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If you’re a steady listener of our show, you’re familiar with THE ROCK FILES (also known as TRF) Check out the video section on for two videos of TRF in our studio if you’re not familiar with TRF!
Sunday March 10 TRF are playing live in Roosendaal. In our next show on Sunday, March 3, we’ll have an interview with Adjan Emmen from TRF. We will look forward to the show in Roosendaal and off course we also play some tracks from the rock opera A LIFE ON EARTH. TRF will preform this complete rock opera live in Roosendaal. It will be a really spectacular event, complete with video-wall. Don’t miss it!



Early 1995 RICHARD SINCLAIR openend his Holland tour with a gig in our studio. Recently during our 750th show we had Richard, who now lives in Italy with his wife Heather, and we repeated a piece of this historic show.

The latest CD release from Richard can be found on the various artists album “THE ROME PRO(G)JECT – A MUSICAL WALK THROUGH THE HISTORY & THE PLACES, THE GREATNESS & THE BEAUTY OF THE ETERNAL CITY”


This Sunday we will chat with Billy James from the legendary psychedelic outfit ANT-BEE.

In 1988, Ant-Bee were signed to the notorious Los Angeles record company Voxx/Bomp Records. The first Ant-Bee album was Pure Electric Honey, and received rave reviews worldwide (now a collectors item it is soon to be reissued with extra material on CD on Divine Records UK). The Ant-Bee became an overnight legend in the European underground. The album also featured guest performances by Bob Harris (Frank Zappa) and Rick Snyder ( Captain Beefheart ). In 1990 the live Ant-Bee ensemble was assembled and gigged throughout Los Angeles to the astonishment of most audiences. Also at this time, while recording new material, the first Ant-Bee video was filmed “Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree” which viewed in L.A and Canada. Also during this period a cover version of the Beach Boy’s “Do You Like Worms?” was recorded. Oddly through a bizarre turn of events this Ant-Bee version of the song was mistakenly played on a Beach Boys radio show as a rare Beach Boys demo!! It has now surfaced on three european bootlegs as the Beach Boys!!!!

In 1992 the second Ant-Bee video was filmed “The Girl With The Stars In Her Hair” a much more elaborate production. It was broadcast worldwide to much critical acclaim. At this point Ant-Bee left Voxx records. An EP of new music was released in Germany and several magazines and European labels released rare Ant-Bee tracks. Also during this period Billy James/Ant-Bee began a long (and current) relationship with the original ex-Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa’s first group). Thus began a series of recordings, filmings and gigs with these legendary artists (Bunk Gardner, Don Preston, Jimmy Carl Black, Motorhead and Roy Estrada). The Ant-Bee was the first to reunite the original Mothers and record them together in 25 years!!! From this unique collaboration came the second Ant-Bee album With My Favorite Vegetables & Other Bizarre Muzik (released Divine Records UK 1994). It also sold very well and received massive press and airplay worldwide!! It especially appealed to Frank Zappa fans.

In 1994 Billy James relocated to the east coast to record the third Ant-Bee album Lunar Muzik. Now in an elaborate 24 track facility, the third album will soon become a true Ant-Bee masterpiece. Again the original Mothers make guest appearances along with the legendary Daevid Allen of Gong/Soft Machine, Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind and the original members of the Alice Cooper Group (Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, Dennis Dunnaway and Glen Buxton – the first time the original group has been recorded together in 20 years!!!), making Lunar Muzik the most ambitious and pioneering project of the decade!!! (more information on this third Ant-Bee album is available on the Bizarre News page). Also to promote the release of this album is the psychedelic video Child Of The Moon. After a tour of the east coast with Michael Bruce the Ant-Bee has begun work recording the fourth album- Electronic Church Muzik which promises to be an even bigger extravaganza then the previous album. This album also features a host of legendary artists like The Mothers, Alice Cooper Group, Jan Akkerman of the legendary band Focus, Peter Banks of Yes and Flash, Zoot Horn Rollo of Captain Beefheart, Daevid Allen of Gong and Gilli Smyth of Mother Gong, to name a few.

Check out the new ANT-BEE video to the song “Flutter-Bye, Butter-Flye” from the ‘Electronic Church Muzik’ CD. The video was created by Victor Cristean, who does film and videowork for Jon Anderson. The song was written by Billy James and Michael Bruce (original Alice Cooper group member). The video can be viewed here:


Since the early days of our show we have close contacts with JOHN YOUNG. Back in the nineties we even gave airplay to his demo-cassettes. We payed attention to his first solo-album “Life Underground” back in 1999 and the albums released after that. In the past John even offered us some unique lifetracks for airplay from the John Young Band.
Finally we will do an interview with John this sunday about the stunnig release by his new band LIFESIGNS. This band exists of John Young, Nick Beggs and Frosty Beedle. Among the guests on the album are Thijs van Leer and Steve Hackett.
The Lifesigns debut album was released by Esoteric Antenna on January 28.

from our archive: THE GANG


Just found this picture with the title “The Gang” on an archive-disc from 10 years ago. From left to right: Louis Rentrop, Theo Huberts, Jan Franken, André Steijns and Michel Breuker.