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Bootyard Bandits vocalist Joel Peters

Bootyard Bandits vocalist Joel Peters will join Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons for their November tour. Peters was one of the hundreds who sent in audition tapes. “Joel stood out from the very start,” the band said. “Rehearsals have gone well, and we were extremely happy with Joel’s performance …
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Marillion have launched Lightsavers, a crowdfunded insurance initiative that solves the band’s inability to obtain pandemic insurance ahead of their UK tour. There is currently no commercial insurance available, and music industry calls for a Government supported insurance scheme fell on deaf ears. With £150,000 already spent on preparations for The …
Earl Slick

Earl Slick has announced a twelve date tour of the UK in November. The guitarist, who for decades worked with rock royalty, including David Bowie and John Lennon, released his recent album Fist Full Of Devils in July 2021. Fist Full of Devils is an eleven-track instrumental album, which properly …
Judas Priest, Bloodstock 2021

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has updated fans on his health situation, following the rush to the hospital after the performance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky. “Today, just being able to type this to you all is the biggest gift of all,” Richie says. Richie had ruptured his …
Dave Lee Roth - Eat 'em and smile

David Lee Roth, who will be 67 on 10 October 2021, has announced his retirement in a one-sided discussion with Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I am throwing in the shoes,” Roth told the Review in a phone call. “I’m retiring. This is the first and only official announcement. You’ve got the …
The Darkness

With a new album, Motorheart, set for 19 November 2021 via Cooking Vinyl, The Darkness will also tour the UK through November and December. Support comes from Steve Harris and his British Lions. The band have released the latest track from the new album. Jussy’s Girl oozes the ’80s riffs, which …
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October Drift has released their new single, Airborne Panic Attack, the first new music since their acclaimed debut album Forever Whatever and follow up EP Naked released last year. “The majority of the lyrics for Airborne Panic Attack were written before the pandemic at the start of 2020,” frontman Kiran …
Frost*, who announced 2022 UK Tour for April

Frost* will play five UK dates in April 2022, supporting their latest album, Day And Age, an unashamedly British and genuinely fantastic album. “It’s been five years since we last played live, so as you can imagine, we have a lot of pent up energy stored up,” Jem Godfrey told …

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa has released the single Time Clocks, the title track from his new album, which will be released on 29 October via Provogue (Europe) and J&R Adventures (North America). A poignant Bonamassa-Shirley, Time Clocks runs at over seven minutes and finds the blues legend in epic expressive form, punching …