Australian Rock Show

Denis and Colin Gray

Since 1987, the Gray brothers have been flying the flag for loud rock n roll - sharing their passion via radio, a fanzine, record label, online blog....and now... a podcast ! Better buckle up and hang on -

it's time for the Australian Rock Show !

All Episodes

If you're a music fan who digs hooks and melodies, then 'Deal Breaker' - the new album from Poor Little Things is right up your alley ! Guitarist Dave Talon first crashed the scene in the late 90's with Rollerball - a riff-heavy Gold Coast outfit who (much like the 1975 film which inspired their name) have gone on to achieve cult-status. On episode #147 of the Australian Rock Show, Dave joins us to talk over some Rollerball history and also recalls his gateway into rock n roll. We cover his time in Clifford Hoad's Kings Of The Sun, look over the new Poor Little Things album 'Deal Breaker' and lots more. Dig it ! Music by: Poor Little Things, The Angels

Nov 16

56 min 26 sec

For more than thirty years Detroit’s Ricky Rat has been creating killer rock ‘n’ roll – from the legendary Trash Brats to the Kevin K Band, the re-united Dead Boys and his own solo material with the Ricky Rat Pack, he is the genuine embodiment of motor city rock 'n' roll with a story to tell and songs you need to hear! On episode #146 of the Australian Rock Show, Ricky joins us to look over his life in rock ‘n’ roll, his recent single 'She Feels Like A Good Thing', future plans and lots more. Get hip ! Music by: Ricky Rat, Brian McCarty, Trash Brats, The Angels https://i-94recordings.com

Oct 28

1 hr 31 min

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 episode #145 of The Australian Rock Show, we honor Alan's memory by cranking some of our favourite songs and chatting with some of his former band mates: John Brewster, Tyrone Coates, Kevin Borich, John Swan and Paul Christie. Sound engineer David Quinn shares some memories of Al, as does Jason Hodgson from Barrel And Squidger Records. We also check in with T.M.G roadie Ron Clayton, journalist Steve Mascord and friend of the show Leigh 'Lemmy' Wilson. If you're a friend or a fan of Alan Lancaster - this one's for you. Music by: The Bombers, The Party Boys John Brewster: 6:50 Ty Coates: 36:35 Kevin Borich: 52:34 John Swan: 1:07:25 Paul Christie: 1:36:20 David Quinn: 1:52:25 Jason Hodgson: 2:19:55 Ron Clayton: 2:45:00 Steve Mascord: 2:51:55 Leigh Wilson: 2:59:25 australianrockshow.com

Oct 11

3 hr 21 min

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 AC/DC legend Bon Scott'. On episode 144 of the Australian Rock Show, Jeff joins us to talk in detail about the book and to look over the life of Bon Scott. Tune in, crank it up ! Music by: AC/DC

Sep 17

49 min 55 sec

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, Beck, Bogert and Appice, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder and many many more. The classic Vanilla Fudge line-up have just released a new single, ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ - stamping their authentic sound right across this Supremes classic. On episode 143 of The Australian Rock Show, Carmine joins us to talk over this wonderful new release. We also talk about Rod Stewart's Australian tours in the 70's, producing Japanese singer Carmen Maki, appearing on the mid-80's Hear 'n Aid project and much more. Play loud.

Sep 12

41 min 32 sec

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-choreographed stage show - the Mark Easton-fronted Candy Harlots attracted major label interest early on - and also gained a large local fan base. On episode #142 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Marc De Hugar and talk in detail about a variety of subjects: from his early years and gateway to guitar, to connecting with Rory Gallagher on Gallagher's 1991 Australian tour. We look over his time in the Candy Harlots, handling lead guitar in a mid-90s version of the Screaming Tribesmen, through to recording with Gold Coast outfit Dragonfly. All this and lots more ! Play loud. Music by: Candy Harlots, Dragonfly

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Aug 28

1 hr 31 min

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 'The Divine Crimson V' and on episode 141 of the Australian Rock Show, Sherry joins us to talk through some of the tracks on the new record, how the album came about and much much more. Tune in ! Music by: Sherry Rich, Died Pretty

Aug 19

52 min 6 sec

With the release of his stunning new album 'Wooden Heart - Acoustic Anthology' - John Waite reminds music fans of his class and talent, weaving his beautiful voice through a stripped-back collection of songs. Waite possesses one of the most recognizable voices in rock n roll and in a career spanning over four decades, has written, recorded and amassed a back-catalogue of musical riches. On episode #140 of The Australian Rock Show, John Waite joins us to look over the new album. We also chat about his early days in Lancashire, his time in London, The Babys, his solo career, album artwork, Johnny Thunders, AC/DC, his 2018 Australian tour and much much more ! Essential listening.

May 9

58 min 58 sec

On show #139 of the Australian Rock Show, we crank more hot new tunage from around the planet. We pay tribute to Swedish guitarist Michael Thimren, blast through some song requests and talk all things rock. If it's amped-up and delivering the goods, you'll hear it here. Tune in, play very loud ! Music by: Raising Ravens, Cheap Trick, Temtris, Michael Thimren, Hot Breath, Pat Todd & The Rank Outsiders, Chris Brockbank's Phantom, Hellacopters, Hailmary, Stronetrip, Lazy Cowgirls.

Apr 25

1 hr 5 min

If it's rock n roll you came for, it's rock n roll you're gonna get - because on show #138 of the Australian Rock Show – we crank new tunage that has recently grabbed our attention - and is worthy of yours. Music by Cosmic Psychos, Amyl and the Sniffers, The Datsuns, Wicked Smile, Casanovas, Kevin K & Ricky Rat, Dictators,  and Deniz Tek. We also rig up the turntable and revisit T.M.G's final album from 1980 'Locked In'. Essential listening !

Mar 30

45 min 39 sec

'When Life Was Hard & Fast' - the brand new album from Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick hit the stores recently and is already in the running for our album of the year. As a songwriter, Ricky Warwick has a rawness and authenticity about him, which sets him apart from others - he's a wonderful storyteller and very much the real rock n roll deal. On episode #137 of The Australian Rock Show, Ricky Warwick joins us to look over the new album. We also chat about his song-writing process, The Almighty's 1989 debut 'Blood, Fire and Love' and look back on The Almighty's 1992 Australian tour with the Screaming Jets. All this and much more ! Play loud folks ! Music by: Ricky Warwick, Rose Tattoo

Feb 21

30 min 58 sec

With the release of his new album 'Immortal' - guitar god Michael Schenker reminds music fans of his class and his freakish ability to create catchy, riff-heavy rock n roll. Schenker recently celebrated fifty years in music - and over time, has influenced generations of musicians. He has built a back-catalogue of musical riches - and with UFO and MSG - has written some of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time. On episode #136 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Michael Schenker and talk in detail about a variety of subjects: we look over the new MSG album 'Immortal' and Michael explains to us, his 'infinite spring of creativity'. We talk about the photo/cover art for MSG's 1983 album 'Built to Destroy' and learn how Schenker wrote 'In Search of the Peace of Mind' (which appeared on the Scorpions debut album 'Lonesome Crow'. All this and much more ! Play loud ! Music by: Michael Schenker Group

Feb 1

48 min 16 sec

Iconic German outfit Accept, are set to release their new album 'Too Mean To Die' in late January ! For the past decade - with former TT Quick vocalist Mark Tornillo out front - Accept have released several albums that have garnered high praise, and in the process - have reclaimed their title as one of most respected and dependable outfits in hard rock and heavy metal. On episode #135 of The Australian Rock Show, guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann joins us to look over the new album. We also chat about producer Andy Sneap, Mark Tornillo, the band's 2014 Australian tour, recording the long-lost AC/DC song 'I'm a Rebel' and much more ! Play very loud ! Music by: Accept, AC/DC

Jan 24

41 min 11 sec

Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Chris ‘Klondike’ Masuak rose to prominence as a teenage guitar prodigy with Australian punk pioneers Radio Birdman, his razor-sharp riffs also integral to the sound of the Hitmen, the New Christs and the Screaming Tribesmen. On episode 134 of The Australian Rock Show, Chris joins us to put the magnifying glass over his current solo album ‘Address to the Nation’. We also talk about his life in Spain, the Juke Savages, the Hitmen and much much more. Crank it up ! Music by: Chris Masuak and The Viveiro Wave Riders, The Juke Savages, The Loved Ones

Nov 2020

1 hr 1 min

With the release of their second album ‘We’re the Bastards’ due soon, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons look set to close out 2020 in the loudest way possible. Since their emergence some time back – this powerful line-up - which features Neil Starr on vocals, along with Phil’s sons Todd (guitar), Tyla (bass) and Dane (drums), have been blitzing ’em on the live circuit - showing all and sundry how it is done. Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons are very much the real rock n roll deal and on episode #133 of the Australian Rock Show, Phil joins us to talk over the new album and to also explain how the band were formed. We touch on Lemmy, former bandmate Würzel and also look over Motörhead's 1984 Australian tour. This one is essential listening. Play loud. Music by: Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Angry Anderson

Nov 2020

31 min 39 sec

Los Angeles outfit L.A Guns have a new album titled 'Renegades' which hits the streets Friday 13th November. This line-up features the rock-heavy rhythm section of Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels and if the couple of singles which have been released so far are any indication - this is gonna be one hellava great album. For over three decades, drummer Steve Riley has provided the thunder for L.A Guns and on episode 132 of the Australian Rock Show, Steve joins us to talk over the new record. He also shares with us some cool stories from his time in WASP, Keel and some wonderful memories of Eddie Van Halen. Play very loud ! Music by: L.A Guns, Rose Tattoo Kjs6KEQA0QZATktEPZU8

Oct 2020

42 min 30 sec

In the late 80's/early 90's, powerhouse vocalist Ty Coates fronted Sydney outfit The Bombers - a super-group featuring John Brewster from The Angels along with Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo. Three decades later, Ty has assembled a group of highly talented musicians and resurrected The Bombers name. They've just released their debut album titled 'Man Down' and on episode 131 of The Australian Rock Show, Ty joins us to talk over the new album, the new band and much more. Play loud ! Music by: Ty Coates' Bombers

Oct 2020

23 min 33 sec

As a musician, songwriter and producer, George Young was an innovator who shaped Australian music and his legacy will always loom large over the Australian musical landscape. Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published a fascinating and detailed biography on George Young titled 'Friday On My Mind'. On episode 130 of the Australian Rock Show, Jeff joins us once again to talk in detail about the book and to also look over the life of George Young and some of the wonderful music which he created. Essential listening. Music by: The Easybeats, Stevie Wright

Oct 2020

1 hr 21 min

Highly acclaimed guitar goddess Orianthi has long been on our rock n roll radar. On episode 129 of The Australian Rock Show, Ori joins us and we talk about her soon-to-be released fourth solo album and what fans can expect to hear. We discuss her previous releases 'Violet Journey', 'Believe' and 'Heaven in This Hell', and also drift back to her early days on the Adelaide scene - including recording her first demo's. We look over many of the highlights in her ongoing musical journey - this is an episode that is essential listening. Play loud. Music by: Orianthi, INXS

Apr 2020

56 min 45 sec

Join us on episode 128 of The Australian Rock Show as we blast new rock tunage coming outta down under. Rock, punk, hard rock, heavy metal - if it's amped-up and delivering the goods - you'll hear it here. Crank it up ! Music by: Dave Evans, Molly & The Krells, Black Whiskey, Riff Raiders, Terror Bite, Rogue Sharks, Snake Bite Whisky, Johnny Casino, Asteroid B-612, The Naked Lunch, Rockin' Volts, Wicked Smile

Mar 2020

1 hr 7 min

Since 2001, drummer Linda McDonald has been the drumming and driving force behind the popular all-female Iron Maiden tribute act - The Iron Maidens. Prior to that Linda was a long time member of hard-hitting Los Angeles outfit Phantom Blue. Join us on episode #127 of The Australian Rock Show as we welcome Linda back to the podcast and talk all things rock: from her earliest days on the L.A club scene, the drumming style of Clive Burr, Phantom Blue, Racer X, The Iron Maidens and much more ! Although the upcoming Australian tour has been postponed, this episode is guaranteed to provide you some rock n roll consolation. Escape the frantic zone and play loud !   Music by: Phantom Blue, Jet

Mar 2020

41 min 57 sec

Iconic rock n roll outfit L7 return to Australia in May, touring in support of last year's 'Scatter The Rats' album. On episode 126 of the Australian Rock Show, we welcome back guitarist/vocalist Donita Sparks to the podcast - and talk in  detail about the new album. Tune in, play very loud ! Music by: L7, Olivia Newton-John

Mar 2020

29 min 22 sec

On episode 125 of The Australian Rock Show we crank song requests for listeners who donated to our recent GoFundMe campaign. There is a great selection of Australian music on this show. Crank it up !   Music by:  DM3, Judge Mercy, Stiff Richards, Bastard North, Dark Clouds, Not From There, Black Label, AC/DC, GOD, Freeloaders, Girl Monstar, Stevie Wright, The Hots, Rose Carleo Band, Cold Chisel, Poor Little Things, Band Of Light, Flake, Ty Coates.

Mar 2020

1 hr 39 min

Ron Keel’s 35-year career in rock n roll has taken him from the concrete jungles of arena rock to the dirt roads of country music. In the 1980s, Keel sold a lot of albums and toured the world with Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Motley Crue and Dio. Keel hits Australia next week for his first ever shows downunder, and on episode 124 of the Australian Rock Show, the Metal Cowboy himself joins us to talk all things rock – including his current album ‘Fight Like A Band’, touring with Keel in the 1980's and much much more. Tune in - play loud ! Music by: Ron Keel, White Widdow, Keel

Feb 2020

1 hr 4 min

With the release of their ‘Outlaws’ album due soon, followed by a return tour of Europe – and then America, 2020 is shaping up as a busy year for the mighty Rose Tattoo. Recently, we had the honor of having Angry Anderson return to the Australian Rock Show - where we spoke at length about ‘Outlaws’ and why this current line-up have re-recorded the band’s iconic 1978 debut album. We also remember Bon Scott, talk about the much anticipated run of American dates this May and once again - dig deep into the history of Rose Tattoo. It’s Never Too Loud ! Music by: Rose Tattoo, Richard Clapton

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Feb 2020

1 hr 7 min

On episode 122 of The Australian Rock Show, guitarist Stewart 'Leadfinger' Cunningham joins us to look over his 30+ years in Australian underground rock ‘n’ roll. From The Proton Energy Pills and Brother Brick, to Asteroid B-612, The Yes-Men and his own band Leadfinger, Cunningham has created a ton of enduring guitar-fuelled classics. In this comprehensive interview, we talk about everything from the mid-80s Wollongong scene, Tumbleweed, supporting Dinosaur Jr, touring America, Spain, his love of pinball - and much much more. This is a detailed interview you do not want to miss! Dig it! Music by: Leadfinger, The Eastern Dark, Brother Brick

Nov 2019

1 hr 11 min

As a founding member of Status Quo, the iconic Alan Lancaster needs no introduction. His place in rock ‘n’ roll history is assured, yet far too few people are aware of his time in late 80’s Australian bands The Party Boys and also The Bombers, who have just released a killer live album recorded some 30 years ago! Alan joins us on episode 121 of the Australian Rock Show to talk in detail about this 'new' Bombers live album, The Party Boys, John Coghlan, John Brewster, and much much more. This is one you do not wanna miss - get up and get it on ! *Alan Lancaster's Bombers - "LIVE!" can be purchased here: https://www.musicglue.com/squidger Music by: The Bombers, Divinyls

Nov 2019

49 min 47 sec

From seminal NYC punk pioneers The Dictators - to heavy metal giants Manowar – Ross 'The Boss' Friedman is a guitar player without peer. Ross The Boss and his band are set to torch Australian stages in November and on episode 120 of The Australian Rock Show we dig deep into Ross' history - talk about this upcoming tour, the Dictators, Manowar, Manitoba's Wild Kingdom and much more ! The party starts now ! Music by: Manowar, AC/DC, Dictators

Sep 2019

37 min 38 sec

The author of more than twenty five books, Jeff Apter has just released the first in-depth biography on the life of Malcolm Young. On episode 119 of the Australian Rock Show - Jeff joins us to talk in detail about the book, as well as the life and legacy of Malcolm. Tune in, play loud ! Music by: AC/DC

Aug 2019

59 min 54 sec

Following on from Stryper's 2018 tour, frontman Michael Sweet returns to Australia in November - performing some intimate East Coast acoustic shows. On episode 118 of The Australian Rock Show, Michael joins us for a detailed interview and we look over everything - from his forthcoming solo album 'Ten' to Stryper's 1987 Australian tour. We talk about his songwriting process, the recording of the song 'Soldiers Under Command', working with producers Michael Wagener and Stephan Galfas and lots more ! This is one interview you won't wanna miss. Tune in - play loud. Music by: Michael Sweet, Cold Chisel, Stryper

Jul 2019

34 min 46 sec

Black Star Riders are set to unleash their fourth and eagerly anticipated album 'Another State Of Grace' in September. On episode 117 of The Australian Rock Show – renowned guitarist Scott Gorham joins us to look over the album. We talk about the band’s recent line-up changes, the new single 'Ain’t The End of The World' and much more. We of course shine the light on some of Scott's history with Thin Lizzy, specifically their 1978 Australian tour, playing with Gary Moore and their iconic, twin-guitar harmony sound. Essential listening ! Music by: Black Star Riders, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy

Jul 2019

38 min 18 sec

Roddy Ray'da joins us on episode 116 of The Australian Rock Show as we ignite the dynamite and look over his 1989 album 'Lost Lonely and Vicious'. From The Scientists to the Dubrovniks, the Johnnys, the Hoodoo Gurus and a prolific solo career - Roddy's influence upon, and input into 1980’s Australian rock n roll cannot be understated. He is one of the true originals of the Australian punk and post punk scene and this is a detailed interview you do not want to miss. The party starts now ! Music by: Roddy Ray'da, the Hitmen

Jun 2019

1 hr 17 min

Join us on episode 115 of The Australian Rock Show as we highlight new releases coming out of Australia. Known or unknown,  if it's got loud guitars and delivers the goods - you'll hear it here. We remember Adelaide musician Tony 'Grudge' Hayward and talk all things rock n roll. Crank it up !   Music by: Legs Electric, Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers, Palace of the King, Black Whiskey, The Mis-Made, Snakeoyl, Rollerball, Wysper, Ablaze, Repo  

Jun 2019

1 hr

If you dig loud hard rock with punk trimmings, pop sensibilities and lots of hooks, then the Black Heart Breakers are an outfit who should be on your rock n roll radar. Since forming six years ago, this hardworking Sydney outfit have built up a solid fan base - both locally and interstate. On episode 114 of The Australian Rock Show, we are joined by Hayden - vocalist and songwriter for the Black Heart Breakers who fills us in on the band's history, what's in the works for the future and lots more. Play this one loud ! Music by: Black Heart Breakers, The Angels

May 2019

34 min 17 sec

Rock n roll aficionados are in for a treat when Graham Bonnet and Alcatrazz jet Down Under in June. In the 1970's, Bonnet climbed high on the local charts via two big hits which have stood the test of time. On show #113 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Graham and look over some of his many career highlights - from his time in Rainbow to his stint fronting Aussie pub rock outfit The Party Boys. We chat about the influence of Helen Shapiro, talk about guitarists Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, songwriter Russ Ballard and a whole lot more ! Essential listening ! Music by: Rainbow, Little River Band, Michael Schenker Group

May 2019

36 min 30 sec

Powerhouse British HM legends Raven perform their very first shows on Australian stages in June and on episode 112 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by vocalist and founding member, John Gallagher. This is a solid interview and we look over everything – from Raven's seminal album 'All For One', to touring with Metallica in 1983, recording with Iron Maiden's Paul Di'Anno, meeting AC/DC, working with producers Eddie Kramer and Michael Wagener and lots more ! If you are a fan of loud rock, heavy metal, thrash or indeed the NWOBHM movement – Raven are a band who should be locked on your radar and this is a show you won’t wanna miss. Tune in - play very loud. Music by: Raven, AC/DC

May 2019

39 min 59 sec

Former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate returns to Australia soon – performing as part of the supergroup metal opera project 'Avantasia'. Geoff joins us on episode 111 of The Australian Rock Show and we discuss everything: from his involvement with Avantasia, Queensryche’s 2006 Australian tour, his new project Sweet Oblivion, being a part of the mid-80's collaboration Hear 'n Aid, his former vocal instructor Maestro David Kyle and much more ! Tune in, play loud ! Music by: Avantasia, AC/DC, Queensryche

Apr 2019

37 min 2 sec

Iconic Japanese heavy metal outfit Loudness are touring Australia for the first time in May. On episode 110 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by vocalist Minoru Niihara and cover everything: from touring with AC/DC, his Nishidera Minoru project, Munetaka Higuchi, the band Earthshaker, and the success of the 1986 single 'Let It Go'. We also talk about recording with Tower of Power on his 1989 solo album 'One' and chat about the most recent Loudness record ‘Rise To Glory'. Tune in and crank the volume. Music by: Loudness, AC/DC

Apr 2019

30 min 57 sec

Join us on episode 109 of The Australian Rock Show as we crank new releases coming outta down under. Rock, hard rock, heavy metal - if it's amped-up and delivering the goods - you'll hear it here. Play loud. Music by: Echo Del Tusker, The Beasts, Baby Animals, Roadkill, Mazz-XT, Black Heart Breakers, Datura 4, The Hot Sweets

Mar 2019

49 min 50 sec

Sydney guitar slinger Ronnie Simmons first earned his rock n roll stripes in local outfit L.U.S.T. - before going on to do time with the Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, and Richie Ramone among others. Some time back, he joined forces with powerhouse songstress Foxie Kelly to form The Hots – a fiery rock n roll unit based outta Los Angeles. On episode 108 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by Foxie and Ronnie and talk about their debut EP, their rock n roll influences, future plans and lots more. Tune in and play very loud. Music by: The Hots, Divinyls, Rose Tattoo

Feb 2019

53 min 22 sec

On episode 107 of The Australian Rock Show, guitarist Charlie Owen joins us to talk through the songs on the hard hitting new album for The Beasts (formerly Beasts Of Bourbon) called 'Still Here', what fans can expect on the upcoming Australian tour, his time with the Divinyls and much more. Dig it! Music by: The Beasts, Supernaut

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Feb 2019

39 min 9 sec

As front man for the iconic Rose Tattoo, Angry Anderson needs no introduction. Angry joins us on episode 106 of the Australian Rock Show for a lengthy interview where we take a deep dive into his rock n roll history and ask the questions you won’t hear in other interviews. In this comprehensive chat we talk about everything from Buster Brown to The Faces, touring with Pat Travers, his 1990 ‘Blood From Stone’ album, dueting with Smoky Dawson and recording with Saxon. We talk over the current Tattoo line-up, cover the upcoming tour with the Hard Ons and much much more. Rose Tattoo rock n roll holds a special place and means a helluva lot to us – as it does to many, and this is one show you won’t wanna miss. Tune in and play very loud. Music by: Rose Tattoo, Healing Force, Lobby Loyde with Sudden Electric

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Feb 2019

2 hr 1 min

L.A outfit Faster Pussycat are set to crash Australian stages in February - taking in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. On episode 105 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with vocalist and founding member Taime Downe and talk about everything – from signing a major label deal with Elektra Records, being awarded a gold record for 1989's 'Wake Me When It's Over' album, the 2008 Australian Tour and much more. Tune in and crank this one very loud ! Music by: Faster Pussycat, Lime Spiders

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Jan 2019

28 min 31 sec

With shows in Australia, Europe and a hugely successful tour of South America, the past year has been one of the busiest in the career of Dave Evans – founding member and original vocalist for AC/DC.  From sweaty club gigs and concert halls to large outdoor festivals, Evans has performed to thousands of rock disciples. He was given the keys to the Texan city of Tenaha - who also made him an honorary police officer, did a 16 date tour of Brazil and even had a beer named in his honour ! On episode 104 of The Australian Rock Show, we are joined by Dave and look over these and many other of the year’s rock n roll highlights - as well as what’s in the works for 2019. Live fast – play loud ! Music by: Dave Evans  

Dec 2018

1 hr 22 min

On episode 103 of the Australian Rock Show we are joined by Mick Pealing of Stars to talk in detail about the songs on ‘Boundary Rider’, the band’s first album in almost 40 years! Listen in and discover why The Australian Rock Review website named Boundary Rider as 'best Australian album of 2018' !  Music by: Stars, The Dingoes

Nov 2018

44 min 55 sec

For more than 15 years Mick Medew fronted the Screaming Tribesmen – one of Australia’s most formidable post punk outfits. With a stack of number one hits on Australia’s alternative charts and a legion of fans in Europe, the Screaming Tribesmen left behind three classic albums and many memorable singles that continue to stand the test of time. On episode 102 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Mick about his earliest days, his current activities and of course, talk extensively about the history of the Screaming Tribesmen ! Tune in and play loud. Music by: Screaming Tribesmen, Radio Birdman, Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers

Nov 2018

1 hr 7 min

For more than 40 years Deniz Tek has been at the vanguard of Australian rock n roll – from Radio Birdman, New Race, the Visitors and a prolific solo career that continues to this day – on episode 101 of The Australian Rock Show we take it to the vertical and talk to Deniz about his new solo album 'Lost For Words', the upcoming Radio Birdman tour and much more. Yeah hup! Music by: Deniz Tek, Phil Jones and The Unknown Blues

Sep 2018

44 min 23 sec

We celebrate the 100th episode of the Australian Rock Show in style by chatting to Oz hard rock great Mark Evans. We talk in detail about Mark’s life in rock ‘n’ roll – covering everything from his earliest days with AC/DC to his time in Heaven, his memories of Malcolm Young, his recent stint in TMG, his present day activities with Rose Tattoo and much much more ! Join us for our 100th episode ! Play very loud. Music by: AC/DC, Lobby Loyde & The Coloured Balls, Rose Tattoo

Aug 2018

59 min 6 sec

On episode 99 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 Hitmen DTK, Hellacopters, Heart Attack (Mick Cocks), Manifestations (Mark Sisto, Warwick Gilbert, Pip Hoyle), Mortal Sin, Painters & Dockers, The Dubrovniks and Killing Time. Essential listening !

Jul 2018

46 min 41 sec

The Screaming Jets are approaching their 30th anniversary and later this month, release their eighth full-length album titled ‘Gotcha Covered’. On show #98 of The Australian Rock Show – we are joined by vocalist Dave Gleeson and chat extensively about the new album and also what the band have in the pipeline. We dig into Dave’s earliest rock n roll days, and travel through the time tunnel – discussing some of the Screaming Jets history. Essential listening. Rock on ! Music by: Screaming Jets, Matt Finish

Jul 2018

49 min 8 sec