Category Archives: NEWS

New tour/gig news, band changes/exits, new releases
For archived news and upcoming (gigs, tours and albums), please click or tap here

News: GLENN HUGHES tour gets underway with more dates to follow in 2019

GLENN HUGHES, Club Academy, Manchester, 29 October 2015

Glenn Hughes performing Classic Deep Purple Live has started his UK tour with special guest Laurence Jones. The gig on 15 October has been switched to London’s Electric Ballroom due to construction work at the Koko. As bassist and co-vocalist … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Leave a comment

News: GIANTS OF ROCK – Skid Row, Roger Chapman, and many more head for Minehead (25-28 January 2019)

Roger Chapman - Under The Bridge, London, 10 September 2014

2019′s Giants Of Rock takes place at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, 25-28 January. Amongst the bands appearing at the event, in its fifth consecutive year, Skid Row, Roger Chapman’s Family & Friends (pictured), and Sweet. As usual there is an … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Festivals & Large Events, NEWS | Leave a comment

News: STEELEYE SPAN UK Tour starts 1 October – win tickets to Cambridge gig (8 October)

Steeleye Span

As Steeleye Span approach their their 50th anniversary in 2019 they embark on a UK tour starting 1 October.  The band is working on a new studio album and some of the new tracks will feature in the setlist. Steeleye … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Competitions, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Leave a comment

News: STEVE HACKETT – orchestral tour, box set, radio interview

Prog-meister Steve Hackett tours with a 41 piece orchestra in October, plus there is the release of a 6-CD/2-DVD box set covering the years 1984-2006. Steve’s orchestral tour stems from a one-off performance in March 2017 in the USA.  He’ll … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) October 2018 – December 2018

Bad Touch - Shake A Leg

Compiled by Jason Ritchie October 2nd LED ZEPPELIN by LED ZEPPELIN Reel Art Press (50th anniversary illustrated book) 5th ANTHRAX ‘State Of Euphoria’ (30th anniversary re-issue) Island Records BAD TOUCH ‘Shake A Leg’ Marshall Records BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Album News, NEWS, Upcoming (Tours & Releases) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrates 10 years (September 2018)

Peter Ross, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

A month long promotion highlights the station’s 10 year interview archive As part of the station’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio will be replaying a selection of interviews gathered since 2008.  Most tie in with the artists’ … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, Radio interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) July 2018 – September 2018

Marillion - All One Tonight - Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Compiled by Jason Ritchie July 6th BARENAKED LADIES ‘Stunt 20th Anniversary Edition’ (CD/DVD) Parlophone DEVILDRIVER ‘Outlaws Till The End’ (country covers album) Napalm Records JUDY DYBLE ‘Earth Is Sleeping’ Acid Jazz Records A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS ‘Ascension’ IMMORTAL ‘Northern Cross’ … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Album News, NEWS, Upcoming (Tours & Releases) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2018)

FOREIGNER – London Palladium, 7 June 2016

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Your tour not listed? Contact us! Updated 18/10/18 FESTIVALS Hard Rock Hell Haven, Pwllheli, Gwynedd Thursday 8-Sunday 11th November Femme Fatale + Girlschool + Phil Campbell … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Gigs and Tour News, NEWS, Upcoming (Tours & Releases) | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2018)

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 04/10/2018 AMORPHIS + SOILWORK Jan. 11 – D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2 Jan. 12 – NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje Jan. 13 – D Hamburg – … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS, Upcoming (Tours & Releases) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: MARTIN TURNER plays Wishbone Ash first album on tour (September/October 2018)

Martin Turner ex-Wishbone Ash

Following the release this year of the multi-disc ‘The Vintage Years (1970-1991)’ box set, founder member Martin Turner plays UK dates from 13 September. He’ll be featuring the 1970 debut album ‘Wishbone Ash’ in its entirety.  This follows previous outings … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Texas alt-rockers BLUE OCTOBER release new album (August 2018)

Blue October

David Randall chatted to Justin Furstenfeld for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2017.  In the first hour of his weekly show, David plays tracks from the current and recent albums whilst asking Justin about the band’s background and … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Album News, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, Radio interview | Leave a comment

News: 10cc UK Tour – GRAHAM GOULDMAN album and radio interview (August 2018)

10cc - Liverpool, 6 December 2013

On Sunday 12 August at 18:00 GMT Graham Gouldman chatted about his career in a one hour special for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. (Thursday 16 August, 22:00 repeat) In this exclusive edit using non-broadcast material Graham chats about his … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Gigs and Tour News, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, Radio interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: GRAHAM BONNET – new album and UK tour (August 2018)

Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet releases a new studio album in July followed by a UK tour in August. ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’ is the second album by the Graham Bonnet Band and follows ‘The Book’ (2016). The Graham Bonnet Band features … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Gigs and Tour News, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, Radio interview | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Albums of the Month (April 2018 – June 2018)

The Sharpeez

THE SHARPEEZ Wild One (3MS Music) “…there isn’t a weak track on here, while their very best efforts such as ‘Automatic Mode’, ‘Losing Hand’, and ‘Heat Of The Night’ give this album every right to be regarded as one of … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Albums of the Month, All Posts, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Prog rockers CAMEL play Moonmadness in September 2018

CAMEL - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 7 September 2018

Camel’s appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September 2018 will be preceded by an extensive run of UK tour dates. The band – led by Andrew Latimer (guitar, flute, vocals) and featuring Colin Bass (bass guitar, vocals), Denis Clement … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL – First Aid Kit and Patti Smith headline (2-5 August 2018)

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 27-30 July 2017

On Sunday 15 July, in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall previewed the Folk Festival playing several tracks from some of the artists appearing at this year’s event (14:11) One of the longest established folk … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Festivals & Large Events, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: CARL PALMER’s ELP LEGACY – new album and radio interview (June 2018)

Carl Palmer - HRH Prog (November 2018)

In this exclusive interview edit, Carl Palmer chats about progressive rock music (2:00) Carl Palmer releases a CD/DVD on 29 June (via BMG) celebrating the lives of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.  “Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live” features a CD … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, Radio interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: WIN BLACK SABBATH SEVENTIES SINGLES SET (Starts 10 June)

LACK SABBATH - Supersonic Years The Seventies Singles Box Set

Here’s your chance to win the BLACK SABBATH “Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles” box set This 10 disc set comes in a presentation box with unique or rare reproductions of the original sleeves as released in different territories.  Check … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in All Posts, Competitions, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: Albums of the Month (January 2018 – March 2018)

The Temperance Movement

    THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT A Deeper Cut(Earache) “In a world of abundance of everything, The Temperance Movement shine like a beacon and stand head and shoulders above the crowd for their sheer creative genius and their intense, high energy … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Albums of the Month, All Posts, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: MARILLION – Royal Albert Hall release and UK tour starts 8 April

MARILLION - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 20 April 2018

Marillion’s triumphal first time performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall is celebrated on a CD/DVD/Bluray – ‘All One Tonight’ – and released prior to their UK tour. In two parts, ‘All One Tonight’ firstly showcases the band’s acclaimed 2016 studio … Continue reading

Email This Page
Posted in Album News, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Leave a comment