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News: STONEDEAF – one day event features headliner Glenn Hughes (24 August 2019)

GLENN HUGHES – Electric Ballroom, London, 15 October 2018

Stonedeaf was previewed on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 12 May with tracks from Glenn Hughes, The Amorettes and Samarkind (16:50) This year’s Stonedeaf event takes place on Saturday 24 August at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. Headliner Glenn … Continue reading

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News: STEELHOUSE – Thunder and Thin Lizzy headline Welsh classic rock festival (26-28 July 2019)

Thunder - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016

This preview of Steelhouse was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 5 May.  It features tracks from Hollowstar, Those Damn Crows and Thin Lizzy. (14:49) Melodic hard rockers Thunder and Thin Lizzy top the two-day Welsh … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April 2019 – June 2019

Compiled by Jason Ritchie April 5th ANIMAL DRIVE ‘Back To The Roots’ (covers EP) Frontiers BAD NEWS ’32nd Anniversary Box Set’ BRANT BJORK ‘Jacoozzi’ Heavy Psych Sounds Records DAVID BOWIE ‘Spying Through The Keyhole’ (box set) Datura4 ‘Blessed is the … Continue reading

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News: SOS Festival features THE QUIREBOYS, A JOKERS RAGE, MASSIVE (Manchester, 12-14 July 2019)

The Quireboys - HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, Saturday 10 March 2018

In this festival preview, tracks from The Quireboys, Luke Appleton and Massive.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 14 April 2019 (14:57) The 12th annual SOS event will take place at Longfield Suite, Prestwich, nr. Manchester 12-14 July. … Continue reading

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News: CAMDEN ROCKS – over 400 acts over two days (1-2 June 2019)

Skarlett Riot - Giants of Rock, Minehead, January 2017

In this festival preview, tracks from Skarlett Riot, The Virginmarys and Dig Lazarus.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 7 April 2019 (13:01) Camden Rocks Festival have finalised their line-up for this year’s event (1-2 June). Amongst the … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM – UK dates in June 2019

Magnum - HRH PROG VI - Pwlhelli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

Melodic pomp rockers Magnum play UK dates in June, during which time they will also appear at the prestigious Sweden Rock festival and Rock Hard festival in Germany. The band’s current studio album was released in January 2018 via SPV … Continue reading

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News: ELEANOR McEVOY – ‘Gimme Some Wine Tour’ In April

Irish multi-instrumentalist chanteuse and raconteur Eleanor McEvoy will play eleven-dates across England throughout April 2019 as part of her new ‘Gimme Some Wine Tour’. Eleanor’s new tour follows the great success of her 2017 album release ‘The Thomas Moore Project’, … Continue reading

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

ERJA LYYTINEN - The Bullingdon, Oxford, 27 March 2019

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 then current album ‘Stolen Hearts’. Award winning Finnish guitarist Erja Lyytinen will release … 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

In this festival preview, tracks from The Cult, Bar Stool Preachers and Reef.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 14 April 2019 (13:19) One of the first major summer festival events – Bearded Theory – takes place in … Continue reading

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News: ZAL CLEMINSON SIN’DOGS – UK tour dates including summer festivals

Zal Cleminson - Giants Of Rock 2019 (Photo: David Randall)

In this exclusive edit Zal chats about Sin’Dogs and festival plans in 2019.  The full interview is broadcast on Sunday 17 March at 18:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:28) Full interview Legendary guitarist with The Sensational Alex … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM OF MADNESS – Classic Magnum dates in March and radio special

Mark Stanway

In this extended, exclusive edit Mark Stanway chats about Magnum and Kingdom of Madness (15:45)  A two-part special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2019 prior to the tour (see news item for details) The band … Continue reading

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News: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Cheap Trick added to Saturday line-up (19-21 July 2019)

FOREIGNER - Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

In this festival preview, tracks from Foreigner, Austin Gold and Elles Bailey. First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 21 April 2019 (13:03) Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced their Saturday main stage headliners at this year’s event (19-21 July … Continue reading

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News: A Year in ROCK! 2018 – photographed and reviewed by Get Ready to ROCK!

Bearded Theory - Blossoms

Each year during the festive period Get Ready to ROCK! publishes a selection of photographs reflecting their gig reviews during the previous twelve months. Says Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie: “Once again the review team have shown their eclectic tastes with … Continue reading

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News: Heavy rockers MASSIVE WAGONS, IRON MAIDEN and THOSE DAMN CROWS named in popular poll (December 2018)

Massive Wagons

On 16 December, David Randall presented a two hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio reflecting the reviewer and popular choices for “Best of 2018″ Readers and listeners have had their say in the annual ‘Best of 2018′ popular … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) January 2019 – March 2019

STEVE HACKETT - Under The Edge Of The Sun

Compiled by Jason Ritchie 2019 January 1st FATES WARNING ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’ 4th LEGION OF THE DAMNED ‘Slaves of the Shadow Realm’ Napalm Records 11th BRING ME THE HORIZON ‘Amo’ SOILWORK ‘The Arrival Of Verkligheten’ Nuclear Blast TAKING BACK … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2019)

Focus - Hard Rock Hell Prog, Pwllheli, 21-22 March 2014

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Your tour not listed? Contact us! Updated 23/05/2019 2019 FESTIVALS BEARDED THEORY 23-26 May Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire The Cult + Suede + Doves … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2019)

HEART - O2 Apollo, Manchester - 30 June 2016

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 07/05/2019   ACCEPT 2019-05-25 Saarbrücken (Congresshalle) DE 2019-05-27 München (Circus Krone) DE 2019-08-23 Busdorf (Baltic Open Air) DE BRYAN ADAMS Sun May 12 RALEIGH North … Continue reading

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News : THE BEST of 2018 – Vote for your favourites! Top rock albums and live acts! Win a £50 Amazon Voucher!

The Best of 2018

Every year the GRTR! Reviewers choose their favourite albums, live acts and breakthrough artists. We reduce this selection to a list of ten in each category, reflecting the top choices of each reviewer. Vote for your own favourite from the … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2018 – Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer top albums and live acts of the year

The Best of 2018

On 16 December, David Randall presented a two hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio reflecting the reviewer and popular choices for “Best of 2018″ The Get Ready to ROCK! end of year ‘Best of’ fully reflects the reviewers’ … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (October 2018 – December 2018)

Uriah Heep

Albums of the Month 2018 January – March 2018 April – June 2018 July – September 2018 URIAH HEEP Living The Dream (Frontiers) “…to their credit ‘Living The Dream’ remains wholly relevant to any rock audience, young or old. On … Continue reading

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