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band-photoAs many astute rock fans would be aware, legendary British outfit Dr.  Feelgood will be hitting Australia in May 2018. The good folks at M.G.M (those who brought the great Dan Baird & Homemade Sin out to Australia earlier this year), are looking for corporate sponsors for the Dr Feelgood Tour. If you are a company or organisation who would like to get involved, and get behind even one Dr. Feelgood show in your city or state, now is the time to act. Please download the attached sponsorship form M G M SPONSOR Dr Feelgood 2018, or contact Jim at MGM for more info.

ARS75 (Copy)The Angels guitarist Rick Brewster was interviewed on a recent episode of “The Australian Rock Show” podcast.  Guns n Roses, Soundgarden and Nirvana have all cited the iconic Australian band The Angels as a musical influence. Their songs have been covered by several bands including LA Guns, Coney Hatch and most notably Great White, who covered the song ‘Face The Day’. When asked his opinion on which band recorded the most impressive Angels cover version – Brewster named Mick Ronson’s interpretation of ‘Take A Long Line’. “I’ve heard that song a number of times and I think he’s done a great cover – they’ve done the guitar solo pretty much exactly as it was written – I was really impressed”.  The song appeared on Ronson’s posthumous ‘Heaven and Hull album in 1994, and also features vocals from Ian Hunter and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. Author Bob Yates, along with Rick and John Brewster from The Angels have just released a detailed publication on the band, and are about to embark on a run of Australian dates with Rose Tattoo commencing in October. Listen to the interview with Rick Brewster here

Episode 75 – Rick Brewster Interview

Posted: August 17, 2017 by rockbrat in Uncategorized

A new and much needed publication on The Angels has just been released and it is essential reading.  The book is written by Bob Yates, along with Rick and John Brewster and on show #75 of Australian Rock Show, Rick joins us to look over some of the Angels history?..from Sunbury 1975, backing the legendary Chuck Berry, recording with Vanda and Young, to the American tours with the Kinks and Cheap Trick, Rick shares some of these memories and much more. Essential listening !  Music by: The Angels, Thunderclap Newman

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Episode 74 – Steve Mascord Interview

Posted: August 6, 2017 by rockbrat in Uncategorized

After a three decade diet of rock n roll, rugby league and the road – Australian rock journalist Steve Mascord has just published his first book ‘Touchstones’ – and it’s a ripper. Steve joins us on episode 74 of the Australian Rock Show to look over the book, to talk some footy and to talk some rock n roll. Not only does the boy from Wollongong give us a taste of steel ? he selects all the music on this show too ! Essential listening !

Music by: Doomfoxx. Choirboys, Vain, Princess Pang, Kiss, Kings Of The Sun

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Kevin K Interview

Posted: August 2, 2017 by rockbrat in Uncategorized
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This is an interview Colin Gray (Australian Rock Show/Rockbrat Blog) conducted on September 3, 2010 with legendary NYC rocker Kevin K. At the time, Kevin was about to release his autobiography, ‘How To Become A Successful Loser’, and his 20th Studio album, ‘Joey And Me’. In this detailed interview, Kevin talks about the book, the ‘Joey And Me’ album, playing with Walter Lure in LA, the state of the music industry, his memories of NYC, the ‘Firestorm’ and ‘Deutschland’ albums, his brother Alan, Cheetah Chrome, Freddy Lynxx, the New Toys and a whole lot more. This interview originally aired on the Rockbrat Radio podcast (now defunct) at 10PM on 10 September, 2010.

For over ten years Gigi Hangach fronted Los Angeles outfit Phantom Blue. Both Phantom Blue’s debut album from 1989 and their second major label release – 1994’s ‘Built to Perform’ have long been favourite albums of Mr Rockbrat. Tune in to hear an interview which Denis Gray conducted with Gigi in Las Vegas on 22 December, 2010 – where she discusses her life in rock n roll, Phantom Blue and much, much more ! This interview originally aired on the Rockbrat Radio podcast (now defunct) at 10PM on 24 December 2010.

Episode 72 – Dave Tice Interview

Posted: May 25, 2017 by rockbrat in Uncategorized

On episode 72 of the Australian Rock Show, Steven Danno sits down with Dave Tice, front man for Australia’s heavy rock pioneers Buffalo. In an exhaustive interview, Dave digs deep into his rock history and details the stories behind some of the most iconic Buffalo songs. Influential, iconic and rightly revered as one of Australian rock n roll’s greatest vocalists, this is an interview you don’t wanna miss. Play loud !

Music by: Buffalo

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