Ep. 148: Mick Conroy discusses Modern English's "I Melt With You"

March 27, 2023

"I Melt With You" is one of the most iconic songs of the 80s, having withstood the test of time and bringing joy to generation after generation. In this episode, Modern English bassist and vocalist Mick Conroy discusses the …

Ep. 147: John Hampson discusses Nine Days "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)"

March 20, 2023

The upbeat power pop sound of "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" became a smash hit for Nine Days in the year 2000, propelling the band to MTV and Top 40 radio stardom. Decades later, the infectious single remains in the public …

Ep. 146: Dave King discusses Flogging Molly's "Drunken Lullabies"

March 13, 2023

Flogging Molly’s 2002 single “Drunken Lullabies” is a punk rock classic, combining traditional Irish elements with a breakneck tempo, meaningful lyrics, and an anthemic chorus. In this episode, singer and guitarist Dave King…

Ep. 145: JT Woodruff discusses Hawthorne Heights "Ohio Is For Lovers"

March 6, 2023

Hawthorne Heights caught fire in the mid 2000s, thanks in part to the success of their debut single "Ohio Is For Lovers". In this episode, guitarist and vocalist JT Woodruff details the inspiring (and sometimes hilarious) st…

Ep. 144: Ben Lee discusses his song "Catch My Disease"

Feb. 27, 2023

Ben Lee's infectious (no pun intended) 2005 single "Catch My Disease" earned him an APRA Award for Song of the Year, and it gained international acclaim when it was featured on the American television drama series Grey's Ana…

Ep. 143: John Parr discusses his song "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)"

Feb. 20, 2023

Most people know the hit song "St. Elmo's Fire" from the soundtrack of the 1985 film of the same name, but it was the true story of Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen that inspired John Parr to write this classic single. In this…

Ep. 142: JB Brubaker discusses August Burns Red's "White Washed"

Feb. 13, 2023

In this episode, guitarist JB Brubaker opens up about the inspiration and creation of "White Washed", a fan favorite from melodic metal mainstays August Burns Red.

Ep. 141: KT Tunstall discusses her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"

Feb. 6, 2023

In 2004, KT Tunstall was a last minute addition to an episode of Later...With Jools Holland. Her performance of "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" launched her career sky high, as she blew away the television audience with he…

Throwback Thursday: Karina Deniké discusses Dance Hall Crashers "Go"

Feb. 2, 2023

This week's Throwback Thursday is from March 1st of 2021, when Karina Deniké sat in to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the classic Dance Hall Crashers song "Go", taken from their 1995 album Lockjaw.

Ep. 140: Sam Reid discusses Glass Tiger's "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)"

Jan. 30, 2023

In 1986, Canadian rock band Glass Tiger's ultra-catchy single "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" took the airwaves by storm, rising all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. A Grammy nomination and seve…

SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Time Capsule: January 1993" episode

Jan. 26, 2023

Chris and Chris travel back in time to January 1993 to explore everything that was happening in popular culture.

Ep. 139: Vaden Todd Lewis discusses Toadies "Possum Kingdom"

Jan. 23, 2023

In this episode, Toadies vocalist and guitarist Vaden Todd Lewis discusses the writing, recording, and release of the band's 1994 hit single "Possum Kingdom". The song's eerie lyrical content matched with its unique composit…

Ep. 138: Joe Lynn Turner discusses Rainbow's "Street of Dreams"

Jan. 16, 2023

In this episode, legendary vocalist Joe Lynn Turner discusses the wild true story behind Rainbow’s 1983 hit single “Street of Dreams”.

Ep. 137: Justin Currie discusses Del Amitri's "Roll To Me"

Jan. 9, 2023

Glasgow's Del Amitri has had a long and storied career, releasing five albums that reached the Top 10 in the UK and selling over 6 millions albums worldwide. In the United States, it was the 1995 hit single "Roll To Me" that…

Ep. 136: Neil Sanderson discusses Three Days Grace's "I Hate Everything About You"

Jan. 2, 2023

Neil Sanderson is much more than just the drummer of Three Days Grace. Aside from providing the hard-hitting backbone of the band's signature sound, Neil's songwriting ability and proficiency at multiple instruments makes hi…

Ep. 135: Yotam Ben Horin discusses Useless ID's "State of Fear"

Dec. 26, 2022

Useless ID's 2005 single "State of Fear" combines infectious melodies with punk rock spirit to create an anthem that speaks to fans around the world. In this episode, guitarist and vocalist Yotam Ben Horin discusses the writ…

Ep. 134: Tony Scalzo discusses Fastball's "The Way"

Dec. 19, 2022

A newspaper story about a missing couple sparked the idea for Fastball's 1998 hit single "The Way". In this episode, bassist and vocalist Tony Scalzo details the writing, recording, and meteoric rise of this unique and catch…

Ep. 133: David Paich discusses Toto's "Africa"

Dec. 12, 2022

Generation after generation has enjoyed the feel-good sound of Toto's "Africa", making it one of the most beloved songs of all time. In this episode, vocalist and keyboardist David Paich discusses the writing, recording, rel…

Ep. 132: Keith Buckley discusses Every Time I Die's "Planet Shit"

Dec. 5, 2022

Every Time I Die's 2021 single "Planet Shit" is an intense commentary on the current state of society. In this episode, vocalist Keith Buckley details the writing. recording, and release of this brutal, no holds barred track.

Ep. 131: Vinnie Caruana discusses I Am The Avalanche's "Brooklyn Dodgers"

Nov. 28, 2022

When a demo of the song leaked on the internet, I Am The Avalanche's "Brooklyn Dodgers" became a fan favorite before it was even released. In this episode, vocalist Vinnie Caruana discusses the writing and recording of the b…

Ep. 130: Fletcher Dragge discusses Pennywise's "F**k Authority"

Nov. 21, 2022

Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge is not a fan of being told what to do, and the band's 2001 single "F**k Authority" became a rallying cry for fans all over the world who felt the same way. In this episode, Fletcher discus…

Ep. 129: Roger Joseph Manning Jr. discusses Jellyfish's "New Mistake"

Nov. 14, 2022

This week, Jellyfish's Roger Joseph Manning Jr. breaks down the writing, recording, and release of the band's epic 1993 single "New Mistake". Decades after Jellyfish's disbandment, the legend of this underappreciated band co…

Ep. 128: Kristopher Roe discusses The Ataris "In This Diary"

Nov. 7, 2022

In this episode, Kris Roe breaks down the inspiration and writing of "In This Diary", the personal and heartfelt single from The Ataris' 2003 album So Long, Astoria. 

Ep. 127: Art Alexakis discusses Everclear's "Santa Monica"

Oct. 31, 2022

In this episode, Everclear's Art Alexakis details the inspiring story behind the band's 1995 breakout hit "Santa Monica".