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Album review: THE WILDHEARTS – 30 Year Itch

THE WILDHEARTS - 30 Year Itch

Round Records [Release date 04.12.20] My initial thought when I looked at this album was, I feel old! How can it have been 30 years since the Wildhearts exploded onto the music scene?? Returning to the classic Wildhearts line up … Continue reading

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Album review: PALACE- Rock And Roll Radio

PALACE- Rock and Roll Radio

Frontiers Records [Release date 04.12.20] Michael Palace, a man with multiple performing and writing credits to his name, is now onto the third album from his own project. 2016’s ‘Master of the Universe’ was mainstream melodic hard rock, but is … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! announce Best of 2020 Popular Poll winners

Snake Oil & Harmony

Rock music website Get Ready to ROCK! has announced the results of the Popular Poll for Best of 2020. Readers and listeners could vote in two categories this year: Top Albums and Breakthrough Act. Snake Oil & Harmony (aka Dan … Continue reading

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Album review: EAST TEMPLE AVENUE – Both Sides of Midnight

EAST TEMPLE AVENUE- Both Sides of Midnight

AOR Heaven (Release Date 27.11.20) East Temple Avenue sees Australian songwriter Darren Phillips, whose project under his own name featured a star studded cast, join forces for a whole album with Robbie Le Blanc, the Blanc Faces singer whose combination … Continue reading

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EP review: HATS OFF GENTLEMEN IT’S ADEQUATE – Feeling Great

HATS OFF GENTLEMEN IT’S ADEQUATE – Feeling Great

Bandcamp [Release date 18.12.20] One of the better things during 2020 have been to see the rise in interest and acclaim for the progressive duo Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate. Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate are Malcolm Galloway and Mark … Continue reading

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EP review: LEWIS CLAY – Idle Hands

LEWIS CLAY - Idle Hands

      Website [Release date 25.12.20] 2020 has been a right shit show of that there can be no doubt, and it has hit the performing arts and live arena very badly, especially as most don’t manage to qualify … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Jesus Christ The Exorcist: Live at Morsefest 2018

NEAL MORSE – Jesus Christ The Exorcist Live at Morsefest 2018

      Frontiers [Release date 04.12.20] The studio album was released first as now Neal Morse and Frontiers release a live performance of ‘Jesus Christ The Exorcist’, filmed at the 2018 Morsefest. It is an all-star ensemble with regular … Continue reading

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Album review: KEVIN GODLEY – Muscle Memory

KEVIN GODLEY – Muscle Memory

      State 51 [Release date 18.12.20] Kevin Godley is ex 10cc and was one half of a duo with Lol Creme. His first solo album, Muscle Memory, is a post modern permutation of songs largely written at his … Continue reading

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Album review: RONAN FURLONG – The King Of Leaves

Ronan Furlong - The King Of Leaves

Thoroughbred Music [Release date 20.11.20] Ronan Furlong’s ‘The King Of Leaves’ is an essential jagged-edged, genre bending, Celtic tinged roots rocking album of the highest order. It’s shot through with unrelenting intensity, yet understated swagger. And there’s enough musical diversity, … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL SCHON – Universe

NEAL SCHON - Universe

[Release date 11.12.20] Neal Schon pops up in my Twitter feed every so often, his guitar emoting against a frequently funky undertow in his latest home video.  He remains both enthusiastic and engaging.  Even if the camera position and the … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – American Amadeus

JOHN DIVA & THE LOVE ROCKETS – American Amadeus

      SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 15.01.21] John Diva & the Rockets of Love’s 2019 debut album ‘Mama Said Rock Is Dead’ charted in the top 30 of the German album chart and they had successful tours around Europe. Now … Continue reading

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Album review: IRON MAIDEN – Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City

Iron Maiden

Parlophone  [Release date 20.11.20] Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister stated a few years ago that older bands with hit laden back catalogues were idiots to record new songs and play them live. His argument was that the fans just want to hear the … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK VENNIS & A DIFFERENT PLACE – Fighting On All Fronts

MARK VENNIS & A DIFFERENT PLACE – Fighting On All Fronts

Cadiz Music [Release date 27.11.20] Moviehouse MD and modern day renaissance man, Mark Vennis, fresh from producing acclaimed documentary, Rebel Dread, has just released his third album, Fighting On All Fronts. It’s an album Vennis recorded primarily with long time … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVID COURTNEY – Isolation Symphony

DAVID COURTNEY – Isolation Symphony

The Store For Music [Release date 18.12.20] Those in the know are well aware that David Courtney is a Grammy award winning composer, producer and songwriter. Over the years, his musical partnerships with Roger Daltrey, Leo Sayer, Eric Clapton, David … Continue reading

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Album review: UNRULY CHILD – Our Glass House

UNRULY CHILD - Our Glass House

Frontiers [Release date 04.12.20] When Unruly Child arrived in 1992, Melodic Rock bands were crashing and burning all around them. AOR had been shot down in flames by the bands of the Pacific North West. Low altitude, below the radar … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) January 2021-March 2021

MAGNUM - Dance Of The Black Tattoo

Compiled by Jason Ritchie January – March 2020 April – June 2020 July – September 2020 October – December 2020 2021 January 1st THE BLACK KEYS ‘Brothers’ (10th anniversary edition) 8th Frozen Soul ‘Crypt Of Ice’ Century Media BARRY GIBB … Continue reading

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Album review: VANDEN PLAS – The Ghost Experiment, Illumination

VANDEN PLAS – The Ghost Experiment, Illumination

Frontiers [Release date 04.12.20] Vanden Plas are something of an institution in their native Germany, and indeed increasingly in the wider world. The Ghost Experiment, Illumination is their 12th studio album. So many Progressive Rock bands succumb to Must Have … Continue reading

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Album review: ART OF ILLUSION – X Marks The Spot

ART OF ILLUSION - X Marks The Spot

AOR Heaven [Release date 29.01.21] This is the debut album by Art Of Illusion, a duo consisting of composer and producer Anders Rydholm (Grand Illusion) and singer Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art) – see what they did there with the … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN REED – Liftoff

DAN REED - Liftoff

Zero One Entertainment [Release date 04.12.20] At the end of a horrific year for humanity, and also for music, Dan Reed’s latest solo album arrives to provide the perfect antidote. Dan’s solo works since the “comeback” – ‘Coming Up For … Continue reading

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Album review: PHENOMENA – Still The Night

PHENOMENA – Still The Night

Cherry Red [Release date 27.11.20] Tom and Mel Galley put Phenomena together in 1984. Glenn Hughes, Don Airey, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray had been enlisted…Whitesnake versus Deep Purple, a metalised marriage made in hard rock heaven. The following year they … Continue reading

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