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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

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

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