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Guilfest - Stoke Park, Guildford - 18th, 19th & 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 04:00

guil1486Sham 69, Buzzcocks, Boomtown Rats, Soulfly, Gallows, The Blackout, The Human League, Feed The Rhino, The Bermondsey Joyriders, Ruts DC, Boney M - it's not like Uber Rock's Ross Welford didn't have plenty of musical avenues in which to venture at this year's Guilfest. Read on as our man enters the field of dreams.....

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Yes - ‘Heaven and Earth‘ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 03:00

YesProg rock legends Yes return with ‘Heaven and Earth‘ their twenty first studio album and their first with new vocalist Jon Davison. Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony poses perhaps the ultimate question in “Is there enough prog here to keep the long term fans happy?” as he checks out the album track by track. To find out the answer to his quandary you know what you have to do.

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Sunday, 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:00

SteelSun86With torrential rain, flash flooding and lightning storms predicted for the weekend, the Gods of Rock were obviously smiling down on the Steelhouse Festival as the sun shone on another ass-kicker of an event. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Electric Boys, Bad Touch, Buck & Evans, Heaven & Earth, Toseland, Bernie Marsden, The Answer and headliners Europe from the festival's second day.....

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Saturday, 19th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:00

SteelSat86The Steelhouse Festival returned for its fourth year, still revelling in its gorgeous surroundings and still adored by thousands of clued-in rock fans happy to be kings and queens of the mountain. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Blackwolf, Skarlett Riot, Buffalo Summer, Tax The Heat, The Graveltones, The Amorettes, Sebastian Bach and headliners Black Star Riders from the festival's first day.....

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Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions - 'Injection' (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:00

Injection - Coverapproved small 2013Following on from an EP that offered a salty taste of things to come, Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions get to fourth base with 'Injection', a thirteen track long player that just has to be added to your collection...unless you're a tone-deaf tool, of course. Luckily Uber Rock's Dom Daley isn't, as proved by a glowing review.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Michael McKeegan and Neil Cooper - Therapy? - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 04:00

Therapy thmbAfter a run of shows celebrating the ‘Troublegum’ album Therapy? followed up that success by agreeing to perform another of their albums in its entirety at the UK Sonisphere festival. ‘Infernal Love’ might be 19 years old, but it has lost none of its claustrophobic dark and twisted passion. Here bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper talk to Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill about the making of the album, frilly shirts, false moustaches, mountains of cocaine and all.

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Vintage Concert Bill: Ozzy Osbourne/Mötley Crüe/Waysted - 9th March 1984 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 03:00

ozcrue86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary Minnesota monsters Impaler, returns with the July instalment of his essential Vintage Concert Bill feature. This month Bill takes us jealous bastards back to Ozzy's 1984 'Bark At The Moon' US tour, where the madman was pretty much upstaged by an up-and-coming band with the looks that kill.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Chas Hodges - Chas & Dave - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 04:00

Chas thmbSpeaking ahead of their appearance at Sonisphere 2014, Chas Hodges, one half of ‘rockney’ duo Chas & Dave was in fine form. Although he’s never heard of Slayer, he’s got more than a little heavy metal history, having played with, among others Ritchie Blackmore and Phil Lynott. Preparing for a return booking at Knebworth Park where his band opened for Led Zeppelin in 1979, he tells Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill “We fit in anywhere”.  

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 43 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The six-legged Uber Rock fuck-about-on-the-wireless beast lumbered into the BRfm studio fashionably late (for a quite ridiculous reason) yet still managed to turn out a stonker of a radio show that had the nations gripped for two whole hours. Hit Read More for the lowdown and Listen Again podcast links.....

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Roxie 77 - 'The Ameriswede' EP (Bellyache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 25 July 2014 03:00

roxieameriswedecoverapproved small 2013Alice Cooper/Casablanca guitarist Ryan Roxie returns with the first Roxie 77 release in five years. 'The Ameriswede' features two different mixes of six new songs, with one of Ryan's Alice Cooper bandmates at the controls. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks that this is the best EP of the year - read on to find out why.....

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Vintage Trouble - ‘The Swing House Acoustic Sessions’ (McGhee Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:00

Swing HouseAt the end of this month Vintage Trouble return to the UK for 2 long since sold out shows at the Assembly Halls in Islington London, a fine setting for the blues/soul/rock quartet. On the merch table both nights should be this all new 5 track acoustic EP from the band that mixes 3 new songs with 2 reworked older tunes. Uber Rock’s Johnny H excitedly checks it out as he (likes most of us here at URHQ) waits patiently for the band’s sophomore studio release. Hit the link to find out what $10 can buy you these days.

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Fozzy - ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:00

FozzyReleased this week on Century Media ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ by Fozzy is perhaps the band’s most accomplished record yet, and thanks to a guest appearance from Steel Panther’s Michael Starr on ‘Tonite’ this can only help raise the band’s profile even higher. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince however argues that the band themselves now don’t need any gimmicks, as 14 years on even Y2J himself is now all about just the rock!

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Tyla J Pallas - 'The State We're In MMXIV' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:00

tylastate86Tyla J Pallas releases the second of three 'new' releases this year, a long-promised redux of The Dogs D'Amour's debut album, 'The State We're In', and Uber Rock's Dom Daley was on hand (paw?) to check it out for your reading pleasure. How will the MMXIV version compare to the original? Only one way to find out.....

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Hed PE - 'Evolution' (Pavement Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:00

HedPeevolutionHed PE returns with studio album number nine, 'Evolution', ahead of a Winter tour of Europe and the UK with SOiL and American Head Charge. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the new record and can't help but be a little blown away.....

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Cheetah Chrome - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 03:30

cheetahint86Cheetah Chrome has recently released a new solo record, saw himself portrayed by the actor who played Ron Weasley and, according to Uber Rock's Dom Daley, wrote one of the top three music autobiographies of all time. Our man caught up with the legendary Dead Boys guitarist to talk music, mayhem...and that CBGB movie.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Sebastian Bach - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 19 July 2014 03:00

Seb thmbLater today Sebastian Bach will play a special guest slot (to headliners Black Star Riders) at Steelhouse Festival 2014. Here Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill chats with the always outspoken frontman after his slot at Sonisphere Festival 2014 and discovers all about his rivalries with his old band, his recent appearances on the American TV show Sing Your Face Off and how he believes that Gary Cherone is the only singer for Van Halen. Hit ‘Read More’ to do exactly that.

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