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STATUS QUO – AQUOSTIC LIVE

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...

KK DOWNING RETIRES FROM JUDAS PRIEST. RICHIE FAULKNER IS NEW GUITARIST

Richie Faulkner. Metal God. Sensational news from the Judas Priest camp this morning. KK Downing has retired and Richie Faulkner has replaced him.The band have released a full statement which you can read...

OLYMPIC ORGANISERS TRIED TO BOOK KEITH MOON TO PERFORM AT THE GAMES

London 2012 Olympic organisers have reportedly inquired about The Who drummer Keith Moon's availability to perform at the Games, 34 years after he died.The manager of The Who, Bill Curbishley, told the...

MOTÖRHEAD WITH SUPPORT FROM GRAVEYARD

Lemmy Kilminster led his team to the battlefield once more, and rode away victorious. Long live Lemmy.Words: Tony ConleyThe sold-out crowd at San Francisco's Warfield Theater is an experienced, well-dressed rock audience....

THE SAD PASSING OF INFLUENTIAL ROCK GUITAR HERO ALLAN HOLDSWORTH

The devastating news on Easter Sunday of the unexpected death, at 70 years of age, of pioneering, virtuoso guitarist Allan Holdsworth, was confirmed by this update on his daughter's Facebook page:"It is...

ACE FREHLEY: ORIGINS VOL.1

Original Kiss guitarist Paul "Ace'" Frehley, aka Spaceman, has found critical acclaim with his solo career and this album, his seventh full studio set, returns to his roots, covering some classic tracks....

CAPTAIN KIRK GOES HEAVY METAL

Captain Kirk has gone Heavy Metal!! William Shatner has announced the track listing and details for his new space-inspired cover album, 'Searching For Major Tom'.The album will feature a large number of...

LIGHTNING STRIKES AND FIREPOWER REIGNS AS JUDAS PRIEST DELIVER THE METAL GOODS

Judas Priest have been blazing across North America in support of the blistering new album 'Firepower'.Words and Pictures: Jeff KunzeThe record has been received with open arms across the globe and is...

ARJEN LUCASSEN TALKS ABOUT AYREON UNIVERSE, MANAGING A CAST OF SIXTEEN SINGERS, AND THE FUTURE

Arjen Lucassen's ambition to take his Ayreon Universe to the stage was realised in three massively successful shows in Tilburg last year. With the video and audio recordings of the show just...

THE DEAD DAISIES AND THE AMORETTES PLAY A SCORCHING OPENING NIGHT IN GLASGOW

A completely packed out Glasgow Garage turned from sold out to burned out and burned down within three magical hours tonight as a super-hyped audience witnessed an explosive first night of the...

FAST EDDIE CLARKE INTERVIEWED ON 6FT PLUS

Larry Underwood of 6ft Plus interviewed Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead and Fastway last week and you can hear the interview below.Fastway's latest album 'Eat Dog Eat' is out now and you...

GHOST UNVEIL NEW PAPA

Ghost have unveiled the new Papa in a three-minute video clip which you can see here.The last Papa, Papa Emeritus III, was forcibly taken from the stage during the final show of...

HAKEN ANNOUNCE JUNE RELEASE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘VIRUS’

Progressive rockers Haken have announced their new album 'Virus' will be released 5th June 2020 and today have released the first single and opening track ‘Prosthetic’.'Virus' is the follow-up to their previous...

GHOST GIVE GLASGOW A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE MASKS

It's only been around sixteen months since Ghost played to an ecstatic sold out crowd at Glasgow's ABC but their popularity seems to be on the rise judging by the number of...

MONSTERS OF ROCK BOAT CRUISE – THE EVENT OF THE YEAR

Guest writer Brian Vollmer, lead singer of Helix, gives us his lowdown on last month's Monsters Of Rock Cruise.Well, we're finally back from the Monsters of Rock Boat Cruise, and I must...

MARK TAYLOR’S BIG CITY NIGHTS: BABYMETAL, WEMBLEY ARENA

A brazen mixture of J-Pop and Heavy Metal that has divided the macho Metal scene as three cute teenage Japanese girls dressed in black babydoll dresses conquer the world with their brand...

JAZZ COLEMAN: ‘KILLING BONO’

To coincide with KILLING JOKE's gigs this week, PIPPA LANG recalls her radio interview with JAZ COLEMAN during the recording of 'Absolute Dissent'. Much ranting about Bono, England's lack of revolutionary backbone,...

VANDENBERG RELEASE NEW ALBUM OPENER ‘SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT’

Famed painter and master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg has released the song ‘Shadows of the Night’ ahead of the new 'Vandenberg' album '2020' which will be in the shops 29 May.Vandenberg, the band,...
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