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  LIZ MEDHURST

liz medhurst

My first gig was Diamond Head in 1980 and later that year I spent the school sports day hiding and drawing a picture of Saxon's 'Wheels Of Steel' logo on my orange kagoule. That was the first clue that rock music was the way forward, and by the end of that summer I was hooked, and Rainbow's 'Down To Earth' and Whitesnake's 'Ready And Willing' albums were glued to my turntable.

Classic Rock and NWOBHM have a special place in my heart to this day and I will never say no to a good down and dirty piece of blues rock at any time. However I like a very wide range of genres and styles - no discrimination or labelling here, if it entertains me it's all good!

I did throw up when watching a video of Devildriver once, but that's a story for another day...


27th December 2016: Liz Medhurst's Best Of 2016
10th December 2016: Marillion: Challenging And Engaging And Still With An Edge
28th November 2016: Last In Line Drive It Straight Through The Heart On Dream Billing With Inglorious
22nd November 2016: Sorcery Abounds As Opeth Provide Deliverance At Wembley
30th October 2016: No Sinner Have No Regrets At The Borderline
22nd September 2016: Marillion Embrace The Fear Factor With New Album
8th September 2016: This Is No Ordinary Iron Maiden Book
26th August 2016: Orphaned Land and Amaseffer Offer A Chance Of Redemption By Taking No Prisoners Of The Past
22nd August 2016: Heart, Joan Jett And Cheap Trick Kick It Out In Dallas Three For All
8th July 2016: Joe Bonamassa Makes Worlds Collide In Greenwich Where It Was Time For A Spectacular Explosion Of Blues
21st June 2016: Alice Cooper Seems Like He's Eighteen Again While Rick Wakeman Puts On A Wizard Of A Performance At Stone Free
14th June 2016: Inglorious: Download Festival, Castle Donington And Interview With Nathan James
12th June 2016: Iron Maiden: Download Festival, Castle Donington
11th June 2016: Black Sabbath: Download Festival, Castle Donington
2nd June 2016: Jeff Lynne's ELO: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17th May 2016: Magnum: Islington Assembly Hall, London
11th April 2016: Pearl Handled Revolver: 'If The Devil Cast His Net'
7th April 2016: Interview With Martina Edoff
5th April 2016: The Enid – Robert John Godfrey's Final Official UK Performance: Cadogan Hall, London
17th February 2016: Last In Line: 'Heavy Crown'
10th February 2016: The Winery Dogs/Inglorious: O2 Forum, London
14th January 2016: The Temperance Movement: 'White Bear'
7th January 2016: Inglorious: 'Inglorious'
29th December 2015: Best Of 2015
5th November 2015: The Enid: The Stables, Milton Keynes
1st November 2015: Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club, London
21st October 2015: Interview with Steve Hackett On 'Premonitions - The Charisma Recordings 1975 - 1983' and more
12th October 2015: Martin Turner: 'Written In The Stars'
29th September 2015: The Graveltones/Kill It Kid, Scala, London
18th September 2015: Ian Danter: 'Second Time Around'
8th September 2015: Praying Mantis: 'Legacy' Album Launch, The Borderline, London
23rd June 2015: Spike's Free House: The Borderline, London
5th June 2015: The Graveltones: 'Love Lies Dying'
1st June 2015: FM: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
10th April 2015: Lordi: Sub89, Reading
31st March 2015: Yarmageddon Part 4: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
9th February 2015: Knock Out Kaine: 'The Rise Of The Electric Jester'
8th February 2015: Black Whiskey: 'Heavy Train'
27th January 2015: The Enid – The Bridge Show: The Court Theatre, Tring
21st January 2015: Stray/Pearl Handled Revolver: The Borderline, London
29th December 2014: Best Of 2014
16th December 2014: Marillion: The Forum, Kentish Town, London
11th November 2014: Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions Live: Royal Albert Hall
31st October 2014: Legends Of Rock – The Originals: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
15th October 2014: Stonewire: 'When The Crow Flies'
3rd September 2014: The Graveltones: Interview And Gig Review, Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
28th August 2014: Winter In Eden: 'Court Of Conscience'
19th August 2014: Cambridge Rock Festival 2014: Haggis Farm Polo Club, Cambridge
14th August 2014: Pearl Handled Revolver: Interview And Gig Review, Cambridge Rock Festival 2014
22nd July 2014: Blues Pills: 'Blues Pills'
18th July 2014: Sonisphere 2014: Iron Maiden/Metallica/Alice In Chains/Slayer/Alestorm And Many More
4th July 2014: Black Sabbath/Soundgarden/Faith No More/Motorhead: British Summer Time, Hyde Park, London
2 June 2014: Camden Rocks: Saturday 31st May 2014
1 May 2014: Curved Air: Interview With Sonja Kristina With Track By Track Commentary Of New Album 'North Star'
24 March 2014: Legends Of Rock: Yarmageddon Part 3, Great Yarmouth
16 March 2014: The Pat McManus Band Live Review And Interview: Legends Of Rock, Great Yarmouth
4 March 2014: The Evolution Of Friars 1969-2014: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury
4 February 2014: Savatage: 'Streets: A Rock Opera' Narrated Version Plus The Video Collection (CD+DVD)
1 October 2013: Joan Jett And The Blackhearts: 'Unvarnished'
19 September 2013: Promethium: 'Origins'
30 August 2013: Brett Walker: 'Straight Jacket Vacation'
12 August 2013: Interview With Phil Campbell, The Temperance Movement
12 August 2013: Cambridge Rock Festival 2013
12 August 2013: Interview with Pat McManus: Cambridge Rock Festival
9 August 2013: Interview with Carl Sentance: Cambridge Rock Festival
29 July 2013: The Legendary Pink Dots: 'The Gethsemane Option'
24 May 2013: Orchid: 'The Mouths Of Madness'
22 May 2013: Fair Warning: 'Sundancer'
24 March 2013: Tribute To... Legends of Rock: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth









 

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"Get your tickets now and prepare to raise your fists and bang your heads for the glory of Metal!"

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"We're really looking forward to playing these select UK shows in March..."

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"This record is one of the most important of my career, difficult and challenging to do, but worth every minute of sweat!"

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"I watched him scoop his hands into a bowl of pills, swallow a handful of something, and then wash it down with vodka..."

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"Above all we're super happy and thankful that we're complete again and given the chance to have such gifted musicians on board..."

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"The opening day of every Rock & Brews is dedicated to our vets, the public is not allowed in."

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"They screwed up. That was a huge miss and someone should have a talking-to."

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"Let's get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I'm in. Let's go!"

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"Ronnie helped light a fire in me and made me want to approach guitar playing with that kind of zeal and expression..."

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This is sure to be one superb night with beer, live music and Motörhead, but not necessarily in that order...

tony iommi BLACK STAR RIDERS PREMIERE 'TESTIFY OR SAY GOODBYE'
Black Star Riders are set to release their forthcoming album 'Heavy Fire' on 3rd February via Nuclear Blast...

tony iommi BREAKING NEWS: TONY IOMMI DROPS HEAVY METAL AND JOINS THE CHOIR
"It's a bit different to Sabbath!" says Tony, in probably the biggest understatement of all time...

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It's pretty wild to think that this whole ride that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe started off with a little AC/DC...

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"It was a very positive and uplifting experience to work for Jimi. He was like a shaman, a medicine man, a preacher.."

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"It is full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography..."

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"It was actually all very planned and deliberate and came totally out of Freddie's fevered imagination..."

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"God bless my old friend, thanks for the faith you showed in allowing me to record your music..."

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"One thing I want to make clear to everybody across air nation is that Joe Bonamassa and I never fell out..."

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The Hair Metal Heaven Festival has a very eighties feel to it, as the team behind it explain here...

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"A few spins later and I turned up a row of gold Snaggletooths which promptly caught fire and the voice of the man himself commanded: 'Turn it up!'"

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'Time For Bedlam', the first single which was revealed late last year, is available as instant grat as part of the digital album pre-order...

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"We had a talk a few weeks back about going into the studio. When that'll happen, though, I'm not sure. We certainly have plenty of ideas..."

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Megadeth, formed in Los Angeles in 1983 after Dave left Metallica, are currently enjoying a rich vein of form...

hollywood FORMER PEARL JAM DRUMMER HITS OUT AT THE BAND
"We need music, each other and the spirit of Rock & Roll now, more than ever before..."

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"An artist's role throughout history has been to create representations of the culture he exists in..."

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"Megadeth had a blast last time and I can't wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer."

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"It was very emotional. I didn't think that I was gonna cry, but I did. I broke down...."

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