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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.


Slash - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Donington Park, Leicestershire, 14-15 June 2019

News - Album News

Alter Bridge release their latest album ‘Pawns & Kings’ on October 14 via Napalm Records.

Blackhawk release a new album, ‘Blue Highway’, on June 24. It features songs that were planned for the band’s debut back in 1992 but were never released at the time.

Former Blue Oyster Cult member Joe Bouchard releases his new album ‘American Rocker’ on June 3 via Rockheart Records/Deko Entertainment. His brother Albert also appears on the album.

Cradle Of Filth have signed with Napalm Records, after releasing three albums on Nuclear Blast. The band have recently parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni.

Dim Gray release their new album ‘Firmament’ via English Electric Recordings on Sep 2.

Five Finger Death Punch release their latest album ‘AfterLife’ on August 19.

Generation Radio have signed with Frontiers , who will release the band’s debut album later this year. The line-up consists of Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Jason Scheff (ex-Chicago),  Deen Castronovo (Journey) and guitarists Chris Rodriguez & Tom Yankton

Sammy Hagar & the Circle will release their new album ‘Crazy Times’ later this year.

King’s X have completed work on their new album – their first in fourteen years – and it will be released by InsideOut on Sep 2.

Kula Shaker release a double album ’1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love And Free Hugs’ on 10 June.

John Norum releases his latest album ‘Gone To Stay’ later this year.

Orianthi releases ‘Live From Hollywood’ on July 15 via Frontiers.

Spike is writing and planning a new album with fellow Quireboys founding member Guy Bailey. Spike is set to announce a new Quireboys line-up fshortly.

ABKCO Records will release The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966′ on June 10 in celebration of the group’s 60th anniversary this year.

Sex Pistols re-release ‘God Save The Queen’ for the platinum jubilee. The single is out on May 27.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will release ‘Live At Studios 60′, their first-ever double live LP, for Record Store Day on June 18.

Jeff Scott Soto says that his project with David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth) will release a full-length album later this year.

Soulfly will release their twelfth album, ‘Totem’, on August 5 via Nuclear Blast.

Ozric Tentacles frontman Ed Wynne has announced that he will release his second solo album, ‘Tumbling Through The Floativerse’, through Kscope Records on July 15.

News - Tours and Gigs

Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):

Joe Bouchard, The Quireboys, Rammstein,

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

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

The Cult (US), the Drakness (Aus & NZ), Jackyl (US), Memphis May Fire (US), Rammstein (Eur), Scorpions + Whitesnake (US), Smashing Pumpkins + Janes’s Addiction (US), Steel Panther (Eur), Wilco (US),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

UK Festivals 2022

Rescheduled & cancelled tours:

The Alarm (UK & Eur May-Jul postponed), Lindsey Buckingham (UK postponed), Billy Idol (UK dates Jun to Oct 22),

Elles Bailey will join Walter Trout at his shows in Chester, Buxton, Brighton, London, Holmfirth, Bury St. Edmunds and Frome, while Mollie Marriott supports in Southampton.

Other Stuff

A new documentary about Brian Eno is in the works, directed by Gary Hustwit.

Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, along with Pat Benatar, Carly Simon, Eurythmics & Duran Duran.

Original guitarist Amen has left Lordi after over twenty five years in the band.

Porcupine Tree has announced the addition of guitarist Randy McStine and bassist Nate Navarro (Devin Townsend) to the band’s touring line-up.

A sequel to ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ has been announced and it will be released in March 2024 on the 40th anniversary of the original film’s release. Directed by Rob Reiner (who will reprise his role as filmmaker Marty DiBergi) and starring Michael McKean as singer David St. Hubbins, Harry Shearer as bassist Derek Smalls and Christopher Guest as guitarist Nigel Tufnel.

News - RIP

Ric Parnell, who played Mick Shrimpton, the drummer of Spinal Tap & was a member of Atomic Rooster

Ray Fenwick, guitarist with Spencer Davis Group and Ian Gillan Band.

Music PR and manager Roland Hyams who worked with the likes of Motorhead, Magnum & the SPV label

Trevor Strnad, vocalist with Black Dahlia Murder

More News

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

WICKED STONE Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Rising British rock act WICKED STONE return with their second album, ‘Synergy’ – set for physical and digital worldwide release through Hard to Stay Quiet Records on 17th June 2022.

Says drummer Ollie Smith: “The song reflects what we have been through as a band – when a line up change in 2019 could have taken us down, we came back stronger than ever. The song has got the classic Wicked Stone sound you’ve come to expect, with a heavier punch yet more melodic edge. This is an anthem for people who have to move on from difficult times to start a new and exciting path in life. As the song says, “sometimes you’ve got to lose to learn how to win”.

Formed in 2015 and two years later dropping their debut  ‘Ain’t No Rest’.  2019 saw the release of a brand new 5-track EP ‘Devil In Me’.

The band play Call Of The Wild Festival, Lincolnshire 19-22 May.

‘Say Goodbye To Yesterday’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 2 May 2022.


Following their much acclaimed, third album Never Say Die (2018), Melbourne-based hard rock act DEAD CITY RUINS has premiered a music video for the high voltage, new single “Preacher” via AFM Records. 

Formed in 2010, the Australians sold their belongings and went all-in when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll. Tirelessly touring the planet, the band has managed to capture the hearts of its audience gig by gig – much like Rival Sons, Monster Truck, and similar trailblazers of their generation have. They also share a list of influences with these acts, namely Deep Purple, Guns N’ Roses, Zeppelin. Their goal: bring rock ‘n’ roll back to the people!

The single is the first track to feature new vocalist Steve Welsh.  “Preacher is the first song we wrote together after re-grouping from three months touring Australia and Europe,”  the band comments. “New blood, new riffs and new power! Crack a beer and crank it up!”

‘Preacher’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 14 April 2022.

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