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Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah talks about Blood For Blood and album producer Kevin Churko, the new line-up and his infamous hats!

Having seen them totally decimate The Underworld last year, I was keen to see how Hellyeah’s new line-up was performing on the back of their ‘Blood For Blood’ release.

Friends and colleagues who saw Hellyeah at Bloodstock and on a number of dates on this tour had already told me that they were sounding better than ever.

10543596_10204135579896955_6514619416179427378_oGreg Tribbett and Bob Zilla have been replaced by Christian Brady (formerly with Magna-Fi) and Kyle Sanders (formerly with Bloodsimple and is the brother of Mastodon’s Troy Sanders) on guitar and bass respectively. These two exponents of their craft have brought with them another level of energy, positivity and musical focus to Hellyeah’s ‘live’ performances. It’s also noticeable that Chad Gray has more than decent enough backing for his vocals as a consequence of Christian and Kyle’s abilities.

We caught up with Vinnie Paul before they took to the stage and asked him about ‘Blood For Blood’, working with album producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, In This Moment, Hinder, Five Finger Death Punch) how the tour was going, but I began our chat by asking him about the infamous hats he sports from time to time.

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah talks to The Classic Rock Show at The Underworld August 17th 2014 by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

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Bernie Marsden

Bernie Marsden’s new album ‘Shine’ is out now. Here’s what he says about it.

One of the world’s most celebrated blues/rock guitarists, Bernie Marsden, has released a new album ‘Shine’ today, 18th August 2014.

A renowned songwriter, Marsden has written and recorded with some of the genre’s greats, including Robert Planet, Joe Bonamassa, Ringo Starr and Paul Weller to name a few, and has written many global rock anthems including
Whitesnake’s ‘Here I Go Again’.

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Marsden has put his name to over 100 albums throughout his illustrious career with various bands including Whitesnake and UFO and guesting on other projects with the likes of Alaska, Cozy Powell, Walter Trout, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

Shine was recorded with Rob Cass at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

 

Marsden recruited some of his close friends and peers to the recording process including the likes of Joe Bonamassa, David Coverdale and Deep Purple duo Ian Paice (drums) and Don Airey (keyboards).

Here’s what he says about the album:

Bernie Marsden talks about his new album 'Shine' by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Bernie will be touring tour the UK in October:

Oct 22 – Jazz Café, London
Oct 23 – The Brook, Southampton
Oct 24 – The Stables, Milton Keynes

Bernie Marsden will also be out on tour with Joanne Shaw Taylor in November. Check out his website for more details: www.berniemarsden.co.uk

Thanks for listening.

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The ‘Request-line’ is now open!

‘The Classic Rock Show’ is back this Thursday, August 14th at 7pm (UK time) / 2pm EDT with three hours of requests and a whole lot more great sounding music on Thursday night from 7pm (UK time).

The ‘Request-line’ is now open for the next 36 hours.
Request-line is now open!!

Request-line is now open!!

You have until Midnight tomorrow (Monday, Aug 11) to get those requests in.

Can’t wait to make a show out of what you want to hear!

See you Thursday :D

MJx

JG

John Garcia talks to ‘The Classic Rock Show': “This is a straight rock ‘n’ roll record”

After something like 10 years or so of rumours and conjecture, “will he, won’t he”, John Garcia’s debut solo album is finally out and available worldwide through Napalm Records. It’s a masterpiece by the most distinctive voice of the entire Desert & Stoner Rock scene!

This record is full of first-class, catchy rock numbers that commute equally between Classic Rock and concise Stoner elements. John Garcia has delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the Californian desert. Robby Krieger (The Doors), Danko Jones, Tom Brayton, Mark Diamond and also Garcia‘s old cohort in Kyuss Nick Oliveri show up as guest musicians to round out John‘s solo masterpiece.

John spoke to us recently from his Palm Springs home. We covered a good amount of ground; from what he’s been listening to music-wise, to how much he and his fellow musicians have put into this project and the experience of working with The Doors’ guitarist, Robby Krieger.

“I’m a fan of Rock Music” he says. “This is not a Country Record. This is not an underwater Polka record. This is a straight Rock ‘n’ Roll record.” He went on to add, “Hey man, if you like anything by Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath to Led Zeppelin, you just may like some of the stuff that I’m doing!”

Those of us who have followed John’s music career over the past 25 years or so, will immediately hear that he totally commands his vocal performances on the album – personally speaking, I don’t think he’s sounded better. Of this he says, “My voice has gotten better with age. I’m learning how to control it more.”

You can listen to the interview here:

John Garcia interview (July 2014) by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

But it doesn’t just end there. To celebrate his new release, John Garcia will hit the stages for an extense European tour (including four UK dates in early December), not only presenting his solo record live, but also playing past and present: From legendary Kyuss songs off Sky Valley, Blues for the Red Sun, …And The Circus Leaves Town - including some rarities even Kyuss never played live – to Slo Burn, this tour will be a highlight and resumé of legendary tunes, that John Garcia has created in his career. John will be hitting the road with the following, fantastic musicians on stage:

Ehren Groban – Guitar ( War Drum ), Mike Pygmie – Bass ( You Know Who ), Greg Saenz – Drums ( You Know Who, The Dwarves ).

So there you have it. John Garcia’s debut solo album is out now. I’ve been listening to this album constantly for the past three weeks and it was the first CD to get loaded into my new car’s stereo system, which I took delivery of today!

For more info on John Garcia, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/JohnGarciaOfficial
https://twitter.com/JohnGarciasolo @JohnGarciasolo
http://instagram.com/JohnGarciasolo/

Thanks for listening.

MJ

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‘Back To The 80s’ Part 1 playlist

80s rock music continues to live on in the hearts of everyone who was there. The Classic Rock Show ‘Special’ kicked its series of 10 shows off in fine style and packed in three hours of top notch tuneage.

The Classic Rock Show 'Special' - 1980 - Part 1 of 10

The date of when we propose to air Part 2 of our series of 10 ‘Specials’ which will bring you the best of the 1980s, will be announced soon.

In the meantime, if you missed Part 1 of  our ‘Back To The 80s’ show or want to listen again, you can do so here:

The Classic Rock Show 'Special' - 1980 - Part 1 of 10 by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Thanks for listening!

MJx

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TCRS

1980 – A Classic Rock Show ‘Special’ tonight from 7pm!

Following our homage to the 70s, The Classic Rock Show is back with another ‘Special’, this time we’re taking you back to the 80s.

Tonight, we begin our quest to showcase some of the very best rock music from the 80s. But we just couldn’t squeeze a whole decade of great music into one three-hour show. So we decided to break it up into ten, yes ten, ‘Specials’…’80 through to ’89!! These will go to air over the coming months.

Our Facebook Group will be the usual place to get all the chat and comment during the show: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow

Listen links can be found on our homepage.

See you at 7pm.

MJx

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The Classic Rock Show

On ‘The classic Rock Show’ tonight….

On ‘The classic Rock Show’ tonight….

Yep….you got it…your requests, including Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Steel Panther, Nickelback, Jet, Status Quo, Hinder, Magnum, Skid Row…plus a whole lot more besides.

Tune in from 7pm (BST) via the links on our homepage.

Cheers

MJx

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