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
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
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
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
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
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