Author Archives: Neale McGeever

RAMzine Senior Contributor - 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!

Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist of Rush, dies aged 67

The visionary drummer and lyricist of Rush, Neil Peart, has tragically died of brain cancer aged 67. The Canadian drumming legend died on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California. A statement was put out on Twitter announcing Peart’s death, reading: “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, ...

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Ozzy Osbourne collaborates with Elton John on new track ‘Ordinary Man’

Yes, you read that correctly, Elton John does feature on the new Ozzy track ‘Ordinary Man’. Both leading glittering careers it only makes both musicians would meet at some point. Check out the audio for the track below: This the title track from Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album, which is his first since 2010’s Scream. Ordinary Man will be released on ...

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Hear Matt Heafy of Trivium cover ‘Toss a Coin To Your Witcher’

If you have watched the latest Netflix smash hit, The Witcher, there’s most likely a certain song stuck in your head. Thing is, this would make pretty epic metal track by…say…Trivium? Well, front-man Matt Heafy is one step ahead of you there. This followed a Tweet by Heafy on Boxing Day saying: I have had so many people mention it ...

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Sumo Cyco and As Sirens Fall tear Newcastle a new one to round off the year.

I’d like to start this review by saying it’s so refreshing to see so many bands touring the UK so close to Christmas. Most years December is a write-off but the live music scene has gone in a bizarre full-circle in terms of being most bands’ bread and butter. Which, for us fans, is a great thing. If you are ...

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Hands Off Gretel announce ‘The Angry EP’ and 2020 UK tour.

As if 2019 wasn’t a big enough year for Yorkshire four-piece Hands Off Gretel: an epic album, a headline UK tour, a new album for front-woman Lauren Tate, they have already announced their next release – The Angry EP. The band told us in a statement this was all the songs performed live, but never released. The statement reads: “WOOP!! ...

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Slipknot unleash video for ‘Nero Forte’ and announce Knotfest UK

2019 was another classic year for Iowa nine-piece Slipknot. A UK number 1 album, a show-stealing set at Download Festival, and the announcement of various Knotfest expansions. What better way to top off a great 12 months by releasing an epic video for the track ‘Nero Forte’, directed by M. Shawn Crahan himself. Check out the clip below: This follows ...

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers welcome back John Frusciante after 10 years

A matter of hours ago, Californa rock legends Red Hot Chilli Peppers announced they are reuniting with their iconic guitarist John Frusciante. This follows the departure of now-former guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. This was revealed via a post on their Instagram account. Frusciante confirmed his departure from RHCP in 2009, revealing he left the band a year prior. Frusciante has worked ...

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Amigo The Devil announces first UK and Ireland tour

Let us take you back to Bloodstock 2018, Dez Fafera of DevilDriver talked to us about a certain singer/songwriter: ” Amigo The Devil, he’s ready to come over here and bring his record out. You guys are going to LOVE him” He wasn’t wrong, now Amigo The Devil has announced his first UK/ROI tour. Following his debut album Everything Is Fine ...

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Bloodstock 2020: Saxon, Conjurer and more announced

The line-up of the UK’s biggest metal festival is already stacked, but the latest announcement from Bloodstock Festival 2020 makes this an unmissable weekend. Ronnie James Dio stage special guests on Sunday have been confirmed as British metal legends, Saxon. Very fitting to play before their peers Judas Priest. Check out their announcement below. Also joining them on Sunday are ...

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Bloodstock 2020: Headliners for Sophie stage and more announced.

Following the exciting news that Devin Townsend and Behemoth are joining Judas Priest as main-stage headliners – Bloodstock Open Air Festival have revealed more great names for 2020. Indian street-metallers Bloodywood have been named as Friday’s Sophie Lancaster Stage headliners. This is a UK exclusive for the New Dehli band Saturday’s Sophie stage headliners are California’s own extreme metal mob ...

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