52 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. 52 - Lou Gramm (formerly of FOREIGNER)

    Ep. 52 - Lou Gramm (formerly of FOREIGNER)

    On this episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, we feature a wide-ranging, cathartic interview with LOU GRAMM, the former lead singer and principal co-songwriter for 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees Foreigner. Topics covered include his early life growing up in Rochester, a parent-defying trek to a 1965 Rolling Stones concert, the lean years with his first band Black Sheep (including losing the supporting slot for the '75 Kiss tour), shooting pool with John Lennon, and an often-tumultuous relationship between himself and founding member of Foreigner, Mick Jones. He additionally gives an honest assessment of Foreigner's new singer, as well as life after surviving brain surgery.


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    ֎ Official Lou Gramm Online - https://www.lougrammofficial.com/

    ֎ Order Lou's autobiography “Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'N' Roll” - https://a.co/d/9mlOcZD/


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

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    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast


    © 2024 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 51 - Jimmie Vaughan

    Ep. 51 - Jimmie Vaughan

    On this episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, legendary Texas blues guitarist and founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan talks about his life in music, starting in his early teens working with Dallas's best established bands, sharing stages with major acts like Jimi Hendrix. Jimmie discusses both his and his baby brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's roles in the 1980's blues and roots-rock & roll resurgence, as well as the connection between Austin, Texas' and Providence, Rhode Island's blues scenes.


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    ֎ To order - “Jimmie Vaughan: Strange Pleasure” (Ltd. Ed. 180g Vinyl, 45rpm, 2-LP) https://bit.ly/47v0Af4
    ֎ To order - “The Jimmie Vaughan Story” (BOX SET) https://a.co/d/b7aDXbx
    ֎ To order Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan official merch - https://vaughanbrothers.merchmadeeasy.com/
    ֎ For info on the Vaughan Brothers documentary "Brothers Blues" - https://brothersinbluesdoc.com/


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

    © 2024 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 48 min
    Ep. 50 – Interview With DENNY LAINE (1944 - 2023)

    Ep. 50 – Interview With DENNY LAINE (1944 - 2023)

    On this episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, we revisit my 2007 interview with singer/guitarist DENNY LAINE, who tragically passed away this week at the age of 79. Our conversation covered his entire career including his early influences, forming his first band Denny & The Diplomats (with future Move/ELO drummer Bev Bevan), and co-founding two of the most celebrated musical acts of the rock era, The Moody Blues and Wings. Denny also set the record straight on several points – a record that has often been misrepresented by critics and fans alike.


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    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ● Homepage – http://www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ● Facebook – https://facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ● YouTube - https://youtu.be/w4TLNEtjgwc
    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast


    © 2023 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 49 - Tony Visconti (Producer/arranger Bowie, T.Rex, Wings)

    Ep. 49 - Tony Visconti (Producer/arranger Bowie, T.Rex, Wings)

    On this episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, record producer, arranger, musician, and music business veteran TONY VISCONTI discusses his life both in and out of the recording studio, working with future legends like David Bowie and Marc Bolan at the start of their careers, straight through to superstardom. Additionally, Tony recounts how a kid from the streets of Brooklyn became an indispensable presence in the studio for sessions like Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends” to arranging strings and horns for Paul McCartney & Wing's 1973 classic LP “Band On The Run”. We also discuss the new releases from The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, as well as his own newly released seventy-seven track, career-retrospective box set, appropriately entitled “Produced By Tony Visconti”.

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    ֎ Visit Tony Visconti online - https://www.tonyvisconti.com/
    ֎ To order “Produced By Tony Visconti” - https://a.co/d/4UAIrYa/


    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ● Homepage – http://www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ● Facebook – https://facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ● YouTube - https://youtu.be/w4TLNEtjgwc
    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast


    © 2023 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 48 - Tony King (worked w/ Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Elton John, Rolling Stones)

    Ep. 48 - Tony King (worked w/ Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Elton John, Rolling Stones)

    On this episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, record promoter / press liaison / artistic director TONY KING discusses his seven decades as a behind the scenes figure in rock & roll, whose work proved vital in both the careers and lives of artists like Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Elton John, and most notably The Rolling Stones, as tour press director for over 20 years. From his days as a young man looking after artists for Decca Records, to attending the infamous live taping of The Beatles “All You Need is Love”, to playing an integral role in John Lennon's last live concert appearance joining Elton John on stage in 1974, Tony recounts his amazing rock & roll adventures, as well as his new autobiography “The Tastemaker: My Life with the Legends and Geniuses of Rock Music”.


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    ֎ To order “The Tastemaker: My Life with the Legends and Geniuses of Rock Music” visit https://amzn.to/3LOAXhN/


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


    © 2023 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 47 - Robby Krieger (The Doors)

    Ep. 47 - Robby Krieger (The Doors)

    On this episode of The It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, guitarist and hit songwriter for one of rock's most mythical and influential bands The Doors, ROBBY KRIEGER talks about his early years as a Jewish kid living in an upper-middle class “waspy” neighborhood, and how a penchant for blues slide-guitar earned him a slot in the now iconic quartet. We also discuss the band's early gigs, the story behind him writing their first #1 hit “Light My Fire”, how they each received Vietnam draft notices, and more anecdotes from his autobiography “Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with the Doors”.

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    ֎ For more on Robby Krieger (including upcoming releases and tour dates) visit https://robbykrieger.com/
    ֎ To order: “Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with the Doors” visit https://amzn.to/3WBLD5k/

    Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at:
    ● Homepage – http://www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com
    ● Facebook – https://facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/
    ● YouTube - https://youtu.be/w4TLNEtjgwc
    ● Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast

    © 2023 Howlaround Productions. All rights reserved.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 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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