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  MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS

mark taylor

Constant gig-goer on the London scene since 1984, can normally be found at the bar or acting like a headbanging lunatic down the front.


31 December 2014: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: Shepherd's Bush Empire
31 December 2014: Status Quo/Chas 'N Dave: O2 Arena, London
30 December 2014: Best Of 2014
29 December 2014: Peter Gabriel: SSE Wembley Arena, London
28 December 2014: Mac Sabbath: Welcome To The Cheesiest And Beefiest Band In The World
16 December 2014: Bernie Torme Video Interview About 'Flowers & Dirt', Gillan, Ozzy And Beyond
11 December 2014: Black Star Riders Video Interview With Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson
8 December 2014: Quireboys/Down 'N Outz Interview With Paul Guerin And Guy Griffin
5 December 2014: Billy Idol: Eventim Apollo, London
3 December 2014: AC/DC: 'Rock Or Bust'
31 October 2014: Looking For Johnny - The Legend Of Johnny Thunders DVD
30 October 2014: Electic River: 'The Faith & Patience' Plus Video Interview
29 October 2014: The Jim Stapley Band: 'Long Time Coming'
24 October 2014: Patti Russo Video Exclusive On Meat Loaf, Queen And Her New Solo Career
16 October 2014: Chariot: 'Demons And Angels' Plus Video Iinterview And Win Tickets to Metalwave II
8 October 2014: Crucified Barbara: 'In The Red' Plus Video Interview And Competition
2 October 2014: Deep Purple Members And AC/DC's Brian Johnson Attend DVD Launch For 'Celebrating Jon Lord'
1 October 2014: Kissin' Dynamite Video Interview With Hannes Braun And Jim Muller Talking About 'Megalomania'
11 September 2014: Reckless Ambition: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
11 September 2014: In Flames Video Interview With Anders Friden
9 September 2014: Biff Byford Exclusive Video Interview - Scintilla Project: 'The Hybrid' Album And Film Review
8 September 2014: Evergrey Exclusive Video Interview With Tom S Englund And Johan Niemann
8 September 2014: Amulet/Flight: 'Well 'Eavy' Album Launch, The Black Heart, Camden, London
2 September 2014: Black Star Riders - Scott Gorham - Exclusive Video Interview - Legends Of Rock Festival
2 September 2014: Jimi Jamison Obituary
28 August 2014: House Of X: The Borderline, London
26 August 2014: Tax The Heat Exclusive Video Interview
5 August 2014: Helix: 'Bastard Of The Blues'
5 August 2014: Unisonic Video Interview with Michael Kiske And Dennis Ward
28 July 2014: Rogue Male/Toledo Steel: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
25 July 2014: Blues Pills Interview With Elin Larsson And Dorian Sorriaux
8 July 2014: Steve Hackett Exclusive Video Interview About 'Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall'
17 June 2014: Suzi Quatro: 'Live And Kickin'/'If You Knew Suzi...'/'Suzi... And Other Four Letter Words'
13 June 2014: Uriah Heep Interview With Bernie Shaw Talking About The New Album 'Outsider'
9 June 2014: Bad News - Rik Mayall RIP
6 June 2014: Krokus: 'Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust'
29 May 2014: Exclusive Interview With Marc Storace And Chris Von Rohr Of Krokus
21 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With No Sinner
13 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With Deborah Bonham
8 May 2014: Alexa De Strange: 'Tits Of Death' EP
8 May 2014: Foreigner/Europe/FM: Eventim Apollo, London
8 May 2014: FM: 'Futurama' EP
6 May 2014: Foreigner Unplugged: Hammersmith Odeon, London
6 May 2014: Sunflower Jam - Celebrating Jon Lord: Royal Albert Hall, London
6 May 2014: Cat Scratch Fever 2: Bernie Torme/Peckham Cowboys: White Lion, Streatham
1 May 2014: The Cringe: 'Hiding In Plain Sight' (Sony/RED) Plus Exclusive Video Interview
29 April 2014: Hard Rock Hell AOR/Prog/Blues 2: Hafan y Mor, Pwllheli
29 April 2014: H.E.A.T: 'Tearing Down The Walls' Album Review And Exclusive Video Interview
28 April 2014: Giants Of Rock Festival, Butlins Minehead
25 April 2014: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin: Borderline, London
25 April 2014: D-A-D Exclusive Video Interview With Jesper Binzer
23 April 2014: The Bermondsey Joyriders: Brian Jones/Johnny Thunders Double A-Side Tribute Single
18 April 2014: Doro Pesch Interview
18 April 2014: California Breed Exclusive Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
16 April 2014: Ian Anderson Album Launch In London For 'Homo Erraticus'
16 April 2014: The Answer, Sub 89, Reading Plus Exclusive Video Interview
10 April 2014: Edguy: Tobias Sammet Talks About 'Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown'
31 March 2014: Stray: 'Live In Japan 2013' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Del Bromham
13 March 2014: Saxon: 'St George's Day Sacrifice Live In Manchester'
13 March 2014: Belladonna Interview With Dani Macchi
12 March 2014: Anette Olzon, Former Singer Of Nightwish Talks About Her New Album, 'Shine'
24 February 2014: Adrian Vandenberg's Moonkings: Video Interview, Album Review And Competition
29 January 2014: Video Interview With Jill Janus Of Huntress
23 January 2014: Deep Purple: 'NOW What?!' Gold Edition
21 January 2014: No Sinner: 'Boo Hoo Hoo'
15 January 2014: Boston: 'Life, Love & Hope'
15 January 2014: Pink Cigar: 'We're Gonna Get You Out Of Here'
15 January 2014: Leaf Hound: 'Live In Japan' CD & DVD
6 January 2014: Metalworks, With Special Guests From Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Iron Maiden, Zodiac Mindwarp And More...
6 January 2014: Video Interview With Uli Jon Roth
6 January 2014: Girlschool/Raven: The Garage, London Plus Video Interview With Raven
23 December 2013: The Art Of Metal Book Review
4 December 2013: Video Interview With Marco Mendoza
3 December 2013: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: 'Bridge The Gap' Plus Video Interview With The Mad Axeman
27 October 2013: Accept: 'Balls To The Wall'/'Metal Heart'
8 October 2013: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow: 'Black Masquerade' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Doogie White
7 October 2013: Bob Daisley: 'For Fact's Sake Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Bob Daisley And Lee Kerslake
7 October 2013: Video Interview With The Graveltones
26 September 2013: The Sweet: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Temperance Movement Album Launch: Gibson Guitar Studios, London Plus Video Interview
18 September 2013: Def Leppard 'Viva! Hysteria': Video Interview With Joe Elliott And Rick Savage
13 September 2013: The Sweet: Live At The Marquee 1986 Plus Interview With Andy Scott
9 September 2013: Deadly Circus Fire: The Borderline, London
3 September 2013: Tarja: 'Colours In The Dark' Plus Interview
3 September 2013: The Jokers: 'Rock N' Roll Is Alive'
3 September 2013: The Bermondsey Joyriders: 'Noise And Revolution'
29 August 2013: NWOBHM Manorfest 2013, Merton Manor Club, London
28 August 2013: Wacken Open Air Festival 2013
23 August 2013: Deep Purple: 'Slaves And Masters'
14 August 2013: Interview With Anton Kabanen Of Battle Beast
12 August 2013: Ricky Warwick, Camden Underworld, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Anvil: Relentless Garage, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Robin Beck: 'Underneath' Plus Exclusive Video Interview
2 August 2013: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin
31 July 2013: Aerosmith: 'Rock For The Rising Sun' DVD
29 July 2013: Status Quo: Rochester Castle, Medway Towns
29 July 2013: Bon Jovi: London Hyde Park
12 July 2013: Raven: 'Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey' DVD
11 July 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Britain/The World Record'
9 July 2013: Tracer/Cage The Gods: London Scala
28 June 2013: Mike Tramp, Star Of Kings
27 June 2013: Iron Maiden: MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
18 June 2013: Saxon/Quireboys: Oxford O2 Academy
14 June 2013: Ricky Warwick Interview
14 June 2013: Anvil: 'Hope In Hell'
6 June 2013: The Crunch: 'Down By The Border' Single
28 May 2013: The Temperance Movement, The 100 Club, London
24 May 2013: Trevor Bolder Obituary
10 May 2013: Sound Of Contact Album Launch Party
8 May 2013: Monument: Nambucca, London
22 April 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Japan' Deluxe Version
22 April 2013: FM: 'Rockville' and Rockville II'
22 April 2013: Dan Reed, Camden Underworld, London
10 April 2013: Mission To Lars DVD
4 April 2013: Interview With Whitesnake's David Coverdale
29 March 2013: Escape The Fate Interview With Craig Mabbitt
13 March 2013: Clive Burr Of Iron Maiden Obituary
24 January 2013: Pig Iron: 'Pig Iron IV'
24 January 2013: Snakecharmer: 'Snakecharmer' Plus Interview With Micky Moody And Neil Murray
22 January 2013: Sin Tonic: 'Bottom's Up' EP
22 January 2013: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie' (DVD)
17 January 2013: Paddy Goes To Holyhead: Merton Manor Club, London
17 January 2013: Jaguar: The Old Blue Last, London
1 January 2013: Thin Lizzy/Quireboys: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: Europe: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: TNT/Stampede/Neonfly: Camden Underworld, London
28 December 2012: Best Of 2012
27 December 2012: Magnum/Trillium: Islington Academy, London
26 December 2012: Video Interview With Bob Catley Of Magnum
21 December 2012: Damon Johnson Of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders Chats To Mark
14 December 2012: FM: 'Only Foolin'' EP
13 December 2012: Michael Schenker: Temple Of Rock Live DVD
10 December 2012: The Rolling Stones, O2 Arena, London
6 December 2012: Gong/Enochian Theory, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
6 December 2012: Vega/Tainted Nation: Borderline, London
28 November 2012: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
28 November 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road, Rock Patch, Twickenham, London
28 November 2012: Motörhead: Brixton Academy, London
19 November 2012: Interview With Enochian Theory
8 November 2012: Neal Schon: 'The Calling'
8 November 2012: Kirk Blows: Hammered
8 November 2012: Michael Anthony: Words And Music - Excursions In The Art Of Rock Fandom
3 November 2012: Martin Turner - No Easy Road: My Life With Wishbone Ash And Beyond
3 November 2012: Black Country Communion: 'Afterglow'
17 October 2012: Spider: 'The Complete Anthology'
15 October 2012: Sweet: 'New York Connection'
12 October 2012: Interview With Andy Fraser, Formerly Of Free
8 October 2012: Joe Bonamassa: Siam Pavalai Theater, Bangkok, Thailand
8 October 2012: Sunflower Jam: Royal Albert Hall, London
8 October 2012: Gaskin: 'Edge Of Madness'
4 October 2012: Demon Dude's Revenge: 'An Adolescent Fantasy (Vol 1)'
3 October 2012: Tygers Of Pan Tang: 'Ambush'
3 October 2012: Jon Lord: 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra'
2 October 2012: Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
1 October 2012: Anvil: 'Back To Basics', 'Still Going Strong' 'This Is Thirteen' Re-Releases
28 September 2012: Magnum: 'On The Thirteenth Day'
26 September 2012: Tokyo Blade/Deep Machine: Borderline, London
10 September 2012: Thin Lizzy: Under The Bridge, London
4 September 2012: Dio Disciples/Monument/Hostile: Islington Academy, London
4 September 2012: Video Interview With Monument
30 August 2012: Scorpions: Wacken Festival
30 August 2012: Video Interview With Weapon
28 August 2012: UDO: Wacken Festival
15 August 2012: Weapon/Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club
13 August 2012: Reuben Archer's Big Birthday Bash: Novotel, Wolverhampton
13 August 2012: Queen With Adam Lambert: Hammersmith Odeon, London
31 July 2012: Soundgarden/Black Stone Cherry/Cold Chisel/Iggy Pop: Hard Rock Calling, London
30 July 2012: Sebastian Bach: Islington Academy, London
21 July 2012: Night Ranger: Islington Academy, London
18 July 2012: Richard Marx: 'Inside My Head'
17 July 2012: Jon Lord Obituary
13 July 2012: Glenn Hughes/Fish: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
2 July 2012: Dio: 'Holy Diver' Deluxe Re-Issue
2 July 2012: Taurus Trakker: 'Building Ten' Album Launch, 12 Bar Club, London
2 July 2012: The Zombies: Jazz Cafe, Camden, London
28 June 2012: Lita Ford: 'Living Like A Runaway'
28 June 2012: Horisont: 'Second Assault'
20 June 2012: Video Interview With Sanguine
19 June 2012: Video Interview With Sebastian Bach
30 May 2012: Interview With The Legendary Rick Wakeman
18 May 2012: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
17 May 2012: Micki Free: 12 Bar Club, London Plus Video Interview
16 May 2012: Quireboys/Pat McManus: Borderline, London
16 May 2012: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken'
9 May 2012: Video Interview With Gotthard
8 May 2012: Video Interview With Mick Underwood
3 May 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road: Merton Manor Club
1 May 2012: Europe: 'Bag Of Bones'
25 April 2012: Video Interview With Tracer
24 April 2012: UFO/Heavy Metal Kids: Kentish Town Forum, London
23 April 2012: British Steel Festival VI: Underworld, London
20 April 2012: Audio Interview With Biff Byford Of Saxon
18 April 2012: H.E.A.T: 'Address The Nation'
18 April 2012: Vain/Furyon/Stala And So: Underworld, London
18 April 2012: Micki Free Electric Blues: 'Tattoo Burn'
12 April 2012: Gyspy Pistoleros: 'Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned! Greatest Hits Volume 1'
9 April 2012: Angel Witch/Grand Magus/In Solitude: Islington Academy, London
7 April 2012: Video Interview With Serenity
5 April 2012: Audio Interview With Joey Tempest Of Europe
31 March 2012: Video Interview With Joakim Bróden Of Sabaton: US Tour Definitely Goes Ahead
29 March 2012: Video Interview With In Solitude
28 March 2012: Video Interview With Kissin Dynamite
28 March 2012: Video Interview With The Hype Theory
22 March 2012: FM: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
21 March 2012: Neonfly/The Morning After: Islington Academy, London
1 March 2012: Judas Priest/Lamb Of God: Fort Canning Park, Singapore
28 February 2012: Video Interview With The Trews
27 February 2012: Argent: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
27 February 2012: The Trews/The Virginmarys: Highbury Garage, London
24 February 2012: UFO: 'Seven Deadly'
13 February 2012: The Hype Theory: Highbury Garage, London
10 February 2012: Steelwing/Skull Fist/Vanderbuyst: Camden Underworld, London
9 February 2012: Anvil: 'Strength Of Steel', 'Pound For Pound' And 'Worth The Weight' Re-Releases
6 February 2012: Virgin Steele: 'Age Of Consent'
30 January 2012: Pink Cigar: 'Generation Next'
29 January 2012: Space Ritual: The Borderline, London
19 January 2012: Audio Interview With Michael Schenker
16 January 2012: Chickenfoot: Brixton Academy, London
11 January 2012: Saint Jude: Scala, London
9 January 2012: Video Interview With Praying Mantis
9 January 2012: Praying Mantis: London, Merton Manor Club
2 January 2012: Uriah Heep/Snakecharmer: Shepherd's Bush Empire
29 December 2011: Alter Bridge/Black Stone Cherry: Wembley Arena
29 December 2011: Slade: London, Koko
24 December 2011: Deep Purple: Glasgow SECC
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
21 December 2011: X-UFO Video Interview
21 December 2011: X-UFO: Ruislip, Tropic Club
16 December 2011: Coldspell Video Interview
15 December 2011: The Quill Video Interview
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V Photo Gallery
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V, Pontins, Prestatyn
12 December 2011: Girlschool Video Interview
9 December 2011: Tony Clarkin Of Magnum Video Interview
8 December 2011: Lizzy Borden Video Interview
8 December 2011: Michael Monroe Video Interview
2 December 2011: Nightlord, Hysterica, Stuka Squadron: London
1 December 2011: Riot: 'Immortal Soul'
26 November 2011: Freedom Call/Arthemis: Camden Underworld
24 November 2011: Glenn Hughes: London, Leicester Square Theatre
22 November 2011: Blackfoot: London, Islington Academy
21 November 2011: Magnum: 'Evolution'
20 November 2011: Stray: London, Royal Standard
19 November 2011: Peter Frampton: Hammersmith Apollo
15 November 2011: Leaf Hound: London, Borderline
14 November 2011: Manowar: London, Brixton Academy
12 November 2011: LionSex Video Interview
11 November 2011: LionSex 'Get It' Album Launch: London
11 November 2011: Saxon Biff Byford Video Interview
7 November 2011: Anvil Audio Interview
4 November 2011: Iron Claw: 'A Different Game'
2 November 2011: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: London
1 November 2011: The Answer/Gentlemans Pistols: London, Garage
28 October 2011: Audio Interview With Soley Mourning
26 October 2011: Soley Mourning: 'Zaire'
24 October 2011: Joe Bonamassa: London, Hammersmith Apollo
23 October 2011: Chickenfoot: 'III'
13 October 2011: Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa: 'Don't Explain'
11 October 2011: Derek Sherinian: 'Oceana'
3 October 2011: Pink Cigar: Notting Hill Arts Club
29 September 2011: Linkin Park: Bangkok, Activ Square
17 September 2011: FM's Pete Jupp Video Interview
7 June 2011: Black Country Communion: '2'
3 October 2010: Audio Interview With Tank









 

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN ADD NEW DATE TO BOOK OF SOULS UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
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Curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track offering features many classic songs..

the answer THE ANSWER REVEAL NEW SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
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"The Scorpions fans have been most welcoming and its been great to meet all the crazy wonderful Motörheadbangers along the way..."

avenged sevenfold AVENGED SEVENFOLD ADD A SECOND NIGHT AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA
Tickets for all dates of what will be the band's first UK tour for three years are on sale here...

vixen VIXEN ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL AND BERNIE MARSDEN IS READY AND WILLING TOO
"Vixen will be a class addition - they are on fire at the moment, so it's a nice wee exclusive to add to the line-up..."

deep purple RITCHIE BLACKMORE: IAN GILLAN IS SICK AND DEEP PURPLE SHOULD GIVE IT A REST
"I'm deteriorating very fast, as we all are. All my friends are passing away. Some of my enemies are passing away too..."

europe EUROPE ANNOUNCE TAX THE HEAT, DARE AND THE ELECTRIC BOYS AS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR SUPPORT
"They are one of the young new bands out there that are keeping the rock business exciting and vibrant..."

napalm death NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCE 2017 IRISH DATES
Napalm Death’s acclaimed fifteenth album release 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release...

neal morse band THE NEAL MORSE BAND NEW ALBUM OUT 11th NOVEMBER: WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"Someone had suggested to me that I do a concept album based on this book, but I kind of forgot about it. Then when I began writing new songs last December..."

glenn hughes GLENN HUGHES NEW STUDIO ALBUM IS ABOUT TO 'RESONATE': UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ARE HERE
Now, finally, his first solo album in over eight years will see the light of day...

judas priest EXCLUSIVE JUDAS PRIEST HELL BENT FOR BLOODSTOCK 2017?
When this will be officially announced is anyone's guess but what we do know is that festival organisers are working hard right now to secure next year's headliners...

the skids THE SKIDS HEAD BACK INTO THE VALLEY WITH 2017 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
One of the gigs on the 40th anniversary tour will be a hometown performance at Dunfermline's Glen Pavilion...

possessed POSSESSED ANNOUNCE GLASGOW/LONDON DATES
The current line-up have been working together since 2013 and despite playing festival shows in Europe in 2014, this tour includes their first ever Scottish live date...

the skids SCOTS ROCKERS MASON HILL WIN HIGHWAY TO HELL
"So many good bands played over the weekend and we're really proud to be part of it!"

slayer SLAYER: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE...
"Slayer is notorious for letting the artist be the artist, the producer be the producer, and the director be the director, etc..."

guns n roses ac dc "STOP BEING SO SELFISH!" GUNS N' ROSES AND AC/DC CRITICS BLASTED PLUS LOTS MORE NEWS FROM BOTH CAMPS
"Grow up and stop complaining. This is also about Angus and his mates, have some respect for them."

metallica METALLICA ANNOUNCE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
"It's on!!! As we put the finishing touches to the album, we're also getting ready to hit the road for the first of many headlining shows around the world."

scorpions MIKKEY DEE GIVES IT BACK TO YOU AS SCORPIONS HONOUR MOTÖRHEAD WITH 'OVERKILL' PERFORMANCE
The Germans are to be commended for choosing a Motörhead song that isn't 'Ace Of Spades'.

bristol deathfest NEW UK DEATH METAL FESTIVAL UNVEILS MONSTROUS LINE-UP
"It's been too long of a time and we are super stoked to see all you sick fucks again at Bristol Deathfest!!!"

pink floyd PINK FLOYD RELEASE NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'UMMAGUMMA' HIGHLIGHT AS V&A EXHIBITION IS LAUNCHED
The new video features additional guitars and vocals from David Gilmour and piano from Richard Wright...

british lion A MESSAGE FROM STEVE HARRIS AS BRITISH LION EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ARE ANNOUNCED
"We'll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album..."

lords of bvlack LORDS OF BLACK FEATURING RAINBOW SINGER RONNIE ROMERO ARE HERE IN DECEMBER
Kicking off at the Underworld in London, the tour includes dates in Glasgow, Newcastle, Stoke, Swansea and Grimsby...

quartz QUARTZ FINALLY SET THE TIME FOR NEW ALBUM
"'Fear No Evil' is a straight Heavy Metal rock album, delivered with enthusiasm,” says Quartz guitarist Mick Hopkins.

alter bridge ALTER BRIDGE RELEASE NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF UK TOUR: WATCH IT HERE
Special guests on the tour include Danish rockers Volbeat, French progressive Metallers Gojira and up-and-comers, Like A Storm...

purson PURSON ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
The band will also make bill-topping appearances at Norwich Sound + Vision Festival and the Brain Freeze Festival...

black star riders WAS BREAKING NEWS: BLACK STAR RIDERS UK TOUR DATES FOR MARCH 2017 ARE HERE
Black Star Riders will release their new album, 'Heavy Fire', in early 2017 and will be hitting the road in support of this in March...

pink floyd THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS AT THE V&A IS UNPRECEDENTED AND INNOVATIVE
The Exhibition offers a unique insight into a group of world-class musicians who have always defied artistic boundaries...

ac dc phil rudd UK EXCLUSIVE: AC/DC'S PHIL RUDD SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK BUT IS NOW READY TO ROCK AGAIN. BUT NOT WITH AXL
"I sneaked out to the shop to get some cigarettes, then I realised I had no car, so I walked home to get the Ferrari, and drove back to the hospital..."

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK 2017 IS GO! DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE HERE NOW
This price will not be available for long so grab your now before they sell out...

clutch CLUTCH DECEMBER UK HEADLINE DATES ARE HERE
A sure fire way to brighten up your holiday season, Clutch will be bringing the festive cheer to four UK cities...

sos festival SOS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST NINE BANDS FOR ITS' 10TH EDITION IN 2017
"It's great for us that another Manchester band has the kudos to headline, just as Absolva did us proud on our Friday in 2016..."

tyr TÝR EUROPEAN TOUR UNDER THREAT OVER WHALE CONTROVERSY
Animal rights sympathisers, supporters and activists are in overdrive over this one with some pretty nasty comments being directed towards Heri and the band...

fm FM ANNOUNCE 'INDISCREET 30' NEW ALBUM AND UK TOUR DATES
"We have been asked many times if we would consider re-recording some of these tracks using today's modern technology..."

red hot chili peppers WAS BREAKING NEWS: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE FIRST UK TOUR FOR FIVE YEARS
This exciting run kicks off with two nights at London's O2 on 5th and 6th December and takes in dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester...

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD IMMORTALISED IN WEST HOLLYWOOD AS THE IRON MAIDENS HEAD STAR-STUDDED ULTIMATE JAM
"I think it looks a lot like him. It's a compelling image. I think it will offer some closure. I think Lemmy is finally home."

korn KORN UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR 'INSANE': DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
'Insane' appears on Korn's latest and twelfth studio album 'The Serenity Of Suffering' which you can pre-order here...

status quo STATUS QUO REVEAL ARTWORK AND TRACKLISTING FOR 'AQUOSTIC II - THAT'S A FACT!'
This is the sound of a band living in the present, embracing the future, whilst cherishing their past...

bruce dickinson EXCLUSIVE: SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO FEATURING BRUCE DICKINSON SCOOPS SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
The audience surveyed rated the film 4.98 out of a total of 5.00 while Al Jazeera awarded it the Best Documentary out of twenty two entrants...

wakrat WATCH RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'S TIM COMMERFORD START NEW NATION IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE ON VIDEO HERE
"The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda..."

led zeppelin LED ZEPPELIN GIVE YOU AN INSIDE LOOK AT 'THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS' SUPER DELUXE
Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans...

saxon SAXON PRESENT A HOARD OF LIVE GLORY IN A BOX OF VINYL GOLD
"This is not going to be around again and with exclusive art work too. Bring it on - I think we'll play some of these tracks on tour in the Autumn."

journey toto JOURNEY AND TOTO LIVE SPECTACULARS ON THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER
"When I first listened back, the thought omnipresent in my mind was simply, 'That's that raw, sizzling energy we had in high school!'"

geoff tate GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION MINDCRIME UNVEIL TWO NEW TRACKS
"With the key finally in his possession, "H" has everything he needs to finally launch his long awaited project called The New Reality. Or does he..."

big country BIG COUNTRY HEADING OUT ON 'THE SEER' 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Big Country will be performing 'The Seer' in its entirety when tbey hit the road for a 24-date UK tour starting on September 14th...

metallica UK EXCLUSIVE: METALLICA RELEASE 'HARDWIRED' - NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
"Has it really been eight years? Doesn't feel like it! We’re obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there via MetalTalk...

manowar WAS BREAKING NEWS: MANOWAR TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE FINAL BATTLE WORLD TOUR
The Kings Of Metal are abdicating and our very last Call To Arms is coming...

opeth OPETH DETAIL WEMBLEY ARENA SHOW
"We'll only play this set list three times on the whole world tour so if you miss it, you'll have missed it..."

tank UPDATED: TANK RELEASE DIGITAL DELUXE VERSIONS OF 'WAR MACHINE' AND 'WAR NATION'
"Doogies vocals were exactly suited to this period of Tank and we're extremely proud of what we created in these two albums."

pete way PETE WAY LEAVES HOSPITAL AFTER HEART ATTACK
"Pete Way and I would like to thank you all for your messages, kind thoughts and prayers..."

vader WAS BREAKING NEWS: VADER ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER LONDON GIG
Vader will be touring in support of their recently announced new studio album 'The Empire' which is due for release this autumn...

dead daisies THE DEAD DAISIES RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'JOIN TOGETHER' AS 'MAKE SOME NOISE' CRASHES INTO WORLDWIDE CHARTS
"We want to thank all of our fans and friends around the world for the amazing support of our new record 'Make Some Noise'!"

bloodstock POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT AT BLOODSTOCK
"Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch and are asking people to share this appeal..."

guns n roses EXCLUSIVE: GUNS N' ROSES DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE WAY WITH AUSTRALIAN AND JAPANESE DATES CONFIRMED
Other possibles for the remaining two headline slots are Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Metallica...

roger dean URIAH HEEP, BUDGIE AND ATOMIC ROOSTER ARTISTS WORK TO BE IMMORTALISED ON STAMPS
Roger Dean has designed over 100 album covers for artists including Yes, Asia, London Symphony Orchestra, Nightwing, It Bites and Snafu.

evil scarecrow WAS BREAKING NEWS: EVIL SCARECROW ANNOUNCE 'ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANADO' TOUR
"We'll be bringing our biggest, silliest show yet along with some brand new, probably never heard before, music 'genius'..."

blaze bayley BLAZE BAYLEY TO BE FEATURED IN MULTI-PART CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
"I'm excited to be returning to Canada and I look forward to meeting my fans, with the opportunity for them to be a part of the documentary."

last in line LAST IN LINE ADDED TO WINTER STORM LINE-UP
Winter Storm, the festival that will take place over the weekend of 25th and 26th November in Troon, South Ayrshire, have already announced an exciting line-up...

tony iommi GREAT NEWS FROM TONY IOMMI: CANCER IS IN REMISSION
"The chemotherapy and the follow-up treatment appear to have done the trick — but I'm aware that it could come back one day."

suicide silence SUICIDE SILENCE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR
"Hold on to your butts cause we will be headbanging our way through your town! Bring your A game cause we will be bringing ours..."

ac dc AC/DC IN FULL FLIGHT: QUALITY LIMITED EDITION BOOK IS A MUST FOR COLLECTORS
All of the photographs have been carefully processed and digitally restored to optimise reproduction quality.

ozzy osbourne BOB DAISLEY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OZZY OSBOURNE, WHO RESPONDS
"We would have hoped that after 36 years that Mr Daisley would have lost his unhealthy personal obsession and resentment towards Mr Osbourne's success."

70 tons of metal 70000 TONS OF METAL: SIXTY BANDS, BARS THAT NEVER CLOSE AND MUCH MORE
Heavy Metal bands from around the globe playing concerts on four different stages...

lamb of god WAS BREAKING NEWS: LAMB OF GOD REVEAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'EMBERS': MARK MORTON HAS SOME DEEPLY PERSONAL WORDS
"Nearly a decade after 'Walk With Me In Hell' it was happening yet again. Art was imitating life..."

iron maiden WAS BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN RELEASE "THANK YOU" VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Now it's break time for Iron Maiden but they will be back for a full scale UK Tour in 2017...

meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF RELEASES SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM WITH JIM STEINMAN - LISTEN HERE
"Now psychologist and psychiatrists all over America are giving it to their patients..."

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