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Vintage Rock Pod - Classic Rock Interviews

Vintage Rock Pod, Paul Stephenson
367 episodes   Last Updated: Jul 10, 23
The ultimate classic rock podcast with big name interviews on every episode! 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! Scroll back through the archives to hear Paul chat with stars from some of the biggest rock bands of the 60s, 70s and 80s, INCLUDING more than 20 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees! From playing with Jimi Hendrix and partying with Led Zeppelin, to appearing at Woodstock and starring on the famous Sunset Strip during the hedonistic days of the 70s and 80s, you'll hear it all told by these legends! Check out the video interviews too at https://www.youtube.com/vintagerockpod Proudly part of Pantheon Podcasts Network.


Welcome to Vintage Rock Pod, where today we dive deep into a legendary moment of rock history! In this episode, titled "Live Aid: Musicians Remember," we are joined by 3 musicians who played the Wembley show as they take us on a journey back to the iconic concert for Live Aid in 1985. Our guests share their personal memories of being part of Live Aid, the groundbreaking fundraising initiative organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in response to the famine crisis in Ethiopia. Join us as we unpack the triumphs and tribulations of Live Aid, and uncover the backstage stories that made this global concert an unforgettable moment in rock history. Share your own memories of Live Aid, were you at one of the shows, did you watch it all day on TV, did you hate it??? Whatever it is, get in touch, email vintagerockpod@gmail.com or message us on the social media channels and we'll read out your memories on next weeks show! Remember to connect with Vintage Rock Pod on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on the new social media app Threads as well as the YouTube channel! If you enjoy listening to Vintage Rock Pod, please leave us a 5-star review on your preferred podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2023
95. Steve Vai
We have an exclusive interview with the legendary guitarist and composer, STEVE VAI! Join us as we dive deep into the fascinating journey of this musical icon, from his early days working with Frank Zappa to his groundbreaking solo career, his time with Dave Lee Roth, Whitesnake and Graham Bonnet. Get ready to be inspired by the stories behind the music and the evolution of a true guitar virtuoso. With the release of his solo record, a masterpiece titled "Passion and Warfare," Steve Vai cemented his name as one of the most innovative guitarists of his generation. The album showcased his unmatched technical prowess, intricate compositions, and captivating melodies. His talent and dedication paid off as he garnered critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase that would follow him throughout his career. In this insightful interview, Steve Vai reflects on his humble beginnings, his time spent touring the world, and the evolution of his musicality. From sharing the stage with Frank Zappa to crafting his iconic guitar design with Ibanez, Steve takes us behind the scenes and gives us a glimpse into the life of a true rock legend. So, tune in and join us as we delve into the world of Steve Vai, a name synonymous with innovation, passion, and the timeless spirit of rock and roll. Get ready to rock out with Vintage Rock Pod! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Vintage Rock Pod, where we take look at the life and legend of the one and only Jimi Hendrix. Join us as we embark on a captivating journey through time, as legendary musicians such as Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad, Dave Mason, Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult, Mark Stein from Vanilla Fudge, and Roger Earl of Foghat reveal their personal stories and experiences of the incomparable guitar legend, Jimi Hendrix. From auditioning for his band to playing on some of his biggest hits, sharing star struck moments to touring across the US with him, these rock icons offer a unique perspective on the genius of Hendrix, shedding light on his unparalleled guitar skills and the enigmatic persona that captivated millions. Tune in to "Hendrix Experienced" and get ready to be transported back to the golden era of rock 'n' roll, as these musical legends regale us with tales of friendship, creativity, and the indelible mark that Jimi Hendrix left on the world of music. Whether you're a die-hard Hendrix fan or simply intrigued by the stories behind the scenes, this bonus episode is a must-listen for all music enthusiasts. Let the rock 'n' roll legends guide you through the untold tales of Jimi Hendrix like never before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Episode 94, we have a treat in store for you as we sit down with the incredible Tony Carey, keyboard extraordinaire! We explore his career which of course includes his time with Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow and the invaluable contributions he made to their iconic album Rainbow Rising! But that's not all. We also dive deeper into Tony Carey's career, his remarkable solo journey, delivering Billboard hits like "A Fine, Fine Day" and exploring different genres, from rock to electronic music with Planet P Project. We hear about his incredible success in Europe, Japan and beyond and some of the legends he's worked with over the many years. You'll hear all these stories and more as Tony shares his insights, memories, and personal anecdotes from his 50+ year career in the music business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join us as we delve into the remarkable career of Guy Pratt, a true virtuoso of the bass guitar. From his iconic collaborations with Pink Floyd, joining the group after Roger Waters left, to his work with renowned artists like Madonna, Bryan Ferry, Gary Moore, Echo and the Bunnymen, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Kirsty MacColl, Guy's bass lines have shaped the sound of music for decades. In this episode, we explore Guy Pratt's journey, from his early days as a session musician to his pivotal role in Pink Floyd following Roger Waters' departure. Discover the stories behind the scenes, the unforgettable moments on stage, and the magic that Guy Pratt brings to every musical endeavour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We look back 35 years ago today when a special tribute concert was held, headlined by Dire Straits, to honour the upcoming 70th birthday of Nelson Mandela. You'll hear Dire Straits legend John Illsley talk about how this special show helped the band reform! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we celebrate the sad passing of a legend and hear from a rock star who had the pleasure of working with him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we celebrate a legendary guitarists 76th birthday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We look at a mega album release don this day in 1976 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are looking at the number 1 song in Australia on this day in 1982 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices