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Podchaser Cole Raven, Running Wild- EP056

  • 4 months ago

On this episode of Growin' Up Rock, we talk with Podchaser co-founder Cole Raven. Podcasts are booming. There's a podcast for everything, and Podchaser’s database and discovery engine has quickly become a go-to resource for podcast devotees. Officially beta-launched in July 2017, Podchaser is often called the IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes of podcasting, allowing listeners to rate and review shows, as well as individual episodes. In addition to Podchaser’s awesome review and rating system that is SUPER easy to use, they also allow you the listener to put together your own favorite playlist of shows and share easily throughout all your social media accounts. (Find our favorite Episode Playlist Here). With a library of over 18 million podcast episodes, they are the one-stop-shop for all things related to discovering awesome new podcasts to listen to and share with whomever you want. Growin' Up Rock caught up with co-founder Cole Raven to get the inside scoop on how Podchaser developed, what they have to offer, and what they're trying to achieve as a company. We also get to know him and find out more about Cole and the massive amount of podcasts he listens to as he’s running obstacle courses or training for the next season of Survivor (OK We completely made that part up about Survivor, but I think he might be good on it.). We vow to help Cole with his playlist by adding a healthy dose of Rock n Roll to improve his time out on the running course. Hear from Cole what he thinks makes a great podcast. In addition to all of this, Sonny and Steven decide to go Punk, so tune in to find out what we mean. Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Masked Intruder

Fabulous First – Happy Anniversary – EP058

We're celebrating our Fabulous First.  Happy Anniversary Growin' Up Rock Listeners!! Remember the first time you heard one of your all-time favorite bands? How about the first time you saw them in concert? Growin' Up Rock is turning one, so we have an epic first year celebration in store for you all. Sonny and I reflect back on our first year of episodes, while discussing our fabulous first associated with some of our favorite bands we grew up loving in high school. Sonny and I have a ton of bands that meant so much to us growing up around rock n roll, while going to high school. There were far more bands than there was enough time in this episode to discuss all of them, but we touch on 5 of them that were certainly right there in the mix. I wasted more time sitting in class and drawing these bands logos on all my folders instead of actually studying and I don't regret a single minute. Maybe the first time you heard your favorite bands, was not actually the first album from that artist, but more the middle of the catalog based on your age. If that's the case for you, what was that bands sound like on that first release? Have they changed? Did they grow into more of a band you love, or change so much they became something less listenable for you? In a less likely case, you may actually love everything that artist ever released. Sonny and I talk about this and so much more and we are proud as hell to take all the Growin' Up Rock listeners with us for this fabulous first Anniversary, Birthday, whatever the hell you want to call it episode. TURN IT UP!! Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website KISS Van Halen Rush Ratt Iron Maiden Def Leppard House Of Lords Bass Drum Of Death Judas Priest Night Ranger Whitesnake Metallica Stryper Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me

Inside Bob Nalbandian’s Metal Heart – EP054

  • 4 months ago

In this episode, we talk with Bob Nalbandian, director of the docuseries “Inside Metal: The Pioneers Of Hard Rock And Metal.” Bob shares his growing up rock stories and some amazing stories about making these documentaries and growing up in LA during this glorious time for hard rock and metal music. In the not-too-distant future, the awesome bands of the 70’s and 80’s that we grew up loving and seeing live in concert be just a memory. Time stops for no man. That’s why it’s increasingly important for documentaries to be made by people like Bob Nalbandian who grew up in LA and is an ardent fan of hard rock and metal. Bob was into the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) and some of the awesome local acts happening out in LA during the musical explosion of the 80’s and early 90’s. Bob Nalbandian loves the music and connected first hand with the musicians, many of whom grew up in Los Angeles at a time when bands and fans filled local clubs like the Whiskey, The Troubadour, The Starwood, and The Country Club. You've heard of Motley Crue, Van Halen, Ratt, and Quiet Riot, but for every one of those bands there were five others that were every bit as popular in the clubs at the time that you never heard of unless you lived on the Sunset Strip when the LA metal scene exploded. We had an awesome time just hanging out and talking with Bob about some of the stories, characters, and memories he had seeing these killer rock n roll bands coming of age in the early stages of their careers out in Hollywood. Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Inside Metal DVDs Night Demon Rainbow  

The Filthy 15 – EP055

  • 4 months ago

In this episode we get down and dirty with a closer look at the infamous Filthy 15 list of rock and pop songs, put out by the PMRC in 1985. What happens in 1985 when politicians' wives, with way too much time on their hands, catch their children walking around the house singing songs they find objectionable? Find out in this episode of Growin’ Up Rock, as Sonny and Steven explore the PMRC and the so-called list of Filthy 15 songs that were put on this earth to destroy the youth of America. We discuss, in our opinions, what they got right and what they got so horribly wrong. We rock some of the songs on the list so you can judge for yourself, and we play one that missed the list. In 1985, there were a million tunes that could have made the list, so why these 15? Music is an art form which we feel should be left open to interpretation, not censored by people who think they know what I should and should not be listening to. That being said, with what is out in the world today, I do think parents should be doing their job, and listen to what little Timmy and Suzie are listening to, so they can decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not they are mature enough to handle the content and not do damage to an impressionable developing mind that was not ready to hear it yet in the first place. The Filthy 15 1 Prince (1984) "Darling Nikki" - Sex/Masturbation 2 Sheena Easton (1984)"Sugar Walls" - Sex 3 Judas Priest (1984)"Eat Me Alive" - Sex 4 Vanity (1984) "Strap On 'Robbie Baby'" -  Sex 5. Mötley Crüe (1983) "Bastard"  - Violence/Language 6 AC/DC (1980) "Let Me Put My Love Into You"  - Sex 7 Twisted Sister (1984) "We're Not Gonna Take It" -  Violence 8 Madonna (1985) "Dress You Up"  - Sex 9. W.A.S.P. (1984) "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" - Sex/Language 10 Def Leppard (1981)"High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)"  - Drug and alcohol use 11 Mercyful Fate (1983) "Into the Coven"  - Occult 12 Black Sabbath (1983) "Trashed"  - Drug and alcohol use 13 Mary Jane Girls (1984) "In My House" - Sex 14 Venom (1985) "Possessed"  - Occult 15 Cyndi Lauper (1984) "She Bop"  - Sex/Masturbation Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store KISS Black Sabbath Whitesnake Prince WASP AC / DC Motley Crue P!nk Saffire Perris Records

Prince, We Like It Heavy – EP042

  • 7 months ago

We Love Prince and we like it heavy, so we want to celebrate the rock n roll side of his music on this 2nd anniversary of his passing. Legends never die.  “I never meant to cause use any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain…”  Whether Prince was preaching to the crowd, telling a personal story or encouraging everyone to get funky, the messages were loud and clear.  Although he is no longer physically present, he lives with us through his incredible music. On We like it heavy: Prince we discuss the iconic artist, Prince.  Although we all love “the hits”, we go a little deeper and cover the more guitar driven rock tracks.  There are not many mainstream artists that appeal to the hardcore rock/heavy metal fans. It’s just not cool in our narrowly focused world.  But, Prince seemed to connect to everyone. So, whether you love pop, R&B, rock, or funk, there is Prince music for everyone at Growin’ Up Rock.  Turn it up! Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Prince Music

Stryper’s Michael Sweet – EP049

  • 6 months ago

Stryper has been a Growin' Up Rock part of my life since they released the Yellow and Black Attack back in 1984. Singer and lead guitarist Michael Sweet is an amazing singer and we feel criminally underrated as a guitar player, so it is an honor to have him sit in with us on today's podcast. We talk to Michael about some of his earliest memories and influences, and we get into Stryper's latest release "God Damn Evil."  Check out GUR co-host Sonny Pooni's album review right here. Michael is the driving force behind Stryper and he appears to be one of the hardest working men in rock n roll, with solo projects, Stryper albums, touring, Sweet and Lynch records, etc. When does this dude find the time to do stuff, like you know SLEEP!?! To me, it seems like the music the band has been releasing on the last two albums is as good, if not better, than anything they released in their so called "Hey Day." I say their "Hey Day" is today!! So grab your bible (just kidding, no preaching here, this is a rock show) and turn it up while you check out the latest episode of the Growin' Up Rock podcast. Help us out by donating to the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which helps us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Stryper Website Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Stryper Michael Sweet Van Halen

Dokken Top 5 At This Minute – EP057

  • 4 months ago

It’s been a long time coming but we are finally doing a Dokken Top 5 List. On this episode we spin the Dial O’ Destiny and pick our top 5 favorite Dokken tunes. At least at this minute. Sonny and I are such huge Dokken fans, we found it impossible to pick just 5 of our favorite Dokken songs, so for the sake of time, as in we don’t have enough, we decided to capture a moment in time and record our favorites at this minute. Rockin' with Dokken is definitely a Growing Up Rock pasttime for Hollywood and me, and picking our favorite songs is like asking “Do you want cheese and bacon on that burger”? - Answer - UMMMMM - YES and YES!!! We also talk about our recent adventures in concert going, and how we think the economics of our universe will vastly improve the human and alien relationships of the future. OK - so I made that last part up, just wanted to see if you actually read this shit. Dokken is an American metal band formed in 1979. It split up in 1989 and reformed four years later. The band had three charting singles ("Alone Again", "In My Dreams" and "Burning Like a Flame") and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store KISS Dokken Music Bad Boy Eddy Iron Savior

Growin’ Up Hollywood – EP003

  • over 1 year ago

Get to know Growin’ Up Rock Podcast co-host Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni a little better. In this episode, Sonny shares some of the high school stories and memories growing up in California that occurred during his graduation year of 1986, and talks with host Steven Michael about some of his favorite debut albums released that year. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us at our Twitter and FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at Apple Podcast and leave us a review Buy Music: Sisters Doll Tesla Cinderella David Lee Roth Vinnie Vincent Invasion Racer X Kiss

Eclipse – Rock’s Complete Package – EP065

  • 2 months ago

Eclipse is Rock's complete package. Growin' Up Rock was lucky enough to catch up with the Swedish band in Atlanta to learn what's brought them here and what's in store for the future. Eclipse has released three albums that I absolutely love on Frontiers Records: Bleed and Scream (2012), Armageddonize (2015), and Monumentum (2017). On a rare trip to the US for an appearance at PowerProg USA, a progressive power metal festival, singer Erik Mårtensson, guitarist Magnus Henriksson, and drummer Philip Crusner of Sweden's Eclipse were kind enough to share some of their earliest influences, how they approach writing for different projects they are involved with, and their philosophy on recording to create these sonically awesome Eclipse records. It has occurred to us that Sweden must be putting something in the water, because there are a ton of killer hard rock and metal bands coming out of there these days. As you will hear from our conversation, it may just be the fact that all those kids whose parents were deep into hard rock and metal are finally coming of age. With incredible melodies, screaming guitars, great vocals and huge choruses tailor made for an arena or stadium, you're in for a treat because Eclipse is the total rock n roll package. Everyone’s Got a Rock N Roll Story to Tell Tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock Follow us on Twitter - @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast You can help out the Podcast by using our link below to do all of your Amazon shopping. Clicking on the Amazon banner below takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It costs you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Eclipse W.E.T. John Corabi (Shuffle Rattle & Roll)  

Queen Top 5 With Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review – EP072

In this Growin' Up Rock episode, we give our review of the new Queen movie “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  We enlist the help of fellow podcaster, Queen fan, and host of the Damn Good Movie Memories podcast, Brian Davis to come along for the ride as we doubledown to make it a Top 5 Queen songs episode too. When you talk about influential classic rock bands of the 70's and 80's, you would be hard pressed not to mention one of the greatest of all time, Queen. A completely ground-breaking rock band, they had songwriting talent all around, plus an iconic singer in Freddie Mercury and an amazing guitar player in Brian May. Queen broke all boundaries of what a rock band should look and sound like. Influencing bands like Guns and Roses, Metallica, Extreme and many others along the way. There are so many different textures and moods to Queen’s music, it’s almost doing a disservice to them to lump the songs under one umbrella of Rock n Roll, but at the heart of their music beats a well-oiled Rock n Roll machine. Kick back, enjoy our movie review and listen as we talk about some of our favorite Queen tunes and pick a few deeper tracks to play that you may or may not be that familiar with. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock or Podchaser Follow us on Twitter - @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store QUEEN Music Damn Good Movie Memories

Joel Hoekstra Interview – EP045

  • 6 months ago

Whitesnake's guitarist, Joel Hoekstra is the perfect portrait of what today’s guitar god looks like. The man comes across as humble with true personal values, but on stage just enough attitude and swagger that draws you in, and has you standing on your chair with your fist raised high above your head. Oh, and we can’t forget the most important trait in a guitar hero. You must be able to wield your guitar like a sword in an all out musical war, which Joel does without a doubt. In this episode we talk with Whitesnake guitarist, Joel Hoekstra. Joel is a guitar hero in demand and has built a solid resume that is second to none. Joel is currently part of one of the best twin guitar attacks in rock n roll playing alongside Reb Beach in Whitesnake. In addition to Whitesnake, Joel spends the rest of his year sharing the stage with Cher, and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Joel Hoekstra has not only recorded several solo albums, including Joel Hoekstra’s 13, an album Joel released in 2015 which is more a collection of actual songs, rather than a collection of instrumentals which you might expect in a guitar players solo effort. Joel spent several years as a partner in crime with Brad Gillis to the dual guitar efforts of Night Ranger and playing in the Broadway production of Rock Of Ages. We talk with Joel about his earliest memories around his musical upbringing and discuss his gateways into Rock n Roll. We get into all the musical relationships he has built with so many of today's superstars and how his work ethic and positive attitude has made him in demand and given him many opportunities that most musicians in his line of work would kill to have. Joel picks a handful of songs from Whitesnake and Joel Hoekstra 13 to share with the listeners and we talk about the upcoming Whitesnake tour with Foreigner as well as a new album coming from Whitesnake. PHOTO CREDIT : IGOR VIDYASHEV Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Joel Hoekstra Whitesnake Night Ranger Michael Sweet TSO

Cinderella Top 5 – EP066

  • about 2 months ago

This week Sonny and I scream “SHAKE ME” at the top of our lungs all night as we both pick our Top 5 Cinderella songs. We barely avoid an all-out brawl on mic when we both claim a song as our favorite, deciding in the end to let technology pick the true winner of the favorite song sweepstakes. I remember seeing Cinderella in the 90's, long after their “heyday.” With rock considered passe at the time, I was psyched to be able to see a band I dug in a small club at an affordable price. Cinderella blew the roof off the place that night, and I remember thinking, "Here is a rock band that, in an arena or small club, delivers kick-ass music to the roar of a crowd" and I have never forgotten that fact. Sonny and I both decided we have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with this band, but both of us agree it's more love than hate. There are certainly more than enough killer songs to go around and make it a very tough task to decide which are our Top 5 Cinderella songs at the moment we happened to record this episode of the Growin’ Up Rock Podcast. Make sure you go to our Facebook page, Podchaser, or our website and share your thoughts on the band, your top 5 favorites and what you think of this episode. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock and @Podchaser Follow us on Twitter - @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review   Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Cinderella Dream Child KISS A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website

Steve Stevens Interview – EP043

  • 7 months ago

The amazing and super talented Grammy award winning guitarist Steve Stevens is interviewed  on this episode of the Growin' Up Rock Podcast. Long time Billy Idol guitarist and songwriter Steve Stevens was gracious enough to spend time with me and tell me some of his rock n roll story. In this interview we cover a massive amount of ground in Steve's career starting with his youth and growing up in NY to currently planning a summer tour with Billy Idol. We discuss his long time partnership with Billy Idol, putting his name on the Atomic Playboys project, the many collaborations he's had with Vince Neil, Michael Jackson, and The Top Gun soundtrack just to name a few. Steve picks a few choice cuts to play that just don't get enough love from his work with Vince Neil, The Atomic Playboys Project and of course Billy Idol. As always, we believe in music and the artist that create it. Get our there and support live and recorded rock n roll music. Listen up Growin' Up Rock Listeners!! We need your help Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation for the perk of your choice, to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Billy Idol Website Steve Stevens Facebook Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Steve Stevens Billy Idol Michael Jackson Vince Neil

Hollywood’s Nite Out – Bonus Episode

  • 4 months ago

Hollywood's nite out on the town results in an impromptu coming together for the Growin' Up Rock Co-host In this bonus episode. Sonny, Steven, and Steven's wife Jen meet up in a undisclosed location to have dinner and take in a Kip Winger acoustic set. While hanging out the 3 of them decide to talk about the Kip Winger set and discuss a world of possibilities surrounding the Monster's Of Rock Cruise in which Sonny and Steven announce they are both embarking on in 2019. They figure the Growin' Up Rock listeners couldn't be there in person, so why not record it and bring you all into the conversation at a later time. That time is now and so we bring you this bonus episode for your listening enjoyment. Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Winger Music  

Sons Of Apollo Interview w/ Jeff Scott Soto – EP033

  • 9 months ago

Super group Sons Of Apollo vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has embraced his artistry and explored many genres of  music that make him happy. Being able to be creative in so many different genres of music has not only made Jeff a go to singer by many artist and producers, but it shows just how well rounded a musician Jeff Scott Soto has become. He  might of gone on to be the permanent replacement singer for Steve Perry in Journey or perhaps even the new singer in Queen replacing the legendary Freddie Mercury, but then he would have felt trapped in a box, performing songs he loves, but someone else created, instead of giving him the creative outlet he craved as an artist and being able to share his gift of melody and hooks with the world. On this episode of Growin' Up Rock, we sit down with Sons Of Apollo vocalist Jeff Scott Soto and take a high view walk through less talked about parts of his career. We find out how  Co-Host Sonny Pooni's Musical Man Crush  started his  musical journey in life and how he may have almost become Queen's new singer. We get into his current role with SOA, and find out how he works gaining his individual identity in a band of Superstar instrumentalist. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review   Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Sons Of Apollo Jeff Scott Soto      

Jacob Cade – Young Rock Rising – EP053

  • 5 months ago

Jacob Cade represents the young rock rising in music today. The young 19 year old up and coming singer / guitar player from Denver sits down with Growin’ Up Rock to share his experiences working with famed hard rock producer Michael Wagner, and co-writing songs from his upcoming EP release “Hunger” with Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger from Halestorm, Rachel Bolan from Skid Row, and Paul Taylor from Winger. We discuss the state of the music business today through the eyes of a young artist. We play some choice cuts from Jacob’s album as well as some of his favorite tunes to crank up. They say that Rock is Dead, and after my visit to Denver and sitting down with Jacob Cade, I think Rock lives strongly in the heart of the young. All you have to do is press play on either Jacob’s 1st album “The Prince Of Rock n Roll” which he wrote when he was 16, or one of the new tunes off his upcoming EP “Hunger” to hear that he not only loves Rock and classic rock like Zeppelin, GNR, Slash, and Aerosmith, but he writes music that has its sights set on bringing back rock to the mainstream. Raw in your face loud guitar riffs with thundering bass and drums layered with aggressive youthful vocals with almost a punk attitude, rips through your car stereo speakers while heading down the highway to a big arena rock show. Ahhh, don’t that just bring back the memories? It's completely exciting for us to see rock is still alive and well in the youth of America. Jacob Cade,  is in the early stages of his ‘Growin’ Up Rock Story”, but he was kind enough to open his door and share with us all the amazing stories he has already built up and given us his insight and views on where he may go from here. Jacob will also be appearing at this years Rock n Pod 2 Expo in Nashville, so hopefully you will make the trip. It’s an entertaining discussion with some righteous loud rock n roll mixed in. Turn It Up!! Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show  transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Gift From Jacob Cade Free Song Download Jacob Cade Project Jacob Cade FaceBook Guns & Roses  

Thin Line Between Love & Hate – EP068

  • about 1 month ago

It’s a thin line between love and hate, and nowhere is it more apparent than in rock n roll, so we got to stop the hate and start the love. This week we get back to basics and have fun with a themed episode that is loaded with some great music by Firehouse, Halford, Tyketto, Megadeth, House Of Lords, WASP, Saraya, and of course Kiss. The theme this week is all about song titles with Love or Hate in the title and in some cases both Love and Hate. We get into the Ticketmaster and Live Nation controversy, and take time to discuss the BulletBoys and Enuff Z Nuff concert I attended this week. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock or Podchaser Follow us on Twitter - @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store KISS Saraya Megadeth Metallica Halford WASP House Of Lords Tyketto Firehouse Roxanne A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website

Girl Gone Bad – EP039

  • 8 months ago

Ever wanted a good girl gone bad? A wild woman? A sexy temptress? The girl next door, who is much more than you fantasized about? A girl gone bad is what every red blooded male secretly wants. We ALL love a bad girl.......at least for a little while. We here at Growin' Up Rock, are not a whole lot different. In our youth, we were drawn to rock n roll and hard rock in particular because it was a little dangerous, rebellious, and most importantly the chicks flocked to it. Make no mistake about it, every teenage dude wants to play in a band, because he wants to score high points with the ladies. Since the early days of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, rock n roll was cool and seem to attract the bad girl or at least a good girl dreaming of being bad. Steven and Sonny talk about their secret fantasies that involve scantily clad women, rock n roll videos, fire breathing dragons, and the 7 dwarfs..........OK that last part was totally and completely made up, but I bet it made you raise an eyebrow or at least chuckle. Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 26th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review   Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast ********For Any of the killer music you want to pick up please help out the Podcast by using our Amazon link below to do your shopping. It cost you absolutely the same amount but we get a small kickback from Amazon for using our link.******** Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store KISS John Corabi WASP Babylon A.D. Devil’s Train Escape the Fate Jackyl Alcatrazz Adrenaline Rush Theory of a Deadman

It’s All In The Numbers – EP051

  • 5 months ago

It's all in the numbers, or at least that's what a numbers guy like Hollywood would have us all believe. It's really simple, there is a ton of great rock bands and great rock songs that revolve around numbers. Lets face it, music itself is all about beats and time signatures, aka Numbers!! In this episode Sonny takes the even numbers and Steven embraces the fact that he is the odd man out, and begrudgingly takes the odd numbers. We discuss some of Steven's latest concert adventures and play some bands and songs that have everything to do with the numbers, duh, the title of the episode is "It's All In The Numbers". We have picked out some great music as always so TURN IT UP!! New In The Listening Room - Crazy Lixx   Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store KISS WASP Julliet Europe Smashed Gladys Steel Panther Blonz Twisted Sister Winery Dogs

This Ain’t No Disco ’89 – EP044

  • 7 months ago

It’s time for another episode of This Ain’t No Disco, and this year we are talking and rocking all things happening in 1989. Rock n Pod 2 VIP contributor Jason Kearney joins Steven and Hollywood for another episode of "This Ain’t No Disco".  Jason picked the year 1989 to feature some great albums released and pick several great tracks to play. We talk to Jason about why ‘89 meant so much to him when he was growing up, and Sonny and Steven try to search their failing memories to figure out exactly what they were doing in ‘89. Jason, Steven, and Sonny have a great time hanging out talking rock in roll, and  discussing some of the events, music, movies, and television that capture the attention of the world in 1989. Want to be part of the Podcast? Help us fund the Rock N Pod Expo 2 this year in Nashville. August 25th - Hopefully you can come but if not, please consider being a VIP and making a donation to make this happen. Use the link below. Rock N Pod 2 Go Fund Me A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review   You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It coast you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week.   Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Tesla D.A.D Masters Of Reality Badlands Bad English Tangier Overkill Sea Hags Tora Tora Junkyard

Rock N Pod 2 : The Future Of Rock – EP062

  • 3 months ago

Nashville Rock N Pod 2 is over and the future, past, and present of rock is burning brightly. The Growin’ Up Rock Podcast was in attendance for this year’s Rock N Pod Expo and we have a virtual treasure trove of interviews with musicians, comedians, fellow podcasters and yes, music content, to share with you over the next few episodes. We will make it a point to get it out to you in the next 2 weeks. Hollywood and I will share our overall experience of the entire weekend. We have lots of laughs and mix in some great music with the stories and memories we created over the course of the weekend. If you were lucky enough to be there too, you can relive it from our perspective, and if you couldn’t attend, you can hear how awesome it was and start making plans to be there with us next year. We believe in the concept of Rock N Pod and the overall idea that brings together knowledgeable music-loving podcasters, the artists we love and follow, and the listeners who support rock n roll. The future of rock is bright and the future of Rock n Pod is even brighter. Enjoy our recaps. IN THIS EPISODE: Super Fan Listener Mooger Fooger The Future Of Rock: Past and Present Panel discussion recorded live at Rock n Pod featuring: Anthony Corder - Lead Singer of Tora Tora Jacob Cade - 19 year old Singer, Guitarist from Denver Johnny Dwinell -  Owner Daredevil Productions - Social Media Guru Alora Whitten - Up and coming rock artist Ben and Dakota Denman - lead guitarist and singer from rock band Denman   Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock Follow us on Twitter - @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website KISS Tora Tora Jacob Cade The Pretty Reckless Denman

Restrayned Interview – EP010

  • about 1 year ago

In the latest episode of GUR, we talk with Restrayned guitarist and singer Tony Musallam. Restrayned is a hard and heavy unsigned band from the west coast. This band is a great example of fantastic undiscovered music that exist out in the world today. Is Rock dead? I sure as hell don’t think so, and you won’t either when you hear this cool conversation, and listen to a couple of tracks we play from these guys. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, Tony told us his, now tell us yours @ growinuprock.com Like us at our Twitter and FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at Apple Podcast and leave us a review Support Music: Restrayned Warrant Kiss Wasp   Visit Restrayned Website

Top 5 Kix With Steve Whiteman – EP069

  • about 1 month ago

We love Kix,  so we pick our Top 5 Kix tunes to share. We also love Kix Lead Singer Steve Whiteman and when we had the opportunity to catch up with Steve to discuss the 30th anniversary of the Kix classic album Blow My Fuse we jumped on it. Kix are for kids, but Kix Rock n Roll is for everyone whose ever cranked up the car stereo to 11 and rolled down the windows while rolling down the highway on a sunny day. It was tough to pick our top 5 Kix tunes, but like all other top 5 episodes we ever decide to do, we take the coward way out and commit to our top 5 at that particular moment, because damn, we love Kix and our favorites change at any given moment. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock Follow us on Twitter - @growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review   Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast You can help out the Podcast by doing all of your shopping at Amazon using our link below. Click on the Amazon banner below and it takes you to the Amazon site where you shop as normal. It cost you exactly the same, but the podcast gets a very small fee as a partner which help us pay to get our shows out each and every week. Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store Kix Music Kix Fuse 30 Re-Blown Funny Money Music A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website

Color By Numbers – EP024

  • 11 months ago

Numbers and colors are all around us, so we decide to explore some song titles and bands that contain a number or color in the title. There are a shit ton of songs that either have a color or a number in the title. Hell for that matter, there are even a few band's with a color or a number as part of the band name. There is no way in hell we will ever get to all of them. Sounds like the birth of a recurring series!!   In a “Hollywood” exclusive series opener, we are going to talk about band's with songs that either include a color or number in the title. The first episode will focus more on deeper cuts from some very well known bands, and some great rocking tracks from a few lesser known bands that we love here at GUR.   We are only scratching the surface on what will become another recurring theme in various future episodes. Let us know how you like the theme, and if you would like to see more of this type of theme in the future. In please make sure you go to our Facebook or Twitter page and share some of your favorite band's or song that include a number or color in the title.   Website: growinuprock.com - Contact us and tell us your story or what you like and don’t like about the show.   FaceBook: Give us a Like and Tell us your story @ growinuprock Twitter: @growinuprock Instagram: @growinuprock     Support Live and Recorded Rock N Roll Music!! BUY FEATURED ARTIST:   Koritni Adrenaline Rush Tora Tora Lynam Black N Blue Bon Jovi Hurricane Damn Yankees Todd Kerns Icarus Witch Black Veil Brides Kiss Slash Bigfoot   WORD OF THE DAY: “Soporific” - sah-puh-RIFF-ik Tending to cause Sleep or tending to dull awareness “The soporific effects of this band had me fighting to stay awake”

Hero Albums To Zero Albums – EP020

  • about 1 year ago

Ever heard of the Sophomore Jinx? Sometimes a band can spend their entire career writing that absolute gem of a debut album, only to follow it up with a complete failure. Sometimes that so called sophomore jinx even happens in the middle of a band's career.   Steve and Sonny get into a fun conversation about some bands they love, that produced a fantastic album, only to follow it up with a less than stellar offer. So in other words they went from a hero of an album to a complete Zero, by dropping an atomic stink bomb of a record. Agree to disagree with some of our fine selections? Let us know all about it.   Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com   Follow us on Twitter @growinuprock Like us and leave us a review on our FaceBook page - @ growinuprock Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review   Support Music / Artist / and Your Favorite Podcast   Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store   Revolution Saints Arcade Motley Crue Scorpions Guns N Roses Kiss Bulletboys Blue Murder Extreme Shotgun Messiah Rush L.A. Guns Little Big Town  

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