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May 2017 Rock 50 Preview

by on May.04, 2017, under Rock 50

H! Everybody,

Our radio show airs on May 6th 2017.  It’ll be my birthday show.

I’ll be playing early, early rock influences, songs that were important to me as a kid thru my teens.  Some Jazz, Blues, early Rock-n-Roll, up to my favorite Metal bands today.  The show may be a little bit longer than normal.

Check us out, we rock!

Stay safe, stay strong, forever and ever and ever.


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Rock 50 Apr Preview

by on Apr.13, 2017, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our radio show airs on Saturday, April 15. Metal, some “Best of 2016,” and a special goodbye for an old friend, Sib Hashian of Boston fame. We’ll throw in a couple of curveballs for you too. Check us out if you’ve the mind to.

Stay safe, stay strong, forever and ever.


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Sib Hashian RIP

by on Mar.25, 2017, under Other Music

Very sad with the news of Sib’s passing.  Excellent musician.  Laughter, tears, so many fond memories.  We traversed wildly from time to time, and shared our frailties from time to time.  Thanks for the love, Sib.  Never to be forgotten.

Our sincere condolences to the Hashian family, so sorry.  RIP Sib, forever and ever and ever and ever.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ward

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Chuck Berry RIP

by 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

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March 2017 Rock 50 Episode

by 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:

  1. Rob Halford – Handing Out Bullets
  2. As It Is In Heaven – Bill Ward Band

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March Rock 50 Preview

by on Mar.15, 2017, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

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.


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Feb 2017 Rock 50 Summary

by 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:


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Geoff Nicholls

by on Jan.28, 2017, under Bill Ward

Geoff Nicholls

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.

– Bill

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Jan 2017 Rock 50 Episode

by 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).

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Christmas Rock 50 Preview

by on Dec.08, 2016, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

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,

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