"Rock Talk"
With Allan Handelman



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Allan Handleman

The Allan Handelman Show
For October 12, 2014

The Allan Handelman Show deals with all issues relevant to the Rock Culture, not just music. Rock Stars, newsmakers, pop culture icons and always the most amazing people in the world. Hear all sides of the story and listen to a variety of media. Then, make up your own mind. It's the Talk Show for people who don't even listen to talk shows.

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Attention online listeners:

  • **PLEASE NOTE: Allan's WSJS weekday show (Mon-Fri 3-6 PM) and the weekend syndicated show (Rock Talk) are two separate and very different shows. Both shows can now be heard on WSJS.COM. For now, the Sunday show also airs on WSJS 3-6 PM (ET).
  • Other radio Stations air the weekend show (ROCK TALK) at different times throughout the weekend. To make things easier for our WEEKEND STREAMING LISTENERS, we now stream continuously from 6pm Sunday to 10am Monday (ET) on USTREAM and host recent archives of the show there.
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  • We hope this makes things a little more convenient than just offering two different airing times.

Among the guests and topics on this week's show:

  • This week on the show Allan welcomes Leslie West from Mountain and West Bruce & Laing. He's got so many great candid back stage stories too share. Very cool stuff.

  • lso tonight, legendary guitarist Vivian Campbell, (DIO, Whitesnake, Def Leppard and for a limited time Thin Lizzy).

Click to buyLeslie West is the legendary front man and lead guitarist of hard rock trio Mountain; his signature sound can be heard in classic songs including "Mississippi Queen", "Never In My Life", "Theme From An Imaginary Western", and "Nantucket Sleighride". During his career he has recorded and played with Billy Joel, Van Halen, The Who, Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix and many more.

Leslie West has a brand new guitar instructional DVD out (his first ever) via Fret12 – very cool stuff – and he will be uniting with West, Bruce jr. & Laing for an exclusive limited run of tour dates in January, 2010.

Fret12 is proud to announce its newest product line: The Sound and The Story series of DVDs. The high-quality DVDs combine instruction with an all-access pass to the stories behind the songs and the riffs, forever changing the face of staid guitar tutorials and giving fans what they crave.

Leslie West: The Sound and The Story DVD is packed with over 3 hours of footage, including the story and breakdown of West's biggest hits, 14 exercises covering all aspects of the guitar, guest appearances by guitar greats Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, Mark Tremonti, and much more. The DVD comes with a signed letter from West himself, making it the perfect gift for fans and players alike.


It's been almost 35 years since bluesy hard rock super group West, Bruce & Laing has performed together, but soon the trio's music will ring out again live in concert for the last time ever. West, Bruce jr. & Laing are set to perform a limited four-show engagement at the end of January 2010 (please see dates below). West, Bruce jr. & Laing features original band members Leslie West and Corky Laing and very special guest Malcolm Bruce, sitting in for his father Jack Bruce.

Front man and legendary guitarist West commented, "Playing with Jack Bruce was the thrill of a lifetime. Playing with his son Malcolm has given Corky and me, a second chance to recreate this music." Drummer Laing added, "As a hockey-loving Canadian, I can liken it to this…I feel like I am scoring a Hat Trick. After playing with Felix Pappalardi and Jack Bruce and now with Malcolm Bruce, I feel like the game is just beginning."

Originally formed in 1972, with core members of two historic groups, West, Bruce & Laing featured lead singer/guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing from Mountain along with bassist Jack Bruce from Cream. West, Bruce & Laing's debut album WHY DONTCHA, released in 1972, won the hearts of critics and fans alike and featured the massive hit single of the same name. The group only performed 63 shows in the United States and Europe (selling out venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City) and released one more studio album in 1973, WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON. By the time the trio's live album LIVE N' KICKIN' was released in 1974, the group had disbanded.

West and Laing have always wanted to recreate the music of West, Bruce & Laing; they approached Jack Bruce, but unfortunately he wasn't available. Ironically, six months later, after completing a Mountain tour as special guests supporting Joe Satriani, Laing was contacted by Jack Bruce's son Malcolm, who was in the United States recording his own album and so the dialogue began about the three of them playing together. After receiving Jack's blessing, West, Bruce jr. & Laing was reborn. West, Bruce jr. & Laing will be performing the band's catalog one last time. Don't miss it!

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Click to buyVivian Campbell
Guitar superstar, Vivian Campbell, has had quite an impressive, 30 plus year career. He grew up in Belfest, Northern Ireland during a time of great political unrest and violence. He formed the band Sweet Savage in the late 70's. In 1983, he was recruited by Ronnie James Dio for his then new band,DIO. While with DIO, Vivian became one of the most admired guitarists in rock music. He played with DIO until 1986. Vivian then hooked up withWhitesnake in 1987, and played on the bands most successful world tour ever. In 1991, Vivian was again recruited, this time, by one of the biggest bands in the world, Def Leppard. Vivian was brought on board to replace guitarist Steve Clark, who passed away in January of 1991. Since then, Campbell has recorded five studio CDs with the band, and has toured the world countless times.

Recently, this year, while on break from Def Leppard, Vivian has joined up with his childhood heroes – Thin Lizzy. Vivian just completed a tour of Europe with Thin Lizzy, and will be playing a handful of East Coast dates with them later this month. After that, Vivian will return to Def Leppard for a massive summer tour with Heart. And Def Leppard will also be releasing a live CDpackage this summer, with three new studio tracks, called "Mirrorball."

In addition, Vivian has also reunited with the Riverdogs. The Riverdogs plan on releasing a brand new CD during the first half of this year. The release will be on MelodicRock records, which is owned by Melodicrock.com.

Check out www.DefLeppard.com or MelodicRock Records for the Riverdogs and www.ThinLizzyband.com


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