Live Review / The Airbourne juggernaut crashes The Waterfront, Norwich

The Australian party machine known as Airbourne rocked up to the Adrian Flux Waterfront in Norwich to play their Boneshaker World Tour 2022 show to the sold-out crowd.And boy, did they deliver! @airbourne @lawrence89_photography

Thunder / Awe-inspiring to see them in action at OVO Wembley Arena

Thunder, Ugly Kid Joe, Kris Barras Band. OVO Wembley Arena - 28 May 2022. Live concert/gig review. Photography: @robert_sutton_photography Words:@montysewellfreaksThe Thunder boys have still got it, and it was awe-inspiring to see them in action again. @thunderonline @uglykidjoeofficial @krisbarrasband

The Cult show the O2 they are built for arenas and stadiums

The Cult – O2, London - 25 May 2022. Live concert/gig review. @officialcult Photo: @robert_sutton_photography Words: @pmonkhouse1The Cult are built for arenas and stadiums, the material played with a commitment and power that leaves no room for doubt.

My Chemical Romance redefine an era on a second epic night in Milton Keynes

My Chemical Romance, Placebo, Barns Courtney, Cassyette. Stadium MK. 21 May 2022. @aggieanthimidouMCR. Although this is announced as only a reunion tour for the time being, three packed stadium nights hopefully predict otherwise. @mychemicalromance

Mercutio / An unbridled success at a sold-out Camden Assembly

Mercutio - Camden Assembly - 20 May 2022. Let's face it, everyone who was there on Friday would love to do that whole evening again.Photography: @rock_pixs @mercutioofficial @camdenassembly

Kiss says farewell to Connecticut at the Xfinity Theatre, Hartford

On Saturday 14 May 2022, the hottest band in the world took the stage at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT. Photography: @shannonwilk_Shannon Wilk reports for MetalTalk as one of the greatest bands in Metal closes their last ever Connecticut show. @kissonline @xfinitytheatre @garibaldiarts

M3 Rock Festival / Yngwie Malmsteen, Stryper, Skid Row, Tesla close epic Sunday

M3 Rock Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sunday 7 May 2022. Photo: @shannonwilk_ at @m3rockfestivalBurning Witches, Leatherwolf, Quireboys, XYZ, Zebra, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stryper, Skid Row, Tesla @burningwitchesofficial @leatherwolfband @thequireboys @xyztheband #zebraband @yngwiemalmsteen_official @stryper @officialskidrow @teslaband

When Rivers Meet and Troy Redfern / Modern blues appears to be in safe hands

When Rivers Meet/Troy Redfern - The Garage, London 12 May 2022. Photography: @rock_pixs Words: @liz_medhurstFor now, modern blues appears to be in safe hands, this was a great pairing of acts and a thoroughly satisfactory evening. @whenriversmeet @troyredfern

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
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