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Album review: SAXON – Decade Of The Eagle

SAXON - Decade Of The Eagle

BMG [Double CD/4 vinyl 180gm LPS Release date 17.11.17] British metal legends Saxon, still going strong, released what is considered the first album of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal genre. Originally called Son Of A Bitch, the band formed … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Solid Book Of Rock (Box set)

SAXON - Solid Book Of Rock (Box set)

Edsel/Demon Music Group [Release date 18.08.17] It seems that – exhausting the market for CD expanded or deluxe editions – 2017 might be the “Year of The Box Set” as labels try and find new income streams.  We’ll be getting … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR –Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

The Ramblin’ Man Fair is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. It is situated in Mote Park right in the centre of Maidstone in Kent, it is a bit bizarre passing a children’s playpark … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL, Ebbw Vale, 30 July 2017 (Part Two)

British Lion - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL, Ebbw Vale, 30 July 2017

Mud and music – what more can a hardened rock fan ask for?  Sunshine? Well it was in short supply again today.  Cars had been marooned in the muddy field but it wasn’t going to deter the faithful… The Texas … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Eagles And Dragons (9-vinyl box set)

SAXON - Eagles And Dragons

Demon Records [Release date 18.03.16] Nine albums, nearly twenty years in timespan, and another chance for recycling under the auspices of 180 gram vinyl.  This means you don’t get bonus tracks, just the original albums in original sleeves and inners … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL IX – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli, Wales, 12-14 November 2015

Helloween -  HARD ROCK HELL IX - Hafan Y Mor, Pwlhelli, Wales, 12-14 November 2015

Thursday When the line-up was announced for this year’s 9th chapter of the Hard Rock Hell journey there were the usual naysayers but to be fair it’s the same for every festival… However one thing that topped everything was the … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 25 July 2015

Scorpions - Ramblin

Photo: Paul Rodgers Another summer and yet another new festival joins the ranks of the many. This one however had the classic rock fraternity foaming at the mouth with a line up which comprised some of the biggest names 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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News: ALIEN ANT FARM, MAGMA, BLUE OYSTER CULT – Saturday 31 January 2015

Blue Oyster Cult - HARD ROCK HELL, Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

Ramblin’ Fair Festival have announced the support bands for headliners Scorpions on Saturday. They include Dream Theater, Blue Oyster Cult, Saxon and FM. Burning Rain replace Circus Maximus at the Frontiers festival in Italy. MAGMA May 07 Manchester RNCM May … Continue reading

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News: SAXON, MAGNUM, ELEANOR McEVOY – Thursday 15 January 2015

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Saxon release ‘Heavy Metal Thunder Bloodstock Edition’ on February 13TH via UDR. First released in 2002, this re-issue features re-recorded versions of Saxon classics from the 1980′s. ‘The Saxon Chronicles’ double DVD is being reissued with a bonus CD called … Continue reading

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News: HALESTORM, THE BEACHBOYS, DEGREED – Tuesday 13 January 2015

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Halestorm release their new album ‘Into The Wild Life’ on April 3rd. Steve Hackett releases his new album ‘Wolflight’ on March 30th. Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish) releases his new country/southern influenced album, ‘Southern Style’ on March 30th. OMD … Continue reading

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News: THE WINERY DOGS, SAXON, JOE PERRY, PINK FLOYD – Friday 2 January 2015

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JOE PERRY has released a download-only EP ‘Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas’. It features JOHNNY DEPP on rhythm guitar. PINK FLOYD’s album ‘The Endless River’ was the ninth bestselling album in the UK in 2014. THE WINERY DOGS will enter the … Continue reading

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THE BEST of 2014 – top rock albums, top live acts – the reviewers’ choice

The Best of 2014 - Top Albums - Popular Poll

The Best of 2014 with David Randall by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Every year we ask the GRTR! Team to list their favourite albums and gigs of the year. Typically, it’s a diverse selection that may not … Continue reading

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News: BIFF BYFORD (Saxon) interview and special features on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Biff Byford of Saxon

Sunday 30 November 2014, 17:00 Thursday 4 December, 22:00 repeat Saxon frontman Biff Byford chooses the music in Get Ready to ROCK! Radio’s  ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ sequence.  He chats to GRTR!’s David Randall about the band’s progress and … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2014 highlights

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December 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, GMT We are posting selected shows to our Mixcloud page. Photo: Simon Dunkerley Special features this month Christmas … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AMERICAN DOG, ALONE WITH WOLVES

American Dog - Neanderthal

AMERICAN DOG – Neanderthal Bad Reputation  (Release date 19.07.14) American Dog are from Ohio and formed in 1999. They have released many albums, nine to be exact, three of them live albums, and an EP. Neanderthal is their latest and … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – The Complete Albums 1979-1988

SAXON - The Complete Albums 1979-1988

Parlophone/Warner Music [Release date 17.03.14] Saxon get the “complete albums” treatment with a 10-disc set, essentially the 2009/2010 remasters in facsimilie sleeves. All of Saxon’s albums have appeared on CD before, some on different labels, including the strange 2-on-1 packages … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – St George’s Day: Live In Manchester

SAXON - St George’s Day: Live In Manchester

UDR (2CD) [Released 17.03.14] You don’t get much better, or more British, than NWoBHM stalwarts Saxon, especially when they play on St George’s Day. This Manchester gig – a full show running to 2 hours and over 20 tracks covering … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON – Tivoli, Buckley, 11 February 2014

Saxon - Tivoli, Buckley, 11 February 2014

35 years on since their album debut and the mighty Saxon return to their roots.  The “Tiv” was a regular watering hole for bands in the eighties and it seems that life has come full circle.  A series of club … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2013 – rock albums and live acts as selected by reviewers, readers and listeners

Deep Purple - Manchester O2 Apollo, 12 October 2013

The Top Albums of 2013 (as selected by our readers and listeners) 1.  DEEP PURPLE Now What?! 2.  THE ANSWER New Horizon 3.  ALTER BRIDGE The Fortress 4.  BLACK STAR RIDERS All Hell Breaks Loose 5.  MOTORHEAD Aftershock 6.  SOUND … Continue reading

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