The author of more than twenty five books, Jeff Apter has just released the first in-depth biography on the life of Malcolm Young. On episode 119 of the Australian Rock Show - Jeff joins us to talk in detail about the book, as well as the life and legacy of Malcolm. Tune in, play loud !
Music by: AC/DC
Following on from Stryper's 2018 tour, frontman Michael Sweet returns to Australia in November - performing some intimate East Coast acoustic shows. On episode 118 of The Australian Rock Show, Michael joins us for a detailed interview and we look over everything - from his forthcoming solo album 'Ten' to Stryper's 1987 Australian tour. We talk about his songwriting process, the recording of the song 'Soldiers Under Command', working with producers Michael Wagener and Stephan Galfas and lots more ! This is one interview you won't wanna miss. Tune in - play loud.
Music by: Michael Sweet, Cold Chisel, Stryper
Black Star Riders are set to unleash their fourth and eagerly anticipated album 'Another State Of Grace' in September. On episode 117 of The Australian Rock Show – renowned guitarist Scott Gorham joins us to look over the album. We talk about the band’s recent line-up changes, the new single 'Ain’t The End of The World' and much more. We of course shine the light on some of Scott's history with Thin Lizzy, specifically their 1978 Australian tour, playing with Gary Moore and their iconic, twin-guitar harmony sound. Essential listening !
Music by: Black Star Riders, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy
Roddy Ray'da joins us on episode 116 of The Australian Rock Show as we ignite the dynamite and look over his 1989 album 'Lost Lonely and Vicious'. From The Scientists to the Dubrovniks, the Johnnys, the Hoodoo Gurus and a prolific solo career - Roddy's influence upon, and input into 1980’s Australian rock n roll cannot be understated. He is one of the true originals of the Australian punk and post punk scene and this is a detailed interview you do not want to miss. The party starts now !
Music by: Roddy Ray'da, the Hitmen
Join us on episode 115 of The Australian Rock Show as we highlight new releases coming out of Australia. Known or unknown, if it's got loud guitars and delivers the goods - you'll hear it here. We remember Adelaide musician Tony 'Grudge' Hayward and talk all things rock n roll. Crank it up !
Music by: Legs Electric, Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers, Palace of the King, Black Whiskey, The Mis-Made, Snakeoyl, Rollerball, Wysper, Ablaze, Repo
If you dig loud hard rock with punk trimmings, pop sensibilities and lots of hooks, then the Black Heart Breakers are an outfit who should be on your rock n roll radar. Since forming six years ago, this hardworking Sydney outfit have built up a solid fan base - both locally and interstate. On episode 114 of The Australian Rock Show, we are joined by Hayden - vocalist and songwriter for the Black Heart Breakers who fills us in on the band's history, what's in the works for the future and lots more. Play this one loud !
Music by: Black Heart Breakers, The Angels
Rock n roll aficionados are in for a treat when Graham Bonnet and Alcatrazz jet Down Under in June. In the 1970's, Bonnet climbed high on the local charts via two big hits which have stood the test of time. On show #113 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Graham and look over some of his many career highlights - from his time in Rainbow to his stint fronting Aussie pub rock outfit The Party Boys. We chat about the influence of Helen Shapiro, talk about guitarists Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, songwriter Russ Ballard and a whole lot more ! Essential listening !
Music by: Rainbow, Little River Band, Michael Schenker Group
Powerhouse British HM legends Raven perform their very first shows on Australian stages in June and on episode 112 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by vocalist and founding member, John Gallagher. This is a solid interview and we look over everything – from Raven's seminal album 'All For One', to touring with Metallica in 1983, recording with Iron Maiden's Paul Di'Anno, meeting AC/DC, working with producers Eddie Kramer and Michael Wagener and lots more ! If you are a fan of loud rock, heavy metal, thrash or indeed the NWOBHM movement – Raven are a band who should be locked on your radar and this is a show you won’t wanna miss. Tune in - play very loud.
Music by: Raven, AC/DC
Former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate returns to Australia soon – performing as part of the supergroup metal opera project 'Avantasia'. Geoff joins us on episode 111 of The Australian Rock Show and we discuss everything: from his involvement with Avantasia, Queensryche’s 2006 Australian tour, his new project Sweet Oblivion, being a part of the mid-80's collaboration Hear 'n Aid, his former vocal instructor Maestro David Kyle and much more ! Tune in, play loud !
Music by: Avantasia, AC/DC, Queensryche
Iconic Japanese heavy metal outfit Loudness are touring Australia for the first time in May. On episode 110 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by vocalist Minoru Niihara and cover everything: from touring with AC/DC, his Nishidera Minoru project, Munetaka Higuchi, the band Earthshaker, and the success of the 1986 single 'Let It Go'. We also talk about recording with Tower of Power on his 1989 solo album 'One' and chat about the most recent Loudness record ‘Rise To Glory'. Tune in and crank the volume.
Music by: Loudness, AC/DC
Join us on episode 109 of The Australian Rock Show as we crank new releases coming outta down under. Rock, hard rock, heavy metal - if it's amped-up and delivering the goods - you'll hear it here. Play loud.
Music by: Echo Del Tusker, The Beasts, Baby Animals, Roadkill, Mazz-XT, Black Heart Breakers, Datura 4, The Hot Sweets
Sydney guitar slinger Ronnie Simmons first earned his rock n roll stripes in local outfit L.U.S.T. - before going on to do time with the Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, and Richie Ramone among others. Some time back, he joined forces with powerhouse songstress Foxie Kelly to form The Hots – a fiery rock n roll unit based outta Los Angeles. On episode 108 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Foxie and Ronnie and talk about their debut EP, their rock n roll influences, future plans and lots more. Tune in and play very loud.
Music by: The Hots, Divinyls, Rose Tattoo
As front man for the iconic Rose Tattoo, Angry Anderson needs no introduction. Angry joins us on episode 106 of the Australian Rock Show for a lengthy interview where we take a deep dive into his rock n roll history and ask the questions you won’t hear in other interviews. In this comprehensive chat we talk about everything from Buster Brown to The Faces, touring with Pat Travers, his 1990 ‘Blood From Stone’ album, dueting with Smoky Dawson and recording with Saxon. We talk over the current Tattoo line-up, cover the upcoming tour with the Hard Ons and much much more. Rose Tattoo rock n roll holds a special place and means a helluva lot to us – as it does to many, and this is one show you won’t wanna miss. Tune in and play very loud.
Music by: Rose Tattoo, Healing Force, Lobby Loyde with Sudden Electric
L.A outfit Faster Pussycat are set to crash Australian stages in February - taking in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. On episode 105 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with vocalist and founding member Taime Downe and talk about everything – from signing a major label deal with Elektra Records, being awarded a gold record for 1989's 'Wake Me When It's Over' album, the 2008 Australian Tour and much more. Tune in and crank this one very loud !
Music by: Faster Pussycat, Lime Spiders
With shows in Australia, Europe and a hugely successful tour of South America, the past year has been one of the busiest in the career of Dave Evans – founding member and original vocalist for AC/DC. From sweaty club gigs and concert halls to large outdoor festivals, Evans has performed to thousands of rock disciples. He was given the keys to the Texan city of Tenaha - who also made him an honorary police officer, did a 16 date tour of Brazil and even had a beer named in his honour ! On episode 104 of The Australian Rock Show, we are joined by Dave and look over these and many other of the year’s rock n roll highlights - as well as what’s in the works for 2019. Live fast – play loud !
Music by: Dave Evans
On episode 103 of the Australian Rock Show we are joined by Mick Pealing of Stars to talk in detail about the songs on ‘Boundary Rider’, the band’s first album in almost 40 years! Listen in and discover why The Australian Rock Review website named Boundary Rider as 'best Australian album of 2018' !
Music by: Stars, The Dingoes
For more than 15 years Mick Medew fronted the Screaming Tribesmen – one of Australia’s most formidable post punk outfits. With a stack of number one hits on Australia’s alternative charts and a legion of fans in Europe, the Screaming Tribesmen left behind three classic albums and many memorable singles that continue to stand the test of time. On episode 102 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Mick about his earliest days, his current activities and of course, talk extensively about the history of the Screaming Tribesmen ! Tune in and play loud.
Music by: Screaming Tribesmen, Radio Birdman, Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers
For more than 40 years Deniz Tek has been at the vanguard of Australian rock n roll – from Radio Birdman, New Race, the Visitors and a prolific solo career that continues to this day – on episode 101 of The Australian Rock Show we take it to the vertical and talk to Deniz about his new solo album 'Lost For Words', the upcoming Radio Birdman tour and much more. Yeah hup!
Music by: Deniz Tek, Phil Jones and The Unknown Blues
We celebrate the 100th episode of the Australian Rock Show in style by chatting to Oz hard rock great Mark Evans. We talk in detail about Mark’s life in rock ‘n’ roll – covering everything from his earliest days with AC/DC to his time in Heaven, his memories of Malcolm Young, his recent stint in TMG, his present day activities with Rose Tattoo and much much more ! Join us for our 100th episode ! Play very loud.
Music by: AC/DC, Lobby Loyde & The Coloured Balls, Rose Tattoo
The Screaming Jets are approaching their 30th anniversary and later this month, release their eighth full-length album titled ‘Gotcha Covered’. On show #98 of The Australian Rock Show – we are joined by vocalist Dave Gleeson and chat extensively about the new album and also what the band have in the pipeline. We dig into Dave’s earliest rock n roll days, and travel through the time tunnel – discussing some of the Screaming Jets history. Essential listening. Rock on !
Music by: Screaming Jets, Matt Finish
Powerhouse drummer Mick O’Shea first came to prominence in the early 90’s with loud Sydney outfit Judge Mercy. Since then, he’s worked or recorded with many outfits including Rose Tattoo, Ian Moss, Peter Wells, Billy Thorpe, Richie Sambora and Orianthi, to name but a few. Mick was in the running to join AC/DC on their Rock or Bust tour and currently keeps the beat for The Rose Carleo Band. On show #97 of The Australian Rock Show – we caught up with Mick, and looked over some highlights from his three decade journey behind the kit. Play loud !
Music by: Judge Mercy, Rose Carleo Band, Bitzer
A revved up Skid Row hit Australian stages in October with new vocalist ZP Theart on board. On episode 96 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with guitarist and founding member Dave 'Snake' Sabo and talk about everything – from The Ramones, the 1990 Australian Tour, his rock n roll influences, the United World Rebellion trilogy and much much more. Tune in and play very loud !
Music by: Skid Row, Divinyls
Jess Finlayson has been churning out the loud rock n roll from an early age – starting out with the trailblazing, teenage outfit known as Nitocris. She did time with the Fyreflyes, cut a wonderful solo album, and in recent years has fronted Sydney outfit The Mis-Made. On episode 95 of The Australian Rock Show we go with Jess on a rock n roll ride – looking back at her time in Nitocris, her solo career, The Mis-Made’s latest album Changeling, their forthcoming European jaunt and much more. Plug in and play loud.
Music by: The Mis-Made, Nitocris, Front End Loader
If it's rock n roll you came for, it's rock n roll you're gonna get - because on show #94 of the Australian Rock Show – we crank new tunage from some of the hottest rock n roll outfits down under. For the first time anywhere on the planet – we premiere the new single from Hitmen DTK - 'Get Up'! We remember the legendary Phil Emmanuel, spin new material from The Grapes and The Lockhearts, and blast new rock n roll tunage from Bitzer, The Lazys, Matterhorn, Trataka, Lillye, Rose Carleo Band, Dead City Ruins and Flickertail. Essential listening !
From behind the kit, drummer Herman Kovac has seen plenty. His career spans five decades and on episode 93 of The Australian Rock Show we go steppin' out with Herm, who looks over some highlights from his wonderful and lengthy rock n roll voyage. From touring and recording with the Ted Mulry Gang, his friendship with Malcolm and Angus Young, producing some of Australia's most popular country artists and so much more - if you love TMG and indeed Australian music, this episode is essential listening. Play loud and disturb the peace !
Music by: Ted Mulry Gang, Powderfinger