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Rob-Halford-Metal-God-HoustonWe are homered and humbled to once again have The Metal God Rob Halford of Judas Priest back inside Hangar 19. With the release of Judas Priest’s 17th studio album Redeemer of Souls there is a lot to catch up on. Plus Rob will go in detail on 3 new metal classics as we do a Judas Priest Then and Now each of our 3 hours of the heaviest music around.

Remembering that Judas Priest are one of two legendary metal band’s from Birmingham, England we are going In The Vault with the mighty Black Sabbath.


Speaking of Sabbath they just recently headlined the annual Hyde Park music festival in London and while rumors were abound it would be their last show it was Faith No More that came out and stunned the crowd by finishing their set with their first new music in 17 years. This week’s Power Set is taken from their 1991 live album Live at Brixton. 

Then our Heavy Metal soundtrack recommendation is from Hollywood’s re do of Bad News Bears featuring tunes from Alice Cooper and Senses Fail

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When a band covers a song it can be the ultimate tribute to their heroes and to their peers. Take Metallica’s Garage Inc. album or the latest tribute record to Dio. There are incredible versions of incredible songs on some amazing records. There are also live records with cover songs, or songs recorded in the studio and used as B sides or soundtrack songs. This weekend inside Hangar 19 it’s classic (and a couple of current) metal bands covering other rock and metal bands.

We are going to go In the Vault with Motley Crue circa 1985. Of course they had a huge song with their cover of “Smoking in the Boys Room” from the album Theater of Pain.

nativity_in_blackThis week’s Power Set is a tribute to Black Sabbath. Both Megadeth and Pantera have covered Sabbath more than once and we’ll hear some gems from both bands this week taken from Nativity in Black 1 and 2. Both records were tributes to the classic 1970′s Black Sabbath line-up.

(Nativity in Black artwork from Sony records)

f4bf3918f75592183f45ceea22db2f56In the last few years the female fronted band Halestorm have become world wide rock stars. In 2011 they put out a covers e.p. called ReAniMate: The Covers E.P. The disc starts off with a pretty killer cover of Skid Row’s “Slave to the Grind.” So this week’s Then & Now has both the Skid Row version and the Halestorm version.

(Halestorm artwork from Halestormrocks.com)

maxresdefaultOur soundtrack recommendation is something a little different as it will be a couple of metal bands covering wrestling theme music from the album WWF: Forceable Entry. 

This plus metal covers by and from Annihilator, Sepultura, Guns N’ Roses, Anthrax, and even a female tribute band to Iron Maiden for 3 hours of metal inside Hangar 19.


Wendy DioThis weekend we are honored and humbled to be joined by Wendy Dio the wife and manager of the legend Ronnie James Dio. After Ronnie died of cancer in March of 2010 Wendy along with some other of Ronnie’s friends started the Stand Up and Shout cancer fund. With the newly released tribute album This is Your Life: A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio they are raising more money for the fund and allowing us to hear some of metal’s greats covering some of metal’s greatest songs. Wendy will give us the inside take on this amazing album and on the fund itself.

Then we will go to the famed melodic death metal capital of the world Gothenburg, Sweden to go In the Vault with Opeth. Thanks to Fight Network we get the lowdown on the start of Opeth.

killersThis week’s Power Set will come from the very first two Iron Maiden records. It’s to basically settle a bet. You know how this conversation goes, you’re in a bar with a fellow metal brother and the question get’s asked “What are you two favorite Iron Maiden records?” The argument was made for the first two albums Iron Maiden and Killers, and it’s actually hard to argue that.

marchofthedammedOur Then and Now will come from another classic metal legend from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era in Judas Priest. Their latest album Redeemer of Souls will be out in July.

Then our heavy metal soundtrack recommendation comes from the ultimate 1970′s stoner movie (even though it came out in 1993) Dazed and Confused. In fact instead of doing the standard two songs from the soundtrack we’ll play three, because with this amazing soundtrack it’s hard to narrow down the best.

All this and another three hours of old school heavy metal inside Hangar 19.


sypder_livePowerman 5000 have been a band and around at least as a name almost as long as the lead singer’s older brother’s band White Zombie. Of course Rob Zombie dissolved White Zombie in 1997 and has been solo ever sense, and has had a ton of success. Spyder One’s band Powerman 5000 on the other hand has had a bunch different road. I only compare these two in name alone. Spyder has never ridden on the coattails of his brother, in fact I can’t remember too many times their two bands have even played together. Powerman 5000 had a ton of success with their album Tonight The Stars Revolt! including the huge radio hit “When Worlds Collide.”  Spyder One gets in the Hangar this weekend to give his story and debut a brand new song from what could be their comeback album Builders of the Future due out May 27th.

(photo of Spyder one by David Block)

Then we are going to go In The Vault this week with Sepultura. Found a ten minute documentary originally aired on MTV Headbanger’s Ball in 1989 about the start and early days of the legendary Brazilian metal band.

Billward-interviewvidThis week’s Powerset consists of 4 of the Top 10 Bill Ward, Black Sabbath Songs. Get the full top 10 here and watch an interview with the monster drummer explaining his thoughts about last year’s Black Sabbath reunion.

UDR0175_CD_motorhead_aftershock_cover_72dpi_130828This week’s Then & Now comes from Motorhead. It’s been a rough year so far for Lemmy Kilmister with having heart surgery and having to cancel an entire tour because of it. The one bright spot has been one of Motorhead’s best albums in two decades. The album is called Aftershock and they just put out their second single just in time for a few Motorhead festival appearances.

And this week’s soundtrack recomendation is from yet another Music inspired by… album. This time though it’s for the AMC TV show the incredible The Walking Dead! 

All this and another 3 hours of heavy metal from the old school on Hangar 19.


12 - Publicity Photo 1This weekend guitar legend Joe Satriani makes his return to the Hangar in honor of the release of his new box-set Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings due out next Tuesday April 22nd. He also has a book that he wrote with author Jake Brown called Strange Beautiful Music due out May 6th. Joe goes into great deal about both this week inside Hangar 19. Learn more below:


Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God!” Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long-transcended stylistic boundaries and his 6-string secrets have astounded listeners around the world for nearly 30 years.

joesatrianibookIn Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Joe and co-author, music biographer Jake Brown, take fans on their first authorized tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the writing and recording of a storied catalog of classics including “Surfing with the Alien,” “Summer Song,” “Satch Boogie,” and more!

Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, first-hand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio, giving fans a chance to get up-close and personal like never before. With insider details about his collaboration with multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commentary from fellow guitar legends such as Steve Vai and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, this memoir offers a rare inside look for die-hard Satriani fans, guitar enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to rock.


For three decades, Joe Satriani, the biggest selling rock instrumental guitarist in the Soundscan era, has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. His studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. In May of 2013, Satriani celebrated the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum.

Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown has written 35 published books in his decade-long career, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of rock’s biggest artists. In 2012, Brown won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.


Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is a box set worthy of one of the greatest instrumental rock guitarists of our time.

Joe Satriani is the guitar. Plain and simple. No one else has ever been able to play with such pizzazz, such fluidity, such timelessness.

Since the late eighties, the self-taught, multi-platinum virtuoso has been winning over fans and musicians alike with his groundbreaking style and legendary sounds. He has been around the world several times on tours of his own, as well as tours with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, and

hugely successful G3 summer tours and albums with fellow guitar legends Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd and as part of the supergroup, Chickenfoot. He has been both artist and teacher, instructing such famous pupils as Steve Vai, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Counting Crow’s David Bryson, and jazz fusionist Charlie Hunter.

Now for the first time, all of Joe’s studio albums are compiled in The Complete Studio Recordings, the most comprehensive collection by the world’s bestselling instrumental guitarist. 15 albums including the new compilation titled Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks. Featuring brand-new digital remasters for the best sound reproduction overseen by Joe himself, each CD is packaged in a replica cardboard jacket and housed in a clamshell box.

“Joe Satriani’s my favorite guitar player.”


What music legends say about JOE SATRIANI

“Joe has refined his own style of playing to a point where he’s forever up there in the stratosphere of excellence that is reached by very few musicians.”


“Every time Joe puts his fingers on a guitar, what comes out sounds like inspired music, even if its just a finger exercise. He created and branded a niche with his own voice and in so doing he wielded an entire genre.”


“After all the times I had been on stages with Joe, been on the side of stages watching and listening to Joe, and all the times I have been in the audience cheering for Joe, I continue to have no idea how Joe does what he does.”