VRP Rocks - Classic Rock Interviews

VRP Rocks - Classic Rock Interviews

The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews on every episode including 30+ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees! If you love classic rock and want to hear stories of the glory days from the guys who were at the heart of the action then you'll LOVE this comprehensive classic rock podcast, hosted by UK radio veteran, Paul Stephenson! Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 - the 24/7 online classic rock station unlike any other classic rock radio! Playing deep cuts and forgotten bands, give it a try, you won't regret it! Check out the video interviews too at https://www.youtube.com/@VRPRocks Proudly part of Pantheon Podcasts Network.

Episodes

July 15, 2024 50 mins
In this episode renowned drummer Chris Slade shares captivating stories from his illustrious career. From his time with classic rock legends like AC DC, Jimmy Page, and David Gilmour, to his hits with Tom Jones and Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Chris Slade's journey is a treasure trove of music history. Get an inside look at his new album "Timescape," featuring original material and covers, highlighting his songwriting and self-discov...
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Terry Reid shares stories from his incredible career. From his early start in the industry, touring with the Rolling Stones on his 16th birthday, Reid's experiences are nothing short of legendary. The interview features captivating tales of his interactions with icons like Aretha Franklin, Steve Marriott, and Jimmy Page, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the music industry during the golden era. With mentions of Jo...
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July 1, 2024 31 mins
Step into the world of music history with renowned drummer Russ Kunkel as he unveils the captivating stories behind his top five favorite records. Experience the behind-the-scenes magic of influential albums that have left an indelible mark on the music industry. From studio collaborations with legendary artists to the creation of timeless classics, Russ shares exclusive insights into the making of platinum-certified, Grammy-honore...
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June 24, 2024 35 mins
The Demon himself, GENE SIMMONS, from KISS joins Paul to chat all about what's going on his world right now! We delve into the end of Kiss and the birth of the "new era", the Avatars! We also get an update on the Kiss Netflix Biopic, the reasons behind selling the music and image rights to the band, what his relationship is currently like with Paul Stanley, what his regrets are about Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, how Gene discovered...
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Rock legends (including 2 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees) share stories from their time playing, recording and touring with The Who! From studio chaos to replacing the irreplaceable, gruelling tour dates to backstage drama, you'll get a glimpse into the minds and actions of icons Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 20, 2024 36 mins
Drumming legend Pick Withers shares fascinating insights into his illustrious career and selects his top five favorite songs. With captivating stories behind each choice, Pick tells stories about legendary bands such as Mott the Hoople, Bob Dylan, and Dire Straits. He discusses his experiences working at iconic studios like Rockfield, Muscle Shoals, The Power Station and George Martins AIR Studios, offering a unique perspective on ...
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May 13, 2024 30 mins
Renowned drummer, songwriter and singer, Albert Bouchard, an original member of Blue Öyster Cult takes center stage to exclusively reveal his 5 favorite songs from the band! Albert shares his choices plus captivating insights into songs, where they came from, the backstories and how they helped shape the band. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Legendary drummer Carmine Appice reveals all about the new blues heavy album from Cactus - which features an incredible array of guest musicians! Ranging from Joe Bonamassa to Dee Snider, Pat Travers to Ted Nugent, artists were jumping over each other to play on this new record. Plus, Carmine reveals lifts the lid on future work, including an AI pop singer and Rod Stewart tribute act! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho...
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May 6, 2024 43 mins
Legendary drummer Carmine Appice takes listeners on an enthralling journey through his iconic music career. With over 60 years in the industry, Carmine shares insights into the 5 favourite albums that he has played on, which is no mean feat given he's contributed to hundreds of records over his career. He tells stories about working with renowned artists such as Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and John Sykes. This interview uncovers fascina...
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April 29, 2024 24 mins
In this episode of VRP Rocks, guitarist Tino Troy, co-founder of seminal rock band Praying Mantis, takes us on an incredible journey through the band's 50 year history. From their humble beginnings in the '70s to becoming part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, Tino shares captivating stories about their iconic releases, including "Time Tells No Lies" featuring the anthem "Children of the Earth" through to their lates...
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In this episode of VRP Rocks, drummer Michael Cartellone, known for his work with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Damn Yankees, shares captivating insights into his artistic journey and musical career. We talk about the influence Ron Nevison had on his career, working on a Freddie Mercury track, touring with ZZ Top, being the "unknown" member of a supergroup and reminiscences of his time with John Wetton and Eddie Jobson, this episode promises ...
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April 15, 2024 31 mins
Todays guest is a guitarist making a BIG name for herself in the world of rock! Nita Strauss has been the guitarist in Alice Cooper's band for a number of years but has successfully released a number of solo records, became the first female to have her own signature guitar series with Ibanez, earned her very own Superbowl ring and was named by Guitar World as number 1 on their list of female guitar players you should know. Nita is ...
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April 8, 2024 52 mins
Legendary rock vocalist, LOU GRAMM, joins me for this open, honest and insightful interview spanning his career! He talks about the crash which led to him joining Foreigner, the quick success and backlash they received, why he had to leave Foreigner and why he feels his solo career was tanked. He talks candidly about his relationship with ex bandmate Mick Jones and about how things stand with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominati...
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April 1, 2024 40 mins
Legendary bassist Leland Sklar takes us behind the scenes of iconic albums and collaborations with music legends. From his work on Phil Collins' chart-topping "No Jacket Required" to his enduring partnership with James Taylor, Leland shares captivating stories of the music industry's highs and lows. Delve into Sklar's profound insights on the impact of negative press, the unpredictability of industry success, and the enduring influ...
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In a special bonus episode of VRP Rocks, iconic rock vocalist, Joe Lynn Turner, answers your questions! We delve into his time with Yngwie and Deep Purple, we hear stories of being thrown out of a bar with Johnny Rotten, how he first met Ritchie Blackmore, why he felt it was the right time to reveal his alopecia and how becoming a father again has changed him. He also talks about future plans with perhaps a surprising twist ahead! ...
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March 25, 2024 46 mins
Listen to VRP ROCKS RADIO: https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 In this exclusive episode of VRP Rocks, iconic rock legend Joe Lynn Turner takes centre stage, sharing insights and personal anecdotes in a candid discussion. Delving deep into his illustrious career, Turner highlights his all-time favourite albums, including Rainbow and his solo albums, supergroup collaborations and more. The rock maestro also reveals b...
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March 18, 2024 81 mins
Listen to VRP ROCKS RADIO: https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 This is a fascinating and brutally honest interview with a man who hasn't done too many interviews over the years, and it shows! Frankie Sullivan, guitarist and founding member of Survivor sets the record straight telling his version of events from the Survivor story! It's a truly intriguing chat that takes many twists and turns throughout. Prepare to be ...
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March 11, 2024 33 mins
Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 Rik Emmett joins me to answer YOUR questions! you'll hear about on-stage accidents, his famous white V guitar, the US Festival, the best band he saw live and much more! Plus he tells us about his new compilation album Diamonds too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 This weeks guest is the legendary musician and songwriter, Russ Ballard! Discover the enthralling backstory of Russ Ballard's musical journey, from his worldwide hit "Hold Your Head Up" with Argent to his solo career, years working with Roger Daltrey, the stories behind his anthems, such as "Since You've Been Gone" and "I Surrender" by Rainbow, "God Gav...
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February 26, 2024 48 mins
Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270  In this episode of VRP Rocks, iconic drummer Nigel Glockler, known for his legendary work with the band Saxon, shares captivating insights into the band's journey. Telling stories from tours with Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead and Motley Crue, legal battles over their name, why he quit the band in 1987 and what lured him back, to their latest triumphs with th...
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