This week Rik Fox joins Bill and Allen for a discussion about everything from his work in an emergency response team to Steeler to WASP to his friendship with Eric Carr and more. Find out what Yngwie Malmsteen said during the early days of Steeler. Find out how the name of the band WASP came about. Find out Rik’s thought about how Eric’s makeup character evolved from the hawk. Find out why Rik refers to himself as the Forrest Gump of rock.
It’s story time with Brynn Arnes of FLIPP and a number of other bands. Great stories… lots of fun!
In this episode we talk with Resist and Bite’s bassist Brian Powell about their current EP, their performance at the ROCKNPOD preparty at the Mercy Lounge in Nasnville, TN, their upcoming full length release, and more.
This week we review our weekend in Nashville at the 2021 ROCKNPOD Expo.
On Saturday, August 7, 2021, we were given the opportunity to host a live podcast and audience Q & A session with former MTV VJ and current SiriusXM DJ Mark Goodman at the ROCKNPOD Expo in Nashville, TN. Among other things, he answers questions about the early days of MTV and what it was like to be on the air when he learned of John Lennon’s murder.
Guns N’ Roses historian Marc Canter joins us this week to discuss a video podcast series called “The First 50 Gigs” (about the early days of GnR) that he cohosts with his friend and producing partner Jason Porath.
After 270+ episodes, and when you think nothing could go wrong in the AGES OF ROCK PODCAST world, it has happened:
THE AGES OF ROCK PODCAST TAKEOVER! 😱
Bill, Al, and Dennis have become victims of an invasion of the podcast snatchers! Your favorite “Crotchety Old Bastards” have been infiltrated by their least-expected perpetrators - THEIR OWN LISTENERS!!! Personal spaces will be invaded, pot-shots will be taken, and possibly a fetish or two will be exposed!
The infiltrators even present their top 5 most overplayed, burned out, and hated radio tracks. What songs will Bryan state have exceeded their life expectancy? What song has run its course in Lifetime KISS Fan David (not Dennis)’s opinion? What hot take does Bill throw down that will enrage a regular AoRP host? No matter if you’re from California, Ohio, or Tennessee, there’s a little something for everyone here.
Check it out!
This week Canadian musician Thomas Polychuck joins us to discuss his upcoming EP “Shadows Exposed”. We also talk about concerts being shut down and shows returning to the US versus them returning in Canada.
This week Chris Czynszak joins us to discuss the 2021 ROCKNPOD Expo coming up on the first weekend in August. We talk about events surrounding the expo, some of the guests, and we discuss how it’s grown from the first expo to now. Tickets and event info are available at ROCKNPOD.com!
“Mayhem in the Midwest” is the theme of the current Hairbanger’s Ball tour. Front man Brian Durbin (Mick Jaeger) sits down with us to chat about the band, Vince Neil, being called the King of Cougars, and the new documentary about hottest band in the world - KISS!
This week Julian Gill joins Dennis and Allen to discuss “(Music From) The Elder” … the much loved and much hated KISS album. We also do some album acquisitions and a quick Mammoth WVH discussion.
The Levithan Project is a new 6 song EP headed up by Tommy Krash (TK) formerly of Britny Fox. A mix of great instrumentals and great vocals by Tim “Ripper” Owens. Check it out!
Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko joins us to talk about his new book “ALL EXCE$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter”. He shares insights about the business that will surprise you and gives us an inside look behind the stage. The book is full of personal stories and photos and is a must have for any music fan!
Dennis had a prior commitment this week and couldn’t join us so we did an album review of the first Sammy Hagar era Van Halen album. Did you like that album? Are you a Sammy or Dave era (or both) fan. Did you give the Gary Cherone era any love?
Rockpourri is the perfect title! Lots of stuff covered this week… Tours, lead singers, The Talismen, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and roller coasters! Hope we don’t make you hurl!
Happy Birthday 1986! Wow!!!! 9 classic albums in one show. Listen to the 3 most Unprepared podcasters try to knock these out without going off the rails.
This week's episode gets really heavy with a 40th anniversary review of Motley Crue’s “Too Fast For Love.” Bill apparently has no memory of his record collection and other shenanigans.
Some people say we have gone soft. That we have given up what makes the Ages of Rock Podcast fun to listen too. Where’s the ball busting banter and cheap shots? Well we here you go! Rockpourri gone wild! Hold on to your seats, this is Magic!
John Jeffrey, Gene Schmidt, and Jody Veletta join us this week to talk about "Buffalo Rock City - Western New York's Tribute To KISS", how it came to be, and who they got to contribute to the project. They also discuss the charity the proceeds are going to and why they chose that charity.
The Jason Lee McKinney Band is releasing the album "Intentions and Interpretations" on May 7, 2021, and Jason is here to talk about it. We also talk about the effect the pandemic has had in his bands and how we see the return of live music affecting touring musicians.
April is Autism Awareness Month and this week Nova Rex’s Kenny Wilkerson joins us to talk about his new cookbook, Rockin' Recipes for Autism. We also talk in general about music over the past year and Kenny asks us what our favorite KISS songs are.
Broadway musical industry veteran Dave Weiser joins us this week to discuss his debut picture book, The Boy Who Wanted to Rock . Written for his 5 year-old-son, this book engages children's creativity and sense of fun, rather than stifling it with rigid learning principles. We also go on a couple different loosely related tangents.
This week we welcome Chris Boss and his cohort Jorge Palomo to the show to talk about his career in the music scene in San Antonio and new music he is working on. The newest single “Moonchaser” is available now. Check it out! Great riffs for your enjoyment.
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!!!