Fun and games with this episode, it went out live on 25 March 2021 at 19h00. Straight out the blocks, there were problems with the station stream, I had no music playing as I prepared to patch into the schedule. This led to a lot of unnecessary fault finding on my side. Once the show started it came through but, on my intro, the microphone that was fine before the show suddenly didn’t work. Fortunately, I realised that the iRig has a battery and that sorted out the problem. We kicked off with Leslie West and ‘Nothing’s Changed‘ off his wonderful Unusual Suspects album. Next up Ace Frehley with Cold Gin and Black Sabbath with Snowblind, tales of the excesses of old school rockstars ;-).
There is a lot of new stuff out so we caught up with some of it, more of Alice Cooper’s latest Detroit Stories, Walking Papers’ The Light Below, and a track off the brand new Smith / Kotzen album which gets released about 8 hours after this show. The highlight for me was the new Myles Kennedy track, album to be released in May, the pre-release single ‘Ides of March‘ is amazing, guitar work all over it, I think Myles is going to deliver an amazing album here.
The show had a number of couplings two tracks about crying, two tracks by guys called Tom, two tracks called Hold On, the usual things we do. I enjoyed the Punk part of the show, good to hear the Jam with Going Underground and a first time for Gary Numan. As usual, we ran out of time.
Artists featured: Leslie West, Ace Frehley, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Motörhead, Michael Monroe, Chickenfoot, Jimmy Barnes, Alice Cooper, Texas Hippie Coalition, Audioslave, Seether, The Jam, Gary Numan, Sex Pistols, Warrior Soul, Machine Head, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Halestorm, Danko Jones, Live, 12th Avenue, The Color Blew, Myles Kennedy, Smith / Kotzen, Judas Priest. Walking Papers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Tom Keifer, Kid Rock, Zakk Wylde, Dan Patlansky, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Badlands, Avenged Sevenfold.