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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 16 May 2017

STEVE HACKETT – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 16 May 2017

Over the last few years Steve Hackett’s profile has risen significantly with his Genesis Revisited tours. The lure of hearing the early Genesis classics played as they should be has proven to be a big success. Again on this current … Continue reading

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Album review: DRAGONFORCE – Reaching Into Infinity

DRAGONFORCE – Reaching Into Infinity

earMusic  [Release date 19.05.17] This is the seventh studio album from Dragonforce and a bit like AC/DC or Status Quo you should know what to expect from a DF album by now. This release however does throw a few curved … Continue reading

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Gig review: GHOST – ABC, Glasgow, 29 March 2017

GHOST – ABC, Glasgow, 29th March 2017

I often ponder if, years in the future, people will look back at images of gigs and festivals and interpret them as some form of religious gatherings. A huge crowd drawn together to worship at the altar of whichever rock … Continue reading

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Gig review: ANDERSON RABIN AND WAKEMAN – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 24 March 2017

ANDERSON RABIN AND WAKEMAN – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 24 March 2017

For anyone who has seen my profile picture on the site it may come as something of a surprise to find that I was too young to appreciate Yes during their 70’s heyday. No, for me my interest was piqued … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 22 March 2017

THUNDER – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 22 March 2017

I have been a Thunder fan for more years than I care to remember, in fact I was a fan of the guys right back in the big trousered and big haired days of Terraplane, which is showing my age … Continue reading

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Album review – GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS – Live At Rockpalast – Dortmund 1980

MIG Music [release date – 24.02.17] George Thorogood live is akin to a tornado hitting your town, fast, furious and guaranteed to lay waste to all before him. This package was recorded for posterity back when he and The Destroyers … Continue reading

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Album review: PAT TRAVERS – Live At Rockpalast – Cologne 1976

MIG Music [Release date – 24.02.17] This album package is one of a number of releases from MIG Records (Made In Germany in case you were wondering!) which feature old recordings from Rockpalast. They have recorded many gigs across Germany … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

The set list of tonight’s show spoke volumes about how Black Star Riders have developed over the last few years. The fact that it only contained one Thin Lizzy number shows that BSR have now thrown off the ‘band formally … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

Nuclear Blast [Release date 03.02.17] This is album number three from Black Star Riders and it is an album which does what is says on the tin as the old saying goes. ‘Heavy Fire’ is the heaviest record yet from … Continue reading

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Gig review: GLENN HUGHES – Islington Assembly Hall, London, 21 January 2017

GLENN HUGHES - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 21 January 2017

In October 2016, Glenn Hughes chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio about his music with tracks from ‘Resonate’ Keeping up a gruelling schedule that would break many a younger man, Glenn Hughes’ solo career, which took a bit of … Continue reading

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Gig review: TNT – Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

TNT - Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

When first informed about Norwegian band TNT’s upcoming 30th anniversary tour of ‘Tell No Tales’ featuring the return of the U.S. born Tony Harnell on vocals following his brief stint in Skid Row, I realised the only way I would … Continue reading

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Gig review: AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

Classic rockers are a dying breed. A number of big names passed away in 2016 and with so many of the classic rock fraternity now more likely to pick up their bus pass than jump on a tour bus it … Continue reading

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Book review: TOM RUSSELL – The Godfather of Rock by Martin Kielty

Published by Beard Books Tom Russell will be a familiar name to many, he has been a leading figure in the Scottish rock scene for many years and has broadcast on radio across the UK on occasion. It is in … Continue reading

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Album review: BABYMETAL – Live At Wembley

EarMUSIC  [Release date 09.12.16] Babymetal up until now have completely passed me by. Three Japanese teenagers singing about chocolate, gimme a break (have a Kit Kat?). No, metal should be hard, heavy and sung by large men with even larger … Continue reading

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Album review: RUSH – 2112 – 40th Anniversary Edition

Universal Music [Release date 16.12.16] There are many albums that can be considered as classics in rock, however there are a select few which go beyond that classification. This select band of albums are records that define a genre, ones … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

‘Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?’ That was the quandary set by Quo a few albums back and it seemed quite relevant tonight. This gig was part of the ‘Last Night Of The … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – The Tolbooth, Stirling, 14 December 2016

The QUIREBOYS – The Tolbooth, Stirling, 14 December 2016

A gig in Stirling is a rare occurrence and as it is the closest I get to a home tie this show was a must see. Add in the facts that the night was being put on by ‘Rock For … Continue reading

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Album review: METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self- Destruct

METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self- Destruct

Blackened Records [Release date 28.11.16] Before I plunge into a review of Metallica’s latest opus I would like to offer up a cautionary tale to all aspiring bands, be afraid…. Once upon a time there were two snotty nosed teens … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTERSTORM FESTIVAL – Concert Hall, Troon, 25/26 November 2016

Troon

The town of Troon is better known for its championship links golf course rather than as a hub for all things rock, but one man with a vision, Iain McCaig, is set to change all that. Going by the old … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE – The Roundhouse, London, 12 November 2016

EUROPE - The Roundhouse, London, 12 November 2016

While 2016 has seen the British public vote for Brexit, exactly 30 years ago they were taking Europe to their hearts. Not Eurocrats in Brussels or parliamentarians in Strasbourg, but five fresh-faced Swedes with luxuriant long hair and toothy smiles … Continue reading

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