The Classic Rock Podcast

News Reviews and Features every Month


Press Review

August/September 2021

Here's a quick look at the front pages of some of the rock music press for this month to listen in to the press review then tune into the podcast by clicking on the playlist link at the top of the page.


Welcome to the Classic Rock Podcast

Every month we round up whats been making the news, in the press review we look at who is writing about what as well as featuring some of the best classic and new music we also delve back in time with classic archive interviews.
Below you can find trailers for the most recent podcasts you can find access to all the available podcasts via the playlist link at the top of the page.

This month Charlie Watts, Bernie Marsden and Iron Maiden

Great show this month first our special guest is guitar king Bernie Marsden who has a great new blues album "Kings" we talk about this plus 40 years of "Come and Get It" the writing of "Here I Go Again" , Paice Ashton Lord and could there be a future collaboration with David Coverdale.
Iron Maiden are back with another epic album "Senjutsu" we hear tracks plus the thoughts of Bruce, Adrian and producer Kevin Shirley and from deep in the archives Charlie Watts remembers what it was like at the start of life with the Stones.

This month we are in conversation with Michael Schenker.

This month I am joined by Michael Schenker to talk about his new album with MSG "Immortal" and we look back on a 50 year career which has included many highlights. We talk about all those who tried to tempt him to join them from the Rolling Stones to Deep Purple and Ozzy Osbourne and what does a "Rock God" do when he isn't playing .
We conclude with a look at who Michael would love to collaborate with and would he join the Scorpions for a farewell tour.

Humble Pie

In this edition of the podcast I am joined by former Humble Pie/ Colosseum guitar legend Clem Clempson who looks back on a 5 decade plus career beginning with Bakerloo through to the current day also featuring this month ZZ Top and John Lawton ex of Uriah Heep. To listen go to the podcast page,

Rainbow with Joe Lynn Turner

This month I am talking to Joe Lynn Turner about his debut with Rainbow as "Difficult to Cure " reaches it's 40th birthday and we talk about Joe's career not only with Rainbow but his solo albums, Rising Force, Deep Purple and will Rainbow rise again. Plus this month best selling author Eric Spitznagel talks about his latest book "Rock Stars on the Record" which asks the question "What was the album that inspired you to become a musician/rock star" he went on his own tour asking rock stars and musicians that very question and it illicit's some surprising answers.


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