Your monthly fix of what's happening in the world of Classic Rock & Heavy Metal. All your favourite bands from the 70s and 80s are still around, still touring and still releasing new material. Catch up on all your favourites with our news roundup, find out about new bands who are keeping the faith and enjoy features, interviews and gig reports. For archive episodes not seen here, visit http://www.classicrockpodcast.com
CRMP # 022 - Chris Tsangarides Special
A special episode of the award-winning CLASSIC ROCK AND METAL PODCAST presented by Olly Barnes includes an archive interview with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides who sadly passed away recently. Interviewed back in 2011 while producing Tokyo Blade's 'Thousand Men Strong'album, Chris talks about how he got started working with Metal bands back when he worked at Morgan Studios in London and regales tales from over the years and how things have changed in terms of technology.
Archive 008 - Alan Freeman’s Rock Show - May 13th 1989
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman presented The Rock Show on Capital Radio and then later revived the show on BBC's Radio 1. This entire show from May 13th 1989 is included for your listening pleasure. Not Arf!
Archive 007 - Donington 1987 Friday Rock Show
As a preview to the annual Download Festival Olly Barnes takes us back 30 years to the Friday Rock Show from 21st August 1987 when Tommy Vance previews the Monsters Of Rock festival at Donington that year.
Tommy interviews the late, great Ronnie James Dio who appeared on the bill alongside W.A.S.P., Anthrax, Metallica, Cinderella and headliners Bon Jovi. Music from all of the above.
CRMP # 021 - Nazareth, Tigertailz, Dan Reed Network
Olly Barnes talks exclusively to Pete Agnew from Nazareth, Jay Pepper from Tigertailz and Dan Reed about the old days and what's happening with them now. New tunes from all the above plus classics from Metallica and Budgie.
Next Generation 015 - Wilson
Olly Barnes interviews Detroit rockers Wilson during their 2016 UK tour and talks hometowns, their influences and of course how often they leave their drummer at gas stations by accident.
Archive 006 - Donington 88 Friday Rock Show - Triumph & Tragedy
As we approach the modern day Download Festival at Castle Donington, Olly Barnes takes us back to the eve of the Monsters of Rock at the same venue in 1988. A superlative bill of bands promised a classic but what followed was tragedy. Listen to Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show originally broadcast the night before the event in what was to become the 'calm before the storm'. The show includes a report on the events of that day and respects paid to the fans who died.