Last Train: The Mystique documentary with Marco D’Auria and special guest Martin Popoff

The Last Train – The MYSTIQUE Film

A big thanks to Marco D’Auria and special surprise guest Martin Popoff, for schooling us on Mystique!  From Hamilton Ontario, Mystique were a metal band with a riffy progressive rock bent.  Though they later evolved into a more hard rock sound, their metal side seems to be what has stuck with fans and collectors over the decades.  Their highly sought physical product commands high prices for original copies.  In this interview we covered:

  • The starting point, and Martin’s role in the genesis of the film
  • Mystique, their sound, image, and rare releases
  • Exclusive clips from the documentary film Mystique:  Standing on the Firing Line
  • Rare memorabilia
  • The Hamilton music scene
  • The future

See what the fuss was all about in Standing on the Firing Line: the Mystique documentary!  The film will be premiering in September:

The Westdale
1014 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4

Friday September 16, 7:30 PM

The band will be there, memorabilia will be on display in a “Mystique museum” of sorts.  Martin Popoff will be on hand and Marco will be introducing the film in person.  Tickets are still available.  Get your tickets by clicking here.

Additionally, we made the difficult announcement that this episode will be the final LeBrain Train.  Two and a half years ago, a pandemic changed everything about the way we interact socially.  Now the world is changing again and I need to re-prioritise certain things in my life. I spent a lot of Friday nights in front of a screen talking to you, laughing with you, sharing with you and surviving a pandemic with you.  Now I’d like to spend Friday nights looking at sunsets with Mrs. LeBrain.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege doing this for two and a half years, and I thank you all for making it possible!

Thank you to Meat, Harrison, Deke, Tee Bone, Kevin, Sarah, John, Geoff, Aaron, Marco, Tim, Rob Daniels, Robert Lawson, Max, Dr. Dave, Dr. Kathryn, James, J, Lana, Erik, Thussy, Dranovous, Michael Morwood, Mike Slayen, Brian, Brent, T-Rev, Scotty, Mom, and anyone I may have forgotten for coming on the show and bringing your own special sauce to the mix.  And of course, to Chris Sarre who I could never get to agree to come onto the show, but was still part of the heart and soul of it anyway.

I love you guys.  Truly I do.  Towards the end of the show, we played a brand new Tee Bone song called “The Last Train”.  It is a collaboration with Dr. Kathryn Ladano on bass clarinet.  I think it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done.

The Last Train…wow that’s hard to believe.  See you somewhere out there, some time, eventually!



  1. Thank U a million times for sticking around with your show. It helped to have this to look forward to during the week. Always watched the taping of the show during the following weekend. Being on the other side of the world made it difficult to catch the show live.

    Thanks for all the sweat, tears and hours! Hope u still continue with the writing part here.

    And I’m still in awe how natural you are on camera. Would love to learn to talk like u do without the filler words and sounds. You’re a total pro!

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    1. Thank you so much! While I admit that writing has been more difficult lately, I’m committed to keep doing it. I’m struggling to finish the Def Leppard series! So many albums I just…don’t…care about. LOL Definitely a struggle!

      Thanks for watching and I appreciate every word.


  2. I’m sure we’re all sad to see the Train take a break, but we also understand the work and time and effort it took. And it went out with a bang, too, what a cool project. Fingers crossed you do more live streams eventually, even if it isn’t a regularly scheduled thing!


  3. Man, I’m so bummed I missed the last Lebrain Train show! I’m sad to see it go, but I understand that circumstances have changed and it was hard work putting the show together. It was a great run and thank you so much for letting me be a part of it!


  4. Man it was so much fun being a part of this. Thank you so much for putting so much time and effort in to it. It was great to finally get to talk and meet everyone. It has made the last 2 1/2 years well worth it. If you ever bring it back, count me in.


  5. Nice man…will have to watch soon…cool that Martin hoped on as well. You had a great run with this and 2 years is indeed that a great run..


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