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Video Of The Week: RavenEye – ‘Madeline’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:20

approved image lrg 2013Only launched last week, our new ‘Video Of The Week’ feature has already proven extremely popular, and we have received literally dozens of submissions for consideration.  So, what has tickled bossman Mark Ashby's fancy this week? Click on the link to find out...

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Dead End Drive In – Now Showing: ‘Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Greek Theatre’ Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:00

Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Greek TheatreBritish blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa recently paid tribute to three of the genres greats on his 'Three Kings' tour.  Now, the memories have been captured for all time with this recording of his show at Los Angeles' famous Greek Theatre.  Uber Rock's Dave Prince opens the popcorn, puts his feet up on the sofa and sits back to enjoy the audio-visual experience...

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Goldray - 'Soulchild' Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:20

GoldrayThis week, Uber Rock starts a new feature, in which our new editor-in-chief, Mark Ashby, selects the best video to have tickled his horny old balls over the previous seven days... The honour of kicking off this new series falls to psychedelic rockers Goldray, featuring former Reef guitarist Kenwyn House.  Click the link to check it out and see if you agree that it's the coolest thing you'll see this week (well, maybe this morning anyway)...

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Good Times for Badhouse Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 04:00

bdhouse86Canadian Uber Rocker Jason Daniel Baker's strongpoint is introducing new bands to people almost six thousand kilometres away. This time it's the turn of Badhouse, a Texan trio out of Houston more than deserving of your attention.....

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Statement by the new UBER ROCK management team Print E-mail
Written by Mark and Carolyn Ashby   
Monday, 29 August 2016 13:00

UR UmlautsFollowing the announcement earlier today that their has been a change in crue at the helm of SS Uber Rock, the new management team say hello...

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 28 August 2016 03:40

Bullet Proof LoversWith another month flying by, before long we'll be balls deep into the Christmas singles market (maybe not on here eh). So as August draws to an end and again we have some tip top releases being flung in Dom Daley and Gaz Tidey’s direction and once again the quality on offer is immense as The Uber Rock Singles Club checks out new singles from The Fiascos, Bullet Proof Lovers, The Setbacks and many more B-sides….

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Book Review: Steve Hansell - 'Orgasmatron' (Revol Books) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 07 August 2016 04:00

OrgBook86Looks like we got ourselves a reader... Uber Rock's Matt Phelps enters the 'Orgasmatron', the debut novel from punk veteran Steve Hansell, formerly of The Disrupters, and finds a darkly comic tale of humans, aliens, and a Nazi-obsessed zombie.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): August Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 03:30

derek86In 'Plane Silly', the August instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer reveals the name of the should-be sequel to Snakes On A Plane and debunks many a pop/rock star cat theory. 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: August Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 02:30

dgen2In the August instalment of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, Uber Rock's Jo Hayes writes of bands she seems destined to miss live, and of travelling to New York to see a band, not knowing they were playing much closer.....

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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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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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Dead End Drive In: Now Showing: Toto – ‘Live At Montreux 1991’ (Eagle Vision) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:40

Toto - Live At Montreux artworkTwenty-five years ago, a stripped-down four-piece version of Toto undertook a string of festival shows, ahead of the release of their eighth studio album, 'Kingdom Of Desire'.  One of the dates was at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.  It proved to be iconic in more ways than one for the band, as it turned out to be one of their last shows with drummer Jeff Porcaro, who sadly passed away a few short months later... Now finally released on Blu-ray and DVD, Uber Rock's Mark Ashby was the one tasked with opening the popcorn and sitting back to enjoy the show...

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The Corporatisation of this thing called Rock ’N’ Roll – Don’t let money fool ya! Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:00

UR UmlautsIt wasn't like this back in my day... Uber Rock's very own self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man", Nick Russell, returns to lament the state of the modern day music business, and how it seems to be all about "show me the money" - especially when it comes to bands buying their fans' affections... and emptying their wallets in the process!  But, is it all about corporate greed?  Click the link to read what our man has to say and see if you agree...

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Download: Reflections of a self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man" Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 03:00

251296 10150334642264202 1690701 n“It’s a young man’s game these days!”, proclaims Nick Russell, as he looks back at the washout that was this year’s Download…  With the festival season (or at least the outdoor element of it) over for another year, Uber Rock’s self-confessed “grumpy middle-aged man” asks if there is a future for mega multi-day events?

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"The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same..." - An Important Announcement Regarding The Future Of UBER ROCK Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey & Johnny Hayward   
Monday, 29 August 2016 06:00

UR86endToday, on the seventh birthday of the website to excite, we make an important announcement regarding the future of UBER ROCK. Please Read.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - ‘Youth - Sketch, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 14 August 2016 03:40

deadendthumbYouth is not only the bassist in Killing Joke, he’s also an award winning producer with a three decade long career selling over 20 million records worldwide in the process. Plus as ‘Youth - Sketch, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll’ reveals in more recent times he’s become an artist and a poet in the downtime whilst waiting for band’s to tune shit. Uber Rock’s Johnny H watches the story of a musician quite like no other and comes away in awe. Hit the link to find out why.

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That Was The Month That Was: July Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Sunday, 07 August 2016 03:00

ZVTV86Lord Zion & Vikki Spit return for the fourth 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 Corey Taylor's broken neck, Black Sabbath's ridiculous meet 'n' greet prices, Bret Michaels' scare hair, jerking off in the faces of the members of RATT, and more!

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Great Moments In Punk History: August Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 03:00

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, H.R., and Doyle in compromising positions, what will August offer us?

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 31 July 2016 03:20

Brian JamesAfter a month off to jolly around France chasing a dream Dom Daley is back to business this month with a bulging full bag of 7 & 8" records and some digital and CD singles too. Along for the ride this time too is Gaz Tidey as The Uber Rock Singles Club marks the end of July with releases by The Hip Priests, Brian James, The Dahlmanns and a whole lot more b-sides. Hit the link to join the spinmasters.

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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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