The Riff with Jack Trash: Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs

This week Richie Kotzen, guitar virtuoso/singer most notably known for his stint with glam rockers POISON, and currently as lead singer/lead guitarist for blues rockers THE WINERY DOGS, joins the show. As always, tons of great pure rock tracks plus “Wall Of Fame” competitors this week SOCIAL DISTORTIONPAT BENATAR and COLLECTIVE SOUL. Get your “Wall of Fame” vote in before Friday April 19th by way of the Jack Trash Social Media (Facebook/Instagram) or the post on Pure Rock Radio’s Facebook. This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, April 18th, 2019.

*Note – You may experience low volume during Richie Kotzen’s interview segments.

KING HESH: 30th Anniversary of Sonic Temple (THE CULT)

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode KING HESH CELEBRATES the 30 year anniversary of THE CULT‘s “Sonic Temple” album. Plus “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from WHITESNAKE, D-A-D, and HARDLINE.

KING HESH plays tracks throughout the show from THE CULT’s commercial breakthrough album “Sonic Temple“. Plus the new track from WHITESNAKE, ‘Hey You (You Make Me Rock)‘, is from their forthcoming album “Flesh & Blood“. Also the new song from D-A-D entitled ‘Burning Star‘ which will be on the band’s not-yet-titled upcoming studio album and a new track from HARDLINE, ‘Page Of Your Life‘, from their upcoming album “Life“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of RATT to celebrate guitarist Warren DeMartini‘s 56th birthday. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio April 12th, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Record Store Day vinyl special

This week Jack celebrates the RECORD STORE DAY 2019 by going back in time with “vinyl” on the radio! Playing everything off vinyl this episode!! Like new songs from Shark Island and The Treatment among others. Tune in for all the pops, hisses, and skips, it’ll be fun!! Also, the weekly “Wall of Fame” selections. This week it’s between Coney Hatch, Nine Inch Nails, or Helix. This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, April 11th, 2019.

KING HESH: Queensryche/Death Angel/Sacred Reich

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from QUEENSRYCHE, DEATH ANGEL, and SACRED REICH.

The new track debuting from QUEENSRYCHE is entitled ‘Light-Years‘, from their latest album “The Verdict” and the new song from DEATH ANGEL is the title track the band’s upcoming new album “Humanicide“. Also a new track ‘Don’t Do It Donnie‘ from thrashers SACRED REICH off their forthcoming album “Ignorance“. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of SAVATAGE to commemorate guitarist Criss Oliva‘s birthday [R.I.P. – 10/17/93]. He died at the age of 30. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio April 5th, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

This week Jack welcomes guitarist Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister. There’s talk about everything from Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to the Faroe Islands. New music from L.A. Guns and Godsmack, and also “Wall of Fame” nominees for this week Pretenders, Sevendust, and AC/DC battle it out for your votes. Tune in and Turn it up!!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, April 4th, 2019.

KING HESH: Love at First Sting (SCORPIONS) and Out of the Cellar (RATT) turn 35!

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode KING HESH celebrates the 35 year anniversary of SCORPIONS‘ “Love At First Sting” and RATT‘s “Out Of The Cellar” albums. Plus “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from L.A. GUNS, THE END MACHINE, and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN.

To celebrate the 35 year anniversaries of SCORPIONS’s “Love At First Sting” and RATT’s “Out Of The Cellar” KING HESH will play select tracks from both albums throughout the show. As well as a new single from L.A. GUNS, the title track from their latest album “The Devil You Know“. Plus a new track, ‘Leap Of Faith‘, from THE END MACHINE (featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown) from the band’s self-titled debut album. And a new track from guitarist YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN from his new effort “Blue Lightning“. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of AEROSMITH to celebrate singer Steven Tyler‘s 71st birthday. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio March 29th, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Ron Keel

This week, Jack is joined by special guest Ron Keel to talk about and play songs from his new record ‘Fight Like A Band.’ Also new songs from The End Machine, Shark Island, and Motley Crue, plus “The Riff” review of Motley Crue movie “The Dirt.” The regular feature “Wall of Fame” includes this week’s nominees Skid Row, Anthrax, and The Clash and much more!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, March 28th, 2019.

KING HESH: 25th Anniversary of Pantera’s “Far Beyond Driven”

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode a “King Hesh CD Spotlight” to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of PANTERA‘s “Far Beyond Driven” album. Plus a “Kingdom Of Hesh Premiere” from MOTLEY CRUE.

During hour two King Hesh celebrates the 25 year anniversary of PANTERA’s “Far Beyond Driven” by playing the album in its entirety from front to back with no interruptions. Also new music from MOTLEY CRUE, the track ‘Crash and Burn’, from the newly released “The Dirt – Soundtrack”. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of STRYPER to celebrate drummer Robert Sweet‘s 59th birthday. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio, March 22nd, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Tesla Giveaway

On this episode of The Riff with Jack Trash, We’ve got all the details on how you can win 2 tickets to see Tesla in Las Vegas on March 30th. Also playing new music from Tesla, Motley Crue, Mike Tramp, and Queensrÿche. Plus we’ll feature our 3 “Wall of Fame” bands for this week Alice in Chains, April Wine, and Electric Light Orchestra. This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, March 21st, 2019.

KING HESH: Whitesnake/Dee Snider/Hardline

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from WHITESNAKE, DEE SNIDER, and HARDLINE.

WHITESNAKE’s new song ‘Trouble Is Your Middle Name’ is off their upcoming new studio album “Flesh & Blood”. Also a new single from DEE SNIDER, ‘Lies Are A Business’, off his latest solo studio album “For The Love Of Metal”, and a new track from HARDLINE, ‘Take A Chance’, off the band’s forthcoming studio album “Life”. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of PANTERA to commemorate late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s birthday [R.I.P. – died on 06/22/18]. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio, March 15th, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Mark Slaughter

This week, Mark Slaughter (and his dog Junior) join The Riff with Jack Trash. You’ll hear about such important things as who had the fastest car at a random gas station in the south and much more. Also playing new songs from Tesla and Godsmack. Go under cover with Burning Rain and W.A.S.P., and vote for this week’s “Wall of Fame” Nominees are Great White, Pink Floyd, and Fozzy. This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, March 14th, 2019.

KING HESH: L.A. Guns/Lizzy Borden/Red Dragon Cartel

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from L.A. GUNS, LIZZY BORDEN, and RED DRAGON CARTEL.

L.A. GUNS new song ‘Rage’ is off their new studio album “The Devil You Know”. Also a new single from LIZZY BORDEN, ‘Obsessed With You’, off his latest studio album “My Midnight Things”, and a new track from RED DRAGON CARTEL(featuring guitarist Jake E. Lee), ‘Speedbag’, off the band’s sophomore album “Patina”. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of IRON MAIDEN to commemorate late drummer Clive Burr‘s birthday [R.I.P. – died on 03/12/13]. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio, March 8th, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: John Corabi

This week The Riff with Jack Trash is joined by very special guest John Corabi (The Dead Daisies, The Scream, Union, ESP, Motley Crue). As he pulls no punches, hear what he thinks of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, his former band mates, and his current drummer. Also new music from Queensrÿche, and “Wall of Fame” Nominees Scorpions, Faster Pussycat, and Montrose. This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, March 7th, 2019.

KING HESH: Queensryche/Overkill/The End Machine

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from QUEENSRYCHE, OVERKILL, and THE END MACHINE.

QUEENSRYCHE’s new song ‘Blood of the Levant’ is off their new studio album “The Verdict”. Also a new single from OVERKILL, ‘Welcome to the Garden State’, off the band’s recently released 19th studio album “The Wings Of War”, and a new track from THE END MACHINE (featuring George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown, and Robert Mason), ‘Burn The Truth’, off the band’s self-titled debut album. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of BON JOVI to celebrate frontman Jon Bon Jovi‘s 57th birthday. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio, March 1st, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Rob Grad (Kik Tracee / Superfine)

This week Rob Grad, formerly of Kik Tracee and Superfine, will be our very special guest on The Riff with Jack Trash. Hear some great tunes as always and find out who the Motley Crue of the art world is? This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, February 28th, 2019.

KING HESH: Motley Crue/Tesla/L.A. Guns

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from MOTLEY CRUE, TESLA, and L.A. GUNS.

MOTLEY CRUE’s new song ‘The Dirt (Est. 1981)’ is off the soundtrack from the band’s upcoming movie biography “The Dirt”. Also a new track from TESLA, ‘Taste This’, off the band’s forthcoming studio album “Shock”, and a new single from L.A.GUNS, ‘Stay Away’, off the band’s soon-to-be-released “The Devil You Know” album featuring the return of original guitarist Tracii Guns. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of BLACK SABBATH to celebrate guitarist Tony Iommi‘s 71st birthday. Plus a special “Triple Thrash Threat” to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of METAL CHURCH‘s “Blessing In Disguise“, the “Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio, February 22nd, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Vinny Appice

Vinny Appice, legendary drummer for Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio and Last In Line is our very special guest on today’s The Riff with Jack Trash. We’ll have new music from Jetboy and Whitesnake, plus we’ll go undercover with Jeff Scott Soto and Metallica. In addition, we play songs from our “Wall of Fame” Nominees this week, Ace Frehley, Creed, and Butcher Babies. Who wins? You decide! Don’t miss out on all the fun….C’mon all the cool kids are doing it!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, February 21st, 2019.

KING HESH: Whitesnake/Tora Tora/Dream Theater

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from WHITESNAKE, DREAM THEATER, and TORA TORA.

WHITESNAKE’s new song ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ is off the band’s forthcoming album “Flesh & Blood”. Also a new track from DREAM THEATER, ‘Paralyzed’, off the band’s forthcoming studio album “Distance Over Time”, and a new single from TORA TORA, ‘Silence The Sirens’, off the band’s soon-to-be-released “Bastards Of Beale” album. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of music from guitarist Jake E. Lee‘s career to celebrate his 62nd birthday. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“,”Poon-Tang Playlist” and much more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio, February 15th, 2019.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Damon Johnson

This week’s special guest is Damon Johnson. We talk about his new solo record ‘Memoirs of an Uprising,’ writing and playing with Sammy Hagar, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders, and the number of times he’s played golf with Alice Cooper and much more. Plus “The Riff” Undercover, “The Riff” Live and much more!! Join us today for the fun!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, February 14th, 2019.

KING HESH: No Freakin’ Ballads Love Fest

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This week KING HESH celebrates Valentine’s Day with the annual “Love Fest – No Freakin’ Ballads!“.

An entire show of songs about L-O-V-E… love. Every song played on tonight’s show has the word ‘love‘ in its title. But NO FREAKIN’ BALLADS!!! Plus a special “Triple Thrash Threat” to thrash with your love. Also a “Lovely Birthday Hesh Block” of MOTLEY CRUE to celebrate singer Vince Neil‘s 58th birthday. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio, February 8th, 2019.