The Classic Rock Podcast

The Classic Rock Podcast

Hosted by Tim Caple, every month the Classic Rock Podcast show rounds up of all the stories making Classic Rock News over the last month from AC/DC to Zeppelin...with music to match, we have the Album of the month, we check out what features in this months Music mags, we round up the Rock Album Charts we have "The Classic Rock Interview"and we jump back in time to look at the Music Press from the last 30 years. Plus lots of other great features "The Greatest Live Track from a Live Album " and "The Great Undiscovered" where we delve into the back catalogues of some of the Greatest Rock Bands... Show More

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October 16, 2020 85 min

This month we celebrate Eddie Van Halen and Van Halen with David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar as well. AC/DC are back and Brian Jonson is a happy man and we talk to Jon Scott who was the man who discovered Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and made it his life's obsession as a promo man with MCA and ABC records to make sure they became the rock legends they did indeed became. He went on to become one of Tom's great friends.

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September 15, 2020 79 min

This month Rolling Stones. Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath , Stackridge, Slade ,

Buddy Guy, BB KIng and author Aiden Prewett who has just written a book called "Our Jimi" which is a collection of interviews with those who were closest to Jimi including long time girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and legendary producer Eddie Kramer .

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this month we pay a few tributes firstly Pete Way of UFO who passed away august 14th, also legendary producer Martin Birch we look back at his career and hear from him and Steve Harris, Deep Purple release "Whoosh" we'll have words from Gillan and Paice on the album and its the 40th anniversary of "Monsters of Rock" we look back at the day and hear some classic Rainbow recorded live on the day.

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Welcome back this month we look at Rock musics finest moments at the movies the 100 greatest live albums are there any surprises in this list? 

the press review looks at "Classic Rock's" 100 greatest songs of the century we have the tracks of the month including Rolling Stones never before heard tracks and more from Deep Purple's new album "Whoosh" 

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A Special edition of the Classic Rock podcast this week featuring Status Quo's charismatic bassist John 'Rhino" Edwards who talks about his musical life, Quo and latest album "Backbone" which saw the band return with their highest chart placing since 1982, we will hear a few of his favourite pieces of music from Free and The Move and of course a smattering of Quo as well

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In a packed program this month we begin celebrating Deep Purple In Rock at 50 hearing from Jon Lord, plus we come up to date with Whoosh and hear from Roger Glover. Genesis are back we hear Phil Collins from the archive talking about Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett's departure then its Dennis DeYoung on his new album plus Styx and the press review plus a great tribute to Little Richard.

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In this months show Aerosmith on 45 years of "Toys in the Attic" perhaps their greatest ever release. ELP celebrate 50 years since the release of their debut album. Ritchie Blackmore turns 75 this month he and Dio were talking back in 75 about the release of their debut plus we have the monthly press review and the vintage press review.

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Welcome back to the Classic Rock Podcast and this month we have a "Women in Rock" special we hear music and conversation from some of the greatest names of the last 60 years plus we round up the news and the press reviews.

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Welcome to a celebration of 1980 its all about the music and the interviews this month and you will hear not only great music but some interviews from the archive from, Dio and Sabbath, Judas Priest, Joe Elliot Def Leppard, David Coverdale Whitesnake, Bruce Dickinson on Samson , Steve Harris and Paul Di'Anno on Iron Maiden, Kim McAuliffe GirlSchool enjoy stepping back in history to a memorable year.

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Welcome to the first of 2020 and a big show , we have all the usual features, the news the press reviews etc the main feature is on 1970 and the birth of Heavy Metal as Sabbath emerged as did classic output from , Purple, Zeppelin, Free, CCR, Uriah Heep we will here archive interviews as well from, Geezer Butler, Gillan, John Lord, Free, David Byron and Robert Plant.

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Another big show this month stuffed full of great Classic Rock , we open by celebrating a 40th anniversary of "Spirit of Radio" then we head off  in search of the great super groups of our time including interviews with Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers of "The Firm" we hear from Carmine Appice on Jeff Beck and we have those Damn Yankees as well as the press reviews and a look at some of the month's news and we close ...

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Another bumper podcast with all sorts of features, Jimmy Page had the "Greatest Riff of all time " bestowed from a vote a while back this archive interview captures his reaction, Zeppelin went to Iceland back in 1970 as part of a cultural exchange Robert Plant was interviewed whilst there and the music industry was being looked into in the USA back in 72 this archive report actually had the reporter on the Zeppelin plane.

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Welcome to the September "Classic Rock Podcast" which is a special extended show this month coming up we hear from Ginger Baker from prior to the last Cream show in 69, this year is the 49th anniversary of the death of Jimmy Hendrix we listen back to his final interview just a week before his death. Brian Johnson teases his new season of "Life on the road"  with Robert Plant. We listen to new music from the Who and ...

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Classic Rock Podcast and in this months show as Nick Mason prepared to receive his "Prog God" award we hear from a very young Pink Floyd with Barret, Mason, Waters and Wright plus the months news round up and press review, we have a special feature on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and we celebrate the return of Status Quo on the eve of their new album release "Backbone" we wi...

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Welcome to the summer edition of the Classic Rock Podcast, this month Highway to Hell celebrates its 40th year and Yes released their debut album 50 years ago this july we hear an archive interview from them and this moth in 1979 saw Rainbow release Down to Earth, Ritchie Blackmore Graham Bonnet and the legendary drummer Cozy Powell all remember a landmark period in the bands history.

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Welcome along to the June edition of the Classic Rock podcast, we hear from Slash about the early days of Guns'n'Roses plus Whitesnake are back with a rollicking good album Flesh and Blood we have a track from that and Sammy Hagar is back in the big time with The Circle and we have music from his top 5 album "Space Between" . 

Plus we have lots of news from the last month and we review all the music press as well .

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Well its the anniversary show this week as we celebrate a few notable moments in rock history beginning with a celebration of the 74th birthday of one of the finest players these shores have produced, Ritchie Blackmore and we hear Lemmy recount one of the many memorable tales of high jinx involving RB as well as the man himself describing what he's all about.

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If the 1960's were a whirlwind the 1970's were a hurricane as when success hit it elevated Randy Bachman and the band BTO to one of the biggest bands in the world in 4 years they released 5 albums that went gold, 18 singles including what remains Sony musics most licensed track in their history "takin' care of business" and of course "you ain't seen nothin yet".

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This month we have part 1 of a 2 part special where we talk to a Classic Rock Legend whose career has spanned 6 decades.

Randy Bachman has written and played on some of the genres most instantly recognisable songs from the Guess Who's first number one "Shakin all over" to "American Woman" before creating a brand new sound that accompanied him with Bachman Turner Overdrive on their journey to becoming one of the ...

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This month there is a bit of a Van Halen feel, after the months news round up we'll hear from Dave Lee Roth on where is all began for him and the band, also a few anecdotes on the 41st anniversary of Van Halen 1 and we hear from Sammy Hagar and Roth on what happened behind the scenes on the Sam and Dave tour of 2002.Plus Whitesnake are back with  a tune with a vintage 80's feel to it and we round up whats what in the press ...

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