Time Capsule V3 w/Joe Becht

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Joe Becht, Growin’ Up Rock listener and occasional writer / Interviewer for Talking Metal Digital jumps in a time capsule with us to share some of his entertaining stories about growing up in Chicago and attending the legendary Disco Demolition at Comiskey Park in 1979. If you are not familiar with Disco Demolition, it was […]

Phil Shouse Interview – EP014

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Steve makes the most out of a trip to Nashville and lines up a great interview with lead guitarist Phil Shouse from The Gene Simmons Band and Thee Rock N Roll Residency. Phil talks to Steve about his earliest rock n roll memories listening to Aerosmith, Van Halen, The Beatles, and Kiss. They also discuss […]

Time Capsule V2 w/ Bill Algee

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In today’s Growin’ Up Rock Time Capsule, listener and fellow podcaster Bill Algee from the Ages Of Rock Podcast shares one of his rock n roll stories about a once in a lifetime experience that involved Kiss, Gene Simmons, he and his son. He also talks about his musical connection with his kids and how […]

We All Have Musical ADD – EP013

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On the latest episode of GUR, Steve and Sonny talk about their musical ADD, as well as the musical attention span of the entire world.  Does anyone listen to full length albums anymore or do you commit to building the perfect playlist? Do you still buy physical product like albums or CDs? Do you prefer […]

Biters Interview w/ Tuk – EP012

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Biters from Atlanta are an amazing band that channel rock n roll influences like T.Rex, The Sweet, Cheap Trick, AC DC, and even Tom Petty, yes I said Tom Petty, to carve out dirty, hook-laden rock/pop anthems that will have you pumping your fist and screaming for more. They create a sound from a rockin’ […]

Time Capsule V1 w/ Trevor McDougall

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Growin’ Up Rock listener Trevor McDougall shares his Rock N Roll Story with us. Find out how a Monk, Kiss, and a road trip to Toronto changed Trevor’s life in his youth, and set him on a lifelong love of hard rock and metal music.   Here is his some of his story in his […]

War & Peace – EP011

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War!! What are we fighting for? Sonny and I spend time discussing songs that deal with War. Because Sonny and I are both lovers not fighters, we give equal time to songs that deal with peace and love, but no matter whether its War or Peace, you can bet your ass it’s all rock n […]

Restrayned Interview – EP010

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In the latest episode of GUR, we talk with Restrayned guitarist and singer Tony Musallam. Restrayned is a hard and heavy unsigned band from the west coast. This band is a great example of fantastic undiscovered music that exist out in the world today. Is Rock dead? I sure as hell don’t think so, and […]

Kiss Scab Love – EP009

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On this fun and informative episode of Growin’ Up Rock, Steve and Sonny show their love for the current replacement players of KISS, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. They explore their contributions to KISS as well as their previous bands and projects. So open up your mind and ears, step over the picket line of […]

The Rock N Pod Interviews – EP008

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Sonny and I traveled to Nashville for the 1st Annual Rock n Pod Expo. Besides meeting and hanging out with other wonderful music podcasters, we were asked to conduct a few interviews with vocalist Rick Ruhl from Every Mother’s Nightmare, current Tyketto axe slinger Chris Green, and Patrick Stone vocalist and guitar player for new […]