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Gig review: FOREIGNER – Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

FOREIGNER - Manchester Apollo, 12 May 2018

The bets were on.  Would Mick Jones appear at this first UK date of a massive 40th anniversary world tour?  The omens weren’t good as four songs in the band played one of the massive “hits” (and somewhat ridiculous without … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREIGNER – With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

FOREIGNER - With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

earMUSIC [Release date 27.04.18] 2-CD As rock gets old, anniversaries and special editions are the order of the day.  I can’t see the current crop of younger rock bands having this luxury 40, or even 25, years on.  But, for … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE REMEDY CLUB, GYPSY SOUL

THE REMEDY CLUB Lovers, Legends & Lost Causes [Release date 08.10.17] ‘Lovers, Legends and Lost Causes’ is the first release under the duo’s new name The Remedy Club (they released two albums under the previous name – B & The … Continue reading

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Book review: THOMAS DOLBY – The Speed of Sound

THOMAS DOLBY - The Speed of Sound

Icon Books www.iconbooks.co.uk [Published 08.06.17] Thomas Morgan Robertson become Thomas Dolby after his friends named him after the famous Dolby noise reduction device found on many 70′s and 80′s sound systems. Most will know the name for his early 80′s … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL – Ring Of Changes

GARY WRIGHT & WONDERWHEEL - Ring Of Changes

Esoteric [Release date 29.07.16] Best known for his hit single ‘Dreamweaver’ in 1976, and his time in Spooky Tooth, Gary Wright’s ‘Ring Of Changes’ was made in 1972 but, in spite of a single release (included as a bonus track), … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOREIGNER – London Palladium, 7 June 2016

FOREIGNER – London Palladium, 7 June 2016

John Parr had been due to open up for Foreigner at this prestigious gig, but had to cancel and Deborah Bonham stepped up at short notice. The younger sister of the infamous Led Zep sticksman has a powerful set of … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LYNN TURNER – Street Of Dreams – Boston 1985

JOE LYNN TURNER - Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985

A two-part special feature was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Monday 28 March at 22:00 GMT with Joe Lynn Turner chatting about his career, including tracks from the 1985 live album and his solo and band work.  … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

This is an edited version of the interview with Spooky Tooth keyboard player/vocalist Mike Harrison that appeared on the Pete Feenstra Feature, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 17 May 2015 (13:16) UMC [Release date 27.04.15] ‘The Island Years’ is a … 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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THE BEST of 2014 – top rock albums, top live acts – the reviewers’ choice

The Best of 2014 - Top Albums - Popular Poll

The Best of 2014 with David Randall by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Every year we ask the GRTR! Team to list their favourite albums and gigs of the year. Typically, it’s a diverse selection that may not … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREIGNER – The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More

FOREIGNER - The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 08.12.14] Foreigner are are getting like fellow classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon releasing live albums and re-recording classic songs, as opposed to recording new music. Their last studio album was 2009′s excellent ‘Can’t Slow Down’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOONDANCE JAM – Walker, Minnesota, 17-19 July 2014

Moondance Jam - Walker, Minnesota, 17-19 July 2014

There cannot be many places that match the ambience of Moondance Jam as a rock festival, set in beautiful countryside of woods and lakes in northern Minnesota and with the friendliest atmosphere that can be imagined. Surely the Mid-West of … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOREIGNER, Styx and Don Felder – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, USA, 31 May 2014

Apologies in advance, but I’m afraid this write up will be a little heavy on KISS rants, despite it not being a KISS show. Originally I was going to see Adrenaline Mob at Tremont, and then I heard that Styx … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOREIGNER – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 12 April 2014

Foreigner - Shepherd

A different gig tonight as Foreigner were playing unplugged, their only UK acoustic date slotted in after their headlining tour with Europe and FM was announced. Not quite the sell-out that the full electric tour has been but a healthy … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREIGNER – I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads

Foreigner - The Ballads

earMUSIC [Release date 03.02.14] You can’t help thinking this ballads collection is something of a cash-in in advance of the band’s spring tour with Europe and FM.  There are no new tracks but newcomers may be interested in the note-perfect … Continue reading

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Album review: JESSE DAMON – Temptation In The Garden Of Eve

AOR Heaven Jesse Damon is the guitarist/frontman with Silent Rage and this is his fifth solo album. He has renowned producer and melodic rocker Paul Sabu in the producer’s chair (Sabu also handles bass on the album) and Eden’s Curse … Continue reading

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T & N – Slave To The Empire

T & N - Slave To The Empire

earMUSIC 0208329ERE Okay, is it a tribute album or isn’t it?  T & N would have you believe this offering should stand up in its own right.  Dokken alumni George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and ‘Wild’ Mick Brown have assembled seven … Continue reading

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FOREIGNER – Alive And Rockin’

Eagle Records 2012 This live CD was recorded at Germany’s Bang Your Head festival back in 2006. The line-up back then would have included not only Mick Jones and vocalist Kelly Hansen but Jason Bonham on drums and long standing … Continue reading

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