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May 25, 2020

This week it's my pleasure to welcome my pal, ex-Spoons and Honeymoon Suite keys player Rob Preuss back to the show. Rob called in from his home in Queens, NY with a playlist that has a special meaning to him.

As always, Rob brings impressive insights and great stories to the conversation, including his interaction with...


May 18, 2020

Lots of musical things happened in 1981. One of those things was Rush's release of their most popular record, Moving Pictures. Just a few years before that, they were almost dropped from their record label.

This week on NSTS we look at the leadup to the Moving Pictures album, how it came together. and all of the amazing...


May 11, 2020

So much great stuff happened at the beginning of the 80s that I just had to continue going through it this week on NSTS.

In 1981 MTV changed the musical landscape forever, Blondie helped to bring rap into the mainstream spotlight with Rapture, and Ozzy bit the heads off of two doves in a meeting with record executives,...


May 4, 2020

John, Bon, and Bonzo: we lost three rock icons in the year 1980. Former Beatle John Lennon, AC/DC singer Bon Scott, and Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham all departed in the same year. 

This week on NSTS we continue our look at 1980, focusing on these three figures - shedding light on a new theory of how Scott may have...


Apr 27, 2020

The 80s marked a time when music and commerce would become indelibly intertwined - record companies did away with old artist development models in favour of capitalizing on a growing new talent pool. And with MTV now providing a visual aspect to accompany a song, music would rely on image like never before.

This week on...