CLE Rocks

CLE Rocks

The music podcast from Cleveland -- the birthplace of rock and roll! Hosted by music journalist Troy L. Smith, CLE Rocks looks back at the memorable events and people that shaped rock and roll. Troy's interviews with some of music's greatest legends offer intimate, untold stories you must hear to believe.... Show More

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February 16, 2021 18 min

Not only did The Rolling Stones' 1972 tour (aka S.T.P.) mark a peak for the band, it changed the music industry with its scale, musicality and mayhem.

 

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In 1978, Bruce Springsteen brought his Darkness Tour to Northeast Ohio for a series of iconic shows that would help cement his legacy and special relationship with Cleveland.

 

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December 9, 2020 22 min

In 1977, Led Zeppelin played a two-night stand at Richfield Coliseum near Cleveland. A soundboard recording of the first night would become one of the most coveted bootlegs in rock history.

 

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November 24, 2020 29 min

In 1986, the city of Cleveland rallied together to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the shores of Lake Erie. And it all culminated with a magical show by Chuck Berry.

 

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November 6, 2020 16 min

An in-depth look at the legacies of Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex and Whitney Houston.

 

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October 30, 2020 20 min

In 1994, with the release of "The Downward Spiral" and Nine Inch Nails' iconic Woodstock '94 performance, Trent Reznor became the reluctant face of alternative rock.

 

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October 23, 2020 18 min

On April 15, 1968, B.B. King led a jam session in New York's East Village featuring Jimi Hendrix, Al Kooper, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and others. This is how it all went

 

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October 15, 2020 21 min

Tommy Lee discusses his new album "Andro," Motley's Crue's delayed stadium tour and the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame prospects.

 

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October 8, 2020 37 min

Former Joan Jett guitarist Ricky Byrd reflects on addiction, recovery and playing with The Beatles at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

 

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October 8, 2020 41 min

We debate Rolling Stone's 2020-update on the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" with comedian Joe Kwaczala, co-host of the Who Cares About the Rock Hall?

 

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October 1, 2020 24 min

Herb Albert, co-founder of A&M Records, discusses his new documentary, launching the careers of Janet Jackson and The Police, and his disdain for Donald Trump.

 

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September 22, 2020 20 min

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley breaks down his latest album "Origins Vol. 2" and takes us behind the scenes of KISS' drama-filled 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction.

 

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September 22, 2020 28 min

Guitarist Nils Lofgren of The E Street Band talks about his recent live album "Weathered" and shares his thoughts on Bruce Springsteen's new album "Letter to You"

 

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September 22, 2020 21 min

Musician John Oates previews his album "Live in Nashville" and details what's next for Hall and Oates as they celebrate 50 years as a duo.

 

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September 21, 2020 1 min

The music podcast from Cleveland -- the birthplace of rock and roll! Hosted by music journalist Troy L. Smith, CLE Rocks looks back at the memorable events and people that shaped rock and roll. Troy's interviews with some of music's greatest legends offer intimate, untold stories you must hear to believe.

 

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