Classic Rock Central Launches
December 22, 2006 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Start-up CLASSIC ROCK CENTRAL MEDIA announced it has created a new network, CLASSICROCKCENTRAL.COM to reach the needs of fans of classic rock music in the U.S. and around the world. CLASSICROCKCENTRAL.COM will present original interviews with rock artists and network radio programs and specials which were produced by co-founder DENNY SOMACH and his company DSP. Many of the interviews and radio programs originally aired on network radio during the past 25 years.
Said SOMACH, "CLASSIC ROCK CENTRAL provides the ability for music fans to listen to interviews by the artists whose music they know and love. Fans may have heard some of the interviews on the radio, and now they can hear those again. Many of the interview segments have never been heard before, as they may have been edited out when producing the original radio broadcast. The interest in classic rock music and artists spans the globe and several generations. Of the top twenty concert tours in 2005 ten were classic rock artists and those tours topped $700 Million in ticket sales, and that’s only in NORTH AMERICA. The genre easily grosses well over $1 Billion in U.S. ticket sales annually. I expect that when POLLSTAR announces their year end total for 2006 that classic rock will once again be on top."
VP/Operations ANTHONY BUONO added, "Until now, most radio programs aired and evaporated. Radio stations playing music over the air, via satellite, on the web, have great playlists of music, but they lack historical perspective, which is why this archive will be embraced by fans looking for more depth of information about their favorite rock artists. Classic rock means the music stands the test of time, so we’ll also feature more recent artists like RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, PEARL JAM, LENNY KRAVITZ and more."