On the Road to Rock With Clint SwitzerSep 08, 2023
Ronnie Romero (MSG, Rainbow)
Famed Chilean singer Ronnie Romero is set to release his latest solo album "Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters" on September 8th and discusses his journey from growing up in South America to singing with legends like Rainbow and Michael Schenker.
The Return of Todd Kerns
The incomparable Todd "Dammit" Kerns returns to the show to talk about Blackbird Angels, a project Todd is involved with featuring L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns. Kerns is also discussing playing the entire Kiss Alive III album with Bruce Kulick next month in Sarasota, Florida
The Best of Rocklahoma (Bush, Kix, Asking Alexandria, The Hu, Bat Allison, GWAR, Crobot)
It's the very best from Rocklahoma 2023 including interviews with Gavin Rossdale from Bush, Jizmak from GWAR, Crobot, Bat Allison, Danny from Asking Alexandria, The Hu and Kix.
Erik Martensson (Eclipse)
Swedish hard rock heroes Eclipse will release their latest album "Megalomanium" on September 1st and it's already being talked about as the hard rock album of the year. Erik Martensson discusses Eclipse's journey to stardom as the band opened for Motley Crue and Def Leppard this Summer and are about to embark on a tour with H.E.A.T. in Europe.
Aaron Leigh's "Bahia Sunshine"
Y&T bassist Aaron Leigh returns to the show to talk about his recent single "Bahia Sunshine" and the importance of musical exploration in his career. Leigh also touches on upcoming Y&T happenings and discusses what it's like to see so many of our heroes passing away or retiring from music.
John Corabi's Dead Daisies Return
It's been over four years since John Corabi was last on the Road to Rock and now he's back talking about his solo tour, upcoming gigs with Dead Daisies and gives his thoughts on John 5 replacing Mick Mars in Motley Crue.
Jeff Pilson- Foreigner's Farewell
Foreigner have recently embarked on it's farewell tour and bassist Jeff Pilson is back to talk about his back injury, playing while seated as well as his future plans for Dokken, Black Swan, The End Machine etc. Jeff and former Dokken bandmate George Lynch are also releasing a new "Heavy Hitters" album featuring cover songs.
Lance Lopez Trouble- is Good
Iconic blues guitarist Lance Lopez returns once again to talk about his latest album "Trouble is Good" available now via Cleopatra records.
Klaus Eichstadt (Ugly Kid Joe)
It's a conversation for the ages as Ugly Kid Joe guitarist Klaus Eichstadt joins host Clint Switzer to discuss the band's recent trek around America with Fozzy. Klaus is also going way back to talk about the genesis of the band and how they've maintained popularity despite rarely touring in America over the past 25 years.
Kelsy Karter & The Heroines
Emerging rockers Kelsy Karter & The Heroines pull their tour bus over in the middle of Europe to chat with host Clint Switzer about their recent run of shows with Billy Idol as well as their current Summer in Europe.
Juan Croucier Talks Ratt's Atlantic Years
Ratt has released a brand new, limited edition box set entitled "The Atlantic Years: 1984-1991" and it's available now via BMG. Ratt bassist Juan Croucier returns to talk about the release, what he's been up to since Ratt stopped touring and his memories of recording and touring throughout the band's seminole years.
The Return of Dee Snider
Dee Snider is back on the podcast and he's talking about his new novel "Frats" which is garnishing positive attention from fans and critics alike. Dee also talks about what it's like to be a voice for the voiceless when it comes to people in the middle politically. Twisted Sister was put in to the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame back in January and Dee praises and raises awareness for the organization.
Chris McLernon (Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat, Kinell)
Bassist and renowned musician Chris McLernon discusses Kinell's "Crash. Burn. Rebirth" album and the challenge of making an album that Thin Lizzy could have recorded in 2023. McLernon is also discussing Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat and...meeting Jim Brown? It's all right here as Chris McLernon joins host Clint Switzer On the Road to Rock.
Monday Mania W/ Paul Laine (The Defiants)
It's a special Monday podcast as The Defiants are set to release their melodic hard rock masterpiece of an album called "Drive" this Friday, June 9th. Singer Paul Laine joins the show to discuss the making of the epic new album as well as his time singing with the guys in the band Danger Danger.
Tristan Tritt- Nervous System Overload
Up and coming rocker Tristan Tritt talks about his latest single "Nervous System Overload" as well as what it has been like having a famous country singer as a father (Travis Tritt) & why he strayed from country music to pursue a life of rock stardom.
Josh Todd (Buckcherry)
Buckcherry are back with a brand new studio album entitled Vol. 10 which comes out June 2nd and frontman Josh Todd is discussing his personal journey with the band over the past 24 years, his relentless touring schedule this Summer and much more. http://roadtorockpodcast.comhttp://buckcherry.com Listen to the podcast and find out how YOU can win free weekend passes to Rocklahoma 2023! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest, Elegant Weapons)
Judas Priest/Elegant Weapons guitarist Richie Faulkner makes his debut On the Road to Rock as he's chatting about his new project Elegant Weapons and their forthcoming debut album "Horns for a Halo" due out May 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Faulkner also discusses the latest goings on in the Judas Priest camp including their upcoming album/tour in 2024.
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Singer Keith St. John (Desert Dragon) W/ Greg Patnode
Desert Dragon released its latest album "This Side of Heaven" in late 2022 and famed singer Keith St. John (Raiding the Rock Vault, Kingdom Come, Lynch Mob, Montrose) & drummer Greg Patnode are talking about the band's 11-year journey.
George Harris (The Raven Age)
George Harris, son of famed Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris, is back on the show to talk about the Raven Age's upcoming album "Blood Omen" as well as opening for Iron Maiden on another extended European Tour this Summer.
Devora- The Gothic Dolly Parton
The self-proclaimed "gothic Dolly Parton" is making a big impact nationwide opening for the likes of Bush as her wicked, southwest style is both enthralling and intriguing. Devora discusses her latest EP "God is Dead" as well as her new single "Porn Star" which is a gritty, dirty song/video which is available to view now on Youtube.
The Songs of White Lion With Mike Tramp
It's a pleasure to welcome Mike Tramp BACK to the podcast as he was our very first musical guest way back in 2013. Mike is releasing a new album called "Songs of White Lion" which features a brand new take on some classic White Lion tunes. Mike is also talking about his upcoming U.S. Spring Tour which gets underway this May.
Deen Castronovo (Journey, Revolution Saints)
It's the triumphant return of one of our favorite guests, drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey). Deen is talking about the new Revolution Saints album "Eagle Flight" and the fact the he's been expressing himself vocally on these Revolution Saints albums. Deen also talks about the current Journey tour and what it's meant to him returning to the band after a six year hiatus.
Black Diamonds With Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns)
We are only two weeks away from the release of the latest L.A. Guns album "Black Diamonds" and frontman Phil Lewis returns to the podcast to set the record straight about his reasons for almost walking away from the band after inner-drama threatened to derail L.A. Guns.
Chuck Wright Returns!
Famed rock bassist Chuck Wright returns to talk about his solo album Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky as well as playing with Alice Cooper and much more.
Markus Grosskopf (Helloween)
Helloween are bringing their United Forces Tour to the U.S. the Spring with special guest Hammerfall. Markus Grosskopf discusses the legacy of Helloween and what fans can expect on this upcoming tour.
Bob Madsen (The Grafenberg Disciples)
Progressive rock bassist Bob Madsen discusses the Grafenberg Disciples single/video for "Cry a Million Tears" as well as the band's upcoming LP "Breathing Through My Ears."
Stephen Pearcy (The Legendary Voice of Ratt)
Famed Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy is On the Road to Rock to discuss various topics including bands using backing tapes, his current Sunset Strip Experience tour and his new business venture Vaimee (www.vaimee.com)
The Return of Dave Moody (Hairball)
It's a bombastic celebration of arena rock and it's also the best bang for your rock n' roll buck. The rock n' roll circus returns to Kansas City's Ameristar Casino this Friday night and one of Hairball's singers, Dave Moody is back on the show to talk about his two years in the band and the mighty touring entity that Hairball has become over the past 20 years.
Heroes and Monsters w/ Todd Kerns
The incomparable Todd "Damnit" Kerns (Raiding the Rock Vault, Toque, Bruce Kulick, Slash and the Conspirators) makes his first appearance on the show as he discusses the recent Frontiers release of Heroes and Monsters with Steph Burns and Will Hunt. Kerns also discusses what songs he would like to play with Bruce Kulick, his tenure at Raiding the Rock Vault and much more!
Crashing Wayward- The New Modern Alternative
Crashing Wayward and their music are a combination of veteran experience with a fresh new direction; charismatic frontman Peter Summit provides a magnetic focal point vocally and visually, while the musicians weave complex yet totally accessible textures into infectious hooks. Guitarists Stacey David Blades and David Harris turn and burn atop the foundation provided by drummer Shon McKee and bassist Carl Raether, and the stunning sonic results are plainly evident in the tracks produced and mixed by Michael Gillies, former recording and mix engineer for Metallica.
Robin McAuley is ALIVE
Legendary hard rock singer Rob McAuley returns to the show to discuss his new single/upcoming album Alive which is available February 17th via Frontiers Music. McAuley talks about his reasonings behind releasing solo material and his decision to step way from his long-standing Raiding the Rock Vault gig in Las Vegas.
Geoff Tate's Big Rock Show
It's the return of one of metal's finest singers as Geoff Tate is back on the show for the first time in close to five years to discuss his current tour which is criss-crossing through America as we speak. Geoff talks about his recent health scare and talks about what he does to keep his voice in such tip top shape throughout the years.
Derek & Franco from Classless Act
They took the country by storm on the Stadium Tour this Summer and now they are tearing across the country once again this Winter to support their debut album "Welcome to the Show." Singer Derek Day and bassist Franco Gravante join host Clint Switzer to share stories from the road including what it was like opening The Stadium Tour and unveiling more songs from the debut album on the current tour.
Exploring the "Shadows" with Tiffany
Pop sensation Tiffany joins the show to discuss her new album "Shadows" which is out TODAY! Check out her website www.tiffanytunes.com to order "Shadows" and check out the lyric video for "I like the Rain." Tiffany also discusses her 2019 tour with NKOTB, Naughty By Nature, Salt and Peppa and Debbie Gibson.
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The Return of David Ellefson
The tremendous guests just keep coming as former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is back on the show discussing his latest effort Ellefson/Soto with Jeff Scott Soto "Vacation in the Underworld." Ellefson also talks about the Lucid and working with people that he gets along with.
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John Bush (Armored Saint)
Outside the Tulsa Theater with the great John Bush from Armored Saint prior to the band's show with W.A.S.P. and Michael Schenker on 11/6. John discusses the band's 1985 tour with W.A.S.P. and MEtallica as well as the band's lasting legacy.
One on One With Corey Feldman
Iconic actor/musician Corey Feldman is currently on tour is bringing his eclectic mix of unforgettable songs to your city. Corey was kind enough to do this interview in person at the Regalia Hotel in the Lake of the Ozarks and discusses some of his iconic film roles, the importance of music in his life and much more.
Simon Daniels (Autograph)
Autograph frontman Simon Daniels is back to discuss the band's upcoming album "Turn it Up" which will be released next month via Frontiers. Daniels also discusses the passing of founding band member Randy Rand and the importance of keeping the band's music alive.
Ron Keel The Metal Cowboy Returns!
It's the highly anticipated return of Ron Keel "The Metal Cowboy" as he discusses his latest single "When This is Over" as well as upcoming tour dates and much more!
Rachel Bolan (Skid Row) The Gang's All Here
Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan discusses the band's hiring of singer Erik Gronwall and the release of the new album "The Gang's All Here" out Oct. 14. Bolan even takes us way back to the Moscow Peace Festival and shares memories of that outrageous event from 1989.
Marco Mendoza's New Direction
Renowned bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Dead Daisies) has just released his solo album "New Direction" and joins host Clint Switzer while on tour in Europe.
Chez Kane's "Powerzone"
Up and coming female rock sensation Chez Kane discusses her new album "Powerzone" which will be released on October 21st via Frontiers Records.
Actor/Musician Omar Doom
Omar Doom, best known for roles in such Tarantino films such as Death Proof, Inglorious Basters, etc is releasing a new album entitled "Straight Razor Vol. 2." Omar discusses his latest release as well as the importance of music in film.
Toadies Bassist Doni Blair
Doni Blair joined the Toadies back in 2008 and he discusses a myriad of topics including favorite metal bands, an upcoming Toadies album and the band's tour which starts next week with Reverend Horton Heat.
Accept Guitarist Wolf Hoffman
Wolf Hoffman, founding member and guitarist from German metal band Accept discusses the band's upcoming Fall U.S. tour which marks their first American tour in 10 years. Hoffman also discusses the legacy of the band and his musical influences growing up in Germany.
Ted Poley (Danger Danger)
Singer Ted Poley officially announces his farewell tour will start in 2023 and could go on for up to three years. Poley also talks about his passion for animal activism and why Danger Danger didn't make it as big as some other hard rock bands of the late 80's/early 90's.
Black & Gold With Guernica Mancini (Thundermother)
Thundermother is an in-you-face hard rock tour de force from Sweden and these ladies are here to kick your ass! Singer Guernica Mancini discusses the band's latest album "Black and Gold" which comes out August 19th via AFM Records as well as the band's upcoming North American Tour with the mighty Scorpions.
Priest's Body Machine With Mercury
Priest vocalist Mercury (former member of the Swedish rock band Ghost) discusses the band's upcoming album "Body Machine" Priest, who describes its musical vision as a of blend of darkwave and industrial goth, also has a talent for creating catchy, melodic hooks, memorable synth riffs and heavy, throbbing rhythms in its music, which is very much in evidence on the ten tracks on Body Machine. Think of a darker, heavier Depeche Mode, a band who has been a big influence on Priest over the years.
25 Years of Primal Fear W/ Ralf Scheepers
Famed power metal singer Ralph Sheepers joins host Clint Switzer from South Germany to discuss Primal Fear's upcoming July 15th re-release of their self-titled debut album which features three bonus tracks. Sheepers also talks about the band's future as a live entity, some of his favorite concert memories and much more!
Chuck Wright (ex. Quiet Riot)
"The most diverse rock album in ages.” ‘Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky’ is a culmination of his musical journey and friendship with 40+ world-renowned musicians. CD will be out on May 20, 2022, from Cleopatra. Wright also talks about his time in Quiet Riot and what it was like playing shows after Frankie Banali's death.