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Feb 2012 Rock 50 Preview

by on Feb.22, 2012, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

This month’s radio show will air on Saturday, February 25.  It’ll be Metal wall to wall, except in February at Rock 50, we always pay homage to Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.  It’s been 53 years since their plane crashed on the night after the gig at the Surf Balllroom in Clearlake, Iowa.  Never forgotten, these rock-n-roll heroes live on.

It’ll be a good show, with some early, groundbreaking Sabbath cuts thrown into the mix of it all.

Stay safe.  Stay sane.

–Bill Ward

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Christmas Rock 50 Preview

by on Dec.02, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

The Christmas show is on Saturday, December 10, 2011, and as always at Christmas, we’ll play songs which I hope will hit home and serve you with some spiritual contentment. We know, we truly know from personal experience, how tough Christmas can be.

We’ll play our “jewel in the crown” in the middle of the show. Yes, it’ll be Type O Negative’s “Red Water (Christmas Mourning).” We’ll play Pavarotti, some new metal, some classic metal and Annie Lennox.

Stay strong. Stay safe.


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Next two Rock 50 Dates

by on Nov.24, 2011, under Rock 50

For those who have been asking, the next two Rock 50 dates have been announced. They are December 10th & January 7th, 2012. Please see the Rock 50 page for more information. Thanks!

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November Rock 50 Preview

by on Nov.06, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

On Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM Pacific, we’ll be playing our Armistice Show, as we do each year. I’ll try to bring you songs that will help to further heal; songs to meditate upon; and songs to cry over.

With the show, we honor the different branches of the US Armed Forces and her allies, past, present and future. For those who have died in war, we honor you all, friend or foe. For the countless wounded, and the casualties of war, we respect you; and for the helpless who suffered and died, we bow with deep regret.

Tune in if you can. I think it will be good show.

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October Rock 50 Preview

by on Oct.27, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,
The Halloween show is upon us, airing this Saturday, October 29th.  As all hallows eve approaches, we celebrate with some of the best rock and hardcore bands in the world.  This pagan holiday of joy and the sinister, I hope, will be fantastic for everybody.

Check us out.  Stay safe – Stay strong.

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September Rock 50 Preview

by on Sep.19, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone.

Our radio show airs 11:00AM Pacific on Saturday, September 24. We’ll feature a special uninterrupted 10th Anniversary tribute for 9/11 in the second hour of the show. No Hardcore, guys – Pop masterpieces instead, leading off with “New York State of Mind.”

I’ll play about 30 minutes of Hardcore Metal in the first hour and 30 minutes of Classic Metal to take us up to noon. There won’t be a “Classic Rock and Metal Bands” segment this month. In October, we’ll be back with a Hardcore Metal show in time for Halloween.

Join us if you can.

Rock forever,
Bill Ward

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August Rock 50 Preview

by on Aug.08, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our radio show airs Saturday, August 20, 2011. New In Flames, new Sepultura and lots more hardcore metal. Our segment called “Great Hard Rock and Metal Bands and Artists” features a killer set from Korn.

Metal forever.

Stay strong. Stay safe.

–Bill Ward

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July Rock 50 Preview

by on Jul.03, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

The next hardcore show will happen on Saturday, July 16,2011 at 11.00 AM Pacific Time. It’s a “Best of” show which means we’re playing some of the best songs (my opinion) from July 2010 thru to July 2011.

There will not be a “Great Hard Rock and Metal Bands and Artists” segment for the July show. From top to bottom it’s all “Best of.”

OK, we’ll be playing Motorhead, Metallica, Triptykon, Ozzy, Slipknot, Exodus and a whole lot more.

If you like metal and hardcore, check out our show. It’s two hours long, and it ROCKS!

Stay strong. Stay safe.

–Bill Ward

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June Rock 50 Preview

by on Jun.08, 2011, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

The Rock 50 radio show will air on June 11th. If you like Arch Enemy, then check out the show. Their brand new CD is powerful. Titled “Khaos Legions,” it gave no quarter to my ears, as it penetrated my inner sanctum.

A new band Hellfighter has a CD titled “Damnation’s Wings,” and they make their first appearance on the Rock 50 show. A UK band definitely worth listening to.

Rage Against The Machine is featured in our Classic Rock and Metal Bands segment. We also have a thunderous amount of some of the best Metal bands on earth.

Stay strong. Stay safe.

–Bill Ward

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May Rock 50 Playlist Online

by on Jun.05, 2011, under Rock 50

The archive of songs that Bill played on the May 2011 edition of his Rock 50 show is now online. You can view the full playlist on the playlist page at the following link. There is also a song sampler widget you can view here, too. Check it out below.

A reminder, if you can’t see the widget, turn off ad blocking for this website. We run no advertisements here, and things like AdBlocker for Firefox will prevent this website from working properly. Thank you.

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