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Photo of Steve Hackett at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Steve Hackett will take his Seconds Out and More tour to the US and Canada from March 2022. This superb show recently played to packed houses in the UK and Europe. “We’re touring the world again now, and I intend to continue,” Steve told MetalTalk. “It feels terrific to be …
Uriah Heep announce 2022 Tour

Uriah Heep will launch their 50th Anniversary party in September 2022 in Hamberg, Germany, two years after Covid-19 enforced cancellation. With 61 dates across 28 countries, this marks the ultimate celebration of one of the most important British rock acts of all time. “At last, we can celebrate our 50th …
Iron Maiden and Marvel Deadpool sweater

Iron Maiden and Marvel have joined together to produce a unique set of merchandise that joins the Marvel universe of Wolverine, Venom, Thanos and Deadpool with Eddie and Maidens iconic imagery such as Fear of the Dark, The Trooper and Killers. “Eddie has long stood shoulder to shoulder with the greatest super-heroes,” Rod Smallwood …
Lance Lopez

Blues legend Lance Lopez, often described as the “guitarists guitarist”, will release his new album in 2022 and has launched a crowdfund to get the project over the line. “We’ve got an all-star lineup right here,” Lance says. “Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, Average White Band), …
Tanya O'Callaghan

When the Whitesnake camp announced that Tanya O’Callaghan was replacing Michael Devin as their new bassist, it marked a very proud day for Irish Rock fans. Hailing from the town of Mullingar in County Westmeath, a place also famous for being the birthplace of One Direction star Niall Horan and …
Photo of Sodom

October 2001 saw the release of German Thrash legends Sodom’s M-16 album, which followed their tradition of politically committed and socio-critical inspired releases, especially 1989’s Agent Orange and Code Red in 1999. A fraction over twenty years later, it is being re-released as an anniversary edition of quite spectacular proportions. …
Cats In Space release I Believe in Father Christmas

What is this that’s just landed, fresh from the spaceport? Only another festive record from groovy melodic rockers Cats In Space. Following their original, My Kind of Christmas, in 2019, this time they have covered a timeless classic. Cats In Space – I Believe in Father Christmas Release Date: 3 …
Kevin Riddles, Angel Witch

Angel Witch formed in 1976, only a handful of years after the debut Led Zeppelin album was released, and, along with Iron Maiden, were leading members of what would become the NWOBHM movement. Bassist Kevin Riddles was there at the beginning and is set to honour his Angel Witch memories with …
Cover of Mark Kelly, Marillion, autobiography

Mark Kelly will release his autobiography, Marillion, Misadventures & Marathons: The Life & Times Of Mad Jack, on 20 January 2022 via Kingmaker Publishing. Published as a 264-page hardback, with 48 pages of photographs documenting Kelly’s life and career, Mark’s story moves from a poor early childhood in Ireland to …
Guitarists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen

With their eponymous debut album not even a year old, Adrian Smith and Ritchie Kotzen have revved up their classic rock engines once again with Better Days, a chunky four-track EP. Smith/Kotzen – Better Days EP (BMG) Release Date: 26 November 2021 Words: Brian Boyle With two tracks recorded during …