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Album review: BLUE OYSTER CULT – Live albums

BLUE OYSTER CULT - A Long Day's Night

Frontiers Records [Release date 04.12.20] Even when hearing familiar Blue Oyster Cult material performed live, you are reminded of just how different they are to all in their peer group. These two live recordings are densely packed with reasons that … Continue reading

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Album review: HUMBLE PIE – The Atlanta Years

HUMBLE PIE - The Atlanta Years

Store For Music [Release date 11.12.20] Steve Marriott is best remembered in the UK as the front man for the Small Faces . Also rememberd by many as Britain’s best blue eyed soul singer, and not least for his songwriting … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SWEET – Isolation Boulevard

THE SWEET – Isolation Boulevard

Website [Release date 18.12.20] First recordings by the revamped Sweet line-up that sees original member guitarist Andy Scott and long serving drummer Bruce Bisland joined by bassist/backing vocalist Lee Small (Phenomena, Shy, Lionsheart) and vocalist Paul Manzi (Cats In Space, … Continue reading

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Single reviews: RICKY WARWICK, VOODOO SIX

RICKY WARWICK - You Don’t Love Me

      Ricky Warwick – ‘You Don’t Love Me’ Black Star Riders frontman Warwick has long been one of the best and most respected figures in the business. From his work with the dirty groove machine The Almighty, through … 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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News: UK Rock and Music FESTIVALS in 2021

Bearded Theory Festival

Compiled by Jason Ritchie All dates are subject to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.   Please check artist and venue websites for latest information. Your festival not listed? Contact us! 2021 Tour Dates (UK and Ireland) 2021 Tour Dates (Europe, USA, ROW) You can see … 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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Book review: Limelight: Rush in the 80’s by Martin Popoff

Limelight by Martin Popoff

[Publication date 20.10.20] Martin Popoff’s follow up to ‘Anthem: Rush in the ‘70s’ he now covers the band’s 80’s albums – both studio and live. Different from the ever expanded ‘Track By Track’ books in that although Martin Popoff critiques … Continue reading

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Album review: ELLEFSON – No Cover

ELLEFSON - No Cover

Combat Records/earMUSIC [Release date 20.11.20] Ellefson, the solo band of Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson, have a double album of covers for your enjoyment. Even the cover artwork is a homage to Def Leppard’s ‘On Through The Night’ album … Continue reading

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Album review: AC/DC – Power Up

AC/DC - Power Up

Columbia  [Release date 13.11.20] I can remember my disappointment four years ago when AC/DC announced that Brian Johnson was pulling out of their then current tour due to hearing problems but that they would likely conclude the tour with a … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Solo Albums 1974-1992

GRAHAM BONNET - Solo Albums 1974-1992

In August 2017 Graham Bonnet chatted to David Randall about his career for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. This hour special includes several tracks featured in the latest box set. Cherry Red [Release date 27.11.20] Skegness born Graham Bonnet is … Continue reading

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Book review: Decades – Marillion in the 1980’s by Nathanial Webb

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Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 09.10.20] Sonicbond have already published a series of enjoyable ‘On Track…’ books and now they delve a bit deeper into some bands’ histories with this Decades series. Marillion are one of the first artists to get … Continue reading

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Album review: L.A. GUNS – Renegades

L.A. GUNS - Renegades

Golden Robot Records [Release date 13.11.20] L.A. Guns, born out of the 1980’s rock scene in Los Angeles and the Sunset Strip, have become synonymous with the Hollywood hair metal rock scene, famous for putting on amazing live shows with … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLION DOLLAR BABIES – Battleaxe

BILLION DOLLAR BABIES – Battleaxe

Cherry Red {Release date 27.11.20] Expanded Reissue/3 CDs Alice Cooper, the band, acrimoniously separated into 1. Alice Cooper, and 2. The band, in 1974, after “Muscle Of Love”. (There’s a well documented story there, one that illustrates the cold, self … Continue reading

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News – BLACKMORE’S NIGHT, H.E.A.T., ORANGE GOBLIN (November 2020)

DORO - The Tivoli, Buckley, North Wales, 21 November 2015

Blackmore’s Night release a festive themed four song EP ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ on December 4 via earMUSIC. The same label release the band’s new studio album ‘Nature’s Light’ next spring. Lizzy Borden releases ‘Best of Lizzy Borden, Vol. 2‘ … Continue reading

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DVD review: RONNIE WOOD – Somebody Up There Likes Me

RONNIE WOOD - Somebody Up There Likes Me

Eagle Vision [Release date 27.08.20] In essence “Somebody Up There Likes Me” is a film telling the story of the remarkable career of Ronnie Wood, however, it is much more than that. In the film Wood says that in his … Continue reading

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Album review: PROCOL HARUM – Something Magic

PROCOL HARUM – Something Magic

Cherry Red/Esoteric Recordings [Release Date 30.10.20] Procol Harum certainly needed to spin a spell or two after new US producers, Ron and Howie Albert, threw out half the songs they’d written for “Something Magic”, their 9th album. This was 1977. … Continue reading

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Film review: ICON – Music Through the Lens

ICON - Music Through the Lens

Sky Arts from 06/11/20 Think of all the iconic music images you have enjoyed, think of those which are both timeless and yet capture a moment in time and this new six-part Sky series ICON – Music Through the Lens … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LIVESAYS – The Rhythm of Love and Dysfunction

THE LIVESAYS – The Rhythm of Love and Dysfunction

Website [Release date 20.09.20] The Livesays are a five-piece rock band fronted by the band’s namesake singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay, who spent 12 years performing, recording and touring with E-Streeter Clarence Clemons’ band Temple of Soul. Drummer Howard Goldberg was a … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM’S CURSE – What The Ancients Knew About Us

ADAM’S CURSE - What The Ancients Knew About Us

Bad Reputation [Release date 10.11.20] Adam’s Curse is a new band formed by ex-Glyder guitarist, singer and songwriter Bat Kinane. Glyder released five albums in the noughties and toured around Europe sharing stages with the likes of Metallica, Thin Lizzy … Continue reading

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