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One of our most entertaining and fun shows to date. Playlist is here…

Without doubt, last night was one of the most entertaining and fun shows to date. As well as some old, near forgotten ‘Classics’, it’s great to see that the new music I’m introducing to you is getting such a good reaction.

You seem to especially like the track we played from Swiss band Progstone. I’ll be interviewing the band very soon. They’re very keen on coming over to tour the UK. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, thanks once again for tuning in to the show. I’m back behind the mic again next Thursday at 7pm www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk

In the meantime, here’s what we played out. If you like it, buy it. If the group is gigging near you, go see ‘em.

One last thing, do have a listen to the interviews we’ve done recently. John Wetton of Asia, Erik Norlander, The Brew, BlackWolf, Buffalo Summer, Scorpion Child, Heaven & Earth, Sandi Thom are all worth checking out.

Cheers!

MJx

The Classic Rock Show playlist April 10th 2014

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Ready for The Classic Rock Show tonight? Here’s what we’ve got lined up…

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In between the fantastic requests, I’ve got some really cool ‘Classics’ to play to you from the likes of The Dogs D’Amour, Aerosmith, Demon, Trust, Rainbow, Steve Earle, Ozzy Osbourne, P.O.D..

Also included in tonight’s playlist are some newly released tracks from Vardis, Tyla Gang, and something which lit my fuse that I picked out from one of the dozens of submissions we receive here on a almost daily basis, by a Swiss band called Progstone.

Join us from 7pm (BST) for three hours of the very best rock music. We’ll be running the ‘Roll Call’ at 9pm, so make sure you get on it via our Facebook group or on Twitter @classicrockshow to get a shout-out.

See you later.

Cheers!

MJx

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The ‘Request-line’ is now OPEN!

Some old and some soon to be ‘Classics’ already in the mix ready for this week’s show.

But first things first, what would you like to hear played? The ‘Request-line’ is now OPEN until 10pm on Monday, April 7th!

Let’s get things rollin’!

MJx

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#Gravitas A new album from @originalasia and a new lease of life. John Wetton tells us why.

A new album from Asia and, seemingly, a new lease of life, that’s what John Wetton tells ‘The Classic Rock Show’.

We spoke to John not long after the release of their sensational new album, out on Frontiers Records, called Gravitas. John talks about the Wetton-Downes songwriting partnership, the writing and recording process, how they came to choose guitarist Sam Coulson, the choice of album title and the video for the album’s opening track Valkyrie.

Asia is a band which has, since its formation back in 1982, continued to create some of the most inspirational and catchy songs ever to come out of what is often described as the genre of Prog Rock. Their latest offering – Gravitas – has all the ingredients Asia fans have come to expect and enjoy, but there’s something else at work here.

Listen to the interview and it will soon become apparent that the band has a fresh outlook, rejuvenated by the new line-up, and they are keen to get back in front of fans across the world.

The album Gravitas, produced by Wetton and Downes with John Mitchell (It Bites, Kino, Arena), is being hailed as Asia’s punchiest and freshest album since its classic early 80’s releases.

Keep ahead of all things Asia by visiting their website, and via Twitter @originalasia

You can listen to the interview here…

 

Thanks for listening.

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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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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.

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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.

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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This Thursday…..BEX ROCKS!!! Tune in from 7pm to hear hard, heavy and totally awesome tuneage with @chili_bex

Yes sir/ma’am…it’s the first Thursday of the month, so that can only mean one thing…a Thursday night takeover by the ‘Queen of Rock’…BEX!

Tune in from 7pm to hear hard, heavy and totally awesome tuneage.

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