Episode 9 of the 2022 season kicked off at 19h00 on 3 March on Rebel Rock Radio. We started with ACDC to get the blood pumping and then followed with a fairly laid-back Wolfmother track called ‘Mind’s Eye‘. The whole show was pretty diverse, and included some heavy moments with Testament and Killswitch Engage then all the way back to the early 1969 ad 1976 for MC5 and UFO respectively. We took a listen to ‘Motor City is Burning‘ which was actually a John Lee Hooker song before Wayne Kramer fixed it up.
There was a nice little bit showcasing the talents of Alissa White-Gluz, starting with a track off Me and That Man’s latest album New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol II. The track was called ‘Goodbye‘ and featured Alissa with Devin Townsend. She sings it beautifully with clean vocals and it’s an amazing contrast to the next track where she does her trademark death vocals in Arch Enemy. That track was called ‘Deceiver, Deceiver’ off the soon-to-be-released Deceiver album. Sounds like something out of Black Adder, Your Highness, Your Highness, Your Highness, Your Highness. It made sense to round out this bit of the show with my current favorite female-fronted band In This Moment with Maria Brink on vox.
We had a short section where we went into C&W territory and played Buckcherry and Kid Rock both featuring Gretchen Wilson. The big disappointment was messing up the transition between Jethro Tull’s ‘Moths‘ and Metallica’s ‘Moth Into Flame‘, do not adjust your set there was a technical problem which, in the interests of keeping it real, I haven’t edited out. Dan Patlansky’s new album Shelter of Bones is excellent and we took a listen to ‘Soul Parasite‘. The new Scorpions ‘Rock Believer‘ went down very well as did listening to two of my favorite solos ever, one from KK Downing on ‘Before the Dawn‘ and the other from the amazing C.C. de Ville on Poisons’ track ‘Life Goes On‘. Putting Pantera and Nickelback together was good fun, I thought it worked very well and we closed out with two heartfelt South African tracks, ‘Sien Jou Weer‘ and Komma from Piet Botha & Jack Hammer and Francois Van Coke respectively.
Artists featured: ACDC, Wolfmother, Sixx A.M., Rush, Slash feat Myles Kennedy, Testament, Killswitch Engage, MC5, UFO, Stone Sour, Def Leppard, Megadeth, Me and That Man, Arch Enemy, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, Kid Rock feat Gretchen Wilson, Jethro Tull, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Dan Patlansky, Samantha Fish, Diverted Disorder, Type O Negative, The Stranglers, Stiff Little Fingers, Sham 69, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Parkway Drive, Pantera, Nickelback, Rob Zombie, Piet Botha & Jack Hammer, Francois Van Coke.