Tag Archives: Thunder

Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

None of us knew it at the time, but Snakecharmer’s winter tour, including this London date, proved to be Micky Moody’s farewell to the band, leaving them in a state of flux. On the night however it was a night … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MAD MAX, BLACK TRIP

MAD MAX – Thunder, Storm & Passion

BLACK TRIP – Shadowline SPV www.spv.de [Release date 28.08.15] Drawing heavily on the influences of very early Maiden and other NWOBHM band of that era and ilk, Sweden’s Black Trip have followed up 2014’s “Goin’ Under” with new release “Shadowline”. … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, 14 March 2015

THUNDER - Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, 14 March 2015

To slightly misquote one of their own songs, Thunder are proof that you can’t keep a good band down. Their split in 1999 after a decade of success only lasted three years before they reformed to make another four albums, … Continue reading

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News: THUNDER, SHINEDOWN, TANK – Sunday 22nd February 2015

Shinedown, Glasgow, 21 October 2013

Shinedown are currently recording their next album and plan a summer release. Axel Rudi Pell releases ‘Magic Moments – 25th Anniversary Special Show’ on CD/DVD on 27th April via SPV. Thunder charted at number nine in the UK album charts … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER – The Attic, Glasgow,19 February 2015

THUNDER – The Attic, Glasgow,19 February 2015

This show was part of Thunder’s whirlwind promotional tour in support of the release of their excellent new album ‘Wonder Days’. The band were doing signing sessions and then playing a short acoustic set for selected prize winners (and the … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDER – Wonder Days

Thunder - Wonder Days

earMUSIC [Release date 16.02.15] This is studio album number ten from Thunder and it is an album many thought they would never see. With the band going into hiatus for a few years, apart from the odd live show here … Continue reading

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News: RINGO STARR, MONSTER TRUCK, ZZ TOP – 10 February 2015

Monster Truck - Hammerfest, Pwllheli, Wales, 15 March 2014

Monster Truck will support Nickelback on their UK autumn dates. Status Quo have added a date at the Royal Albert Hall on April 30th to their existing April acoustic tour. ZZ TOP + THUNDER Wed June 24th Wembley Arena ZZ … Continue reading

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DVD review: LIVE AT WACKEN 2013 – 24 Years Louder Than Hell

Live At Wacken 2013

UDR  [Release date 04.08.14] For the last 24 years a small village in Northern Germany has become the centre of the heavy metal universe for one weekend of drunken antics, sloppy mud and loud music. Welcome to Wacken Open Air! … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE UNION – Manchester Academy 3, 8 November 2013

The Union - Manchester Academy 3, 8 November 2013

There was definitely no doubt who the crowd were here for tonight as the sea of Union T-shirts was clear to see, midway through their UK tour The Union are touring after the release of their DVD ‘Live in Guildford’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: MOTT THE HOOPLE – London O2 Arena,18 November 2013

Mott The Hoople - London O2 Arena, 18 November 2013

After a successful reunion tour back in 2009 Mott The Hoople where they only played in London, they were back for a UK tour culminating at the O2 Arena which had a very good turnout especially as it was a … Continue reading

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Gig Review : DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2 – Donington Park,15 June 2013

Saturday dawned bright, sunny and cold!  It was an early start to ensure we were in prime position for the opening band of the day, rock legends UFO.  My fellow scribe, Andy Nathan, was another early riser, keen to see … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE, Wembley Arena, 28 May 2013

Thunder - Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013 - Photo by Steve Goudie

The package tours of two or three bands with similar appeal, popular in America for so many years, are now a regular feature in the UK.  Journey were last here on an AOR triple bill with Foreigner and Styx two … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE – Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013

Thunder - Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013 - Photo by Steve Goudie

Interview edit: David Coverdale, 15 March 2013 First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 17 March 2013 Talking to David Coverdale a couple of months ago he confirmed that the band would be playing a full set and, … Continue reading

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Gig Review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE – SECC, Glasgow, 18 May 2013

A Saturday night in Glasgow with three of the best rock acts on the planet? Sounded like a great  plan to me. This tour had been a ‘must see’ for most discerning rock fans since it was announced and the … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE UNION Islington Academy, Thursday 28 March 2013

This was the rescheduled gig after the February one was postponed as vocalist Pete Shoulder was suffering badly from flu. Luckily he has since fully recovered and there was a decent turn out again. First up were Black Wolf, who … Continue reading

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Interview with LUKE MORLEY (THE UNION/THUNDER)

Guitarist Luke Morley is a busy man with a new album by The Union (the band he formed with Winterville’s Pete Shoulder) ‘The World Is Yours’ out on March 4th and a UK tour in February. Plus Thunder are back for … Continue reading

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THE UNION – The World Is Yours

        Payola (Released March 4th) The Union – Thunder’s Luke Morley and Peter Shoulder of Winterville – return with their third album in as many years. Listening to the guitar playing of Luke Morley (you can see … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER Interview – January 2013

Snakecharmer

Snakecharmer release their self-titled debut album through Frontiers this month. The band’s line-up includes former Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray,  vocalist Chris Ousey (Heartland) and Ozzy/Headspace keyboards player Adam Wakeman. The line-up is completed by Magnum/Thunder drummer Harry … Continue reading

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THE UNION return with a new album and UK tour

AWARD WINNING ROCK DUO RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM AND UK TOUR DATES On 4th March 2013, award winning British duo The Union will release their third album, ‘The World Is Yours’, preceded by a 10-date UK tour starting on 13th … Continue reading

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SNAKECHARMER – Snakecharmer

Snakecharmer

(Frontiers Records) Release date 21.01.13 It’s unusual when a ‘superband’ is greater than its constituent parts.  But, if anything, Micky Moody and Neil Murray have created a wonderful vehicle – at last – for Chris Ousey (Heartland, Virginia Wolf ).  His … Continue reading

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