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San Dusky (featuring Brijitte West) - 'The Americana Dream' (Resolution) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 19 August 2013 03:20

sanduskyBrijitte West, of seminal glunk rockers NY Loose, released an EP a decade ago under the 'San Dusky' name, its three songs seemingly long-lost. Now the songs reappear, with eight previously unreleased tracks, on 'The Americana Dream'. Uber Rock's Gaz E knows all about Brijitte West-inspired dreams, so who better to tackle this unexpected curio?

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Marc Bolan - 'Marc Bolan At The BBC' (Universal Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 19 August 2013 03:00

bolanbbc176Other (pathetic) music rags reviewed this comprehensive collection, 'Marc Bolan At The BBC', from an eleven track sampler - oops, weren't we supposed to tell you that? You don't get that lame attitude at Uber Rock, bruthas and sistas - no, Metal Guru Dom Daley went through the whole six discs to bring you a typically lavish UR review par excellence.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - dUg Pinnick - King's X Print E-mail
Written by dUg Pinnick   
Sunday, 18 August 2013 03:30

dugmix8612 albums fronting King's X, a bunch of solo albums and side projects under his belt; hell, he's even been involved in three releases so far this year, including his latest solo album, 'Naked'. Want to know what sounds inspire this 62 year old singer and bass player to work tirelessly at his craft? Read on for dUg Pinnick's very own personal groove machine.

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Vintage Trouble Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 18 August 2013 03:00

deadendthumbA welcome addition to the merch table at this Summer's Vintage Trouble shows, the '80 Shows 100 Days' DVD seemed like a must-have, must-see piece of merchandise for anyone even remotely having the qualifications required to be a Troublemaker. Uber Rock's very own TM, Ben Hughes, has spent time in the VT inner sanctum, so who better to review this essential clash of documentary and live show?

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White Sister - ‘White Sister’ (Rock Candy Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 17 August 2013 03:00

White Sister1984 was a great year for hard rock music, not least for Los Angeles based pomp outfit White Sister who released their self-titled debut under the auspicious gaze of one Gregg Giuffria during that very same year. Johnny H takes a look back at a record many view as being one of the best AOR debut albums of all time and finds a record that still shoots ‘Straight From The Heart’. Click the link to find out why.

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Hawk Eyes - 'That's What This Is' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 16 August 2013 03:00

hawkeyesepcoverapproved small 2013Leeds-based noisemakers Hawk Eyes return with four track EP, 'That's What This Is'. Funded by a PledgeMusic campaign, the new extended player found its way into the hands of Uber Rock's Gaz E, a fan who remembers this band before they had eyes and were way more chicken.....

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Sammy Hagar - ‘Sammy Hagar & Friends’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Sophie Brownlee   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:00

Sammy Hagar FriendsBringing together some of his closest rock buddies (including such names as Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson, Michael Anthony,Neal Schon,Chad Smith and Joe Satriani) to record his first solo album since 2008 the red rocker Sammy Hager returns with the appropriately named ‘Sammy Hagar & Friends’ and album full of old and new tunes. We asked Sophie Brownlee to check out the album to see what all the fuss was about.

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Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys - 'Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys' Collector's Edition Reissue (Rock Candy Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 03:00

atomicplayboyscoverGiven a record deal with Warner Brothers Billy Idol's guitarist Steve Stevens spent the late '80s grouping together his Atomic Playboys, bringing the likes of Beau Hill, Ted Templeman, Anton Fig, Fiona, and...umm...H.R. Giger along for the ride. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the remastered reissue from Rock Candy Records and finds a confused record littered with dated decadence.....

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Reckless Love - 'Spirit' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:00

recklesslovespiritUber Rock's Gaz E ruffled a few feather boas with his review of the last album from Reckless Love. In a quest to be as fair as possible the heartless hair metal heretic passed the torch to Matt Phelps when the band's new album, 'Spirit', turned up for review. But you'll never guess what - even über fan Phelpsy found this new platter that doesn't really matter hard going.....

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Star & Dagger - 'Tomorrowland Blues' (Cauldron 333) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 12 August 2013 03:00

stardaggerbluescoverapproved small 2013Star & Dagger were formed by former White Zombie bass player Sean Yseult and Cycle Sluts From Hell guitarist Dava She Wolf and, with the help of a Queens of the Stone Age man or two and the recruitment of a seductress of a frontwoman, have just released their debut album, 'Tomorrowland Blues'. Uber Rock's Gaz E, still in shock after finding himself in the company of the band's trio of temptresses earlier this year, found the album as seductive as its creators.....

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2013 - Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz - Interview Exclusives Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 11 August 2013 03:00

URTV thmbFor the last of our UBERROCK TV interview exclusives from Steelhouse Festival 2013 Johnny H caught up with the legendary rhythm section of Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz from Sunday night headliners Temple Of Rock for about rocking times old and new, and what fans can expect from Temple of Rock’s soon to be released second album ‘Bridge The Gap’. Click the link to watch the interview in full.

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2013 - FM - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:00

URTV thmbPlaying as special guests to Saxon on the Saturday night of this year’s Steelhouse Festival UK AOR stalwarts FM were back in South Wales for the second time this year promoting their ‘Rockville’ two album set and Uber Rock’s Johnny H was finally able to catch up with the band for a long overdue chat. Click the link to tune into UBERROCK TV as the AOR facts and stats just keep on coming.

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Steelhouse Festival 2013 - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - 27th-28th July 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell and Rob Watkins   
Friday, 09 August 2013 03:00

Michael Schenker Steelhouse Festival thmbReturning for it's third year with a line up featuring heavy hitting headliners Saxon and Michael Schenker with his Temple Of Rock, the Welsh International Classic Rock festival now sponsored by Planet Rock was the place to be for several thousand rock fans a few weekends ago. Uber Rock sent Rob Watkins and Ian Bell up the mountain to sample this year’s event safe in the knowledge that these valleys hardened gig going veterans wouldn’t let a little bit of weather get in the way of a rocking good time. Here is the story of their weekend.  

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SOiL - 'Whole' (Pavement/AFM) Print E-mail
Written by Ray Tamanous   
Thursday, 08 August 2013 03:00

soilalbumwhole'Whole' is the sixth studio album from Chicago's SOiL, the band's first with returning frontman Ryan McCombs since 2004, the vocalist playing away with Drowning Pool in the interim. Uber Rock's Ray Tamanous oiled up his neck ready for headbanging duties and shaped his hands into perma-devil horns as he checked out an album from a band determined not to forget its past.....

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Exit_International - 'Our Science Is Golden' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:00

EIscienceapproved small 2013Few albums scheduled for release in 2013 have had all at URHQ salivating quite like the prospect of the new long player from Exit_International. Funded via a PledgeMusic campaign 'Our Science Is Golden' has just revealed itself in download (and impending Pledge exclusive) form only, a commercial release due before year end. Uber Rock's Gaz E listened and discovered that these aces of bass have done the impossible.....

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Control - 'Ballad Of The Working Man' (Randale Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 03:00

controlworkingmanapproved small 2013After first seeing them supporting Argy Bargy, Uber Rock's Matt Phelps has fallen head over bovver boot in love with UK punks Control. With the band's first two albums - 'Hooligan Rock 'N' Roll' and 'Punk Rock Ruined My Life...' - regulars on his death deck our man was counting down the seconds until the release of the band's new album, 'Ballad Of The Working Man'. The wait, as you will find out by way of a simple mouse click, was well worth it......

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