Rock Music is Alive and Kickin'

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Creation Date August 14th, 2018
Updated Date Updated March 12th, 2019
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Interviews with new rock acts who prove the genre is alive and well.

Greta Van Fleet – EP004

  • over 1 year ago

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

Restrayned Interview – EP010

  • over 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

Biters Interview w/ Tuk – EP012

  • over 1 year ago

Biters from Atlanta are an amazing band that channel rock n roll influences like T.Rex, The Sweet, Cheap Trick, AC DC, and even Tom Petty, yes I said Tom Petty, to carve out dirty, hook-laden rock/pop anthems that will have you pumping your fist and screaming for more. They create a sound from a rockin’ era long-lost, and somehow make it fresh and exciting yet familiar. The music comes from a place of honesty and integrity and just an all-around love and affection for classic rock of the 70’s and early 80s.Take away the labels and the influences and what you are left with is just damn catchy songwriting. When I reached out to main songwriter and frontman Tuk, I wanted to hear his Rock N Roll story, so I could understand how his influences shaped the musician he is and the songs he writes to create Biters music. Instead of the usual Skype call, studio interview, or tour bus talk, Tuk suggested we meet at a neighborhood dog park out in back of a cool little coffee house. It was an absolute beautiful day, and I was sold, yet a little hesitant because of sound quality, but what I got was a very cool interview, with all the sounds of nature, and dogs along with a great conversation and insight into what makes this great newer band tick. Don’t miss the fun and unique introduction to this episode, as I am helped out by my two Decibel Geek brothers, fellow podcasters, and Biters fans Chris and Aaron when I stopped by their Nashville studio. Make sure you check the Decibel Geek Podcast out as well. 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 Support Live & Recorded Music and Your Favorite Podcasts Biters Biters Website Biters Facebook Page Decibel Geeks Podcast Website

Jacob Cade – Young Rock Rising – EP053

  • 10 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  

Klassik ’78 Interview w/ Joe – EP035

  • about 1 year ago

Klassik ‘78 is a sonic trip back to your bedroom circa 1978, with your Kiss records on the turntable cranked up , distorting the cheap speakers ever so slightly in order to shake the walls while your parental units were away. Steve and Sonny are back with another interview with Klassik ‘78 (Steve interviewed K78 mastermind Tom in EP 2 - Listen to it Here). This time around the guys interview Joe (Aka The Voice Of Paul Stanley) from Klassik ‘78. Joe talks about the recording of the new EP “Side Two” and they go track by track through the new tunes and discuss how he ended up with K78, along with his role in the band. They also have a little fun talking about Joe’s favorite Kiss albums in a lightning round.   If you are not familiar with Klassik ‘78, the best way to describe them is a band that records completely original music that sounds Exactly like ‘74 - ‘78 era Kiss. Make no mistake about it, this shit is good, from the classic sound of the recording to the way the songs are written and come across to the listener.   To a Kiss Army soldier, this is a musical wet dream. If you are a Kiss freak and have followed the band over the years, then you are completely aware that time keeps moving and the bands sound has moved right along with it, but hearing Klassik ‘78, makes it OK to be a kid again and remember why you became a Kiss fan in the first place.   Not only does K78 produce that classic sound from an era long gone by a band loved by so many, but the original songs they are writing and recording are freakin great. Don’t get me wrong, you are not going to see Klassik ‘78 songs at the top of today's charts, but you we’rent going to see Kiss there back in ‘78 either and their music kicked ass.   Everyone’s got a Rock N Roll story to tell, so tell us yours @ growinuprock.com   Follow us on Twitter and Instagram  @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 Klassik ‘78 Klassik ‘78 Website Kiss Paul Stanley  

Rock N Pod 2 : The Future Of Rock – EP062

  • 8 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

Sons Of Apollo Interview w/ Jeff Scott Soto – EP033

  • about 1 year 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      

The Dead Daisies Interview – EP006

  • over 1 year ago

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