Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor dies aged 61

  The British-born Phil Taylor, or Filthy Animal as he was known by Motorhead fans, died yesterday 11th November 2015. He had been ill for some considerable time. The who was ‘Born to raise Hell’ has left us, aged just 61. Born on 21 September 1954, in Hasland, Chesterfield, England, Taylor replaced Motörhead’s first drummer, Lucas Fox, during the recording of ...

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Alice Cooper

Photoset: Alice Cooper at Genting Arena in Birmingham

Motley Crue may be on their final tour, but Alice Cooper certainly isn’t slowing down anytime soon judging by his support slot. We were invited to photograph him in all his glory this week in Birmingham. See the photoset here:

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Breaking Bands

Breaking Bands Festival: Final Main Stage Line-up!

Right, it’s time to start thinking about which festivals we are attending next year! A new one that we are recommending is Breaking Bands Festival in Bromsgrove. The festival recently got short-listed for ‘Best New Festival’ by the UK Festival Awards. This was for their efforts at the first event, that we attended last year. Seeing the progression of interest ...

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Classic Rock Tours – Legends Of Rock The Originals 2015

Vauxhall 5* Holiday Park In Great Yarmouth How quickly twelve months passes when you’re having fun. Once again, Elaine and Eddie Yates have worked like Trojans to bring thirty-eight bands to the table for the annual LoR Originals music feast here in Great Yarmouth. A little down on band numbers this year and later start times, but some awesome sounds ...

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Review: Vans Warped Tour UK @ Alexandra Palace

As another year comes closer to the end, so does the Vans Warped tour UK. This year saw many bands, both old and new, come together for one of the best days of the year! With such a huge offering, we were only able to catch a fraction of the bands, but we did however catch the cream of the ...

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Interview: Kim McAuliffe of Girlschool

Girlschool are a British heavy metal band. They formed in 1975 in Wandsworth, South London and are named after the ‘B’ side of the Wings single ‘Mull of Kintyre’. Nowadays they are closely associated with their contemporaries, Motörhead. The classic line-up of Kim McAuliffe (rhythm guitar and vocals), Enid Williams (bass guitar and vocals) and Denise Dufort (drums and vocals) ...

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the picturebooks

Interview: Fynn Claus Grabke of The Picturebooks

The Picturebooks hail from Gütersloh in Germany, consisting of two musicians Fynn (Vocals/Guitar), Phillip (drums). They have been on the scene a lot longer than people would imagine, supporting the likes of The Answer earlier this year in the UK. They are now ona  headline tour across the UK, then off to Europe for another 60 dates. Their life revolves ...

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Breakout festival

Review: Breakout Festival 2015

A gloriously sunny day at the coast; the setting could not be better. Hosted at Brighton Racecourse: Breakout Festival 2015. Upon arrival, I was surprised by the scale – having attended Butserfest just two weeks prior, I thought that was small despite having three stages! Breakout Festival sported just a single stage and a rather small area of asphalt in ...

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Photo Credit - Toby White

Krysthla unleash ‘A War Of Souls And Desires’ with success!

Northamptonshire Metallers Krysthla released their new album ‘A War Of Souls And Desires’ last week! The band had broke into Amazon’s Top 20 Metal pre-order chart a few weeks ago alongside the new Iron Maiden and Disturbed albums. Since then Krysthla have been trending in HMV and overall had a great response to their debut album. This is new British ...

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Photo by Mark Lloyd

Interview: Within Temptation at Bloodstock 2015

When it was announced that symphonic-metal icons Within Temptation were announced to headline Saturday at Bloodstock-Open-Air this year, it got quite a mixed response. BOA purists may remember they headlined one of the first Bloodstock festivals in 2005 (when it was still in-doors!) and others felt they don’t belong on the same bill as Rob Zombie, Napalm Death and Cannibal ...

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