Hip to the Scene Ep 4 – What Does the Future of Rock and Roll Look Like in 2021? Matt Pinfield

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Matt Pinfield (current host of nationally syndicated ‘Flashback’ and radio host of ‘New And Approved’ on KLOS, as well as former Vice President of A&R and Artist Development at Columbia Records and host of 120 Minutes on MTV) joins host Andy Gesner to answer the question: “What does the future of rock and roll look like in this day and age?”

Matt is a fellow NJ musical kindred spirit, and we’re thrilled to have him as a guest on HIP To The Scene. Matt’s first taste of the limelight happened in the early eighties when he was a DJ and Music Director at WRSU-FM in New Brunswick, NJ. He then began a long tenure as the beloved main DJ at The Melody Bar in New Brunswick. From there, he went on to be the voice everyone listened to on WHTG-FM, better known at the time as “Modern Rock at the Jersey Shore.” As his star continued to shine brighter and brighter, he began his long and successful career at MTV as the host of 120 Minutes, along with many other high-profile assignments on the channel. Over the years, Matt has interviewed the biggest stars in rock and roll.

In 2001, Matt became the Vice President of A&R and Artist Development at Columbia Records. His book All These Things That I’ve Done: My Insane Improbable Rock Life has been a steady bestseller since its release and became a bestseller last summer in paperback. He then moved on to WXRK (“K-Rock”) and WRXP in New York, KFOG in San Francisco, SiriusXM, and VH1. Matt hosts a YouTube podcast, In a Lonely Place. In April 2021, he celebrated ten years of his nationally syndicated weekly radio show Flashback, covering classic rock history on more than a hundred FM stations in North America and parts of Europe. This year, he became the radio host of New And Approved, a two-hour show on KLOS in Los Angeles on Sunday nights, programming the best new rock and roll, as well as interviewing the biggest names in the rock world.

Matt and I have been friends for many decades, and I’m thrilled to have him as our guest on HIP To The Scene today!

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