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Soundman Confidential

English, Music, 1 season, 40 episodes, 1 day, 8 hours, 49 minutes
Meet Frank X. Gallagher, the legendary live sound engineer, and host of Soundman Confidential in conversation with some of the biggest names in the music world and beyond. Check out to see the show's stellar Guest List. Show drops weekly on Wednesdays. Plug In!
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Bill Bentley - Music Writer, Publicist and Friend of the late-Lou Reed

Bill Bentley worked with Lou Reed for years becoming a friend and confidante. Bill is a former music journalist and publicist for Warner Records. He has assembled a fantastic cast of musicians performing in a tribute album: Lou Reed - The Power Of The Heart is available now. Lou Reed fans, you're going to want to tune in to this one. Please support the show at Thank you.Support the Show.
5/20/202459 minutes, 33 seconds
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Melissa Etheridge

Join host, Frank Gallagher and Melissa Etheridge, in a great chat across the spectrum of music and life. Plug in! Please support the show at soundmanconfidential.comSupport the show
3/29/202446 minutes, 7 seconds
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Galen and Paul

Galen Ayers and Paul Simonon have a new album out, Can We Do Tomorrow Another Day ? It's an album you'll have on repeat,  a dynamic blend of duets and melody. Galen Ayers is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. Her life has been steeped in music. As a child, she would tour with her father, Kevin Ayers, a founder of the influential Sixties band, Soft Machine. Paul Simonon is an artist based in London. He is a founding member of The Clash.Support  the show at Sign up for news about upcoming guests and Frank's upcoming book about his fifty-plus years on the road with some of the world' s top bands. Support the show
6/30/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen is my guest. Actor, comedian and drummer. Plug in!Support the show
12/16/202241 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lenny Kaye ~ guitarist with Patti Smith Group; author; composer.

Lenny Kaye is best known as the guitarist for the Patti Smith Group. He is the author of Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll. Plug In. Support the show
9/17/202241 minutes, 28 seconds
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Clem Burke - Blondie

Soundman Confidential is back with a bang!This week's guest is Clem Burke, best-known as the drummer from Blondie. You'll want to hear this one.Tune in. Check out past shows on soundmanconfidential.comSupport the show. Thank you. Support the show
2/8/202253 minutes, 10 seconds
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Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew played with Zappa, Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson et al. I had the pleasure of working with Adrian when Talking Heads expanded from the original four-piece to the big band. He told me to let him soar over the crowd. I obliged. Tune in for our fabulous chat. It's a cracking episode with stories from Adrian's life and his time with Bowie, Zappa and Talking Heads.  Support the show at soundmanconfidential.comSign up for news. Thank you.Frank X. Support the show
6/8/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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Kate Pierson ~ the B-52's

It's a great pleasure to have the amazing Kate Pierson as my guest on this episode. Before Covid pulled the plug on live music, I was mixing the live sound for the B-52's. I've known the band since their early days playing the Mudd Club in New York City, when they would drive from Athens, Georgia to get to the gig. The B's are a fantastic band to mix and work with.  In a future episode, you can listen to my chat with Kate's bandmate, Fred Schneider. Thanks to all of you for plugging in over the last couple of months. I really appreciate it. I have an amazing line-up of guests for you coming up in 2021. Visit to see the guest list,  and drop me a note, I'd love to hear from you.Roll on 2021 and hopefully getting back to going to shows.Stay safe. Happy holidays.Frank X. Support the show
12/22/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trailer - Soundman Confidential Season One

Meet legendary live sound engineer, Frank X. Gallagher, host of Soundman Confidential, introducing highlights from Season One, featuring a stellar line up of guests from the music world. Check out for All Access to the complete Guest List. Follow us on Instagram - soundmanconfidential. Shows drop weekly on Wednesdays. Plug In! Support the show
11/10/202058 seconds