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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: March Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:30

no entryUber Rock's Jo Hayes returns with the March instalment of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog. This month Jo ponders the suitability of certain venues, while getting wholly excited about the prospect of seeing The Replacements this coming June. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 250 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 March 2015 04:05

album86Good grief, has it really been two hundred and fifty frigging weeks since we started gifting people a Monday morning grin inducer by way of seminal album cover art? Looks that way. For this Album Cover Of The Week milestone let's head back to the ever-giving world of hair metal.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Rockin' The Wall' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 21 March 2015 03:30

driveinthumb'Rockin' The Wall: How Music Ripped The Iron Curtain', was released in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down and features the testimonials of members of Quiet Riot, The Doors, Vanilla Fudge, Mother's Finest, Toto and more. Uber Rock's Gaz E watches to find out why.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 249 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 16 March 2015 04:05

album86As committed as we are here at URHQ to bring you good people the finest in album cover art every Monday morning without fail, we do sometimes neglect the needs of womankind. We're talking the basic need to see a hunk of man action and go wherever the resulting mood takes them. Example 249 will take no sexual prisoners.....

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Banned On The Run In China - The Dangerfield Diaries Print E-mail
Written by Matt Dangerfield   
Sunday, 08 March 2015 03:00

boysmeno300UK punk rock legends The Boys arrived in Shanghai on January 13 to embark on a nine-date national tour to promote their new album ‘Punk Rock Menopause’ only to discover that the tour had been cancelled by the Chinese Ministry of Culture due to “crowd control and security issues”. Banned On The Run In China is Matt Dangerfield’s story behind a tour the band will never forget, and you can read his diary extracts right here - exclusively on Uber Rock.

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Celebrating the best of Meatloaf Print E-mail
Written by Perry Moore   
Friday, 06 March 2015 02:37

MeatLoaf thmbIt’s the weekend, so with all that spare time on your hands why not dig out your old record collection If you are of a particular age we bet you’ll find some Meat Loaf in there somewhere. Here, Perry Moore, celebrates the very best of the legendary Marvin Lee Aday….

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: February Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 04:00

L786It's the last day of the month and time for Uber Rock's Jo Hayes to unveil her latest 'No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit' blog. This month, after pledging on L7's documentary project, Jo looks at the growth of crowd-funded releases. It's something we all have an opinion on... and here's Jo's.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 246 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 February 2015 04:05

album86We received a letter last week from a Judith Baps of Swindon who complained that we don't carry photos of enough hunky men in Uber Rock's fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature. Judith wanted a timely reminder of when rock frontmen were pure sex on legs... and who were we to deny her that opportunity.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 57 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014Episode 57 of The Uber Rock Radio Show was little different to the other 56 shows from the website to excite - cool music was played, cool music was talked about, things went wrong, the things that went wrong were laughed at, somebody swore when they weren't supposed to.... you get the picture.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 244 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 February 2015 04:05

album86Today is the 52nd birthday of Uber Rock elder Johnny H so it would be rude not to dedicate this latest album cover of the week to him. What follows is an album cover from a band close to his heart, loins... and thumbs.....

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Introducing: Junkyard Lipstick Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:00

JLfeature86South African all-female metal outfit Junkyard Lipstick have just tweaked their line-up and Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker was all over the news like a hot sauce. Hit the link to be introduced to a metal thrashing mad bunch that has already shared festival stages with the likes of Killswitch Engage and Trivium.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 22 March 2015 03:30

deadend86Filmmaker Regina Russell, when finding out that drummer Frankie Banali was to meet Kevin DuBrow's mother to ask for her blessing in continuing Quiet Riot with a new singer, got the idea for 'Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back', an emotional, often hilarious documentary funded via a Kickstarter campaign. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks this is must-see material.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 59 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 21 March 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its 59th episode... but could it be its last? It was business as usual with the virtual spinning of as-yet-unreleased tunes from Dirt Box Disco, Scott Weiland and the Walkabouts, The Crunch, Christmas, and the Kyle Gass Band, before an unannounced guest put the future of FM radio's most free-spirited show in doubt.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 248 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 March 2015 04:05

album86It is a very emotional time at URHQ when a modern artist carries the torch for incredible cover art. This week's Album Cover Of The Week features a release still warm on the shelves and fuels our collective excitement towards the new Star Wars movie. B.A. Johnston, may the force be with you.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 58 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 03:00

URradiothumb2014The Uber Rock Radio Show returned for its fifty-eighth exercise in bad taste and good music with a two-hour episode packed to the sweaty brim with hot new music and cool old tunes. Heading up the twisted list of uber-approved songsmithery was a brand new track from the forthcoming Dead Shed Jokers album getting its first ever play prior to the second album's release in April. Want exclusives? You know what to do.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 247 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 02 March 2015 04:05

album86We got a fax last week from a Kenny HooHaa telling us that he had fallen on bleak times and was looking for life advice from our always cultured Album Cover Of The Week feature. If only we could find a foreign compilation album that had cover art that totally summed up the Uber Rock ethos.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'RMHC: 1989-1999 Hardcore a Roma' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:30

driveinthumbGiulio Squillacciotti's documentary, 'RMHC: 1989-1999 Hardcore a Roma', is now available on DVD and Uber Rock's Gaz E watched a whole scene that he never even knew existed unfurl before his very eyes.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - The Hip Priests - ‘FO IN HH’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 04:00

deadend86As The Hip Priests finish a short run of live shows in their native Nottingham later tonight Uber Rock’s Johnny H takes a look at ‘FO IN HH’ the band’s mega limited official live DVD, because let’s face it, even if you’ve never seen them live, everybody wants to fuck The Priests. Hit the link to find out all the televisual delights that await you.

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 245 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 16 February 2015 04:05

album86To be a fully-fledged Uber Rocker truly appreciative of the seminal Album Cover Of The Week feature you need to be two things: 1.) Alive, B.) A fan of Baby Tuckoo, Chrome Molly and Gypsy Queen and, 3.) Ready For Action at all times.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - American Artifact Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 04:00

deadend86Subtitled 'The Rise Of American Rock Poster Art', American Artifact is a film by Merle Becker that details the birth of an artistic counter culture in the '60s and follows it to the present day. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the recommended film's recent UK DVD release.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Saxon - ‘Warriors Of The Road: The Saxon Chronicles Part II’ Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:20

deadendthumbConsisting of four full live shows (amongst them the return of the mighty Eagle at Steelhouse 2013), an in depth documentary and a live CD of the Steelhouse headline set, ‘Warriors Of The Road: The Saxon Chronicles Part II’ must be every Saxon fan’s wet dream. Uber Rock’s Ian Bell thinks it’s more than that though, and here he explains why every rock fan (not just Saxon fans) should own a copy….

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