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Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Bruce Air, The Early Day

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...

Dictators NYC Prove That Forty Years On, They’re Still The Next Big Thing

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,...

Steve Hackett Releases Rehearsal Video Clip For 40th Anniversary Tour In October

To celebrate his 40th Anniversary as a solo artist, Steve Hackett will embark on his 19 date ‘Acolyte To Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour’ in the UK in October and here is...

Paul Di’Anno Cancels North American Tour

Former Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Di'Anno, has announced that his planned tour of the United States and Canada has been cancelled, after what appears to be an issue with the American booking...

Carry On Wayward Sons – Toby Jepson Talks About His New Band

Wayward Sons is a new UK guitar band put together by the former Little Angles vocalist Toby Jepson. Joining him are Sam Wood on guitar, Nic Wastell on bass, Dave Kemp on...

Blue Öyster Cult Bring Fortune To The London Forum With Historic Gig

It was eight years since Long Islands' Blue Öyster Cult last performed in London. This was a one-off UK date and for once, those living outside of the capital couldn't really complain...

War And Peace For Black Sabbath As Bill Ward And Tony Iommi Speak

Tony Iommi returned to Regent Sounds yesterday, the very place where Black Sabbath recorded their first two albums, 'Black Sabbath' and 'Paranoid', both released in 1970.The Black Sabbath founder spoke about the...

High Voltage Festival: Saturday: Michael Monroe, Skin, Slash

After the complete washouts at other festivals this year, it was so refreshing to be greeted with beautiful blue skies on the morning of the second High Voltage.Words: Tina Saul:Photos by...

Ramblin’ Man Fair: Mote Park, Maidstone

Since the demise of High Voltage in 2011, the English festival scene had missed this major player, so the announcement that the organisers had regrouped and moved out to the country for...

Varg Vikernes Publishes Story Of His Recent Arrest For Allegedly Plotting A Massacre

Varg Vikernes has published a six-part story of his arrest and detention in French custody last week for allegedly "plotting a massacre".Vikernes and his wife were arrested on July 16th and Vikernes,...

Don Airey Recalls How He And Cozy Powell “Discovered” Joe Lynn Turner

Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, aside from his work with Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow and Deep Purple and as frontman for Yngwie Malmsteen, is also well known for the amount of artists he's...

Exclusive: Weapon T-Shirts Banned From London Olympics

Weapon. Is Danny hiding a bomb under that hat..?Four spectators, there so see the Olympic torch's arrival in London today (Saturday 21st July 2012) had their day ruined by over zealous and...

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Flies Lancaster Bomber

Bruce Dickinson took to the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans at a sold out Toronto show last Saturday night but the intrepid frontman was flying over Hamilton in the...

Snakecharmer/Glory Road: Assembly Rooms, Leamington

A Sunday is not normally the best gig night, especially in the warm summer, but at least it meant less traffic and a more leisurely drive so I actually arrived at the...

Nazareth Score A Winner At Chelsea’s Under The Bridge

Nazareth have had a lengthy and successful career with twenty-three studio albums behind them.Words: Mark Taylor: Photos by Robert SuttonRegular top hitters in both the album and singles charts in the seventies,...

Jon Lord Passes Away Aged 71

Legendary former Deep Purple and Whitesnake keyboard player Jon Lord has very sadly passed away aged 71.Jon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and was undergoing special treatment in Israel hoping...

Adrenaline Mob Bass Player David Z Killed In Interstate Vehicle Crash

Adrenaline Mob bass player David Zablidowsky has been killed after a tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 75 near Micanopy, USA and hit the band's vehicle which had pulled off the highway with a...

Babymetal Bring The Full Force Of Their Metal Galaxy To Brixton

Tonight the fans gathered at the Brixton Academy are set for a truly international night of Metal mayhem.Words: Kahmel Farahani, Pictures: Robert SuttonSwedish band Amaranthe do a very nice job of opening...
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