This is the podcast that goes deep undercover to shine new light on the soundtrack of the most exciting decades in music. Producer/Rock Historian Denny Somach and friends are bringing their career experiences and his library of thousands of interviews to new life in this fast-paced, fan-focused series. They present not only the stories as they lived them, but as the artists did. From The Beatles to Foo Fighters, from John Bonham to Dave Grohl, from Woodstock to Coachella, these are the real stories: the greatest stories of rock from the artists themselves, in their own voices! Part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Roger Waters, in His Own Words
In this 1984 interview, Roger Waters talks about how he came to his solo career; the meaning behind The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking; and he even offers an opinion on the possibility of Pink Floyd coming together again.
David Leaf on Brian Wilson
Best known for his long association with the Beach Boys, award-winning writer, director, and producer David Leaf talks about Brian Wilson, and the new edition of his classic, God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys & the California Myth. Listen for the clips of Brian and Mike from The Classic Rock Archives!
Nick Mason, Pink Floyd and Beyond
From the Classic Rock Archives, an exclusive interview with Nick Mason, founding member of Pink Floyd, from 1985. Nick talks about the history of band, including the tragic Syd Barrett, how David Gilmour joined, why they didn’t play Live Aid, meeting the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios while recording their first album, and more.
Tears For Fears
From the Classic Rock Archives, an exclusive interview with Curt Smith from 1985 - just as the iconic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the Wild” was being released – reveals the meaning of the name, their early years, and more.
Richie Furay, Country-Rock Pioneer
Founding member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and the Souther-Hillman-Furay band, the legendary Richie Furay, pioneer of Country-Rock, talks about his new album, In the Country, life, love, spirit, and career, including being signed by Atlantic Records.
Eric Johnson, the Guitar Player's Guitar Player
In this very candid conversation between old friends, the Austin-based inductee in the Guitar Player Gallery of Greats, also listed among the 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century by Musician Magazine, talks about his two new albums, his favorite guitarists and influences, and much more. Denny pulls an unreleased favorite from the Archives to end this episode.