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.

Ray Wilson reveals ‘Never Should Have Sent You Roses’

Former Genesis and Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson has released new video single ‘Never Should Have Sent You Roses’ the second track to be taken from his new album  Makes Me Feel Like Home due out on 7th October. “In the song, the English girl leaves the Scottish boy and his love for her drives him to contemplate suicide,” commented Wilson ...

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King King reveals plans for live album

Setting the mood for their second UK tour this year, King King – will be releasing their first ever live album, with the aptly named King King Live, on Friday 21st October through Manhaton Records. Available as a deluxe edition 3 disc set King King Live will include two CDs of the band’s sold sold-out hometown concert at O2 ABC in Glasgow on 14th May this year plus ...

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Neal Morse Band reveals new album ‘The Similitude of A Dream’

The Neal Morse Band release new concept album The Similitude of a Dream on 11th November via Radiant Records (through Metal Blade Records/SONY). This will be the eighth studio album from Morse, who has also played with Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors and Transatlantic, playing alongside Twisted Sister/ Winery Dogs/ ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portney and bass guitarist Randy George, with a permanent band line-up ...

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Glenn Hughes reveals details of new solo album ‘Resonate’

Following summer festivals and solo shows in the USA, UK and Europe, alongside the imminent return of Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes will release Resonate, his first solo album in over eight years, to coincide with his November UK tour. Hughes’ twelfth album of original solo material, Resonate will be released on Friday 4th November 2016 through Frontiers Music Srl. It will be ...

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Aynsley Lister announces details for new album ‘Eyes Wide Open’

Seven studio albums, three live albums, in, award-winning blues rock guitarist Aynsley Lister goes in Eyes Wide Open for his latest record, released on Friday 7th October through Straight Talkin’ Records. Three years down the road since his last studio album Home resulted in Lister receiving British Blues Awards for both Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Eyes Wide Open has been ...

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Frank Dimino – Never Again

Frank DiMino has released ‘Never Again’ the second video from his current Old Habits Die Hard album with a cameo appearance from his former cohort in Angel, guitarist Punky Meadows. Old Habits Die Hard also features Angel drummer Barry Brandt, but recent rumours of the American band reforming are premature. “There simply is no reunion at this time, the veteran hard rock singer ...

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Saxon Unleash The Vinyl Hoard

When Saxon embark upon the UK leg of their Battering Ram World Tour this October 28th they will also be releasing The Vinyl Hoard a deluxe box set of live recordings on gold vinyl released through Demon Records. The Vinyl Hoard consists of eight records (featuring four double albums that were previously released as The Eagle Has Landed II and ...

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Todd Rundgren –Multimedia Live Release

An Evening With Todd Rundgren – Live At The Ridgefield is a multimedia experience starring the whiz-kid multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and famed record producer that becomes available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Blu-Ray courtesy of Cleopatra Records on 26th August 2016. Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA  last December 15th, the recordings feature Rundgren with a full live band performing some of his ...

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Ray Wilson – Amen To That

Ex-Genesis and Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson has released a new video single ‘Amen To That’ from his forthcoming album Makes Me Think Of Home that is due for release on October 7th. Makes Me Think Of Home will be Wilson’s second album this year, following his critically acclaimed acoustic Song For A Friend and will feature new compositions played with ...

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Review: The Dead Daisies – Make Some Noise

Heavyweight promotion told us to invest our ticket money on the likes of The Kings of Chaos and Hollywood Vampires but The Dead Daisies (featuring people who’ve played with such diverse outfits as Guns N’Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Thin Lizzy, Robert Palmer and the goddamn Rolling Stones) have been sweating their asses off in clubs, at festivals and on star-studded support ...

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