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’.
After leaving UK thrashers Evile in 2013, Ol Drake set to work on his first solo project, crafting an album which showcases the guitarists undeniable talent in a whole spectrum of styles, including flat-out shredding, classical, progressive, melodic and acoustic.
‘Old Rake’ was recorded with producer and former Death, Testament and Obitury guitarist James Murphy. The album features guest appearances from the likes of Murphy, Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) and Josh Middleton (Sylosis). Fear Factory sticksman Mike Heller performs drums on the entire album.
We have a copy of the album for you to win. All you have to do to enter is answer this simple question!
The ‘Ol Drake‘ competition will close on Thursday, July 23rd at 9pm (UK time): The correct answers will be put into a hat and the draw will take place ‘live’ on-air, shortly after the competition closes. Sorry, but this competition is open to UK residents only.
‘Old Rake’ is out now via Earache Records and for anyone brave enough, there is also a deluxe 242-page tab book transcribed by Ol Drake himself and featuring full tablature for the entire album for both guitar and bass. You can order the CD, signed CD and official tab book now at http://webstore.earache.com/ol–drake
Don’t miss Ol Drake live at his only scheduled solo shows:
Aug. 01 – Huddersfield, UK – The Parish
Aug. 09 – Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Here’s what we’ve got planned for ‘The Classic Rock Show’ on Thursday, 9th July from 7pm BST / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT:
The month of July seemed to be an exceptionally good time for album releases in years gone by, and we’re gonna play you some of the very best. Classic cuts from Alice Cooper, Dio, David Lee Roth, Slayer, Megadeth, Pat Benatar, Helix, Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Ratt, Great White, Ace Frehley, Y&T and Heart will no doubt help to bring back some memories of you running down to the local record store to pick up a copy.
“What about our requests?”, I hear you say. Of course, this show wouldn’t be the same without your contributions, so we’ll also be hearing from Blackberry Smoke, Cozy Powell, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour, Massive, Nickelback, the new one from Shinedown, Dire Straits, Faith No More, Gary Moore, Def Leppard and Loverboy.
New music will primarily come from the ‘Blues’ end of the music spectrum. The amazing Will Johns (appearing at The Criterion Theatre, Coventry on July 11th and The Wheatsheaf, Oxford on July 13th) has a new single out ‘Last Page’, and we’ll be playing that for you. Plus we’ll play something from the new album by Jared James Nichols, who’s tour support for Glenn Hughes in September, and also hear a track from the new King King album ‘Searching For The Light’. They’ll be back out on tour in October.
As you see, we’ve quite a mix for you…well, we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Tonight on ‘The Classic Rock Show’…
Three hours of some of the very best that a rock show can offer, including…
Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Rush, Mastodon, AC/DC, Biffy Clyro, Kiss, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Bad Company, Nightwish, I Am I, Magnum, Whitesnake, Black Label Society, Megadeth, Nazareth, Def Leppard and Massive, to name but a few.
Oh…and we’ve got some new music for you from Slayer, We Are Harlot, Cancer Bats, This Wild Life, Crobot, Paradise Lost and Like A Storm.
Tune in tonight from 7pm BST www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk
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