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evin Townsend Project: Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London

Devin Townsend is no stranger to performing his albums in their entirety. He did a four night residency at the University Of London Union in November 2011 performing the DTP’s first four albums and performed the entire ‘Z2’ album at a spectacular concert at The Royal Albert Hall in April …
Rockin' The Blues: The Garage, Highbury, London

“We all started in a garage and we all sucked,” said Gary Hoey during the opening set of Rockin’ The Blues, a showcase of some of the best talent on the Provogue label, gratifyingly including a UK date. Well they are still in a Garage tonight [17 March], and they …
Photo of Geoff Tate's Operation Mindcrine: The Garage, Glasgow

1988 was a good year in the world of rock and Metal – AC/DC were trying to blow up your video, Motörhead had no sleep at all, Megadeth were looking so far, so good in their career and then there was Slayer who were to be found somewhere south of …

This special sold out event was organised as a farewell party for original Iron Maiden singer Paul Mario Day, at the conclusion of what may be his final visit to the UK having emigrated to Australia in 1986. It developed into a full blown celebration of the very early years …
Image of Wacken 2018 festival poster

2018 saw the first ever Wacken that we can think of which didn’t see a single drop of rain. The sun was turned up to eleven the whole weekend. Words: Nikki Rohlfing Pictures: Wacken.TV, with thanks to Liz Medhurst and Kahmel Farahani This wasn’t going to stop Heavy Metal though, …
Les Binks Priesthood at the Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth

Former Judas Priest drummer Les Binks has been active lately with two Priest related projects. Earlier this year he unveiled his new band, Les Binks’ Priesthood, who played a couple of shows in the UK with a set featuring his time with the band between 1976-79, performing tracks from the …
Photo of Lemmy's shrine

The world paid tribute to Lemmy as the legend was laid to rest in Los Angeles late Saturday night (9th January 2016) UK time. The service, held at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, was broadcast live on YouTube and watched by 280,000 people all over the world. Motörhead manager Todd Singerman …

We knew it was coming, it was inevitable, as much as Lemmy had built up an indestructible image of himself as the man who could calmly walk out of the mushroom cloud of Armageddon with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand and a Marlboro hanging from his mouth, …
Photo of Lemmy - RIP

The first word I ever wrote about Motörhead was “WOOOOOARRRRGHHH!!!” (give or take a few Gs, Hs and !!!!). I was young, a mere fledgling journalist writing for fold-out poster mag Metal Fury in the early eighties and, well, devoid of verbally elegant equivalents, this explosive string of letters seemed …
Photo of Lemmy

Life changed forever yesterday and it is very difficult to find words for this. “I wlll be the watcher, and I will never sleep…” Lemmy, 1993 Words: Steve Göldby At 1.30am on the morning of Tuesday 29th December 2015 the biggest Motörhead fan I have ever known, Ripsaw, burst into my …