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TONIGHT: Our last show before Christmas!

Seasons greeting to you all!

Tonight will be our last show before Christmas and looking down the playlist, it’s one not to be missed.

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The requests that have been sent in this week are straight out of the top drawer: NIN, UFO (x2), Tyketto, Great White, Robin Trower, Blues Pills, Pantera, Cancer Bats, W.A.S.P., Steel Panther, Michael Schenker, Gotthard, Magnum, Queensryche and Metallica. I shall do my best to match them with some choice cuts of my own: Stephen Stills’ Manassas, Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett to name but a few, one or two Christmassy tunes, plus the new singles from Slam Cartel and Thunder.

Beginning tonight at 7pm GMT…it’s sure to be a cracker! (Did you see what I did there?)

Cheers!

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NEWS: YES ‘LIKE IT IS’

PromoImageAmong the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, Yes, has a new live album, ‘Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome’.

In Spring 2014, Yes performed in their Canada, UK and European tour a true classic rock header by performing two of their most popular albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971’s ‘The Yes Album, and 1977’s ‘Going For The One’.

Music audiences across the world experienced the albums – each representing an important milestone in Yes’ career which encompasses sales of close to 50 million albums worldwide – performed from beginning to end.

Yes are:
Jon Davison – Vocals
Chris Squire – Bass
Steve Howe – Guitars
Alan White – Drums
Geoff Downes – Keyboards

Tracklisting:
Cd1: Going For The One; Turn Of The Century; Parallels; Wonderous Stories; Awaken.
Cd2: Yours Is No Disgrace; Clap; Starship Trooper; I’ve Seen All Good People; A Venture; Perpetual Change.

Dvd / Blu Ray: Going For The One; Turn Of The Century; Parallels; Wonderous Stories; Awaken; Yours Is No Disgrace; Clap; Starship Trooper; I’ve Seen All Good People; A Venture; Perpetual Change.

The album is available through Frontiers Music here.

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NEWS: Skarlett Riot return with riff-packed ‘We Are The Brave’

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Following on from their hugely successful debut album ‘Tear Me Down’, young UK four piece Skarlett Riot return with the riff-packed, hook laden ‘We Are The Brave’. Due for release February 16th, 2015, ‘We Are The Brave’ is a hard hitting, collection of songs; still packed with the memorable choruses and outstanding vocals the fans have come to expect.

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Prior to ‘We Are The Brave’ the band release the powerful single ‘Rising’ on January 19th. The band have filmed a video clip accompany the release which will be hitting the screens via Scuzz and Kerrang TV in the New Year. The band released a lyric video for the stand-alone single ‘House Of Cards’ (check it out below).

The band, Skarlett, Danny, Martin & Luke, will be hitting the road in 2015 in support of ‘We Are The Brave’, and have recently confirmed they will be touring with Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist Gus G and will be opening for the legendary Kamelot at their special ‘one night only’ show in London.

‘The Classic Rock Show’ will be hooking up with the Skarlett Riot in the New Year.

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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: https://www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks.
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 www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Limited VIP packages can also be bought.

Halestorm website : Nothing More website : Wilson website

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INTERVIEW: Gary Pearson of Vardis talks to TCRS ahead of their Wakefield return

1978858_454358028026416_1640412427_nA band reunion, Brofest, Vigilante album release, Hard Rock Hell…it’s been quite a year for the no-nonsense rockers Vardis. We contacted drummer Gary Pearson and reviewed the year (18 months in truth) that was and what lies ahead.

vardis_unity_works.originalThe long awaited homecoming gig of one of the finest and best loved bands of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement of the late 70s and early 80s, Vardis will be playing the Unity Works in Wakefield on December 13th for an extra special gig – a gig which will be recorded for a future ‘live’ album release.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Hear what Gary had to say:

INTERVIEW: Gary Pearson of Vardis talks to TCRS by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

For more Vardis, head over to their website www.vardisrocks.com

Thanks for listening!

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Our Winter Rocks Festival Competition closes today at 9pm!

Our Winter Rocks Festival Competition closes today at 9pm. Get your entry in quick!

Click here > COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to Winter Rocks Festival!.

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to Winter Rocks Festival!

During ‘The Classic Rock Show’ last Thursday, we gave away a pair of tickets live on-air to one lucky listener. Thanks to the good people at The Corporation, Sheffield, we’ve another pair of tickets up for grabs in our ‘Winter Rocks Festival’ Competition!

The Corporation will play host to the first annual Winter Rocks Festival on Saturday, 6th December. The event will mix international artists with up and coming Sheffield bands playing over two stages.

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THE ANSWER will deliver their stunning live show as festival headliners.
“We’ve been rocking out in Sheffield ever since our first UK tour so we always feel right at home there. The line up looks great and we’re ready to play our part in a big way. Sheffield we’re coming for you!!”

Another coup for the festival is hard rockers HEAVEN’S BASEMENT returning to grace Corporation’s main stage.
“It’s been too long since we’ve been to Sheffield, we’ve had some epic times at Corp! Some of our favourite shit has gone down at these shows and we can’t wait to get back to see our Yorkshire friends! Let’s kick off Xmas early at WinterRocks Festival!”

Also bringing monstrous riffs to WinterRocks is Sheffield’s own BLACK SPIDERS
“One of our favourite top ten places to play in the Europas!! Many a city has seven hills, but the city of Sheffield is a home from home….”

The rest of the line up for the main stage sees a real blend of international talent: Eureka Machines, New Zealand rockers I Am Giant, Zodiac N Black, Swedish legends Stonewall Noise Orchestra, THE Aaron Keylock Band and Liberty Lies.
Goat Leaf will headline the second stage with their heavy groove rock show. New Zealand’s Rival State will be main support (Currently on the B lack Spiders tour and gaining Radio1 acclaim). With Sheffield bands The Verals, The Black Hands, Red Jester, Coyote Mad Seeds, Perfect Crimes and Regulus completing the line up on this epic day.

With Eureka Machines, I Am Giant, Zodiac N Black, Stonewall Noise Orchestra, The Aaron Keylock Band and Liberty Lies making up the rest of the main stage line up.

Goat Leaf headline the second stage with The Verals, Red Jester, The Black Hands, Perfect Crimes, Back To Verona also confirmed. This is a day not to be missed!

Tickets are a mere £18 for the full day which includes entry to both stages. Doors 12.30pm.   Tickets: www.corporation.org.uk

enter-to-winBy answering the following question, you could be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Winter Rocks Festival which is taking place on Saturday, 6th December!!

The ‘Winter Rocks Festival Competition closes on Tuesday 2nd December at 9pm. The winner will be announced at 10am on Wednesday 3rd December.

Good luck!

[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 Tuesday 2nd December at 9pm. The winner will be announced at 10am on Wednesday 3rd December.]

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