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Interview with Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders

Thursday 7th August 2014, and we are at The Asylum in Birmingham to talk to Ricky Warwick, a man that has been working in Hard Rock bands since the 80’s, the longest length of his career spent in Scottish band The Almighty. In 2009 Ricky was invited to join Thin Lizzy as lead vocalist and guitarist. Ricky played in Thin ...

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Redfest 2014 Review

Robin’s Cook Farm in Surrey played host to intimate festival Redfest, for 2 two days this July 2014 weekend. Redfest is now in it’s 8th year, the festival progresses a little each time round. Altogether this festival includes many contrasting genres: Rock, Indie, Dance. Redfest is decorated in an creative fashion, with lot’s of great photo opportunities, in a beautiful ...

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Review: TECH FEST

Newark-on-Trent, seemingly quiet, but its an elaborate ruse. This year it was the host of TECH FEST, a completely unique festival in the fact that it actually has plumbed toilets and showers that cost nothing to use! Insane right? With two stages full of great bands and an after party over the two nights – this festival may be small, ...

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RedFest 2014 Preview

RedFest is back for it’s 8th year! Last year saw headliners Bastille play a tremendous performance. Lead singer Dan Smith said “It’s crazy that we are headlining anything, let alone such an awesome festival as Redfest” before they descended into worldwide fame. The alt stage also saw great performances from Bleed From Within, Bury Tomorrow, and Feed The Rhino. This ...

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Bad Company: THE BAND. THE MUSIC. THE STORY. 40TH ANNIVERSARY DOCUMENTARY

Bad Company were founded in 1973 by singer Paul Rodgers (formerly of Free), drummer Simon Kirke (also formerly of Free), guitarist Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople), and bassist Boz Burrell (King Crimson). Bad Company already branded as a ‘Rock Supergroup’ were also first managed by Led Zeppelin manager Peter grant. There is not a juke box out there that hasn’t ...

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Track-By-Track: Hornet – Skies Are Falling

Hornet are a Heavy Metal band from London. Last year they released their debut album ‘Skies Are Falling’ which received national reviews and airplay. Hornet is made up of Joe Thompson (Vocals), Tollef Rikje-Pearson (Guitar), Max Thompson (Bass), and Alex Burt (Drums). In this article they guide us through ‘Skies Are Falling’ and tell us how a bit about how ...

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Review: Hit The Deck Festival 2014

Hit The Deck Festival takes place yearly, playing a day each in Bristol and Nottingham. RAMzine were at the Nottingham leg of the festival, and here are our selected highlights… Hit The Deck always proves to have an interesting and diverse line-up, with a mixture of big name bands and up-and-comers, 2014’s festival proved no different. First off the bat, ...

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Foreigner, Europe & FM Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Tuesday 15th April

Review by Paul H Birch, Photos by Lisa Billingham Tonight there’s a good vibe in Wolverhampton and inside its Civic Theatre FM kick off promptly, giving us the one-two punch of Tough Love and I Belong To the Night as Steve Overland’s voice echoes outside to be heard by those yet to be let in. Don’t Stop rocks out with ...

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Festival Preview: Hit The Deck 2014

This Easter weekend scores of rock fans will be pouring out onto the streets of Bristol (Saturday 19th) and Nottingham (Sunday 20th). But this is no Easter egg hunt – instead, these hungry music lovers will be in search of riffs, sing-alongs and the odd beer (or five). With a lineup covering a diverse range of genres, Hit The Deck ...

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HRH Prog Festival Review 2014

“New Prog for Old Ears and Old Prog for New Ears. ” That is the mantra for this year’s HRH PROG held at Hafn Y Mor, North Wales 20-22 March 2014. On Saturday I met a short grey man called Mark. He was wearing a blue woollen top, a pair of smart M&S jeans and fresh yachting shoes, he looked ...

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