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News: A Year in Rock 2017 – Get Ready to ROCK! photo highlights

A Year in Rock - 2017

Get Ready to ROCK! ends 2017 by publishing a selection of photos taken by their photographers during the year following on from the publication of the Best of 2017 popular poll results. Says Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie: “Each year we … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 11 June 2017 (Part 2)

Aerosmith - DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 11 June 2017

Photo: Andy Nathan Sunday The phenomenal attendances at Download are a tribute to the enduring if underground popularity of the broad church we call metal and hard rock, even if the site seemed a touch smaller this year. From the … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 9-10 June 2017 (Part 1)

Tax The Heat - DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 9-10 June 2017 (Part 1)

Friday My expectation for the first two days of Download was somewhat low in terms of the line-up, given my predeliction for the classic rock era.  However the stunning weather went some way to raising the spirits and Blackwater Conspiracy … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 10-12 June 2016

DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

My last visit to Donington was back in 1988 when – as ‘Monsters Of Rock’ – it also featured Megadeth and headlined by Iron Maiden. I never really embraced the three day event and with not enough bands of interest … Continue reading

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News: 7 Bands to Watch – Download 2016

Atreyu

Here GRTR!’s Dillon Grant casts his expert eyes and ears over seven of the ‘must see’ bands at this year’s Download Festival. You can read the full article here including some who just missed the cut. Download 2015 reviews 7. … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 3, 14 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 3, 14 June 2015

For any classic rock fan the Sunday line up was not to be missed with Slash, Motley Crue, in their last UK festival appearance, and Kiss all ready to show the young guns how a festival set should be done. … 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: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 1,12 June 2015

5am. Not the most rock ‘n’ roll of hours to rise on a Friday morning but when you have a 311 mile journey to the spiritual home of all things metal these sacrifices have to be made. What I do … 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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Single & EP reviews: PICTUREHOUSE, BLINK

PICTUREHOUSE – Some Night She Will Be Mine Cherry Red Records [Released 29.09.14] PictureHouse release another single of their rather good comeback album ‘Evolution’. They have already released two singles off the album, ‘Rules of Science’ (which garnered airplay on … Continue reading

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Gig review – DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Donington Park, Leicestershire, 13-15 June 2014

Tesla - Download Festival

When it comes to UK festivals that specialise in rock, no one does it bigger than Download and its sheer size offers real choice for a variety of tastes. While not specifically a classic rock festival, there is still enough … Continue reading

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Album review: JUDIE TZUKE – Song Club

Judie Tzuke - Song Club

www.tzuke.com Judie Tzuke is more prolific than ever these days, and always on the lookout to collaborate with up and coming talent.  And one opportunity she’s offered fans – via her website – is access to a monthly brand-new and … Continue reading

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News: WINGER announce new album and Download appearance

FIRST NEW ALBUM FOR 5 YEARS RELEASED ON FRONTIERS RECORDS 21.04.14 AND BAND ALSO CONFIRMED TO APPEAR AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 15.06.14 One of the most misunderstood Hard Rock bands to emerge from the 1980’s is returning with their highly anticipated … Continue reading

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Gig Review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 3 – Donington Park, 16 June 2013

When the alarm went off on Sunday morning it was a struggle to drag myself out of bed. After two days of rocking I was suffering from a bad case of metal fatigue (sorry!) but soon rallied at the thought … Continue reading

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Gig Review : DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2 – Donington Park,15 June 2013

Saturday dawned bright, sunny and cold!  It was an early start to ensure we were in prime position for the opening band of the day, rock legends UFO.  My fellow scribe, Andy Nathan, was another early riser, keen to see … Continue reading

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News: Young UK hard rockers FAHRAIN get set for Download…

YOUNG UK HARD ROCKERS FAHRAN SET TO IMPRESS AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AND BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Energetic young melodic hard rock upstarts FAHRAN have confirmed they are gearing up for appearances at two of the UK’s most prestigious rock and metal festivals this … Continue reading

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Voodoo Six announce Download Festival appearance and dates with Adrenaline Mob

Voodoo Six announce Download Festival appearance and dates with Adrenaline Mob British rockers Voodoo Six are excited to announce their Summer 2012 tour schedule which will include a set on Download Festival’s Red Bull Bedroom Stage and support shows across … Continue reading

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