Tag Archives: hard rock

Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols announces UK tour

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols has been making a name for himself on UK shores in recent times, touring in support to the likes of Zakk Wylde, Glenn Hughes and Walter Trout as well as headlining his own club dates and he’ll be back again this June to July, coinciding with the release of new single and video release via Listenable ...

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Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth

Review: Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

It’s been two years since the last album was released by our teenage dark love, Papa Roach and this will be the band’s ninth studio album. So, what’s new? Let’s find out. I’ve said this before and I undoubtedly will again, but when a band releases a statement such as the following; “We really wanted to kind of venture back ...

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Bad Touch by Martin Tierney

Bad Touch & Broken Witt Rebels – Friday 7th April, 02 Academy Birmingham

Let’s get the sour grapes out the way, I’m in a venue that’s notoriously bad about communicating the times bands are due to appear, and when punters do arrive they inevitably complain about the price of a pint. “Tell me where you bury your dreams” sings Bad Touch’s singer Steve Westwood rather aptly as I walk in; the band having ...

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Michael Schenker ‘Fest’ UK tour announced

Following the success in Japan last year of an inaugural Michael Schenker Fest that resulted in the recent release of a DVD/CD documenting the event, the former UFO and Scorpions guitarist has announced that he will be touring under the banner of a Michael Schenker Fest throughout the UK in November 2017. Consisting of four concerts that will take place in London at ...

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Michael Schenker Fest Live

Michael Schenker Fest Live Toyko (2 CD + DVD)

‘Searching For Freedom’ plays over the PA over and the Japanese audience rises and politely as cameras roll around the impressive looking International Forum on the evening of August 24th 2016. Then like some Teutonic trickster god transported into the heart of the rising sun Michael Schenker stands before them centre stage, arms raised as he calls out “Hello, Toyko… ...

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Dan Reed Network photos by Martin Tierney

Dan Reed Network + Vega, The Robin 2, 12th March

Most sensible people stay in on a Sunday night. Me I’m out on the town about to catch two bands whose work I’m not overly familiar with. In the case of Vega, I know them only by reputation: melodic/AOR band, four albums in the can with regular support slots up and down the country. While the venue hasn’t filled out ...

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Bad Touch – Truth Be Told

Review: Bad Touch – Truth Be Told

A five piece from Norfolk playing Southern rock? Truth Be Told is Bad Touch’s second full-length player and features a couple of radio remixes by Rolling Stones’ engineer/co-producer Chris Kimsey who appears to be a gainful influence on the band. “Will you remember me in the summer time?” sings Stevie Westwood on opening cut ‘On More Night’ capturing the general lyrical ...

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Glenn Hughes The Robin 2 Bilston

Live: Glenn Hughes, The Robin 2, Bilston

Sly & the Family Stone pour out of the house PA, singing about ‘A Family Affair’. It’s fitting. There’s a sense of déjà vu at the Robin 2 tonight; there usually is when Glenn Hughes plays his native Black Country. You’ll regularly catch sight of other musicians who still live locally, maybe a retired footballer and a stand-up comic and ...

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Erja Lyytinen

Erja Lyytinen – New Studio Album Stolen Hearts

On Friday 7th April Erja Lyytinen will release her 10th studio album Stolen Hearts through Tuohi Records. Dubbed “The Finnish slide goddess” by The Blues Magazine from those tracks heard so far it sounds like Lyytinen is mining a hard rock vein on Stolen Hearts this time round. It is the first new album from Lyytinen since her Elmore James tribute The Sky Is Crying caused a radio ...

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Bad Touch recruits new guitarist

Guitarist Rob Glendinning has parted company with UK band Bad Touch. It would appear the co-founder hasn’t left on bad terms however because it was him who suggested his own successor, Harry Slater – A 20 year old who’s been described as a “guitar virtuoso.” Slater has already performed live with Bad Touch, and there is video footage of him ...

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