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This is the podcast that goes deep undercover to shine new light on the soundtrack of the most exciting decades in music. Producer/Rock Historian Denny Somach and friends are bringing their career experiences and his library of thousands of interviews to new life in this fast-paced, fan-focused series. They present not only the stories as they lived them, but as the artists did. From The Beatles to Foo Fighters, from John Bonham to Dave Grohl, from Woodstock to Coachella, these are the real ...
 
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Kate Bush was a star in the UK back in the 80s, but didn’t make it in the US till her Running Up That Hill was prominently featured in Season 4 of the Netflix series Stranger Things, and she hit the top at Spotify. This episode features a 1982 interview from the host’s Classic Rock Archives. Kate rarely gave interviews, making this one a must-liste…
 
From walking in on the Beatles who were opening for Joey Dee, with Felix on organ – before they came to America – to playing with Jimi Hendrix, campaigning for Bobby Kennedy, and the drama of working in the industry. More than fifty years later, Felix is still a rascal, in every sense of the word! Part of Pantheon Podcasts…
 
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Nylon Curtain, which included the hit single, Allentown, Denny Somach tells the story of Billy Joel’s first headline gig. Starting with how Denny recorded the show, lost the tape, and - years later - found it, this story stars 23 year old Billy Joel, up close and personal. Part of Pantheon Podcasts…
 
In 1975, John Lennon walked into a New York radio studio, unannounced, and played DJ. It was the world premiere of his brand-new album, Rock and Roll. You’ll hear him talk about the early days of rock, his influences - Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino - and the first day he met Paul McCartney. Candid and off the cuff, this is o…
 
Led Zeppelin was the biggest band in the world, and it still is. This episode features an exclusive interview with C.M. Kushins, author of the new, first-ever biography of the iconic drummer, Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin. Includes classic interviews from Jimmy Page and stories from Bonham's early days you won't hear anywhere but …
 
Billy Gibbons and the Yardbirds are this episode's subjects. You'll hear vintage audio from the Denny Somach Archives from Yardbirds Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, and Jimmy Page, plus brand new interviews with Billy Gibbons, talking about his new release, Hardware (and more!) and David French, author of Heart Full of Soul, the recent bio of Yardbirds v…
 
There's no business like Rock Business and this episode – The Business of Rock – will make that crystal clear from a rock icon and a rock entrepreneur. You'll hear Carmine Appice talk about how his work as an artist led to his immersion by fire into the business end of the industry. You know Carmine holds nothing back from his drumming, and he hold…
 
It's the British Show! Stephen Tow, author of London, Reign Over Me: How England's Capital Built Classic Rock analyzes classic rock history while Dr. Bill Bruford, who wrote the introduction and is one of the most revered drummers in the world (founding member of Yes; drummer for King Crimson; and more) provides the artist's viewpoint. Bill is reti…
 
This episode is about Songs and Stories – and nothing but songs and stories. The stories are all about specific songs and how they got written, recorded, discovered, whatever – all with the artists' own recollections. Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Bachman of Guess Who and BTO, Dennis DeYoung of Styx – everyone you want to hear from is here, incl…
 
Tom Petty is the subject of this episode, with special guest Jon Scott, record executive and author of Tom Petty and Me, My Rock and Roll Adventures with Tom Petty. You'll hear the ultimate insider answer questions about launching Petty's career, and more, and you'll also hear from Tom Petty himself, describing his own feelings about his career, be…
 
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have produced 20 studio albums, from Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ to the recently released Letter to You. You'll hear Bruce talk about that week in 1975 when he was on the cover of both Time and Newsweek, and about trying to visit Elvis in Graceland. You'll also hear from Clarence Clemons' last interview be…
 
Cream was the first supergroup - each member was a virtuoso on their instrument, they were all great soloists, and for nearly three magnificent years, they gave us a lifetime of musical memories. You'll hear from founder, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton on their own experiences, and get commentary you won't hear anywhere else from Ahmet …
 
Where were you when you first saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show? Or do you remember their real first appearance on American TV? Join Denny Somach as he takes A Walk Down Abbey Road – not coincidentally, the title of his latest book. You'll hear the recollections of Beatles fans like Sir Elton John, Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey, Sir George Martin…
 
Classic artists, classic tales – from the amazing archives of Denny Somach. David Bowie on writing with John Lennon; Clarence Clemons on getting fired by Bruce Springsteen while hanging out with Ringo Starr; how Atlantic Records' founder Ahmet Ertegun discovered Eric Clapton playing in a London bar; the fantastic story of how Sir Bob Geldof got Pin…
 
Who doesn't love The Doors? Ray Manzarek talks about the first time the shy Jim Morrison showed him the words he'd written and how that became the beginning of the band, courtesy of Denny Somach's epic legacy interview archive. Robbie Krieger weighs in, "I'd never written a song before and Jim told me to go and write some, so I went home and wrote …
 
John Bonham is the focus of the premier episode of The Rock Podcast. Audio clips of Zeppelin fans from Alice Cooper to Jimmy Page to Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) to Simon Kirke to John Paul Jones - even Jason Bonham - add sparks to Producer/Author/Rock Historian Denny Somach's stories, culled from his extensive rock archives. And, did you ever hear R…
 
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