The Sound Drive

We've hand-picked the music to wind up the day with you in mind. We'll play the best music from the greatest albums ever made, including Live at Five (two live tracks in-a-row, from rock’s greatest live performers).

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LISTEN: Murray Burns of Mi-Sex talks to Robert Taylor ahead of their gig with The Stranglers tonight

Mi-Sex will be supporting The Stranglers on their NZ trek, kicking off their first show tonight in Christchurch.


LISTEN: Billy Idol says he wants to spend more time to explore New Zealand

Billy Idol will be performing in New Zealand in January 2020.


LISTEN: Dewey Bunnell chats to Robert Taylor ahead of America's upcoming Kiwi tour

The singer talked about how the band started, where the name came from... and outdoor activities he'd love to do here in New Zealand if he had time.


WATCH: Robert Taylor's full interview with Th' Dudes

Missed Robert Taylor's interview earlier? Re-listen to the whole thing here!


Alice Cooper says he's keen to bring Hollywood Vampires to New Zealand

Alice Cooper says his other band, Hollywood Vampires might be coming to New Zealand sometime in summer 2021.


Alice Cooper: I've probably got the best touring band out there right now

Alice Cooper praises his touring bandmates and explains the Detroit origins of his latest 'Breadcrumbs' EP.


Alice Cooper shares his preferred nickname to Drive host, Robert Taylor

Everybody calls him Alice but he prefers to be called 'Coop'.


The Angels' Dave Gleeson chats to Robert Taylor about Red Hot Summer Tour

Australian singer-songwriter Dave Gleeson of The Angels chats to Robert Taylor on Red Hot Summer Tour.


Robert Taylor chats to Paul Kelly about his 24th album, "Nature"

Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly joins Robert Taylor on The Sound Drive.


Alice Cooper joins Robert Taylor ahead of his NZ shows

Our night show host is in the NZ for his 40th anniversary tour.


Alice Cooper joins Guns 2 Roses in London

Last year Alice Cooper joined GNR tribute band, Guns 2 Roses.


Alice Cooper performs live in Paris 1981

Our night show host Alice Cooper is currently in NZ.


Robert catches up with Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil were in studio to chat with Robert. Listen to the full interview here.


Robert Taylor's milestones in rock


Stevie Nicks catches up with Robert Taylor about returning to NZ

Robert Taylor caught up with Stevie Nicks about her upcoming NZ shows.


Robert Taylor's milestones in rock for July

See some of the highlights in rock history for July.


Robert Taylor's Kiwi favourites for NZ Music Month

Every weekday afternoon during the 20th annual NZMM Robert is playing a Kiwi 45.


Sound Music News - April 7 th 2017

Robert Taylor's Sound news


Milestones in rock - April 1st - April 14th

Robert Taylor's milestones of rock for April.


Facts from The Sound A to Z of Classic Rock

Robert Taylor has come up with some facts for the songs in our A to Z of Classic Rock.


How Midnight Oil were back in the beginning

Robert Taylor caught up with Midnight Oil Drummer Robert Hirst


Midnight Oil live in Sydney Jan 13th 1985

Robert Taylor's live at 5 is a mix of some Midnight Oil hits.