#TONIGHT What shall we rock out to later tonight? Find out here…

TCRS This ThursdayWhat shall we rock out too later tonight?

AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen (the birthday boy), John Mellancamp, Judas Priest, two from Queensryche, Saxon, Alice Cooper, Black Label Society, Europe, Johnny Winter, Mountain, Electric Light Orchestra, Ozzy Osbourne, Extreme to name a few. Plus new music from David Gilmour, The Jokers, Graveyard, Biters, The Palace Of The King, Mirror, The Shrine, Amberian Dawn and Moonspell.

All from 7pm BST. TuneIn: http://ow.ly/Qi6Rc  Hook up with other listeners via our Facebook Group!

See you later. Cheers!

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Straight outta 1986! The Classic Rock Show returns with another Back To The 80s ‘Special’.

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Straight outta 1986! The Classic Rock Show returns with another Back To The 80s ‘Special’ Thursday, 13th August from 7pm BST (2pm EDT / 11am PDT).

Significant album and single releases from 1986 that included works from Bon Jovi, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Queen, Europe, Cinderella, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Magnum, Poison, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Status Quo and David Lee Roth.

As for what happened in the news that year, there’ll be mention of the M25, Chernobyl, BSE, The Big Bang, Platoon and, of course, the ‘Hand of God’.

Take a trip back to 1986. Tune in via the links on the website www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk on Thursday, 13th August from 7pm BST.

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Live and direct from 7pm GMT…Tonight! #classicrock

This week has come around so quickly. More great music is in store, however, including your requests as well as a sprinkling of album tracks from LPs released this week back in the day from the likes of Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Extreme, Pantera, Europe, Poison, Kiss, Aerosmith and Coverdale Page.

We’ve also got the new single from Motor Sister who are fast becoming my fave band of Q1 2015, along with a homage to three musicians who passed away this past week…Mike Porcaro (Toto), Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchet) and Andy Fraser (Free).

Join the listening rock party from 7pm GMT www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk

TCRS tonight

 

INTERVIEW (audio): Big up the Aussie Massive!

Aussie rock ‘n’ roll band Massive have created a bit of a buzz over the past 12 months. Notwithstanding the boost in publicity from glossy music press ‘Full Throttle’ album giveaways and the high-rotation offered by rock radio stations, Massive recently landed themselves a tour slot with UK rockers The Treatment on the ‘Second Bite’ tour along with Buffalo Summer (also tour support) and they’ve been getting rave reviews.

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Jarrod and Brad pondering…

When the tour with The Treatment ends, they head over to Europe supporting Earache Records labelmates Blackberry Smoke.

Being their first experience of touring the UK and Europe (it won’t be their last), we spoke with Brad Marr (Lead vocal/Rhythm guitar) and Jarrod Medwin (Drums) to find out their thoughts on the crowd’s response to their full throttle (pun intended), no-holds-barred, fist-in-the-face shows.

We began by the boys talking about breakfast…!

Catch the remaining shows with The Treatment: Monday, 20th October at The Joiners in Southampton, Tuesday, 21st October at Exeter’s Cavern and on Thursday, 23rd October on Brighton’s seafront at the Audio.

Europe, you’re in for a treat…

BBS Massive

Massive links: Facebook, Twitter, Website

Thanks for listening!

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John Garcia talks to ‘The Classic Rock Show’: “This is a straight rock ‘n’ roll record”

After something like 10 years or so of rumours and conjecture, “will he, won’t he”, John Garcia’s debut solo album is finally out and available worldwide through Napalm Records. It’s a masterpiece by the most distinctive voice of the entire Desert & Stoner Rock scene!

This record is full of first-class, catchy rock numbers that commute equally between Classic Rock and concise Stoner elements. John Garcia has delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the Californian desert. Robby Krieger (The Doors), Danko Jones, Tom Brayton, Mark Diamond and also Garcia‘s old cohort in Kyuss Nick Oliveri show up as guest musicians to round out John‘s solo masterpiece.

John spoke to us recently from his Palm Springs home. We covered a good amount of ground; from what he’s been listening to music-wise, to how much he and his fellow musicians have put into this project and the experience of working with The Doors’ guitarist, Robby Krieger.

“I’m a fan of Rock Music” he says. “This is not a Country Record. This is not an underwater Polka record. This is a straight Rock ‘n’ Roll record.” He went on to add, “Hey man, if you like anything by Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath to Led Zeppelin, you just may like some of the stuff that I’m doing!”

Those of us who have followed John’s music career over the past 25 years or so, will immediately hear that he totally commands his vocal performances on the album – personally speaking, I don’t think he’s sounded better. Of this he says, “My voice has gotten better with age. I’m learning how to control it more.”

You can listen to the interview here:

But it doesn’t just end there. To celebrate his new release, John Garcia will hit the stages for an extense European tour (including four UK dates in early December), not only presenting his solo record live, but also playing past and present: From legendary Kyuss songs off Sky Valley, Blues for the Red Sun, …And The Circus Leaves Town – including some rarities even Kyuss never played live – to Slo Burn, this tour will be a highlight and resumé of legendary tunes, that John Garcia has created in his career. John will be hitting the road with the following, fantastic musicians on stage:

Ehren Groban – Guitar ( War Drum ), Mike Pygmie – Bass ( You Know Who ), Greg Saenz – Drums ( You Know Who, The Dwarves ).

So there you have it. John Garcia’s debut solo album is out now. I’ve been listening to this album constantly for the past three weeks and it was the first CD to get loaded into my new car’s stereo system, which I took delivery of today!

For more info on John Garcia, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/JohnGarciaOfficial
https://twitter.com/JohnGarciasolo @JohnGarciasolo
http://instagram.com/JohnGarciasolo/

Thanks for listening.

MJ

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Release date is set for Night By Night’s debut album

Night by Night are a hard rock 5-piece from London who fuse searing riffs with soaring melodies. This cutting-edge quintet combine the best of classic and contemporary rock, charged with 3-part vocal harmonies to create their own sound and the result is a debut of unparalleled strength and musical maturity, with across the board appeal.

Combine the heavyweight riffs and modern crunch of Alter Bridge, add the infectious choruses and lush vocal harmonies of Def Leppard for a taste of what Night by Night are all about. The band members each come with their own musical pedigree (The Sisters of Mercy, Voodoo Six) – and it shows.  With flawless production (by Romesh Dodangoda -Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout, Bullet For My Valentine) and irresistible choruses, this is a rare gem of an album with ten strong songs, telling tales of hope and heartbreak.

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This band impressed me when I saw them back in 2010 at The Gaff, London. They appeared alongside Violent Divine (SWE), Vanity Ink (FIN) and headline act New Generation Superstars (GB). So it’s pleasing to hear that they’ve finally recorded their debut album, set for release on July 14th (UK).

From the beautifully addictive ‘Can’t Walk Away’ to the hard rocking, ‘Siren’ and everyone’s new favourite song, ‘If Only’ – Night by Night are creating musical alchemy.

Here’s their new single ‘A Thousand Lies’.

“If you like hard rock with intensity, melody and meaning, you will find it here.  We have real passion for what we are doing and have pushed ourselves to create the best music possible – no disclaimers,  no excuses – we’ve worked hard and we are really proud of the result…”

Night by Night have toured extensively supporting the likes of Europe, Y&T, Jettblack, Heaven’s Basement, Alannah Myles, Acey Slade, The Quireboys, Jayce Lewis, Warrior Soul, Dear Superstar, The Dirty Youth as well as performing storming sets at Hard Rock Hell and Download Festival.

“Night by Night are without doubt one of the best young bands out there today.  Real songs with great riffs and vocal harmonies…youthful, fresh enthusiasm…”
Rick Savage, Def Leppard

See Night by Night live at their album launch show: Borderline, London, July 17th. They’re also playing in Bolton on 18th July at The Railway Venue.

Website: www.nxnofficial.com
Twitter: @nightxnight
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightByNightUK

Check ’em out!

Heep fans, we salute you. Thanks for our Top 20 chart position!

We received some fantastic news this morning that our interview with Bernie Shaw of Uriah Heep has entered the Top 20 in Mixcloud’s Classic Rock Chart.

We doff our cap to all Heep fans the world over and say thank you for taking the time to listen to what Bernie had to say about their brilliant new album ‘Outsider‘. It’s a great interview with a good few laughs included along the way.

So, if you haven’t had a chance to listen, fear not, it’s still available:

We’ve got some more Uriah Heep lined up to play for you on this week’s show, 7pm Thursday.

For the original link, click here.

Thanks again for listening.

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