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  • UGLY KID JOE add co-headline shows with DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED to UK tour

      Ugly Kid Joe announced their arrival back on the UK scene with a triumphant set at a sold out London Underworld and a second stage performance at Download festival in June 2012. This coincided with the digital release of brand new material - the "St...
  • DUFF MCKAGAN, SCOTT IAN & CHRIS JERICHO set for London spoken word shows

    Mean Fiddler and TKO present   ROCKSTARS SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS   A Spoken Word Performance Series   The Garage, London   Tuesday 23rd October - Duff McKagan Sunday 4th November - Scott Ian Sunday 25th November - Chris Jericho   Mean Fiddl...
  • "Next time you sing it think about my vagina" - COURTNEY LOVE remains classy

    "When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing 'Heart-Shaped Box' on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness."   These were the words of...
  • MONGREL inks deal with Platinum PR

        Platinum PR is more than proud to announce, that we have signed a new band to our artist roster! Please welcome to our family of Rock: MONGREL from Boston, USA!   Mongrel is a female fronted aggressive rock band with punk and metal influences...
  • GRAVEYARD announce next album details and discuss cover art

      Swedish up and coming blues rockers GRAVEYARD have set 'Lights Out' as the title for the band's next album.   'Lights Out' is set to be released October 26th, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.   The band has released the following statements regarding t...
  • AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB release new video in run up to Olympic show

    Auction for the Promise Club have recently released a video in the run up to the band's performance in the Olympic Park on the 8th August. Watch it here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALbTP0PT9-c   Auction for the Promise Club are a rock band fro...
  • UK indie labels join forces for LONDON UNDERWORLD TAKEOVER

    Siege Of Amida Records (S.O.A.R) and Basick Records have teamed up with Metal Hammer to bring a frankly stonking line up to London's Underworld venue in September.   Both record labels are celebrating their 6th (SOAR) and 7th (Basick) birthdays togethe...
  • MICHAEL SCHENKER confirms UK tour dates for April 2013

    Due to the critical acclaim MICHAEL SCHENKER received on his 2012 UK tour, the legendary guitarist will return with his classic rock band, TEMPLE OF ROCK, on a 12-date UK tour in April 2013.   The tour starts at the Arc in Stockton on Tees, England on ...
  • DIO's The Singles Collection due for Autumn release

    On August 31st in Europe and September 3rd in Japan, Universal Music has announced DIO's The Singles Collection, a box of the band's classic singles on Vertigo/Universal in replicas of the original release, and a DVD featuring all of the corresponding pro...
  • AXEWOUND line up October UK tour

    AxeWound, the supergroup featuring Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck, Cancer Bats singer Liam Cormier, former Rise To Remain bassist Joe Copcutt, Pitchshifter drummer Jason Bowld and Glamour Of The Kill's Mike Kingswood, have announced a full UK ...
  • THE 69 EYES reveal 'X' tracklist and 'Red' single cover art

    Helsinki Vampires THE 69 EYES have revealed the tracklist of the band's upcoming album, 'X', which is set to be unleased September 28, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.   CD & Vinyl (Side A) 01. Love Runs Away 02. Tonight 03. Black 04. If You Love Me The ...
  • SLASH announces five date October UK tour

    In May 2012 SLASH stormed the charts worldwide with the release of his second solo album, 'APOCALYPTIC LOVE'. Registering a No 4 chart entry in the USA and No 2 in Canada, Slash replicated this success in both Europe and Australasia with a further 13 Top ...
  • THEE VICARS guitarist passes away

    Chris Langeland, guitarist with the uber-approved Thee Vicars, has died.   A statement from Dirty Water Records reads:   "It is with great regret and sadness that we learned of the death of our friend, the guitarist in Thee Vicars, Chris Langeland. ...
  • ROBIN BECK confirms European tour dates

    ROBIN BECK has announced a series of European tour dates for this coming October/November.   Dubbed the 'Trouble In Paradise' tour, Beck will be joined by husband James Christian of House of Lords who will be playing bass guitar and providing vocals in...
  • OPM announce UK tour dates for September

    Southern California based ska/punk/hip hop/rock blenders OPM have announced a lengthy string of September UK dates.   The Atlantic Records / Suburban Noize / MNO Records artists who have previously enjoyed a number of Top 40 placings in the UK (Menace ...
  • FRANK ZAPPA's back catalogue made available digitally for the first time

    Back home, where it belongs, the music of Frank Zappa is now back in the hands of the Zappa Family Trust.   In celebration, the estate has signed a global license and distribution deal with Universal Music Enterprises to release 60 of the composer's re...
  • BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer joins ACE FREHLEY's touring band

    Former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Matt Starr has joined original KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY's touring band.   Upcoming tour dates include:   August 4 - Greenville, WI - Greenville Lions Park (with SAMMY HAGAR) 18 - Erie, PA - Downtown Erie (Celebra...
  • HARD ROCK HELL VI announces nine more bands

    A further nine bands have been announced for Hard Rock Hell 6, which this year takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. (Nov 30th- Dec 1st).   They are: Attica RageI Am IPig IronRed, White N BluesSavageSlam Carte...
  • REEL BIG FISH release their new album this week

    Californian ska/punks Reel Big Fish release their seventh studio album - and their first in five years - 'Candy Coated Fury' on Rock Ridge Music on July 31st.   Aaron Barrett, founding vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter says:  "This album i...
  • Incoming 'Mutation' and Acoustic shows from GINGER WILDHEART

    Following on from the runaway success of '555%' project, GINGER WILDHEART will launch his latest PledgeMusic campaign on Friday August 3rd, at 7pm (BST).   This time he's raising funds to release a double whammy of aural entertainment - the long awaite...