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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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Gig review: THE TREATMENT – 02 ABC 2, Glasgow, 7 October 2014

THE TREATMENT – 02 ABC 2, Glasgow, 7 October 2014

The Treatment are a band that have led a very charmed life since their inception in 2008. They now have two albums under their belt and have supported some of the biggest names in rock including opening for Motley Crue … Continue reading

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Album review: HELIX – Bastard Of The Blues

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues

Perris Records [Release Date – out now] I got a bit of a surprise when this album popped through my door mainly because I had no idea that Helix were still in existence. I saw Helix back in 1983 in … Continue reading

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Album review: ACE FREHLEY – Space Invader

Ace Frehley - Space Invader

Steamhammer/SPV [Release date 18.08.14] The former (and founder) Kiss guitarist’s (and occasional bassist) new album is long overdue and very welcome – it’s a complete blast and from the opening crash a solid breath of fresh air. Frehley’s fifth solo … Continue reading

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Gig review: FOREIGNER, Styx and Don Felder – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, USA, 31 May 2014

Apologies in advance, but I’m afraid this write up will be a little heavy on KISS rants, despite it not being a KISS show. Originally I was going to see Adrenaline Mob at Tremont, and then I heard that Styx … Continue reading

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Album Review: KISS – Kiss 40

Kiss - Kiss 40

Mercury Records [Release date 26.05.14] Does the world need another Kiss compilation album? There are many already on the market and any self-respecting rock fan will no doubt have a copy of one tucked somewhere in their collection. So what … Continue reading

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