Mad Metal Man

Motherlode of Rock! Mike, Harrison, Jex, Tim, Snowman & Dr. Kathryn Grab A Stack

A star studded show featuring the following guests:

  • Harrison the Mad Metal Man
  • Jexcalibur J “The Muscle” Russell
  • Tim “Bad Influence” Durling
  • with John T. Snow and Dr. Kathryn

Together we revealed:

  • The new Ghost EP (2 copies)
  • The new Def Leppard Drastic Symphonies (umpteen copies)
  • The new Neal Schon Journey Through Time (2 copies)
  • Foreshadowed two upcoming episodes of Tim’s Vinyl Confessions
  • Max the Axe garage sale scores:  BBM and a dragon kite named Drogon
  • Harrison’s diverse taste
  • Classic Alice Cooper
  • Rare Eric Carr
  • New Sprite “Lymonade” celebrating 50 years of hip hop (?)
  • Record Faire scores galore
  • The 2loud2old shirt, Grab A Stack & Tim’s Vinyl Confessions merch

Official Grab A Stack of Rock merch available here!



Grab A Stack of Cottage Discs with Harrison & Jex

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK With Mike and the Mad Metal Man

Episode 21:  Back to the Cottage with Harrison & Jex

How can we possibly top the last cottage show, when Jex, Grace and Mr. Squirrel all surprised us by showing up at the lake?

While we always hope for more animal cameos, this is what’s on deck tonight:

  • Harrison and Jex both have new music to show off.  For Harrison, there’s quite a bit since hasn’t been on the show in several weeks!  As for Jex, the Jexciter, aka Jecalibur J. Rambo, he’s been on the prowl with Tim Durling so you can only imagine what he has in store.
  • I will be unboxing the very first 2loud2oldmusic T-shirt ever made!  (John T. Snow expected to make an appearance.)  It will look great on my new slim frame!
  • If all goes according to plan I should have some new music releases to unbox, including stuff that Tim Durling is responsible for, again!
  • We may see Lego.

As always, expect surprises.


Friday May 26 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T.  Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook!

Surprise! RSD and Japanese Import Magic with Harrison, Kevin, Rob Daniels, John T. Snow & Jen!

First cottage show is done for the record books!

Two surprise guests made this nice extra special:  John T. Snow of 2Loud2OldMusic, and my wife Jen!  Together with Harrison, Kevin and Rob, we looked at:

  • Very rare Eric Carr and Van Halen RSD discs
  • Tons of blues!
  • Japanese imports!
  • Rare soundtracks!
  • Grab A Stack of Rock merch!
  • Van Halen bootlegs!
  • And as usual, we had “Ask Harrison” with Tee Bone and California Girl.

Thanks for watching everyone!

It’s Friday Night, and Grab A Stack of Rock is Back with Harrison, Kevin, and Rob Daniels!

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK…with Mike and the Mad Metal Man
Episode 18:  New Arrivals (and some books)

It’s finally that time.  First cottage show of the year!  We have been looking forward to this since November.

This week, we plan on looking at some new musical arrivals with Harrison, Rob Daniels and Kevin “Canadian Grooves” Simister.  I’ll have some books to go over, and of course, we have “Ask Harrison” with a question from the California Girl.

Notes:  This being the first cottage show of the season, please allow for —

  • Wifi/power issues
  • Weather/potential indoor show
  • Murphy’s Law

But the show must go on, and we hope it will!  Please allow for any difficulties that a cottage show in April may cause, especially the first one.  Who knows if the internet will work in the weather we are expecting.  If all goes well, see you then!

Friday Apr 28 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T.  Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook!


The Adventures of Tee Bone Man: Status Acoustic – The Really Big Deal (by Harrison Kopp)

THE ADVENTURES OF TEE BONE MAN Chapter 15:  Status Acoustic – The Really Big Deal

An empty hollowness filled Deke’s Palace. Ever since losing his guitar in battle against the Black Night (see Chapter 9 – Ed.), Tee Bone felt like a part of him was missing. And getting a replacement wasn’t as easy as you might think. You couldn’t just buy any old guitar and expect it to stand up to the power of Tee Bone’s playing. No sir, you needed something more robust. You needed to fortify it, or else it would likely crumble to pieces when Tee Bone tried to use it for anything more than a light strum.

Because, you see, when Tee Bone and Deke fell into that vat of radioactive Scotch, the liquid also infused the guitar with the power. But that Scotch was seemingly all gone- evaporated in the fire or soaked into the ground (which would explain the peculiar vegetation around the Palace). Though Tee Bone had a replacement guitar lined up, the search for Scotch was becoming a wild tribble chase.

Tee Bone was starting to get depressed, and had taken to moping around the palace with a bottle of regular scotch in hand. Once or twice he had tried submerging a guitar in the stuff to see if it would work, but that only made him sadder because of all the wasted Scotch.

But today things were about to change. A notification popped up on Deke’s computer: a message from The Brainiac.

“Hey Tee, I think we’ve got a lead on some radioactive Scotch. The Brainiac says he knows the one guy in the world who might still have a bottle of the stuff.”

Tee Bone instantly perked up.

“You know, I just remembered I needed to pick something up in Toronto too,” he grinned.

“I bet you did,” Deke replied with a smile. “I’ll let The Brainiac know we’re coming.”

A few days later, Deke and Tee Bone were in this strange land where albums released earlier than everywhere else. Or so that’s what they had been led to believe. Following The Brainiac’s directions they reached a small, weathered building. In peeling paint was the name Trillion Dollar Treats.

“This is the place”, Deke said, putting his phone back in his pocket.

They walked inside and were instantly confronted by shelf upon shelf of all manner of strange items, most of which they had never seen before in their lives. Some things were easy to identify, such as a jar of whiskey and a vintage Les Paul guitar, but others were completely undecipherable.

“What’s a belljar?”, Deke asked.

“Not what we’re after”, Tee Bone said, hurrying him along.

Emerging from the aisle, they sighted The Brainiac by the counter.

“Tee! Deke! Glad you could make it. It’s great to see you,” he called out.

“Totally. It’s been too long.” Tee Bone said, “You wouldn’t believe what we’ve got up to since that night in Thunder Bay.”

“I’m sure it’ll be a hell of a story,” the Brainiac smiled.

“You bet. We even got all the way out to Australia,” Deke chimed in.

“Oh it would be like hell there,” the Brainiac replied thinking of summer.

“Actually, hell’s a bit different. You see…”

But before Tee Bone could continue the front door swung open and a long haired man with a leather jacket and pants visibly scuffed from all the rock star slides strode in.

“This would be the man,” the Brainiac said. “Gentlemen, meet Max the Axe.”

Max greeted the trio.

“Hey guys, always happy to see some more potential customers. I take it these are the guys you told me about Mike?”

“Yep,” the Brainiac replied. “This is Deke and Tee Bone.”

Max shook our heroes’ hands and then put his arms around their shoulders.

“Say, you guys wouldn’t be interested in some authentic space marine blasters would ya?”

“Max,” the Brainiac chided before Tee Bone could ask him exactly where he got such items from. “You know why they’re here.”

“Right, right”, he said, walking to behind the counter and dumping a bag of assorted items out. “But first, you wouldn’t be able to tell what any of this is would you?”

The Braniac studied the items.

“Well that was a THX-1138 targeting computer, but the screen’s broken so it’s not much use.”

“Can you fix it?” Max asked.

“I can replace the screen but not with anything military grade enough to justify the price you’d ask.”

Max glumly tossed the piece of machinery to the Brainiac.

“All yours then.”

Deke was in heaven.

“Your collection is very impressive. I know a guy who’d like to get his hands on a lot of this stuff,” he said, with a wink to Tee Bone.

“Oh you mean Satan?” Max replied. “Yeah, he and I have had some altercations in the past. Needless to say he doesn’t come around here no more.”

“Really?” Tee Bone said, quite impressed and genuinely interested. “How did you manage to come to that arrangement?”

Max pulled a heavy guitar out from behind the counter and laid it down with a thud. It had a large blade on each end of the body.

“Ah,” Tee Bone said, noticing the parademon heads mounted on the wall above them.

“Now Mike tells me you were after a bottle of radioactive Scotch. Hypothetically, if I happened to have one, what would you use it for?”

Tee Bone and Deke looked at one another.

“We need to get Tee Bone his super-powered guitar back,” Deke said after a pause.

“Just checking it’s you,” Max said, unlocking a mystical safe behind the counter.

Soon Max had the bottle in his hand and was carefully handing it to Tee Bone.

“How did you come by this?” Tee Bone whispered, his eyes wide.

“I bought it at one of William W. Roderick Stewart III’s garage sales. This stuff’s like liquid gold, you know?”

Tee Bone took a step back in awe. Deke rubbed his temples in frustration. Of course Stewart would just sell the most valuable liquid in the world at a garage sale.

“How much for it” Tee Bone asked, his voice hollow.

Max smiled.

“Any friend of the Brainiac is a friend of me. I know who you guys are. You can have it free of charge on one condition- I’m going on an expedition to South America next month to recover some ancient artefacts, so I’ll need you guys to keep an eye on the shop during your patrols.”

“Done. Thank you,” Tee Bone replied instantly.

“The Brainiac will be running the store while I’m gone,” Max continued “so if you need to get a message to me about anything, just let him know and he’ll pass it on.”

“Will do,” Deke nodded.

“And feel free to drop in anytime,” the Brainiac added.

“You can count on it,” Tee Bone replied as the heroes exited the building.

“Hey, you guys wouldn’t be interested in a tape deck as well, would you?” Max yelled after them.

Back in the palace, Tee Bone had just finished soaking the guitar in the radioactive Scotch. Tenderly picking it up, he weighed it in his hands.

“How is it?” Deke asked.

Tee Bone struck a power chord that surged through the room. Every little piece of dust around was picked up and neatly guided itself into the trash can at the end of the room.

“It’s perfect!” he said.



Chapter Zero:  Tee Bone Man – Origins (by LeBrain)

Chapter One: A Friend in Need (by LeBrain)

Chapter Two: Hell Freezes Over (by Harrison Kopp)

Chapter Three: Hell Ain’t A Bad Place to Be (by LeBrain)

Chapter Four: Tee Bone Man and the Rink of…Doom? (by Aaron KMA)

Chapter Five: The Super Duper Vault (by John T. Snow)

Chapter Six: Tee Bone Man Goes to Camp (by LeBrain)

Chapter Seven:  The Revenge of Common Knowledge (by LeBrain)

Chapter Eight:  Tee Bone & Deke’s Time Travelling Adventure (by 80sMetalMan)

Chapter Nine:  Castle Communications (by Harrison Kopp)

Chapter Ten:  The Case of the Lost Iron Maiden Socks (by LeBrain)

Chapter Eleven:  A Tee Bone Man Christmas (by all five of us)

Chapter Twelve:  Lost In Space (by John T. Snow)

Chapter Thirteen:  Clip Show (by LeBrain)

Chapter Fourteen:  Tee Bone Man and Superdekes Discover the Tao (An Intermission) (By Aaron KMA)

Chapter Fifteen: Status Acoustic – The Really Big Deal (by Harrison Kopp)

Chapter Sixteen:  A Crazy Crazy Night (parts 1, 2 and 3) (by Harrison Kopp) Coming this spring

Chapter Seventeen:  Tee Bone Man vs. Edie Van Heelin’ (by LeBrain & California Girl) Coming this summer – conclusion to Phase One


Chapter Eighteen:  Shinzon – Origins (By LeBrain)



The Writer’s Room: Chapter One

The Writer’s Room:  It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Tee Bone Man Christmas

The Writer’s Room:  Welcome to the Writer’s Room!




The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’:  Edie vs. Tommy Lee in the Bouncy Castle of Doom! (By LeBrain)

The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’:  Edie and the Quest for the Lost Lego (By LeBrain with Harrison Kopp)

The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’:  Edie Van Heelin’s Canadian Vacation (By LeBrain)

The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’:  Edie Van Heelin’s Canadian Vacation Part 2 (By LeBrain & California Girl)

The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’:  Edie Meets the Wolf (by LeBrain)


Jex & the Gang Unbox Stuff, Talk About Stuff, and Rock About Stuff!

Sorry about the technical difficulties, and thanks to Harrison, John, Tim & Jex for holding down the fort!

Tonight we talked about Alice Cooper (a lot), made some jokes about Journey, held some Spoons while we Needed To Breathe, and plugged a PDF!  It was a great, casual and fun night full of music and stories.  It was a pleasure finally talking to Jex Russell face to face for the first time.  This was his first ever live show, and I messed up the start with technical issues!  Thanks for putting up with me Jex.

Ask Harrison returned this week after a long hiatus, with a question from Tee Bone and one from my parents.  Meanwhile, MarriedAndHeels had her picture taken with Eddie Van Halen’s Frankentrat!  We took a close look.  How cool is that?


Thanks for watching, see you next week!

NEXT WEEK:  March 3, 3:00 PM E.S.T. / Noon Pacific, MarriedAndHeels is back for an EPIC UNBOXING.

Grab A Stack of Rock is Back with Jex Russell!

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK…with Mike and the Mad Metal Man
Episode 15:  Welcome Jex Russell!

There has been a heck of a lot going on here lately.  We need reset the show back to basics, back to the original intent.  That always was just hanging out with no plan!  So that’s what we’re doing.  Showing off whatever music they have lying around will be Harrison, Tim Durling, John Snow, and new arrival Jex Russell!  You might be familiar with the Friendly Frenchman from his stints on Scotch on the Rocks and Tim’s Vinyl Confessions.  Tonight he’ll grab a stack of rack with us and have a good time doing it!

Friday February 24 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T.  Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook.


NEXT WEEK:  March 3, 3:00 PM E.S.T. / Noon Pacific, MarriedAndHeels is back for an EPIC UNBOXING.

Rocking Reissues on Grab A Stack with Mike, Tim, Rob and the Mad Metal Man

Rock Candy, Rhino, Sony Legacy, La-La-Land, Wounded Bird, BGO…all respected reissue labels that collectors seek and value.  We looked at a decent cross section from these labels and more on this episode of Grab A Stack of Rock.

Harrison the Mad Metal Man educated us on Oingo Boingo.  Rob Daniels highlighted a Loreena McKennit super deluxe that sounds out of this world.  Mr. Durling presented a variety of rock reissues including our only vinyl of the evening.  I had some cool Johnny Cash on Sony Legacy, and a bunch of Budgie.  This is just a slice of what we showed.

Apologies for the audio glitches at the start!  We got it figured out and rolled on.

“Ask Harrison” came from a new contributor tonight:  Superhero Tee Bone Man himself!  California Girl asked some questions about Heart and Pat Benatar, sparking a lively discussion.

Speaking of whom, next week at a special time (3 PM EST / Noon Pacific), California Girl aka MarriedAndHeels will be joining us live for the first time, so get your questions ready.

Thanks for watching, and if you missed it, you can check it out below!




Grab A Stack of Reissues with Mike, Tim, Rob and the Mad Metal Man

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK…with Mike and the Mad Metal Man
Episode 13:  Reissue Record Labels with Tim Durling and Rob Daniels

The original crew of the USS Stackterprise is reunited this week!  Ensign Tim Durling, the aficionado of every edition of everything, wanted to discuss record labels that specialize in reissues.  Labels like Rock Candy, Sony Legacy, Noteworthy Productions, and many more.  Lt. Rob Daniels will be on hand to show off some La-La-Land reissue soundtracks.  Commander Kopp and I will also be prepared with some tasty discs of rock. With Durling and Daniels, two radio legends in their own rights, I’ll be able to just kick back, listen and learn.

Additionally:  Ask Harrison is back with a new question, and everybody’s favourite guest MarriedAndHeels has another question for the group.

Join us live!

Friday January 27 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T. Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook.



Show Plans and Announcements

12 episodes in, and Grab A Stack of Rock keeps rolling.  A huge thank-you is due to my stoic co-host, the Mad Metal Man, for his endless dedication.  The panel and contributors involved have given 110% and things are still going to get kicked up a few notches.

This week, Friday January 27 at 7 PM, Tim Durling gets the spotlight as we discuss a topic of his suggestion:  Reissue Record Labels.  Labels like Rock Candy, or Sony Legacy, and many more.  Durling has his stack ready!  Rob Daniels will be on hand to show off some La-La-Land reissue soundtracks.  Harrison and I will also be prepared with some tasty discs of rock. With Durling and Daniels, two radio legends on their own rights, I’ll be able to just kick back, listen and learn.

And then…Friday February 3, at 3 PM Eastern time and 12 noon Pacific, we have the first live appearance of MarriedAndHeels / California Girl on Grab A Stack of Rock!  For  those with short memories, her appearances thus far have all been pre-recorded.  This time we go live!  I’ll be moderating questions, and I’m sure we will have a lot.  Her fans have spoken and they want to see more heels this time.  So why not?  Her shoe collection is just as impressive as my music collection, and she has more fans than the average rock star, so I say why not!  Dare I say why not.

Whether you like heels or not, California Girl is an excellent guest and I assure you we will also discuss music, and unbox a toy or two.  I have a Marvel Legends Killmonger to open, which I have been saving for this occasion, since California Girl has a thing for Michael B. Jordan.  It’s gonna be good.

Hope to see you at one of these shows if not both.  Please enjoy the latest updated version of the Grab A Stack of Rock theme video below!