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Def Leppard - Download 2019

If you’re having a grumble about the weather at Download today, spare a thought for our good friends Uriah Heep who ran into a major problem on the road in North America today while out supporting Judas Priest. Kahmel Farahani and Dany Jones 14th June 2019: 11.00pm Heep’s bus broke …
Whitesnake - Download 2019

It’s thirty-two years and a day since the self-titled (‘1987’) Whitesnake album peaked at number two in the Billboard album chart but David Coverdale and the current line-up reminded their contemporaries exactly how to deliver a good time rock’n’roll show with a performance well worthy of a headline slot. Kahmel …
Clutch - Download 2019

While the festivites were getting going at Download and the Donington spirit was starting to shine through after the rain finally eased off, we were hit by a deluge of new rock and Metal news, so before we bring you further Download updates, here’s a round up of what’s happening. …
Last In Line at Download 2019

Download Festival 2019 is now well underway and Last In Line have absolutely obliterated the Main Stage at Castle Donington, leaving Tesla with the unenviable task of following them. Kahmel Farahani and Dany Jones 14th June 2019: 2.00pm Both bands played London on Wednesday, with Tesla performing a select gig …
Photo from Download 2019

Download Festival 2019 is off and rolling and Britain’s largest rock and Metal Festival has delivered, as usual, a stellar bill for 2019. This year’s headliners are Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool but the major talking point so far has not been the bands, but the weather with Download becoming …
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 …