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Led Zeppelin

The estate of late Spirit guitarist Randy California have launched an appeal after a jury found in favour of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in the recent Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway To Heaven’ plagiarism case. Michael Skidmark brought the original case against the legendary British rockers and filed a notice of …
Bruce Dickinson flies a Lancaster

Shortly before I joined Bruce Dickinson’s solo band he asked me, “Are you afraid of flying?”. I said “No”. Neither of us was fully explaining ourselves. I assumed that he meant we might go on some flights on tour. You can’t swim to America. There’s no ferries to Japan. That …
The Dictators NYC at Bannermans

New York’s finest, The Dictators, are one of those bands that influenced lots of bands that became famous but missed out on any of that success themselves. When they released their debut, ‘Go Girl Crazy’, in 1975 none of the big punk bands had recorded anything. There was no Ramones, …
Steve Hackett

To celebrate his 40th Anniversary as a solo artist, Steve Hackett will embark on his 19 date ‘Acolyte To Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour’ in the UK in October and here is a sneak peak of how things are going: The video is of Steve and Roger King rehearsing – …
Image of Paul Di'Anno

Former Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Di’Anno, has announced that his planned tour of the United States and Canada has been cancelled, after what appears to be an issue with the American booking agent. A message from Di’Anno, who last year announced his impending retirement from touring, reads as follows: “Due …
Toby Jepson, Wayward Sons

Wayward Sons is a new UK guitar band put together by the former Little Angles vocalist Toby Jepson. Joining him are Sam Wood on guitar, Nic Wastell on bass, Dave Kemp on keys and Phil Martini on drums. They have an impressive resume of groups they have previously worked with …
Blue Öyster Cult, London Forum, 29th July 2016

It was eight years since Long Islands’ Blue Öyster Cult last performed in London. This was a one-off UK date and for once, those living outside of the capital couldn’t really complain as the last three visits that BÖC had made to the UK were to far flung places such …
Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi returned to Regent Sounds yesterday, the very place where Black Sabbath recorded their first two albums, ‘Black Sabbath’ and ‘Paranoid’, both released in 1970. The Black Sabbath founder spoke about the forthcoming ‘Ten Year War’ box set and his time in the band that spawned Heavy Metal. Sabbath …
Slash - High Voltage 2011

After the complete washouts at other festivals this year, it was so refreshing to be greeted with beautiful blue skies on the morning of the second High Voltage. Words: Tina Saul: Photos by Judith Fisher For anyone that hasn’t been before, it’s a long trek from the tube station to …
Ramblin Man Fair, 2015

Since the demise of High Voltage in 2011, the English festival scene had missed this major player, so the announcement that the organisers had regrouped and moved out to the country for 2015 was met with hopeful optimism. Ramblin’ Man Fair attempted to take up where High Voltage left off, …