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Dec 3, 2021

Over the past few years, there's been a stack of great new music coming out of Australia, which has in turn - helped to make the local scene stronger than it's been for some time. One of the reasons why the music scene is thriving is due in part to a label called Golden Robot Records - who are consistently releasing new product and in the space of a few short years - have grown from a relatively small label - to one of the most prolific and well respected names around. On episode #148 of the Australian Rock Show, we are joined by CEO and label founder Mark Alexander-Erber where we chat about the past, present and future of Golden Robot Global Entertainment - and talk all things rock n roll as well ! Tune in - play loud !

Music by: Leadfinger, The Church, Rose Tattoo, AC/DC, Asteroid B-612

Nov 16, 2021

If you're a music fan who digs hooks and melodies, then 'Deal Breaker' - the new album from Poor Little Things is right up your alley ! Guitarist Dave Talon first crashed the scene in the late 90's with Rollerball - a riff-heavy Gold Coast outfit who (much like the 1975 film which inspired their name) have gone on to achieve cult-status. On episode #147 of the Australian Rock Show, Dave joins us to talk over some Rollerball history and also recalls his gateway into rock n roll. We cover his time in Clifford Hoad's Kings Of The Sun, look over the new Poor Little Things album 'Deal Breaker' and lots more. Dig it !

Music by: Poor Little Things, The Angels

Oct 28, 2021

For more than thirty years Detroit’s Ricky Rat has been creating killer rock ‘n’ roll – from the legendary Trash Brats to the Kevin K Band, the re-united Dead Boys and his own solo material with the Ricky Rat Pack, he is the genuine embodiment of motor city rock 'n' roll with a story to tell and songs you need to hear! On episode #146 of the Australian Rock Show, Ricky joins us to look over his life in rock ‘n’ roll, his recent single 'She Feels Like A Good Thing', future plans and lots more. Get hip !

Music by: Ricky Rat, Brian McCarty, Trash Brats, The Angels

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Oct 11, 2021

Alan Lancaster passed away recently - leaving behind a back catalogue of loud, rock n roll riches. As a member of Status Quo, Alan became a rock n roll giant and was loved by fans the world over. For more than half his life, Al called Australia home and after leaving Quo - was a member of popular outfits The Party Boys and then The Bombers. On episode #145 of The Australian Rock Show, we honor Alan's memory by cranking some of our favourite songs and chatting with some of his former band mates: John Brewster, Tyrone Coates, Kevin Borich, John Swan and Paul Christie. Sound engineer David Quinn shares some memories of Al, as does Jason Hodgson from Barrel And Squidger Records. We also check in with T.M.G roadie Ron Clayton, journalist Steve Mascord and friend of the show Leigh 'Lemmy' Wilson. If you're a friend or a fan of Alan Lancaster - this one's for you.

Music by: The Bombers, The Party Boys

John Brewster: 6:50
Ty Coates: 36:35
Kevin Borich: 52:34
John Swan: 1:07:25
Paul Christie: 1:36:20
David Quinn: 1:52:25
Jason Hodgson: 2:19:55
Ron Clayton: 2:45:00
Steve Mascord: 2:51:55
Leigh Wilson: 2:59:25

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Sep 17, 2021


The incredible rock n roll created by Bon Scott and AC/DC, will forever be loved by millions. However before joining AC/DC in 1974, Bon had done a ten year apprenticeship in bands such as The Spektors,The Valentines and Fraternity. His life and musical legacy is celebrated in a new publication by Jeff Apter titled 'Bad Boy Boogie: The true story of AC/DC legend Bon Scott'. On episode 144 of the Australian Rock Show, Jeff joins us to talk in detail about the book and to look over the life of Bon Scott. Tune in, crank it up !

Music by: AC/DC

Sep 12, 2021

The label 'rock n roll royalty' is reserved for a certain few and our guest on this episode, the iconic and influential drummer Carmine Appice falls into that category. If you're a lifelong and devoted fan of rock n roll, it's a fair bet that Carmine's name will be littered throughout your record collection - via Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, King Kobra, Beck, Bogert and Appice, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder and many many more. The classic Vanilla Fudge line-up have just released a new single, ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ - stamping their authentic sound right across this Supremes classic. On episode 143 of The Australian Rock Show, Carmine joins us to talk over this wonderful new release. We also talk about Rod Stewart's Australian tours in the 70's, producing Japanese singer Carmen Maki, appearing on the mid-80's Hear 'n Aid project and much more. Play loud.

Aug 28, 2021

In the late 1980's, the Candy Harlots were undisputed kings of Sydney's underground music scene and for a time, were dubbed 'Sydney's biggest live secret'. One of the key ingredients to the band's pulsating, hard rock sound was the lightning lead guitar - provided by teenage guitar wizard, Marc De Hugar. Combining catchy rock n roll, with a well-choreographed stage show - the Mark Easton-fronted Candy Harlots attracted major label interest early on - and also gained a large local fan base. On episode #142 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Marc De Hugar and talk in detail about a variety of subjects: from his early years and gateway to guitar, to connecting with Rory Gallagher on Gallagher's 1991 Australian tour. We look over his time in the Candy Harlots, handling lead guitar in a mid-90s version of the Screaming Tribesmen, through to recording with Gold Coast outfit Dragonfly. All this and lots more ! Play loud.

Music by: Candy Harlots, Dragonfly

Aug 19, 2021

Since the early 1980's, Sherry Rich and her guitar case have travelled many miles. From gigging at local dances in Bribie Island, playing to large rock crowds with Girl Monstar - or performing with Courtesy Move in Nashville....it's a musical journey that has resulted in some enduring, highly acclaimed albums. She has recently released a new album 'The Divine Crimson V' and on episode 141 of the Australian Rock Show, Sherry joins us to talk through some of the tracks on the new record, how the album came about and much much more. Tune in !

Music by: Sherry Rich, Died Pretty

May 9, 2021

With the release of his stunning new album 'Wooden Heart - Acoustic Anthology' - John Waite reminds music fans of his class and talent, weaving his beautiful voice through a stripped-back collection of songs. Waite possesses one of the most recognizable voices in rock n roll and in a career spanning over four decades, has written, recorded and amassed a back-catalogue of musical riches. On episode #140 of The Australian Rock Show, John Waite joins us to look over the new album. We also chat about his early days in Lancashire, his time in London, The Babys, his solo career, album artwork, Johnny Thunders, AC/DC, his 2018 Australian tour and much much more ! Essential listening.

Apr 25, 2021

On show #139 of the Australian Rock Show, we crank more hot new tunage from around the planet. We pay tribute to Swedish guitarist Michael Thimren, blast through some song requests and talk all things rock. If it's amped-up and delivering the goods, you'll hear it here. Tune in, play very loud !

Music by: Raising Ravens, Cheap Trick, Temtris, Michael Thimren, Hot Breath, Pat Todd & The Rank Outsiders, Chris Brockbank's Phantom, Hellacopters, Hailmary, Stronetrip, Lazy Cowgirls.

Mar 30, 2021

If it's rock n roll you came for, it's rock n roll you're gonna get - because on show #138 of the Australian Rock Show – we crank new tunage that has recently grabbed our attention - and is worthy of yours.

Music by Cosmic Psychos, Amyl and the Sniffers, The Datsuns, Wicked Smile, Casanovas, Kevin K & Ricky Rat, Dictators,  and Deniz Tek. We also rig up the turntable and revisit T.M.G's final album from 1980 'Locked In'. Essential listening !

Feb 21, 2021

'When Life Was Hard & Fast' - the brand new album from Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick hit the stores recently and is already in the running for our album of the year. As a songwriter, Ricky Warwick has a rawness and authenticity about him, which sets him apart from others - he's a wonderful storyteller and very much the real rock n roll deal. On episode #137 of The Australian Rock Show, Ricky Warwick joins us to look over the new album. We also chat about his song-writing process, The Almighty's 1989 debut 'Blood, Fire and Love' and look back on The Almighty's 1992 Australian tour with the Screaming Jets. All this and much more ! Play loud folks !

Music by: Ricky Warwick, Rose Tattoo

Feb 1, 2021

With the release of his new album 'Immortal' - guitar god Michael Schenker reminds music fans of his class and his freakish ability to create catchy, riff-heavy rock n roll. Schenker recently celebrated fifty years in music - and over time, has influenced generations of musicians. He has built a back-catalogue of musical riches - and with UFO and MSG - has written some of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time. On episode #136 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Michael Schenker and talk in detail about a variety of subjects: we look over the new MSG album 'Immortal' and Michael explains to us, his 'infinite spring of creativity'. We talk about the photo/cover art for MSG's 1983 album 'Built to Destroy' and learn how Schenker wrote 'In Search of the Peace of Mind' (which appeared on the Scorpions debut album 'Lonesome Crow'. All this and much more ! Play loud !

Music by: Michael Schenker Group

Jan 24, 2021

Iconic German outfit Accept, are set to release their new album 'Too Mean To Die' in late January ! For the past decade - with former TT Quick vocalist Mark Tornillo out front - Accept have released several albums that have garnered high praise, and in the process - have reclaimed their title as one of most respected and dependable outfits in hard rock and heavy metal. On episode #135 of The Australian Rock Show, guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann joins us to look over the new album. We also chat about producer Andy Sneap, Mark Tornillo, the band's 2014 Australian tour, recording the long-lost AC/DC song 'I'm a Rebel' and much more ! Play very loud !

Music by: Accept, AC/DC

Nov 8, 2020

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

Oct 30, 2020

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

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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

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