RIP – guitarist Gary Richrath, who was in REO Speedwagon between 1970 and 1989.
Former bassist with the Damned, Byrn Merrick, has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.
Treat have confirmed they are recording new songs for a release next year.
Black Star Riders’ vocalist Ricky Warwick releases two solo albums next year, namely ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy…’ and the acoustic based ‘Hearts On Trees’ on February 26th.
Carmine Appice has announced on Facebook 2016 will be the year of King Kobra, suggesting his band will return for a new album and live dates.
Iron Maiden topped the UK album charts this week with their new album ‘The Book Of Souls’.
Bellowhead release a best of on October 16th as they start their farewell tour.
A new documentary on the life of Keith Richards airs on Netflix on Sep 18th.
On 6th November Eagle Rock Entertainment release ‘The Ritchie Blackmore Story’ on DVD/Blu-Ray.
Rick Wakeman has had to cancel all his upcoming tour commitments due to health reasons.
Rival Sons will support Black Sabbath on their farewell tour next year.
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 23 August 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 25 August 2020.
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Featured Albums w/c 14 September (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 PERFECT PLAN Time For A Miracle (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 OVERLAND Scandalous (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 ANNIE DRESSNER Coffee At The Corner Bar (indie)
Power Plays w/c 14 September (Mon-Fri)
GALLOWS CIRCUS Medicine Man (indie)
ROY ZIV Currents (indie)
NOVATINES Honey (indie)
KILFEATHER Never Stop (indie)
VANILLA FUDGE Immigrant Song (Golden Robot Records)
BROKEN MACHINE Sweet Mary Jane (indie)
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