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Album review: COZY POWELL – The Polydor Years

COZY POWELL - The Polydor Years

Caroline International [Release date 25.08.17] Drummer extraordinaire Cozy Powell is one of the biggest hitters in the hard rock word, making his name with Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, MSG, Black Sabbath, and Brian May; just before he died in 1998 … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Exile & Grace

King King - Exile & Grace

Manhaton [Release date 06.10.17] King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

INGLORIOUS - Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

Inglorious’ star is rising nicely – little over a year after their debut album had them voted best newcomers in many end of year polls, and after a series of high profile touring opportunities, they have swiftly followed up with … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

Progressively Snakecharmer are leaving behind their origins, celebrating old-school Whitesnake, in the same way Black Star Riders are laying aside the ghost of Thin Lizzy. Four years after the release of their excellent self-titled and self-penned album, this was my … Continue reading

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Album review: JON LORD – Reissues (Gemini Suite/Before I Forget)

JON LORD - Gemini Suite

Gemini Suite [Release date 09.12.16] Before I Forget [Release date 27.01.17] It is perhaps sometimes overlooked, but Jon Lord left a quiet legacy of solo albums even though for most of his career he laboured in the gargantuan shadow of … Continue reading

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Gig review: TNT – Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

TNT - Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

When first informed about Norwegian band TNT’s upcoming 30th anniversary tour of ‘Tell No Tales’ featuring the return of the U.S. born Tony Harnell on vocals following his brief stint in Skid Row, I realised the only way I would … Continue reading

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Album review: STEFAN BERGGREN – Stranger In A Strange Land

Pride & Joy Music [Release date 28.10.16] Stefan Berggren has fronted a few bands in his time, most notably Snakes In Paradise (who return next year with a new album on the Frontiers label) and Company Of Snakes, plus he … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 23 July 2016 (Day 1)

Whitesnake - RAMBLIN

This festival is now into its second year, having proved a hit in 2015 and was back with a bang this Summer, packing an eclectic bill of depth and quality across four stages and two days. Mote Park lies on … Continue reading

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Gig review: BERNIE MARSDEN – The Horn, St Albans, 8 June 2016

BERNIE MARSDEN- The Horn, St Albans, 8 June 2016

The back room of a Hertfordshire pub, which is also one of the South-East’s longest running music venues, was the unlikely setting for a one off date with guitarist Bernie Marsden, shaking off his jetlag from a trip to the … Continue reading

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Album review: SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco

Provogue [Release date 26.02.16] In terms of their name alone, Supersonic Blues Machine, has a lot to live up to. Based around the power trio of bassist, producer and songwriter Fabrizio Grossi, guitarist and earthy vocalist Lance Lopez and drummer … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

This run of shows must be one of the most hotly anticipated of 2015. A double header of Def Leppard and Whitesnake with Black Star Riders along as support, it promised an evening of classic rock heaven. Horrendous traffic (2.5 … Continue reading

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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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Gig review: GLENN HUGHES, Club Academy, Manchester, 29 October 2015

GLENN HUGHES, Club Academy, Manchester, 29 October 2015

Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra chatted to Glenn Hughes shortly before the start of his UK tour in October 2015.  This hour special includes a selection of tracks from Glenn’s solo and band/project albums. He’s a real trooper is … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVIL CITY ANGELS

Devil City Angels

Century Media [Release date 11.09.15] You may hear that Devil City Angels comprises of members of L.A Guns, Cinderella and Poison and think ”oh great, yet another super group”, and yet this time the band really may be on to … Continue reading

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Album review: JOEL HOEKSTRA’S 13 – Dying To Live

JOEL HOEKSTRA

Frontiers [Release date 16.10.15] www.joelhoekstra.com Current Whitesnake and former Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra has released a handful of instrumental only solo albums and this time he’s gone for vocals. He’s not the singer, instead we have two vocal giants … Continue reading

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Album review: DELTA DEEP – Delta Deep

DELTA DEEP - Delta Deep

[Release date 23.06.15] I usually approach solo projects by artists from established bands with some degree of skepticism but Phil Collen has led me to re-appraise that approach. I think that’s because the songs on this exceptional album came out … 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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Album review: POWWOW ORCHESTRA – Everybody Powwow!

POWWOW ORCHESTRA - Everybody Powwow!

[Release date 15.06.15] www.facebook.com/powwowthealbum This double CD is the work of composer and musical arranger Simon Webb. The story centres around Thomas Christian, a miner from the north of England, who travels to America where he falls in love with … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE- The Purple Album

WHITESNAKE- The Purple Album

Frontiers Records [Release date 18.05.15] When news came out earlier this year that the new Whitesnake project that had been kept under wraps was to comprise re-recordings of Mark 3 and 4 Deep Purple songs  I had mixed feelings, to … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – The Hippodrome, London, 13 May 2015

INGLORIOUS- The Hippodrome, London, 13 May 2015

Singer Nathan James has been building a big reputation for himself on the quiet-  he was a contestant in reality TV show Superstar, which I am sure GRTR readers had better things to do than to watch, but rock is … Continue reading

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