Author Archives: Paul H Birch

RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.
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Suzi Quatro to release compilation ‘Legend: The Best Of…’

The Best of Suzi Quatro: Legend is due on Friday 22nd September, a 20 track compilation album personally curated by Suzi Quatro herself and featuring digitally re-mastered versions of all her biggest hit singles including ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’ and ‘Devil Gate Drive’.  Released by Chrysalis Records   the album will be available on gold coloured double vinyl, CD and via digital ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

In January 2016 Grammy nominated blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa packed his platinum selling albums away and headed off to Carnegie Hall where he intended to put in two nights playing an especially rearranged acoustic set of songs. There with a cast of musicians, roughly half of whom he’d not played alongside before and rehearsals taking place only just prior ...

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Joe Bonamassa…Seven 2018 UK Dates

Following the success of this year’s UK tour where he played two concerts of the Royal Albert Hal, blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa has announced a new seven date UK tour for next March. Following his recent Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening DVD and CD, the 2018 tour will feature Bonamassa in a return to electric guitar ...

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Dan Reed’s Confessions

Dan Reed is about to release his fourth solo album, Confessions, that will coincide with an intimate solo tour in beautiful settings that kicks off at London’s St. Pancras Old Church on Thursday 14th September. Each of these special UK solo concerts will be filmed and recorded for an upcoming live DVD compilation.  What’s more everyone who buys a ticket buyer will also receive ...

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Steve Vai Releases Modern Primitive

Steve Vai Releases Modern Primitive

Virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai is releasing Modern Primitive as a limited edition record through his own Favored Nations Entertainment record label. Modern Primitive features material written and partially recorded with Vai’s band The Classified back in the early 80s, after his first solo record Flex-Able (1983) and prior to the writing and recording of the music of his seminal 1990 album Passion ...

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Orden Ogan – Gunman

  Orden Ogan have released the video single ‘Gunman’ from new parent album Gunmen, released through AFM Records. It comes two years after the German power metal band’s fourth studio album, Ravenhead, which reached #16 in the German charts. The band took their name in 1997, and it roughly translates as “The Order of Fear,” taken from the German for “order” ...

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The Iron Maidens announce UK live dates

Following their 2016 UK debut, all-female tribute band The Iron Maiden return to our shores in October, and not only taking in the capital city as part of a five date tour. Front woman Kirsten Rosenberg can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year – And even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden ...

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80s Rewind Festival announces more acts for 2017

X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle will make a special appearance at both Rewind Scotland and Rewind North this summer, joining The Trevor Horn Band during their set at Rewind Scotland at Scone Place in Perthshire on Saturday 22nd July, 2017 and Rewind North at Capesthorne Hall on Saturday 5th August, 2017. “I’m thrilled to have Matt join us on ...

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Saxon announce ‘The Solid Book Of Rock’

British heavy metal legends, Saxon release The Solid Book of Rock, on August 4, 2017, a hefty collection comprising not only nine of Saxon’s studio albums from 1991 to 2009 but also eight bonus tracks and two bonus CDs and three DVDs. The bonus CDs comprise Classics Re-Recorded that was originally issued with the initial pressings of Killing Ground, and ...

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Robin Trower – New Album, Single Concert

Robin Trower returns with a new studio album Time And Emotion, to be released on Friday 4th August through Manhaton Records. “I can honestly say I don’t know when I have been happier with an album,” said Trower. “I feel Time And Emotion contains some of my very best work.” That the legendary guitarist is now 72 and has been releasing ...

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