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Christmas Episode Playlist

by on Dec.18, 2012, under Rock 50

This past Saturday was our annual Christmas episode of the Rock 50 radio show.   The playlist is now online, you can check out everything that was played here.   It includes such artists as The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Jimi Hendrix, Barbara Streisand, and a full hour of Beatles music!

You can now also listen to full episode replays of Rock 50 at any time via the following link:


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Christmas Radio Show Preview

by on Dec.13, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Christmas show airs live Saturday December 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Because Christmas is often a stressful and lonely time for a lot of people, we’ll be playing, as we usually do, some sobering songs based in today’s realities.

Type O Negative, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and a small section of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony show up in the first hour. In the second hour, we’ll be playing the greatest band that ever was, The Beatles. A one hour extravaganza of songs that helped to shape who we were and what was to come.

Upon the recent news of Ravi Shankar’s death, Rock 50 sends its humblest thanks to a timeless and relevant hero of popular Indian and Rock music. And another announcement…Rock 50 sends its thanks and admiration to the late, great Dave Brubeck. Our respectful condolences go to the family and friends.

Stay safe. Rock forever.


You can listen to the show with links on our Rock 50 page here.

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Nov Rock 50 Preview

by on Nov.01, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everybody.

The Armistice/Veterans Day radio show is this Saturday, November 3, 2012. The show is dedicated to those who have died and suffered in all wars. We honor the memories of those who continue to grieve. First hour – great hard rock and metal songs. Second hour – pure masterpieces.

Stay strong.


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Halloween Rock 50 Preview

by on Oct.12, 2012, under Rock 50

Bill’s Hardcore Halloween show on Rock 50 happens this Saturday, October 13th at 11:00AM Pacific… you will be scared.

You can listen on the Rock 50 page.

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Rock 50 September Preview

by on Sep.24, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

As we have done each year since the tragedy of 9/11 took place, our tribute show airs this month.    This year’s show is this Saturday, September 29, at 11:00AM Pacific Time.  We’ll play a best of Hardcore/Classic Rock in the first hour.  In the second hour, we’ll play a mix of songs from some of the greatest artists in the world.  We honour and regret the terrible loss of life created by 9/11.  Regards for hopeful thoughts, strength and health to those who live in the memory.

Stay strong.  Stay safe.


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August Rock 50 Preview

by on Aug.15, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

If you like Metal and Hard Rock check out our show airing Saturday, August 18, 2012. Last month, I said I’d play another Blues segment in the second hour of the show, however, I’ve canceled that idea. Instead, I’ll play the entire Deep Purple CD titled “Machine Head,” featuring the great Jon Lord on keyboards/Hammond to honor his passing in July.

We will also be playing some solid, heavy – very heavy- Metal bands for you – i.e. Soilwork, Metallica and Lamb of God, as well as some Hard Rock/Jazz from Sabbath. We’ll have “Metal Gods” and Lemmy with Motorhead, as well as some brand new stuff. I guess at some point, probably next year, I’ll try to fit in another Blues segment.

Previews (dates to be announced):

Sept – 9/11 tribute to the fallen/ NY, NY
October – Halloween Show
November – Armistice Show
December – Christmas Show

Stay safe. Stay strong.


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July Rock 50 Preview

by on Jul.11, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

The radio show airs this coming Saturday, July 14, 2012.  I’ll be playing some great Metal tracks, and this month, some Classic Rock from the 60’s.  I’ll try to squeeze in some American Blues players and also some from the UK.
Check us out.  The show will rock.
Stay safe.  Stay strong.
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Rock 50 June Preview

by on Jun.09, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our summer Classic Metal/Classic Rock show airs June 16, 2012. Lots of great bands including Opeth, Machine Head, In Flames and Disfear. Black Sabbath have the entire second hour with classics like “Wicked World,” “Lord of This World” and “Hand of Doom” – lots of god stuff.

I hope you’ll like the show.

Stay strong. Stay safe.

Rock forever,

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May Rock 50 Preview

by on May.05, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

This month’s Rock 50 show (May 12) is my birthday show. I’m turning 64, and I feel slightly entitled to play some of my favourite Metal songs.  Band’s appearing: Celtic Frost, Strapping Young Lad, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Rob Zombie and many more.

I hope you’ll like the show.

Stay strong.  Stay safe.

Rock forever,

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Rock 50 March Preview

by on Mar.22, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

On Saturday, March 24th we’ll be airing our Metal/Hard Rock show. There’s lots of new stuff this month. In the second hour of the show, I’ll be playing some Rock and Blues — in my opinion, some of the most influential artists that without knowing, paved the way to Hard Rock and Metal. Kind of a family tree show!!!

Check us out.

Stay safe. Stay strong.


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