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News: Albums of the Month (April 2020 – June 2020)

KATATONIA - City Burials

KATATONIA City Burials Peaceville Records …what we are dealing with here is a flawless piece of work  one that both critics and fans of the band will refer to as a classic in years to come. Brilliant  just brilliant!  ***** … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) July 2020 – September 2020

LONELY ROBOT - Feelings Are Good

Compiled by Jason Ritchie January – March 2020 April – June 2020 July 1st DOMINATION BLACK ‘Judgement IV’ Pride & Joy Music THE QUIREBOYS ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’ (re-recorded debut album) 3rd WEATHER REPORT ‘Live In London’ Angel … Continue reading

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News: JEFFERSON STARSHIP, THE CULT, SKERRYVORE, Y&T (July 2020)

The Cult - Festival D

Jefferson Starship are planning to put out their first album in 12 years, ‘Mother Of The Sun’. Guitarist David Freiberg is the only original member remaining in the group. Skerryvore release ‘Live Across Scotland’ on July 10 to celebrate their … Continue reading

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News: RORY GALLAGHER celebrated in virtual festival – Sunday 14 June

Rory Gallagher -  Isle Of Wight Festival  1970

Sunday 14 June will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the legendary musician Rory Gallagher. In the absence of this year’s four-day celebration in Ballyshannon the day will be marked by Rory followers around the world. WDR TV, … Continue reading

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News: THE QUIREBOYS, AYREON, JOE BONAMASSA, ASH, KORN (June 2020)

JOE BONAMASSA- Royal Albert Hall, London, 25 April 2019

Valentine (the melodic rockers featuring Hugo on vocals), have teased on Facebook that new material is due soon. Joe Bonamassa has released a new song ‘When One Door Opens’. Feature: Gigs of the Millennium Arjen Lucassen has announced the release … Continue reading

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News: UK BLUES AWARDS 2020 – Sunday 17 May – Pete Feenstra is nominated in UK blues broadcaster category

UK Blues Awards 2020 - Sunday 17 May, 18:00 BST (GMT+1)

Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra has been voted “UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year”  in the annual UK Blues Awards, sponsored by ‘Blues Matters’. The winners of each category were announced in a special virtual awards stream via the … Continue reading

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News: ALCATRAZZ, IRON MAIDEN, STEVE HOWE, KROKUS (May 2020)

KING KING - Koko, London, 7 February 2019

Alcatrazz release their first new album in over thirty years on July 31. Called ‘Born Innocent’ the line-up features founding members Graham Bonnet, Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea Iron Maiden release ‘The Live Collection’ on June 19, which will feature … Continue reading

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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)

Quireboys - Giants of Rock, Butlins, Minehead, 26 January 2020

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 July-September 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 … 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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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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