Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a blues warrior and has the music and connections to prove it. Josh got to spend some time with Kenny running through his amazing peers and friends who have enabled him to have one of the most incredible music careers. His new album The Traveler is a reminder of what a takent he truly is. Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, CSN, Neil Young, Ringo Starr and Jimi Hendrix guitar all play a part in this incredible chat
Todd from Propagandhi talks us through his time with the band from recording Today's Empires to Victory lap and his connections along the way from NoFX's Fat Mike to RVIVR, The (International) Noise Conspiracy as well as the artists the band have utilised for their album artwork and many more.
Eric Martin is the singer of Mr Big, part of the incredible Avantasia ensemble (about to tour Australia) and he is also chock full of amazing stories of his musical life. Eric’s played with AC/DC’s on their first San Francisco shows in 1976, played pool with #BonScott and became a fanboy. He’s also toured with Aerosmith, Journey, Bryan Adams and asked Eric Clapton for guitar picks (great story). I caught up with Eric in Spain and we bonded over our shared love of rock’n’roll and Big Star!
We catch up with Carl Jackson from Wishful Thinking as they release their best-of compilation and play their first shows in 13 years with Area 7 and The Porkers. Hear Wishful Thinking's story from their birth in Launceston to touring with the likes of MxPx and Millencolin, their friendships with peers Antiskeptic, Draw The Line and hear how Josh can't seem to enter a Melbourne record store without running into the singer from Mach Pelicon.
Pete Porker tells incredible tales from being pen pals with Gwen Stefani to having The Black Eyed Peas as his merch bitches and touring with Fishbone and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The Porker's current single is "Make Hey" - so let's do that while the sun is still shining and take in this podcast!
Jake Laderman is one of the two founding members of Melbourne punk rockers Clowns. Becoming only the second Australian band to sign with legendary Fat Wreck Chords we delve into how that relationship evolved as well as Jake's connections with everyone from Tim Rogers to The Hard-Ons, Dave Grohl and DZ Deathrays. We also chat about our shared love of Cheap Trick.
When you get Ali, vocalist for Zebrahead, on the line you know it's going to be a blast. Connecting him to Less Than Jake, Pennywise, My Chemical Romance, AC/DC, The Matches and of course Death By Stereo, it's fascinating to hear how the band have grown an international fanbase and managed to stay relevant through 13 records.
18 March, 2019
The Hard Times
The Hard Times is a satirical website with a focus on punk, alt music, and millennial culture. Josh catches up with the co-founders Matt Saincome and Bill Conway to discuss the many connections they have with everyone from Bad Religion to Fall Out Boy, Everytime I Die and wanting Henry Rollins to appear on their podcast. Find out the history and just why you probably won't get your article ever published on their site.
Nikola and Mathias from Millencolin sit down at their hotel with Josh to discuss their connections to everyone from Bombshell Rocks to Bad Relgion, Blink-182 singing their songs and The Living End going from supporting them to headling arenas. They discuss all their records, their creation and what they do outside of the band as well.
Michael Beinhorn is one of the biggest producers in the World. We chat with him about his history and what it was like working with Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole, Soul Asylum, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne and Weezer.
Josh Berwanger, part of the supergroup Radar State (The Get Up Kids, The Architects) and legendary emo act The Anniversary, dishes on touring with Cheap Trick, Guided By Voices and becoming text buddies with The Mars Volta and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
We chat with the incredible Greg Norton about his time with legendary act HUSKER DU, all the amazing artists he has crossed paths with (Black Flag, The Minutemen, Soul Asylum, Foo Fighters, The Posies) and his new power-trio PORCUPINE.
Ben Rechter of Circles discusses the band's upcoming tour and all the connections they have both locally and internationally with acts like Dead Letter Circus, The Ocean, City of Souls, Caligula's Horse and many more.
We take the show out of the studio and into RESIST RECORDS in Marrickville with owner and Parkway Drive manager Graham Nixon. We discuss the origins of the label, Brett from Epitaph/Bad Religion signing Parkway; MIndsnare joining the label as well as old acts and new. All right in time for the Resist Records 25 year anniversary show!
Part 2 of Connect The Rock with Ken Stringfellow and we cover off playing with Ringo Starr (who covered a Posies track), REM, Big Star, Big Star's Third, solo albums, Husker Du and so much more. This is a must-listen episode!
This week we chat with Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, REM, Lagwagon, Big Star (and more) about his career we touch on just a few of the connections he has within the music world. Part 1 we hear about The Posies, The Replacements, The Hoodoo Gurus, Teenage Fanclub and being part of the Seattle explosion.
We chat with Michale Graves ahead of his upcoming Australian tour. The Misfits, Henry Rollins, Damien Echols, The West Memphis Three, The Ramones, Zombiesuckers, Eminem, Blind Melon, Pearl Jam and so much more gets discussed.
This week we chat with Jeff Rosenstock about his influence and many connections he has right throughout the indie rock World. Hear tracks by Jeff, Laura Stevenson, Hard Girls, MU330, The Smith Street Band, Jess Locke, AJJ, Mercy Union and much more!
We discover all the connections the trio from ASH have in their musical lives including: Weezer, Green Day, The Rentals, Blur, Nirvana, We Are Scientists, Smashing Pumpkins, Nightnurse and The Beastie Boys!
This week we delve into the catalogue and connections of Darren Cross. Solo artist, member of folk duo Jep and Dep and part of the electro-punk legends Gerling. Find out how Darren is only 1 degree of separation away from Elvis, the Beatles and how he broke a piece of Eagles History, and here some amazing tunes at the same time!
We chat with two members of this supergroup, international cover project. Jeff Caudill (Gameface) and Kye Smith (Aussie drummer extraordinaire) about their many connections. Broken Trophy also features members of Yellowcard and Not Tonight And The Headaches
Peabody are stalwarts of the Sydney indie rock scene. They've toured and worked with almost everyone you can think of in the OZ rock community. We catch up with songwriter and bassist Ben Chamie and discuss the new record "A Redder Shade of Rust" and more