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{{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 = [[wp:Reddick, Florida|Reddick, Florida]] (1984)<br>[[Downtown Vice City]] (1986)
|genre = Heavy metal, Trash metal and Glam metal
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|genre = Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Glam Metal, Hard Rock
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
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|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 featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''. The station is a rock station, primarily playing hard rock and heavy metal.
   
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.
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==Description==
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In 1984, the station was based in [[wp:Reddick, Florida|Reddick, Florida]], and was hosted by [[Couzin Ed]] and station "intern" [[Lazlow Jones|Lazlow]]. By 1986, the station had relocated to [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] and Lazlow is now the sole DJ following Couzin Ed's dismissal.
   
[[File:V-RockHotel-GTASA-exterior.jpg|thumb|The [[V-Rock Hotel]] in GTA San Andreas.]]
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The station's promos often included derogatory comparisons to other stations, mocking the kind 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 [[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.
 
   
==GTA Vice City==
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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 adjacent to its 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. 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]], who berates the station for playing "girl's music", and a man 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 man who insults Couzin Ed.
   
The original Vice City V-Rock playlist is as follows:[[File:VRock.jpg|thumb|V Rock Logo on top of the studio]]
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[[File:V-RockHotel-GTASA-exterior.jpg|thumb|The [[V-Rock Hotel]] in GTA San Andreas.]]
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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.
   
* [[wp:Twisted Sister|Twisted Sister]] - "I Wanna Rock" (1984)
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==Tracklist==
* [[wp:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]] - "Too Young to Fall in Love" (1983)
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===GTA Vice City===
* [[wp:Quiet Riot|Quiet Riot]] - "Cum On Feel the Noize" (1983)
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*[[wp:Twisted Sister|Twisted Sister]] - "[[wp:I Wanna Rock|I Wanna Rock]]" (1984)
* [[wp:The Cult|The Cult]] - "She Sells Sanctuary" (1985)
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*[[wp:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]] - "[[wp:Too Young to Fall in Love|Too Young to Fall in Love]]" (1983)
* [[wp:Ozzy Osbourne|Ozzy Osbourne]] - "Bark At The Moon" (1983)
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*[[wp:Quiet Riot|Quiet Riot]] - "[[wp:Cum On Feel the Noize|Cum On Feel the Noize]]" (1983)
* [[Love Fist]] - "Dangerous Bastard" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
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*[[wp:The Cult|The Cult]] - "[[wp:She Sells Sanctuary|She Sells Sanctuary]]" (1985)
* [[wp:Iron Maiden|Iron Maiden]] - "2 Minutes To Midnight" (1984)
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*[[wp:Ozzy Osbourne|Ozzy Osbourne]] - "[[wp:Bark at the Moon (song)|Bark at the Moon]]" (1983)*
* [[wp:Loverboy|Loverboy]] - "Working for the Weekend" (1981)
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*[[Love Fist]] - "Dangerous Bastard" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
* [[wp:Alcatrazz|Alcatrazz]] - "God Bless Video" (1985)
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*[[wp:Iron Maiden|Iron Maiden]] - "[[wp:2 Minutes to Midnight|2 Minutes to Midnight]]" (1984)
* [[wp:Tesla|Tesla]] - "Cumin' Atcha Live" (1986)
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*[[wp:Loverboy|Loverboy]] - "[[wp:Working for the Weekend|Working for the Weekend]]" (1981)
* [[wp:Autograph|Autograph]] - "Turn Up The Radio" (1984)
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*[[wp:Alcatrazz|Alcatrazz]] - "God Bless Video" (1985)
* [[wp:Megadeth|Megadeth]] - "Peace Sells" (1986)
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*[[wp:Tesla (band)|Tesla]] - "Cumin' Atcha Live" (1986)
* [[wp:Anthrax|Anthrax]] - "Madhouse" (1985)
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*[[wp:Autograph (American band)|Autograph]] - "[[wp:Turn Up the Radio (Autograph song)|Turn Up the Radio]]" (1984)
* [[wp:Slayer|Slayer]] - "Raining Blood" (1986)
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*[[wp:Megadeth|Megadeth]] - "[[wp:Peace Sells|Peace Sells]]" (1986)
* [[wp:Judas Priest|Judas Priest]] - "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (1982)
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*[[wp:Anthrax (band)|Anthrax]] - "[[wp:Madhouse (song)|Madhouse]]" (1985)
* [[Love Fist]] - "Fist Fury" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
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*[[wp:Slayer|Slayer]] - "[[wp:Raining Blood|Raining Blood]]" (1986)
* [[wp:David Lee Roth|David Lee Roth]] - "Yankee Rose" (1986)
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*[[wp:Judas Priest|Judas Priest]] - "[[wp:You've Got Another Thing Comin'|You've Got Another Thing Comin']]" (1982)
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*[[Love Fist]] - "Fist Fury" (Unknown. 2002 in real world)
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*[[wp:David Lee Roth|David Lee Roth]] - "[[wp:Yankee Rose (song)|Yankee Rose]]" (1986)
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Songs marked with * don't appear in the 10th Anniversary Edition
   
==GTA Vice City Stories==
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
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*[[wp:Dio (band)|Dio]] - "[[wp:Holy Diver (song)|Holy Diver]]" (1983)
The Vice City Stories V-Rock playlist is as follows:
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*[[wp:Queensrÿche|Queensrÿche]] - "[[wp:Queen of the Reich|Queen of the Reich]]" (1984)
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*[[wp:Kiss (band)|KISS]] - "[[wp:Lick It Up (song)|Lick It Up]]" (1983)
* [[wp:Dio|Dio]] - Holy Diver (1983)
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*[[wp:Dokken|Dokken]] - "Breaking the Chains" (1983)
* [[wp:Queensryche|Queensryche]] - Queen Of The Reich (1984)
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*[[wikipedia:Autograph (American band)|Autograph]] - "All I'm Gonna Take" (1984)
* [[wp:KISS|KISS]] - Lick It Up (1983)
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*[[wp:Accept (band)|Accept]] - "[[wp:Balls to the Wall (song)|Balls to the Wall]]" (1984)
* [[wp:Dokken|Dokken]] - Breaking The Chains (1983)
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*[[wp:Scorpions (American band)|Scorpions]] - "[[wp:Rock You Like a Hurricane|Rock You Like a Hurricane]]" (1984)
* [[wp:Autograph|Autograph]] - All I'm Gonna Take (1984)
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*[[wp:Krokus (band)|Krokus]] - "Long Stick Goes Boom" (1982)
* [[wp:Accept|Accept]] - Balls To The Wall (1984)*
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*[[wp:Ted Nugent|Ted Nugent]] - "[[wp:Stranglehold (Ted Nugent song)|Stranglehold]]" (1975)
* [[wp:Scorpions|Scorpions]] - Rock You Like A Hurricane (1984)
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*[[wp:Ratt|Ratt]] - "[[wp:Round and Round (Ratt song)|Round and Round]]" (1984)
* [[wp:Krokus|Krokus]] - Long Stick Goes Boom (1982)
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*[[wp:Judas Priest|Judas Priest]] - "[[wp:Electric Eye (song)|Electric Eye]]" (1982)
* [[wp:Ted Nugent|Ted Nugent]] - Stranglehold (1975)
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*[[wp:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]] - "[[wp:Looks That Kill|Looks That Kill]]" (1984)
* [[wp:Ratt|Ratt]] - Round and Round (1984)
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*[[wp:Quiet Riot|Quiet Riot]] - "[[wp:Metal Health (song)|Metal Health]]" (1983)
* [[wp:Judas Priest|Judas Priest]] - Electric Eye (1982)
 
* [[wp:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]] - Looks That Kill (1984)
 
* [[wp:Quiet Riot|Quiet Riot]] - Metal Health (Bang Your Head) (1983)
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
*A large portion of 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.
 
*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 in GTA Vice City, The Bitch Is Back by Elton John is also a popular classic rock song, although, not on the 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
 
*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]].
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*The word "Rock" in the V-Rock logo is written in the same font as the logo for heavy metal band, Iron Maiden.
 
   
 
==Video==
 
==Video==
 
===GTA Vice City===
 
===GTA Vice City===
   
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[[File:GTA Vice City Radio Stations 5 - V-Rock|center|554px]]
[[File:GTA Vice City Radio Stations 5 - V-Rock|554px]]
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{{clr}}
</center>
 
   
 
===GTA Vice City Stories===
 
===GTA Vice City Stories===
   
<center>
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[[File:GTA VCS Radio - VRock|center|554px]]
[[File:Grand Theft Auto VROCK VCS (UNCUT) + DOWNLOAD LINK!!!!!|554px]]
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{{clr}}
</center>
 
   
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==Trivia==
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*A large portion of Couzin Ed's banter references the 1986 cult-documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot".
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*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...", a reference to "Cumin Atcha Live" by Tesla being included in the GTA Vice City soundtrack. "The Bitch Is Back" by [[wp:Elton John|Elton John]] is also a popular classic rock song, although not on either V-Rock playlist.
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*The songs "Round and Round" by Ratt and "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy are present in Saints Row and Saints Row 2 respectively, a series considered by some to be a [[GTA Clone]]. "Peace Sells" by Megadeth is featured in True Crime: Streets of LA, which is also considered by some to be a GTA Clone.
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*Couzin Ed makes reference to the heavy metal mockumentary [[wp:This Is Spinal Tap|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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*Lazlow quotes the [[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]].
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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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*Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth are part of the "big four" thrash groups. Metallica is the only band not to be featured on the station.
   
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==See Also==
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*[[K-DST]] - A radio station in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' which plays another song by KISS.
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*[[Radio X]] - A radio station in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' which plays another song by Ozzy Osbourne
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*[[Liberty Rock Radio]] - A radio station in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and its ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|episodes]]'' which also plays metal, as well as other songs by Iron Maiden and Mötley Crüe.
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*[[Los Santos Rock Radio]] - A radio station in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' which also plays metal, as well as another song by The Cult.
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*[[Liberty City Hardcore]] - A radio station in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]]'' which also plays thrash metal.
   
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[[de:V-Rock]]

Latest revision as of 07:09, July 5, 2015


V-Rock is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The station is a rock station, primarily playing hard rock and heavy metal.

DescriptionEdit

In 1984, the station was based in Reddick, Florida, and was hosted by Couzin Ed and station "intern" Lazlow. By 1986, the station had relocated to Vice City and Lazlow is now the sole DJ following Couzin Ed's dismissal.

The station's promos often included derogatory comparisons to other stations, mocking the kind 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 adjacent to its 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. 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, who berates the station for playing "girl's music", and a man 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 man who insults 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.

TracklistEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

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

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

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

GTA VCS Radio - VRock54:13

GTA VCS Radio - VRock

TriviaEdit

  • 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...", a reference to "Cumin Atcha Live" by Tesla being included in the GTA Vice City soundtrack. "The Bitch Is Back" by Elton John is also a popular classic rock song, although not on either V-Rock playlist.
  • The songs "Round and Round" by Ratt and "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy are present in Saints Row and Saints Row 2 respectively, a series considered by some to be a GTA Clone. "Peace Sells" by Megadeth is featured in True Crime: Streets of LA, which is also considered by some to be a GTA Clone.
  • Couzin Ed makes reference to the heavy metal mockumentary 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.
  • Lazlow quotes the 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 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.
  • Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth are part of the "big four" thrash groups. Metallica is the only band not to be featured on the station.

See AlsoEdit

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