Tag Archives: hard rock

John Wetton’s Extraordinary Life

On June 12th it would have been the late John Wetton’s 70th birthday and to commemorate the occasion a unique box set collection of his solo albums featuring a lavish hardback book and more has been announced, going under the apt title of An Extraordinary Life. Wetton’s long and productive career saw him renowned in the roles of singer, bass ...

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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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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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Electric Mary – Mother

A helium pitched voice hovers over a cyclical heavy groove while an  old school heavy rock solo works its way round the fretboard on opening gambit ‘Gimme Love’  and it suitably grabs one’s attention.  They follow that by going in hard and fast with ‘Hold Onto What You Have ‘ that finds vocalist Rusty Brown going from rock god wailing ...

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Skid Row Sign New Deal

Skid Row has signed a worldwide deal with Golden Robot Records that will see the American band release the latest instalment of their United World Rebellion records series later in the year, the first to feature their new singer ZP Theart. Armed with both a punk and metal attitude, Skid Row hit the ground running in 1988. They scored top ...

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Matt Pearce & the Mutiny impress with ‘Gotta Get Home’

The Voodoo Six main man has a different project: Matt Pearce and the Mutiny is the name he has given it because in his own words: “I felt disobedient… I felt defiant… And I felt like I had to mutiny,” following the end of a relationship. With a strong band behind him, he has moved more towards heavy, funky blues with ...

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Sweet Xmas 2019 Tour

Following their sold-out Still Got the Rock European Tour legendary 70s rock band Sweet will be causing a ballroom blitz up and down the country on a nationwide tour running from 28th November until 21st December. With over 55 million records sold worldwide, 34 number 1 hits worldwide, Sweet, lead by lead guitarist Andy Scott, continue to tour and perform ...

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New Roses Headline London Borderline

German rock act The New Roses will be back on UK shores later this year when they play the London Borderline on Thursday 28th November as part of their Nothing But Wild Tour. The last several years  have been intensive ones with them having played over 300 club and festivals shows across Europe, played their first show in the USA as of last November and appearing The Kiss ...

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The Darkness Before Next Easter

Easter Is Cancelled, apparently. We take it that means next year’s festive celebrations and The Darkness know something the rest of us don’t. The title of the British rock band’s new album, Easter Is Cancelled is due out on 4th October through Cooking Vinyl and is then followed by a November- December UK tour. But before that the band will ...

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Hookers & Blow Strike Deal

Formed over 15 years for live dates but never previously committing to a record deal, Hookers & Blow, the band formed by Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, has now signed  with the world’s fastest growing independent record label Golden Robot Records for a 2019 release. Alongside Reed and Grossi, Hookers & Blow‘s line up now includes drummer Johnny ...

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