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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Music Interviews
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New Music Spotlight: Ryan Gamey of High Desert ...
Texas Desert Rock band High Desert Queen is set to release their new album "Palm Reader" at the end of this month. Singer Ryan Gamey joins The Hook Rocks for a conversation about the album, the record store experience, & his path into heavy rock music. Please enjoy the episode! High Desert Queen https://highdesertqueen.com/ https://www.facebook.com/highdesertqueen/ https://www.instagram.com/highdesertqueen https://x.com/hdq_band https://highdesertqueen.bandcamp.com/album/palm-reader 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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John Corabi Brings The Fun Back To The Dead Dai...
John Corabi's return to The Dead Daisies has brought excitement to their fans across the globe. He visits The Hook Rocks for a chat about the decision to return & recording the new album at the historic Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama. Please enjoy the episode! The Dead Daisies https://thedeaddaisies.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies https://www.instagram.com/thedeaddaisies https://twitter.com/TheDeadDaisies 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
33 min
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Joe Hottinger of Halestorm Seeks The Moments
Halestorm's guitarist Joe Hottinger strives to find the connection between moments that move us. He explores the role music has with creating emotion & how his love of photography allows him to develop another perspective on his recent visit with The Hook Rocks. Please enjoy the conversation! Joe Hottinger https://www.halestormrocks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJoeHottinger/ https://www.instagram.com/thejoestorm/?hl=en https://twitter.com/thejoestorm?lang=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
58 min
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New Music Spotlight: Dino McCord of Red Voodoo
Rising up from Northern California Red Voodoo is on a path to greatness. Singer Dino McCord sits down with The Hook Rocks for a conversation about his influences, being mentored by Tesla's Frank Hannon, and more. Please enjoy the episode! Red Voodoo https://redvoodooband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RedVoodooband/ https://www.instagram.com/redvoodooband/ 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
41 min
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Richie Kotzen Returns With "Cheap Shots"
Fresh off The Winery Dogs tour Richie Kotzen returns his focus to his solo music with a new song "Cheap Shots" & a new album out this fall. Richie tells The Hook Rocks about the current status of The Winery Dogs, when more music is coming from Smith/Kotzen . & his story of authenticity throughout his career. Please enjoy the episode! Richie Kotzen https://richiekotzen.com/index.html https://www.facebook.com/richiekotzenmusic https://www.instagram.com/richie_kotzen https://twitter.com/richie_kotzen 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
45 min
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Tyler Bryant Gets Electrified
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are back with their new album "Electrified"! Tyler sits down with The Hook Rocks for a conversation about the music, the songs, & the creative process. We dive into his studio & his independent label and so much more. Please enjoy the episode! Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown http://www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TylerBryantAndTheShakedown/ https://www.instagram.com/tbshakedown/ https://twitter.com/tbshakedown 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
60 min
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Kaz & Izzy From The UK's The Heavy Rock Show
Our friends Kaz & Izzy visit The Hook Rocks to discuss their favorite genre of music, Metalcore. Bands such as Sleep Token & Bad Omens are part of the discussion as well as the need for more grassroots support in the world of rock music. Please enjoy the episode! The Heavy Rock Show https://www.theheavyrockshow.com/ https://twitter.com/ELRRocks https://www.instagram.com/elrrocks https://twitter.com/Izzyriderx https://www.instagram.com/izzyriderx/ 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
78 min
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Michael Anthony Reflects On 40 Years of Van Hal...
The Hook Rocks welcomes bassist Michael Anthony for a great conversation about his Mad Anthony Cafe website & his involvement with the Save The Heartbeat foundation. The conversation moves to the 40th anniversary of Van Halen's "1984". Michael speaks to the bands decision to have more keyboards in their music and the impact the song "Jump" had on their success. We also discuss the US Festival & the upcoming "Best of Both Worlds" tour with Sammy Hagar! Please enjoy the episode! Michael Anthony http://madanthonycafe.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mad_anthony_bassman/ https://www.instagram.com/mad_anthony_bassman/ https://twitter.com/realmadanthonylang=en https://www.facebook.com/savetheheartbeat/ 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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Pizza With Friends: The Hook Rocks Monthly Reca...
The Hook Rocks breaks bread with friends of the show Mike & Chris and recap the month in music and podcast episodes while eating pizza. Please enjoy the conversation! Mike & Chris https://twitter.com/HiStickMick https://twitter.com/usanachris 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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Guitar Legends: George Lynch
Rock journalist Andrew Daly returns to The Hook Rocks and kicks off our Guitar Legends series. Our inaugural episode features a discussion about the iconic George Lynch. We reflect on the remarkable Lynch Mob debut album "Wicked Sensation", how he is defined as a guitar player, as well as the person he is. Please enjoy the episode! Andrew Daly https://www.guitarworld.com/author/andrew-daly https://www.facebook.com/andrew.daly.5203/ https://www.instagram.com/ajdwriter88/ https://twitter.com/AJDWriter88 George Lynch https://georgelynch.com/ https://www.instagram.com/georgelynchofficial https://www.facebook.com/georgelynchfanpage/ 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
76 min
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Don Jamieson Slays McSorsley's
Stand up Comedian and friend of the show Don Jamieson returns to The Hook Rocks for a discussion about his new comedy album "No Sleep Til McSorley's". Don speaks on how he develops his jokes, defining his perspective, and more. Please enjoy the episode! Don Jamieson http://www.donjamieson.com/ https://www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial https://www.instagram.com/donjamiesonofficial https://twitter.com/realdonjamieson Pre-order the light ale/dark ale vinyl here: https://experiencevinyl.com/collections/don-jamieson-no-sleep-til-mcsorleys-vinyl-lp 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
56 min
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The Hook Rocks Celebrates Our 600th Episode Wit...
Blackberry Smoke guitarist Paul Jackson reflects on the life of drummer Brit Turner, who passed away last month. He speaks about his relationship with Brit, and what he meant o him and the band. We also discuss the bands current tour and more. Please enjoy the episode! Blackberry Smoke https://www.blackberrysmoke.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackberrySmoke https://www.instagram.com/blackberrysmoke https://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke 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
64 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 & the anticipated TIKTOK ban. Please enjoy the episode! Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network Kristi Enigl https://www.instagram.com/krisieng/ https://twitter.com/KristiEnigl https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/justice-department-sue-ticketmaster-live-nation-alleged-monopoly-ticketing-industry-report https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/03/tiktok-bill-foreign-influence/677806/ 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
60 min
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The Legend Lita Ford
The legend Lita Ford visits The Hook Rocks to discuss her career in hard rock & heavy metal with her views on ACDC, Van Halen, & more. She also reflects on how the industry has changed as well as her thoughts on the emerging bands in the new rock scene. Please enjoy the conversation! Lita Ford http://www.litafordonline.com/ https://www.facebook.com/litaofficial https://www.instagram.com/litafordofficial https://twitter.com/litaford 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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Michael Starr of Steel Panther Is On The Prowl
Set to begin the continuation of their "On The Prowl" tour lead vocalist of Steel Panther Michael Starr sits down with The Hook Rocks to discuss the essence of the band & how it celebrates the music of an important era in rock music. Michael reflects on the bands history & when he knew the their audience was about to explode. Please enjoy the episode! Steel Panther https://steelpanther.com/ https://www.facebook.com/steelpanther https://www.instagram.com/steelpanther https://twitter.com/Steel_Panther 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
26 min
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Ray West Feels The Need For SupaFly
Ray West has never been able to shed the rock 'n' roll' life. From his days in Spread Eagle to his latest project SupaFly he has always felt the need to create. He speaks with The Hook Rocks about his latest project on an all new episode. Please enjoy the episode! Ray West https://www.facebook.com/raywestfanpage https://www.instagram.com/raywestvocals/ https://twitter.com/RayWest6 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
48 min
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Tyler Baker of Goodbye June & Joey Morrow of Ba...
The new Goodbye June album "Deep In The Trouble" will be out later this summer and The Hook Rocks shares a brief preview of the first single "The Hard Way" during this episode. We talk with both Tyler Baker of Goodbye June & Joey Morrow of Badflower about the bands new record as well as the upcoming Badflower release that is being recorded right now. They share stories about their friendship, what it took to get the new Goodbye June album made, the Nashville Community, & Joey playing bass on their upcoming tour. Please enjoy the episode! Goodbye June https://www.goodbyejune.com/ https://www.facebook.com/GoodbyeJune/ https://www.instagram.com/goodbyejune https://twitter.com/goodbyejune 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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The Exies Scott Stevens Finds The Worth In Refl...
After the success of last years song "Spirits High", The Exies frontman Scott Stevens found himself reflecting on his life which provided a path to the bands new song "For What It's Worth". He shares his journey that helped him move forward on the latest Hook Rocks. Please enjoy the episode! The Exies https://theexies.net https://www.facebook.com/TheExiesOfficial https://www.instagram.com/exiesscott/ https://twitter.com/Exiesofficial 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
68 min
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Dee Snider Celebrates 40 Years of Stay Hungry!
The album gave a voice to every kid across the globe as it put the listener in the songs. It is legendary and iconic. Lead singer Dee Snider of Twisted Sister discusses the album "Stay Hungry" with The Hook Rocks and what lead up to its success on its 40th anniversary. Please enjoy the conversation! Dee Snider https://deesnider.com/ https://www.facebook.com/facedeesnider/ https://www.instagram.com/deesnider https://twitter.com/deesnider http://www.twistedsister.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
73 min
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Our Top Ten Albums From January Through March 2...
We are back with our quarterly segment on the top albums from January through March 2024! Chris Corradetti and The Hook Rocks break down all the great music that has been released in the first quarter of 2024 and choose our favorites! The year starts off strong with a great selection of rock music. We also included several of our Twitter followers and their selections. It was fun but difficult with a few tough choices. Please enjoy the episode! 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
110 min
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Marco Mendoza Is On A New Direction
Bassist Marco Mendoza is the latest guest on The Hook Rocks Podcast. We discuss his incredible career and the amazing musicians he has worked with including his fondness for The Dead Daisies. Marco also talks about his own music with his recent album "New Direction" & the influences that helped create the music. Please enjoy the episode! Marco Mendoza https://www.marcomendoza.com/ https://www.facebook.com/marcomendozaofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/marcomendozaofficial/ https://twitter.com/CasaMendoza2012 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
70 min
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New Music Spotlight: Pete Dankelson Lives It Up...
Guitar phenom Pete Dankelson returns to The Hook Rocks with the gift of new music. His band Pete's Diary is set to release their new single "Gotta Let You Go" this Friday from their debut full length album "Keep On Rockin", out this June. Pete talks how the band took a big step forward in songwriting while working with acclaimed producer & ex-Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. He also speaks about his friendship with LA. Guns guitar player Tracii Guns. Please enjoy the conversation! Pete's Diary https://www.petesdiary.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PetesDiary/ https://www.instagram.com/petes.diary/ https://twitter.com/Petes_Diary 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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Rebecca Potzner of Banded PR
With one of the best online publications supporting new music founder of Banded PR Rebecca Potzner advocates for new rock music through her passion for the genre. She returns to the Hook Rocks to discuss where things are in new rock as well as the challenges, observations, why it's so important to support your local original music scene. Please enjoy the conversation! Rebecca Potzner https://www.bandedpr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bandedpr https://www.instagram.com/bandedpr https://twitter.com/bandedpr 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
57 min
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New Music Spotlight: The Georgia Thunderbolts
With two new singles and a new album on the way The Georgia Thunderbolts are ready to rock once again. Joined by both vocalist Tj Lyle & guitarist Riley Couzzourt they chat with The Hook Rocks about songwriting, making music, & how they have found their sound. Please enjoy the conversation! The Georgia Thunderbolts https://www.georgiathunderbolts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/GAThunderbolts https://www.instagram.com/gathunderbolts/ https://twitter.com/GAThunderbolts 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
57 min
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Living Colour's Corey Glover Shares His Creativ...
Singer Corey Glover speaks with The Hook Rocks about his latest project Sonic Universe & their album "It Is What It Is". He goes in depth about his creative process and shares what the mindset he needs in order to reach an authentic sense in his music. It is a conversation like nothing we've had before. Please enjoy the episode! Corey Glover & Sonic Universe https://sonicuniverseofficial.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sonicuniversemusic https://www.instagram.com/sonicuniversemusic https://www.facebook.com/coreyglovermusic https://www.instagram.com/coreyglover/ https://twitter.com/revdaddylove 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