ARS94: Hitmen DTK, Bitzer, The Lazys, Rose Carleo Band 30.5.18 - Download
If it's rock n roll you came for, it's rock n roll you're gonna get - because on show #94 of the Australian Rock Show – we crank new tunage from some of the hottest rock n roll outfits down under. For the first time anywhere on the planet – we premiere the new single from Hitmen DTK - 'Get Up'! We remember the legendary Phil Emmanuel, spin new material from The Grapes and The Lockhearts, and blast new rock n roll tunage from Bitzer, The Lazys, Matterhorn, Trataka, Lillye, Rose Carleo Band, Dead City Ruins and Flickertail. Essential listening !
ARS93: Herm Kovac Interview 26.5.18 - Download
From behind the kit, drummer Herman Kovac has seen plenty. His career spans five decades and on episode 93 of The Australian Rock Show we go steppin' out with Herm, who looks over some highlights from his wonderful and lengthy rock n roll voyage. From touring and recording with the Ted Mulry Gang, his friendship with Malcolm and Angus Young, producing some of Australia's most popular country artists and so much more - if you love TMG and indeed Australian music, this episode is essential listening. Play loud and disturb the peace !
Music by: Ted Mulry Gang, Powderfinger
ARS92: Phil Lewis Interview - L.A. Guns 29.4.18 - Download
L.A. Guns are heading back down under for a run of dates in May - touring in support of their most recent album 'The Missing Peace'. On episode 92 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with vocalist Phil Lewis about his teenage years, his days on the London club circuit, re-uniting with guitarist Tracii Guns and much much more. Rip and tear and crank this one nice and loud !
Music by: L.A. Guns, The Angels
ARS91: Linda McDonald Interview - The Iron Maidens 21.4.18 - Download
In May and June, The Iron Maidens remove all the wheel blocks, gather speed and get airborne – hitting Australian stages for the first time. Powerhouse drummer Linda McDonald previously did time in the amazing Los Angeles outfit Phantom Blue, and on episode 91 of The Australian Rock Show – we talk in detail with Linda about her early days, her influences, Iron Maiden, Nita Strauss, Phantom Blue, the upcoming Australian tour and much more ! Tune in and play very loud.
Music by: The Iron Maidens, Phantom Blue, AC/DC
ARS90: Steven Adler Interview 30.3.18 - Download
Former Guns n Roses drummer Steven Adler hits Australian stages in May - celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album 'Appetite For Destruction'. On episode 90 of The Australian RockShow, we cover Steven's upcoming tour down under, the early days with Guns n Roses, his mother Deanna's book and much more. In the opinion of many, Steven Adler's sound was the heart and soul, the backbone to the classic Guns n Roses material and this is an interview you won't wanna miss. Play loud !
Music by: Guns n Roses, Adler's Appetite, Rose Tattoo
ARS89: Scott Ginn Interview 13.3.18 - Download
From his time fronting The Breakers, to Cheetah, Boss, and onto Rags 'n' Riches - Scott Ginn has long been on our rock n roll radar. His 1986 solo album 'One Man Army' is one of the best hard rock albums to come out of Australia during that time. Listen in to episode 89 of The Australian Rock Show as Scott talks us through the new Rags 'n' Riches album, ‘Heaven Is Only A Moment Away’, and much more. Rag 'n' roll ! Play loud !
Music by: Rags n Riches, AC/DC
ARS88: Hitmen DTK, Mushroom Planet, The Hot LZ’s, Small Hand Gun, Jeff Dahl 8.3.18 - Download
Ensure the volume is locked in and loud – cos on show number 88 of The Australian Rock Show we crank a solid mix of old and new rock n roll tunage. Hitmen DTK, Mushroom Planet, The Hot LZ’s, Palace Of The King, Rags n Riches, Baby Animals, Small Hand Gun and lots more. On The Australian Rock Show, we talk the rock and rock the talk and this is one episode you don't wanna miss ! Fire it up !
Music by: Hitmen DTK, Mushroom Planet, The Hot LZ’s, Palace Of The King, Rags n Riches, Baby Animals, Small Hand Gun, Jeff Dahl
ARS87: Hitmen DTK, Cosmic Psychos, The Mis-Made, Mick Medew 26.2.18 - Download
On episode 87 of The Australian Rock Show we blast new tunage from the mighty Hitmen DTK, Cosmic Psychos and The Mis-Made ! Classy Sydney outfit Love Child get some air time, as do powerhouse Central Coast act Defiant Few. Add in some Gwyn Ashton, former Screaming Tribesmen vocalist Mick Medew, and some raunchy blues via Christina Crofts - and this is one show you won't wanna miss. Rock news, gig dates, reviews, rants and more. Play loud !
Music by: Hitmen DTK, Cosmic Psychos, The Mis-Made, Love Child, Defiant Few, Gwyn Ashton,, Christina Crofts, Mick Medew and the Mesmerisers
ARS86: Brant Palko - 500th Facebook Fan 9.12.17 - Download
It's a celebration on number 86 of The Australian Rock Show, as we are joined by Canadian Brant Palko - our 500th Facebook fan. Brant has done time in punk outfit The Heatscores, co-hosts the very cool 'udontknowmojack' podcast, and has great knowledge of Australian music ! Play this one loud.
Music by: Celibate Rifles, Screaming Tribesmen, The Heatscores, New Christs, D.O.A., Datura4, Hitmen, Cosmic Psychos, Jacobites
ARS85: Tapes Alive - 5.12.17 - Download
On episode 85 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off the cassette player and crank some never before heard live recordings - pulled from our own personal archives. Tune in to hear rare live recordings from Skyhooks, Candy Harlots, Ramones, Kings Of The Sun, Psychotic Turnbuckles, Hitmen DTK and Doc Neeson Band. Dig it !
Music by: Skyhooks, Candy Harlots, Ramones, Kings Of The Sun, Psychotic Turnbuckles, Hitmen DTK and Doc Neeson Band
ARS84: Jeff Apter Interview - 1.12.17 - Download
Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus Young. If you dig AC/DC and are a fan of Australian rock, ‘High Voltage’ is an essential book to add to your rock n roll library. Jeff joins us on episode 84 of The Australian Rock Show to talk about the book, the recent passing of Malcolm and George Young, AC/DC and a whole lot more. Tune in and play loud.
Music by: AC/DC
ARS83: Remembering Malcolm Young - 19.11.17 - Download
Malcolm Young - a rock n roll hero to so many, passed away yesterday and his loss is immense. Yet his monster riffs - the core of AC/DC's music can never be silenced. His Gretsch guitar and Marshall amp may be switched off, yet the loud rock n roll they helped to create will live forever. He inspired countless others to pick up a guitar and on episode 83 of The Australian Rock Show, we remember Mal by airing some of our most favourite songs. Play very loud.
Music by: AC/DC
ARS82: Mick Blood Interview - 16.11.17 - Download
In the 1980s, the Lime Spiders were one of Australia’s premier post punk outfits – combining 60’s garage, psychedelic and hard rock to produce a sound like no other. Key to their sound was the distinct vocals of front man Mick Blood, a true rock n roll survivor who has more than paid his dues. He fronts a re-energized Lime Spiders outfit for two big December shows that you do not wanna miss. On episode #82 of The Australian Rock Show, Mick joins us to look over his history and to talk all things rock n roll – arachnid style. Essential listening !
Music by: Lime Spiders, Zoot
ARS81: Jesse Fink Interview - 9.11.17 - Download
|Sydney author Jesse Fink has recently released one of the most important publications on AC/DC: the eagerly awaited ‘Bon: The Last Highway’. Fink has become something of an AC/DC detective and shines light on parts of the AC/DC story which have always been dimly lit. Music fans around the world have been waiting for this book - and it does not disappoint. On show number 81 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Jesse Fink to talk about the new book – a little about his background, and much much more. Essential listening !|
Music by: AC/DC, Spectrum, Trust
ARS80: Remembering George Young - 30.10.17 - Download
George Young passed away recently, leaving behind a rich and wonderful musical legacy. As a musician, songwriter and producer, George was an innovator who shaped Australian music. His influence on Australian rock n roll is immense and on episode 80 of The Australian Rock Show, we pay tribute to George Young by airing some of our most favourite songs. Crank the volume and play loud.
Music by: Easybeats, AC/DC, Vanda and Young, Stevie Wright, Paintbox, Marcus Hook Roll Band, Cheetah, Alison McCallum
ARS79: Alice Cooper/Ace Frehley 2017 Australian Tour Special - 20.10.17 - Download
It is forty years since super ghoul Alice Cooper first toured Australia and he is back downunder – doing a run of dates with Ace Frehley as support act. On episode 79 of The Australian Rock Show, we celebrate the tour by cranking some covers, performed by local artists. We rock, we rant, we recall past rock n roll memories. The guillotine is on board the space ship so let the countdown begin !
Music by: Asteroid B-612, Radio Birdman, Alice Cooper, Tex Perkins, Ace Frehley, Smelly Tongues, Girl Monstar
ARS78: Johnny Kannis Interview - 6.10.17 - Download
For more than 40 years, Johnny Kannis has been on the front lines of Australian rock n roll. From his time as Radio Birdman's MC and back up singer - to countless years and tours of duty with the Hitmen, Kannis has earned his place as one of Oz rock's most indomitable and electrifying front men. On episode 78 of The Australian Rock Show we dig into the Johnny Kannis story and talk about everything from recording with the Hitmen, appearing on Countdown, the Moronic Inferno album, the upcoming shows in November and much much more. It’s dancing time ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: the Hitmen, Johnny Kannis, Radio Birdman
ARS77: Release The Hounds Interview - 29.9.17 - Download
Powerhouse Sydney outfit Release the Hounds have been cranking hi-octane, gasoline fuelled rock n roll for some time. Their blazing new album ‘Fret Rattle’ has just been released, gaining them many new fans. On episode 77 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with lead guitarist Brett, who gives us the low-down on one of Australia's most promising hard rock outfits. Play loud ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Release The Hounds, AC/DC
ARS76: Release The Hounds, Gwyn Ashton, Joe Matera, Dave Evans/Rabbit - 19.9.17 - Download
On episode 76 of The Australian Rock Show we crank new tunage from Sydney's Release The Hounds, Gwyn Ashton and also Joe Matera. A long-lost, Steve Prestwich penned Cold Chisel track gets an airing, and we spin some mid-70's rock n roll raunch from Rabbit. Rock news, gig dates, reviews, rants and more ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Release The Hounds, Gwyn Ashton, Joe Matera, Rabbit, Cold Chisel, The Grapes
ARS75: Rick Brewster Interview - 17.8.17 - Download
A new and much needed publication on The Angels has just been released and it is essential reading. The book is written by Bob Yates, along with Rick and John Brewster and on show #75 of the Australian Rock Show, Rick joins us to look over some of the Angels history…..from Sunbury 1975, backing the legendary Chuck Berry, recording with Vanda and Young, to the American tours with the Kinks and Cheap Trick, Rick shares some of these memories and much more. Essential listening. (listen via YouTube)
Music by: The Angels, Thunderclap Newman
ARS74: Steve Mascord Interview - 6.8.17 - Download
After a three decade diet of rock n roll, rugby league and the road - Australian rock journalist Steve Mascord has just published his first book 'Touchstones' - and it's a ripper. Steve joins us on episode 74 of the Australian Rock Show to look over the book, to talk some footy and to talk some rock n roll. Not only does the boy from Wollongong give us a taste of steel – he selects all the music on this show too ! Essential listening ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Doomfoxx. Choirboys, Vain, Princess Pang, Kiss, Kings Of The Sun
ARS73: Tod Howarth Interview - 29.5.17 - Download
Tod Howarth first surfaced on our rock n roll radar in the mid-80’s, as a member of Frehley’s Comet. Yet Howarth’s time spent working with Ace Frehley is only one chapter - in a lifetime spent producing catchy and memorable rock tunage. Currently with Four By Fate (who recently did some Australian dates) – he has also done time in 707, Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent among others. On show #73 of The Australian Rock Show - we caught up with Tod after a recent gig for a chat - and looked over some of his many career highlights. If there's a message in the rock and roll you’re gonna find it here ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Frehley's Comet, AC/DC, 707
ARS72: Dave Tice Interview - 25.5.17 - Download
On episode 72 of the Australian Rock Show, Steven Danno sits down with Dave Tice, front man for Australia’s heavy rock pioneers Buffalo. In an exhaustive interview, Dave digs deep into his rock history and details the stories behind some of the most iconic Buffalo songs. Influential, iconic and rightly revered as one of Australian rock n roll's greatest vocalists, this is an interview you don’t wanna miss. Play loud ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Buffalo
ARS71: Juliette Jade (Valduriez) Interview - 20.5.17 - Download
Since uploading her first video to YouTube, Juliette Jade (formerly Valduriez) has attracted a huge supporter base online – with 100’000 subscribers and millions of fans viewing her clips. Her covers of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix and Ozzy have been widely acclaimed, helping to launch the career of this gifted French guitarist. After an extended break, Juliette re-appeared late last year with the release of her debut album ‘Terrarium’. Her unique style has generated much excitement amongst guitar players and rock fans the world over – and on show #71, in her first ever interview, Juliette talks exclusively to The Australian Rock Show about her new album, her amazing musical journey and much more. Essential listening ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Juliette Jade
ARS70: Larry Attard Interview - 8.5.17 - Download
For over four decades, Larry Attard has been a mainstay on the Australian hard rock scene - firstly, with his outfit Snake, then later with the internationally acclaimed AC/DC tribute show Acca Dacca. Tune in to episode 70 of The Australian Rock Show when we chat with Larry about his life of loud rock n roll - his love of AC/DC and much more. Rock n roll ain't no sin - let the music begin ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Snake, The Angels, Acca Dacca
ARS69: Bruce Kulick Interview - 27.4.17 - Download
Former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick returns to Australia soon for a run of dates in May. Kulick’s musical journey has seen him do time with Blackjack, Meatloaf, The Good Rats, Billy Squier, Michael Bolton, Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad and many others. On episode 69 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Bruce about his time in Kiss, his upcoming tour downunder and lots more ! Play this one loud – right between the eyes ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Bruce Kulick, The Sharp, Blackjack
ARS68: Dan Baird Interview - 21.4.17 - Download
Dan Baird and Homemade Sin are currently in the middle of an Australian tour and on episode 68 of The Australian Rock Show, we sit down with Dan for a detailed interview. We look over their current album ‘Rollercoaster’, Dan’s recent record ‘SoLow’ and much more. Dan Baird and Homemade Sin are indeed the genuine article – the real rock n roll deal and quite possibly - the best band alive today. This is an interview you don’t wanna miss. Play loud ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, Dan Baird, The Church
ARS67: Clifford Hoad Interview - 15.4.17 - Download
On episode 67 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Clifford Hoad - founder of the mighty Kings Of The Sun. We talk about their recently released 'Razed On Rock' album, and also their upcoming 'Playin' To the Heavens' record. Cliff has rock n roll pulsing through his veins and this is an interview you don't wanna miss. Tune in and play loud ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Kings Of The Sun, Deep Purple
ARS66: Dave Evans interview, Jeff Hoad interview - 6.4.17 - Download
On episode 66 of The Australian Rock Show we catch up with original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans, who gives us the rundown on his recent EP titled ‘Wild’ – which was recorded with Norwegian hard rockers Barbed Wire. Jeff Hoad from The Rich and Famous also checks in to talk about his new release with The Rich and Famous. Rock news, gig dates, reviews, rants and more ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Dave Evans & Barbed Wire, The Rich and Famous, Choirboys
ARS65: L7 Interview - 30.9.16 - Download
The mighty L7 - re-united and re-ignited hit Australia soon for a run of shows around the country. On episode 65 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Donita Sparks about the re-union, her memories of previous Aussie tours and much more ! Turn this one up loud ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: L7, Cosmic Psychos
ARS64: Airbourne Interview - 23.9.16 - Download
The new album from Airbourne 'Breakin' Outta Hell' is released today ! It's loud, defiant and in-your-face - and an album which you definitely need to hear. On episode 64 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with drummer Ryan O'Keeffe about the new album, crank some cool tunage and lots more. Play loud ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Airbourne, The Poor
|ARS63: Owen Campbell Interview - 16.9.16 - Download|
Owen Campbell is currently back home in Australia - doing shows in support of his amazing new album Breathing Bullets (from which we recently named the title track as our 'song of the year'). A talented guitar player, Owen Campbell is also a wonderful storyteller and songwriter. On episode 63 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with Owen about his new album, his fascinating musical journey and much more. Essential listening ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Owen Campbell, Jeff Lang
|ARS62: Ted Mulry Memorial Day 2016 Special - 13.9.16 - Download|
We recently attended the annual Ted Mulry Memorial Day, held in Sydney on the 3rd September, 2016. This special day was made even more memorable, as the re-united TMG performed later in the day at nearby Revesby. On episode 62 of the Australian Rock Show, we chat with Steve Mulry, longtime TMG roadie Ron Clayton, former Hush bassist Rick Lum - and share the memories of some long time TMG fans. All this - plus some amazing Ted Mulry and TMG tunage for you to enjoy. If you are a fan of Australian rock n roll, or indeed great music - this is essential listening ! (listen via YouTube)
Music by: Ted Mulry, TMG
ARS61: Tyrone Coates i/v, Baby Animals, Aberration, Pete Wells Band - 8.9.16 - Download
Crank the volume on show #61 cos we chat with former Bombers front man Tyrone Coates and air songs from his amazing new album 'Child In The Man'. We get steamrolled from re-united Sydney punk outfit Aberration, and take a trip in time with both the Baby Animals and the much missed Pete Wells. On The Australian Rock Show, we talk the rock and rock the talk and this is one episode you don't wanna miss ! Fire it up !
Music by: Ty Coates, Bombers, Baby Animals, Aberration, Pete Wells Band
ARS60: Orianthi, Cherry Grind interview, Shewolf, Screaming Tribesmen - 1.9.16 - Download
On episode 60 of The Australian Rock Show we celebrate the upcoming RSO tour by cranking some Orianthi. We chat with Sam, singer from rising Adelaide outfit Cherry Grind and spin the single from their debut album 'A Room With A View'. We air the new track from Melbourne's Shewolf and drift back to 1985 with the Gig Lizard - who shares some of his memories of the Screaming Tribesmen. Essential listening !
Music by: Orianthi, Cherry Grind, Shewolf, Screaming Tribesmen
ARS59: The Hitmen, Leadfinger, Kevin K, Dave Evans and Nitzinger, Lovechild, You Am I - 26.8.16 Download
On episode 59 of The Australian Rock Show we air new tunes from Leadfinger, Kevin K and also Lovechild. We blast through some classic Hitmen, along with some early 90's You Am I. The Dave Evans - John Nitzinger collaboration gets an airing - as well all the news, gigs and rock n roll ramblings which you should know about. Crank this one nice and loud !
Music by: The Hitmen, Leadfinger, Kevin K, Dave Evans and Nitzinger, Lovechild, You Am I
ARS58: Airbourne, AC/DC, Scott Ginn, Rags n Riches, Owen Campbell, Deniz Tek, Johnny Kannis, The Bombers - 18.8.16 - Download
On episode 58 of The Australian Rock Show we crank hot n heavy new tunage from Airbourne and get blown sky high with some classic AC/DC. Scott Ginn (ex-Boss) has re-mastered and re-issued his 'One Man Army' album from 1986 - which also cops an airing, as does his late 80's outfit Rags n Riches. We crank the new 45 from The Iceman - Deniz Tek and also check out the newie from Johnny Kannis - which has guest vox from Jimmy Barnes. We pay tribute to Steve Crofts, look over upcoming gig dates, share the rock news and much much more. Play loud !
Music by: Airbourne, AC/DC, Scott Ginn, Rags n Riches, Owen Campbell, Deniz Tek, Johnny Kannis, The Bombers
ARS57: Mazz-XT, Temtris, Bob Spencer, Doomfoxx - 10.6.16 - Download
On episode 57 of The Australian Rock Show we play new music from Scott Ginn's outfit Mazz-XT, Nowra HM band Temtris and also Bob Spencer (ex-Angels, Skyhooks). We look back and crank some Doomfoxx along with some classic Saxon (featuring Lemmy and Angry Anderson). Plus rock news, rants, and more - real rock n roll action which you need to hear ! Turn this sucker up loud !
Music by: Mazz-XT, Temtris, Bob Spencer, Doomfoxx, Saxon
ARS56: Cherie Currie Interview - 8.4.16 - Download
In May and June the iconic and trail-blazing Cherie Currie is touring Australia for the very first time. On episode 56 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with Cherie about her recent album 'Reverie', reconnecting with Lita Ford, The Runaways, her upcoming Australian tour and much much more. Turn up that radio - hear the rock and roll !
Music by: Cherie Currie, Street Walkin' Cheetahs
ARS55: Gwyn Ashton Interview - 4.3.16 - Download
Armed with his authentic brand of blues rock – Gwyn Ashton will restore your faith in rock n roll - and in the words of respected keyboardist Don Airey - he is 'one of the great unsung heroes'. Currently doing a run of Australian dates, we recently got a hold of Gwyn - and on episode 55 of The Australian Rock Show, we discuss plans for a new album - whilst also looking back at some musical highlights, in an amazing thirty year career. Essential listening.
Music by: Gwyn Ashton, Country Radio
ARS54: Asteroid B-612, Undermines, Airbourne, Gwyn Ashton, Lime Spiders 28.2.16 - Download
On episode 54 of The Australian Rock Show we play new music from The Undermines, remember Sydney's Asteroid B-612 - fire up some Airbourne, Gwyn Ashton and much more ! Rock news, rants, upcoming gig dates - real rock n roll action which you need to hear ! Turn this one up nice and loud !
Music by: Asteroid B-612, Undermines, Airbourne, Gwyn Ashton, Lime Spiders
ARS53: Leadfinger, Legs Electric, Black Aces, Radio Birdman 21.2.16 - Download
On episode 53 of The Australian Rock Show we play new music from Leadfinger, Black Aces and Legs Electric. We remember Brother Brick, talk Radio Birdman and look over upcoming gig dates you need to make note of. Crank this one loud !
Music by: Leadfinger, Brother Brick, Legs Electric, Black Aces, Radio Birdman
ARS52: News - Talk - Music and More - 11.1.16 - Download
On episode 52 of The Australian Rock Show we kick off 2016 in style, and look at what some of our favourite acts have in store for the year ahead. We also remember Lemmy Kilmister - and look back at Motorhead's 1984 and 1991 Australian tours. Better buckle up and hang on.
Music by: Motorhead, Black Label, Legs Electric, AC/DC
ARS51: Remembering Stevie Wright - 28.12.15 - Download
Australian rock n roll icon Stevie Wright passed away on 27 December 2015. On episode 51 of The Australian Rock Show, we remember and celebrate the amazing rock n roll which Stevie recorded. Play loud.
Music by: Easybeats, Stevie Wright
ARS50: 50th Episode Special - 22.12.15 - Download
On episode 50 of The Australian Rock Show, we celebrate fifty shows in by cranking some tunes and talking some rock. You know the drill by now: if you're listening in whilst driving, turn the volume up and roll the window down so you can educate others ! Merry Christmas to all of our loyal listeners - see you all in 2016 !
Music by: Gwyn Ashton, Rose Tattoo, Vain, Living Loud, The Dark Clouds
ARS49: 'Talking Rock - Rocking Talk' - 29.11.15 - Download
On episode 49 of The Australian Rock Show, Colin Gray rants about the 2015 ARIA Awards,TMG's omission from the Oz Rock Hall Of Fame as well as looking as giving his own A.R.S award for best Australian band! He also plays some long, lost, Oz rock classics. Tune in !
Music by: Zoot, TMG, Heroes, Alison McCallum, North Street, Legs Electric, Chris Turner.
ARS48: Michael Tortoni Interview- 22.11.15 - Download
On Episode 48 of The Australian Rock Show we catch up with Michael Tortoni of Australian rock legends TASTE, on the eve of the band’s only Australian shows for 2015. Michael gives us a rundown of what punters can expect from Taste live in 2015, the recording of the band’s soon to be released album ‘Life On Earth’, Taste’s new drummer Damian Corniola, as well as the band’s plans for 2016! Tickle your fancy and tune in!
Music by: Taste, Shakin' Street
ARS47: Mitch Grainger Interview- 15.11.15 - Download
Discovered by Malcolm Young of AC/DC at age 16 and later trained in the Albert's production tradition by Harry Vanda, Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced blues and roots musicians. Mitch is currently in the middle of an Australian Tour and on episode 47 of The Australian Rock Show, we talk to Mitch about his current tour, life in Los Angeles, and play some tunes off his new album ‘The Blues’. Essential listening !
Music by: Mitch Grainger, AC/DC
ARS46: Tapes Alive - Peter Wells 1992 & 1995 - 7.11.15 - Download
On episode 46 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off the cassette player and play some songs from a rare live radio recording of the Pete Wells Band from 1992, and also from a gig at Sydney’s Britannia Hotel in 1995. We talk about AC/DC’s recent Sydney show from November 4th and play ‘For Those About To Rock’ from that night. Tapes Alive!
Music by: Pete Wells, AC/DC
ARS45: AC/DC 2015 Australian Tour Special - 1.11.15 - Download
AC/DC return home this week – bringing their Rock or Bust Tour down under ! On episode 45 of The Australian Rock Show, we get you warmed up with an AC/DC tour special. We rock, we rant, we chat with Murrray Engleheart, author of the book ‘AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll’. The pedal is down – play this one very loud !
Music by: Phil Rudd, Starfighters, Geordie, AC/DC, Black Label
ARS44: New Australian Releases - 24.10.15 - Download
Join us on episode 44 of The Australian Rock Show as we crank new releases coming out from down under. Rock, hard rock, heavy metal - if it's amped-up and delivering the goods - you'll hear it here. Turn this one up !
Music by: Silent Knight, Arcane Saints, Harlott, Teramaze, Ragdoll, Lillye
ARS43: 'Talking Rock - Rocking Talk' - 18.10.15 - Download
On episode 43 of The Australian Rock Show - Colin Gray rants about the 'big concert experience' rip off in Australia nowadays, and looks at the great array of gigs coming up next month. Opinion, talk, and some long lost oz rock classics.
Music by: Cosmic Psychos, Pete Wells Band, Powder Monkeys, Call Of The Wild, Juke Savages, Fester Fanatics
ARS42: Ronald Clayton Interview - 10.10.15 - Download
As a roadie for the Ted Mulry Gang, Ronald Clayton has devoted most his life to the band – and if Ted, Herm, Les and Gary made it rock – then Ron sure as hell made it roll. His book ‘It’s A Roadies Job’ is out now and on episode 42 of The Australian Rock Show, Ron shares with us some of his amazing rock n roll stories…from Velvet Underground, Malcolm Young, TMG and much much more ! Locked in !
Music by: Ted Mulry Gang, Velvet Underground
ARS41: International Podcast Day Special - 30.9.15 - Download
On episode 41 of The Australian Rock Show, we celebrate International Podcast Day - held around the world on 30th September ! We announce the winner of our T-Shirt competition and also talk rock with Steve Mascord from the White Line Fever Podcast. We spin some loud, pure Australian rock n roll - and much, much more. Not to be missed !
Music by: Lobby Loyde with Sudden Electric, Mr Universe, Buffalo
ARS40: Andy Cichon Interview - 27.9.15 - Download
Adelaide's Andy Cichon has had an amazing rock n roll journey - and on episode 40 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with Andy about his time in Rose Tattoo, his former outfit Judge Mercy - through to playing the big stadium stages with both Shania Twain and Billy Joel. We also dig deep into Andy's musical history - crank some super-cool tunage and lots more. Essential listening !
Music by: Judge Mercy, Rose Tattoo, Midnight Oil
ARS39: Horizons Edge - Heavenly Realms - 20.9.15 - Download
In the past two years, Melbourne power-metal outfit Horizons Edge have been building a strong local following. If you dig old school 1980's power metal with a modern day influence - this band are right up your alley. On episode 39 of The Australian Rock Show - we air tunes from their soon-to-be released second album 'Heavenly Realms'. Play loud.
Music by: Horizons Edge
ARS38: 'Talking Rock - Rocking Talk' - 12.9.15 - Download
Sit back with the volume on high - on episode 38 of The Australian Rock Show - the rockin' and rollin' Gray Brothers are playing some of their favourite songs from the year of 1978. Talking rock - rocking talk - it's what they do best !
Music by: Saints, Skyhooks, Cold Chisel, Rocks, Ted Mulry Gang, Johnny Kannis, Rose Tattoo, Teenage Radio Stars, Midnight Oil, AC/DC (Thanks to Paul Hopwood and Tracey Thompson for the donations)
ARS37: Tapes Alive - 'Lost' - 5.9.15 - Download
On episode 37 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off the cassette player and unearth some never before heard live recordings - pulled from our own personal archives. Tune in to hear rare live recordings from the Divinyls, Choirboys, Anne McCue, John Paul Young, Wild Colonial Boys (Marc Hunter, Angry Anderson, Sharon O Neill), Screaming Tribesmen, Hush, Celibate Rifles. Tapes Alive !
Music by: Divinyls, Choirboys, Anne McCue, John Paul Young, Wild Colonial Boys (Marc Hunter, Angry Anderson, Sharon O Neill), Screaming Tribesmen, Hush, Celibate Rifles.
ARS36: Cold Chisel - 'Lost' - 30.8.15 - Download
The new single from Cold Chisel titled Lost has just been released and is very classy. Tune in to episode 36 of The Australian Rock Show as we look over the latest release from one of Australia's most iconic rock n roll outfits. Not to be missed !
Music by: Cold Chisel
ARS35: Lost Wax - Tough Luxury: Streetwise - 28.8.15 - Download
Released in 1986, Tough Luxury’s ‘Streetwise’ album was chock full of heavy riffs and a hard rocking boogie sound - and sat comfortably alongside LPs by other great Oz metal bands of the time, including Heaven and Boss. Almost 30 years after its release the songs still sound killer, and on episode 35 of The Australian Rock Show – Peter Rich, Tough Luxury’s guitar player joins us and we revisit ‘Streetwise’ in great detail. Peter also talks about Tough Luxury’s plan to reissue ‘Streetwise’ in 2016, and subsequent farewell tour. Tune in to discover one of Australian hard rock’s most under-appreciated albums.
Music by: Tough Luxury, Matt Finish
ARS34: Legs Electric - 'Strange Addiction' - 22.8.15 - Download
Join us on this 'mini-episode' of The Australian Rock Show - as we look over the new single by Perth outfit Legs Electric called 'Strange Addiction'. Crank this one up loud !
Music by: Legs Electric
ARS33: Stuart Coupe Interview - 21.8.15 - Download
On episode 33 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with music journalist / author Stuart Coupe about his fascinating new book ‘Gudinski – The Godfather of Australian Rock n Roll’. Essential listening !
Music by: Skyhooks, Sunnyboys, The Saints, The Church
ARS32: Shewolf Interview - 15.8.15 - Download
Teenage all-girl outfit Shewolf have quickly progressed from playing local community events - to the loud, sweaty rock n roll pubs of Melbourne - winning or placing in several competitions along the way. On episode 32 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Serena, Alicia, Cassandra and Nikki from Shewolf about rock n roll, their debut EP, high school and much, much more ! Turn this one up !
Music by: Shewolf, Orianthi
ARS31: Tapes Alive - 9.8.15 - Download
On episode 31 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off the cassette player and unearth some never before heard live recordings - pulled from our own personal archives. Tune in to hear rare live recordings from Stevie Wright, Rose Tattoo, Peter Wells, The Radiators, The Hitmen with Deniz Tek, X, The Bombers and Nick Barker & The Reptiles. Tapes Alive !
Music by: Stevie Wright, Rose Tattoo, Peter Wells, The Radiators, The Hitmen with Deniz Tek, X, The Bombers, Nick Barker & The Reptiles
ARS30: Ray Arnott Interview - 2.8.15 - Download
On episode 30 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Ray Arnott, who talks in great detail about his life in rock n roll, his time with Albert Productions, his memories of Bon Scott, working with Vanda and Young and much much more. From the South Town Moods with Glen Wheatley in the mid 60s, to Cam Pact, Company Caine, Spectrum, to Mighty Kong with Ross Wilson, the Dingoes, to replacing Steve Prestwich in Cold Chisel and recording with Jimmy Barnes – Ray’s rock n roll resume reads like a who’s who of Australian rock n roll. Essential listening !
Music by: Ray Arnott, Spectrum, Divinyls
ARS29: All-Girl Band Special - 25.7.15 - Download
Have the beer chilled and the volume set to high - on episode 29 of The Australian Rock Show - we play some of Australia's finest all-girl rock n roll outfits ! From the past to the present - the party starts now !
Music by: Legs Electric, Spazzys, Lash, Nitocris, Chick Flick, Sweet Jayne, Stonefield, Surefire Midnights, Wet Ones, Rum Babas, SPDFGH, DollSquad, Girl Monstar
ARS28: Lost Wax - Sherry Rich & Courtesy Move - 17.7.15 - Download
Released in 1997, songstress Sherry Rich - with members of Wilco, released one of the classiest albums to ever come out of Australia. Back then I named it our album of the year. On episode 28 of The Australian Rock Show, Sherry joins us and we explore the Sherry Rich & Courtesy Move album in great detail. Listen in and learn about one of Australia's most under-appreciated albums !
Music by: Sherry Rich & Courtesy Move
ARS27: Brian Giffin Interview - 11.7.15 - Download
On episode 27 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with author Brian Giffin about his just-released book 'The Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal’. If you are a fan of hard rock and heavy metal this is an essential book for your collection !
Music by: Mortal Sin, Alchemist, Rose Tattoo, Buffalo
ARS26: 'Talking Rock - Rocking Talk' - 4.7.15 - Download
Turn this one up loud - on episode 26 of The Australian Rock Show - the rockin' and rollin' Gray Brothers play some of their favourite hard rock and heavy metal bands. Talking rock - rocking talk - it's what they do best !
Music by: Airbourne, Armoured Angel, Bengal Tigers, Stonehenge, Rosanna's Raiders, Mortal Sin, Tyrant, The Poor Boys, Vice, Light Force, Heaven
ARS25: Lost Wax - The Shivers: Big Love - 28.6.15 - Download
Released in 1990, The Shivers ‘Big Love’ album is brimming with super catchy, infectious power pop of the highest order – and 25 years after its release the songs still sound amazing. On episode 25 of The Australian Rock Show – Don Ely, the Shivers guitar player, joins us and we revisit ‘Big Love’ in great detail. Tune in to discover one of Australian rock’s most under-appreciated albums. Not to be missed !
Music by: The Shivers, The Saints
|ARS24: Cris Bonacci Interview - 20.6.15 - Download|
Since the early 80’s Melbourne’s Cris Bonacci has been on our rock n roll radar – first with Sweet Jayne, then with the iconic British outfit Girlschool. She is one of the finest guitar players ever - and on episode 24 of The Australian Rock Show we turn the amps up loud and chat with Cris about her life in rock n roll. Essential listening !
Music by: Girlschool, Sweet Jayne, Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
|ARS23: Legs Electric Interview - 12.6.15 - Download|
Since forming a couple of years back, Perth all-girl outfit Legs Electric have been building up a solid local fan-base. One listen to their tunage and you'll see why. On episode 23 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with drummer Kylie, who gives us the low-down on one of Australia's hottest new acts. Maximum rock n roll !
Music by: Legs Electric, AC/DC
ARS22: Lost Wax - Lime Spiders: Beethoven's Fist - 6.6.15 - Download
Released in 1990, the Lime Spiders' Beethoven's Fist album is packed full of loud, melody laced, uncompromising rock n roll. This record stands as one of the most complete rock albums to come out of Australia in recent times and is one that you need to hear. On episode 22 of The Australian Rock Show - Lime Spider bassist Phil Hall joins us and we go over Beethoven's Fist in great detail. Not to be missed !
Music by: Lime Spiders
ARS21: Anne McCue Interview - 1.6.15 - Download
Anne McCue first plugged into an amp with late 80's outfit Girl Monstar. She has since developed into an amazing songwriter and one helluva guitar player. On episode 21 of The Australian Rock Show - and to co-incide with Anne's current Australian tour - we are re-airing an interview we did with Anne some time back. Essential listening !
Music by: Anne McCue, Girl Monstar
ARS20: Mark Easton Interview - 23.5.15 - Download
Mark Easton's career in Australian music spans thirty five years covering punk, post-punk, glam and hard rock. He is now a household name amongst Australian blues fans and continues to produce great sounding music. On episode 20 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off an interview we did with Mark some time back - a conversation which covers his early days, his recent activities - and also his time fronting Sydney's notorious Candy Harlots. Crank this one up !!
Music by: Candy Harlots, Soggy Porridge
ARS19: Craig Csongrady Interview - 16.5.15 - Download
Craig Csongrady is one of the finest rock vocalists around - a musician who has spent his career producing catchy hard rock - first with Boss then later with BB Steal. On episode 19 of The Australian Rock Show, we look over Craig's amazing career - discuss his future plans, share some memories and crank some kick ass rock n roll. Play it loud !
Music by: Boss, BB Steal, AC/DC
ARS18: Christina Crofts Interview - 8.5.15 - Download
Christina Crofts is one of the finest guitar players which Australia has produced – churning out her unique brand of dirty, guitar-driven, blues-based rock to a growing fanbase. On episode 18 of The Australian Rock Show, we look back at Christina's musical history, talk about her husband Steve...her plans for a new album, crank some cool tunage and a whole lot more. Turn this one up folks !
Music by: Croftstown, Christina Crofts, The Bombers
ARS17: Steve Mulry Interview - 1.5.15 - Download
Steve Mulry has been on the Australian rock n roll scene for over three decades, the majority of which – has been spent fronting Sydney outfit Black Label- who are - in the long-held opinion of the Gray Brothers – the best live band in Australia. On episode 17 of The Australian Rock Show we recently caught up with Steve and had a good chat about his life in rock n roll, his much-missed big brother Ted, Black Label and lots more ! Crank this up !
Music by: Steve Mulry, Ted Mulry Gang, M-16's, Black Label
ARS16: FLASHBAX (1976 - 1979) - 25.4.15 - Download
The Australian Rock Show presents FLASHBAX, where we take a break from the interviews, and spin some long lost Oz rock classics from days gone by. On this week’s episode we focus on some of the best hard rock bands from 1976-1979. Some of these tunes you may have forgotten, some you may be hearing for the first time. Either way, sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy !
Music by: Kevin Borich, Feather, Finch/Contraband, Texas, Stars, Desert Rat, Geeza, TMG, Southern Cross, Rockwell T James, Ray Burton.
ARS15: Boris Sujdovic Interview - 19.4.15 - Download
From the Perth punk scene of the late 70's – through to his time with the Scientists, the Beasts of Bourbon and then the Dubrovniks – Boris Sujdovic has left his mark on Australian rock ‘n’ roll in no uncertain terms. On episode 15 of the Australian Rock Show, Boris talks all things Dubrovniks – from the band’s early days with Roddy Ray’da through to European festival success - and the band’s ultimate demise in 1995 - we leave no stone unturned. Boris also talks about the Dubrovniks reformation in 2015, current plans, and forthcoming European tour.
Music by: Dubrovniks, Beasts Of Bourbon, Black Dirt
ARS14: Ken Murdoch Interview - 10.4.15 - Download
On episode 14 of The Australian Rock Show we talk to Ken Murdoch of Melbourne 70’s hard rockers Taste, who left two amazing albums that still resonate with rock fans around the world. We explore Ken’s past, including his time with Melbourne outfit Texas, as well as his history as a song writer, producer and always in demand piano player. We play a brand new tune from the yet to be released 2015 Taste album and talk about the band’s tour plans for this year. From teenage success in the mid 70s – to international acclaim almost forty years later with Taste’s ‘Rock Is Dead’ album – the Ken Murdoch story is essential listening.
Music by: Taste, Midnight Oil
ARS13: Dave Evans Interview - 3.4.15 - Download
As the original front man for AC/DC – Dave Evans’ place in rock n roll history is assured….however Dave’s time with Malcolm and Angus Young is only one chapter - in a lifetime spent producing great, hard-driving rock n roll. On episode 13 of The Australian Rock Show - we dig deep into Dave's musical history - crank some cool tunage and a whole lot more. Turn it up !
Music by: Dave Evans, AC/DC, Rabbit, Easybeats
ARS12: Sandi Novak Interview - 27.3.15 - Download
In the late 80's - four wild looking women from Sydney were blending cleverly written pop songs, pulsating drum rhythms and loud guitars, with amazing results. The band were called the Rum Babas – a unique rock n roll outfit who shoulda been massive. On episode 12 of The Australian Rock Show we chat to lead vocalist Sandi Novak about the Rum Babas, her current outfit K'nOath, and much much more !
Music by: Rum Babas, Jezebelle, Pretty Bionic
ARS11: Philip Foxman Interview - 21.3.15 - Download
On this eleventh episode of The Australian Rock Show we talk with Philip Foxman - bass player with iconic Australian bands Supernaut and The Nauts. Philip has had an international career as both a musician (Illustrated Man, Crash and solo) and a songwriter whose songs have appeared on both stage and screen. Philip shares memories of his musical history – from joining Supernaut and appearing on Countdown, to having a hit on MTV and watching the Rolling Stones rehearse. We also chat about his current activities, play recent solo material and a whole lot more!
Music by: Supernaut, Philip Foxman, The Nauts
ARS10: Rose Carleo Interview - 13.3.15 - Download
On episode 10 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with songstress Rose Carleo. Her musical path has veered from country and blues – to some seriously, smoking hot rock n roll. Rose is just about to hit the road to promote her new album Time Is Now. We've been planning on having Rose on the show for some time – and that time folks - is now !
Music by: Rose Carleo, AC/DC
ARS09: Todd Hunter Interview - 7.3.15 - Download
Dragon's back-catalogue of songs is incredibly rich and their contribution to Australia's pop and rock culture is immense. The Body and The Beat album - released in 1984, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary - and on episode 9 of The Australian Rock Show, we chat with founding member Todd Hunter. It's a happenin' thing and it's happenin' to you - so download and dig it !
Music by: Dragon, Silverchair/Paul Mac
ARS08: Jeff Hoad Interview - 28.2.15 - Download
On episode eight of The Australian Rock Show - we talk with front man of Kings Of The Sun and The Rich and Famous - the one and only Jeff Hoad. He was the epitome of rock n roll – an amazing songwriter with a knack for writing catchy melodic and memorable tunes, a killer guitar player, and a hell of a singer to boot. In this interview we talk to Jeff about everything from the early days of KOTS, touring with Kiss and much much more !
Music by: Kings Of The Sun, The Rich and Famous
ARS07: Leeno Dee Interview - 20.2.15 - Download
On episode seven of The Australian Rock Show - we chat with Melody Black's Leeno Dee. With a rock n resume - which includes stints in Roxx, Candy Harlots, Helter Skelter, Jerk and Ink to name a few - Dee has been plugging his loud, thunderous bass into the Australian music scene for some time. We dig into the past, play some present - and discuss the future.
Music by: Candy Harlots, Melody Black, Ink, The Saints, Harlots
ARS06: 'Talking Rock - Rocking Talk' - 12.2.15 - Download
Tune in - to episode six of The Australian Rock Show - as the rockin' and rollin' Gray Brothers crank some of the coolest tunage coming out of Australia. Talking rock - rocking talk - it's what they do best !
Music by: Dirty Utility, Steve Lucas, Love Child, Bitzer, Heart Attack, Christina Crofts, Snake
|ARS05: Tyrone Coates Interview - 5.2.15 - Download|
On this fifth episode of The Australian Rock Show we talk with Tyrone Coates - former frontman for The Bombers - one of the finest hard rock outfits to ever step onto an Australian stage. Tyrone, who has one of the most powerful voices in rock, shares memories of his musical history, from playing the Perth pubs, signing a major label deal and recording the 'Aim High' album with The Bombers. We also chat about his current activities, play new material and a whole lot more !
Music by: The Bombers, Tyrone Coates, Daddy Cool
ARS04: John Brewster Interview - 1.2.15 - Download
On this fourth episode of The Australian Rock Show we chat with John Brewster from The Angels - rock n roll icons who have just celebrated 40 years together. We 'talk the talk' about what The Angels have planned for 2015 - reminisce about John's time in The Party Boys, The Bombers - and much much more !
Music by: The Angels, The Party Boys, The Bombers, Brewster Brothers.
ARS03: Paul Woseen Interview - 28.1.15 - Download
On this episode of The Australian Rock Show we interview Paul Woseen from the Screaming Jets, currently on the road in support of his solo album 'Bombido'. We discuss many aspects of Paul's career, share some cool Screaming Jets memories, his time playing with Billy Thorpe and Rose Tattoo...and play some tunes off his debut album. Dig it !
Music by: Screaming Jets, Paul Woseen
ARS02: 'Australia Day 2015 Special' - 26.1.15 - Download
On this episode of The Australian Rock Show, the Gray brothers crank out some fine Australian rock tunage - in celebration of Australia Day 2015. Dig it !
Music by: Screaming Jets, My Dynamite, Divinyls, New Christs, Kings Of The Sun (Jeff Hoad | Cliff Hoad), Destroy She Said, Rose Carleo, Uptown Ace.
ARS01: 'Introduction' - 20.1.15 - Download
The long-awaited debut episode from the Gray brothers !
Music by: Rose Tattoo, Z-28, The Angels, AC/DC.