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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: A veritable cacophony of sounds and vibes on Thursday’s show

wpid-img_20141127_121828.jpgIt always feels a little bit strange coming back to do a show after a week off. That said, the time away has given me a chance to listen through a few new albums and promos that have been sent in to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ studio over the past couple of weeks or so.

Consequently, a veritable cacophony of sounds and vibes has been playlisted for your aural pleasure this Thursday from 7pm (UK time).

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We’ve got Blackberry Smoke’s new single ‘Let Me Help You (Find The Door)’ which will be on their next album ‘Holding All The Roses’ to released on Monday, 9th February 2015.

Rival Sons, a band that are on top of their game right now, are currently touring the UK, so we’ll have something from ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ and also a track from their support band Blues Pills who are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with too.

Joe Bonamassa has a rather bluesy Christmas song called ‘Lonesome Christmas’ which we’ll hear.

Norwich-based symphonic metallers Nocturna released their debut video last week. ‘Revelations’, taken from their forthcoming 2015 EP ‘Lucidity’, is to get its first airing on rock radio.

Bernie Tormé has a new album out titled ‘Flowers and Dirt’ which sounds just amazing – Bernie is in top form. I’ll be playing something off of that and also giving away the album on CD to a lucky listener!

Lots to look forward to, including all of your fab requests which have been sent in this week…Classic Rock as it should be played!

Join us this Thursday, 11th December, from 7pm (GMT). ‘Roll Call’ is at 9pm. Show ends at 10pm.

Check the link below for our Facebook Group and participate in the merrimental headbanging!

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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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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:

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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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