25 episodes

Hosted by famed New England roots-rock musician and music writer Don DiMuccio, the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast celebrates all things related to the six decade-long rock era. Along with a cast of rotating co-hosts, we'll hear from musicians, music industry insiders, producers, DJs, etc, who'll tell the stories behind the music.

It's Only Rock And Roll Podcas‪t‬ Don DiMuccio

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Hosted by famed New England roots-rock musician and music writer Don DiMuccio, the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast celebrates all things related to the six decade-long rock era. Along with a cast of rotating co-hosts, we'll hear from musicians, music industry insiders, producers, DJs, etc, who'll tell the stories behind the music.

    Ep. 25 - Melanie Safka

    Ep. 25 - Melanie Safka

    On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST, we talk with legendary singer-songwriter MELANIE. With worldwide hits to her credit such as “Brand New Key”, “What Have They Done To My Song, Ma”, and “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)", this natural-born storyteller shares insight into her career with anecdotes about performing at Woodstock, surviving music industry backstabbing, the day Clive Davis made her cry.... and we finally discover what's behind the meaning of “I've got a brand new pair of roller-skates, you've got a brand new key”.


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    • For more on Melanie visit https://www.melaniesafka.com/
    • Instagram - @melanieannsafka

    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 24 - Simon Kirke, Pt. 2 (Bad Company)

    Ep. 24 - Simon Kirke, Pt. 2 (Bad Company)

    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we bring you Part 2 of our discussion with drummer SIMON KIRKE. In it, he details his near half-century tenure with the legendary British supergroup Bad Company - from being managed by the notorious Peter Grant, to being signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song record label, as well as recounting all of the multi-platinum success accomplished by one of rock's all-time greatest bands!

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    ° For more on Simon Kirke visit his site at: www.officialsimonkirke.com



    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:

    ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com

    ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/

    ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 23 - Simon Kirke Pt. 1 (Free)

    Ep. 23 - Simon Kirke Pt. 1 (Free)

    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we ring in the New Year with a special two-part series, featuring drummer and founding member of Free and Bad Company, SIMON KIRKE.

    In Part 1, Simon discusses his experiences leading up to forming Free with singer Paul Rogers and late legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff, as well as their relatively short but highly influential career, which laid the groundwork for the entire heavy blues-rock scene of the late 1960s.

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    ° For more on Simon Kirke visit his site at: www.officialsimonkirke.com

    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 22 - Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)

    Ep. 22 - Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)

    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk to original guitarist of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer RICKY BYRD, who spent over a decade with the band touring the world and recording their most enduring classics like “I Love Rock & Roll” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You”. He discusses working his way through the New York City club scene of the late 70's, to his current string of solo projects which center around the topic of his 30+ years of recovery from substance abuse.

    Also co-host Luke Renchan, former owner of RI's premiere store for vintage and collectible vinyl Luke's Record Exchange, talks Butcher Covers, having The Ramones stroll into the shop, and how his son is spearheading the effort to get Rhode Island's community of working entertainers their fair share of COVID-19 relief funding.


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    ° For more on Ricky Byrd – www.rickybyrd.com
    ° To purchase Ricky's new CD “Sobering Times” - www.rickybyrd.com/ricky-byrd-store.html

    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 21 - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

    Ep. 21 - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with guitarist, singer, principle songwriter, and founding member of Grand Funk Railroad, the legendary Mark Farner. And talk we did, on a wide array of subjects ranging from guitars and writing classics like “Closer To Home”, to the Second Amendment, trademark litigation, and the tragic flooding effecting families in mid-Michigan.

    Former 94 WHJY on-air personality Pete Silva returns for his third co-hosting stint and helps us announce our latest promotional giveaway .


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    ° For more on Mark Farner – www.markfarner.com
    ° To pre-order the new DVD “From Chile With Love – LIVE” https://markfarner.com/store/#chile-love-live-dvd.view
    ° To Donate to Mark & Leisa Farner's GoFund Me Campaign to benefit the Mid-Michigan flood victims -  gf.me/u/x4b4v6


    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 20 - Kenney Jones

    Ep. 20 - Kenney Jones

    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, legendary drummer KENNEY JONES talks about forming the British Invasion mod-rock band The Small Faces, getting Rod Stewart into the Faces, explaining how he ended up on a classic Rolling Stones recording “by accident”, and detailing his varied experiences as drummer for The Who. Previous three-time co-host and podcaster Dave Tate joins us to commemorate the show's milestone 20th episode.


    ° For Kenney's tour dates, music, discography and more - http://www.kenneyjones.com/
    °To purchase Kenney's autobiography https://amzn.to/3psqqvf

    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ° Instagram - itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Bruce C. Baker ,

Cool Podcast

Don's intimate knowledge of R&R and his quick wit add greatly to the quality of these podcasts. The co-host/special guest format keeps things fresh and fast moving. I would recommend It's Only Rock and Roll to anyone who loves the music and wants to love it even more.

Z26y25 ,

Great music talk

Don is one of the most knowledgeable musicians in the Rhode Island area, and he knows EVERYONE. Every episode has been entertaining, with wonderful guests and deep dives into music history. Highly recommended!

Suzy Geers ,

A podcast for legit rock n roll fans...

Don has been on the scene- from diehard fan to musician for decades... his experiences and journeys have catapulted him to industry insider with quirky stories, news, advice, dare I say, even a rant or two on the good ol' days... topped with some heavy hitters in music who chime in week to week! Love all the viewpoints!

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