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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing -The Chuck Norris Experiment - ‘Live At Rockpalast: The Bootleg Series Vol 1’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 19 June 2016 03:00

deadendthumbNext month Swedish scuzz rockers The Chuck Norris Experiment return to the UK for a series of three exclusive shows, all taking place at the mighty Slugfest in Abertillery Rock City. Here Johnny H takes a look at the band’s recently released “unofficial” official live DVD on his gogglebox and in the process feels like ‘The Roof Is About To Cave In’. Hit the link to find out why.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'A Venue For The End Of The World' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 12 June 2016 04:00

deadendthumbJust released on DVD in the UK, 'A Venue For The End Of The World' is a documentary that investigates the power and dangers of idol worship and crowd manipulation. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey looks on in amazement at a link between the Third Reich and... The Rolling Stones?

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That Was The Month That Was: May Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:30

ZVTV86Everybody loved the first video from Lord Zion and Vikki Spit where they dissected the previous month's rock news in their own inimitable style. This second instalment is another must-watch laugh riot with the Spit Like This pair waxing lyrical on Vince Neil's Cage fight, Gene Simmons, Baby Metal, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford, and more! Hit the link to remember, That Was The Month That Was.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: June Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 05 June 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, GG Allin, Henry Rollins, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will June offer us?

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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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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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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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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Duff McKagan - 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 04:00

deadendthumbBased on the New York Times best-selling autobiography of the same name, 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)' tells the Duff McKagan story in fascinating, unconventional fashion. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out the DVD, out later this month in the UK.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: June Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 03:00

jamesStill sending in more articles than several Uber Rock scribes even though she has spent some time in the hospital recently, Jo Hayes writes, in this month's No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit column, of attending her first gig post-treatment. Hit the link for the lowdown.....

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): June Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 05 June 2016 03:00

derek86In 'Blackout on Common Sense', the June instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer, somehow, ties together the audio velvet of everyone from Nirvana to The Damned, Abba to Dio. 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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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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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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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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