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Author: "Tampa" Earl
"Tampa" Earl is the host of "Rockin' in the U. S. A." and "Crackin' the Seal" at Real Rock Radio in Manchester, England. He follows not only the best in new rock but is a historian of rock music, with a wealth of expertise.
What difference does ten years make? We’re approaching the end of another decade, so it is time to look back over recent history and see what was some of the best music. Spotify took the time to poll its members and the Renegades Radio Podcast is playing some of the songs that came from that list while seeing where these artists started a mere ten years ago…and where they find themselves today!
Whether it is rock, pop, rap, alternative or country, the 2010s provided some excellent music, regardless of your own personal preferences! Take an hour to enjoy the best sounds of the 2010s on this episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast!
The Renegades Radio Podcast is in a celebratory mood as we salute those artists and groups who reached the pinnacle of the business and…then plunged back into obscurity. Yes, we’re talking about One Hit Wonders!
September 25 was One Hit Wonder Day in the States of America, saluting those musicians who were able to craft a song that captured the attention of millions. Faced with recreating that magic – one of the most difficult things to do as a professional musician – these artists and groups were unable to make it happen again. But, as you will learn, this hasn’t stopped these musicians from performing for adoring fans around the world!
What gems await you as we honor One Hit Wonders? Dive into the Renegades Radio Podcast and find out!
Wrapping up our two-part series on the nominees for the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this time around we’re taking a look at the artists who are probably more recognized as “rock” than those that were featured in Part I. These artists most definitely have the driving guitars, guttural bass and thundering drums that are recognized as being “rock and roll,” but that isn’t necessarily a guarantee for entering the Pantheon of Rock in Cleveland!
Whether it is classic rock, hard rock or even metal, these artists have all paid their dues and are worthy of induction. Who will get in? Could this be the time that a couple of long-overlooked rock veterans in Pat Benatar and Judas Priest earn their entry? Or could relative newcomers like Nine Inch Nails or Soundgarden break through the wall? It will be a hard rockin’ hour-plus of music as we review the final eight nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the Renegades Radio Podcast!
The Renegades Radio Podcast called an audible this time around. Instead of our look at One Hit Wonders (don’t worry, we put that on the back burner for the future), we’ve decided to have a two-part episode on the latest nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
There are 16 nominees this year for the Rock Hall and they are broken down into two distinct categories. In the first segment of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll delve into those artists that were nominated that aren’t your “traditional” rock artists – those who were more pop, soul, R&B or other genres that don’t get recognized as “rock & roll.” In these eight artists, there are definitely two that will get in this year…but who are they? Listen in as we deliberate on the latest nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
Wrapping up the second of our two-part episodes on the inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this time around we’re looking at the artists and groups that were considered among the best of the inductees. While there are some usual suspects on the list, you might be surprised at some of those that are considered the “best” of the inductees to the Rock Hall.
Take a listen to some of the artists here and let us know if you agree as we salute the crème de la crème…the best of the best…the greatest inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the Renegades Radio Podcast!
There have been 221 artists and groups that have been enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. As with any group, there have to be the best…and the worst…of the inductees. In the first of a two-part episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’re going to examine the rankings of those 221 members of the Rock Hall.
In Part I, we’re going to look at those who are considered to be the WORST of the inductees into the Rock Hall, and there are some surprises. Do you agree with rock historians and critics, who were responsible for compiling this list? Or are they off their rockers? Let us know by listening to this episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast and getting in touch with us afterwards!
Unfortunately, fans of Metallica in Australia and New Zealand are going to have to put their plans on seeing the band on tour on hold for a bit.
According to reports from the band’s website, singer/guitarist James Hetfield has reentered rehab. Hetfield has long battled the demons of drug and alcohol usage and, according to fellow band members, “had to reenter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.” The trip to rehab will postpone several dates the band had scheduled in October and November in Australia and New Zealand.
It seems that the lawsuit for Led Zeppelin regarding the creation of “Stairway to Heaven” has taken on a life of its own! An appeals court today heard arguments regarding the estate of Randy California, former leader of the band Spirit, and his contention regarding the creation of the legendary song. More details here:
It was THE club in New York City. It was the place where a litany of the greatest punk, rock, and alternative acts got their start, from Patti Smith to Blondie to Talking Heads. And it also disappeared too soon, gone in a fit of greed, never to be seen again.
On this episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’re taking a look back in time and remembering the legendary club CBGBs. From the 1970s to the 2000s, the club served as the launching pad for some of the biggest names in music. Join us as we tell some of the stories and jam to some of the most creative artists in the history of rock!
As one of the subgenres of rock music, Southern rock is a hodgepodge of many musical genres. Melding hard rock, country, blues, bluegrass and even a bit of gospel, Southern rock began in the 50s and emerged as a powerhouse in the 70s. With groups like the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Southern rock became a staple of the airwaves on both pop and rock radio.
As the 80s and 90s came along, however, Southern rock began to fade from the fore. Today, it is but a shell of its former self, with only a few new practitioners standing alongside some of the “old guard” of the genre. Why has it gone away? As we look at a brief history of Southern rock on the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll examine why it was popular and why, at this mark in the 21st century, it is struggling for a spot in the limelight.