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The Rock Podcast with Grammy Award-winning radio producer Denny Somach


PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform and a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media, has announced that it will launch The Rock Podcast with Grammy Award-winning radio producer Denny Somach on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Renowned rock historian and producer Somach infiltrates deeply into The Rock Podcast to shed new light on the soundtrack of music’s most exciting decades. Invite guests to talk about their professional experiences and use Somach’s personal library of thousands of interviews to highlight the lives of the most legendary rock stars who matter. From The Beatles to the Foo Fighters, from John Bonham to Dave Grohl, from Woodstock to Coachella, these are the real stories: the greatest rock stories of the artists themselves. Upcoming guests include Nancy Wilson of Heart, Steve Lukather of Toto, Jon Anderson of YES and John Densmore of The Doors.

“Denny is a fantastic producer with a track record stretching back decades. His knowledge of musical history and his love of rock ‘n’ roll are second to none. I love his work and now millions of people will be able to access this work on PodcastOne, ”said Norm Pattiz, President of PodcastOne.

“Having had great success with him in the past on NBC and Westwood One, I’m very happy to meet Norm Pattiz on PodcastOne. His status as an industry pioneer, visionary executive and legendary innovator made it easy to say yes, ”said Somach.

In addition to the newly recorded interviews, The Rock Podcast will also feature audio content from the Somach Archives, which includes many exclusive interviews with rock legends and newly ripped material from these classic artists who still perform, compose and tour. In one episode, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Densmore reveals everything from his relationship with Jim Morrison, to being high with Willie Nelson, to his friendship with Tom Petty at the time of his death. In a surprised gesture, Somach gets an answer from Densmore to a question that has never been asked of him before. In another episode, Somach tells the story – and plays from an unpublished interview – of Clarence Clemons about how Bruce Springsteen fired the E Street Band over the phone. At the time, Clarence was on tour, hanging out in Ringo Starr’s hotel room in London. John Bonham is at the center of The Rock Podcast’s launch episode. Audio clips from Zeppelin fans, from Alice Cooper to Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) to Simon Kirke (Bad Company) and even John’s son Jason Bonham add sparks to Somach’s stories, drawn from his vast rock archives. Have you ever heard Robert Plant’s answer to that famous question about Zeppelin playing the Superbowl? The Rock Podcast – the only podcast that matters – is the only place you’ll hear it – and a surprise visit from Zeppelin fan, President Barack Obama!

Somach is the bestselling author of Get the Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World and A Walk Down Abbey Road, released in March 2020. As a producer, Somach’s historic lineup includes Legends of Rock, Great Moments in Rock, live from the Hard Rock Cafe; the continuing rock and roll story of Rolling Stone magazine; Psychedelic psnack; Ticket to ride; the classics ; and Get the Led Out. A recognized authority on music and rock, Somach has appeared on The Today Show, Larry King, CBS Early Show, Dateline NBC, CNN, Michael Smerconish and Howard Stern.


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