COMPETITION: A pair of Winter Rocks Festival tickets are up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning them, enter now!

After the huge success of Winter Rocks festival 2014, the rock all day event returns on Saturday the 5th December with an even bigger line up of international and rising artists.

Keeping to its Sheffield roots, the event will take place at The Corporation: an award winning music nightclub that has been established for over 20 years in the heart of the city.

WINTER ROCKS 2015 e flyer-2Headlining the main stage will be British rock & blues band THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT. After receiving critical acclaim that as seen them tour worldwide including supporting The Rolling Stones, incredible album sales of their 2013 debut and just poised to release their new album ‘White Bear’ on 15th January 2016, this is guaranteed to be a show to remember from one of the UK’s hottest bands.

“We are looking forward to tearing it up along with the fantastic line up at Winter RocksFestival at The Corporation on December 5th. Let’s carve the date in Sheffield’s immense rock heritage…it’s gonna be an awesome way to round out a brilliant year.” – The Temperance Movement

American hard rockers FOZZY (featuring WWE’s wrestling superstar Chirs Jericho on vocals) will be main support.  Now with 7 studio albums under their belts and an ever growing fan base they will be one of the ones to watch on the day: Here’s what Chris Jericho had to say about the event:

“Let me ask you this Fozzy fanatics…what’s the best way for us to end off yet another crackin Fozzy UK tour and kick off the holiday season? How about starting a war with hundreds of our closest friends (onstage and off) in Sheffield at Winter Rocks?? Sounds GREAT to me!! Father Christmas has already text me for comp tix and I told him to fuck off and get in line with everybody else…YOU guys get the presents this year at WINTERROCKS!! See you there for a Merry ChristJerichomass!”

The excitement of Fozzy playing the festival has been heightened by the news that they will be bringing US metal heavyweights NONPOINT with them to play the event.  Another established touring band that will be bringing their electric show to the Corporation stage: Elias Soriano from Nonpoint is excited about the day: “If you’ve never seen us before be fucking ready. It’s goanna be one crazy, sweaty, hair swinging, beer drinking, ass kicking, sing along night like you won’t believe. Bring an extra pair of underwear… You’ll need em.”

Nominated for the best new band award by Classic Rock Magazine, CROBOT are a fast rising band with a big reputation. With so much hype and excitement about them, this is a real chance to remember where you saw them first.

Texan rockers Scorpion Child will also be joining the WinterRocks main stage: “Who’s going to be at Winter Rocks 2015? That’s right, we are! Hopefully all of you will come out and celebrate this amazing lineup with us. We couldn’t be more excited! See you soon Sheffield!” Aryn Jonathan Black – Scorpion Child

TAX THE HEAT are more proof of the current thriving UK rock scene.  Add in The Graveltones to that mix, the two-piece Australian / London are definitely not to be missed.

The rise of female fronted rock bands are in abundance at Corporation this December too with American band SUMO CYCO joining the UK’s THE DIRTY YOUTH and SKARLETT RIOT at Corporation. All now masters of the touring circuit.

Also confirmed are BAD TOUCH and FALLING RED, and the rest of the main stage line up to be made up of established international touring artists.

The second stage sees a real mix of rising and Sheffield talent with Welsh rockers BUFFALO SUMMER taking on headlining duties. Recently signed LIBERTY LIES will be the main support having opened up Winter Rocks 2014.


Winter Rocks headline act The Temperance Movement

Winter Rocks 2015 is one event not to be missed. What started as a small idea is now turning into one of the first names on people’s calendars for a quality assured Rock all day festival.

Promoter Stuart Turner is delighted with the level of bands that have been attracted to Winter Rocks“I always wanted to do an all day event where I could give rising Sheffield bands the chance to play with exciting touring artists. Last year proved that the Sheffield music scene has a good rock following and the bands get the opportunity to play to a big audience. The crowd get the chance to see many bands they wouldn’t get the opportunity to see otherwise. To get international artists of this caliber wanting to playWinter Rocks for the past two years means we are creating something truly special. I hope you can all join us again for #WR15 for what will be an exciting day of rock and roll, and who knows you may just find your new favorite band!:)  With no stage clashes this will be one event where you get to experience every artist with good ticket and drink prices to boot. Don’t miss it! “

Trooper (Iron Maiden Beer) Are the official sponsor and will have a pop up stall as well as having special Winter Rocks Merchandise a nd competitions.

Rich Tone Music are also sponsoring the festival and will have a music shop on the day offering tips and advise for any musicians.

WinterRocks Festival 2015 takes place at Corporation, Sheffield on Saturday the 5thDecember. Doors at 12pm and tickets are priced £25 available from

So, how do you fancy winning a pair of tickets to Winter Rocks Festival? Thanks to guys at The Corporation Sheffield, we’ve a pair of tickets up for grabs. All you have to do is correctly answer two simple questions and your name will entered into the prize draw. (By entering this competition you are confirming you are 14+ years of age).


[Competition Rules: You must be 14+ years of age to be eligible to enter this competition. Only entries submitted through this form will be accepted. The ‘Winter Rocks Festival Competition’ closes on Thursday 19th November at 9pm, and the winner will be announced just before 10pm.]

Good luck!

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NEWS: Halestorm back to rock the UK in 2015

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Pennsylvanian firecrackers Halestorm are excited to announce a string of headline shows in March 2015. Kicking off the UK leg in Norwich on 2nd March, the four piece will rampage through ten venues, rolling into Europe after a show in Manchester on 14th March.

You can expect to hear some new tunes too, as Halestorm have been busy in the studio working on their next album release, due out Spring 2015. More album details will be revealed shortly but meanwhile, fans can get a taste via some special in-studio clips at:
Feisty frontwoman Lzzy Hale enthuses, “We are so stoked to get back to our European Freaks in March! Thank you for all the love over the ‘net…but now we want to see your faces!!! And we have some killer friends we’re bringing along with us: NOTHING MORE and WILSON. Don’t hesitate! This is not a tour you can afford to miss!”
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Joining them as special guests are uncompromising Texans, Nothing More. The band unleashed their self-titled major label debut this past June and quickly turned heads in the US with their single “This Is The Time (Ballast)” sitting #1 on the US active rock charts for 3 weeks as well as impressing crowds in the UK earlier this month while supporting The Pretty Reckless. Vocalist Jonny Hawkins states, “We just wrapped up an amazing tour of the UK and are itching to get back, so we are stoked to return to the UK and Europe with the amazing Halestorm. We first met Lzzy and Joe a few months back at one of our shows in Nashville.  We felt an instant connection with them and had a feeling we’d find a way to join them on the the road at some point. Here we come!”

Set to get the party started are Detroit party monsters, Wilson.  With critically acclaimed debut, ‘Full Blast Fuckery’ on the racks, the five lads are excited to finally bring their brand of Detroit mayhem to these shores.  Wilson’s frontman Chad Nicefield adds, “We are humbly honoured to be a part of Halestorm’s European tour.  You can fully expect Wilson to bring the heat!  This is our first time delivering our freshly baked Fuckery goods across the pond and we cannot wait to bring it worldwide!”

Get rocked at:

Mon 2nd March – NORWICH UEA

Tue 3rd March – NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Thu 5th March – LEEDS O2 Academy

Fri 6th March – GLASGOW Barrowlands

Sat 7th March – INVERNESS Ironworks

Mon 9th March – WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall

Tue 10th March – LONDON The Roundhouse

Thu 12th March – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall

Fri 13th March – CARDIFF University Great Hall

Sat 14th March – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10am, Tuesday 2nd December. General sale begins at 10am, Friday 5th December, with tickets priced between £15 – £17.50 (plus booking fees). They’re available from the venues direct, all good box offices, and online from and Limited VIP packages can also be bought.

Halestorm website : Nothing More website : Wilson website

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Hellyeah’s Christian Brady talks to The Classic Rock Show


When we interviewed Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul last week – click here for the link – he spoke about Kyle Sanders and Christian Brady joining the band earlier on in the year.

We caught up with Christian Brady in a noisy pub, The Black Heart, located just behind The Underworld venue where they were playing later that evening.

Christian Brady at Bloodstock 2014  Photo courtesy of Mark Latham Photography

Christian Brady at Bloodstock 2014
Photo courtesy of Mark Latham Photography

In his first ever interview as a member of Hellyeah, Christian talks to us about how the band have been working together as a unit both on and off stage, touring in the US, Canada, the UK, and how things went as the headline act on The Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock.

Hellyeah's Christian Brady talks to The Classic Rock Show by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Thanks for listening. Come and join us on a Thursday night by tuning into ‘The Classic Rock Show’!

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‘Bex Rocks’ on-air from 7pm (UK time) tonight!

Hey everyone.

Just a little reminder that I’m on-air tonight from 7pm. Come and join me for a chat on our Facebook Group during the show.

Got a little interview with Ben and John Fred from Black Stone Cherry to play you as well!

All that together with some AWESOMELY LOUD TUNES!! Haha! ‘Bex Rocks’ event link

See you at 7pm – just click on the ‘Listen Link’ on

I seriously can’t wait :D

Bex \m/

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The Classic Rock Show

From 7pm (UK) tonight / 1pm EST on The Classic Rock Show

On ‘The Classic Rock Show’ from 7pm (UK) tonight / 1pm EST you’ll hear all your requests and heaps more great music to get up and rock out to, including Robin George, The Doors, Roy Buchanan, The Eagles, Tyla Gang, The Offspring, Prong, Van Halen, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Saxon, Magnum, Scorpions and two new singles from Rival Sons and Black Stone Cherry.

More info and show links can be found here.

Three hours of the very best. See you later!


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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.


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 (Sheffield), (Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Manchester), (Glasgow), and (Nottingham).

Check out the band on Facebook‎ Follow them on Twitter

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Bad Touch

Stevie & George from Bad Touch @BadTouchrocks chat about the forthcoming @Bonafiderocks UK tour and @DownloadFest 2014

Bad Touch supported Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate at the start of their farewell tour last week at The Waterfront, Norwich. The Classic Rock Show went down to find out from Stevie & George just what they’ll be up to in 2014.

Listen to the interview here.

Stevie & George from Bad Touch chat about what they'll be up to in 2014 by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Bad Touch will be the support act on Bonafide‘s UK tour beginning March 14th 2014 in Newport and will be on the Red Bull stage at Download this year. Go see ’em!

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