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Barstool Rockers

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Barstool Rockers is a weekly 'magazine style' podcast focusing on classic, prog and most every aspect of rock music. Hosted by two life-long fans, it aims to inform and hopefully entertain.

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United States

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Barstool Rockers is a weekly 'magazine style' podcast focusing on classic, prog and most every aspect of rock music. Hosted by two life-long fans, it aims to inform and hopefully entertain.

Language:

English


Episodes

56: Brian Beebe

1/8/2020
Brian Beebe's Facebook biography describes himself like this: Average guitar player...Pedantic piano player...Good singer...Great memory for pop songs of all kinds. Played in Florida 20 years Worked with Robin Zander of Cheap Trick for 4 years before there was a Cheap Trick. The Robin Zander & Family shows are this weekend in WI Dells and Brian is getting ready to play some songs with his longtime friend. Finn, being the Trick fan he is, took some time to chat with Brian about their time together. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:28:05

55: Mike Levine

1/6/2020
Mike Levine is the bassist and keyboard player for the Canadian trio, Triumph. Formed in 1975, between their 16 albums and DVDs, they’ve received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States. The band was inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2007, into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2019. Their album Triumph ‘Classics’ has been re-released as a double LP, pressed on 180 gram silver vinyl. Originally released 30 years ago, Triumph’s ‘Classics’ celebrated the legendary power trio’s greatest hits. The band recently filmed three songs for the upcoming documentary "Lay It On The Line” due in December 2020 from Banger Films. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:11:34

54: Desmond Child

11/11/2019
Grammy-winning and Emmy nominated songwriter - producer Desmond Child recently eleased DESMOND CHILD LIVE on BMG, a new live album showcasing his global mega-hits recorded at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. Chronicling his monumental career, Child takes the stage with his dynamic band and featured guests as they perform his biggest songs including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” Over the past five decades of #1 hits, Desmond Child has had more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles to his credit which have sold over 500 million records worldwide in addition to downloads, YouTube views and streaming plays in the billions. From Aerosmith to Zedd, Child continues to fill the airwaves with genre-defying mega-star collaborations including KISS, Bon Jovi, Cher, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Michael Bolton, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Sia, Cyndi Lauper, Christina Aguilera and most recently Barbra Streisand. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:15:04

53: John Lodge

11/4/2019
John Lodge is bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 inductees, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits from “Ride My SeeSaw,” to “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange?” and many more, Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades,selling in excess of 70 million albums. Lodge has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), an Ivor Novello Award, to name just a few. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show. This year, John released “BYOND - The Very Best Of” via BMG. The incredible new album featuring 3 new recordings, 2 new remixes, and other tracks chosen by John as he revisits the very best of his career with the Moody Blues and his solo work.

Duration:00:15:56

52: Gregg Rolie

10/21/2019
Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gregg Rolie joins us on this episode of the podcast to talk about his new album Sonic Ranch. It’s his first album in quite some time, and he spent a few minutes with us chatting about it. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:14:44

51: Robbie Robertson

10/15/2019
Inspired by his decades of creating and composing music for film and filled with an enthralling set of songs exploring the darker corridors of human nature, Robbie Robertson’s aptly titled, evocative new solo album Sinematic was released on September 20 via UMe. For his new album, Robertson drew inspiration from his recent film score writing and recording for director Martin Scorsese’s eagerly anticipated organized crime epic “The Irishman,” as well as the feature documentary film, “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band,” based on his 2016 New York Times bestselling memoir “Testimony.” Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:19:33

50: Shaun Murphy

10/7/2019
It seems appropriate that we publish our 50th episode featuring a singer/songwriter who is celebrating her 50th year on stage. That’s right… She started when she was TWO at the Ann Arbor Blues Fest in 1969. If you’re a Classic Rocker, Shaun Murphy’s voice is one you’ve heard numerous times, but probably don’t realize it. She’s been recording with Bob Seger since 1972’s Katmandu and started singing with him on the road in 1978. They’re currently out on Bob’s (farewell) Roll Me Away tour and we chatted about whether she thought she’d be collaborating with Bob after the final bow and more. She also performed on Eric Clapton’s “Behind the Sun” album and sang on that tour as well. Her voice is present on several songs, including the hit She’s Waiting. During the tour, they played Live Aid, to over 100,000 people. Shaun was a member of Little Feat for 16 years, from 1993 through 2009. According to the band, her “energy and powerful, seasoned, bluesy vocalizations certainly upped the fun quotient for a recharged Little Feat.” She’s worked with Bruce Hornsby, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, The Moody Blues, John Hiatt, Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, Maria Muldaur, Michael Bolton and Alice Cooper to name a few. Shaun also fronts her own band: The Shaun Murphy Band. Her solo material has been nominated for three Grammys and has won multiple blues awards. In short, Shaun has seen more of the evolution of the music business than most people, and after it all she’s still one of the kindest people you’ll ever encounter. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show. https://shaunmurphyband.com/ https://www.instagram.com/shaunmurphyband/ https://twitter.com/shaunmurphyband https://www.facebook.com/ShaunMurphyBand/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/1twaZYQvHBNn2eHbY4vc8m https://www.youtube.com/ShaunMurphyBand

Duration:00:22:31

49: Robert Berry

9/30/2019
It’s been awhile since we had a chance to chat with Robert Berry, and he’s been BUSY since last we spoke, to say the least. 3.2 is on tour now, crossing the country and paying tribute to the musical genius of Keith Emerson.. During the conversation we touched on everything from Carl Palmer to what bass strings he uses, to breakfast cereal! Little did we know that Robert was a fan of Frosted Flakes and to this day plays a Washburn custom bass that Sammy Hagar gave him as a gift. Along the way we learned what they have planned for Progstock coming up in New Jersey and whether or not they’re going to continue along the arc of 3. The band is made up of Robert, Jimmy Keegan, Paul Keller and Andrew Colyer. Robert talks about just how amazing the band is and how well (and quickly) they came together as a group. If you get a chance to catch the live show, you owe it to yourself to do so. It has been receiving rave reviews everywhere they’ve performed. For our Wisconsin listeners, they’ll be playing Shank Hall in Milwaukee on October 20. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:34:00

48: David Ellefson

9/23/2019
David Ellefson is one of the coolest guys in Rock & Roll. Aside from being the bass player in Megadeth, he’s also an author and entrepreneur who owns his own coffee company. With names like “Roast in Peace” and the roasts for some of his friends like “Dark & Twisted” (Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister), “Get Off Your Ass” (Autograph), “Slave to the Grind (Skid Row), and more, he has the corner on the market for Metal coffee. After his 2013 memoir “My Life With Deth” was so successful, he followed it up with “More Life WIth Deth” picking up the story after his departure from Megadeth in the mid-2000s, through his triumphant return in 2010, giving you an inside look at the continued saga of one of the World’s biggest, and most enduring, Heavy Metal bands. The Grammy Award-Winning bassist spent some time chatting with Finn a few weeks ago when he was in the area, giving us some insight into his book tour, coffee and bandmate Dave Mustaine’s current health. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:15:13

47: Steve Hackett

9/15/2019
We pay tribute to Eddie Money in the intro, recorded on Friday the 13th. Then it's on to a chat with Steve Hackett in which he talks about his coming tour of the US and gives us his views on the potential of a Genesis reunion. Will we see one? He doesn't say no... We were too late to include news of the passing of Ric Ocasek, but we want to extend our condolences to everyone his life and music touched. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:22:01

46: Lita Ford

9/12/2019
Here’s someone else who has SEEN IT ALL. Lita Ford was first recruited by Kim Fowley to join the all-female band the Runaways and in 1979 she headed out on her own. In 1980, after the breakup of the Runaways, she signed with Mercury Records and released her solo debut: Out For Blood. From there, she continued until 1995, when she went on a hiatus. In 2008, she came back with a vengeance and hasn’t let up since. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:18:24

45: Denny Laine

8/28/2019
Denny Laine was a co-founding member of the Moody Blues. He left the band in 1966 to form the Electric String Orchestra. From there it was Ginger Baker’s Air Force. Along the way, he got to know Paul McCartney musically and personally and after some other projects, it was on to help form Wings with Paul and Linda. He left Wings in 1981 and kept a fairly low profile, but has released a dozen solo albums along the way. He was finally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April of 2018 with his fellow members of the Moody Blues. These days, he performs with the Denny Laine Trio and Denny Laine & the Moody Wing Band. There’s PLENTY more to learn so have a listen to the conversation Finn had with the legendary Denny Laine. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:23:49

44: Dave Clark (on Freddie Mercury)

8/15/2019
If you haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody, see it. This story picks up mere months after Queen’s iconic performance at Live Aid, when Freddie Mercury was recruited by his dear friend, Dave Clark (Dave Clark 5) to record a track for a star-studded concept album based on “Time”: A sci-fi, rock musical written by Clark. A few months later, Freddie Mercury returned to Abbey Road studios to record a second song: ‘Time.’ Finn had a few minutes with Dave Clark to talk about the process and Dave shared some humorous memories. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:15:01

43: Lou Gramm

8/5/2019
There’s not a lot we can say about Lou Gramm that you don’t already know. As a youngster he sang and played drums for his band Black Sheep that released a single called “Stick Around.” On tour with KISS, an icy accident claimed their equipment truck and the lack of ability to support its albums with live performances caused the band to disband. Along the way, Lou met Mick Jones and when Black Sheep disbanded, it just so happened Jones was in search of a lead singer for a band he was assembling. That band was Trigger which eventually was renamed Foreigner. The bands first eight singles cracked the Billboard Top 20 and the band was a huge success. Gramm & Jones had a volatile chemistry but their creativity was second to none. After Foreigner’s “Agent Provocateur” album took three years to release due to creative differences between Jones & Gramm, Lou felt the winds blowing him toward Solo work. Gramm’s first solo album, 1987’s Ready or Not was met with critical acclaim and the song “Midnight Blue” cracked the top five. The 90s saw Lou doing ample solo work along with providing vocals for Christian rock band Petra’s Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus.” On the eve the band was to head to Japan for a tour, Lou was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma. Even though it was benign, the treatment damaged his pituitary gland. The recovery program caused him to gain weight, which likewise affected his stamina and voice. By ‘98, he was back to touring with Foreigner, playing summer festivals and small markets. In 2003, he again departed Foreigner to go solo. On June 13, 2013, he and Mick Jones were reunited once again, as inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their body of work was recognized by their peers, and the duo performed “I Want to Know What Love Is” After that, Gramm joined Mick Jones, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and the current lineup of Foreigner for three songs at a Foreigner 40th Anniversary show at Jones Beach Theatre in Long Island, New York. They continued to do shows with original members and current members sporadically, during their 2018 tour dates, filming the shows for later release. Double Vision: Then and Now, A Celebration Concert Series with Current & Original Band Members will be released in October of 2019 and there’s talk of some new recordings coming out with Lou Gramm on vocals. On Saturday, August 17, Lou Gramm will be performing as part of the 80s in the Dells show alongside Asia on the Crystal Grand’s Indoor Stage. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:17:14

42: Corky Laing

7/8/2019
Corky Laing started his life in 1948 as the youngest of five siblings in Montreal, Canada. His early bands enjoyed a good local following, opened for many of the popular British invasion acts and, ultimately, got a record deal with Atlantic Records in New York. Through the teenage summers, his band was a regular on the Island of Nantucket, Massachusetts and frequented clubs in New York City. In September 1969, his life changed for good when Mountain happened. There started a few crazy years of rock mayhem. Mountain was followed by West, Bruce and Laing – a super group featuring Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky that was destined for greatness, but brought to an untimely end by the darker forces of the music scene. After West, Bruce and Laing, Mountain continued to tour and record on and off. The months and years off left Corky with plenty of time for his own musical explorations and other careers. He released a solo album, almost set up another super group, worked in a driving service and in real estate, had a senior position at Chappell Music and became a vice president of A&R at Polygram, Canada. During his career, Corky has played, written and toured with the who’s who of rock. Keith Moon was a close pal, and Levon Helm, a mentor and friend. Eric Clapton played on his solo album and Tony Williams recommended to Jack Bruce that Corky should be included in West, Bruce and Laing. Corky Laing All Star Show Band included Mick Taylor, Lester Chambers and Meatloaf. Corky has written, among others, with Peter Frampton, Mick Jagger, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, and obviously, with Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi and Jack Bruce. At the Lone Star Café in New York, he partied with the likes of Robin Williams and John Belushi. However, Letters to Sarah (Polite Bystander Productions, 2019) is a rock autobiography with a difference. In addition to the exceptionally honest and endearing voice of Corky chronicling the ups and downs of his life, there are excerpts from dozens of letters (out of the c. 200) that Corky wrote to his mother, Sarah, between the years 1963 and 1997. She had saved them all. The letters were a way for Corky, away on the road for years on end, to keep in touch with his roots and also, to make sense of his life. This continues in Letters to Sarah, as Corky relives the first 50 years of his life, up until his mother’s passing in 1998. The book opens with a Foreword by the incomparable Kinky Friedman. It was written together with Corky’s manager and partner, Tuija Takala, PhD, who is a widely published academic author and who, initially discovered the letters to Sarah tucked away in a box at Corky’s rehearsal studio. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:13:17

41: Alice Cooper

7/1/2019
He needs no introduction. His side project, The Hollywood Vampires, just released a new album entitled RISE. He's heading out with his own band on the "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" tour in a few days and he was just in the news for being part of a supposed death pact with his wife of 45 years. Alice Cooper is one of the main-stays of rock music and the godfather of shock. You're just as likely to see him spending time with a guillotine as you are with a pet snake or playing 9 holes of golf. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:19:23

40: Ed Roland / Collective Soul

6/24/2019
2019 is proving to be a bright and shiny 25th anniversary year for Atlanta multi-Platinum rockers COLLECTIVE SOUL, and they’ll be celebrating their ongoing legacy in all-out style with a little bit of the old and a lot of the new. They’re in it for the long haul and are gearing up to keep the party going. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:14:18

39: Chuck Garric

6/17/2019
Chuck Garric is one of the hardest-working bass players in rock music today. Not only has he toured and played a key role in Alice Cooper's band since 2002, he also fronts his own band, Beastö Blancö, alongside Calico Cooper. He has also co-written songs for Alice Cooper. A Nashville native, Chuck has played with a with Turd, The Druts, L.A. Guns, Dio, and the Eric Singer Project. He's also played bass for Billy Bob Thornton, Ted Nugent, Don Felder, and Journey at the Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding for the past three years. Beastö Blancö recently wrapped up touring in support of their latest album "We Are" and is currently prepping for a tour with Alice Cooper that starts in weeks. Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and/or review. It helps our podcast rise through the rankings so others can discover it.

Duration:00:19:18

38: Begin the Begin / Robert Dean Lurie

6/10/2019
Begin the Begin is the first biography of R.E.M. wholly researched and written since they disbanded in 2011. It offers by far the most detailed account of the group's formative years--their early lives, their first encounters with one another, their legendary debut show, early tours in the back of a van, initial recordings, their shrewdly paced rise to fame. The people and places of the American South are crucial to the R.E.M. story in ways much more complex and interesting than have previously been presented, claims Robert Dean Lurie; he explores the myriad ways in which the band's adopted hometown of Athens, Georgia--and the South in general--shaped its members and the character of their art. The South is much more than the background here; it plays a major role: the creative ferment that erupted in Athens and gripped many of its young inhabitants in the late 1970s and early '80s drew on regional traditions of outsider art and general cultural out-thereness, and gave rise to a free-spirited music scene that produced the B-52's and Pylon, as well as laying the ground for R.E.M.'s subsequent breakout success. Lurie has tracked down and interviewed numerous figures in the band's history who were underrepresented in, or absent from, earlier biographies--they contribute previously undocumented stories and cast a fresh light on the familiar narrative. ABOUT ROBERT DEAN LURIE Robert Dean Lurie is a writer and musician based in Tempe, Arizona. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is the author of "Begin the Begin: R.E.M.'s Early Years," "We Can Be Heroes: The Radical Individualism of David Bowie," and "No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and The Church." Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a favorable rating AND subscribing at iTunes, Spotify, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you’re listening to us. Every positive review helps new listeners find the show.

Duration:00:12:18

37: Rick Nielsen / Cheap Trick

6/3/2019
If Rick Nielsen weren’t one of rock and roll’s most colorful and accomplished characters in real life, there’s no way to have dreamed him up. A homemade cartoon figure who is also a down-to-earth family man. A superlative guitarist who makes it look like a goof onstage. An inveterate joker whose best-known song is a sincere request for love. You think it’s all an image, a pose? Spend a few minutes with the man and you’ll find out just how wrong you are. (From RickNielsen.com) Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and/or review. It helps our podcast rise through the rankings so others can discover it.

Duration:00:20:47