NEWS: Back To The Future? This time it’s no accident we’re going 30 years into the past

DeLorean’s, flux capacitors and Casio calculator watches aside, it’s no accident we’re going 30 years into the past!

This Thursday ‘The Classic Rock Show’ is going to take you back to 1985 in Part 6 of our series of shows entitled ‘Back To The 80s’.

maxresdefault

Join us for little musical trip down memory lane (interspersed with news events from the year): Dio, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Magnum, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Asia, Uriah Heep, The Power Station, Heart, Pat Benatar, Kiss, Saxon, Dokken, Ratt, ZZ Top, Mike + The Mechanics, Dire Straits, Rush, Aerosmith, The Firm, Marillion, Night Ranger, Simple Minds, The Cult, AC/DC, with plenty more besides, it’s sure to be a bit of a belter.

Tune in from 7pm (2pm EDT) this Thursday, 21st May.

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: @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

Asia’s ‘High Voltage’ live album out soon!

asia_liveRecorded on the 24th July 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD / DVD captures the band, in the original line-up (Geoff Downes – keyboards, Steve Howe – guitars, Carl Palmer – drums, John Wetton – lead vocal and bass),  performing classic material from the 80s, plus songs from the first two albums of its reunion, “Phoenix” and “Omega”.

Asia

The show was performed to an enthusiastic festival crowd ready to hear the world’s biggest selling album of 1982 performed in its entirety for the first time in Europe.  In fact, this remains the only video document of the original line-up performing the debut album in full.

This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a ‘home audience’.

asiaSince then of course, Steve Howe has stepped aside and Asia brought in Sam Coulson who went on to record the superb ‘Gravitas’ album, released in March. Our interview with John Wetton is here.

“High Voltage” will be released by Frontiers Records in a glossy digi-pack CD / DVD digi-pack format with Roger Dean artwork and the track listing includes:
Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment

Release dates: EU: August 22nd 2014. NA: August 25th 2014

For all things ASIA, please visit: www.originalasia.com

Follow ASIA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/asiatheband

Make sure you catch them on tour!

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

#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.

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

TEASER: So, who’s playing on The Classic Rock Show tonight…?

Just a few names who we’ll be belting out on the show tonight: Status Quo, The Black Crowes, KISS, Hinder, Rammstein, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Biffy Clyro, Nickelback, 5FDP, the brand new single from Asia ft. John Payne, along with one or two Christmas tunes…plus a whole heap of your requests 🙂

Visit www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk and click on the ‘Listen Link’.

Showtime at 7pm (GMT)…see you then!!

MJx

Links:

Facebook Page

Facebook Group