RIP – Toto’s Mike Porcaro who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was bass player in Toto between 1982–2008/2010–2015. In recent years he did not tour due to his illness and the band reformed in 2010 to help raise funds for his ongoing medical treatment.
Gong’s Daevid Allen has passed away shortly after announcing he had six months to live.
Two possible reunions are Oasis, as both Liam and Noel Gallagher are back on speaking terms and My Chemical Romance, who have had parts of their website updated including the tour dates page which asks people to ‘check back soon for details on the upcoming tour’.
Dan Reed releases his new album ‘Transmission’ on March 30th.
Devin Townsend has won the Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year for ‘Z2′ at the 2015 Juno Awards in his native Canada.
The Answer’s ‘Raise A Little Hell’ album debuts at no.44 in the UK album charts this week.
Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler is about to sign with Big Machine Label Group for the release of his upcoming country album. This is due to be recorded this year and likely to be released in early 2016.
Sammy Hagar will release a live recording with his new band the Circle, featuring Jason Bonham and former Van Halen/Chickenfoot member Michael Anthony. It is called ‘At Your Service’ and is released on May 19th.
Sat October 03 PERTH Perth Arena
Tue October 06 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
Thu October 08 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
Sat October 10 SYDNEY Allphones Arena
Mon October 12 NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre
Tue October 13 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
Sun November 29th O2 Academy Brixton
Tue August 25th MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Wed August 26th O2 Academy Brixton
JACK BRUCE tribute concert includes JOSS STONE, PHIL MANZANERA (ROXY MUSIC), GINGER BAKER, IAN ANDERSON, MARK KING (LEVEL 42), VERNON REID (LIVING COLOUR) plus more TBA
Sat 24th Oct The Roundhosue, London
Josh Taerk’s latest Lockdown session was streamed on Sunday 25 October. 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 27 September 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 29 September 2020.
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Featured Albums w/c 26 October (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 HEARTWIND Strangers (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 FATES WARNING Long Day, Good (Metal Blade)
14:00-16:00 PADRAIG JACK Making Sand (indie)
Power Plays w/c 26 October (Mon-Fri)
LYKANTROPI Axis Of Margaret (Despotz Records)
LIONS SHARE Aim Higher (indie)
ALL RUNS RED What Good Would That Do (indie)
TRIDENT WATERS Six Feet Under (indie)
HOLDING ABSENCE Beyond Belief (indie)
DORIS BRENDEL Other Side Of The World (Sky Rocket Records)
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