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!

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The Classic Rock Show’s Top 10 albums of 2014

 

TCRS top 10Top 10s of this, Top 10s of that spring up all over the place at this time of year and well, what the heck, we thought we’d get in on the action and share with you our Top 10 Albums of 2014.

Here’s what floated our boat this year.

MI000375105010. Bloody Hammers – Under Satan’s Sun:

Dark Transylvanian fuzz.

MAGNUM Escape from the PRINT9. Magnum – Escape From The Shadow Garden:

Stories and soundscapes that keep drawing you in.

1402114496_11c9f2e339e78. Uriah Heep – Outsider:

45 years of ‘Classic Rock’ experience put onto one album.

2nothing-more-cover7. Nothing More – Nothing More:

Tension-filled, attention grabbing.

kyngburntheserumcd6. Kyng – Burn The Serum:

Monster riffage leads to profuse headbanging.

71FMcEc53pL._SL1500_5. Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack:

Phat grooves and hooks.

Massive - Full Throttle cover 00 1108144. Massive – Full Throttle:

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ with more than one schooner of beer added.

Hellyeah3. Hellyeah – Blood For Blood:

A full cartridge of amour-piercing metal.

51jI3cwV9wL2. Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie:

Hit their stride with ease and grace, pace and talent.

bluespills1. Blues Pills – Blues Pills:

All shades of blues, delivered with appeal and aplomb.

The albums that made it onto here, reflect well (we think) on what a thoroughly diverse and generally inspiring year for Rock Music 2014 has been; new kids on the block along with those out earning their stripes, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with some old-stagers.

What’s in your Top 10?

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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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INTERVIEW (audio): Blackberry Smoke’s Brit Turner

‘Leave A Scar – Live’ a double album and DVD released this year, gave us a taste of what can be expected at a Blackberry Smoke gig. Their recent UK tour, saw them sell out venues with a greater capacity on those they’ve played before. With the backing of UK based record label that has on its roster the likes of Rival Sons and The Temperance Movement, the music media’s undiminished appetite and the band’s down-to-earth appeal with fans, things are heading in the right direction for the band.

I see many parallels between Blackberry Smoke’s continuing rise and that of Southern Rock bands such as Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet had when they came over to these shores in the late Seventies and early Eighties on the back of some terrific albums, plying their trade the length and breadth of the UK to the delight of rock fans.

Brit Turner BBSWith Blackberry Smoke, there seems a renewed interest for a southern-rock band that has also drawn upon life’s experiences when penning songs, making them easy to engage and connect with; looking forward to Blackberry Smoke’s new studio album.

We sat down with Blackberry Smoke’s drummer, Brit Turner, and heard what all of this has meant to the band. It’s evidently clear, when you listen to what Brit has to say, that this tour has cemented the relationship the band has with us Brits (no pun intended).

Have a listen:

blackberry-smoke-newBlackberry Smoke links:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Thanks for listening!

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NEWS: Rival Sons to appear on ‘Later…Live with Jools Holland’

You may have seen through recent BBC announcements that the fantastic Rival Sons will be appearing this week on ‘Later… Live with Jools Holland’! They were in the studio in Maidstone yesterday sound checking and preparing for the recording. It goes out later than usual this week, so the air dates and times are as follows:

Thursday 16th October on BBC 2 at at 10pm and the full, extended version on Friday 17th October on BBC 2 at 11.35pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04m0ksl

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​This is undoubtedly a huge look for such a great band so I just wanted to give you a heads up so you didn’t miss it! You’ll have to tune in to see which tracks they are performing! ​

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There will be a single released very soon ahead of the December UK tour. Speaking of which, the support has been announced, personally picked by Rival Sons to support them – Blues Pills (see our earlier post announcing ‘Gypsy’ their new single).

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NEWS: Blues Pills release their latest single ‘Gypsy’

Amassing a huge following at a rapid rate, the hottest property on the blues rock circuit at the moment Blues Pills have released their latest single ‘Gypsy’.

The American-Swedish-French quartet have produced their own take on Chubby Checker’s 1973 classic track, taken from their self titled album (released 25/07/14) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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The self titled, 10 track LP features artwork by renowned Dutch artist Marijke Koger-Dunham, who is best known for her work with The Beatles and Eric Clapton.

Relentless road warriors, Blues Pills have toured incessantly throughout the previous years, appearing at some of Europe’s premier festivals along the way such as DesertFest, Hellfest, Sweden Rock and Roadburn.

Catch the quartet’s mind blowing live show at the following dates on their headline UK run [buy tickets here]:

blues-pills-the-vintage-caravanMon Nov 10th Bristol, Exchange

Tue Nov 11th Birmingham, Oobleck

Wed Nov 12th Manchester, Star & Garter

Fri Nov 14th Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms

Sat Nov 15th Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli

Sun Nov 16th Glasgow, Audio

Tue Nov 18th London, The Dome

Blues pills will be ably supported by The Vintage Caravan and, as announced in the past few days, BlackWolf!

If you miss them on this tour, you can catch them supporting Rival Sons on their string of UK dates this December!

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Playlist: This is what we got up to last night. #classicrock #playlist

Hello everyone.

Hope you’re all set for the weekend.

Thanks again for tuning in to the show last night. Had a great vibe going.

Here’s what we got up to.The Classic Rock Show playlist May 1st 2014

Don’t forget, next Thursday is when Bex is in the chair again – http://ow.ly/wo4o3 

Have a great weekend.

Cheers!

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