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
L.A. Guns are heading back down under for a run of dates in May - touring in support of their most recent album 'The Missing Peace'. On episode 92 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with vocalist Phil Lewis about his teenage years, his days on the London club circuit, re-uniting with guitarist Tracii Guns and much much more. Rip and tear and crank this one nice and loud !
Music by: L.A. Guns, The Angels
In May and June, The Iron Maidens remove all the wheel blocks, gather speed and get airborne – hitting Australian stages for the first time. Powerhouse drummer Linda McDonald previously did time in the amazing Los Angeles outfit Phantom Blue, and on episode 91 of The Australian Rock Show – we talk in detail with Linda about her early days, her influences, Iron Maiden, Nita Strauss, Phantom Blue, the upcoming Australian tour and much more ! Tune in and play very loud.
Former Guns n Roses drummer Steven Adler hits Australian stages in May - celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album 'Appetite For Destruction'. On episode 90 of The Australian Rock Show, we cover Steven's upcoming tour down under, the early days with Guns n Roses, his mother Deanna's book and much more. In the opinion of many, Steven Adler's sound was the heart and soul, the backbone to the classic Guns n Roses material and this is an interview you won't wanna miss. Play loud !
Music by: Guns n Roses, Adler's Appetite, Rose Tattoo
From his time fronting The Breakers, to Cheetah, Boss, and onto Rags 'n' Riches - Scott Ginn has long been on our rock n roll radar. His 1986 solo album 'One Man Army' is one of the best hard rock albums to come out of Australia during that time. Listen in to episode 89 of The Australian Rock Show as Scott talks us through the new Rags 'n' Riches album, ‘Heaven Is Only A Moment Away’, and much more. Rag 'n' roll ! Play loud !
Ensure the volume is locked in and loud – cos on show number 88 of The Australian Rock Show we crank a solid mix of old and new rock n roll tunage. Hitmen DTK, Mushroom Planet, The Hot LZ’s, Palace Of The King, Rags n Riches, Baby Animals, Small Hand Gun and lots more. On The Australian Rock Show, we talk the rock and rock the talk and this is one episode you don't wanna miss ! Fire it up !
Music by: Hitmen DTK, Mushroom Planet, The Hot LZ’s, Palace Of The King, Rags n Riches, Baby Animals, Small Hand Gun, Jeff Dahl
On episode 87 of The Australian Rock Show we blast new tunage from the mighty Hitmen DTK, Cosmic Psychos and The Mis-Made ! Classy Sydney outfit Love Child get some air time, as do powerhouse Central Coast act Defiant Few. Add in some Gwyn Ashton, former Screaming Tribesmen vocalist Mick Medew, and some raunchy blues via Christina Crofts - and this is one show you won't wanna miss. Rock news, gig dates, reviews, rants and more. Play loud !
It's a celebration on number 86 of The Australian Rock Show, as we are joined by Canadian Brant Palko - our 500th Facebook fan. Brant has done time in punk outfit The Heatscores, co-hosts the very cool 'udontknowmojack' podcast, and has great knowledge of Australian music ! Play this one loud.
Music by: Celibate Rifles, Screaming Tribesmen, The Heatscores, New Christs, D.O.A., Datura4, Hitmen, Cosmic Psychos, Jacobites
On episode 85 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off the cassette player and crank some never before heard live recordings - pulled from our own personal archives. Tune in to hear rare live recordings from Skyhooks, Candy Harlots, Ramones, Kings Of The Sun, Psychotic Turnbuckles, Hitmen DTK and Doc Neeson Band. Dig it !
Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus Young. If you dig AC/DC and are a fan of Australian rock, ‘High Voltage’ is an essential book to add to your rock n roll library. Jeff joins us on episode 84 of The Australian Rock Show to talk about the book, the recent passing of Malcolm and George Young, AC/DC and a whole lot more. Tune in and play loud.
Music by: AC/DC
Malcolm Young - a rock n roll hero to so many, passed away yesterday and his loss is immense. Yet his monster riffs - the core of AC/DC's music can never be silenced. His Gretsch guitar and Marshall amp may be switched off, yet the loud rock n roll they helped to create will live forever. He inspired countless others to pick up a guitar and on episode 83 of The Australian Rock Show, we remember Mal by airing some of our most favourite songs. Play very loud.
Music by: AC/DC
In the 1980s, the Lime Spiders were one of Australia’s premier post punk outfits – combining 60’s garage, psychedelic and hard rock to produce a sound like no other. Key to their sound was the distinct vocals of front man Mick Blood, a true rock n roll survivor who has more than paid his dues. He fronts a re-energized Lime Spiders outfit for two big December shows that you do not wanna miss. On episode#82 of The Australian Rock Show, Mick joins us to look over his history and to talk all things rock n roll – arachnid style. Essential listening !
Music by: Lime Spiders, Zoot
Sydney author Jesse Fink has recently released one of the most important publications on AC/DC: the eagerly awaited ‘Bon: The Last Highway’. Fink has become something of an AC/DC detective and shines light on parts of the AC/DC story which have always been dimly lit. Music fans around the world have been waiting for this book - and it does not disappoint. On show number 81 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Jesse Fink to talk about the new book – a little about his background, and much much more. Essential listening !
Music by: AC/DC, Spectrum, Trust
George Young passed away recently, leaving behind a rich and wonderful musical legacy. As a musician, songwriter and producer, George was an innovator who shaped Australian music. His influence on Australian rock n roll is immense and on episode 80 of The Australian Rock Show, we pay tribute to George Young by airing some of our most favourite songs. Crank the volume and play loud.
Music by: Easybeats, AC/DC, Vanda and Young, Stevie Wright, Paintbox, Marcus Hook Roll Band, Cheetah, Alison McCallum
It is forty years since super ghoul Alice Cooper first toured Australia and he is back downunder – doing a run of dates with Ace Frehley as support act. On episode 79 of The Australian Rock Show, we celebrate the tour by cranking some covers, performed by local artists. We rock, we rant, we recall past rock n roll memories. The guillotine is on board the space ship so let the countdown begin !
Music by: Asteroid B-612, Radio Birdman, Alice Cooper, Tex Perkins, Ace Frehley, Smelly Tongues, Girl Monstar
For more than 40 years, Johnny Kannis has been on the front lines of Australian rock n roll. From his time as Radio Birdman's MC and back up singer - to countless years and tours of duty with the Hitmen, Kannis has earned his place as one of Oz rock's most indomitable and electrifying front men. On episode 78 of the Australian Rock Show we dig into the Johnny Kannis story and talk about everything from recording with the Hitmen, appearing on Countdown, the Moronic Inferno album, the upcoming shows in November and much much more. It’s dancing time !
Music by: the Hitmen, Johnny Kannis, Radio Birdman
Powerhouse Sydney outfit Release the Hounds have been cranking hi-octane, gasoline fuelled rock n roll for some time. Their blazing new album ‘Fret Rattle’ has just been released, gaining them many new fans. On episode 77 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with lead guitarist Brett, who gives us the low-down on one of Australia's most promising hard rock outfits. Play loud !
Music by: Release The Hounds, AC/DC
On episode 76 of The Australian Rock Show we crank new tunage from Sydney's Release The Hounds, Gwyn Ashton and also Joe Matera. A long-lost, Steve Prestwich penned Cold Chisel track gets an airing, and we spin some mid-70's rock n roll raunch from Rabbit. Rock news, gig dates, reviews, rants and more !
Music by: Release The Hounds, Gwyn Ashton, Joe Matera, Rabbit, Cold Chisel, The Grapes (thanks to Gavin Rennick for the donation)
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A new and much needed publication on The Angels has just been released and it is essential reading. The book is written by Bob Yates, along with Rick and John Brewster and on show #75 of The Australian Rock Show, Rick joins us to look over some of the Angels history…..from Sunbury 1975, backing the legendary Chuck Berry, recording with Vanda and Young, to the American tours with the Kinks and Cheap Trick, Rick shares some of these memories and much more. Essential listening !
Music by: The Angels, Thunderclap Newman
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After a three decade diet of rock n roll, rugby league and the road - Australian rock journalist Steve Mascord has just published his first book 'Touchstones' - and it's a ripper. Steve joins us on episode 74 of the Australian Rock Show to look over the book, to talk some footy and to talk some rock n roll. Not only does the boy from Wollongong give us a taste of steel – he selects all the music on this show too ! Essential listening !
Music by: Doomfoxx. Choirboys, Vain, Princess Pang, Kiss, Kings Of The Sun
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