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July Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Jul.09, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Rock 50 Hard Rock metal show will air this Saturday, July 12, 2014.  The entire show will be dedicated to a beloved man, Mark “Gopher” Jones, who was part of our production team for about 28 years.  Mark is dearly loved and sadly missed.  One of the many things he took care of for me was researching any info I needed for this show.  He also typed up the playlists with the track sequence, track times and any details I wanted to touch on during the show.  He was an integral part of Rock 50 since we started some 12 years ago or so.  Gopher was laid to rest on July 6, 2014.

On our show this month – Metal wall to wall – keeping in mind the many bands on tour in July and wishing them all safe passages to their destinations. For all those going out to concerts, I hope it will be a fantastic experience for you.  Stay safe.  Rule #1: come back alive.

Keith Moon is the featured drummer this month, and he’s going to kick ass on some of the best Who songs ever.

Check us out if you like Hard Rock & Metal.

–Bill

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Saturday May 31 Radio Show Update

Posted on May.29, 2014, under Rock 50

We’ve got too much music to fit everything in!  The May 31st birthday show is so jam-packed, we’ve decided to move the Keith Moon segment to July 12th so we have plenty of time to showcase Moon’s brilliant drumming properly.    Still on deck for this Saturday’s show – Ginger Baker in the drummer’s spot, and loads of Bill’s favorite tracks. Tune in and turn it up!

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Annapolis Visit

Posted on May.28, 2014, under Bill Ward

Hi everyone, it’s Bill Ward checking in.

I wanted to say a great big thank you again to all the wonderful people who attended our two day Gallery Art Exhibit In Annapolis on May 9 and 10, 2014.

I miss you all very much already. Thank you for the love that came between us, thank you for your open minds and hearts, thank you for your generous compliments in the support of my art, and your experiences, for hardships sustained.

I can see a lot of your faces as I’m writing this brief note. You’re all incredibly special people. I was touched deeply by the many intimate moments we shared.

Thank you for all the presents, CD’s, cake, health food, pictures, and more that you gave me.

Back at home I found a poem I wrote in 2012? 2013? that I wanted to share with you as a further embrace, and a gesture of my memory of you.

Stay safe, lots of love to you all. Here’s the poem.

SOUL DEVOURING THINGS

SOUL DEVOURING THINGS
WILL APPEAR AS VICTORIOUS
FROM TIME TO TIME

HOWEVER PASSION AND FEARLESS ACTIONS
WILL ALWAYS, CALM AND NULLIFY
THE RAUCOUS OUTCRIES

UNRAVELED AT FIRST
BY MONSTERS
WE OVERCOME
AND STAND IN TRUTH
WITH PEACE OF MIND

© BILL WARD

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May Rock 50 Preview

Posted on May.27, 2014, under Rock 50

Hi Everyone,Our Rock 50 show will be aired on Saturday, May 31st, 2014.

Because it’s my birthday month, as we usually do, I’ll be playing some of my favorite, favorites in metal and rock. The show will kick ass for two hours from top to bottom.

For our drum segment this month, two brilliant 60′s drummers, legends in hard rock, Ginger Baker and Keith Moon.  These guys set new criterias in rock and influenced so much of what “is,” today. Again, because it’s my birthday show, y’know your going to hear Type O Negative, Slipknot,Slayer, Motorhead, Fear Factory, and more from some new CD’s from the artists I’ve been playing over the past couple of months.

It’s gonna rock.  I might put in some favorite classical music also, and that’ll rock also. OK, if you like metal/hard rock check out the show.

Special Notice: Because of life’s busy schedules, we won’t be making a June 2014 show, however we’ll be back on July 12 for our yearly summer tour/best of metal music show.

Stay safe and stay strong.

Bill Ward

UPDATE:

Saturday May 31 Radio Show Update:

We’ve got too much music to fit everything in!  The May 31st birthday show is so jam-packed, we’ve decided to move the Keith Moon segment to July 12th so we have plenty of time to showcase Moon’s brilliant drumming properly.    Still on deck for this Saturday’s show – Ginger Baker in the drummer’s spot, and loads of Bill’s favorite tracks. Tune in and turn it up!

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More Gallery Photos

Posted on May.12, 2014, under Drum Art

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Annapolis Collection Gallery this weekend.  Here are some more photos from the event.

The (vegan) birthday cake came from the Annapolis Gallery.

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A Fantastic First Day

Posted on May.10, 2014, under Drum Art

A fantastic first day – Bill Ward is exhibiting and discussing his art debut collection “Absence of Corners” this weekend at The Annapolis Collection Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland.  Thank you to all of the great people who attended the exhibit on Day 1.  To attend day 2 (May 10), you can RSVP to katherine@annapoliscollection.com and visit www.annapoliscollection.com for more information.

 

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Absence of Corners in 24 hrs!

Posted on May.08, 2014, under Drum Art

IN 24 HOURS, Bill Ward arrives at the Annapolis Collection Gallery. This will be an exciting weekend; we look forward to seeing you there! Get details at www.annapoliscollection.com and RSVP with katherine@annapoliscollection.com to attend.

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Absence of Corners in 4 Days!

Posted on May.05, 2014, under Drum Art

In 4 DAYS…Meet Bill Ward at his art reception in Annapolis, Maryland.  May 9th & 10th, he’ll be showing and discussing his artwork at the Annapolis Collection Gallery. RSVP to katherine@annapoliscollection.com and plan to attend. View and purchase Bill’s art here: http://shop.annapoliscollection.com/

As we lead up to the main event on May 9th, we’ll be showcasing select pieces from the collection.  Here’s “Fire and Brimstone”

Fire and Brimstone

Here Bill speak about “Fire and Brimstone” - http://billwarddrumart.com/canvas8.html

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8 Days and Counting!

Posted on May.01, 2014, under Drum Art

8 DAYS AND COUNTING…Bill Ward will be appearing at Annapolis Collection Gallery on May 9 and 10th to greet guests and discuss his “Absence of Corners” art exhibit. A free event, RSVP to katherine@annapoliscollection.com to attend. View and purchase Bill’s art: http://shop.annapoliscollection.com/

As we lead up to the main event on May 9th, we’ll be showcasing select pieces from the collection.  Here’s “Hello, I Don’t Think We’ve Met (Yet)”

Hello, I Don't Think We've Met Yet

Listen to Bill speak about “Hello, I Don’t Think We Met (Yet)” - http://billwarddrumart.com/canvas4.html

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11 Days till Absence of Corners Event!

Posted on Apr.28, 2014, under Drum Art

11 DAYS AWAY – Join Bill Ward at the gallery reception for his art debut “Absence of Corners” on May 9 & 10th. A free event, Bill will greet guests and discuss his work inside the Annapolis Collection Gallery in Annapolis, MD.  RSVP to katherine@annapoliscollection.com .  For more information visit The Annapolis Collection Gallery (http://www.annapoliscollection.com).  View Bill’s work and purchase your “Absence of Corners” canvas at: http://shop.annapoliscollection.com/

As we lead up to the main event on May 9th, we’ll be showcasing select pieces from the collection.  Here’s “Solidarity”

Solidarity

Listen to Bill talk about “Solidarity” - http://billwarddrumart.com/canvas14.html

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