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The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews on every episode including 30+ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees! If you love classic rock and want to hear stories of the glory days from the guys who were at the heart of the action then you'll LOVE this comprehensive classic rock podcast, hosted by UK radio veteran, Paul Stephenson!
Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 - the 24/7 online classic rock station unlike any other classic rock radio! Playing deep cuts and forgotten bands, give it a try, you won't regret it!
Check out the video interviews too at https://www.youtube.com/@VRPRocks
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VRP Rocks - Classic Rock Interviews VRP Rocks

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews on every episode including 30+ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees! If you love classic rock and want to hear stories of the glory days from the guys who were at the heart of the action then you'll LOVE this comprehensive classic rock podcast, hosted by UK radio veteran, Paul Stephenson!
Check out VRP Rocks Radio : https://live365.com/station/VRP-Rocks-Radio-a61270 - the 24/7 online classic rock station unlike any other classic rock radio! Playing deep cuts and forgotten bands, give it a try, you won't regret it!
Check out the video interviews too at https://www.youtube.com/@VRPRocks
Proudly part of Pantheon Podcasts Network.

    Pick Withers - My 5 Favourite...

    Pick Withers - My 5 Favourite...

    Drumming legend Pick Withers shares fascinating insights into his illustrious career and selects his top five favorite songs. With captivating stories behind each choice, Pick tells stories about legendary bands such as Mott the Hoople, Bob Dylan, and Dire Straits. He discusses his experiences working at iconic studios like Rockfield, Muscle Shoals, The Power Station and George Martins AIR Studios, offering a unique perspective on the creation of iconic tracks.
    Check out the full career deep dive I did with Pick back in 2020 on Episode 12 of VRP Rocks!
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    • 36 min
    Albert Bouchard - My 5 Favourite...

    Albert Bouchard - My 5 Favourite...

    Renowned drummer, songwriter and singer, Albert Bouchard, an original member of Blue Öyster Cult takes center stage to exclusively reveal his 5 favorite songs from the band!
    Albert shares his choices plus captivating insights into songs, where they came from, the backstories and how they helped shape the band.
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    • 30 min
    BONUS: Carmine Appice's NEW Star Studded Album

    BONUS: Carmine Appice's NEW Star Studded Album

    Legendary drummer Carmine Appice reveals all about the new blues heavy album from Cactus - which features an incredible array of guest musicians! Ranging from Joe Bonamassa to Dee Snider, Pat Travers to Ted Nugent, artists were jumping over each other to play on this new record. Plus, Carmine reveals lifts the lid on future work, including an AI pop singer and Rod Stewart tribute act!
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    • 22 min
    Carmine Appice - My 5 Favourite...

    Carmine Appice - My 5 Favourite...

    Legendary drummer Carmine Appice takes listeners on an enthralling journey through his iconic music career. With over 60 years in the industry, Carmine shares insights into the 5 favourite albums that he has played on, which is no mean feat given he's contributed to hundreds of records over his career. He tells stories about working with renowned artists such as Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and John Sykes. This interview uncovers fascinating details about the making of huge hits, unforgettable albums and memorable bands, offering an unmissable glimpse into the world of rock and roll history.
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    • 43 min
    122. Tino Troy - Praying Mantis

    122. Tino Troy - Praying Mantis

    In this episode of VRP Rocks, guitarist Tino Troy, co-founder of seminal rock band Praying Mantis, takes us on an incredible journey through the band's 50 year history. From their humble beginnings in the '70s to becoming part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, Tino shares captivating stories about their iconic releases, including "Time Tells No Lies" featuring the anthem "Children of the Earth" through to their latest album Defiance which was released on April 19th. Discover the rich legacy of Praying Mantis, including their encounters with bands like Iron Maiden and the bittersweet tale of a hit song that fell into the hands of Ritchie Blackmore, their success in Japan and the issues with management which stopped the rapid rise. Join us for an inside look at the band's incredible evolution and ongoing impact on the rock music scene.
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    • 24 min
    121. Michael Cartellone - Lynyrd Skynyrd/Damn Yankees

    121. Michael Cartellone - Lynyrd Skynyrd/Damn Yankees

    In this episode of VRP Rocks, drummer Michael Cartellone, known for his work with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Damn Yankees, shares captivating insights into his artistic journey and musical career. We talk about the influence Ron Nevison had on his career, working on a Freddie Mercury track, touring with ZZ Top, being the "unknown" member of a supergroup and reminiscences of his time with John Wetton and Eddie Jobson, this episode promises an engaging blend of art, music history, and timeless classics. We also delve into his artistic career, from his iconic music-themed paintings featuring the original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ringo Starr's perspective during the Beatles' last live performance, to his upcoming art exhibition "Bella Italia," filled with rich Sicilian ancestry, Cartellone's stories are both inspiring and profound.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Todd Fatjo ,

Concise and full of fun facts

This informative podcast is nice and quick with no loss of quality facts. It’s low commitment because it’s usually only about 7 minutes long and if you get behind, it’s easy to catch up on. Plus, there are always more shows right behind them. Even the few longer podcasts, they go by fast.

In fact, the most recent show I heard was with Guy Pratt. What a great show! Good questions and Guy is always likable and entertaining. Also being a big Pink Floyd fan, there is rarely any missed Floyd details or events.

Keep them coming….although, I don’t know when the host sleeps.

McIntire ,

rock fan nostalgia

This is a great podcast to travel back in time. Great trivia, awesome stories of little known events from classic rockstars themselves. Interesting Brit rock viewpoint with a silky smooth announcing voice. No other rock podcast comes close.

Natty 17 ,

Vintage Rock!

This is a great show for classic rock lovers!

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