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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.
Alestorm begin work on their next album, ‘Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum’, which will be released on Napalm Records later this year.
Arch Enemy will release their latest studio album, ‘Deceivers’, via Century Media Records on July 29.
Big Big Train recently released ‘Bats In The Belfry’, composed by the band’s drummer Nick D’Virgilio, and it will feature on the band’s forthcoming ‘Welcome To The Planet’ album due at the end of this month.
The Black Sabbath albums featuring Tony Martin have been signed up by a label for re-issue for a box set release.
Demon plan to release a new album this year.
Dream Theater vocalist James La Brie releases his new solo album, ‘Beautiful Shade Of Grey’, on May 26 via InsideOut.
Blue October will start recording their next album in February.
Dare (pictured) release their new album ‘Road To Eden’ on April 1.
Diamond Dogs release their second single, ‘Rocket Ricochet’, from their upcoming double album ‘Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous’ due on January 21.
Bruce Dickinson will resume work on his latest solo album in the spring.
Envy Of None, featuring Alex Lifeson (Rush), Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne, release their self-titled debut album on Kscope on April 8.
GWAR will release their new album, ‘The New Dark Ages’, on June 3.
Elton John’s guitarist Davey Johnstone releases his second solo album, ‘Deeper Than My Roots’, on February 3. His first solo album came out in 1973.
Former Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur is to release a new album, ‘Magazine 1′, on March 4. Guests include Midge Ure, Peter Hook (New Order) and Claudia Brücken (Propaganda).
Peter Knight & John Spiers release a new album, ‘Both In A Tune’, on February 11.
Kreator will release their new album in the summer with a single due in the next couple of months.
Lionheart release an expanded version of their 2017 album ‘Second Nature’ on January 21 via Metalville Records.
Dom Martin releases his latest album ‘A Savage Life’ on April 8.
Megadeth‘s sixteenth studio album, ‘The Sick, The Dying And The Dead’, has been pushed back to a summer release.
Meshuggah have released a new single, ‘The Abysmal Eye’, from their forthcoming album ‘Immutable’, set for release on April 1 via Atomic Fire Records.
Moby releases ‘Reprise – Remixes’ on May 20 via Deutsche Grammophon.
Odin Dragonfly release their new album ‘Sirens’ on January 22 via Black Sand Records.
Revival Black release a new single ‘Believe’ on 6 January.
Keith Richards will release a 30th-anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of his second solo album, ‘Main Offender’, on March 18. It will include a double-LP and CD of the previously unreleased concert ‘Winos Live in London ’92′.
Joe Satriani releases his new album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ on April 8 on earMUSIC.
Chris Caffery revealed in a recent interview with That Metal Interview that he has been working with Jon Oliva on new Savatage music. There are currently no plans to record formally due to the lack of a record label at present.
John Sloman (ex-Uriah Heep), releases his latest solo album ‘Two Rivers’ on 25 February.
Sam Sweeney has announced ‘Solo’ (4 February), the first in a series of EPs that will highlight different members of the band who performed and recorded on his 2020 album ‘Unearth Repeat’.
King’s X guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist Ty Tabor has announced his new solo album, “Shades”, is out on March 4 via Rat Pak Records.
Earache Records release ‘Caught On Stage: Live & Acoustic’ from the Temperance Movement on 14 January.
TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø will release his first solo album in six years, ‘Bigfoot TV’, on March 18 through TBC Records via Cargo Records.
Trick Or Treat will release their new studio album, ‘Creepy Symphonies’, on April 1 via Scarlet Records.
Tygers of Pan Tang release an EP ‘A New Heartbeat’ on February 25 via Mighty Music.
Warrior Soul release their latest album ‘Out On Bail’ on March 4 via Cargo.
Steven Wilson plans to release his next solo album in 2023 and it is likely to be a concept album.
Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):
Franck Carducci, Lloyd Cole, Dare, Godsmack, Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble
Upcoming (Gigs – UK)
Newly announced US & European tours (2022 unless stated):
Arch Enemy + Behemoth (US), Bon Jovi (US), Cheap Trick (US Feb/Mar), Clutch (US), Godsmack (EU), Daryl Hall (US), Kid Rock + Foreigner (US), KISS (US), Yngwie Malmsteen (US), Megadeth + Lamb Of God (US), Quiet Riot (US), Steve Rothery (EU Mar/Apr), Steel Panther (US),
Rescheduled & cancelled tours:
Avatar (2022 to 2023), Belle & Sebastian (UK Mar to Nov), Biffy Cylro (Jan UK postponed), Blackberry Smoke (UK & EU 2022 to 2023), Bring Me The Horizon (EU 2022 to 2023), Cheap Trick (UK Feb to Oct), Diamond Head + Rock Goddess (Jan/Feb UK cancelled), Brain Fallon (US Jan/Feb cancelled), Samantha Fish (UK Jan/Feb to Oct), Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets (US 2022 to “later in the year”), Pendragon (all 2022 dates postponed), Queen Extravaganza (2022 to 2023), Rage Against The Machine (US tour postponed to Jul), Henry Rollins (UK/Eur cancelled), Dave Lee Roth (Las Vegas residency cancelled), Sabataon (UK & Eur postponed), Scarlet Rebels (UK Jan/Feb to Mar/Apr), Spock’s Beard (UK Mar postponed), Static X + Fear Factory (US 2022 to 2023), Rod Stewart (Aus/NZ Mar cancelled), Stone Broken (UK Jan/Feb to Apr), Walter Trout (UK Jan to Jun), Midge Ure (UK 2022 to 2023), Wolf Alice (UK Jan to Feb/Mar), the Zombies (2022 to 2023),
Former Status Quo drummer John Coghlan has announced he is retiring after a UK farewell tour this year.
Ricky Warwick has announced his touring band for his upcoming UK dates in March – Tax The Heat’s Jack Taylor (drums), Ben Christo (guitars) and ex-The Mission bassist Richard Vernon.
Asia are planning 40th anniversary tour dates in the US this year. The line-up will feature original members Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes.
Coldplay have announced they will stop making music after 2025.
Vinyl hit a new sales record in 2021 with ABBA’s ‘Voyage’ the biggest seller.
Rush have a new pinball machine coming soon!
David Bowie’s music catalogue has been sold to Warner Music, whilst David Coverdale has sold his rights to his Deep Purple and Whitesnake songs to Round Hill Music, who recently brought the rights to Heart’s Nancy Wilson’s songs.
Cliff Richard has again topped the sales charts for music calendars in the UK.
Tesco is reportedly phasing out CDs and DVDs in its UK stores, with plans to stop selling both formats by the end of February.
The Ronnie James Dio documentary is set to air later this year.
Thorsten Bauer has announced he is leaving both Leave’s Eyes and Atrocity.
Fozzy have parted ways with long-time drummer Frank Fontsere who has been replaced with Grant Brooks (Through Fire).
Guitarist Mick Sweda and drummer Jimmy D’Anda are no longer part of the BulletBoys, who reformed with their original line-up in 2019.
Heavy Pettin’ are looking for a new bassist after Jez Perry left the band.
IO Earth have announced that they have singer Rosanna Leferve.
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons have announced Joel Peters as the band’s new vocalist. Peters fronted the band on last year’s autumn dates.
Brian Tichy is back on the drumstool for the Dead Daisies.
Original keyboards player Pete Jones has re-joined Haken.
Soilwork have recruited bassist Rasmus Ehrnborn as a full-time member
Meat Loaf whose ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ album is one of the best-selling of all time. “We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man,” Meat Loaf’s family said in a statement. “From his heart to your souls … don’t ever stop rocking!”
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Janice Long
Woodstock organizer Michael Lang
Budgie’s Burke Shelley
Ronnie Spector of the Ronnettes
Ventures guitarist Don Wilson
Producer Kit Woolvern who worked on albums by UFO and Magnum, amongst many others
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England’s Plan B measures are to end from Thursday 27 January , with advice to work from home and Covid passports both dropped.
Mandatory Covid passports for entering nightclubs and large events will end, though organisations can choose to use the NHS Covid pass if they wish.
Face masks will no longer be mandated, though people are still advised to wear coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces, particularly when meeting strangers.
In Scotland, most remaining restrictions will be lifted from Monday 24 January, including allowing nightclubs to reopen and removing limits on indoor events.
The requirement for physical distancing in indoor settings where people don’t have to wear a face covering, has reduced to 1m (3ft) from 2m (6 ft).
In Wales, crowds will return to sporting events from Friday 21 January and nightclubs can reopen the following week.
NHS Covid Pass needed for entry to cinemas, theatres and concert halls, and many events.
In Northern Ireland, nightclubs have reopened and indoor standing events are now allowed.
Proof of Covid status remains in place for nightclubs, indoor unseated and partially-seated events with 500 or more people.
Face coverings compulsory in shops, indoor-seated venues and visitor attractions, public transport and some other settings.
Readers are advised to check out the artist and venue websites for latest information. Many tours/dates are still subject to change/cancellation.
We will update our gig listings on a regular basis.
REVIVAL BLACK Believe
Believe is the first song to be released from Revival Black’s forthcoming second album, ‘Under The Light’ due 6 May 2022.
The Liverpool band released their debut album, ‘Step In Line’, in October 2019 and their live DVD/CD followed in December 2020.
Singer Dan Byrne, explains, “Believe … was the first song written after the success of the debut album ‘Step In Line’ and we found that it set the precedent between our favourite aspects of our first album and the direction in which we wanted album #2 to head towards. It has since been tweaked to reflect a balance of the song’s original vibe combined with the energy of our live shows.”
Under The Light is available for pre-order in various formats and is the very first release on the new label imprint – TMR ROCK RECORDS – an offshoot of the band’s management agency. www.revivalblack.com
‘Believe’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 24 January 2022.
Sat 05 Feb – The Tivoli, Buckley
Fri 11 Feb – Rockmantic Weekender, The Brickyard, Carlisle
Fri 18 Feb – Hangar 18, Swansea
Sat 19 Feb – Holloway Strip, Nambucca, London
Fri 04 Mar – Night People, Manchester (w/ GUN)
Kubrick will be playing his debut live show at London’s Underworld on 23rd April with TheCityIsOurs.
Of the new single, Kubrick says: “I wrote ‘Devastate’ about those bands and artists who care far too much about their clout and how cool they appear to people in their little toxic music scene bubbles. It’s not always easy to stay vigilant in the digital age we live in but if you are an aspiring musician, painter, creator, anything, focus on your art. Don’t focus on what everyone else is doing. It can and will only affect your success if you let it.”
Kubrick has been performing and composing his music in various guises for over a decade. A child of two opera singers, and grandson of the globally-famous film director that bears his name, Kubrick was constantly surrounded by creative influences.
Elements of artists as varied as Bring Me The Horizon, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, and Linkin Park can be detected.
As Kubrick emphasises, “I don’t think I will ever just stick to one “sound” or “genre” as my taste is continually evolving. My songwriting will never be dictated by what people want to hear, or what’s trending at any particular point. The plan is just to be unforgivably myself.”
‘Devastate’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 24 January 2022.
Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.
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