Matt Bissonette has played bass for David Lee Roth, Brian Wilson, Rick Springfield and is now touring with Elton John. He tells ML, Marc, Shawn and Intern Patrick about his life in music, while Joey listens in … pianissimo.

STRAIGHT DOPE: Warren Mott High School graduate Matt Bissonette went from playing in his dad’s wedding band, to traveling the world as bass player for some of jazz and pop music’s biggest acts. He tells us all about his journey.

No other member of Elton John’s band is as close to the Piano Man as the bass player. Listen and learn about the moments they share that no one else can see.

Find out what Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson said to Matt when they first met.

A turning point in Matt’s life came during his tour with David Lee Roth and involved a room full of women. The same thing happened to ML while he was touring with Shawn.

Intern Patrick puts a name to the process that Matt says musical geniuses use. Shawn digs it.

Find out more about Matt and his music at

GEEK OF THE WEEK: Brett Favre makes the GOW HOF.

ROOM 7609: In honor of Elton John, Kate Bush checks into the New Wave suite to perform “Rocketman.” Fierce debate ensues.

FEEDBACK: A listener prompts a deeper dive into the feud between Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and last week’s guest, Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido. ML also discusses his latest “On Guard” column, in which he reveals the motivations behind some of the people spending millions in the 13th district congressional race. 

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