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The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews on every episode including 30+ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees! If you love classic rock and want to hear stories of the glory days from the guys who were at the heart of the action then you'll LOVE this comprehensive classic rock podcast, hosted by UK radio veteran, Paul Stephenson!
Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 - the 24/7 online classic rock station unlike any other classic rock radio! Playing deep cuts and forgotten bands, give it a try, you won't regret it!
Check out the video interviews too at https://www.youtube.com/@VRPRocks
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VRP Rocks - Classic Rock Interviews VRP Rocks

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews on every episode including 30+ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees! If you love classic rock and want to hear stories of the glory days from the guys who were at the heart of the action then you'll LOVE this comprehensive classic rock podcast, hosted by UK radio veteran, Paul Stephenson!
Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 - the 24/7 online classic rock station unlike any other classic rock radio! Playing deep cuts and forgotten bands, give it a try, you won't regret it!
Check out the video interviews too at https://www.youtube.com/@VRPRocks
Proudly part of Pantheon Podcasts Network.

    Rock Stars Share Memories of The Who!

    Rock Stars Share Memories of The Who!

    Rock legends (including 2 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees) share stories from their time playing, recording and touring with The Who! From studio chaos to replacing the irreplaceable, gruelling tour dates to backstage drama, you'll get a glimpse into the minds and actions of icons Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.
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    • 19 min
    Pick Withers - My 5 Favourite...

    Pick Withers - My 5 Favourite...

    Drumming legend Pick Withers shares fascinating insights into his illustrious career and selects his top five favorite songs. With captivating stories behind each choice, Pick tells stories about legendary bands such as Mott the Hoople, Bob Dylan, and Dire Straits. He discusses his experiences working at iconic studios like Rockfield, Muscle Shoals, The Power Station and George Martins AIR Studios, offering a unique perspective on the creation of iconic tracks.
    Check out the full career deep dive I did with Pick back in 2020 on Episode 12 of VRP Rocks!
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    • 36 min
    Albert Bouchard - My 5 Favourite...

    Albert Bouchard - My 5 Favourite...

    Renowned drummer, songwriter and singer, Albert Bouchard, an original member of Blue Öyster Cult takes center stage to exclusively reveal his 5 favorite songs from the band!
    Albert shares his choices plus captivating insights into songs, where they came from, the backstories and how they helped shape the band.
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    • 30 min
    BONUS: Carmine Appice's NEW Star Studded Album

    BONUS: Carmine Appice's NEW Star Studded Album

    Legendary drummer Carmine Appice reveals all about the new blues heavy album from Cactus - which features an incredible array of guest musicians! Ranging from Joe Bonamassa to Dee Snider, Pat Travers to Ted Nugent, artists were jumping over each other to play on this new record. Plus, Carmine reveals lifts the lid on future work, including an AI pop singer and Rod Stewart tribute act!
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    • 22 min
    Carmine Appice - My 5 Favourite...

    Carmine Appice - My 5 Favourite...

    Legendary drummer Carmine Appice takes listeners on an enthralling journey through his iconic music career. With over 60 years in the industry, Carmine shares insights into the 5 favourite albums that he has played on, which is no mean feat given he's contributed to hundreds of records over his career. He tells stories about working with renowned artists such as Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and John Sykes. This interview uncovers fascinating details about the making of huge hits, unforgettable albums and memorable bands, offering an unmissable glimpse into the world of rock and roll history.
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    • 43 min
    122. Tino Troy - Praying Mantis

    122. Tino Troy - Praying Mantis

    In this episode of VRP Rocks, guitarist Tino Troy, co-founder of seminal rock band Praying Mantis, takes us on an incredible journey through the band's 50 year history. From their humble beginnings in the '70s to becoming part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, Tino shares captivating stories about their iconic releases, including "Time Tells No Lies" featuring the anthem "Children of the Earth" through to their latest album Defiance which was released on April 19th. Discover the rich legacy of Praying Mantis, including their encounters with bands like Iron Maiden and the bittersweet tale of a hit song that fell into the hands of Ritchie Blackmore, their success in Japan and the issues with management which stopped the rapid rise. Join us for an inside look at the band's incredible evolution and ongoing impact on the rock music scene.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

DJ AnDy-J-Old ,

Fab!! Do NOT miss!!

The VRP is the best rock music podcast you’ll ever hear. The roster of guests that Paul has interviewed is extremely eclectic and covers the whole gamut of styles and genres that have developed since modern rock music took off in the 60s, including many, many hall-of-fame inductees and influential musicians and singers. I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough! If you decide to subscribe, do go back to the beginning and work your way through the early episodes, for some real gems. If, like me, you love hearing stories about life in a band, life on-the-road, and how songs and collaborations came about, you’ll not be disappointed. Enjoy!!

An Update, 25/04/2023:
When I discovered Vintage Rock Pod, I found a place where my music interests were more than just my own, but are shared by fans across the globe, and the memories and history of favourite artists are preserved and appreciated for posterity. I cannot say too many positive things about VRP and Paul Stephenson, the presenter. I first came across VRP on Facebook, and I won one of his famous ‘My Music Is Better Than Yours’ T-shirts. Encouraged by this, I’ve corresponded with Paul, sending him rock stories which he’s read out on the podcast, suggesting artists and fellow music lovers who he’s interviewed on the show, and generally supporting VRP ever since. My daily routine starts with playing the latest episode, either the ‘On This Day In Rock’ daily episode or the weekly ‘Big Interview’. Paul’s contacts in the ‘biz’ and music knowledge is extensive and impressive. He’s had so many Hall-of-Fame’ers on, I’ve lost count. Even when I’m less familiar with a particular guest, the interview’s always so interesting and informative that I can’t help but be impressed and excited, hearing the stories of how the music was created and the rock and roll lifestyle anecdotes that colour in the background to the songs. Paul always shares his own personal favourite top five tracks by his guests and invites listeners to write their own favourites and thoughts on social media, where he always tries to respond and interact. To sum up; What’s not to like? If you love Rock or any type of music, you’ll love VRP and there’ll always be something new to discover.

Subscribe and enjoy! You won’t regret it.

Snowy aviemore ,

Excellent podcast

I’ve never really been a podcast person to be honest, but these are really good. So much information, insights and chat that has made lockdown just a little bit easier. Great alternative to listen to in the car to help the journey pass quicker.

FarmerJonesy ,

Simply The Best

Fantastic Podcast ... But I would have expected nothing less from my opld mate Paul! Right on the money from day 1 with the best interviews and great stories, keep up the good work and note to all ...the first quiz contestant was amazing!

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