Season 6 Episode 11 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 16 March 2023. Badlands with Jake E. Lee and the late Ray Gillan got us out the blocks with a track called ‘Devil’s Stomp’. From there we had some more devils courtesy of Chickenfoot and a track called ‘Different Devil’ off Chickenfoot III. It was pretty much full-bore rock and roll for the first hour with bands like Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Marilyn Manson. In particular, Stone Sour with ‘Do Me a Favour’ and Godsmack off their brand new album Lighting Up The Sky and a track called “Red White and Blue made a good pairing.
By request from Ash a brand new listener we had Shinedown with Breaking Inside’ and then Rival Sons with ‘Burn Down Los Angeles’. From there is went a bit off the rails and served as a reminder that TSORR is not for young children as demonstrated by, Buckcherry’s ‘Somebody F*****d With Me’, and Metallica’s cover of The Anti Nowhere League’s infamous ‘So What’. Then we went back to TSORR roots with ‘Samurai’ off Assault Attack from The Michael Schenker Group and then a track from Scorpions which made it a Schenker family affair. Pretty much the only time you can get the Schenker bros together is if you play their songs back-to-back. Sad .
For this week’s Ultimate Challenge, we looked at 1987: the four albums featured were from Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Guns ‘n Roses, and Whitesnake. We had a great 4-minute interview with Ryno Theron, vocalist and guitarist from Truth Decayed, and followed this by we playing their brand-new track ‘Death By Design’. It was a hell of a busy show; we played more SA music with a brand-new track from Jack Hammer Band who are flying the flag for our beloved Piet Botha, then Blue Scream featuring my good friend Roger Kaye on vocals along with Robin Gallagher and Tully McCully. This week’s Immortals was 13 min long, check it out, ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ off Powerslave sounded amazing. Iron Maiden are something else. I recall hearing Phil Wright play the whole track back in 1984 when the album was released. We wrapped up with Jethro Tull’s Aqualung and Volbeat’s ‘Shotgun Blues’, especially for Ian and Hardus, and said cheers with Bloodstone by the mighty Judas Priest.
Artists featured: Badlands, Chickenfoot, Cinderella, Type O Negative, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Godsmack, L.A. Guns, Rival Sons, Shinedown, Buckcherry, Metallica, Ramones, Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Dio, Girish and the Chronicles, Dead City Ruins, Danny Worsnop, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Whitesnake, Truth Decayed, Frank Zappa, Blue Scream, Jack Hammer Band, Sheryl Crow, Iron Maiden, Jethro Tull, Volbeat, Judas Priest.
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