Connect The Rock

A podcast series dedicated to finding out the stories behind amazing and iconic album artwork. Join us as we talk to the incredible artists and designers who have given the visual aesthetic to some of the greatest music of all time.

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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.

Greg Norton (Husker Du)

11 February, 2019

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.

Josh Berwanger (Radar State, The Anniversary)

18 February, 2019

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.

Michael Beinhorn (Weezer, RHCP, Soundgarden)

25 February, 2019

Cam Baines, frontman for iconic punk rockers Bodyjar shares his connections with everyone from The Descendents to Sonic Animation, Blink-182 to Shihad and even Simon and Garfunkel.

Cam Baines (Bodyjar)

4 March, 2019

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.

Millencolin

11 March, 2019

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.

The Hard Times

18 March, 2019

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.

25 March, 2019

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.

Clowns (Jake Laderman)

1 April, 2019

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!

The Porkers

9 April, 2019

Eamon Sandiwth is the singer/bassist for The Chats and we chat about this very Australian acts connections to Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, Paul Kelly, Totally Unicorn and many more.

The Chats

14 April, 2019

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.

Wishful Thinking

21 April, 2019

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