Month: March 2014

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‘Bex Rocks’ this Thursday. New bands, new music and new neighbours?!

Hi everyone!

It’s the first Thursday of the month and I’m back behind the mic to give it some.

I’ve been busy collating your requests. We’re going down the new music/bands route for this show, playing some hard rockin’ louuuuud tunes! You might have new neighbours, so it’ll be nice for them to get to know you through what music you listen too ;-) Lol

 'BEX ROCKS' Thursday, April 3rd at 7pm

Here’s the event link.

See you on Thursday, April 3rd at 7pm (BST). It’s gonna be awesome.

Bex \m/ \m/

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The Classic Rock Show

Last night’s playlist can be viewed here.

Great reaction to the show last night. Thanks to you all for tuning in.

Here’s the playlist. Plenty of tracks requested by you, so as ever, we play what you want to hear. Our motto is “If we’ve got it, we’ll play it!”

The Classic Rock Show playlist March 27th 2014

Do keep spreading the word. We’re attracting more and more listeners each week, so we must be doing something right.

If you’ve not done so already, make sure you check out the interviews we’ve done recently. Rocket Scientists’ keyboardist Erik Norlander, Joe Retta and Stuart Smith from Heaven & Earth are just two of the most recent one’s. Click here to view the full list.

The interview with BlackWolf will be posted soon. More interviews are in the pipeline, so keep checking back here from time to time.

Bex is back behind the mic on Thursday, April 3rd at 7pm with ‘Bex Rocks’, so expect to hear some serious riffage!

Have a great weekend. I’ll see you in two weeks time.

Cheers!

MJx

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Rocket Scientists

The Rocket Scientists have released a new EP ‘Supernatural Highways’. We get Erik Norlander to talk prog! #RocketScientists

It’s been six long years since we heard anything from the Rocket Scientists’ launch control and some 21 years since the first of four studio albums to date – ‘Earthbound’. The release on March 20 of their stellar EP ‘Supernatural Highways’ is a forerunner to a full album promised later this year.

Supernatural Highways EP

The EP contains just two instrumental tracks; an epic 26min 20sec opus “Traveler on the Supernatural Highways” and a “hot-rodded” version of the John Barry composed movie theme to James Bond’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” – a mere 4min 17sec in length.

‘The Classic Rock Show’ asked founding member and keyboardist Erik Norlander (also of prog rock groups The Galactic Collective and Asia ft. John Payne) to explain the wait and to also take us through the EP’s journey.

Those familiar with the Rocket Scientists work over the years will delight in hearing that the two other founding members, guitarist Mark McCrite and NS/Stick player Don Schiff, return to the camp. Joining Erik, Mark and Don are a veritable ‘who’s-who’ of special guests that include a “welcome back” to the fold from drummer Gregg Bissonette, percussionist Greg Ellis and Lana Lane (vocal pads). Jon Pappenbrook (trumpet) and Eric Jorgensen (trombone) make a not insignificant contribution by playing on the ‘OHMSS’ track.

Rocket Scientists

On listening to the EP, you certainly get the feeling that this group of hugely talented musicians have not only given their all in the studio, but have also had a lot of fun in doing so.

You can listen to the interview here.

Erik Norlander of the Rocket Scientists talks about their new EP 'Supernatural Highways' by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

 

For all things Rocket Scientist related and to purchase the EP, go to www.TheTank.com

Thanks for listening.

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Heaven & Earth

@HeavenEarthBand’s Stuart Smith and Joe Retta talk to TCRS about the UK tour, ‘Dig’ and @TheRealSambora

Following the 2013 release of the superb album ‘Dig’, we’ve all been hankering after seeing Heaven & Earth over here in the UK. Well, it’s not too long to wait now as the band recently announced tour dates.

Heaven & Earth band

The band’s guitarist Stuart Smith & vocalist Joe Retta talked to The Classic Rock Show about the album, artwork, vinyl, Richie Sambora‘s contribution on the song ‘Man and Machine’, as well as the upcoming tour which has preliminary dates for the O2 Academy‘s around the UK.

We’re really excited by the prospect of seeing them perform ‘live’ over here in the UK and can’t wait to see a show.

Since we began playing Heaven & Earth on the show, and especially since the release of ‘Dig’, we’ve received more and more requests to hear them. This is a band that’s struck a chord with fans of ‘Classic Rock’ sounding music the world over.

You can listen to the interview here.

Heaven & Earth's Stuart Smith and Joe Retta talk to The Classic Rock Show by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

You can keep up to date with all things Heaven & Earth by visiting their website www.heavenandearthband.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/officialheavenandearth and on Twitter @HeavenEarthBand

Join us from 7pm (UK time) this Thursday, March 27 – we’ll be playing another track from Heaven & Earth’s album ‘Dig’ as requested by one of our listeners!

Thanks for listening.

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The Classic Rock Show

Want to know what we’re gonna be blasting out from 7pm tonight?

Tonight, from 7pm, we’ll be playing some of those kick-ass requests that you’ve sent in on the ‘Request-line’. Plus, a heck of a lot more besides. Including – Gillan, Alice Cooper, Taj Mahal, Walter Trout, Steppenwolf, Whitesnake, Monster Truck, Scorpion Child, Buffalo Summer, Spiral Dive, Velvet Revolver, Slam Cartel, Frank Marino, and the new single from Swedish metallers Sarea.

Join us from 7pm (UK time)

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scorpionchild

We hooked up with @scorpionchild’s Aryn Jonathan Black. Check out the interview. #ScorpionChild

Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child talked to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ just before their gig at The Colchester Arts Centre on March 18th 2014. The new line-up and The Lords Of The Riff tour are some of the topics covered.

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Click here to listen to the interview. We’ll be playing one their tunes on tonight’s show!

Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child talks to The Classic Rock Show by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Catch them on tour:

Thu 20 Mar – BIRMINGHAM Academy 3 (Monster Truck closes)
Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (Scorpion Child closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)

Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit www.seetickets.com (Sheffield), www.livenation.co.uk (Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Manchester), www.gigsinscotland.com (Glasgow), and www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Nottingham).

Check out the band on Facebook www.facebook.com/scorpionchild‎ Follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/scorpionchild

Thanks for listening!

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BF

We grabbed a few words with @BuffaloSummerUK who are currently on #TheLordsOfTheRiff tour.

Buffalo Summer, currently on ‘The Lords Of The Riff’ tour with Monster Truck and Scorpion Child, talk to The Classic Rock Show about their ever increasing workload in 2014, including tours with Buckcherry and The Graveltones. They put down a great set at The Colchester Arts Centre the other night, kicking off the evening in proper style with their groove-filled sound.

Buffalo Summer

Listen to the interview here. We’ll be playing one their tunes on tonight’s show!

Buffalo Summer chat to The Classic Rock Show by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Catch them on tour:

Thu 20 Mar – BIRMINGHAM Academy 3 (Monster Truck closes)
Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (Scorpion Child closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)

Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit www.seetickets.com (Sheffield), www.livenation.co.uk (Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Manchester), www.gigsinscotland.com (Glasgow), and www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Nottingham).

For more band info go to www.BuffaloSummer.net. Follow them on Twitter @BuffaloSummerUK and Facebook

Thanks for listening!

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