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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - ‘Twisted Sister: Metal Meltdown Live!’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 24 July 2016 03:00

deadendthumbThe forty year career of Twisted “Fucking” Sister will shortly be coming to a close, the band playing a series of high profile “tribute’ shows in honour of their fallen comrade, drummer A.J. Pero. ‘Metal Meltdown’ is where it all started in Las Vegas in May 2015. Uber Rock’s Johnny H checks out the soon to be released audio/visual document of the event and comes away with a tear in his eye.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'loudQUIETloud - A Film About The Pixies' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 17 July 2016 04:00

deadendthumb'loudQUIETloud', originally released a decade ago and about to get a UK DVD reissue via Wienerworld, details the 2004 reunion tour by The Pixies. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out a documentary that is equal parts uneasy and inspirational viewing.....

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That Was The Month That Was: June Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 03:00

ZVTV86Lord Zion and Vikki Spit return for the third crazed instalment of That Was The Month That Was; the Spit Like This/Smell Your Mom pair dissecting the rock news from the previous month, detailing oft-absurd developments from the likes of Aerosmith, Status Quo, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, and more. They also undertake a curious interview with Jack Russell, and clash in a Slayer-induced swordfight.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: July Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 09 July 2016 02:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! So far this year we've had Wendy O. Williams, Sid Vicious, GG Allin, Henry Rollins, John Stabb, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will July offer us?

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing -The Chuck Norris Experiment - ‘Live At Rockpalast: The Bootleg Series Vol 1’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 19 June 2016 03:00

deadendthumbNext month Swedish scuzz rockers The Chuck Norris Experiment return to the UK for a series of three exclusive shows, all taking place at the mighty Slugfest in Abertillery Rock City. Here Johnny H takes a look at the band’s recently released “unofficial” official live DVD on his gogglebox and in the process feels like ‘The Roof Is About To Cave In’. Hit the link to find out why.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Duff McKagan - 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 04:00

deadendthumbBased on the New York Times best-selling autobiography of the same name, 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' tells the Duff McKagan story in fascinating, unconventional fashion. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out the DVD, out later this month in the UK.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: June Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:00

jamesStill sending in more articles than several Uber Rock scribes even though she has spent some time in the hospital recently, Jo Hayes writes, in this month's No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit column, of attending her first gig post-treatment. Hit the link for the lowdown.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): June Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 03:00

derek86In 'Blackout on Common Sense', the June instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, ties together the audio velvet of everyone from Nirvana to The Damned, Abba to Dio. Hit the link to lose yourself in the latest curiosity from the man behind the must-have book, 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes'.....

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Comic-Book Review: 'Vikings vs. Unicorns' #1 (Egghead Comics) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 22 May 2016 03:30

VUcover86Written by a rocker turned writer, 'Vikings vs. Unicorns' is a comic-book so Heavy Metal that it has its own theme song! Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovers that everything we know about unicorns is wrong, and the horned mofos have it in for humanity.....

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Strange Kind Of Woman: Sinead O'Connor resurfaces to claim Arsenio Hall was complicit in Prince's death Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 15 May 2016 03:40

ars86In the wake of Prince's untimely death, Sinead O'Connor took to social media to accuse Arsenio Hall of being a drug dealer and "Prince and Eddie Murphy's bitch". Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker investigates, finding that nothing compares to clues.....

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The 5 Best Video Games For Rock Fans Print E-mail
Written by Perry Moore   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:29

gunsnrosesRock music and gaming kind of go hand in hand, so was asked Perry Moore to look at the top five "less obvious" games that rock fans and readers of Uber Rock might like to try out.

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): July Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 03:30

derek86In 'Gunning For Clarity', the July instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, solves the issue of gun control. Hit the link to lose yourself in the latest curiosity from the man behind the must-have book, 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes'.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: July Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 09 July 2016 04:00

JoJJ86The plan fashioned by Uber Rock's Jo Hayes in the fallout of the Brexit debacle seems to be, to us at least, as plausible as the head-scratching currently taking place at Can't-Believe-We-Won Plaza. The Plan? Revealed with but one click of the mouse.....

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The Uber Rock Albums Club - Punk Rock Vinyl Overload Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:20

Spit PinkWith Dom Daley off sporting a red, yellow and green bucket hat whilst tearing his way across the French nation, rather than ditch our regular love of vinyl we instead asked Uber Rock’s Johnny H to cast his eye over a plethora of vinyl LPs we’d received and give them a review. It just so happened to be that all the 12” beauties were of a certain musical genre too, so if you want to discover who the awesome Spit Pink are, you better read on…..

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'A Venue For The End Of The World' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 12 June 2016 04:00

deadendthumbJust released on DVD in the UK, 'A Venue For The End Of The World' is a documentary that investigates the power and dangers of idol worship and crowd manipulation. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey looks on in amazement at a link between the Third Reich and... The Rolling Stones?

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That Was The Month That Was: May Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:30

ZVTV86Everybody loved the first video from Lord Zion and Vikki Spit where they dissected the previous month's rock news in their own inimitable style. This second instalment is another must-watch laugh riot with the Spit Like This pair waxing lyrical on Vince Neil's Cage fight, Gene Simmons, Baby Metal, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford, and more! Hit the link to remember, That Was The Month That Was.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: June Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 04:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. So far this year we've had Wendy O. Williams, Sid Vicious, GG Allin, Henry Rollins, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will June offer us?

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 03:20

RazorbatsDom Daley and Gaz Tidey are spinning the decks at the May meeting of The Uber Rock Singles Club with some cracking releases to get through by the likes of Diamond Rexx, Lucifer Star Machine, Razorbats plus many more, including two (yup that’s two) releases from The Hip Priests. Hit the link then brothers and sisters and join the show you hope will never end.

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That Was The Month That Was: April Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Sunday, 15 May 2016 04:00

ZVTV86When former Uber columnist Lord Zion and his main squeeze Vikki Spit launched their ZVTV YouTube channel we came up with a cunning plan - the Spit Like This crew filming a dedicated monthly video feature for Uber Rock detailing the major news stories in the rock world from the previous month. So, ladies and gentlemen, That Was The Month That Was.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock - ‘On A Mission: Live in Madrid’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 May 2016 04:00

deadendthumbIn November 2015 as part of their ongoing tour in support of the ‘Spirit On A Mission’ album Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock visited the beautiful city of Madrid to record a double live album and concert video. ‘On A Mission: Live in Madrid’ is the resulting live document which is about to be released via Inakustik. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H gets a sneak peek at it.

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: May Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:30

AxlLem86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes has had more important things to contend with than writing blogs recently, but we're thrilled to have her back for her first No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit column since January. Start back cautiously? Hell no! This month Jo weighs in on the AXL/DC debacle.....

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