Author Archives: Claudia Mancino

Rock 'n roll has always played a big role in my life, since I was trapped in that small town in the South of Italy... Lucky enough to have met and partied up with some of my favourite rockstars throughout the last years in London.I now write about them too, crazy uh? Contributing to some of the main rock and metal magazines is not only a passion, it's much more than that! My biggest aspiration is to work in the music industry as a PR or doing marketing. Animals and girly stuff lover. For those about to rock we salute you!
Hardcore Superstar 2018

Hardcore Superstar ‘We are 100% satisfied with this album, that’s what we are… and you can’t kill’ our Rock ‘N Roll

The Swedish four-piece are soon releasing their 11th album titled You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll out on September 21st. The twelve songs have been recorded throughout 2017 and early 2018 and overall this record sounds very catchy and well written. With four singles already out ‘Have Mercy On Me’, ‘Bring The House Down’, ‘Electric Rider’ and ‘Baboon’ the success ...

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LA GUNS

Sleaze veterans LA Guns keep the Sunset Strip era alive

This year I have already had the pleasure of seeing this band playing live several times, but that didn’t stop me from attending one more gig tonight. This time, LA Guns are playing at the O2 Academy in Islington, supported by the mighty Jared James Nichols. Due to an early start, unfortunately, when Jared got on stage around 7.15 pm ...

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Little Steven ” I’m actually frustrated that I’m not doing more.”

On Thursday the 26th of July, a day before his well awaited live show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Little Steven has hosted a very entertaining ‘Underground Dance Party’ at one of the ultimate rock ‘n roll locations, the Hard Rock Cafe in London. He arrives bang on time and greets fans and press just before introducing his DJ set. Little ...

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Hollywood Vampires

Hollywood Vampires, the legends that should never die

The Godfather of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper, is bringing his supergroup in the capital tonight after having put together some of the best musicians under one name –  Hollywood Vampires. The band’s name, which comes from a celebrity drinking club formed by Cooper in the 70s, has seen guest appearances by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and Cristopher Lee ...

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buckcherry

Interview with Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd “Keep an eye out for the new record!”

Californian bad boys Buckcherry have been rocking stages all over the world since they first formed in 1995 and tonight they are back in the UK to play Stone Free Festival together with Megadeth and Scorpions. After the departures of guitarist Keith Nelson and drummer Xavier Muriel and addition of Sean Winchester and Kevin Roentgen, this new lineup is once again ...

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Scorpions

Stone Free Festival: A rocking Saturday headlined by Buckcherry, Megadeth and Scorpions. 

Attending Stone Free Festival for the second year in a row, after the successful lineup of 2016, which saw Alice Cooper closing the night in style while delivering his amazing carnival of rock ‘n roll. The venue stays the same, every year this festival takes over the whole O2 complex for the weekend with the bonus of not having to deal with ...

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Ozzy and Sharon

The Golden Gods Awards 2018: The annual celebration of metal, talent and community

Each year Metal Hammers’ Golden Gods Awards represents the celebration of the past twelve months of rock and metal from around the world. The O2 Indigo in London is rammed with fans waiting for their idols to come and perform and take to the stage for their well-deserved awards. The full list of winners at the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods ...

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The Dead Daisies

John Corabi of The Dead Daisies talks about ‘Burn It Down’ – “We are touring for the rest of the year, it’s going to be crazy!”

After releasing their fiery new album Burn It Down, The Dead Daisies have embarked on a UK tour which is mostly sold out and tonight they are playing at KOKO, one of the premier live music venues in London. The place is rammed with fans who are very excited and eager to see these five guys rocking the stage. The ...

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The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies burn London down and treat KOKO like an arena venue

The Dead Daisies are often being defined as a ‘musical collective’, founded by guitarist and businessman David Lowy, this super group consists of very talented musicians coming from bands like Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and Journey. Lowy, Mendoza, Corabi and Aldrich have been recently joined by drummer Deen Castronovo who is replacing Brian Tichy. Their very first live album ...

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Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean “We worked on this record very quietly, and knew why we were making it.”

With the release of their second album Twentytwo In Blue last March, Sunflower Bean have been internationally acclaimed for their work and they are definitely on the right path to get all the success they deserve. These rising stars from New York have been selling out many venues during their UK tour and have already charted the top 20. The ...

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