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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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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: LAST IN LINE – Heavy Crown

LAST IN LINE - Heavy Crown

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 19.02.16] How poignant that, as I write this review, it is just hours since the news broke that bass player Jimmy Bain has died. A member of Rainbow, Thin Lizzy and a pivotal part of Dio, … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNCH MOB – Rebel

LYNCH MOB - Rebel

Frontiers Records [Release Date 21.08.15] Former Dokken guitarist George Lynch is in extremely prolific form after an up and down career. Less than a year ago came a mini album under the Lynch Mob banner, ‘Sun Red Sun’, then his … Continue reading

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Album review: THE V – Now Or Never

THE V – Now Or Never

Frontiers Records [Release date 03.07.15] Who is ‘The V’ then? Why it’s non-other than Benedictum screamer Veronica Freeman and ‘Now Or Never’ is her debut solo album where she ventures away from her traditional style of lead vocals. Helping Veronica … 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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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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