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DVD review: JOURNEY – Live In Manila

JOURNEY - Live In Manila

Eagle Vision [Release date 09.09.16] Back in 2009, when this gig was filmed, vocalist Arnel Pineda was still very much the new boy.  Recorded in Pinel’s hometown of Manila in the Phillipines the sound and visual quality is excellent and … Continue reading

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Album review: SANTANA IV – Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas

SANTANA IV - Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas

Eagle Rock/Universal [Release date 21.10.16] 2-CD/DVD If the classic Santana III line-up only make one ‘comeback’ album we should be thankful for this year’s ‘Santana IV’.  And back in March, ahead of its release, the band played the legendary House … Continue reading

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Album review: SANTANA – Santana IV

SANTANA - Santana IV

Santana IV Records [Release date 15.04.16] In the early 1970s, Santana ‘III’ was the soundtrack of my youth, an album when the band consolidated their Latin Rock credentials and arguably one of their strongest offerings.  The album is awash with … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL SCHON – Vortex

Neal Schon - Vortex

This is an exclusive edit from an interview with Neal Schon using non-broadcast material.  An extended version will be broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in a special edition of ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall on Sunday … Continue reading

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Album review: REVOLUTION SAINTS – S/t

Revolution Saints

Frontiers Records [Released 20.02.15] Another project put together by Frontiers, this time featuring Journey’s drummer Deen Castronova, Night Ranger’s Jack Blades and former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich. Add to this superstar trio Frontiers ‘go to’ man for melodic rock projects … Continue reading

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Album review: JIMMY BARNES – Hindsight

Jimmy Barnes - Hindsight

Provogue [Release date  27.10.14] While there’s still a healthy roll call of artists who can look back on a 30 year recording career, few of them still retain the fire and range of Australia’s adopted Scotsman Jimmy Barnes. ‘Hindsight’ is full … Continue reading

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Album review : NEAL SCHON – So U

Neal Schon -So U

Frontiers [release date 19.05.14] When the record label description uses the words “unique” and “jazz and blues-inspired” in the promotional material the alarm bells started ringing in my head. Blues I can live with but Jazz… Neal Schön (what’s with … Continue reading

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Book review: Electric World – A Casual Guide to the Music of Neal Schon by Neil Daniels

Available as an EBook or book on Amazon Neal Schon if you needed reminding is the guitarist with melodic rock giants Journey, although this book by Neil Daniels (the Ginger Wildheart of rock writing as he always seems to have … Continue reading

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Album review: RADIOACTIVE – Legacy

Escape Music www.escape-music.com Tommy Denander has played and appeared on over 2,000 albums now so it stands to reason when he had his own musical project, Radioactive, he’d have a decent number of musician friends to help him out. These … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMMY HAGAR & FRIENDS – S/T

  Frontiers www.frontiers.it Sammy Hagar has had an amazing career when you look back at it from Montrose, through to Van Halen, coupled with a successful solo career and more recently the supergroup Chickenfoot. This album with all its guests … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE, Wembley Arena, 28 May 2013

Thunder - Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013 - Photo by Steve Goudie

The package tours of two or three bands with similar appeal, popular in America for so many years, are now a regular feature in the UK.  Journey were last here on an AOR triple bill with Foreigner and Styx two … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE – Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013

Thunder - Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013 - Photo by Steve Goudie

Interview edit: David Coverdale, 15 March 2013 First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 17 March 2013 Talking to David Coverdale a couple of months ago he confirmed that the band would be playing a full set and, … Continue reading

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Gig Review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE – SECC, Glasgow, 18 May 2013

A Saturday night in Glasgow with three of the best rock acts on the planet? Sounded like a great  plan to me. This tour had been a ‘must see’ for most discerning rock fans since it was announced and the … Continue reading

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NEAL SCHON – The Calling

Neal Schon

Frontiers [Release date 19 October 2012] Neal Schon has always been one of the most tasteful guitarists and the most melodic, and his solo work demands further investigation from his ‘Late Nite’ debut in 1989 via the world flavours of … Continue reading

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