Masters Of Rock

Episodes

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20060810

5/6.

Tom Morello from US supergroup Audioslave discusses and plays tracks from the bands eagerly awaited third album, Revelations.

Tom talks about the inspiration that drove the new album and some surprising influences, how the group came together (being three-quarters Rage Against The Machine and a quarter Soundgarden), the awkwardness of being perceived as a 'supergroup' (he prefers the term 'super-duper group') and the amazingly healthy state of rock music right now.

20060817

Ahead of their Reading/Leeds Festival headline appearance, Pearl Jam call by to discuss the healthy state of life within America's biggest rock band.

20070830

Dickinson continues his exploration of the world of hard rock.

2/6: Tommy Iommi and Ronnie James Dio discuss the rebirth of Black Sabbath and their time with the band.

0120070823

David Coverdale, lead vocalist of Whitesnake and former member of Deep Purple, joins Bruce.

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031972
03Tesla20070906

Bruce talks to pop metal Californian rockers Tesla.

Formed in the mid 1980s, Tesla's music was bluesy, no frills 70s style hard rock, concentrating more on solid musicianship and maintaining a grounded attitude plus a genuine affection for old school hard rock rather than composing vast, arena ready choruses.

In keeping with their unpretentious blue collar roots, Tesla responded to stardom not by adopting the grand theatrics of their counterparts, but by stripping things down.

They chat to Bruce about the apparent resurgence of classic rock and their new release on which they cover classics by UFO, Thin Lizzy and the Rolling Stones.

0420060803

Bruce is joined by Adam and Maynard from American rock giants Tool to discuss their new album 10,000 Days, which went straight to number one in the US album charts without the band relying on radio or video support and without conceding any of their dark, brooding, intense muscularity.

The guys also talk about their working methods, their often overlooked sense of humour, the dirty P word (progressive), Maynard's short military career and his new sideline as an owner of a working vineyard.

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04The Scorpions20070913

Bruce is joined by hard rock legends Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Schenker from The Scorpions.

Having now toured now for an impressive 35 years, Scorpions are famed for rock anthems such as Rock You Like A Hurricane, Wind of Change and Still Loving You.

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061982
06 LASTHim20070927

Bruce is joined by Finland's most successful rock group, HIM.

Formed in 1995, the group is the the first Finnish band to sell a Gold certified album in America and they surpassed their cult status when their fifth album Dark Light charted in the Top 20 on both sides of the Atlantic.

Inspired by a range of diverse musical styles, from Neil Diamond to Chris Isaac, the Foo Fighters and Metallica, HIM are recognised as having an alternative rock sound, with their vocals as a complete contrast, featuring bittersweet tales of love and death sung seductively by enigmatic lead vocalist Ville Valo.

01011969 *2003021220080708

Iron Maiden vocalist and 6 Music DJ Bruce Dickinson looks back at a memorable year in the rock almanac.

This edition features 1969 and includes music from Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.

Bruce Dickinson presents a six-part series charting the rise and fall of hard rock over six key years.

01021970 *2003021920080709
20090708 (6M)

Iron Maiden vocalist and 6 Music DJ Bruce Dickinson looks back at a memorable year in the rock almanac.

This edition features 1970 and includes music from Free, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1970.

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1970 and includes music from Free, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

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0104197820030305

A new wave of hard rockers arrive on the scene.

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20090714 (6M)

Iron Maiden vocalist and 6 Music DJ Bruce Dickinson looks back at a memorable year in the rock almanac.

This edition features 1980 and includes music from Motorhead, Whitesnake, Judas Priest and AC/DC.

saw triumph for Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Rush and Motorhead, but also the tragic loss of Bon Scott and John Bonham.

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20090715 (6M)

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1982 and includes music from Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard and his own band, Iron Maiden.

This episode looks at the year 1982, when Ozzy Osbourne makes a comeback and Judas Priest and Motley Crue explode onto the American scene.

020120031204

Following the great success of Bruce Dickinson's first series of Masters Of Rock, Bruce returns to delve deeper into the world of hard rock and heavy metal.

0203Shock Rock20031211
0204The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal20031218

Bruce Dickinson presents the fourth in a seven-part series delving deep into the world of hard rock and heavy metal.

0205Deep Purple20040101

The programme also looks at the other important bands Deep Purple spawned.

0206Progressive Rock20040108

Bruce Dickinson continues his series on the world of rock and heavy metal.

Artists like Yes, King Crimson, ELP and Genesis stretched hard rock in all sorts of new directions.

0207 LASTThe Rise Of Alternative Rock20040115

Bruce Dickinson concludes a seven-part series delving deep into the world of hard rock and heavy metal.

030120041125

Bruce Dickinson traces the evolution of hard rock.

0302Blues Rock20041209

A look at the blues in rock, from Led Zeppelin, Cream, Free and Bad Company to ZZ Top, Thunder, Jet and the White Stripes.

0302Ian Gillan20041202

The story of Ian Gillan's time as lead singer of Deep Purple, from the early days of conflict and walk-outs to today's new material.

0304Gary Moore20041216

Looking at Moore's career, including his time with Thin Lizzy, and his inspiration - a Cream gig at his father's bar in Belfast.

0305198420041223

This classic year saw rock releases including Van Halen's Jump and ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man, plus the reformation of Deep Purple.

0306 LASTPop Rock20041230

A look at pop rock, from Queen and Slade in the 70s to Bon Jovi and Def Leppard in the 80s to The Darkness in the 90s.

040120050901

Featuring an interview with Motley Crue.

040220050908

Bruce Dickinson traces the evolution of hard rock.

Featuring white hot punk popsters A.

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4/8.

Bruce Dickinson continues tracing the evolution of hard rock.

Californian punk trailblazers Bad Religion are featured.

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5/8.

Bruce Dickinson continues tracing the evolution of hard rock.

Classic rock masterpieces, obscurities and contemporary cuts are given an airing.

040620051006

Classic rock masterpieces, obscurities and contemporary cuts are given an airing.

040720051013

Classic rock masterpieces, obscurities and contemporary cuts are given an airing.

0408 LAST20051020

In the final programme of the series he plays contemporary rock as well as the classics that inspired them.

050120060713

Bruce Dickinson traces the evolution of hard rock.

050220060720

This week, Bruce is joined by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, the world's finest and biggest bar band, to discuss 30 years together, his new career as an author and the dangers of taking Texas to the people.

050320060727

Tonight's guest is Andy Cairns, frontman with Irish punk rock upstarts Therapy?, a dozen years into their incendiary career.

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Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1969.

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1969 and includes music from Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.

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6M01Episodes 1 And 2: 1996 And 197020110628

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1969 and 1970.

Masters of Rock (parts 1 and 2): Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1969 and 1970.

Including music from Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, Cream and The Doors.

First broadcast 2003.

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6M02 LASTEpisodes 3 And 4: 1972 And 197820110629

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1972 and 1978.

Masters of Rock (parts 3 & 4) Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1972 and 1978 and includes music from Deep Purple, Hawkwind, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, UFO, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Rainbow and Van Halen.

First broadcast 2003.

6M031972 *20080710

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1972 and includes music from Deep Purple, Hawkwind, Alice Cooper and David Bowie

6M0420090710

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1978.

Bruce Dickinson looks back at 1978 and includes music from UFO, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Rainbow and Van Halen.

6M04197820080711

Iron Maiden vocalist and 6 Music DJ Bruce Dickinson looks back at a memorable year in the rock almanac.

This edition features 1978 and includes music from UFO, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Rainbow and Van Halen.