More than 30 years ago now, Sydney hard rock band The Bombers were on the cusp of success. On paper, they had all the makings for success. With a line-up that boasted Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo, John Brewster of The Angels, a powerhouse vocalist in Ty Coates and a legit blues … Continue reading Album Review: Alan Lancaster’s Bombers – LIVE! (2019)
As a rock n roll historian – I’ve long heard a rumor that Iron Maiden played a one-off gig - in regional Australia - on their 1982 Australian tour. Have you ever heard this story ? What makes this rock n roll rumor more interesting is that the gig supposedly took place at a small … Continue reading Did Iron Maiden get off the beaten track on their 1982 Australian tour ?!
https://youtu.be/O-xmbWVltcA From seminal NYC punk pioneers The Dictators - to heavy metal giants Manowar – Ross 'The Boss' Friedman is a guitar player without peer. Ross The Boss and his band are set to torch Australian stages in November and on episode 120 of The Australian Rock Show we dig deep into Ross' history - … Continue reading ARS120: Ross The Boss Interview – Manowar / Dictators
It's the opening lick which hooks you in - how can it not ? The song buzzing around my ears is 'Wild & Free', and it's the new single from Brisbane's Black Whiskey. Songs which start with memorable fretwork like this are instantly likeable and it's refreshing to hear. However after three or four plays … Continue reading Single Review: Black Whiskey – Wild & Free (2019)
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https://youtu.be/Lo6knJNw8GY The author of more than twenty five books, Jeff Apter has just released the first in-depth biography on the life of Malcolm Young. On episode 119 of the Australian Rock Show - Jeff joins us to talk in detail about the book, as well as the life and legacy of Malcolm. Tune in, play … Continue reading ARS119: Jeff Apter Interview – Author (Malcolm Young Book)
You only need listen to the intro music on any episode of The Australian Rock Show to know that we are long time fans of the work of Larry Attard. His band Snake were faves of ours in the early to mid-1980s, and there was no better call to arms than ‘Let The Music Begin’. … Continue reading Larry Attard of Acca-Dacca/Snake has a new band ‘Lucid Louie’ and debut single out now!
Address To The Nation is the new album from former Radio Birdman / Hitmen / Screaming Tribesmen guitar slinger Chris Masuak and his Spanish combo, the Viveiro Wave Riders, and his first since 2016’s excellent Brujita album. For those that didn’t pay attention the first time, top to bottom, Brujita was a comprehensive outing, and … Continue reading Album Review: Chris Masuak & the Viveiro Wave Riders – Address to the Nation (2019)
A stalwart of the LA hard rock/metal scene throughout the late 70s and 1980s, Lizzie Grey of London and Spiders & Snakes has passed away. Probably best known for co-penning the MÖTLEY CRUE song "Public Enemy #1", Grey passed away in his sleep at a Las Vegas hospital surrounded by his wife Jennifer and daughters … Continue reading Vale Lizzie Grey 1958-2019
After a couple of well received singles, including last year’s ‘Poppin' Eyes and Flashing Feet’ single, Chicago’s Poison Boys have just released their debut album, ‘Out Of My Head’ on Dead Beat Records. WOW! These guys draw inspiration from all the greats, Thunders, New York Dolls, Ramones etc. They also wear these influences proudly on … Continue reading Album Review: Poison Boys – Out Of My Head (Dead Beat Records)
https://youtu.be/isOo3KRVH18 Following on from Stryper's 2018 tour, frontman Michael Sweet returns to Australia in November - performing some intimate East Coast acoustic shows. On episode 118 of The Australian Rock Show, Michael joins us for a detailed interview and we look over everything - from his forthcoming solo album 'Ten' to Stryper's 1987 Australian tour. … Continue reading ARS118: Michael Sweet Interview – Stryper
https://youtu.be/z1JZS93IUpc Black Star Riders are set to unleash their fourth and eagerly anticipated album 'Another State Of Grace' in September. On episode 117 of The Australian Rock Show – renowned guitarist Scott Gorham joins us to look over the album. We talk about the band’s recent line-up changes, the new single 'Ain’t The End of … Continue reading ARS117: Scott Gorham Interview – Black Star Riders | Thin Lizzy