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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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News: ALL TIME LOW, ROOM EXPERIENCE, THE GODFATHERS – Sunday 12 April 2015

Colin Blunstone - The Zombies

All Time Low debut at number 1 in the UK album charts this week. Brian Wilson debuts at no.25 and Turbowolf debuted at no.70. Bad Company’s self-titled debut is a re at no.94 in a new, expanded 2CD re-issue. Babymetal … Continue reading

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News: HOUSE OF LORDS, TWISTED SISTER, DELAIN – Wednesday 8 April 2015

House Of Lords release their new album ‘Indestructible’ on June 3rd on Frontiers. Michael Bormann releases his latest solo album ‘Closer’ on May 22nd. Twisted Sister will perform two tribute shows, one in May and the other in June, to … Continue reading

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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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