The Fish-era Marillion years are safe in the hands of Mr Punch

Review. Mr Punch. Underworld, Camden. 14 May 2022. @Photo: @rock_pixsIf you still want to hear those Fish-era Marillion songs, Mr Punch is probably the best of the viable options. @mr.punch.all_the_best_freaks @theunderworldcamden

M3 Rock Festival / Tom Keifer and Blue Öyster Cult lead the way on Merriweather Day Two

Review. M3 Rock Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sat 7 May 2022. Day Two. Photograph: @shannonwilk_Enuff Z'Nuff, Lilian Axe, Vain, Heaven's Edge, TNT's Tony Harnell, Blue Oyster Cult and Tom Keifer band. @enuffznuffofficial @officiallillianaxe @heavensedgeband @tonyharnell @septopfuel @blue_oyster_cult @tomkeiferofficial

Metal 2 The Masses semi-final in Colchester goes right down to the wire

Metal 2 The Masses - Semi-Final One. @regicideuk @officiallytinkmusic @collected_uk @bloodstockopenairSome of Essex and Suffolk's most promising Metal acts have been battling it out at the CODA bar in Colchester for a spot on the Bloodstock open-air festival this summer.

Whitesnake fire up the David Coverdale Farewell Tour in Dublin

It was an emotional and thrilling evening in Dublin. @whitesnake @foreignerlive @officialeuropetheband @brian_boyle_72 Photo: @olgakuzmenko_photographyWhat a fantastic sight it was to see Tanya O'Callaghan draped in the Irish flag next to a man who has given so much joy to millions.

M3 Rock Festival / Lizzy Borden, Doro and Kix shine at wet Merriweather Post Pavilion

Review of M3 Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Friday 6 May 2022. Photo: @shannonwilk_ at @m3rockfestivalCount's 77, Lizzy Borden, Doro and Kix open the '80s arena rock experience M3 festival. @reallizzyborden @dorometalqueen @kixband @counts_77

Joe Bonamassa / A commanding performance by blues royalty

Live Review. Joe Bonamassa, Royal Albert Hall, 5 May 2022. Photo: @rock_pixsMemorable for all the right reasons, we were released into the mild spring night, basking in the afterglow of a commanding performance by blues royalty. @joebonamassa

Joanne Shaw Taylor / A blues rock powerhouse of a show in York

Joanne Shaw Taylor - Toby Lee. Barbican, York - 24 April 2022. Live Concert Review. Photography: @yorkshirejohnReigning queen of British blues plays an electrifying set back on home turf. @joanneshawtaylor @tobyleeguitar @yorkbarbican

Suzi Quatro / Queen of rock reigns supreme in London’s Royal Albert Hall

Suzi Quatro - Royal Albert Hall - 20 April 2022. Photography: @robert_sutton_photography We all came away from the Albert Hall having been thoroughly entertained but also with a much greater insight into the life and history of one amazing musician, who, without many of us even realising it, has transformed so much about music. @ suziquatroreal @royalalberthall

Ward XVI / Transforming the humble gig into something extraordinary

Ward XVI. The Brickmakers, Norwich. 14 April 2022. Photo: @rock_pixsThere are very few bands in the country who would even consider putting on an arena-sized show in a pub, but Ward XVI is not an ordinary band. @wardxvi @pmonkhouse1

Devin Townsend / A Greatest Set masterclass at The Royal Albert Hall

Devin Townsend. Royal Albert Hall. 16 April 2022.The range of material that Devin Townsend has at his disposal is staggering and tonight showcased just how fantastic he is. This was a Greatest Set masterclass. Photo: @ericduvetphotography @dvntownsend

Glasgow goes Metal thrashing mad for the Nervosa/Burning Witches double bill

Live Review: Nervosa - Burning Witches. Classic Grand, Glasgow. 15 April 2022A sweaty, satisfying night ends with a crowd sated by two different styles of Metal delivered with equal style, panache and commitment.

Ghost, O2 London / Ridiculously hook-filled and addictive

Live review. Ghost, O2 Arena. Imperatour, Europe 2022 - 11 April 2022. Photography: @robert_sutton_photographyRidiculously hook-filled and addictive, Ghost have the world at their feet right now. @thebandghost @pmonkhouse1

Scarlet Rebels paint the town red at London’s Black Heart

LIVE: Scarlet Rebels have always been a well-oiled machine, and as they run through song after song, it's pretty damn obvious these guys are on top of their game.Tonights sell-out is just another triumph amongst many lately that these guys seem to be taking effortlessly in their stride. @scarletrebelsofficial Photography: @gigtarpix

FM / As classy as it comes, this sound easily belongs in an arena

Live Review. FM - Grand Slam. Islington Assembly Hall, London. Thursday 7 April 2022. Photo: @rock_pixsIslington Assembly Hall played host to the home-grown maestros of melodic rock as FM hit the road to promote their thirteenth studio album. @fmofficialband

Jerry Cantrell / An impressive new chapter of an already remarkable career

Live Review. Jerry Cantrell. Ram's Head Live! Baltimore. 8 April 2022.This was a great, well-received show. Tonight marked an impressive new chapter of an already remarkable career.

Killing Joke / A triumphant Hammersmith homecoming celebrated loudly

Live review. Killing Joke - Brix Smith. Hammersmith Odeon, 9 April 2022.Always leaders in the field, Killing Joke keep pushing boundaries and remain one of the most iconic bands in rock history. Photography: @ericduvetphotography @pmonkhouse1 @killingjokeband @brixsmithofficial

Florence Black show that Wales is the place for rock and Metal in 2022

Gig review. Florence Black - Oli Brown & The Dead Collective - Valhalla Awaits. Cardiff Tramshed - 8 April 2022.Florence Black grasp these headlining slots and make the most of them. All that will change is how big the venues are they're going to fill. Photography: @photos.bygeoo @florenceblackuk @olibrownofficial @valhallaawaitsband @tramshedcardiff

Thundermother cause a rock and roll heatwave in Edinburgh

REVIEW: Thundermother - Beth Blade And The Beautiful Disasters - HaxanBannermans, Edinburgh - 6 April 2022. A sweaty, satisfying rock and roll heatwave of a gig. @thundermother @bbatbdofficial @haxanband Photography: Mark Holloway
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