Tag Archives: Def Leppard

Album review: BLOOD RED SAINTS – Love Hate Conspiracies

BLOOD RED SAINTS - Love Hate Conspiracies

AOR Heaven [Release date 26.01.18] Blood Red Saints return with their second album and joining the original trio of Pete Godfrey (vocals), Rob Naylor (bass) and Lee Revill (guitars) are guitarist Neil Hibbs (ex-Shy) and Andy Chemney on drums. There are a … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MARTIN SIMPSON, RIVERDOGS, HIRSH GARDNER

MARTIN SIMPSON Trails & Tribulations Topic Records [Release date 01.09.17] Trails & Tribulations’ is Martin Simpson’s twentieth album in a career spanning over 40 years. As he says the album “is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and … Continue reading

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DVD review: STYX – Live at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas!

Eagle Rock [Release date 02.09.16] Another live Styx DVD and this one was recorded on the band’s 2014 US tour with Def Leppard. Slightly different style this time around as the main featured concert has interviews with the band and … 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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Album review: DELTA DEEP – Delta Deep

DELTA DEEP - Delta Deep

[Release date 23.06.15] I usually approach solo projects by artists from established bands with some degree of skepticism but Phil Collen has led me to re-appraise that approach. I think that’s because the songs on this exceptional album came out … Continue reading

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News: DEF LEPPARD, KEITH RICHARDS, THE WINERY DOGS – Sunday 12 July 2015

The Vintage Caravan - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 18 November 2014

Phil Collen has revealed in a recent interview that Def Leppard will release their new album in October. The Winery Dogs plan to release their new album in October. The reunited Junkyard have release a new single ‘Faded’ and plan … Continue reading

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News: JEFF BECK, AEROSMITH, BERNIE TORME – Wednesday 15 April 2015

Jeff Beck - Birmingham Symphony Hall, 20 May 2014

Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free release their album ‘American Trash’ on June 5th on Frontiers. Royal Hunt will t work on their next studio album and they have asked fans to fund this via a recently launched Pledge Music campaign. … Continue reading

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Album review: GUN – Frantic

Gun - Frantic

Morsecode Records [Release date – 23.03.15] Gun have been serving up their brand of pop tinged rock for the last twenty odd years and since their reformation in 2012 the guys have proved that there is still life in the … Continue reading

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News: BRIAN WILSON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, EUROPE – Sunday 8 March 2015

Steven Wilson - London Royal Festival Hall, 4 March 2013

UK album chart placings w/e 8th March: Steven Wilson new at no.13; Europe new at no.50 Richie Kotzen is currently working on a live DVD for release this spring. Peter Gabriel releases his ‘Play’ DVD on May 18th on Eagle … Continue reading

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News: FAITH NO MORE, DOWNLOAD, DEF LEPPARD – Wednesday 28 January 2015

Beth Hart

Faith No More will release a new single, ‘Superhero’ in March. Beth Hart releases her new album, ‘Better Than Home’, on April 15th. Joe Clancy is the new drummer in Vardis. Tom DeLonge has announced his departure from Blink 182. … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE ELLIOTT’s DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ/VEGA – The Garage, Highbury, London, 8 December 2014

JOE ELLIOTT

Fan worship is the bedrock of music industry economics, but it is rare to see it coming from the other side of the monitors. However Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has for many years openly sung the praises of the … Continue reading

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Album review: VEGA – Stereo Messiah

Vega - Stereo Messiah

Frontiers Records [Release date 17.10.14] As one of the great hopes of British melodic rock Vega have not left the grass grow under their feet, this being their third album in under four years. It sees only minor tweaks to … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GRAND DESIGN, 220 VOLT, JUDE GWYNAIRE

Grand Design - Thrill Of The Night

GRAND DESIGN – Thrill Of The Night AOR Heaven [Release date 29.09.14] Grand Design are back with their 80’s influenced hard rock, or as I like to think Def Leppard with a helium infused vocalist! Vocalist Pelle Saether has a … Continue reading

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Quick plays: EMERGENCY GATE, LANEY’S LEGION, MARTINA EDOFF, STARDUST CIRCUS

Laney

EMERGENCY GATE – Infected Fastball www.emergencygate.com [Released 09.09.14] Melodic death metal is not a genre I normally delve into and in the interests of trying something in this genre I have given Emergency Gate’s sixth album a listen (they have … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TREATMENT – Running With The Dogs

The Treatment - Running With The Dogs

Spinefarm Records [Release date – 3.01.14] The Treatment are a band who have lived a bit of a charmed life so far. Their first album ‘This Might Hurt’’ was recorded in the studio of Steve Harris from Iron Maiden and … Continue reading

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Album review: DEF LEPPARD – Viva Hysteria!

Def Leppard - Viva Hysteria

Frontiers (2CD/DVD) www.frontiers.it One of Britain’s best and hardest working rock bands, Def Leppard have always been at the melodic end despite growing up with the NWoBHM scene. After the classic third album ‘Pyromania’ (which went diamond in the USA), the … Continue reading

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Def Leppard announce US tour dates

DEF LEPPARD + POISON + LITA FORD Jun 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater Jun 22 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Jun 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheatre Jun 25 – Denver, … Continue reading

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Eric Johnson, Ministry tour dates and Kiss new album

ERIC JOHNSON 6 July – Holmfirth Picturedrome 7 July – Glasgow 02 ABC 8 July – Gateshead Sage 9 July – Bath Komedia 10 July – London Leicester Square ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ALL STARS (includes GENE SIMMONS, JOE ELLIOTT (DEF … Continue reading

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