Tag Archives: Guns ‘N’ Roses

Album review: THE COMPULSIONS – Ferocious

THE COMPULSIONS – Ferocious

Indie  [Release date 13.11.20] The Compulsions have a long pedigree of fine musicians from the likes GnR to the New York Dolls to Bowie, and it shows – this is rock n roll at its finest and the album proves … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE ROLLING STONES – Steel Wheels Live – Atlantic City, New Jersey

THE ROLLING STONES - Steel Wheels Live - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Eagle Vision/Universal [Release date 25.09.20] Now, this is a beauty of a release, and one that I have been waiting for as I have had a bootleg of this show since early 1990 and this has now been restored, remixed … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS – Always The Villain

MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS – Always The Villain

Frontiers Records [Release date 10.07.20] Few bands or artists appear from nowhere. And sure enough, Michael Grant has a history, one that goes beyond his recent stint with the LA Guns. Wiki will reveal all so no point in going … Continue reading

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Single reviews: LA GUNS, GILBY CLARKE, PSSR, PHIL X

L.A. GUNS

Golden Robot Records The LA Guns, PhilX & The Drills, Gilby Clarke and PSSR, all enduring talents who started life in the glow of Eighties’ Hair Metal, are all releasing albums soon on the fast growing Golden Robot Records. The … Continue reading

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Album review: SONS OF APOLLO – MMXX

SONS OF APOLLO - MMXX

Inside Out [Release date 17.01.20] Second studio outing from the prog metal supergroup Sons Of Apollo who consist of vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, bassist Billy Sheenan, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, drummer Mike Portnoy and on keyboards Derek Sherinian. Sons Of … Continue reading

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Album review: SLASH, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS – Living The Dream Tour

SLASH, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPRIATORS - Living The Dream Tour

Eagle Vision [Release date 27.09.19] Recorded live at London’s Hammersmith Odeon (yes, technically it’s not called that anymore but I’m still stuck firmly in the past) earlier this year, this newly released double CD and DVD package serves to show … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Donington Park, 8-10 June 2018

It was 30 years ago that I attended Donington for the first time for a Monsters of Rock festival (as it then was) that was summed up by the contemporary Kerrang! headline ‘The Triumph and the Tragedy’. A record crowd … Continue reading

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Album review: DIZZY REED – Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy

DIZZY REED - Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy

Golden Robot Records [16.02.18] Dizzy Reed is better known as the keyboard player, and second longest serving member, of Guns n’ Roses (after Axl Rose himself, of course) having joined the band in 1990. “Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy” is … Continue reading

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EP review: BAD MOTHER EARTH

Self-released [Release date 26.01.18] Bad Mother Earth are a new four piece consisting of vocalist Jacky Rogue, guitarist Joe Kash, drummer Greg Kats and bass palyer Mitch Prax. ‘Not Comin’ Home’ has been released as lead single/video and fair pelts … Continue reading

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Gig review: MR BIG – Shepherds Bush Empire, London,19 November 2017

MR BIG - Shepherds Bush Empire, London,19 November 2017

Accompanying their first release in three years, ‘Defying Gravity’, Mr Big undertook an extensive tour, which also represented their first dates on these shores in the same period. Always noted for their relatively long sets, on this occasion further value … Continue reading

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Album review: WICKED STONE- Ain’t No Rest

WICKED STONE- Ain’t No Rest

[Release date 07.10.17] Formed in 2015, Wicked Stone are a British five-piece hard rock metal band, citing influences such as Guns n Roses, Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry.  ‘Ain’t No Rest’ is band’s debut album from Wicked Stone. The … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin’ The Breeze

BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin

Bulletproof 20/20 Records [Release date 09.06.17] Still barely 2 years old, Blackwater Conspiracy is a Northern Irish band whose debut  album ‘Shootin’ The Breeze’ boasts their own take on classic rock, which they play with drive, purpose, passion, and deliver … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SENTON BOMBS – Mass Vendetta

THE SENTON BOMBS - Mass Vendetta

7HardRecords [Release date 15.04.16] This is the Senton Bombs fourth album and they have been plugging away for the past decade. I have not heard any of their previous albums but based on this one I will soon remedy that … Continue reading

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DVD review: SLASH feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Live At The Roxy 25.9.14

SLASH feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Live At The Roxy 25.9.14

Armoury Records/Eagle Rock [Release date 15.06.15] Also available as 2-CD and Bluray Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Live At The Roxy finds Slash and pals onstage at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip shortly after the release of their … Continue reading

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Gig review: SLASH with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – The Hydro, Glasgow, 4 December 2014

SLASH WITH MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS – The Hydro, Glasgow, 4 December 2014

The last time I saw Slash on stage was at the fateful Monsters Of Rock festival back in 1988 when Guns ‘N’ Roses took the place by storm and two fans went down in the crowd and didn’t resurface, a … Continue reading

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Album review: CRAZY LIXX – s/t

Crazy Lixx

Frontiers [Release date 10.11.14] www.frontiers.it With a name that hints at glam or sleaze rock, Sweden’s Crazy Lixx are much more than that and deliver decent, polished melodic rock on fourth album “Crazy Lixx”. The album builds upon the path … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews: THE DEAD DAISIES, DIAMOND DAYS

THE DEAD DAISIES – Face I Love EP

THE DEAD DAISIES – Face I Love EP Spinefarm Records  [Release date – Out Now] The Dead Daisies are a musical collective with a rotating line-up of well-known musicians. In 2014 the line-up consists of founders Jon Stevens (vocals) and … Continue reading

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Album review: SLASH feat. Myles Kennedy – World On Fire

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy - World On Fire

Roadrunner Records [Release date 13.10.14] He’s a shrewd dude, Slash.  You never see the whites of his eyes.  A bit like The Stig, you never see the man beneath the top hat and behind the easy rider shades.  Remove them, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GASOLINE STARS, DUST BOWL JOKIES, THOMAS ZWIJSEN, DR.JOHN

GASOLINE STARS – Good Looks, Bad Behaviour

GASOLINE STARS – Good Looks, Bad Behaviour Self Release Good Looks, Bad Behaviour is the debut full length album from Gasoline Stars who formed in 2012 in Sweden. Gasoline Stars are a fivesome although they have split with the drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK BLITZ – Louder Than Thunder

Blitz Music [Released 13.12.13] In their own words, Black Blitz is ‘a high voltage riff thunderstorm from Munich Germany’. Formed three years ago, they are a hard rock outfit with AC/DC riffs and faux Guns ‘n’ Roses style hooks, who … Continue reading

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