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Cover of Brice Dickinson Skunkworks album

Fernando Souza discusses the qualities that constitute a ‘good album’, and why Bruce Dickinson’s ‘Skunkworks’ is one of the most underrated albums of all time. How do we define a good album? The Oxford Dictionary of English defines ‘good’ as an adjective to describe something pleasant, enjoyable or satisfying. The …
Queensryche in 2015

Veteran bay area thrash Metallers Death Angel love London. This is something that singer Mark Osegueda tells the crowd in Camden’s Electric Ballroom a lot over their short thirty minute set. Maybe too much as they could possibly have fitted in another song in that time and what we got …
Photo of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson was back at his day job as Head Of Cardiff Aviation around nine hours after departing Wacken’s Main Stage on Thursday night after a triumphant final night of Iron Maiden’s 72-date Book Of Souls World Tour and he walked right into a blazing row with the Government, along …
Photo of Iron Maiden at Wacken 2016

The Book Of Souls World Tour came to an end last night as a global viewing audience of twenty-seven million Iron Maiden fans joined the 85,000 in attendance at Wacken to witness an absolutely stunning performance. After seventy-one gigs across six continents and thirty-five countries, Maiden put on their best …
Motörhead's Bomber made its final flight late on Thursday. Wacken 2016

Motörhead’s Bomber made its final flight late on Thursday night/early on Friday morning, depending on which time zone you were in. Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee appeared onstage together to pay tribute to their fallen comrade and leader on Wacken’s Main Stage as a glorious tribute to Lemmy took place …
Loopyworld

5th August 2019 In August 2013, Maiden did two shows at the O2 in London, so it was a simple case of “Hi Vic. I need me plus one for the first night and me plus four for the second night. Will that be okay?” “Leave it with me,” said …
Photo of Pat McManus

The Pat McManus Band brought Cambridge Rock Festival to its feet in joyous celebration and then to its knees in respect as the powerhouse trio, led by the eternally energetic and charismatic guitarist and fiddle player, journeyed through hard rock and blues with a dash of acoustic, all seasoned with …
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, …