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Your monthly fix of what's happening in the world of Classic Rock & Heavy Metal. All your favourite bands from the 70s and 80s are still around, still touring and still releasing new material. Catch up on all your favourites with our news roundup, find out about new bands who are keeping the faith and enjoy features, interviews and gig reports.






CRMP # 021 - Nazareth, Tigertailz, Dan Reed Network

Olly Barnes talks exclusively to Pete Agnew from Nazareth, Jay Pepper from Tigertailz and Dan Reed about the old days and what's happening with them now. New tunes from all the above plus classics from Metallica and Budgie.

Duration: 01:21:12

Next Generation 015 - Wilson

Olly Barnes interviews Detroit rockers Wilson during their 2016 UK tour and talks hometowns, their influences and of course how often they leave their drummer at gas stations by accident.

Duration: 00:20:19

Archive 006 - Donington 88 Friday Rock Show - Triumph Tragedy

As we approach the modern day Download Festival at Castle Donington, Olly Barnes takes us back to the eve of the Monsters of Rock at the same venue in 1988. A superlative bill of bands promised a classic but what followed was tragedy. Listen to Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show originally broadcast the night before the event in what was to become the 'calm before the storm'. The show includes a report on the events of that day and respects paid to the fans who died.

Duration: 02:09:28

Next Generation 014 - Massive Wagons

Olly Barnes chats to Baz Mills, Lead Shouter with British rockers Massive Wagons. There's talk of what they're all about, on-the-road indiscretions and a couple of tunes to give you the gist.

Duration: 00:22:13

Next Generation 013 - The Iron Maidens

Olly Barnes nearly burst a lung talking to the delightful vocalist Kirsten Rosenberg and Drummer Linda McDonald of the World's Only All-Female Iron Maiden Tribute band, The Iron Maidens. Well worth a listen as the girls are such a great laugh plus a couple of great love tracks to prove they have chops.

Duration: 00:25:07

Next Generation 012 - Greenleaf

Olly Barnes talks to Vocalist Arvid Jonsson and Guitarist and founder member Tommi Holappa as they introduce their great stoner rock band to you. A great chat with a couple of great tracks thrown in!

Duration: 00:21:09

Archive 005 - Guns n Roses Interview 1987


Duration: 00:17:40

CRMP # 020 - Saxon, Lee Aaron, Rogue Male

Olly Barnes talks exclusively to Biff from Saxon, Lee Aaron and Jim Lyttle from Rogue Male

Next Generation 011 - Syteria

Jackie Julia from Syteria talk about raising the money for their debut EP, how they got together, their hopes for the band and Jackie talks about the passing of her long-tim friend Lemmy.

Duration: 00:22:30

Archive 004 - Tommy Vance’s Friday Rock Show, 27-03-81

Tommy Vance 1940-2005 Tommy Vance presented the Friday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 from 1978 until 1993. From 10:00pm until Midnight every self-respecting rock fan was glued to the radio waiting for Tommys great mix of music and info on the bands we loved and the ones we hadnt heard yet. Most of us heard many of the bands we now know and love for the first time on Tommys show and for this we will always be grateful.

Duration: 02:01:21

Next Generation 010 - Mammoth Mammoth

Olly Barnes talks to Mikey Tucker, lead singer of Australian Classic Hard Rock Band Mammoth Mammoth about touring, their attitude to playing live and being beaten senseless with a clawhammer!

Duration: 00:18:40

Next Generation 009 - Inglorious

Nathan James, lead singer of British Classic Rock Band Inglorious talks exclusively to Olly Barnes. They discuss putting the band together, being scared of writing a song, how they've come from almost nowhere to be the talk of the live circuit and of course the debut album.

Duration: 00:32:06

My Sleeping Karma


Duration: 00:16:16

CRMP # 19 - Praying Mantis, Stryper, Girlschool

All-new exclusive interviews with: Chris Troy of Praying Mantis talks about the latest album, Iron Maiden past members. Michael Sweet of Stryper talks about the album Fallen, breaking through to the mainstream in the 80s and his personal struggles Kim McCauliffe of Girlschool on the album Guity As Sin, being electrocuted in Denmark Motorhead Music from all the above plus tributes to Lemmy Bowie

Duration: 01:22:18

Next Generation 007 - Crobot

An interview recorded at Download 2015 with Crobot Lead Singer Brandon Yeagley. The show also includes one studio and one live track from the band.

Duration: 00:19:50

Next Generation 006 - Knock Out Kaine

Exclusive new interview with Dean Foxx of UK band Knock Out Kaine

Duration: 00:21:34

Next Generation 005 - Blackberry Smoke

Exclusive interview and music from Southern/Country Rock band Blackberry Smoke

Duration: 00:16:30

Next Generation 004 - The Amorettes

An exclusive interview with Scottish all-girl power trio, The Amorettes.

Duration: 00:22:36

Next Generation 003 - Volbeat

Hailing from Denmark, Volbeat have been around since 2001 and their unique sound, superb songs and energetic live shows have built a fanbase which continues to grow daily. They've been described as a cross between Metallica, The Misfits and Johnny Cash which may be true but even then they continue to evolve. Aside from the music they have an image which while familiar is also unique, with very stylized artwork and set designs which has spawned a merchandising arm second only to the likes...

Duration: 00:26:27

Next Generation 002 - Joanne Shaw Taylor

Joanne Shaw Taylor was born in Solihill in the West Midlands and at the tender age of 16 was spotted by Eurythmics supremo Dave Stewart who asked her to joing his touring band D.U,P. She played solidly on the road with various outfits untilreleasing her debut album White Sugar in 2009 to high critical acclaim. Since then shes released another 4 albums culminating in last years superb dirty Truth record which came out on her own label. Shes almost never off the road and has spearheaded a...

Duration: 00:20:15

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