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Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.
Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like ‘Gold’ and ‘True’, and Guy Pratt, a bass player who shaped songs for the likes of Madonna and Pink Floyd, you’ll hear exclusive stories of life on the road, in the studio and what really happened behind the scenes from artists who wrote, performed and produced the some of the biggest classic rock and pop tracks of all time.
Guests include Sir Bob Geldof, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, super-producer Trevor Horn, Chris Difford of Squeeze and their bandmate from A Saucerful of Secrets, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason

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Rockonteurs is a podcast all about the real stories behind real music.
Presented by Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, who wrote and performed megahits like ‘Gold’ and ‘True’, and Guy Pratt, a bass player who shaped songs for the likes of Madonna and Pink Floyd, you’ll hear exclusive stories of life on the road, in the studio and what really happened behind the scenes from artists who wrote, performed and produced the some of the biggest classic rock and pop tracks of all time.
Guests include Sir Bob Geldof, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, super-producer Trevor Horn, Chris Difford of Squeeze and their bandmate from A Saucerful of Secrets, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason

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    S2E26: Barbara Charone

    S2E26: Barbara Charone

    This week on Rockonteurs we talk to a legend in the music PR business – someone whose job it is to steer and guide some of the biggest artists in the world – and Barbara Charone has been doing it longer and better than most. She is fun, fabulous, fearless and trusted by the likes of Madonna, The Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder and Keith Richards. She has a new book out that documents her life guiding the greatest names in music and ‘Access All Areas – A Backstage Pass Through 50 Years of Music and Culture’ is out now. This week she chats to Guy and Gary as they continue their tour across Europe with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets.
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Stuart Elmore for Gimme Sugar Productions

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    • 55 min
    S2E25: William Orbit

    S2E25: William Orbit

    This week Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt chat to producer extraordinaire William Orbit about his career and his new record 'The Painter'. It's his first brand new album in over 8 years and is out in August.
    In an open and candid conversation they also discuss how art saved him, the dark secrets of recording bass, working with Blur on their '13' album and, of course, Madonna...oh and gangster squirrels.
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions

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    • 54 min
    S2E24: Youth

    S2E24: Youth

    Youth, the long-standing bassist for Killing Joke discusses his long and varied career with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt on the latest episode of Rockonteurs. Ranging from his work with The Verve, Crowded House, Pink Floyd, Blue Pearl... oh and Paul McCartney. He also talks about hanging out with John Lydon after the Sex Pistols break-up and tells the amazing story of recording in the Great Pyramid in Egypt for a Killing Joke album.
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    S2E23: Bernard Butler

    S2E23: Bernard Butler

    This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are in Sofia as their European tour with Nick Mason continues. But they still find time to speak to the brilliant Bernard Butler. A career as long and as eclectic is hard to find and in this fascinating conversation we discuss shared influences, his time in Suede, the stunning hit single ‘Yes’ with David McAlmont, his inner drive to move on and find new musical challenges, and his remarkable new album with Jessie Buckley ‘For All Our Days That Tear The Heart’ which is out on June 17th. Bernard is a great man.
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones and Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    S2E22: Ken Scott

    S2E22: Ken Scott

    This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt continue their tour with Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets but still find time to talk to legendary record producer Ken Scott. Ken produced Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, The Beatles and David Bowie to name but a few. He co-produced Ziggy Stardust, which this month celebrates its 50th anniversary, so expect a tale or 2 from the days at Trident making that record plus his time at Abbey Road, where he started at just 16 years old! Ken is a music fan, a British recording legend and a great storyteller.
    Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan and Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    S2E21: Bryan Adams

    S2E21: Bryan Adams

    This week on Rockonteurs Gary and Guy are in Latvia and chat to another artist who is also on tour himself! We welcome the multi-million selling Bryan Adams to the podcast. Currently working his way around the UK on his latest tour supporting his recent album ‘So Happy It Hurts’. We chat about the recording of this record during lockdown, the making of ‘Reckless’, the global hits of ‘Waking Up The Neighbours’ and his acclaimed career behind the lens photographing everyone from Rammstein to The Queen. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. 
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    • 49 min

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