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News: BAD COMPANY Tour in October 2016

Paul Rodgers - Bad Company

Photo: Noel Buckley/GRTR! Bad Company will return to the UK for their first tour in four years on their ‘Swan Song’ tour.  Original Bad Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will play eight dates in October. One … Continue reading

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News: WALTER TROUT – July UK dates, October tour, interview (Sunday 10 July 2016)

Photo: MHP Studios Walter Trout returns to the UK for several dates prior to the Ramblin’ Man Fair on 24 July. He plays St Albans Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans (19 July), The Robin, Wolverhampton, (20) Live Rooms, Chester (22) and … Continue reading

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News: LEVEL 42 – October 2016 UK tour and interview/feature (Sunday 24 July)

Level 42

Level 42′s first main label album was produced by Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, Focus) and released in 1981.  For the next decade the band developed into one of the most popular mainstream and crossover acts, combining pop melodies with funk … 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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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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