Winter Storm festival, Day One Nov29

Winter Storm festival, Day One

  Winter Storm festival, Day One Well this was a first, getting up for a rock festival to be met with snow. It is Scotland and it is winter so what do you expect? Luckily there is no camping and the event is indoors. I realise not many people outside of Scotland will have heard of this festival but after this years event word of mouth will spread the news far and wide. It is set in the beautiful town of Troon(yes, the place with the famous golf course), right on the coast with the venue overlooking the sea. It may have been cold but the scenery was stunning just like the weekend. The weather caused the usual chaos and meant that I...

Steve Earle, Halestorm, Blackberry Smoke and Sons of Apollo first announced Ramblin Man Fair acts Nov28

Steve Earle, Halesto...

NEWS: Steve Earle, Halestorm, Blackberry Smoke and Sons of Apollo first announced Ramblin Man Fair acts Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2018. This year the festival will move from its traditional end of...

NIGHTWISH 2CD compil...

Tuomas Holopainen‘s 3-track demo earned him his very first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. Today, 20 years later – with over 2,000 shows under their belts and more than 8 million records sold – NIGHTWISH are the biggest European symphonic...

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN SPRING/SU...

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN SPRING/SUMMER 2018 Stiff Little Fingers are set to embark on a 12-date headline tour in March of 2018 with special guests Ruts DC. The band will also be playing 3 large outdoor summer shows with a rotating bill including The Selecter, The Beat and Buzzcocks. Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events. None is more special than the band’s annual sold out St Patrick’s Day show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2018 will see the band celebrate their 27th year in a row playing there. Last year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary, with what is now one of their most...

With the World Tour Coming to an End, What’s Next ...

  With the World Tour Coming to an End, What’s Next for Guns N’ Roses? In early 2016 the original Guns N’ Roses (minus rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin) finally reunited, stepping on stage together after many years for two weekend gigs at the famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Those two shows, evidently, were just a preview of the bigger act that would follow: a whirlwind multi-city tour across five continents aptly dubbed “Not in This Lifetime.” The band’s tour has been a massive hit, with <a...

Airbourne @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Nov22

Airbourne @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

  Airbourne @ 02 Academy, Glasgow The ever touring Airbourne are back in Glasgow. You can always expect a spectacle but is tonight one too many shows for me? Before we get to the headliners we have the awesome Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. I caught this band for the first time last year and tonight this was the main reason I was here. The band impressed me no end that night. To see the legend that is Phil inches from me in a sweaty venue was awesome…and it had one large advantage over tonight, the sound. I do not know if it was Airbourne’s mass of amps that even flooded onto the floor of the photo pit but man was the sound...

NOTHING MORE’S “GO T...

NOTHING MORE’S “GO TO WAR” IS THE #1 ROCK SONG IN THE USA! UK TOUR STARTS DECEMBER 6THSEES 13 MILLION STREAMS ACROSS PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE  SYNCH HIGHLIGHTS INCL:  UFC 218: HOLLOWAY VS. ALDO & WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES ,  SPOTIFY PLAYLIST HIGHLIGHTS INCL:  ROCK THIS & THE OFFICIAL...

Alice Cooper in Glasgow Nov20

Alice Cooper in Glasgow

Alice Cooper @ SSE Hydro, Glasgow Well, Mr Furnier strolls into Glasgow to what is probably the largest capacity he has ever played here. Bringing an incredible show and some very old friends we have either not seen for a long time or ever before. When this show was announced there were a few upturned noses at the support chosen. They are not what you would expect for an Alice show but for me The Tubes were a perfect choice. I was a massive fan back in the day and over the last two years I have been going to their headline shows in this city. With a front man like Fee Waybill you have a showman made in Alice’s image. He may not go for the...

Kane’d/ Stoneface @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Nov19

Kane’d/ Stoneface @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow

  Kane’d/ Stoneface @ Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Once again Shock City done Glasgow proud. They put on consistently good shows and tonight was no different. They are a great place to see the new talent that Glasgow has to offer and for that they should be congratulated. In a world that is all about money they are happy to use funds from other events to ensure Glasgow gets it’s fill of new music. Tonight we have the very experienced Stoneface on first. The boys brought their A game and a huge chunk of the crowd which may partly be due to singer Stewart ”twinkle toes” Storrie’s birthday. He also requested no presents and money to be donated...

HRH  day 3 Nov19

HRH day 3

  HRH XI Day 3 After all the fun and games last night and chatting to the people saying that the capacity was too much in stage one even dangerous at times, I looked at the programme and noticed stage two today were showcasing all the rising stars, interesting to review and probably safer. Missed the first band so started with Western Sand. Formed in 2012 this band have rapidly built a reputation for themselves playing classic southern rock with an energetic and powerful performance. These Bournemouth lads can only go from strength to strength, the second stage was packed out and I had a feeling it was going to be like that all day....

NEWS: Blind Guardian...

NEWS: Blind Guardian release their entire back catalogue THE seminal progressive power metal pioneers from Krefeld Germany, Blind Guardian, have announced that their entire back catalogue from 1988 to 2003 will be re-released via Nuclear Blast. Records ‘Battalions Of Fear’, ‘Follow The Blind’...

NEWS: HRH XII announ...

NEWS: HRH XII announce Saxon, Dead Daisies and more HARD Rock Hell has just closed its ‘Eleventh Coming’, but Jonni Davis and his team are already putting together their Glorious Twelfth for 2018. HRH are thus proud to announce a first salvo of storming acts, chosen by the fans,...

BLONDIE IN BRIGHTON

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BIGFOOT HARD ROCK CAFE GLASGOW Nov15

BIGFOOT HARD ROCK CAFE GLASGOW

Bigfoot @ The Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow Hot on the heels of their recently released debut album Bigfoot came to Glasgow to reaffirm their dominance in the city. As well as the party band with big hits we are treated to two young and seriously talented local bands with the first of the night Black King Cobra. If you are a regular reader of this site you know how much I rate this band. We are nearly at the end of the year so I have no doubt they will stay my find of 2017. I spoke to a few people who had not seen the band prior to tonight and every one has the same reaction. A band filled with talent, possibly the tallest drummer in the world, a...

HRH DAY 2 Nov15

HRH DAY 2

HRH XI Day 2. Kicked off in Stage 2, Those Damn Crows,local Welsh boys so a big crowd. You could see how popular they were by the reaction when they came on. They play no nonsense rock with an attitude, and I’m sure it wont be long before they play the main stage here. Kingbreaker next, once again on stage 2. A strange mix of eerie grunge, with Australian bassist Tom, Portugese guitarist Gabriel, Finnish drummer Mikko, and the unique voice of Spinky the female lead from Hertfordshire with her star painted eyes showcasing their debut album To The Fire. A mixed reaction from the crowd. Off to catch first band of the day for stage one and I...

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