Archive for the Site Update Category

Van Halen

Posted in Site Update with tags , , , , on February 20, 2018 by rockofages

A Rockshow special with Andy Fox marking the anniversary of Van Halen‘s classic debut album… including comments from all four members of the band.

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Opeth

Posted in Site Update with tags , , , , on February 12, 2018 by rockofages

Interview carried out when Andy met with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish band Opeth on their November UK tour in support of 2016 album “Sorceress“…

Magnum

Posted in Site Update with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2018 by rockofages

Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley from British rock legends Magnum talk about their new album “Lost On The Road To Eternity“, which has provided them with their highest UK album chart placing since 1990!

The Best Of 2017

Posted in Site Update on January 8, 2018 by rockofages

As announced on the show Broadcast 4th January 2018, presenter Andy Fox’s “Best Of 2017″….

Number 1 – Steven Wilson “To The Bone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Another retro feel, as Steven Wilsons fifth album became his highest charting album in August, a homage to his favourite 80’s albums, but retaining the exsiquite, expertly crafted Steven Wilson trademarks”

Number 2 – Cats In Space “Scarecrow

“Cats in Space combine their love of 70’s pomp with great songwriting, musicianship, harmonies and epic tunes”

Number 3 – Thunder “Rip It Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“More consistency from cheeky chappies Thunder, only slightly falling short of 2015s comeback ‘Wonder Days’ with tracks like The Chosen One, Another Life, and No One Gets Out Of Here”

Number 4 – Deep Purple “Infinite

 

 

 

 

 

“Who says you cant teach an old dog new tricks? If it is the final Purple album they went out with a bang, with their highest chart album since 1984’s Perfect Strangers”

Number 5 – Anathema “The Optimist

 

 

 

 

 

“Anathema consistently releasing fine albums since their revival in 2010. ‘The Optimist’ was a thing of beauty and won Prog magazines album of the year”

Number 6 – Inglorious “Inglorious II

 

 

 

 

“After a debut in 2016, Inglorious released a second album in May and followed it up with constant touring throughout the year”

Number 7 – King King “Exile And Grace

 

 

 

 

 

“Edging away from their blues roots toward classic rock, a la Free, Bad Co. and Thunder, King King’s fourth album was a UK top 30… a step up to the plate with tracks like ‘Find Your Way Home'”

Number 8 – Mr. Big “Defying Gravity

 

 

 

 

 

“Favourite AOR album of 2017, with a consistency that you expect from Mr Big, since they reformed in 2008, featuring Matt Starr on drums, deputising for the ill Pat Torpey”

Number 9 – Black Star Riders “Heavy Fire

 

 

 

 

 

“Third album from BSR, moving further away from their Lizzy roots and finding their own identity”

Number 10= – Wayward Son “Ghosts Of Yet To Come

 

 

 

 

 

“Debut album from ‘friend of the show’ Toby Jepson’s new band, hitting all the right spots and aided by constant touring”

Number 10= – Night Flight Orchestra “Amber Galactic

 

 

 

 

 

“the Swedish supergroup’s third album was a pleasant surprise and nominated for a Swedish Grammy”

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Close But No Cigar!!!

Black Country Communion “BCC IV“, Blackfield “Blackfield V“, Roger Waters “Is This The Life We Really Want?“, Kenny Wayne Shepherd “Lay It On Down“, Von Hertzen Brothers “War Is Over“, Europe “Walk The Earth

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Gigs Of The Year

Kiss

Cats In Space

Thunder

Dan Reed Network

Bernie Marsden & Hand Of Dimes (Steelhouse Festival)

Metallica

Posted in Site Update with tags , , , , on January 8, 2018 by rockofages

Heralding in the new year with a special….  Andy Fox presents a one hour look back at Metallica‘s “Master Of Puppets” album, originally released in March 1986, and recently given a multi disc, remastered and expanded edition.  Includes comments from Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.

The Story Of Yes … In Times And Words

Posted in Site Update with tags , , , , on January 3, 2018 by rockofages

The Story Of Yes… A three hour documentary special compiled by Andy Fox, first broadcast on 28th December 2017 and featuring contributions from Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White, Bill Bruford, Trevor Rabin, Geoff Downes and Tony Kaye.

Hand Of Dimes

Posted in Site Update with tags , , , , on December 19, 2017 by rockofages

Neil Garland and Nev MacDonald from Hand Of Dimes are the latest December guests to visit the Rockshow studio, joining Andy Fox for nearly 3 hours performing acoustically live as well as talking about their 2017 and playing tracks from debut album “Raise“…

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