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Kiss, with Gary Corbett

Gary Corbett, KISS Keyboardist, needs our help (and the funny story of how I met him and joined his dream band). Words: Chris Dale Gary Corbett was the offstage keyboard player for KISS during the Crazy Nights and Hot in the Shade era. He also played onstage on Paul Stanley’s …
Shemekia Copeland

Blues musicians Shemekia Copeland and Kenny Wayne Shepherd have collaborated on a new track Hit ‘Em Back. The song is released on Mascot Label Group’s Provogue. Hit ‘Em Back features Robert Randolph on steel guitar and veteran blues drummer Tony Coleman who has worked with B.B. King, Etta James, Bobby …
Photo of the band Halestorm

Halestorm have announced their 2022 UK and European tour. The tour kicks off in Germany on 1 February, with the UK’s first date in Manchester on 27 February. The shows are styles as An Evening With, with performances set for smaller venues than usual to mark their return to stage …
Photo of Steve Howe

Yes guitarist Steve Howe has announced Homebrew 7 will be released 30 July via HoweSound. Homebrew 7 is the seventh album in this collection, and is released 25 years after the first issue. The Homebrew series features songs from Steve’s archive of demos and tracks originally recorded for either a …
Photo of Steve Hackett

The legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence on 10 September 2021, via Inside Out Music. The album features eleven new lockdown written songs, and the album marks the first time he has released two albums in a calendar year. Hackett said, “Lockdown …
photo fo the band Big River

Big River’s mission is to keep the spirit and passion of British blues/rock bands such as Free and Bad Company alive, but with the modern influence of artists such as Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Vintage Trouble and Clutch. Words: Kahmel Farahani Big River have announced that Adam Barron (The Voice …
Photo of Francis Rossi

Francis Rossi has been forced to cancel fifteen dates of his Talk tour 2021 due to the delay in easing  COVID-19 restrictions. The Stamford show on 30 June has been rescheduled to 1 September, while remaining dates between 29 June and 18 July (Margate to Stockport) are cancelled, and refunds …
Photo of the band Helloween

Opening a brand new chapter in their 35-year Power Metal odyssey, Helloween have put egos aside to send their fans into delirium with one of the best albums of their career. Helloween: Helloween (Nuclear Blast) Release Date: 18 June 2021 Words: Johnny Churchill Taking the legendary Iron Maiden’s example by …
Photo from the Epica Omega Alive performance

Dutch symphonic Metallers Epica have always taken the band name seriously. They can bring it down when they want to, but overblown, epic, huge, mind-blowing, these are all epithets you can apply to much of their back catalogue and globe-trotting tours. Epica – Omega Alive Words: Ian Sutherland Singer Simone …
Photo of Wolfgang Van Halen

When you descend from absolute royalty in terms of true icons in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and even more so, when that icon happens to be Eddie Van Halen, the ultimate Guitar Hero, the comparisons seem inevitable. You are certainly left with a huge undertaking at having to live …