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Album review: MONSTER TRUCK – True Rockers

MONSTER TRUCK – True Rockers

In this hour special first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman, playing tracks from the album ‘True Rockers’. Mascot Records [Release date 14.09.18] 18 months after their breakthrough album ‘Sittin’ … Continue reading

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Album review: BEN POOLE – Anytime You Need Me

BEN POOLE – Anytime You Need Me

Manhaton Records [Release date 14.09.18] ‘Anytime You Need Me’ is a very accessible, funk laden album with one eye firmly on the mainstream. From the hook led title track, through 10 groove laden cuts which come to rest on the … Continue reading

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Gig review: PEARL JAM – O2 Arena, London, 17 July 2018

Sometimes a gig so good comes along that any meaningful comparisons are blown away. Almost out of the blue, Pearl Jam delivered the kind of show that raises the arena-rock bar for all those that tread these boards after them. … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE LOGAN – Backstreets Of Eden

STEVE LOGAN – Backstreets Of Eden

Moondragon Records [Release date 24.03.18] Steve Logan is a Welsh roots rocker, bordering on Americana, who explores a musical arc that merges the acoustic singer songwriter mode with what he terms “high octane rock”. He’s a song writer whose relationship … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIZA NEALS – Breaking and Entering

ELIZA NEALS – Breaking and Entering

In this special hour-long feature, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Eliza Neals about her music. E-H Records [Release date 20.02.15] ‘Breaking And Entering’ is a rip roaring rock/blues album with plenty of musical … Continue reading

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Album review: CHANTEL McGREGOR – Lose Control

Chantel McGregor - Lose Control

Tis Rock Music Ltd [Release date 09.10.15] For an artist who has made her mark by always being in control – she’s the songwriter, co-producer, guitarist, vocalist and is even responsible for the art work and photography of the CD … Continue reading

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Album review: SOLEY MOURNING – The Rocket Pool

SOLEY MOURNING – The Rocket Pool

Saltdog Records [Release date 29.06.15] West Midland hard rock band Soley Mourning draw on classic rock antecedents and well crafted, passionately played songs to shape their own brand of intense melodic hard rock. They are unafraid to tackle meaningful lyrics … Continue reading

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Album review: BOB MOULD – Reissues

Bob Mould - Workbook (25th Anniversary Edition)

Edsel Records [Release date 25.05.15] Ex-Hüsker Dü guitarist Bob Mould’s debut solo album Workbook 25 (1989) and the follow up Black Sheets Of Rain (1990) get the ’25th anniversary’ treatment courtesy of Edsel Records. Workbook gets a bonus track (‘All … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TIM BOWNESS, REO SPEEDWAGON – Thursday 30 April 2015

Burning Point release their self-titled new album on June 12th on their new record label AFM Records. Supremacy is a new band featuing singer Claus Lessmann (ex-BONFIRE), Michael Voss (CASANOVA/MAD MAX),Robby Boebel (ex-FRONTLINE/EVIDENCE ONE), Axel Kruse (ex-JADED HEART) and former … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: NINE BLACK ALPS, EDENIAL

Album review: NINE BLACK ALPS – Live From The Wishing Well         Hatch Records (Release date 04.05.15) After 12 years and 5 studio albums, UK Grunge rock exponents Nine Black Alps are about to release their first … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BUSH, BOSS HOSS

Bush  - Man On The Run

BUSH – Man On The Run Sony Music [Released 20.10.14] Once touted as the “British Nirvana” album number 6 finds Bush in a mature sounding place, although still maintaining everything that helped them sell in excess of 20 million albums … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PASS OUTS – Dead Technology

The Pass Outs - Dead Technology

Self release [Release date 06.06.14] The Pass Outs hail from Mebourne in Australia, where they have built up a following strong enough to sell out a 250 capacity venue on the launch of their debut album ‘Dead Technology’. A loosely … Continue reading

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Book review: NIRVANA FAQ by John D Luerssen

Nirvana FAQ -All that

Backbeat Books [Publication date 22.05.14] Written by award winning author John D Luerssen, who has written for the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard and Spinner, “Nirvana FAQ-All that’s left to know about the most important band of the 1990′s” is … Continue reading

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Gig review: NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE, British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

How typical of the idiosyncratic, sometimes curmudgeonly, always unique Neil Young to amble on stage and effectively jam for five minutes with his band before turning to the audience and uttering his first lyric. Trends ebb and flow, fashions swell … Continue reading

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Album review: AUDIO NATION – Wait It Out

Audio Nation - Wait It Out

Self Release  [Release date -  Out now] Audio Nation was founded in 2012 in Reykjavik, Iceland (one of my old haunts) by Gulli Falk and Gisli. They cite influences from Alice in Chains and Rush among others. ‘Wait It Out’ … Continue reading

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EP review: CHASING LANA – In A World Of Disarray

Chasing Lana - In A World Of Disarray

Self Release    [Release date – out now] Chasing Lana are a four piece from Melbourne, Australia. They were formed in 2012 by Dave Cutting, singer/songwriter, and play regularly in their home town. This is their first EP with four tracks … Continue reading

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Album review: ATOM STRANGE – The Lost Cosmonauts

ATOM STRANGE – The Lost Cosmonauts

        RayGun Records [Release date 01.10.13] Welcome to Atom Strange’s world of ‘Hi-Fi Sci-Fi’ where ‘substance, groove, depth and style’ prevail in multi genre format that is rooted in hard rock but pulls towards AOR, metal, prog … Continue reading

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Album review: SKOOKUM – Pleasure Cruz

SKOOKUM – Pleasure Cruz

        Fugly Music Release date [12.11.13] According to which sources you use, Skookum means big, tough, fearsome and swift’, or simply durable and even excellent!It’s also a common place name in British Columbia, and Skookum the Vancouver … Continue reading

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Album review: GRACE SOLERO – Hundred Years Apart

Wohone Records [Release Date: 30.09.13] Startling Italian vocalist Grace Solero lends her name to an international band whose second album ‘Hundred Years Apart’ is full of full of passionate vocals, poetic lyrics, crashing chords and steely riffs. It’s a thinly … Continue reading

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Album review: SOIL – Whole

SOIL - Whole

AFM Records [Release date 19.08.13] Soil – or should that be SOiL – have been with us for a while now as their major label debut album Scars was released back in 2001. The band hail from Texas and are … Continue reading

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