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News: MAGNUM – UK tour starts 11 May, Radio Specials replayed

Magnum 2016

Melodic hard rockers Magnum start the UK leg of their European tour on 11 May in Southampton. The band released their latest studio album – ‘Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies’ in February and Get Ready to ROCK! described it as “fresh, … Continue reading

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News: PANIC ROOM PledgeMusic Campaign and Weekend – May/June 2016

PANIC ROOM - The Citadel, St. Helens, 9 May 2015

On Sunday 15 May, David Randall from Get Ready to ROCK! Radio chatted to Anne-Marie Helder about the weekend event and PledgeMusic campaign.  (26:03)  The full version of this feature – with tracks from Panic Room and associated artists – … 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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News: CHRIS SQUIRE, WARREN HAYNES, SEPULTURA – Tuesday 19th May 2015

Royal Hunt have launched a Pledge music campaign for their next album. They also have a new drummer Andreas “Habo” Johansson. Bullet For My Valentine release their new album ‘Venom’ on August 14th. Warren Haynes (Govt. Mule) releases his new … Continue reading

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News: JEAN MICHEL JARRE, KOBRA & THE LOTUS, ERIC CLAPTON – Sunday 18th May 2015

Thea Gilmore - Telford

Eric Clapton charts at no.8 in the UK album charts this week. Leonard Cohen debuts at no.18, Thea Gilmore at no.39 and Magnum’s live album charts at no.91. Jean Michel Jarre and Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) have been working on … Continue reading

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News: PARADISE LOST, BULLETBOYS, GLENN HUGHES – Wednesday 13th May 2015

Glenn Hughes, photo by Mark Hughes

JOE SATRIANI releases his 15th solo studio album, ‘Shockwave Supernova’, on Friday 24th July. Joe also tours the UK in November with support from South African guitarist Dan Patlansky.  (Ticket hotline: 0844 888 9991, Book online: ticketline.co.uk) Manchester o2 Apollo  … Continue reading

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News: British Blues Award nominee TRISTAN MACKAY announces UK dates for June

Tristan Mackay - Wire & Wood

British Blues Award nominated songsmith  is set to play six headline shows throughout June 2015. The dates follow the released in April 2015 of Tristan’s highly acclaimed new album ‘Wire & Wood’, which hit #4 on the iTunes blues chart, … Continue reading

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News: TRACER, DEGREED, NIGHTWISH – Monday 11th May 2015

Tracer - Sheffield, The Plug, 8 June 2013

Degreed release their new album, ‘Dead But Not Forgotten’ on June 19th. The reissed Jethro Tull album ‘Minstrel In The Gallery’ has entered the UK album charts at no.59. David A Saylor (Push UK) will release his new album ‘Built … Continue reading

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News: ASIA, EXTREME, BOREALIS – Friday 8th May 2015

Asia release ‘Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII’ as a 2CD/DVD and blu-ray formats on July 3rd on Frontiers. The Darkness have a new drummer, Rufus Taylor, son of Queen drummer Roger. Spotify are rumoured to be planning to … Continue reading

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News: THE WILDHEARTS, STATUS QUO, DAN REED NETWORK – Tuesday 5th May 2015

Good news in that Joni Mitchell could soon be released from hospital, although B.B. King is currently seriously ill. Genesis keyboards player Tony Banks releases a 4CD set of his solo work entitled, ‘A Chord Too Far’ on July 6th … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TIM BOWNESS, REO SPEEDWAGON – Thursday 30 April 2015

Burning Point release their self-titled new album on June 12th on their new record label AFM Records. Supremacy is a new band featuing singer Claus Lessmann (ex-BONFIRE), Michael Voss (CASANOVA/MAD MAX),Robby Boebel (ex-FRONTLINE/EVIDENCE ONE), Axel Kruse (ex-JADED HEART) and former … Continue reading

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News: RICHARD THOMPSON, BLACK SABBATH, WASP – Tuesday 28 April 2015

Richard Thompson - Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

Richard Thompson releases his new album ‘Still’ on June 29th via Proper Records. Red Dragon Cartel have another new vocalist, step forward Chas West, who replaces Darren Smith who lasted just over a month! Kingcrow release their new album ‘Eidos’ … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, LEMMY, TRIXTER – Sunday 26 April 2015

Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

The Darkness drummer Emily Dolan Davies has left the band, after only joining the band in March. Iron Savior release ‘Live At The Final Frontier’ in June on AFM Records. Soulfly release their new album ‘Archangel’ in August on Nuclear … Continue reading

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News: JEFF BECK, AEROSMITH, BERNIE TORME – Wednesday 15 April 2015

Jeff Beck - Birmingham Symphony Hall, 20 May 2014

Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free release their album ‘American Trash’ on June 5th on Frontiers. Royal Hunt will t work on their next studio album and they have asked fans to fund this via a recently launched Pledge Music campaign. … Continue reading

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News: BAND OF FRIENDS featuring Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher) hit the road 15 April – 2 May 2015

Band of Friends - The Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

This is an edit from an interview in November 2014 when Gerry McAvoy chose some of his favourite tracks for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:51) More information Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Band Of Friends, the band featuring long-time Rory Gallagher … Continue reading

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