Heavy Metal Legends

Photo of Lemmy's shrine

The world paid tribute to Lemmy as the legend was laid to rest in Los Angeles late Saturday night (9th January 2016) UK time. The service, held at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, was broadcast live on YouTube and watched by 280,000 people all over the world. Motörhead manager Todd Singerman …

We knew it was coming, it was inevitable, as much as Lemmy had built up an indestructible image of himself as the man who could calmly walk out of the mushroom cloud of Armageddon with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand and a Marlboro hanging from his mouth, …
Photo of Lemmy - RIP

The first word I ever wrote about Motörhead was “WOOOOOARRRRGHHH!!!” (give or take a few Gs, Hs and !!!!). I was young, a mere fledgling journalist writing for fold-out poster mag Metal Fury in the early eighties and, well, devoid of verbally elegant equivalents, this explosive string of letters seemed …
Diamond Head Lightning To The Nations

In 1980 Diamond Head released their debut album titled ‘Lightning To The Nations’. Although the band never had the commercial success that some of their New Wave Of British Heavy Metal peers like Def Leppard and Iron Maiden did, the band would prove themselves to be arguably just as influential, …
Iron Maiden, Legacy Of The Beast

No band does a live album package quite like Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden – Nights of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City (Parlophone Records) Release Date: 20 November 2020 Words: Brian Boyle Who remembers grasping the monstrous ‘Live After Death’ album in 1985? With the legendary artwork …
Photo of Metallica on the All Within My Hands Foundation gig

The All Within My Hands Foundation has become an integral part of who Metallica are, since it’s formation in 2017. Although they have shown to be charitable throughout their career, it was with this foundation, named after the closing track of their 2003 album St. Anger, that they would formalise …
Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen - Kerrang

In a perfect world Vivian Campbell would not be a member of Def Leppard. On 8 January 1991, while on a six month sabbatical from the group, their much loved guitarist Steve ‘Steamin’ Clark succumbed to his addictions and died as a result of a cocktail of alcohol and prescription …
Photo of Alice Cooper, who is releasing 'Detroit Stories' in February

The first song from the new Alice Cooper album ‘Detroit Stories’ has been released and you can listen to ‘Rock & Roll’ below. On ‘Rock & Roll’, Alice is joined by Steve Hunter, Johnny Bee and Paul Randolph, with “Honorary Detroiter” Joe Bonamassa providing that velvet touch. As previously reported, …
AC/DC current lineup

It is safe to say that 2020 has been a shitty year. That is about to change, as on 13 November 2020 when Aussie boogie titans AC/DC release their new album – ‘PWR/UP’. AC/DC – PWR/UP (Columbia) Release Date : 13 November 2020 Words: Robert Adams ‘PWR/UP’ sees Brian Johnson …
Melissa Whitney - Keep On Rockin' Quiet Riot

The first Metal concert Melissa Whitney attended was in 1979 at The Star Baby, a venue more used to playing disco music. That evening a pre-fame Quiet Riot were performing, including a young Randy Rhoads on guitar. Melissa’s love of the band would lead to her forming a bond of …