Tag Archives: classic rock

The Allman Betts Band Debut Down to the River

Sons of The Allman Brothers Devon Allman and Duane Betts having played together in recent years have now officially united under The Allman Betts Band, and following the release of their first single ‘All Night’ deliver  their debut album together Down To The River. Featuring Peter Levin (Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 player) and Chuck Leavell (former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist ...

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Rocktober Coming Your Way!

The Planet Rock Radio Station is introducing two brand-new rock-packed nights featuring four bands this October. Steaming out under the Rocktober masthead at the Norwich OPEN on Saturday 5th October, followed by Sheffield O2 Academy on Saturday 12th October will blues master Walter Trout, the Kris Barras Band, Dan Patlansky and singer/songwriter Mollie Marriott. From his early forays as a gunslinger ...

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Laurence Jones Band

Previously on record Laurence Jones songs have been slick and aimed at your mainstream music listener but not captured the vibrant groove of his live band. That latter aspect has been addressed with this eponymous new album, not just by the fact of its title and their being collectively present on the cover and promotional material but in that the ...

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Jared James Nichols’ Nails In The Coffin 

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols releases new single ‘Nails In The Coffin’ on 28th June ahead of arriving back in the UK for a set of dates supporting Living Colour this July. Recorded in Los Angeles, Nails In The Coffin’ will be available through Old Glory Music. It was produced and co-written by Mark Jackson and Ian Scott. The duo is best known for being ...

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Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics – The Man With Stars On His Knees (Special Edition)

“Think Soundgarden. Think Muse,” was the suggestion offered when former Heaven’s Basement vocalist Aaron Buchanan began describing this his new band. More some Faustian pact between The Manic Street Preachers and The Darkness possibly; to be more specific let’s accept the initial flamboyant outrage that latter act presented the mainstream listener with and suggest their intent to be to go ...

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Laurence Jones Band Ready to Tear up Europe

Laurence Jones Band has the award-winning guitarist giving his band members full billing on his latest album that’s due out on Friday 27th September via on Top Stop Music (Courtesy of Sony). Furthermore Bennett Holland (keyboards), Greg Smith (bass) and Phil Wilson (drums) are also listed as co-writers alongside singer/guitarist Laurence Jones on the featured tracks, with the exception of ...

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Piston – Stand Up, Shout It Out!

As previously announced at RAMzine, British rock bands Piston and Collateral will be heading out on a co-headline tour in September, and the former named band has a new single out now to prepare fans for what’s to come. ‘Rainmaker’ is the name of Piston’s single and it’s taken from their upcoming album. It was produced by Dan Swift and remixed by Romesh Dodangoda, ...

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Savoy Brown – City Night

I’ve no idea how old Kim Simmonds is but he’s spent over 50 years rocking the blues and doesn’t appear to be letting up with this Savoy Brown’s 40th album. City Night offers no major surprises but it’s a persistent and compelling work. Blues and blues rock to the core, there’s a hard driving shifting rhythm courtesy of bass player ...

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Erya Lyytinen – Another World

When first introduced to Erya Lyytinen we met a nifty slide guitar player with a penchant for old time blues. But time doesn’t stand still even if people try to. Change may be forced on us externally or opportunities arise that can lift us up, maybe help our careers, on the other side of the coin when those closest to ...

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Why Keith Richards’ solo album ‘Talk Is Cheap’ is still a classic 30 years on

There’s an interesting story about the gestation period of this album. Talk Is Cheap was put together by Keith Richards and his side band, the X-Pensive Winos, during 1987-88 while the Stones were off the road. In fact, they’d been off the road for several years by this time and hadn’t toured since 1982 because Jagger believed he could do ...

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