Gig Reviews

RICHIE KOTZEN TAKES US FOR A RIDE ON HIS TIMELESS JOURNEY

Richie Kotzen, the epitome of cool, is back in the UK, in support of his latest album, 'Salting Earth'.Words and Pictures: John InglisThe American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, also from Poison,...

MARCO MENDOZA KICKS OFF UK TOUR WITH A BLISTERING SHOW AT THE LOUNGE

Starting the tour with a bang, Marco and three brilliant support bands prove that rock'n'roll is very much alive and well in 2018.Words: Kahmel Farahani Pictures: Steve RitchieKicking off the night nice and...

Massive Wagons Make Massive Waves In London

Massive Wagons have come a long way since they got my vote at the Hard Rock Hell Battle Of The Bands competition "Highway to Hell" in 2013, to win a worldwide recording...

Wolfsbane Are Loud, Proud And Confident For The Modern Age

Wolfsbane: O2 Aademy, Islington, LondonWords: Chris Dale, Pictures: Trudi KnightI go way back with this band. Way, way back. In 1988, I went to see Tigertailz at the old Marquee club on...

Holy (Gram) Diver – Dio Hologram in London

The Dio Hologram has well and truly divided opinion throughout the Metal community with a backlash of negativity prominent from many who condemned before they had even seen a Dio Returns show.Words:...

Is This “La Ultima Hora” For Breed 77?

It's almost three years since Breed 77 last trod the boards and although they hadn't officially split up, they had quietly drifted away leaving the mystique that one day they might find...

GENE SIMMONS VAULT DISK 1 PREVIEW

The big recent Kiss news is that Gene Simmons is releasing a 150 song, 10 CD boxed set of his demos over the years. He calls it "the greatest boxed set of...

Wilko Johnson Lives Life To The Full At The Royal Albert Hall

Wilko Johnson packed out the Royal Albert Hall and there was much to celebrate. Officially the event was to mark his 70th birthday earlier this year, after recovery from a once terminal...

INGLORIOUS KEEP THE TRAIN ROLLING AT BILSTON

So it's that time again where I go off to photograph a fantastic British band called Inglorious who you surely must have heard of by now. They played a blinder at Download...

Inglorious: Download Festival, Castle Donington And Interview With Nathan James

The meteoric rise of Inglorious continues apace, and this weekend the band put in an explosive performance at Download Festival where they took a lunchtime slot on the second stage, following...

Yes / Remembering Chris Squire at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Despite the sad passing last year of founder member Chris Squire, the big man was certainly not forgotten. Support act Moon Safari played an inimitable and powerful set of modern day prog...

KILLIT: ‘Shut It Down’

Release Date: Friday 6th May 2016 Johnny MainThe members of London based Killit have extensive experience of touring the live circuit as they do rocking hard in studios. They've spent time in such...

MICHAEL MONROE AND LA GUNS PUT THE ROCK IN HARD ROCK HELL

As the final day of the festival dawned, we once again managed to drag ourselves out of bed and headed down to the Mash and Barrel for another quick breakfast that would...

ANDY FRASER – FREE AT LAST

As soon as I heard the news I teared up. I wasn't a close friend or a relative, but still I felt like I'd been punched in the gut right at my...

LEGENDARY JUDAS PRIEST GUITARIST KK DOWNING TALKS TO MetalTalk ABOUT THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

The Metal world was shaken when Judas Priest sensationally announced the departure of founding guitarist KK Downing in April 2011 and although both KK and the band did not go into specific...

SCOTT ADAMS: TERROR AUSTRALIS

SCOTT ADAMS: TERROR AUSTRALISGreetings from Canberra, the throbbing heart and soul of Australia – whatever the doomsayers tells ya...Okay, an exaggeration, but it's the last one you'll find in this column. Over...

FORMER JUDAS PRIEST DRUMMER LES BINKS JOINS RAW GLORY

Raw Glory are pleased to announce that they will be gigging again, and would like to introduce their new drummer, Les Binks (Judas Priest) to the band.The line-up will be Cos Verrico...

NWOBHM MANORFEST 2013 Merton Manor Club, London

With the outdoor festival season drawing towards a closure, it was the start of the indoor mini-fests and there was no better way than to start that than with a good old...
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