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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The Tubes – November 2017 UK tour

The Tubes return to the UK this November for six club dates, plus five arena concerts supporting Alice Cooper. “We’re thrilled to return to the country that started it all for us,” said The Tubes’ frontman Fee Waybill. “I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world. The tour will be ...

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Ten Years After 50th Anniversary Box Set

Ten Years After celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of a brand new 10 CD Box Set by Chrysalis Record that will also gather their Deram label records for the first time. Encompassing the classic albums they made from 1967-1974 it will be released on 10th November. “I’m genuinely excited about the new Ten Years After box set that ...

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Metal Guru – The Life And Music Of Marc Bolan by Paul Roland

Metal Guru – The Life And Music Of Marc Bolan by Paul Roland

Author Paul Roland has written three previous books on Marc Bolan, each taking a different point of view, presumably offering new insights as added research and interviews lead to further information. The previous one, Cosmic Dancer, he felt in hindsight too critical so to remedy that he has produced Metal Guru. Not that it is merely an extensive fan letter, ...

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The Making of Black Country Communion’s BCCIV – Episode 2

Black Country Communion are teasing fans with a series of episodic videos under the heading The Making Of BCCIV and you can watch Episode 2 here now; the first one having recently been featured at Ramzine as well as new album, single  and tour news details. Episode 2 shows behind the-scenes antics, individual band member interview snippets and focuses on Kevin ...

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Danko Jones New Single – You Are My Woman

Canadian hard rock band Danko Jones will release their new single ‘You Are My Woman’ on September 15th taken from their latest album Wild Cat, released in March this year. ‘You Are My Woman’ is the second single off Wild Cat with previous single, ‘My Little RNR’, receiving airplay worldwide, charting #6 at Rock Radio in Canada and a radio ...

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Doomsday Outlaw – All That I Have Single & Video

The UK band Doomsday Outlaw has a new single ‘All That I Have‘ out taken from their album Suffer More. Described as a “swaggering, searing blues riddled rocker, showcasing the band’s trademark Southern rock alongside their dirty heavy blues influence,” that’s not far from the mark as you can see for yourself by catching the accompanying video here: Those suitably impressed ...

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H.E.A.T. reveal new track ‘Redefined’

Swedish melodic rock band H.E.A.T. have released single ‘Redefined’ from their imminent new album Into The Great Unknown. Available through ear Music, the song is also available on Spotify single and on iTunes. While you can also watch the official music video here. For more information on H.E.A.T. at RAMzine click here.

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Jared James Nichols announces new album ‘Black Magic’

Fresh from wowing audiences as special guest during UFO’s recent UK tour, guitarist Jared James Nichols is gearing up for the release of his new album Black Magic on Friday 27th October Black Magic features 10 tracks: ‘Last Chance’, ‘The Gun’, ‘Don’t Be Scared’, ‘Honey Forgive Me’, ‘Home’, ‘Got To Have You’, ‘End Of Time’, ‘Run’, ‘Keep Your Light on Mama’ ...

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The Making of Black Country Communion’s BCCIV

With only two UK concerts planned for 2018 and their first album in five years not due until 22nd September Black Country Communion fans might well be craving greater musical satisfaction. While we can’t do anything to gratify your aural senses we can hopefully help let you know the band’s return should be worth the wait. Black Country Communion are ...

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Interview: Erja Lyytinen

Making a name for herself as a slide guitarist with a unique sound all her own and moving from a solid blues rock base to a mainstream classic rock sound with her latest album Stolen Hearts, Finland’s Erja Lyytinen is someone to keep your eye on. With a September UK tour imminent that shouldn’t be hard, but to discover what’s ...

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