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.

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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Kansas – With This Heart

Kansas have released a brand new single ‘With This Heart’, ahead of the release of The Prelude Implicit, their first studio album in sixteen years. The Prelude Implicit will be released on September 23rd as previously reported at Ramzine here. However, Kansas fans can get a taste of the album by hearing the rather Celtic-flavoured ‘With This Heart’ by playing ...

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News: Ray Wilson is Thinking of Home

Ray Wilson recently revealed that making guest appearances was the only way he could perform live in the UK since touring here with his own band isn’t viable. However, his homeland seems to be very much on his mind for the ex-Genesis and Stiltskin frontman will be releasing his sixth studio album on October 7th and it will be going ...

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Live at The Greek Then back to The Royal Albert!

Live at the Greek Theatre captures Joe Bonamassa’s August 29th concert in Los Angeles where he pays tribute to the legendary guitarists Albert, B.B; and Freddie King as part of his The Three Kings Tour of 2015. Featuring over two hours of some of the most classic tracks made famous by the three bluesmen it will be released on September 23rd ...

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Dan Reed

Dan Reed Network – The Brave Released

The Dan Reed Network have just released a new video in advance of their latest single ‘The Brave’ being released on Monday 18th July. It is the second single taken from their recently released album Fight Another Day. “The band and I thought it would be a great experiment and interesting challenge to revisit what endeared the band to so ...

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Gillan to release Vinyl Box Set

Gillan – The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982 is due out as a box set on 2nd September collecting the hit albums of Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan and his band during that era. Following the more jazz-fusion influenced Ian Gillan Band, Gillan retained keyboard player Colin Towns, and after some trial runs brought in his former Episode Six colleague Mick Underwood ...

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Adam Ant

Rewind Returns – The World’s Biggest 80s Music Festival

Rewind, the world’s biggest eighties music festival, returns for its annual trip down memory lane this July and August, with a number of rock related acts due to appear. Back for its sixth year is Rewind Scotland, taking place at Scone Palace, Perth from Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July. Among the featured acts are Adam Ant, Big Country, Midge Ure, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray ...

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Sweet 16 for Kansas!

Kansas release The Prelude Implicit on 23rd September.  It will be the first studio album in 16 years for the US progressive and pomp rockers who have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and famous for hit singles such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust In the Wind’ and classic epics like ‘Song for America’ and ‘Miracles Out ...

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king king

King King/Broken Witt Rebels November UK Tour

Having only just completed a sell-out UK tour award-winning blues rock band King King will be doing it all again this November, with special guests Broken Witt Rebels along for the ride. King King will be releasing a new live album available on CD and digital download this October from Manhaton Records in time for the tour. The album will include a full audio performance ...

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Planet Rock Roadstars Tour

The forthcoming Planet Rock Roadstars Tour is a triple bill guaranteed to keep UK blues rock fans happy this November and December. Featuring American blues rock guitarist Simo, young UK guitar sensation Aaron Lock and British blues rock band Federal Charm, every night each band will change headline spot, giving each of the artists an equal share of the limelight. Tickets are available ...

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