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Top 10 albums

Our weekly listing is based on website views, social media activity and radio airplay.

The Top 10 chart will be announced on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio every Sunday (Assume The Position, 22:00 GMT) and then published via our radio Facebook page.

Compiled by Jason Ritchie.

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Def Leppard Premium Gin

Rock legends Def Leppard celebrate their massive impact on rock history with their 45th anniversary in 2022!

To commemorate this occasion, the award-winning Swedish liquor producer – Brands For Fans – is releasing not one, but two premium gin products.

And you can win them!

Competition (Closes 28.08.22; UK entrants only, over 18)

Album review (Diamond Star Halos, 2022)
Album review (Adrenalize, vinyl reissue, 2022)

News - Album News

The Commoners release their latest album ‘Find A Better Way’ on November 4.

A live album and concert film of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1970 performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall is to be released through Craft Recordings on September 16.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s 1971 ‘Deuce‘ album from 1971, a deluxe CD boxset will be released by Universal Music on September 30.

Sammy Hagar & the Circle release their new album ‘Crazy Times’ on September 30.

Jane’s Addiction have started work on new material.

Wet Willie vocalist & harmonica player Jimmy Hall releases a new album ‘Ready Now’ on 16 September.

The Mars Volta release their self-titled album on September 16 – their first new album in ten years.

Ringo Starr releases a four song EP ‘EP 3′ on September 16.

Status Quo release a compilation, ‘Quo’ing In – The Best Of The Noughties’, on September 16 via earMUSIC.

Sunjay releases his new album ‘Black & Blues Revisitedon Mighty Tight Records on Friday 14 October.

Twister will release their new EP, ‘Only The Strong Survive’, on October 21 and will tour the same month giving fans the chance to watch an exclusive thirty minute acoustic set.

Former Curved Air violinist Darryl Way will release ‘The Rock Artist’s Progress’, a unique project that consists of a concept album and novel, on September 23. Marillion’s Steve Hogarth guests on one song.

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners (pictured) release their debut album on October 7 via Wicked Cool Records.

News - Tours and Gigs

Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):

Joanne Shaw Taylor, Twister,

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Newly announced US & European tours (2022 unless stated):

The Kings of Thrash – David Ellefson, Jeff Youbg & Chris Poland (US),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

UK Festivals 2022

Rescheduled & cancelled tours:

Whitesnake have pulled out of their upcoming US tour with Scorpions, who will continues with the planned tour dates with opener Thundermother

Iron Maiden have been announced as one of Wacken’s headliners for next year

Other Stuff

Harry Scott Elliott is the new guitarist in Tyketto.

‘Gary Moore: The Official Biography’ is published on 27 September by Jawbone Press.

News - RIP

Michael Bloodgood of Bloodgood

Former Samson and Mammoth vocalist Nicky Moore

More News

Get Ready to ROCK! adds to 20 year interview archive

In the run-up to its 20th anniversary year Get Ready to ROCK! will be releasing a selection of interviews collected over two decades.  These will be available as podcasts via the usual podcast channels.

More information

News - Tours and Gigs

Comprehensive gig and tour listings including 2022 Festivals

Compiled by Jason Ritchie.


News - Album News

Check out forthcoming album/DVD releases!


Feature video


 ‘The Snoot’ is taken from Shape of Water’s forthcoming album ‘‘Amor Fati’.

According to the band’s frontman Luca: “The song was written during a somewhat exaggerated time of my life when I was abusing certain substances and couldn’t find a way out. The lyrics compare my addiction to a very demanding woman who was dragging me down into a toxic relationship.”

Shape Of Water play Savfest, Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville, 6 August.

‘The Snoot’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 25 July 2022.


London born and bred, singer-songwriter Malissa Whitehouse releases her second single ‘Wine & Roses’ on 22nd July 2022.

Her first solo single ‘Dear Diary’ was released in March and was a huge success worldwide. Playlisted on over 600 radio stations and featuring as Single of the Week in various territories such as Europe and America.

Malissa is currently writing material for her first solo album as well as writing for a number of new breaking artists from shows including The Voice and X Factor as well as developing scripts and soundtracks for a live action TV drama.

Malissa’s first break was at 16 after becoming a finalist for Songwriter of the Year in conjunction with Capital Radio and Coca-Cola. This led to Malissa performing on Channel 4’s cult TV show The Word landing Malissa her first recording deal.

‘Wine And Roses’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 25 July 2022.


It’s been almost 20 years since the release of Armor For Sleep’s seminal full-length, ‘What To Do When You Are Dead’, but the album still resonates with much of the band’s fanbase. Now, for the first time in 15 years, the band return with their brand new single ‘How Far Apart’.

‘How Far Apart’ is taken from the new album.  ‘The Rain Museum’ is 17 years in the making. It’s a concept album built around a post-apocalyptic world, where weather no longer exists on planet earth and people come to a mysterious museum in the middle of the desert to look back on what life used to be like. Originally planned as the follow up to ‘What to Do When You Are Dead’, the album had been shelved due to “bad advice” leading the band in another direction.

Fast forward to the global pandemic of 2020, and the events of the real world encouraged Jorgensen to revisit the concept. Concurrently, his marriage of eight years began to fall apart, leaving him to further infuse the science-fiction story with elements of his real life.

The result is a 12-song collection that draws upon the best elements of Armor For Sleep’s catalogue, while incorporating elevated songwriting and composition. After a fifteen year absence from the studio, ‘The Rain Museum’ will undoubtedly prove to be well-worth the wait for old and new fans alike.

‘The Rain Museum’ is due for release on 9 September via Rude Records/Equal Vision Records.

‘How Far Apart’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 25 July 2022.

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