Author Archives: Lisa Billingham

Lisa is a RAMzine photographer but also loves to interview and very occasionally review when she doesn't have two cameras in her hands. Lisa owns Billibee Creative with her husband Rob (also a RAMzine reviewer / interviewer)

HRH Metal 2017 in Photos

February 2017 we sent a photographer along to HRH Metal at the O2 Academy Birmingham to capture the mania. Skindred always manage to conquer any festival stage they play with an excellent balance of talent, entertainment and crowd participation. Lawnmower Deth since their return to the scene have also been known for entertainment and crowd participation. Throw in Red Rum, and we have ...

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Alice Cooper

Photoset: Alice Cooper at Genting Arena in Birmingham

Motley Crue may be on their final tour, but Alice Cooper certainly isn’t slowing down anytime soon judging by his support slot. We were invited to photograph him in all his glory this week in Birmingham. See the photoset here: [huge_it_gallery id=”26″]

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Classic Rock Tours – Legends Of Rock The Originals 2015

Vauxhall 5* Holiday Park In Great Yarmouth How quickly twelve months passes when you’re having fun. Once again, Elaine and Eddie Yates have worked like Trojans to bring thirty-eight bands to the table for the annual LoR Originals music feast here in Great Yarmouth. A little down on band numbers this year and later start times, but some awesome sounds ...

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Interview: Fynn Claus Grabke of The Picturebooks

The Picturebooks hail from Gütersloh in Germany, consisting of two musicians Fynn (Vocals/Guitar), Phillip (drums). They have been on the scene a lot longer than people would imagine, supporting the likes of The Answer earlier this year in the UK. They are now ona  headline tour across the UK, then off to Europe for another 60 dates. Their life revolves ...

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Photoset: GUN – The Wild Lies – Klasside – in Wolverhampton

Photo-set includes: Klasside, The Wild Lies, and GUN Klasside Klasside are a midland-based alternative band combining elements of rock, funk, rap and folk into a melodic, modern sound. Check them out here. The Wild Lies Are you craving some Hard Rock with that oh so hard to re-create 80’s feel!? – Look no further then The Wild Lies! These High ...

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Photoset: The Answer + Bad Touch + The Picturebooks @ The Institute Library, Birmingham

The Picturebooks Bluesy German duo The Picturebooks consist of Fynn Claus Grabke (vocals/guitar) and Philipp Mirtschink (drums). They recently signed to the highly regarded LA psych/stoner imprint Riding Easy, they released their first album for the label, entitled ‘Imaginary Horse’, in late 2014 in the US and here they are now on tour with The Answer to promote the forthcoming UK release of the record. Listen to The Picturebooks ‘Your Kisses Burn Like Fire’ here. ...

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Joe Elliotts Down ‘n’ Outz at The Slade Rooms, with support from Vega

Wolverhampton, Dec 12th 2014  On a bitterly cold night I arrived at the Wolver Slade Rooms for what was promising to be a cracking night of rock music, UK style. The Further Adventures of Down ‘n’ Outz were to be played, to what was promising to be a decent, but not sell-out crowd. Featuring Def Leppard‘s front man Joe Elliott ...

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Live Review: Mastodon, with support from Big Business & Krokodil at the Birmingham O2 Academy

With Mastodon well into the second half of their ‘Once More ‘round The Sun’ tour, promoting the new album of the same name, they were being supported in tonight’s melange of metal mayhem by UK band Krokodil, relative newcomers to the circuit as a band, but with buckets of experience and pedigree as individual members, with main support coming from ...

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Photoset: Mike Tramp, Ali Clinton @ Robin 2

RAMzine’s Lisa Billingham headed down to the Robin 2 in Bilston to see Rock’n’Roll acoustic act Mike Tramp, supported by Ali Clinton. See the night in this selection of photographs:

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Interview with HELLYEAH

It’s late Saturday afternoon and the HELLYEAH sound check is booming away. We are waiting for our interview with Vinnie Paul (drummer). HELLYEAH have debuted #1 on the US BILLBOARD Hard Rock Charts (Top 20 on the overall charts) and the single ‘Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)’ hit the Top 20 at rock radio in the US. HELLYEAH have made an impressive showing with their fourth ...

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