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Album review: DICTATOR SHIP – Your Favourites

The Sign Records [Release date 17.04.20] This is the debut album from Swedish rockers Dictator Ship and over the course of 27 minutes the guys set out to entertain with retro rock from a bygone age. The band have produced … Continue reading

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Album review: RUSS BALLARD – It’s Good To Be Here

RUSS BALLARD – It

On Thursday 20 February at 22:00 GMT Get Ready to ROCK! Radio replays a two-part special when David Randall chatted to Russ Ballard about his long career. BMG [Release date 21.02.20] If you’ve done any world travelling, out of desire … Continue reading

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Album review: LORDI – Killection

LORDI - Killection

AFM Records [Release date 31.01.20] Finnish monsters Lordi have been rampaging through the planet since the first emerged from the deepest darkness in 1992. Over the years their own brand of twisted melodic and theatrical hard rock has won them … Continue reading

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Gig review: KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 16 July 2019

The run up to this gig had me reminiscing, looking back to my first Kiss live encounter in 1983. As a fresh faced 15 year old I went along full of anticipation of a spectacular show and I wasn’t disappointed. … Continue reading

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Album review: THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy

THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy

Frontiers Music [Release date 22.03.19] The Treatment have been the bridesmaid in rock for far too long. They have been the perennial support band with some major tours under their belts but they have never managed to make the breakthrough into the … Continue reading

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Album review: ANGEL – The Casablanca Years

Caroline International [Release date 14.09.18] Formed in Washington DC in the mid 70s, Angel were allegedly discovered playing in a nightclub by bassist Gene Simmons, and subsequently signed Kiss’ then label Casablanca. A big lush sound and the band dressed … Continue reading

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News: A Year in Rock 2017 – Get Ready to ROCK! photo highlights

A Year in Rock - 2017

Get Ready to ROCK! ends 2017 by publishing a selection of photos taken by their photographers during the year following on from the publication of the Best of 2017 popular poll results. Says Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie: “Each year we … Continue reading

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Album review: ACE FREHLEY – Anomaly (Deluxe Edition)

ACE FREHLEY - Anomaly (Deluxe Edition)

Steamhammer/SPV [Release date 08.09.17] Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has always fared better than the band’s other members when it comes to solo efforts and 2009’s “Anomaly” was a big hit with fans- and it’s not hard to see why … Continue reading

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Gig review: KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

KISS – Hydro, Glasgow, 27 May 2017

On arrival at the Hydro tonight there was a tight cordon of security following the tragedy at Manchester Arena the previous week. Whilst being searched the security guard asked if I had seen Kiss before to which I replied, yes … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MICHAEL KIWANUKA, THE DAWN BROTHERS

MICHAEL KIWANUKA Love and Hate

MICHAEL KIWANUKA Love And Hate Since my son and I are “live on Sky” football junkies, my dear lady busies herself with her own TV series and was bowled over by the opening soundtrack to “Big Little Lies” which happens to … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – In Disguise

LAST AUTUMN

Escape Music [Release date 20.01.17] Last Autumn’s Dream are not strangers to the odd cover having covering songs by Wizzard and REO Speedwagon on past albums. This time around they opted to do a whole album of covers of songs … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTHORNE – Afterlife/Don’t Kill The Thrill (Graham Bonnet, Bob Kulick)

BLACKTHORNE - Afterlife

Hear No Evil [Release date 02.09.16] Cherry Red have embarked on a fairly extensive trawl through Graham Bonnet’s back pages, ahead of some UK dates and a generally higher profile.  We’ve reviewed some of his solo material which is frequently … Continue reading

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DVD review: KISS – Rocks Vegas Live At The Hard Rock Hotel

Eagle Vision [Release date 26.08.16 ] There are not many bands out there that can match KISS when it comes to the sheer theatrics and live spectacle the band put on, even after a career of 43 years. With a … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN DANTER – Second Time Around

IAN DANTER - Second Time Around

Cherry Red [Release date 25.09.15] I enjoyed TalkSport’s (he also subs in at Planet Rock and is the drummer in Kiss tribute band Dressed To Kill) Ian Danter’s debut album ‘Prove You Wrong’, released in 2013 and here is the … Continue reading

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Book review: Live to Win – A Casual Guide to The Music of KISS Frontman Paul Stanley by Neil Daniels

Live to Win - A Casual Guide to The Music of KISS Frontman Paul Stanley by Neil Daniels

www.neildanielsbooks.com KISS frontman Paul Stanley only recently released his autobiography and so you may be thinking that the release of this new “Live to Win” book is untimely. Forget that, whilst “Face the Music” was the man’s life story, this … Continue reading

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Album review: RUSS BALLARD – It’s Good To Be Here

RUSS BALLARD - It

umumusic.com The recent return of Russ Ballard – initially with Argent (reforming in 2010/13) – has been one of great rejoicing and relief.  He was perhaps thought to be exiled forever in some L.A. mansion spending his dotage peeling grapes … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 3, 14 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 3, 14 June 2015

For any classic rock fan the Sunday line up was not to be missed with Slash, Motley Crue, in their last UK festival appearance, and Kiss all ready to show the young guns how a festival set should be done. … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2, 13 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2, 13 June 2015

Saturday dawned grey and wet, not a good combination, but hey there was rock to be had and we had our trusty ponchos, is it socially acceptable to wear a plastic poncho outside a festival site? The morning got off … Continue reading

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News: MIKE PORCARO, DAEVID ALLEN, KISS – Sunday 15 March 2015

Dan Reed - Liverpool, 13 March 2013

RIP – Toto’s Mike Porcaro who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was bass player in Toto between 1982–2008/2010–2015. In recent years he did not tour due to his illness and the band reformed in 2010 to help raise funds for … Continue reading

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Album review: KISS – Love Gun

Kiss - Love Gun

Universal [Release date 27.10.14] US glam/hard rock legends Kiss celebrate their 40th anniversary with this 2CD remastered edition of their 6th studio album. Released in 1977, it was the 6th album in three years (four if you count the classic … Continue reading

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