Author Archives: Julian Burnan

Jules. Rock n Roll is a way of life. I like Batman. "I have a knack for perceiving things, I can see how it sounds and feel how it sings"

Alter Bridge Live at The O2 Arena

In 2011, Alter Bridge played the biggest show of the bands history. The stage was Wembley Arena. The show, which featured them blowing the roof off with high voltage rock (not literally) was documented on a live DVD, appropriately titled, Alter Bridge Live at Wembley. A few years later they returned to Wembley as champions and did it all again. ...

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Review: Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

Every few years, there is an album that is released, that is considered so near perfect it will go down in music history as a record that defined that era. Examples being: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Nirvana’s Nevermind and Metallica’s Master of Puppets. Alter Bridges fifth outing The Last Hero, could well fit in that category too. ...

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Review: The Lounge Kittens ‘Sequins and C-Bombs’

There is something instantly likeable about The Lounge Kittens. It’s the way they have taken a quite different genres (accapella and rock )  and made it “cool”. Its their simplistic approach to the music with the main focus being on their voices and keyboards. The third being: all of songs are covers, ranging from Alice Cooper and Rammstein to the ...

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Pink Floyd re-issue forgotten classics

Lets be real. Pink Floyd is finished. David Gilmour has said it. Nick Mason has said it. Even Roger Waters said it, although that was in 1984. 2014’s The Endless River was the final goodbye for a band who’s career was spanned over 50 years. What we have instead of a new album, are Vinyl reissues of Atom Heart Mother, ...

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Alter Bridge reveal new track ‘Show Me A Leader’

 Alter Bridge announced last month that their 5th album The Last Hero will hit shelves this October, once again collaborating with Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette (working previously on Blackbird, AB3 and Fortress) as producer.   ‘Show Me A Leader’ is the first single to be released from the new album, and while the sound is what we expect from Alter Bridge there is ...

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Joe Bonamassa announces rescheduled tour dates

If you make your musical debut opening for BB King when you are 12 years old, you are going places. That’s what Joe Bonamassa did. Since then he’s gone on to play live with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Blondie and is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarist of all time. In 2014, he released his 15th studio ...

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Deftones launch Spotify competition

How do bands use technology to get closer their fans? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Easy. Lets rephrase that question: How do Deftones get closer to their fans ahead of their upcoming headline show at Wembley Arena? By getting the fans to choose what music will be playing over the House PA while they wait for the band to take the stage? ...

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Review: Def Leppard – Self Titled

Def Leppard have been there. Seen everything. Rocked millions of people and I’m sure they have even got the tshirt. They are one of very few bands that have endured the test of time and rock just as hard as they did since they formed in 1977. The only thing I need to explain about their 11th studio release is ...

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Tremonti announces ‘Sympathy’ as next single

There is always a positive buzz when Mark Tremonti is part of something. Whether its to do with  Alter Bridge or Creed or if he is lending is fingers to guest on another bands album. He is always doing something and it always exceeds expectations. 2012 saw the release of All I Was the debut solo album from Tremonti. Everything ...

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Review: Fearless Vampire Killers – Bruises

Fearless Vampire Killers could be the busiest band in rock at the moment. 2014 saw the British rockers release their 2nd full album Unbreakable Hearts and embarked on a European tour supporting fellow rockers Black Veil Brides. This year, they played a set on the second stage at Download Festival and have hit the road on a headline tour of ...

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