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News - Album News

The Commoners release their latest album ‘Find A Better Way’ on November 4.

A live album and concert film of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1970 performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall is to be released through Craft Recordings on September 16.

Delain founder and main songwriter Martijn Westerholt, has announced a new lineup. Joining Martijin are original guitarist Ronald Landa and drummer Sander Zoer, with new members vocalist Diana Leah and bassist Ludovico Cioffi. They have also released a new single ‘The Quest And The Curse’.

Sandy Denny’s solo albums will be reissued on vinyl by Proper Records via BMG. The reissue campaign will begin with ‘The North Star Grass Man And The Ravens’ and ‘Sandy’ on September 23 with ‘Like An Old-Fashioned Waltz’ and ‘Rendezvous’ following on November 11.

On September 23, Niji Entertainment and BMG will re-release two live performances from Dio at the Monsters of Rock from 1983 and 1987.

Drowning Pool release their new album ‘Strike A Nerve’ on September 30.

Jeff Pilson revealed in a recent interview that Foreigner (pictured) are working on new music.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s 1971 ‘Deuce‘ album from 1971, a deluxe CD boxset will be released by Universal Music on September 30.

Sammy Hagar & the Circle release their new album ‘Crazy Times’ on September 30.

Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band founder Ashley Hutchings releases his 100th album, ‘Ashley Hutchings Presents More Songs From The Shows’, on Talking Elephant Records on August 19.

Jane’s Addiction have started work on new material.

Wet Willie vocalist & harmonica player Jimmy Hall releases a new album ‘Ready Now’ on 16 September.

The Mars Volta release their self-titled album on September 16 – their first new album in ten years.

O.R.k. – featuring Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) – will release their new album ‘Screamnasium’ on October 21 through InsideOut.

Ringo Starr releases a four song EP ‘EP 3′ on September 16.

Status Quo release a compilation, ‘Quo’ing In – The Best Of The Noughties’, on September 16 via earMUSIC.

Streetlight Circus release their third studio album titled ‘Super Fine Sugar’ via Escape Music on September 23.

Sunjay releases his new album ‘Black & Blues Revisitedon Mighty Tight Records on Friday 14 October.

Twister will release their new EP, ‘Only The Strong Survive’, on October 21 and will tour the same month giving fans the chance to watch an exclusive thirty minute acoustic set.

Former Curved Air violinist Darryl Way will release ‘The Rock Artist’s Progress’, a unique project that consists of a concept album and novel, on September 23. Marillion’s Steve Hogarth guests on one song.

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners release their debut album on October 7 via Wicked Cool Records.

News - Tours and Gigs

Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):

the Lemonheads, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Twister,

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

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

Jeff Beck (US), Eagles (US), The Kings of Thrash – David Ellefson, Jeff Youbg & Chris Poland (US),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

UK Festivals 2022

Rescheduled & cancelled tours:

Big Big Train (Eur 2022 to 2023),

Whitesnake have pulled out of their upcoming US tour with Scorpions, who will continues with the planned tour dates with opener Thundermother.

Iron Maiden have been announced as one of Wacken’s headliners for next year.

The three day Rockin The Bowl festival based in Sheffield has been cancelled.

HRH Prog XIII in Sheffield has rescheduled from September to April 2023

Weezer have cancelled their upcoming Broadway run due to low ticket sales.

Rage Against The Machine have cancelled their upcoming UK & European festival dates.

Bloodstock (Thursday 10-Sunday 13 August) have announced next year’s headliners for Friday – Killswitch Engage – and Sunday – Megadeth. Also appearing over the weekend are DevilDriver, Fit For An Autopsy, Knocked Loose & Decapitated.

Other Stuff

Harry Scott Elliott is the new guitarist in Tyketto.

‘Gary Moore: The Official Biography’ is published on 27 September by Jawbone Press.

Original Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne performed ‘Paranoid’ to close the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

News - RIP

Michael Bloodgood of Bloodgood

Former Samson and Mammoth vocalist Nicky Moore

Judith Durham former singer with the Seekers

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John

Lamont Dozier, a Motown songwriting legend. He helped craft early hits for the Supremes, the Isley Brothers and Four Tops

The Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt

Steve Grimmett of Grim Reaper, Onslaught & Lionheart





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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 31 July 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 2 August 2022.

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Power Plays w/c 8 August 2022 (Mon-Fri)
BORN LOST Take Time (Mouthpiece) (Revolver Records)
JAIME KYLE Driving With The Brakes On (Conquest Music)
SCARLET DORN Born To Suffer (SPV Recordings)
HOLDING ABSENCE Coffin (Sharptone Records)
TYRANNOSAURUS NEBULOUS Get Some (Echoed Past Records)
KROOKED TONGUE When The Beaches Bleed (indie)
SKYPILOT Knifed On The Beach (The Distortion Project)

Featured Albums w/c 8 August (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 LESSMAN VOSS Rock Is Our Religion (Atomic Fire Records)
12:00-13:00 H.E.A.T. Force Majeure (earMUSIC)
14:00-16:00 THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS A Very Unusual Head (indie)



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