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This weeks program features songs from JIM WILSON, JIMI HENDRIX, T.REX, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS amongst others, as well as some stories from Joe!

Radio show time is Saturdays at 6pm (GMT) / 1pm (EST) and repeated on Tuesday nights @ 9pm (GMT) / 4pm (EST).

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Vivian Campbell launches new rock series on BBC Radio Ulster

Belfast-born guitarist Vivian Campbell launches a new six-part series on BBC RadioUlster.

Vivian is best known as the guitarist with 100 million album selling rock act Def Leppard, who are currently on a world tour.

Over the course of the series, which begins on Tuesday, September 18, Vivian plays the music that has inspired him throughout his life, as he shares stories from his journey with Dio, Whitesnake and Def Leppard.

Listeners can look forward to hearing the greatest rock music in the world, along with some Irish classics, which have caught Vivian’s ear and those of his colleagues.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to be doing this series of radio shows for BBC Radio Ulster,” said Viv.

“It’s been a wonderful reminder to me of the joy and power of music and how it’s shaped my life. Like pieces of a puzzle, each song completes another part of the picture and that excitement is felt all over again.”

Viv Campbell, BBC Radio Ulster, Tuesday, September 18 at 10pm and online at

Albuquerque Show Rescheduled Due To Weather

“No one is more disappointed than us that we couldn’t perform in Albuquerque last night, but circumstances being what they were it was just way too dangerous for Journey to continue their set let alone us start ours. Knowing from past tragedies how stormy weather can be catastrophic at outdoor venues, for the safety of our fans, our crew & ourselves, the decision to reschedule the performance although disappointing, was absolutely the right thing to do.” – Joe Elliott

Tickets for the original show at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM on September 5th will be honored on the September 18th.

Bring your original ticket on September 18th for entry.

Anyone unable to make the rescheduled date, should contact their point of purchase for a refund. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and look forward to seeing you on September 18th!

Armageddon Hits! Joe Elliott Of Def Leppard Baker’s Dozen

Read the full story 0n The Quietus HERE

Roaring rock titan Joe Elliott of Def Leppard – talks Harry Sword through his guiding audio lights, from Bowie to glam to punk and back.

Does any band sum up stadium rock dynamics more absolutely than Def Leppard? They build songs to reach the most unwieldy contours of spaces designed for purposes other than music; to bounce around the concave enormodomes of the Mid West, hit the far corners of Canadian ice hockey arenas or power through to the back of Wembley. It’s music made to punch through, no matter how far back you’re standing. Listen to the gaps Rick Allen leaves between each mighty kick – it’s like he’s factoring in the spacial reverb. This is a band who have always been unashamedly primed for the biggest stages. Formed in Sheffield in 1977, the music press sought to associate Leppard with the nascent NWOBHM movement but they had little to do with it musically. Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Saxon et al were galloping along rough shod with fantastical lyrical themes. Leppard, meanwhile, were ploughing a more traditionalist hard rock furrow more closely aligned with the bombastic arena dynamics of the likes of Kiss, Montrose and Aerosmith, alongside a distinct British glam influence. After 1980’s debut LP On Through The Night they worked with pin drop perfectionist producer Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange and – under his fastidious tutelage – began the painstaking approach to making rock records that would become their studio hallmark.

Read the full story 0n The Quietus HERE