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NEWS: Three hours of killer rock tuneage lined up for tonight’s show

Hello and welcome back!

wpid-img_20141127_121828.jpgNormal service will resume tonight following last week’s ‘Special’. While we’re on the subject of last week, the response to our series ‘Back To The 80s’ has been simply astounding. Thank you!

Ok, back to tonight’s show. We’ve three hours of killer rock tuneage lined up for you, as many of the requests sent in this week as we can fit, plus single releases from Crobot, Blind Guardian, Skarlett Riot, Cancer Bats and a new band for us Empire of Fools.

As for the Classic Rock…we’ve lined up some beauties for you…Black Sabbath, Dio, Van Halen, Boston, Genesis, Bon Jovi, Triumph, Pantera, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden, Georgia Satellites and many more besides.

Join us tonight, from 7pm GMT (listen links can be found on our Home Page). For all the chat and comment during the show, visit our Facebook Group.

Cheers

MJx

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ClassicRockShow @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow

NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 3 – Classic Rock from 1982!

This Thursday night, from 7pm GMT, we’ll continue our journey through the 1980s with Part 3 in our series of ‘Specials'; three hours of great music from the year 1982.

‘Back To The 80s’ has been a bit of a trip down memory lane and it’s reminded us all, me included, of just how great the music scene was “Back in the day”.

back-e1413283476176This week’s show includes music from a time where Rock Music was an ever present on MTV, national radio and mainstream TV from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Asia, Nazareth, Survivor, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, REO Speedwagon, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Mama’s Boys, Judas Priest, Night Ranger, Gary Moore, Rush, Queen, Cheap Trick, Golden Earring, Tank, Gillan, Triumph, Motorhead, UFO, Magnum, Pat Benatar, Dire Straits, Status Quo, Uriah Heep, The Michael Schenker Group, Y&T, Krokus, Iron Maiden along with a few more besides.

Join us from 7pm this Thursday for a trip down memory lane. Listen links are on our homepage www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk

Cheers!

MJx

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ClassicRockShow @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group:www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

To all the bands, artists, tour managers & crew, record labels, PR companies, venues, our supply chain, our Admins who work tirelessly in the background and, of course, the fabulous listeners who tune in to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ and ‘Bex Rocks’, Bex and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and for doing what you’ve done for us throughout 2014.

We’ve had our best year to date and that’s down to you; listener engagement is up, we’ve interviewed more bands than ever before, premiered more singles than ever before, had more site visits than ever before, more Tweets, more RTs and more Favorites than ever before….yeah, 2014 has been a stellar year for us.

We’ve set our sights high for the coming year…we’ll keep you posted on news and developments etc.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2015…Cheers!

MJx

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow

NEWS: New Year’s Day on The Classic Rock Show 7pm GMT

Keep CalmOn this week’s show we’ll be setting alight the New Year with a bang: ZZ Top, Status Quo, Shinedown, Def Leppard, UFO, Marillion, Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks, Coheed and Cambria, Cage The Gods, Slaughter for starters.

We’ll also be kicking out the jams from groups appearing on our ‘Top 10 Albums of 2014‘ – Bloody Hammers, Magnum, Uriah Heep, Nothing More, Kyng, Lionize, Massive, Hellyeah, Rival Sons and Blues Pills.

Join us for three hours of great music and banter from 7pm GMT, January 1st 2015.

Cheers!

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow

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!

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow

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.

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow

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!

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow