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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!

Music Commentary
Music Interviews
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! The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
87 min
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
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 The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
63 min
New Music Spotlight: Interview With Jennifer Be...
The Chicago area metal band Ignescent takes a step forward with their new album "Fight In Me". Lead singer Jennifer Benson speaks with The Hook Rocks about the new album, signing with Frontier Records, & finding her voice within her music. Please enjoy the episode! Ignescent The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
50 min
Live Album Review: The Allman Brothers Band "At...
The Hook Rocks quarterly Live Album Review series continues with a discussion about the legendary Allman Brothers Band live album "At The Fillmore East". Joined once again by Twitter follower & Super Fan 'Rob in The Hood' we reflect on its iconic status amongst music fans & why this is considered one of the best live performances ever recorded. Please enjoy the episode! Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network The Allman Brothers Band Rob In The Hood The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
81 min
The Hook Rocks Talks The Shows of November! Mar...
The Hook Rocks Reviews the shows we attended in November. Check out our thoughts on the recent Marvelous 3, Mammoth WVH, Dirty Honey, Pete's Diary, Cage Willis, Jared James Nichols, & Blackberry Smoke shows! Please enjoy the episode! Marvelous 3 Mammoth WVH Dirty Honey Cage Willis Pete's Diary Jared James Nichols Blackberry Smoke The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
37 min
Diamanté Finds A Vibe in "1987"
Named after the year of music she looks back on fondly, the new Diamanté song pays tribute to the great music of & is appropriately titled "1987". The singer/songwriter speaks to The Hook Rocks about what specifically inspired her and the vibe she wanted to create with the music as well as the video presentation. Please enjoy the episode! Diamante The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
47 min
New Music Spotlight: Green Lung's Tom Templar F...
Lead singer Tom Templar of Green Lung is always exploring different worlds within his creative journey. He talks with The Hook Rocks about the band finding its voice through this exploration both musically and lyrically on their latest record "This Heathen Land". Please enjoy the episode! Green Lung The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
45 min
New Music Spotlight: Interview With King Falcon
New York City rock band King Falcon is the latest guest on The Hook Rocks New Music Spotlight. Mike, Tom, & Jason discuss the bands debut self titled album & their origins as well as how they captured their sound. Please enjoy the episode! King Falcon The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
48 min
George Lynch Prepares For The Final Ride
The new Lynch Mob album "Babylon" is out & one of The Hook Rocks favorite guests, George Lynch returns for another chat. George reflects on his career and shares what music inspires him as well as what lead to the decision to retire from touring. Please enjoy the episode! George Lynch The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
60 min
John Notto of Dirty Honey Takes It To The Next ...
Dirty Honey's new album "Can't Find The Brakes" is a defining statement in the bands sound, songwriting, & evolution. Guitarist John Notto speaks to the approach they took for them to get to the next level on this episode of The Hook Rocks . Please enjoy the episode! Dirty Honey The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
34 min
Mark Tremonti Gets Us In The Christmas Spirit
On the latest episode of The Hook Rocks, Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti returns for a chat about his new Christmas album "Christmas Classics New & Old". Mark brings the remaining members of Frank Sinatra's band back for another big band jazz style album. We talk the music & the recording of the record. Once again Tremonti shines a light on his work for his own cause, Take a Chance For Charity, which has resulted in the building of a Florida Health Clinic that specializes in helping people with Down Syndrome. Please enjoy the episode! Mark Tremonti The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
20 min
New Music Spotlight: Clay Deters of Rogue Royal...
Formerly called The Issue, the Minnesota band Rogue Royal has a new identity with not just their name but also their music. Clay Deters shares why the change was made & how the bands music grew into a more edgier melodic sound. Please enjoy the episode! Rogue Royal Brighter Ukraine The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
49 min
The Legacy of Buddy Guy With Andrew Daly
Very few musicians mean more to the music we love than Buddy Guy. The Hook Rocks welcomes Rock Journalist Andrew Daly to discuss the legacy of the influential blues man & his recent interview with him in Guitar World. Please enjoy the episode! Andrew Daly The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
64 min
Grace Bowers Feels The Blues
With a feel beyond her years 17 year old blues guitar prodigy Grace Bowers is quickly making a name for herself. Starting out as a social media personality to now gracing the stages in Nashville & most recently Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival last month, she is now creating a reputation as an in demand player in the world of blues. She talks with The Hook Rocks about how she found the guitar and her passion for the music she loves. Please enjoy the episode! Grace Bowers The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
48 min
The Artist That Is Travis McCready
Singer/Songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Travis McCready comes back to The Hook Rocks to update everyone on his new music & what's been happening in his creative lab. Travis shares his genius about what true art is as well as finding the balance between artistic freedom & success. Please enjoy the episode! Travis McCready The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
86 min
John Drake of The Dust Coda Finds Validation
The Dust Coda raises the bar even higher than their previous record "Mojo Skyline" with the captivating "Loco Paradise". Lead singer John Drake returns for a chat with The Hook Rocks about the album & the benchmarks the band has achieved, validating where they're headed. Please enjoy the podcast! The Dust Coda The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
54 min
A Conversation With Don Dokken
The legendary Don Dokken sits down with The Hook Rocks in an engaging conversation reflecting on his career as one of the most recognizable frontman in rock history. He talks his friendship with Eddie Van Halen, Lemmy Kilmister, & The Scorpions while also breaking down the history & drama pertaining to the band Dokken...and touches on an upcoming Netflix movie about the band as well as their new album "When Heaven Comes Down"! Please enjoy the episode! Dokken The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
61 min
New Music Spotlight: Elles Bailey Speaks Throug...
Singer/Songwriter Elles Bailey brings a deep layered soulful sound with elements of Blues & R &B to her music. The vulnerable tone of her voice captures the emotion and perspective of her lyrics. The Hook Rocks chats with her about creating & navigating through her emotions. Please enjoy the episode! Elles Bailey The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
58 min
Why Stoner Rock Is So Awesome..& Why You Should...
The most misunderstood genre in rock music today is Stoner Rock. The music itself is old school metal like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, & Mountain with elements of NWOBHM, and grunge era bands like Soundgarden & Alice In Chains. What is there not to like? The Hook Rocks welcomes fellow Groove Council member and writer for Musipedia of Metal & Doom Charts Rich Piva to discuss the new genre of real heavy metal. Please enjoy the episode! Rich Piva The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
70 min
New Music Spotlight: Parker Barrow Gives us Pea...
Two worlds collide from rock 'n' roll and country as Megan & Dylan formed the emerging southern rock band Parker Barrow. The Hook Rocks gets insight from both of them on their influences and where their road is leading while they grind it out on the road. Please enjoy the episode! Parker Barrow The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
59 min
New Music Spotlight: Emily Wolfe Talks The Blow...
Emily Wolfe sits down with The Hook Rocks for the first time and speaks about her upcoming album "The Blowback"! Emily shares insight on what it was like to produce her music for the first time and channeling her rage during the creative process. Please enjoy the episode! Emily Wolfe The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
57 min
Jared Weeks Talks His Return To Saving Abel
In an engaging and at times emotional conversation singer Jared Weeks talks his path back to being the frontman of the band Saving Abel. Jared shares how he became a student of himself and how he changed his perspective on life and staying in the resent. Please enjoy the episode! Saving Abel The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
47 min
Joanne Shaw Taylor Talks The Blues
With her latest single "Sweet 'Lil Lies" released, blues guitarist & singer/songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor continues her evolution as an artist. She chats with The Hook Rocks abut the new single, her love for Texas blues, and her journey from classical guitar to playing the blues. Please enjoy the episode! Joanne Shaw Taylor The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
31 min
The Hook Rocks Quarterly Music Business Report:...
The Hook Rocks welcomes back our resident music business insider Kristi Enigl to discuss the latest on Live Nation policy changes, the recent sale of Bandcamp, ChatGPT/AI, and more. Please enjoy the episode! Part of The Pantheon Podcast Network Kristi Enigl The Hook Rocks Pantheon Podcasts
62 min