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  MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS

mark taylor

Constant gig-goer on the London scene since 1984, can normally be found at the bar or acting like a headbanging lunatic down the front.


31 December 2014: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: Shepherd's Bush Empire
31 December 2014: Status Quo/Chas 'N Dave: O2 Arena, London
30 December 2014: Best Of 2014
29 December 2014: Peter Gabriel: SSE Wembley Arena, London
28 December 2014: Mac Sabbath: Welcome To The Cheesiest And Beefiest Band In The World
16 December 2014: Bernie Torme Video Interview About 'Flowers & Dirt', Gillan, Ozzy And Beyond
11 December 2014: Black Star Riders Video Interview With Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson
8 December 2014: Quireboys/Down 'N Outz Interview With Paul Guerin And Guy Griffin
5 December 2014: Billy Idol: Eventim Apollo, London
3 December 2014: AC/DC: 'Rock Or Bust'
31 October 2014: Looking For Johnny - The Legend Of Johnny Thunders DVD
30 October 2014: Electic River: 'The Faith & Patience' Plus Video Interview
29 October 2014: The Jim Stapley Band: 'Long Time Coming'
24 October 2014: Patti Russo Video Exclusive On Meat Loaf, Queen And Her New Solo Career
16 October 2014: Chariot: 'Demons And Angels' Plus Video Iinterview And Win Tickets to Metalwave II
8 October 2014: Crucified Barbara: 'In The Red' Plus Video Interview And Competition
2 October 2014: Deep Purple Members And AC/DC's Brian Johnson Attend DVD Launch For 'Celebrating Jon Lord'
1 October 2014: Kissin' Dynamite Video Interview With Hannes Braun And Jim Muller Talking About 'Megalomania'
11 September 2014: Reckless Ambition: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
11 September 2014: In Flames Video Interview With Anders Friden
9 September 2014: Biff Byford Exclusive Video Interview - Scintilla Project: 'The Hybrid' Album And Film Review
8 September 2014: Evergrey Exclusive Video Interview With Tom S Englund And Johan Niemann
8 September 2014: Amulet/Flight: 'Well 'Eavy' Album Launch, The Black Heart, Camden, London
2 September 2014: Black Star Riders - Scott Gorham - Exclusive Video Interview - Legends Of Rock Festival
2 September 2014: Jimi Jamison Obituary
28 August 2014: House Of X: The Borderline, London
26 August 2014: Tax The Heat Exclusive Video Interview
5 August 2014: Helix: 'Bastard Of The Blues'
5 August 2014: Unisonic Video Interview with Michael Kiske And Dennis Ward
28 July 2014: Rogue Male/Toledo Steel: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
25 July 2014: Blues Pills Interview With Elin Larsson And Dorian Sorriaux
8 July 2014: Steve Hackett Exclusive Video Interview About 'Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall'
17 June 2014: Suzi Quatro: 'Live And Kickin'/'If You Knew Suzi...'/'Suzi... And Other Four Letter Words'
13 June 2014: Uriah Heep Interview With Bernie Shaw Talking About The New Album 'Outsider'
9 June 2014: Bad News - Rik Mayall RIP
6 June 2014: Krokus: 'Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust'
29 May 2014: Exclusive Interview With Marc Storace And Chris Von Rohr Of Krokus
21 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With No Sinner
13 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With Deborah Bonham
8 May 2014: Alexa De Strange: 'Tits Of Death' EP
8 May 2014: Foreigner/Europe/FM: Eventim Apollo, London
8 May 2014: FM: 'Futurama' EP
6 May 2014: Foreigner Unplugged: Hammersmith Odeon, London
6 May 2014: Sunflower Jam - Celebrating Jon Lord: Royal Albert Hall, London
6 May 2014: Cat Scratch Fever 2: Bernie Torme/Peckham Cowboys: White Lion, Streatham
1 May 2014: The Cringe: 'Hiding In Plain Sight' (Sony/RED) Plus Exclusive Video Interview
29 April 2014: Hard Rock Hell AOR/Prog/Blues 2: Hafan y Mor, Pwllheli
29 April 2014: H.E.A.T: 'Tearing Down The Walls' Album Review And Exclusive Video Interview
28 April 2014: Giants Of Rock Festival, Butlins Minehead
25 April 2014: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin: Borderline, London
25 April 2014: D-A-D Exclusive Video Interview With Jesper Binzer
23 April 2014: The Bermondsey Joyriders: Brian Jones/Johnny Thunders Double A-Side Tribute Single
18 April 2014: Doro Pesch Interview
18 April 2014: California Breed Exclusive Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
16 April 2014: Ian Anderson Album Launch In London For 'Homo Erraticus'
16 April 2014: The Answer, Sub 89, Reading Plus Exclusive Video Interview
10 April 2014: Edguy: Tobias Sammet Talks About 'Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown'
31 March 2014: Stray: 'Live In Japan 2013' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Del Bromham
13 March 2014: Saxon: 'St George's Day Sacrifice Live In Manchester'
13 March 2014: Belladonna Interview With Dani Macchi
12 March 2014: Anette Olzon, Former Singer Of Nightwish Talks About Her New Album, 'Shine'
24 February 2014: Adrian Vandenberg's Moonkings: Video Interview, Album Review And Competition
29 January 2014: Video Interview With Jill Janus Of Huntress
23 January 2014: Deep Purple: 'NOW What?!' Gold Edition
21 January 2014: No Sinner: 'Boo Hoo Hoo'
15 January 2014: Boston: 'Life, Love & Hope'
15 January 2014: Pink Cigar: 'We're Gonna Get You Out Of Here'
15 January 2014: Leaf Hound: 'Live In Japan' CD & DVD
6 January 2014: Metalworks, With Special Guests From Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Iron Maiden, Zodiac Mindwarp And More...
6 January 2014: Video Interview With Uli Jon Roth
6 January 2014: Girlschool/Raven: The Garage, London Plus Video Interview With Raven
23 December 2013: The Art Of Metal Book Review
4 December 2013: Video Interview With Marco Mendoza
3 December 2013: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: 'Bridge The Gap' Plus Video Interview With The Mad Axeman
27 October 2013: Accept: 'Balls To The Wall'/'Metal Heart'
8 October 2013: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow: 'Black Masquerade' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Doogie White
7 October 2013: Bob Daisley: 'For Fact's Sake Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Bob Daisley And Lee Kerslake
7 October 2013: Video Interview With The Graveltones
26 September 2013: The Sweet: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Temperance Movement Album Launch: Gibson Guitar Studios, London Plus Video Interview
18 September 2013: Def Leppard 'Viva! Hysteria': Video Interview With Joe Elliott And Rick Savage
13 September 2013: The Sweet: Live At The Marquee 1986 Plus Interview With Andy Scott
9 September 2013: Deadly Circus Fire: The Borderline, London
3 September 2013: Tarja: 'Colours In The Dark' Plus Interview
3 September 2013: The Jokers: 'Rock N' Roll Is Alive'
3 September 2013: The Bermondsey Joyriders: 'Noise And Revolution'
29 August 2013: NWOBHM Manorfest 2013, Merton Manor Club, London
28 August 2013: Wacken Open Air Festival 2013
23 August 2013: Deep Purple: 'Slaves And Masters'
14 August 2013: Interview With Anton Kabanen Of Battle Beast
12 August 2013: Ricky Warwick, Camden Underworld, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Anvil: Relentless Garage, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Robin Beck: 'Underneath' Plus Exclusive Video Interview
2 August 2013: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin
31 July 2013: Aerosmith: 'Rock For The Rising Sun' DVD
29 July 2013: Status Quo: Rochester Castle, Medway Towns
29 July 2013: Bon Jovi: London Hyde Park
12 July 2013: Raven: 'Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey' DVD
11 July 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Britain/The World Record'
9 July 2013: Tracer/Cage The Gods: London Scala
28 June 2013: Mike Tramp, Star Of Kings
27 June 2013: Iron Maiden: MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
18 June 2013: Saxon/Quireboys: Oxford O2 Academy
14 June 2013: Ricky Warwick Interview
14 June 2013: Anvil: 'Hope In Hell'
6 June 2013: The Crunch: 'Down By The Border' Single
28 May 2013: The Temperance Movement, The 100 Club, London
24 May 2013: Trevor Bolder Obituary
10 May 2013: Sound Of Contact Album Launch Party
8 May 2013: Monument: Nambucca, London
22 April 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Japan' Deluxe Version
22 April 2013: FM: 'Rockville' and Rockville II'
22 April 2013: Dan Reed, Camden Underworld, London
10 April 2013: Mission To Lars DVD
4 April 2013: Interview With Whitesnake's David Coverdale
29 March 2013: Escape The Fate Interview With Craig Mabbitt
13 March 2013: Clive Burr Of Iron Maiden Obituary
24 January 2013: Pig Iron: 'Pig Iron IV'
24 January 2013: Snakecharmer: 'Snakecharmer' Plus Interview With Micky Moody And Neil Murray
22 January 2013: Sin Tonic: 'Bottom's Up' EP
22 January 2013: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie' (DVD)
17 January 2013: Paddy Goes To Holyhead: Merton Manor Club, London
17 January 2013: Jaguar: The Old Blue Last, London
1 January 2013: Thin Lizzy/Quireboys: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: Europe: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: TNT/Stampede/Neonfly: Camden Underworld, London
28 December 2012: Best Of 2012
27 December 2012: Magnum/Trillium: Islington Academy, London
26 December 2012: Video Interview With Bob Catley Of Magnum
21 December 2012: Damon Johnson Of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders Chats To Mark
14 December 2012: FM: 'Only Foolin'' EP
13 December 2012: Michael Schenker: Temple Of Rock Live DVD
10 December 2012: The Rolling Stones, O2 Arena, London
6 December 2012: Gong/Enochian Theory, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
6 December 2012: Vega/Tainted Nation: Borderline, London
28 November 2012: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
28 November 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road, Rock Patch, Twickenham, London
28 November 2012: Motörhead: Brixton Academy, London
19 November 2012: Interview With Enochian Theory
8 November 2012: Neal Schon: 'The Calling'
8 November 2012: Kirk Blows: Hammered
8 November 2012: Michael Anthony: Words And Music - Excursions In The Art Of Rock Fandom
3 November 2012: Martin Turner - No Easy Road: My Life With Wishbone Ash And Beyond
3 November 2012: Black Country Communion: 'Afterglow'
17 October 2012: Spider: 'The Complete Anthology'
15 October 2012: Sweet: 'New York Connection'
12 October 2012: Interview With Andy Fraser, Formerly Of Free
8 October 2012: Joe Bonamassa: Siam Pavalai Theater, Bangkok, Thailand
8 October 2012: Sunflower Jam: Royal Albert Hall, London
8 October 2012: Gaskin: 'Edge Of Madness'
4 October 2012: Demon Dude's Revenge: 'An Adolescent Fantasy (Vol 1)'
3 October 2012: Tygers Of Pan Tang: 'Ambush'
3 October 2012: Jon Lord: 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra'
2 October 2012: Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
1 October 2012: Anvil: 'Back To Basics', 'Still Going Strong' 'This Is Thirteen' Re-Releases
28 September 2012: Magnum: 'On The Thirteenth Day'
26 September 2012: Tokyo Blade/Deep Machine: Borderline, London
10 September 2012: Thin Lizzy: Under The Bridge, London
4 September 2012: Dio Disciples/Monument/Hostile: Islington Academy, London
4 September 2012: Video Interview With Monument
30 August 2012: Scorpions: Wacken Festival
30 August 2012: Video Interview With Weapon
28 August 2012: UDO: Wacken Festival
15 August 2012: Weapon/Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club
13 August 2012: Reuben Archer's Big Birthday Bash: Novotel, Wolverhampton
13 August 2012: Queen With Adam Lambert: Hammersmith Odeon, London
31 July 2012: Soundgarden/Black Stone Cherry/Cold Chisel/Iggy Pop: Hard Rock Calling, London
30 July 2012: Sebastian Bach: Islington Academy, London
21 July 2012: Night Ranger: Islington Academy, London
18 July 2012: Richard Marx: 'Inside My Head'
17 July 2012: Jon Lord Obituary
13 July 2012: Glenn Hughes/Fish: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
2 July 2012: Dio: 'Holy Diver' Deluxe Re-Issue
2 July 2012: Taurus Trakker: 'Building Ten' Album Launch, 12 Bar Club, London
2 July 2012: The Zombies: Jazz Cafe, Camden, London
28 June 2012: Lita Ford: 'Living Like A Runaway'
28 June 2012: Horisont: 'Second Assault'
20 June 2012: Video Interview With Sanguine
19 June 2012: Video Interview With Sebastian Bach
30 May 2012: Interview With The Legendary Rick Wakeman
18 May 2012: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
17 May 2012: Micki Free: 12 Bar Club, London Plus Video Interview
16 May 2012: Quireboys/Pat McManus: Borderline, London
16 May 2012: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken'
9 May 2012: Video Interview With Gotthard
8 May 2012: Video Interview With Mick Underwood
3 May 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road: Merton Manor Club
1 May 2012: Europe: 'Bag Of Bones'
25 April 2012: Video Interview With Tracer
24 April 2012: UFO/Heavy Metal Kids: Kentish Town Forum, London
23 April 2012: British Steel Festival VI: Underworld, London
20 April 2012: Audio Interview With Biff Byford Of Saxon
18 April 2012: H.E.A.T: 'Address The Nation'
18 April 2012: Vain/Furyon/Stala And So: Underworld, London
18 April 2012: Micki Free Electric Blues: 'Tattoo Burn'
12 April 2012: Gyspy Pistoleros: 'Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned! Greatest Hits Volume 1'
9 April 2012: Angel Witch/Grand Magus/In Solitude: Islington Academy, London
7 April 2012: Video Interview With Serenity
5 April 2012: Audio Interview With Joey Tempest Of Europe
31 March 2012: Video Interview With Joakim Bróden Of Sabaton: US Tour Definitely Goes Ahead
29 March 2012: Video Interview With In Solitude
28 March 2012: Video Interview With Kissin Dynamite
28 March 2012: Video Interview With The Hype Theory
22 March 2012: FM: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
21 March 2012: Neonfly/The Morning After: Islington Academy, London
1 March 2012: Judas Priest/Lamb Of God: Fort Canning Park, Singapore
28 February 2012: Video Interview With The Trews
27 February 2012: Argent: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
27 February 2012: The Trews/The Virginmarys: Highbury Garage, London
24 February 2012: UFO: 'Seven Deadly'
13 February 2012: The Hype Theory: Highbury Garage, London
10 February 2012: Steelwing/Skull Fist/Vanderbuyst: Camden Underworld, London
9 February 2012: Anvil: 'Strength Of Steel', 'Pound For Pound' And 'Worth The Weight' Re-Releases
6 February 2012: Virgin Steele: 'Age Of Consent'
30 January 2012: Pink Cigar: 'Generation Next'
29 January 2012: Space Ritual: The Borderline, London
19 January 2012: Audio Interview With Michael Schenker
16 January 2012: Chickenfoot: Brixton Academy, London
11 January 2012: Saint Jude: Scala, London
9 January 2012: Video Interview With Praying Mantis
9 January 2012: Praying Mantis: London, Merton Manor Club
2 January 2012: Uriah Heep/Snakecharmer: Shepherd's Bush Empire
29 December 2011: Alter Bridge/Black Stone Cherry: Wembley Arena
29 December 2011: Slade: London, Koko
24 December 2011: Deep Purple: Glasgow SECC
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
21 December 2011: X-UFO Video Interview
21 December 2011: X-UFO: Ruislip, Tropic Club
16 December 2011: Coldspell Video Interview
15 December 2011: The Quill Video Interview
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V Photo Gallery
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V, Pontins, Prestatyn
12 December 2011: Girlschool Video Interview
9 December 2011: Tony Clarkin Of Magnum Video Interview
8 December 2011: Lizzy Borden Video Interview
8 December 2011: Michael Monroe Video Interview
2 December 2011: Nightlord, Hysterica, Stuka Squadron: London
1 December 2011: Riot: 'Immortal Soul'
26 November 2011: Freedom Call/Arthemis: Camden Underworld
24 November 2011: Glenn Hughes: London, Leicester Square Theatre
22 November 2011: Blackfoot: London, Islington Academy
21 November 2011: Magnum: 'Evolution'
20 November 2011: Stray: London, Royal Standard
19 November 2011: Peter Frampton: Hammersmith Apollo
15 November 2011: Leaf Hound: London, Borderline
14 November 2011: Manowar: London, Brixton Academy
12 November 2011: LionSex Video Interview
11 November 2011: LionSex 'Get It' Album Launch: London
11 November 2011: Saxon Biff Byford Video Interview
7 November 2011: Anvil Audio Interview
4 November 2011: Iron Claw: 'A Different Game'
2 November 2011: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: London
1 November 2011: The Answer/Gentlemans Pistols: London, Garage
28 October 2011: Audio Interview With Soley Mourning
26 October 2011: Soley Mourning: 'Zaire'
24 October 2011: Joe Bonamassa: London, Hammersmith Apollo
23 October 2011: Chickenfoot: 'III'
13 October 2011: Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa: 'Don't Explain'
11 October 2011: Derek Sherinian: 'Oceana'
3 October 2011: Pink Cigar: Notting Hill Arts Club
29 September 2011: Linkin Park: Bangkok, Activ Square
17 September 2011: FM's Pete Jupp Video Interview
7 June 2011: Black Country Communion: '2'
3 October 2010: Audio Interview With Tank



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armored saint EXCLUSIVE: ARMORED SAINT'S JOEY VERA WARMS UP FOR UPCOMING TOUR BY PLAYING HULA GIG
We look forward to seeing them at the Camden Underworld on July 14th...

eluveitie BREAKING NEWS: HAVOC IN THE ELUVEITIE CAMP AS THREE MEMBERS LEAVE THE BAND
"Eluveitie was always meant to be about 'rock'n'roll', passion and also about 'carrying the torch' of the Celtic spirit..."

ac dc axl rose AC/DC DISCUSS BRIAN JOHNSON'S HEARING PROBLEMS IN NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW
The eyes of the world will be on Lisbon tomorrow night (Saturday 7th May 2016) when Axl makes his debut with the band...

sertraline SERTRALINE ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR
Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Sertraline are undertaking their first ever headline tour of the UK this coming June/July...

ac dc axl rose AXL PAYS HUGE TRIBUTE TO BRIAN JOHNSON IN REVEALING BBC INTERVIEW WITH AC/DC
"I'm happy and excited in one sense, but I think it would be inappropriate to be celebrating, in a certain way, at someone else's expense..."

babymetal BABYMETAL ANNOUNCED FOR DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
"We're so excited to come back to the UK next month. We will play the main stage at Download Festival. We are looking forward to seeing you all there."

ac dc axl rose AC/DC: THE VERY FIRST OFFICIAL PHOTO OF THE CURRENT LINE-UP
"Back on tour this Saturday night. First stop Lisbon - Let's do this."

hotei INTIMATE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO WITH HOTEI AND RAMMSTEIN'S RICHARD Z KRUSPE RELEASED
The track is taken from Hotei's debut UK release 'Strangers', which features an array of high profile guests including Iggy Pop and Matt Tuck...

motorhead FIRST OFFICIAL MOTÖRHEAD VIDEO FROM 'CLEAN YOUR CLOCK' RELEASED: WATCH 'BOMBER' HERE
Never was the spirit of Motorhead more alive than when they were on tour...

little richard UK EXCLUSIVE: LITTLE RICHARD, THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR MOTÖRHEAD, ANNOYED ABOUT "GRAVE HEALTH" REPORTS
'"You know, I want you to talk to the press because I'm really annoyed. This thing started on Facebook..."

desert trip BREAKING NEWS: THE ROLLING STONES, NEIL YOUNG, THE WHO, PAUL McCARTNEY, BOB DYLAN AND ROGER WATERS ALL ANNOUNCED FOR MASSIVE GIG IN OCTOBER
A once-in- a-lifetime concert when six of the world's most iconic and influential rock and roll artists come together for Desert Trip...

alexander van der bellen UK EXCLUSIVE: AC/DC SOUNDTRACK ON AUSTRIAN PRESIDENTIAL PROMO VIDEO CAUSES COPYRIGHT CONTROVERSY
Herr Van der Bellen is not known to be an AC/DC fan although he is a self confessed smoker...

france euro 2016 FRENCH UP IN ARMS OVER KISS SONG BEING CHOSEN AS EURO 2016 ANTHEM
Euro 2016 kicks off in mid-June and France have launched their official anthem which is performed in English...

robert plant LED ZEPPELIN'S ROBERT PLANT GUESTS WITH DEBORAH BONHAM AT LOCAL GIG
Plant joined Deborah Bonham to perform the Led Zeppelin classic 'When The Levee Breaks' and a cover of the Johnny Kid & The Pirates standard 'Shakin' All Over'...

status quo STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'DOG OF TWO HEAD' ALE AND 'DOWN DOWN' CIDER
Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt of Status Quo are delighted to announce another great double act...

sabaton SABATON TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'THE LAST STAND' ON AUGUST 19th
"Did any other artist ever say 'Our new album is the best we ever made'? That's not for us to decide, that's up to our fans..."

doro DORO TO RELEASE NEW LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY 'STRONG AND PROUD - 30 YEARS OF ROCK AND METAL'
30 years of dedication, passion and love for the music and her fans all over the world...

destruction EUROPE UNDER ATTACK! DESTRUCTION, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, NERVOSA ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR
Thrash metal icons Destruction are set to fire their new missile of heavy 'Under Attack' on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records...

grand magus GRAND MAGUS RELEASE NEW TRACK 'FORGED IN IRON - CROWNED IN STEEL'
"Metalheads! Grand Magus are back. We are proud to unleash this iron-clad anthem, we give you... VARANGIAN!"

tyler bryant TYLER BRYANT AND THE SHAKEDOWN SPECIAL UK HEADLINE WARM-UP DATE FOR AC/DC EUROPEAN TOUR CONFIRMED
Unleashing their high-proof blend of melody, muscle and psychedelic mystique to well in excess of 600,000 riff-hungry fans across 12 different countries...

klogr MUSE, TOOL, STONE SOUR, RUSH PRODUCER FOR KLOGR'S NEXT ALBUM PLUS NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
Italian progressive metal band unveil the final music video from 'Make Your Stand'...

rage RAGE REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'SPIRITS OF THE NIGHT' PLUS NEW ALBUM TRAILERS
Iconic German metal trio Rage are set to release their new studio album 'The Devil Strikes Again' on June 10th...

bon scott LIFE-SIZED STATUE OF AC/DC LEGEND BON SCOTT UNVEILED IN KIRRIEMUIR
The bronze statue is the result of a two-year crowdfunding campaign which was supported by AC/DC and the band's former bass player Mark Evans officially unveiled it...

mikkey dee BREAKING NEWS: SAXON WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY AT GOLDEN GODS, HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Ticket price is a very reasonable £6.66 with all proceeds going to Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline...

mikkey dee BREAKING NEWS: MOTÖRHEAD'S MIKKEY DEE ANNOUNCED AS SCORPIONS DRUMMER
"We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority..."

alex dickson gun BREAKING NEWS: ALEX DICKSON REJOINS GUN
As exclusively predicted by MetalTalk last week, guitarist Alex Dickson has re-joined Scottish rockers Gun...

cockney rejects WEST HAM UNITED TRIBUTE 'GOODBYE UPTON PARK' TO BE RELEASED BY COCKNEY REJECTS
"We were all born within a mile or so from the hallowed Boleyn ground and have all stood on the terraces through snow, rain and sunshine from a very early age."

ac/dc AC/DC RELEASE TICKET REFUND DETAILS FOR MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
If you don't want a refund, then we'll see you at The Olympic Stadium in London as we think we're about to witness a major piece of rock history...

deep purple IAN PAICE AND DON AIREY SCHEDULE SOLO EUROPEAN DATES AS 2016 DEEP PURPLE TOUR APPROACHES
Deep Purple are kicking off their 2016 tour next month in Japan, before heading to Israel, Russia and Europe in June and July.

steve hackett STEVE HACKETT TO RELEASE 'THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE LIVE IN LIVERPOOL', HIS ACOLYTE TO 'WOLFLIGHT' WITH GENESIS REVISITED TOUR
"Besides, it's not as if Liverpool is known for having any good music – there's never been a good band from there. Ha!"

lacuna coil LACUNA COIL LAUNCH NEW ALBUM TITLE TRACK 'DELIRIUM'
Lacuna Coil will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the 'Delirium Worldwide' tour starting in San Francisco on May 7th

bibeau YOUNG, PROGRESSIVE BAND BIBEAU OFFER THEIR FIRST SINGLE/VIDEO, 'MARK THIS'
"We were also hoping to convey the look, feel and flow of some of the classic, timeless rock and metal videos from the height of MTV's popularity..."

virginmarys THE VIRGINMARYS ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR JUNE 2016
"It's going to be so great to get back in front of our home fans again, and really important to us to play some of the towns we've been wanting to come back to..."

weapon uk WEAPON UK TO HEADLINE THE RETRIBUTION ALIVE ROAD TRIP IN MAY
"They toured with Motörhead in the 80s, including four sold out shows at the Hammersmith Odean and I have to say, we're pretty excited about this!"

headbangers ball ICED EARTH AND ENSIFERUM TO HEADLINE MTV HEADBANGERS BALL TOUR 2016: FULL DATES HERE
"So brace yourselves for the ultimate Metal experience of a lifetime! See you in front row!"

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK ADDS MORE BANDS, DETAILS METAL 2 THE MASSES FINALS AND ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW BLOOD STAGE WINNERS
Bloodstock HQ is readying to send Team M2TM out on the road for the finals, but in the meantime, there's a few more band additions to the August bill

dead daisies THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPEAN DATES FOR JULY/AUGUST IN SUPPORT OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'MAKE SOME NOISE'
The Dead Daisies, the biggest new name in Rock, have just recently announced the addition of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) as their new lead guitar player

wolf hoffmann WOLF HOFFMANN TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM 'HEADBANGERS SYMPHONY' ON JULY 1st
"I have always incorporated classical music in my song writing with Accept, especially with 'Metal Heart', but I constantly felt there was so much more that I could do..."

jaegermeister JÄGERMEISTER RELEASE FULL DOCUMENTARY OF WORLD'S FIRST MUSIC GIG ON AIR, SEA AND LAND
"We go bigger every year and because of the nature of this world first this gig was not only a test of friendship but one of supporting each other too..."

john otway JOHN OTWAY PLANNING ON BEING FIRST ARTIST SINCE THE ROLLING STONES TO RECORD IN MONTSERRAT
"Although the old Air Studios are now derelict the studio in the basement of Sir George Martin's house is sound – it just needs rebuilding..."

fates warning FATES WARNING - NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'THEORIES OF FLIGHT' ANNOUNCED, ARTWORK UNVEILED
"There's a loose theme running through a lot of the lyrics, and this developed organically and separately..."

amon amarth RAISE YOUR HORNS AND BE IN AMON AMARTH'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Swedish Heavy Metal goliaths Amon Amarth are inviting their fans around the globe to be a part of their forthcoming video...

sixx am SIXX:A.M. ANNOUNCE THE "#REASONTORISE" CAMPAIGN, TOUR DATES AND 'VOL.1 PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED' DETAILS
"It is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders."

armored saint ARMORED SAINT ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AND CLUB APPEARANCES
"For our first time in Spain, it's gonna be sick! And as if this wasn't enough - Saint is playing for the first time ever in Japan..."

black country communion BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION TO REFORM IN 2017
"Preparing BCC Rocket Ship Re-launch for 2017 - all systems go."

tarja TARJA PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO OF HER NEW SINGLE 'NO BITTER END'
'No Bitter End', the opening track of the prequel album 'The Brightest Void', is the first glimpse of Tarja's new work – her heaviest to date...

stratovarius STRATOVARIUS RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'UNTIL THE END OF DAYS'
"To me it's a testament to the fact that paying attention to song writing and production was expensive, but so worth it..."

brian johnson EXCLUSIVE: PROMINENT AC/DC CREW MEMBER GIVES REMARKABLE INSIGHT INTO AXL ROSE APPOINTMENT
AC/DC are covering themselves in case Axl's poor reputation for unprofessionalism manifests itself...

brian johnson THE DARKEST DAY OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE: BRIAN JOHNSON ISSUES PERSONAL STATEMENT ON AC/DC DEPARTURE
"I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring. My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that..."

thin lizzy THIN LIZZY ANNOUNCE BASS PLAYER AND NEW DRUMMER FOR 2016/17 ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honor for me...

ian gillan IAN GILLAN TO PERFORM UNIQUE SOLO SHOW OF DEEP PURPLE CLASSICS IN BULGARIA
There is a possibility that Ian will also play some material from his catalogue outside of Deep Purple...

don airey DEEP PURPLE'S DON AIREY AND FRIENDS ADDED TO CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL PLUS ATOMIC ROOSTER
Expect to hear many classics from Airey's illustrious past which includes time spent with Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne as well as his current job with Deep Purple...

wildfire festival WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2016 ANNOUNCE SUNDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS AND FIVE MORE ACTS
With June creeping ever closer, Wildfire Festival's impressive main stages line-up is all but finalised...

whitesnake THE END OF WHITESNAKE: DAVID COVERDALE TO RETIRE IN 2017
Whitesnake headline the UK's Ramblin Man Festival in July in what could be their final ever UK appearance...

axl rose AXL ROSE CONFIRMED AS AC/DC SINGER FOR THE REMAINING ROCK OR BUST DATES
The worst kept secret in rock is now official...

aerosmith THE END OF AEROSMITH?: NO FAREWELL TOUR CONFIRMED AT THE MOMENT
"A farewell tour is something we've talked about doing for years, let's say roughly in the last five years..."

hrh united ALESTORM, HAMMERFALL, FINSTERFORST, NAPALM DEATH, ARMORED SAINT, VENOM INC. AND EVIL SCARECROW ANNOUNCED FOR HRH UNITED
HRH United 3 will be an exclusive upgraded Metal Edition taking over the entire site @ Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales...

rolling stones PROUD GALLERIES PLAYING HOST TO FABULOUS ROLLING STONES PHOTO EXHIBITION: TERRY O'NEILL TO ATTEND SIGNING SESSION
It's a wonderful book by photographer Terry O'Neill of Rolling Stones images from 1963 to 1965, an era when the Stones were just "breaking through"...

between the buried and me BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN SUMMER DATES
As well as the European tour dates, BTBAM have launched a live video for 'The Ectopic Stroll' whih you can see here...

jade vine LONDON BASED ALTERNATIVE PROG ROCKERS JADE VINE ANNOUNCE ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW
Jade Vine's music has been influenced by artists such as Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Anathema and Pain Of Salvation...
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