Monday April 21, 2014
The Best of
This is one of our most well received events: wall to wall music featuring exclusive live performances. One of the bands to have performed repeatedly on Rockline is Buckcherry, first for our twenty-fifth anniversary and then again to debut their CD “Black Butterfly” playing a six song set followed by a seven song one. We’ve grabbed some of the best songs from each show for you. We also present Shinedown’s cover of the seminal Lynyrd Skynyrd song, “Simple Man". Shaun Morgan of Seether also performs a song, “Lover”, essentially never been heard live from a magical night on the show. Richard Patrick and Filter check in with two of his band’s most identifiable and revered songs and Static X was able to blast through an eleven song set in about a half of an hour. Hey, they have short songs. We’ll load up a couple of those too. Those Oklahoma boys Hinder also turned in a great live set and we’ve snagged a couple of their biggest hits to share with you. Burn Halo sapped the juice from the nearby electric supply as the Southern California based band scorched our stage in honor of a dirty little girl. It’s a good thing to have so much to choose from.
This is a can’t go wrong show as we bring the stage directly to your ears. Join us for “The Best of ROCKLINE Live”, our treat to you exclusively on our next show.
Wednesday April 23, 2014
Strange Beautiful Music
Among Joe Satriani's many talents we can now add author. Well, at least co-author with his brand new book, "Strange Beautiful Music", chronicling his amazing story. Apparently sensing a retrospective mood, Joe is also releasing a companion piece with a rock solid 15 CD Library Box Set encompassing his entire catalog. Sometimes it really is best to stop and smell the roses for a moment, but knowing Joe he's likely at work on his next project to come. His is a remarkable story beginning in Westbury, NY and segueing to Berkeley, CA in 1978 where he continued teaching guitar with a few students who would later become bona fide stars such as Kirk Hammett, Steve Vai, David Bryson, Larry LaLonde and many other Bay Area luminaries. His students success helped fuel his own and as they did well they helped spread the word about this ungodly guitarist who had taught them a lick or two. Joe caught on in his own right with the release of his second album, "Surfing with the Alien" spawning hits with the title track and "Satch Boogie". The seeds had been sown and Joe was off and running with album after album, work with Deep Purple, Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper, all those fascinating G3 lineups, Chickenfoot and now, finally, a respite to take stock of his journey, his work and his story. www.Satriani.com is his website. Now, you have the opportunity to hear the story from the man himself as Joe Satriani joins us on the next Rockline!