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I SEE U, Episode 16: Four The Love of Rocky

Film composer, Vince DiCola and Grammy-winner, Frankie Sullivan of Survivor, shed light on why the fourth Rocky film installment still resonates some 35 years later.

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Film composer Vince DiCola had never scored an entire movie before in the mid-80s. But once actor/director Sylvester Stallone heard a few of his demo tracks for Rocky IV, he decided to hire DiCola for the gig. That film ended up being one of the most financially successful movies of the Rocky franchise. In fact, earlier this summer, Stallone announced a re-release of the film with a “Director’s Cut,” to hit theaters in November. Join host Eddie Robinson as he chats candidly with the mastermind behind the music of Rocky IV, Vince DiCola. Plus, I SEE U could not produce a Rocky feature without exploring the signature Rocky hymnal, “Eye of The Tiger,” and Eddie catches up with the song’s writer/producer, Grammy-award winning Frankie Sullivan of the vintage rock band, Survivor.

 

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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