Category Archives: NEWS

News: BIG BIG TRAIN, JELLYFISH, TONY WRIGHT (July 2022)

Terrorvision - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 24 July 2016

June 2022 News Big Big Train release ‘Summer Shall Not Fade – Live At Loreley’ through English Electric Recordings on October 14. Former Captain Beefheart guitarist Jeff Cotton has announced that he will release his first solo album ‘The Fantasy of … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) July 2022 – December 2022

CATS IN SPACE - Kickstart The Sun

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! adds to interview archive via podcasts (June 2022)

JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Albert Hall, London, 6 May 2022

In the run-up to its 20th anniversary year Get Ready to ROCK! will be releasing a selection of interviews collected over two decades.  These will be available as podcasts via the usual podcast channels. Get Ready to ROCK! Managing Editor … Continue reading

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News: PINK FLOYD, NEIL YOUNG, GREAT WHITE (June 2022)

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 … Continue reading

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News: CORNBURY FESTIVAL 8-10 July, 2022

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To celebrate, the majority of acts on the 2022 bill are returning festival favourites. Joining the heavy weight line up of headliners  James Blunt & The Darkness (Friday), Bryan Adams & The Waterboys (Saturday), Ronan Keating & Jools Holland (Sunday) … Continue reading

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News: JOE BOUCHARD, SLASH, SEX PISTOLS, (May 2022)

Orianthi - Manchester Arena, 24 October 2016

Alter Bridge release their latest album ‘Pawns & Kings’ on October 14 via Napalm Records. The Answer make a live return at Planet Rockstock on December 3 and plan to release a new album  in 2023 on Golden Robot Records. … Continue reading

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News: JOURNEY, MIKE BATT, TIM BOWNESS (April 2022)

Journey - Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013 - Photo by Steve Goudie

Altaria release their new album ‘Wisdom’ on July 8 via Atomic Fire Records. Alter Bridge plan to release their new album in September. Atomic Kings – vocalist Ken Ronk, bassist Greg Chaisson (Badlands, ex-Red Dragon Cartel), guitarist Ryan McKay and drummer Jim Taft … Continue reading

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News: SKID ROW, STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL, BOWLING FOR SOUP (March 2022)

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 … Continue reading

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News: MAGNUM Month at Get Ready to ROCK! – 50 Years, New Album, UK and European Tour (March 2022)

Magnum Month @GRTR!

Ahead of their UK and European tour in late March/April 2022, Get Ready to ROCK! will be celebrating the band Magnum throughout the month of March. Magnum celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2022.  They developed from a band playing cover … Continue reading

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News: SAXON, ALICE COOPER, THE UNDERTONES (February 2022)

Accept have signed with Napalm Records. Aerosmith release ’1971: The Road Starts Here’ on April 8. Angel Nation release their new album ‘Antares on April 8 through Inner Wound Recordings. Autograph have signed with Frontiers with a new album due … Continue reading

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News: BIG BIG TRAIN, DIAMOND DOGS, NICK MASON (January 2022)

Dare - GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26 January 2019

Alestorm begin work on their next album, ‘Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum’, which will be released on Napalm Records later this year. Arch Enemy will release their latest studio album, ‘Deceivers’, via Century Media Records on July 29. Big … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) January 2022 – June 2022

BITE THE BULLET - End of the Line

Compiled by Jason Ritchie October-December 2021 July 2022 – December 2022 To search quickly within this page (“Find In Page”): Press Ctrl+F (on Windows PC, Chromebook, or Linux system), or Command+F (on a Mac) on the keyboard. The “F” stands … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (October 2021 – December 2021)

Albums of the Month (October-December 2021)

DEEP PURPLE Turning To Crime (earMUSIC) While the production is big, solid and bright, there’s also a live-in-the-studio feel, like it was recorded quickly and spontaneously. Listen with open ears and the album shows the band on great form, and … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2021 – Get Ready to ROCK! reviewers choose their Top Albums of the Year

The Best of 2021

2021 has been another horrendous year for live music,  largely silenced by the coronavirus pandemic. In August, live events in the UK started cautiously with several festivals and, with restrictions lifting for smaller venues, some semblance of live music returned … Continue reading

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News: ELLES BAILEY, STONEDEAD, URIAH HEEP (December 2021)

Michael Schenker, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Tim Arnold releases his new album, ‘Maybe Magic’, on January 7 via Bandcamp. Pretty Maids vocalist Ronnie Atkins releases his new solo album ‘Make It Count’ on march 18 via Frontiers. Elles Bailey has opened pre-orders for her next album, ‘Shining in … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2022)

G3 2018 - JOE SATRIANI - Manchester Apollo, 27 April 2018

Compiled by Jason Ritchie All dates are subject to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.   Please check artist and venue websites for latest information. Your tour not listed? Contact us! UK Festivals 2022 2022 Tour Dates (Europe, USA, ROW) To search quickly … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2021)

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - HRH Prog, November 2017

Compiled by Jason Ritchie All dates are subject to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.   Please check artist and venue websites for latest information. Your tour not listed? Contact us! UK Festivals 2021 2022 Tour Dates (UK & Ireland) 2021 Tour Dates … Continue reading

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News: POWER QUEST, BEARDED THEORY, GIANT (November 2021)

IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL) - The Lowry, Salford, 14 September 2015

Annihilator release their latest album, ‘Metal II’, on 18 February via earMUSIC. Asia are to release a 10CD boxset The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1 through BMG Records on 26 November. There will also be a digital album featuring a … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK Rock and Music FESTIVALS in 2022

Bearded Theory Festival

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Events may be subject to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions or cancellations. Please check artist and venue websites for latest information. Your festival not listed? Contact us! 2022 Tour Dates (UK and Ireland) 2022 Tour Dates (Europe, USA, … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2022)

Rammstein - DOWNLOAD, 10-12 June 2016

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 28/06/2022 European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2021) UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2022) To search quickly within this … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) October 2021 – December 2021

TONY MITCHELL – Hot Endless Summer Nights

Compiled by Jason Ritchie January-March 2021 April-June 2021 July-September 2021 January-June 2022 October 1st ASKING ALEXANDRIA ‘See What’s On The Inside’ Better Noise Music RONNIE ATKINS (PRETTY MAIDS) ’4 More Shots’ (EP) Frontiers BLACK SABBATH ‘Technical Ecstasy’ (4CD, 5LP) BMG … Continue reading

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News: RODNEY MATTHEWS, DEPECHE MODE, LILLIAN AXE (October 2021)

MAGNUM - Aberdare Coliseum, 5 June 2019

Bryan Adams releases his latest album, ‘So Happy It Hurts’, on March 11. Alter Bridge enter the studio next April to start work on their new album. Battle Beast release their new album, ‘Circus Of Doom’, on January 21 via … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (July 2021 – September 2021)

Albums of the Month (July-September 2021)

EDGE OF PARADISE The Universe (Frontiers) It’s passionate, articulate symphonic metal, occasionally conducting lightning raids onto hard rock terrain… ****1/2 Review by Brian McGowan AMANDA LEHMANN Innocence And Illusion (indie) Lehmann is not afraid to explore different moods on this … Continue reading

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Book review: WHO IS BLUES Vol.2 – The Interviews. Blues Encounters 2000 – 2020 by Vincent Abbate

Vincent Abbate - Who Is Blues

Self Published [Publication date 01.09.21] ‘Who Is The Blues Vol.2: The Interviews. Blues Encounters 2000-2020′ is an interesting cross section of 20 years of interviews of contemporary blues artists by the German based, New York blues scribe Vincent Abbate. Abbate … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, ALAN PARSONS (September 2021)

UFO – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 4 April 2019

Abba release a new album ‘Voyage’ – their first in 40 years – on November 5. They have also announced a new live show, ‘Abba Voyage’, will open at the new 3,000 capacity Abba Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park … Continue reading

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