It is forty years since super ghoul Alice Cooper first toured Australia and he is back downunder – doing a run of dates with Ace Frehley as support act. On episode 79 of The Australian Rock Show, we celebrate the tour by cranking some covers, performed by local artists. We rock, we rant, we recall past rock n roll memories. The guillotine is on board the space ship so let the countdown begin !
Music by: Asteroid B-612, Radio Birdman, Alice Cooper, Tex Perkins, Ace Frehley, Smelly Tongues, Girl Monstar
For more than 40 years, Johnny Kannis has been on the front lines of Australian rock n roll. From his time as Radio Birdman's MC and back up singer - to countless years and tours of duty with the Hitmen, Kannis has earned his place as one of Oz rock's most indomitable and electrifying front men. On episode 78 of the Australian Rock Show we dig into the Johnny Kannis story and talk about everything from recording with the Hitmen, appearing on Countdown, the Moronic Inferno album, the upcoming shows in November and much much more. It’s dancing time !
Music by: the Hitmen, Johnny Kannis, Radio Birdman
Powerhouse Sydney outfit Release the Hounds have been cranking hi-octane, gasoline fuelled rock n roll for some time. Their blazing new album ‘Fret Rattle’ has just been released, gaining them many new fans. On episode 77 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with lead guitarist Brett, who gives us the low-down on one of Australia's most promising hard rock outfits. Play loud !
Music by: Release The Hounds, AC/DC
On episode 76 of The Australian Rock Show we crank new tunage from Sydney's Release The Hounds, Gwyn Ashton and also Joe Matera. A long-lost, Steve Prestwich penned Cold Chisel track gets an airing, and we spin some mid-70's rock n roll raunch from Rabbit. Rock news, gig dates, reviews, rants and more !
Music by: Release The Hounds, Gwyn Ashton, Joe Matera, Rabbit, Cold Chisel, The Grapes (thanks to Gavin Rennick for the donation)
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A new and much needed publication on The Angels has just been released and it is essential reading. The book is written by Bob Yates, along with Rick and John Brewster and on show #75 of The Australian Rock Show, Rick joins us to look over some of the Angels history…..from Sunbury 1975, backing the legendary Chuck Berry, recording with Vanda and Young, to the American tours with the Kinks and Cheap Trick, Rick shares some of these memories and much more. Essential listening !
Music by: The Angels, Thunderclap Newman
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After a three decade diet of rock n roll, rugby league and the road - Australian rock journalist Steve Mascord has just published his first book 'Touchstones' - and it's a ripper. Steve joins us on episode 74 of the Australian Rock Show to look over the book, to talk some footy and to talk some rock n roll. Not only does the boy from Wollongong give us a taste of steel – he selects all the music on this show too ! Essential listening !
Music by: Doomfoxx. Choirboys, Vain, Princess Pang, Kiss, Kings Of The Sun
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Tod Howarth first surfaced on our rock n roll radar in the mid-80’s, as a member of Frehley’s Comet. Yet Howarth’s time spent working with Ace Frehley is only one chapter - in a lifetime spent producing catchy and memorable rock tunage. Currently with Four By Fate (who recently did some Australian dates) – he has also done time in 707, Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent among others. On show #73 of The Australian Rock Show - we caught up with Tod after a recent gig for a chat - and looked over some of his many career highlights. If there's a message in the rock and roll you’re gonna find it here ! Play loud.
On episode 72 of the Australian Rock Show, Steven Danno sits down with Dave Tice, front man for Australia’s heavy rock pioneers Buffalo. In an exhaustive interview, Dave digs deep into his rock history and details the stories behind some of the most iconic Buffalo songs. Influential, iconic and rightly revered as one of Australian rock n roll's greatest vocalists, this is an interview you don’t wanna miss. Play loud !
Music by: Buffalo
Since uploading her first video to YouTube, Juliette Jade (formerly Valduriez) has attracted a huge supporter base online – with 100’000 subscribers and millions of fans viewing her clips. Her covers of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix and Ozzy have been widely acclaimed, helping to launch the career of this gifted French guitarist. After an extended break, Juliette re-appeared late last year with the release of her debut album ‘Terrarium’. Her unique style has generated much excitement amongst guitar players and rock fans the world over – and on show #71, in her first ever interview, Juliette talks exclusively to The Australian Rock Show about her new album, her amazing musical journey and much more. Essential listening !
Music by: Juliette Jade
For over four decades, Larry Attard has been a mainstay on the Australian hard rock scene - firstly, with his outfit Snake, then later with the internationally acclaimed AC/DC tribute show Acca Dacca. Tune in to episode 70 of The Australian Rock Show when we chat with Larry about his life of loud rock n roll - his love of AC/DC and much more. Rock n roll ain't no sin - let the music begin !
Snake, The Angels, Acca Dacca
Former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick returns to Australia soon for a run of dates in May. Kulick’s musical journey has seen him do time with Blackjack, Meatloaf, The Good Rats, Billy Squier, Michael Bolton, Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad and many others. On episode 69 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Bruce about his time in Kiss, his upcoming tour downunder and lots more ! Play this one loud – right between the eyes !
Bruce Kulick, The Sharp, Blackjack
Dan Baird and Homemade Sin are currently in the middle of an Australian tour and on episode 68 of The Australian Rock Show, we sit down with Dan for a detailed interview. We look over their current album ‘Rollercoaster’, Dan’s recent record ‘SoLow’ and much more. Dan Baird and Homemade Sin are indeed the genuine article – the real rock n roll deal and quite possibly - the best band alive today. This is an interview you don’t wanna miss. Play loud !
Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, Dan Baird, The Church
On episode 67 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Clifford Hoad - founder of the mighty Kings Of The Sun. We talk about their recently released 'Razed On Rock' album, and also their upcoming 'Playin' To the Heavens' record. Cliff has rock n roll pulsing through his veins and this is an interview you don't wanna miss. Tune in and play loud !
Kings Of The Sun, Deep Purple
On episode 66 of The Australian Rock Show we catch up with original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans, who gives us the rundown on his recent EP titled ‘Wild’ – which was recorded with Norwegian hard rockers Barbed Wire. Jeff Hoad from The Rich and Famous also checks in to talk about his new release with The Rich and Famous. Rock news, gig dates, reviews, rants and more ! (Call the Comment Line 0478450747)
Dave Evans & Barbed Wire, The Rich and Famous, Choirboys
The mighty L7 - re-united and re-ignited hit Australia soon for a run of shows around the country. On episode 65 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Donita Sparks about the re-union, her memories of previous Aussie tours and much more ! Turn this one up loud !
L7, Cosmic Psychos
The new album from Airbourne 'Breakin' Outta Hell' is released today ! It's loud, defiant and in-your-face - and an album which you definitely need to hear. On episode 64 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with drummer Ryan O'Keeffe about the new album, crank some cool tunage and lots more. Play loud !
Airbourne, The Poor
Owen Campbell is currently back home in Australia - doing shows in support of his amazing new album Breathing Bullets (from which we recently named the title track as our 'song of the year'). A talented guitar player, Owen Campbell is also a wonderful storyteller and songwriter. On episode 63 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with Owen about his new album, his fascinating musical journey and much more. Essential listening !
Owen Campbell, Jeff Lang
We recently attended the annual Ted Mulry Memorial Day, held in Sydney on the 3rd September, 2016. This special day was made even more memorable, as the re-united TMG performed later in the day at nearby Revesby. On episode 62 of the Australian Rock Show, we chat with Steve Mulry, longtime TMG roadie Ron Clayton, former Hush bassist Rick Lum - and share the memories of some long time TMG fans. All this - plus some amazing Ted Mulry and TMG tunage for you to enjoy. If you are a fan of Australian rock n roll, or indeed great music - this is essential listening !
Ted Mulry, TMG
Crank the volume on show #61 cos we chat with former Bombers front man Tyrone Coates and air songs from his amazing new album 'Child In The Man'. We get steamrolled from re-united Sydney punk outfit Aberration, and take a trip in time with both the Baby Animals and the much missed Pete Wells. On The Australian Rock Show, we talk the rock and rock the talk and this is one episode you don't wanna miss ! Fire it up !
Ty Coates, Bombers, Baby Animals, Aberration, Pete Wells Band
On episode 60 of The Australian Rock Show we celebrate the upcoming RSO tour by cranking some Orianthi. We chat with Sam, singer from rising Adelaide outfit Cherry Grind and spin the single from their debut album 'A Room With A View'. We air the new track from Melbourne's Shewolf and drift back to 1985 with the Gig Lizard - who shares some of his memories of the Screaming Tribesmen. Essential listening !
Orianthi,Cherry Grind, Shewolf, Screaming Tribesmen
On episode 59 of The Australian Rock Show we air new tunes from Leadfinger, Kevin K and also Lovechild. We blast through some classic Hitmen, along with some early 90's You Am I. The Dave Evans - John Nitzinger collaboration gets an airing - as well all the news, gigs and rock n roll ramblings which you should know about. Crank this one nice and loud !
The Hitmen, Leadfinger, Kevin K, Dave Evans and Nitzinger, Lovechild, You Am I
On episode 58 of The Australian Rock Show we crank hot n heavy new tunage from Airbourne and get blown sky high with some classic AC/DC. Scott Ginn (ex-Boss) has re-mastered and re-issued his 'One Man Army' album from 1986 - which also cops an airing, as does his late 80's outfit Rags n Riches. We crank the new 45 from The Iceman - Deniz Tek and also check out the newie from Johnny Kannis - which has guest vox from Jimmy Barnes. We pay tribute to Steve Crofts, look over upcoming gig dates, share the rock news and much much more. Play loud !
Airbourne, AC/DC, Scott Ginn, Rags n Riches, T.M.G, Owen Campbell, Deniz Tek, Johnny Kannis, The Bombers
On episode 57 of The Australian Rock Show we play new music from Scott Ginn's outfit Mazz-XT, Nowra HM band Temtris and also Bob Spencer (ex-Angels, Skyhooks). We look back and crank some Doomfoxx along with some classic Saxon (featuring Lemmy and Angry Anderson). Plus rock news, rants, and more - real rock n roll action which you need to hear ! Turn this sucker up loud !
Mazz-XT, Temtris, Bob Spencer, Doomfoxx, Saxon
In May and June the iconic and trail-blazing Cherie Currie is touring Australia for the very first time. On episode 56 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with Cherie about her recent album 'Reverie', reconnecting with Lita Ford, The Runaways, her upcoming Australian tour and much much more. Turn up that radio - hear the rock and roll !
Cherie Currie, Street Walkin' Cheetahs
Armed with his authentic brand of blues rock – Gwyn Ashton will restore your faith in rock n roll - and in the words of respected keyboardist Don Airey - he is 'one of the great unsung heroes'. Currently doing a run of Australian dates, we recently got a hold of Gwyn - and on episode 55 of The Australian Rock Show, we discuss plans for a new album - whilst also looking back at some musical highlights, in an amazing thirty year career. Essential listening.
Gwyn Ashton, Country Radio