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November Rock 50 Preview

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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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September Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Sep.18, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our Rock 50 show airs on Saturday, September 20.

We’ll be remembering the tragic assault on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001, as well as the loss of Flight 93 and the attack on the Pentagon.  We’ll play some songs for those who lost loved ones and remember those still suffering.

Also, we’ve got some great Metal for you – classic, current and brand new stuff.  Our drum segue is going to be killer – we’re featuring Gene Hoglan “The Atomic Clock.”  For you, the student who may not have heard Gene play, check this show out.  As for Hoglan fans and all lovers of Metal, you know the show will kick ass.

Check us out.

Stay Safe.  Stay Strong.


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Commenting Temporarily Turned Off

Posted on Aug.22, 2014, under About the site

A technical note.   We’ve been under a major spam attack recently.  While the spam tools are preventing it from being seen well enough, that hasn’t stopped them from trying.  In the last week alone, we were hit with about 60,000 spam post attempts.

To help combat this, we’ve temporarily turned off all commenting on the site, hoping that when they realize they can’t spam here anymore, they’ll go away.   Commenting will get turned back on after a time, but if you wish to get a comment to Bill, you can do so from this page.

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August Rock 50 Preview

Posted on Aug.15, 2014, under Rock 50

H! Everyone,

Our radio show Rock 50 airs on Saturday, August 16th. Metal start to finish. Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, Arch Enemy and new releases.

The drum segue will feature Brann Dailor of Mastodon. We’ll focus on Brann’s work from parts of the “Crack the Skye” CD as well as the band’s newest CD “Once More ‘Round The Sun.”

If you like hard rock and heavy metal, Rock 50 plays you the very best – check us out!

Stay safe. Stay strong.


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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.


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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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