Tag Archives: rock ‘n’ roll

Album review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – White Bear

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT - White Bear

Earache Records [Release date 15.01.16] The Temperance Movement’s debut album released back in 2013 proved a big hit, making the upper echelons of the UK album charts. Since then they have opened for the Rolling Stones and toured extensively, including … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MICK FLINN BAND, MATCHBOX

MICK FLINN BAND Road To L.A.

MICK FLINN BAND Road To L.A. [Release date 29.01.16] The Mick Flinn Band formed around five years ago, but Mick Flinn is most probably more well known as the lead singer in 70′s hitmakers the Mixtures, who had chart success … Continue reading

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Album review: RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS

RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS

Brooklyn Basement Records [Release date 08.01.16] Ron Pope is a bit of a hit in the digital download/streaming age with over 474 m illion streams on Pandora and over 100 million plays on YouTube. It does appear he is making … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL MONROE – Blackout States

MICHAEL MONROE - Blackout States

[Release date 09.10.15] Michael Monroe is back with his latest album the follow-up to 2013′s well received ‘Horns And Halos’. One change in his band with guitarist Rich Jones joining (former Company Of Wolves man Steve Conte is still in … Continue reading

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News: JOEL HOEKSTRA, FOZZY, THE LEMONHEADS – Saturday 1st August 2015

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake/ex-Night Ranger) releases his new solo album, ‘Dying To Live’, on October 16th on Frontiers. Guests include Jeff Scott Soto, Russell Allen, Tony Franklin, Vinny Appice, Derek Sherinian amongst others. Nalle Påhlsson’s ROYAL MESS release their debut … Continue reading

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Book review: AC/DC FAQ by Susan Masino

AC/DC FAQ by SUSAN MASINO

Published by Backbeat Books [Published 30.04.15] RRP £20.00 Susan Masino has written a previous book on AC/DC ‘The Story Of AC/DC: Let There Be Rock’, from which a fair amount of this FAQ book is compiled from. That said it … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE JOKERS The Monarch, Camden, 7 January 2015

A cold and rainy Wednesday night in early January in Camden may not be the best time to stage a gig, however full marks to the Jokers for travelling down from Liverpool to play. They had a rather famous drummer … Continue reading

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DVD reviews: THE ROLLING STONES – From the Vault 1975 and 1981

The Rolling Stones - LA Forum Live In 1975

THE ROLLING STONES – From The Vault- L.A Forum 1975 Eagle Vision [Released 17.11 .14] The Rolling Stones have previously made a number of live performances available as downloads from their website and these have all been brought up to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE QUIREBOYS – This Is Rock n Roll II

THE QUIREBOYS - This Is Rock n Roll II

Off  Yer Rocka [Release date 27.10.14] This has been some year for The Quireboys. They are celebrating their 30th anniversary, have been on a worldwide tour and have recently released latest album “Black Eyed Sons”. They are also re-releasing their … Continue reading

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Book review: If You Like The Ramones… by Peter Aaron

Backbeat Books www.backbeatbooks.com The latest in this excellent series of ‘If You Like…’ books and this time it is US punk meets rock ‘n’ roll legends the Ramones. This one is slightly different as the author Peter Aaron not only … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE QUIREBOYS – Live at the Town & Country Club

The Quireboys

Wienerworld [Release date 24.09.13] New to DVD is The Quireboys October 1992 show from London’s Town & Country Club – or for those of you under, let’s say 30, The Forum. The band were touring in support of their recently … Continue reading

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RIFF RAFF – Leaving D.C.

RIFF RAFF – Leaving D.C.         Yes as the band’s name implies they are a former AC/DC tribute band hailing from Berlin who have now decided to write and record their own music. The singer Steve Betteridge … Continue reading

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