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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Inside Metal Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 04:00

deadend86Inside Metal is a documentary series devoted to all things hard and heavy, with 'Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal' the first of an initial two volume set that will eventually form part of a trilogy devoted to the Los Angeles metal scene. Uber Rock's Gaz E presses play.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 253 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 13 April 2015 04:05

album86Golf - it's brilliant, innit?! It's been on the telly all weekend and we just couldn't get enough of it. It's like a proper sport, but for tools. Not massive arseholes like rugby, just tools. Here's an album cover for ya, featuring golf... and a tool!

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Johnny H   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:20

hgr-006-1Welcome back ladies and germs to the small part of Uber Rock that celebrates everything vinyl…or in some cases CD and digital download too. So in the run up to RSD 2015 we asked ‘Spinmaster’ Dom Daley and Johnny H-Bomb to check out some of the latest releases from the likes of Born Loose, The DeRellas, The Bar Stool Preachers, plus many others, Hit the link to drop the needle on some mighty fine new records.

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 252 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 April 2015 04:05

album86Easter Monday - a day forever connected with resurrection, and British comedy film marathons on ITV3. We're very serious at URHQ, though, so no comedy for us as we, once again, impress upon those with class another highbrow piece of artwork.....

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Uber Pop Weekend: Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Soul Boys of the Western World Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:00

deadend86To get in the mood for our very first Uber Pop Weekend, Gaz E settled into his lazy boy with 'Soul Boys of the Western World', the documentary charting the rise, stumble, and return of Spandau Ballet. It's a tale of fashion, fallouts, court cases, Blitz Kids and millions of records sold....

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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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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 - 'From Inside' (Gary Numan Special Edition) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:30

deadend86John Bergin's award-winning film 'From Inside', adapted from his own graphic novel, gets reissued with the focus on the score by Gary Numan and Ade Fenton. Uber Rock's Gaz E enters a post-apocalyptic world for your reading pleasure.....

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Win two pairs of tickets to attend Dementia Aware-Fest 2015 - only on Uber Rock Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:37

Dementia Aware Fest 2015  thmbEach and every one of us is likely to be affected by dementia in one way or another during our lifetime. That’s why two rock fans from Birmingham are putting on an all day event at the Roadhouse on May 31st to help Dementia Aware. Uber Rock has 2 pairs of tickets to give away to the event featuring the likes of Daylight Robbery, Falling Red and Gypsy Lee Pistolero, and all you have to do is hit the link to find out how you can win a pair.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Hall & Oates Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:00

deadend86Reissued to tie-in with our Uber Pop Weekend (possibly), 'The Daryl Hall & John Oates Video Collection: 7 Big Ones' is a 1984 sell-through VHS release slapped onto a DVD for our viewing pleasure. Gaz E can go for that.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 251 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 30 March 2015 04:05

album86It's almost Easter - that time of year where we celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus H. Christ by stuffing our fat faces full of chocolate eggs. But where do those eggs come from? Surely there couldn't be some kind of Heavy Metal Chicken forever immortalised on a striking piece of cover art?

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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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