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'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!
placebo

Placebo re-issue ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ and ‘Meds’

Trans-atlantic alt-rockers Placebo have announced they will be re-issuing their ’00s albums ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ and ‘Meds’ on 180gm vinyl.  ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ is out now while ‘Meds’ will see a release on April 8th. Fronted by Brian Molko, Placebo first tasted success wit their 1996 self-titled debut, just in time for the Brit-pop boom. Their sound – heavily influenced ...

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evil scarecrow

Bloodstock 2016: Evil Scarecrow, Corrosion Of Conformity and more added to bill

Following the fantastic news of Witchsorrow and Phil Campbell joining the line-up, Bloodstock-Open-Air have announced more incredible bands added to the 2016 bill. The names added to the festival today are legends Corrosion Of Conformity, Notts metal-heads Evil Scarecrow, Boston metal-core from Unearth, black metallers Ghost Bath, and XII Boar bring southern fried metal to the Sophie stage. Already announced for 2016 are ...

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Wednesday 13

Live Review: Wednesday 13 & Roman Surman, Think Tank, Newcastle

You may have noticed we have been covering live events as blogs as of late – this might be for gigs we feel the actual atmosphere is worth talking about , more than the performance. It would be tempting to write this as a blog seeing as this wasn’t your traditional gig. Advertised as ‘Undead and Unplugged’ Wenesday 13 and ...

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The Dead XIII

Interview: The Dead XIII

Sometimes a band tick all the right boxes live. The Dead XIII are certainly one of them: Theatrical make-up? Check! Great riffage? Check! Spot-on horror vocals? Check! Audience banter? Enthusiasm?Check and check! Now with an album recorded and a headline tour coming up, 2016 looks like it could be the year for The Dead XIII. We caught up with front-man ...

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steel panther

Steel Panther announce UK arena dates

Following the release of their acoustic album ‘Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage’, LA hair-metal superstars Steel Panther have announced four UK arena dates with special guests Bowling For Soup and Buckcherry. Tour dates are below: October 15 London SSE Arena, Wembley 16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 18 Manchester Arena 19 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena Special guests Bowling For Soup have just completed ...

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The Dead XIII

The Dead XIII release fan footage video for ‘The Greatest Mistake’

Fresh off their tour dates with the mighty Aiden in January , The Dead XIII have announced a handful of tour dates with a new video to celebrate. ‘Thr Greatest Mistake’ , taken from their début Catacombs , was shot over numerous dates across the UK in 2015. All footage from the video is shot my fans. Check out the video below: ...

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bowling for soup

Bowling For Soup’s Erik Chandler: “I’m not sure if anyone has figured out where the music industry is going”.

Bowling For Soup had their ‘Farewell UK’ tour in 2013, it’s only been about three years – why come back now? It was just that, as in ‘farewell’ not ‘good bye’. That tour was like us saying ‘hey, we’ll be back in a little while…we’re probably going to be back..’ We’re going to change the manner in which we tour ...

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quireboys

The Quireboys headline HRH AOR On The Road tour

London/ Newcastle rockers, The Quireboys, will headline the HRH AOR On The Road tour which starts next month. The tour will also feature hair-metal heroes Faster Pussycat, Swedish rockers Bonafide, South Wales trio The Texas Flood, Leicester lads SKAM, and Southern rock via Cumbria in the shape of Thirteen Stars. Check out The Quireboys performing live in 2014: The Quireboys ...

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scuzz tour 2016

Scuzz present The UK Throwdown Tour

Scuzz TV have been bringing the best in rock and metal to us for over a decade, and now Scuzz bring us ‘The UK Throwdown Tour’, bringing us some of the biggest homegrown talent to our local venues. The tour features a rotating head-liner of Croydon alt-rockers Press To Meco, Midlands punks Max Raptor and Yorkshire grunge-pop from Allusondrugs. Luke ...

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Bowling For Soup

Live Review: Bowling For Soup, O2 Academy, Newcastle

If you don’t remember Bowling For Soup the first time around, they came to attention in the surreal punk-pop revival in the late 90s/early 00s along with Blink 182, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte. The good news is a lot of these bands are still around  (NFG,Jimmy Eat World) and for some it has been a bit of a ...

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