Author Archives: Laurence Todd

Took early retirement after many years as a teacher in order to write books as well as about music. A long-time music obsessive, has wide and eclectic tastes but particularly likes prog rock and rock in general. Enjoys going to gigs and discovering new acts.
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

Devin Townsend Project – Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv

When Devin Townsend stepped onto the stage in the quite spectacular setting of the Ancient Theatre, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to perform the album Ocean Machine, plus other tracks from his long and varied career, it was the culmination of a dream he’d been nursing for the better part of twenty years. As he said it ‘signifies the end of one era ...

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Clutch announce details of new album ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’

Maryland rockers, Clutch, have announced their twelfth new studio album is to be called Book of Bad Decisions, and will be released worldwide on their own label (Weathermaker Music) on September 7th 2018. The album, consisting of 15 new tracks, was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, was produced by Vance Powell, and whichever format bought on (CD, black vinyl, ...

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Byline Festival announces Badly Drawn Boy, Pussy Riot, The Vapors, and more

Badly Drawn Boy is back and will be headlining at the Byline Festival during the weekend of August 24th-27th.  The English indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will be performing music from across his eclectic career in the intimate setting of the Media Circus tent. This highly anticipated return on his comeback tour will be welcomed by the Byline crowd, who’re ready ...

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Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke have ‘The Best Seat In The House’ in new live video – New Tunes Tuesday

Taken from their well-received recent album, Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke have released a live video for the track Best Seat in the House, the song the band was working on when they heard the news of the sad passing of Tom Petty, and recorded ‘live’ in Nashville’s renowned Southern Ground studios. Check out the video below:   The band ...

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Zeal & Ardor

Listen to the new Zeal & Ardor track ‘Built On Ashes’ here – New Tunes Tuesday

Because of bank holiday, hopefully you can let us off for bringing you the newest of tunes on a Tueseday. (or Tunesday. New Tunes Tuesday. Fixed -Ed. Taken from Zeal & Arbor’s forthcoming new album, Stranger Fruit, comes the new single – Built on Ashes. The lyrics pay homage to the Billie Holliday classic, Strange Fruit, and state like a strange fruit ...

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Graham Bonnet Band announce details on new album ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’

Fresh off the Michael Schenker Fest tour, legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet preparing to return with a new version of the Graham Bonnet Band and a new album, Meanwhile, Back in the Garage. Graham Bonnet is a hard rock legend, one of the finest vocalists of his generation with a lengthy pedigree of time served in many notable bands, including Rainbow, Michael ...

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LA Guns – The Missing Peace

LA Guns announce 2018 UK tour dates

  After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis have reunited under the banner of L.A. Guns. Following on from dates in London and Sheffield in October 2017, they are excited to announce they will be playing gigs and festivals across Europe, including several dates in the UK, beginning in London on August 31st.  With a headlining slot ...

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Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS

Thin Lizzy’s Brian Downey to tour with his band Alive & Dangerous

Due to the level of popular demand, to help celebrate the release of Thin Lizzy’s iconic album, Alive & Dangerous, surely one of THE great rock ‘live’ albums in 1978, original member and drummer Brian Downey will be playing several dates across the country in September 2018 with his band Alive & Dangerous, and they’ll be performing the whole album ...

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Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor unveil new track ‘Waste’ – New Music Mondays

After dropping eerie track ‘Gravedigger’s Chant’ on Good Friday, Zeal & Ardor now share a contrasting second new song from their forthcoming new album – Stranger Fruit. The song is entitled ‘Waste’ and is one of the tracks on the new album which is being released on June 8th in multiple formats, including CD, cassette, vinyl and digital download/stream. For ...

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Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate reveal album details

The unmistakable voice of one of the most loved hard rock bands of the early 90’s is returning to the UK in May 2018. Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate is back for an upcoming 21 date tour, which will also include 4 special acoustic shows, to mark the release of his highly anticipated new studio album, All You Need is Soul, ...

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