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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Rock has always been associated with bad asses. The sound is about attitude. Once gripped. The goal is to let it rip. Shred. Turn reality upside down so it can be body slammed like a UFC fighter.
Growing up in a pair of Montana boots caked with stickier than Super Glue mud...Bad Ass Rebel Rock came with faces that pointed the way to Iggy, Zappa, Keith Richards, Johnny Cash, Bowie and hell even Sister Mary Elephant from Cheech and Chong.
RollingStone Magazine reports Jim Morrison is Classic Rocks Ultimate Bad Guy.
Although he's been gone for 42 chapters....Morrison's rebellious cause continues to effect.
Readers of the national publication pointing directly toward Jim's September 1967 incident on the Ed Sullivan show where he and the band were asked to clean up the lyrics of "Light My Fire" And they didn't.
You gotta love a man that ignores the boss...
RollingStone reports that it was a costly move, but Morrison was just getting started. He was the original Axl Rose, showing up late for gigs and taunting the crowd when he did show up. People have been debating for decades what actually happened in Miami in 1969, but even if he didn't reveal his penis, he certainly taunted the police until they arrested him. Moves like that really damaged the band, but Morrison seemed not to care. He died in Paris in 1971, but some fans refuse to believe that and they're holding out hope he's going to re-emerge some day.
Listen to how it unfolded
A Country song is always going to sound like Country. These days there's a slight lemon twist of Fleetwood Mac meeting the Eagles with a squeeze of Skynyrd and Mellencamp. But Country rarely if ever slips out of its boots. You might think the same about ZZ Top. Classic Rock fans have never looked at them for innovation and change. Yet every once in a while the Texas trio showcases evidence of surprise. Like a collaboration with the British synth-pop group Depeche Mode. The Top/Mode team up comes in the form of a remixed version of ‘Soothe My Soul,’ the most recent single from Depeche Mode’s latest album, ‘Delta Machine.’ Released last month, ‘Soul’ received the remix treatment from a number of artists; in fact, the CD maxi-single includes no fewer than six rejiggered versions of the track — one of which was put together by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons with producer Joe Hardy. It’s an unexpected pairing to say the least, but one that makes perfect sense in Gibbons’ eyes. During his recent album-by-album look at the first 10 ZZ Top records, Gibbons reflected on the synthesizer-assisted sound of 1983′s ‘Eliminator’ by saying, “Bands like Depeche Mode were leading the synthesizer charge at this time. What’s interesting is, Joe Hardy and I received an invitation from them recently to remix one of their new songs, ‘Soothe My Soul.’ [Vocalist] Dave Gahan told me they were looking for a little ‘Texas mud’ to go with the electronica. Funny how things go around in circles sometimes.” Listen to the song