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Growin' Up Rock podcast is a weekly memory trip into the hard rock and heavy metal music you loved in your youth as well as the rock 'n' roll that is creating the soundtrack to your life today. Your host, Steven Michael, along with co-host Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni speak with newer and established artist while coming up with some interesting music topics and themes centered around the memories and stories of growing up around rock n roll, that keeps your devil horns hoisted far above your head ...
 
A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
 
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It's another game show episode, this time with square off in a fun and spirited version of Scattergories. We invite special guest comedian and writer Courtney Cronin-Dold to return to the show and match wits against Zeus from the Shout It Out Loudcast. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the followin…
 
We're back again with all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize for October 2021!. There's a lot going on in the rock and metal worlds and we're here to cover it all. On the day of this recording, news broke of David Lee Roth's upcoming retirement. We share our fresh reactions of hearing this news and speculate on what we think is behind …
 
Alan Lancaster passed away recently - leaving behind a back catalogue of loud, rock n roll riches. As a member of Status Quo, Alan became a rock n roll giant and was loved by fans the world over. For more than half his life, Al called Australia home and after leaving Quo - was a member of popular outfits The Party Boys and then The Bombers. On epis…
 
In this episode we get footloose and fancy free. In a podcast crossover episode we invite Brian Davis from Damn Good Movie Memories podcast to help us review the Original Footloose movie soundtrack. If you go over to the Damn Good Movie Memories podcast you will find a episode that Brian released a few days earlier in which Sonny, Steven, and Brain…
 
Zakk Wylde is a guitar hero of epic proportions. From Ozzy to Black Label Society, Pride And Glory, and Zakk Sabbath as well as countless other guest appearances, Zakk lets loose on the fretboard like an unleashed Wyldeman. In this episode Sonny and I share our love for Zakk Wylde and our favorite Zakk Wylde songs spanning his entire catalog. Last …
 
We talk with Zakk Wylde about the upcoming Black Label Society album release "Doom Crew Inc." Zakk and I talk about everything from his early days with Ozzy and his first gig in front of a large crowd to some of the new tracks on Doom Crew Inc. coming in November. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of …
 
We're back this week with loads of cool stories about the music business in our Conversation with Munsey Ricci. You may not know his name but you definitely know his work. With a career in the record industry going back nearly 40 years including 30 as the head of Skateboard Marketing, Munsey has helped push countless records to rock radio around th…
 
We invite our friend Tony Musallam from the California rock band Restrayned to review the Van Halen album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. It's the bands 9th studio album and said to be a return back to the bands hard rock roots. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audien…
 
We're back this week with a new concept we think you'll enjoy as we ponder The Producer Switch! A producer can, many times, make or break an album. Sometimes they can bring it to another level and, conversely, can hold back the potential of an album. As rock and metal fans, there are numerous examples of albums we all think could have been improved…
 
We often talk about desert island albums, which for us are albums that contain no skippers. In the worst of the best, we explore albums that are almost perfect but contain one song that just sucks. Even the worst song on an otherwise perfect album can be better than most songs on a good album, but most likely in this episode we won't have any of th…
 
The incredible rock n roll created by Bon Scott and AC/DC, will forever be loved by millions. However before joining AC/DC in 1974, Bon had done a ten year apprenticeship in bands such as The Spektors,The Valentines and Fraternity. His life and musical legacy is celebrated in a new publication by Jeff Apter titled 'Bad Boy Boogie: The true story of…
 
The label 'rock n roll royalty' is reserved for a certain few and our guest on this episode, the iconic and influential drummer Carmine Appice falls into that category. If you're a lifelong and devoted fan of rock n roll, it's a fair bet that Carmine's name will be littered throughout your record collection - via Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, King Kobra, …
 
In this episode we get the listeners involved as we discuss possible rock songs that could be used in a commercial to sell product. When the perfect song is combined with the perfect product, stuff gets sold. If you are lucky enough to sell a song to a large company to use in a national TV ad, you could see royalties on that song for years to come.…
 
We return this week with a show that will run the gamut of emotions as we present our ROCKNPOD Recap and a tribute to our fallen brother Rockin' Ron Runyon. ROCKNPOD Weekend was definitely a blur but we've had time to reflect. In this episode we'll share are thoughts on the entire weekend. Starting from Friday's preparty concert all the way through…
 
In this episode we rapid fire a bunch of bands and artist at each other, and discuss what song we think defines that band and why. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us growinuprock@gmail.com Contact Form Like and Follow Us on FaceBook F…
 
We're back this week with another great conversation as Billy Sheehan & Gregg Bissonette reflect on Eat 'Em & Smile. This legendary album by David Lee Roth was released July 7, 1986 and peaked at #4 on the US Billboard charts. More importantly, it was an absolute statement being put forth by the former Van Halen front man that he could still swing …
 
We invite our friend Loose Cannon (LC) from the Cobras And Fire Podcast to tell us how Van Halen OU812 is actually a concept album? Find out the concept in this completely different and fun album review full of plenty of laughs and music. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow…
 
In the late 1980's, the Candy Harlots were undisputed kings of Sydney's underground music scene and for a time, were dubbed 'Sydney's biggest live secret'. One of the key ingredients to the band's pulsating, hard rock sound was the lightning lead guitar - provided by teenage guitar wizard, Marc De Hugar. Combining catchy rock n roll, with a well-ch…
 
You can't help but love the artist and the insight of Joe Walsh who opens up here, as featured in a chapter of my first audio book, about what it's like to be Ringo Starr's brother in-law, to be mentored by Who drummer Keith Moon, how love had eluded Joe for so long, plus joining the Eagles, and gifting Pete Townshend a guitar and amp. Support the …
 
In this bonus episode we recap our adventure in Nashville to participate in ROCKNPOD 2021. Although Growin' Up Rock did not acquire a booth or conduct interviews at ROCKNPOD 2021, we were there in full effect catching up with all of our Podcaster brothers and sisters. Once again Decibel Geek and Chief ROCKNPOD architect Chris Czynszak and his famil…
 
We finally return with a whopper of an interview. Recorded live at S.I.R. Nashville on August 8th, 2021, we proudly present the Appice Brothers Rock History Talk. This long form discussion, recorded in front of a live audience captures Carmine & Vinny Appice sharing some amazing stories from their careers in the music industry. The chemistry betwee…
 
Picking up where we left off last week - In Part 2 of this 2 part episode we look at August 1st, 1985 - 4 Years to the day MTV launched, because we wanted to see the impact it had on the charts. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us grow…
 
Since the early 1980's, Sherry Rich and her guitar case have travelled many miles. From gigging at local dances in Bribie Island, playing to large rock crowds with Girl Monstar - or performing with Courtesy Move in Nashville....it's a musical journey that has resulted in some enduring, highly acclaimed albums. She has recently released a new album …
 
Remember when rock ruled the charts and you could hear and see it everywhere? In this on-going series, we explore a single date in history to explore the Billboard album charts and take a look at what rock albums were tearing up the charts. In Part 1 of this 2 part episode we look at August 1st, 1981 - The day MTV launched. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s…
 
We celebrate our 4th Birthday by exploring 4 very different albums all containing 4, Four, or IV in the title. Want to know more? Go Here WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us growinuprock@gmail.com Contact Form Like and Follow Us on Fac…
 
In this episode we invite Decibel Geek Co-Host and ROCKNPOD creator Chris Czynszak along with Steve Wright from the Podder Than Hell Podcast to play a little rock album trivia with us. We also get the details on the big Nashville ROCKNPOD 2021 event quickly approaching and what we can expect from that. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free…
 
Come with me inside the fertile mind of a man who came to the crossroads and took a hard left, finding himself in a very unique position – one in which he could affect change in the lives of indigenous citizens while realizing incredible change within himself, on a road that leads straight back to music Support the Show: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.…
 
We invite our friend BB from the Podder Than Hell Podcast to move into the Van Hagar era of Van Halen and review the album 5150. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us growinuprock@gmail.com Contact Form Like and Follow Us on FaceBook Fol…
 
We invite special guest Brian Davis from Damn Good Memories Podcast and Alex Alt from the Sly Dog Music Cast to share their Top 10 Aerosmith songs from 1982 through 2012. This journey with Aerosmith began in episode 150, when Brian along with Phil Shouse shared their top 10 Aerosmith songs from 1973 - 1979. You can find that episode here WE NEED YO…
 
We're back this week to talk about memories of KISS live with Koncert Memories! We know many of you have seen KISS live going all the way back to the glory days of the 70's. However, Aaron and Chris didn't get started until the early 90's. This makes for an interesting discussion as we got into the band at a commercial low-point and got to witness …
 
Often told by many, including the people being interviewed, that their own "behind the scenes" adventures were just as interesting as their main objective (to find out why AC/DC matters), in this 1st installment and bridge between seasons, engineer Eric Kielb sits down with co-creators, Gregg Ferguson & Kurt Squiers to discuss the origins of 'Beyon…
 
Buckcherry released their 9th studio album "Hellbound" in June this year. The 10-track record was produced by Marti Frederiksen, who previously produced the band's fourth album, Black Butterfly, and co-wrote one of their biggest hits "Sorry." Frederiksen co-wrote the majority of the album along with vocalist Josh Todd and guitarist Stevie D. The al…
 
Don't know who Phil is? Let's just say without him, there'd likely be no AC/DC. This former Senior VP of Atlantic Records opens up the AC/DC time capsule for our listeners, indulging us with stories told first hand by someone who was not only there in the flesh, (and in the trenches) with this undisputed Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, but also who …
 
Saul Hudson would hear AC/DC for the first time, and earn his nickname, Slash...on the same day. Fate? We think so. Go behind the scenes of when this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist opened up for AC/DC, why Keith Richards loves them so much, and how satisfying it is to give the Grammy's & Rolling Stone magazine the middle finger. Welcome to the …
 
A Stevie Nicks fan's must. My intimate conversation with Stevie from the last time Fleetwood Mac were about to put out a new studio album. April 2003, in Los Angeles. Nicks opens up about the post-911 process of writing new songs, plus thoughts on her biggest regret, her proudest achievement, and so much more. Support the Show: https://www.jeffwood…
 
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