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Gig review: DEF LEPPARD – Wembley Arena, London, 8 December 2018

In the Def Leppard career chronicles, 1987’s ‘Hysteria’ will always loom large. Although its predecessor ‘Pyromania’ was a 10 million selling phenomenon in the USA and opened a lot of doors for similar bands, ‘Hysteria’ was on a different scale level altogether. Four years in the crafting, the album fused a hard rock image with the crafted sensibilities … Continue reading

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Gig review: NICKELBACK – SSE Wembley Arena, 17 October 2016

NICKELBACK - SSE Wembley Arena, 17 October 2016

Few bands have experienced the vitriol that has attached itself to Nickelback over the years, to the extent that the phenomenon was even the subject of academic theses. Yet the fact that, 15 years after they first stormed the charts … Continue reading

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Gig review: THUNDER, KING KING, TERRORVISION – Wembley Arena, 20 February 2016

THUNDER - Wembley Arena, 20 February 2016

Once seen as the cheeky Londoners reliably entertaining loyal crowds in theatre sized venues or livening up a festival crowd halfway up the bill, since returning for a third time a couple of years ago Thunder have hit a purple patch in their career. ‘Wonder Days’ was a … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STONE CHERRY, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 4 February 2016

Gig review: CARNIVAL OF MADNESS (BLACK STONE CHERRY, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM) - SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 4 February 2016

‘The Carnival of Madness’, a well known USA touring concept which brings together three or four like-minded bands from the newer generation, was making a first trip to these shores, but the personnel involved were in very familiar circumstances.  Black … 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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Gig review: BRYAN ADAMS – Wembley Arena, London, 26 November 2014

BRYAN ADAMS - Wembley Arena, London, 26 November 2014

A recent discussion thread on social media was to list 15 albums that in some way had changed your musical life over the years. Bryan Adams’ Reckless would have been one such for me. I well remember as a headbanging … Continue reading

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Gig review: ALTER BRIDGE, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM – Wembley Arena, 18 October 2013

Alter Bridge, Glasgow, 21 October 2013

Alter Bridge were back headlining Wembley Arena for the second time in as many years with Shinedown and Halestorm in support. The arena looked close to a sell out and with the seating removed in the arena area there were … Continue reading

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DVD Review: STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four Reunion 2013 – Live At Wembley Arena

Status Quo - The Frantic Four Reunion 2013

Fourth Chord Records [Release date 30.09.13] When Quo announced the Frantic Four Reunion shows there was some consternation that the venues chosen were theatre sized rather than arenas around the country. It proved, however, to be a masterstroke that led … 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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