Posted on Mar.19, 2017, under Other Music
When my grandchildren ask, what was rock ‘n’ roll? I will open my scrapbook to a time when a guitarist, singer and songwriter played and influenced untold thousands of musicians. Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, I would hold onto his coattails while he illuminated a reachable path to my wildest dreams.
I’ll show my grandchildren a picture of this suited up man dancing and playing on one leg and strutting across the stage. I’ll play the first 30 seconds or so of “Johnny B Goode.” That’s what rock ‘n’ roll looks and sounds like, kids. And when they ask who this man is, I’ll tell them smiling, Chuck Berry, kids, Chuck Berry.
Thanks, and RIP Mr. Berry.
Our condolences to his family and fans.
Bill Ward and family
Posted on Mar.18, 2017, under Rock 50
The playlist for today’s episode of Rock 50 is now available. You can download the full file here, or you can check out this Spotify playlist below.
The Spotify playlist is missing two songs that were played that were not available in their catalogue. Those two songs are:
- Rob Halford – Handing Out Bullets
- As It Is In Heaven – Bill Ward Band
Posted on Mar.15, 2017, under Rock 50
Our radio show airs on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Some “Best Of” songs from 2016, Metal and Classic Rock – John Mayall and Hendrix. The show will kick ass. Check us out.
Stay safe, stay strong, forever and ever.
Posted on Feb.25, 2017, under Rock 50
If you have Spotify, you can check out the playlist for last Saturday’s Rock 50 episode here: ♫
Three songs are not on the Spotify playlist, as they do not have the songs available. They are: Wall of Death by Bill Ward Band, Move by Cyanotic, and It is Achieved by Day of Errors.
The full playlist file is also available on our website here.
Finally, there is a video tribute to Geoff Nicholls from the show available below:
Posted on Jan.28, 2017, under Bill Ward
My family and I are very sad to learn of Geoff’s passing. He was a caring, kind and loving man; a great musician, always supportive and generous with musical input. Our condolences to his family, his friends and fellow band mates. RIP Geoff. Thanks for all you gave us.
Posted on Jan.21, 2017, under Rock 50
If you were unable to catch today’s Rock 50 episode, you can check out this playlist via Spotify if you use that service.
There were two songs played on the episode that were not available on Spotify. They were:
- Straws – Bill Ward Band
- Borderlands – Necromandus
You can also download the full playlist here (Microsoft Word doc).
Posted on Dec.08, 2016, under Rock 50
Our Rock 50 Christmas show will air on 12/10/16, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time. The Christmas show at Rock 50 respectfully highlights songs that are heartfelt, and we recognize that the holidays can be stressful and depressing for many. It’s not a “ho ho ho” show. We’ll play mostly softer rock songs with a Metal segue. Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Type O Negative, Yes, U2 and more great bands. For this show, it’s melancholy, sad, uplifting, and I hope you’ll hear something you like.
We start back in January 2017 with our Metal shows.
Stay safe stay strong. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
Rock forever and ever,
Posted on Nov.14, 2016, under Rock 50
If you missed Saturday’s Rock 50 episode, we have some materials for you to check out. First is a video showing some highlights from the episode.
Posted on Nov.08, 2016, under Rock 50
Our Armistice/Remembrance show will air on November 12th, 2016 at Rock 50. We’ll be honoring all those who have suffered in war. The loss, carnage and devastation war brings to us all will be remembered. We try to make the show uplifting even though it’s a solemn time. We’ll also have a dedication for the November 13th Paris attack of 2015. We’ll also play songs for the loss incurred in the terrorist attacks of 2016. Please join us if you can.
Stay safe. Stay strong forever and ever.
Posted on Oct.26, 2016, under Rock 50
Our Halloween show airs on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11 AM Pacific time. Metal all the way, with our Halloween favorites Type O Negative, Rob Zombie, Metallica, new favorites, heavy hitters. The show will rock.
Have a happy Halloween and remember to dress the kids with something white attached if you are out walking trick or treat.
Rock forever and ever.