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Josh Taerk Live Session - 26 June 2022

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.

Top 10 Albums - w/c 20 June 2022

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Iron Maiden - Download Festival - 11 June 2022

Download Debrief

“…getting all the crowd to crouch down then rise up as one, which provided quite a sight though my friends and others of Saga-eligible years struggled to get up again quite as quickly. Terrific fun was the only way to describe it.” Andy Nathan reports…

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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.

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News - Album News

Arch Enemy have pushed back the release date of their new album, ‘Deceivers’, to August 12 from the previously announced July 29.

Jeff Beck releases a new album on July 15 entitled ’18′, which is a collaborative one with Johnny Depp.

Black Star Riders release their fifth studio album ‘Wrong Side of Paradise’ on 20 January 2023 via Earache Records. Scott Gorham and Jimmi DeGrasso will join the band on their tenth anniversary tour early next year.

A Blondie box set ‘Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982′ is released on August 26.

Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) has announced that he will release a new solo album, ‘Typical Music’, on 23 September through Bella Union.

Buzzcocks release a new album ‘Sonics In The Soul’ on September 23.

Chicago release their latest album ‘Born For This Moment’ on July 15.

The Dead Daisies have released a new song ‘Radiance’ off their upcoming album due in August.

Demon Hunter release their new album ‘Exile’ – a concept piece – on September 9.

The Devil Wears Prada will release their new album, ‘Color Decay’, on September 16 via Solid State.

Epica celebrate 20 years with reissues of their first three albums (including unreleased bonus tracks), plus ‘Live At Paradiso’ and ‘We Will Take You With Us’, as part of 6CD box set entitled ‘We Still Take You With Us’ on September 2 via Nuclear Blast.

Drummer Manu Katché says he will be touring with Peter Gabriel in 2023 and that Gabriel will release his long awaited new album this year.

Scott Gorham is planning a new album from 21 Guns.

Hail Mary consisting of Leatherwolfs Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Geoff Gayer (guitar), Carey Howe (guitar) along with Patrick Guyton (bass) and Marco Forcone (drums) will be release their debut album ‘Disturbing The Peace’ via Eonian Records on July 8.

Hammer King release their fifth album ‘Kingdemonium’ on August 19 through Napalm Records.

The Hellacopters have announced an EP, Through The Eyes Of The Hellacopters’, due out on June 24.

Jimi Jamison’s (Survivor) previously unreleased 1990 solo album ‘Rock Hard’ gets a full release on August 12 on the Iconoclassic label.

Lightning Seeds release their new album ‘See You In The Stars’ on October 14.

Lonely Robot have announced that they will release their fifth studio album, ‘A Model Life‘, through InsideOut Music on August 26.

Nordic Union, featuring Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Erik Martensson (W.E.T.), release their third album Animalistic’ via Frontiers on August 5.

Beth Orton releases her new album ‘Weather Alive’ on 23 September via Partisan Records.

Pixies release their latest album ‘Doggerel’ on September 30 via BMG.

Queen plan to release a ‘lost song ‘recorded around the time of ‘The Miracle’ album in September.

Riverside have started work on their next album.

Simple Minds release their latest album ‘Direction of the Heart’ on October 21.

Ian Crichton (Saga), Nigel Glockler (Saxon) and Robert Berry (3, Alliance) have formed SiX By SiX. They releases their self-titled debut album on August 19 through InsideOut.

earMUSIC release the new Stratovarius album ‘Survive’ on September 23.

Devin Townsend’s new album will be called ‘Lightwork’ with a release date TBC.

Ugly Kid Joe will release a new studio album, ‘Rad Wings Of Destiny’, on October 21.

Snowy White releases his new album ‘Driving On The 44′ on 22 July via Soulfood.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse will release ‘Toast’ on July 8 and it will feature three previously unreleased songs. The album was originally recorded in 2000 but was shelved until now.

News - Tours and Gigs

Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):

Airbourne, Alexisonfire, Biffy Clyro, Lindsey Buckingham, Grand Slam + Sons Of Liberty, Gun (pictured), Lightning Seeds, Monster Truck + Thos Damn Crows, Ocean Colour Scene, Beth Orton, Shinedown, the Virgin Marys, Rick Wakeman,

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

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

Accept, Jon Anderson, Crowbar, Dirty Honey, Dokken, Halestorm, In Flames, Jimmy Eat World, Lacuna Coil, Leprous, Muse, Panic! At The Disco (US 2022, Eur 2023), Riverside, Shinedown,

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

UK Festivals 2022

Rescheduled & cancelled tours:

Towersey Festival, at the Claydon Estate from Friday 26 to Monday 29 August, includes Imelda May, Kate Rusby, Bill Bailey, Del Amitri, Turin Brakes, Eddie Reader, Skerryvore, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band & more.

Blue Oyster Cult play a series of three 50th anniversary shows at the Sony Centre, New York, where they will play a full album plus fan favourites: September 21 – Self-titled debut, September 22 – Tyranny & Mutation, September 23 – Secret Treaties

Foo Fighters have announced two tribute shows for their late drummer Taylor Hawkins. These take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium and on September 27 at The Kia Forum, Los Angeles.

Other Stuff

Pink Floyd have joined TikTok and made their music available for people to use on the social platform. They are also in discussions to sell their songwriting rights.

L.A. Guns have replaced drummer Shane Fitzgibbon with Shawn Duncan. Manowar also have a new drumstool occupant, Dave Chedrick.

Mitch Malloy has left Great White and he is replaced by Last In Line’s Andrew Freeman.

Guitarist Max Karon has joined Bad Wolves.

Drummer Michael Clayton and guitarist Chris Green have announced their amicable departure from Tyketto.

Piston have decided to call it day and as a result their upcoming festival appearances have been cancelled.

The Music Venue Trust charity that supports grassroots venues, have set up a new initiative to safeguard the future of small UK venues. Launching what they’re calling a ‘National Trust of Music Venues’, the charity has started the Own Our Venues campaign, in which fans can help to purchase the freehold of grassroots music venue properties, thus ensuring that the buildings are kept for their intended purpose and not sold to property developers.

Album charts news…Def Leppard had their highest UK album chart placing at number 5 and topped the Rock charts, with top 10 placings in the Australian, Swiss, Finnish & German charts…Evergrey made number 12 in the German charts…Queen notched up a 1,000 weeks in the UK album charts with their ‘Greatest Hits’…Kate Bush topped the UK singles charts with ‘Runnin’ Up That Hill’ thirty seven years after its original release

News - RIP

Steve Broughton, of the Edgar Broughton Band

Artist Ken Kelly who created album artwork for KISS, Manowar and Rainbow amongst others

Original Bon Jovi bassist Alec Jon Such

Jim Seals of Seals & Croft

Keyboards player Brett Tuggle who worked with Dave Lee Roth, Fleetwood Mac, Rick Springfield & more

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News - Tours and Gigs

Comprehensive gig and tour listings including 2022 Festivals

Compiled by Jason Ritchie.


News - Album News

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August 19th will see the Swedish all-female rock band release their hotly anticipated, new album, Black And Gold, via AFM Records.

About the new video/song guitarist Filippa Nässil reveals: “Everyone has met someone in their lives that brings out the worst in you. This is our cheeky way to tell that story. We hope and believe that this song could be the theme of the summer 2022!”

The band are special guests on the  SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE North American Rock Believer stadium tour, August-October 2022.  The band will be playing Europena dates  until then including many festivals.

‘I Don’t Know You’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 30 May 2022.


Alt-rock quartet Amongst Liars have released their new single ‘All Over Now’. The track is the second to be taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, due for release on 8th July.

Eastbourne/Brighton based Amongst Liars formed in early 2020 and play a unique blend of energetic, modern rock, taking influences from bands and artists such as Audioslave, Royal Blood, Rage Against the Machine, Bring Me The Horizon, Slaves, Jack White, Biffy Clyro, Shinedown, Cleopatrick and Queens of the Stoneage. Lyrically the band speak about modern life, tackling issues such as mental health, homelessness, fake news and government failings.

See Amongst Liars live:

4.6.22 – Breaking Bands Festival, Stoke Prior
9.6.22 – O2 Academy Islington, London (supporting Theory Of A Deadman)
23.6.22 – Loverocks Festival, Bournemouth
1.7.22 – Independent, Sunderland
2.7.22 – Wildfire Festival, Scotland
8.7.22 – HMV instore, Brighton
9.7.22 – HMV instore, Eastbourne
15.7.22 – The Black Heart, London
22.7.22 – The Temple, Eastbourne
6.10.22 – The Waterbear Venue, Brighton
7.10.22 – O2 Academy 2, Islington

‘All Over Now’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 30 May 2022.

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

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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