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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: August Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:00

sonics15After crossing both The Replacements and The Sonics off her must-see list, Uber Rock's Jo Hayes readies herself for a live date with Heartbreaker Walter Lure by devoting her latest No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog to the bands still on that ever-decreasing gig bucket list.....

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The Beaches: Now & Beyond Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 03:30

beachesBWRumour has it that Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker has a soft spot for bands with female members. Proving this point, our man caught up with all-girl outfit The Beaches at their recent show in Ontario to get the lowdown on an outfit he expects to be writing much more about in years to come.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 271 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 17 August 2015 04:05

album86Go on, admit it - you love an album cover that gets a bit fruity, right? Today, Uber Rock's educational Album Cover Of The Week feature takes a step up the food chain as we go from fruity to, erm, vegetable-y.......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 270 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 10 August 2015 04:05

album86Empowered by Doro Pesch's passion for all things metal in the face of ever-growing claims that rock is dead, Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week reminds us all that, yes, metal is invincible....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Scooby-Doo! And KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 08 August 2015 02:30

driveinthumbKISS and Scooby-Doo first teamed up in 2003, now they are reunited for a full-length feature that finds a mysterious Crimson Witch looking for the fabled Rock of Kissteria in an attempt to summon The Destroyer to crush the Earth! Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks this is the best thing KISS has been attached to since the reunion tour - read on to find out why.....

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Book Review: 'The Curious Case of H.P. Lovecraft' - Paul Roland (Plexus Publishing) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 02 August 2015 04:00

HPL86"The Godafther of Steampunk?" "The male Kate Bush?" Paul Roland was once managed by Marc Bolan's widow, has written for both Sounds and Kerrang!, has recorded scores of albums and written forty books. In his latest book he looks at, amongst other things, the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on pop culture......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 268 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 27 July 2015 04:05

album86Last week's Album Cover Of The Week got things right back on track in regards to upsetting folk with a band name that couldn't be read, and a gory image built to shock. On the subject of shock.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 267 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 20 July 2015 04:05

album86Last week's Album Cover Of The Week divided opinion - some people actually liked it! How rude! Let's get back to proper works of art that there can be no doubt over, bona fide cover art iconoclasts.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 266 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 13 July 2015 04:05

album86The Scorpions have had some truly shite albums covers over their 80 year career, fair play. How this one hasn't been featured as an Album Cover Of The Week already surprises even us. Even Uli Jon Roth hates it - "It looked ludicrous to me back then and looks just as bad today." Forget eye candy, this is sigh candy.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 265 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 July 2015 04:05

album86Cocks! We saw so many cocks at Slugfest 8 this past weekend; too many cocks, some might say. We saw Welsh cock, we saw Swedish cock, we saw average cock, we saw small cock; in fact, the only kind of cock we didn't see was Goblin Cock.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Inside Metal 2 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 03:40

deadend86The second volume of Inside Metal's 'Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal' arrives on DVD with tales of Don Dokken's great ass, Chris Holmes scaring Ozzy, Don Costa's cheese grater, and getting asked to front Mötley Crüe simply because of nice hair. Uber Rock's Gaz E goes Inside Metal for a second time.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 272 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 24 August 2015 04:05

album86Sometimes, bruthas and sistas, all this Heavy Metal and denim and studs and dragons and shit just gets us down. Sometimes, as this week's Album Cover Of The Week proves, we just need to take a long, hard look at ourselves to a soundtrack of Holy Rock.....

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Book Review: ‘Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! : My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group’ by Dennis Dunaway & Chris Hodenfield (Thomas Dunne Books) Print E-mail
Written by Andy P   
Sunday, 16 August 2015 03:00

Dennis Dunaway smUber Rock’s Andy P grew up on a healthy diet of shock rock that all started when he purchased a copy of Alice Cooper’s ‘From The Inside’ back in 1978. Here some 37 years on he hopes to expand his encyclopaedic knowledge of AC even further via ‘Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs’ the recently published book by Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway. Hit the link to join him on this amazing adventure.

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Goth In All Its Glory-The New Wave - Take 93 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 03:40

Bauhaus thmbWhen the Uber Rock elders asked Nev Brooks to review two self-styled "Goth" albums recently he took the opportunity to rage long and hard about what the genre has become in 2015. Pity poor Sündenrausch and Florian Grey then I say, as ole Nosferatu gives us ‘Goth In All Its Glory-The New Wave - Take 93’……

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 269 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 03 August 2015 04:05

album86It's the start of the football season this week, so what better time to celebrate than right here, right now with Uber Rock's lauded Album Cover Of The Week feature par excellence?!? C'mon, it's Sneki time!

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - August 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 03:20

chuck norris  marvelAnother month and Uber Rock’s Dom Daley has another glut of high end singles and EPs to review. Here he drops the needle on some new wax from the likes of CNE, The Hip Priests, Billy Hopeless, Los Pepes, Lesli Sanders and a whole lot more, as Double Danger Daley welcomes you one and all to another edition of The Uber Rock Singles Club.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: July Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 04:00

jojuly86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes returns with the July instalment of her must-read No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, this month writing of the constant battle between watching bands play in smaller venues and in larger McVenues. You're sure to have an opinion on this too, so hit the link and find out if you agree.....

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AOR Mystery: Whither Galloped Blackhorse? Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 19 July 2015 03:40

blackhorsecoverMysterious Dallas, Texas power trio Blackhorse only released one album, the obscure recording something of a collector's item, with an estimated 1,000 copies in existence after a 1993 re-release on vinyl. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker picks at the melodic rock scab and finds a tale of name changes, cheesy music videos, and death.....

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The Standstills: Moving Forward Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 12 July 2015 03:40

standstill86It's time for Uber Rock's Canadian division to introduce you to another cool band. Jason Daniel Baker caught Oshawa duo The Standstills supporting Diemonds in Toronto during Canadian Music Week 2015, now he's gonna tell us all about them.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 264 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 29 June 2015 04:05

album86Slugfest 8 is this weekend! To celebrate Uber Rock's fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature houses an album cover that, while related somewhat in band name, pretty much describes how some of the ultimate free festival's punters will look come next Monday morning in album title.....

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Corporate Rock and the death of Motley Crue - Download’s Classic Rock Day 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 04:00

DogWhen is a gig review not simply just a gig review? Well lets ask Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks shall we as after shelling out in excess of £160 to take his daughter to see Motley Crue at this year’s Download he then proceeded to write a 1,653 word diatribe on how much he hates corporate rock. So who was the spleen vented over? Well you’ll have to hit the link to find out.

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