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Six String Signatures

When rock ‘n’ roll first ruled the world, it was the makers of those electric six strings whose names elicited excitement – Gibson, Fender and to a lesser degree the likes of Rickenbacker. Guitarists became renowned for playing specific brands – in the early 60s the first Stratocaster in the UK was in the hands of Hank Marvin, then Hendrix ...

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King’s X Cancel European Tour

A family emergency has forced King’s X to cancel their imminent European Tour, including an appearance at the Veruno Prog Rock Festival in Italy. A comment from the band stated: “We are truly heartbroken that we will not be able to see all of our European fans, as we have been clamouring for these dates since we announced them.” Concerned ...

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Right Behind The Eyes with Flickertail

Irish-Australian rock band Flickertail has released a brand new single out now called ‘Right Behind The Eyes’. It follows in the wake of the success of their debut EP Hurry Up and Wait, and a recent UK tour that was followed by them returning to the studio before embarking on dates in Australia. Tense and angry rock ‘n’ roll, frontman Liam ...

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Last Exit Hell for Sinner

German heavy metal act Sinner  has released ‘Last Exit Hell‘ as their latest single, the second track from their forthcoming new new album Santa Muerte. With Santa Muerte to be released on 13th September through AFM Records, the band, lead by Matt Sinner himself, continue the course they set out on 35 years ago while retaining a passion for new challenges. To ...

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Empty Trail Steaming Ahead

Three piece Texan rockers Empty Trail hit the ground running with their debut single ‘My World’ cracking the US Top 40 Radio Charts; now with a new record deal they release their follow-up in ‘Lost’. Musically, arena rock, with brooding verses build towards epic choruses, Frontman Rick Lambert described the song as a search for a missing piece: It may seem like anger, ...

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Richard O’Brien Smokes!

Following the release of their fourth album, the socially charged Advice, rock band Hawk Eyes bring out their latest single, ‘Smokes’. ‘Smokes’ features a guest appearance from actor and writer Richard O’Brien, renowned as creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (and the original Riff Raff), star of such films as Dark City and host for The Crystal Maze TV series. ...

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Best of John Lodge

After decades between solo albums, The Moody Blues’ John Lodge is becoming increasingly active. Fresh off  The Royal Affair Tour over in the States where he played alongside Yes, Asia and Carl Palmer, he’s now preparing for the release of B Yond – The Very Best Of, due out on 27th September through BMG Records. B Yond features three new ...

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Cormac Neeson Signs Solo Deal

The Answer’s Cormac Neeson is the latest international artist to join the burgeoning independent label Social Family Records (SFR), as the Irish rock singer takes a musical detour exploring Americana, country soul and blues, beginning with the re-release of his debut solo album, White Feather. “This feels like the perfect fit for me and for a record that represents a big part ...

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SlipKnot announce 2020 UK tour dates

When you thought you recovered from the awesome-ness that is We Are Not Your Kind, Iowa masked metal monsters SlipKnot have finally revealed their UK tour dates for 2020. This was teased as anagrams of European cities they played, which were solved but without dates or venues. We can now reveal what those dates are (see below): Tue 14th Jan ...

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Coreleoni Back For More

Leo Leoni, founding guitarist and songwriter for Switzerland’s best selling rock band Gotthard is due to release his second studio album under his self-monikered name with CoreLeoni II due on 27th September through AFM Records. Coreleoni came together following Gotthard’s 25th anniversary celebrations. “When we play shows, we nowadays have to leave out a lot of the old songs as there are ...

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