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You may well have internet radio fatigue, God knows there are thousands of sites trying to get your attention. The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show is different. It goes out live weekly on Rebel Rock Radio and Bulldogs radio but also as a Podcast so you can choose when you want to hear it. TSORR is not background music, it is a relationship. The show exists to introduce you to music you will like, play the music you want to hear, and give you some insight into the bands and the music. So, i ...
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Welcome to S7E7 of The Story of Rock and Roll radio Show. This one went out on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 15 Feb 2024. I was in Clarens with master guitarist Dan Patlansky and a whole lot of guitar maniacs so the show deals with that a bit, but for the main, it is straight down-the-line Rock and Metal, as you would expect. This week's Immortals f…
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Welcome to The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show. Season 7 episode 6 aired at 19h00 on Rebel Rock Radio on 8 Feb 2024. As always, the show consisted of 3 hours of Rock and Metal and covered all sorts of artists from late 1960 through to albums released this week. You should find something amongst this lot, see 'Artists featured' below (in order of …
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Welcome to The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show. Season 7 episode 5 aired live at 19h00 on Rebel Rock Radio on 1 Feb 2024. As always, the show consisted of 3 hours of Rock and Metal and covered all sorts of artists from late 1960 through to albums released this week. You should find something amongst this lot, see artists featured below (in order …
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Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 7. S7E4 went out live at 19h00 on 25 Jan 2024 on Rebel Rock Radio. Amazing to think that the first month of 2024 is done, where does the time go? We started gently with some Iron Maiden and the show progressed from there. We had new releases from Green Day, Saxon, Judas Priest, and Ryan Adams. The year is starting off…
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S7E3 aired live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 18 Jan 2024. It ended up being one of my favourite shows ever. The end was gloriously spontaneous, and the people tuned in were just awesome. Going round the world in 40 min at the end of the show was amazing, unplanned and a great way to say goodnight. The Immortals track in the episode was Rainbow’s…
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Episode 2 of Season 7 aired live at 19h00 on Rebel Rock Radio on 11 Jan 2024. The Immortals feature this week is from Rush, a track called By-tor and the Snow Dog off their second album Fly By Night. This was the first album they made after Neal Peart joined the band after the resignation of John Rutsey. The track consists of 8 parts and gave the w…
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Welcome to the 7th season of The Story of Rock and Roll radio Show. S7E1 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 4 Jan 2024. We kicked off with David Bowie and It’s No Game (Part 1) which feels like the perfect song for where we find ourselves in 2024. The Diabolical Challenge has had a make-over. In Season 6 I presented 4 albums from a speci…
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Well, we made it, welcome to the end of 2023 and the last episode of Season 6. As has become traditional on TSORR we use the last show of the season to review the year and listen to as much of the music released as time allows. It was a good year for Rock Music and you will hear that there has been a serious resurgence in classic metal. Last year I…
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This is a special episode. The Story of Rock and Roll turned Six. On 12 Dec 2017, the first-ever TSORR aired from the Mix 93.8 FM Studios in Midrand Johannesburg. Six years later to the day, S6E51 aired live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 12 Dec 2023. The world has changed, and my life has changed so it is good to know that the music has not. The …
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S6E50 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 14 Dec 2023. People are winding down now, it has been a long tough year for most, so thanks very much for the support for Season 6 of TSORR and I wish you all an awesome festive season. The Immortals Track tonight was something different. Last week we played a track by Roger Kaye. Roger was a very…
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S6E49 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio on 7 Dec 2023 at 19h00. Fourth last show of 2023, this year has flown. We kicked off at the start of the alphabet and checked out Alter Bridge off the Fortress. It was a great way to start, a nice build-up to 3 hours of rock and metal. This week's Immortal slot went to the Mightly Judas Priest with ‘Blood Red…
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S6E48 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio on 30 Nov 2023. All last week’s technical problems were sorted and we had a hassle-free show other than the fact that I forgot to turn on the inverter before load shedding which took us off air for 5 min. The podcast is fine but that’s what that was about when I mentioned it. The show kicked off and closed of…
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S6E47 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 23 Nov 2023. The live show was a bit of a disaster due to the fibre going down, I had to abort half way through. The podcast however is great. We kicked off with ‘Good Times’ by Jimmy Barnes in a duet with the late great Michael Hutchins. From there it was ‘all systems dogs’ as Danie Maritz used t…
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S6E46 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 16 Nov 2023. We kicked off with Megadeth and that strange coincidence whereby both Metallica and Megadeth independent of each other used the children’s rhythm “Now I lay me down to sleep”. Check out 'Artists featured' to see who was played and whereabouts in the show. It was a pretty chaotic show,…
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S6E45 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 8 Nov 2023. Check out artists featured below to get a flavour of what we played. The South African music was covered with two brand new tracks from Vaughn Prangley and Jackson Colt. There is a bit of confusion at 43:56 where I thought the mic was off but it wasn't and then turned it off and did th…
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S6E44 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 2 November 2023. It was nice to be broadcasting live again after a week away. It was one of those shows where we just ran out of time. Highlights included new tracks by Green Day and Blink 182. We also looked at John Corabi’s work and I discussed his awesome Biography ‘Horseshoes and Hand Grenades…
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Episode 43 went out pre-recorded as I was in the Maldives. The show aired at 19h00 on 26 October 2023 on Rebel Rock Radio. There is a great interview with Cindy Louise and super talented South African lady working out of The Netherlands. We got a scoop by playing her brand new track Innocence which was released on Friday morning 27 Oct The Immortal…
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S6E42 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 19 October 2023. It was a tough one, those of you who listen regularly to TSORR will have heard me mention Athol Curtis on many occasions. Athol has been a fan of TSORR since it started on Mix FM on 21 12 2017. We were musical brothers and I considered him the TSORR Musical Director due to his man…
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Episode 41 of season 6 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 12 October 2023. Just before kick-off, we heard the sad news on the death of Kobus de Kok Jnr, frontman for The Black Cat Bones. The Bones are without doubt one of SA’s top bands and Kobus was a phenomenal frontman. Condolences to Andre Kriel and the rest of the band. It changed t…
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Epidose 40 of Season 6 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 5 October 2023. It has been six long years since we lost Tom Petty, hard to believe, such a tragedy. Epidose was a typo but it is quite cool so I will keep it instead of Episode, hopefully not getting Alzheimer's, I have only been retired for a month, seems a bit quick. The show k…
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Episode 39 of Season 6 went out live at 19h00 on Rebel Rock Radio on 28 Sept 2023. It was a great show, we had a good few new listeners tuning in which always makes it flow better. This week's Immortals feature was awarded to Ted Nugent and his masterpiece ‘Stranglehold’. It sounded excellent and went down very well. hat's off to the bassist, check…
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One of the most enjoyable Rock Reviews I have done. Also one of the most commented on. I really got deeply into what Sixx A.M. has done and listened to a lot of interviews and watched the documentary mentioned in the review. James Michael and DJ Ashba add their talent to the charisma and drive of Nikki Sixx. Sixx A.M. contrasts the light and the da…
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Episode 38 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio on 21 September 2023 at 19h00 sharp. It was as one of our Engineering Managers used to say “All stations dogs” which means.... well we never knew what it meant. The show built up nicely from a fairly gentle U2 opener to the sheer power of Orbit Culture and Philistine at the end of the show. Check out the…
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Episode 37 of Season 6 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 14 September 2023. Once again, the airwaves were cooking thanks to The Rock Doctor’s Rock Power Hour Turbo edition that precedes The Story of Rock and Roll radio Show. We kicked off with Kiss, basically the band most responsible for TSORR as it was the band that melted my brain 12…
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Episode 36 of season 6 went out live at 19h00 sharp on Rebel Rock Radio. It was a great episode, we broke the TSORR listenership record so that was very cool. The show kicked off with the Rolling Stones ‘You Got Me Rocking’. It was a good mix of genres, we had the classic rock and the metal and a healthy dose of UK punk, pretty much what you have c…
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S6E35 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 31 August 2023. It was an auspicious occasion, my last day of work at a company I ran for the last 10 years. As a result, there is a thinly veiled theme of moving on, changes, new beginnings, disappearances etc, etc. This is demonstrated by the 3 opening tracks, ‘This is How I Disappear, ‘Let Me O…
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S6E34 went out live on 24 Aug 2023 at 19h00 on Rebel Rock Radio. Broadcasting out of Benoni, east of Johannesburg in the sinking pit of corruption and incompetence formally known as South Africa. Ok, it’s not that bad, just having a laugh, sort of. The show kicked off with Bad Company and a classic track called 'Movin’ On'. We stayed with the class…
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Episode 33 of Season 6 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 17 Aug 2023. It was a ripper due to me having a great day and a lot of people tuned in. We started off with the ‘No Lullaby’ the opening track off Jethro Tull’s incredibly strong live album Bursting Out. The show had plenty of variety this week, check out the artists featured belo…
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Episode 32 of Season 6 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 10 August 2023. We kicked off with Amanda Palmer, you heard right, something different for a change. From there it was all Quiet Riot, ACDC, and the usual stuff, and by that, you can have a look at the Artists Featured List below. This week in The Immortals slot, tracks over seven…
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Episode 31 of Season 6 went out live at 19h00 sharp on Rebel Rock Radio on 3 August 2023. Picking up where the Rock Doctor left off, we started with ‘Living On The Edge’, off one of Aerosmith’s finest albums. Check out the artists featured to get the rest of the show. The Immortals this week featured a track released in 1977 called 'Bat Out Of Hell…
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S6E30 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio 7 pm sharp on 27 July 2023. There was plenty to celebrate, it’s been a long week and the cast members of TSORR Central were all partying up a storm at TSORR musical Director Ahol’s place. I was not able to join them sadly because I had to do the soundtrack for their party. We kicked off with Cinderella Night …
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Episode 29 of Season 6 went out at 19h00 on 20 July 2023 on Rebel Rock Radio. It was unusual in that we had two interviews this week as opposed to the usual one. We chatted to Jacques van der Merwe about ‘Let It Fall’ the brand-new single released by When Angels Come. Catch this at around 1:30. The second interview is with Chaos Doctrine main Man D…
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A couple have people have asked if I will put up the TSORR Turbo edition which goes out every Friday from 18h00 - 19h00 on Bulldogs Radio. It is only 60 min and it is designed to bring on the weekend, there is very little chatter and it's loaded with Classic Rock and Metal. Ideal for a short drive somewhere with the volume up and the windows down. …
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Episode 28 of Season 6 went out live at 19h00 on Rebel Rock Radio on 13 July 2023. Following on from The Rock Doctor’s Rock Power Play Turbo show it was necessary to keep the pace. It has been freezing in Johannesburg this week with Temperatures getting down below zero and we actually had snow which happens about once every 20 years. It made sense …
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S6E27 went out live at 7 pm on Thursday 76 July 1023 on Rebel Rock Radio. It was a pleasure to pick up from where the Rock Doctor left off. It is a great pleasure to welcome Mario to Rebel Rock Radio and he set a perfect platform for the show. This week’s Ultimate Challenge was from the year 1974, the albums were Queen – Queen II, David Bowie – Dia…
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Episode 26 of season 6 went out live at 19h00 on 29 June 2023 on Rebel Rock Radio. The show kicked off with Buffalo Springfield and ‘For What Its Worth’, a track that Rush’s Alex Lifeson says he most wishes he had written. It made sense to then go straight into a song he did write, Rush with Freewill. There is plenty to get excited about on this sh…
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Episode 25 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 7pm on 22 June 2023. The show kicked off with ‘Brown Sugar’ and got even sweeter after that. Please note that there is about a minute of silence at around 37:00, there was a technical problem, please be patient it comes back strong. We heard from Philistine who updated us on the banning of their brand…
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S6E24 went out live on air on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 15 June 2023. It’s a public holiday in SA tomorrow so it was party time and a good crowd was tuned in. The show kicked off with This Flight Tonight, Nazareth live at the BBC back in 1975. Check the artists below to see the run of the show. The Ultimate Challenge this week looked at 1982, th…
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Episode 23 of Season 6 was a fantastic affair. It went out live on Rebel Rock Radio on 8 June 2023 at precisely 7pm. The airwaves were treated to the power and majesty of Judas Priest with 'Screaming For Vengeance'. From there it was a flurry of Deep Purple, Tesla, Airbourne and .......... see Artists Featured below for the list. This show was spec…
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Episode 22 of Season 6 aired on 1 June 2023 on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 sharp. We kicked off with The Cult and officially welcomed in a cold Johannesburg winter with a track called Sun King. From there it was up-tempo heavy stuff with Stone Temple Pilots, Papa Roach, Raven, and Rage Against the Machine. You can check out who played below in the ar…
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Welcome to episode 21 of Season 6. The show went out on Rebel Rock Radio on 25 May 2023. It was pre-recorded as I was away in a wonderful little town called Sedgefield somewhere along the Garden Route in the Western Cape. I listened in and chatted to the people and it was a very cool show. We kicked off with Orange Goblin, they made their TSORR deb…
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Neil Young is very special to me. He's a love him or hate him artist. If you love him you are in the right place. Attempting to review Neil Young in 60 minutes is as the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus once said "It is possible and it is not possible". The Story of Rock and Roll. TSORR - Your one-stop shop for Rock…
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S6E20 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 18 May 2023. There is plenty to get your teeth into here. We have all the greatest rock and roll in the world, see artists featured below. The show starts off pretty fast-paced and delivers the goods via, Poison, Thin Lizzy, Stone Sour and a good mix of new and old. We had a new track called ‘I Co…
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S6E19 went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 7 pm on 11 May 2023. The show kicked off with Herman Frank and we settled into a hour of uptempo, driving rock and roll from the likes of Quiet Riot, Seether, Buckcherry and Rival Sons. These last two bands mentioned had new tracks released so we took a listen to get a feel for the forthcoming albums. Late…
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S6E18 of The Story of Rock and Radio Show kicked off on Star Wars Day i.e. May the Fourth, live on Rebel Rock radio at 7:00 PM show started off with the old favorites Judas Priest of the 1986 album Turbo. There were some great pairings on this episode; we checked out Sons of Apollo back to back with Bristol band Sons of Liberty, and we put Rush and…
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S6E17 or Season Six Episode Seventeen of The Story Rock and Roll Radio Show went out live at 7:00 PM on the 27th of April 2023 on Rebel Rock Radio. We kicked off with ACDC and a track off Back in Black called 'Shoot to Thrill'. It was Freedom Day in South Africa so we celebrated our freedom from electricity, water, and roads without potholes. We li…
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S6E16 went out live on Rebel Rock radio at 7 pm on 20 April 2023. It was jam-packed with new stuff including Metallica, Overkill, Dave Hause, and Ian Hunter. The highlight of the new releases was a track called ‘#Rebel’ from Extreme, Nuno Bettencourt is on fire on the tracks released so far. The album is to be called Six and there are 3 tracks out …
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Season 6 Episode 15 aired live at 19h00 on Rebel Rock Radio on 13 April 2023. The show kicked off with Ozzy Osbourne’s 'Miracle Man' and then blasted through some fast-paced hi-octane rock/metal. There were some excellent new tracks on the show; Buckcherry with ‘Let’s Get Wild’ off the soon-to-be-released Volume 10, Greta Van Fleet with 'Meet The M…
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Find out why In Flames was such an important band for me and how the Gothenburg sound shaped everything going forward in my Metal world. Known amongst those who know as Johnny's Gift, In Flames was the gateway band to 21st-century metal. This 60 min rock review takes you through most of the albums and provides a good all-round introduction to the b…
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Episode 14 of Season 6 aired on 6 April 2023 live on Rebel Rock Radio. We started with Nightwish and 'My Walden' and progressed to Mastodon and a track called ‘Teardrinker’. We dabbled a bit in the funkier side of things which is unusual for TSORR, Ugly Kid Joe with ‘Same Side’ and Extreme with ‘Get The Funk Out’ did the honours there. Nuno Bettenc…
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