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Growin' Up Rock podcast is a weekly memory trip into the hard rock and heavy metal music you loved in your youth as well as the rock 'n' roll that is creating the soundtrack to your life today. Your host, Steven Michael, along with co-host Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni speak with newer and established artist while coming up with some interesting music topics and themes centered around the memories and stories of growing up around rock n roll, that keeps your devil horns hoisted far above your head ...
 
Musicians and childhood friends Gino Cappuccetti and Mark Getman chatting about their experiences with music both as a listener, and as a performer. Casual and often hilarious observations (occasionally with special guests) about various genres of music and the social settings they exist in.
 
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Van Halen - the definitive guide to all things Van Halen. Join comedy's own Stephen Alan Yorke and Cheap Meat's Ross Drummond as they actually DO talk 'bout everything Van Halen... with a few pointless tangents in between. You'll laugh! You'll cry! Perhaps you'll side with team David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar. And maybe you'll pick up fashion tips from Gary Cherone and his leather waistcoats!
 
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This week we get excited about the upcoming Creatures Fest in Nashville, and preview all the events and guest happening May 27th through May 29th. Creatures Fest 2022, happening Memorial Day weekend in Nashville will be a huge party for the Kiss Army, bringing together all living ex-Kiss members Ace Frehley, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, & Peter Cr…
 
It's Spring time, so it's a good time to talk about the weather and some of our favorite deep cut rock songs that feature a title directly related to the weather. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave Us A Five Star Review in one of the following places: A…
 
In this episode we are focusing on the amazing songwriter Desmond Child. Desmond has written hit songs spanning the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's. In the 80's with bands like Bon Jovi, Kiss, and Aerosmith he was unstoppable. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: …
 
In this When Rock Ruled The Charts series episode, we are taking a look at the rock charts for March 19th, 1982. This is an extremely sad day for rock fans all over the world. This is the day Ozzy Osbourne's brilliant young guitarist Randy Rhoads, was killed in a plane crash. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing on…
 
This week we invite Steve Wright from the Podder Than Hell Podcast to dive deep and go track by track into “Hysteria” the 4th Studio Album release by Def Leppard. Hysteria is the follow up to the Diamond certified Pyromania and the 2nd album in a row to be Diamond certified cementing the band's legacy as one of the top selling rock artist of all ti…
 
In this installment of Wild Hair, it’s time to play Years trivia again… Growin’ Up Rock style. Recorded live during the Monster's Of Rock Cruise trip. In this rocked out version, our special guests are fellow podcasters, and hosts of Podder Than Hell, Steve Wright and BC. Our friend Chris (aka Boo Boo) joins their team. We also have singer, songwri…
 
In this extended "Crank It Up New Music Spotlight" we feature an interview with Girish Pradhan from Girish And The Chronicle to talk about the new album "Hail To The Heroes". In addition we discuss and share some new albums released in Q1 - 2022 that we are digging right now. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing on…
 
This week, we pay homage to the first day in April, better known as April Fool's day. We share some interesting facts about the tradition and as always some killer music that is related to being a fool. So don't be a fool this week and miss this episode. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the follow…
 
This week we invite Brain Davis from Damn Good Movie Memories Podcast to do a deep dive and go track by track into Pyromania, the 3rd Studio Album release by Def Leppard. Each month in 2022 we will cover a studio album release from British rockers Def Leppard. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the …
 
In tonight's Crank It Up new music spotlight we share time with Casandra Carson, guitar player and singer for the Missouri rock band Paralandra. Casandra was nice enough to spend time with us and share more about the band and their latest album "Street Magic". WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the …
 
Is the luck of the Irish present and strong within rock n roll? You bet it is, and in this episode we go a little deeper than U2 and Thin Lizzy to look at bands and artist with Irish ties. Happy St. Patrick's Day Week! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave…
 
We survived the 2022 Monsters Of Rock Cruise. In this recap we invite our travel partners from the Podder Than Hell podcast, to cover the Pre-Party and Days 1 through 3 before going over to their Podcast for part two, and finish off our recap with days 4 and 5. - Part 2 can be heard here : Podder Than Hell Podcast WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, ea…
 
This week we invite Tony Musallam from the Sacramento rock band Restrayned, to dive deep and go track by track into High N' Dry, the 2nd Studio Album release by Def Leppard. Each month in 2022 we will cover a studio album release from the British rockers Def Leppard. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all …
 
In this episode of Hollywood’s Wild Hair, Hollywood is going number crazy again. As you may know, Hollywood is a numbers nut. So, this episode concentrates on 2 specific numbers, 2 and 22. What else could we do when releasing an episode on 2-22-22 and on 2s Day no less. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or a…
 
Be careful what you ask for. Going inside Hollywood's brain for this upcoming episode can be scary. We share what's coming up in the next episode of Hollywood's Wild Hair releasing on 2s Day 2-2-22. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave Us A Five Star Revi…
 
This week we celebrate Valentine's Day and we wanted to take a left turn and celebrate some of our favorite "Anti" Valentine's Day tunes. Since we know everyone is not in love on Valentine's Day we figured we would do something different and share what we think are some of the best "Anti" Valentine's Day songs, just in case your not celebrating Lov…
 
In this episode we invite our Monsters Of Rock Cruise traveling partners from the Podder Than Hell Podcast to cover the over 40 plus rock bands playing this years 2022 Monsters Of Rock Cruise. We share who we are looking forward to seeing and who we will be willing to miss while on deck getting our sun tans. This is Part 2, and you can find Part 1 …
 
This week we invite fellow podcaster Chris Czynszak from the Decibel Geek Podcast to dive deep and go track by track through the debut studio album release "On Through The Night" by Def Leppard. Each month in 2022 we will cover a studio album release from the British rockers Def Leppard. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consi…
 
In this episode of When Rock Ruled The Charts, we focus on the Death of Hair Bands. We take an in-depth look at January 11th, 1992. The day Nirvana's "Nevermind" hit number one on the Top 200 Album charts. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave Us A Five St…
 
In This episode we discuss our most anticipated new album releases for 2022 as well as a few from 2021 that we missed in our best of episode. We also share a long format New Music spotlight, when our friend Terry Glaze (Lord Tracy, Pantera) joins us to tell us about his new project Evel Frehley. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Plea…
 
We invite AXS TV host Katie Daryl on to discuss albums released in 1982 celebrating their 40th anniversary, and her upcoming season of Top 10 Revealed for AXS TV in our latest episode. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave Us A Five Star Review in one of t…
 
As is tradition around this time of year with us here at Growin' Up Rock we are sharing our 10 best rock album releases of 2021. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave Us A Five Star Review in one of the following places: Apple Podcast Podchaser Connect wit…
 
To end our year long series of Van Halen album reviews, the Van Halen albums are getting ranked. We go through all 12 studio albums and share our personal rankings as well as some of the guest and listeners rankings. We hope you enjoy this spirited conversation with our friend Steve Wright from the Podder Than Hell Podcast who gets his redemption a…
 
We invite our friend Phil Shouse from Accept & The Ace Frehley Band to review the Van Halen album A Different Kind Of Truth. It's the bands 12th and final studio album. This album marks the return on record with Van Halen for singer David Lee Roth after a 25 plus years away from the band. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please cons…
 
In this episode, recorded live from the Kiss Kruise X, We have Tom and Zeus from Shout It Out Loudcast, Steve Wright from Podder than Hell Podcast, Tony from Restrayned and Danny (the better half of the Pooni brothers) joining in on a version of Rock Scattergories and boy was it eventful. Enjoy!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free – Ple…
 
Sonny and Steven take a trip down memory lane, and look at 10 rock VHS tapes they still own today and discuss how important videos like these were back in the late 80s and early 90s before the YouTube revolution ever existed. Want To Help Us Out? It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audienc…
 
This week we are joined by special guest Eric Miller from the Pods And Sods Network to review and dig into the somewhat maligned Van Halen 3. Each month in 2021, we will invite a special guest on the show to do a album review for each of the 12 Van Halen studio albums. In December we will release the final album review and a episode where we rank a…
 
In this episode Sonny and special guest Steve Wright from the Podder Than Hell Podcast, are back and fresh off Kiss Kruise X. We go through this years experience and compare it to the Monsters Of Rock Cruises to give you a good idea of the differences and which one may be right for you. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consid…
 
In this episode of When Rock Ruled The Charts, we explore the charts on February 10th, 1978, the day Van Halen's epic debut album was released. What was on the charts at the time? How much different was Van Halen then all the rest of the rock out at that time. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the …
 
Everyone always talks about the big 4 of thrash and metal but what about the Big 4 of 80s hard rock? In this episode we discuss who should be included in that big 4 of 80s hard rock. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us growinuprock@gma…
 
This week we are joined by special guest Brad Rusthoven from the Slamfest Podcast to review and dig into Van Halen's Balance album. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave Us A Five Star Review in one of the following places: Apple Podcast Podchaser Connect …
 
We give you the low down and dirty on the first annual Monsters On The Mountain rock festival 2021 in Pigeon Forge. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Leave Us A Five Star Review in one of the following places: Apple Podcast Podchaser Connect with us Email us…
 
It was probably the legendary Freddie Mercury who put it best... "One man. One goal. One mission. One global lockdown. One replica guitar. One work station. One spray can. ONE VISION." Er, it went something like that anyway…. The point is, without knowing it, Lord Mercury coincidentally and unwittingly predicted the future project of Mr. Steve Reek…
 
Eclipse from Sweden has a new album and it's great. We go track by track through "Wired" with singer / guitar player Erik Mårtensson. In addition to my interview with Erik, Sonny and I share our own thoughts and opinions on Eclipse's latest album release "Wired". WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of t…
 
It's another game show episode, this time with square off in a fun and spirited version of Scattergories. We invite special guest comedian and writer Courtney Cronin-Dold to return to the show and match wits against Zeus from the Shout It Out Loudcast. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the followin…
 
In this episode we get footloose and fancy free. In a podcast crossover episode we invite Brian Davis from Damn Good Movie Memories podcast to help us review the Original Footloose movie soundtrack. If you go over to the Damn Good Movie Memories podcast you will find a episode that Brian released a few days earlier in which Sonny, Steven, and Brain…
 
Zakk Wylde is a guitar hero of epic proportions. From Ozzy to Black Label Society, Pride And Glory, and Zakk Sabbath as well as countless other guest appearances, Zakk lets loose on the fretboard like an unleashed Wyldeman. In this episode Sonny and I share our love for Zakk Wylde and our favorite Zakk Wylde songs spanning his entire catalog. Last …
 
We talk with Zakk Wylde about the upcoming Black Label Society album release "Doom Crew Inc." Zakk and I talk about everything from his early days with Ozzy and his first gig in front of a large crowd to some of the new tracks on Doom Crew Inc. coming in November. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of …
 
We invite our friend Tony Musallam from the California rock band Restrayned to review the Van Halen album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. It's the bands 9th studio album and said to be a return back to the bands hard rock roots. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audien…
 
We often talk about desert island albums, which for us are albums that contain no skippers. In the worst of the best, we explore albums that are almost perfect but contain one song that just sucks. Even the worst song on an otherwise perfect album can be better than most songs on a good album, but most likely in this episode we won't have any of th…
 
In this episode we get the listeners involved as we discuss possible rock songs that could be used in a commercial to sell product. When the perfect song is combined with the perfect product, stuff gets sold. If you are lucky enough to sell a song to a large company to use in a national TV ad, you could see royalties on that song for years to come.…
 
In this episode we rapid fire a bunch of bands and artist at each other, and discuss what song we think defines that band and why. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us growinuprock@gmail.com Contact Form Like and Follow Us on FaceBook F…
 
SUMMON THE DEVILS! AWAKEN THE DEMONS! DILUTE THE SPIRITS! WE ARE BACK! So after reading a random article about wild bears and the benefits of annual hibernation, Steve and Ross return from a refreshingly deep January to August sleep (off-grid in a bunk bed in the woods) to bring you a brand new episode of ATBVH! And as a special reward for waiting …
 
We invite our friend Loose Cannon (LC) from the Cobras And Fire Podcast to tell us how Van Halen OU812 is actually a concept album? Find out the concept in this completely different and fun album review full of plenty of laughs and music. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow…
 
In this bonus episode we recap our adventure in Nashville to participate in ROCKNPOD 2021. Although Growin' Up Rock did not acquire a booth or conduct interviews at ROCKNPOD 2021, we were there in full effect catching up with all of our Podcaster brothers and sisters. Once again Decibel Geek and Chief ROCKNPOD architect Chris Czynszak and his famil…
 
Picking up where we left off last week - In Part 2 of this 2 part episode we look at August 1st, 1985 - 4 Years to the day MTV launched, because we wanted to see the impact it had on the charts. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us grow…
 
Remember when rock ruled the charts and you could hear and see it everywhere? In this on-going series, we explore a single date in history to explore the Billboard album charts and take a look at what rock albums were tearing up the charts. In Part 1 of this 2 part episode we look at August 1st, 1981 - The day MTV launched. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s…
 
We celebrate our 4th Birthday by exploring 4 very different albums all containing 4, Four, or IV in the title. Want to know more? Go Here WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free - Please consider doing one or all of the following to help grow our audience: Connect with us Email us growinuprock@gmail.com Contact Form Like and Follow Us on Fac…
 
In this episode we invite Decibel Geek Co-Host and ROCKNPOD creator Chris Czynszak along with Steve Wright from the Podder Than Hell Podcast to play a little rock album trivia with us. We also get the details on the big Nashville ROCKNPOD 2021 event quickly approaching and what we can expect from that. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! It’s quick, easy, and free…
 
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