Monthly Archives: March 2019

Album review: JOURNEY – Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers

Eagle Vision/Universal [Release date 29.03.19] In 2017 Journey played the Budokan arena in Japan for a special show where they played two of their classic albums – 1981′s ‘Escape’ and 1983′s ‘Frontiers’ – in their entirety and recorded the show, … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – O2 Ritz, Manchester, 17 March 2019

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR - O2 Ritz, Manchester, 17 March 2019

Releasing your sixth studio album right at the start of a UK tour may seem a little cavalier, especially given the inevitable lack of audience familiarity with new material, even though Sony have kindly uploaded most tracks via YouTube.  ‘Reckless … Continue reading

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Album review: KEITH HOWE – That’s The Vibe

Keith Howe - That

Self release [Release date 31.01.19] Former Blacktop Deluxe leader Keith Howe’s decision to cut a solo album is well justified on an coherent and free flowing set of songs that mixes understated power with subtle textures. ‘That’s The Vibe’ taps … Continue reading

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Album review: DATURA4 – Blessed Is The Boogie

[Release date 05.04.19] And on the Seventh Day, the Lord rested and as he hitched up his robes and popped the top off a long-neck, he was heard to utter “Blessed Is The Boogie”…and thereafter, the boogie was indeed blessed … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAVE BICKLER/Chrome Molly – Highbury Garage, London, 11 March 2019

DAVE BICKLER/Chrome Molly - Highbury Garage, London, 11 March 2019

Sadly Survivor never made it to UK shores, the sad death of Jimi Jamison scuppering a scheduled show in 2014. However original singer Dave Bickler, who by that stage was back and sharing vocal duties, did play Rockingham Festival 18 … Continue reading

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Interview: VINCE CONTARINO (Led Zeppelin Masters)

Marking fifty years since the release of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album – and its follow-up, ‘Led Zeppelin II’ – Australia’s Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters will return to the UK for ten-dates in April 2019 as part of their … Continue reading

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Gig review: BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND – Tingley Coliseum, New Mexico, USA, 5 March 2019

BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND- Tingley Coliseum, New Mexico, USA, 5 March 2019

Few artists embody the spirit of the American heartland quite as much as Bob Seger. While others- John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty- can lay equal claim to creating that distinctively American take on classic rock, only the Ann Arbor, … Continue reading

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Album review: BECKY MILLS – Tall Tales and Home Truths

BECKY MILLS – Tall Tales and Home Truths

Talking Elephant [Release date 26.04.19] Becky Mills was part of the all girl folk band Waking the Witch, who split-up in 2008. After the band’s break-up Becky Mills released her debut solo album ‘Dandelion’ back in 2013. This new album … Continue reading

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News: ERJA LYYTINEN – UK tour starts 18 March and new album

erja #3 Al Stuart

Pete Feenstra chatted to Erja Lyytinen in March 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  A further interview is available via Mixcloud (September 2017) with tracks from the current album ‘Stolen Hearts’. Award winning Finnish guitarist Erja Lyytinen will release … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY HOEY – Neon Highway Blues

GARY HOEY – Neon Highway Blues

Provogue [Release date 15.03.19] Gary Hoey has forged his own musical path since the early 90′s as a best selling instrumentalist, a respected shredder and a hard rock icon who has found his music played everywhere from film soundtracks to … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIE PETERS GROUP – Unfinished Business

MARTIE PETERS GROUP – Unfinished Business

MelodicRock Records [Release date 15.03.19] Martie Peters is back after a ten-year absence from the hard rock scene with a new album and record label. Joining him is long time Martie Peters Group bassist Bent “BJ” Joergensen, plus Eric Ragno … Continue reading

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EP review: ANIMAL DRIVE – Back To The Roots

Fronters [Release date 05.04.19] Following their well-received 2018 debut, and to give impatient fans something ahead of a promised new album, Croatian hard rockers Animal Drive have recorded a covers EP. The four-track EP comprises covers of Roxette’s ‘The Look’, … Continue reading

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News: BEARDED THEORY – Suede, The Cult and many more (23-26 May 2019)

BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

One of the first major summer festival events – Bearded Theory – takes place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire 23-26 May. Indie legends Suede headline the Pallet stage on Friday night.  Saturday is topped by legendary British rock band The Cult. … Continue reading

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EP review: THE SPITFIRES – Live EP

THE SPITFIRES – Live EP

Hatch Records [Release date 15.03.19] The Spitfires hail from Watford and have released three albums to date. The line-up is Billy Sullivan (guitarist, vocalist), Sam Long (bass), Matt Johnson (drums) and George Moorhouse (keyboards), along with on the live shows … Continue reading

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Book review: BLUE OYSTER CULT – Every Album, Every Song (On Track) by Jacob Holm-Lupo

BLUE OYSTER CULT – Every Album, Every Song (On Track) by Jacob Holm-Lupo

Sonicbound Publishing [Published 22.02.19] These Every Album, Every Song books are coming thick and fast with this one on Blue Oyster Cult coming after ones on Queen, ELP and Deep Purple. Norway’s number one Blue Oyster fan Jacob Holm-Lupo penned … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MUTE GODS – Atheists and Believers

THE MUTE GODS – Atheists and Believers

Inside Out [Release date 22.03.19] The core line-up of Nick Beggs (vocals, bass) , Roger King (keyboards) and Marco Minnemann (drums) – all three play guitar as well – are joined by guests including Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, drummer Craig … Continue reading

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Single review: DEAD AGENTS – Aimless Careless

DEAD AGENTS - Aimless Careless

Facebook [Release date 22.03.19] The West Midlands based the Dead Agents first came across our musical radar last year with their debut EP. That was a good mix of punchy hard rock and modern rock, recalling bands like You Me … Continue reading

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Quick plays: STARBREAKER, WEST BOUND

STARBREAKER Dysphoria

STARBREAKER Dysphoria Frontiers [Release date 25.01.19] Third album from the Starbreaker project featuring Primal Fear guitarist Magnus Karlsson and former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell. It has been awhile as their second album was released back in 2008. With Tony Harnell’s … Continue reading

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Album review: TRISHULA – Scared To Breathe

TRISHULA – Scared To Breathe

AOR Heaven [Release date 29.03.19] Neil Fraser (Ten, Rage Of Angels, Tony Mills) is the brains behind Trishula, where he handles guitars, bass and keyboards. He is joined by vocalist Jason Morgan and drummer Joao Colac, both of whom Neil … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL VINCENT – Hypocrite

PHIL VINCENT – Hypocrite

Rock Company [Release date 27.02.19] Hot on the heels of the recently released second album from Cranston, Phil Vincent releases his twenty first solo album. Yes that’s right, 21 solo albums in addition to his work on the aforementioned Cranston, … Continue reading

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