Rich Davenport’s Rock Show this week features interviews with former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell (Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock), U.D.O. vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (ex Accept), journalist Martin Popoff, stand up comedian/actor Bethany Black, and independent music marketing expert John Oszajca, and is now available for streaming below.
In the first hour, Udo Dirkschneider discusses the writing and recording of U.D.O’s new album “Decadent”, their touring plans, and chooses 2 tracks from the new release.
Night Ranger frontman Jack Blades talks about the band’s forthcoming UK dates (London, Islington 02 Academy, Thurs 12th March, Hard Rock Hell AOR, Wales, Sunday 14th March) and what fans can expect from the setlist. Jack also reveals that Night Ranger may begin working on a new album after their summer tour of the US ends later in 2015, gives an update on Revolution Saints, and chooses 2 Night Ranger tracks.
Also in part 1, the show’s ongoing series of interviews with musicians and comedians who are fans of Monty Python continues as stand up comic Bethany Black (star of Russell T Davies’s “Banana”) drops in to talk about her love of Kiss, Monty Python, and her roller derby adventures as “Beth Leppard”. Beth chooses a favourite Python song and Kiss classic.
In part 2, former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell talks about his new album of re-recorded Scorpions classics, “Herman’s Scorpions Songs” (featuring Bobby Kimball, Doogie White, Don Dokken, Tony Martin, and many more), his current role as drummer in Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, playing on Pete Way’s solo album, and the population explosion in France which was partly fuelled by the Scorpions’ “Still Loving You”. Plus three songs from “Herman’s Scorpions Songs”.
Esteemed journalist Martin Popoff takes a look at the history of 80s Metal with his new book “The Big Book of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History of Metal’s Debauched Decade”, and chooses 80s classics from Ratt and Whitesnake. (www.martinpopoff.com )
And finally, musician and online music marketing expert John Oszajca talks about “Music Marketing Manifesto”, his course for independent musicians, inspired by his own major label experiences at the sharp end of the music industry. John explains how the course can help musicians to make a clear strategy to get their music out to the right audience, and survive in the 21st century music industry (www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com)
You can also listen on Sunday 22nd February 15:00-17:00, Tuesday 24th February 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 26th January 07:00-09:00 on http://www.totalrock.com