March Features
The Return Of The Dead End Drive-In: ‘Danny Says: The Life & Times Of Danny Fields’ (Wienerworld) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:00


Danny Says artworkapproved small 2013Never heard of Danny Fields?  Where have you been hiding for the past 50 years or so?  From The Beatles to the Warhol scene through to The Ramones, Fields has been there, done that in terms of the New York and East Coast USA music scene, as this new movie documents in stunning and brutally honest detail.  Dom Daley broke out the popcorn and the vino to get all Mark Kermode on our collective asses:

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DVD REVIEW: Michael Schenker – ‘Michael Schenker Fest Live’ (inakustik) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 12 March 2017 05:30

Michael Schenker Live In Tokyo Pic high 2CDDVDLast August, guitar legend Michael Schenker reunited with singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley for a unique, one-off celebration of the 12 years that made up what many people regard as the golden era of MSG in its various forms. Fortunately, for anyone not lucky enough to be one of the 5,000 Japanese fans in attendance, this month the recording is released in all the usual formats. Mark Ashby slipped the little shiny disc of the DVD version into his battered old player for a trip down memory lane:

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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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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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Johnny Cage And The Voodoo Groove Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 05 March 2017 10:21

approved image lrg 2013It's Sunday and that means only one thing here at Über Rock HQ - time for our esteemed Editor-in-Chief's pick of his favourite video of the week... and, being a big fan of corny superhero movies and partial to a bit of ye olde voodoo juju juice (and we think he might have overdone it a wee bit last night, but that's just between you and us), there really was only one choice he could make this week:

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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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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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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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