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Photo of Steve Harris from Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden’s ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’ album has been voted greatest album released in the past ten years by readers of Sweden Rock magazine, the country’s biggest-selling music magazine. The result appeared in the publication’s ten-year-anniversary issue. Maiden also polled at number two with ‘Dance Of Death’ and …
Camden Rocks 2015 poster

The best laid plans and all that… last year we tried to cover as many bands as we possibly could but due to the inevitable logistical problems that Camden Rocks delivers, we managed just a percentage of what was on offer. This year was to prove the same, with even …
U.S. singer Bruce Springsteen, centre, performs at Croke Park stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Friday, May, 27, 2016. (Photo by Peter Morrison/Invision/AP)

Having bypassed Dublin on his last visit to the Emerald Isle, the New Jersey legend makes a welcome return to the capital. Words: Brian Boyle Known to be a stickler for punctuality, the boss man was obviously in a very relaxed mood. With a 7.00pm stage time heavily advertised around …
Photo of Enter The Ghost: Mercury Shakespeare Company

The latest production from this burgeoning company is a bard-to-the-bone, full metal hamlet with tats, biker boots, wanton violence, sword-play and fierce language scorching the air. Disturbing and exhilarating in equal measure, Hamlet may be the longest of Shakespeare’s works, but this vibrant interpretation cleverly distills the action into three …
Image of Trevor Bolder

Trevor Bolder was born in Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England in 1950. His family were keen musicians with his father teaching him to play the trumpet. He also played cornet in the school band. Words: Mark Taylor Playing on the local blues scene in the 60s Bolder struck up …
Logo of the band SuidAkrA

SuidAkrA are about to release their twelfth studio album and despite this extensive back catalogue which contains many excellent works as well as having embarked on numerous European tours, three Indian tours, five North American plus South American and Chinese tours, they’re still pretty much an unknown quantity in Great …
Photo of Nicko McBrain, from Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden drummer Nick McBrain gave an extensive interview with The Drummer’s Journal recently when the band were in Los Angeles as part of their Book Of Souls world tour and in a very revealing conversation recalled the time that he was fired from the Pat Travers Band, as well …
Photo of Whitesnake at the SECC, Glasgow

I have never been such a fan of the SECC. Despite it’s relatively central location if you live or stay in Glasgow as a music venue as it is an outpost that Glasgow City travel planners delight in making public transport less. This makes it a venue that is not …
Image of Van Halen in 2012

It’s looking like the end game for Van Halen as 31 dates of their current US tour have been pulled from their website without explanation. The band were set to stay on the road until September with original frontman Dave Lee Roth, brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Eddie’s …
Uli Jon Roth, on stage at Bannermans in Edinburgh

The Ali Clinton Band are one of those young rock outfits getting out into every nook and cranny they can to play their music to a live audience.  Words: Ian Sutherland Pictures: Mark Holloway Wandering on stage with a strange line up of Clinton himself on guitar, regular drummer Richard …