Author Archives: Neale McGeever

Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

All 2017 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees announced

It was only a few days ago that we announced prog rock legends Yes are to be inducted in to the world-famous Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Now a video has been released confirming all of the 2017 inductees. Check out the video below: This year’s inductees are: American folk singer Joan Baez, prog supergroup Yes, inventive electronic pop legends ELO, AOR ...

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Megadeth to headline Bloodstock 2017

Got any Megadeth? After a roller-coaster of a year that was 2016 – It was great to enter 2017 with the excellent news that Megadeth will be the second headliner for Bloodstock Festival 2017. Dave Mustaine and co. will close the festival as Sunday night headliners. Front man Mustaine had this to say: “We kick off 2017 by announcing we’ll ...

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Death Valley High to support Orgy at 2017 UK dates

Following a successful tour supporting Killing Joke, San Francisco’s own Death Valley High have announced they are about to embark on a UK tour with industrial / nu-metal icons Orgy. DVH frontman, Reyka Osburn coments:  “We’re super hyped to be coming back over to Europe and the UK with our mates. ORGY. We’ve talked about it so many times, it ...

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HRH Ibiza Road Trip 2017: Grim Reaper, Bernie Marsden and more added to line-up

See you in Hard Rock Hell… If the annual denim and leather pilgrimage known as HRH Ibiza Road Trip wasn’t already epic enough, a hand full of amazing bands have been added to the bill. Joining the previously announced names such as The Quireboys, Reckless Love, Gun, and Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons are: Former Whitesnake and UFO guitar hero ...

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Alice Cooper announces UK arena dates for 2017

Legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper joins the already list list of bands touring the UK in 2017. This is the Rock N Roll Hall of fame act’s first headline UK tour in 5 years. Support comes from The Tubes and goth icons The Mission, their frontman Wayne Hussey had this to say: “I remember during the summer of 1972 being on ...

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Dream Theater

Dream Theater announce UK leg of European tour for 2017

Prog-metal icons Dream Theater have announced a string of European tour dates for 2017. This is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their milestone album Images & Words. Each gig will see the celebrated album played in full, along with other tracks from the Boston boys’ back-catalogue. Images & Words was Dream Theater’s second album and the record which crossed ...

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Live: Lordi, O2 Academy, Newcastle

If you are fairly new to the world of Lordi, you would be forgiven for thinking their rise to fame is due to their bizarre appearance. Partly true, but the Finns are best known for the only metal band to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ – proving you can’t beat a great song. The ...

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The Parasite Syndicate release new track ‘Breathe You In’

Nottinghamshire five-piece The Parasite Syndicate are a band on everyone’s lips at the moment, and what better way to throw yourself into their unique brand of metal than their new video for ‘Breathe You In’? Check out the video below: For those not familiar with The Parasite Syndicate’s sound, vocalist Rich Donohoe explains: “We have influences of Nu, industrial, death and ...

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Bloodstock 2017: Skindred and more bands announced for festival line-up

It’s December, and that means one thing …festival season is another month closer. As a special seasonal surprise, Bloodstock Festival have announced a hand-full of acts to join the 2017: genre-spanning, ragga-metal legends Skindred: Canadian thrash icons Annihilator: and finally: crossover thrashers Municipal Waste MW vocalist Tony Foresta comented: “We are very excited to be finally returning to one of ...

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow announce 2017 tour dates

Long live rock n’ roll! The positive thing about 2016 is the great ‘cold day in hell’ reformations – such as the original Guns N Roses, At The Drive-In, Thin Lizzy and of course, Bros. Yet, the most amazing band to make a come back this year was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. After a one-off show earlier this year the legendary ...

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