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Mike Tramp - 'Cobblestone Street' (Target Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 01 April 2013 03:00

miketrampcobblestonestreetFormer White Lion frontman Mike Tramp returns with 'Cobblestone Street', a subtle album in the singer/songwriter style that owes a debt of honour to his hero, Bob Dylan. Uber Rock's Gaz E, once wearer of a Tramp-inspired highlighted mullet par excellence, finds that it's not only him who has grown out of the poodle-permed eighties.....

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Rob Lane - Straight To Video - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 31 March 2013 03:00

laneySTVint86If your extracurricular activities outside of your day job as bass player with Teenage Casket Company include performing with the likes of The Black Mollys, Bulletboys, D Generation's Richard Bacchus, and Let Loose, just how do you really find something cooler to undertake as a pet project? If you're Rob Lane you record an EP full of your favourite songs from movie soundtracks...and ask all your famous mates to help out. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught up with Laney to get the lowdown on the project.....

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Jonny Maycock - Goat Leaf & Jad - Zodiac N Black - Uber Rock Endorsed Tour Interview Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 30 March 2013 03:30

UR Tour thmbNext month we are proud to be associated with two of the finest underground bands the country has to offer in our first Uber Rock endorsed tour. Yes Goat Leaf and Zodiac N Black will be playing five dates countrywide delivering no class rock ‘n’ roll for the minds of the masses, for no more than £5 per night. The band’s frontmen recently took some time out from tour rehearsals to chat with Uber Rock’s very own H Bombz. So read on to find out all about the hottest gig ticket you can buy right now.

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Matt Dangerfield - The Boys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 30 March 2013 03:20

mattint86With the first two albums from The Boys set to be reissued as deluxe editions Uber Rock's Dom Daley managed to coax a rare interview out of founding member Matt Dangerfield. Talking excusively to UR about the past - including playing with Mick Jones and Tony James in London SS - and the future - including top secret details on the recording of a brand new Boys album - this is another of those must-read interviews that we pride ourselves on......

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Vintage Concert Bill: Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare tour - 28th June 1975‏ Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 30 March 2013 03:00

BillCoopThumbSpareImpaler's Bill Lindsey has had us all jealous with his vintage tales of seeing Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith in the '70s, with supports bands like Slade and Thin Lizzy, but this month he slays us with the tale of his first ever concert - Alice Cooper on his legendary Welcome To My Nightmare tour!! Hit that blood red link and journey back to 1975.....

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The Smoking Hearts - 'Victory!' (Bomber Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 29 March 2013 03:40

smokingheartsvictoryapproved small 2013Three years ago The Smoking Hearts looked like they were going places: album 'Pride Of Nowhere' was an excellent debut, yet frontman Rodd Lethal suddenly quit and the band were left high and dry. Now, the band has returned with a new vocalist and a great new album that Uber Rock's Gaz E says feels like a Victory in itself......

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Counting Crows - ‘Echoes Of The Outlaw Roadshow’ (Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 29 March 2013 03:00

Counting Crows Echoesapproved small 2013The great thing about writing and working on Uber Rock is that from time to time you do get to meet your heroes and they turn out to be thoroughly decent people. Case in point here Dave Prince’s recent exclusive chat with Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz. So it only seemed fair to give Da Prince the chance to sample the band’s all new live album ahead of their upcoming UK dates, and here is our man’s verdict.

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Status Quo - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall - 13th March 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Thursday, 28 March 2013 03:00

quolive86The Status Quo of the last quarter of a century may well have become some kind of cabaret act churning out questionable hit singles, but the Frantic Four - the line-up of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan - was a different prospect entirely. Reuniting for one time only, the seminal line-up of the legendary band offered much - Uber Rock's Ian Bell was at one of the gigs happily discovering that it not only offered, but delivered.....

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Straight To Video - 'Straight To Video' EP (TrashPit Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 03:00

straighttovideoapproved small 2013He's the bass player in Teenage Casket Company, has played with the likes of The Black Mollys, Bulletboys, and Let Loose, but Rob Lane had a dream: a dream to record an EP full of songs from his beloved movie soundtracks. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to Laney's Straight To Video EP and finds that dreams do come true, even if there is one nightmare.....

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Bring Me The Horizon - 'Sempiternal' (RCA Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 03:00

BMTHcoverUK metalcore giants Bring Me The Horizon are set to release their fourth album, 'Sempiternal', in a hugely impressive deluxe book version with exclusive artwork for each track. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins had to settle for a stream of the album, with exclusive nuffink! Our man still thinks this new album will see BMTH scaling even greater heights, however.....

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Anthrax - ‘Anthems’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 25 March 2013 03:00

AnthemsWhen Anthrax released ‘Worship Music’ at the tail end of 2011 it fair blew the roof off URHQ, with some longstanding fans within our number rendered almost speechless. So after a relentless touring schedule that eventually saw one member become an ex member, what can the remaining metal thrashing mad quartet do to plug the gap before the next album? Well what about an EP called ‘Anthems’ and/or a special edition version of that seminal 2011 album? Jim Rowland gets himself a fistful of metal - cover versions.

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Biff Byford - Saxon - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:00

Biff thmbCurrently on the road in South America touring their critically acclaimed twentieth album’ Sacrifice’, Biff Byford and Saxon pretty much define the term heavy metal in our book. That’s why we chose our own stallion of the highway Matt Phelps to chat with the band’s affable frontman recently to get the insight on how the album was recorded whilst also getting the lowdown on what the band’s up coming UK tour will have in store for us all. Fill your heads with heavy metal thunder right here on Uber Rock.

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Pete Shoulder and Luke Morley - The Union - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 23 March 2013 04:00

The Union thmbBack in mid February, just a few days before The Union were about to hit the road in support of their third album ‘The World Is Yours’, Johnny H caught up with the duo to chat about the band’s aspiration for their latest release and what fans could expect from the tour. With that tour being rescheduled due to illness and restarting tonight, in Newport’s Steelhouse here finally is that chat, in full and uncut.

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Sebastian Bach - 'ABachalypse Now' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 22 March 2013 03:00

sebbachABachnowFormer Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has, over time, become a little 'Marmite' - for every person who loves his OTT persona and rock 'n' roll enthusiasm, there's another who thinks he's the biggest dick in the room. Stick him in front of a microphone though and watch everyone get blown away by 'that voice'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps, in a darkened room, checked out his new live 2CD set and found that it was way better than its dodgy title.....

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Halestorm/In This Moment/Sacred Mother Tongue - Cardiff, Solus - 10th March 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 21 March 2013 03:20

halestormcardiff86Returning to the UK for a headline tour just five months after their debut stint in this country on top of the bill, Halestorm, still celebrating their recent Grammy win, preceded a support slot on the Bullet For My Valentine European tour with an attention-grabbing series of shows all on their own. Uber Rock's Gaz E, convinced he had seen the next big thing last year, has his opinion confirmed on a windy night in Cardiff.....

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Stryper - 'Second Coming' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 03:00

stryper2nd176approved small 2013A new multi-album deal inked with Frontiers Records means that Stryper are back with a vengeance. Before the subject of an album's worth of all-new material is tackled the Soldiers Under Command unleash 'Second Coming', fourteen classic songs from the band's back catalogue re-recorded, with a pair of new tunes included just for kicks. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps, sitting sideways as he unleashed his typing finger, thinks this new release is revelatory.....

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