This month Geoff Tate from multi-million sellers Queensryche talks about their new album Dedicated To Chaos, the band’s 30-year history including getting shot at while playing in Iraq and his optimism for the future of recorded music.
Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow from revitalised 80s trailblazers Anvil talks about how their big break finally came from being in the now infamous documentary ‘The Story Of Anvil’ and how the subsequent propulsion into an almost household name meant that their new album Juggernaut Of Justice had to deliver or the band would call it quits.
Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler alongside friend and current Adler’s Appetite band member Chip Z’ Nuff talks about their new music, touring and how the drugs didn’t kill him, no matter how hard he tried!
Finally after 30 years off Stampede are back to a very warm welcome with a fantastic new album, A Sudden Impulse. They talk about the old days and their belief that the good times are coming back for the style of music we love.
Music comes from all the above plus Def Leppard and as always the show includes news, tour dates and new release round up. All in just 1 hour of your valuable time!
This month Tom Keifer from 80s superstars Cinderella talks about the band’s upcoming tour dates and his huge relief now that the vocal problems which have plagued him for nearly 20 years are behind him. As it’s Donington time Keifer also reminisces on their two appearances there in 1987 and 2010.
Zodiac Mindwarp checks in from his home in Louisiana to talk about longtime collaborator Cobalt Stargazer, why his new drummer wears gold shorts, opening for Alice Cooper and getting away with it all these years.
Praying Mantis go right back to the start of the NWOBHM movement and are thankfully still treadiing the boards and creating new music today. Guitarist and founder member Chris Troy talks about their new EP, their history, their long-standing relationship with Iron Maiden especially former members of both bands, Dennis Stratton and Clive Burr.
The Australian Pink Floyd have taken the idea of tribute acts onto another level. They’ve played at David Gilmour’s birthday party, Nick Mason claims they’re probably better than the real thing and they’re now playing almost the same size arenas as Floyd did just a few years ago. Keyboard player Jason Sawford talks about how they went from pubs in Melbourne to Hampton Court Palace in London.
There’s music from all the above plus tracks from Motorhead and Duff McKagan’s Loaded.
The January edition of the new CLASSIC ROCK AND METAL PODCAST is available for streaming at www.classicrockpodcast.com and for download through iTunes.
This month Billy Sheehan and Eric Martin from Mr Big talk about their reunion, new album What If and how they fared in the 90s on the back of their International hit single “To Be With You”.
Magnum have almost chalked up 40 years in the business and 2011 sees a new studio album The Visitation and another UK and European headline tour. Guitarist and songwriter Tony Clarkin talks about the changing musical landscape, why it’s nice to be with SPV/Steamhammer and what happened to his beloved Gibson guitar.
Dennis Dunaway was a founder member of the Alice Cooper Band and co-wrote many of their biggest hits, including “School’s Out” and “I’m Eighteen”. Recently he’s been back in the studio with his old bandmates and legendary producer Bob Ezrin to contribute on Alice’s next album Welcome II My Nightmare. He talks about this and his other projects as well as recalling many tales from back in the day. An unmissable interview with a Classic Rock legend.
We celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hear N Aid charity single Stars plus there’s music from Mr Big and Magnum’s new albums, Dennis Dunaway’s band the 5th Avenue Vampires and Black Sabbath.
As always there’s the latest classic rock news roundup, tour information for January and new releases.
The Classic Rock and Metal Podcast is available to stream or download on the first Monday of every month and is intended for people wanting to catch up on their favourite rock and metal bands of the 70s and 80s, find out what they’re doing now and learn about some of the great new bands following in their footsteps.