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{{Infobox radio station
 
{{Infobox radio station
 
|name = V-Rock
 
|name = V-Rock
|image = Vrock.jpg
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|image = V-Rock-Logo.png
|location = [[Vice City]]
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|location = [[Downtown Vice City]]
|genre = Heavy metal, Trash metal and Glam metal
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|genre = Heavy metal, Thrash metal and Glam metal
 
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
|host = [[Couzin Ed]] <small>(1984)</small>
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|host = [[Couzin Ed]] <small>(1984)</small> <br>[[Lazlow]] <small>(1986)</small>}}
[[Lazlow]] <small>(1986)</small>}}
 
'''V-Rock''' is a radio station based in [[wp:Reddick, Florida|Reddick, Florida]] in [[1984]] and later Vice City by [[1986]]. It broadcasts to [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]. The station is featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. It was originally hosted by [[Couzin Ed]], until [[Lazlow]] took over in [[1986]], when [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] takes place.
 
   
As it's name implies, the station primarily plays rock, particularly 80s hair metal and glam metal, but also plays some heavy metal tracks. Station promos often included derogatory comparisons to other stations, mocking the kind of synthesizer-based music played by its competitors while insinuating that real men only listen to the rock music that V-Rock airs. The station's mascot is a vulture, as can be seen in the station's logo; V-Rock DJ Lazlow would often complain that the bird got more air time than he did.
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'''V-Rock''' is a radio station based in [[wp:Reddick, Florida|Reddick, Florida]] in [[1984]] and later [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] by [[1986]]. It broadcasts to [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]]. The station is featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. It was originally hosted by [[Couzin Ed]], until [[Lazlow]] took over in [[1986]], when [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] takes place.
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As its name implies, the station primarily plays rock, particularly 80s hair metal and glam metal, but also plays some heavy metal tracks. Station promos often included derogatory comparisons to other stations, mocking the kind of synthesizer-based music played by its competitors while insinuating that real men only listen to the rock music that V-Rock airs. The station's mascot is a vulture, as can be seen in the station's logo; V-Rock DJ Lazlow would often complain that the bird got more air time than he did.
   
 
The station was officially endorsed by rock artists of the time, including [[Jezz Torrent]] of [[Love Fist]], who can regularly be heard in V-Rock's promos. The station also operated a studio at it's Vice City headquarters, which would often be used by Love Fist for their recording sessions. V-Rock also features call-ins from members of the public (similar to that of Lazlow's later station [[Chatterbox FM]], although with far reduced prominence). The three callers featured in GTA Vice City are [[Couzin Ed]], who wishes to vent his anger at Lazlow for "stealing" his job, [[Mitch Baker]] and a person who refers to himself as Snow-Dog. The phone line is also used in GTA Vice City Stories, although in this instance the only caller is a guy who hates Couzin Ed.
 
The station was officially endorsed by rock artists of the time, including [[Jezz Torrent]] of [[Love Fist]], who can regularly be heard in V-Rock's promos. The station also operated a studio at it's Vice City headquarters, which would often be used by Love Fist for their recording sessions. V-Rock also features call-ins from members of the public (similar to that of Lazlow's later station [[Chatterbox FM]], although with far reduced prominence). The three callers featured in GTA Vice City are [[Couzin Ed]], who wishes to vent his anger at Lazlow for "stealing" his job, [[Mitch Baker]] and a person who refers to himself as Snow-Dog. The phone line is also used in GTA Vice City Stories, although in this instance the only caller is a guy who hates Couzin Ed.
   
 
[[File:V-RockHotel-GTASA-exterior.jpg|thumb|The [[V-Rock Hotel]] in GTA San Andreas.]]
 
[[File:V-RockHotel-GTASA-exterior.jpg|thumb|The [[V-Rock Hotel]] in GTA San Andreas.]]
The [[V-Rock Hotel]] in [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] takes its name from the radio station and features the V-Rock logo prominently on its sign.
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The [[V-Rock Hotel]] in [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]], [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]] takes its name from the radio station and features the V-Rock logo prominently on its sign.
   
 
==GTA Vice City==
 
==GTA Vice City==
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* [[wp:Quiet Riot|Quiet Riot]] - "Cum On Feel the Noize" (1983)
 
* [[wp:Quiet Riot|Quiet Riot]] - "Cum On Feel the Noize" (1983)
 
* [[wp:The Cult|The Cult]] - "She Sells Sanctuary" (1985)
 
* [[wp:The Cult|The Cult]] - "She Sells Sanctuary" (1985)
* [[wp:Ozzy Osbourne|Ozzy Osbourne]] - "Bark At The Moon" (1983)
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* [[wp:Ozzy Osbourne|Ozzy Osbourne]] - "Bark At The Moon" (1983)*
 
* [[Love Fist]] - "Dangerous Bastard" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
 
* [[Love Fist]] - "Dangerous Bastard" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
 
* [[wp:Iron Maiden|Iron Maiden]] - "2 Minutes To Midnight" (1984)
 
* [[wp:Iron Maiden|Iron Maiden]] - "2 Minutes To Midnight" (1984)
 
* [[wp:Loverboy|Loverboy]] - "Working for the Weekend" (1981)
 
* [[wp:Loverboy|Loverboy]] - "Working for the Weekend" (1981)
 
* [[wp:Alcatrazz|Alcatrazz]] - "God Bless Video" (1985)
 
* [[wp:Alcatrazz|Alcatrazz]] - "God Bless Video" (1985)
* [[wp:Tesla|Tesla]] - "Cumin' Atcha Live" (1986)
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* [[wp:Tesla (band)|Tesla]] - "Cumin' Atcha Live" (1986)
* [[wp:Autograph|Autograph]] - "Turn Up The Radio" (1984)
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* [[wp:Autograph (American band)|Autograph]] - "Turn Up The Radio" (1984)
 
* [[wp:Megadeth|Megadeth]] - "Peace Sells" (1986)
 
* [[wp:Megadeth|Megadeth]] - "Peace Sells" (1986)
* [[wp:Anthrax|Anthrax]] - "Madhouse" (1985)
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* [[wp:Anthrax (band)|Anthrax]] - "Madhouse" (1985)
 
* [[wp:Slayer|Slayer]] - "Raining Blood" (1986)
 
* [[wp:Slayer|Slayer]] - "Raining Blood" (1986)
 
* [[wp:Judas Priest|Judas Priest]] - "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (1982)
 
* [[wp:Judas Priest|Judas Priest]] - "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (1982)
 
* [[Love Fist]] - "Fist Fury" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
 
* [[Love Fist]] - "Fist Fury" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
 
* [[wp:David Lee Roth|David Lee Roth]] - "Yankee Rose" (1986)
 
* [[wp:David Lee Roth|David Lee Roth]] - "Yankee Rose" (1986)
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Songs marked with * don't appear in the 10th Anniversary Edition
   
 
==GTA Vice City Stories==
 
==GTA Vice City Stories==
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The Vice City Stories V-Rock playlist is as follows:
 
The Vice City Stories V-Rock playlist is as follows:
   
* [[wp:Dio|Dio]] - Holy Diver (1983)
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* [[wp:Dio (band)|Dio]] - Holy Diver (1983)
* [[wp:Queensryche|Queensryche]] - Queen Of The Reich (1984)
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* [[wp:Queensrÿche|Queensrÿche]] - Queen of the Reich (1984)
* [[wp:KISS|KISS]] - Lick It Up (1983)
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* [[wp:Kiss (band)|KISS]] - Lick It Up (1983)
* [[wp:Dokken|Dokken]] - Breaking The Chains (1983)
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* [[wp:Dokken|Dokken]] - Breaking the Chains (1983)
* [[wp:Autograph|Autograph]] - All I'm Gonna Take (1984)
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* [[wp:Autograph (band)|Autograph]] - All I'm Gonna Take (1984)
* [[wp:Accept|Accept]] - Balls To The Wall (1984)*
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* [[wp:Accept (band)|Accept]] - Balls to the Wall (1984)
* [[wp:Scorpions|Scorpions]] - Rock You Like A Hurricane (1984)
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* [[wp:Scorpions (American band)|Scorpions]] - Rock You Like a Hurricane (1984)
 
* [[wp:Krokus|Krokus]] - Long Stick Goes Boom (1982)
 
* [[wp:Krokus|Krokus]] - Long Stick Goes Boom (1982)
 
* [[wp:Ted Nugent|Ted Nugent]] - Stranglehold (1975)
 
* [[wp:Ted Nugent|Ted Nugent]] - Stranglehold (1975)
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
*A large portion of Couzin Ed's banter references the 1986 cult-documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot".
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*A large portion of [[Couzin Ed|Couzin Ed's]] banter references the 1986 cult-documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot".
*In Vice City Stories, Couzin Ed says "turn up the radio, it's Autograph" right before playing All I'm Gonna Take. This is a reference to the song Turn Up The Radio by Autograph in GTA Vice City.
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*One of the V-Rock stingers contains the first few seconds of the Dio song "Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost".
*One of the V-Rock Stingers contains the first few seconds of the Dio song "Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost".
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*Couzin Ed also says "Comin' atcha live! The bitch is back...", referencing to "Cumin Atcha Live" by Tesla that featured in GTA Vice City, "The Bitch Is Back" by [[wp:Elton John|Elton John]] is also a popular classic rock song, although, not on either V-Rock playlist.
*Couzin Ed also says "Comin' atcha live! The bitch is back...", referencing to Cumin Atcha Live by Tesla in GTA Vice City, The Bitch Is Back by Elton John is also a popular classic rock song, although, not on the playlist.
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*Also near the end of Queen of the Reich he says "Metal up your ass" which is a reference to the original name for the Metallica album Kill 'Em All, however no Metallica songs are played on V-Rock.
*Also near the end of Queen of the Reich he says "Metal up your ass" which is a reference to the original name for the Metallica album Kill 'Em All, however no Metallica songs are played on V-Rock
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*The songs "Round & Round" by Ratt & "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy are present in [[GTA Clone]]s Saints Row & Saints Row 2, respectively.
*Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Autograph & Judas Priest appear in both games while Love Fist is mentioned in Vice City Stories. Also Ozzy Osbourne appears on San Andreas on [[Radio X]] and KISS apperead on [[K-DST]].
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*Couzin Ed makes reference to the movie This Is Spinal Tap, saying "let's turn it up to 12", an obvious play on 11 being "one louder" than 10 on the guitar amplifier volume control in the film.
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*Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Autograph and Judas Priest appear in both games, while Love Fist is mentioned in Vice City Stories. Also Ozzy Osbourne and KISS's music appear on GTA San Andreas, on [[Radio X]] and [[K-DST]], respectively.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], since V-Rock is in Reddick and not in Vice City, the V-Rock HQ in [[Downtown Vice City]] doesn't have the V-Rock sign on the top of the building like it does in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]].
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], since V-Rock is in Reddick and not in Vice City, the V-Rock HQ in [[Downtown Vice City]] doesn't have the V-Rock sign on the top of the building like it does in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]].
*[[Lazlow Jones|Lazlow]] quotes the famous Neil Young song My My Hey Hey...Into The Black during one of his segments by quoting the line "It's better to burn out than to fade away." This was also the final line in Kurt Cobain's suicide note when he committed suicide in 1994, and was used prominently by Tom Clancy's villain in the 1986 film Highlander.
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*[[Lazlow Jones|Lazlow]] quotes the famous [[wp:Neil Young|Neil Young]] song [[wp:Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)|Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)]] during one of his segments by quoting the line "It's better to burn out than to fade away." This was the final line in [[wp:Kurt Kobain|Kurt Cobain]]'s suicide note when he committed suicide in 1994, and was also used in the 1983 [[wp:Def Leppard|Def Leppard]] song [[wp:Rock of Ages (song)|Rock of Ages]] and by [[wp:Clancy Brown|Clancy Brown]]'s character in the 1986 film [[wp:Highlander (film)|Highlander]].
*The V-Rock name may also be a reference to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vrock Vrock] from the game Dungeons & Dragons, a humanoid demon with the head, claws and wings of a giant vulture.
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*The V-Rock name may also be a reference to the [[wp:Vrock|Vrock]] from the game Dungeons & Dragons, a humanoid demon with the head, claws and wings of a giant vulture.
*The word "Rock" in the V-Rock logo is written in the same font as the logo for heavy metal band, Iron Maiden.
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*The word "Rock" in the V-Rock logo, and the text on its billboards, are written in the same font as the logo for heavy metal band, Iron Maiden.
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*If you pronounce V-Rock, then the pronunciation will be ''We Rock, ''which is also the name of a song by Dio''.''
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*Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth are part of the big four thrash groups. Metallica is the only band that's not featured in Vice City.
   
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==Video==
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===GTA Vice City===
   
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[[File:GTA Vice City Radio Stations 5 - V-Rock|center|554px]]
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
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[[File:Grand Theft Auto VROCK VCS (UNCUT) + DOWNLOAD LINK!!!!!|center|554px]]
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{{clr}}
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{{gtaiii era radio stations}}
   
 
[[de:V-Rock]]
 
[[de:V-Rock]]

Latest revision as of 03:04, September 1, 2014

RADIO STATION
V-Rock
V-Rock-Logo
Location: Downtown Vice City
Genre: Heavy metal, Thrash metal and Glam metal
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Host: Couzin Ed (1984)
Lazlow (1986)

V-Rock is a radio station based in Reddick, Florida in 1984 and later Vice City by 1986. It broadcasts to Vice City. The station is featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It was originally hosted by Couzin Ed, until Lazlow took over in 1986, when Grand Theft Auto: Vice City takes place.

As its name implies, the station primarily plays rock, particularly 80s hair metal and glam metal, but also plays some heavy metal tracks. Station promos often included derogatory comparisons to other stations, mocking the kind of synthesizer-based music played by its competitors while insinuating that real men only listen to the rock music that V-Rock airs. The station's mascot is a vulture, as can be seen in the station's logo; V-Rock DJ Lazlow would often complain that the bird got more air time than he did.

The station was officially endorsed by rock artists of the time, including Jezz Torrent of Love Fist, who can regularly be heard in V-Rock's promos. The station also operated a studio at it's Vice City headquarters, which would often be used by Love Fist for their recording sessions. V-Rock also features call-ins from members of the public (similar to that of Lazlow's later station Chatterbox FM, although with far reduced prominence). The three callers featured in GTA Vice City are Couzin Ed, who wishes to vent his anger at Lazlow for "stealing" his job, Mitch Baker and a person who refers to himself as Snow-Dog. The phone line is also used in GTA Vice City Stories, although in this instance the only caller is a guy who hates Couzin Ed.

V-RockHotel-GTASA-exterior

The V-Rock Hotel in GTA San Andreas.

The V-Rock Hotel in Las Venturas, San Andreas takes its name from the radio station and features the V-Rock logo prominently on its sign.

GTA Vice CityEdit

The original Vice City V-Rock playlist is as follows:
VRock

V Rock Logo on top of the studio

Songs marked with * don't appear in the 10th Anniversary Edition

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

The Vice City Stories V-Rock playlist is as follows:

Trivia Edit

  • A large portion of Couzin Ed's banter references the 1986 cult-documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot".
  • One of the V-Rock stingers contains the first few seconds of the Dio song "Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost".
  • Couzin Ed also says "Comin' atcha live! The bitch is back...", referencing to "Cumin Atcha Live" by Tesla that featured in GTA Vice City, "The Bitch Is Back" by Elton John is also a popular classic rock song, although, not on either V-Rock playlist.
  • Also near the end of Queen of the Reich he says "Metal up your ass" which is a reference to the original name for the Metallica album Kill 'Em All, however no Metallica songs are played on V-Rock.
  • The songs "Round & Round" by Ratt & "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy are present in GTA Clones Saints Row & Saints Row 2, respectively.
  • Couzin Ed makes reference to the movie This Is Spinal Tap, saying "let's turn it up to 12", an obvious play on 11 being "one louder" than 10 on the guitar amplifier volume control in the film.
  • Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Autograph and Judas Priest appear in both games, while Love Fist is mentioned in Vice City Stories. Also Ozzy Osbourne and KISS's music appear on GTA San Andreas, on Radio X and K-DST, respectively.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, since V-Rock is in Reddick and not in Vice City, the V-Rock HQ in Downtown Vice City doesn't have the V-Rock sign on the top of the building like it does in GTA Vice City.
  • Lazlow quotes the famous Neil Young song Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) during one of his segments by quoting the line "It's better to burn out than to fade away." This was the final line in Kurt Cobain's suicide note when he committed suicide in 1994, and was also used in the 1983 Def Leppard song Rock of Ages and by Clancy Brown's character in the 1986 film Highlander.
  • The V-Rock name may also be a reference to the Vrock from the game Dungeons & Dragons, a humanoid demon with the head, claws and wings of a giant vulture.
  • The word "Rock" in the V-Rock logo, and the text on its billboards, are written in the same font as the logo for heavy metal band, Iron Maiden.
  • If you pronounce V-Rock, then the pronunciation will be We Rock, which is also the name of a song by Dio.
  • Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth are part of the big four thrash groups. Metallica is the only band that's not featured in Vice City.

VideoEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA Vice City Radio Stations 5 - V-Rock01:17:25

GTA Vice City Radio Stations 5 - V-Rock

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto VROCK VCS (UNCUT) + DOWNLOAD LINK!!!!!54:16

Grand Theft Auto VROCK VCS (UNCUT) + DOWNLOAD LINK!!!!!

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