This is my radio show. Smartphones were designed to thump your pocket like Michael Anthony's bass guitar. If your Ipad ain't on fire, computer screen isn't screaming for blinding stage lights and thunder crashing drum kits...then why'd you stop? Cuz deep inside you love to Rock!
Tell me your Rock stories. I don't wanna hear about how many concerts you've hit. I want the meat that made it too big to devour. Squeeze your meet and greets beside me and lets fire up the coals on everlasting backstage adventures. email@example.com
I was born to Rock and Radio became my stage. Music history is my reverb. Keeping you pumped up on full volume my maximum destination.
Classic Rock has a family Tree. The birthing ground of bigger than life journeys.
There used to be a time when fans of Rock knew the Artists. Not just by song. Rollingstone, Creem and today's Sam Ashe mailer should bare the face of someone you know.
I'm part of the problem. I was told to say, "Here's another four in a row."
That's gonna change. Rock Jock Talk is about the relationship between the people that make the music and those that listen.
I don't wear my hair long to look pretty. My soul is made of Metal and everything shooting from it are the magnets not strong enough to withstand the energy of the greatest music on the planet.
We're gonna cover a lot of ground. There'll be days the music's gonna sound completely out of character. It doesn't matter! Rock isn't about being in tune. Just ask Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Van Morrison.
My name is Arroe. Rock is about attitude and I've got a big one!
Here we go again. Except this time fans of music might get it right.
I was doing small town radio mid-1980's when Don Henley broke out his first collection of solo projects. Pumping out the Rock over an AM not FM broadcast and still pulling in ratings...shows how different the times were.
Like it was yesterday, I remember popping that microphone open, "South central Montana's first AM Stereo station is the first to play the debut release from The Eagles drummer Don Henley."
Before I could slip those 400 pound Koss earphones off my head the studio telephone lines were blinking like a Christmas party, "Hello it's the Arroe Show!"
"Dude! Who are the Eagles?"
Wait! I had to play this same game with Donald Fagen from Steely Dan and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers. When your Radio shoes are laced up and decorated with lettering that reads 7-Midnight Jock...you're always going to bump into someone that has no clue that Paul McCartney was once a Beatle.
After Hell froze over and the Eagles returned one hopes music fans will easily identify with whom I'm speaking of when its announce Eagles drummer Don Henley a new solo album and autobiography.
There are also plans in the works for an upcoming Eagles tour. According to Henley, the show will focus on the 40-year history of the band, which will bring one former member back into the fold. While he would not disclose the name of the member, he admitted that it would not be Don Felder, who had a public and acrimonious split with the band in 2001.
Henley also acknowledged that he is writing his memoirs. “I’m actually working on it now,” he said. “But it will be a few years before we get to that…I don’t want to write a trashy tell-all…I think you can tell the truth and not get too salacious or prurient or tacky.”
However, in front of Henley right now is the two-part documentary, ‘The History of the Eagles,’ that will debut on Showtime later this month. Henley admits that it was difficult to see his life reflected back at him on the big screen.
“We were always a pretty private band,” he continued. We didn’t allow a lot of access to our little entourage there. Partly, of course, because of our behavior.” However, they did have their own film cameras capturing the backstage actions, some of which made it into the documentary, causing Henley to sardonically add, “I’ve got a lot of explaining to do to my kids.”