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Bill to Expand his Rock 50 Show

Posted on Feb.17, 2006 under Rock 50

Beginning in April, Bill will co-host two “Rock 50” shows every four months. The additional show will focus on classic metal and hard rock artists, with the first program airing on Saturday, April 29th. Bill’s regular show featuring his favorite hard-core bands will continue to run each month – check the Rock 50 page for upcoming dates.

Bill has passed along a letter about the additional shows for you..

Hi Everyone!

I’m very happy that Mike Stark, our host for the “Rock 50” show, has been able to give me the opportunity to present three classic rock shows per year, along with our hard-core shows. The hard-core shows have been going really well, and I am fully enjoying researching newer bands, as well as playing the established giants of metal today. I’ve been able to build a lot of new relationships with many of the bands we play, and I’ll continue to look forward to meeting and playing the music of the bands to come. As much as I love the newer music, I have been missing playing hard rock and classic metal, and over the past year I’ve phased out mixing new metal with classic metal.

I felt both combinations somehow choked, or diminished the energy during a two-hour period. I feel much more focused when playing hard-core only, and vice versa when playing a total classic rock, metal show. I think by playing separate shows there will be less push and pull, and I think the end product of the shows will be stronger and more definitive.

As I do with the hard-core bands, I want to do more “classic metal” interviews (something I’ve wanted to do for awhile). I like the interviews to be direct from the guts, so I hope for good in-depth interviews.

I guess our first classic metal show is April 29th – check us out. For those of you out there that don1t like the new stuff, but love the older bands, then definitely check out this show, we1ll rock from start to finish.

Finally, calling all hard-core fans, check out the show March 22nd – Dimmu Borgir, the re-released “Stormblast” CD – need I say more.

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