Play That Rock‘n‘Roll

Play That Rock‘n‘Roll

A podcast that takes a look back at the albums, artists, and stories of the classic rock era.

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July 18, 2022 64 min

This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with Howard Sounes, the author of "DOWN THE HIGHWAY: THE LIFE OF BOB DYLAN", which has a New Updated edition that brings the reader up to Bob's 80th birthday. In this interview, we discuss the challenges Howard faced when he originally wrote the book, Howard's interactions with the notorious William Zanzinger, and how he discovered Bob had been secretly married i...

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"Play That Rock'n'Roll" proudly presents the sixth and final part of our special mini-series that details the incredible life and career of the one and only Bob Dylan. We are joined by my friend Chris to explore Dylan's full studio catalog, broken down by decade. In this episode, we cover Bob's 2012 album "Tempest", his numerous high profile awards from prestigious organizations, his trilogy of "...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with John Payne, the vocalist/bassist/frontman for ASIA Featuring John Payne. John came on the show to promote his new tour that celebrates both the 40th Anniversary of Asia's 1982 debut album and the 30th Anniversary of 1992's "Aqua", which was John's first album with Asia. In this interview, we discuss the new tour, what these two albums mean to him persona...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with Ken Ceizler, a former Director and VP of Production at MTV, and the current host of "The Gary & Kenny Show". Ken came on the show to share his memories of working at MTV in it's golden '80s era, and also talk about what he does on "The Gary & Kenny Show". In this interview, we discuss how he got the job at MTV, what he did during his time the...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with Kofi Baker, the drummer for The Music of Cream. Kofi came on the show to promote his new tour (with guitarist Will Johns) that celebrates "Disraeli Gears and Clapton Classics". In this interview, we discuss the new tour, how he stays healthy while on the road, why the band added Eric Clapton songs to the show, his favorite music from his father's (Ginger Baker) ...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with Jesse Fink, the author of "BON: THE LAST HIGHWAY", which has a new UPDATED edition being released on May 31, 2022. In this interview, Jesse returns to the show to discuss some new revelations in the updated edition, his extensive research process, some of the people interviewed for this book, what Bon Scott might have done in the MTV era, and the insane backlash Jes...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with Prescott Niles, the bassist for The Knack. Prescott came on the show to promote The Knack's new live album, "LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES", which is being released as part of Record Store Day 2022. In this interview, we discuss the new album, as well as Prescott's stories about interacting with Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and other big na...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with YouTuber Heath Holland, who hosts a series called "Cereal at Midnight". In this interview, we talk about what sort of content he produces for "Cereal at Midnight", his perspectives on collecting physical media, his appreciation for Elvis Presley, and some of the pop culture locations he has visited on his show.

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This is Part 2 of Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with vocalist Stephanie Calvert (formerly of STARSHIP ft. Mickey Thomas). Stephanie sang with Starship from 2006 - 2021. In this interview, we talk about her experience recording on 2013's "Loveless Fascination" album, the band's social media struggles, and why she is no longer with Starship.

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with vocalist Stephanie Calvert (formerly of STARSHIP ft. Mickey Thomas). Stephanie sang with Starship from 2006 - 2021. In this interview, we talk about her joining the band, her performances with Raiding the Rock Vault and Mondays Dark, how Grace Slick influenced her, her favorite songs to perform, Starship’s best and worst gigs, and the tragic passing of Starship guitarist Ma...

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This is the third (and final) part of our special trilogy of episodes about the Jefferson Airplane "Family Tree", in which I will cover every principle artist and band involved in the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship orbit. Today we will take a look back at the original run of Starship, as well as Mickey Thomas' solo career. I also discuss the later-era solo releases from original Jefferson Airplane vocali...

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"Play That Rock'n'Roll" proudly presents the fifth part of a special mini-series that details the incredible life and career of the one and only Bob Dylan. We are joined by my friend Chris to explore Dylan's full studio catalog, broken down by decade. In this episode, we cover Bob's appearance in the film "Masked and Anonymous", his four studio releases (including the Christmas album!), his Sirius/XM...

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This is the second part of a special trilogy of episodes about the Jefferson Airplane "Family Tree", in which I will cover every principle artist and band involved in the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship orbit. Today we will take a look back at the original run of the Jefferson Starship, as well as what they're up to today. I will also cover a handful of solo albums from founding members Paul Kantner, Grac...

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"Play That Rock'n'Roll" proudly presents the fourth part of a special mini-series that details the incredible life and career of the one and only Bob Dylan. We are joined by my friend Chris to explore Dylan's full studio catalog, broken down by decade. In this episode, we cover Bob's appearance in the film "Hearts of Fire", the notorious "Under the Red Sky" album, his second go-round with the...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with author Keith Miles about his books, "BOB DYLAN IN LONDON" and "BOB DYLAN IN THE BIG APPLE". In this interview, we discuss how this project came to be and dive into some of the famous stories from Bob’s time in London in the ‘60s, like his infamous on-camera argument with folk-singer Donovan and the time he was called a “Judas” for going electric. We discuss ...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with authors Jesse Fink and Luis Navia about their book, "PURE NARCO". In this interview, we discuss how this project came to be and the research involved in a project like this. Then Luis talks about how drug smuggling actually works, and how this industry affected Latin American politics and culture during the Cold War as it does today. Plus we cover Hollywood’s portra...

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"Play That Rock'n'Roll" proudly presents the third part of a special mini-series that details the incredible life and career of the one and only Bob Dylan. We are joined by my friend Chris to explore Dylan's full studio catalog, broken down by decade. In this episode, we cover Bob's Gospel records, his appearances at high profile charity events, his faltering album sales, and the late '80s revival he had...

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This is Play That Rock'n'Roll's interview with recording artist JACK HUES (from WANG CHUNG), which is a discussion about his new album, "ELECTRO-​ACOUSTIC WORKS 20​:​20". In this interview, we discuss the process of recording the new album, the album's single and music video, and Jack's future solo plans. We also cover some of the media that has featured WANG CHUNG music over the years (To Live & Die...

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This is the first of a special trilogy of episodes about the Jefferson Airplane "Family Tree", in which I will cover every principle artist and band involved in the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship orbit. Today we will kick off this retrospective by exploring the original run of the Jefferson Airplane (as well as their late '80s comeback), and also the studio releases from Hot Tuna, which was the offshoot ...

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"Play That Rock'n'Roll" proudly presents the first part of a special mini-series that details the incredible life and career of the one and only Bob Dylan. We are joined by my friend Chris to explore Dylan's full studio catalog, broken down by decade. In this episode, we cover Bob's return to touring, his tumultuous personal life, and his exploration of faith during the 1970's.

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