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A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more!

A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more!
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A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more!




Jeff Scott Soto Discussion - Ep334

Growin’ Up Rock & Podcast Rock City host Sonny Pooni joins us this week for a Jeff Scott Soto discussion. Known for his previous work with Yngwie Malmsteen and current work with W.E.T. and Sons of Apollo, Soto has built an incredible career. Jeff Scott Soto rose to prominence in the early 1980's as the singer for Yngwie Malmsteen. Consequently, Soto has become a rock n roll renaissance man, performing on numerous tribute albums as well as provided backing vocals on tons of hit albums....


Top 5 Pantera Songs

In honor of episode 333 we’re spinning our Top 5 Pantera Songs! It’s been 18 years since the last Pantera studio release and both Vinnie and Dime are no longer with us. But even so, the music they left behind still reverberates today. With the exception of the lesser-known “Glamtera” years, Pantera burst onto a turbulent music world. Indeed, the early 90's were a time of great transition. Notably, grunge was driving out “hair” metal; causing divisions among the music-buying public. Brothers...


Radio Sucks Radio Show v34 - Ep332

Digital Killed the Radio Star host David Hudson is here to spin killer tunes with Radio Sucks 34! David was one of the many awesome VIP donors to ROCKNPOD and this week we're returning the favor. In this hour-plus chat David digs into some great rock tunes that radio just won't touch. Radio Sucks 34 This episode is full to the brim with killer tracks from some of your favorite artists. You'll get ear candy from Tesla, Poison, Def Leppard, Warrant, Jerry Cantrell, Izzy Stradlin, Enuff...


ROCKNPOD Recap - Ep331

We’re back and ready to give you the sordid details with our ROCKNPOD Recap! The stories you’re about to hear are all true. Some names have been changed to protect the guilty-as-hell. ROCKNPOD weekend was a beehive of activity. Things kicked off with Friday’s Preparty concert featuring Frank Dimino & Punky Meadows of Angel, Tora Tora, Greg Mangus All-Stars and Ron Keel. How did the show go? Were there any celebrity sightings? Did anyone throw up? We’re giving you all the details. [caption...


Albums Unleashed - Devil Without a Cause with Kenny Olson Ep330

Original member of Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band Kenny Olson brings some amazing stories this week! Devil Without a Cause was unleashed on the world 20 years ago and it's place in music history is solidified. Kenny Olson In this long-form talk, Kenny Olson gives the backstory of how a diverse group of Detroit musos found each other, blended together a sound like no other, and went out and dominated the world. The late 90's were a difficult time for guitar driven rock music. The...


Your First KISS - Ep329

We're back this week to wrap up KISSMAS in July by calling YOU to ask about Your First KISS! We hit up Skype this week to talk to friends, fellow podcasters, musicians, etc to get the stories of their first exposure to KISS. It's a fun trip through the rolodex talking about the Hottest Band in the Land! Additionally, you'll get a cool one-on-one chat that Aaron Camaro had with his father-in-law Jimmy. As a teen, Jimmy was one of the few lucky people in Nashville to see their first live...


Peter Criss in the 80s - Ep328

Nashville-based guitarist Mike Hutchens is with us this week to talk about his gig with Peter Criss in the 80s. Given that there is so little known about Peter's activities during the mid-1980's, this talk is an eye opener. How did Peter and Stan Penridge decide to base out of Nashville in 1984? How did they choose the band members? Why was the band named Alliance? Those questions, and many more, are answered by Mike in this discussion. Peter Criss in the 80s The 1984-1985 era of Peter...


Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments

We're kicking off KISSmas in July with our favorite Bob Kulick KISS moments. Bob Kulick has a very interesting place in KISStory. His relationship goes back before the band was even complete. Auditioning ahead of the eventually-chosen Ace Frehley, Bob left an indelible impression on Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley that would pay dividends down the road. Bob Kulick's performances on KISS records are undeniable. His leads on the studio side of ALIVE II, especially on Larger than Life and All...


Conversation with Damon Johnson - Ep326

Damon Johnson joins us this week for a discussion of his incredible career. At the present time, Damon has his hands full with Black Star Riders and his upcoming solo album Memoirs of an Uprising. Damon Johnson really brings it in this long-form talk with some great stories from his career and life. From Brother Cane's early days opening for such legends as Van Halen, Aerosmith and Robert Plant among others. Additionally, Damon shares his memories of Brother Cane navigating a shifty musical...


Working Class Heroes - Ep325

With Chris out of town, Aaron's flying solo this week with a salute to all the hard working men and women out there with Working Class Heroes - Ep325. This episode is jam packed with great songs that'll make your day on the job more tolerable. You're getting great tracks from Sea Hags, KISS, Tuff, King's X, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Motorhead and the Supersuckers. Additionally, Aaron gives you information on the top 10 most popular jobs in the US and how those relate to possible podcast...


Radio Sucks Radio Show v33 - Ep324

We're back this week to spin some awesome tunes with Radio Sucks Radio Show v33! This episode is packed with great music from artists like Angel, Kik Tracee, Loudness, Jizzy Pearl, Enuff Z'nuff, Saxon, Grand Funk, Stryper, Murderer's Row, and Dream Child! [caption id="attachment_39927" align="alignright" width="350"] Radio Sucks Radio show v33 [/caption] We also respond to the Larry, Moe, and Curly of KISS podcasting and clear up a few things. Plus, a ROCKNPOD Expo update and big concert...


Six Songs Ralph Viera Thinks You Should Hear

We're back this week with a humdinger of an episode that features Ralph Viera (aka Dr. Fukk) picking six songs he thinks you should hear! Ralph is a true renaissance man of rock metal. He hosts multiple live shows on That Metal Station and fronts multiple bands including Thrash or Die. Additionally, Ralph is well known in podcasting circles as the host of the Rock and Metal Combat Podcast. Each week Ralph and co-host Ian Wadley bring great knowledge and humor with an edge. We highly...


Japanese Metal - Ep322

Nashville Rock n Pod Expo donor Kevin Williams joins us this week for a talk about Japanese Metal! In this extended episode, Kevin has the knowledge and the tunes you need. Visual Kei, extreme image coupled with music, is a dominant force in Japan. Kevin gives you the backstory of what leads up to the Visual Kei movement in Japan and spins a number of great metal tunes. [caption id="attachment_39144" align="alignright" width="350"] Japanese Metal [/caption] Japanese metal and its history...


We Pick Our Top 5 WASP Songs - Ep321

We're back this week to share our favorite songs by Sunset Strip legends WASP! In 1982 Blackie Lawless builds WASP was built to shock. Their over-the-top image garnered a ton of attention in an already-growing LA music scene. From Lawless' buzzsaw codpiece to models being tied to a torture rack to throwing raw meat into the audience, WASP takes the blueprint set by Alice Cooper and KISS and elevates it to raunchy new heights. Amid all of the theatricality, though, lay some of the best hard...


Rock News, Opinion, and a HUGE Announcement - New Noize V2 ep320

We are back this week to give you our take on current rock news with New Noize V2. There are some interesting stories coming from the world of rock and we're going to cover some of our favorites. Gibson Broke? Gibson Guitar filed for bankruptcy recently. There are a lot of armchair critics. We're no exception. Listen this week to hear our thoughts on the decision making process of a legendary luthier. [caption id="attachment_38552" align="alignright" width="350"] New Noize...


Conversation with Brent Fitz - Ep319

Veteran drummer Brent Fitz joins us this week for an entertaining talk about his life and career. Born in Winnipeg, Brent took to music early. After learning drums to a steady soundtrack of bands like RUSH, Fitz was playing the club circuit at age 15. Ultimately, a gig with Canadian band Streetheart gives Brent the confidence to make the leap to Los Angeles in 1996. Brent Fitz In the 20+ years since arriving in America, Brent Fitz has carved out quite a career. Initially cranking out...


Vinnie Vincent Reflects on Invasion Debut - Albums Unleashed ep318

In an interview seven years in the making, Vinnie Vincent joins us this week. Undoubtedly one of the most intense rock records ever made, Vinnie Vincent Invasion was a natural topic choice. Our Albums Unleashed criteria is simple; discuss the making of an album we love with a key player in its creation. The debut album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion is an over-the-top, face-melting masterpiece. [caption id="attachment_38337" align="alignright" width="350"] Vinnie Vincent [/caption] Vinnie is...


Albums Unleashed - Bulletboys with Mick Sweda & Toby Wright Ep317

Guitarist Mick Sweda and engineer Toby Wright join the guys this week to reflect on 1988's Bulletboys album. Produced by the Ted Templeman for Warner Bros Records, the album reached #34 on the Billboard 200 chart. Correspondingly, the band received heavy rotation from MTV. The videos for 'Smooth Up in Ya' and 'For the Love of Money' were ever-present at the time. Bulletboys Mick shares the story of how he, bassist Lonnie Vencent and vocalist Marq Torien exited King Kobra. With the...


Queens of Noize - Ep316

DBG VIP and Nashville Rock n Pod Expo donor Scott Smith joins us to celebrate Women's History Month with Queens of Noize 3! While the rock genre is considered a man's world by many, our guest is here to help dispel that myth. With this in mind, you are getting a unique audio experience this week. As proven by previous legends such as the Runaways, Lita Ford, Joan Jett, and others, the now and future of women in rock is promising. Queens of Noize 3 In contrast to the past, currently there...


New Noize - Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

All the rock news that's fit to spit this week is covered with New Noize! 2018 is off to a roaring start with tons of stories coming from the rock world as well as some incredible releases. We're happy to dish it up and serve you our opinions. Judas Priest is possibly the top story in the rock/metal community right now. Sadly, Glenn Tipton recently announced a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease; forcing him to sit out the Firepower tour. In light of this news, producer Andy Sneap is filling...