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.
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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