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New Tom Petty, Steve Perry, Rod Stewart and More!

Steve Perry - Traces
Steve Perry – Traces

I have just added 12 more tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Steve Perry – Traces … The ex-Journey vocalist returns with his first album of new material since 1994’s For The Love of Strange Medicine. The unmistakable voice is still in fine form. Listen for the tracks – Easy To Love and Sun Shines Gray. Read the review here.

Tom Petty – An American Treasure … This box set captures deeper cuts, alternate takes and unreleased songs Petty left off his previous boxed set (Playback). Listen for a live version of a duet with Stevie Nicks (of Fleetwood Mac) called Insider, an early longer, live version of the classic song Breakdown, an alternate version of the song Rebels (with horns!) and a previously unreleased rocker called Lonesome Dave. Read the review here.

Phil Collins – Plays Well With Others … This 4 CD box set showcases the incredible variety of musical artists that the ex-Genesis drummer/vocalist has collaborated with. Listen for Collins playing on the tracks Sweet Little Mystery by John Martyn, Savannah Woman by Tommy Bolin, Walking On Air by Stephen Bishop and drumming and singing on a cover of the BeatlesAbbey Road suite Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End – which he recorded with the legendary Beatles’ producer George MartinRead the review here.

Rod Stewart – Blood Red Roses … After a decade of crooning the American Songbook, the ex-Faces vocalist returns with an album of more contemporary music. Listen for the track Vegas ShuffleRead the review here.

John Lennon – Imagine (The Ultimate Collection) … A lavish celebration of Lennon‘s 1971 masterpiece, this box set is an in-depth examination of everything that went on around the recording of this pivotal album. Listen for the song God Save OzRead the review here.

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New Uriah Heep, Ann Wilson, Yes and More!

Ann Wilson - Immortal
Ann Wilson – Immortal

I have just added 12 tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Billy Gibbons – The Big Bad Blues … The ZZ Top guitar player returns to his roots with an album of blues-based songs – featuring 7 new songs and 4 classic blues covers. Listen for the tracks – Hollywood 151 and Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’. Read the review here.

Steve Forbert – The Magic Tree … The singer/songwriter’s latest album was supposed to be an album of acoustic demos that would accompany the release of his autobiography Big City Cat: My Life In Folk-Rock, but instead, he hired some musicians and overdubbed new tracks onto the demos, resulting in a delightfully cohesive addition to his catalogue. Listen for the song Diamond SkyRead the review here.

Slash – Living The Dream … This album teams the Guns n’ Roses guitar player with vocalist Myles Kennedy and the band The Conspirators. Many of the tracks sound like something straight from a GNR session. Listen for the track My AntidoteRead the review here.

Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers … The singer-songwriter who once helmed the band Fairport Convention returns with an album of sarcasm, satire and sentiment. Listen for the tracks The Storm Won’t Come and You Can’t Reach MeRead the review here.

Uriah Heep – Living The Dream … Next year, Uriah Heep will celebrate 50 years as a band. This is their 25th studio album and it features hard rock with some Prog-Rock twists. Listen for the songs Dreams Of Yesteryear and Rocks In the RoadRead the review here.

Paul Weller – True Meanings … The latest album from The Modfather features a surprisingly tender collection of songs from someone who is often thought of as brusque. The album features guest musicians such as Rod Argent (of The Zombies), Noel Gallagher (of Oasis) as well as English folk musicians Martin Carthy and Danny Thompson. Listen for the album’s opening track The Soul SearcherRead the review here.

Ann Wilson – Immortal … The vocalist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart returns with another album of covers – celebrating the Immortal status of artists who have inspired her career. The album is produced by legendary Heart producer Mike Flicker. Listen for the song Baker Street – originally done by Gerry RaffertyRead the review here.

Yes – Live At the Apollo … Featuring Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman – the album finds this incarnation of the band celebrating 50 years of existence with a tight, polished performance that was captured in early 2017 at Manchester, England’s Apollo Theatre. Listen for live versions of the Yes classics I’ve Seen All Good People and Make It Easy-Owner Of A Lonely HeartRead the review here.

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New Joan Jett, Steve Perry and More!

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation Soundtrack
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation Soundtrack

I have just added four new songs into high rotation. They are all pre-release singles from impending new albums from classic rock artists: new Joan Jett, Steve Perry, Billy Gibbons and Tom Petty.

Tune in to Choice Classic Rock radio right now and listen for:

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Fresh Start. This song was newly recorded for the impending documentary about this groundbreaking all-girl band. The film is called Bad Reputation and it premieres September 28th. Click here for more information about the film and it’s soundtrack.

Billy Gibbons – Standing Around Crying. The second single from the ZZ Top guitar player’s impending solo release called The Big Bad Blues. The album is due for release on September 21st.

Steve Perry – No More Cryin’. The second single from the ex-Journey vocalist’s impending album Traces, which is scheduled for release on October 5th.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – You and Me (Clubhouse Version). The second single from the late icon’s soon-to-be-released box set called American Treasure – due for release on September 28th.

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Ten Newly Released Classic Rock Tracks Added

Paul Carrack - These Days
Paul Carrack – These Days

I have just added 10 tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Paul McCartney – Egypt Station … The ex-Beatle returns with his first album since 2013’s New – and it is well worth the wait. The album is simple and honest with great songs. In addition to the 3 songs that were released prior to this record’s release and already added to our playlist – listen for the songs – Dominoes, Caesar Rock, Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link, Who Cares and People Want Peace. Dig it! Read the review here.

Paul Carrack – These Days … This album features all original material, much of it co-written with Chris Difford of the band Squeeze. Featuring lots of horns – it is a very fine album. Listen for the tracks In The Cold Light of Day and You Make Me Feel. Read the review here.

Alice Cooper – A Paranormal Evening At the Olympia In Paris … This live album from Alice features a hot band and a great selection of songs from his catalogue. Listen for a live version of No More Mister Nice GuyRead the review here.

Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning … This is the first album from this Canadian band since 2013 – and is described in the review as “an entrancing piece of musical artistry”. Listen for the song The Things We Do To Each OtherRead the review here.

Paul Simon – In The Blue Light … As he looks forward to his retirement from touring, Simon has released an album of previously released songs – but has reworked them, refreshing them. Listen for the song LoveRead the review here.

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New Crack The Sky, The Magpie Salute and More!

Crack The Sky - Living In Reverse
Crack The Sky – Living In Reverse

I have just added 6 new tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Crack The Sky – Living In Reverse … This West Virginia band’s 2oth album is as solid as it can be. Listen for the tracks Talk Talk and Living In ReverseRead the review here.

Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul – Live Soulfire! … The album was recorded in Europe and North America last year during the legendary E-Street Band guitar player’s first solo tour in nearly two decades. Listen for the song Angel EyesRead the review here.

The Magpie Salute – High Water I … This is former Black Crowes member Rich Robinson‘s band – and this album is excellent from start to finish. Listen for the tracks For The Wind and Walk On WaterRead the review here.

Neil & Liam Finn – LightsleeperNeil Finn is a household name in rock/pop music for his time spent in the bands Split Enz and Crowded House. Here, he teams up with his son Liam for some breezy folk-pop that feature great songwriting and the same tight vocals he is known for. Listen for the song Anger Plays A PartRead the review here.

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Nine New Tracks Added Into High Rotation

Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues
Billy F Gibbons – The Big Bad Blues

I have just added nine new tracks into high rotation. They are all pre-release singles from impending new albums from classic rock artists. Tune in to Choice Classic Rock radio right now and listen for:

Billy Gibbons – Rollin’ And Tumblin’. The first single from the ZZ Top guitar player’s latest solo album The Big Bad Blues.

Steve Perry – No Erasin’. The lead single from the ex-Journey vocalist’s new album Traces.

Steve Forbert – That’d Be Alright. The first single from his forthcoming album The Magic Tree.

Yes Featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman – Fragile. A new song with the same name as one of their early albums.

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Driving Rain. A rockin’ little number that will be found on the Guns n’ Roses guitar player’s new album Living The Dream.

Paul Simon – One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor. This new song is from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming album In the Blue Light.

Paul McCartney – Fuh You. This is the third song released from the ex-Beatle‘s album Egypt Station, which is set for release in September.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Unwanted Number. The “other” Elvis is back with a new song from his upcoming release Look Now.

Doyle Bramhall II – Everything You Need. This song features Eric Clapton on guitar, and will be found on Bramhall II‘s new album Shades.

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New Boz Scaggs, Elvin Biship and Bob Dylan

Boz Scaggs-Out of The Blues
Boz Scaggs-Out of The Blues

I have just added 6 new tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Boz Scaggs – Out Of the Blues … For over 10 years now Boz Scaggs has been releasing albums that are grittier and more blues-based than his most popular albums from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. This new album maintains that trend, taking the music back into the blues (contrary to what the album title says!) Listen for the tracks Little Miss Night and Day, I’ve Just Got to Forget You and Rock and Stick. Read the review here.

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here … Their previous debut album garnered a Grammy nomination and the band continues in a fun-filled bluesy direction. Listen for the hilarious take on those in power on the song Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here and the instrumental track Bob’s Boogie. Read the review here.

Bob Dylan – Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances from the Copyright Collections … This two-disc compilation of early concert recordings brings together material previously only available on the limited edition 50th Anniversary/Copyright Extension albums. Listen for the track Baby Let Me Follow You Down, which was recorded in May 1966 at the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, UK. Read the review here.

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Amazon Echo/Alexa Can Stream Choice Classic Rock

Amazon EchoAre you an Amazon Echo/Alexa user? Do you use Echo and the Alexa voice recognition to stream music in your house? Then you can stream Choice Classic Rock over your Echo device. Since Choice Classic Rock is on TuneIn radio and you can access TuneIn radio from your Echo/Alexa device – you can start streaming us with a voice command.

However, you have to use the correct syntax to start the stream – or Alexa will think you are looking for a Classic Rock genre that doesn’t exist. Here is the WRONG way to do it (which unfortunately, is how the Echo/Alexa instructions tell you to do it): “Alexa, stream Choice Classic Rock on TuneIn.This will not work

Instead, use the following voice command: “Alexa, stream the station Choice Classic Rock on TuneIn.Alexa needs to hear the word “station” before “Choice Classic Rock” to know this is the station you want. State the command using this syntax and it will start the stream and you will be happily listening to the best classic rock in the world!

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New Rolling Stones and Graham Nash

Graham Nash - Over The Years
Graham Nash – Over The Years

I have just added 5 new tracks into high rotation from the following newly released classic rock albums:

Graham Nash – Over The Years … This double CD album is a “best of” – containing tracks from The Hollies, Crosby Stills & Nash as well as solo material – but also a deep dive into the origins of some of this artist’s best known songs. There are more than a dozen unreleased songs in the collection – including early demos of some of Nash‘s best known work. Listen for the demo versions of Chicago and Wasted On the Way. Read the review here.

The Rolling Stones – No Security: Live San Jose ’99 … This DVD/CD package contains 20 songs from their 1999 No Security Tour culled from two performances in San Jose. Listen for live versions of You Got Me Rocking, Bitch and Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Read the review here.

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New Single From Tom Petty

An American Treasure
Tom Petty: An American Treasure

I have just added a new song from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers into high rotation. The track is called Keep A Little Soul and is the first single released from the upcoming box set Tom Petty: An American Treasure. The 4 CD box set will contain 60 tracks of previously unreleased live and studio recordings from across the legendary performer’s storied career.  It is due for release in September of 2018.

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