The Rock n Roll Archaeologist enters the world of Hip Hop for the first time with pioneering producer and record executive, Chris Schwartz! As founder and President of Ruffhouse Records, Chris signed and help shepherd big names in late 80’s and 90’s hip hop, like Cypress Hill, Kriss Kross, NAS and the Fugees.Read More
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist discusses Heavy Metal and other things with Martin Popoff. Things go so well that we are pleased to introduce his new show to be called “History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff”Read More
Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne sits down with The Rock N Roll Archaeologist to discuss his new book Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup.Read More
This episode Christian has the pleasure of meeting the lovely ladies of Ace of Cups current members, Mary Ellen Simpson, Denise Kaufman, Mary Gannon and Diane Vitalich for a rousing discussion of the San Francisco music scene of the 1960’s and today.Read More
G.D. Praetorius tells the story of a hardcore fan going from the back row of the arena to backstage working with some of the biggest classic rock icons of the 70s and 80s. The title refers to a year spent with a highly dysfunctional Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, while other tales involve close encounters with Van Halen, AC/DC, Jethro Tull, Ritchie Blackmore & Rainbow, Pink Floyd, Yes, Billy Joel, Keith Richards, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Pretenders, Ramones and many moreRead More
Van “The Man” Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with the untold secrets of the time and place that birthed it: Boston 1968.Read More
Christian sits down with J. Marshall Craig, author of Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza. The uncensored story of one of rock’s greatest drummers who died doing what he loved best.Read More
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with our first returning guest, Randy Bachman and documentary film director John Barnard to discuss the just released music bio-doc, “Bachman” from Filmrise .
In 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive was one of the biggest bands in the world with classics like Takin’ Care of Business and You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. This is the story of its founder Randy Bachman, from his early days of The Guess Who and hits like American Woman to today.
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with the impishly sweet Maria Muldaur! With a new album of traditional blues and a recent Grammy nomination, Christian and the Greenwich Village born Ms. Muldaur discuss her upbringing, THAT song, her forty one solo albums to date and all the great musicians she has had the pleasure to work with in her career.Read More
The Rock N Roll Archaeologists gets into the wayback machine to talk about original folk artists The Weavers with Jesse Jarnow author of Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist and the Battle for the Soul of America. The dramatic untold story of the Weavers, the hit-making folk-pop quartet destroyed with the aid of the United States government--and who changed the world.Read More
Time to stage dive when the Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs deep into guest Ian Winwood’s new book SMASH!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, and the '90s Punk Explosion. Two decades after the Sex Pistols and the Ramones birthed punk music into the world, their artistic heirs burst onto the scene and changed the genre forever.Read More
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs into the origins of 90’s alt-rock with seminal figure Tyson Meade. Often cited as The Godfather of Alternative Rock, Meade was the vocalist for Norman, OK based 90’s rock band Chainsaw Kittens, and before that with mid 80’s influential band DefenestrationRead More
An original founding member of the Mystics, author Al Contrera tells the true story of how five Brooklyn teenagers went from singing on street corners to fame in the fifties with their first hit song, “Hushabye.” Contrera, provides vivid and detailed accounts of the trials and adventures of forming a rock-‘n’-roll group in a neighborhood controlled by the mob.Read More
You can tell a lot about people from the way they live, and rock stars are no exception. From Graceland to Neverland, private planes to island hideaways, Rock Stars at Home takes you inside the houses, pools, planes, music rooms, playgrounds, and more of the biggest names in rock and pop and some of the most extravagant home comforts ever known.Read More
Music technologist to the stars, David Frangioni. Known to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith as Gyro Gear-Loose for his magical abilities in all things audio technology, David has worked with too many rockers to count. He is the owner of Audio One and a collector of famous drum kits that he keeps at the Drum Experience Museum in South Florida. Now he has written a book on those drums, CRASH: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits from Appice to Peart to Van Halen, from our friends at Simon & Schuster.Read More
At the Aftermaster studios in Hollywood, The Rock N Roll Archaeologists sits down with ex-outlaw photographer, Julian David Stone. What’s an “outlaw photographer”? It used to be, anyone with a camera at rock n roll shows needed to be vetted and credentialed by the band and promoters. Every ticket would be printed with, “No Cameras Allowed”. And so Julian, unvetted and uncredentialed, became an outlaw from 1981-1987.Read More
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs into the Death Rocker/L.A. Punk supergroup, the Flesh Eaters, with lead vocalist and head visionary, Chris D.! Coming out of the original late 1970’s L.A. punk scene, centered around the legendary club The Masque, Chris D, a cerebral poet, journalist and singer, turned in his own brand of Western America influenced punk.Read More
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist discusses The Beatles’ rooftop concert held fifty years ago this week with audience member and ex-U.S. manager for Apple Corp, Ken Mansfield. Aka: “The Man in the White Coat”.
Ken has just released his book, “The Roof: The Beatles Final Concert, published by Post Hill Press.Read More
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with sideman extraordinaire, Hunt Sales. Known as a session and touring drummer for decades, working with names like Bowie, Iggy, Bootsy and Rundgren, Hunt Sales has embarked on his first solo career with an album of twelve original songs, “Get Your Shit Together” on Big Legal Mess records.Read More
This week in Deeper Digs in Rock, The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with guest, author Andrew Grant Jackson. In great detail Christian and Andrew discuss his 2015 book, '1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music'. Is it really the most revolutionary year in the rock n roll age? Listen and find out!Read More