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News: STACKRIDGE release The Final Bow (July 2017)

Stackridge

Pop prog rockers Stackridge played their “Farewell” Tour in late 2015 and their gig at The Fiddlers Club, Bristol on 19 December 2015 is released on 14 July by Angel Air Records. The band appeared at the formative Glastonbury Festival … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) July-September 2017

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Updated 12.06.17 June 2nd ADRENALINE MOB ‘We Are The People’ Century Media DON AIREY ‘K2 – Tales of Triumph & Tragedy’ Gonzon Multimedai (limited editoion 100 copies) http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/donairey ALL TIME LOW ‘Last Young Renegade’ COLDPLAY ‘Kaleidoscope’ … Continue reading

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News: TODD RUNDGREN: New album and interview (May 2017)

Todd Rundgren

The full version of this interview is broadcast as part of the 500th ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Repeated Monday 29 May, 22:00 GMT and Friday 2 June, 22:00 GMT (5:22) Now … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT on tour in the UK from 28 April

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett commences his UK tour on Friday 28 April. Promoting his new album ‘The Night Siren’ the tour is also billed as “Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett” and culminates in a sold out show at The London Palladium. The … Continue reading

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News: PAUL RODGERS captures the Spirit of Free on tour in May 2017

PAUL RODGERS - Manchester Apollo, 8 May 2017

In April 2011 David Randall chatted to Paul Rodgers for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio’s “Heroes” series. In this exclusive edit, Paul chats about Paul Kossoff, the formation of Free and the hit single ‘All Right Now’.  (11:23) Paul Rodgers … Continue reading

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News: ELEANOR McEVOY – UK tour (May 2017)

Eleanor McEvoy - Alexanders, Chester, 12 March 2015

Ireland’s internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy continues her ‘Naked… Live’ tour with the announcement of a fourteen-date tour across England and Wales throughout May 2017. Best known for her songs ‘Sophie’ and the Irish standard ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, which … Continue reading

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News: Jethro Tull’s IAN ANDERSON – new album and radio interview (March 2017)

Jethro Tull

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ian Anderson and featured tracks from the new album, for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 12 March 2017. Album review Nearly 50 years after the debut album from Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is set … Continue reading

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News: BLUE OCTOBER – UK dates and radio interview (February 2017)

Blue October

David Randall chatted to Blue October mainman Justin Furstenfeld on the eve of their UK visit.  This special feature includes tracks from several albums including ‘Home’  (59:40) First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 26 February 2017. Blue October … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April-June 2017

Danko Jones - Wild Cat

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Updated 30.05.17 March 3rd RICHARD BARBIERI ‘Planets + Persona’ Kscope BLAZE BAYLEY ‘Endure And Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II)’ BLINK ‘A Map of rhe Universe’ (re-issue) Garage Records BROTHER FIRETRIBE ‘Sunbound’ DANKO JONES ‘Wild Cat’ AFM … Continue reading

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News: Man Doki Soulmates (incl. Ian Anderson, Chris Thompson, Randy Brecker) play London gig, 3 March 2017

Man Doki Soulmates

Where can you see the combined talents of some of the most renowned legends from the world of classic rock, prog and fusion? On Friday 3 March the musical collective of the Man  Doki Soulmates play a very exclusive one-off … Continue reading

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News: DAN REED NETWORK UK Tour starts 1 March 2017

Dan Reed Network, London, 15th June 2016

In this interview edit Dan Reed chats about the forthcoming UK tour starting 1 March. (2:56) This is extracted from a recent interview for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in its ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ series.  Dan chooses a … Continue reading

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News: VANGELIS 13-CD Box Set released via Universal on 3 February – win a copy! (Competition)

Vangelis - Delectus box set

Modern music visionary Vangelis has announced the release on 3 February of a new 13-disc box set entitled ‘Delectus,’ featuring a chosen selection of his early discographic work.  The mammoth collection will include all of his albums on Vertigo and … Continue reading

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News: New website for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio launches 10 February

New website for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio launches 10 February

Friday 10 February sees the launch of an exciting new website for the internet-based radio station Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The station was launched in late-2008 as an audible companion to the popular reviews-based website www.getreadytorock.com The station has … Continue reading

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News: THUNDER – New album, tour and radio interview (February 2017)

Melodic hard rockers Thunder release a new studio album ‘Rip It Up’ on 10 February via earMUSIC. The band’s eleventh studio album follows the successful ‘Wonder Days’ and last year’s performances at Ramblin’ Man and Steelhouse Festivals. The band ‘s … Continue reading

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News: JOHN WETTON 1949-2017

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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News: LISBEE STAINTON to release first album in three years ahead of a UK tour

Highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton will release her fifth studio album ‘Then Up’ on 21st April 2017 on Marionet Music, ahead of a nine-date headline UK tour throughout May. The release of ‘Then Up’ will be preceded by the release … Continue reading

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News: Ramblin’ Man Fair announce more acts and headliners

Extreme - Manchester Academy, 5 July 2014

Following the second successful year in 2016, the two-day Ramblin’ Man Fair returns 29-30 July. In addition to the main stage there is the Prog In The Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage Blues and Grooverider Stage. Headliners already announced include … Continue reading

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News: GORDON GILTRAP releases new album and radio interview (January 2017)

Gordon Giltrap

Gordon Giltrap may be best known for his 1978 hit single ‘Heartsong’ but his 50 year-plus career has positioned him as one of the most influential and progressive acoustic guitar players. Gordon was influenced by the sixties folk greats Bert … Continue reading

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News: First big UK rock festivals of 2017 – GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES and GIANTS OF ROCK (January 2017)

STEVE HARLEY - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 8 January, David Randall previewed the Butlins Big Weekends: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival and Giants Of Rock Two major rock events get 2017 underway in … Continue reading

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News: DEBORAH BONHAM plays 100 Club, London – 20 January 2017

Deborah Bonham, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

In this hour special David Randall chatted to Deborah Bonham about her music and influences.  (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 April 2015). Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Featured Artist Deborah Bonham plays London’s 100 Club (Oxford … Continue reading

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