Best of Growin' Up Rock

A curated episode list by RockStarCopyLLC
Creation Date July 22nd, 2018
Updated Date Updated July 3rd, 2019
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The Dead Daisies Interview – EP006
A funny thing happened on the way to a Dead Daisies concert. Hear all about our crazy adventure, as I jumped on a tour bus before the show to have a sit down with Daisies bass player Marco Mendoza to discuss the recent European tour and current tour as well as some of his earliest memories he has getting into music and rock n roll. Marco has been a part of musical awesomeness like Whitesnake, Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, Lynch Mob, and Ted Nugent. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the concert review on growinuprock.com.   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: Dead Daisies The Dives Websites: Dead Daisies The Dives Marco Mendoza
Steve Stevens Interview – EP043
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
The Filthy 15 – EP055
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
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
Greta Van Fleet – EP004
On this episode of Growin’ Up Rock with Steven Michael, we jump on the phone for a fun and enlightening conversation with Sam Kiszka, bassist and keyboard player for the hot new young band Greta Van Fleet. Sam and I talk about his earliest memories of growing up in the Kiszka home with his brothers Josh and Jake. We discuss the band’s early days and cover what is in store for these guys in the future. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us at FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @growinuprock. Subscribe to our Podcast and leave us a review Buy Music: Greta Van Fleet Visit GVF Website
Dokken Top 5 At This Minute – EP057
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
Stryper’s Michael Sweet – EP049
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
Ty Tabor From King’s X – BONUS
Episode Description We catch up with guitarist Ty Tabor from King's X to discuss the 2019 Monsters Of Rock Cruise and some of his personal Growin' Up Rock story. We talk about how the band decides on a set list, the possibilities of a new King's X record, and what he remembers about the Woodstock 2 festival that put them in front of 350 thousand people. A Brief Band Overview King's X is a band that was formed in the mid 80s that garnered a ton of critical acclaim from the critics and the bands peers. They were a great mixture of hard rock, melody, harmonies, funk, R&B, and soul. Yep - They had a lot to offer. Maybe some people did not know how to take them and maybe the record companies did not know how to market them, but for whatever reason they never achieved some of the massive success their peers received in the 80s. The band is still going strong and doing better than ever before, and I absolutely love and respect them. Check out our conversation with guitarist, singer, songwriter Ty Tabor. 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 Music Supplied by King's X and Ty Tabor
Hollywood’s Wild Hair  – Volume 1
If you don’t know it by now, Sonny “Hollywood” Pooni has issues (we are kidding, well...kind of).  One of them is when he gets an idea in his head, he can’t let it go.  So, let us introduce a solo episode from Hollywood himself called, Wild Hair Vol 1. The idea is to reminiscence a bit, share some stories of yesteryear, play some killer music and basically be your DJ for the next hour.  Our picks today will include: Prince, Stryper, Jeff Scott Soto, Halestorm, Extreme and more. Enjoy! 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 Extreme Halestorm Van Halen Airbourne Stryper Prince Richie Kotzen Jeff Scott Soto A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website KISS
Growin’ Up Klassik ’78 – EP002
On this episode of Growin’ Up Rock with Steven Michael, we jump on the phone for an awesome conversation with Tom (guitar player) from Klassik ‘78. Tom and I talk about growing up in the Boston area and the first time he heard KISS. We talk about the inspiration for the six song EP “Side One”, their tribute to KISS and their fans. If you have not heard the Klassik ‘78 EP yet, and you are a fan of the classic Kiss sound from the Love Gun and Rock ‘N’ Roll Over era, do yourself a favor and check out this episode. 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 Klassik'78
Steven’s Mixed Tapes – Volume 1 EP98
Episode Description: The idea behind Steven's mixed tapes is basically to play some great rock music while sharing a few stories about growing up. Steven's mixed tapes is basically my version of a radio show. Radio wishes it played kick ass music like this and without the commercials or yearly subscription fees. What’s The Story: When I was a kid in school, I made it a point to put together mixed cassettes of all the bands and songs I loved. Everytime a new record came out or I read about some band in Kerrang magazine, I picked up the cassette and dubbed it off in my state of the art duel cassette player. I would bring them to school the next day and share them with all my metalhead buddies. Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @growinuprock.com Like us and leave us a Recommendation on our FaceBook page - @growinuprock or Podchaser Follow us on Twitter - @growinuprock because let’s face it I need all the friends I can get!! Subscribe to our Podcast at the platform of your choice and leave us a review Buy and Support The Artist We Discuss On This Episode Music in this Episode Provided by the Following: The Cars, Pat Benatar, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, The Winery Dogs, Whitesnake, Dokken, Kiss, AC DC, and our Crank It Up Spotlight is Affaire Growin’ Up Rock Amazon Store A Special THANK YOU to Restrayned for the Killer Show Intro and transition music!! Restrayned Website KISS

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