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Ages Of Rock Podcast

Welcome to the Ages of Rock Podcast! We are three guys who have a one thing in common... a love of Rock and Roll. In particular we have an affinity for a band you may have heard of... KISS. Bill and Dennis had this dream of doing a podcast about our love of Rock and Roll. At a Judas Priest show in 2014 Bill introduced Dennis to Allen and we teased the idea of doing a podcast. Allen has done a podcast before and so the Ages of Rock Podcast is now a reality. Our goal is to talk about all things rock not just KISS... We hope you find us intriguing, funny, and occasionally highly opinionated.
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Mar 25, 2021

This week we talk to Chris Dunnett of POWERSLAVE: The Iron Maiden Experience. We talk about how long the band has been around, how the band came to be, how they chose their setlist, and more. Enjoy this discussion, and one more thing … UP THE IRONS!!!

Mar 11, 2021

On this episode, we talk to Kix guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe. The conversation goes from the beginnings of Kix to being a Carnivore! Dennis gets his smoker talk on with a meat professional along with great music tidbits!

Mar 4, 2021

The guys from PUMP5 talk about writing and recording their new record “Paradise Place” and mayhem ensues. Here’s a few key words from the show: #toosoon #tossin #summerteeth #wafflestomp #givetilithurts and finally #pushinyourstool.

Feb 25, 2021

Bill’s buddy and HUGE Rush fan Doug Sabotin joins us for a review of Moving Pictures which is celebrating 40 years. Some might say this record is a “Masterpiece”. What do you think??

Feb 19, 2021

Olympic Judo Silver Medalist Jason Morris returns to the show this week with UFO as his pick for an album anniversary review.

Feb 11, 2021

This week we review Ozzy Osbourne’s “The Ultimate Sin” album, which was released 35 years ago this month. We also briefly touch on the upcoming ROCKNPOD Expo, Dennis gives an update on a guitar he recently bought and on his finger injury. Dennis and Bill also discuss this week’s album acquisitions.

Feb 4, 2021

In this episode, we had a fun discussion with Dana Radford, Judd Fuller, and Sandy Gennaro of The Tummies about their upcoming album "9:30 Girl" (among other things). Check it out!

Jan 28, 2021

This week, founding Tesla Bassist Bryan Wheat join Bill and Allen on their lunch breaks. He’s written a book called “Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla” and it’s the primary focus of our discussion. The book takes a candid look at his life as a member of successful a rock band and also delves into some of his personal struggles.

Jan 21, 2021

What’s the one thing that’s never good to talk about? Politics! What’s the one thing we love to talk about? Music! So this week, we talk about politics and music and how it can sell records and destroy bands. We don’t care which side you’re on, just be open to others views!

Jan 14, 2021

We’re starting 2021 off with some new tunes from Weapon Of Anew! The new single “Sick Boy” recently dropped. Guitarist Freddy Ordine shares information about the band, first record, the new single, and long awaited forthcoming album release.

Jan 7, 2021

Our first guest of 2021 is none other than Jeff Pilson! He joins to discuss the new Heavy Hitters album with George Lynch and others. This a album of some older great songs rearranged with some great grooves and of course great riffs. As always it’s a great time when we get to sit down with a rock legend!

Dec 31, 2020

In our final episode of the year, we do our normal album acquisitions segment. We also bust on each other a little and talk about our 2020 guests and the artists we lost in 2020.

Dec 24, 2020

We're taking the week off from a regular episode but couldn't let the season go by without sending out our season's greetings...and other inappropriate comments!

Dec 17, 2020

We have a very special guest on the show this week, luthier Jacob Harper. Not only has he built fantastic guitars for many stars, he’s also built one for Dennis. He talks about how he became interested in building guitars AND we get the first peek at his first acoustic build.

Dec 10, 2020

Ricky Warwick joins Bill for a discussion about his new solo project “When Life was Hard and Fast” coming out February February 19,2021. Ricky is the voice and songwriter behind Black Star Riders and The Almighty.

Dec 3, 2020

The 40 year anniversary record reviews continue with our buddy Craig Osborn as we dissect the Def Leppard debut album “On Through The Night”. Even as Leppard fans we give an honest review...sometimes brutal.

Nov 26, 2020

REO Speedwagon ruled the early 80’s and it all started with the biggest selling record of 1981 - Hi Infidelity. AoRP follower Bryan Harris joins us to review this great record. We also discuss the death of Eric Carr.

Nov 19, 2020

On this week’s episode, instead of being a co-host, Allen is a guest along side Bill Elam and Jeff Humphrey as they talk about their new internet radio station, A2Z Radio. They talk about how the station came to be, the variety of musical genres, and how to to apply to be a DJ. Tune in and turn it up!

Nov 12, 2020

We are joined by online auction hosts Gary & Vonna Brufach and Ronny Schnell. Vinyl collecting and selling are the topic. We also answer what’s your “Holy Grail” record?

Nov 10, 2020

Welcome to Episode 003 - Part 3 (The Monterey Pop Festival Episode) of our three part journey through the charts of music that was popular the weeks that parallel the three festivals we think had a significant impact on either the musical or cultural impact - or both - during the first 30 years of the rock and roll era.

In this episode, we review the music that was popular on the Billboard charts the week of the most important Music Festival during the rock and roll era. No concert prior to or since that event represented the pulse of music at the moment and what was to come . . . something that was only hinted at that week on the Billboard charts.

The concert introduced a larger audience to Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and Janis Joplin. It officially kicked off The Summer of Love just up the coast in San Francisco. And it let the world know that blues rock was the most legitimate form of the true origin of rock and roll - the Blues - by giving the Who a larger billing, introducing the world to Canned Heat and several other fantastic Blues based rock bands of the era.

Come with us back to the middle of June, 1967, and be thankful your ears work when you hear the music of this era.

Nov 5, 2020

Donnie Vie, a self proclaimed guitar hack, talks about his career and love of making music. He has a new single in the works that’s soon to be released. It was quite a ride!

Nov 2, 2020

Welcome to Episode 003 - Part 2 of our three part journey through the charts of music that was popular the weeks that parallel the three festivals we think had a significant impact on either the musical or cultural impact - or both - during the first 30 years of the rock and roll era.

In this episode, we metaphorically close out the 1960s with the Woodstock concert. No concert event ever defined a generation like the Three Days of Peace and Music... But what were people listening to that week of the concert? And did the performers at the concert fundamentally changed the path of rock and roll? Listen and enjoy, as we share our viewpoints on these questions.

Oct 29, 2020

This week Bill, Allen, and Dennis get classy with our guest, Roger Kalia, the new conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. We talk with him about being one of over 250 candidates trying out for the position. We also talk about his background in music and having socially distanced performances during a pandemic. We also do our regular pre-interview stuff for your listening pleasure. Join us!

Oct 25, 2020

Episode 3 is a three-part journey through three festivals that have had either a significant musical or cultural impact - or both during the first 30 plus years of the rock and roll era.

Running in reverse chronological era, we begin with reviewing the Billboard chart the week of Live Aid, a benefit concert organized by Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats and held in the cities of London and Philadelphia for the purpose of raising money to assist with famine relief in Africa. To date, it's estimated over 150 million dollars was raised are the concerts, which four broadcast live around the world.

Musically, it wasn't so much Cutting Edge as it was perhaps the most significant reunion / oldies concert in rock history, which we address. 

Note to Styx fans -  I can't remember if they appeared on the chart we reviewed for that week, but rest assured if they did, Joe will continue to bash the hell out of them.

Oct 22, 2020

It’s been a while so it’s time for some Rockpourri. Bill and Dennis seem to have deep pockets as the Album Acquistions segment is longer than usual and Allen barely stayed awake!

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