked. There were apparently a couple of attempts made to contact me, but there was confusion in the process, and that combined with poor cell phone service to create the perfect storm.

The post went up a little over a week ago then taken down the instant I discovered the truth. Over the years, I've posted hundreds and hundreds of interviews, and this is the first time something like this has happened, I never even considered the concept. Again, apologies to everyone, especially John.

  • Wed
    Oct 17
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  • Fri
    Oct 19
    8:00 am -
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James Taylor & Art Garfunkel on Mike's 2.0

Musical legends on Mike Ragogna's 2.0 this week!

James Taylor

Art GarfunkelFive time Grammy-award winner, James Taylor talks about his current tour and advice for new artists. 

Award winning singer, poet, and actor, Art Garfunkel has had a long career of wonderful moments. He reflects on many of them during this interview about his recent compilation, "The Singer".

THURSDAY at 1pm, don't miss Mike's interviews with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac & Melanie.

  • Thu
    Oct 04
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  • Tue
    Oct 09
    8:00 am -
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Alvin Lee & Jeff Lynne on Mike Ragogna's 2.0

Alvin LeeGuitar great and founding member of Ten Years After, Alvin Lee, speaks about his new solo album, "Still On The Road To Freedom", his career, and more.

Jeff LynneFollowed up by the great Jeff Lynne. Jeff, the leader of Electric Light Orchestra(ELO) and co-founding member of The Traveling Wilburys(with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty), has a new album, "Long Wave", and a new E.L.O compilation, "Mr. Blue Sky". He talks about all of that and more.

Don't miss out on hearing these musical legends!

Larry Graham

Master bass player Larry Graham is the guest on today's Mike Ragogna's 2.0 Larry, former Sly & The Family Stone member, founder and leader of Graham Central Station, and originator of the slapping technique of bass playing, talks about his new album, "Raise Up", which features a guest appearance by Prince.

The man who brought you:

Hot Fun in the Summertime, It's a Family Affair, Wanna Take You Higher, Thank you (falettinme be mice elf agin) and so much more...

Tune in for one funky time!

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    Sep 26
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  • Fri
    Sep 28
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Scotty Morris on Mike Ragogna's 2.0

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Kings of the Swing Revival from the '90s, are still at it and swingin' with their new release, "Rattle Them Bones". Scotty Morris, the band's founder and leader, talks with Mike all about the band's history, their new album, and all their recent happenings.

Don't miss out!

  • Thu
    Sep 13
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  • Tue
    Sep 18
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter for President

Ian Hunter

When I'm President

Ian Hunter, best known as the lead singer of Mott The Hoople and his song "Cleveland Rocks", has a new album out, "When I'm President".

Listen in to hear the conversation and new tunes!

The Bombastic Meatbats

Mike Ragogna has a chat with Chad Smith, drummer for the seven time Grammy-award winning rock group The Red Hot Chili Peppers and hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot, about his other musical project, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, and their new album "Live Meat and Potatoes". The band performs instrumental funk-rock-jazz jams.

Don't miss out on the good tunes and great conversation!

Magic

Lead singers of two renowned bands with brand new albums out talk with Mike Ragogna.

Matchbox TwentyFirst up is Steve Harwell, the lead singer and lead bassist of the band Smash Mouth, best known for the hit song "All Star". Steve talks about the band's brand new release "Magic"(out this week), their first in 6 years, and everything else new with the band.

Rob Thomas from Matchbox Twenty fills the rest of the hour with conversation about the band's new album "North"(also just out this week), which is the band's first album of all new material in ten years.

 

Rooster Rag

 

Get your Labor Day morning going listening to a fascinating interview with a great musician!

Bill Payne, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and co-founder of the rock band Little Feat, talks about his career, Little Feat history, and the new album, "Rooster Rag".

Little Feat will be performing Wednesday, September 5, 8 PM at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City.

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    Aug 29
    1:00 pm -
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  • Fri
    Aug 31
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington on Mike Ragogna's 2.0

Last of a Dyin' Breed

Don't miss this great conversation with Gary Rossington, founding member of legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

This week finds the release of the band's new album, "Last of a Dyin' Breed". Gary discusses the history of the band and all about what went into this new release.

Wednesday, August 29, 1 PM CT

REBRO: Friday, August 31, 8 AM CT

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