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Karnataka on stage in Edinburgh

It has taken Karnataka a long time to get to here. Founder member and bassist Ian Jones is on his second trip on the rock rollercoaster with this band and the ups and downs have been there from award winning albums to a complete break up of the band way …
Photo of Rock Goddess at the O2, Islington

It had been 32 years since this line up of Rock Goddess last played in the capital. Back then the South London trio were just teenagers with big ambitions who won critical acclaim with their ballsy eponymous debut that proved that women can rock hard in a heavily male dominated …
Lemmy on a German Stamp

Motörhead frontman Lemmy is being honoured by the German Postal Service who have released a range of stamps in honour of the late icon. The collection is the result of a partnership between Deutsche Post and the German newspaper Bild. The stamps are only available in Germany and a book …
Photo of Avantasia at the O2 Forum, London

Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia hit London’s O2 Forum on Tuesday 17 April for a three-hour metal opera extravaganza. Shoehorning in enough vocal talent to launch a spaceship to the moon, the show galloped through no less than 24 epic songs, leaning heavily on the excellent new album, ‘Moonglow’. Words: Johnny Churchill …
Photo of Lemmy, from Motörhead

Motörhead have released the second official video from the forthcoming and much anticipated ‘Clean Your Clock’ live album that will be released on 27th May 2016. ‘When The Sky Comes Looking For You’ is a standout track from Motörhead’s much acclaimed final album ‘Bad Magic’ which was released in October …
Photo of Vinnie Moore, UFO

Support came from the little known Russian rockers with the unimaginative name of Reds Cool. They’re a throwback to 80s rock and a little too close to Gorky Park for comfort. They’re largely uninspiring except for ‘Strangers Eyes’ which smacked of commercial clout; a saving grace. UFO are stuck between …
Photo of Mario Maglieri

The founder of Whiskey A Go-Go, Rainbow Bar & Grill and The Roxy Theater, Mario Maglieri, has passed away aged 93. Born on February 7th 1924 in Seppino, Italy, Mario moved to the United States with his family at the age of four. He ran clubs and restaurants in Chicago …
Photo of AC/DC in Lisbon

All set for Saturday night! New AC/DC frontman Axl Rose has given his first proper interview as Brian Johnson’s replacemenet and his own first proper interview for five years and has paid a huge tribute to his predecessor who fronted the legendary hard rockers for 36 years. Axl told BBC 6 …
Craig Gruber

Craig Gruber, the original bass player in Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, has sadly passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64-years-old. Craig Gruber’s career in music took off in 1974 when he joined Elf, the band fronted by Ronnie James Dio. With them he performed on the albums …
Hawkwind at the Borderline

Legendary space-rockers Hawkwind treated a select audience to a performance of four acoustic numbers at London’s newly refurbished Borderline on Thursday afternoon. The private showcase was to launch Hawkwind’s new album, ‘Into The Woods’, which is released today via Cherry Red Records and as the quality of the veteran psychedelic …