Category Archives: Band Entrees & Exits

News of band changes and additions.

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’. Arjen Lucassen has announced the release of a new Ayreon album, … 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: 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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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: HAREM SCAREM, MAJOR INSTINCT, DEE SNIDER – Tuesday 29 September 2015

Dee Snider - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL Day 2 - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 26 July 2015

Dave Gilmour topped the UK album charts this week with his new album ‘Rattle That Lock’. Major Instinct release their debut album, ‘High Five’ on Nov 27th via AOR Heaven. The band features M.ILL.ION founder, main songwriter and bass guitarist B.J. Laneby. Harem Scarem … Continue reading

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News: TREAT, RICK WAKEMAN, BELLOWHEAD – Sunday 13th September 2015

Rick Wakeman - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 9 May 2014

RIP – guitarist Gary Richrath, who was in REO Speedwagon between 1970 and 1989. Former bassist with the Damned, Byrn Merrick, has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer. Treat have confirmed they are recording … Continue reading

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News: DEVIN TOWNSEND, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD – Monday 7th September 2015

Devin Townsend - Rock City, Nottingham, 3 July 2014

Jeff Lynne’s ELO have signed a worldwide deal with Colombia Records who will release the first new album from ELO in over fifteen years. Suede release their new album, ‘Night Thoughts’, in January. Primal Fear release their new album, ‘Rulebreaker’ … Continue reading

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News: GHOST, THE SWORD, GTR – Monday 31st August 2015

Broken Teeth release a new album, ‘Bulldozer’ in October. Kansas have signed with Inside Out who will release their new studio album, the first in over fifteen years. This will mark the recording debut of new members David Manion (keys) … Continue reading

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News: BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY, RATM, UGLY KID JOE – Wednesday 19th August 2015

Rage Against The Machine will release a DVD, ‘Live At Finsbury Park’, on October 16th. Candlebox have signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and will release their new studio album in early 2016. UGLY KID JOE will release a new … Continue reading

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News: VOODOO VEGAS, THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, MUTE GODS – Thursday 13th August 2015

Alice Cooper - Cropredy 2013

Voodoo Vegas release a new EP ‘Hypnotise’ on October 12th. It can be pre-ordered here. Status Quo bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards will release his second solo album, ‘Rhino’s Revenge II’, on October 23rd via Molano Music. The Mute Gods is … Continue reading

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News: THE FACES, UDO, SUPERTRAMP– Thursday 6th August 2015

The Faces have announced a one-off reunion after 40 years. They appear on September 5th with a special gig as part of the 3rd Rock ’N’ Horsepower charity event for Prostate Cancer UK. Original surviving members Rod Stewart, Kenney Jones … Continue reading

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News: JOEL HOEKSTRA, FOZZY, THE LEMONHEADS – Saturday 1st August 2015

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake/ex-Night Ranger) releases his new solo album, ‘Dying To Live’, on October 16th on Frontiers. Guests include Jeff Scott Soto, Russell Allen, Tony Franklin, Vinny Appice, Derek Sherinian amongst others. Nalle Påhlsson’s ROYAL MESS release their debut … Continue reading

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News: SHOOTING STAR, MICHAEL MONROE, ART NATION – Saturday 25th July 2015

Shooting Star - Firefest X

Shooting Star have released their new album ‘Into the Night’ for free as a download on their website. Download by going to www.shootingstarmaniacs.com and using the code “1980″. Art Nation release their new album ‘Revolution’ on AOR Heaven on 28th … Continue reading

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News: DEF LEPPARD, KEITH RICHARDS, THE WINERY DOGS – Sunday 12 July 2015

The Vintage Caravan - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 18 November 2014

Phil Collen has revealed in a recent interview that Def Leppard will release their new album in October. The Winery Dogs plan to release their new album in October. The reunited Junkyard have release a new single ‘Faded’ and plan … Continue reading

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News: SPOCK’S BEARD, QUEENSRYCHE, RORY GALLAGHER – Thursday 2 July 2015

Rory Gallagher

Queensryche will release their new album in October. AC/DC have added their music to streaming music services including Spotify and Apple. Spock’s Beard release their new album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ on Aug 21st on Inside Out. Sony have won a … Continue reading

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News: DEEP PURPLE, CRAZY TOWN, BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – Thursday 25 June 2015

Yes - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 2 May 2014

Photo: Iain Scott/GRTR! CHRIS SQUIRE (1948-2015) Yes co-founder and influential bass player has died from acute erythroid leukemia. Crazy Town release their new album, ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’, on 28th August via Membran/The Orchard. Screaming Eagles release their new album ‘Stand … Continue reading

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News: VINDICTIV, CONSTANCIA, JOURNEY – Monday 22 June 2015

Journey - Manchester MEN,23 May 2013

MelodicRock Records release the following two albums on July 10th. Vindictiv release ‘World Of Fear’ and feature Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) on vocals. Also out on the same day is Constancia’s new album ‘Final Curtain’. The band features Mikael Rosengren … Continue reading

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News: NEWMAN, EVERGREY, MUSE – Sunday 14 June 2015

DeathDealer (who feature Ross the Boss ex-Manowwar/The Dictators) release their new album ‘Hallowed Ground’ on September 11th via SMG Records. Newman will release their new, as yet untitled album, by the end of the year. Trixter’s Steve Brown will stand-in … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM COME, HRH AOR, QUEEN – Friday 22nd May 2015

Nightranger - HRH AOR - Pwllheli, Wales, 14 March 2015 (Day 2)

Kingdom Come’s planned reunion of the original line-up failed to materialize, however original members Lenny Wolf (vocals), Danny Stag (guitar) and Johnny B. Frank (bass) are back. They are joined by drummer Hendrik Thiesbrummel. First live dates have been announced … Continue reading

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