Dimebag Darrell

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Dimebag Darrell

It’s been 11 years since Dimevision Vol 1: The Fun I Have landed in peoples ears. As 2017 rolls to an end there is a new offering of tracks recorded by the guitarist before his untimely death. Vol 2 has been put together by long time girlfriend Rita Haney and Dime’s closest and old friend Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Amberger who ...

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Gene Simmons presents ‘The Vault’ to the London press

Kiss co-founder and rock n’ roll hero Gene Simmons has recently been travelling around the globe to promote his book ‘On Power’ in which he teaches how to be successful in life and business, mentioning anecdotes from his own life and career. He’s also introducing his 2,000 dollars collection called ‘The Vault‘ which is comprised of 150 unedited and never ...

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alice cooper

Alice Cooper reunites with original band for a show that will be hard to forget.

Someone call him a legend, others a shock-rocker. The 69 years old rock ‘n roll hero keeps leaving his fans wanting more and tonight it’s no different. Alice Cooper is reuniting his original band for what will be a brilliant gig we won’t be able to forget easily. In the 70’s he could have been compared to a modern Marilyn ...

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stray train

Exclusive: Stray Train stream new album Blues From Hell!

Blues From Hell – The Legend of the Courageous Five is the new album from blues rock machine Stray Train. The Slovenian band have been grabbing our attention over the past few years at various European Festivals and just last week with the release of their debut video ‘Heading for the Sun’. Vocalist Luka Lamut tells us: “We began writing songs for ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – RAM

Hard Rock outfit RAM return with their new album Rod, another band coming from the Gothenburg scene which seems to produce band after band of strong fiery hard music (must be something in the water there). Having been together and recording since the start of the millennium it’s fair to say that RAM have stayed true to their beliefs and they are ...

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A night of intense no frills rock ‘n roll with Airbourne, Phil Campbell and The Wild.

The queue at the Roundhouse started quite early with hundreds of fans ready to get their rock ‘n roll dose. This eventful evening starts around 7.30 pm with The Wild, a brilliant Canadian band I have never had the pleasure to listen to or see live before. And what a great energy! From the very first moment they get on ...

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HRH Awards

Review: The First Annual Hard Rock Hell Awards

Glitz, blitz, glamour and more kilts than an SNP convention, tonight marks the very first Hard Rock Hell Annual Awards ceremony in all its glory. After 10 years of building the HRH empire, this seems to be the next logical step for the monsters of rock. Rubbing shoulders with rock’s finest with fully unrestrained access to industrial levels of alcohol, ...

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stray train

Exclusive: Heading for the Sun with Stray Train!

Last year Stray Train were out on tour with blues rock favourites Blues Pills before playing various festivals around Europe including Resurrectino Festival (Spain) and Motörcity (Slovenia) in support of their critically acclaimed album Monkey; which RAMzine described as defiant and bold Blues Rock! After a successful year Stray Train now bring to us their first official video, in the form of ‘Heading for the Sun‘ taken ...

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MARILLION very much at the top of their game | London Palladium

Marillion are now almost certainly the Grateful Dead of the prog world, in that they play lots of people around the world, but largely the same people. Asked by Steve Hoggarth how many in the packed Palladium audience were at the band’s recent Albert Hall gig, the majority responded in the affirmative. Given there was also a sizeable number who’d ...

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Rise Against

Live: Rise Against, Manchester Apollo

Some may argue that punk rock in recent years has become stagnant and lost all of the edge it once had, however, bands like Rise Against still exist. Sleeping With Sirens acted as direct support and while from a musical standpoint they fit in with Rise Against it was clear that the audience was divided, with many just tolerating them ...

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