Dead Rock Stars

24 EpisodesProduced by Mick Wall, Joel McIver and 7digital.

Dead Rock Stars is a new, enlightening yet wholly amusing podcast presented by former Classic Rock editor and star Kerrang! writer Mick Wall and Metal Hammer and The Quietus regular Joel McIver. Between them, these two rock writers have written over fifty books on music and contributed to dozens of … read more

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Dead Rock Stars 24: 24 Carat Dead Rock Stars

October 26th, 2018


In the final episode of the first series of Dead Rock Stars, we present a contractual obligation fulfilling Greatest Hits. Just thank Dio we didn't …

Dead Rock Stars 23: Elvis Presley

October 19th, 2018


In this latest thrilling episode, Mick and Joel pick over the life, loves and legacy of the greatest rock star of them all. The Big Cheese, the full …

Dead Rock Stars: Marc Bolan (T-Rex)

October 12th, 2018


This week, seasoned rock writers Mick Wall and Joel McIver shine the spotlight on Marc Bolan; with a Gibson set to stun and corkscrew hair, he wasn't …

Dead Rock Stars 21: Janis Joplin

October 5th, 2018


In this thrilling episode of the podcast, Mick and Joel take a deep dive into the fast life and times of the finest female rock singer of them all - Janis Joplin. From being a troubled Texan teenager to the hit …

Dead Rock Stars 20: Jack Bruce (Cream)

September 28th, 2018


This week, Mick and Joel turn their keen eye and quick wits to the late, great Jack Bruce. Jack was a highly gifted musical prodigy, with a love for jazz and classical music, but who came to prominence in the British …

Dead Rock Stars 19: Prince

September 21st, 2018


In this episode, esteemed rock writers Mick Wall and Joel McIver look at the purple reign of Prince. From teenage wunderkind, signed at 17 to a major …

Dead Rock Stars 18: Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave)

September 14th, 2018


In Dead Rock Stars, Mick Wall and Joel McIver once again travel to Seattle, the home of grunge music, but also home to an abnormally large number of rockers resting in peace. This week they explore the life of Chris …

Dead Rock Stars 17: Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)

September 7th, 2018


This episode, Mick and Joel look at the enigmatic Syd Barrett, one time leader of the fledgling Pink Floyd. Though Syd's time in Pink Floyd was only brief his idiosyncratic songs have proven to be hugely influential and …

Dead Rock Stars 16: Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

August 31st, 2018


In the latest thrilling episode, Mick and Joel take a wise and witty wonder through the fast life and tumultuous times of Ronnie Van Zant, frontman …

Dead Rock Stars 15: Jimi Hendrix

August 24th, 2018


This week, it's the turn of the most gifted guitarist of his generation to come under the spotlight. James Marshall Hendrix blazed a hugely fertile and creative path in his four years in the limelight. No other …

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