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Rock Under Fire

May 10, 2021

We begin a fifth season of Rock Under Fire playing catch-up on the state of the music and concert industries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We also discuss Greta van Fleet, Hall and Oates, Bruno Mars, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Mike's Madonna story. Mike Derrico and Patrick Ivanitski are your hosts.

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Dec 8, 2020

Ep: 66: On the 40th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, we talk about December 8, 1980 as well as the other rock and roll tragedies that have marked early December…the Rolling Stones Altamont Speedway concert, the stampede in Cincinnati before a concert by The Who, and the deaths of Dimebag Darrell and Darby...

Lennon, Springsteen, Reagan 1980

Nov 18, 2020

Episode 65...A new book from within the Rock Under Fire camp. Mike and Pat talk about AUTUMN AND EVERYTHING AFTER: The Murder of John Lennon, Evolution of Bruce Springsteen & the Birth of the Reagan Era...a book examining the fateful events of the consequential last months of 1980, how they changed music and politics,...

Nov 2, 2020

Episode 64 is a blank canvas episode filled in with discussions about Eddie Van Halen, H.E.R., music streaming, Sean Connery, James Bond movies, Bruce Springsteen and the political right’s growing vitriol against artists voicing their opinions and using their platforms for social justice causes. Politics folks...yes...

Oct 23, 2020

In Episode 63, Badfinger’s Joey Molland talks to Mike Derrico about his new solo album Be True to Yourself. Molland is the lead guitarist and vocalist in the classic lineup of Badfinger that rose to the top of the pop charts in the late 1960s and early 70s with hits like “Come and Get It,” “Baby Blue,” “No...