V-Rock's logo with the vulture in the middle, used in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories.
Heavy metal, thrash metal, glam metal, hard rock (GTA Vice City)|
Heavy metal, hard rock (GTA Vice City Stories)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
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.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City rendition
- Twisted Sister - "I Wanna Rock" (1984)
- Mötley Crüe - "Too Young to Fall in Love" (1984)
- Quiet Riot - "Cum On Feel the Noize" (1983)
- The Cult - "She Sells Sanctuary" (1985)
- Ozzy Osbourne - "Bark at the Moon" (1983)
- Love Fist - "Dangerous Bastard" (2002)
- Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes to Midnight" (1984)
- Loverboy - "Working for the Weekend" (1981)
- Alcatrazz - "God Blessed Video" (1985)
- Tesla - "Cumin' Atcha Live" (1986)
- Autograph - "Turn Up the Radio" (1984)
- Megadeth - "Peace Sells" (1986)
- Anthrax - "Madhouse" (1985)
- Slayer - "Raining Blood" (1986)
- Judas Priest - "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" (1982)
- Love Fist - "Fist Fury" (2002)
- David Lee Roth - "Yankee Rose" (1986)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories rendition
DJ: Couzin Ed
- Dio - "Holy Diver" (1983)
- Queensrÿche - "Queen of the Reich" (1984)
- KISS - "Lick It Up" (1983)
- Dokken - "Breaking the Chains" (1981)
- Autograph - "All I'm Gonna Take" (1984)
- Accept - "Balls to the Wall" (1984)
- Scorpions - "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (1984)
- Krokus - "Long Stick Goes Boom" (1982)
- Ted Nugent - "Stranglehold" (1975)
- Ratt - "Round and Round" (1984)
- Judas Priest - "Electric Eye" (1982)
- Mötley Crüe - "Looks That Kill" (1984)
- Quiet Riot - "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" (1983)
- 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.
The building housing V-Rock's studio in Downtown Vice City, GTA Vice City.
- Radio X, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that plays heavy metal.
- K-DST, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that plays hard rock.
- Liberty Rock Radio 97.8, Grand Theft Auto IV equivalent.
- Liberty City Hardcore, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays thrash metal.
- Anvil, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars that plays heavy metal.
- Los Santos Rock Radio, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto V that plays hard rock.