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IAN DANTER/QTONE: The Half Moon, Putney, London, Monday 30th March 2015
18 & LIFE BY CHRIS NELSON
TONY MOTTRAM'S SHOT OF THE MONTH
Rest In Peace Andy Fraser
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MARK TAYLOR'S WEEKLY BLITZ
Monster Magnet, Thunder, The Amorettes And More...
CHRIS DALE'S METAL MELTDOWN
MATTHEW TRIPPE RIP: Another look at the strange case of the man who would be Nikki Sixx...
LOOPYWORLD: THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRON MAIDEN
New book review here - 'Outside Iron Maiden' by Erwin Lucas...
Luke 'Loki' Milne
Roger Berserk Fauske
DUTCH MICHAELS' GIG OF THE WEEK
Gig Of The Week appears here regularly...
31st December 2014: Queen + Adam Lambert: Central Hall, Westminster, London
27th December 2014: Gallus Cooper: Classic Grand, Glasgow
20th December 2014: Massive Wagons: The Black Heart Camden
12th/13th December 2014: Wildfire And Ice: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
5th/6th/7th December 2014: Derby Demolition 5 Plus The Peckham Cowboys: The Hairy Dog And The Sitwell Tavern, Derby
Saturday 22nd November 2014: Black State Highway: Merton Manor Club
Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th November 2014: Hard Rock Hell
Sunday 9th November 2014: Billy Idol: Hammersmith Odeon (Apollo)
31st October 2014: Y & T: 40th Anniversary Tour, The Globe, Cardiff
16th-19th October 2014: Classic Rock Tours Presents 'Legends Of Rock - The Originals'
12th October 2014: Crucified Barbara, The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
5th October 2014: Kobra And The Lotus, 02 Academy, Birmingham
27th September 2014: Steve Grimmet's Grim Reaper/Amulet/Dark Forest, Boston Music Room, London
19th September 2014: Dragonforce/Neon Fly, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
6th/7th September 2014: Highway To Hell 5, Glasgow Classic Grand 2014
29th August 2014: Amulet/Flight: The Black Heart, Camden, London
21st August 2014: The Graveltones, The Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, Milton Keynes
4th August 2014: Cambridge Rock Festival, Haggis Farm Polo Club, August 7th to 10th 2014
2nd August 2014: Machine Head/Hostile: Newcastle University Student Union
26th July 2014: New Device/Agent/Ded Orse: The Borderline, London
19th July 2014: House Of X, Borderline, London
11th July 2014: Snakecharmer, Islington Assembly Hall
4th July 2014: Black Sabbath, Friday 4th July, Hyde Park, London
28th/29th June 2014: Ghost Fest, Leeds University
21st June 2014: Winger, 02 Academy Islington
12th June 2014: Tesla, 02 Academy Islington
6th June 2014: Red Dragon Cartel, 02 Academy Islington
29th May 2014: Angel Witch/ Satan's Satyrs: The Black Heart, Camden, London
24th May 2014: UDO: The Crew And Queens Hall, Nuneaton
12th May 2014: H.E.A.T.: The Garage, London
7th May 2014: Clutch, O2 ABC, Glasgow
1st May 2014: Absolva, The Garage, London
29th March 2014: Cat Scratch Fever 2, The White Lion, Streatham, Sarf London
12th March 2014: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin, Borderline, London
4th March 2014: Uriah Heep, Koko, London
21st February 2014: The Answer: The Empire, Middlesbrough
10th February 2014: Behemoth/Cradle Of Filth: London Forum
27th January 2014: Lost Society: Camden Underworld, London
18th January 2014: Lamb Of God/Decapitated/Huntress, Brixton Academy
12th January 2014: Iced Earth/Warbringer/Elm Street: Birmingham O2 Academy
31st December 2013: Paddy Goes To Holyhead, Merton Manor Club, London
18th December 2013: Monument, The Garage, London
14th December 2013: The Damned - Roundhouse, London
6th/7th December 2013: Les-Festive: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
28th November - Sunday 1st December 2013: Hard Rock Hell 7
17th November 2013: The Temperance Movement, Koko, London
7th November 2013: Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe - Waterfront, Norwich
2nd November 2013: Les-Fest Is Ready To Rock The North West
25th October 2013: The Von Hertzen Brothers And Touchstone, The Garage, London
4th October 2013: Hostile, The Garage, London
28th September 2013: Warrior Soul, Nambucca, North London
19th September 2013: Y&T, O2 ABC Glasgow
13th September 2013: Sweet/Paddy Goes To Holyhead/Weapon (UK)
5th September 2013: Hornet/ Motherload/ Death Valley Knights
1st September 2013: Steve Vai - St David's Hall, Cardiff
23rd-25th August 2013: Beermageddon, Stoke Prior
17th August 2013: NWOBHM Manorfest 17th August
8th to 11th August 2013: Bloodstock Open Air Festival
1st to 4th August 2013: Cambridge Rock Festival
28th/29th July 2013: Steelhouse Festival. Ebbw Vale, Wales
19th July 2013: Wintersun/Bloodshot Dawn/Savage Messiah, O2 Academy Newcastle
13th July 2013: Clutch, Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki, Greece
7th July 2013: Suicidal Tendencies, London Electric Ballroom
28t - 30th June 2013: Les-Fest
19th June 2013: Danzig/Misfits/Doyle, Manchester Academy Wednesday June 19th
14th-16th June 2013: Download Festival
8th June 2013: Tracer, Sheffield Plug
29th May 2013: Rush: SECC, Glasgow
24th May 2013: Cage The Gods at Judas Priest 'Epitaph' Screening: The Forum, Kentish Town
18th May 2013: Absolva/Exit State/Babylon Fire, Birmingham Asylum
3rd May 2013: Meshuggah/Devin Townsend Project/Periphery, Brixton Academy
26th April 2013: Dirty Rose, Severenth, Dana O'Hara, Dreadnought Rock Club, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
20th April 2013: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Nottingham Rock City
13th April 2013: Rival Sons, Leeds University
6th April 2013: H.E.A.T. Rock City, Nottingham
31st March 2013: The Treatment, Rock City, Nottingham
23rd March 2013: FM With Special Guests IT Bites, Shepherds Bush Theatre, London
17th March 2013: Bullet for My Valentine/Halestorm, Round House, London
10th March 2013: Dan Reed The ABC Glasgow
27th February 2013: Uriah Heep Islington Assembally Halls London
23rd February 2013: Snakecharmer, Islington Assembly Hall
11th February 2013: Orange Goblin Plus Guests, Islington Academy, London
7th February 2013: The Formula, The Flapper, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham
1st February 2013: Paul Raymond Project/Pig Iron, Borderline, London
22 January 2013: Clutch, Koko, London
7 January 2013: The Sword/The Amorettes, Glasgow ABC
31 December 2012: Paddy Goes To Holyhead New Year's Eve Knees Up In London
29 December 2012: The Pretty Things, Borderline, London
21 December 2012: Touchstone Christmas Show At The Borderline With Special Guests Romeos Daughter
17 December 2012: Thin Lizzy/Quireboys, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
8 December 2012: Evil Scarecrow/Pure Negative/Oaf And The MetalTalk.net Christmas Party
23 November 2012: More/Wretched Soul, The Red Lion, Gravesend, Kent
17 November 2012: Motörhead, Brixton Academy
9 November 2012: Soundgarden, Shepherd's Bush Empire
3 November 2012: Damnation Festival 2012, Leeds University Union
28 October 2012: Alice Cooper's Halloween Night Of Fear, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Ugly Kid Joe at Wembley Arena
20 October 2012: The Gallows At The Camden Underworld
11 October 2012: City Showcase Brings Rock Night Back To London
4 October 2012: Reckless Love/Voodoo Six, Camden Barfly
29 September 2012: Denim And Leather NWOBHM Festival, Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
27 September 2012: Warrior Soul/Generation Graveyard, Islington Academy
10 September 2012: The Cult/Gun, Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
8 September 2012: An Evening With Magenta, Borderline, London
28 August 2012: Jack Russell's Great White, Underworld, London
25 August 2012: Tokyo Blade, Borderline, London
13 August 2012: Kobra And The Lotus, The Mercy House, Hornet, Borderline
9-12 August 2012: Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Catton Hall, Derbyshire
31 July 2012: Dio Disciples/Hostile/Monument, Islington Academy
27 July 2012: Tony Martin's Headless Cross, The Asylum, Birmingham
22/23 July 2012: The Tubes: Leicester Square Theatre, London
15 July 2012: Jon Oliva's Pain, The Garage, London
4 July 2012: Kiss, Forum, London
30 June 2012: Pythia/Mortad, Borderline, London
27 June 2012: Gojira, Islington Academy, London
20 June 2012: Godsmack, HMV Forum, London
12 June 2012: Megadeth, Electric Ballroom, London
8-10 June 2012: 10th Anniversary Of The Download Festival
1 June 2012: Guns N' Roses/Thin Lizzy/Kobra And The Lotus, London
27 May 2012: I AM I/Primitai/Achilla, O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
26 May 2012: Six Hour Sundown, Pacific Rock Clergy, Paris, France
16 May 2012: No Dice, Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
6 May 2012: Michael Schenker/Exit State, Shepherd's Bush Empire
1 May 2012: The Quireboys/Pat McManus Band, London Borderline
29 April 2012: Paradise Lost, Scala, London
20 April 2012: Evil Scarecrow, Nambucca, London
15 April 2012: Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, The Garage/G2, Glasgow
11 April 2012: The Gypsy Pistoleros, Soho's St Moritz Club
6/7/8 April 2012: Desertfest, Camden, London
30/31 March 2012: Spoilt For Choice In London
25 March 2012: UFO/Heavy Metal Kids, Bristol Acadamy
17 March 2012: Paddy Goes To Holyhead, Purple Turtle, Camden
10 March 2012: FM, Shepherd's Bush Empire
5 March 2012: Van Halen, Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
25-28 February 2012: Monsters Of Rock Cruise
19 February 2012: Alestorm, Norwich Waterfront
15 February 2012: Dragonforce, 100 Club, London
12 February 2012: Rich Robinson, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Glasgow
4 February 2012: Argent/Wishbone Ash, Shepherd's Bush Empire
27 January 2012: A Pale Horse Named Death, London Borderline
20 January 2012: Thin Lizzy/Clutch, The Ironworks, Inverness
14 January 2012: Chickenfoot, Brixton Academy
5 January 2012: Danny And Ben From Thunder, The Sage, Newcastle
31 December 2011: Guns 'n Roses/Sebastian Bach, Las Vegas
23 December 2011: Guns 2 Roses, Swansea
12 December 2011: St Jude, Glasgow
5 December 2011: Christmas Metal Festival Part II
29 November 2011: Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn
25 November 2011: Christmas Metal Festival Part I
18 November 2011: Mötorhead, Manchester O2 Apollo
10 November 2011: Manowar, Belfast
4 November 2011: Iced Earth/White Wizzard/Fury UK, Islington
23 October 2011: Faster Pussycat/Pink Cigar, London Underworld
21 October 2011: The Union, Islington Academy
14 October 2011: Y&T/Stampede, Highbury Garage
12 October 2011: Smokehead Rocks Tour, Islington Academy
9 October 2011: LA Guns, Camden Underworld
1 October 2011: Balaam And The Angel, Islington Academy
23 September 2011: Rise To Remain, Camden Underworld
20 September 2011: Mr Big, Shepherd's Bush Empire
14 September 2011: Slam Cartel, London Water Rats
10 September 2011: Heavy Metal Kids, Pink Cigar
5 September 2011: The Treatment, Six Hour Sundown, No Americana
28 August 2011: Evil Scarecrow, Nottingham Rock City
15 August 2011: Blaze Bayley, Monto Water Rats
8 August 2011: Bloodstock Open Air
1 August 2011: Tank/Blitzkrieg
25 July 2011: Airbourne, Black Spiders
18 July 2011: High Voltage Festival
13 July 2011: Crimson Glory
4 July 2011: Anvil, Stampede
30 June 2011: Sepultura, Nightlord, Revoker
26 June 2011: Kobra And The Lotus, Praying Mantis, Triaxis
17 June 2011: Dio Disciples, Islington Academy
6 June 2011: D.R.U.G.S., Camden Barfly
30 May 2011: Journey, Foreigner, Styx
9 May 2011: Heavy Metal Kids, Featuring Phil Lewis
2 May 2011: John Waite, Borderline
26 April/1 May 2011: Corrosion Of Conformity, Magnum, Pink Cigar
18 April 2011: Saxon, Wolfsbane
16 April 2011: Paul Rodgers Down 'N Outz
2 April 2011: Vain, Michael Monroe, Wolfsbane
29 March 2011: Paradise Lost, Kentish Town Forum
27 March 2011: Manowar, England
17 March 2011: Paddy Goes To Holyhead, Purple Turtle
10 March 2011: D.R.U.G.S., Camden Underworld
5 March 2011: Touchstone, O2 Islington Academy
27 February 2011: Heavy Metal Kids, 100 Club
23 February 2011: Metal Hammer Razor Tour, Camden Underworld
17 February 2011: St Jude, Half Moon, Putney
13 February 2011: Rob Zombie, Skindred, Revoker, O2 Academy Brixton, London
6 February 2011: Murderdolls, Black Veil Brides, The Defiles, HMV Forum
31 January 2011: Pallas, Kingston Peel
24 January 2011: Little Caesar, London Underworld
10 January 2011: Four Wheel Drive, London Water Rats
3 January 2011: Big Country, London Islington Academy
30 December 2010: Black Country Communion, London Shepherd's Bush Empire
18 December 2010: Glen Matlock, London Monto Water Rats
11 December 2010: Tigertailz, London Scala
6 December 2010: Enuff Z'Nuff, London Borderline
29 November 2010: Five Free Bands Including Dangerous Breed
28 November 2010: FM, Four Wheel Drive, Airrace, Islington Academy
22 November 2010: Motorhead/Michael Monroe, Brixton Academy
15 November 2010: NWOBHM 30th Anniversary Concert At London Gatwick
Gig reviews and other articles...
30 December 2014: Best Of 2014
25 July 2014: Night By Night: Borderline, London, 17th July 2014
13 March 2013: FM Album Launch, Islington Academy
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
23 June 2011: Kobra And The Lotus, Triaxis, Swansea Garage
14 June 2011: Nirvana 2011 Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.), Camden Barfly
14 March 2011: D.R.U.G.S., Camden Underworld, London
6 January 2011: Pink Cigar at the St Moritz, London
DEF LEPPARD/WHITESNAKE/BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER UK TOUR
Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on 1st April from Live Nation UK with pre-sale and VIP ticketing information coming soon...
DORO CONFIRMED FOR ROCK IN RIO AND ANNOUNCES HUGE EUROPEAN TOUR
"This is amazing and a dream coming true. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are'."...
W.A.S.P. SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS WITH NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE THIS AUGUST
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal icons W.A.S.P...
EVIL SCARECROW SET OFF FOR 'ROAD TO DOWNLOAD' TOUR
Grab the chance to catch the Nottingham maestros of Metal around the UK before their appearance at Download...
BAND OF FRIENDS ANNOUNCE UK DATES IN APRIL AND MAY
Celebrate the music of Rory Gallagher delivered by the men who helped define it...
IRON MAIDEN ISSUE BRUCE DICKINSON HEALTH UPDATE AS NEW PHOTOS OF BRUCE EMERGE
Things are looking very positive concerning the Bruce Dickinson cancer situation...
VAN HALEN ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES, LIVE TV APPEARANCES AND LIVE AND STUDIO ALBUM RELEASES
Van Halen will make their first major TV performances since David Lee Roth rejoined the group in 2006 on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Ellen shows...
IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
The iconic band have won the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music category...
THE DARKNESS REVEAL FIRST SINGLE 'OPEN FIRE'
The single and the forthcoming album 'Last Of Our Kind' promise an explosion of rock following the band's break ...
THUNDER APPEAR ON WEEKEND WOGAN BBC RADIO SHOW
Thunder's new album 'Wonder Days' went straight into the Top Ten of the UK album charts and they have just completed a highly successful UK tour...
BANDMATES AND STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO TWISTED SISTER AND ADRENALINE MOB DRUMMER AJ PERO
Pero was on tour with Adrenaline Mob when members of that band were unable to rouse him on their bus on Friday morning...
RED DRAGON CARTEL NAME MICHAEL THOMAS BECK IN LEAD VOCALIST CHANGE UP
Darren James Smith is out, and a new era begins. The saga continues...
WALLS OF JERICHO ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
The band will start work shortly on their first full length album since 2008...
DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
India's Transcending Obscurity label produces a Doom Metal double...
I.C.O.N SIGN TO METALBOX RECORDINGS
With a follow up album to 'New Born Lie' on the way and an extensive touring schedule, 2015 sees I.C.O.N in full flow...
SOLDIERFIELD RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
The video is from the latest acclaimed release 'Catharsis'...
SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
The new studio album contains ten brand new songs from the melodic rock quintet...
EUROPE/BLACK STAR RIDERS EXTEND SET TIMES AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH SHOWS
The show has been so well received and due to fan requests, both bands will play longer sets at the two upcoming London shows...
RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...
STYX RELEASE 'LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS'
The definitive live show is available on DVD, CD, Blu-ray and digital formats...
ELECTRIC WIZARD CONFIRM FULL SUPPORTING CAST FOR HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE IN LONDON
The Cosmic Dead, Purson and Moss are added to the May 15th bill...
ANGRA'S KIKO LOUREIRO FAVOURED TO JOIN MEGADETH AS NEW GUITARIST
Kiko has left a Twitter trail of tweets that would seem to confirm this...
MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
The rock world was shook again on Sunday morning, March 15th 2015...
JOE BONAMASSA & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY VINYLS
A chance to get your hands on 180g vinyl pressings from the blues rock giants...
SWEDISH METAL ACT LANCER RETURN WITH 'SECOND STORM'
Another helping of European power Metal is served up on April 12th...
SICK OF IT ALL LAUNCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'GET BRONX'
"This video serves to show people across the world that as gritty and unpretentious as hardcore music is, it still translates to the big stage and doesn't need a tiny, intimate atmosphere to work..."
DAN REED RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'TRANSMISSION' ON 30TH MARCH
Dan will tour the UK in March and April 2015 with Danny Vaughn...
STEVE HACKETT LAUNCHES 'THE WHEEL'S TURNING' LYRIC VIDEO
"In contrast to the primal and gothic nature of much of the album, 'The Wheel's Turning' has a fun and nostalgic vibe..."
WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT ISSUES UPDATE FOLLOWING HIS HEART SCARE
Bruce has been undergoing tests and has an important message to share...
VAN HALEN TO RELEASE DEFINITIVE LIVE ALBUM 'TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT'
Listen to 'Runnin' With The Devil' from this electrifying release...
FRONTIERS ANNOUNCE STARZ SIGNING ON EVE OF UK APPEARANCE
American hard rockers Starz will appear live in Europe at the HRH Festival in Wales on March 13th...
ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE INTIMATE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOW
Catch the band at Bristol in June before their slot headlining Download's second stage...
BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'SAVE ME NOW'
Idol will tour the UK and Europe in the summer of 2015 ...
WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT SUFFERS HEART SCARE
Fans of Rigor Mortis and Warbeast were shocked yesterday to read a Facebook update from lead singer Bruce Corbitt...
TONY IOMMI, NAPALM DEATH AND LAMB OF GOD APPEAL TO INDONESIAN PRESIDENT FOR BALI NINE DUO CLEMENCY
All artists are hopeful that their words will be persuasive and encourage President Widodo to grant clemency...
MEDIEVAL FOLK ROCKERS SERPENTYNE UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'VALKYRIES'
Over the last few years their live show has become quite the spectacle...
TANK REVEAL ALBUM ARTWORK FOR 'VALLEY OF TEARS'
"He's injected so much new energy and inspiration into the band since joining us in 2013..."
TRAGEDY - THE HEAVY METAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES AND BEYOND RELEASE UK TOUR DATES AND NEW SINGLE
Tragedy hit the UK for another fun filled tour starting on March 11th...
MIKE PORTNOY IN MEGA "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM" MOMENT AFTER HAVING TO WAIT AT HOSPITAL
However well intended, the post comes across as though he is expecting to jump the queue due to his "status"...
ARMORED SAINT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER
"There's everything from classic Armored Saint rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep deliver something special..."
DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
The dates will coincide with the release of his as yet untitled fourth solo studio album...
PETER GABRIEL TO RELEASE 'PLAY' DVD ON 18th MAY
This fantastic DVD release features 23 original promotional videos and offers great value for money with a running time of over 2½ hours...
THE GRAVELTONES WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'LOVE LIES DYING' IN MAY 2015
"Recording this album felt so right, we had the right producer and engineer and the sounds just fell out of us..."
STATUS QUO TO RELEASE TRIUMPHANT FIRST ACOUSTIC GIG 'AQUOSTIC! LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE'
This sensational recording features the new pared-back side of Quo, as revealed on 2014's 'Aquostic! (Stripped Bare)'...
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS GET INTO 'TROUBLE' IN NEW VIDEO
"This song is about the chains. The heaviness we carry. The constant struggle we face. It's a song about the enemy we all have inside of us..."
KARYN CRISIS' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'THE ALCHEMIST'
The remarkable track is from the upcoming album 'Salem's Wounds'...
IRON MAIDEN GIVE BRUCE DICKINSON CANCER UPDATE
Bruce is expected to make a full recovery and Rod expects to be able to provide another update after an MRI scan, probably in late May...
MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL
SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively...
HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FOR MAY, 'MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT'
"We tried to built a world of ideas, keeping the 'classical Helloween' elements, like the pumpkins on the one hand and a complete new look on the other..."
MICHAEL SCHENKER RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'LIVE AND LET LIVE'
'Spirit On A Mission', the explosive and celebratory album of all new material is released on March 23rd...
THUNDER ANNOUNCE 'RESURRECTION DAY' AS A SINGLE RELEASE
The new single from 'Wonder Days' celebrates the recovery of guitarist Ben Matthews after serious illness...
NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GIG AND LONDON PREMIERE OF 'JOE STRUMMER ON THE RUN'
The film premieres at Koko on 25th March with more special guests including Norman Watt-Roy announced today...
Y&T ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2015
Still rocking on and as ready as ever, Y&T return to Europe this autumn, with special festival dates in July...
SPACE ELEVATOR ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR
Following their strong live debut last year, the band return for a select handful of dates...
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
'Skyline Whispers', the latest from the Swedish rockers, lands in June...
FEMME METAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE UP
Lacuna Coil and Therion wil headline the international line-up for the October event in Eindhoven...
DIMEBAG DARRELL'S GRAVE DESECRATED BY FORMER NUCLEAR HELLFROST VOCALIST REECE EBER
Inevitably, Nuclear Hellfrost's social media pages were bombarded by understandably angry and outraged Pantera fans...
NICKO McBRAIN GIVES IRON MAIDEN UPDATE - NEW ALBUM IS READY BUT ON HOLD
"Bruce is in great hands back home in England, not only with his family, but his oncologists and all the people that are working with him..."
FOUNDING MEMBER ANTON KABANEN FORCED OUT OF BATTLE BEAST
"I did not want to leave. The initiative came from the rest of the band, and I am now forced to leave..."
IAN ANDERSON CELEBRATES JETHRO TULL WITH NEW SHOW - UK DATES ANNOUNCED
Ian Anderson has announced six dates of a 2015 UK tour, titled 'Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera'...
FM PREMIERE 'DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT' VIDEO
Check out the new single from 'Heroes and Villains' right here. FM will be touring the UK in May with Romeos Daughter as special guests...
IAN PAICE'S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2012' IS RELEASED ON MARCH 2nd
This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears...
UFO AND MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9
UFO, Toseland, The Screaming Eagles and Trucker Diablo are just some of the acts in today's announcement, joining Saxon this November in Wales...
STEVE HACKETT REVEALS NEW BASS/12 STRING PLAYER FOR UPCOMING TOURO
Multi-talented guitarist Roine Stolt joins the line-up. "It's marvellous to have both Swedish talents Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan as part of the band for these Hackett solo/Genesis Revisited shows..."
HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE ONE OFF LONDON SHOW IN MAY
"We're pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production..."
KROKUS ANNOUNCE FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
Following the Monsters Of Rock cruise the tour continues through several US cities, ending at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles...
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL GUESTS, ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE
For 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever....
THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND UNVEIL NEW VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band The Darkness....
JIM CREGAN POSTPONES MARCH CREGAN & CO TOUR FOLLOWING CANCER NEWS
Soon I'll start treatment which I'm hopeful will lead to a full recovery and I'll be back doing what I enjoy most, performing with this great band in May and on tour in October..."
HANG THE BASTARD ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & UK HEADLINE DATES
"It's gonna be heavy and it's gonna be loud!!! Bang your heads, we are coming for you!..."
17 YEAR OLD GUITAR HERO AARON KEYLOCK SIGNS TO MASCOT LABEL GROUP
One of the most exciting and brightest young talents in the UK, Aaron is a mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name...
DANKO JONES RETURN TO LONDON ON MARCH 18th
The band bring their own brand of bare-bones hard rock that fits well into the paths paved by such bands as Motörhead, and The Ramones...
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...
ROCK GODDESS ANNOUNCE FIRST LONDON DATE IN OVER THIRTY YEARS
The waiting is over. The reformed South London hard rock trio have announced details of their first London concert in over 30 years...
SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER PRONOUNCED 100% RECOVERED WITH ZERO DAMAGE
"This means that I am okay to get back to work, but I am told to ease back into it and on my own timeframe..."
SCORPIONS STREAMING PREVIEW OF EVERY TRACK FROM 'RETURN TO FOREVER', PLUS NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
The new Scorpions album, 'Return To Forever' is just days away from its European release now...
CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY, MARTIN TURNER PLAYS THE MUSIC OF WISHBONE ASH AND THE STRAWBS ON SUPER TOUR 2015
Carl Palmer is a drummer's drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman...
MetalTalk COLUMNIST ROGER FAUSKE HEADS OFF ON A TREK ACROSS FROZEN NORWAY
Our heroic voyager will travel over 100km on skis raising money for three worthy charities...
THE QUIREBOYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'ST CECILIA AND THE GYPSY SOUL' ON 30TH MARCH 2015
The album will be part of a luxurious 4CD set, which includes 'Halfpenny Dancer' in the package...
RICK SPRINGFIELD TO RELEASE NEW CD/DVD 'STRIPPED DOWN' ON 9th MARCH 2015
"Now, if you can't make it to one of my 2015 Stripped Down dates live, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own living room...naked, if you want..."
TURBOWOLF RELEASE BLISTERING NEW SINGLE 'NINE LIVES'
"Nine Lives is a song about making the most of our limited time; about living with no regrets; about changing our attitudes towards death and about life..."
ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES FOR 2015
European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band are coming back with support from US Metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany...
TOTO DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'HOLY WAR'
Toto have announced a March 20th release date for their new studio album 'Toto XIV' in Europe...
MOTLEY CRUE PAY TRIBUTE TO GARY GLITTER ON THE FINAL TOUR
Debauched rockers Motley Crue are currently in Japan performing their last Asian dates on their much publicised Final Tour...
LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL LABEL MUSIC FOR NATIONS IS BACK
As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade...
SATYRICON SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS FOR RELEASE OF SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD
"It's not a live album. It's a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band..."
ABSOLVA RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...
TYTAN AND FRIENDS TO PLAY AT THE WEDFEST
Joining them will also be Midnight Messiah plus the promising young rocking sounds of Bad Touch, Knock Out Kaine and Piston...
RIVAL SONS WITHDRAW FROM SOUNDWAVE 2015
Australia will have to wait a little longer to see Rival Sons in the flesh as family matters take priority...
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'HCSS' ON 20TH APRIL 2015
"This is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in..."
THE ANSWER RELEASE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LONG LIVE THE RENEGADES'
"The song is about just doing what you do best and having a bit of a bunker mentality..."
DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR FOR JUNE 2015
US punk pioneers will bring their distincitve sound to four countries over ten dates...
CARL SENTANCE ANNOUNCED AS NEW VOCALIST FOR NAZARETH
Persian Risk vocalist Carl Sentance replaces Linton Osbourne to start the next chapter for the Scottish hard rockers...
ROCKINGHAM RELIGHTS THE FIREFEST; GOTTHARD, DAN REED, STAN BUSH AND MORE ANNOUNCED
The AOR flag will be raised high yet again over Nottingham Rock City...
U.D.O. ANNOUNCE DIRKSCHNEIDER'S SON AS NEW DRUMMER
"His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O..."
PENTAGRAM RE-SIGNS WITH PEACEVILLE RECORDS - ALBUM RECORDING UNDERWAY
Through four decades of adversity and triumph, Pentagram have become a legendary international act...
URIAH HEEP 2015 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
This tour follows on from the release of the band's acclaimed album 'Outsider' which enjoyed excellent reviews...
GODSMACK VOCALIST SULLY ERNA TO MAKE AN ONLINE POKER COMEBACK
For Godsmack fans this could be disheartening as Erna shifts his attention from music to poker...
HEIDEVOLK LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'WINTER WOEDE'; NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
The album and video mark the debut of the band's newest members, Kevin Vruchtbaert on guitar and Lars Vogel on vocals...
FIRST EVER STATUS QUO FAN CLUB CONVENTION ANNOUNCED
There will be live music, very special guests and a packed programme this October for this very special celebration...
THUNDER CONFIRMED AS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO ZZ TOP AT WEMBLEY ARENA PLUS MINI UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The group's first studio album in six years, 'Wonder Days', reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before...
QUEENSRŸCHE TO TOUR EUROPE AND RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2015
It's a busy year for Queensrÿche with headline shows and festival appearances before the new album release...
dir en grey RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...
SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC' ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG IN APRIL
This is the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of Roundhouse in October...
MONUMENT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
You want great British Metal? You've got it with Monument's headline tour this Spring...
SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...
LEGENDARY BRITISH MELODIC ROCKERS FM RETURN WITH 'HEROES & VILLAINS' ON APRIL 17TH
"We're on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve's voice is as good as ever..."
NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE ONLY UK DATE THIS YEAR WITH ARCH ENEMY SUPPORTING
"Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history..."
THE QUIREBOYS GO UNPLUGGED AND PERSONAL: ACOUSTIC DATES ANNOUNCED
After last year's highly acclaimed unplugged tour, The Quireboys are pleased to announce a very intimate string of evenings early 2015...
KILLIT UNLEASH DEBUT VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE SHOW
'Shut It Down' is the first single from the album and is out now and available...
STATE VILLAINS TO RELEASE SECOND EP IN SPRING
State Villains have an honesty that harkens back to an era of integrity and a distinct lack of gimmicks...
CHRIS SLADE IS BACK IN AC/DC
Chris will rejoin the legendary hard rockers for their appearance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards as well as the band's upcoming tour...
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