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Feb 2015 Rock 50 Preview

by on Feb.24, 2015, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

The February Rock 50 show airs on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Lots of metal –Disfear, Metallica, Caliban. Our featured drummer is John Densmore from The Doors – extraordinarily accurate and always in tandem musically with the other members of the band, it’s a rare treat, and I hope you enjoy it. As always, it’s a great opportunity for the student to appreciate dynamics.

Surprises, we’ll be playing Glenn Hughes with Tony Iommi/”Grace,” and Michael Schenker with UFO/“Lights Out.” The show will rock. If you like metal, hard rock or music, period, check us out.

Stay safe. Stay strong,

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Masters of Metal Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp

by on Jan.31, 2015, under Bill Ward

Bill To Appear At The Masters of Metal Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp March 26-29.

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Bill joins MICHEAL SCHENKER of UFO, SCORPIONS, MSG, and GLENN HUGHES of Deep Purple at this special camp – and it’s gonna get LOUD!

If you ever dreamed of jamming with true heavy metal icons, this is your chance.  This is a once in a lifetime experience to spend time playing and learning from three of the biggest names in hard rock history.  Over the course of the camp, your band will have personal time with each of these masters, as well as the opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.  Along with meeting and jamming with these incredible talents, each band performs 2 nights at the infamous HOUSE OF BLUES at MANDALAY BAY.  This camp is not be missed by any metal fan, as this opportunity will not repeat itself.  

Also counselors participating in this camp include  Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake), Vinny Appice (Dio), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner, Billy Idol), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) and many more…  

Go to to register now!

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January 2015 Rock 50 Preview

by on Jan.15, 2015, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

A very Happy New Year to you all.

Our radio show airs on January 17, 2015 at 11:00AM Pacific Time.  It’s Metal all the way, side to side, top to bottom.  Our drum segue will feature Charlie Benante from Anthrax.  I hope you’ll be able to check us out.  For Metal music, Hard Rock, and for music lovers period, Rock 50 – a cool show to get into.

Stay safe and stay as strong as you can.


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December Rock 50 Show

by 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

by 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,

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November Rock 50 Preview

by 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.


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Jack Bruce

by 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.


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Lars Ulrich

by 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

by 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. 


You can listen here:

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Sep Rock 50 Playlist Now Online

by 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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