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!
benji

Skindred’s Benji Webbe slashed in knife attack

Skindred vocalist Benji Webbe has posted a shocking photo, via Facebook, of his scars following a vicious knife attack. The Welsh singer commented: “Went to Iffy’s party and ended getting slashed in the face and throat on the way home…” The motivation of the attack is unconfirmed. Webbe also announced he will be performing with his old bandmates Dub War, ...

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Erik Chandler

Erik Chandler launches pledge campaign for solo album

You may know him as the beloved bassist of Bowling For Soup, but now Erik Chandler wants you to see another side of his musical talents. To achieve this, Erik has set up a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the solo album. This would be the first solo material from the Texan since his 2012 EP Writing The Wrongs. Rewards for ...

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thetreatment

The Treatment announce UK tour

Critically acclaimed Cambridge rockers The Treatment are set to have a fantastic 2016 – March sees the release of their studio album ‘Generation Me’ on the 18th, followed by their UK headline tour starting April 27th. Tickets for all 14 shows go on sale at 10am on Monday 25th January. ‘Generation Me’ will also mark the first appearance of vocalist ...

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bloodstock16

Bloodstock 2016: Metal Allegiance, Stuck Mojo and Goatwhore added to line-up

Despite all the bad news recently in the world of music, there is a lot to look forward to this year. One being Bloodstoc-Open-Air, which has added three extra bands to the bill. Metal Allegiance – a band formed from various icons of metal has been added. You never know who will show up but the confirmed line-up includes  Testament’s ...

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aiden

Live Review: Aiden, Think Tank?, Newcastle

Do you remember what you were doing in 2005? What was on your MySpace page? The first YouTube video you EVER saw? When you thought you said bye to Star Wars and introduced to a new Batman? 2005 was also the year Aiden released ‘Nightmare Anatomy’ -their most celebrated album of their career. Something we will hear live for the ...

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Alien Ant Farm

Live Review: Alien Ant Farm / InMe / The Dirty Youth, Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

All photos by Brian J Nicholson When you mention Alien Ant Farm – the two questions a lot people will ask are ‘Are they still around?’ and ‘Where the ones who did that Michael Jackson song?’ The answers are yes and yes. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of their breakthrough album, ‘ANThology’, AAF are back on the road and they have ...

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trivium

Trivium announce ‘smaller town’ UK tour

After their amazing headline set at Bloodstock 2015, modern metal icons Trivium return to the UK for an 11 date tour. Front-man Matt Heafy had this to say: “The UK was the first place to ever truly embrace Trivium and make us feel at home. I feel now – at this very moment in time – Trivium is a better ...

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david bowie

David Bowie dies of cancer, aged 69

The world of rock ‘n roll are in mourning yet again as it has been announced that pop and rock pioneer David Bowie has passed away after a battle with cancer for 18 months. Bowie, born David Robert Jones, had just turned 69 and released his final album ‘Blackstar’ three days before his death. He “died peacefully surrounded by his ...

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slipknot

Slipknot release ‘Goodbye’ ahead of UK tour

Don’t worry, this isn’t a farewell message from our favourite masked Iowa nine-piece. Slipknot have announced the release of their latest single ‘Goodbye’ ahead of their UK arena tour. This is taken from their number one album ‘.5:The Gray Chapter’ which Corey Taylor and co. will be performing songs from on their upcoming UK dates (bellow). Mon 8th Feb – ...

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schenker

Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock release double A-side to celebrate UK tour

After rocking us in to the New Year with his ‘Rock-many’ this year, Michael Schenker is heading on the road for his UK with Temple Of Rock. To celebrate Schenker has announced the release of a new double a-side single of the tracks ‘Rock City’ and ‘Good Times‘. The tracks are taken from Michael’s new album ‘Spirit On A Mission’, which ...

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