Rich Embury’s R3TR0GRAD3: 5hr EDDIE VAN HALEN R3TROspective!

Just in case you haven’t had enough Van Halen specials this week, in tribute to the recently lost legend EDDIE VAN HALEN (and who would?)… It’s a special 5-Hour (minimum interruption) Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3!

Rich went live with a special tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who we just lost to Cancer on Tuesday 😭. A “Greatest Hits” retrospective of Van Halen songs from ALL of the studio albums (and a few fun surprises in between), all 12 of them (from the first to the last)! Very little yapping from your host on this one 🙌🏼. A full 5-hours with limited interruptions, to remember the innovative and legendary Edward Lodewijk Van Halen and his music fondly! Rich rarely does tribute shows, but there have been very few like EVH!! Wanna be part of the show each week? Join the Live chat room (and Discord) every Wednesday nite. Go to http://richembury.rocks for times. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, October 9th, 2020.

The Riff with Jack Trash: Your Songs + Ronnie James Dio & Pete Way

The Riff with Jack Trash returns, and our question this time has been, what songs reached out and grabbed you at the moment you heard them? The ones that instantly became yours for life. We’re playing YOUR songs this week. Plus we’ve got a tribute to Ronnie James Dio and remember the late, great Pete Way! Tune it in and turn it up!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, August 20th, 2020.

KING HESH: Jani Lane RIP + Armored Saint, Heathen & Vicious Rumors

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 tribute to the late WARRANT front man JANI LANE. Plus “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from ARMORED SAINT, HEATHEN, and VICIOUS RUMORS.

Throughout the show we hear songs from WARRANT to commemorate the nine year anniversary since the tragic death of singer JANI LANE [R.I.P.], featuring the band’s hits and other select tracks from their discography. Plus a new single from ARMORED SAINT entitled ‘End of the Attention Span‘ from their forthcoming, eighth studio album “Punching The Sky“, also new HEATHEN, the title track off their upcoming studio album “Empire Of The Blind“, and a debut from veteran Bay area thrashers VICIOUS RUMORS entitled ‘Pulse of the Dead‘ from their soon-to-be-released studio album “Celebration Decay“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of WHITESNAKE to celebrate drummer TOMMY ALDRIDGE‘s 70th birthday. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out!!! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Friday, August 14th, 2020 and replayed on Monday, August 17th 2020.

King Hesh: Dedication To DIO (10th Anniversary)

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This week a special tribute to one of heavy metal’s most iconic and recognizable voices in rock/metal, Ronnie James Dio. A 3-hour tribute, dubbed “Dedication to Dio – 10 Year Anniversary“.

During the three hour long tribute, the listener goes on a journey through Ronnie James Dio‘s career spanning, four decades! Focusing mainly on the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. In chronological order, a musical tutorial of Dio’s career with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, to his solo career, simply known as Dio. Plus his last ever project with his Black Sabbath bandmates called Heaven & Hell. “Dedication to Dio“, a heavy metal journey to celebrate the music of Ronnie James Padavona (Dio). The man, the myth, the legend… Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out!!! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Friday, May 15th, 2020 and replayed on Monday, May 18th, 2020.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Neil Peart Tribute

With the recent passing of legendary, Canadian drummer, Neil Peart of Rush, 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca is paying TRIBUTE tonight! Amazing songs from his career, and live calls with fellow musicians Vernon Reid, Chris Caffery, Jeff Plate, Nick Bowcott and more, also feeling the effect of Neil’s death. DON’T MISS this one! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio January 14th, 2020.

KING HESH: Annual Dimebag Tribute Special

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 continues his end of the year themed shows with the annual “Tribute To Dimebag” special!!!

An entire show of music from the late Pantera guitarist “DimebagDarrell Abbott, who was heinously killed on stage doing what he loved doing 15 years ago this past week, December 8, 2004. You’ll hear, of course, a lot of Pantera, plus other music from his career, including his collaboration with David Allen Coe in Rebel Meets Rebel, the band Dimebag and his late brother Vinnie Paul Abbott formed in Damageplan, and some rare tracks over his career. Don’t want to miss this show dudes. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out!!! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio December 6th, 2019 and replayed on Monday, December 9th, 2019.

Belgian Metal Shredder On Air: November 1st, 2019 (English Version)

We pay our respects to 2 deceased Belgian metal heroes (Wizz from Wizz Wizzard and Whiteshark from Ostrogoth). Aside from that we also play classic metal from Blaze Bailey, death metal from Reject the Sickness, black metal from Helheim, combat metal from FireForce and a death/power metal cocktail in the form of Dyscordia. In other words, metal in all shapes and sizes, as usual on this weekly show! This episode of Belgian Metal Shredder On Air originally aired on Pure Rock Radio November 1st, 2019.

Belgian Metal Shredder On Air: 01 November 2019 (Nederlandse Versie)

We herdenken 2 overleden Belgische metalhelden (Wizz van Wizz Wizzard en Whiteshark van Ostrogoth). Daarnaast spelen we klassieke metal van Blaze Bailey, death metal van Reject the Sickness, black metal van Helheim, combat metal van FireForce en een death/power metal cocktail in de vorm van Dyscordia. Kortom, metal in alle maten en gewichten, zoals gewoonlijk op deze wekelijkse show! Deze aflevering van Belgian Metal Shredder werd oorspronkelijk uitgezonden op Pure Rock Radio 01 November 2019.

KING HESH: Tribute to late Savatage guitarist CRISS OLIVA

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 special Tribute to the late Savatage guitarist Criss Oliva and also “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from Annihilator, D:A:D and Quiet Riot!

King Hesh plays tracks from Savatage throughout the show to pay tribute to late guitarist Criss Oliva. Also a debut from Annihilator for the song, ‘I Am Warfare‘, from their forthcoming studio album “Ballistic Sadistic“. Also King Hesh debuts the title track from D:A:D‘s latest album “A Prayer For The Loud“, and a brand new song from Quiet Riot, ‘Don’t Call It Love‘, from their upcoming new album “Hollywood Cowboys“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of Britny Fox to celebrate singer ‘DizzyDean Davidson‘s 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 October 18th, 2019.

KING HESH: Tribute to the late Jan Kuehnemund (1953-2013) of VIXEN

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 special tribute to the late Vixen guitarist Jan Kuehnemund and also “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from Queensryche, Michael Sweet, and Impellitteri.

King Hesh will play tracks from Vixen throughout the show to pay tribute to late guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Also a debut from Queensryche for the song, ‘Propoganda Fashion‘, from their current album “The Verdict“. Also King Hesh debuts the title track from Michael Sweet featuring Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, from Sweet’s newly released solo album “Ten“, and a brand new song from Impellitteri, ‘Hypocrisy‘, from their latest studio album “The Nature Of The Beast“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of David Lee Roth to celebrate his 65th 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, October 11th, 2019.

Rock N Roll Journey: Ginger Baker Tribute & more!

In this week’s show Metal Mike payed Tribute to the great Ginger Baker of Cream, who passed away this past week at the age of 80. An amazing drummer who was an innovator for so many skin bashers of different genres. One of Mike’s favorite drummers of all time! Also great music from Metallica, Watchtower and Kiss, plus an amazing live track from Lou Reed you should check it out, and so much more!! This episode of Rock N Roll Journey with Metal Mike originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio October 6th, 2019.

KING HESH: TONY MILLS (Shy/TNT) Tribute

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode pays tribute to the recently departed singer/frontman TONY MILLS (Shy/TNT). As well as “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from Mike Tramp (White Lion), Michael Sweet (Stryper), and Steel Panther.

At the top of the first two hours, a double-shot of Shy to pay tribute to singer Tony Mills, who recently passed away due to cancer. Also debuts from Mike Tramp entitled ‘Best Days Of My Life‘ from his newest solo album “Stray From The Flock“. A new single called ‘Shine‘ from Stryper frontman Michael Sweet from his upcoming new solo album “Ten“, and another brand new song from Steel Panther, ‘Gods Of Pussy‘, from their studio album “Heavy Metal Rules“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of Whitesnake to celebrate singer David Coverdale‘s 68th 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 September 20th, 2019.

KING HESH: George Guidotti (Heaven’s Edge) Tribute

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 tribute to recently departed HEAVEN’S EDGE bassist George “G.G.” Guidotti. Also “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from DIAMOND HEAD, DREAM THEATER, and SACRED REICH.

At the top of all three hours King plays a track from HEAVEN’S EDGE to pay tribute to G.G. who recently lost his battle with lung cancer. Also on tap, new song debuts from DIAMOND HEAD, ‘The Sleeper‘ off the band’s latest studio album “The Coffin Train“. As well as the new single from DREAM THEATER, ‘Barstool Warrior‘, off the band’s recently released studio album “Distance Over Time“, and a new track from SACRED REICH entitled ‘Divide and Conquer‘ off their newly released studio album “Awakening“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of KISS to celebrate bassist Gene Simmons 70th 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 August 23rd, 2019.

**NOTE: George Guidotti photo with thanks from Dan Williams Photography.

KING HESH: Tribute to the late, great JANI LANE of WARRANT

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 pays tribute to the late WARRANT singer Jani Lane, as we commemorate his 8th anniversary since his untimely death in 2011 (RIP). Also “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from KXM and SPREAD EAGLE.

Throughout the show Hesh will play righteous WARRANT tunes from the band’s heyday with singer Jani Lane, featuring songs from their debut album “Dirty Rotten Filthy Sticking Rich“, their sophomore album “Cherry Pie“, to their third album “Dog Eat Dog“. Also on tap, King Hesh debuts the new single from KXM (featuring George Lynch, Doug ‘Dug’ Pinnick, & Ray Luzier), ‘Lightning‘, off the band’s forthcoming studio album “Circle Of Dolls“. And a new song from SPREAD EAGLE, ‘29th of February‘, off the band’s newly released studio album “Subway To The Stars“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” medley of music from singer Bruce Dickinson‘s career spanning four decades to celebrate his 61st 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 August 9th, 2019.

KING HESH: Fallen Hesh Hero Birthdays

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 pays tributes to four fallen Hesh members whose birthdays are this week. Also “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from STEEL PANTHER and EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE.

Special double shots at the top of the first two hours to honor drummer Eric Carr (KISS) and singer Daniel MacMaster (BONHOM) on the week of their birthday’s. As well as a special “Double Birthday Hesh Block” to honor Bon Scott‘s and Ronnie James Dio‘s birthdays. Also on tap STEEL PANTHER’s new single ‘All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)‘ off the band’s forthcoming studio album “Heavy Metal Rules“. And a new track from Memphis rockers EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE, ‘Southern Way‘, off the band’s latest reissue “Backtraxx“. As well as another listen to ‘The Pack‘ from DEATH ANGEL‘s new studio album “Humanicide“. Plus the “Triple Thrash Threat“, “Poon-Tang Playlist“, and more. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio July 12th, 2019.

KING HESH: Robbin Crosby (RATT) Tribute

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 tribute to late RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby [R.I.P.]. Plus “Kingdom Of Hesh Premiere” from JANET GARDNER (ex-VIXEN).

Throughout the show, at the top of each hour, King Hesh will play a double shot of RATT from a single album, going in chronological order. Also a debut from JANET GARDNER, ‘Your Place In The Sun‘, the title track from her recently released solo album, and the King takes another spin from THE END MACHINE (featuring George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown and Robert Mason) new song ‘Leap Of Faith‘, from the band’s self-titled debut album. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of WARLOCK to celebrate German metal queen DORO PESCH‘s 55th 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, June 7th, 2019.

KING HESH: Remembering RONNIE JAMES DIO

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 “Tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO” and “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from HARDLINE and HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES.

King Hesh will play tracks from Ronnie James Dio’s career at the top of each hour to remember one of the great heavy metal vocalists of all time to commemorate the nine year anniversary since his death. King Hesh also debuts a new track from HARDLINE titled ‘Place To Call Home‘, from their new studio album “Life” and a brand new single, ‘The Boogieman Surprise‘, from supergroup HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES (featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and actor/musician Johnny Depp) from their upcoming second full-length album “Rise“. As well as a “Birthday Hesh Block” of TESTAMENT to celebrate guitarist Eric Peterson‘s 55th 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, May 17th, 2019.

KING HESH: Tribute to Dimebag!

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 continues his end of the year themed shows with the annual “Tribute To Dimebag” show!!!

An entire show of music from the late PANTERA guitarist “DimebagDarrell Abbott, who was heinously killed on stage, doing what he loved doing, 14 years ago this past week on December 8, 2004. You’ll hear, of course, a lot of PANTERA, plus other music from his career, including his collaboration with David Allan Coe in REBEL MEETS REBEL, and the band with his brother DAMAGEPLAN, and some rare tracks over his career. Don’t want to miss this show dudes. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio December 7th, 2018.

KING HESH: Jani Lane Tribute/Ace Frehley/Prong

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 commemorates the 7 year anniversary of Jani Lane‘s tragic passing. Plus “Kingdom Of Hesh Premieres” from ACE FREHLEY, PRONG, and ULTRAPHONIX. Throughout the show King Hesh plays select songs from WARRANT‘s vast catalog to remember the late Jani Lane. As well as debuts from ACE FREHLEY, a new song ‘Rockin’ With The Boys‘, which is off his upcoming eighth solo album “Spaceman” due in October. Also a new track from PRONG entitled ‘However It May End‘ off their latest studio album “Zero Days“. And a new single from ULTRAPHONIX (featuring LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch & LIVING COLOUR singer Corey Glover) entitled ‘Another Day‘, which is off the supergroup’s debut album “Original Human Music“. Plus a “Birthday Hesh Block” of music spanning singer BRUCE DICKINSON‘s career to celebrate his 60th birthday. As well as 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 August 10th, 2018.

KING HESH: Vinnie Paul Tribute

Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! Due to the tragic news about the untimely death of Vinnie Paul Abbott, this episode KIng Hesh pays tribute to the drummer of Pantera, Damageplan and most recently, HellYeah. King Hesh will honor Vinnie Paul with a plethora of tunes from throughout his career on the show this week. Now that Vinnie Paul is gone along with his brother, the one and only ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott, they have gone from “Cowboys From Hell” to “Cowboys In Heaven” [R.I.P. – CFH]. This episode will also include a special all-Pantera “Triple Thrash Threat” segment. Also a “Birthday Hesh Block” of Pantera tracks to celebrate frontman Philip Anselmo‘s 50th birthday and to honor Vinnie Paul. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out!!! This episode of The King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio June 29th, 2018.