UK’s nationwide BBC Radio 1 announces new Rock Show

Daniel P Carter - Derek Bremner
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BBC Radio 1, the UK’s nationwide flagship radio station of the BBC, has announced that it is to broadcast a new show dedicated to rock and metal music.

The corporation revealed it’s shakeup of the Radio 1 schedule yesterday, including the new format Rock Show which will be hosted by Daniel P. Carter, and broadcast on a Sunday evening between 7pm and 10pm. It will follow on directly from the station’s Official UK Chart rundown, and the announcement of that week’s number one single.

The changes are due to take effect from the 1st of September. The BBC says that it needs to make the alterations to the schedule in order to save costs, bring new broadcasting talent through the corporation, and keep the station fresh in line with it’s audience’s expectations.

Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said: “These cuts to our budget are hurting, it means I have had to make some tough choices and say goodbye to some friends and respected colleagues. I believe these new schedules continue to innovate, reflect and celebrate the UK’s youth and music culture.”

Daniel P Carter said of the new Rock Show: “To be starting the show directly after the announcement of the UK number one is obviously amazing and to be in the position where my show is an alternative option to the Simon Cowell circus is also a beautiful thing. If that’s your bag then all good, but I’m stoked that The Rock Show will be in a slot that reflects the importance of a genre that is now, and always will be, in great shape because it is everything to the people that love it.”

Horns up! \m/

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Kiss confirm details of 40th anniversary box set


Kiss have confirmed the release of a 40th anniversary vinyl box set.

The band will also embark on a co-headlining tour of the US this summer with UK rockers Def Leppard. The two bands will hit the road on the 23rd of June and will play a series of live dates running through until the 31st of August. The tour is partnering with US military support foundations and will offer discounted tickets to US service personnel.

Meanwhile, Kissteria: The Ultimate Vinyl Road Box will be released in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The vinyl set comes packaged in a limited edition tour case and contains 34 albums along with posters, dominoes, photos, a cleaning cloth and turntable mat and a certificate of authenticity.

A set of vinyl re-issues of individual albums will start in March and will come to an end in June. A double CD, Kiss 40, will also be released.

The full inventory of Kissteria: The Ultimate Vinyl Road Box is as follows:

Vinyl: KISS, Hotter Than Hell, Dressed To Kill, Alive!, Destroyer, Rock And Roll Over, Love Gun, Alive II, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley, Dynasty, Unmasked, Music From The Elder, Creatures Of The Night, Lick It Up, Animalize, Asylum, Crazy Nights, Hot In The Shade, Revenge, Alive III, MTV Unplugged, Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions, Psycho Circus, Alive: The Millennium Collection, Monster

Exclusive vinyl: Double Platinum, Greatest KISS, Killers, You Wanted The Best You Got The Best, Smashes, Thrashes & Hits, Kiss Symphony: Alive IV

Collectables: 11 posters, vinyl cleaning cloth, turntable mat, dominoes, photos, certificate of authenticity with exclusive box number.

The release schedule of individual vinyl re-issues is as follows:

March 31: Alive!, Animalize, Destroyer, Dressed To Kill, Dynasty, Hotter Than Hell, KISS, Lick It Up, Revenge, Unmasked

May 5: Asylum, Creatures Of The Night, Love Gun, MTV Unplugged, Psycho Circus

May 26: Rock And Roll Over, Alive III, Music From The Elder, Crazy Nights, Hot In The Shade, Alive: The Millennium Concert, Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions

June 23: Alive II, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Peter Cris, Paul Stanley

You can find out more about Kissteria here.

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