Episodes

27 episodes
  • Ep. 27 - J.M. Van Eaton (Drummer at Sun Studio)

    Mar 28 2021
    On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, in-house session drummer for Memphis's legendary Sun Studios, J.M. VAN EATON tells of his time recording and touring in the 1950s with Roy Orbison, Billy Lee Riley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis, playing on classics like “Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On”, “Crazy Arms”, and “Great Balls Of Fire”. He also shares rare, personal insight into his friends like Elvis Presley and Sam Phillips. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- For more on Sun Studios visit - The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll | Sun Studio Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 2 mins
  • Ep. 26 - Chuck Leavell

    Mar 14 2021
    On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll Podcast, we talk with famed keyboard / piano player Chuck Leavell about his enviable career, which includes being a member of The Allman Brothers Band, to recording and touring with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, David Gilmour, George Harrison, and since 1982 The Rolling Stones. He also highlights his other passion, tree farming and forestry, which has earned him great acclaim and accolades for his work in nature conservation. ----------------------------------------------------- • For more on Chuck Leavell visit https://www.chuckleavell.com/ • To see his PBS Series “America's Forests With Chuck Leavell” visit https://www.americasforestswithchuckleavell.com/ • Instagram - @chuck_leavell Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 32 mins
  • Ep. 25 - Melanie Safka

    Feb 21 2021
    On this episode of the It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST, we talk with legendary singer-songwriter MELANIE. With worldwide hits to her credit such as “Brand New Key”, “What Have They Done To My Song, Ma”, and “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)", this natural-born storyteller shares insight into her career with anecdotes about performing at Woodstock, surviving music industry backstabbing, the day Clive Davis made her cry.... and we finally discover what's behind the meaning of “I've got a brand new pair of roller-skates, you've got a brand new key”. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • For more on Melanie visit https://www.melaniesafka.com/ • Instagram - @melanieannsafka Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 27 mins
  • Ep. 24 - Simon Kirke, Pt. 2 (Bad Company)

    Jan 24 2021
    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we bring you Part 2 of our discussion with drummer SIMON KIRKE. In it, he details his near half-century tenure with the legendary British supergroup Bad Company - from being managed by the notorious Peter Grant, to being signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song record label, as well as recounting all of the multi-platinum success accomplished by one of rock's all-time greatest bands! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ° For more on Simon Kirke visit his site at: www.officialsimonkirke.com Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 10 mins
  • Ep. 23 - Simon Kirke Pt. 1 (Free)

    Jan 17 2021
    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we ring in the New Year with a special two-part series, featuring drummer and founding member of Free and Bad Company, SIMON KIRKE. In Part 1, Simon discusses his experiences leading up to forming Free with singer Paul Rogers and late legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff, as well as their relatively short but highly influential career, which laid the groundwork for the entire heavy blues-rock scene of the late 1960s. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ° For more on Simon Kirke visit his site at: www.officialsimonkirke.com Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 3 mins
  • Ep. 22 - Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)

    Dec 13 2020
    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk to original guitarist of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer RICKY BYRD, who spent over a decade with the band touring the world and recording their most enduring classics like “I Love Rock & Roll” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You”. He discusses working his way through the New York City club scene of the late 70's, to his current string of solo projects which center around the topic of his 30+ years of recovery from substance abuse. Also co-host Luke Renchan, former owner of RI's premiere store for vintage and collectible vinyl Luke's Record Exchange, talks Butcher Covers, having The Ramones stroll into the shop, and how his son is spearheading the effort to get Rhode Island's community of working entertainers their fair share of COVID-19 relief funding. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ° For more on Ricky Byrd – www.rickybyrd.com ° To purchase Ricky's new CD “Sobering Times” - www.rickybyrd.com/ricky-byrd-store.html Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 18 mins
  • Ep. 21 - Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

    Nov 29 2020
    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, we talk with guitarist, singer, principle songwriter, and founding member of Grand Funk Railroad, the legendary Mark Farner. And talk we did, on a wide array of subjects ranging from guitars and writing classics like “Closer To Home”, to the Second Amendment, trademark litigation, and the tragic flooding effecting families in mid-Michigan. Former 94 WHJY on-air personality Pete Silva returns for his third co-hosting stint and helps us announce our latest promotional giveaway . ------------------------------------------------------------- ° For more on Mark Farner – www.markfarner.com ° To pre-order the new DVD “From Chile With Love – LIVE” https://markfarner.com/store/#chile-love-live-dvd.view ° To Donate to Mark & Leisa Farner's GoFund Me Campaign to benefit the Mid-Michigan flood victims -  gf.me/u/x4b4v6 Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - @itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 17 mins
  • Ep. 20 - Kenney Jones

    Nov 15 2020
    On this episode of the “It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST”, legendary drummer KENNEY JONES talks about forming the British Invasion mod-rock band The Small Faces, getting Rod Stewart into the Faces, explaining how he ended up on a classic Rolling Stones recording “by accident”, and detailing his varied experiences as drummer for The Who. Previous three-time co-host and podcaster Dave Tate joins us to commemorate the show's milestone 20th episode. ° For Kenney's tour dates, music, discography and more - http://www.kenneyjones.com/ °To purchase Kenney's autobiography https://amzn.to/3psqqvf Visit the 'It's Only Rock And Roll PODCAST' online at: ° Homepage – www.ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast.com ° Facebook – facebook.com/ItsOnlyRockAndRollPodcast/ ° Instagram - itsonlyrockandrollpodcast
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    1 hr and 19 mins
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