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Interview: Mark Kelly (Marillion) – In Conversation with my Uncle

MARILLION - Manchester Academy, 8 November 2017

You all know him as the keyboardist of Marillion, his solo project Mark Kelly’s Marathon, and as of this year, published author of his autobiography Marillion, Misadventures and Marathons: The Life and Times of Mad Jack. I knew him, before … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TREATMENT, Piston – Robin 2, Bilston, 2 May 2022

THE TREATMENT - Robin 2, Bilston, 2 May 2022

It’s a Bank Holiday Monday in Bilston and it’s the final night of this 18 date tour, that’s 18 consecutive gigs, no breaks for all 3 bands, are they flagging or have they cracked it? I am super excited for … Continue reading

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

Slash - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Donington Park, Leicestershire, 14-15 June 2019

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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Gig review: STONE BROKEN, Mason Hill, The Fallen State – The Marble Factory, Bristol, 25 April 2022

STONE BROKEN - The Marble Factory, Bristol, 25 April 2022

Opening  their set with the rather epic ‘For My Sorrow’ the atmosphere is rocking, and there are clearly some fans in the audience and it’s a reflection that actually this tour celebrates three bands that are all on their ascendancy, … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE SATRIANI – The Elephants Of Mars

JOE SATRIANI - The Elephants Of Mars

earMUSIC [Release date 08.04.22] A new Satch album. Energy levels high.  Check.  Weird titles.  Check.  Stellar guitar.  Check.  Shades on.  Check. In fact guitar nerds are being spoilt, because this album comes hot on the heels of Steve Vai’s latest … Continue reading

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Album review: NANAUE – 281F

NANAUE - 281F

Rattsburg Records [Release date 26.11.21] www. nanaue.com Based on the liner note, it seems this project has been some 11 years in the making. Evidently one of those internet phenomenons with recording bounced across Italy, Spain and Belgium. The main … Continue reading

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Album review: DANNY BEARDSLEY – Chase The Sun

DANNY BEARDSLEY - Chase The Sun

www.dannybeardsley.com [Release date 24.06.22] I think the first thing to say about this release.  Isn’t eco-friendly packaging s—e?  The album arrives dog-eared and bendy.  Surely we can do better than this? Sorry, now the music.  We reviewed Beardsley’s previous album … Continue reading

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Album review: JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE – Hell, Ca

JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE HATE - Hell, Ca

Golden Robot Records [Release date 01.08.22] Since the late ‘80’s Love/Hate’s Jizzy Pearl has been one of the most instantly recognisable voices in rock, and Pearl himself has been releasing consistently great music throughout that time (and not only music, … 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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Album review: BLACK PEARL – Black Pearl

BLACK PEARL

The prime movers and shakers of “Black Pearl” chatted together for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio as part of Pete Feenstra’s weekly show.  First broadcast 27 March 2022. Redline Records [Release date 22.04.22] Lockdown has been a blessing and a … Continue reading

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Feature: Magnum Month @GRTR! – What Magnum Means To Me

Magnum Month @GRTR!

Introduction The Studio Albums The Live Albums Singles Reissues Collections Memorabilia What Magnum Means To Me… As part of our month long promotion “Magnum Month @GRTR!” in March 2022 we invited fan recollections and stories.  Some have followed the band … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (January 2022 – March 2022)

Albums of the Month (January - March 2022)

LIFESIGNS Altitude (Lifesigns Music) Fans of the likes of Marillion, Genesis and Camel will find much to enjoy here – fans of the more challenging end of the prog spectrum should probably look elsewhere.  ***** Review by Alan Jones SAXON … Continue reading

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Feature: MAGNUM Month @GRTR! – Memorabilia

Magnum Month @GRTR!

Magnum in the Millennium Introduction The Studio Albums The Live Albums Singles Reissues Collections Memorabilia What Magnum Means To Me… Magnum are a highly collectible band, as you might expect with their ascendancy in the 1980s coinciding with a burgeoning … Continue reading

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Feature: MAGNUM Month @GRTR! – Collections

Magnum Month @GRTR!

Magnum in the Millennium Introduction The Studio Albums The Live Albums Singles Reissues Collections Memorabilia What Magnum Means To Me… WHAT MAGNUM MEANS TO ME … Sweep away almost 40 blurry years of rock/metal memories and I see a picture … Continue reading

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Feature: MAGNUM Month @GRTR! – Reissues

Magnum Month @GRTR!

Magnum in the Millennium Introduction The Studio Albums The Live Albums Singles Reissues Collections Memorabilia What Magnum Means To Me… WHAT MAGNUM MEANS TO ME … When I was a teenager, probably about 13 or 14, and getting into rock … Continue reading

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Feature: MAGNUM Month @GRTR! – Live

Magnum Month @GRTR!

Magnum in the Millennium Introduction The Studio Albums The Live Albums Singles Reissues Collections Memorabilia What Magnum Means To Me… WHAT MAGNUM MEANS TO ME … My own history with Magnum begins in the spring of 1985. I’d been getting … Continue reading

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Feature: MAGNUM Month @GRTR! – The Studio Albums

Magnum Month @GRTR!

Magnum in the Millennium Introduction The Studio Albums The Live Albums Singles Reissues Collections Memorabilia What Magnum Means To Me… WHAT MAGNUM MEANS TO ME… I first came across Magnum by chance as they opened the Monsters Of Rock bill … Continue reading

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Album review: JACK J. HUTCHINSON – The Hammer Falls

Jack J Hutchinson - The Hammer Falls

Pete Feenstra chatted to Jack J Hutchinson for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 20 February 2022 Earache Records (Release date 04.02.22) Hard rocker Jack J. Hutchinson tells us: “We’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this record.” … Continue reading

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Interview: RONNI LE TEKRO

thumbnail_Ronni Le Tekrø 2 - photo credits Carl Eek

Ronni Le Tekrø is considered one of the world’s most influential metal guitarists, first and foremost with his band TNT, but also as a solo artist and studio musician. Tekrø has sold over 4 Million albums with TNT and was … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMIE’S GUNS – Sex, Drugs & Weapons of War

JAMIE'S GUNS – Sex, Drugs & Weapons of War

Facebook [Release date 04.01.22] This band was one of my lucky finds in 2021, when I spotted the debut self-titled album in the NWOCR Facebook group, and I have been sharing their music far and wide ever since, whilst eagerly … Continue reading

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Album review: BETH HART – A Tribute To Led Zeppelin

BETH HART – A Tribute To Led Zeppelin

Provogue/Mascot Label Group [Release date 25.02.22] A brave move by Beth Hart to take on the musical catalogue of such an iconic band, some would argue the various covers of Led Zeppelin’s music has been done to excess already. However, … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – vinyl picture discs

URIAH HEEP - …Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble

…Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble, Salisbury, Demons And Wizards, The Magician’s Birthday BMG [Release date 28.01.22] Led by the ever present and ever grinning guitarist Mick Box (the sole remaining founding member), Uriah Heep are iconic legends in British progressive rock. … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Carpe Diem

SAXON - Carpe Diem

Silver Lining [Release date 04.02.22] Saxon, one of the world’s most consistent and reliable classic metal bands, a name synonymous with the New Wave Of British Heavy (NWoBHM); there were there at the start in the late 70s. Hits such … Continue reading

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Album review: SARAH PERROTTA – Blue To Gold

SARAH PERROTTA - Blue To Gold

7D Media/Third Star Records [Release date  15.10.21] Sarah Perrotta released her debut album – ‘Drink The Sky’ (2000) – with the band Outland Dreamer when 19 and it received rave reviews.  Since that time she has worked with Garth Hudson … 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 2022 January 3rd ADRIANGALE ‘Final Piece’ 7th TIM ARNOLD ‘Maybe Magic’ AT THE MOVIES ‘The soundtrack of your life – Vol. 2′, ‘The Soundtrack Of Your Life – Vol. 1 + 1′ Atomic Fire … Continue reading

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