Ep 15: Midwest

This final episode is a bit of a two-parter. Part one is Bob explaining the impact of, mostly, British rock stars and their crews invading tiny Marissa, Illinois to shop at Ye Old Music. In modern day terms imagine Carrie Underwood strolling into your local music store. Part two ends 50 Years of Maximum Rock…

Ep 14: A Six Pack

This latest episode of “50 Years of Maximum Rock n’ Roll” Bob Heil will explain what he means by a six pack and what Creem Magazine has to do with that. He will share some special stories about some of the Rock n’ Roll legends that he’s worked with (Jimmie Hendrix) and we’ll finally hear…

Ep 13: Geeking Out

This latest episode of “50 Years of Maximum Rock n’ Roll” is not about rock stars trashing hotel rooms or epic concerts. It is about the innovation and technology that has gone into much of Bob Heil’s career. Bob has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the science of audio and we wanted to…

Ep 12: ZZ Top

Before ZZ Top were sharp dressed men they were just a little three piece band from Texas. With no beards. But they had “that sound” driven by Billy Gibbons unmistakable guitar and vocal. Bob Heil and Heil Sound were there on the band’s early tours perfecting the live sound where, with a trio, everything mattered.…

Ep 9: Quadrophenia

“A bloody lunatic, I’ll even carry your bags…” It started with a phone call to Bob Heil from Pete Townshend. “Can you build a quad sound system? I have an idea.” From that call, and subsequent visit to London, an artistic vision was transformed to something real that tens of thousands of fans could experience…

Ep 8: NAMM Show 2016 Highlights

The annual NAMM show in Anaheim, California is a must-attend event for anyone in the music products industry. It’s an opportunity to see old friends, make new connections, and get a peek at the latest innovations in music gear. As you would expect, Heil had a front-row seat to this year’s event. In this episode,…