September Features
The Ghost Of A Rock Legend Scuppered Our Album: The Story Of 'The Boys' Print E-mail
Written by Matt Dangerfield   
Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:40

The BoysExactly 40 years ago today, a then unknown band called, perhaps appropriately, The Boys, released their self-titled debut album. Little did they know that it would change the face of music, and especially pop punk, forever. On the anniversary of the album’s release, band founder and frontman Matt Dangerfield looks back on the story behind it, just on the other side of this link:

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The Singles Club - Sensational September Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:30

Mick JaggerIn all the time he’s done the Singles Club, Dom Daley has come across some fantastic singles. It’s a format he can't get enough of and, whilst it might now come in many guises and formats, he still loves hearing a great single by a band or singer. But even he reckons that his month’s batch, without exception, is the strongest and finest selection to date. Click the link to find out why:

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Video Of The Week: RavenEye – ‘Madeline’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:20

approved image lrg 2013Only launched last week, our new ‘Video Of The Week’ feature has already proven extremely popular, and we have received literally dozens of submissions for consideration.  So, what has tickled bossman Mark Ashby's fancy this week? Click on the link to find out...

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Dead End Drive In: Now Showing: Toto – ‘Live At Montreux 1991’ (Eagle Vision) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:40

Toto - Live At Montreux artworkTwenty-five years ago, a stripped-down four-piece version of Toto undertook a string of festival shows, ahead of the release of their eighth studio album, 'Kingdom Of Desire'.  One of the dates was at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.  It proved to be iconic in more ways than one for the band, as it turned out to be one of their last shows with drummer Jeff Porcaro, who sadly passed away a few short months later... Now finally released on Blu-ray and DVD, Uber Rock's Mark Ashby was the one tasked with opening the popcorn and sitting back to enjoy the show...

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The Corporatisation of this thing called Rock ’N’ Roll – Don’t let money fool ya! Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:00

UR UmlautsIt wasn't like this back in my day... Uber Rock's very own self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man", Nick Russell, returns to lament the state of the modern day music business, and how it seems to be all about "show me the money" - especially when it comes to bands buying their fans' affections... and emptying their wallets in the process!  But, is it all about corporate greed?  Click the link to read what our man has to say and see if you agree...

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Download: Reflections of a self-confessed "grumpy middle-aged man" Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 03:00

251296 10150334642264202 1690701 n“It’s a young man’s game these days!”, proclaims Nick Russell, as he looks back at the washout that was this year’s Download…  With the festival season (or at least the outdoor element of it) over for another year, Uber Rock’s self-confessed “grumpy middle-aged man” asks if there is a future for mega multi-day events?

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: September Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 27 September 2015 04:00

skinheadsUber Rock's Jo Hayes, in last month's No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, wrote of ticking bands off her gig bucket list. This month she continues the theme, writing of seeing Heartbreaker Walter Lure live in London and dreaming of owning a time machine......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 276 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 21 September 2015 04:05

album86When you've trawled the depths for incredible examples of kickass cover art for hundreds of weeks you sometimes hit a bit of a brick wall. Luckily, we have the mysterious Rob Watkins cleaning out the bins and stuff here at URHQ so, if we're stuck, we just stick a camera in his ear and photograph his mind's idea of the ultimate album cover......

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - ‘Taste: What’s Going On Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 20 September 2015 03:20

deadend86During the August bank holiday weekend of 1970 Rory Gallagher’s Taste played their final show alongside the likes of Sly & The Family Stone, Free, The Who and Jimi Hendrix at The Isle Of Wight Festival. Johnny H got to see the performance for the first time in all its 16mm glory recently via this all new remastered DVD version of the show. Hit the link to join him on his voyage of musical discovery…

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run' Deluxe DVD Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 13 September 2015 02:00

deadend86'I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run', the Tindog film produced and directed by Nick Hall, arrives on DVD in standard and deluxe formats later this month and it was the latter that happily dropped onto the URHQ inbox with a welcoming thud. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks it out....

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Meanwhile Outside The Show: Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper at Air Canada Centre Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 06 September 2015 04:00

crueticket86Mötley Crüe are a legion of C90s into their farewell tour, one which, if you've witnessed them live recently and aren't a complete tool, appears to have come a few years too late. Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker didn't even bother going to see them when they played Toronto's Air Canada Centre, instead quizzing fans and ticket scalpers outside the venue. This is another must-read Uber Rock feature, going where other publications fear to tread.....

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Black Sabbath – ‘The End Of The End’ Premiere – London, Soho Screening Rooms – 6 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:00

black-sabbath-the-end-of-the-end-posterEarlier this year, the founding fathers of heavy metal declared that is was indeed ‘The End’, at least as far as touring is concerned.  Events around their last ever live appearance, in their home town of Birmingham, were recorded for posterity, with the resulting film due to be shown in cinemas at the end of this month.  Our man Jim Rowland was very lucky to be among the invited audience at a very special preview, as you can find out on the other side of the link:

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Dead End Drive In – Now Showing: ‘Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Greek Theatre’ Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 03:00

Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Greek TheatreBritish blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa recently paid tribute to three of the genres greats on his 'Three Kings' tour.  Now, the memories have been captured for all time with this recording of his show at Los Angeles' famous Greek Theatre.  Uber Rock's Dave Prince opens the popcorn, puts his feet up on the sofa and sits back to enjoy the audio-visual experience...

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Goldray - 'Soulchild' Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:20

GoldrayThis week, Uber Rock starts a new feature, in which our new editor-in-chief, Mark Ashby, selects the best video to have tickled his horny old balls over the previous seven days... The honour of kicking off this new series falls to psychedelic rockers Goldray, featuring former Reef guitarist Kenwyn House.  Click the link to check it out and see if you agree that it's the coolest thing you'll see this week (well, maybe this morning anyway)...

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Good Times for Badhouse Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 04 September 2016 04:00

bdhouse86Canadian Uber Rocker Jason Daniel Baker's strongpoint is introducing new bands to people almost six thousand kilometres away. This time it's the turn of Badhouse, a Texan trio out of Houston more than deserving of your attention.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 277 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 28 September 2015 04:05

album86There are many things that we are afraid of, bruthas and sistas: the thought of a Guns N' Roses reunion fronted by that bloated orange buffoon; hearing the new Backyard Babies album again; Rocky Shades misdelivering our promo discs - one thing we are not afraid of, however, is the night.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Black Veil Brides - 'Alive and Burning' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 27 September 2015 03:40

driveinthumb'Alive and Burning' is the new DVD/Blu-ray from Black Veil Brides, capturing the band's Hollywood show of last year's "Black Mass" tour. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey peels away the gloss of the modern rock show but, in the end, will his review be sweet blasphemy?

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Hooked on a (Copro)Feeling: Why the Future Looks Shite for Shitfucker Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 20 September 2015 03:40

SFAbigailcover500Detroit scum rockers Shitfucker released seminal album, 'Suck Cocks In Hell', on Halloween 2013. Now they follow it up with a pair of split singles released within a few weeks of each other. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is delighted that the band is back in his life and leaving a good bad taste.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 275 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 14 September 2015 04:05

album86Two hundred and seventy-five weeks! Blimey, that's a hefty commitment to glorious album cover art! Uber Rock's Johnny H needs a holiday to recover from the pounding his eyes take every Monday morning. This one's for him.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 274 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 07 September 2015 04:05

album86Winter's coming - we saw it on the cover of the Daily Mail when we went into the garage to buy cock mags. Cling on to the last days of natural warmth with the 274th example of Uber Rock's favourite cover art! Yeah!

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Book Review: ‘Dear Mr. Kershaw - A Pensioner Writes’ by Derek Philpott Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 06 September 2015 03:00

DearMrKershaw thmbWhen VIZ, the UK gentleman’s handbook for most things bad taste, raves about a book, you can bet we are going to sit up and take notice. Especially when said book is also (allegedly) written by two pensioners whose mission in life is to lambast rock stars old and new for their lyrical inaccuracies. Reviewing ‘Dear Mr. Kershaw - A Pensioner Writes’ for Uber Rock (and secretly wishing for his very own letter) is Jim Rowland. Hit the link to discover a world of true literary genius.

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