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Gig review: MR BIG – Shepherds Bush Empire, London,19 November 2017

MR BIG - Shepherds Bush Empire, London,19 November 2017

Accompanying their first release in three years, ‘Defying Gravity’, Mr Big undertook an extensive tour, which also represented their first dates on these shores in the same period. Always noted for their relatively long sets, on this occasion further value … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL, London, 17 June 2017

Rainbow - STONE FREE FESTIVAL, London, 17 June 2017

For the second successive year the Stone Free festival took over the whole of the 02 complex for the day: targeted at a discerning classic rock audience not wishing to slum it in a muddy field, and drawing inspiration from … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTER’S END FESTIVAL – Poole, 24-26 February 2017

WINTER

With the resounding success of sister event Rockstock, Planet Rock seized on the idea to stage another event this time in the south of England in Poole, a somewhat neglected area for touring rock bands.   I think it is safe … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ANSWER – Engine Rooms, Southampton, 2 March 2017

THE ANSWER – Engine Rooms, Southampton, 2 March 2017

This was the fourth date of the band’s short ‘In This Land’ tour, visiting most corners of the UK. The Southampton corner turned out to be a modern, exposed-pipework warehouse of a venue on the wharf road just round the … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ANSWER/THE DEAD DAISIES – Electric Ballroom, London, 23 November 2016

Dead Daisies

In the current live music climate, a touring double bill makes sense. As well as sharing overheads and potentially playing to double the normal audience, for the fan it helps manage an increasingly crowded calendar where often multiple gigs compete … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ANSWER – Solas

THE ANSWER - Solas

Napalm Records [Release date 28.10.16] The Answer celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘Rise’, an album they have struggled at times to live up to. However, on this new album ‘Solas’ (the Gaelic word for light) they have … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL – Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016 (Day 1)

STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016

As a founding fan from the very first event where a couple of hundred people showed, I have been fortunate to see Steelhouse grow year on year.  Along with many others I heard the rumours almost every year that Thunder … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ANSWER – 100 Club, London, 24 May 2016

THE ANSWER - 100 Club, London, 24 May 2016

A tell tale sign of getting older, together with youthful policemen, neither knowing nor caring what is at No. 1 and a general irritability, is the increasing speed at which time passes. One example was to find out that The … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ANSWER – Rise 10th Anniversary Edition

THE ANSWER - Rise 10th Anniversary Edition

TAP Music [Release date 17.06.16] Amazing to think The Answer’s debut album was released 10 years ago and this double CD special edition is a must for fans, plus the album gets a proper vinyl release. I won’t review the … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ANSWER – Sheffield Corporation, 21 March 2015

THE ANSWER - Sheffield Corporation, 21 March 2015

The last time The Answer were at The Corp in Sheffield was WinterRocks festival last year when they played a stunning headline set on the back of the release and a year of touring their fourth album ‘New Horizons’. Now … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ANSWER – Raise A Little Hell

THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell

Napalm Records [Released 09.03.15] The Answer are back with album number five and their second for Napalm Records – even better news there as they have signed on for a further two albums with the label. I have enjoyed each … Continue reading

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10 Questions: PAUL MAHON of THE ANSWER (interview)

The Answer - Winter Rocks, Sheffield Corporation, 6 December 2014

We catch-up with The Answer’s guitarist Paul Mahon ahead of the release of their upcoming album ‘Raise A Little Hell’, released on Napalm Records, and accompanying UK and European tour… What have you got planned for the next few months … Continue reading

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Gig review: WINTER ROCKS – Sheffield Corporation, 6 December 2014 (The Answer, Heavens Basement)

Winter Rocks - Sheffield Corporation, 6 December 2014

So heading over a cold and windswept Snake Pass we are on our way to the first Winter Rocks Festival which is being held at one of the country’s premier live music venues, The Corporation (Corp to the locals) in … Continue reading

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Gig review: PLANET ROCKSTOCK – Porthcawl, 7 December 2014 (Day 3: Magnum, The Answer)

Magnum - Planet Rockstock, Porthcawl, 7 December 2014

Jagermeister Second Stage Fireroad have the task of opening the Jagermeister stage on the Sunday, and having just come back from America where they played with Lynyrd Skynyrd on the Simpleman Cruise, getting this crowd going should be no problem. … Continue reading

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News: WINTER ROCKS in Sheffield on 6 December with THE ANSWER

Winter Rocks - Sheffield Corporation, 6 December 2014

Sheffield Corporation will play host to the first annual WinterRocks Festival in December. This extravaganza will mix international artists with some of Sheffield’s finest rising talents over two stages. THE ANSWER will deliver their stunning live show as festival headliners … Continue reading

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Gig review – DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Donington Park, Leicestershire, 13-15 June 2014

Tesla - Download Festival

When it comes to UK festivals that specialise in rock, no one does it bigger than Download and its sheer size offers real choice for a variety of tastes. While not specifically a classic rock festival, there is still enough … Continue reading

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News: Europe frontman JOEY TEMPEST interview and STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL preview

Europe - Steelhouse Festival, 19-20 July 2014

Highlights of our Steelhouse Festival promo including Joey Tempest of Europe interview, first broadcast on 6 July 2014  (29:21).  The full version can be heard on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Monday 7 July and Friday 11 July, 22:00 GMT. … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ANSWER – O2 Academy 2, Leicester, 25 February 2014

THE ANSWER - Academy 2, Leicester, 25 February 2014

It was a cold damp midweek evening but these things didn’t matter as tonight Irish rockers The Answer are set to raise the temperature and spirits at the Academy 2 Leicester. Currently midway through their ‘Road Less Travelled’ tour which … 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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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL 7 – Pwllheli, Wales, 28-30 November 2013

Area 51 - Hard Rock Hell, November 2013

Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up (Rizlas? ed.) for the greatest show on earth, this certainly encompasses the feeling around the HRH community as “Hard Rock Hell 7 – Cirque De Rock” rolls into its now well established new home … Continue reading

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