39 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.

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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. 39 - Gina Schock (The Go-Go's)

    Ep. 39 - Gina Schock (The Go-Go's)

    On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, we talk to drummer GINA SCHOCK, the outspoken, hard-rocking heartbeat behind rock's first #1 charting all-female band, The Go-Go's. Gina gives us a peek into her inner sanctum, pulling out some of her favorite 45's from an immense collection of not only vinyl, but additionally forty plus years of Go-Go's memorabilia – much of which is featured in her new coffee-table photobook: “Made In Hollywood – All Access With The Go-Go's”. She also offers a frank history of the band, from their meteoric rise from the underground punk scene to the top of the charts with hits like “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat”, as well as how a conflict over royalties almost scotched the band permanently.


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    ֎ The Official GO-GO's Website – http://www.gogos.com
    ֎ To order “Made In Hollywood – All Access With The Go-Go's” - https://amzn.to/388ZWea


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

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    • 57 min
    Ep. 38 - John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful)

    Ep. 38 - John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful)

    On this episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, we visit with American folk-rock troubadour and founding frontman of The Lovin' Spoonful, JOHN SEBASTIAN. We talk of his childhood in NYC as the son of show-business parents, growing up around frequent house guests like Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives, and godmother Vivian Vance. He recounts his early start in the Greenwich Village folk scene, co-founding The Loving Spoonful, and how a pot bust led to the firing of bandmate and dear friend Zal Yanovski, as well as Sebastian's own departure from the band. We also talk session work with Bob Dylan and The Doors, his iconic unscheduled appearance at Woodstock, and how his song idea for a sitcom theme inspired a title change for that now classic TV show.

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    ֎ Visit JOHN SEBASTIAN online - http://www.johnbsebastian.com

    ֎ To Purchase “John and Arlen Explore the Spoonful Songbook” - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099TG6MP5/


    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ● Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ● Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ● YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFB7uJ3dg4IKSxsNny9Jiw/videos
    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    Be sure to check out our all-new OFFICIAL IORR PODCAST STORE!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 37 - Allan Clarke (The Hollies)

    Ep. 37 - Allan Clarke (The Hollies)

    On today's episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast we speak to ALLAN CLARKE, former singer and songwriter for the legendary British Invasion band The Hollies. Topics include his longtime partnership with Graham Nash (including his eventual departure to form CSN&Y), their first U.S. Concert tour on a bill with Little Richard (whose group featured then-unknown guitarist Jimi Hendrix), what really went down with Terry Sylvester on stage at the 2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, the stories behind The Hollies most enduring hits, including “Carrie Ann”, “He Aint Heavy, He's My Brother”, “Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress”, and some huge news about an upcoming recording project with an old friend....



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    ֎ Allan Clarke Official Website - http://allan-clarke.co.uk

    ֎ The Official Hollies Website - https://www.theholliesofficial.com



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

    ● Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ● Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ● YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFB7uJ3dg4IKSxsNny9Jiw/videos
    ● Audea.io - https://audea.io/
    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast


    Be sure to check out our all-new OFFICIAL IORR PODCAST STORE!
    https://www.cafepress.com/iorrpodcast


    © 2022 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 36 - John Densmore (The Doors)

    Ep. 36 - John Densmore (The Doors)

    On today's episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, famed drummer for the iconic band The Doors, JOHN DENSMORE tells of his tenure with the legendary act that pushed the artistic limits, and in the process created some of rock's most enduring music. We also discuss several of the individuals who influenced him personally, professionally and spiritually, detailing anecdotes from his latest memoir “The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists)”.


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    ֎ The Official John Densmore Homepage – https://www.johndensmore.com/
    ֎ To Order “The Seekers” - https://amzn.to/3FxmS2e/
    ֎ To Pre-Order “L.A. WOMAN 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” - https://bit.ly/3Cz41BI/


    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ● Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ● Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ● YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFB7uJ3dg4IKSxsNny9Jiw/videos
    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    • 49 min
    Ep. 35 - Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)

    Ep. 35 - Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)

    On today's episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, we have a multi-topic, jam-packed conversation with heavy-metal's most prolific bass player, RUDY SARZO. The former Cuban refugee turned metal-master details his embrace of the LA heavy rock scene of the late-70's - including how working with his friend the late Randy Rhoads in Quiet Riot landed him the bass player spot in Ozzy Osbourne's touring band, and why a plan to sabotage the song that would put Quiet Riot on the map, didn't quite work out the way they thought it would.


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    ֎ To order “Off The Rails” by Rudy Sarzo (both hardcopy and e-Book) visit: https://amzn.to/2XCpOKp



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

    ● Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com

    ● Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/

    ● YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFB7uJ3dg4IKSxsNny9Jiw/videos

    ● Audea.io - https://audea.io/

    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

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    © 2021 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 34 - Paul Shaffer

    Ep. 34 - Paul Shaffer

    On today's episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, the World's Most Dangerous keyboardist, PAUL SHAFFER talks highlights from his 50 years in show business, including dropping the “F-bomb” on network television, his "conversation" with Mick Jagger backstage at Saturday Night Live, how backing up his hero James Brown left The Godfather of Soul wanting more, and the time a spontaneous on-mic moment triggered a 33-year career as comedic sidekick for David Letterman.


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    ֎ Visit Paul Shaffer online at: www.theworldsmostdangerousband.com/

    ֎ For official Paul Shaffer Merch: https://theshaffershop.bigcartel.com/



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

    ● Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com

    ● Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/

    ● YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFB7uJ3dg4IKSxsNny9Jiw/videos

    ● Audea.io - https://audea.io/

    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast


    Be sure to check out our all-new OFFICIAL IORR PODCAST STORE!
    https://www.cafepress.com/iorrpodcast

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Madison Sq. Pk. ,

Loved the Russ Ballard edition

Great job, fantastic to hear Russ recount great stories from Roulettes to Unit4+2, Argent and onwards. A national treasure and lovely bloke.

AgitatedState ,

Look no further, classic rock fans!

Don DiMuccio separates himself from the rest of the classic-rock podcasters out there by getting top-level guests and asking insightful questions that show he really knows his stuff. Highly recommended!

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.

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