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News: Singer songwriter JOSH TAERK plays live for Get Ready to ROCK! (Sunday 5 April, 21:00 BST, GMT+1)

Josh Taerk

Canadian singer songwriter Josh Taerk plays an exclusive live session via Get Ready to ROCK!’s Facebook page on Sunday 5 April at 21:00 BST (GMT+1) Josh was born in Toronto, Canada. He is an official Recording Academy/Grammy Member and his  … Continue reading

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News: QUEEN, MARILLION, HELLOWEEN, DEVIN TOWNSEND (April 2020)

MARILLION - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 4 November 2019

Hawklords release a new live album ‘Hawklords Alive’ on May 29. Marillion have started work on a new album during the current lockdown and are posting regular updates on their social media. Pattern-Seeking Animals (who feature current and former members … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April 2020 – June 2020

RICHARD MARX - Limitless

Compiled by Jason Ritchie January-March 2020 April 3rd ALL TIME LOW ‘Wake Up Sunshine’ Fueled By Ramen ALMANAC ‘Rush Of Death’ Nuclear Blast BONFIRE ‘Fistful Of Fire’ AFM Records CONCEPTION ‘State Of Deception’ DYNZATY ‘The Dark Delight’ AFM Records GENTLE … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (January 2020 – March 2020)

BLIND EGO - Preaching To The Choir

In his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 29 March David Randall featured a selection of tracks from “Albums of the Month” (January-March 2020) (29:45) BLIND EGO Preaching To The Choir (Gentle Art Of Music) As with … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio encourages listener participation during self-isolation (March 2020)

Peter Muir - Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio is inviting listeners to host their own show during extended periods of self-isolation, as a result of the virus pandemic. The radio station broadcasts a wide mix of classic rock music for 18 hours a … Continue reading

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News: KANSAS, FISH, HEATHEN, OZZY, BRIAN WILSON (March 2020)

HEART - O2 Apollo, Manchester, 30 June 2016

Ozzy Osbourne’s latest album ‘Ordinary Man’ debuted at number 3 in both the US Billboard and UK album charts. Fish is now hoping to release his long-awaited final studio album ‘Weltschmerz’ in July. Carcass have named their new album ‘Torn … Continue reading

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News: MARILLION, NICK MASON, STYX, BLUE OYSTER CULT (February 2020)

MARILLION - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 4 November 2019

Marillion release an expanded version of ‘Script For A Jester’s Tear’ on April 3 as a 4CD/Blu-ray package and on 4LP. Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets will release ‘Live At The Roundhouse’ (2LP, 2CD/DVD and Blu-ray) on April 17 through … Continue reading

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News: FM, SKAGARACK, AIRRACE, NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (January 2020)

FM - Giants Of Rock 2019

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Got news? We want to hear it! Contact us now FM (pictured) have completed work on their new album and it will be released on Frontiers in April. THE DOGS D’AMOUR are planning to release a … Continue reading

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News: 2019: A Year in Rock as seen and heard by the Get Ready to ROCK! reviewers and photographers

Stonedeaf 2019

Get Ready to ROCK! has published its annual photographic review of the year. The website’s gig reviews feature a wide range of activity from heaving stadia to less populated village halls. Says Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie: “As with our end … Continue reading

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News: Top albums, live acts and breakthrough act named in popular poll (December 2019)

Steve Hackett - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 11 November 2019

In this two hour special, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 22 December, David Randall plays ‘The Best of 2019′ and announces the results of the popular poll. The results of the Best of 2019 Popular … Continue reading

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News: STONEDEAD FESTIVAL – Scottish hard rockers Gun added to line-up (29 August 2020) with Black Star Riders

Scottish rockers Gun have been added to the one-day Stonedead event, taking place 29 August at the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire. They join headliners Black Star Riders with Terrorvision and Tyketto together with Kris Barras, Blaze Bayley and Tygers Of Pan … Continue reading

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News: RAMBLIN MAN FAIR announce more acts: LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CLUTCH headliners (17-19 July 2020)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Manchester Apollo, 22 April 2015

Ramblin Man Fair have announced further additions to the 2020 line-up.  The event takes place in Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, 17-19 July. Headlining on the main stage on Saturday 18th July will be Lynyrd Skynyrd (pictured). This show will be … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) January 2020 – March 2020

MAGNUM - The Serpent Rings

Compiled by Jason Ritchie (October – December 2019) 2020 January 3rd BONFIRE ‘A Fistful Of Fire’ AFM Records STABBING WESTWARD ‘Dead And Gone’ (EP) 4th Pröwess ‘Blacktop Therapy’ 9th Lars Eric Mattsson’s ASTRAL GROOVE (25th anniversary edition) Lion Music 10th … Continue reading

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News: CROWDED HOUSE, EAGLES, DENNIS DEYOUNG, 10CC, THE CULT (December 2019)

News compiled by Jason Ritchie Got news? We want to hear it! Contact us now Dennis DeYoung’s new album ’26 East: Volume 1,’ will be released Spring 2020 via Frontiers and will feature the duet “The Good Old Days” with … Continue reading

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News: THE BEST OF 2019 – Vote for your favourites in our popular poll (albums, live acts, breakthrough acts)

The Best of 2019

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 also the top choices of each reviewer. Vote for your own favourite from … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2019 – Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer top albums and live acts of the year

The Best of 2019

In this two hour special, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 22 December, David Randall plays ‘The Best of 2019′ and announces the results of the popular poll. The Get Ready to ROCK! end of year … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (October 2019 – December 2019)

Buck & Evans - Write A Better Day

January – March 2019 April – June 2019 July – September 2019 BUCK AND EVANS Write A Better Day (Departure Records) …feels like an old school album crafted with contemporary values.  Given enough airplay this impressive debut album should help … Continue reading

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News: CANCER ON THE ROCKS – charity gig at Bush Hall, London features Romeo’s Daughter, Piston and others (23/24 November 2019)

Romeo

Cancer On The Rocks, a two day festival in aid of Macmillan and The Royal Marsden Hospital, takes place for the first time this year in London at Bush Hall, 23/24 November.   The brainchild of Skyfire Records’  Rick Palin, … Continue reading

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News: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR 17-19 July 2020 announces early additions

Hawkwind - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2020 for the sixth consecutive year, 17-19 July. The full “Prog In The Park” line-up includes Big Big Train(Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safari, Lazuli and Blurred Vision. Also announced are … Continue reading

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News: earMUSIC release high quality vinyl reissues of classic albums – win copies! (October 2019)

earMUSIC Classics

earMUSIC/Edel have announced the first phase of their high quality vinyl-led Classics range. The first batch of releases – available as lavishly presented, limited edition 180g. virgin vinyl – will be released 25 October and include The Who (‘Live At … Continue reading

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