46 episodes

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

    S1E46: Martin Kemp

    S1E46: Martin Kemp

    This week the brothers reunite as Martin Kemp joins his older brother Gary on Rockonteurs, along with co-host Guy Pratt it’s a fascinating hour of conversation from discussing musical hero’s through to Spandau, The Krays and even Martin’s appearance on Gary’s new album In Solo.
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    S1E45: Harry Shearer

    S1E45: Harry Shearer

    This week on the show we speak to Harry Shearer – an honorary rockstar! Well, he can play the bass!
    Harry has had an incredible career thus far that includes American radio drama, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap and The Simpsons – to name just a few.
    We take a whistle stop journey through that impressive CV and get the low down on how Tap almost never got made in the first place and we hear how Harry ended voicing some of those iconic characters in the longest running animated show in TV history, The Simpsons!
     
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    • 57 min
    S1E44: Richard Thompson

    S1E44: Richard Thompson

    This week on Rockonteurs we meet Fairport Convention founder Richard Thompson. Richard rose to fame in the 1960’s as the lead guitarist and songwriter in Fairport and in this open and honest conversation he talks to Guy and Gary about his passion for music, playing in a school band with Hugh Cornwell, the folk scene of the 1960’s, the bands terrible car crash in 1969 and his subsequent success as a solo artist. He’s achieved so much, written some incredible songs and his book Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967–75 is a beautiful read. It’s out now!
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    S1E43: Marianne Faithfull

    S1E43: Marianne Faithfull

    This week, in a short but personal conversation, Guy and Gary chat to Marianne Faithfull. Marianne has been making music for over 50 years and is part of the very fabric of British 60’s culture.
    On the show this week she talks about her friendship with Anita Pallenberg, her relationship with the Stones, her new collection of romantic poetry ‘She Walks in Beauty’ and also her recent poor health and slow recovery as a result of catching the corona virus last year.
     
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    • 25 min
    S1E42: Paul Stanley

    S1E42: Paul Stanley

    This week, another musical superstar on Rockonteurs as Guy and Gary meet co-founder and songwriter with Kiss, Paul Stanley. Kiss are simply huge, they are one of the best-selling bands of all time, their tours continue to rank among the highest grossing on the planet, and they hold the title as America’s all time No.1 Gold record award-winning group! But away from the instantly recognisable Starchild costumes, make up and persona, Paul Stanley is a huge fan of soul, Motown and Philly soul. His new album ‘Now and Then’ is a collection of classic covers and original songs that sit beautifully amongst their peers.
    He’s also a charming man and we're delighted he’s joining us this week on the podcast.
     
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    • 51 min
    S1E41: Noel Gallagher

    S1E41: Noel Gallagher

    This week on Rockonteurs, we welcome Noel Gallagher to the show. Noel has cemented his position as one of the true great British songwriters and this month he celebrates the 10th anniversary of Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds. Speaking to Guy and Gary, he talks about his continued passion for song writing, his time in Oasis, those record breaking Knebworth gigs in 1996 and how the High Flying Birds took flight… Noel tells some incredible stories and this is another great episode.
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
366 Ratings

366 Ratings

VeraFlo ,

Jon Bon Jovi

What a refreshing new podcast this is. One of the best interviews I’ve heard with Jon, more open than he would be on other media. Love going back in time with the stories.

ChrisGard1970 ,

A must for music fans

Really enjoying this podcast series. Two musicians who have been there, seen it and done it all, talk to fantastic guests about their experiences in the industry. My only worry is that once life goes back to ‘normal’ and people are touring again they will stop doing it!

monkfishplay ,

Noel Gallagher

Just listened to this cause you had the genius that is Noel Gallagher 🎸 brilliant interview 👏 so I’m now gonna subscribe and catch up on previous interviews 👍

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