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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 264 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 29 June 2015 04:05

album86Slugfest 8 is this weekend! To celebrate Uber Rock's fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature houses an album cover that, while related somewhat in band name, pretty much describes how some of the ultimate free festival's punters will look come next Monday morning in album title.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Inside Metal 2 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 03:40

deadend86The second volume of Inside Metal's 'Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal' arrives on DVD with tales of Don Dokken's great ass, Chris Holmes scaring Ozzy, Don Costa's cheese grater, and getting asked to front Mötley Crüe simply because of nice hair. Uber Rock's Gaz E goes Inside Metal for a second time.....

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Corporate Rock and the death of Motley Crue - Download’s Classic Rock Day 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 04:00

DogWhen is a gig review not simply just a gig review? Well lets ask Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks shall we as after shelling out in excess of £160 to take his daughter to see Motley Crue at this year’s Download he then proceeded to write a 1,653 word diatribe on how much he hates corporate rock. So who was the spleen vented over? Well you’ll have to hit the link to find out.

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 263 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 22 June 2015 04:05

album86It has been brought to Uber Rock's attention that too many so-called music fans are willing to pay good money to see some band well past its sell-by date mime its way through a set of songs that are "entertaining" because there's fire and shit on stage (and way more of one than the other). Our advice? Listen to a proper band instead, one with an album cover like this.....

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:20

R-6918483-1429476881-2802.jpegFestival season is now well and truly upon us brothers and sisters, but The Uber Rock Singles Club soldiers on with some fantastic new - and some slightly not so new but we thought they deserved your attention - releases. Dom Daley and Johnny H return with the likes of Swamp Delta, D Generation, Foreign Legion and The Godfathers to get through, so read on and for once let the music once again take you away to that special place.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'And You Belong' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 14 June 2015 03:40

deadend86Now released on DVD in the UK, Julia Ostertag's 'And You Belong' documents four years in the career of Scream Club, a band hugely influential in the queer music underground scene. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 261 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 08 June 2015 04:05

album86We've been called some things since we started Uber Rock's fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature many moons ago, some of them justified, but never, no never, have we ever been labelled Rock 'n' Roll Shits.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 260 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 01 June 2015 04:05

album86Look around, it's June, Flamin' June! Uber Rock's Album Cover Of The Week feature has a dedicated following, many of them executive gentlemen who love a photograph or two of a classy, well-dressed woman. Fill your boots, gents.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 259 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 25 May 2015 04:05

album86An email was sent to URHQ this week from a Tammy Strings of Blaina, who complained that Uber Rock's future award winning feature, Album Cover Of The Week, contains way more naked lady flesh than naked man flesh. This week, we readdress the balance in some style.....

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Ginger Wildheart - G.A.S.S. (A Retrospective) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:00

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Over the last 12 months Ginger Wildheart has been releasing a plethora of new material via his online fan platform G.A.S.S. Here Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson takes a look back at what he got for his subscription fee whilst in turn putting some his highlights under the spotlight as only he can. Hit the link to experience his epic musical adventure.

 

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Diemond edges cut up The Hideout for Canadian Music Week Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 04:00

priyadiemondsMW86Uber Rock's ticking Toronto timebomb, Jason Daniel Baker couldn't wait for the release of the new album from uber-approved rock throwbacks Diemonds in August so he headed out to catch the band at The Hideout as part of Canadian Music Week.....

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Win tickets to see VINTAGE TROUBLE live at a “secret” London location Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 16:44

VT LP sleeveOn July 2nd Vintage Trouble will play a top secret show at a central London location in preparation for the release of their ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’ album which is due out in August. Uber Rock has a pair of tickets to give away to this gig and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer one very simple question. Hit the link to find out more.

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: June Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:30

mats roundhouseUber Rock's Jo Hayes returns for the June instalment of her must-read No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, writing of how seeing The Replacements in London earlier this month inspired her to pick up her guitar again.....

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She Demons: Succubi Set To Conquer Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 04:00

shedemons86From the mind of the Misfits' Jerry Only, She Demons is a new all-girl band who made their live debut this past week in support of the horror punk legends. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker is speaking in tongues as he details the band members, including vocalist Priya Panda of uber-faves, Diemonds.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 262 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 15 June 2015 04:05

album86Man, we've had some good times educating people with some of the finest album covers of all time in this wondrous Uber Rock feature, but who's looking back? There are still a million and one classic examples of cover art that we haven't showed you yet.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing ‘The Damned - Don't You Wish That We Were Dead’ Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 04:00

deadend86Earlier this week Uber Rock’s Dom Daley had the chance to witness Wes Orshoski’s high anticipated film celebrating the life and times of the UK’s perhaps most criminally underrated punk band The Dammed. Entitled ‘Don't You Wish That We Were Dead’ our very own Disco Man is most definitely happy he isn’t as finally he got to see behind the scenes of a band he has long since worshipped.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'The Heart is a Drum Machine' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 07 June 2015 04:00

deadend862009 documentary, 'The Heart is a Drum Machine', has just been reissued in the UK on DVD so Uber Rock's Gaz E watched as a veritable who's-who of musicians got asked the ultimate question: "What is Music?"

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: May Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 31 May 2015 03:20

tout delboyUber Rock's Jo Hayes sees out the last day of May with her latest No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog entry, this time writing of the horrors of concert ticket buying and reselling as she readies herself to scratch one legendary band off her bucket list.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:30

deadend86How could a Catholic university radio station which began with polka and basketball content become a major player in the world of heavy metal, breaking some of the world's biggest bands and even getting some of them record deals? 'Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story' explains it all.....

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Album Cover of The Week - Week 258 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 18 May 2015 04:05

album86If your team escaped relegation and are in the cup final, your birthday is coming up, you don't have to work for The Man for a week, and you've just seen Wonk Unit then you're bound to feel good. There can be only one piece of classic cover art to do your mood justice.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 257 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 May 2015 04:05

album86Sex sells, right? Every album cover designer the whole world over recognises the importance of using hott rokk artwork to visually seduce as many people as possible into buying the record that lays waiting beneath its card undergarments. Steel yourselves.....

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