Bassist Tim Drummond who played with Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young has died at the age of 74.
Bonfire and vocalist Claus Lessmann have separated after nearly 30 years. The band will carry on with founder Hans Ziller being joined by vocalist David Reece (ex-Accept), keyboards player Paul Morris (ex-Rainbow), bassist Ronnie Parkes and long-standing drummer Harry Reischman. A second guitarist is still being sought and currently the band are in the studio working on a new album with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio.
James Christian has been singing the praises on Facebook of the upcoming House Of Lords album which is due in the first half of this year.
Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock have announced that their new album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’ will be released in March 23rd. This will be preceded by the single ‘Vigilante Man’, out on January 19th.
Idlewild release their new album, ‘Everything Ever Written’ on February 9th.
Stone Temple Pilots have started work on a new album, their first full album to feature Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on vocals.
A January 12th appearance by the current lineup of Little River Band on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ was pulled after protests from original members including Glenn Shorrock.
Mon May 04 O2 Academy Newcastle
Tue May 05 BRIDLINGTON Spa
Thu May 07 O2 Academy Birmingham
Fri May 08 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat May 09 BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
Sun May 11 READING Rivermead
Sat May 12 BRIGHTON Centre
Mon May 14 BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
Tue/Wed May 15/16 LONDON Alexandra Palace
Fri March 13 NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
Sat March 14 BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
Wed March 18 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Fri March 20 LEEDS first direct Arena
Sat March 21 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Fri March 27 BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
February 26th London, Surya
February 28th Glasgow, Oran Mor
The Acoustic Festival of Britain (Friday 19th-Sunday 21st June at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire) has added more acts including:
From The Jam, Hazel O’Connor, Mark Radcliffe, Jo Harman, Rodney Branigan, The Outcast Band
The latest Facebook Live session from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk was streamed on Sunday 20 December., imbued with a festive flavour to raise the spirits
More about Josh: http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/?s=%22Josh+Taerk%22
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 20 December 2020 and announces the results of the Popular Poll for Best of 2020.
UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 20 December 2020 and includes Pete’s best of the year selections
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Featured Albums w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 UNRULY CHILD Our Glass House (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 SERGEANT STEEL Truck Tales (Boyz Tyme Records)
14:00-16:00 DAN REED Liftoff (Zero Entertainment)
Power Plays w/c 11 January 2021 (Mon-Fri)
BLACK SPIDERS – Good Times (Dark Riders Records/Cargo Records)
GRAVITY MACHINE Standing Stones (Zyse Records)
EMPIIRES Love Or Hate (TLG Entertainment/INgrooves)
RAY FENWICK Tam Tam (Singsong Music)
DEAD REYNOLDS Voices (The Fort)
LAYLA ZOE Don’t Wanna Help Anyone (indie)
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