News: QUEEN, SABATON, ANGEL, RAMMSTEIN (March 2021)

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News - Album News

Rammstein (pictured) have been working on a new studio album during the current lockdown. No news as yet on a release date, title, etc.

Alice Cooper has already announced plans for his next album. It will be recorded by his current band and recorded on the road, with the album’s concept about stories from being on the road.

Angel are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their latest album, to be released on Cleopatra Records.

Candlebox will release their seventh album, ‘Wolves’, on September 17 via Pavement Entertainment.

Gilby Clarke releases his latest album, ‘The Gospel Truth’, on Golden Robot Records on April 23.

The Damn Truth will release their third studio album ‘Now or Nowhere’ (two thirds of which was recorded with producer Bob Rock) on 7 May via Spectra Musique/Sony Music.

Danko Jones release their new album ‘Power Trio’ on August 27.

Darwin release ‘Darwin 3 – Unplugged’ on April 16.

Rebecca Downes releases fourth studio album, ‘Stripped Back’, on her own label, Mad Hat Records on 9 April.

Frost* release their new album ‘Day and Age’ on May 14.

Paul Gilbert will release his 16th solo studio album, ‘Werewolves Of Portland’, on June 4 via The Players Club.

James release their latest album ‘All The Colours Of You’ on June 4.

Monster Magnet release a covers album, ‘A Better Dystopia’, on May 21.

Pattern Seeking Animals have started work on their third album.

Tom Petty’s ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’ will get a standalone release from Warner Records on April 16.

‘Pink Floyd Live At Knebworth 1990′ is released for the first time on CD, double LP and digital on April 30.

The Reasoning will release a new live album, ‘Battles Fought And Conquests Won’, on March 5 through the band’s official Bandcamp page.

Sabaton have released a new single ‘Livgardet’, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Swedish Royal Guard.

Scorpions are ‘almost done’ recording their new album for release later this year.

Skindred have signed a four album deal with Earache Records.

Stryper have renewed their contract with Frontiers Records.

Triumph release a 40th anniversary box set of their ‘Allied Forces’ album on June 12 via Round Hill Records.

U.D.O. have finished their new album which will contain ‘straight ahead metal songs’.

The Who release a deluxe version of ‘The Who Sell Out’ on April 23.

Steven Wilson will be working on a 5.1 & new stereo mix of XTC’s ‘Apple Venus Vol.1′ album for release later this year.

Upcoming (new releases)

News - Tours and Gigs

Rescheduled UK & Ireland tour dates:

Bryan Adams (Apr 2021 to May 2022), Ash (Apr 2021 to Sep 2021), Crowded House (Jun 2021 to Jun 2022), the Divine Comedy (Sep 2021 to Sep 2022), Echo & the Bunnymen (Apr 2021 to Apr 2022), Fontaines DC (May 2021 to Oct 2021), Funeral For A Friend (Apr 2021 to Jan/Feb 2022), Helloween (May 2021 to May 2022 now with HammerFall), Inglorious (May 2021 to Sep 2021), Kansas (Nov 2021 to Nov 2022), the Killers (May/Jun 2021 to May/Jun 2022), the Mission (Apr 2021 to Apr 2022), Pearl Jam (Jul 2021 to Jul 2022), the Quireboys (Jun 2021 to Jun 2022), Rammstein (Jun 2021 to Jun 2022), Joe Satriani (May 2021 to May 2022), Saxon (May 2021 to Jan 2022), Skunk Anansie (Mar/Apr 2021 to Mar/Apr 2022),  Suede (Apr 2021 to Sep 2021), 10CC (Apr/May 2021 to Sep/Oct 2022), Paul Weller (May/Jun 2021 to Mar/Apr 2022), Yes (May 2021 to Jun 2022), You Me At Six (Apr 2021 to Sep 2021), Zucchero (May 2021 postponed)

Cancelled UK & Ireland tour dates:

Hollywood Vampires (Aug 2021), Rammstein (Belfast show Jun 2021), Steven Wilson (Sep 2021),

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Rescheduled US & European tour dates:

Crowded House (Jun 2021 to Jun 2022), Helloween (Apr/May 2021 to Apr/May 2022 now with HammerFall), Kansas (Oct/Nov 2021 to Oct/Nov 2022), Pearl Jam (Jul 2021 to Jul 2022), Rammstein (May/Jun 2021 to May/Jun 2022), Skunk Anansie (Apr 2021 to Apr 2022), Yes (May 2021 to Jun 2022), Zucchero (Apr/May 2021 postponed)

Cancelled US & European tour dates:

Fish (Oct/Nov 2021), Hollywood Vampires (Aug 2021), Steven Wilson (Sep/Oct 2021),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

Download festival has been cancelled for this year but will return next year between 10-12 June 2022, with headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

Isle of Wight festival has been moved from Jume to September 16-19.

This year’s planned Cambridge Folk Festival in July has been cancelled but will return next year.

Hyde Park Calling has been postponed from July 2021 to July 2022. Pearl Jam and Duran Duran will remain as the headliners.

Cambridge Rock Festival has been postponed to June 2022.

The one day StoneDead festival in August has now sold out.

In the US Texas has opened all concert venues with no limits on numbers, whilst New York music venues will be able to open from April at a third of their normal capacity.

UK Festivals 2021

Other Stuff

With live music in lockdown and the return of tours still uncertain, Queen have come up with a safe alternative – ‘Queen: Rock Tour’, the band’s first ever official game for Android and iOS devices.

GRTR! reviewer Iain McGonigal project managed the Steve Marriott cover CD on April’s Mojo magazine. Iain pulled the tracks together at the request of Charly Record’s CEO, as well as fact checking where necessary.

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is currently writing his memoir. He also revealed in a recent interview that although he felt he couldn’t play live anymore with Sabbath he would still like to record with the oginal line-up.

News - RIP

Former Montrose vocalist Bob James

Reggae pioneer Bunny Wailer

British jazz and skiffle legend Chris Barber

Michael Stanley of the Michael Stanley Band and radio presenter

Former Procol Harum bassist Alan Cartwright




The latest Josh Taerk live session was streamed on Sunday 26 September. This marked the start of a new monthly series. Josh’s next session is Sunday 31 October.


David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 26 September 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at www.getreadytorock.com for that week.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 28 September 2021.

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Featured Albums w/c 18 October 2021 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 TAO Prophecy (Tarot Label Media)
12:00-13:00 LEVERAGE Above The Beyond (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 JOE TILSTON Tightrope (Our Records)

Power Plays w/c 18 October 2021 (Mon-Fri)

ABOVE SNAKES Nothing To Lose (indie)
FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS Cookin’ (Greenway Records)
LEADFINGER The Fall Of Rome (Golden Robot)
FEMEGADES Stealing Numbers (Regent Street Records)
TIGERSIDE Any Contact (indie)
INDYA Love Like Champagne (indie)
EDGE OF DESTINY Forsaken (indie)



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