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Photo of Steel Panther, Wembley Arena, Saturday 15th October 2016

Even the wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands who descended on Wembley this weekend, all highly anticipating a huge dose of American entertainment courtesy of a trio of rock giants. The fans donned their trademark mullet wigs and leopard print lycra to celebrate the return to Wembley …
Photo of Gunslonger at Club 85, Hitchin

The first of Gunslinger’s last four UK dates saw the Suffolk based three-piece going totally in for the kill and leavin’ Hitchin with one of the best performances ever seen at the impressive Club 85. Words: Steve Göldby Pictures: Michelle Downing At just a half hour’s train ride from London, …

There’s simply no denying the iconic status of Alice Cooper. Those who know his music are aware of the impact he has had on the industry and those who don’t know still know his name and likeness. Marilyn Manson may have dominated the shock rock realm in the nineties but …
Uriah Heep rehearsal from 2015

Rehearsals are underway at a secret location for a very special show among the thousands that this loved and influential band have performed. For one night only, the present Uriah Heep reunites with core members of the classic 1970s line-up, welcoming both Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake to the Moscow …
Living Colour - Robin2, Bilston

Stone Broken have had a very busy year so far riding on their self-financed first album, ‘All In Time’, with huge gigs falling out the sky for them. Words and Pictures: John Inglis This has included tours with Glenn Hughes and Cheap Trick and playing the main stage at the …
Photo of Volbeat on stage

Danish Metal Rock ‘n’ Rollers Volbeat released their new album, ‘Rewind Replay Rebound’, in August and after a successful stint in the US with Slipknot and are now out on a headlining tour around Europe. MetalTalk caught up with bass player Kaspar Boye Larsen before their show in Glasgow. Words …
Interview With Deimos: A Metal Band Surviving Within A Taliban Insurgency

Sometimes, we here in the west take making and playing music for granted, Indeed, the bands I have covered from Pakistan all have the advantage of living in the main cities, where writing, recording and gigging as a Metal band is happening. Words: Andy Millen In the following interview, first …
Cliff Williams, AC/DC

AC/DC bass player Cliff Williams played his final gig with the rock’n’roll legends last night, 20th September 2016, at Philadelphia’s PA Wells Fargo Center after thirty-nine years exemplary service. On a glorious night in Rocky Balboa’s home town, AC/DC brought their Rock Or Bust World Tour, and Cliff’s outstanding career, …
Photo of Control The Storm, Bannermans

It’s a rainy Monday night in Edinburgh and the atmosphere in The Underworld, the cave-like venue part of Bannerman’s Bar isn’t exactly jumping when Bournemouth rockers Metaprism hit the stage. Sometimes when you’re on tour you don’t get the size of audience you might want but the show must go …
Paul Gray, Slipknot. RIP

Physician Daniel Baldi was charged on Wednesday (5 September 2012), in Des Moines, Iowa with involuntary manslaughter. It is alleged he over-prescribed narcotic painkillers to his patients, with one of the eight victims being revealed as Slipknot’s Paul Gray. According to the Des Moines Register, the charging documents claim Baldi …