The Hook Rocks!

The Hooks Rocks Podcast is the place to be for talking rock music. In depth discussions on the state of rock music, new music spotlights featuring new up and coming artists, and much more. Get hooked on The Hooks Rocks…The Ultimate Rock Community podcast! Now Part of Pantheon Podcasts!

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New Music Spotlight: John & Arran of These Wick...
UK band These Wicked Rivers are set to release their new album "Force of Nature" on March 1st. The Hook Rocks sits down with both John & Arran for a chat about music, the record, & their perspectives on creating while also sharing thoughts about capturing the energy of their live shows when recording in the studio. Please enjoy the episode! These Wicked Rivers https://www.thesewickedrivers.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheseWickedRivers/ https://www.instagram.com/thesewickedrivers https://twitter.com/wickedrivers The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
46 min
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Starbenders Kimi Shelter Appreciates The Attitude
While preparing for an upcoming tour with Nita Srauss Starbenders lead singer/guitarist Kimi Shelter reflects on the moment she set her course in rock'n'roll with The Hook Rocks. She shares her thoughts on the evolution of guitar playing and the attitude of players from the past, as well the bands latest album "Take Back The Night". Please enjoy the episode! Starbenders https://www.starbenders.com/ https://www.facebook.com/starbenders https://www.instagram.com/starbenders https://twitter.com/starbenders The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
55 min
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New Music Spotlight: Interview With Sami Kääriä...
The Stoner Rock Genre has built a global presence one band at a time. Finland's Heezer is a testament to that and The Hook Rocks sits down with lead singer & guitarist Sami Kääriäinen about the bands music, last years EP "Mushroom Hill Boogie Tapes", & their full length album "Sungrinder". Sami tells us how the band originated as well the big influence The Beatles has on their music. Please enjoy the episode! Heezer https://heezerband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/heezerband/ https://www.instagram.com/heezerband https://twitter.com/heezerband https://heezer.bandcamp.com/ The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
44 min
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Shanny Marie of The "I Love Shanny Show"
Host Shanny Marie of the new music podcast "I Love Shanny Show" introduces herself on The Hook Rocks. She answers the question on what hooked her on rock"n' roll as well as why she started her podcast. We also dive into subjects like why art programs in public schools are so important to the young generation of today and the dangers of AI. Please enjoy the podcast! Shanny Marie https://iloveshannyshow.com/ https://www.facebook.com/shanny.palmer.3 https://www.instagram.com/iloveshannyshow/ https://twitter.com/ShannyMarie10 The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
93 min
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Where Is Stoner Rock Headed in 2024?
The Hook Rocks welcomes the return of rock journalist Rich Piva back to the podcast for an overview of Stoner, Desert, & Doom rock in 2024. Rich shares what albums he is anticipating as well as his opinion on where the genre is headed. Please enjoy the episode! Rich Piva https://twitter.com/fuzzdoomrip https://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com/ https://doomcharts.com/ The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
72 min
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Eva Marie of Eva Under Fire Speaks To The Power...
Rock'n'roll gave Eva Marie from Eva Under Fire a sense of acceptance & community. The moment she felt the power in a crowd of rock fans she couldn't turn away. She shares her story of finding her voice, faith, & her challenging upbringing on The Hook Rocks. Please enjoy the episode! Eva Under Fire https://evaunderfire.os.fan/ https://www.facebook.com/evaunderfireband https://www.instagram.com/evaunderfire https://twitter.com/evaunderfire The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
55 min
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Tyler Ramsey Speaks Truth On New Lost Ages
Former Band of Horses member & singer/songwriter Tyler Ramsey visits The Hook Rocks with an upcoming album "New Lost Ages" to discuss. Tyler reflects on his creative process and his songwriting during the conversation which speaks to the journey many artists go through. The result is a thought provoking collection of songs for audiences to ponder while listening. Please enjoy the episode! Tyler Ramsey https://www.tylerramsey.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tylerramseymusic https://www.instagram.com/tylerramseymusic https://www.youtube.com/@tylerramseymusic The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
53 min
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New Music Spotlight: Black Smoke Trigger's Char...
Months away from the release of their new album "Horizons" Black Smoke Trigger's Charlie Wallace checks in with The Hook Rocks and speaks of the journey & challenges the band faced while making the record. It resulted in an incredible collection of songs the band is excited about and their ready for the next step that begins with the opening slot on the Bruce Dickinson tour. Please enjoy the episode! Black Smoke Trigger https://blacksmoketrigger.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackSmokeTrigger/ https://www.instagram.com/blacksmoketrigger/ https://twitter.com/BlkSmokeTrigger The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
59 min
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2024 Q1 Audio/Tech Report With Professor Skylab
The First Audio/Tech report of 2024 is here and as always Professor Skylabs brings us the latest on audio greatness as we welcome special guest Jonathan Schang of the progressive rock band District 97. Jonathan shares how he used a dolby surround audio mix for the bands latest record "Stay For The Ending". Please enjoy the episode! The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Professor Skylab https://twitter.com/SkyLabTapes District 97 https://district97.net/ https://www.facebook.com/District97/ https://www.instagram.com/district.97 https://twitter.com/district97 Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
56 min
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Bassist Jeff Pilson Talks The Past, Present, & ...
Former Dokken & current Foreigner Bassist Jeff Pilson stops by The Hook Rock Rocks and reflects on his relationship with George Lynch and his current projects with The End Machine & Revolution Saints. Jeff also tells what the future holds for Foreigner beyond their farewell tour as well as his hopes for one final Dokken record. Please enjoy the episode! Jeff Pilson https://jeffpilson.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJeffPilson/ https://twitter.com/jeffpilson https://www.instagram.com/therealjeffpilson/ The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
32 min
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Pantheon Podcasts Founder Christian Swain Talks...
Founder of Pantheon Podcasts Christian Swain visits with The Hook Rocks to discuss the current and future state of podcasting, the idea behind Pantheon, and the partnership with Metallica. Please enjoy the episode! Rock'n'Roll Archeology https://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RNRApodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/rnrapodcast/ The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
71 min
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The Modern Day Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw Tuk Smith
Tuk Smith says what he wants and now he will be doing what he wants. The Hook Rocks talks with him about going independent and the highs and lows of his music career. A sample of his new single intro's the episode and gives you a taste of what's to come. Please enjoy the episode. Tuk Smith http://www.tuksmithandtherestlesshearts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TukSmithOfficial/ https://www.instagram.com/tuk.smith https://twitter.com/TukSmith_RnR The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
91 min
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Scott Holiday of Rival Sons Brings The Light
With two albums released in 2023 Rival Sons continues to thrive as one of the faces in the new age of rock 'n' roll. Guitarist Scott Holiday talks with The Hook Rocks about their evolution & the layers intertwined in the bands music. We also discuss the new ways of discovering music in the modern day. Please enjoy the conversation! Rival Sons https://www.rivalsons.com/ https://www.facebook.com/rivalsons https://www.instagram.com/rivalsons https://twitter.com/rivalsons The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
63 min
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The Hook Rocks Quarterly Music Business Insider...
The Hook Rocks welcomes back our resident music business insider Kristi Enigl to discuss the latest on Live Nation, TikTok regulations, ChatGPT/AI, and more. Please enjoy the episode! Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network Kristi Enigl https://www.instagram.com/krisieng/ https://twitter.com/KristiEnigl The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
73 min
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New Music Spotlight: Interview With Sophie Lloyd
With her first full length album of original material released late last year, guitarist Sophie Lloyd talks with The Hook Rocks about "Imposter Syndrome". Sophie talks how she chose the vocalist to collaborate with, her experience playing with Machine Gun Kelly, and how she continues to grow as an artist. Please enjoy the episode! Sophie Lloyd https://www.sophieguitar.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SophieGuitar https://www.instagram.com/sophieguitar_ https://www.youtube.com/SophieLloyd The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
43 min
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New Music Spotlight: The Gems Shine On Phoenix
Emlee & Guernica of The Gems return to The Hook Rocks on the eve of their debut album "Phoenix" being released. They discuss coming out the other side of a timultuos time after being fired and leaving the band Thundermother. Now the page has turned and their excitement for the new record is contagious. Please enjoy the episode! The Gems https://thegems.se/ https://label.napalmrecords.com/the-gems https://www.facebook.com/thegemsbandswe/ https://www.instagram.com/thegems.music The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
47 min
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Sydney Taylor Returns Home From The Winery Dogs...
One of The Hook Rocks favorite guests returns to talk her travels with The Winery Dogs. Sydney talks about the experience of being part of the crew, being overseas for the first time, & the family created while being on tour! Please enjoy the episode! Sydney Taylor http://www.satriani.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SydneyTaylorOfficial https://www.instagram.com/sydneyannataylor https://twitter.com/STaylorOfficial The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
73 min
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Joe Satriani Hits The Road in 2024
Three.different tours will keep one of the best guitar players ever busy this year. Joe Satriani returns to The Hook Rocks and reflects on the upcoming G3 shows with Steve Vai & Eric Johnson, his relationship Vai, & preparing for the Samny Hagar tour. Joe discusses several topics including tales of his younger days & the reason the tour with Alex Van Halen & David Lee Roth fell through and why Hagar's is happening. Please enjoy the episode! Joe Satriani http://www.satriani.com/ https://www.facebook.com/joesatriani/ https://www.instagram.com/joesatriani https://twitter.com/chickenfootjoe/ The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
67 min
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Todd 'Damnit' Kerns is ready To Roll In 2024
Todd 'Damnit" Kerns visits The Hook Rocks for an engaging discussion on his upcoming tour with Slash with MKTC and his recent projects with Heroes & Monsters and Blackbird Angels. We also once again dive into topics relating to the current state of music and more. Please enjoy the episode! Todd 'Damnit' Kerns https://toddkerns.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ToddDammitKerns/ https://www.instagram.com/toddkerns/ https://twitter.com/todddammitkerns The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
77 min
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Robert Plant & The Reasons Why Led Zeppelin Wil...
For decades Led Zeppelin fans have cried for the legendary band to reunite for a global tour. Rumors of big pay days coupled with the desire of audiences around the world, have always kept this topic on the minds of rock fans. The Hook Rocks & Rock Journalist Matt Wake breaks down Robert Plant's reluctance and why it's the biggest reason why a tour will never happen. Please enjoy the episode! Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network! https://pantheonpodcasts.com https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://twitter.com/pantheonpods https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ L.A. Guns http://lagunsmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/L.A.GunsOfficial https://www.instagram.com/laguns/ https://twitter.com/laguns Matt Wake https://twitter.com/matthewbwake https://www.facebook.com/matt.wake.10 https://www.instagram.com/matthewbwake/ The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/
56 min
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The Hook Rocks Top 25 Albums of 2023 Part 2 /Th...
2023 was another great year for rock/heavy metal music! The Hook Rocks breaks down and celebrates the year by discussing the top 25 albums with co-host Chris Corradetti! Check out Part 2 of the discussion as we countdown the Top 10. Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Chris Corradetti https://twitter.com/CO_Mountaineer Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
142 min
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The Hook Rocks Top 25 Albums of 2023 Part 1 /11...
2023 was another great year for rock/heavy metal music! The Hook Rocks breaks down and celebrates the year by discussing the top 25 albums with co-host Chris Corradetti! Check out Part 1 of the discussion as we countdown from #25 through #11. Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Chris Corradetti https://twitter.com/CO_Mountaineer Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
111 min
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The Festivus of Grievances 2023
It's the end of 2023 and it's time for The Hook Rocks Festivus! Jason from The All Things Blues & Southern Rock Podcast joins in the airing of our grievances towards the music industry! Please enjoy the episode & Happy new Year! Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network All Things Blues & Southern Rock Podcast! https://allthingsbluesandsouthernrock.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/560864617424154/? https://twitter.com/JasonATBASRPod https://www.instagram.com/all_things_blues_southern_rock/?hl=en The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
87 min
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Our Top Ten Albums From October Through Decembe...
We are back with our quarterly segment on the top albums from October through December 2023! Chris Corradetti and The Hook Rocks break down all the great music that has been released in the fourth quarter of 2023 and choose our favorites! Once again, with so much great music being released some difficult choices had to be made. We also included several of our Twitter followers and their selections. It was fun but also painful. Please enjoy the episode!
118 min
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Bourbon House Keeps It Runnin Hot
With a new record deal and a new single "Runnin Hot" Bourbon House is poised for a big 2024. Lacey & Jason speak to The Hook Rocks about what's next & what they've learned on the way. Please enjoy the episode! Bourbon House https://www.bourbonhouserocks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bourbonhouseofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/bourbonhouseofficial/ https://twitter.com/BourbonHouse_ The Hook Rocks https://www.facebook.com/TheHookRocks/ https://www.instagram.com/thehookrocks/ https://twitter.com/TheHookRocks Pantheon Podcasts http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts https://www.instagram.com/pantheonpods/ https://twitter.com/pantheonpods
63 min