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Vintage Rock Pod - Classic Rock Interviews
Vintage Rock Pod - Classic Rock Interviews
Vintage Rock Pod, Paul Stephenson

The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews and a daily "This Day Rocks" episode focussing on a big event on... more

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Episodes

*THIS DAY ROCKS* Thin White Duke

David Bowie landed in America on this day in 1976 showcasing his latest persona, one Bowie later claimed was a... more

03 Feb 2023 · 9 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Vicious

The iconic punk figure, Sid Vicious, died of an overdose on this day in 1979. He was just 21 years... more

02 Feb 2023 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Harvest

On this day in 1972, Neil Young released his seminal album, Harvest! It became the biggest selling album of the... more

01 Feb 2023 · 10 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Make Me Smile

On this day in 1975, the smash hit single '(Come Up And See Me) Make Me Smile', was released! It... more

31 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
80. Glen Matlock - Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were one of the most controversial music acts of all time. They spat at, swore at and... more

30 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Byron

He had an incredible voice, an amazing stage presence and led one of the most exciting hard rock bands of... more

29 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* We Are The World

The great and good of the American music world gathered on this day in 1985 to record the charity single... more

28 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Seeger

On this day in 2014 we lost one of the leading folk musicians and protest singers, Pete Seeger. On today's... more

27 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Cross Purposes

The mighty Black Sabbath released their 17th studio on this day in 1994. On todays episode of THIS DAY ROCKS... more

26 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Take Me With U

It was the last single to be released from Prince's iconic album Purple Rain and it's the subject of today's... more

25 Jan 2023 · 5 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Skid Row

The album that launched a huge band, selling more than 5 million copies in the US alone... Skid Row's self... more

24 Jan 2023 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* HOF 1

On this day in 1986, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, the great and good of the music industry converged... more

23 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* How Do You Do It?

On this day in 1963, legendary producer George Martin oversaw the recording of the first song from a Liverpool band... more

22 Jan 2023 · 11 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Owner of A Lonely Heart

On this day in 1984, Yes scored their biggest commercial success when Owner of a Lonely Heart went to number... more

21 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* 1 Year On

On this day last year we lost one of entertainments largest figures, a man who sold over 100 million records... more

20 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* DP MK1 Frontman

Born on this day in 1947 is the original singer with Deep Purple, Rod Evans. Little is known of Rod... more

19 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Glenn Frey

Sadly on this day in 2016 we lost Eagles founding member Glenn Frey, he was just 67 years old. With... more

18 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* HOF Class of 96

On this day in 1996 was one of the most stacked Rock & Roll Hall of Fame classes - included... more

17 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Hitsville

On this day in 1981 The Clash released the second single from their album 'Sandinista!', called 'Hitsville UK'. The song... more

16 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* American Pie

On this day in 1972, American Pie started a 4 week run at number 1 on the US Billboard singles... more

15 Jan 2023 · 10 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Fudge Sullivan

On this day in 1968 Vanilla Fudge gave a ground-breaking performance of their hit "You Keep Me Hanging On" on... more

14 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Outlandos Studio Time

On this day in 1978 The Police entered the studio to begin recording their debut album, Outlandos d'Amour. It would... more

13 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
Jeff Beck Tribute: former bandmates share their memories

We heard the sad news yesterday that one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Jeff Beck, had sadly passed... more

12 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* LZ1

On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their self titled debut album in America. The record that launched a... more

12 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Nevermind

Number 1 on the US album chart on this day, and sparking a cultural phenomenon, was Nirvana's 'Nevermind'! Joining me... more

11 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Rory's Last Show

On this day in 1995, Irish guitar legend Rory Gallagher played what turned out to be his last ever live... more

10 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Jimmy Page

On today's show we hear from one of Jimmy Page's former bandmates to celebrate the fact that Jimmy is 79... more

09 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Reno

Happy 68th birthday to multi-platinum selling, multi-award winning Canadian frontman, Mike Reno! The Loverboy lead singer joined me on Episode... more

08 Jan 2023 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* The Professor

On this in 2020 we lost one of the greatest drummers of all time, Rush's Neil Peart. With me to... more

07 Jan 2023 · 11 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Syd

Today is the 77th anniversary of the birth of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett. Joining me to talk more in... more

06 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Greetings

On this day 50 years ago...! Bruce Springsteen released his debut album "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J." With me to... more

05 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Phil Lynott

On this day in 1986 the world lost legendary Irish musician Phil Lynott. The Thin Lizzy leader was just 36... more

04 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Stills

Happy birthday to a man twice inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Stephen Stills! As part of... more

03 Jan 2023 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Slaughter #1

On today's THIS DAY ROCKS we are focussing on the number 1 single in the UK on this day in... more

02 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* TOTP

A British institution aired for the very first time on this day in 1964 - Top Of The Pops! The... more

01 Jan 2023 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Buckingham Nicks Join

On this day in 1974 Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac... and the rest, as they say, is... more

31 Dec 2022 · 9 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Jeff Lynne

The superstar, Jeff Lynne, turns 75 years old today! He's a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, the heartbeat behind... more

30 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Traffic Departure

On this day in 1967, despite writing the number 2 hit in the UK, Hole In My Shoe, Dave Mason... more

29 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Lemmy

Lemmy Kilmister may have seemed indestructible, living a lifestyle that not many of us could get away with, but he... more

28 Dec 2022 · 5 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin II was the number 1 selling album in America on this day in 1969! It's my favourite Zeppelin... more

27 Dec 2022 · 10 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Zep's First US Gig

The mighty Led Zeppelin played their first ever live show in America on this day in 1968! The were the... more

26 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Floyd Divorce

After years of wrangling, on this day in 1987, Pink Floyd members finally came to an agreed settlement on the... more

23 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Cheap Rick

With elaborate style and custom guitars, this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee with more than 20 million sales... more

22 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* The King & The President

It became the most requested photo in the National Archives... and stirred controversy too. The day that US President, Richard... more

21 Dec 2022 · 10 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Jackie

Today we are wishing a happy 63rd birthday to former guest on the show, Runaways bass player, Jackie Fox! You'll... more

20 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Captain Speedfingers

Captain Speedfingers, the fastest guitarist in the west - nicknames given to legendary guitarist Alvin Lee!  Alvin was born on... more

19 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Electric Warrior

Number 1 on the UK album chart on this day in 1971 was the biggest selling record of the year...... more

18 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Paul Rodgers

Turning 73 years old today is one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time, Paul Rodgers! On today's THIS... more

17 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Stuart Adamson

On this day in 2001 we lost a man once described by British music legend John Peel as "a new... more

16 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Carmine Appice

Born on this day in 1946 is influential drummer Carmine Appice! he shot to fame as part of Vanilla Fudge... more

15 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Ahmet

On this day in 2006 we lost a leading figure in the world of music, Atlantic Records co-founder and former... more

14 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Berton

Turning 69 today is guitarist and co-writer of the biggest selling single of 1979 - Berton Averre from The Knack!... more

13 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
Side 2 - Something Different

Today we hear from a musician whose band has released 70+ albums, holds 3 Guinness World Records and their last... more

12 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* No Parlez

The biggest selling album in the UK on this day in 1983 was No Parlez. It sold millions around the... more

11 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Nobel Bob

One of the greatest songwriters of our lifetime, Bob Dylan, received a very special award on this day in 2016.... more

10 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Seventh Sojourn

50 years ago today, the number 1 album in America was Seventh Sojourn by the Moody Blues. It was just... more

09 Dec 2022 · 5 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Lennon Shot

Where were you when...? Many moments in history evoke this famous phrase and one on this day in 1980 is... more

08 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Focus Don!

On this day in 1974, Dutch band Focus were continuing their tour across the United States with a performance on... more

07 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* We're Leaving Together

"We're leavin' togetherBut still it's farewellAnd maybe we'll come backTo Earth, who can tell?" On this day in 1986 the number... more

06 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
Side 2 - John Entwistle Rarities

Todays show is John 'The Ox' Entwistle themed. The Ox was of course the bass player with the Who through... more

05 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Smoke On The Water

On this day in 1971, a fire at a casino in Switzerland inspired one of classic rocks greats greatest songs... more

04 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Opening Do They?

On this day in 1984, Band Aid released Do They Know It's Christmas? in the UK. It was the largest... more

03 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Savage

On today's THIS DAY ROCKS we are paying tribute to the founding member and linchpin  of rock and roll hall... more

02 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Grundy vs The Sex Pistols

On this day in 1976 was one of the most controversial moments in British TV history! The Sex Pistols appeared... more

01 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* The Wall

On this day in 1979 Pink Floyd released the mega selling double concept album The Wall! Containing legendary songs like... more

30 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Barry

Today is the 71st birthday of Boston founding member and former guest on the show, Barry Goodreau! And to celebrate... more

29 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
79. Jim Cregan - Rod Stewart

Jim Cregan has over 50 Gold and Platinum discs to his name, 3 ASCAP awards for outstanding song writing, was... more

28 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Goodbye Freddie

On this day in 1991 we said goodbye to one of the most iconic figures in rock, Freddie Mercury! The... more

27 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Out Of The Blue

On this day in 1977, the platinum selling double album which contains the hits 'Mr Blue Sky', 'Turn To Stone'... more

26 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* The E.P.

Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, but on this day in 1978 they stepped foot in... more

25 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Donald Duck

Today would've been the 81st birthday of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Donald "Duck" Dunn! He was inducted... more

24 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Hollywood Stars

On this day in 1993, prog supergroup Emerson Lake and Palmer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.... more

23 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Michael

25 years ago today the world lost one of the brightest shining lights of music when INXS frontman Michael Hutchence... more

22 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
78. John Helliwell - Supertramp

Give a Little Bit, Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Take The Long Way Home, Dreamer - the list of... more

21 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Hey Jude Fire!

On this day in 1968 a Beatles classic was sitting at number 1 on the Billboard chart. It tied a... more

20 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Loverboy's First

Imagine your first gig as a band being at the Vancouver Coliseum! Imagine not having a bass player. Imagine you... more

19 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Sexy

A song which went to number 1 all over the world hit the UK charts on this day in 1978!... more

18 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Alan Hull

On this day in 1995 we sadly lost the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of the band Lindisfarne, Alan... more

17 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Misunderstood

Today's episode of THIS DAY ROCKS is focussed on a big hit that was recorded on this day in 1964... more

16 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Fossen

Todays episode of THIS DAY ROCKS looks at a former guest on the show who is turning 73 years old... more

15 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
Side 2 - China in Your Hand

Today's episode of Side 2 features an interview with the lead singer of 80s favourites T'Pau, Carol Decker!  Learn more about... more

14 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Ronnie

Today we remember the drummer from a great 60s group who had huge hits all over the world. Ronnie Bond... more

13 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Young Neil

Today, November 12th, we pay tribute to a 2-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee (should be 3-time argues... more

12 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Jim Survived

Turning 72 today is a man who's written so many unbelievable hits, not just for his own bands, but for... more

11 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Days of Future Passed

In the UK on this day in 1967, The Moody Blues released their iconic record, Days of Future Passed! Containing... more

10 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Artists of the Century

On this day in 1999, The Recording Industry Association of America announced the results of the century - featuring the... more

09 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
Dan McCafferty - Quick Reaction Tribute

Sad news has just reached me about the passing of Nazareth legend Dan McCafferty. I wanted to record a quick... more

08 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Leather Tuscadero

On this day in 1977, the Queen of rock 7 roll, Suzi Quatro, first appeared on hit tv show Happy... more

08 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
Great Rock Stories Vol.4

This is Volume 4 of Great Rock Stories from Vintage Rock Pod and you'll hear some great stories told by... more

07 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Reaper

The Blue Oyster Cult classic, Dont Fear The Reaper, peaked on the Billboard chart on this day in 1976. With... more

06 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Goodnight Jack

Today we remember a legendary bass player who we said goodbye to on this day in 2014. The funeral of... more

05 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Rock Hall Announcement

We're talking about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 1992 on today's THIS DAY ROCKS and we... more

04 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* But I Won't Do That

Number 1 on the UK singles chart on this day in 1993, was the song that would ultimately go on... more

03 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Traffic

We go back to this day in 1968 to remember an album that peaked on the UK charts for Rock... more

02 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Explicit Lyrics

That black and white "Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics" sticker that we're all so familiar with, was decreed into action on... more

01 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
77. Fito de la Parra - Canned Heat

They were labelled the 'bad boys of rock' after a stint in jail, they broke through the LA blues scene... more

31 Oct 2022 · 50 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Grace Slick

Turning 83 years old today is the legend that is GRACE SLICK! On Today's THIS DAY ROCKS you'll hear from... more

30 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Perfect Strangers

On this day in 1984 the classic, iconic, legendary MkII Deep Purple reunited to release the album Perfect Strangers. Blackmore,... more

29 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Maggie May

Todays THIS DAY ROCKS focusses on the song that was sitting at number 1 on the UK charts on this... more

28 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Steeltown

For today's THIS DAY ROCKS we're focussing on the number 1 album in the UK on this day in 1984!... more

27 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Quadrophenia

On this day in 1973, The Who released Quadrophenia in the UK! This resounding rock opera remains the groups joint... more

26 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
76. Arthur Brown - The God of Hellfire!

"I am the God of Hellfire and I bring you... Arthur Brown!!!" Ok, I'm not the God of Hellfire, but he... more

24 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Springfield Reunited

After a gap of 43 years, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Buffalo Springfield finally reunited for a much anticipated... more

23 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* New Rose

The first single of a new genre was released on this day in 1976 when The Damned's 'New Rose' hit... more

22 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Bat Out Of Hell

One of the biggest albums of all time - Bat out of Hell - was released on this day in... more

21 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Mark King

I call him 'The Thumb of the 80s' - Mark King! He turns 64 years old today and to celebrate... more

20 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Yardbirds USA

The famous Yardbirds hit the US in 1966 with the dualling lead guitars of Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. On... more

19 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Miracles

The Jefferson Starship managed to climb higher in the charts than the previous incarnation, Jefferson Airplane, did with their hit... more

18 Oct 2022 · 4 minutes
75. Michael Monroe - Hanoi Rocks

"I Live Too Fast To Die Young" may be the name of his new album but it's also a line... more

17 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Toto

Toto's self titled debut album thrust the band onto the scene, especially with the inclusion of the hit single Hold... more

15 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Moody Justin

With an endearing classic that broke the mould, a wealth of hit singles and albums, induction into the Rock &... more

14 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Regatta De Blanc

Regatta de Blanc hit the number 1 spot on the UK album chart on this day in 1979! It contained... more

13 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Kick My Ass!

The Scorpions big hit in the UK was 'Wind Of Change' which peaked at number 2 on this day in... more

12 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Partners?

Born on this day in 1946 was Daryl Hall - a guy who's been causing a stir again in recent... more

11 Oct 2022 · 10 minutes
Side 2 - Cosmo's California Gold

This weeks episode is another Side 2 – because it features the return of  a Rock & Roll Hall of... more

10 Oct 2022 · 29 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Lennon

On this day in 1940, John Winston Lennon was born. He would've been 82 if he were still alive today.... more

09 Oct 2022 · 9 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Eddie Van Halen

2 years ago today the world lost one of rocks greatest guitarists - EDDIE VAN HALEN! On today's episode of... more

06 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* VRP 2nd Birthday!!

Today is the second anniversary of the launch of Vintage Rock Pod! Episode 1, featuring an interview with Rock n... more

05 Oct 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Wish You Were Here

How do you follow up such a legendary album like 'Dark Side of the Moon'? With elastic bands, toasters and... more

04 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
74. Barry Goodreau - Boston

Barry Goodreau is a founding member of the rock band BOSTON, playing with them on their first two iconic multi-platinum... more

03 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Jack & Diane

On this day in 1982, the number 1 song in America was John Mellencamp's (then John Cougar) iconic song, Jack... more

02 Oct 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Bad Company

Sitting at number 1 on the US album chart on this day in 1974 was the self-titled debut album from... more

28 Sep 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Cliff Burton

On this day in 1986, in a tragic bus accident while on tour in Europe, Metallica bass player Cliff Burton... more

27 Sep 2022 · 7 minutes
Side 2 - Vanilla Zeppelin

This week's big interview show see's the return of one of my favourite guests, legendary Vanilla Fudge drummer, CARMINE APPICE!... more

26 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* David Coverdale

Today we celebrate the 71st birthday of the legend that is MR DAVID COVERDALE! We look back at his legacy... more

22 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Dirty Deeds

The third album from rockers AC/DC, 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' was released on this day (in Australia and Europe)... more

20 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
73. Kevin Godley - 10CC / Godley & Creme

Today's guest is the incredible KEVIN GODLEY!!Kevin's career spans such a wide course, as part of Hotlegs he had a... more

19 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Kiss Unmasked!

On this day in 1983 we got to see the actual faces of the band KISS! Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons,... more

18 Sep 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Bolan

Today we remember a pioneer and an icon who sadly died on this day in 1977 - the man "who... more

16 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
72. Stewart Copeland - The Police

STEWART COPELAND, rightly regarded as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, joins me on this episode to... more

12 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Sixties Stones Satisfaction

A song with one of the most instantly recognisable guitar intros of all time, hit the number 1 spot in... more

09 Sep 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Start!

On today's show we're looking at the number 1 single in the UK on this day in 1980!  The Jam... more

06 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
71. Pat Travers

Todays guest is PAT TRAVERS, a Canadian guitar legend whose career has spanned almost half a century! From travelling to... more

05 Sep 2022 · 30 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Eye of the Tiger

One of the biggest selling songs of 1982 hit the number 1 spot in the UK 40 years ago today!... more

04 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Fireball

Todays topic of conversation is about a sometimes overlooked album from Deep Purple - 'Fireball'! This 1971 release suffers slightly... more

03 Sep 2022 · 6 minutes
70. Pete Sears - Jefferson Starship / Rod Stewart

My guest today has worked with some real legends over the years and has stories to tell about Rod Stewart,... more

29 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Love Bites

Released in the US on this day in 1988, LOVE BITES became the groups first and so far, only number... more

27 Aug 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Bent Out Of Shape

Released on this day in 1983 was the last studio album of the Joe Lynn Turner era - Bent Out... more

24 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
Side 2 - Talking Jack Bruce

Legendary Cream musician JACK BRUCE is the main subject of discussion today with my guest JEFF BERLIN!  Jack famously said... more

22 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Facelift

Released on this day in 1990 was the debut release from Seattle's, Alice In Chains! Facelift became the first album... more

21 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Phil Lynott

On this day in 1949 the iconic Phil Lynott was born! On todays show you'll hear from current Thin Lizzy... more

20 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* The Dance

25 years ago today, the iconic line-up of Fleetwood Mac, released the live album The Dance! It was a return... more

19 Aug 2022 · 8 minutes
69. Steve 'Boltz' Bolton - Atomic Rooster

Today's guest is a guitarist thought of so highly that Pete Townshend personally asked him to join The Who, an... more

15 Aug 2022 · 42 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Silver Machine

Silver Machine was a huge hit for space-rockers Hawkwind in 1972. It was co-written by Hawkwind legend Dave Brock and... more

14 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Led Zeppelin Are Born

On this day in 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together as a band... more

12 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
Great Rock Stories Vol.3

Great Rock Stories Vol.3 is a mix of some fascinating tales told by legendary rock stars themselves! You'll hear about the... more

08 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Bruce Dickinson

Turning 64 today is one of the greatest voices in hard rock and metal, Iron Maiden's BRUCE DICKINSON! He's achieved... more

07 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* The Wall Movie

Following it's star studded London premiere, Pink Floyd's ambitious The Wall Movie was released to the public on this day... more

06 Aug 2022 · 7 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Hysteria

Def Leppard's 'HYSTERIA' was released on this day in 1987! It topped charts around the world and shifted 25 million... more

03 Aug 2022 · 7 minutes
68. Chris Difford - Squeeze

Squeeze enjoyed huge success in the UK from the end of the 70's and in North America from the 80s... more

27 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Stonehenge

June 21st - Summer Solstice! So today we have to focus on the legendary Stonehenge Free Festival which took place... more

21 Jun 2022 · 5 minutes
67. Alan Clark - Dire Straits/Eric Clapton/Tina Turner

Alan Clark joined Dire Straits as their first - and only full-time - keyboard player, playing with Mark Knopfler and... more

20 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Freedomfest

On this day in 1988, to celebrate the upcoming 70th birthday of Nelson Mandela, a huge concert was held at... more

11 Jun 2022 · 5 minutes
66. Gerry McAvoy - Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher is remembered as one of the greatest guitarists of all time with Eric Clapton, Johnny Marr, The Edge... more

06 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* John Bonham

Today we remember one of rocks greatest icons, a legendary drummer with one of the biggest bands of all time... more

31 May 2022 · 8 minutes
65. Richie Furay - Buffalo Springfield / Poco

Today's guest is ANOTHER Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, inducted alongside his bandmates Bruce Palmer, Dewey Martin, Stephen Stills... more

30 May 2022 · 30 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* God Save The Queen

On today's THIS DAY ROCKS we are talking about one of the most controversial single releases of all time! The... more

27 May 2022 · 7 minutes
64. Pete Jupp - FM (UK)

Todays guest is a drummer with a band that started way back in 1984, they rode at the forefront of... more

23 May 2022 · 30 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Kiss Exposed!

Kiss 'Exposed' themselves on this day in 1987! Well, they released a feature length video called 'Exposed', at least. It... more

18 May 2022 · 7 minutes
63. John Steel - The Animals

John Steel is a founding member of the brilliant 60s group, THE ANIMALS! The group were one of the leading bands... more

16 May 2022 · 30 minutes
62. Andrew Farriss - INXS

Andrew Farriss was the main songwriter in INXS. Michael Hutchence added the flair and the lyrics but without Andrew there... more

09 May 2022 · 38 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Aerosmith Get A Grip

On this day in rock history, Aerosmith's biggest selling studio album worldwide, GET A GRIP, hit the number 1 spot... more

08 May 2022 · 8 minutes
61. Fee Waybill - The Tubes

The Tubes were wild to say the least! Today's guest, Fee Waybill, and the band came through the musical theatre... more

02 May 2022 · 47 minutes
Side 2 - Mary's Prayer & Artists Choice

On this weeks episode we get a long-overdue update for our Artists Choice playlist! We'll hear Jackie Fox from the... more

25 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
60. Jackie Fox - The Runaways

The Runaways are one of the earliest and most influential all-female rock acts of all time, a band that proved... more

18 Apr 2022 · 37 minutes
Great Rock Stories Vol.2

Great Rock Stories Volume 2 is a mix of some of amazing tales told by some legendary stars, including 2... more

11 Apr 2022 · 39 minutes
59. Chas Cronk - The Strawbs

The STRAWBS have been in action since the 60's and the bands bass player, CHAS CRONK, joins me to tell... more

04 Apr 2022 · 33 minutes
58. Mike Reno - Loverboy

MIKE RENO is the lead singer and front man of Canada's, LOVERBOY! The band have more than 20 million record sales... more

28 Mar 2022 · 33 minutes
57. Pete Staples - The Troggs

THE TROGGS, became superstars all around the world, topping charts globally with 'WILD THING'. They've been cited as influences for so... more

21 Mar 2022 · 33 minutes
56. Don McLean - American Pie

American Pie has become a part of the fabric of America. Don McLean joins me this week to talk about... more

14 Mar 2022 · 34 minutes
55. Prescott Niles - The Knack

'MY SHARONA' was the biggest selling song in American in 1979 and was a number 1 hit all over the world.... more

07 Mar 2022 · 50 minutes
54. Tony Martin - Black Sabbath

Tony Martin is the former lead singer of the legendary, Black Sabbath. Sabbath's 'lead singer roll of honour' includes Ronnie... more

28 Feb 2022 · 45 minutes
53. Ray Laidlaw - Lindisfarne

With 3 top 10 albums - including the biggest selling UK album of 1972 - and 4 top 10 singles,... more

21 Feb 2022 · 36 minutes
52. Mark Stein - Vanilla Fudge

Mark Stein is the lead singer and keyboard player with influential band Vanilla Fudge and in this episode he tells stories... more

14 Feb 2022 · 39 minutes
Special: All About The Rock Hall

I get into the nitty gritty of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with American comedian JOE KWACZALA. He... more

10 Feb 2022 · 42 minutes
Side 2 - My Life In Dire Straits

Dire Straits legend JOHN ILLSLEY returns to Vintage Rock Pod to tell me about the busy year he's had following... more

07 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
51. Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley is famously known as the female singer on Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out of Hell' album, significantly duetting on... more

31 Jan 2022 · 34 minutes
50. Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson has been the driving force behind JETHRO TULL for over half a century! With more than 60 million... more

24 Jan 2022 · 39 minutes
A Tribute To Meat Loaf

This special tribute show to Marvin Lee Aday, known to the world as MEAT LOAF, features contributions I've recorded with... more

22 Jan 2022 · 43 minutes
The Stars We Lost In 2021

We pay tribute to the stars of the classic rock world that sadly passed away in 2021. With contributions from... more

17 Jan 2022 · 26 minutes
Great Rock Stories Vol.1

Great Rock Stories Volume 1 is a mix of some of amazing tales told by some legendary stars, including 3... more

13 Dec 2021 · 41 minutes
49. Jim McCarty - The Yardbirds

Jim McCarty is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, inducted with his band, the legendary, ground breaking and iconic... more

06 Dec 2021 · 34 minutes
48. Donnie Vie - Enuff Z Nuff

Donnie Vie is the former frontman, lead singer, songwriter and guitar player with the band Enuff Z Nuff. Best known for... more

29 Nov 2021 · 39 minutes
47. Dave Brock - Hawkwind

Dave Brock has been the driving force behind legendary space rockers Hawkwind for over half a century! Although he's now... more

22 Nov 2021 · 26 minutes
46. John Lodge - Moody Blues

John Lodge is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer as part of the legendary British group, The Moody Blues.... more

15 Nov 2021 · 28 minutes
45. Artists Choice & Howard Jones

Something a little different this week, I've been asked a few times to include some new wave or synth -... more

01 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
44. Albert Bouchard - Blue Oyster Cult

(Don't Fear) The Reaper is a masterpiece Blue Oyster Cult created in the mid-70's and almost half a century on... more

25 Oct 2021 · 46 minutes
43. Carmine Appice - Vanilla Fudge

This weeks show features one of my favourite interviews to date! My guest is an absolute legend, Carmine Appice! He's known... more

18 Oct 2021 · 58 minutes
42. Dave Mason -Traffic

Dave Mason is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with his band Traffic, but there's so much more... more

11 Oct 2021 · 31 minutes
41. Steve Rothery - Marillion

With 9 'Top 10' albums and 23 'Top 40' singles in the UK, Marillion are one of the most successful and enduring bands of... more

04 Oct 2021 · 30 minutes
40. Bev Bevan - ELO / Black Sabbath / The Move

The legendary, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame drummer who's worked with some of the biggest names in the business, shares... more

27 Sep 2021 · 33 minutes
39. Lawrence Gowan - STYX

STYX garnered a huge following in the 70s and 80s with a fusion of hard rock, prog and acoustic styles... more

20 Sep 2021 · 44 minutes
38. Roger Earl - Foghat

Slow Ride is a rock classic and Roger Earl from the band Foghat talks all about the hit and more... more

10 Sep 2021 · 38 minutes
37. Doogie White - Rainbow / Alcatrazz

On this weeks show I’ve got a Scottish singer who’s worked with some real legends of rock! He was part... more

12 Jul 2021 · 30 minutes
36. Paul Carrack - Ace / Mike + The Mechanics

Paul Carrack has had an incredible career with so many hits on both sides of the Atlantic for a huge... more

06 Jul 2021 · 42 minutes
35. Jorma Kaukonen - Jefferson Airplane

Jorma Kaukonen is not only a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee but with his band Jefferson Airplane he... more

28 Jun 2021 · 35 minutes
Side 2 - I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight

This weeks Side 2 features an interview with Cutting Crew frontman NICK VAN EEDE! (I Just) Died In Your Arms... more

25 Jun 2021 · 27 minutes
34. Steve Lukather - Toto

Steve Lukather is the legendary ever-present guitarist in Toto. In this fun interview we talk all about Toto's big records,... more

21 Jun 2021 · 36 minutes
33. Jeff Pilson - Dokken / Foreigner

Jeff Pilson rose to fame as an integral member of DOKKEN in the heady days of 80s. 3 platinum albums... more

14 Jun 2021 · 28 minutes
32. Stephen Pearcy - RATT

He rocked the Sunset Strip during the decade of decadence as frontman of one of the leading metal bands of... more

07 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
31. Simon Kirke - Free & Bad Company

As founder and ever present member of FREE and BAD COMPANY, Simon Kirke has had an incredible career! In this... more

31 May 2021 · 52 minutes
30. Rat Scabies - The Damned

Rat Scabies, a name synonymous with the 70's punk scene was an integral part of punk pioneers, The Damned! Hear... more

24 May 2021 · 34 minutes
29. Ric Lee - Ten Years After

Ten Years After shot to worldwide fame with their blistering set at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. Platinum albums,... more

17 May 2021 · 32 minutes
Side 2 - Artists Choice

On this episode you will find out directly from some legendary musical stars, what their own favourite songs are from... more

14 May 2021 · 48 minutes
28. Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford has just turned 76 and is battling the effects of Parkinsons disease - but that's not stopping him... more

10 May 2021 · 32 minutes
Side 2 - Stonedead

Live music is slowly returning! On this weeks 'VRP Side 2' we speak to Chris Sumby, an organiser of the... more

07 May 2021 · 31 minutes
27. Jim Peterik - Ides of March / Survivor

Having a hit song at 15, partying with Led Zeppelin at 19, a brush with death, the call from Sylvester... more

03 May 2021 · 36 minutes
26. Danny Bowes - Thunder

Thunder's latest album crashed into the UK Album Chart at number 3 on its first week of release and the... more

26 Apr 2021 · 41 minutes
25. Mick Rogers - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Blinded By The Light may be a Bruce Springsteen original, but it was Manfred Mann's Earth Band who had the... more

19 Apr 2021 · 30 minutes
24. Robert Berry - 3/GTR/Ambrosia

Robert Berry is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer and has worked with some of the biggest names... more

12 Apr 2021 · 34 minutes
23. Mick Box - Uriah Heep

Another exclusive interview! Mick Box, the legendary guitarist from URIAH HEEP, spoke first to Vintage Rock Pod about the band... more

05 Apr 2021 · 35 minutes
22. Greg Kihn - The Greg Kihn Band

Including one of the most fun interviews I've ever done, this episode is another double interview show with the great... more

29 Mar 2021 · 38 minutes
21. Steve Fossen - Heart

Steve Fossen formed the band that went on to become a multi-million selling phenomenon and Rock Hall of Fame Inductees,... more

22 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
20. Thijs Van Leer - Focus

We have 2 more rock star interviews on this episode, both shooting to fame in the 70s! Thijs Van Leer... more

15 Mar 2021 · 42 minutes
19. Damon Johnson - Thin Lizzy / Alice Cooper

What a show! It doesn't come any more rock n roll than stories about The Beatles, Thin Lizzy, David Bowie,... more

08 Mar 2021 · 52 minutes
18. Geoff Downes - ASIA / YES / Buggles

Geoff Downes has had an incredible life and career, effortlessly succeeding in pop, new wave, prog and rock as part... more

01 Mar 2021 · 36 minutes
17. Lee Aaron - Canadian Show

Lee Aaron was one of the few successful hard rock female vocalists of the 80s, going multi-platinum in Canada and... more

22 Feb 2021 · 45 minutes
16. Pete Agnew - Nazareth

His band has been rocking for over 50 years, inspired Axl Rose, released what is seen as the first rock... more

15 Feb 2021 · 43 minutes
15. John Parr - Meat Loaf / Roger Daltrey

He shot to number 1 around the world with his hit single "St Elmo's Fire" and his story is incredible!... more

08 Feb 2021 · 50 minutes
14. Joe Lynn Turner - Rainbow / Deep Purple

He grew up during the height of the British Invasion of the United States, regularly watching Led Zeppelin, The Animals,... more

01 Feb 2021 · 53 minutes
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Lee Aaron was one of the few successful hard rock female vocalists of the 80s, going multi-platinum in Canada and having hit... more