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Gig review – DEEP PURPLE – Hydro, Glasgow, 22 November 2017

DEEP PURPLE - Hydro, Glasgow, 22 November 2017

On the 22nd June 1985 I made a very long trip south, on the oldest bus known to man to stand in a flooded field near Stevenage, to witness the return of Deep Purple mark 2 at Knebworth. It was a … Continue reading

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Album review: EUROPE – Walk The Earth

EUROPE - Walk The Earth

Hell & Back Recordings [Release date 20.10.17] Europe returned to our shores, and our record racks, in 2005 on the back of an excellent comeback album.  During the last decade they’ve consolidated their revival with a succession of generally well-received … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE – The Roundhouse, London, 12 November 2016

EUROPE - The Roundhouse, London, 12 November 2016

While 2016 has seen the British public vote for Brexit, exactly 30 years ago they were taking Europe to their hearts. Not Eurocrats in Brussels or parliamentarians in Strasbourg, but five fresh-faced Swedes with luxuriant long hair and toothy smiles … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

A co-headlining double bill of two of classic rock’s most currently prolific touring bands, both with new albums to promote, sounds like a value package made in heaven. However there were grumbles earlier on the Black Star Riders and Europe … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

EUROPE - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

I am still not convinced that two- or three-way bills are the best way forward for some of our premier bands.  The last time I saw Europe was a three-way with FM and Foreigner and notwithstanding poor sound (for the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is awash with gigs of all shapes and sizes but one tour which has been hotly anticipated since it was announced is the co-headline tour with Black Star Riders and Europe.  Two dates were announced … Continue reading

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News: Europe frontman JOEY TEMPEST interview and STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL preview

Europe - Steelhouse Festival, 19-20 July 2014

Highlights of our Steelhouse Festival promo including Joey Tempest of Europe interview, first broadcast on 6 July 2014  (29:21).  The full version can be heard on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Monday 7 July and Friday 11 July, 22:00 GMT. … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – July 2014 highlights

Pete Feenstra and Bernie Marsden, June 2014

July 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Pete signposts upcoming and established artists who need your … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

December 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Throughout December, a chance to hear again highlights from some of our 2013 shows. We’ll also be inviting listeners (and readers!) to vote for their favourite album and … Continue reading

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News: JOEY TEMPEST of EUROPE talks about the band and the new album Live At Sweden Rock

Joey Tempest - Europe

  Photo: Simon Dunkerley The Songwriters – Joey Tempest Sunday 20 October 2013, 22:00 GMT This Sunday, David Randall chats to Europe frontman JOEY TEMPEST about the band’s rise and rise, on the eve of the release of the band’s latest … Continue reading

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Album review: EUROPE – Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show

EUROPE - Live At Sweden Rock - 30th Anniversary Show

Interview edit: Joey Tempest, 10 October 2013 The Europe frontman talks about the ‘Live At Sweden Rock’ set earMUSIC 2-CD/DVD/Bluray [Release date 21.10.13] Since the dawn of GRTR! we have followed closely the progress of Europe, firstly Nikk Gunns and … Continue reading

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Gig Review: Europe – ABC, Glasgow – 22 November 2012

In all the years that Europe have been together I have never caught the band live. I got close earlier in the year at Download when the stage was set for the band but the weather and traffic chaos ensured … Continue reading

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EUROPE – Bag Of Bones

The Scandi rockers of days of yore release “Bag of bones”, following the critically acclaimed “Last look at Eden” in 2009. This is more a blues rock affair than the AOR rock of the 80’s and 90’s, with Tempest and … Continue reading

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