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

Josh Taerk’s latest Sunday Session was streamed on Sunday 22 May.

Next session: Sunday 26 June.

Check out previous videos here:

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 GMT, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 12 June 2022.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 GMT 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 14 June 2022.

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More information and links at our radio website where you can listen again to shows via the presenter pages:

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)

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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