This is the podcast that goes deep undercover to shine new light on the soundtrack of the most exciting decades in music. Producer/Rock Historian Denny Somach and friends are bringing their career experiences and his library of thousands of interviews to new life in this fast-paced, fan-focused series. They present not only the stories as they lived them, but as the artists did. From The Beatles to Foo Fighters, from John Bonham to Dave Grohl, from Woodstock to Coachella, these are the real stories: the greatest stories of rock from the artists themselves, in their own voices!


The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach

John Bonham & Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin was the biggest band in the world, and it still is. This episode features an exclusive interview with C.M. Kushins, author of the new, first-ever biography of the iconic drummer, Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin. Includes classic interviews from Jimmy Page and stories from Bonham's early days you won't hear anywhere but The Rock Podcast!
00:54:47 6/24/2021

Past Episodes

The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
Nancy Wilson, RRHOF-inductee, guitarist and singer in Heart, talks about life, love, her new solo album and Led Zeppelin. Later in the episode, Linda Perry weighs in on her love of Led Zeppelin and secrets of her songwriting process.
01:18:44 6/17/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
This episode features an unreleased 1990 interview with the legendary Roger Waters, plus new interviews with John Lodge of the Moody Blues and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum. Three British rock icons you won't want to miss!
01:02:28 6/10/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
Freddie Mercury – singer, songwriter, lead vocalist, and beloved spirit behind Queen, is heard on a vintage interview you'll experience only on The Rock Podcast! The flamboyant star, inducted into the RRHOF in 2001, answers questions about the band and his solo album.
01:37:08 6/3/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
Billy Gibbons and the Yardbirds are this episode's subjects. You'll hear vintage audio from the Denny Somach Archives from Yardbirds Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, and Jimmy Page, plus brand new interviews with Billy Gibbons, talking about his new release, Hardware (and more!) and David French, author of Heart Full of Soul, the recent bio of Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf.
01:02:01 5/27/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister fame, host of the highly acclaimed podcast The French Connection, author, and motivational speaker reveals what it was like to be in one of the most visual rock bands of all time and what his life is like today in this no-holds-barred interview, exclusively with The Rock Podcast!
01:05:37 5/20/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
There's no business like Rock Business and this episode – The Business of Rock – will make that crystal clear from a rock icon and a rock entrepreneur. You'll hear Carmine Appice talk about how his work as an artist led to his immersion by fire into the business end of the industry. You know Carmine holds nothing back from his drumming, and he holds nothing back in this interview! In the second half of this episode, agent turned entrepreneur David Fishof tells stories about his Rock ‘n' Roll Fantasy Camp, currently celebrating its 25th year with a hit documentary, how he reformed the Monkees and revitalized their career, and how he created Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. It's what you'll hear only on The Rock Podcast!
01:19:37 5/13/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
It's the British Show! Stephen Tow, author of London, Reign Over Me: How England's Capital Built Classic Rock analyzes classic rock history while Dr. Bill Bruford, who wrote the introduction and is one of the most revered drummers in the world (founding member of Yes; drummer for King Crimson; and more) provides the artist's viewpoint. Bill is retired now, and never gives interviews, so you know this is something very special!
01:16:49 5/6/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
This episode is about Songs and Stories – and nothing but songs and stories. The stories are all about specific songs and how they got written, recorded, discovered, whatever – all with the artists' own recollections. Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Bachman of Guess Who and BTO, Dennis DeYoung of Styx – everyone you want to hear from is here, including Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Donovan, and more – and there's a surprise ending involving Led Zeppelin!
00:51:38 4/29/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
Tom Petty is the subject of this episode, with special guest Jon Scott, record executive and author of Tom Petty and Me, My Rock and Roll Adventures with Tom Petty. You'll hear the ultimate insider answer questions about launching Petty's career, and more, and you'll also hear from Tom Petty himself, describing his own feelings about his career, before and after his long association with Scott.
01:18:11 4/22/2021
The Rock Podcast with Denny Somach
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have produced 20 studio albums, from Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ to the recently released Letter to You. You'll hear Bruce talk about that week in 1975 when he was on the cover of both Time and Newsweek, and about trying to visit Elvis in Graceland. You'll also hear from Clarence Clemons' last interview before his untimely death, and more reminiscing from those who worked and played with Bruce and the band.
01:00:33 4/15/2021

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