Rank #1: 005: Greg Renoff - On Fire Discussing Van Halen
Author of "Van Halen Rising...", Greg Renoff, joins Aaron on this episode of The Rocker Life for a killer conversation on The Mighty Van Halen. Don't miss out on this discussion if you've got a soft spot for Diamond Dave, Michael Anthony or the brothers Van Halen, and the history of the formative years of the band.
Dec 02 2019
Rank #2: 009: Raquel Figlo - Rock n' Roll PR Specialist
From the OC to The Rocker Life, PR Specialist Raquel Figlo discusses her love for metal, Megadeth, the mindset tips David Ellefson shared with her, networking, branding and much more!
Dec 23 2019
Rank #3: 006: Amber Eye: Straight Outta Austin
Meet Visionary Noise Recording Artists out of Austin, TX - Amber Eye. Clint and Amber Shay discuss influences, a long career as "road warrior" musicians, and the process of recording their debut full length release.
Dec 04 2019
Rank #4: 011: 308 Ghost Train - "Hey Lonely" Single Premiere and Much More
The Year-End Rock n' Roll Double Feature continues with Episode 011 and a great discussion with Anthony "Train" Caruso of 308 Ghost Train and a single premiere for "Hey Lonely", a Rocker Life exclusive!
Dec 30 2019
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Rank #5: 007: CJ Ortiz - The Metal Motivator
CJ Ortiz, aka The Metal Motivator, joins Aaron on The Rocker Life to discuss the revelationary musical moments that led him to metal and first steps for those who have suffered complacency, setbacks or trauma to getting un-stuck and moving forward in life.
Dec 09 2019
Rank #6: 013: Todd Kerns - Man of 1,000 Talents
Todd Kerns makes his Rocker Life debut and has a great conversation about Las Vegas, the recent unfortunate passing of legendary drummer Neil Peart, and his experiences with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Bruce Kulick, KISS Kruise, Toque, and Raiding the Rock Vault.
Jan 20 2020
Rank #7: 003: Dirty Honey: Justin Smolian Discusses Independence, Influences, and Rock That Rolls
Dirty Honey was the first band in 40 plus years of Billboard to chart #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart without being signed to a record label! Hear bassist Justin Smolian talk about the band's approach to independence, along with: Life on the road with Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and Skillet. You'll learn about Guns n' Roses' influence on Dirty Honey and what it was like to share the stage with their influences during Guns n' Roses' recent run at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Nov 18 2019
Rank #8: 012: Jared James Nichols: Blues Power, Rock Influences and Becoming a Road Warrior
Guitarist extraordinaire Jared James Nichols shares incredible tales of his move to L.A., hanging with Aerosmith, learning from Eddie Kramer, years on the road with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zakk Wylde and much, much more!
Jan 13 2020
Rank #9: 008: Author Greg Prato - KISS Loses the Makeup, Seattle Explodes, and Soundgarden is Discovered
Bestselling Author Greg Prato (Take It Off: Kiss Truly Unmasked, & Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story) visits The Rocker Life to discuss his #1 and #16 Amazon Bestsellers. Grab your drink of choice and listen as host Aaron K. and Greg Prato discuss details of both bands and the details of the transition from rock and metal of the 80s into the Seattle era of the early 90s. Not a discussion to be missed!
Dec 16 2019
Rank #10: 014: Claudio Bergamin - Fantasy Artist Behind Judas Priest "Firepower" and much more!
Claudio Bergamin is an insanely talented fantasy artist known for working closely with many artists on album covers and other illustrations, including: Judas Priest, Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner, Battle Beast and many more! Check out a great conversation about his influences, life experiences, friendship with Richie Faulkner, work for Rob Halford, Judas Priest & more. Stop by his shop for incredible prints at www.BergaminArt.com . Also - be sure to visit @RockerLifeShow across social media to see our brand new artwork courtesy of Claudio!
Feb 10 2020
Rank #11: 015: Don Jamieson - Denim and Laughter
Emmy Award winning comedian and co-host of That Metal Show, Don Jamieson, makes his Rocker Life debut and discusses his brand new release on Metal Blade Records, "Denim & Laughter"!
Feb 17 2020
Rank #12: 016: Wade Sutton - Radio Veteran Talks Move Into Music Business
Sit back and enjoy episode 016 as Wade Sutton from Rocket To The Stars Artist Services and the Six Minute Music Business Podcast discusses his adventures in radio, his transition into music business, resilience, branding, and much more! ALSO – don’t miss out on Wade’s generous offer for listeners at the end of the episode! MUSICIANS – This one’s for you!!!
Mar 02 2020
Rank #13: 010: Blue Midnight - A Promising Future for the Innovators of Dream Metal
The Rocker Life is wrapping up 2019 with a Year-End Rock n' Roll Double Feature! Up first is the enigmatic Justine from Blue Midnight, discussing all things dream metal with poise and maturity. Don't miss this discussion!
Dec 30 2019
Rank #14: 004: Bruce Kulick - Tribute to Eric Carr
A very special episode where Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad) discusses his friendship with the late, great KISS drummer Eric Carr. Hear about their tenure together in KISS, Eric's sense of humor, and the unique bond they shared.
Nov 25 2019
Rank #15: 022: Greg Renoff Discusses "Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music"
Author Greg Renoff makes his return to The Rocker Life! In episode 022, hear all about his new book, "Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music". If you're a fan of Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Steve Stevens, and many others - you won't want to sleep on this book. Rich in detail just like its predecessor, "Van Halen Rising...", Greg's most recent effort covering the life of one of music's most notable producers, is one you won't want to put down!
May 04 2020
Rank #16: 021: Moriah Formica - "Better Off Alone"
She wrote her first song at age 11 and now at age 19 will be taking the "Special Guest" slot for Tour 1987 with Michael Sweet and Tony Harnell, kicking off this fall.
Check out an insightful discussion with Moriah Formica then check out her new single "Better Off Alone" - out now!
Apr 20 2020
Rank #17: 020: Classic Rock Rundown 002: Judas Priest - British Steel 40th Anniversary
On Episode 020 of The Rocker Life, it's time for CLASSIC ROCK RUNDOWN 002! This time out we're celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Judas Priest's 1980 release, BRITISH STEEL!!
TODD KERNS (Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators) and CLAUDIO BERGAMIN (Artist - Judas Priest "Firepower") will complete the panel, along with host AARON K., for an in-depth and detailed discussion of the release that played a massive role in kick-starting the metal movement of the 1980s.
Apr 13 2020
Rank #18: 019: David Ellefson - Grammy Award-Winning Co-Founder of Megadeth Discusses the School's Out Initiative
Grammy Award-Winning Co-Founder of Megadeth, David Ellefson, comes by The Rocker Life to discuss the School's Out Initiative and reaching out to students and parents to offer music lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, find out David's thoughts on gratitude playing a role in musicians and entrepreneurs growing their brand.
Mar 30 2020
Rank #19: 018: Classic Rock Rundown 001 - Van Halen "Women and Children First"
On episode 018 of The Rocker Life, you'll experience the debut of the CLASSIC ROCK RUNDOWN! For Rundown 001 we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Van Halen's triple platinum third release from 1980, "Women and Children First"!
Aaron K. chose two major league Van Halen fans in MICHAEL SWEET (Michael Sweet, Stryper, Boston) and JEREMY ASBROCK (Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Thee Rock and Roll Residency) to help him break down this hi-energy masterpiece from the Roth-era of one of the greatest rock n' roll bands in history! After this episode, you'll see why this format is here to stay!!
Mar 23 2020
Rank #20: 017: Paralandra - Guitarist Paul Carson Discusses the Path to Success and the Video for the Single "Love Will Win"
Paralandra guitarist Paul Carson stops by The Rocker Life to discuss humble beginnings, early influences, a path to the band's current success, and the upcoming video for the band's single, "Love Will Win".
Mar 16 2020