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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.

    Free Cuba, Free Britney!

    Free Cuba, Free Britney!

    Patria y Vida! In ROCK UNDER FIRE Episode 72, we talk about the hip hop song that’s fueling a revolution in Cuba, as well as discuss the disparities between the song’s influence in Cuba and the American right wing’s complete disdain for musical artists using their voices, as America struggles to preserve its own democracy that is under attack from within. We also weigh in on the Britney Spears conservatorship case and the closing of the iconic Vintage Vinyl record store. Mike Derrico and Patrick Ivanitski are your hosts.
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    Our website: https://rockunderfire.com/
    RUF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q...
    Some cool collectibles from Pat and James: https://www.facebook.com/njcardsharks/
    Derrico Untitled https://derricountitled.com/
    Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mike__Derrico
    Order Mike's book... AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Everyth...
    Order NARCISSUS NOBODY by Gina Yates: https://www.amazon.com/Narcissus-Nobo...
    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of N.J.

    • 26 min
    Gina Yates, Narcissus Nobody

    Gina Yates, Narcissus Nobody

    Author Gina Yates joins Mike Derrico for a slightly different kind of Rock Under Fire episode...an epic conversation about love, marriage, relationships, self-help books, rock & roll, and NARCISSUS NOBODY, the brilliant new book by Yates, published by Three Rooms Press.
    In addition to NARCISSUS NOBODY, Gina Yates is the author of several unpublished novels and short stories. After immigrating to Canada on a student visa in the 1990s, she honed her craft through an unconventional path of world travel and entrepreneurship. She is the youngest daughter of the late celebrated author Richard Yates. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where in addition to writing she is the sole proprietor of an eclectic vintage clothing store.
    Order Narcissus Nobody: https://www.amazon.com/Narcissus-Nobo...
    More on Gina Yates: https://www.ginayates.net/
    Our website: https://rockunderfire.com/
    RUF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q...
    Some cool collectibles from Pat and James: https://www.facebook.com/njcardsharks/
    Derrico Untitled https://derricountitled.com/
    Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mike__Derrico
    Order Mike's book... AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Everyth...
    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of N.J.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Shut the F**k Up Already

    Shut the F**k Up Already

    Is this the shortest RUF episode ever or just the longest RUF rant? Mike and Pat talk about the return of live music, vaccines, Roger Waters and the ills of social media. WARNING: If you are easily offended by artists expressing their political views, you may want to skip this episode.
    Our website: https://rockunderfire.com/
    RUF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q...
    Some cool collectibles from Pat and James: https://www.facebook.com/njcardsharks/
    Order Mike's book... AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Everyth...
    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of N.J.

    • 26 min
    Our Top 10 Favorite Albums

    Our Top 10 Favorite Albums

    We discuss a topic that somehow never made it to the show until now...our personal favorite albums of all time. Let's clarify..."all time" meaning the modern rock era and the rock albums that we personally have loved the most over the years. What are yours? Leave us comments!
    Our website: https://rockunderfire.com/
     
    RUF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q...
     
    Some cool collectibles from Pat and James:
    https://www.facebook.com/njcardsharks/
     
    Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mike__Derrico
     
    Order Mike's book... AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Everyth...
    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of N.J.

    • 58 min
    Win and You're In

    Win and You're In

    Topics for this very aimless episode include the real problems with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lollapalooza, the cancellation of Def Leppard's Stadium Tour, Led Zeppelin's 1988 reunion, Live Aid, a new album from Duran Duran and Bob Dylan turns 80.
    Our website: https://rockunderfire.com/
    RUF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q...
    Some cool collectibles from Pat and James: https://www.facebook.com/njcardsharks/
    Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mike__Derrico
     
    Order Mike's book... AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Everyth...
     
    "Bad News"is written and performed by Live Animals of N.J. 

    • 38 min
    Five Years

    Five Years

    We begin a fifth season of Rock Under Fire playing catch-up on the state of the music and concert industries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We also discuss Greta van Fleet, Hall and Oates, Bruno Mars, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Mike's Madonna story. Mike Derrico and Patrick Ivanitski are your hosts.
    Our website: https://rockunderfire.com/​
    RUF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q...​ Some cool collectibles from Pat and James: https://www.facebook.com/njcardsharks/​
    Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mike__Derrico​
    Order Mike's book... AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Everyth​...
    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of N.J.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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