On behalf of Mr. Rockbrat, I would like to wish all Rockbrat Readers a very happy Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016! Statistics indicate that there are still thousands of people out there who enjoy reading the plethora of articles and blogs on the Rockbrat site – with new readers continuing to discover (and re discover) many of the old articles. A well written word does not date – and still has relevance to certain people as time ticks by. Astute readers would have noticed that there has been no new content to this blog this year at all. The reason for that has been that all our energies have been devoted to the Australian Rock Show podcast, which was launched in January of this year.
This year we have produced 50 episodes, and all are available for FREE download or streaming via ITunes, Sticher and Tunein Radio. There have been many highlights, including Interviews with Chris Bonacci (Girlschool), John Brewster (The Angels) Dave Evans (AC/DC / Rabbit), Craig Csongrady (Boss/BB Steal), TASTE (both Ken Murdoch and Michael Tortoni), Andy Cichon (Judge Mercy/Billy Joel/Shania Twain), Paul Woseen (Screaming Jets), Boris Sujdovic (The Scientists/Beasts of Bourbon/Dubrovniks), Todd Hunter (Dragon), Jeff Hoad (Kings Of The Sun), Phil Foxman (Supernaut), Mitch Grainger, TMG Roadie Ronald Clayton, Lime Spiders, Tough Luxury, Legs Electric, Australian rock journalists Stuart Coupe (author of Gudinski) Murray Englehardt (author of AC/DC Maximum Rock n Roll),Melbourne all girl rockers She-Wolf, Ray Arnott, Sherry Rich, Anne McCue, The Shivers, Brian Giffin (author of Australian Heavy Metal encyclopaedia), Christina Crofts, Steve Mulry of Black Label, Tyrone Coates (The Bombers), Sandi Novak (Rum Babas), Rose Carleo, Leeno Dee (Candy Harlots / Melody Black).
Other highlights have been a AC/DC 2015 Australian Tour Special, the Australian all girl band special and the Flashbax segment that looks at long lost tunes from a particular year. Regular formatting of the show includes The Lost Wax segment, (where we highlight a long lost album with added commentary by a member of the band) and the popular Talking Rock/Rocking Talk segment, where we put our heads together and talk all things Oz rock! Kind of like rockbrat for your ears! We also have a range of Australian Rockshow T Shirts for sale too. If you are yet to check out the Australian Rock Show – head over there now at http://www.australianrockshow.com