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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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Album review: THE TREATMENT – Running With The Dogs

The Treatment - Running With The Dogs

Spinefarm Records [Release date – 3.01.14] The Treatment are a band who have lived a bit of a charmed life so far. Their first album ‘This Might Hurt’’ was recorded in the studio of Steve Harris from Iron Maiden and … Continue reading

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Gig review: AIRBOURNE – HMV Forum, London,13 December 2013

Airbourne

Proving that the newer generation of bands are keeping classic rock alive and well, the Forum was packed to the rafters for this excellent value, if very diverse,  three band bill, headlined by the larger than life Australians who fill … Continue reading

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KISS – The Casablanca Singles Collection 1974-1982

Universal (29 CD or 29 7” box) Now this is a very limited but seriously lavish box set – but then Kiss never did things by halves, especially during the makeup years. This set covers the classic era, considered by … Continue reading

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Rising Stars – GENE THE WEREWOLF

Gene the Werewolf have just released their debut album ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal’ on Frontiers. It is a perfect album if you love bands like Kiss, the Darkness and Van Halen… What are you currently up to? As odd as … Continue reading

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GENE THE WEREWOLF- Rock n’ Roll Animal

Frontiers www.frontiers.it Strangely for a relatively new band, Gene The Werewolf, have captured that big mid to late ‘80’s vibe perfectly.  Don’t be fooled by the off the wall name as the band seamlessly blends the feel of mid-career KISS, … Continue reading

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KISS – Monster

Loud & Proud/Roadrunner I will admit I am not the world’s biggest Kiss fan but was mightily impressed by their last album ‘Sonic Boom’. Now we have ‘Monster’, an album which by the band’s own admission they have gone back … Continue reading

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KISS release 2 new tracks from their new album Monster

KISS have released two tracks from upcoming album Monster. Listen to Long Way Down and All For the Love of Rock & Roll below. Fans are expecting great things after the success of 2009′s Sonic Boom – the record they … Continue reading

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KISS – Destroyer (Resurrected)

Mercury March 1976 saw Kiss release their 4th studio album, Destroyer, a slow starter which then took when the ballad Beth (originally a b-side) became a hit in its own right. The album was the band’s first to go platinum. … Continue reading

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Kiss and Motley Crue gig review

So when you’ve seen the same band 20+ times over the progress of nearly 30 years (yes, I know, there are others that have seen bands much more than that. They can go write their own story, this is mine) … Continue reading

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JEAN BEAUVOIR free five song download

I’ve created a special set of songs from my varied body of work which I am offering asa free download…I realize that some of you who are familiar with my work with either Kiss, The Ramones, Solo, Crown Of Thorns, … Continue reading

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The KISS Expo

Our intrepid reporter Chris Martin ventures forth into the Kiss Expo and neevr qask him top tkae part in karaoke… The year was 2004. It was about three days after my wife left, and clearly I wasn’t in much of … Continue reading

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