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Photo of Nightwish from 2012

The Nightwish song ‘Last Ride Of The Day’, from their current album ‘Imaginaerum’ has been chosen as the official anthem for the upcoming hockey world championships which will take place May 4th-20th in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. “When I heard that we might be involved with the event, I …
Photo if Led Zeppelin Masters

Tribute bands divide opinion, with heated debate amongst serious concert goers and the more casual fan looking for some light entertainment. Words: Mark Taylor, Pictures: Andy Rawll However it’s highly unlikely we that we will ever see the real Led Zeppelin, who reformed again for one last time ten years …
Photo of Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent pleaded guilty yesterday, Tuesday 24th April, to transporting a black bear he illegally killed in Alaska, saying he was sorry for unwittingly violating the law. “I would never knowingly break any game laws,” Nugent told the court. “I’m afraid I was blindsided by this, and I sincerely apologize …
Photo of Joe Bonamassa

Sharp suited and sharp shooting rapid-fire blues licks from the very first beat, this was the third time that Joe has headlined this iconic venue and you could tell that he was going to make it count. Words: Andy Rawll, Pictures: Laurence Harvey Last year’s rapturously received tour ‘Salute to …
Photo of Scream Serenity

Scream Serenity reveal their stunning debut album, ‘Eye Of The Storm’, on Friday 1st December which is releasd via 3Ms Mucic. Today the band have released a new video single, ‘Good Business’, and here it is premiering here on MetalTalk. Formed in 2014 and originating fron Lowestoft, Scream Serenity soon …
Space Elevator on stage in Highbury, London

Space Elevator came crashing through the skies from outer space to an unsuspecting audience last March with the release of their eponymous debut album. Words: Mark Taylor Photos: Sally Newhouse It was the eye opening promotional video for ‘Elevator’ that bedazzled many with the striking movements of the figure hugging …
Halford and Downing, of Judas Priest

Former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing has made a statement via his official website regarding his departure from the band earlier this week. You can read the full statement below. Benjamin Baudelot of Rock Hard magazine spoke to Rob Halford yesterday (Thursday 21st April). Halford said; “K.K. leaving was his …
Photo of The Quireboys

The resurgence of The Quireboys’ career continues with the band managing to land themselves a prestigious support slot with Heavy Metal legends Saxon, and with a short set tonight, the band are out to impress. And impress they certainly did with a solid set of both old classics and new …
Photo of Phil Rudd

The New Zealand Herald are reporting that AC/DC’s Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine and cannabis possession and threatening to kill charges in a New Zealand court this Tuesday morning, April 21st 2015. A second threatening to kill charge was dropped. Phil remained silent in court except when asked …
Photo of Status Quo

Status Quo have dabbled in acoustic performances before – some of their back catalogue songs have acoustic guitars on them like ‘Living On An Island’ and the incredibly under-rated ‘Someone Show Me Home’, and the band have performed the occasional song acoustically during radio and television appearances, but the recently …