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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.

    Pat's Birthday Show

    Pat's Birthday Show

    In Episode 56, it’s Pat’s birthday!  Discussions include Pat’s birthday, Ticketmaster, Bon Jovi’s tour cancellation, the Prince Tribute, Clive Davis, new Stones song, and reviews of new albums from Pearl Jam, Fiona Apple, and the Strokes, and a rant on the NFL draft.  Mike Derrico and Pat Ivanitski are your hosts.   
     
       As a rock and roll podcast, Rock Under Fire makes it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that the show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history leaves an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone.
     
    In past episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, Turn Me On Dead Man, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, Ticketmaster, Tom Petty, and most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen, STARZ guitarist Richie Ranno, Joe Long of the Four Seasons, Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg, original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, and Judas Priest legend KK Downing.
     
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    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of NJ

    • 57 min
    Gun to the Head

    Gun to the Head

    In Episode 55, Rock Under Fire continues The Lockdown Series, a special run of shows for listeners who can use some distraction away from the 24-hour news cycle of the pandemic situation. The obvious is not ignored, but as always, discussion is kept to music and the performing arts. This week, Pat and Mike address the passing of Bill Withers and then go back to their favorite “this or that’ game…Gun to the Head, pairing classic rock albums against each other. Discussions also include Billy Joel, Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Iron Maiden Eddie toys, Tiger King, and the monkey.   
     
    As a rock and roll podcast, Rock Under Fire makes it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that the show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history leaves an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone. In past episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, Turn Me On Dead Man, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, Ticketmaster, Tom Petty, and most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen, STARZ guitarist Richie Ranno, Joe Long of the Four Seasons, Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg, original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, and Judas Priest legend KK Downing.
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    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of NJ

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Live From the Lockdown

    Live From the Lockdown

    In Episode 54, Mike and Pat return from an extended break to catch up and address the current status of the Rock Under Fire podcast as well as the on-going global pandemic.  
     
    As a rock and roll podcast, Rock Under Fire makes it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that the show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history leaves an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone.
    In past episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, Turn Me On Dead Man, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, Ticketmaster, Tom Petty, and most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen, STARZ guitarist Richie Ranno, Joe Long of the Four Seasons, Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg, original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, and Judas Priest legend KK Downing.
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    and performed by Live Animals of NJ

    • 56 min
    Farewell Tours 'n' Sh*t

    Farewell Tours 'n' Sh*t

    In Episode 52, we talk about the current wave of farewell tours, the future of the concert industry, and sidetrack ourselves with White Lion, Def Leppard, Creed, Stryper, Kidd Gloves Seton Hall's WSOU, hypotheticals on The Beatles, and the longtime feud between Roger Waters and David Gilmour. We're all over the place on this particularly loose and funny conversation. Mike Derrico, Pat Ivanitski, and Marisa Baldasarro are your hosts.
     
    As a rock and roll podcast, Rock Under Fire makes it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that the show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history leaves an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone. In past episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, Turn Me On Dead Man, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, Ticketmaster, Tom Petty, and most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen, STARZ guitarist Richie Ranno, Joe Long of the Four Seasons, Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg, original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, and Judas Priest legend KK Downing.
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    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of NJ

    • 57 min
    We Discuss The Dirt

    We Discuss The Dirt

    In Episode 51, we return for our first show of 2019 and the beginning of Season 4. At the outset, we introduce Marisa, a longtime friend and new voice to the Rock Under Fire podcast. Topics include The Dirt, the new Motley Crue biopic, the artsy-fartsy cinephile history of Marisa and Mike, and Marisa's censored encounter with Donald Fagan of Steely Dan. We also read some listener comments and topic requests.
     
    As a rock and roll podcast, Rock Under Fire makes it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that the show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history leaves an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone. In past episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, Turn Me On Dead Man, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, Ticketmaster, Tom Petty, and most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen, STARZ guitarist Richie Ranno, Joe Long of the Four Seasons, Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg, original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, and Judas Priest legend KK Downing.
     
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    "Bad News" is written and performed by Live Animals of NJ

    • 46 min
    Ep. 49: The Nina Blackwood Interview

    Ep. 49: The Nina Blackwood Interview

    In ROCK UNDER FIRE Episode 49, we present Mike Derrico's full conversation with original MTV VJ NINA BLACKWOOD. Portions of the interview were featured in "The Rise & Fall of MTV," an episode of RUF's sister podcast, RETROSPEAK, where Mike and Pat Ivanitski discuss the early years of MTV, the channel's influence on pop culture and the music industry, as well as its fall from relevance. NINA BLACKWOOD is one of the five original VJs on MTV from the channel's launch in 1981 through 1986. She went on to host Solid Gold, the Rock Report segment of Entertainment Tonight, and nationally syndicated radio shows, Nina BlackWood's Absolutely 80s and Nina Blackwood's New Wave Nation. Blackwood can be heard today on the 80s on 8, available on SiriusXM.
     
    As a rock and roll podcast, Rock Under Fire makes it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that the show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history leaves an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone.
     
    In past episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, Turn Me On Dead Man, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, Ticketmaster, Tom Petty, and most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen, STARZ guitarist Richie Ranno, Joe Long of the Four Seasons, Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg, and Judas Priest legend KK Downing.
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    "Bad News" written and performed by Live Animals

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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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