HRH N.W.O.B.H.M Sheffield 3/12/17

  HRH N.W.O.B.H.M Sheffield 3/12/17 Day two. Started off in stage one to a bit of a downer, the band Airrace should have been on, but we heard that one of the member’s sister had passed away and they were therefore not playing. So everyone was upstairs for stage two veterans Seventh Son. Formed in 1980 by brothers Kev, and Oliver Dawson’s Saxon frontman Bri Shaughnessey, now in their 37th year they have been a big part of the NWOBHM scene and still play with as much enthusiasm as ever. Kev emigrated to Australia in 1988, but Bri’s passion for performing keeps the band alive and after going through a number of changes the band of Bri,...

RONNIE JAMES DIO HOL...

RONNIE JAMES DIO HOLOGRAM TOUR ‘DIO Returns: The Tour’ Tour starts in Germany on the 6th December 2017 and will play more theatre shows around the globe within the next months Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion kicks off the “DIO Returns: The Tour,” featuring a...

HRH N.W.O.B.H.M. 2/12/17. Dec06

HRH N.W.O.B.H.M. 2/12/17.

  HRH N.W.O.B.H.M. 2/12/17. Welcome to Sheffield the steel city, but the for the next two days at the O2 Arena this was going to the city of metal. NWOBHM, or the new wave of British heavy metal: this legendary genre spawned the likes of Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and many others who have gone on to have major fame. This festival was going to be a mixture of the old and the young who have been keeping this music alive, many since the middle seventies and early eighties. The first few bands of the day were going to be in Stage Two and kicking off at 2pm in the afternoon was going to be no mean feat. But TOLEDO STEEL, Southampton...

HRH VIKINGS UNLEASH ...

HRH VIKINGS UNLEASH A VALHALLA ADVENTURE IN THE CITY OF STEEL What’s that circling in the stormy skies? Hugin and Munin: Odin’s own ravens. And what surges through the wind, waves and tempest below them at the horizon, lit by flashes of lightning? Dragon prows, longboats and warriors bold,...

Winter storm day 2 Dec05

Winter storm day 2

  Winter Storm Festival Day Two Day two started a lot slower than day one. Due to me being wired to the moon like a kid on blue smarties after a hell of a day I was not ready to settle down for bed so I partook in Troon’s ambience, lovely people and very late pub licenses. That is as much of the detail as you are getting but lets just say it meant I was not up at the crack of dawn, jogging along the beach. This is all part of festival life but the issue here is I can usually turn up at a festival any old time and no one notices. Unfortunately for me my good friends and two of the best upcoming bands in Anchor lane and Black King Cobra...

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....

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