Official website the ex Nazareth guitarist and Rock Radio host

The book of the radio show

Billy Rankin’s School of Rock is available now – as featured in the national press and radio

Ex Nazareth guitarist Billy Rankin spent the last five years entertaining Rock Radio listeners with his School of Rock feature every weekday morning on the cult station.

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Buy it now via Noisewave Publications

Over 4000 hours of live broadcasting he shared tales of wine, women and song starring big names like Ozzy Osbourne, Guns n’Roses, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Metallica, Status Quo, Ted Nugent, the Who, REM, the Beatles and many others.

With the end of Rock Radio in October 2010 came the end of Billy’s broadcasting stint. But he decided to leave his listeners with a written memento of his audio lessons, in the shape of his book, Billy Rankin’s School of Rock, stuffed with hundreds of his favourite anecdotes. The foreword is written by award-winning Scottish rock broadcasting legend Tom Russell.

Download a FREE excerpt

Buy it now via Noisewave Publications

Billy Rankin was a member of Nazareth from 1980 to 1983 then again from 1990 to 1994. Before finding fame with the Fife rock heroes he played with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and went on to a successful solo career. He worked and/or drank with many of the stars of his book and became the host of cult station Rock Radio’s breakfast show from its launch in 2007 until its “rebrand” this week.


One response

  1. Werner Temmel

    hi billy, great to hear from you
    may I ask you to send me and harry a copy of your new book
    please make music again, you’re one of the greatest guitar players ever
    thank you so very much
    greetings to you and yours

    February 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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