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Legendary drummer Carl Palmer chooses his ultimate Rock God, while Nikki Sixx marks the 75th anniversary of David Bowie's birth.

Carl Palmer helped define 1970's prog rock with supergroup, Emerson Lake and Palmer. It wasn't always mega-tours and dramatic drum solo's, though. Teenage Carl cut his teeth with with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown in the 1960's before forming Atomic Rooster later that decade.
His place in drumming history is safe; he's one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top Ten Drummers of All Time.
While he's sadly the only surviving member of ELP, he's helping to preserve the considerable legacy of the band with a new, illustrated authorised history book which is out now. He also tours regularly.
Carl's choice of Rock God is one we've never had before - someone you may assume he's known for years, as they're both British rock legends, but surprisingly, they don't really know one another at all!
Speaking of British legends, David Bowie would have turned 75 on the 8th of January, had he lived. Motley Cruë's Nikki Sixx pays tribute to his ultimate hero in 'This Week In Rock'.
Johnnie will also look forward to what's in store for the Rock World in 2022, with a sprinkling of new tunes, a few classics and a cover version or two to blow your socks off.

57 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Jan 2022 20:00

Music Played

  • Def Leppard

    Photograph

    • Pyromania (Deluxe Edition).
    • Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury.
    • 2.
  • Måneskin

    I Wanna Be Your Slave

  • Beth Hart

    Good Times Bad Times

  • David Bowie

    Diamond Dogs (Live at Nassau Colleseum, 1976)

  • Weezer

    The End Of The Game

  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    Human Race

  • Slash

    River Is Rising (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part 2

  • Traffic

    Dear Mr. Fantasy

  • Iron Maiden

    Writing On The Wall

  • Motörhead

    Heroes

Broadcast

  • Sat 8 Jan 2022 20:00