Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Chris ‘Klondike’ Masuak rose to prominence as a teenage guitar prodigy with Australian punk pioneers Radio Birdman, his razor-sharp riffs also integral to the sound of the Hitmen, the New Christs and the Screaming Tribesmen. On episode 134 of The Australian Rock Show, Chris joins us to put the magnifying glass over his current solo album ‘Address to the Nation’. We also talk about his life in Spain, the Juke Savages, the Hitmen and much much more. Crank it up !
Music by: Chris Masuak and The Viveiro Wave Riders, The Juke Savages, The Loved Ones
With the release of their second album ‘We’re the Bastards’ due soon, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons look set to close out 2020 in the loudest way possible. Since their emergence some time back – this powerful line-up - which features Neil Starr on vocals, along with Phil’s sons Todd (guitar), Tyla (bass) and Dane (drums), have been blitzing ’em on the live circuit - showing all and sundry how it is done. Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons are very much the real rock n roll deal and on episode #133 of the Australian Rock Show, Phil joins us to talk over the new album and to also explain how the band were formed. We touch on Lemmy, former bandmate Würzel and also look over Motörhead's 1984 Australian tour. This one is essential listening. Play loud.
Music by: Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Angry Anderson
Los Angeles outfit L.A Guns have a new album titled 'Renegades' which hits the streets Friday 13th November. This line-up features the rock-heavy rhythm section of Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels and if the couple of singles which have been released so far are any indication - this is gonna be one hellava great album. For over three decades, drummer Steve Riley has provided the thunder for L.A Guns and on episode 132 of the Australian Rock Show, Steve joins us to talk over the new record. He also shares with us some cool stories from his time in WASP, Keel and some wonderful memories of Eddie Van Halen. Play very loud !
Music by: L.A Guns, Rose Tattoo
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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