Tag Archives: classic rock

Grand Slam

The Dawn of a New Beginning – The Return of Grand Slam

With a new album on the horizon, the incredibly talented ensemble known as Grand Slam are determined to leave a mark on the world of hard rock music. Originally conceived back in 1984 by legendary Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (1949-1986) and featuring the brilliant Mark Stanway (Magnum) on keyboards and Laurence Archer (UFO, Wild Horses) on guitars, the band ...

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Uriah Heep

Return To Fantasy – The Legendary Uriah Heep Still Reign Supreme

Progressive hard rock lords Uriah Heep are still a musical force to be reckoned with as evidenced by last night‘s glorious performance at USF in Bergen, Norway. On the back of their excellent Living the Dream album, which is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year, the band ploughed through an exhilarating 90-minute set in front of an ecstatic ...

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More Classic Deep Purple Live in 2019

With his recent UK tour headlined as Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live there are obviously a lot of happy promoters and venues out there following the sold-out shows and all concerned have been quick to take notice with a fresh set of concerts now planned for next year. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes joined ...

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Another World with Erja Lyytinen

With a UK tour that kicks off on Tuesday November 6th at London’s Borderline, European Blues Award winner Erja Lyytinen has just released her latest single ‘Another World’. Self-released on her own label, Tuohi Records, it’s the second single, following ‘Without You’, taken from her upcoming new studio album to be released in early 2019. Written and composed by Lyytinen herself, ...

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Lift Your Head Up with Bad Touch

Coinciding with the release of their new album, Shake A Leg, rock band Bad Touch have launched an official music video for their brand new single. ‘Lift Your Head Up’ is the name of the single and it’s the first track on the parent album. However, the single version has been remixed for radio by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Stone Broken).  The official ...

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Black Ink River

With a ‘70s retro-rock revolution underway meet Black Ink River, the newest arrival to the party and all the way from Västerås in Sweden. Dano Wahlström (vocals/percussion), Bosse Karlsson (guitar), Anders Modd (bass) and Roger Johannessen (drums) formerly played with bands like Wolf, GrandExit, Monaco Blues Band and Uncle Doghouse before joining forces to make rock music they liked with ...

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Kaleb McKane Supporting Uli Jon Roth

Kaleb McKane has been announced as the special guest on former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth’s forthcoming UK tour.  Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer McKane recently released his first EP, Universe in Reverse,  and will follow that up on 2019 with his debut album. The three track EP was  produced by Miles James (Michael Kiwanuka, Emile ande) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Foo ...

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Billy Idol… Revitalized!

Punk rock icon and MTV sensation Billy Idol’s 1980s remix collection Vital Idol has had a modern-day upgrade with numerous celebratory hands getting on board for Vital Idol: Revitalized. The record is out now on CD and digitally through Virgin EMI/UMC and on a 2 elpee 180-gram black vinyl in addition to a limited edition, colour variant to follow on 16th November. More than 30 years ...

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S.K.o.R.’s Rubus Tellus

S.K.o.R… Or Some Kind of Rubus to give the Swedish band their original full name have a new album out in the form of Rubus Tellus, on GMR Music. Described as both original and commercial, and said to be 2018’s answer to bands such as The Sweet, Nazareth, Slade and a touch of Aerosmith perhaps, in that they perform “great poppy hard ...

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Bad Touch – Shake A Leg

Third album in, Bad Touch have a working blueprint for the kind of record they want to make: Classic in that it references the rock bands they were themselves brought up on, but more particularly one containing songs that will strike a chord with those seeing them alive; with a good singalong that if heard at a festival the ear ...

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