Tag Archives: AC/DC

Album review: THE NEW ROSES – One More For The Road

Napalm Records [Release date 25.08.17] Third album by the New Roses, who have been touring relentlessly and sound like they are from the US, when in fact they hail from Germany. The band’s line up is Timmy Rough (vocals/guitar), Norman … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Exile & Grace

King King - Exile & Grace

Manhaton [Release date 06.10.17] King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous … Continue reading

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Album review: 42 DECIBEL – Overloaded

42 DECIBEL – Overloaded

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 23.06.17] When a band lists their influences as pretty much “Aussie Rock”, there’s no mistaking what’s going to be in that tin. And whaddya know…? Ditties about venereal disease, booze, loose women and fighting abound on the … Continue reading

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Interview: DIGGETH

Some bands, regardless of how big they are, what size venue they are playing or how many albums they have released just manage to grab you straight away with hard, punchy, instantly memorable rock tunes. When I wandered into Hastings’ … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BURNT OUT WRECK, CHESS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow Cherry Red Records [Release date 24.03.17] Gary Moat was the drummer with Scottish rockers Heavy Pettin’ and for his new band, Burnt Out Wreck, he leaves his drum kit behind to head for the mic stand. … Continue reading

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Gig review: BROKEN WITT REBELS/BAD TOUCH – The Borderline, London, 8 April 2017

BROKEN WITT REBELS - The Borderline, London, 8 April 2017

While the ‘Roadstars’ strapline may be a tad presumptuous for two bands who are still learning their craft, there’s no denying the capacity crowd’s enthusiasm for a double bill aimed at two related, but slightly different markets. Norwich’s Bad Touch … Continue reading

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News: Win AC/DC Book and Black Sabbath ‘Ultimate Collection’ (Competitions)

AC/DC - "In Full Flight"

“In Full Flight” is a limited edition 128 page photographic account of AC/DC during the years 1978-1982.  Covering the final months with Bon Scott and earliest times with Brian Johnson, the book also features relevant quotes from contemporary magazines, memorabilia, … Continue reading

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Book review: AC/DC In Full Flight – by Alan Perry

AC/DC In Full Flight - by Alan Perry

Wymer Publishing [Publication date: November 2016]  www.wymeruk.co.uk This 128 page, A4-landscape coffee table tome documents the Aussie rockers during the years 1978-82.  Photographed by Alan Perry – and with his own comments putting the gigs in context – this becomes … Continue reading

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Album review: AIRBOURNE – Breakin’ Outta Hell

AIRBOURNE – Breakin’ Outta Hell

Spinefarm Records [Release date 23.09.16] AC/DC are no more. Regardless of what Angus Young may say with the departure of Macolm Young, Brian Johnson and now Cliff Williams, the AC/DC we know and love are dead. This then throws down … Continue reading

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Album review: ROADHOUSE – City Of Decay

Roadhouse - City Of Decay

This hour long special was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 17 July.  Gary Boner chats to Pete Feenstra about the band and new album. Krossborder [Release date 15.07.16] In a career spanning over 20 years … Continue reading

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Interview: BRIAN TATLER – Diamond Head

DIAMOND HEAD – Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London, 18 July 2015

As Diamond Head begin to gear up, releasing yet another album we managed to catch up with lead guitarist Brian Tatler to ask him a few questions. Here Dillon Grant puts questions to one of rock and metal’s most influential … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROB TOGNONI BAND/Salvation Jayne – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,15 April 2016

Rob Tognoni 1 - Paul Clampin

It would be surprising if the Australian rock-blueser Rob Tognoni still had a lot to say lyrically after nearly 40 years on the boards. And while his early recording career was much more song-driven, he now lets his guitar do … Continue reading

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Gig review: TRUCKER DIABLO, SCREAMING EAGLES, MASSIVE WAGONS – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 16 April 2016

TRUCKER DIABLO, SCREAMING EAGLES, MASSIVE WAGONS – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 16 April 2016

Tonight’s gig was a showcase for the musical talent on the roster of Off Yer Rocka Records, the label of the HRH franchise and home of some of the finest up and coming bands in the UK.  The bands were … Continue reading

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Album review: LESLIE WEST – Soundcheck

LESLIE WEST – Soundcheck

Provogue [Release date 27.11.15] ‘Soundcheck’ is probably more of a significant album title than you might originally realize, if only because the arrangements on this album sounds like something Leslie West might tinker with in that dead time just before … Continue reading

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Album review: ROB TOGNONI – Birra For Lirra

ROB TOGNONI – Birra For Lirra

Blues Boulevard [Release date 27.11.15] Australian guitarist Rob Tognoni’s website suggests that his three elemental musical concepts are power, passion and presence.  And while ‘Birra for Lirra’ undoubtedly embodies all three alongside his consistently good guitar playing, his material lacks … Continue reading

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Gig review: VINTAGE TROUBLE – 02 Forum, London,17 November 2015

VINTAGE TROUBLE – 02 Forum, London,17 November 2015

While Vintage Trouble front man Ty Taylor never actually mutters the immortal phrase ‘get on up’ – he frequently uses the line ‘I can’t even hear you’- he shares much in common with late godfather of soul, James Brown. There’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: AC/DC – Wembley Stadium, London, 4 July 2015

AC/DC, Wembley Stadium, London, 4 July 2015

AC/DC’s greatest virtue is that they never change a winning formula, but the past year has been the most challenging to their future since Bon Scott’s death,  with founder member Malcolm Young sadly suffering from dementia and drummer Phil Rudd … 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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Book review: AC/DC FAQ by Susan Masino

AC/DC FAQ by SUSAN MASINO

Published by Backbeat Books [Published 30.04.15] RRP £20.00 Susan Masino has written a previous book on AC/DC ‘The Story Of AC/DC: Let There Be Rock’, from which a fair amount of this FAQ book is compiled from. That said it … Continue reading

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EP review: BULLETPROOF ROSE – Loud Hard Fast

Bulletproof Rose

Self Release  [Release date 27.04.15] If you are looking for some real feel good rock you could do a lot worse than to spin the debut EP, ‘Loud Hard Fast’, by Cumbrian rock band, Bullletproof Rose. Not the most original … Continue reading

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