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Album review: COZY POWELL – The Polydor Years

COZY POWELL - The Polydor Years

Caroline International [Release date 25.08.17] Drummer extraordinaire Cozy Powell is one of the biggest hitters in the hard rock word, making his name with Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, MSG, Black Sabbath, and Brian May; just before he died in 1998 … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – inFinite

DEEP PURPLE - inFinite

earMUSIC [Release date 07.04.17] 2013′s ‘Now What?!’ found Deep Purple in rude good form and backed up by a well received UK tour.  With more UK dates in November 2017, inFinite doesn’t quite match the sheer audacity of that album … Continue reading

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Album review: EMPIRE – Hypnotica (+3)

Pride & Joy Music [Release date 24.02.17] Pride & Joy Music are set to re-release Empire’s four albums throughout 2017 and start off with the band’s debut album ‘Hypnotica’, originally released back in 2001. Empire were formed by guitarist Rolf Munkes (Majesty/Razorback/Crematory) … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – Boston 1981

RAINBOW - Boston 1981

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 20.05.16] At the end of every Rainbow there is  a pot of gold.  This is surely what labels must be thinking as Ritchie Blackmore plays his Strat in anger (allegedly) this summer.  Following the release … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – Monsters Of Rock Live At Donington 1980

RAINBOW - Monsters Of Rock Live At Donington 1980

Eagle Rock [Release date 22.04.16] CD/DVD Is it me or are Rainbow – 35 years on – viewed through rose-tinted spectacles?  The studio albums are worthy but – live – there is excess, there is indulgence, and there’s a lot … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEEP PURPLE – 02 Arena, London, 3 December 2015

DEEP PURPLE - 02 Arena, London, 3 December 2015

One of the first lessons I ever learned in rock school was it was an (un?)holy British trinity of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple who effectively invented heavy rock, or heavy metal as it was later badged. You … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – The Polydor Years

Rainbow - Vinyl

Universal (9LP box set) [Release date 24.11.14] With the rejuvenation of both vinyl and classic rock, Universal have collated all 8 of the classic Rainbow albums in original packaging. Extravagant? Yes, resoundingly. But it’s lovely too. While a couple have … Continue reading

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News: Christmas highlights on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio including Best of 2014

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio - Happy Christmas!

Christmas week on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio gets all nostalgic as we look back on some of our favourites and features in 2014. On Tuesday 23 December we announce the results of our Popular Poll to select the Top … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEP PURPLE with Orchestra – Live In Verona

DEEP PURPLE with Orchestra - Live In Verona

Eagle Rock [Release date 30.10.14] Deep Purple and orchestras go back a long way – to 1969 when John Lord composed The Concerto for Group and Orchestra with lyrics written by Ian Gillan and which was first performed by Deep … Continue reading

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Album review: HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS – Big Trouble

Hollywood Monsters - Big Trouble

Mausoleum [Release date 19.05.14] I am always a little wary of a seemingly star-studded cast assisting a lesser-known musician.  Often these are vanity projects or designed to capture more attention for an otherwise mediocre release. Unfortunately “Hollywood Monsters”, the brainchild … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – February 2014 Highlights

Don Airey

February 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Photo: Noel Buckley Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues NEW! In the first hour of our Tuesday blues rock marathon, Pete signposts upcoming and established artists who … Continue reading

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Album review: DON AIREY – Keyed Up

Don Airey - Keyed Up

Interview edit: Don Airey 19 January 2014 The full interview will be broadcast on Sunday 2 February at 18:00 Mascot  [Release date 17.02.14] Virtuoso and legendary keyboard player (and all round nice guy) Don has played with pretty much everyone … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – The Singles Box Set 1975–1986

Rainbow - The Singles Box Set 1975-1986

Universal (19 CD set) [Release date 2.02.14] Those lovely guys at Universal have really gone to town (again) here – and a set that will be beyond most fans’ needs (or price range); but the extravagance here matches the marvel … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live At Montreux 1996 and 2006

Deep Purple - Live At Montreux

Eagle Records [Release date 7.10.13] This packaging of three Deep Purple Montreux appearances is part of a new mid-price series ‘Eagle Classics’.  And it’s a great way to catch up on favourite bands, especially if you didn’t shell out earlier … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEEP PURPLE – Manchester O2 Apollo, 12 October 2013

Deep Purple - Manchester O2 Apollo, 12 October 2013

He may have disappeared once too often behind the drum riser to what appeared to be a ‘recreation’ area – no doubt with full access to ‘Strictly’ – but Ian Gillan is not quite ready to join the pipe and … Continue reading

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Album review: WOLFPAKK – Cry Wolf

AFM Records Wolfpakk are Michael Voss of Mad Max fame and Mark Sweeney of Swiss band Crystal Ball plus a host of guest stars. This follow up to 2011’s self-titled debut features the talents of Amanda Somerville, Ralf Scheepers (Primal … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE: Now What?!

Deep Purple - Now What?!

earMUSIC [Release date: 29.04.13] I remember seeing Purple on their 2009 tour and, between albums, it all seemed a bit lack-lustre with a perfunctory trawl through the familiar golden nuggets. Fast forward to their 19th studio album and the band … Continue reading

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GWYN ASHTON – Radiogram

Fab Tone Records (Released 22nd October) Gwyn Ashton has been steadily building a reputation for himself as part of the upsurge of interest in blues rock and his last album ‘Two-Man Blues Army’ received a five star review on GRTR! … Continue reading

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OZZY OSBOURNE – Speak Of the Devil

 Eagle Rock 2012 This live DVD has been available as a Japanese import for some time but now those lovely folk at Eagle Rock give it a full release. This concert was recorded at Irvine Meadows, California on June 12th … Continue reading

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