Barstool Rockers

Barstool Rockers
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24: Michael Ciravolo / Beauty in Chaos
Feb 11 • 37 min
The morning after the 20th anniversary of his marriage to his wife Tish, Michael Ciravolo took some time to talk with us about Beauty in Chaos. We talked about the album’s guests and their contributions as well as the role(s) his wife and daughters played…
23: Carmine Appice
Feb 5 • 15 min
Carmine Appice is a legend when it comes to drumming. AS Rick Van Horn said in Modern Drummer magazine (1999) ”Carmine Appice set the foundation for heavy drumming … before Bonham, before Ian Paice… before anyone else.” He’s played with a wide range of…
22: Steve Hackett
Jan 30 • 15 min
Steve Hackett is heading out on tour this year in support of his newest album At The Edge of Light. He took a little time to chat with us about the album his live shows, Genesis, GTR, and how his music is more like a painting. You can…
21: Randy Bachman
Dec 18, 2018 • 14 min
Randy Bachman will be playing a show locally, in our home-base of Eau Claire, WI at the Pablo Center in a few weeks and we had a chance to talk to him as part of a press junket. A brief chat with an icon of the Classic Rock world, whose latest album “By…
20: “Where’s the Tylenol?”
Dec 13, 2018 • 15 min
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has spoken, and 7 bands will be inducted in January including: Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies, The Cure and… Janet Jackson?? Needless to say, one of our hosts began his meltdown even before he…
19: Class of 2019
Oct 10, 2018 • 27 min
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced their “Class of 2019” nominees and, as usual, there are a few names included that, in our eyes, may or may not belong. If the place only had wings… Check out for more info on this episode and…
18: Lawrence Gowan
Sep 30, 2018 • 27 min
Lawrence Gowan had a massively successful career as a solo artist (Gowan) in Canada and in 1999, decided to change directions and took up keys & vocals for the Classic Rock powerhouse, Styx. We got a chance to talk with Lawrence and learn about his past,…
17: Have a Point
Sep 5, 2018 • 19 min
It’s been a few weeks since we chatted about the happenings around music. Seemed like a good day to catch up on things like: Ozzy’s LAST EVER tour, Madonna’s tribute to Aretha, the first performer at Stonehenge, Ghost’s Halloween show, covering oldies,…
16: Robert Berry, 3.2 (Part 2)
Aug 31, 2018 • 27 min
We wrap up our conversation with Robert Berry, talking about the new album from the band 3.2 entitled, The Rules Have Changed. This is a continuation of the album that Robert made with Carl Palmer and Keith Emerson back in the late 80s with the band 3,…
15: Robert Berry, 3.2 (Part 1)
Aug 29, 2018 • 29 min
We’re joined by Robert Berry to talk about the new album from the band 3.2 entitled, The Rules Have Changed. This is a continuation of the album that Robert made with Carl Palmer and Keith Emerson back in the late 80s with the band 3, called To the Power…
14: Jeff Pilson of Foreigner
Aug 22, 2018 • 17 min
One of THE NICEST guys either of us have ever spoken with, Jeff Pilson, currently of Foreigner, took some time out from his day to chat w/ us. We talked about the band, Jason Bonham, producing classical music, Dio, whether he thought Ronnie would be OK w/…
13: Long Live the Queen
Aug 14, 2018 • 15 min
We spend a little time talking about the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and how her life has impacted so many. Also Dio, Lindsey Buckingham, Steve Perry and Roger Daltrey Visit the website at If you want to help support…
12: And We’re Back
Aug 9, 2018 • 12 min
We spend some time chatting about AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, 3.2 and what happens when two guys with big mouths get mics put in front of them AGAIN
11: Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick
Apr 30, 2017 • 34 min
Finn had an opportunity to speak with Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson this week about his Rock Your Speech program and the new album “We’re All Alright” coming out on June 16. Rock Your Speech leverages the power of music to build language skills in…
10: But Not Buffett!
Apr 23, 2017 • 62 min
Note to self: Please make sure you press record on BOTH voices before you start recording! We discuss the “hiatus” with the world of Heart, Styx and their concept album, Freddie Mercury, Michael Anthony and Journey. Finally, we spend a…
8: Casey McPherson
Apr 2, 2017 • 30 min
From the beginning, we wanted to feature some of the people who are making the music and today, we feature one of the people who will be helping to shape the future of music. Casey McPherson is best known to many as the singer / guitar player…
7: And My Brain Left
Mar 26, 2017 • 55 min
Things just got goofy at times. We spend a few moments on Sib Hashian’s passing, Record Store Day, Mike McCready’s Mr. Potato Head, Tool, The Dead and more.
6: With Chemistry…
Mar 19, 2017 • 63 min
We start the day off talking about the passing of Chuck Berry and just some of the people he influenced. Then it’s on to The Who in Vegas, Wolfgang Van Halen, Sammy talks about a VH reunion and what it would take, Pink Floyd Art, Meat Loaf the musical,…
5: Tired AND Scatterbrained
Mar 12, 2017 • 62 min
Another trip to the chair, Yes will let bygones be bygones, Record Store Day is forthcoming, Black Sabbath SAYS it’s over, Pat Benetar has more music coming and Jack White likes baseball bats.
Barstool Rockers Theme Music
Feb 3, 2017 • 2 min
Written, performed and produced by our friend, Anastasia Vishnevsky. Barstool Rockers is a weekly ‘magazine style’ podcast focusing on classic, prog and most every aspect of rock music. Hosted by two life-long fans, it aims to inform and…