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7pm tonight via www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk

Klassic ‪#‎Kiss‬, ‪#‎LedZep‬, ‪#‎Gillan‬, ‪#‎JudasPriest‬, ‪#‎GaryMoore‬, ‪#‎BadCo‬., W.A.S.P., ‪#‎TwistedSister‬, The ‪#‎Cult‬, ‪#‎Motorhead‬, ‪#‎Queensryche‬,‪#‎VelvetRevolver‬.

Kicking off the show with ‪#‎Dio‬ and ‪#‎IronMaiden‬ single releases from around this week back in the day. Plus we’ll hear from bands I’ve been royally entertained by…‪#‎Massive‬, ‪#‎BuffaloSummer‬,‪#‎TheTreatment‬.

Also ‪#‎AaronKeylock‬, an amazing young blues guitarist who was tour support for ‪#‎BlackberrySmoke‬ who we’ll hear from as well.

What a show this’ll be!
Laters taters.

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INTERVIEW (audio): Andrew Hunt of Buffalo Summer on the Pasty Smash!

treatmentFor those of us who have been to see The Treatment on their ‘Second Bite’ tour, you would have also seen the two support bands, Buffalo Summer and Massive, fill the venues with their own unique brand of rock.

buffalosummer1Buffalo Summer, who have not long been out of the recording studio (their second album is down and waiting to be mixed), have been hard at it since I last saw them on the Lords Of The Riff tour. Tours and support for Skid Row and Buckcherry have been amongst the highlights for the band in 2014.

We caught up with Andrew Hunt (Lead Vocal) at The Waterfront Studio in Norwich to discuss what the band’s been up to, how the current tour has been going with The Treatment and Aussie rockers Massive.

 

pasty smashOf course, we had to ask Andrew about the #PastySmash! The Facebook video can be viewed here.

Listen to the interview here:

 

Andrew Hunt of Buffalo Summer on The Pastie Smashers by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Buffalo Summer links: Facebook, Twitter, Buffalo Summer Official Website.

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INTERVIEW (audio): Matt and Dhani of The Treatment

If there was ever a band that mixed youthful exuberance with kiss-ass rock ‘n’ roll riffage, then The Treatment have certainly nailed it. With two albums well and truly under their belts, numerous tours, including big name support slots such as Aerosmith, Kiss, Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Alice Cooper and Motley Crue, they’ve watched, listened and learned from the very best…and boy, have they picked up on it all!

treatmentThe ‘Second Bite’ tour – promoting their stunning 2014 ‘Running With The Dogs’ album – is now drawing to a close. It’s been a tour which has seen this young band draw upon all their experiences; delivering unquestionably their most polished performances to date.

We sat down with Matt Jones (vocals) and Dhani Mansworth (drums) backstage at The Waterfront Studios in Norwich and talked about the album, their new ‘look’ and their latest video release ‘The Outlaw’.

You can listen to our interview here:

 

INTERVIEW (audio): Matt and Dhani of The Treatment by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

The Treatment’s ‘Second Bite’ tour continues tonight (Monday, 20th October) at The Joiners in Southampton, Tuesday, 21st October at Exeter’s Cavern and on Thursday, 23rd October on Brighton’s seafront at the Audio.

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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INTERVIEW (audio): Big up the Aussie Massive!

Aussie rock ‘n’ roll band Massive have created a bit of a buzz over the past 12 months. Notwithstanding the boost in publicity from glossy music press ‘Full Throttle’ album giveaways and the high-rotation offered by rock radio stations, Massive recently landed themselves a tour slot with UK rockers The Treatment on the ‘Second Bite’ tour along with Buffalo Summer (also tour support) and they’ve been getting rave reviews.

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Jarrod and Brad pondering…

When the tour with The Treatment ends, they head over to Europe supporting Earache Records labelmates Blackberry Smoke.

Being their first experience of touring the UK and Europe (it won’t be their last), we spoke with Brad Marr (Lead vocal/Rhythm guitar) and Jarrod Medwin (Drums) to find out their thoughts on the crowd’s response to their full throttle (pun intended), no-holds-barred, fist-in-the-face shows.

We began by the boys talking about breakfast…!

INTERVIEW: Big up the Aussie Massive (Brad and Jarrod) by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Catch the remaining shows with The Treatment: Monday, 20th October at The Joiners in Southampton, Tuesday, 21st October at Exeter’s Cavern and on Thursday, 23rd October on Brighton’s seafront at the Audio.

Europe, you’re in for a treat…

BBS Massive

Massive links: Facebook, Twitter, Website

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NEWS: Crazy Lixx have a new video + further news on self-titled album release

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Every rock band needs a self titled album – The kind of album that really does the band’s name justice –The kind of album that shows both old and new fans what the band and their music is really all about – The kind of album that is the essence of the band and their sound and the kind of album that is the total sum of years of experience from playing, recording, writing songs and touring. This is that album for Sweden’s Crazy Lixx.

“We were discussing possible titles for the album and we didn’t really feel like any of the suggestions were quite right. Then I came up with the idea of a making it a self titled album and we all agreed this was the right time for one. You know, bearing the very name of the band, a self-titled album does have a lot to live up to, but we all felt that this album has what it takes to represent the band as a whole, both in terms of the songs, the sound and the performance.” – says lead singer and producer Danny Rexon.

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With their fourth release, Crazy Lixx have grown as a band and perfected their personal sound into 11 anthemic rock songs that will satisfy both the hard core Lixx fans as well as fans of melodic hard rock and hair metal in general. By combining the strategies of recording and producing the album themselves along with utilizing the mixing qualities of the great Chris Laney, the sound of the album has once again returned to the bombastic sound of Crazy Lixx’ earlier work while at the same time adding the improved song-writing and playing qualities of today’s Crazy Lixx.

“We’ve learned a lot through the years, especially when it comes to the recording process and we’ve put all that knowledge and experience to use on this album. We used many different studio settings to record different parts of the album and didn’t rush the recording but made sure everything was as good as it could get. At the same time we didn’t want to be too nitpicking with details, I mean we’re still in the business of rock n’ roll, right?”– adds guitarist and co-producer of the album Andy Zata (formerly Dawson).

Crazy Lixx have just released a new video ‘Hell Raising Women’, the opening track of the new album.

In addition to returning to the old Crazy Lixx sound the band has also re-recorded fan favorite “Heroes are Forever” which was originally on the band’s first, now out of print album.  “It’s this one song, that was our first single back in around 2006, that we’ve played on almost every live show we’ve done since then, but when we started to think about it, it was a song that a lot of our fans had no chance of ever listening to. The first album, ‘Loud Minority’, which was released on a minor independent label, was only released in a limited printing which has long since sold out, and it isn’t available digitally either. Still we felt that the track was one of those songs that had a really fundamental Crazy Lixx vibe to it, so we decided to record it again and give the fans a nice treat. If you ask me, it came out way better this second time around.” – says drummer Joél Cirera.

crazy lixx lWith the addition of bassist Jens Sjöholm and the return of original drummer Joél Cirera, Crazy Lixx Mk III has been proven to be the best constellation to date, both in concert and on a recording.“I think the fans will really enjoy what we’ve got in store for them with this album. Killer songs, great sound and memorable hooks combined with a bit of the twin guitar action and riff-based approach that we added to the sound on our last album.” – says guitarist Edd Liam.

 

Newest and youngest member, bassist Jens Sjöholm adds: “Being my first album release with Crazy Lixx I don’t really have any special expectations, but hearing the final result and seeing how fired up the guys are about it makes me look forward to seeing the reactions of the fans and media.”

It’s really a bit of a do or die, no guts, no glory situation – after all, you only get one chance to do a self titled album, so make sure you do it good.” – concludes Danny Rexon

CRAZY LIXX are…DANNY REXON Vocals, JOÈL CIRERA Drums, ANDY ZATA Guitar & B.Vocals, JENS SJOHOLM Bass, EDD LIAM Guitar & B.Vocals

‘Crazy Lixx’ release date (Frontiers Records): EU: November 7th, NA: November 10th 

Tracklisting: Hell Raising Women; Sound Of The Loud Minority; Outlaw; Girls Of The 80’s; I Missed The Mark; All Looks, No Hooks; Ain’t No Rest In Rock N’ Roll; Call To Action; Heroes Are Forever; Psycho City; Wrecking Ball Crew.

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NEWS: Four heavy-hitters of American Hard Rock are Rated X

RATED X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American Hard Rock. Comprising of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), fretless-bass monster Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) and iconic drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder), RATED-X came about when Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino suggested to Turner that it was time to put together a band that could highlight his abilities in a classic Hard Rock musical environment.

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Appice was the first one who was called in to be part of it, given the long history of friendship and musical camaraderie with Turner. After a quick search, Tony Franklin soon agreed to be part of the band – thus reuniting the rhythm section that was featured in the legendary “Blue Murder” debut album. It was finally necessary to find the right guitarist and who could have been better than long time Joe Lynn Turner collaborator, Karl Cochran: a flamboyant guitar player that can masterfully handle the Arena Rock style, with a Classic Hard Rock sensibility second to none.

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Under the executive direction of Perugino and the hard work of Frontiers in-house producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Livin’ Out Loud, Voodoo Circle) songwriting demos were laid down during the last months of 2013.

With ties to some of heavy rock’s most seminal bands – Rainbow, Deep Purple, Blue Murder and Vanilla Fudge – RATED X is a modern day supergroup who can literally light up a fire in the music fans with its class and gusto, with a nod to the roots of the classic British Hard Rock sound!

RATED X are…
Joe Lynn Turner: vocals
Carmine Appice: drums
Tony Franklin: bass
Karl Cochran: guitars

Release date: EU – November 7th, NA – November 10th

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NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 2 – Classic Rock from 1981!

We’re on it like a car bonnet this evening!

See you at 7pm.

Click here for all the info: NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 2 – Classic Rock from 1981!.

Cheers!

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