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Rock Under Fire is a rock and roll podcast dissecting and discussing seven decades of rock in all its beautiful, wondrous, and despicable glory. Once upon a time, rock and roll music was the center of pop culture. Is rock really dead as some suggest? Or is it in a period of stagnancy existing on the fringe? What is its place in the 21st Century? These questions are the constant underlying theme to a different rock-related subject for each bi-weekly episode. Join hosts Mike Derrico, Patrick Ivanitski, and Stick Nixon for this unique ongoing dialogue through rock's past, present, and future.

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Rock Under Fire is a rock and roll podcast dissecting and discussing seven decades of rock in all its beautiful, wondrous, and despicable glory. Once upon a time, rock and roll music was the center of pop culture. Is rock really dead as some suggest? Or is it in a period of stagnancy existing on the fringe? What is its place in the 21st Century? These questions are the constant underlying theme to a different rock-related subject for each bi-weekly episode. Join hosts Mike Derrico, Patrick Ivanitski, and Stick Nixon for this unique ongoing dialogue through rock's past, present, and future.

    Creatures of the Night 40

    Creatures of the Night 40

    Happy 40th to Kiss's most overrated album!  We discuss Creatures of the Night, an album that revisionist history has placed among the greatest albums of the Kiss catalog.  We touch on the great things about the album...but we also go where no Kiss fan will dare go...the many reasons why Creatures is the most overrated album in all of Kisstory.  An unpopular take that will surely ruffle some feathers.
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    • 51 min
    In Search of Nebraska

    In Search of Nebraska

    Riffing on Bruce Springsteen's sixth album, Nebraska in celebration of its 40th anniversary this past October...and reading from AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen and the Birth of the Reagan Era...Mike Derrico's 2020 book examining Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon during the last months of 1980 while assessing conservative right-wing vilification of both artists over the years. 
    E. 84
    Derrico's book AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER can be found through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and everywhere books are sold online...or his website below. 
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    What Are We Listening To?

    What Are We Listening To?

    Original Rock Under Fire cast member Stick Nixon returns to talk about recent vinyl record acquisitions as well as a conversation about what we've been listening to.
    Ep. 83
     
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    Stagefright

    Stagefright

    Another fun bite-size episode from the unreleased archives. A peek behind the scenes! Random nonsense before the edit as we prepared for a show back in 2019.  Never meant for release, Pat talks about Rival Sons and Mike and Marisa wax poetic on Def Leppard's Pyromania. 
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    Tickets

    Tickets

    A brief snippet of the unreleased season premiere, recorded in August but scrapped for technical issues.
    Ep. 81
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    Aaron Novak Returns

    Aaron Novak Returns

    Friend and fellow podcaster/radio host Aaron Novak returns to talk about his longtime radio show Memphis, Egypt with Aaron and Todd, and his decision to leave the show. For over a decade, Memphis Egypt with Aaron and Todd was a Tuesday night staple to WDCE 90.1 out of Richmond, Virginia. Other discussion topics include a Pearl Jam concert review by Pat, Counting Crows, Bob Dylan, Lizzo and Brandi Carlile.  Mike Derrico and Pat Ivanitski are your hosts. 
    E. 80
    ROCK UNDER FIRE...The Final Season
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Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

The Freedom Of Music ,

Music talk as it should be

I discovered the podcast through The Great Albums podcast which had host Mike on as a guest. Checked it out and now I’m a regular listener making my way through the old episodes. I enjoy the chemistry of the guys, their perspectives on rock music, and their honesty. As a 50 year old rock fan, I often think a lot of things that get said on this show. A great show to pop on during work commutes.

Aubry71 ,

Late to the Party

I just started listening recently and am just a little more than half way through the shows (16 of 27). Not one has disappointed to date. There's been a few that I've read the description and thought, "this isn't for me" but I gave them a shot and to my surprise, wound up thoroughly enjoying each of them. Great job guys, and Tracy too! 😊 Looking forward to listening to the rest and finally being caught up.

sunset20073 ,

Feels like I'm there

These guys know their stuff about rock! You feel like a fly on the wall of a room when they are riffing about everything from Kiss to G&R. The time flies, and before you know it you're looking for the next episode. A "must-listen" on my ever-expanding list of podcasts. Thanks!

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