On the latest episode of the WINYL podcast, host Anthony Bozza sits down at the home of his dear friend, iconic hard rock drummer Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), to discuss Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, how John Bonham changed his life, playing “Smoke on the Water” on accordion and what fans can expect from the upcoming Netflix biopic The Dirt (out March 22). They also sample two wines: a 2017 La Dame Rousee by Domaine de la Mordoree and 2015 Vino Di Sasso Robola de Celaphonie, while reminiscing on the year they spent living together while writing Lee’s New York Times Bestselling autobiography,Tommyland.
WINYL, hosted by best-selling author/journalist and food/wine lover Anthony Bozza combines his music and wine obsessions into a fun, engaging and user-friendly podcast meant not for the snooty wine aficionado, or music snob, but for the rest of us. The show offers up a diverse lineup of special guests from all aspects of popular culture and examines the surprising correlation between fine wine and great music.
The WINYL podcast lives between the crackle of a vinyl record and the pop of an emancipated cork. It is a show about pairings, the perfect wine for the right record, or the perfect record for the right wine. It is an opportunity for winemakers, chefs and mixologists to discuss their favorite albums and for musicians to discuss their favorite wines. It is an interview show that goes where the muse, the music, the libation and the conversation takes it.
Recent WINYL guests include Mick Fleetwood, music journalist Alan Light and many more.
Bozza, a former Rolling Stone columnist and celebrity biographer has authored/co-authored numerous books on a wide-ranging assortment of high profile pop culture figures such as Tommy Lee, Slash, INXS, Tracy Morgan, Artie Lange, Mick Fleetwood, Wyclef Jean and Derek Jeter, to name a few.
Anthony Bozza on Tommy Lee:
“I don’t even know where to start when I start talking about Tommy Lee. He is an iconic hard rock drummer, the John Bonham of his era. I co-wrote Tommy’s autobiography Tommyland with him in 2004 and we have been the best of friends ever since. People say that a lot in entertainment, but in this case it’s really true. Tommy and I talk all the time, through all of the good and bad that goes on in our lives because no matter how you slice it, we were housemates for a year and we were thick as thieves. Writing with Tommy was unlike any experience I’ve had or will ever have again – and that’s probably a good thing. If that degree of immersion was part of every job I took, by now I’d have some type of creatively induced personality disorder and would be recording this for you from the comfort of a padded room. Then again, who’s to say I’m not? Becoming good friends made writing Tommyland more special than anything else I’ve worked on, but it also simply couldn’t have happened with anyone else because Tommy Lee is truly one of a kind. To me, he’s my big brother, my buddy, he’s mischievous, he’s lovable, he’s silly, he’s rightfully infamous, he’s charming and he’s seriously fun. Without the fame and endlessly great stories, he would still be the greatest of hangs. He could install cable TV and would still be the coolest guy in town that everyone wanted to be friends with. But he just so happens to be in a notorious rock band that you might have heard of. They’re fond of makeup and pyro. They’ve been around since 1981, they’re called MÖTLEY CRÜE and they’ve sold over 100 million albums worldwide.”
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