The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: S4E19

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The Story of Rock and Roll Radio ShowPodcast
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Episode 19 of Season 4 aired on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 13 May 2021.  Kicking off with Boston is always an excellent idea, there is something about that debut album that just makes everything alright.  We took a listen to track No 2 ‘Peace of Mind‘.  next up was Jetboy and then we had a reminder of just how great Metallica are with their cover of Budgie’s 1973 classic ‘Breadfan‘.

The highlight of the show was giving airtime to the brand new track from KK Downing.  As you should know KK left Judas Priest many years ago but seemed to have sore balls about not being invited back.  He has now started KK’s Priest and pulled in ex-Priest frontman Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens.  To be honest, it is a genius move, Ripper is one of the only guys who could pull this off.  The thing here is that KK will get a ton of hate because it is totally a Priest rip off and people will say he is ripping off something that he actually started and was a huge part of for 41 years. Here is my take, listen to the track ‘Hellfire Thunderbolt‘ and just rejoice that we have a new source of the music we love.  There can never be too many bands in the world making this style of music in my view.  We followed up with the mighty Judas Priest just to calibrate the world.  KK has done a great thing but it is not Judas Priest.

Other than that we discussed the passing of Tawny Kitaen and did a little tribute to the girl that helped Whitesnake become MTV megastars and wrecked David Coverdale’s life :-).  Van Halen’s ‘Drop Dead Legs‘ was a part of that tribute.  We heard a bit more from Gojira, the new album Fortitude, is amazing.  Kid Rock always sounds good, his track ‘Po-Dunk‘ hit the spot as did Cold Chisel with ‘Flame Trees‘.  Anyway, check it all out there is plenty to get your teeth into.  See ya next week.

Artists featured:  Boston, Jetboy, Aerosmith, Metallica, Bush, Green Day, Scorpions, Red Dragon Cartel, Leslie West, Jimi Hendrix, Black Star Riders, Black Bone Nation, Type O Negative, The Monks, The Boomtown Rats, Motörhead, Last In Line, KK’s priest, Judas Priest, Theory of a Deadman, L.A. Guns, Nirvana, Dogs D’Amour, Ugly Kid Joe, Cold Chisel, The Screaming Jets, Kid Rock, White Zombie, Ruff Majik, Buckcherry, Whitesnake, Van Halen, Gojira, Volbeat, Halestorm, Little Steven, Seasick Steve