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Gig review: STONEDEAD FESTIVAL – Showground, Newark – 28th August 2021

Uriah Heep - Stonedead Festival 2021

“It was quite simply great for everyone – bands and fans alike - to be back in the groove doing what they love, and the set up was as a good festival should be…” Stonedead Festival was set up by genuine music fans who wanted to recapture some of the spirit of … Continue reading

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Book review: Decades – URIAH HEEP in the 1970s by Steve Pilkington

Decades- Uriah Heep in the 1970s by Steve Pilkington

Sonicbond Publishing (Release Date 28.03.21) Following the series of  ‘On Track’ releases, reviewing a band’s back catalogue in comprehensive detail, Sonicbond have been moving onto a new ‘decades’ concept in which a band’s history is examined in more detail over … Continue reading

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Album review: DUFFY – Scruffy Duffy (remaster w/bonus tracks)

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Cherry Red [Release date 25.06.21] An undiscovered gem of an album. That’s a familiar phrase, and one that too often disappoints when exposed to the light. Scruffy Duffy doesn’t let us down. This was Brit band, Duffy’s second album, recorded … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS ARTISTS – I’m A Freak Baby 3

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Cherry Red Records [release date 25.06.21] The immortal words of Edgar Broughton – I’m A Freak Baby – have reached their third iteration in Cherry Red’s estimable series of “The British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1973” collections. … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN MCAULEY – Standing On The Edge

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Frontiers [Release date 07.05.21] Robin McAuley has been very busy of late. Following on from his return stint with Michael Schenker he then went on to front the Black Swan project, joining Jeff Pilson and Reb Beach, who released the excellent ‘Shake The World’ … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Riding The Rock Machine

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Grapefruit/Cherry Red [Release date 23.03.21] Riding The Rock Machine is a supremely enjoyable, 60 track slice of cultural history. The UK’s pop and rock legacy should be considered a National Treasure, to be protected and promoted. Grapefruit/ Cherry Red are … Continue reading

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Album review: KEN HENSLEY – My Book Of Answers

KEN HENSLEY - My Book Of Answers

HNE Recordings [Release date 05.02.21] Proving that the language of rock’n’roll is universal, the late Ken Hensley’s final album is a collaboration with Russian poet and lyricist, Vladimir Emelin. My Book Of Answers grew out of a chance meeting between … Continue reading

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Album review: KEN HENSLEY – Tales Of Live Fire & Other Mysteries

KEN HENSLEY - Tales Of Live Fire & Other Mysteries

Cherry Red Records/HNE [Release date 27.03.20] Most will know keyboard player/songwriter, Ken Hensley from his ten year (1970-80) stint as a key component of Uriah Heep. This 5 CD package revisits Hensley’s work much later in his career. It focuses … Continue reading

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Album review: SON OF MAN – State of Dystopia

SON OF MAN – State of Dystopia

Pete Feenstra chatted to George Jones for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, getting the background to the new album ‘State Of Dystopia’.  First broadcast on 5 April 2020. Cherry Red Records [Release date 27.03.20] Son Of Man’s ‘State of Dystopia’ … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL LANZON – 48 Seconds

PHIL LANZON - 48 Seconds

Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK [Release date 02.08.19] Hot on the heels of last year’s ‘If You Think I’m Crazy’ Uriah Heep’s keyboards player Phil Lanzon is back with another solo album, which again sees him working with producer Simon … Continue reading

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Album review: FICTION SYXX – The Alternate Me

FICTION SYXX - The Alternate Me

MelodicRock Records [Release date 28.06.19] Fiction Syxx follow up last year’s debut ‘Tall Dark Secret’ with ‘The Alternate Me’. Fiction Syxx is the brain child of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Mark Allen Lanoue and he is joined again by guitarist JK Northrup (King … Continue reading

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News: STEELHOUSE – Thunder and Thin Lizzy headline Welsh classic rock festival (26-28 July 2019)

Thunder - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL - Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23 July 2016

This preview of Steelhouse was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 5 May.  It features tracks from Hollowstar, Those Damn Crows and Thin Lizzy. (14:49) Melodic hard rockers Thunder and Thin Lizzy top the two-day Welsh … Continue reading

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Gig review: URIAH HEEP – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 14 December 2018

URIAH HEEP - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 14 December 2018

Classic Rock doesn’t get much more classic than this, with Uriah Heep promoting their latest opus Living The Dream and this London show, given the amount of friends and family present, a bit like a homecoming. With two support bands, the doors opened at … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (October 2018 – December 2018)

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Albums of the Month 2018 January – March 2018 April – June 2018 July – September 2018 URIAH HEEP Living The Dream (Frontiers) “…to their credit ‘Living The Dream’ remains wholly relevant to any rock audience, young or old. On … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Living The Dream

URIAH HEEP - Living The Dream

Frontiers [Release date 14.09.18] We really have no right to expect – in 2018 – a tremendously vital album from a “heritage” band with an average age of 60 and who celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2019.  But that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Album review: AYREON – Into The Electric Castle

AYREON - Into The Electric Castle

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 26.10.18] Aside from being the 20th anniversary of its release and a long overdue vinyl release, the most significant thing about the Arjen Lucassen’s remixed and re-mastered 1998 Ayreon project, is the way it successfully … Continue reading

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Gig review: KEN HENSLEY – The Hospital Club, London, 26 February 2018

KEN HENSLEY - The Hospital Club, London, 26 February 2018

Prior to this showcase gig, Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra caught up with Ken Hensley to chat about his music and play tracks from the new album.  The special feature was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio … Continue reading

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Album review: PHIL LANZON – If You Think I’m Crazy

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Following the GRTR! reviewers’ choice for ‘Best of 2018′ Top Album, David Randall chatted to Phil Lanzon at the start of Uriah Heep’s UK tour in December 2018.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records … Continue reading

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Album review: KEN HENSLEY – Rare & Timeless

KEN HENSLEY - Rare & Timeless

In this exclusive non-broadcast extract Ken Hensley chats to Pete Feenstra about pre-Uriah Heep and beyond.  The full version of this interview was first broadcast on Sunday 18 March 2018 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, repeated Thursday 22 March … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 2)

John Verity - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 2)

Day 2 – Saturday John Verity opened up shop on a damp Saturday with a thoughtful blues rock set, not overplaying his own solo material (new album: Blue To My Soul) and treating us to some familiar standards including ‘Cocaine’ … Continue reading

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Gig review: HRH PROG VI – Pwllheli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

Edgar Broughton - HRH PROG VI - Pwllheli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

David Randall writes… Friday Edgar Broughton opened the proceedings on Stage 1 without his band but with tales of daring-do over a career spanning nearly 50 years and since his signing to the Harvest label in 1968.  Apparently he presided … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Raging Through The Silence

URIAH HEEP - Raging Through The Silence

Uriah Heep Records [Release date 08.09.17] One for hard rock and prog fans – you really can’t beat a bit of Uriah Heep. Really. Especially when it’s a well recorded live show. Even more so when it plugs a nice … Continue reading

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Album review: CAPTAIN BEYOND – Lost And Found 1972–1973

Cleopatra [Release date 02.06.17] Somewhat of a trans-Atlantic supergroup in their day, Captain Beyond formed in 1971 and originally featured guitarist Larry Rhino Reinhardt and bassist Lee Dorman (both of Iron Butterfly), original Deep Purple vocalist Rod Evans (wanting to … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP Reissues (Look At Yourself, Demons And Wizards, The Magician’s Birthday)

URIAH HEEP - Look At Yourself

BMG [Release date 31.03.17] As we opined when reviewing the first tranche of Heep reissues, we would question the merits of adding a second disc with the “alternative”  album version as reimagined by Heep fan and collector Robert Corich under … Continue reading

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Album review: URIAH HEEP – Salisbury (reissue)

URIAH HEEP - Salisbury

BMG [Release date 28.10.16] The Heep reissue series continues with their 1971 “progressive” offering, and reinforced with a bonus “alternative” disc including  previously unreleased material.  Cynics might wonder why we are again being ask to re-buy the music of our … Continue reading

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