Rockin’ & Crackin’ – “Tampa” Earl’s Real Rock Radio Shows for January 16, 2022

It was a great weekend of rock as “Tampa” Earl paid tribute to a legendary rock band on “Rockin’ in the USA” and rolled out the latest and greatest of new music on “Crackin’ the Seal” at the midpoint of January!

On “Rockin’ in the USA,” “Tampa” Earl headed to the Midwest for one of the legendary bands in rock history, REO Speedwagon. Did you know that the band had THREE different vocalists in just its first few years of existence? Learn about that and much more as you jam to some of the greatest hits from REO including “Ridin’ the Storm Out” (the original AND the remake!) and “Roll with the Changes!”

On “Crackin’ the Seal,” the Swedish band Amaranthe got some love as we rolled out their brand new song “PvP.” We also heard from Conquer Divide and their cover of “Bad Habits” and Code Orange hit us with “Out for Blood.” In the New Artist Spotlight, such up and comers as INFLUEN5, Ardenite, Rival Gods, Blacklist Union, The Suicide Notes, Lammping, Affection and DYMYTRY.

It’s two hours of rock and roll enjoyment…come on in and listen!



Rockin’ & Crackin’ – “Tampa” Earl’s Shows for January 9, 2022

Welcome to the New Year (OK, a bit belated, but you get the point!)!

The first “Rockin’ in the USA” broadcast for 2022 featured a look at New Year’s Resoultions. Did you know that only EIGHT PERCENT of New Year’s resoultions are kept? And what do people make New Year’s resoultions about? We’ll get into music from George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Oasis, and Jimmy Buffett as we examine the things that people may resolve to change!

On “Crackin’ the Seal,” rock and roll raconteur Jack White was featured, along with new music from Jelly Roll and Rise Against. In the New Artist Spotlight, we brought out the latest music from newcomers like The Heavy North, Crossbones’ Creed, Rabid Hood, Mad Wet Sea, Those Made Broken, A Ritual Spirit, and 1945.

If you missed it the first time around, here’s your chance to catch up with the first new broadcasts of “Rockin’ in the USA” and “Crackin’ the Seal” on Real Rock Radio for 2022! Enjoy and mahalo!

Rockin’ & Crackin’ – “Tampa” Earl’s Shows for September 26

On September 26, “Tampa” Earl hit the airwaves of Real Rock Radio, taking fans into the Wayback Machine to remember the history of Farm Aid on “Rockin’ in the U. S. A.” The 36th edition of the “fundraiser for the farmers” was held the day before but, if organizers John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson had gotten their way, it would have been a “one off” show! Earl discusses that and more in an hour of music from Farm Aid.

“Crackin’ the Seal” counted down the September rankings for the Real Rock Radio Warriors, the best of new rock from the Americas, while the New Artist Spotlight featured indie bands like Twelve Years Today, Kamenar, Concrete Kingdoms, Nocturne Wolf, The Black Skeleton, Ancient Settlers and Rivers of Nihil.

It was a great show and it only gets better when you hear it again! Tune in NOW!


Rockin’ & Crackin’ – “Tampa” Earl’s Shows for September 19

“Tampa” Earl rolled out two new shows on September 19 for Real Rock Radio incorporating Greater Manchester Rock Radio…and “Rockin’ in the USA” and “Crackin’ the Seal” never sounded better.

On “Rockin’ in the USA,” “Tampa” Earl paid tribute to one of the cities that is a jewel of American rock & roll, the city of Boston! As one of the oldest cities in the U. S. and a multicultural hub for the world, the music generated by the city of Boston crosses all boundaries. We pay tribute to that history as we celebrate Boston, one of the key cities in U. S. rock history!

On “Crackin’ the Seal,” Black Veil Brides was the focal point as we look forward to the release of their new CD, The Phantom Tomorrow, which comes out October 29. In the New Artist Spotlight, we featured the latest music from up and coming bands like Roya, Ghosts of Sunset, Kamenar, Master Dy, Wine Lips, Prima Donnas, Dead Sara, The Rockit King, and the Jamie Porter Band.

If you’re looking for something to rock out to, go no further than this show!


Rockin’ and Crackin’ – “Tampa” Earl’s Shows for September 12

This is the home of the shows of “Tampa” Earl on Real Rock Radio!

On September 12, “Rockin’ in the USA” remembered the tragedy of what was 9/11, twenty years later. We looked at songs that were initially banned from being played on American airwaves and then examined how rock’s greatest performers remembered the day.

On “Crackin’ the Seal,” new music from Dirty Honey, Asking Alexandria and a live cut from 2001 by the legendary Megadeth that has been released on CD hit the airwaves. In the New Artist Spotlight, a whole host of new artists will be shining brightly, including Blu DeTiger, Cedars, Cannons, Talleen, Dangereens, Freakshow, Fugitive and Not Now Norman.

Enjoy two hours of rock and roll!


Renegades Radio Podcast – The Best of 2019!


Hard to believe that another 12 months has rushed by and we find ourselves at the end of the year! The Renegades Radio Podcast is taking a look back at the year in music, from the women who dominated the charts to the MASSIVE hit song that was on everyone’s lips to the collaborations that made us sit up and take notice. And yes, rock & roll is still alive, even in a far flung location!

The Renengades Radio Podcast is also going to look at some of the news that broke during the year, including the biggest story of the year, the exposure of just how devastating the 2008 Universal Studios fire was to the music industry. It will be an entertaining hour, so join us!

@billieeilish @arianagrande @pink @iamhalsey @avamax @teddysphotos @lilnasx @ladygaga @bradleycooper0fficial @camila_cabello @shawnmendes @jennydianelewis @iammarkronson @mileycyrus @sherylcrow @chrisstapleton @thehighwomen @marenmorris @brandicarlile @amandapearlshires @nataliehemby @paparoach @hellyeahofficial @slipknot @thehuofficial

Renegades Radio Podcast – In Memoriam 2019


Hard to believe that another year has passed us by and, this time, also another decade. The Renegades Radio Podcast is taking time in this episode to salute those that departed this mortal plane in the past year. From some of the greatest musicians in the country ranks to legends of the rock world, there have been some saddening moments. But we can take solace in the fact that they left their musical legacies for us to enjoy and we will do that on this episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast!

#jamesingram #theojays #billisles #bushwickbill @thegetoboys @derekandsusan #kofiburbridge #leonredbone #earlthomasconley #leonrausch #thebrowns #drjohn @thenevillebrothers #artneville #paulbarrere #littlefeat @38specialband #larryjunstrom
@imeddiemoney #gingerbaker @thecars #ricocasek

Renegades Radio Podcast – Who REALLY Deserves to Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?


It is a question that is asked frequently when the discussion of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame comes up. Of all the artists who have performed in the history of the genre, who REALLY deserves to be there that hasn’t gotten in yet? The Renegades Radio Podcast took this question to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Official Fan Space on Facebook and, after over 100 replies, got a general look at who the members of the Facebook page thought should be there.

Whether the genre is 70s rock, female vocalists and bands or singer/songwriters, the Fan Space was loud and proud about who they thought should be there! Join us for an hour (or so) and see if you agree with what the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Official Fan Space thought about the subject!

@theguesswhoband @joewalshofficial @stevewinwood @alfredyankovic #boston #jgeilsband @reospeedwagonofficial @foreignerlive #joecocker @officialnilsson @alanparsonsmusic @theofficialsting @officialgogos #thebangles @dianaross @tinaturner

Renegades Radio Podcast – Best Music of the 2010s (According to Spotify)


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!

@ladygaga @siamusic @robynkonichiwa @iammarkronson @eminem @badgalriri @ddlovato @iiswhoiis @mirandalambert @zacbrownband @spaceykacey @shinedown @bringmethehorizon @volbeat @halestormrocks @officiallzzyhale @thejoestorm @brunomars

Renegades Radio Podcast – Celebrating One Hit Wonder Day!


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!

@theproducersofficial #facetoface @lauriesargentmusic @officialquarterflash @doctorandthemedics @pseudoecho @eagle_eyecherry @alienantfarmofficial @snowdko #houseofpain @ogeverlast @tagteamwhoomp @newradicalsband @snowpatrol #primitiveradiogods @hoobastank