Tag Archives: Queen

Album review: CATS IN SPACE – Scarecrow

www.catsinspaceband.com [Release date 25.08.17] Cats In Space’s debut album ‘Too Many Gods’ was released in 2015 and rightly won the band many rave reviews. Since then they have toured supporting Thunder, done a joint headline tour with Space Elevator, appeared … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – The Source

Ayreon - The Source

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 28.04.17] It’s 12 years since Ayreon’s first album ‘The Final Experiment’ and the key elements of a conceptual sci-fi story with prog rock underpinnings remain at the heart of the new album ‘The Source.’ It’s … Continue reading

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Book review: Somebody to Love: The Life, Death & Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne Blink Publishing There have been many books published on both Queen and Freddie Mercury, so why another one and what is its hook? Well the two authors here have included the usual Queen story of … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEEN – On Air

Virgin EMI [Release date 04.11.16] Queen have always given the fans a treat around Christmas time in recent years with live releases and now we have the complete BBC radio sessions. There is this, the standard 2CD version and a 6CD … Continue reading

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Album review: JORN – Heavy Rock Radio

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 03.06.16] Jorn is back with…another covers album. In the past few years he has been doing various re-recordings of his older work or covers, plus last years rather good ‘Dracula – The Swing Of Death’ with … Continue reading

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Album review: PHANTASMA – The Deviant Hearts

PHANTASMA - The Deviant Hearts

Napalm Records [Release date 27.11.15] Phantasma is a project consisting of Georg Neuhauser (Serenity), Oliver Philipps (Everon) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). Helping out are drummer Jason Gianni, bassist Randy George from Neal Morse’s band and Tom Buchberger (ex-Serenity) guests on … Continue reading

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Interview: CATS IN SPACE

Cats In Space - Too Many Gods

Cats In Space are a new band featuring band members who’ve played with the Sweet, T’Pau, Ian Gillan and Arena. They release their debut album, ‘Too Many Gods’ on October 30th via Cargo Records and we catch-up with Greg Hart … Continue reading

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Album review: CATS IN SPACE – Too Many Gods

CATS IN SPACE - Too Many Gods

Harmony Factory www.catsinspaceband.com [Released 30.10.15] Cats In Space are a new band who have a serious love of all things 1970′s soft rock/power pop. You can tell this from the band’s various members who are from bands with a 70′s … Continue reading

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Album review: ONE THOUSAND YEARS – Get Your Rabbit’s Foot And Run

Arguably, the only two reasons you will ever have heard of Fremantle, Western Australia (population 25,000) are that AC/DC’s spiritual leader, Bon Scott, grew up there (in the sense that it was there that he got older, though perhaps not wiser) and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: STEVE LOGAN, MRS FRIZZLE, DEADLOCK NCHC

MRS FRIZZLE  Queen

MRS FRIZZLE  Queen German’s can’t do pop.  At least not convincingly.  Or if they can, I can’t think of a single one that has managed to cross over to the world market. Mrs Frizzle are not likely to be the … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM COME, HRH AOR, QUEEN – Friday 22nd May 2015

Nightranger - HRH AOR - Pwllheli, Wales, 14 March 2015 (Day 2)

Kingdom Come’s planned reunion of the original line-up failed to materialize, however original members Lenny Wolf (vocals), Danny Stag (guitar) and Johnny B. Frank (bass) are back. They are joined by drummer Hendrik Thiesbrummel. First live dates have been announced … Continue reading

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News: JOE BONAMASSA, NIGHTWISH, BRIAN MAY – 9 February 2015

JOE BONAMASSA Oct 21 Newcastle Metro Arena Oct 23 Liverpool Echo Arena Oct 24 Leeds First Direct Arena Oct 25 Nottingham Capital FM Arena Oct 27 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Oct 28 Bournemouth BIC Oct 31 Brighton Centre THE TREVOR HORN … Continue reading

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Gig review: QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT – 02 Arena, London, 18 January 2015

The benchmark for live rock performance was surely set by Queen in their heyday, the way they stole the show at Live Aid perhaps being conclusive proof. While there were many aspects to Queen’s success, the larger than life routine … Continue reading

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News: QUEEN, TNT, HEART – Sunday 4 January 2015

News - Album News

Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ moves up to number 42 in the UK album charts this week following their New Year’s Eve gig with Adam Lambert. The album has now chalked up 501 weeks in the UK album charts. Vocalist Tony Harnell … Continue reading

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Album review: FREAK KITCHEN – Cooking With Pagans

Freak Kitchen - Cooking With Pagans

Thunderstruck  [Release date – 09.09.14] When I saw the band’s name and album title I assumed it was a new Heston Blumenthal television series! It turned out that this is the second album release from Swedish rockers Freak Kitchen who … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BEND SINISTER, GANDALF’S FIST, DAVID BRONSON, THE KORGIS

Bend Sinister - Animals

BEND SINISTER Animals FU:Music [Released 11.03.14] Canadian four piece whose album has been out since earlier this year and they create a massive wall of sound. Case in point being the eight minute epic opener ‘Best Of You’ that has … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEEN – Live At The Rainbow ‘74

Queen - Live At The Rainbow

Virgin/EMI [Released 09.09.14] Previously unreleased two live concerts from March and November 1974 recorded at the legendary Rainbow venue in London. These are available in numerous formats, from the single CD (of the November gig reviewed here) through to an … Continue reading

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Gig review: EXTREME – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

EXTREME – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 5 July 2014

Extreme are a band who eluded me back at their peak. I had all the albums but never had a chance to see the band live, which I have always regretted, so a chance to see the guys playing the … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ASTRA, DEAD END HEROES, ROXIE 77, THE GHOST WOLVES

ASTRA – Broken Balance Scarlet Records [Released 15.04.14] Progressive metallers Astra  return on the scene with their third album with their last album being 2009′s ‘From Within’ (Lion Music). The  band are centered around keyboard wizard Emanuele Casali (DGM) although … Continue reading

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DVD review: BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS – The Candlelight Concerts: Live At Montreux 2013

Eagle Vision [Released 31.03.14] Queen’s Brian May and West End singer Kerry Ellis have been doing a series of well received concerts by candlelight (their 2012 UK tour makes up the CD part of this DVD/CD set) and they played … Continue reading

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