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Listen to Roots of Rock with Shawn Tompkins, as he traces the influences of the bands you love, featuring interviews, deep cuts and trivia along the way! Roots of Rock is an audio documentary show that gets deep into the greatest music ever made. Come along for a musical journey. You just might learn something along the way!

Listen to Roots of Rock with Shawn Tompkins, as he traces the influences of the bands you love, featuring interviews, deep cuts and trivia along the way! Roots of Rock is an audio documentary show that gets deep into the greatest music ever made. Come along for a musical journey. You just might learn something along the way!
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Canada

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Listen to Roots of Rock with Shawn Tompkins, as he traces the influences of the bands you love, featuring interviews, deep cuts and trivia along the way! Roots of Rock is an audio documentary show that gets deep into the greatest music ever made. Come along for a musical journey. You just might learn something along the way!

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English

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Episodes

Roots of Rock Podcast – Queen Edition

1/12/2018
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On this episode, we trace the influences of the almighty Queen! Find out how and why this band became one of the greatest rock bands ever to grace the earth. Freddie Mercury is one of the greatest singers ever. We all know that. But what you may not know is where he came from, how he got his start and who influenced him. Come along for a headbanging time and learn something cool about your favorite band along the way. We start at Queen and make our way all the way back to the great John Lee...

Duration: 00:20:23


Roots of Rock – December 2017 Jam Session

12/22/2017
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The Roots of Rock December Jam Session is a collaboration of a different contributors within the Rogers Rock Radio world. Your host, Shawn Tompkins, gives us the lowdown on what sort of cool stuff he is consuming related to rock and roll. This month, he talks about a couple of cool podcasts, one about John Lennon that you'll love and the other about the Stones, and a book about AC/DC. Poncho Parker stops in to give us the Rock Flash; his update on all the news of today in the world of rock...

Duration: 00:22:24


Roots of Rock Podcast – Christmas 2017 Edition

12/8/2017
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It's the annual Roots of Rock Christmas episode; in podcast form! Join us as we go deep into a rock and roll Christmas. You'll find out about Christmas songs done by artists you never thought would do a Christmas song, the origins of one of the most well-known Christmas songs (you'll never guess what the origins are) and an interview with Howard Mandshein on AC/DC, plus much more. Merry rock and roll Christmas!

Duration: 00:24:46


Bonus Episode – Featuring Howard Mandshein on AC/DC and Malcolm Young

11/30/2017
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A Roots of Rock bonus podcast episode! Roots of Rock bonus episodes will bring you interviews, deep dives into artists and music, discussions with authors, musicians, etc.. On this episode, we talk to legendary Canadian radio rock and roller, Howard Mandshein. Howard gives us his perspective on Malcolm Young's death and what it means to the world of rock and roll.

Duration: 00:10:36


Roots of Rock Podcast – AC/DC Edition

11/21/2017
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Malcolm Young, one of the most influential rhythm guitarists to ever grace the stage, died on November 18, 2017. We broadcast this edition of Roots of Rock in November of 2015. We're re-issuing it in podcast form today as a tribute to Malcolm in honor of his legacy. For those about to rock, we salute you!!

Duration: 00:17:13


Roots of Rock Podcast – Tragically Hip Edition

11/10/2017
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This episode aired back in September of 2016. Check out the Roots of Rock in-depth history of the Tragically Hip. Hear great stories about the band and from and about the bands that influenced the Hip. Bonus trivia; find out how the inventor of White Out had a hand in the band's cool name. This one's for Gord.

Duration: 00:15:19


Roots of Rock Podcast – Tom Petty Edition

11/8/2017
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**This episode of Roots of Rock aired in October of 2017, shortly after Tom Petty had passed away** On this episode we're going deep into the history of Tom Petty. We lost a rock and roll legend recently so we’re going to do what we do best on Roots of Rock…we’re going to find out who inspired Tom Petty and what made him tick as an artist. We’re going to learn something along the way, and we’re going to rock out while we do it! We are going to celebrate the life of a legend.

Duration: 00:18:39


Roots of Rock Podcast – Fats Domino Edition

11/8/2017
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The inaugural Roots of Rock podcast episode. This week's episode is the latest to go to air; the Fats Domino edition. The rock world has lost a lot of icons and legends lately but Fats Domino's death flew under the radar. Check out this episode of Roots of Rock to find out how far and wide ranging his influence was.

Duration: 00:21:12