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’.

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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.

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Celebrating 5 years of The Classic Rock Show tonight!

We’ve been counting down the days this week and the day has finally arrived.

ta‘The Classic Rock Show’ and ‘Bex Rocks’ has been bringing together people from the world over to listen to some of the very best rock music around for the past five years.

We’re celebrating our 5th Birthday tonight (from 7pm UK time) and we’d like very much for you to join our celebrations, raise a glass or three of something nice and rock out to some top tuneage!

So, to those who have been with us from the start over the years, all the bands, record labels and PR, and to all our new listeners too, from Bex and myself, a big mahoosive thank you to each and every one of you.

 

Can I tell you what we’ve got lined up for you tonight? Yes, of course.

Artists such as AC/DC, Skid Row, Gary Moore, Rival Sons, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Bryan Adams, Heart, Deep Purple, Rush, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke amongst others plus we’ll be playing two songs that opened up ‘The Classic Rock Show’ five years ago…from Led Zeppelin and Wishbone Ash.

See you later.

Cheers!

MJ

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NEWS: Heart set to release ‘Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays’

Last December, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favourites and some of their own hits.

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Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined Heart for this once-in-a-lifetime concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the beautiful Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle.

The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favourite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with Heart.

 

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HEART & FRIENDS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for the band, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s “Red Velvet Car”, which became the group’s first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 “Heartbreaker” tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of “Strange Euphoria”, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”, a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s Heart star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, Heart’s 14th studio album.

sm_heart-ann-nancy-01And adding to their list of awards, Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.

‘Heart and Friends: Home For The Holidays’ is released through Frontiers Records:
EU: November 7th. NA: November 10th

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Tonight’s ‘Seventies Special’ from 7pm (UK time) / 1pm EST features music from ’76 and ’77

Hello there!

Here’s a heads-up on what we’ve got for you on the show tonight:-

Choice cuts from 1976 include the likes of Led Zeppelin, Boston, The Eagles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Heart, Foghat, Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, Bad Company, Genesis, Peter Frampton, Blue Oyster Cult.

The second part of the show takes us through the year 1977. Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Hawkwind, Peter Gabriel, Ram Jam, Uriah Heep, Foreigner, Rush, Cheap Trick, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Pat Travers, Yes are just some of what’s in store.

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All this, plus a few newsworthy stories from back then, from 7pm (UK time) / 1pm EST. Just click on the ‘Listen link’ on our website.

 

Looking forward to it.

MJx

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Here’s a little taste of what we’ve got lined up for you on Thursday night from 7pm… #TuesdayTease

Hello again!

It’s great to see such a variety of requests posted up on Twitter and on our Facebook Group this week. Heart, White Lion, Thunder, Marillion, Porcupine Tree, Korn, Robin Trower, Magnum, Humble Pie, New Generation Superstars,  to name but a few.

Add some Gillan, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Accept, Pantera, Adrenaline Mob, Vardis, Jorn, Soulfly, Savage Messiah, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Blackberry Smoke and Shinedown, we’ve got something to treat you and your neighbours ears to!

See you on Thursday night…7pm.

Cheers!

MJx

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Check out Sandi Thom’s version of #GunsNRoses November Rain @Sandi_Thom. We love it! What’s your fave rock cover version?

Hello there!

As mentioned during a show a few weeks ago, I’ve really enjoyed listening to Sandi Thom’s version of a Guns ‘N’ Roses classic, taken from her album called ‘The Covers Collection’. It’s an album crammed full of her interpretations of some of the greatest rock classics; including Heart’s ‘Alone’, ‘Times Like These’ by the Foo Fighters, ‘Black Velvet’ by Alannah Myles, Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ and Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Rain Song’, to name but a few.

This got me thinking; it’s been a good while since I put together a Classic Rock Show ‘Cover Versions’ Special. When these have been aired these in the past, a good few surprises have been heard amongst those that are perhaps more familiar to our ears. Each show has always gone down a storm.

I’m putting on another of those ‘Covers’ show for you on Thursday, February 13th at 7pm.

So, tell me, what are your fave rock cover versions? Add them to the comment box below and if I’ve got the track available, it’ll be put in the pot for Thursday’s show.

Cheers!

MJx

PS: Sandi Thom begins her 2014 World Tour in April. For more information, click here. I’ll be interviewing Sandi ahead of the tour – more details on that next month.

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John McCoy is our studio guest tonight! Great music and plenty of fun from 7pm… #ClassicRock

Hello again!

John McCoy is my studio guest tonight. He tells me he’s bringing along a sack full of great music to play alongside your requests. We’ll no doubt tease some little anecdotes out of him about his career.

“So what will you be playing?”, you ask. ZZ Top, Yes, Motorhead, Pantera, Heart, Joe Satriani, AC/DC, The Kinks, Tom Petty, Vardis, Krokus, More, GMT, Gillan, McCoy, The James Gang, The Spellkasters, Robin Trower…for starters!

Join us from 7pm (GMT)

Cheers!

MJx

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