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December Rock 50 Show

Posted on Dec.14, 2014, under Rock 50

The December Rock 50 Christmas Show is over, and if you missed it, you can check out a few bits from the episode.  First off is the full playlist available on our site here.   Second, you can check out a full episode replay, and listen to all of it, songs and all.   Finally is this highlight clip from the show where Bill talks about the featured drummer of month, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones.

There was a lot to cover in this episode, so make sure and check it all out!

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December Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Dec.09, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Radio show airs on December 13, 2014.  We have lots of Metal, and we’ll play some Beatles songs for our Christmas segment.  Our featured drummer will be Charlie Watts, an incredible drummer – versatile, and well experienced in producing great back beat work for the Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band in The World (The Rolling Stones).

If you get an opportunity to listen, check us out.  It’ll ROCK start to finish.

Stay safe,
Bill

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November Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Nov.19, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Rock 50 Metal show airs on Saturday, November 22.  To honour Veteran’s/Armistice Day, 11/11/14, we’ll present a brief remembrance acknowledgment with songs that echo the heartbreak and triumph of past wars.

We’ve got lots of Metal –Exodus, new stuff – all kickass.  Our drum segue features Chris Fehn, one of Slipknot’s percussionists.  His extraordinary performance live as the character #3, is a must to watch.  Equally, his percussion skills, accurate and unique, hinge very nicely onto Slipknot’s musical surface.  It’ll be a great segment, including new music from Slipknot.

Check us out if you like Metal and Hard Rock and music, period.

Stay safe.  Stay strong.

–Bill

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Jack Bruce

Posted on Oct.29, 2014, under Misc Items

My family is in deep regret for the loss of Jack Bruce, a brilliant musician who influenced so many and guided us to new musical horizons. His superb bass playing echoed beautifully from his rich musical experiences. Jack’s voice was second to none, so heartfelt, soulful and powerful. He gave us all so much to cherish and keep forever. Thanks, Jack. I held your hand, and we danced together. It was an honour.

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Lots of love to Malcolm. Respectfully, Brave Ulysses, you will live brightly forever.

Love,
Bill

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Lars Ulrich

Posted on Oct.18, 2014, under Rock 50

Bill talks about the incredible Lars Ulrich of Metallica in this excerpt from today’s Rock 50 Halloween show.

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October Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Oct.17, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

October 18th is our HALLOWEEN show on Rock 50.  The greatest Metal bands on earth, surprises, with a tasteful acknowledgement for HALLOWEEN.  Featured drummer is Lars Ulrich, “Enter Sandman.”  

Check us out.  It’ll be a great show.

Stay safe.  Stay strong. 

–Bill

You can listen here: http://rock50.billward.com

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Sep Rock 50 Playlist Now Online

Posted on Sep.23, 2014, under Rock 50

The September Rock 50 Playlist is now online.  You can view the playlist at this page, and listen to a full episode replay at this link.

This episode featured Bill’s 9/11 tribute, as well as a look back at the drummer Gene Hoglan, and the usual slice of kick ass metal such as In Flames, The Haunted, Dew Scented, At the Gates, Strapping Young Lad, and many many more.

You can also view a videoclip of Bill on the show below.

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September Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Sep.18, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Rock 50 show airs on Saturday, September 20.

We’ll be remembering the tragic assault on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001, as well as the loss of Flight 93 and the attack on the Pentagon.  We’ll play some songs for those who lost loved ones and remember those still suffering.

Also, we’ve got some great Metal for you – classic, current and brand new stuff.  Our drum segue is going to be killer – we’re featuring Gene Hoglan “The Atomic Clock.”  For you, the student who may not have heard Gene play, check this show out.  As for Hoglan fans and all lovers of Metal, you know the show will kick ass.

Check us out.

Stay Safe.  Stay Strong.

–Bill

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Commenting Temporarily Turned Off

Posted on Aug.22, 2014, under About the site

A technical note.   We’ve been under a major spam attack recently.  While the spam tools are preventing it from being seen well enough, that hasn’t stopped them from trying.  In the last week alone, we were hit with about 60,000 spam post attempts.

To help combat this, we’ve temporarily turned off all commenting on the site, hoping that when they realize they can’t spam here anymore, they’ll go away.   Commenting will get turned back on after a time, but if you wish to get a comment to Bill, you can do so from this page.

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August Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Aug.15, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our radio show Rock 50 airs on Saturday, August 16th. Metal start to finish. Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, Arch Enemy and new releases.

The drum segue will feature Brann Dailor of Mastodon. We’ll focus on Brann’s work from parts of the “Crack the Skye” CD as well as the band’s newest CD “Once More ‘Round The Sun.”

If you like hard rock and heavy metal, Rock 50 plays you the very best – check us out!

Stay safe. Stay strong.

–Bill

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