That time Ronnie Montrose told me that singer-songwriters with a real passion are hard to find


By Steve Newton

Today the world’s top hard-rock/heavy-metal expert, Canada’s own Martin Popoff, sent me an autographed copy of his new book, Rock the Nation: Montrose, Gamma and Ronnie Redefined.

That got me thinking that maybe I should post another audio excerpt from my one and only interview with Ronnie Montrose, which occured in 1994 when he was touring behind his album Music From Here.

At that point Ronnie had been focusing on instrumental music, so I asked him if he ever planned on getting back into vocal-based rock.

Have a listen:


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