Vintage Rock Pod - Classic Rock Interviews

Vintage Rock Pod - Classic Rock Interviews

The ultimate classic rock podcast packed full of big name interviews, all the latest news about your favourite golden era rockers, song recommendations, quizzes and fascinating rock facts too! Everything the classic rock fan needs! Hosted by Paul Stephenson, a UK radio veteran, this high quality, comprehensive classic rock podcast won't disappoint! Follow the show, sign up to become a VRP VIP here: https://www.vintagerockpod.com Part of Pantheon Podcasts.

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January 22, 2022 43 min

This special tribute show to Marvin Lee Aday, known to the world as MEAT LOAF, features contributions I've recorded with ELLEN FOLEY (female singer on the Bat Out Of Hell album), JOHN PARR (St Elmo's Fire singer and good friend) and UK national radio presenter CLAIRE STURGESS from Absolute Classic Rock.

We also hear fan reactions to his sad passing from Mike Norris (My Classic Album podcast), Stephanie Myers (Stephanie and S...

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We pay tribute to the stars of the classic rock world that sadly passed away in 2021. With contributions from some special guests we look back at the heroes that are sadly no longer with us and the legacy they leave behind.

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December 13, 2021 42 min

Great Rock Stories Volume 1 is a mix of some of amazing tales told by some legendary stars, including 3 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

You'll hear about The Beatles before they were famous, kicking the door down for women in rock, an iconic song that helped to bring down the iron curtain, the early days of punk in the UK, how Sting came to sing on one of MTV's most played videos, how it felt to replace Keith Moon i...

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December 6, 2021 35 min

Jim McCarty is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, inducted with his band, the legendary, ground breaking and iconic 60's group The Yardbirds! He played alongside some of the greatest guitarists of all time as the band boasted Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page among their number! Hear Jim talk about playing with these guys, plus stories of replacing the Rolling Stones, hearing a famous Beatles song in it's infancy, tourin...

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November 29, 2021 39 min

Donnie Vie is the former frontman, lead singer, songwriter and guitar player with the band Enuff Z Nuff. Best known for their big singles 'New Thing' and 'Fly High Michelle', they were on heavy rotation on MTV, Howard Stern was a big fan and so too was David Letterman, having them multiple times on his show. Rolling Stone magazine even called them “The Hot Band of the Year” following their second album release Stren...

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November 22, 2021 26 min

Dave Brock has been the driving force behind legendary space rockers Hawkwind for over half a century! Although he's now 80 years old, he's steered the group to their 34th studio album release "Somnia" which superbly adds to the back catalogue which already includes 15 records that have made the UK Top 40! Hawkwind's career is a twisting tale and they count among their alumni legends such as Ginger Baker (Cream)...

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November 15, 2021 28 min

John Lodge is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer as part of the legendary British group, The Moody Blues. With sales of more than 70 million records worldwide 'The Moodies' broke new ground with their iconic "Days of Future Passed" album, one of the first successful concept albums.

With big hits like 'Nights in White Satin', 'Ride My See-Saw', 'Your Wildest Dreams', 'Go Now' and 'I...

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November 1, 2021 35 min

Something a little different this week, I've been asked a few times to include some new wave or synth - so here you go! With platinum selling albums and multiple top 10 hits in the UK, US, Canada and Ireland plus playing at Live Aid Wembley Stadium, Howard Jones has had a great career so we'll hear some of his stories.

Plus - we get an update of our fabulous VINTAGE ROCK POD ARTISTS CHOICE playlist, which is made up entirely...

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October 25, 2021 46 min

(Don't Fear) The Reaper is a masterpiece Blue Oyster Cult created in the mid-70's and almost half a century on it's still loved and played on the radio today. Albert Bouchard was a founding member of the group and tasted all the highs including hit albums Agents of Fortune and Fire of Unknown Origin as well as the hit singles Godzilla, Burning For You and the previously mentioned (Don't Fear) The Reaper. In this hum...

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October 18, 2021 58 min

This weeks show features one of my favourite interviews to date!

My guest is an absolute legend, Carmine Appice! He's known as one of the true innovators of the heavy rock scene, in fact John Bonham learnt from him, as did many of the worlds greatest drummers. 

In this extensive interview you'll hear Carmine tell some incredible and crazy stories about legends like Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Jeff Bec...

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October 11, 2021 31 min

Dave Mason is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with his band Traffic, but there's so much more to his story! As well as a successful solo career in America, Dave also played and recorded with legends like The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac and his good friend, Jimi Hendrix!

It's an incredible career for a man born in rural Worcestershire who's lived in H...

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October 4, 2021 30 min

With 9 'Top 10' albums and 23 'Top 40' singles in the UK, Marillion are one of the most successful and enduring bands of the prog genre - and that's despite launching in the 80's, when prog was apparently dead following the punk and new wave movements! Their mix of prog, hard rock and AOR with distinctive lyrics and vocal styles has kept them on top of the game.

Founding member and ever present guitarist, STE...

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The legendary, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame drummer who's worked with some of the biggest names in the business, shares his stories on this episode of Vintage Rock Pod!

With his early band he cut his teeth as the opening act for The Beatles and the Rolling Stones before joining Midlands supergroup THE MOVE.

The story of The Move is incredible with some huge records and a number 1 single, their song was the first played on BBC Radio 1...

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September 20, 2021 44 min

STYX garnered a huge following in the 70s and 80s with a fusion of hard rock, prog and acoustic styles that saw them sell more than 50 million records worldwide and have a string of hits with songs like "Babe", "The Best of Times", "Mr Roboto" and "Show Me The Way". Following Dennis DeYoung's departure in 1999, Lawrence Gowan has been lead vocalist and keyboard player with the band, joining after...

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September 10, 2021 38 min

Slow Ride is a rock classic and Roger Earl from the band Foghat talks all about the hit and more on this weeks show! Roger is an Englishman who moved to the US in the early 70s and tells tales about the difficult early days, auditioning for Jimi Hendrix, breaking big in America and the current bands new live album "8 Days on the Road", US tour and their exclusive wine range! Plus a Mick Jagger meeting, the reason behind the...

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On this weeks show I’ve got a Scottish singer who’s worked with some real legends of rock! He was part of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and sang for many years with Yngwie Malmsteen and Michael Schenker, toured with Graham Bonnet on many occasions and was recently confirmed as the new lead singer of Alcatrazz.

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Paul Carrack has had an incredible career with so many hits on both sides of the Atlantic for a huge number of incredible groups. He's the main man behind Ace’s 1974 hit “How Long”, vocalist on the Squeeze song “Tempted”, lead singer in Mike + The Mechanics, he’s also toured with Eric Clapton for a decade or more, played Roger Waters famous The Wall show in Berlin singing "Hey You", been part of Ringo Starr’s All St...

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Jorma Kaukonen is not only a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee but with his band Jefferson Airplane he was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Grammy’s too while Rolling Stone magazine ranked him in the top 100 guitarists of all time. In this interview Jorma talks all about the burgeoning psychedelic scene in San Francisco in the 60s, performing with Janis Joplin before they were both famous, his thoughts on Grace Sli...

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This weeks Side 2 features an interview with Cutting Crew frontman NICK VAN EEDE! (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight was a worldwide hit for the band and the man behind it has a great story to tell which includes touring behind the iron curtain with Slade, being championed by Chas Chandler of the Animals, being Richard Branson's first success with Virgin Records in America, Branson's famous parties, how he wrote the big hit...

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June 21, 2021 36 min

Steve Lukather is the legendary ever-present guitarist in Toto. In this fun interview we talk all about Toto's big records, including (of course) Africa, plus his stories of working with so many of music's greatest names including Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr, Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan & Jeff Beck and about working on every track on the worlds biggest selling album of all time; Michael Jacksons "...

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