Episode 20 of Season 5 aired on Rebel Rock Radio on Thursday 19 May at 19h00. It was great to be back behind the mic after two hectic weeks in Clarens and then Cape Town. The show kicked off with hair metal heavyweights Slaughter and a track called 'Shake This Place'. That was the general intention from the start. From there we checked out the two Mot's, Mötley Crüe and Mott the Hoople, with 'Angela' and 'One of the Boys' respectively.
We went to Australia with The Screaming Jets and James Reyne and then to Germany with Accept and a delightful love song called 'Bucket Full of Hate'. The show had a great mix and even featured a track from prog heavyweights Dream Theatre. We had metal from Satan with 'My Own God', as well as more from Cancer Bats off their latest release Psychic Jailbreak. The South African stuff came from Jasper Dan, Prime Circle, and Durban's very own Roland Suttie with his latest Theo Crous release titled 'There Was a Boy'. By request, we slipped in The Uninvited and a track called 'Fixman' making a long overdue appearance. It's a track of great relevance today with the immortal line "When the bullies go to war".
There was a bit of Gary Numan and Transvision Vamp and another track from Roger Kaye with Blue Scream titled 'Weak at the Knees. We also checked out 12th Avenue and gave a big shout-out to frontman Mark Haze who I saw in Tableview last weekend. the good news is that Mark is rocking and sounding better than ever. He has without a doubt one of the best voices in the world and it's wonderful to see a guy so talented. As we said at the gig, he plays guitar as easily as breathing. We finished off with the Admas Family, Ryan, and Big brother Bryan, lol, just a little joke.
Artists featured: Slaughter, Mötley Crüe, Mott the Hoople, Def Leppard, Bad Company, The Screaming Jets, James Reyne, Metallica, Satan, Accept, Dream Theatre, Fate Warning, Dark Tranquility, The Rolling Stones, Gov’t Mule, Jasper Dan, Roland Suttie, Prime Circle, Gary Numan & Tubeway Army, Transvision Vamp, Halestorm, Cancer Bats, Motörhead, Avenged Sevenfold, The Gaslight Anthem, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 12th Avenue, Blue Scream, The Uninvited, AMH, Green Day, UK Subs, Pride & Glory, Slayer, Trivium, Megadeth, Kid Rock, Ryan Adams, Bryan Adams