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News: THE WILDHEARTS, STATUS QUO, DAN REED NETWORK – Tuesday 5th May 2015

Good news in that Joni Mitchell could soon be released from hospital, although B.B. King is currently seriously ill. Genesis keyboards player Tony Banks releases a 4CD set of his solo work entitled, ‘A Chord Too Far’ on July 6th … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TIM BOWNESS, REO SPEEDWAGON – Thursday 30 April 2015

Burning Point release their self-titled new album on June 12th on their new record label AFM Records. Supremacy is a new band featuing singer Claus Lessmann (ex-BONFIRE), Michael Voss (CASANOVA/MAD MAX),Robby Boebel (ex-FRONTLINE/EVIDENCE ONE), Axel Kruse (ex-JADED HEART) and former … Continue reading

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News: RICHARD THOMPSON, BLACK SABBATH, WASP – Tuesday 28 April 2015

Richard Thompson - Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

Richard Thompson releases his new album ‘Still’ on June 29th via Proper Records. Red Dragon Cartel have another new vocalist, step forward Chas West, who replaces Darren Smith who lasted just over a month! Kingcrow release their new album ‘Eidos’ … Continue reading

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News: THE DARKNESS, LEMMY, TRIXTER – Sunday 26 April 2015

Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

The Darkness drummer Emily Dolan Davies has left the band, after only joining the band in March. Iron Savior release ‘Live At The Final Frontier’ in June on AFM Records. Soulfly release their new album ‘Archangel’ in August on Nuclear … Continue reading

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News: JEFF BECK, AEROSMITH, BERNIE TORME – Wednesday 15 April 2015

Jeff Beck - Birmingham Symphony Hall, 20 May 2014

Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free release their album ‘American Trash’ on June 5th on Frontiers. Royal Hunt will t work on their next studio album and they have asked fans to fund this via a recently launched Pledge Music campaign. … Continue reading

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News: ALL TIME LOW, ROOM EXPERIENCE, THE GODFATHERS – Sunday 12 April 2015

Colin Blunstone - The Zombies

All Time Low debut at number 1 in the UK album charts this week. Brian Wilson debuts at no.25 and Turbowolf debuted at no.70. Bad Company’s self-titled debut is a re at no.94 in a new, expanded 2CD re-issue. Babymetal … Continue reading

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News: HOUSE OF LORDS, TWISTED SISTER, DELAIN – Wednesday 8 April 2015

House Of Lords release their new album ‘Indestructible’ on June 3rd on Frontiers. Michael Bormann releases his latest solo album ‘Closer’ on May 22nd. Twisted Sister will perform two tribute shows, one in May and the other in June, to … Continue reading

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News: FRANK ZAPPA, FFS, YES – Monday 6 April 2015

The Radio Sun have titled their upcoming album ‘Heaven Or Heartbreak’ and it is produced by Paul Laine of Danger Danger fame. Johnny Solinger has left Skid Row and former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell has replaced him. Mike Oldfield releases … Continue reading

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News: SLASH, GINGER WILDHEART, MOONSPELL – Monday 30 March 2015

Genesis release ‘Genesis: 1983–1998’ vinyl box set on May 11th on Universal. Room Experience (who feature Pink Cream 69′s vocalist David Readman) release their self-titled album on Melodic Rock Records on May 22nd. Slash releases ‘Live at the Roxy 25.9.14′ … Continue reading

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News: ROB HALFORD, MIKE TRAMP, DEEP PURPLE – Thursday 26 March 2015

RIP – John Renbourn, founder of folk rock band Pentangle Devin Townsend has revealed his next musical project will see him writing and composing a symphony. Rob Halford releases a 2CD, 30 track best of from his Fight, Two and … Continue reading

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News: WASP, POWERWOLF, JOE SATRIANI – Tuesday 24 March 2015

Powerwolf have named their upcoming album ‘Blessed & Possessed‘ which is released in July on Napalm Records. W.A.S.P. have signed to Napalm Records who release their new album, ‘Golgotha’ in August. Lynyrd Skynyrd release their 1996 Rockplast gig, ‘Sweet Home … Continue reading

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News: LONELY ROBOT, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, LEAVE’S EYES – Thursday 19 March 2015

Lonely Robot

Lonely Robot, aka John Mitchell (It Bites/Arena), will record a new album later this year for release early next year. Leave’s Eyes have signed with AFM Records and release their new album later this year. Mr Big release a box … Continue reading

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RIP – Andy Fraser

Andy Fraser

RIP – Free bass player Andy Fraser has passed away aged 62. The official statement reads: ‘Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother … Continue reading

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News: THE EAGLES, KING CRIMSON, BRUCE CRUMP – Tuesday 17 March 2015

Eagles - Liverpool Echo Arena, 26 June 2014

RIP - Drummer Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchett/China Sky) B.J Laneby (ex-M.ILL.ION) has formed a new band called Instinct. Tarja Turunen releases ‘Luna Park Ride’ on May 29th on 2CD,2LP,DVD & Blu-ray via earMusic. The Murder Of My Sweet have re-signed to … 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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News: MARK SLAUGHTER, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, MICHAEL MONROE – Wednesday 11 March 2015

Mark Slaughter, of Slaughter fame, releases his solo album ‘Reflections In A Rear View Mirror’ on May 22nd on Escape Music. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band release an EP entitled ‘A Little Something From The Road, Vol.1′ on limited edition … Continue reading

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News: BRIAN WILSON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, EUROPE – Sunday 8 March 2015

Steven Wilson - London Royal Festival Hall, 4 March 2013

UK album chart placings w/e 8th March: Steven Wilson new at no.13; Europe new at no.50 Richie Kotzen is currently working on a live DVD for release this spring. Peter Gabriel releases his ‘Play’ DVD on May 18th on Eagle … Continue reading

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News: MAIDEN UNITED, CSN, COLOUR OF NOISE – Thursday 5 March 2015

Tigertailz - Hard Rock Hell AOR, 21 March 2014

Gunzo is a new rock band featuring bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quite Riot), vocalist Keith St John (Burning Rain), drummer Shane Fitzgibbon and guitarist Tracii Guns (LA Guns). Maiden United release their new album of Iron Maiden covers ‘Remembrance’ on May … Continue reading

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News: BLACK STAR RIDERS, DORO, TEXAS – Monday 2 March 2015

Black Star Riders - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Doro is working on a new studio album although it won’t be released until 2016. UK album chart placings w/e 1st March 2015: Public Service Broadcasting no.11; Black Star Riders no.13; Scorpions no.31; UFO no.50; Kid Rock no.52 Status Quo … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM, HINDER, BEN FOLDS – Thursday 26 February 2015

Magnum - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, 6-8 February 2015

Magnum release ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden – Live 2014′ on May 11th on SPV. New singles and albums will be released globally on Fridays from this summer. Currently new albums are released in the UK on Monday, Tuesday in … Continue reading

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