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Good Lovin (The Rascals) w/Felix Cavaliere - Episode 612

Nov. 4, 2020

True rock royalty joins us for Hall of Fame week, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome a member of one of the most important acts in rock history, as The Rascals/Young Rascals frontman Felix Cavaliere joins us to chat…

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"Ready to Go" (Republica) + Saffron Interview - Episode 607

Sept. 30, 2020

One of the most energetic frontwomen in history brings us one of the 90s’ most rockin’ songs. Youll hear right away why Saffron was the perfect person to bring “Ready to Go” to bouncy, hyperactive life--in fact, she might be…

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"Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five For Fighting w/John Ondrasik Interview - Episode 605

Sept. 16, 2020

One of the most gut-punching songs of the 21st Century is about the Man of Steel admitting he's not so strong, and it comes from a band that's not really a band. Does that about cover it? Very special interview with Five for…

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Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) w/Dave Barnes - Season 5 Finale

June 17, 2020

Very special guest Dave Barnes returns to co-host our Season Five Finale! This week we cover Southern Rock’s magnum opus, “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd—aka Bro-hemian Rhapsody. In this episode: -Yeah yeah, southern rock, but…

Rock Pop '10S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Best Day of My Life (American Authors) - Rivalry Week 6 - Episode 518

June 3, 2020

The happiest, most commercial song of the 2010s is the divisive topic for our 6th installment of Rivalry Week. Rob loves it; JP hates it--it's the absolutely ubiquitous "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors. Grab your ba…

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Some Kind of Wonderful (w/Mark Farner Interview) - Grand Funk Railroad - Episode 516

May 20, 2020

"All the girls in the world beware!!!" As a happenstance, our episode for the week of Memorial Day in the US brings us a classic from the kings of Assembly-Line Rock, Grand Funk Railroad, and we've got a riveting interview w…

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Blinded By the Light (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) w/ Lead Singer Chris Thompson - Episode 510

April 8, 2020

It’s one of the great misheard lyrics of all time: “Wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.” This week we go straight to the source: Chris Thompson, lead singer of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, joins us to talk a…

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Photograph (Nickelback) - Episode 509

April 1, 2020

Canada’s greatest export Nickelback is the topic today, and we can’t wait to talk about the fresh maple syrup that is their legendary track, “Photograph.” In this episode: - Chad Kroeger, the original Tiger King? The lead si…

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White Wedding (Billy Idol) w/ Phil Feit- Episode 506

March 11, 2020

It's a nice day to start again! This week we talk about Billy Idol's hit "White Wedding," its roots and origin, and overall awesomeness. Plus a special guest interview with Billy's bassist Phil Feit! Also in this episode: - …

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Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Episode 503

Feb. 21, 2020

The pop hit that made David Bowie a mainstream star and introduced Stevie Ray Vaughan to the world is our topic this week, and we've put on our red shoes, which are obviously a metaphor for...systemic racism? Oh, wait. I mea…

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I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf [Season 4 Finale]

Nov. 29, 2019

The most epic song of the 1990's is the perfect finish to an epic Season 4! Settle in for the journey into Jim Steinman's insane musical drama and the story of the sexiest lip-sync job of all time! Also in this episode: - Ro…

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Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters) - Rivalry Week 2, Episode 419

Nov. 22, 2019

RIVALRY WEEK, ROUND 2 If you’ve been with us on the show before, you may already know how JP feels about Dave Grohl. Well this week you’re gonna find out why. Rivalry Week Pt 2 focuses on “Monkey Wrench” by the band Rob cons…

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Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne) - Halloween, Episode 416

Oct. 31, 2019

It's frickin' bats! The Prince of Darkness graces the pod ever-so-serendipitously on this Halloween edition, and we get into the heavy rock greatness that is "Crazy Train." Also in this episode: - Why Ozzy keeps getting sued…

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Hard to Handle (Black Crowes) - Episode 413

Oct. 11, 2019

It's hard to ha-na-na this week, as the lads dig into this modern rock classic--er, classic rock classic? Classic-modern-contemporary-oldie? Regardless of its classification, it rocks and it's awesome, and we're gonna talk a…

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Jeremy (Pearl Jam) - Episode 412

Oct. 4, 2019

::Trigger Warning:: This week's episode covers and references true events that touch at the heart of current American tragedies, and specifically school shootings. Pearl Jam's 1992 hit "Jeremy" is about an awful reality, bu…