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Oct 23, 2020

In the late 80's/early 90's, powerhouse vocalist Ty Coates fronted Sydney outfit The Bombers - a super-group featuring John Brewster from The Angels along with Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo. Three decades later, Ty has assembled a group of highly talented musicians and resurrected The Bombers name. They've just released their debut album titled 'Man Down' and on episode 131 of The Australian Rock Show, Ty joins us to talk over the new album, the new band and much more. Play loud !

Music by: Ty Coates' Bombers

Oct 22, 2020

As a musician, songwriter and producer, George Young was an innovator who shaped Australian music and his legacy will always loom large over the Australian musical landscape. Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published a fascinating and detailed biography on George Young titled 'Friday On My Mind'. On episode 130 of the Australian Rock Show, Jeff joins us once again to talk in detail about the book and to also look over the life of George Young and some of the wonderful music which he created. Essential listening.

Music by: The Easybeats, Stevie Wright

Apr 26, 2020

Highly acclaimed guitar goddess Orianthi has long been on our rock n roll radar. On episode 129 of The Australian Rock Show, Ori joins us and we talk about her soon-to-be released fourth solo album and what fans can expect to hear. We discuss her previous releases 'Violet Journey', 'Believe' and 'Heaven in This Hell', and also drift back to her early days on the Adelaide scene - including recording her first demo's. We look over many of the highlights in her ongoing musical journey - this is an episode that is essential listening. Play loud.

Music by: Orianthi, INXS

Mar 27, 2020

Join us on episode 128 of The Australian Rock Show as we blast new rock tunage coming outta down under. Rock, punk, hard rock, heavy metal - if it's amped-up and delivering the goods - you'll hear it here. Crank it up !

Music by: Dave Evans, Molly & The Krells, Black Whiskey, Riff Raiders, Terror Bite, Rogue Sharks, Snake Bite Whisky, Johnny Casino, Asteroid B-612, The Naked Lunch, Rockin' Volts, Wicked Smile

Mar 19, 2020
Since 2001, drummer Linda McDonald has been the drumming and driving force behind the popular all-female Iron Maiden tribute act - The Iron Maidens. Prior to that Linda was a long time member of hard-hitting Los Angeles outfit Phantom Blue. Join us on episode #127 of The Australian Rock Show as we welcome Linda back to the podcast and talk all things rock: from her earliest days on the L.A club scene, the drumming style of Clive Burr, Phantom Blue, Racer X, The Iron Maidens and much more ! Although the upcoming Australian tour has been postponed, this episode is guaranteed to provide you some rock n roll consolation. Escape the frantic zone and play loud !
 
Music by: Phantom Blue, Jet
Mar 12, 2020

Iconic rock n roll outfit L7 return to Australia in May, touring in support of last year's 'Scatter The Rats' album. On episode 126 of the Australian Rock Show, we welcome back guitarist/vocalist Donita Sparks to the podcast - and talk in  detail about the new album. Tune in, play very loud !

Music by: L7, Olivia Newton-John

Mar 8, 2020

On episode 125 of The Australian Rock Show we crank song requests for listeners who donated to our recent GoFundMe campaign. There is a great selection of Australian music on this show. Crank it up !  

Music by:  DM3, Judge Mercy, Stiff Richards, Bastard North, Dark Clouds, Not From There, Black Label, AC/DC, GOD, Freeloaders, Girl Monstar, Stevie Wright, The Hots, Rose Carleo Band, Cold Chisel, Poor Little Things, Band Of Light, Flake, Ty Coates.

Feb 20, 2020

Ron Keel’s 35-year career in rock n roll has taken him from the concrete jungles of arena rock to the dirt roads of country music. In the 1980s, Keel sold a lot of albums and toured the world with Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Motley Crue and Dio. Keel hits Australia next week for his first ever shows downunder, and on episode 124 of the Australian Rock Show, the Metal Cowboy himself joins us to talk all things rock – including his current album ‘Fight Like A Band’, touring with Keel in the 1980's and much much more. Tune in - play loud !

Music by: Ron Keel, White Widdow, Keel

Feb 13, 2020

With the release of their ‘Outlaws’ album due soon, followed by a return tour of Europe – and then America, 2020 is shaping up as a busy year for the mighty Rose Tattoo. Recently, we had the honor of having Angry Anderson return to the Australian Rock Show - where we spoke at length about ‘Outlaws’ and why this current line-up have re-recorded the band’s iconic 1978 debut album. We also remember Bon Scott, talk about the much anticipated run of American dates this May and once again - dig deep into the history of Rose Tattoo. It’s Never Too Loud !

Music by: Rose Tattoo, Richard Clapton

Nov 29, 2019

On episode 122 of The Australian Rock Show, guitarist Stewart 'Leadfinger' Cunningham joins us to look over his 30+ years in Australian underground rock ‘n’ roll. From The Proton Energy Pills and Brother Brick, to Asteroid B-612, The Yes-Men and his own band Leadfinger, Cunningham has created a ton of enduring guitar-fuelled classics. In this comprehensive interview, we talk about everything from the mid-80s Wollongong scene, Tumbleweed, supporting Dinosaur Jr, touring America, Spain, his love of pinball - and much much more. This is a detailed interview you do not want to miss! Dig it!

Music by: Leadfinger, The Eastern Dark, Brother Brick

Nov 20, 2019

As a founding member of Status Quo, the iconic Alan Lancaster needs no introduction. His place in rock ‘n’ roll history is assured, yet far too few people are aware of his time in late 80’s Australian bands The Party Boys and also The Bombers, who have just released a killer live album recorded some 30 years ago! Alan joins us on episode 121 of the Australian Rock Show to talk in detail about this 'new' Bombers live album, The Party Boys, John Coghlan, John Brewster, and much much more. This is one you do not wanna miss - get up and get it on ! *Alan Lancaster's Bombers - "LIVE!" can be purchased here: https://www.musicglue.com/squidger

Music by: The Bombers, Divinyls

Sep 21, 2019

From seminal NYC punk pioneers The Dictators - to heavy metal giants Manowar – Ross 'The Boss' Friedman is a guitar player without peer. Ross The Boss and his band are set to torch Australian stages in November and on episode 120 of The Australian Rock Show we dig deep into Ross' history - talk about this upcoming tour, the Dictators, Manowar, Manitoba's Wild Kingdom and much more ! The party starts now !

Music by: Manowar, AC/DC, Dictators

Aug 8, 2019

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

Jul 27, 2019

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

Jul 18, 2019

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

Jun 7, 2019

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

Jun 1, 2019

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

 

May 28, 2019

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

May 23, 2019

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

May 20, 2019

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

Apr 24, 2019

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

Apr 13, 2019

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

Mar 27, 2019

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

Feb 28, 2019

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

Feb 16, 2019

On episode 107 of The Australian Rock Show, guitarist Charlie Owen joins us to talk through the songs on the hard hitting new album for The Beasts (formerly Beasts Of Bourbon) called 'Still Here', what fans can expect on the upcoming Australian tour, his time with the Divinyls and much more. Dig it!

Music by: The Beasts, Supernaut

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