Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus Young. If you dig AC/DC and are a fan of Australian rock, ‘High Voltage’ is an essential book to add to your rock n roll library. Jeff joins us on episode 84 of The Australian Rock Show to talk about the book, the recent passing of Malcolm and George Young, AC/DC and a whole lot more. Tune in and play loud.
Music by: AC/DC
Malcolm Young - a rock n roll hero to so many, passed away yesterday and his loss is immense. Yet his monster riffs - the core of AC/DC's music can never be silenced. His Gretsch guitar and Marshall amp may be switched off, yet the loud rock n roll they helped to create will live forever. He inspired countless others to pick up a guitar and on episode 83 of The Australian Rock Show, we remember Mal by airing some of our most favourite songs. Play very loud.
Music by: AC/DC
In the 1980s, the Lime Spiders were one of Australia’s premier post punk outfits – combining 60’s garage, psychedelic and hard rock to produce a sound like no other. Key to their sound was the distinct vocals of front man Mick Blood, a true rock n roll survivor who has more than paid his dues. He fronts a re-energized Lime Spiders outfit for two big December shows that you do not wanna miss. On episode#82 of The Australian Rock Show, Mick joins us to look over his history and to talk all things rock n roll – arachnid style. Essential listening !
Music by: Lime Spiders, Zoot
Sydney author Jesse Fink has recently released one of the most important publications on AC/DC: the eagerly awaited ‘Bon: The Last Highway’. Fink has become something of an AC/DC detective and shines light on parts of the AC/DC story which have always been dimly lit. Music fans around the world have been waiting for this book - and it does not disappoint. On show number 81 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Jesse Fink to talk about the new book – a little about his background, and much much more. Essential listening !
Music by: AC/DC, Spectrum, Trust
George Young passed away recently, leaving behind a rich and wonderful musical legacy. As a musician, songwriter and producer, George was an innovator who shaped Australian music. His influence on Australian rock n roll is immense and on episode 80 of The Australian Rock Show, we pay tribute to George Young by airing some of our most favourite songs. Crank the volume and play loud.
Music by: Easybeats, AC/DC, Vanda and Young, Stevie Wright, Paintbox, Marcus Hook Roll Band, Cheetah, Alison McCallum
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