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The Rainbreakers - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness, 22-24 January 2016

News - Album News

Foo Fighters have released a new song ‘No Son Of Mine’ taken from their upcoming album ‘Medicine at Midnight’, out February 5 on Roswell Records/Columbia Records.

John Sykes (ex-Blue Murder, Whitesnake) released a new song ‘Dawning Of A Brand New Day’ on New Years Day. His long delayed new solo album is pencilled in for release this year.

H.E.A.T. plan to record and release a new album this year. Their first with returning vocalist Kenny Leckremo.

Rainbreakers (pictured above) release a new single ‘Ashes’ on 26 February which will be made available on 7″ vinyl this month ahead of the official release date. It will be signed by the band and limited to 500 copies.

Lazuli have announced they are working on a new album which will feature acoustic re-recordings of material from their back catalogue.

Osibisa release their first album of new material in two decades. Entitled ‘New Dawn’ it is released on April 9 via Marquee Records.

Elton John and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith guest on the upcoming Metallica covers album by Miley Cyrus.

Cosmograf will release their latest album Rattrapante’ through Gravity Dream Music on March 26.

Finnish rockers Rust ‘N’ Rage have signed to Frontiers who will release the band’s new album later this year.

‘Shake Your Money Maker’ by the Black Crowes gets a 30th anniversary box set treatment which is out on 26 February 2021 via UMe/American Recordings.

Gary Numan releases his new album ‘Intruder’ on May 21.

Iotunn will release their new album, ‘Access All Worlds’, via Metal Blade Records on February 26.

Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven And Hell’ and ‘Mob Rules’ albums will be reissued as 2CD/2LP deluxe versions on March 5.

Heart’s Ann Wilson releases a new single ‘Tender Heart’ on January 22.

Japan’s ‘Quiet Life’ album gets a vinyl and 3CD reissue on Macrh 5 via BMG.

Joanna Connor releases her 14th album ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’ on Joe Bonamassa’s new independent blues record label Keeping The Blues Alive on February 26.

Paul Stanley and Soul Station release their debut album ‘Now And Then’ on March 5 via Universal.

Bryan Adams is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, the bulk of which was recorded back in November last year.

Eden’s Curse have reformed and have started work on their next album, the band’s sixth.

Big Country will release a covers album as their next release and then plan to record a new studio album once the pandemic restrictions ease.

News - Tours and Gigs

Rescheduled UK & Ireland tour dates:

Clannad (Mar 2021 to Nov 2021), Dead Can Dance (Apr 2021 postponed), Kingdom Of Madness (Mar 2021 to Nov/Dec 2021), Suzanne Vega (Feb 2021 to Feb 2022),

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Rescheduled US & European tour dates:

Thundermother (2020 to Feb/Mar 2021),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

An all-star lineup of artists is set to honour David Bowie during the virtual concert event ‘A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!’ on January 8. Artists taking part include Duran Duran, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Adam Lambert, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Peter Frampton, Rick Wakeman and more. The event is produced by Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson. Tickets are available now, with a portion of the proceeds going to Save the Children.

Solstice, The Far Meadow, 25 Yard Screamer, This Winter Machine, IT, Rain, warmrain and more set for Prog For Peart, a charity concert in memory of Rush drummer Neil Peart. It takes place at the Northcourt, a 200 capacity venue in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on Friday 2 July and Saturday 3 July.

Other Stuff

KISS‘s New Year’s Eve performance in Dubai broke Guinness world records for highest flame projection in a music concert and for most flame projections launched simultaneously in a music concert – 73 in total.

Def Leppard will unlock their personally curated online museum, the Def Leppard Vault, on Wednesday 13 January.

Hunter & the Bear have changed their name to Daytime TV and have UK dates lined-up for May/June.

Nightwish bassist and co-vocalist Marko Hietala has announced that he has resigned from the band after twenty years with them. The band have announced a session bassist will take his place for the band’s live plans for later this year.

News - RIP

Gerry Marsden, lead singer of Gerry & the Pacemakers

Clay Anthony former bassist with Junkyard

Mick Bolton pianist with Mott the Hoople, Paul Brady & Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho

Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records in 1983 with her husband Jon (a.k.a. Jonny Z)

Vanilla Fudge and Cactus bassist Tim Bogert

New York Dolls guitarist Slyvain Slyvain

More News

The Top 10 albums feature was announced on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 3 January. (10:00)

Top 10 albums

We’ve introduced a weekly listing based on website views, social media activity and radio airplay.

From Sunday 10 January the Top 10 chart will be announced on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (Assume The Position, 22:00 GMT) and then published via our radio Facebook page.


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Save Our Venues

Save Our Venues

Music Venue Trust (MVT),  which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues throughout the UK has issued a dire warning to the UK government that the entire grassroots live music sector is now at “red alert status” and has called on the wider music industry, local communities and music fans to support its ongoing #saveourvenues campaign by taking “decisive, direct action” to ensure every venue can survive and re-open safely.

There are over 400 venues at risk of closure, so this campaign aims to bring together artists who want to help, with the venues they love, and provide an easy way for music fans to financially support the resultant live streams.

With this in mind MVT is calling on the wider music industry, music fans and local communities to redouble their efforts to prevent the permanent closure of grassroots music venues by getting directly involved in the #saveourvenues campaign (saveourvenues.co.uk) through fundraising, letter writing to local councils, MPs, social media support and more.

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Readers are advised to check out the artist and venue websites for latest information. Many tours/dates are being rearranged for 2021.

We will update our gig listings on a regular basis.

Check out rearranged dates for key 2020 UK tours

Check out our full gig listings! (Updated to reflect COVID-19 cancellations)

Check out forthcoming album/DVD releases here!

Feature video

IVY GOLD This Is My Time

Ivy Gold has released three upfront singles ‘Six Dusty Winds’, ‘This Is My Time’ and ‘Retribution’ in late-2020 and now has a joint venture with A1 Records/Broken Silence for the sales & distribution of the upcoming album release ‘Six Dusty Winds’ early in 2021.

Ivy Gold is a female fronted contemporary bluesrock band feat. Manou, Tal Bergman (Joe Bonamassa, Billy Idol, Rock Candy Funk Party, a.m.m.), Sebastian Eder (Avalon), Kevin Moore (Jennifer Rush), Anders Olinder (Glenn Hughes).

Single review

JAMIE’S GUNS End Of The Road

Album review

Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting.  “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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