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"While other stations' listeners are at school...(piano) we're shoplifting! (guitar riff) V-Rock."
— V-Rock jingle from GTA Vice City
"A relentless collection of hard-rock bangers, brought to you by the inimitable Lazlow. From a time when rock & roll was all about living and playing hard. Featuring classic material from legendary acts like Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne."
— GTA Vice City Website
"V-Rock - the home of the vulture. Music is dead, and we're eating its innards! (OW!) V-Rock!"
— V-Rock jingle from GTA Vice City Stories

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.

In GTA Vice City, V-Rock is one of two radio stations to feature original material written and recorded especially for the game, in the form of two songs by the fictitious band Love Fist. The other station to feature original material is Radio Espantoso.


In 1984, the setting of GTA Vice City Stories, the station was based in Reddick, Florida, and was co-hosted by Couzin Ed and station "intern" Lazlow. By 1986, the setting of GTA Vice City, the station had relocated to Vice City and Lazlow is now the sole DJ following Couzin Ed's dismissal. At that point, Lazlow claims that V-Rock has been on the air for 75 years.

The station's promos often included derogatory comparisons to other stations, mocking the synthesizer-based music played by its competitors while stating that "real men" only listen to the rock music that V-Rock plays. The station's mascot is a vulture, as can be seen in the station's logo. Lazlow would often complain that the bird "got more air time than [he] did".

The station was officially endorsed by contemporary rock artists, 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 vents his anger at Lazlow for "stealing" his job, Mitch Baker, who berates the station because he considers it plays "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 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.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Song: Preview: Notes:
"I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister (1984)
"Too Young to Fall in Love" by Mötley Crüe (1983)
"Cum On Feel the Noize" by Quiet Riot (1983)
"She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult (1985)
"Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne (1983) Removed from the iOS, Android, PS2 Classics (PS3 and PS4) and Rockstar Games Launcher editions due to the licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Dangerous Bastard" by Love Fist (1986/2002)
"2 Minutes to Midnight" by Iron Maiden (1984)
"Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy (1981)
"God Blessed Video" by Alcatrazz (1985)
"Cumin' Atcha Live" by Tesla (1986)
"Turn Up the Radio" by Autograph (1984)
"Peace Sells" by Megadeth (1986)
"Madhouse" by Anthrax (1985)
"Raining Blood" by Slayer (1986)
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" by Judas Priest (1982)
"Fist Fury" by Love Fist (1986/2002)
"Yankee Rose" by David Lee Roth (1986)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Song: Preview:
"Holy Diver" by Dio (1983)
"Queen of the Reich" by Queensrÿche (1984)
"Lick It Up" by KISS (1983)
"Breaking the Chains" by Dokken (1981)
"All I'm Gonna Take" by Autograph (1984)
"Balls to the Wall" by Accept (1983)
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" by Scorpions (1984)
"Long Stick Goes Boom" by Krokus (1982)
"Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent (1975)
"Round and Round" by Ratt (1984)
"Electric Eye" by Judas Priest (1982)
"Looks That Kill" by Mötley Crüe (1983)
"Metal Health" by Quiet Riot (1983)



Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


Full radio

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

GTA VCS Radio - VRock

GTA VCS Radio - VRock



  • On the V-Rock logo and the text on its billboards, the word "Rock" is 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 metal bands. Metallica is the only of the four not to be featured on the station.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V

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