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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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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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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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Win two pairs of weekend tickets to the STONE FREE FESTIVAL at The O2 next month Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 May 2016 04:10

Stone Free ThumbFancy the chance of witnessing the mighty Alice Cooper, The Darkness, Rick Wakeman, Michael Monroe and many other star attractions live as part of The Stone Free Festival at London’s O2 Arena next month? All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of two pairs of weekend tickets is hit the lipstick red link and answer one simple multiple choice question. Go for it!

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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): May Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:00

derek86Now available digitally, Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes is the coolest, funniest book released in aeons. Uber Rock has been lucky enough to have the book's author, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). Hit the link for May's instalment, 'The Wrong Number of the Beast'.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - April 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 30 April 2016 02:00

gaggersWith Record Store Day 2016 now nothing more than just a distant sawblade-shaped 12” memory Uber Rock’s Dom Daley opens The Uber Rock Singles Club doors to look at new releases from the likes of The Gaggers, Hung Like Jack, Maniac plus many, many more. Hit the link, then, to join him in seven inch heaven.

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Introducing: Broken Witt Rebels Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Sunday, 10 April 2016 03:30

Broken Witt Rebels EP artwork smallSaid to combine the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues, hotly-tipped Birmingham outfit, Broken Witt Rebels, have a new EP, 'Georgia Pine', in the can, and Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz on the case looking for answers.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - ‘The Ritchie Blackmore Story’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 April 2016 03:20

deadendthumbWith the prospect of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow returning this summer for some highly anticipated live shows we asked Uber Rock’s Johnny H to sit down and watch ‘The Ritchie Blackmore Story’, a 90 minute documentary all about the man in black that was actually released prior to these Rainbow shows being announced. The reason for the delay in the review? Hit the link and all will be revealed.

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - March 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley, Martin Haslam & Johnny H   
Sunday, 27 March 2016 04:00

jesse malin harcore feeling iiWith Record Store Day 2016 fast approaching, The Uber Rock Singles Club has one final review purge of the 7”, 10”, 12” and (shudder) digital singles we’ve been sent these past four weeks. At the decks this time around are; Dom Daley, Martin Haslam and Johnny H and amongst the bands they will be covering you’ll find the likes of; Jesse Malin, Dead On The Wire, Toilet Boys Featuring Boy George plus many, many more. Hit the link then for your monthly vinyl injection.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Sabaton - ‘Heroes On Tour’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 20 March 2016 03:00

deadendthumbAfter witnessing Sabaton live on their recent UK jaunt Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby prayed to the metal gods that he might be able to watch them live every night. And so the gods listened (well, Nuclear Blast anyway) and sent him a copy of the band’s ‘Heroes On Tour’ package to review. Hit the link, then, to discover a metal live package that is almost as good as actually seeing the band live.

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Good Music And Celebrities Do Go Together – Sometimes Print E-mail
Written by Perry Moore   
Monday, 16 May 2016 16:16

3 image thmbThere’s nothing quite as nauseating as seeing Victoria Beckham in a vintage Damned T shirt right? But what about the celebrities who do actually like cool music? Here Perry Moore takes a look at just a few, like Dario Dubois, the Argentinean who played for Deportivo Paraguay and worse corpse paint during matches.

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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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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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Great Moments In Punk History: May Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 01 May 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! 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, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will May offer us?

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Rainbow - ‘Monsters Of Rock Live at Donington 1980’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:20

deadendthumbOn Saturday 16th August 1980 Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow made rock history by headlining the very first Monsters Of Rock festival here in the UK. Thirty six years later and Eagle Vision have just released the most complete visual/audio document of the event to date, but as Uber Rock’s Johnny H explains ‘Monsters Of Rock Live at Donington 1980’ might be one of the most frustrating items long-time fans of the band will ever have to buy.

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Great Moments In Punk History: April Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 03 April 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, and GG Allin in compromising positions, what will April bring.....

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

derek86Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes was the best book released in 2015 - fact! Uber Rock is thrilled to have the author of said book, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). April's instalment is structured around the curious building-related wares of Ian Gillan, Bruce Dickinson, David Lee Roth, Faster Pussycat, and more....

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Introducing: Tail Feather Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Sunday, 27 March 2016 03:30

tailfeather86It's time for Uber Rock to introduce the faithful to another highly-promising band that pushes our buttons. Enter Tail Feather, Berkshire blues/psych rockers that have our man Jonathan Kardasz groovin' like a good 'un.....

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Book Review: Vicky Hamilton - 'Appetite for Dysfunction: A Cautionary Tale' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:20

VHbook86Vicky Hamilton was the first manager of Guns N' Roses. She also worked with Poison, Faster Pussycat, Mötley Crüe, and Stryper amongst others. Her new book, 'Appetite for Dysfunction: A Cautionary Tale', details her experiences in the early careers of these bands and more and is, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey explains, a must-read memoir.....

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