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DOWN IN FRONT! On A Season in Hell Monday Night at 8!

March 17, 2014
4:21 pm

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Tonight on A Season in Hell, with John Hell:

Local swinging trio, Down in Front will be performing live in the Radio Valencia studios, from 8-10PM.

They have a Kickstarter campaign to support the production of their first full-length LP.

These are some talented and very witty gals. Tune in for the music, stay for the banter.

A Season in Hell, with John Hell
Monday’s 8-10PM (PDST)
Radio Valencia

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John Hell and Steffan Chirazi Rock Out in Birmingham!

March 11, 2014
9:58 am

blackzeppelinWhat is it about this town? Tonight on A Season in Hell, John Hell and Steffan Chirazi break it down. From this landlocked industrial town, came a myriad of talented groups of many genres, all of whom were a strong influence on bands that followed.

We don’t follow a conventional path for the show, and right out of the gate you can tell that we want to bash you over the head. But hold on tight, as we take you down dirty steel town road of early heavy metal, punk, and industrial.

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A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM

Necessary Evil: Napalm Death
Multinational Corporations/Instinct of Survival: Napalm Death
Knights in White Satin: Moody Blues

Symphony of the Universe: Black Sabbath
Snowblind: Black Sabbath
The Wizard: Black Sabbath

Brontosaurus: The Move
Don’t Bring Me Down: ELO
Race Against Time: GBH

Metal Gods: Judas Priest
Victim of Changes: Judas Priest
Steeler: Judas Priest

Cum On Feel the Noize: Slade
Circle of Shit: Godflesh
No More Weapons: Steel Pulse
Vanilla: Rufige Kru/Goldie

Black Dog: Led Zeppelin
Whole Lotta Love: Led Zeppelin

Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy

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Hell Conquers Birmingham!

March 10, 2014
6:20 pm

blackzeppelinTune in tonight, from 8-10PM (PDST) on Radio Valencia, for two hours of Birmingham England masterpieces, featuring John Hell and Stefan Chirazi of Metallica fanzine “So What”. We’ll be featuring the many acts of many genres from the Birmingham area, including Traffic, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Duran Duran, UB40, Steel Pulse, and way too many more to list here.

A Season in Hell, with John Hell Every Monday night from 8-10 PM (PDST)

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Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary on A Season in Hell Monday at 8PM

February 10, 2014
6:37 pm

1690399_290546854430400_2031086367_nMaybe it’s because I just love LOVE! There’s love in Hell, you know. There’s also a lot of lust too! Therefore as a special Valentines treat for you, my rabid listeners, I offer up a true treat! Polly “Superstar” Whittaker, of SF’s Mission Control and Kinky Salon will be on my show tonight, 8-10PM, talking up her new memoir: “Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary”. She’s taking on the challenge of self-publishing her book, which is full of tales of lust, lechery, romance, and cumming of age in England and San Francisco. Please check out her Kickstarter page here.
Polly will be reading excerpts from her book, and we may even be able to take your calls about the SF Poly community, dating, BDSM; just name your kink, and it’s I bet she’ll have a tasty response.

I also have tickets to give away for the upcoming Melvin Seals/Jerry Garcia Band show happening this Saturday night at the Great American Music Hall. Listen for your time to call in and win!

There’s too much fun to be had tonight!!!

See you on the radio.

John Hell

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ROCK FIGHT 11 – MONDAY 6-midnight!!!

December 15, 2013
4:02 pm

Rock Fight 11
Monday, December 16, 2013
6-12AM
Radio Valencia

http://radiovalencia.fm

John Hell vs. Ron Donovan

Mr.’s Hell and Donovan have the largest collection of live “underground” music west of East Rutherford, New Jersey. Every June and December they go mano-a-mano in a heated throw down of EPIC proportions!

Next Monday, December 16, 2013, from 6-12AM (PST), John and Ron host Rock Fight 11!

This time around our hosts will feature one artist each for 30 minutes. Kiss, Nugent, ZZ Top, The Who, Hendrix, and more. Also, live in-studio guests including Steffan Chirazi (editor of “So What”, the official Metallica fanzine), and KISSER, the all-female Kiss cover band!!! And too many more to list here!

You do not want to miss this show!

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It’s 1973 All Over Again!

November 11, 2013
3:37 pm

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At least for two hours tonight, between 8-10PM.

It’s time for my annual trip back in time, 40 years! Tonight it’s all about 1973. The birth of so many great bands: KISS, Television, Quiet Riot, Queen, Cheap Trick, The Tubes, and of course, Stray Dog. Who could ever forget Stray Dog?

I’ll be pulling out some classic, rarely heard tunes from this year, from artists that may have long left your vernacular.

Tune in 8-10PM tonight!!!
A Season in Hell with John Hell
Radio Valencia
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Radio Valencia Heads to Comic Con!

July 16, 2013
11:30 pm

1074526_10153035488900232_155773009_oJohn Hell of Monday night’s A Season in Hell (8-10PM) is heading to Comic Con! Thursday, July 18th-Sunday, July 21st John is going to be broadcasting live from the Comic Outpost TV booth, interviewing your favorite comic book writers, illustrators and inkers. That’s TV, people, TV!

Interviews include legends Roy Thomas (Superman), Frank Brunner (Dr. Strange), Gerry Conway (The Punisher), Marty Pasko (The Tick and Max Headroom), Elliot S! Maggin (Superman), Jeff Smith (Bone), Dave Gibbons (The Watchmen), Dan Jurgens (Flash Gordon, Green Arrow, Superman); and legends in the making including Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys, Happy, Ballistic), Jeffrey Brown (“Darth Vader and Son”), Ellen Forney (“Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me”).

John will be joined by Loki, who will take to the floor to interview Cos Players in all their geek-glory!

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If you can’t make it down to the Con, you can watch video of the action streaming live on Comic Outpost TV. Check out the website comicoutpost.net for more information.

John Hell has a real face for radio. Let’s hope they don’t make a comic character out of him.

They’ll be live tweeting at @comicoutpost, and you can follow John Hell at @johnhell for pics and updates.

Comic Outpost TV – Why We’re Different

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Playlist for ROCK FIGHT 10!!!

July 9, 2013
3:39 pm

Screen shot 2013-06-20 at 5.54.13 PMIt only happen once every six months. And when it does, babies hide their children, drunks hide there malt liquor, men cry into their beer. I can only be talking about one thing: ROCK FIGHT!

It’s that time again, ladies and gentlemen, when rock poster artist Rotten Ron Donovan and Radio DJ Stalwart, John Hell get together and lay down the massive pipe that is ROCK FIGHT!!!

Ron and I have what amounts to be the largest combined collection of live bootlegs anywhere this side of analog hill (unseen on Google Maps). Every six months in December and June we get together to see who’s is bigger and badder.

Every track below is followed by the date/location and who chose the track; JH for me, and RD for Ron. As you’ll see, I’ve clearly got him beat, 2-1. He was also more than an hour late, which is why the first chunk of music is from me.

Not only is the music full of top notch performances and excellent recording quality, but the smack talk between music blocks sets a new standard (high or low, you decide).

There’s an interview with Limbomaniac’s frontman/bassist, Butthouse in the fifth hour, too.

Get ready for some prime time, low down, face-to-face, bootleg MAYHEM!!!

IT’S ROCK FIGHT 10 BABY!!!!

Enjoy.

jh

If you would like to stream this testament to ROCK, go here.
If you would like to harness the power to rock on the go, download here.
If you care to listen to all of my pounding performances, go here, or scroll down.

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Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF

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Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong

Here I Am: Al Green (10-04-74 Midnight Special, Hollywood, CA)-JH
Natbush City Limits: Ike and Tina Turner (01-19-75 Soul Train)-JH

Stone Junkie: Curtis Mayfield (06-06-72 Radio City Music Hall, NYC, NY)-JH
Stevie Wonder: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life->Big Brother->Blowing In The Wind
(03-04-73 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkelely, CA)-JH
Thank You: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70 Piknik Kasteel Groenveld Baarn, Netherlands)-JH

One Nation Under a Groove: P Funk (11-01-78 Howard Theater, Washington DC-JH

Country Road: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-1978 The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario)-JH
Midnight Ravers: Bob Marley (06-10-75 Quiet NIght Club, Chicago, IL)-JH
Let’s Work: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
You Got the Look: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
Endorphin Machine: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
She’s Always in my Hair: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD

Cold Sweat: James Brown (08-26-68 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX)-JH
Sex Machine: James Brown (03-18-71 Olympia Theater, Paris, France)-JH

Barracuda: Heart (06-17-13 West Palm Beach, FL)-RD
Bad Reputation: Joan Jett (08-08-81 Fireman’s Memorial Park, Hempstead, NJ)-JH
Back in Black: AC/DC (02-27-81 Melbourne, AU)-RD

Waiting for the Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago: ZZ Top (04-19-80 Rockpalast, Grugenhalle Essen, Germany)-JH
Hot Line: Black Sabbath (1983???)-RD
Cherry Bomb: The Runaways (07-19-76 The Agora, Cleveland, OH)-JH
Monkey on my Back: Aerosmith (06-04-94 Donnington, England)-RD

Motor City Madhouse: Ted Nugent (05-23-81 Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI)-JH
On Top of the World: Cheap Trick (12-31-79 Fabulous Forum, Inglewood, CA-)JH

Boys are Back in Town: Thin Lizzy (05-14-76 Detroit, MI)-JH

The Phoenix: The Cult (03-16-12 Waterloo Records – SXSW, Austin, TX)-RD

The Rover / Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (05-30-77 Capitol Centre Landover, Maryland)-JH
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (03-19-75 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada)-RD
Misty Mountain Hop: Led Zeppelin 08-11-79 Knebworth Festival Stevenage, UK-JH
Heartbreaker: Led Zeppelin: (12-06-96 Chatenay-Malabry, France-JH)

Hour Four:
Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones (LA 1975)-RD
I’m Losing You: The Faces (04-05-73 Sundown Theater, London England)-JH

Shake!: The Time (02-03-91, Japan)-RD

My Adidas: Run DMC (1985 The Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)-JH
Time to get Ill: Beastie Boys (07-05-98 Werchter, Belgium)-JH
Rock Your Socks Off: Tenacious D (09-28-01 Higher Ground, Winooski, VT)-JH

Interview with Butthouse of Limbomaniacs

Porno: Limbomaniacs (09-01-90 I-Beam, SF, CA)-JH
Seven Nation Army: White Stripes (06-13-07 Maida Vale Studios, London, England)-JH

Hour six
Learn to Fly: Foo Fighters (2012 Buenos Aires)-RD
Hard to Handle: Black Crowes (10-19-99 Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA)-JH

X-Offender: Blondie (09-21-77 Old Wardorf  San Francisco, CA)-RD
Jocko Homo: Devo (08-03-77 Mabuhay Gardens (The “Fab Mab”), San Francisco, C)-JH
Rock and Roll: Supersuckers (???? Ron has no clue when/where this show is from)

400 Bucks: Reverend Horton Heat (06-09-06 Wakarusa Music Festival, Lawrence, KS)-JH
Blitzkrieg Bop: The Ramones (05-21-76 The Club, Cambridge, MA)-JH
Join Together/Goin’ Mobile: fIREHOSE (08-25-89 The Music Machine, Santa Monica, CA)-JH

School’s Out: Alice Cooper (Bonnaroo, TN 06-09-12)-RD

Nothing to Lose:  Kiss (09-03-76 Richfield Stadium, Richfield, OH)-JH
Take a Letter Maria: Pleasure Barons (03-93 Vancouver, BC)-JH

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Rock Fight 10 on Monday, July 1st, 6-Midnight!!!

June 26, 2013
11:13 am

Screen shot 2013-06-20 at 5.54.13 PMROCK FIGHT 10

JOHN HELL VS. ROTTEN RONNIE DONOVAN

MONDAY, JULY 1ST, 2013

6PM-Midnight (PDST)

RADIO VALENCIA, 87.9FM in SF

HTTP://RADIOVALENCIA.FM

John Hell and Ron Donovan meet mano-a-mano in a toe-to-toe rematch that promises to outdo their previous nine meetings, COMBINED!

THIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

John and Ron are obsessive live bootleg collectors, and twice a year they meet in the Radio Valencia studios to prove who has the greatest ROCK BOOTLEG COLLECTION OF THEM ALL!!!

IF YOU’RE IN JAIL BREAK OUT!

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John Hell is the devilish minister of the airwaves, pumping out 25 years of aural brilliance as the master of every genre, but specializing in all things ROCK!

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Ron Donovan is silk-screen rock poster printer SUPREME! If you love rock (and we know that you do) then Ron screened a poster for your favorite band some time in the past 25 years.

JOHN AND RON KNOW THEIR ROCK!

Rock blocks, one-offs, special guests, TICKET GIVEAWAYS, and more, more, MORE!!!

YOU KNOW YOU WANT MORE!

Tune in live, 6PM-MIDNIGHT (PDST), Monday, July 1st on Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF, or http://radiovalencia.fm around the globe.

6 HOURS?!?!? HOW WILL THEY EVER SURVIVE?

Don’t be late to the party. Rock Fight 10 only happens ONCE! Say you were there and MEAN IT!

We’ll be live tweeting (because that’s what you expect us to do!) as well as posting embarrassing pictures throughout the night.

To see the setlists of previous Rock Fights, as well as listen to the archived shows, go here. Search June and December of each year for previous Rock Fights.

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