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Hosted by famed New England roots-rock musician and music writer Don DiMuccio, the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast celebrates all things related to the six decade-long rock era. Along with a cast of rotating co-hosts, we'll hear from musicians, music industry insiders, producers, DJs, etc, who'll tell the stories behind the music.

Hosted by famed New England roots-rock musician and music writer Don DiMuccio, the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast celebrates all things related to the six decade-long rock era. Along with a cast of rotating co-hosts, we'll hear from musicians, music industry insiders, producers, DJs, etc, who'll tell the stories behind the music.

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United States

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Hosted by famed New England roots-rock musician and music writer Don DiMuccio, the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast celebrates all things related to the six decade-long rock era. Along with a cast of rotating co-hosts, we'll hear from musicians, music industry insiders, producers, DJs, etc, who'll tell the stories behind the music.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 27 - J.M. Van Eaton (Drummer at Sun Studio)

3/28/2021
On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, in-house session drummer for Memphis's legendary Sun Studios, J.M. VAN EATON tells of his time recording and touring in the 1950s with Roy Orbison, Billy Lee Riley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis, playing on classics like “Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On”, “Crazy Arms”, and “Great Balls Of Fire”. He also shares rare, personal insight into his friends like Elvis Presley and Sam Phillips....

Duration:01:01:32

Ep. 26 - Chuck Leavell

3/14/2021
On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, we talk with famed keyboard / piano player Chuck Leavell about his enviable career, which includes being a member of The Allman Brothers Band, to recording and touring with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, David Gilmour, George Harrison, and since 1982 The Rolling Stones. He also highlights his other passion, tree farming and forestry, which has earned him great acclaim and accolades for his work in nature...

Duration:01:32:17

Ep. 25 - Melanie Safka

2/21/2021
On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST, we talk with legendary singer-songwriter MELANIE. With worldwide hits to her credit such as “Brand New Key”, “What Have They Done To My Song, Ma”, and “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)", this natural-born storyteller shares insight into her career with anecdotes about performing at Woodstock, surviving music industry backstabbing, the day Clive Davis made her cry.... and we finally discover what's behind the meaning of “I've got a brand...

Duration:01:26:43

Ep. 24 - Simon Kirke, Pt. 2 (Bad Company)

1/24/2021
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we bring you Part 2 of our discussion with drummer SIMON KIRKE. In it, he details his near half-century tenure with the legendary British supergroup Bad Company - from being managed by the notorious Peter Grant, to being signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song record label, as well as recounting all of the multi-platinum success accomplished by one of rock's all-time greatest bands!...

Duration:01:09:51

Ep. 23 - Simon Kirke Pt. 1 (Free)

1/17/2021
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we ring in the New Year with a special two-part series, featuring drummer and founding member of Free and Bad Company, SIMON KIRKE. In Part 1, Simon discusses his experiences leading up to forming Free with singer Paul Rogers and late legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff, as well as their relatively short but highly influential career, which laid the groundwork for the entire heavy blues-rock scene of the late 1960s....

Duration:01:03:11

Ep. 22 - Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)

12/13/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk to original guitarist of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer RICKY BYRD, who spent over a decade with the band touring the world and recording their most enduring classics like “I Love Rock & Roll” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You”. He discusses working his way through the New York City club scene of the late 70's, to his current string of solo projects which center around the topic of his 30+ years of...

Duration:01:18:26

Ep. 21 - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

11/29/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with guitarist, singer, principle songwriter, and founding member of Grand Funk Railroad, the legendary Mark Farner. And talk we did, on a wide array of subjects ranging from guitars and writing classics like “Closer To Home”, to the Second Amendment, trademark litigation, and the tragic flooding effecting families in mid-Michigan. Former 94 WHJY on-air personality Pete Silva returns for his third co-hosting stint and helps us...

Duration:01:17:25

Ep. 20 - Kenney Jones

11/15/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, legendary drummer KENNEY JONES talks about forming the British Invasion mod-rock band The Small Faces, getting Rod Stewart into the Faces, explaining how he ended up on a classic Rolling Stones recording “by accident”, and detailing his varied experiences as drummer for The Who. Previous three-time co-host and podcaster Dave Tate joins us to commemorate the show's milestone 20th episode. ° For Kenney's tour dates, music, discography...

Duration:01:18:47

Ep. 19 - Howie Casey

10/28/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we visit with a true witness to rock history and contemporary of a pre-fame Beatles - saxophone player HOWIE CASEY. He recounts his days in the early 1960's as leader of Howie & The Seniors, working the live Liverpool circuit, the seedy clubs of Hamburg, Germany, and eventually cushy world tours, backing up the likes of T.Rex, The Who, and his old pal Paul McCartney & Wings. Co-host, Connecticut-based guitarist frontman CHRIS LEIGH,...

Duration:01:35:11

Ep. 18 - Tom "Bones" Malone

10/18/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, I chat with the legendary trombonist Tom “Bones” Malone for the hour! We talk about his humble beginnings in Mississippi, to becoming one of the world's most in-demand session players, working with the likes of Blood Sweat & Tears, Woody Herman, Frank Zappa, Paul McCartney, and a few thousand others! However he may be best-known for his work with The Blues Brothers, both on stage and in the classic film, as well as his time as musical...

Duration:00:57:18

Ep. 17 - BOB GRUEN (Rock Photographer)

9/27/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with rock photographer BOB GRUEN, about his spectacular career of shooting some of the most instantly-recognizable photographs in music history. His images of Bob Dylan, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, The New York Dolls, John Lennon, and hundreds more have graced album covers, magazines, and posters alike – and he gives a preview of his upcoming autobiography “Right Place, Right Time: The Life Of A Rock & Roll Photographer” which...

Duration:01:22:48

Ep. 16 - Joey Molland (Badfinger)

9/13/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, the last surviving member of Badfinger, singer/guitarist Joey Molland, recounts his early years as a budding musician in Liverpool, to being in the first band signed to Apple Records, handpicked by The Beatles themselves. Additionally he details the tragic side of rock & roll, with the band losing their fortune to unscrupulous businessmen, inevitably driving two members to suicide. This week's co-host, former 94 WHJY disc jockey and...

Duration:01:19:51

Ep. 15 - Linda Ronstadt

8/30/2020
On this week's episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, we speak with a living legend. A singer who's arguably the most celebrated and beloved voice of the rock era. 2019 recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors Award for excellence in the performing arts – LINDA RONSTADT. Also co-host Dorothy “Hurricane” Hodge discusses her days as owner of both Limelight, the only clothes store in the Rhode Island area catering to rock musician stage wear, as well as proprietor of the renown...

Duration:00:58:06

Ep. 14 - Gary Van Scyoc (Bassist for Elephants Memory / John Lennon)

8/23/2020
On this week's episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, musician Gary Van Scyoc talks about playing bass for John Lennon and Yoko Ono with his band Elephant's Memory, which included talk show appearances, three studio albums, and the infamous 1972 'One To One Concert' at Madison Square Garden. Also co-host Peter Silva recounts some favorite interviews conducted over his 29 years as an on-air personality at 94-WHJY. We also discuss best concerts attended and memories of the night...

Duration:01:15:47

Ep. 13 - John Boylan

8/16/2020
On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with legendary record producer JOHN BOYLAN, who helped pioneer the California Country Rock sound, working with Rick Nelson, Poco, and Linda Ronstadt, who because of him, hired the musicians who would later become The Eagles as her backup band. He also discusses his role in developing one of rock's biggest acts Boston and their self-titled LP - the best-selling debut album of all-time. Also back once again is co-host Ted...

Duration:01:06:06

Ep 12 - Liberty DeVitto (drummer w/ Billy Joel)

8/2/2020
It's an ALL-DRUMMER-EDITION of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, with longtime member of Billy Joel's recording and touring band Liberty DeVitto discussing his professional journey, starting with Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, to his thirty years with The Piano Man, and now as an author with his best selling autobiography “Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Also, drummers Don DiMuccio and co-host Mike Labelle discuss....well... drums and the drummers who made them...

Duration:01:05:36

Ep. 11 - Jeff Jampol (Manager of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding...)

7/26/2020
On Episode 11 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk monetizing and respecting the artistic assets entrusted to music estate manager and founder/President of JAM (Jampol Artist Management, Inc.), Jeff Jampol, who currently represents iconic clients like Jim Morrison and The Doors, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and others. Also, Don DiMuccio and this week's co-host, veteran insider of the 1990's LA music scene Suzy Geers recounts her time heading up marketing campaigns...

Duration:01:10:09

Ep. 10 - Peter Asher

7/19/2020
On Episode 10 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, music industry mogul Peter Asher discusses his decades of discovering, producing and managing legends like James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, heading the A&R department for The Beatles owned label Apple Records, as well as being one half of the singing duo Peter & Gordon during the heyday of the British Invasion. Also, Don DiMuccio and this week's co-host, executive director of the Misquamicut Business Association Caswell Cooke Jr,...

Duration:01:01:24

Ep. 09 - Chris Spedding

7/12/2020
On Episode 09 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, producer / guitarist and session man on countless of recordings for such diverse artists as Jack Bruce, Art Garfunkel, The Sex Pistols, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, Tom Waits and literally hundreds more... direct from the UK Chris Spedding! Also Don DiMuccio and this week's co-host Eric Fontana, returns to discuss his own studio work with Ronnie Wood, this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, favorite live concerts...

Duration:01:03:16

Ep. 08 - Felix Cavaliere

7/5/2020
On Episode 08 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and lead singer / keyboardist of The Rascals, Felix Cavaliere talks about his hit-making career and pulls back the curtain on writing and recording some of rock's most enduring songs. Plus co-host Mike Moran discusses his vast radio career and his experiences as entertainment coordinator for a major New England music festival. Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage –...

Duration:01:13:25