Tag Archives: Jeff Beck

Album review: APPICE – Sinister

APPICE - Sinister

SPV [Release date 27.10.17] This is the first ever studio collaboration between the Brothers Appice.  Carmen is of course best known for his work with Vanilla Fudge and Jeff Beck.  Vinny is the younger whipper snapper who has worked most … Continue reading

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Album review: SCHERER/BATTEN – BattleZone

MelodicRock Records [Release date 22.09.17] Scherer/Batten is vocalist Marc Scherer (who released an album with Jim Peterik in 2015) and guitarist Jennifer Batten, who has worked with Jeff Beck and Michael Jackson amongst others. Former Survivor member Jim Peterik wrote … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAY RUSSELL 70TH BIRTHDAY SHOW – 606 Club, London, 03 April 2017

RAY RUSSELL 70TH BIRTHDAY SHOW – 606 Club, London, 03 April 2017

Ray Russell’s 70th birthday bash is a reminder of a bygone era when creativity, improvisation and inspiration met musical virtuosity full on, in an unfettered fashion. Tonight might be Ray’s milestone birthday, but there’s not a slack musical moment in … Continue reading

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Album review: TERRY BOZZIO – Composer Series

TERRY BOZZIO - Composer Series

earMUSIC [Release date 25.11.16] Traditionally, drummers have received bad press or no press.  They sit at the back keeping time but very rarely come forward to articulate their wider musical visions.  Terry Bozzio is perhaps best known for his work … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY HOEY – Dust & Bones

Gary Hoey - Dust & Bones

Provogue [Release date 29.07.16] ‘Dust & Bones’ is guitarist Gary Hoey’s 20th album, 12 of which are instrumental. It’s all  you might expect from a rock-into-blues guitarist who has made his name by re-invigorating favourite 70’s rock songs with metal … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 3 July 2016

The Best of 2016

Without doubt Joe Bonamassa is one of the biggest blues stars in the world at the moment. Over the last few years he has grown a large and very loyal following who turn out in numbers whenever he rolls into … Continue reading

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EP Review: THE SPINS – Colours

THE SPINS - Colours

Plug & Play Recordings [Release date 25.06.16] A French/English/Estonian pop/rock group?  Whatever next? Based in France, but with members geographically separated, there’s no clue as just how much of an active ‘group’ they are, but the The Spins are a … Continue reading

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Album review: ADRIAN WEISS – Easy Game

ADRIAN WEISS – Easy Game

CD Baby [Release date 06.07.14] Just in case you dozed off listening to too much AOR, or you’ve have been concussed by too much metal, you may have missed the emergence of a whole new school of prog-metal instrumentalists including … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFF BECK – Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s

JEFF BECK Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott

Eagle Rock Records [Release date 01.06.15] 2-CD Special Edition In 2007 legendary guitarist Jeff Beck played a series of gigs at Ronnie Scotts in London. For those who admire Beck’s jazz-fusion of the seventies and eighties, they’ll be in their … 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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Album review: MARCOS POWER TRIO – Mp3

MARCOS POWER TRIO – Mp3

Ænima Recordings [Release date 19.03.14] Recording as an instrumental power trio brings its own challenges, not least the need for quality material with which to make an impact. No such problem hinder Italy’s Marcos Power Trio who exude equal amounts … Continue reading

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Album review: SUZI QUATRO – The Girl From Detroit City (Box set)

SUZI QUATRO - The Girl From Detroit City (Box set)

Cherry Red Records [Release date 27.10.14] It would be all too easy to dismiss the girl from Detroit City as a Mickie Most, Chinn/ Chapman puppet, but this beautifully packaged 4-CD, 82 track career retrospective attempts to but the record … Continue reading

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DVD review: JEFF BECK – Live In Tokyo

Jeff Beck - Live in Tokyo

Eagle Rock [Release date: 24.11.14] When I reviewed Jeff Beck’s gig in Birmingham in May this year – only a month or so after this Tokyo gig – the main criticism was the lack of audience interaction.  Beck didn’t engage … Continue reading

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Album review: PETER FRAMPTON – Hummingbird In A Box

Peter Frampton - Hummingbird In A Box

Red/Sony [Released 07.07.14] There are not many artists who pursue a new musical direction deep into their career let alone on their 15th studio album. But Peter Frampton is no ordinary artist. He’s never stood still since his days with … Continue reading

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News: Guitar effects guru ROGER MAYER chats about his 50 year career

Roger Mayer

Photo: Connie Mayer Get Ready to ROCK! Radio The Pete Feenstra Feature, Sunday 31 August 19:00 Roger Mayer made his first effects unit back in 1964 and his designs influenced a whole generation of guitar players including Jimi Hendrix with … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GILBERT – Stone Pushing Uphill Man

Paul Gilbert - Stone Pushing Uphill Man

Music Theories Recordings  [Released 15.09.14] Former Racer X and Mr. Big Guitarist Paul Gilbert has always had a refreshing and thoughtful approach to his instrumental work. On the Sisyphusian concept of ‘Stone Pushing Uphill Man’ his 13th solo album, he … Continue reading

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Gig review: JEFF BECK – Birmingham Symphony Hall, 20 May 2014

Jeff Beck - Birmingham Symphony Hall, 20 May 2014

In my research recently for an interview with Steve Lukather I came across a 1986 video of him performing at a Japanese festival with Carlos Santana and Jeff Beck.  Luke is arguably the least recognisable now, the poodle perm long … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (The Yardbirds) – 3 January 2014

Jim McCarty - The Yardbirds

  January 21st 2014 sees The Yardbirds play their first date of an exhaustive 2014 tour which celebrates 50 years of their existence and the British Blues Invasion that changed the course of rock history. The band initially split in ‘68, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE YARDBIRDS – Making Tracks

  Wienerworld   [Release date 06.10.13] Much like their touring stable mates The Zombies with whom they share a 50 year history, The Yardbirds have all but been rediscovered in the American heartland where this album was recorded. Due to … Continue reading

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DVD Review: AEROSMITH – Rock For The Rising Sun

Eagle Rock [Release date 22.06.13] Much like the Stones who are 10 years their senior, Aerosmith pop up on this DVD like cartoon characters come to life. They rock and roll and charm their way round the post-tsunami Japan on … Continue reading

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