Sunday, February 21, 2021

Ep. 25 - MELANIE SAFKA

On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST, we talk with legendary singer-songwriter MELANIE. With worldwide hits to her credit such as “Brand New Key”, “What Have They Done To My Song, Ma”, and “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)", this natural-born storyteller shares insight into her career with anecdotes of performing at Woodstock, surviving music industry backstabbing, being the first female artist to form her own record label, the day Clive Davis made her cry.... and we finally discover what's behind the whole “I've got a brand new pair of roller-skates, you've got a brand new key”.


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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ep. 24 - SIMON KIRKE, Pt. 2 (Free, Bad Company)

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we bring you Part 2 of our discussion with drummer SIMON KIRKE. In it, he details his near half-century tenure with the legendary British supergroup Bad Company - from being managed by the notorious Peter Grant, to being signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song record label, as well as recounting all of the multi-platinum success accomplished by one of rock's all-time greatest bands!

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ep. 23 - SIMON KIRKE, Pt. 1 (Free, Bad Company)

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we ring in the New Year with a special two-part series, featuring drummer and founding member of Free and Bad Company, SIMON KIRKE.

In Part 1, Simon discusses his experiences leading up to forming Free with singer Paul Rogers and late legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff, as well as their relatively short but highly influential career, which laid the groundwork for the entire heavy blues-rock scene of the late 1960s.


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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Ep. 22 - RICKY BYRD (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk to original guitarist of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer RICKY BYRD, who spent over a decade with the band touring the world and recording their most enduring classics like “I Love Rock & Roll” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You”. He discusses working his way through the New York City club scene of the late 70's, to his current string of solo projects which center around the topic of his 30+ years of recovery from substance abuse.

Also co-host Luke Renchan, former owner of RI's premiere store for vintage and collectible vinyl Luke's Record Exchange, talks Butcher Covers, having The Ramones stroll into the shop, and how his son is spearheading the effort to get Rhode Island's community of working entertainers their fair share of COVID-19 relief funding.



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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Ep. 21 - MARK FARNER (Grand Funk Railroad)

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with guitarist, singer, principle songwriter, and founding member of Grand Funk Railroad, the legendary MARK FARNER.  And talk we did, on a wide array of subjects ranging from guitars and writing classics like “Closer To Home”, to the Second Amendment, trademark litigation, and the tragic flooding effecting families in Mid-Michigan.


Former 94 WHJY on-air personality Pete Silva returns for his third co-hosting stint and helps us announce our latest promotional giveaway.




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° For more on Mark Farner / Mark Farner's American Band – www.markfarner.com

° To pre-order the new DVD “From Chile With Love – LIVE” 

° Donate to Mark & Leisa Farner's GoFund Me Campaign to benefit the Mid-Michigan flood victims.


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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Ep. 20 - KENNEY JONES (The Who, The Faces)


On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, legendary drummer KENNEY JONES talks about forming the British Invasion mod-rock band The Small Faces, getting Rod Stewart into the Faces, explaining how he ended up on a classic Rolling Stones recording “by accident”, and detailing his varied experiences as drummer for The Who.

Previous three-time co-host and podcaster Dave Tate joins us to commemorate the show's milestone 20th episode.

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For Kenney's tour dates, music, discography and more - http://www.kenneyjones.com/

To purchase Kenney's autobiography "Let The Good Times Roll"


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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Ep. 19 - HOWIE CASEY (Saxophonist w/ Wings, The Who, T.Rex)

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we visit with a true witness to rock history and contemporary of a pre-fame Beatles - saxophone player HOWIE CASEY. He recounts his days in the early 1960's as leader of Howie & The Seniors, working the live Liverpool circuit, the seedy clubs of Hamburg, Germany, and eventually cushy world tours, backing up the likes of T.Rex, The Who, and his old pal Paul McCartney & Wings.


Co-host, Connecticut-based guitarist frontman CHRIS LEIGH, discusses his tenure with the sophisticated swing / boogie-woogie / soul band Eight To The Bar, as well as his co-founding (along with his wife Amy) of The String Theory School of Music in New London, CT.



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For Howie Casey tour dates, music, discography and more, go to http://www.howiecasey.com/ or visit  Beatles With Wings 

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Ep. 18 - TOM "BONES" MALONE (The Blues Brothers, SNL, Late Show w/ David Letterman)

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, I chat with the legendary trombonist TOM "BONES" MALONE for the hour! We talk about his humble beginnings in Mississippi, to becoming one of the world's most in-demand session players, working with the likes of Blood Sweat & Tears, Woody Herman, Frank Zappa, Paul McCartney, and a few thousand others! However he may be best-known for his work with The Blues Brothers, both on stage and in the classic film, as well as his time as musical director for Saturday Night Live, and his years with Paul Shaffer and The CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman!




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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Ep. 17 - BOB GRUEN (Rock & Roll Photographer)


On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with rock photographer BOB GRUEN, about his spectacular career of shooting some of the most instantly-recognizable photographs in music history. His images of Bob Dylan, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, The New York Dolls, John Lennon, and hundreds more have graced album covers, magazines, and posters alike – and he gives a preview of his upcoming autobiography “Right Place, Right Time: The Life Of A Rock & Roll Photographer” which details the backstory behind his classic portraits.


Also, co-host DJ Lauria returns for a wide-ranging conversation touching on everything from the best and worst George Harrison albums, to the adventures of being a public school choral director in the age of Covid, as well as why Wayne Newton is tied with James Watt for evilest man alive!!!


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To pre-order Bob Gruen's book: CLICK HERE


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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Ep. 16 - JOEY MOLLAND (Badfinger)

 

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, the last surviving member of Badfinger, singer/guitarist JOEY MOLLAND, recounts his early years as a budding musician in Liverpool, to being in the first band signed to Apple Records, handpicked by The Beatles themselves. Additionally he details the tragic side of rock & roll, with the band losing their fortune to unscrupulous businessmen, inevitably driving two members to suicide.


This week's co-host, former 94 WHJY disc jockey and host of “The Rock & Roll Roll Root Cellar” Jim Van, joins Don DiMuccio for a lively discussion of terrestrial rock radio, and Jim's recollections of concerts attended like The Stones, Led Zeppelin and Woodstock.


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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Ep. 15 - LINDA RONSTADT

 


On this week's episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, we speak with a living legend. A singer who's arguably the most celebrated and beloved voice of the rock era - 2019 recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors Award for excellence in the performing arts, LINDA RONSTADT.


Also co-host Dorothy “Hurricane” Hodge discusses her days as owner of both Limelight, the only clothes store in the Rhode Island area catering to rock musician stage wear, as well as proprietor of the renown concert-club venue Faces.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Ep. 14 - GARY VAN SCYOC - (Bassist for Elephants Memory / John Lennon & Yoko Ono)

On this week's episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, musician Gary Van Scyoc talks about playing bass for John Lennon and Yoko Ono with his band Elephant's Memory, which included talk show appearances, three studio albums, and the infamous 1972 'One To One Concert' at Madison Square Garden.

Also co-host Peter Silva recounts some favorite interviews conducted over his 29 years as an on-air personality at 94-WHJY. We also discuss best concerts attended and memories of the night John Lennon was murdered.



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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Ep. 13 - JOHN BOYLAN (producer of Boston, Linda Ronstadt, Rick Nelson, Little River Band)

 

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with legendary record producer JOHN BOYLAN, who helped pioneer the California Country Rock sound, working with Rick Nelson, Poco, and Linda Ronstadt who because of him, hired the musicians who would later become The Eagles as her backup band. He also discusses his role in developing one of rock's biggest acts Boston and their self-titled LP - the best-selling debut album of all-time.


Also back once again is co-host Ted Stevens, who gives an update on being a working live act in Florida amidst Covid-19. Also we discuss the greatest singles recorded live, that outshine their respective studio version.


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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Ep. 12 - LIBERTY DeVITTO (drummer for Billy Joel)

It's an ALL-DRUMMER-EDITION of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, with longtime member of Billy Joel's recording and touring band, Liberty DeVitto discussing his professional journey, starting with Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, to his thirty years drumming for The Piano Man, and now as an author with his best selling autobiography “Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Also, drummers Don DiMuccio (Black & White) and co-host Mike Labelle (Neal and The Vipers) discuss....well... drums and the drummers who made them wanna drum in the first place!




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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Ep. 11 - JEFF JAMPOL (estate manager for The Doors/Morrison, Janis Joplin, and more...)

On Episode 11 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk monetizing and respecting the artistic assets entrusted to music estate manager and President of J.A.M. (Jampol Artist Management, Inc.), Jeff Jampol, who currently represents iconic clients like Jim Morrison and The Doors, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and others.

Also, Don DiMuccio and this week's co-host, veteran insider of the 1990's LA music scene, Suzy Geers recounts her time heading up marketing campaigns for Linkin Park, Green day, Pearl Jam, as well as rock journalism at Pulse Magazine, interviewing Tommy Lee and Tom Morello.


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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Ep. 10 - PETER ASHER


On Episode 10 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, music industry mogul Peter Asher discusses his decades of discovering, producing and managing legends like James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, heading the A&R department for The Beatles owned label Apple Records, as well as being one half of the singing duo Peter & Gordon during the heyday of the British Invasion.

Also, Don DiMuccio and this week's co-host, executive director of the Misquamicut Business Association Caswell Cooke Jr. recount bringing in acts like Eric Burdon, Davy Jones, Jefferson Airplane and others to perform at the town's various summer festivals.


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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Ep. 09 - CHRIS SPEDDING


On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, producer / guitarist and session man on countless of recordings for such diverse artists as Jack Bruce, Art Garfunkel, The Sex Pistols, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, Tom Waits and literally hundreds more... direct from the UK Chris Spedding!

Also Don DiMuccio and this week's co-host Eric Fontana, returns to discuss his own studio work with Ronnie Wood, this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, favorite live concerts attended, and more.

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For recordings by Eric Fontana

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Ep. 08 - FELIX CAVALIERE (The Rascals)

On Episode 08 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast”, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and lead singer / keyboardist of The Rascals, Felix Cavaliere talks about his hit-making career and pulls back the curtain on writing and recording some of rock's most enduring songs.

Plus co-host Mike Moran discusses his vast radio career and his experiences as entertainment coordinator for a major New England music festival.



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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ep. 07 - JAMES MONTGOMERY

On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, world-renowned singer, blues harp player, and master showman James Montgomery discusses performing live under Covid-19 social distancing requirements, his friendship with Buddy Guy, learning from the blues masters, his upcoming documentary projects, and more.

Also Don DiMuccio and this week's co-host, singer-songwriter and former 94-HJY on-air personality Pete Silva, talk about the state of local radio, opine on The Beatles, and recording in the post-analog era.

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For more about James Montgomery visit:  www.JamesMontgomery.com
For more about The Pete Silva Project visit: www.petesilvamusic.com

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Ep. 06 - ROBERT GORDON


On Episode 06 of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk to world-renown rock & roll singer extraordinaire Robert Gordon, who along with The Stray Cats and The Blasters, spearheaded a rockabilly revival in the 1980s, which continues to this day. 

Also Don DiMuccio and co-host Kevin Martin, discuss their thirty-year musical partnership with the swing-blues, roots-rock band Black & White.




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