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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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30 Sep 2022 · 4 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* All The Worlds A Stage

The first live album from legendary Canadian band RUSH, was released on this day in 1976! 'All The World's A... more

29 Sep 2022 · 6 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 · 5 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 · 4 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 · 24 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Bonzo's Kit

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the passing of the great John Bonham. He died on this day in 1980... more

25 Sep 2022 · 4 minutes

We celebrate a Merseybeat legend today, a man whose band became the first Liverpool band to hit number 1 in... more

24 Sep 2022 · 7 minutes

On this day in 2016, Marillion released their 18th studio album F.E.A.R. It became their highest charting album since 1987's... more

23 Sep 2022 · 4 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 · 6 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* On The Thirteenth Day

British hard rock favourites, Magnum, released their album 'On The Thirteenth Day' on this day in 2012! The band, which... more

21 Sep 2022 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 43 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 · 4 minutes
*THIS DAY ROCKS* Fee Waybill

Today we wish happy 72nd birthday to one of my favourite guests of the whole series, frontman with The Tubes,... more

17 Sep 2022 · 3 minutes

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

16 Sep 2022 · 6 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 · 37 minutes

"Alive!" the live album that's widely considered to be the breakthrough for KISS, was released on this day in 1975!... more

10 Sep 2022 · 4 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 · 3 minutes

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

06 Sep 2022 · 6 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 · 28 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 · 6 minutes

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

03 Sep 2022 · 4 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 · 33 minutes

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

27 Aug 2022 · 5 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 · 4 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... more

22 Aug 2022 · 38 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 · 4 minutes

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 · 6 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 · 40 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 · 3 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 · 4 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... more

08 Aug 2022 · 37 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 · 4 minutes

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 · 4 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 · 21 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 · 3 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 · 26 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 · 3 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 · 24 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 · 5 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 · 28 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 · 5 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 · 28 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 · 5 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 · 28 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 · 36 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 · 6 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 · 45 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 · 28 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 · 35 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 · 37 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 · 31 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 · 31 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 · 31 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 · 32 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 · 48 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 · 43 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 · 34 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 · 37 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 · 39 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 · 36 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 · 32 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 · 37 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 · 40 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 · 23 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 · 39 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 · 32 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 · 37 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 · 24 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 · 26 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 · 33 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 · 44 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 · 56 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 · 29 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 · 28 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 · 31 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 · 42 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 · 36 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 · 28 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 · 40 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 · 33 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 · 25 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 · 34 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 · 26 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 · 27 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 · 50 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 · 32 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 · 30 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 · 45 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 · 30 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 · 29 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 · 34 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 · 39 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 · 27 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 · 31 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 · 33 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 · 36 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 · 47 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 · 40 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 · 50 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 · 33 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 · 42 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 · 41 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 · 48 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 · 51 minutes
Special: Rock Fans & Playlist Update

In this special episode we speak to rock fans around the world to get their stories. Velina from Bulgaria, Joseph... more

25 Jan 2021 · 43 minutes
13. Steve Hackett - Genesis

Legendary guitar player STEVE HACKETT from GENESIS talks about a wide range of subjects in this brilliant interview with Vintage... more

25 Jan 2021 · 36 minutes
12. Pick Withers - Dire Straits

He learnt his trade drumming in bands across Europe before finding fame as a founder member of Dire Straits! Hear... more

21 Dec 2020 · 46 minutes
11. Steve Harley Cockney Rebel

Despite having hit singles and albums behind them, STEVE HARLEY's band walked out on him. He decided to write a... more

14 Dec 2020 · 37 minutes
10. Suzi Quatro

A bumper episode with 2 huuuge interviews! The Queen of Rock n Roll, SUZI QUATRO and illustrious Hall of Fame... more

07 Dec 2020 · 44 minutes
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