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This Thursday’s show (27th June 8pm to 10pm, repeating Saturday 7pm to 9pm) takes the listener on a journey from one of the most enigmatic new bands in rock music today, namely Swedish band Ghost, all the way to one of the greatest names in rock, Deep Purple, whose new track ‘Vincent Price’, closes our show. […]

Let me tell how it’s going to be…….It’s June 2018.  Kyle, Paul and TJ from Burton band Theia are chatting backstage before they prepare to play the main stage at Download, supporting Alter Bridge on the Ozzy’s Still Sober Stage. Kyle – ‘Guys, who remembers the first time we played an acoustic session for the […]

This week The Rock Train goes on two journeys. Thursday at 8pm there is the standard show, packed with interviews, new music and jolly banter. The Thursday shows will continue to showcase the best of new rock and metal from unsigned as well as international artists plus interviews with special guests. Then on Friday at […]

This week on The Rock Train we feature death metallers Incassum who played us two amazing acoustic songs and gave us a great interview. Sharleen Kennedy’s haunting vocals will send you on a trip to another world. Scandinavian rockers Grand Magus recently toured the UK and Mark caught up with singer JB backstage for an […]

On this 40th journey of The Rock Train we  talk to two of the world’s GREATEST current rock guitarists, Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed, Mark Tremonti Project) and Orianthi Pangaris (Alice Cooper band, Michael Jackson This is It). Mark Tremonti is a true living guitar legend. Founder member of Creed and Alter Bridge he is […]

On this week’s edition of The Rock Train we go back in time to the 1980s when there was a plethora of bands glammimg it up with big hair, tight spandex and a sound that would define a generation. Before the American hair-metal bands  exploded onto the scene, Birmingham’s very own Wrathchild were forging a […]

This show was broadcast on the 24th Jan 2012 on Siren FM. Special studio guests were steel Threads who played a fantastic acoustic set for us showcasing their special blend of Power Folk and acoustic rock. Also on the show Andy Copping announces new acts for the Download Festival and talks about why the bands […]

(Show 34 plays out on Thursday 10th Jan at 8pm and repeats Saturday 12th Jan at 7pm) The dedication of the bands we meet on our travels never fails to impress. We were contacted last year by two bands, from the opposite ends of the country, both wanting to come and play music for The […]

Due to the 24 hour ‘live’ charity takeover this weekend, this week’s The Rock Train repeat show will be on air at 10pm this Friday 23rd November, straight after Siren Punk instead of Saturday 7pm. And on the subject of the charity takeover, The Rock Train are delighted to have been given a slot at […]

On the show this week we have an interview with rising star Orianthi and the band Ten by Ten as well as a great mixture of music. We first met Orianthi in August in the Press area at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival where we managed to catch 5 minutes with her shortly before taking […]