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    May 2015

  • 21/05/15 14:51

    Planet Rock Gets Record Listening Figures

    We wanted to say a big thanks to you all… a REALLY big thanks.

    For what you ask? Well, Planet Rock has gone from strength to strength and today it has been announced through the quarterly survey (RAJAR) that Planet Rock has 1.25 million listeners a week!

    Planet Rock is the biggest rock radio station in the UK, and we’re all so glad you are on board. In the last couple of months we have seen The Hairy Bikers, Si and Dave join the station, of which they were already huge fans. Also, Thunder’s Danny Bowes kicked off his new weekly Sunday show, bringing another perspective and drawing on vast amounts of experience in the rock industry.

    Along with Paul, Wyatt, Darren and of course Joe, Alice and the rest of the Planet Rock team, we'd all like to thank you very much for listening.

    We always strive to make what you hear great; a station for you and that’s what it’s all about.


    - Planet Rock

  • 21/05/15 12:52

    Rolling Stones play tiny surprise LA gig

    The band played 'Sticky Fingers' in its entirety and honoured BB King

    Imagine seeing the biggest rock 'n' roll band in the world at a 1,200 capacity theatre. And they play one of their best albums in its entirety. For just $5. 

    For a small group of lucky fans, this fantasy came true last night, as the Stones announced a surprise intimate gig at LA's Fonda Theatre on Wednesday morning. Within seconds, the tickets had been snapped up by the lucky few, who that very evening got to witness a rare thing indeed.

    As the secret start to their Zip Code tour, Mick Jagger announced to a rapt crowd "Tonight we're doing something we've never done before... We're going to do the whole of 'Sticky Fingers."

    Over the next hour-and-a-half, they proceeded to do just that, playing rarely-heard tracks from the album including 'Moonlight Mile' and 'I Got The Blues'. 

    Introducing 'Sister Morphine', Jagger joked "I should have warned you before, but there may be a lot of '60s drug references on this record that may puzzle some people. It was a great, groovy scene." 

    Watched by an audience that included Jack Nicholson, Dave Stewart, and Leonard Cohen, the band performed a number of acoustic numbers including 'Wild Horses' and 'You Gotta Move' - the latter featuring Keef on 12-string.

    As well as the 'Fingers tracks, their set also included classics such as 'Start Me Up' and 'All Down The Line'.

    During the encore the band paid tribute to BB King, who sadly died last week, by covering his tune 'Rock Me Baby'. Introducing the song, Jagger said of the blues great: "He was one of our favourite guitarists - a wonderful guy who played with us on a number of occasions".

    Rounding off a night which most Stones fans could only dream of, Jagger joked "Next year we'll come back and do the whole of 'Satanic Majesties..."