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Gig review – BLACK STAR RIDERS – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

During tonight’s gig Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick took time out during the show to remind us that the band have now been a around for five years. In that time a few members have come and gone and … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 29 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 29 July 2017

I awoke in the hotel with lovely Kent sunshine streaming through the window, however the forecast for later in the day was looking grim and I did pass Noah on his way to B&Q for nails and some MDF. No … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

The set list of tonight’s show spoke volumes about how Black Star Riders have developed over the last few years. The fact that it only contained one Thin Lizzy number shows that BSR have now thrown off the ‘band formally … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

Nuclear Blast [Release date 03.02.17] This is album number three from Black Star Riders and it is an album which does what is says on the tin as the old saying goes. ‘Heavy Fire’ is the heaviest record yet from … Continue reading

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Album review: RICKY WARWICK – When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) / Hearts On Trees

RICKY WARWICK – When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) / Hearts On Trees

Nuclear Blast (Release date – 26.02.16) There have been a number of candidates over the years competing for the title of the ‘hardest working man in rock’. A few instantly spring to mind, Ginger Wildheart, Devin Townsend and Dave Grohl … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Scala, London, 11 December 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Scala, London, 11 December 2015

Quite apart from being one of the best of the current crop of bands, there can surely be no harder working outfit than Black Star Riders. A Spring tour, Summer festival appearances and opening for the Def Leppard and Whitesnake … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

This run of shows must be one of the most hotly anticipated of 2015. A double header of Def Leppard and Whitesnake with Black Star Riders along as support, it promised an evening of classic rock heaven. Horrendous traffic (2.5 … Continue reading

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Gig review: RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Camden Underworld, London, 10 September 2015

RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON - Camden Underworld, London, 10 September 2015

Can there be a harder working band at present than Black Star Riders? The band that Thin Lizzy mutated into to write and play new material, toured with Europe in the Spring and seem to be on every festival bill. … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOONDANCE JAM, Walker, Minnesota, USA, 16-18 July 2015

MOONDANCE JAM, Walker, Minnesota, USA, 16-18 July 2015

I’ve been hooked on Moondance Jam ever since first arriving in this unspoiled part of the Minnesota countryside with its woods and lakes in 2009. The Jam plays host to a hedonistic four days of holiday relaxation and partying for … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2, 13 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2, 13 June 2015

Saturday dawned grey and wet, not a good combination, but hey there was rock to be had and we had our trusty ponchos, is it socially acceptable to wear a plastic poncho outside a festival site? The morning got off … Continue reading

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Gig review: RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 31 May 2015

RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 31 May 2015

It has been a busy year so far for Black Star Riders. They completed a UK tour with Europe, played shows in the US and have been supporting Def Leppard at various European shows. You would think then that having … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

A co-headlining double bill of two of classic rock’s most currently prolific touring bands, both with new albums to promote, sounds like a value package made in heaven. However there were grumbles earlier on the Black Star Riders and Europe … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

EUROPE - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

I am still not convinced that two- or three-way bills are the best way forward for some of our premier bands.  The last time I saw Europe was a three-way with FM and Foreigner and notwithstanding poor sound (for the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is awash with gigs of all shapes and sizes but one tour which has been hotly anticipated since it was announced is the co-headline tour with Black Star Riders and Europe.  Two dates were announced … 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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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – The Killer Instinct

Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct

  Nuclear Blast [Release date 23.02.15] Album number two, and Black Star Riders are still operating in Phil Lynott’s shadow.  Perhaps any band with Scott Gorham is going to major on Lizzy’s sweet sounding harmony guitar but with Ricky Warwick’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

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

The Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Show – 24 February 2015 (Giants of Rock Special) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Pete Feenstra presents a weekly Rock & Blues Show, every Tuesday at 19:00 GMT on Get Ready … Continue reading

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News: GIANTS OF ROCK – Minehead, UK, 6-8 February 2015

Giants Of Rock - Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Following the outstanding response from both guests and artists alike, GIANTS OF ROCK now sits proudly alongside The Great British Folk, Great British Alternative and Great British Rock & Blues Festivals – part of Butlins’ massively-successful and growing reputation for … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: THE DEAD DAISIES, DIAMOND DAYS

THE DEAD DAISIES – Face I Love EP

THE DEAD DAISIES – Face I Love EP Spinefarm Records  [Release date – Out Now] The Dead Daisies are a musical collective with a rotating line-up of well-known musicians. In 2014 the line-up consists of founders Jon Stevens (vocals) and … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Tivoli, Buckley, 6 August 2014

Black Star Riders - Tivoli, Buckley, 6 August 2014

Do you dream?  Red spotlights bathe a small stage, dry ice drifts into an audience who dream of the 1970s.  Scott Gorham, backstage, dreams of glory days and friendships lost.  Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and relax … the boys … Continue reading

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