Growin' Up Rock

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Episode Description: The term "Desert Island Albums" is used often on Growin' Up Rock. When we use the term, we are talking about albums that start to finish are awesome musical masterpieces in our 16 year old minds. In this episode we each pick…
Episode Description: Steven talks to legendary frontman Biff Byford of Saxon about the band's history and some of Biff's earliest musical memories. They discuss the current setlist and the overall Monsters of Rock Cruise. In addition to this gre…
Episode Description: Steven speaks with Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon about some of his earliest musical memories and the band's newest album release "Shock." We go album-by-album to discuss what Frank's thoughts were at the time of recording. Bec…
Episode Description: It's April Fools Day and all about the Kiss Solo Albums. In a unprecedented rock podcast crossover event with the Podder Than Hell Podcast. Each podcast will release 2 episodes at the same time covering all 4 Kiss Solo album…
Episode Description: This week, we pick our Top 5 Motley Crue songs. Plus you'll hear our opinions and review of "The Dirt," a Netflix movie release of Motley Crue's biography. What's The Story?? By now all of the Rock n Roll faithfuls hav…
Episode Description: We talk with XYZ's founders Terry Ilous and Patt Fontaine about their history and the recent Monsters Of Rock Cruise, as well as what's coming up for the band.  Since we love XYZ, we decide to do a quick top 3 showcasing some…
Episode Description: The 2019 Monsters Of Rock Cruise is now history. It was an adventure we will never forget. In this epic long finale, we go day by day through our adventures from our perspective. We share what we did and saw and who we liked …
Episode Description In this episode, it's time for another installment of "This Ain't No Disco". We discuss and play hard rock and metal music released in 1996. What's It All About: This ain't no disco '96, but for sure it's a change in the landsca…
Episode Description In this episode, Growin' Up Rock talks with producer, engineer, and technologist David Frangioni. David's early experience with MIDI technology would establish his reputation as the go-to guy for setting up home studio recording…
Episode Description: Monsters Of Rock Cruise Preview Part 3 Of 4 We cap off our Monsters Of Rock Cruise preview with part 3 of our upcoming cruise featuring killer music by Extreme, Eclipse, Soto, Jetboy, Y&T, and many more. What's The Story: Sonn…
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 …
Episode Description: It's almost Valentine's Day, so Sonny and Steven are busting out the ballads in this episode picking out some great rock n roll from Warrant, Richie Kotzen, Halestorm, Steelheart, Velvet Revolver, The Struts, and more. What's T…
We have done a lot of interviews at this stage of the podcast.  As far as I can remember, nothing matches the fun Sonny and I had with Lord Tracy's frontman Terry Glaze on a Friday night sitting around the computer. Terry is a charismatic and funny…
Monsters Of Rock Cruise Preview, part 2 of 4 Steven and Hollywood are going cruising. The Growin' Up Rock Podcast in 2019 will take it's show on the road and jump on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise. In Part 2 of this 4 part series of episodes we wil…
In this episode we are livin' the life with Miljenko Matijevic of Steelheart. We catch up with Steelheart's main man Miljenko to talk about his career, the new live album, and what Steelheart fans can expect in 2019. In 1990 when Steelheart finally…
The end of the year is here and it's time to share our best of 2018 list. Hopefully you checked out part 1 of our list and now we move on to part 2 which get's into our top 5 best of 2018. Steven and Hollywood get into the mainstream and not so mai…
The end of the year is here and it's time to share our best of 2018 list. There was so much to share we broke it up into two parts with this being the first of two.  Steven and Hollywood get into the mainstream and not so mainstream for their picks…
In this episode it's all about the countless number of rock bands under the influence of the mighty Van Halen. In The 80s there was no rock band bigger than the mighty Van Halen. The guitar playing of Eddie Van Halen and the ringmaster antics of …
Marc Ferrari is a RnR business animal. Known for being the lead guitar player in Keel and Cold Sweat, Marc has played to thousands of Rock n Roll animals around the world. Marc has done the whole Rockstar thing, but that is just a small stop in his…
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 Vo…
What the Funk is going on around the Growin' Up Rock Podcast? In this episode of the podcast, Steven and Sonny get funky while keeping that guitar cranked to 11. They explore a funk rock explosion that seemed to happen at the tail end of the 80s…
Monsters Of Rock Cruise Preview, part 1 of 4 Steven and Hollywood are going cruising. The Growin' Up Rock Podcast in 2019 will take it's show on the road and jump on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise. In the first 3 parts of this 4 part series of episod…
It’s a Rock n Roll Trivia Game show of epic proportions where we ask the question Who Are You? We invite our special guest Steve Wright from the Podder The Hell Podcast to come and test his trivial hard rock knowledge against the absent minded Stev…
Matt Jaffe is a singer-songwriter from San Francisco.  Relatively unknown in the rest of the United States, this California rocker cut his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area. Matt started pursuing music more seriously when Jerry Harrison (Talki…
When we were young, we learned a lot about life and rock n roll. This week we catch up with an old friend Dan Call from national recording artists The Villains. We talk about our early days of rock and roll in Atlanta in the late 80's, when we firs…