Tag Archives: classic rock

Quick plays: KRP, CHRIS POPE & THE CHORDS UK

KRP (KEITH REID PROJECT) In My Head

KRP (KEITH REID PROJECT) In My Head Rockville [Release date 07.12.18] It has been ten year’s since former Procol Harum (he wasn’t involved in the band’s ‘Novum’ album released last year) member Keith Reid released the first Keith Reid Project album, ‘The Common Thread’. … Continue reading

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Gig review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – Arena, Birmingham, 13 October 2018

Jeff Lynne

To say I was excited at seeing Jeff Lynne and ELO play his home town of Birmingham would be an understatement! I have only see the Jeff Lynne fronted ELO once back at his comeback gig at Hyde Park in … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOUR STICKS CLASSIC ROCK WEEKENDER – New Cross Inn, 5-7 October 2018

FOUR STICKS CLASSIC ROCK WEEKENDER - New Cross Inn, 5-7 October 2018

Following a successful all-dayer at the same venue back in March the Four Sticks classic rock event was back for a full weekend this time. With twenty-six bands over three days it showcased the breadth of talent on the NWOCR … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARTIN TURNER – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 5 October 2018

MARTIN TURNER - Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 5 October 2018

2018 is seeing a concerted attempt to cement the Wishbone Ash legacy.  A box set that sets a new benchmark of comprehensiveness and packaging, attracted renewed interest in the band’s underappreciated back catalogue. Meantime, founder member Martin Turner, having milked … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE PERRY – Traces

STEVE PERRY - Traces

Fantasy Record [Release date 05.10.18] After recording the ‘Trial By Fire’ album with Journey in 1996 (his last solo album was 1994′s ’For The Love Of Strange Medicine’) Steve Perry retired from making music and touring for “many reasons, but mainly my love … Continue reading

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DVD review: GREGG ALLMAN – Live On Stage In Nashville

GREGG ALLMAN - Live On Stage In Nashville

Store For Music [Release date 14.09.18] This new live Gregg Allman DVD was originally filmed live at The Cannery in Nashville in November 1988 and finds the Southern rock legend resurgent following his recent hit with “I’m No Angel”. The … Continue reading

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Album review: NAZARETH – Tattooed On My Brain

NAZARETH - Tattooed On My Brain

Frontiers [Release date 12.10.18] Scottish classic rock legends Nazareth celebrate their 50th anniversary with their 24th studio album, their first without original vocalist Dan McCafferty. The new line-up, featuring new singer Carl Sentence (ex Don Airey, Krokus, many others), guitarist … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BRUTALISTS

THE BRUTALISTS

Cleopatra Records [Release date 31.08.18] The Brutalists were put together in LA by former LA Guns guitarist Mick Cripps and Quireboys’ bassist Nigel Mogg, and having regularly gigged throughout California, the band have now released their self-titled debut album. A … Continue reading

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Album review: NAZARETH – Loud & Proud Box Set

NAZARETH - Loud & Proud Box Set

BMG (2LP, 2 double LP, 3*7”, 32 CD) [Release date 28.09.18] Scottish rock legends Nazareth celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, and issue a new album to boot, with their new line-up. It’s a few years since any reissue campaign, and … Continue reading

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Interview: TIM ATKINSON (LEADER OF DOWN)

Leader Of Down - Cascade Into Chaos

The brainchild of Grammy nominated former Motörhead guitarist Würzel and bass player Tim Atkinson who after forming the band Leader of Down, busied themselves in a London rehearsal studio writing dozens of tracks in preparation for recording an album. They … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Live In Atlantic City

LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Live In Atlantic City

earMUSIC [Release date 21.09.18] Lynyrd Skynyrd, undoubtedly the world’s favourite Southern rock band, is touring for the final time. With this news you can expect a flurry of live releases, greatest hits albums and people selling their stories, and not … Continue reading

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Album review: MR BIG – Live From Milan

MR BIG - Live From Milan

Frontiers [Release date 13.07.18] 2018 marks 30 years since Mr Big formed, but it also marks the passing of drummer and founder member Pat Torpey, having battled Parkinson’s for many years. He was able to join the band on their … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GUESS WHO – The Future IS What It Used To Be

Cleopatra Records [Release date 14.09.18] Canadian classic rockers the Guess Who have been around since 1965 and this line-up still features original drummer Garry Peterson, whilst original bassist Jim Kale appears on the album, although no longer tours with the … Continue reading

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Album review: ANGEL – The Casablanca Years

Caroline International [Release date 14.09.18] Formed in Washington DC in the mid 70s, Angel were allegedly discovered playing in a nightclub by bassist Gene Simmons, and subsequently signed Kiss’ then label Casablanca. A big lush sound and the band dressed … Continue reading

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Album review: MAD MAX – 35

Steamhammer/SPV [release date: 10.08.18] ‘35’ denotes the number of years that Mad Max have been together. Top marks for endurance. The melodic hard rockers formed in Munster, Germany have waited five years to follow-up 2013’s studio platter, ‘Interceptor’. Despite the … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – Roads Less Travelled

MARTIN BARRE - Roads Less Travelled

Garage Records [Release date 31.08.18] You always thought with Martin Barre’s post-Tull albums that he was searching for his own niche.  ‘Away With Words’ in 2013 was a largely acoustic mish-mash of Tull covers and originals, ”Order of Play’ (2014) … Continue reading

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Gig review: GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL (Planet Rock Stage) – Olympia, London, 9 August 2018

Broken Witt Rebels - GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL - Olympia, London, 9 August 2018

While musical entertainment has been supplied for many years at the Great British Beer Festival, it has tended to be a bit ‘end of the pier’, whether it be oompah bands or covers acts. However this year the penny finally … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (April 2018 – June 2018)

The Sharpeez

THE SHARPEEZ Wild One (3MS Music) “…there isn’t a weak track on here, while their very best efforts such as ‘Automatic Mode’, ‘Losing Hand’, and ‘Heat Of The Night’ give this album every right to be regarded as one of … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEL AMITRI – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, 26 July 2018

DEL AMITRI - Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, 26 July 2018

Back in the nineties Del Amitri were chart regulars, the Scots’ wryly bittersweet but cleverly structured, melodic songs making them one of the few bright spots in a bleak musical climate, at least for me. But the new millennium has … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDERSTICK – Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend, 28 July 2018

THUNDERSTICK - Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend, 28 July 2018

Back in the early 80s after a three-album stint with Samson, masked drummer and NWOBHM pioneer Thunderstick (Barry Graham Purkis) formed a band of the same name. Female-fronted, first with Ana Marie Borg then with Jodee Valentine, it allowed Purkis … Continue reading

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