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Barstool Rockers

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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 hopefully entertain.


54: Desmond Child
Nov 11 • 15 min
Grammy-winning and Emmy nominated songwriter - producer Desmond Child recently eleased DESMOND CHILD LIVE on BMG, a new live album showcasing his global mega-hits recorded at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. Chronicling his monumental career, Child…
53: John Lodge
Nov 4 • 15 min
John Lodge is bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 inductees, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits from “Ride My SeeSaw,” to “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life…
52: Gregg Rolie
Oct 21 • 14 min
Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gregg Rolie joins us on this episode of the podcast to talk about his new album Sonic Ranch. It’s his first album in quite some time, and he spent a few minutes with us chatting about it. Thanks as always to…
51: Robbie Robertson
Oct 15 • 19 min
Inspired by his decades of creating and composing music for film and filled with an enthralling set of songs exploring the darker corridors of human nature, Robbie Robertson’s aptly titled, evocative new solo album Sinematic was released on September 20…
50: Shaun Murphy
Oct 7 • 22 min
It seems appropriate that we publish our 50th episode featuring a singer/songwriter who is celebrating her 50th year on stage. That’s right… She started when she was TWO at the Ann Arbor Blues Fest in 1969. She’s been recording with Bob Seger since 1972’s…
49: Robert Berry
Sep 30 • 34 min
It’s been awhile since we had a chance to chat with Robert Berry, and he’s been BUSY since last we spoke, to say the least. 3.2 is on tour now, crossing the country and paying tribute to the musical genius of Keith Emerson.. During the conversation we…
48: David Ellefson
Sep 23 • 15 min
David Ellefson is one of the coolest guys in Rock & Roll. Aside from being the bass player in Megadeth, he’s also an author and entrepreneur. After his 2013 memoir “My Life With Deth” was so successful, he followed it up with “More Life WIth Deth” picking…
47: Steve Hackett
Sep 15 • 22 min
We pay tribute to Eddie Money in the intro, recorded on Friday the 13th. Then it’s on to a chat with Steve Hackett in which he talks about his coming tour of the US and gives us his views on the potential of a Genesis reunion. Will we see one? He doesn’t…
46: Lita Ford
Sep 12 • 18 min
Here’s someone else who has SEEN IT ALL. Lita Ford was first recruited by Kim Fowley to join the all-female band the Runaways and in 1979 she headed out on her own. In 1980, after the breakup of the Runaways, she signed with Mercury Records and released…
45: Denny Laine
Aug 28 • 23 min
Denny Laine was a co-founding member of the Moody Blues. He left the band in 1966 to form the Electric String Orchestra. From there it was Ginger Baker’s Air Force. Along the way, he got to know Paul McCartney musically and personally and after some other…
44: Dave Clark (on Freddie Mercury)
Aug 15 • 15 min
If you haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody, see it. This story picks up mere months after Queen’s iconic performance at Live Aid, when Freddie Mercury was recruited by his dear friend, Dave Clark (Dave Clark 5) to record a track for a star-studded concept…
43: Lou Gramm
Aug 5 • 17 min
There’s not a lot we can say about Lou Gramm that you don’t already know. As part of Foreigner, he and Mick Jones were responsible for a long string of hits but, with chemistry comes combustion. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music…
42: Corky Laing
Jul 8 • 13 min
Corky Laing started his life in 1948 as the youngest of five siblings in Montreal, Canada. His early bands enjoyed a good local following, opened for many of the popular British invasion acts and, ultimately, got a record deal with Atlantic Records in New…
41: Alice Cooper
Jul 1 • 19 min
Alice Cooper is one of the main-stays of rock music and the godfather of shock. You’re just as likely to see him spending time with a guillotine as you are with a pet snake or playing 9 holes of golf. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme…
40: Ed Roland / Collective Soul
Jun 24 • 14 min
2019 is proving to be a bright and shiny 25th anniversary year for Atlanta multi-Platinum rockers COLLECTIVE SOUL, and they’ll be celebrating their ongoing legacy in all-out style with a little bit of the old and a lot of the new. They’re in it for the…
39: Chuck Garric
Jun 17 • 19 min
Chuck Garric is one of the hardest-working bass players in rock music today. Not only has he toured and played a key role in Alice Cooper’s band since 2002, he also fronts his own band, Beastö Blancö, alongside Calico Cooper. He has also co-written songs…
38: Begin the Begin / Robert Dean Lurie
Jun 10 • 12 min
Begin the Begin is the first biography of R.E.M. wholly researched and written since they disbanded in 2011. It offers by far the most detailed account of the group’s formative years—their early lives, their first encounters with one another, their…
37: Rick Nielsen / Cheap Trick
Jun 3 • 20 min
If Rick Nielsen weren’t one of rock and roll’s most colorful and accomplished characters in real life, there’s no way to have dreamed him up. A homemade cartoon figure who is also a down-to-earth family man. A superlative guitarist who makes it look like…
36: Mick Box / Uriah Heep
May 6 • 31 min
A “proper rock show” is what Mick Box is promising on the upcoming Uriah Heep tour, as they support Judas Priest through mid 2019. The band’s 25 album / 50 year path gave us SO MUCH to talk about with Mick and the whole time, it felt like we had known him…
34: Don Felder
Apr 22 • 12 min
He played a role in one of the most epic guitar solos EVER. His double-neck guitar is in the New York City Metropolitan Museum’s Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll exhibition. He took a little time out while he was in New York City for the opening…
33: Michael Schenker
Apr 16 • 10 min
Michael Schenker is a changed man. With a career stretching back to 1969, the German guitar virtuoso is an artist for whom the term ‘volatile’ has sometimes seemed invented. Recorded with singers and musicians associated with Michael in previous decades,…
32: Uli John Roth
Apr 16 • 20 min
Uli Jon Roth is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever. He is one of the last greats who is still around to present his magical style of playing which he already forged in the late Sixties when he was still in his teens. He had some…
31: Jesse Colin Young
Apr 11 • 17 min
With songs like Darkness, Darkness, Lightshine, Sunlight, Sugarbabe, Songbird and The Youngblood’s version of Get Together, Jesse Colin Young has influenced and shaped the character of American music for over 50 years. Jesse Collin Young has a new album…
30: Jim Breuer
Apr 8 • 11 min
Jim Breuer had some spare time on his hands so he spent a few minutes talking with Finn. His new album, “Jim Breuer: Live From Portland” just arrived. It was recorded at Helium Comedy Club and features 14 brand new tracks, were Breuer shares stories from…
29: Danny Goldberg / Serving the Servant
Apr 5 • 15 min
“Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain,” an amazing read from Danny Goldberg is out today on the 25th anniversary of the passing of Kurt Cobain. The Nirvana manager from 1990-1995 had a chance to spend a few minutes talking to Finn In the book he…
28: Carl Palmer’s Prog Rock Camp
Apr 2 • 18 min
Carl Palmer took a few minutes to chat with us about his upcoming Prog Rock Camp in November, along with some chatting about Asia, ELP, and other projects he’s been involved with over his illustrious career. The camp takes place in November and you can…
27: Rock Hall ‘19 Induction w/ Sal Cirrincione
Apr 1 • 25 min
Our buddy Sal joined us on the podcast this morning after attending the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony over the weekend. We got his perspective on how things went and what folks have to look forward to when they see select portions on HBO. We…
26: Robin Trower
Mar 28 • 10 min
There are legends and then there are legends. Robin Trower is BOTH. He played with Procul Harum and fronts his own power trio that will be visiting the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on April 14th. He has a new album out too called Coming Closer to the Day on…
25: Brian Wheat / Tesla
Mar 15 • 14 min
Finn had the opportunity to chat with Brian Wheat, one of the founding members of the band Tesla about their new album “Shock.” It was produced and co-written by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen. They talk about longevity, breakups, reunions, influences and…
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 barstoolrockers.com 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 http://www.barstoolrockers.com. 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.
0: 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…