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    Rockers In Recovery - Woody Giessmann of The Del Fuegos

    in Podcasting

    Rockers In Recovery Host John Hollis interviews Woody Giessmann of The Del Fuegos.The Del Fuegos were a garage-style pop band in the 1980s with lead singer Dan Zanes, guitarist Warren Zanes (his brother), bassist Tom Lloyd, drummer Steve Morrell, later replaced by Brent "Woody" Giessmann and keyboardist Br. Cleve. The Boston-based band was signed to a series of respected indie labels, was touted by fans such as Tom Petty, starred in a beer commercial, and gained airplay with "Don't Run Wild" and "I Still Want You".

    Dan Zanes went on to a solo career and success recording children's music in his band Dan Zanes and Friends and music videos, made popular by heavy airplay on the Disney Channel. In 2007, his album "Catch That Train!" received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children.

    Brother Warren Zanes went on to earn two Master's degrees and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Arts. He is also the Vice President of Education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Tom Lloyd went back to college and earned a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley before earning a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1999.

    In 2003, Woody Giessmann founded Right Turn Addiction Services, a program offering assistance to artists in recovery from drug addiction and other mental health issues.

    The Del Fuegos are referenced in The Juliana Hatfield Three's biggest hit, 1993's "My Sister," as well as in the song "Boston, Mass" by The Ergs. Gang Green dedicated a track from their album Another Wasted Night to them.

    A reunion concert is advertised to 23 June 2011 at Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Mass.