25 episodes

Dead Rock Stars is a new, enlightening yet wholly amusing podcast presented by former Classic Rock editor and star Kerrang! writer Mick Wall and Metal Hammer and The Quietus regular Joel McIver. Between them, these two rock writers have written over fifty books on music and contributed to dozens of publications. The new podcast, produced by 7digital – whose resumé includes Bruce Dickinson’s Rock Show and Radcliffe And Maconie for BBC 6 Music radio show – celebrates Wall and McIver’s combined decades of experience in rock writing and has the stated objective of revealing to listeners exactly what a particular deceased rocker was like in the flesh.
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Dead Rock Stars Mick Wall, Joel McIver and 7digital.

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    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Dead Rock Stars is a new, enlightening yet wholly amusing podcast presented by former Classic Rock editor and star Kerrang! writer Mick Wall and Metal Hammer and The Quietus regular Joel McIver. Between them, these two rock writers have written over fifty books on music and contributed to dozens of publications. The new podcast, produced by 7digital – whose resumé includes Bruce Dickinson’s Rock Show and Radcliffe And Maconie for BBC 6 Music radio show – celebrates Wall and McIver’s combined decades of experience in rock writing and has the stated objective of revealing to listeners exactly what a particular deceased rocker was like in the flesh.
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    Introducing Mick Wall’s New Podcast: Getcha Rocks Off - 1 Tales from the Sunset Strip

    Introducing Mick Wall’s New Podcast: Getcha Rocks Off - 1 Tales from the Sunset Strip

    In this episode of Getcha Rocks Off, Mick Wall and his guest co-host, author and journalist Jon Hotten, as they jump into a DeLorean and venture back in time to the spandex and AquaNet hairspray-adorned Sunset Strip of West Hollywood in the '80s.
     They unpack many tales from their travels, and explore:
    the iconic Rainbow Bar & Grillthe origins of glam, hair metalFranki Banali and Quiet RiotOzzy and Sharonthe rise of Motley CrueMud wrestling at the TropicanaTommy Lee squaring off with David Lee RothThe feud between Axl Rose and Vince NeilGuns 'n RosesGin fizzesTwisted Sister hunting Krokus at Covent GardenJoe Perry scoring from the enigmatic Izzy Stradlinthe curious case behind Bruce Dickinson not getting any songwriting credits on Iron Maiden's Somewhere in Time album...and a whole bunch more sex, drugs n rock 'n roll!
    Find Getcha Rocks Off at:
    Web: www.nofilter.media/getcharocksoff Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/getcha-rocks-off-with-mick-wall/id1534949847Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0fCjXDHJqHFWC6UHODRzAgGoogle Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9nZXRjaGFyb2Nrc29mZi5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiXy-TV2MLsAhXPq54KHfHlAC0Q9sEGegQIARAC Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/boost-your-biology-with-lucas-aoun/getcha-rocks-off-with-mick-wall Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1534949847/getcha-rocks-off-with-mick-wall


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dead Rock Stars 24: 24 Carat Dead Rock Stars

    Dead Rock Stars 24: 24 Carat Dead Rock Stars

    In the final episode of the first series of our Rock Godcast, tDead Rock Stars, we present a contractual obligation fulfilling Greatest Hits. Just thank Dio we didn't opt for a live album. Or our very own Metal Machine Music. Talking of which, you'll find a heated discussion about that very album within, plus banter about Bon Scott's nickname of Road-test Ronnie, Rick Parfitt's big night in, Elvis and the Memphis Mafia, Lemmy's love of poetry and fax machines and the harrowing account of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash (where some of the band exploded off the scene). Plus eye opening insights into David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Phil Lynott, Freddie Mercury, Metallica, Ronnie James Dio and Marc Bolan.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dead Rock Stars 23: Elvis Presley

    Dead Rock Stars 23: Elvis Presley

    In this latest thrilling episode, Mick and Joel pick over the life, loves and legacy of the greatest rock star of them all. The Big Cheese, the full enchilada, the deep-fried cheese burger. Or simply, The King. Elvis Aaron Presley is the pioneer of rock 'n roll. the man who created a road-map for rock stars before rock stars even existed. From a dirt-poor childhood, via a spell as a truck driver and briefly the world's most famous GI, he became the planet's biggest superstar and then its most mysterious recluse. Today, Elvis has taken on such a mythic quality that it's now hard to believe he was actually even a man (and a relatively young one when he died, aged just 42). This is an amazing, but tragic tale; a tale of fierce youth, facile films, fancy jumpsuits, and folly.
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    • 53 min
    Dead Rock Stars: Marc Bolan (T-Rex)

    Dead Rock Stars: Marc Bolan (T-Rex)

    This week, seasoned rock writers Mick Wall and Joel McIver shine the spotlight on Marc Bolan; with a Gibson set to stun and corkscrew hair, he wasn't no square. Bolan was a true original, moving from late Sixties acoustic hippy whimsy to hard rocking, glamtastic boogie by the turn of the decade, and in doing so influencing a slew of artists, his friend and rival David Bowie included. Whilst enjoying an amazing run of hit singles, often compared to that of the Beatles, by the mid-70s Marc's solid-gold lustre was beginning to fade. However, by the arrival of punk, which "exploded onto the scene" around 1976, Bolan himself was cited as an influence, and he had in turn welcomed their short, sharp shocks. Any budding comeback was ended when Bolan was killed in a car crash in September 1977, but as we discover, Marc's was a brief but brilliant career.
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    • 46 min
    Dead Rock Stars 21: Janis Joplin

    Dead Rock Stars 21: Janis Joplin

    In another thrilling episode of the podcast, Mick and Joel take a deep dive into the fast life and times of the finest female rock singer of them all - Janis Joplin. From being a troubled Texan teenager to the hit sensation at the 1967 Monterey pop festival, and a peer of Jimi Hendrix, Grace Slick and Jim Morrison, Janis always seemed destined to burn out rather than fade away. And when drugs, alcohol and self-esteem issues were added to an already volatile mix, sadly this proved all too true. And so, in October 1970, whilst recording her classic Pearl album in LA, Joplin would meet her maker after overdosing in a hotel room, and in doing so became part of the infamous 27 Club.
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    • 58 min
    Dead Rock Stars 20: Jack Bruce (Cream)

    Dead Rock Stars 20: Jack Bruce (Cream)

    This week, Mick and Joel turn their keen eye and quick wits to the late, great Jack Bruce. Jack was a highly gifted musical prodigy, with a love for jazz and classical music, but who came to prominence in the British blues boom of the early Sixties, finding himself rubbing shoulders and sharing stages with the likes of Alexis Korner, Mick Jagger, Graham Bond and John Mayall. But of more importance was his introduction to Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, ultimately leading to the formation of Cream, the pioneering British heavy blues power trio. Following Cream's dissolution in 1969, after two brief but brilliant years, Jack pursued an erratic and idiosyncratic solo career that would never hit the same heights again (bar a brief Cream reunion in 2005). But Jack was always a highly venerated musician and huge inspiration to a generation of bass players.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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If you grew up listening to rock and metal this is aspecially good. Good stories and gives an insight of the madness of Exploding rock scene from the sixties and up. The narrators have both knowledge and love for the dead rockstars and interacts well with oneanother. It's funny, it's philosophical it's sad. Great rock history!
Sometimes the falling and rising of the voice of the narrators made it hard to hear what they said. Might I suggest a compressor for the bassist😉
Thanx guys I loved it🤘

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