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Friday Round-up: New albums announced from FM (above), Novena and Robby Krieger (The Doors). Biff Byford’s first solo album is in the shops. Plus John Prasec in Argentina and Jordan Red’s excellent new single. BIFF BYFORD Biff Byford’s new solo album, ‘School Of Hard Knocks’, is released today. It is a …
Iron Maiden - Top Of The Pops

‘Top Of The Pops’ was everybody’s favourite TV show back in the early 80s, the Thursday early evening half hour weekly showcasing an eclectic mix of then-current hits and Top 40 hopefuls of the day. Any kind of ‘commercial’ success was pretty much dependant upon an appearance on ‘TOTP’ in …

Finnish hard rockers Brother Firetribe have been hard at work on their new album and recently told MetalTalk that it is due for release later this spring. Ahead of this, they have released a new single ‘Rock In The City’ which is a tantalizing taste of the album to follow. …

After a years break, BROFEST, the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hard Rock and Metal Festival, returns with three days of metal mayhem split over two venues in the City.  Thursday 27th February. Trillians Rock Bar. Doors 7pm. Witchfynde, whose debut album ‘Give Em Hell’ is held up as a NWOBHM classic, take …

K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, has today announced the name of his new band – ‘KK’s PRIEST’. K.K. is joined by two other ex-Judas Priest members. Tim “Ripper” Owens, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums and Les Binks, who was the drummer on the …

When Neil Young released his anti_Iraq war album ‘Living With War’ he bemoaned the fact that no one else was releasing music protesting at this and other injustices so that it fell to an elder statesman of rock like him to do it. Fast forward nearly two decades and the …

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 North American ‘No More Tours 2’ dates, to allow him to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. A statement says this decision was made to accommodate fans who have been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and …
Biff Byford, Saxon vocalist, discusses his first Solo Album

Biff, bash, bosh – the school of hard knocks! When you hear Biff’s iconic voice you inevitably think of Saxon, given that’s where Biff’s vocals have featured for over 40 years. No doubt Biff will want to see this very much as a separate entity, but the comparisons are inevitable; …

‘Rebirth By Blasphemy’ is the fourth full length from Midnight, which sits alongside a huge number of demos, EPs, compilations and splits. The Abyss: Jools Green It is in many ways, a rebirth for Athenar, the mastermind and sole driving force behind the Cleveland Ohio, Black/Speed Metal project ‘Midnight’ as he rears …

A Gretsch guitar, hand painted by Tyla from The Dogs D’Amour and signed by musicians including Keith Richards, Slash, Myles Kennedy, Michael Monroe, Faster Pussycat and Jizzy Pearl, is being auctioned to support New York Dolls’ legend Sylvain Sylvain. In April 2019 Sylvain confirmed that he had spent most of the previous year …