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Thursday’s show features 2 special guets we interviewed at Rock City, Nottingham. They are the amazing Vega and Santa Cruz. We met Vega earlier this year at the HRH AOR Festival in Sheffield and it was great to catch up with them again in the East Midlands. They told us all about their latest album […]

  Exactly 1 year ago this week we were sent a request to play a couple of songs by a young local band, Lock up Laura. The two songs were Crashing Down and Dreaming of Insomnia. We liked the tracks and ended up playing both of them on the show. since then we have stayed […]

It says something when we are too busy to celebrate our own 50th edition. Yes, the Rock Train has chugged its way through 50 shows over the past 2 years. We would like to thank everyone who has appeared on the show as guests, presenters, studio helpers, button pushers, cake buyers, the amazing bands whose […]

As we near our 50th show its time for some reflection on what the show(s) have achieved in a very short time. We have gone from one show every other week to two shows every other week, primarily to accommodate all the extra good material we have built up. Acoustic sessions, festival specials, a nod […]

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. […]

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 […]