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Articles by Mick Burgess


23. November 2017

Widely-respected for his work with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band providing incendiary guitar and writing on seminal albums such as ‘Framed’, ‘Next’, ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Me’, ‘The Impossible Dream’ and other, Zal also played guitar in Nazareth in the 80s and worked as a session ....READ MORE

BRIAN DOWNEY (THIN LIZZY) Talks About New Band and Playing Again in Thin Lizzy

21. November 2017

As a founding member of Thin Lizzy, drummer Brian Downey played on all their albums from 1971`s debut album to Thunder and Lightning in 1983 and has seen guitarists come and go over the years.  He`s back with a new band, Alive and Dangerous and is touring to celebrate the music of Thin Lizzy.  Mick Burgess caught up with him ahead of his shows in London later this week to talk about his new band, how they formed as well as a whistle-stop run through the history of Thin Lizzy. ....READ MORE

Mr. Big (Live)

18. November 2017

    In the past 7 days there`s been a couple of great package tours to keep Hard Rock fans engrossed. From Alice Cooper`s show with The Tubes and The Mission and Black Star Riders bringing in a collection of up and coming talent in Dirty Thrills, Tax The Heat and Blues Pills these shows gave the ....READ MORE


15. November 2017

 It`s been quite a year for the Black Star Riders with a Top Ten UK album and three BBC Radio 2 Single of the Week accolades along with a triumphant Special Guest slot at the prestigious Ramblin’ Man Festival in the summer not to mention a show stealing headlining spot at Hard Rock Hell and ....READ MORE


13. November 2017

It`s been five years since Alice Cooper last did a headlining tour although he did gatecrash Motley Crue`s Farewell Party a couple of years back and left with all the accolades leading to a new adage, never, ever, follow Alice Cooper on stage. Over the years there`s been a few odd pairings on the ....READ MORE

MANITOBA NYC (Formerly The Dictators) Live

11. November 2017

The name may have changed but the essence of the band formerly known as The Dictators is very much alive and screaming. After years of touring with the name, legal action by a former member forced the change but nothing can change the spirit of the band still fronted by original members, the hugely ....READ MORE


10. November 2017

On the eve of an arena tour as special guest with everyone`s favourite nightmare, Alice Cooper and what a pairing that is, The Tubes decided to make the most of their time in the UK by booking a few headlining shows themselves and Newcastle was one of those lucky places. Last year the show at the ....READ MORE
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