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Album review: COZY POWELL – The Polydor Years

COZY POWELL - The Polydor Years

Caroline International [Release date 25.08.17] Drummer extraordinaire Cozy Powell is one of the biggest hitters in the hard rock word, making his name with Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, MSG, Black Sabbath, and Brian May; just before he died in 1998 … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A

Inakustik [Release date 24.03.17] Surely, not another Michael Schenker live album and Bluray?  The propensity of live releases – including a focus on Japan where he remains popular -  is really a testament to Schenker’s great revival in recent years. … Continue reading

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Gig review: GRAHAM BONNET – Boston Music Rooms, London, 8 November 2016

GRAHAM BONNET- Boston Music Rooms, London, 8 November 2016

Graham Bonnet has always been one of rock’s most singular characters. The man with the short hair, Hawaiian shirts and musical background far removed from your traditional metal belter who gave Rainbow their commercial breakthrough. The man whose self-destructive tendencies … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Book

Frontiers [Release date 04.11.16] Graham Bonnet has had a busy past year or so, going on tour with his band, having his solo albums re-issued plus ones from his days in Alcatrazz and Blackthorne. Now we have this double CD … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Reissues

Graham Bonnet - Line-Up

Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red [Release dates March-May 2016] The Graham Bonnet “backstory” before his tenure with Rainbow is highlighted by these reissues.  It was clearly evident in 1979 that Bonnet came from the pop mainstream – coming to wider … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 22 January 2016

The Best of 2016

Photo: Pako Meria Almost exactly a year ago I got a copy through of the latest Temple Of Rock album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’. One play through was all it took for me to decide that the band had created … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’s TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

This is the second time I have seen Mr Schenker and crew in the last few weeks having witnessed the band at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales. The fact that I couldn’t wait for tonight’s show is testament … Continue reading

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Album review: HOUSE OF X – S/t

House of X

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Released 27.10.14] Not some dodgy gentleman’s club but a group where three of its members, namely Danny Peyronel (vocals), Clive Edwards (drums) and Laurence Archer (guitars), have all at one time be members of legendary British hard … Continue reading

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Gig Review: MICHAEL SCHENKER – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 31 May 2013

Interview edit: Michael Schenker, 5 December 2012 Michael talks about ‘Temple Of Rock’ and future plans First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 9 December 2012 (An extended, podcast version of this interview is available here) In a … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER – The Picture House, Edinburgh, 11 April 2013

Photo: Steve Goudie I have had a bit of a rant in the past regarding gigs starting early due to venue curfews, tonight though was a new one on me. The doors opened at 6.30, but the first band didn’t … Continue reading

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X-UFO – Vol.1: The Live Files!

 (www.x-ufo.co.uk) More than a mere tribute band to UFO, each member of X-UFO has played with the band (bassist Rocky Newton actually played in MSG but that’s good enough for me!!)  and has a strong musical pedigree to match. Recorded … Continue reading

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GARY JOHN BARDEN – Eleventh Hour

Escape Music This English vocalist has been around for a long time.  Currently doing voices for MSG, Barden has also contributed in writing songs with Gary Moore which ended up on “Corridors of Power” (which is probably why we hear … Continue reading

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