ROCKLINE CALENDAR

8.26.14
Halestorm
Encore Presentation

8.28.14
Black Sabbath
Encore Presentation


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Monday August 26, 2014

Halestorm
Encore Presentation

The latest word from the Halestorm camp is that their new (3rd) album might be as far away as the holidays, or even beyond into early 2015. The following was written for the show when we presented the debut of "The Strange case of......", which, remarkably, is still their most recent full album---

The baseball sized hail that peppered the Dallas-Ft. Worth area during the recent spate of tornadoes was freezing cold. The Hale that has been commandeering audiences around the globe the past several years is sizzling hot, mostly from the considerable charms and musical prowess of Lzzy Hale, but there's more to the Pennsylvania based band's sensuality than solely from the distaff side. For the ladies there's Lzzy's brother, drummer Arejay Hale, guitarist, Joe HOTtinger and bassist Josh Smith to turn up the sizzle, but it's the chemistry and synergy of the four band members together that justifiably break out the cliché, "long awaited album" when referring to their forthcoming CD, "The Strange Case of...." It's been almost three years exactly since the debut of their eponymous album.

Sure, there have been a couple of EP's and a live album released in the interim, but there's nothing like a studio album of all new songs to satiate the true fan. Part of why there was a three year gap is because the band played hundreds of live shows as they continued to transverse the continent, one could call it the "Everywhere Twice Tour", or thrice. www.HalestormRocks.com is the official Internet site where you can tune into the Global Album Premiere, but join us on Rockline where you can actually speak with the band (all four members), learn how extensive Lzzy's collection of boxers is, hear an exclusive live acoustic performance of "Love Bites (So Do I)" and check out the new collection of songs.

Oh, what a night we have planned for you. Make sure to put a reminder in your Smartphone that Halestorm is on the next ROCKLINE with their brand new album!"

-bc

Wednesday August 28, 2014

Black Sabbath
Encore Presentation

With Black Sabbath releasing their first album with Ozzy since "Never Say Die!"in 1978, we thought it would be a great time to revisit this show devoted to their box set called "Black Box". After all, this is where the classic hits are. Their new album is called "13" (the band has done nineteen albums counting other vocalists) and is their first ever Number One album on the Billboard chart. It also appears they also debuted at #1 in their homeland too. The last day of March in 2004 was a special one for us, to say the least. Not only were we joined by Ozzy Osbourne, who then held the record for most appearances on our show, but Tony Iommi was there as well. Plus, we got to spend the entire evening discussing “Black Box” which encompasses the first eight albums featuring the original line up. The music on this show is the crème de la crème.

Between the two of them, we had plenty of laughs, took lots of your calls and set the record straight on several myths. Notably that the song N.I.B., which spawned the Black Sabbath tribute album title, does not stand for “Nativity in Black”. We also were treated to one of the most infamous ROCKLINE ENCORE questions ever, which was heard on the following weeks show in 2004 with Mick Fleetwood. Ozzy, in full splendor, off the air but in front of a live audience, asked Mick if he “still did copious amounts of cocaine”. Journalism school will teach you this is a land mine question, akin to asking, “Do you still beat your wife?” The following week Mick answered with grace and aplomb that he chose life over cocaine many years ago. It all added up to a fantastic evening with two men who literally invented an genre of music.

Join us for this incredible Special Encore ROCKLINE with Ozzy and Tony from Black Sabbath! You'll be glad you did.

-bc



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