Out today Gary and Guy chat to the excellent Steven Wilson.
Singer, songwriter, producer, remixer, and founder of the band Porcupine Tree, Steven is a hugely talented artist and we’re delighted to welcome him to Rockonteurs.
He has worked with so many artists from Elton, Roxy Music, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Tears for Fears and many more.
It’s another fascinating journey through music connections, shared experiences and a passion for a wide range of songs.
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S1E57: Alan McGee
58:17In this episode of Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy are joined by legendary label boss Alan McGee. The founder of Creation Records and the man who brought us The Jesus And May Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine…oh and Oasis. In a fascinating conversation, Alan discusses the influence of 70s rock and glam, making of the game-changing "Screamadelica" album, and the life-changing night in Glasgow where he saw Oasis completely by chance. He's also refreshingly candid about the part pure luck and chancing it can play in success, and why you should never sign a band during a big weekend out.Rockonteurs is produced by Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Productions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E56: Pat Leonard
1:06:39This week on Rockonteurs we are delighted to welcome the hugely talented songwriter and producer Patrick Leonard to the show.Pat is best known as a longtime collaborator with Madonna having worked on albums such as ‘True Blue’, ‘Who’s That Girl’ and ‘Like A Prayer’.But his musical credentials stretch far wider and include Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Elton John and Leonard Cohen to name but a few.As you can imagine, the stories come thick and fast and it’s one amazing listen.Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Limited See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E55: Colin Blunstone
1:09:43Joining Gary and Guy in this episode is Zombie and solo artist Colin Blunstone. With a long, illustrious and incredible career, there's much to discuss. From forming The Zombies with school pals, to rapid success with "She's Not There" to an equally quick descent into obscurity, despite the Zombies second album, "Odessey And Oracle" being rated as one of Rolling Stones top 100 albums, and Paul Weller's favourite. For Colin, what followed was a stint in insurance, a brief career under a pseudonym, then a fully-fledged solo career and finally a return to The Zombies who were rewarded with an induction into The Rock 'n Roll Hall Of Fame in 2019. More fascinating stories shared in Rockonteurs.Produced by Ian Callaghan for Gimme Sugar Limited See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E54: Peter Hook
1:12:28This week on Rockonteurs we speak to the wonderful Peter Hook. Peter is one of those musicians that really deserves about 4 episodes as he’s had so many incredible chapters, but we’ll try and cover off as much of his journey as we can. From Joy Division, to New Order, the Hacienda to his band ‘Peter Hook and the Light’. This is an open, honest and heartfelt conversation about falling in love with music, falling out of love with your band mates, and the continued drive and desire to play the music you created. We discuss Unknown Pleasures, Closer, Ian Curtis, Regret, and Hooky’s live dates for 2022 among other topics. He is an epic storyteller. Produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Limited. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E53: Bob Harris
1:13:42This week on Rockonteurs, Gary and Guy chat to a titan of music broadcasting, Bob Harris.It’s a fascinating discussion on his remarkable career in radio and TV that takes us from being a John Peel protégé to Radio 1, from his love of country music to The Old Grey Whistle Test and the eclectic artists that show beamed into our lives in the 70’s.Bob is a natural storyteller and this episode features encounters with Elton John, John Lennon, The Eagles and even a life or death moment as he get attacked by some punks back in the day.The Old Grey Whistle Test is 50 years old this week, so there is no guest better than Whispering Bob. Produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E52: JJ Burnel
1:05:40This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary chat to musician, producer, bassist (obviously) and founding member of The Stranglers, JJ Burnel!It’s a fascinating chat that takes us from ice-cream vans in Surrey to punk pubs in London. We discuss the massive success of the band with hits like Peaches, Golden Brown and No More Heroes through to the new album Dark Matters (out now) and the recent passing of Dave Greenfield who died from Covid in 2020 but who is very much part of this new record. Stories of fights with Sex Pistols, gigs with The Ramones and naked centrefolds, this episode has it all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E51: Steven Wilson
1:02:14Out today Gary and Guy chat to the excellent Steven Wilson.Singer, songwriter, producer, remixer, and founder of the band Porcupine Tree, Steven is a hugely talented artist and we’re delighted to welcome him to Rockonteurs.He has worked with so many artists from Elton, Roxy Music, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Tears for Fears and many more.It’s another fascinating journey through music connections, shared experiences and a passion for a wide range of songs.Enjoy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E50: Gaz Coombes
1:01:55This week on Rockonteurs, Guy and Gary are joined by musician, songwriter and founder of Supergrass, Gaz Coombes.Gaz has been making music since he was a lad and started Supergrass in 1993. They exploded in the mid 90’s with Britpop anthems like ‘Alright’, ‘Caught By The Fuzz’ and ‘Sun Hits the Sky’.Gaz has also enjoyed a successful solo career with albums like ‘Matador’.In this episode Gaz talks to Guy and Gary about his early introduction to music, the huge hits of the 1990’s and how Steven Spielberg almost made a TV show about the band!‘In It For The Money’ is out now remastered and expanded, plus is available on vinyl for the very first time! Supergrass play the Isle of Wight Festival in September. This episode of Rockonteurs was recorded before the passing of Charlie Watts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E49: Ian Anderson
1:08:46Joining the Rockonteurs this week is Jethro Tull frontman, bandleader, song-writer and mainstay Ian Anderson. In a deep dive into Ian's career, Gary, Guy and Ian discuss how Jethro Tull grew out of the British blues boom to become one of the leading progressive rock bands, delivering huge selling concept albums like Aqualung and Thick As A Brick. The conversation also covers how and why such a strikingly unique band managed to conquer America (when many of their fellow British acts failed) and the iconic flute as part of the rock band. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S1E48: Joe Elliott
1:23:10This week we welcome Joe Elliott to Rockonteurs. Joe has fronted Def Leppard from their earliest days in Sheffield to the incredible success breaking America in the 1980’s and continues to steer this hugely popular band. From his genuine love of music, his early influences of Bowie and Bolan to the inside stories on albums like Pyromania and Hysteria, from the highs of record breaking awards and album sales to the devasting story of Rick Allen’s accident - this episode is a Rock N Roll tour de force much like Joe! Plus, find out which of our hosts did backing vocals on Animal! It’s all in this episode of Rockonteurs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.