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News: FRANK ZAPPA, FFS, YES – Monday 6 April 2015

The Radio Sun have titled their upcoming album ‘Heaven Or Heartbreak’ and it is produced by Paul Laine of Danger Danger fame. Johnny Solinger has left Skid Row and former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell has replaced him. Mike Oldfield releases … Continue reading

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News: SLASH, GINGER WILDHEART, MOONSPELL – Monday 30 March 2015

Genesis release ‘Genesis: 1983–1998’ vinyl box set on May 11th on Universal. Room Experience (who feature Pink Cream 69′s vocalist David Readman) release their self-titled album on Melodic Rock Records on May 22nd. Slash releases ‘Live at the Roxy 25.9.14′ … Continue reading

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News: ROB HALFORD, MIKE TRAMP, DEEP PURPLE – Thursday 26 March 2015

RIP – John Renbourn, founder of folk rock band Pentangle Devin Townsend has revealed his next musical project will see him writing and composing a symphony. Rob Halford releases a 2CD, 30 track best of from his Fight, Two and … Continue reading

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News: WASP, POWERWOLF, JOE SATRIANI – Tuesday 24 March 2015

Powerwolf have named their upcoming album ‘Blessed & Possessed‘ which is released in July on Napalm Records. W.A.S.P. have signed to Napalm Records who release their new album, ‘Golgotha’ in August. Lynyrd Skynyrd release their 1996 Rockplast gig, ‘Sweet Home … Continue reading

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News: LONELY ROBOT, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, LEAVE’S EYES – Thursday 19 March 2015

Lonely Robot

Lonely Robot, aka John Mitchell (It Bites/Arena), will record a new album later this year for release early next year. Leave’s Eyes have signed with AFM Records and release their new album later this year. Mr Big release a box … Continue reading

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News: THE EAGLES, KING CRIMSON, BRUCE CRUMP – Tuesday 17 March 2015

Eagles - Liverpool Echo Arena, 26 June 2014

RIP - Drummer Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchett/China Sky) B.J Laneby (ex-M.ILL.ION) has formed a new band called Instinct. Tarja Turunen releases ‘Luna Park Ride’ on May 29th on 2CD,2LP,DVD & Blu-ray via earMusic. The Murder Of My Sweet have re-signed to … Continue reading

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News: MIKE PORCARO, DAEVID ALLEN, KISS – Sunday 15 March 2015

Dan Reed - Liverpool, 13 March 2013

RIP – Toto’s Mike Porcaro who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was bass player in Toto between 1982–2008/2010–2015. In recent years he did not tour due to his illness and the band reformed in 2010 to help raise funds for … Continue reading

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News: MARK SLAUGHTER, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, MICHAEL MONROE – Wednesday 11 March 2015

Mark Slaughter, of Slaughter fame, releases his solo album ‘Reflections In A Rear View Mirror’ on May 22nd on Escape Music. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band release an EP entitled ‘A Little Something From The Road, Vol.1′ on limited edition … Continue reading

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News: BRIAN WILSON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, EUROPE – Sunday 8 March 2015

Steven Wilson - London Royal Festival Hall, 4 March 2013

UK album chart placings w/e 8th March: Steven Wilson new at no.13; Europe new at no.50 Richie Kotzen is currently working on a live DVD for release this spring. Peter Gabriel releases his ‘Play’ DVD on May 18th on Eagle … Continue reading

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News: MAIDEN UNITED, CSN, COLOUR OF NOISE – Thursday 5 March 2015

Tigertailz - Hard Rock Hell AOR, 21 March 2014

Gunzo is a new rock band featuring bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quite Riot), vocalist Keith St John (Burning Rain), drummer Shane Fitzgibbon and guitarist Tracii Guns (LA Guns). Maiden United release their new album of Iron Maiden covers ‘Remembrance’ on May … Continue reading

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News: BLACK STAR RIDERS, DORO, TEXAS – Monday 2 March 2015

Black Star Riders - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Doro is working on a new studio album although it won’t be released until 2016. UK album chart placings w/e 1st March 2015: Public Service Broadcasting no.11; Black Star Riders no.13; Scorpions no.31; UFO no.50; Kid Rock no.52 Status Quo … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM, HINDER, BEN FOLDS – Thursday 26 February 2015

Magnum - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Magnum release ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden – Live 2014′ on May 11th on SPV. New singles and albums will be released globally on Fridays from this summer. Currently new albums are released in the UK on Monday, Tuesday in … Continue reading

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News: WHITESNAKE, JOHN LODGE, JETTBLACK – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Whitesnake - Manchester MEN,23 May 2013

Whitesnake release ‘The Purple Album’ on May 15th on Frontiers. It contains re-workings of Deep Purple songs from David Coverdale’s time in the band. Moody Blues member John Lodge releases his second solo album ’10,000 Light Years Ago’ on 4th … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, KROKUS, ROGER HODGSON – Tuesday 24 February 2015

The Darkness, Hammersmith Apollo, 7 March 2013

The Darkness release their new album ‘Last Of Our Breed’ on June 1st. KROKUS April 18-22 Miami, FL — Monsters of Rock Cruise April 24 Houston, TX — Concert Pub North April 25 San Antonio, TX — 210 Kapone’s April … Continue reading

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News: THUNDER, SHINEDOWN, TANK – Sunday 22nd February 2015

Shinedown, Glasgow, 21 October 2013

Shinedown are currently recording their next album and plan a summer release. Axel Rudi Pell releases ‘Magic Moments – 25th Anniversary Special Show’ on CD/DVD on 27th April via SPV. Thunder charted at number nine in the UK album charts … Continue reading

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