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20. December 2017

   In the `70`s any Rock band worth their salt would release a live album, usually a double, with a sumptuous gatefold sleeve. So many of the albums now regarded as timeless classics such as Deep Purple Made In Japan, KISS Alive, UFO Strangers In The Night and Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous to ....READ MORE


14. December 2017

  Towards the end of the `80`s, Hard Rock and Funk became somewhat unusual bedfellows where hard hitting riffs collided with deep grooves to create an invigorating twist on two well established genres. Sure, it wasn`t entirely new with Sly and the Family Stone and Mother`s Finest and even ....READ MORE

ULI JON ROTH Talks the Scorpions and New Electric Sun album.

10. December 2017

It`s almost four decades since the release of Tokyo Tapes, the classic live double from the Scorpions.  Former lead guitarist, Uli Jon Roth is back in the UK to perform music that he recorded with the Scorpions in the `70`s.  Mick Burgess called Uli ahead of the tour to talk about his days in the Scorpions and his plans for a new Electric Sun album. ....READ MORE


7. December 2017

  Those preferring a pre-show pint in the newly refurbished bar of the City Hall may well have just missed one of those all too rare, “I saw them as a support band” moments.  Cats In Space have been making quite a name for themselves over the last couple of years and with a growing reputation ....READ MORE


2. December 2017

  It`s always a tough one.  Just how do you fill the shoes of one of the most iconic frontmen of one of the most successful bands in the world.  It`s a question that has dogged Brian May and Roger Taylor since the passing of the legendary Freddie Mercury back in 1991. In 2004 Queen joined forces ....READ MORE

FRANCIS ROSSI (STATUS QUO) talks of life after Rick, playing with an orchestra and opening Live Aid.

28. November 2017

With the retirement and then death of his partner in crime, Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi decided to keep Status Quo on the road.  Their UK acoustic tour now converted into fully plugged in and electric shows is now underway.  Mick Burgess caught up with Rossi to talk about life after Rick Parfitt, next year`s 50th anniversary celebrations, playing with an orchestra and finally playing with the Frantic Four after over 30 years apart, not to mention how he felt opening Live Aid and appearing on his beloved Coronation Street. ....READ MORE


28. November 2017

  Sweden`s Electric Boys caused quite a stir when they first burst onto the scene in the late `80`s with their Psychedelic tinged blend of Funk and Hard Rock with their single All Lips and Hips gaining heavy rotation on MTV. The Electric Boys, alongside Dan Reed Network, Living Colour and Stevie ....READ MORE
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