V-Rock

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Radio Station
V-Rock
V-Rock-GTAVC-logo.jpg
V-Rock's logo with the vulture in the middle, used in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories.
Genre: Heavy metal, thrash metal, glam metal, hard rock (GTA Vice City)
Heavy metal, hard rock (GTA Vice City Stories)
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
DJ(s): Lazlow (GTA Vice City)
Couzin Ed (GTA Vice City Stories)

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.

The station primarily plays heavy metal, but also some rock. Station promos often included comparisons to other stations, saying that while other stations were playing synthesizer-music, V-Rock was playing rock. Jezz Torrent of Love Fist also makes a couple of appearances, stating that "You're listening to V-Rock". The station's mascot was a vulture, as seen in the station's logo, and Lazlow often complained that it got more air time than he did. The V-Rock Hotel in Las Venturas, San Andreas was named after the station and featured its logo in its sign. Kent Paul often hung out with Love Fist at V-Rock's Vice City headquarters, and gave Tommy Vercetti several missions from there. Two songs by Love Fist appear in the playlist as well. It also has a phone line, slightly similar to that of Chatterbox FM. The three callers featured are Couzin Ed, Mitch Baker and a person who refers to himself as Snow-Dog. In GTA Vice City Stories the phone line is still present but the only caller is a guy who hates Couzin Ed.

Playlists

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City rendition

DJ: Lazlow

Genres: heavy metal, thrash metal, glam metal, hard rock

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories rendition

DJ: Couzin Ed

Genres: heavy metal, hard rock

Trivia

  • In GTA 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. 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.
  • In GTA 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. The community in real-life is located in North Central Florida, between the cities of Gainesville and Ocala, not South Florida, the area which Vice City emulates.
  • V-Rock existed in the GTA IV continuity as well, as it's mentioned on Integrity 2.0.

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