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Gig review: BLACK SABBATH – 02 Arena, London, 31 January 2017

Black Sabbath - DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

Gloomy, doom-laden and portentous. And that was just the weather at North Greenwich station. A busker was smashing out ‘War Pigs’ in the ticket hall on his Gibson SG. Quite a crowd of gig-goers had gathered and he finished with … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLUESCLUB – Eel Pie Club, Twickenham, London, 26 January 2017

I had wanted to see Robbie McIntosh play live ever since I was spellbound by his scintillating playing on The Pretender’s ‘Learning To Crawl’ album back in 1984. Tracks like ‘My City Was Gone’ and ‘Time The Avenger’ are still … Continue reading

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Album review: ACCEPT – Restless And Wild

ACCEPT - Restless And Wild

Nuclear Blast [Release date 13.01.17] Legendary German metal band Accept has been a dominant force in the genre for a few decades now. Fewer bands have been as heralded and influential as Accept. Years ago original vocalist Udo Dirckschneider parted … Continue reading

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Gig review: AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hydro, Glasgow, 10 January 2017

Classic rockers are a dying breed. A number of big names passed away in 2016 and with so many of the classic rock fraternity now more likely to pick up their bus pass than jump on a tour bus it … Continue reading

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News: DEBORAH BONHAM plays 100 Club, London – 20 January 2017

Deborah Bonham, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

In this hour special David Randall chatted to Deborah Bonham about her music and influences.  (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 April 2015). Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Featured Artist Deborah Bonham plays London’s 100 Club (Oxford … Continue reading

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Album review: BABYMETAL – Live At Wembley

EarMUSIC  [Release date 09.12.16] Babymetal up until now have completely passed me by. Three Japanese teenagers singing about chocolate, gimme a break (have a Kit Kat?). No, metal should be hard, heavy and sung by large men with even larger … Continue reading

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Album review: RUSH – 2112 – 40th Anniversary Edition

Universal Music [Release date 16.12.16] There are many albums that can be considered as classics in rock, however there are a select few which go beyond that classification. This select band of albums are records that define a genre, ones … Continue reading

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News: GLENN HUGHES UK tour dates 20 January-2 February 2017

David Randall chatted to Glenn Hughes in October 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and the sequence includes tracks from ‘Resonate’. Glenn Hughes plays a series of dates in the UK – rearranged from November 2016 – in January/February. … Continue reading

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News: POPA CHUBBY UK tour dates 18-29 January 2017

Popa Chubby

Pete Feenstra chatted to Popa Chubby for his Feature show broadcast on 11 December 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Thos sequence includes tracks from ‘The Catfish’ The self-proclaimed ‘King Of The New York City Blues’ plays UK dates … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

‘Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?’ That was the quandary set by Quo a few albums back and it seemed quite relevant tonight. This gig was part of the ‘Last Night Of The … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILLION – Marbles In The Park

MARILLION - Marbles In The Park

earMUSIC [Release date 20.01.17] 2-CD/DVD/Bluray Available on 2xCD, DVD, and Blu Ray formats, Marbles In The Park – the centrepiece of the 2015 Marillion weekend convention at Center Parcs, Port Zelande, in The Netherlands – is a curious release. Not … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE QUIREBOYS – The Tolbooth, Stirling, 14 December 2016

The QUIREBOYS – The Tolbooth, Stirling, 14 December 2016

A gig in Stirling is a rare occurrence and as it is the closest I get to a home tie this show was a must see. Add in the facts that the night was being put on by ‘Rock For … Continue reading

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Album review: NIGHT RANGER – 35 Years and A Night In Chicago

Frontiers [Release date 02.12.16] Night Ranger celebrate 35 years together with this double live CD and DVD set, recorded back in May this year at the House Of Blues in Chicago. Having been lucky enough to have seen them live … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG BIG TRAIN – A Stone’s Throw From The Line

BIG BIG TRAIN - A Stone

English Electric Recordings www.bigbigtrain.com [Release date 02.12.16] Following on from their latest excellent studio album, ‘Folklore’, released earlier this year, Big Big Train deliver a live seasonal treat for their fans. This double CD was recorded from across the three … 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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News: DAN REED (Dan Reed Network) swings at golf club – Lymm Golf Club, 3 December 2016

DAN REED NETWORK - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2016

In a rare UK trio performance, Dan Reed will be playing a gig at the Lymm Golf Club, Cheshire on Saturday 3 December. This will round off a year when he and the Dan Reed Network (DRN) released their first … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2017)

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 15/02/2017   ALTER BRIDGE Sat April 01 AUCKLAND Powerstation Mon April 03 BRISBANE Eatons Hill Hotel Tue April 04 SYDNEY Enmore Theatre Thu April 06 … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2017)

Blackberry Smoke, O2 Islington Academy, London, 28 February 2014

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 21/02/17 FESTIVALS Winter’s End festival 24-26 February Poole, Dorset The Answer + Inglorious + Toseland + Last In Line + Cats In Space + Broekn … Continue reading

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DVD review: BRYAN ADAMS – Live At Wembley

Eagle Rock [Release date 14.10.16] Finally released 30 years after the event, this DVD captures the second of his sold out shows at Wembley stadium. Bryan Adams was promoting his recently released ’18 ‘Till I Die’ album and there is … 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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