On the ROCKSHOW this week…

Posted in Preview on January 17, 2018 by rockofages

…we bring you ‘The Greatest Hits of 2017‘ Part 2 with segments from some of the top interviews from the rock year, including Bernie Marsden, King King, Steven Wilson, Gun, Cats in Space, David Gilmour, Anathema and more… plus all the music that rocked 2017!

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email presenter Andy Fox via rockshow@gtfm.co.uk

Listen live in the Pontypridd, South Wales area on 107.9 FM

In the Bristol area on 93.2 FM

and on the ROCKRADIO.UK network

or alternatively by pointing your media player at

http://radio.canstream.co.uk:8012/live.mp3.m3u

For further listening options try visiting either

www.gtfm.co.uk or www.bcfm.org.uk

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The GTFM ROCK SHOW with ANDY FOX,

21.00 every Thursday on GTFM, BCFM and ROCK RADIO UK

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On the ROCKSHOW this week…

Posted in Preview on January 10, 2018 by rockofages

…we bring you ‘The Greatest Hits of 2017‘ Part 1 with segments from some of the top interviews from the rock year, including Rick Parfitt (RIP), Black Sabbath, Thunder, Black Star Riders, Deep Purple, Steve Hackett and more plus all the music that rocked 2017.

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email presenter Andy Fox via rockshow@gtfm.co.uk

Listen live in the Pontypridd, South Wales area on 107.9 FM

In the Bristol area on 93.2 FM

and on the ROCKRADIO.UK network

or alternatively by pointing your media player at

http://radio.canstream.co.uk:8012/live.mp3.m3u

For further listening options try visiting either

www.gtfm.co.uk or www.bcfm.org.uk

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The GTFM ROCK SHOW with ANDY FOX,

21.00 every Thursday on GTFM, BCFM and ROCK RADIO UK

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.

On the ROCKSHOW this week…

Posted in Preview on January 3, 2018 by rockofages

…we bring you a one hour documentary on the classic ‘Master of Puppets‘ album from Metallica from 1986, with the thoughts of drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett. It was a seminal album for the ‘thrash metal’ genre which sold over six million in the USA and went platinum.
Also we’ll bring you the countdown of the Rockshows Top Ten albums of 2017 plus the usual rock history, rock news and rare track.

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email presenter Andy Fox via rockshow@gtfm.co.uk

Listen live in the Pontypridd, South Wales area on 107.9 FM

In the Bristol area on 93.2 FM

and on the ROCKRADIO.UK network

or alternatively by pointing your media player at

http://radio.canstream.co.uk:8012/live.mp3.m3u

For further listening options try visiting either

www.gtfm.co.uk or www.bcfm.org.uk

——

The GTFM ROCK SHOW with ANDY FOX,

21.00 every Thursday on GTFM, BCFM and ROCK RADIO UK

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.

On the ROCKSHOW this week…

Posted in Preview on December 27, 2017 by rockofages

…we bring you a three hour documentary special – The Story Of Yes…’In Times and Words‘.

A fifty year look at one of the greatest progressive rock bands through their history of 21 album releases, (including 2 No.1’s) 19 members and 5 Grammys.
We’ll hear from principal band members, JonAnderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White, Bill Bruford, Trevor Rabin, Geoff Downes and Tony Kaye together with their music from 1968- 2017.

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email presenter Andy Fox via rockshow@gtfm.co.uk

Listen live in the Pontypridd, South Wales area on 107.9 FM

In the Bristol area on 93.2 FM

and on the ROCKRADIO.UK network

or alternatively by pointing your media player at

http://radio.canstream.co.uk:8012/live.mp3.m3u

For further listening options try visiting either

www.gtfm.co.uk or www.bcfm.org.uk

——

The GTFM ROCK SHOW with ANDY FOX,

21.00 every Thursday on GTFM, BCFM and ROCK RADIO UK