Fred Schneider of The B-52's and Alisha Sweeney

(Photo: CPR)

Fred Schneider is a party music icon. For nearly 40 years he has entertained us as frontman of The B-52's, with whom he's released eight albums since the late '70s. He has also fronted The Superions, and recently teamed up with Southern Culture On the Skids. He's acted, penned a book of poetry, and more recently become an entrepreneur with the release of his signature Monster coffee blend.

He also loves to DJ, and today he joined OpenAir's Alisha Sweeney for a Guest DJ session.

Schneider shared stories about his selections too. As a teenager he spent his confirmation money on Martha and the Vandella's "Dancing in the Street" and he was in the audience when the Beach Boys sang "Good Vibrations" on The Ed Sullivan Show. 

He also said that the screaming at the end of "Rock Lobster" inspired John Lennon to get back into the studio with Yoko Ono back into the studio after a five year hiatus. He also hinted that The B-52's will be coming to Denver this summer, TBA!

Catch Fred Schneider DJ'ing at Mile High Soul Club at Denver's Syntax Physic Opera, 554 South Broadway, on Saturday, April 4 at 9 p.m. 

Listen to Alisha's interview with Fred above, and enjoy the playlist he curated for us below:

(The playlist also included "Only a Northern Song" by The Beatles.)