Belle and Sebastian’s new album ‘A Bit Of Previous’ will arrive on May 6 via Matador.
Graham Bonnet Band will release a new album, ‘Day Out In Nowhere’, on May 13 via Frontiers. Don Airey guests on one song.
Bowling For Soup release their latest album ’Pop Drunk Snot Bread’ on April 22 via Brando/Que-So Records.
Paul Brady releases his new album ‘Maybe So’ on April 22 through Proper Records.
Bill Bruford has a 6CD boxset ‘Making A Song and Dance: A Complete Career Collection’ released on 29 April through BMG.
Crashdïet release their sixth album ‘Automaton’ via Crusader Records / Golden Robot Records on April 29.
Ian Danter releases his third album ‘Rule Of Three’ on May 20.
The Dead Daisies have started recording their next album – the second with Glenn Hughes.
Def Leppard plan to release a new single on March 17 with an album, ‘Diamond Star Halos’, due out on May 27.
Edenbridge have signed with AFM Records who will release the band’s eleventh studio album ‘Shangri-La’ on August 26.
Fearless Vampire Killers will release ‘Something Terminal’ on April 1 via Cult Records, their first new music in five years. The band recently played a reunion gig in London.
The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn releases his latest solo album, ‘A Legacy Of Rentals’, via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers on May 20.
The Gaslight Anthem have reformed after a seven year gap and are working on a new album.
The Lickerish Quartet release their ‘Threesome Vol.3′ EP on May 20. It completes the band’s (who feature members of Jellyfish) EP trilogy.
Mason Hill release ‘Live In Glasgow’ on April 22.
Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie releases an album of her songs reimagined in June.
Muse release their new album ‘Will Of The People’ on August 12.
Nightwish have started working on their next album.
OMD will release a live album based on their two shows this month at the Royal Albert Hall.
Chinese prog rock band OU have signed with Inside Out.
Papa Roach release their new album, ‘Ego Trip’, on April 8 via New Noize Records.
Jizzy Pearl has revealed the new Quiet Riot album, due later this year, will feature drum parts from Frankie Banali who died last year.
Kate Rusby releases ’30: Many Happy Returns’ on May 6 via Pure Records. Guests include KT Tunstall, Richard Hawley and Sam Kelly.
Michael Schenker Group will release their new album ‘Universal’ on 27 May through Atomic Fire Records.
Shiraz Lane will release their new, as yet untitled album, on August 12.
Simple Plan release their latest album ‘Harder Than It Looks’ on May 6.
Skid Row have announced vocalist ZP Theart has left the band and been replaced by former H.E.A.T. singer Erik Grönwall. He will make his debut on band’s new studio album ‘The Gang’s All Here’, due on 14 October via earMUSIC. The album’s title track is released on March 25.
Jeff Scott Soto releases his latest album ‘Complicated’ on May 6 through Frontiers.
Tangerine Dream release a deluxe 6CD box set of ‘La Divina Commedia’ on May 27 through KScope.
Terror will release their eighth album, ‘Pain Into Power’, on May 6 via Pure Noise Records.
George Thorogood has announced the release of ‘The Original George Thorogood’ on April 22 via UMe.
Oliver Wakeman releases a 3CD box set ‘Collaborations’ on April 11.
ZZ Top release a live album, ‘Raw’, on July 22 via Shelter Records/BMG.
Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):
A-Ha, Ian Brown, Clutch, Dan Reed Network (extra dates), Focus, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Justin Hayward, Incubus, Marillion, Porcupine Tree, the Pretty Reckless, Public Service Broadcasting, Rival Sons, the Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Skid Row + Winger, Squeeze, Stereophonics, Rod Stewart (extra dates), Sweet, Steve Vai, Von Hertzen Brothers, Yes,
Upcoming (Gigs – UK)
Newly announced US & European tours (2022 unless stated):
Black Label Society (US), Blondie (US), Brother Cane (US), Cold (US), Danzig + Cradle Of Filth + Crobot (US), Duran Duran (US), Greta Van Fleet (US), Halestorm + the Pretty Reckless (US), Imagine Dragons (US), Incubus (US), Elton John (extra US shows), Kraftwerk (extra US dates), Lynyrd Skynyrd (US), Orange Goblin (US), Pearl Jam (US), Porcupine Tree (US & Eur), Roxy Music (US/Can), Joe Satriani (US), Shinedown (US), Skid Row + Warrant (US), Rick Springfield + Men At Work + John Waite (US), Steve Vai (Eur), Voivod (US), ZZ Top (US),
Rescheduled & cancelled tours:
Marc Almond (UK postponed), Iron Maiden (Russian & Ukrainian dates cancelled), Kansas (UK & Eur cancelled), L7 (UK & Eur cancelled), Joe Satriani (UK & Eur 2022 to 2023), Starsailor (UK Mar/Apr to Sep), Slipknot (Russian & Ukrainian dates cancelled), the Wildhearts (all shows cancelled),
Steelhouse festival have announced the Michael Schenker Group as the Sunday night headliners.
Paul McCartney has been announced as one of this year’s Glastonbury headliners.
Elles Bailey will support Don McLean on his UK autumn tour.
Roxy Music – Bryan Ferry, Andy McKay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson – have reunited for their first UK & US/Canadian tour in eleven years.
Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse will sit out the band’s upcoming live shows with Simon McBride taking his place.
Foo Fighters have cancelled all their 2022 tour dates following the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Rick Wakeman has announced that long-standing English Rock Ensemble drummer Tony Fernandez will no longer be taking part in the upcoming UK tour dates. He will be replaced by Adam Falkner (Headspace).
The Rasmus will represent Finland in this year’s Eurovision.
Drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) has re-joined Testament.
Will Butler has left Arcade Fire.
Narada Michael Walden. is no longer in the Journey line-up, leaving Deen Castronova as the sole drummer in the band.
The Wildhearts are going on immediate hiatus and have cancelled all their upcoming shows.
Deftones have parted ways with their longtime bassist Sergio Vega.
Aerosmith have announced drummer Joey Kramer is taking a “temporary leave of absence” from band for their 2022 shows. Drum techincian Jack Douglas will once again stand in for him.
The recent Concert For Ukraine in the UK raised over £11m.
The Quireboys have announced they have parted ways with vocalist Spike and the band will continue as a five piece. Three of the band members sent a letter to Spike stating he was no longer in the band.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Ultimate Gin is now available to buy in Europe.
‘Keith Emerson: The Official Illustrated Story’ by Chris Welch will be published in the autumn.
Nicky Tesco of the Members
Original Demon bassist Chris Ellis
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins who had been in the band since 1997. Prior to that he drummed with Alannis Morrisette on her ‘Jagged Little Pill’ album and tour.
Josh Taerk’s latest Sunday Session was streamed on Sunday 22 May.
Next session: Sunday 26 June.
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Power Plays w/c 13 June 2022 (Mon-Fri)
IVORY SKIES – Bring Me Up (indie)
HONG FAUX Feign Death To Stay Alive (Golden Robot Records)
OVERLAPS Mind Over Matter (indie)
SOLE SYNDICATE – Brave Enough (Scarlet Records)
DAVID PAICH Spirit Of The Moonrise (Mascot)
JAILBIRDS The River (indie)
NOUVEAU ARCADE Die On Me Now (FiXT)
Featured Albums w/c 13 June (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 DEF LEPPARD Diamond Star Halos (BMG)
12:00-13:00 LONERIDER Sundown (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 VANDERWOLF 12 Little Killers (Vandermax Music)
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