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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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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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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): March Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:00

derek86Derek Philpott, the former proofer whose 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes' was the funniest book released in 2015, returns for the third instalment of his exclusive Uber Rock monthly column, The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). This month Derek asks "Which Is Witch in heavy metal music?"

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Guns N’ Roses to return to Las Vegas in April, 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Perry Moore   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 13:27

guns roses tmobileThey haven’t played together in 23 years, so you can forgive die hard Guns N’ Roses fans for going crazy. Perry Moore returns to Uber Rock to look at the buzz surrounding these long awaited Axl/Duff and Slash lead reunion shows. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Thunder - ‘All You Can Eat’ Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 21 February 2016 04:00

deadendthumb‘All You Can Eat’ is a Dead End Drive-In experience with a bit of a twist because along with the DVD/Blu-ray that documents the story of ‘Wonder Days’, Thunder's first studio album for 6 years, you also get a live album plus a live in-the-studio session album to make this a package to die for Thunder fans worldwide. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins is all ears and eyes for this baby.

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Ted Nugent: The Vile Phenomenon of Rock 'N' Roll's Dreaded Bastard Son Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 03:30

nugeart86The Nuge. The Motor City Madman. Uncle Ted. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker has another name for the man born Theodore Anthony Nugent - Psychotic. Thing is, our Canadian Uber Rocker loved Ted Nugent's music growing up, then he started noticing things.....

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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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Great Moments In Punk History: March Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 05 March 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! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. January saw Wendy O. Williams (Work That Muscle) F*ck That Booty, while February saw Sid Vicious in a compromising position - what will March bring?

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

Hip PriestsFebruary may be the shortest month of the year but here at URHQ we’ve been swamped with quality 7” releases these past few weeks from the likes of The Dwarves, The Black Halos, The Hip Priests and Bloodlights and that’s just to name a few. We’ve had so many in fact that for the first time ever we had to assign three scribes to the feature just to get through everything. So without further ado hit the link to join Dom, Gaz and Johnny as they spin those black circles of delight.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 04:00

deadend86Filmmaker Drew Fortier started out making a documentary on the career of legendary outfit, Bang Tango - he ended up becoming a band member. With the film, 'Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie', looking like it might never be officially released, Fortier put it on YouTube to be streamed for free. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is Dancing on Coals.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): February Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 07 February 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). February's instalment details a very strange day out for Derek and wife, Jean.....

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