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Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone (Abrams Image) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 20 May 2012 04:30

commandothumbJohnny Ramone was, at the time of his death from prostate cancer in 2004, both revered as an artist in one of the most important bands to ever grace this rock 'n' roll world and criticised for his conservative political stance. Would 'Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone', edited from the legendary guitarist's memoirs by friend John Cafiero, finally give readers the answers to all the curious questions that the life of this Ramone threw up? Jamie Richards investigates.....

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Rush - 'Clockwork Angels' (Wea/Roadrunner) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 19 May 2012 04:00
Rush_Clockwork_AngelsMay the 3rd 2012 may not rank as the most exciting day in most Uber Rockers' lives but for one of us it most certainly was a day to remember. Whisked off to Angel Recording Studios in North London for the afternoon Jim Rowland was there to hear Rush's new album "once" as there are no press previews other than this event. Here Jim plays the musical conveyor belt game as he tries to remember as much as possible about the album in just 505 words.
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Keith Morris - OFF! - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 May 2012 05:05

morris86He's fronted the Circle Jerks and Black Flag, now Keith Morris has created OFF! with members of such great bands as Redd Kross and Rocket From The Crypt. With their ferocious debut album released in the UK last week and a European tour with Trash Talk on the horizon Dom Daley caught up with Keith for another must-read Über Röck interview exclusive that could only be published on a Friday. Why? Read on for the many curious details.....

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Vicky Johnson - Winter In Eden - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 17 May 2012 05:00
Winter-in-Eden_thmbUK symphonic metallers Winter In Eden kick off their UK dates in support of their second album 'Echoes Of Betrayal' this weekend at the Sea Mills Community Centre in Bristol. Mark Ashby took the opportunity to catch up with the band's lead vocalist Vicky Johnson recently and whilst chatting about the album he got the chance to also savour some of the pre-tour excitement building within the camp. Click the link and find out more.
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Punkfest Weekend - Pontypool, Hog And Hosper - 5th May 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:30
Punk_Weekender_thmbSpread over three days at Pontypool's Hog And Hosper pub, Punkfest Weekend offered up...a festival of punk rock for anyone brave enough to step out into the monsoon-like weather conditions. With the prospect of catching the UK Subs and a whole host of other great bands on the Saturday Johnny H and Dom Daley put some conical studs in their sou westers and headed out into the rain. Read on to find out what happened next.....
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Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick and Mr. Dibs - Hawkwind - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:30
Hawkwind_thumbThe name "Hawkwind" is stitched into the very fabric of great British music. With the imminent release of the band's latest studio album, 'Onward', Jim Rowland took his chances speaking with band mainstay Dave Brock, drummer Richard Chadwick and bass player Mr. Dibs as they were tinkering in their studio. Would he get any sense from the guys? Well, read on to find out...
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The Great British Alternative Festival - Minehead, Butlins - 27th-30th April 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Munro   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:00
Punk_Button_copyIn the first of two reviews online this week on Uber Rock involving our team spending lost weekends watching punk music, Fraser Munro ventures to the usually placid world of Butlins to discover what the inaugural Great British Alternative Festival has to offer. With the likes of The Damned, John Otway, Anti-Nowhere League and Wilko Johnson all playing he was going to be an uber busy Billy Bear that's for sure....
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Cherri Bomb - 'This Is The End Of Control' (Hollywood Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 04:30

cherribombSigned to Hollywood Records when the band's average age was thirteen, managed by a former member of Motley Crue; could 'This Is The End Of Control', the debut album from all-girl outfit Cherri Bomb, possibly live up to the hype? Gaz E gets in touch with his feminine side and finds that this is the end of nothing....this is a potentially glorious beginning....

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The Smears - 'Dirty Protest' (Headcheck Music Group) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 04:00

dirtyprotestThe Smears, the essential British all-girl punk rock outfit, promised to follow up their 2009 debut with dirtier songs and, as Ben Hughes was delighted to discover, the band have not gone back on their word. Could their new album, 'Dirty Protest', fill an L7 shaped hole in this rock 'n' roll world? Click that lipstick red link to discover yet another reason why you don't have to look overseas to find albums to die for....

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Garbage - 'Not Your Kind Of People' (STUNVOLUME) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 14 May 2012 05:00

garbageGarbage return with their first album since 2005's 'Bleed Like Me' and, as Gaz E discovers, are certainly not on any kind of nostalgia trip. 'Not Your Kind Of People' may have replaced some of the bleakness with hope lyrically but, musically, the band is as adventurous and confident as any of their fans could have hoped for in 2012. Click that red (head) link and set the volume to stun.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Phil Wrathchild - Wrathchild Print E-mail
Written by Phil Wrathchild   
Sunday, 13 May 2012 05:00

wrathmix86With a surname like that he was born to be in a band. Phil Wrathchild, guitarist with the stakk attakked legends of UK glam rokk is the latest victim of Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre. Click that blood red link to uncover Phil's ultimate thirteen track mixtape, containing the likes of Queen, Kiss, Van Halen and.....err....Extreme.....

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Mick Priestley's Axe Attack Print E-mail
Written by Mick Priestley   
Sunday, 13 May 2012 04:45

mickmix86Uber Rock is proud to introduce you to the coolest bands on the planet.....now we're gonna help you be in one! If you read Mick Priestley's Midnite Mixtape last week you'll know that the guitarist of The Green River Project knows his onions. Now, in a new monthly UR column, Mick will teach you how to up your game on the guitar with videos, downloadable tabs and a monthly 'Lick From Hell' - Axe Attack is built to shred.....

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Kane Roberts - 'Kane Roberts' Reissue (Yesterrock/Atlantic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 May 2012 04:00

kane176After co-writing every song on Alice Cooper's 'Constrictor' and 'Raise Your Fist And Yell', guitarist Kane Roberts went out on his own, inviting his Coop band mate Kip Winger along to write some songs for his self titled solo album. Gaz E checks out the album's reissue and finds the reasons why it never exploded like a burst of machine gun guitar fire upon its original release all too easy to find.....

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Great White - 'Elation' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 11 May 2012 04:30
Great_White_Elation_thmbStudio album number twelve from American hard rockers Great White, and all sounds well on the tunes front from what we've heard, but 'Elation' is an album shrouded in controversy as long time frontman Jack Russell is long since gone and he's not a happy bunny that the band have continued without him. Will this album ever actually get released, and if so will anyone really care? We've got Cap'n Jamie Richards aboard the Orca looking to catch him some shark - you want to join him?
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Antton Lant - Def-Con-One - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:30
Antton_thmbWe received an email recently from ex-Venom drummer Antton Lant telling us all about his new band Def-Con-One, which he claimed played powerful, groove fuelled metal of the heaviest order, and ever the fanboys we have to admit we were just a little bit excited by the sound of this. So excited, that we asked Mark Ashby to catch up with Antton to find out all about his band's debut album and get the low down on one or two of his ex bandmates.
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Off! - 'Off!' (Vice Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 04:00

offWhat do you get if you cross members of bands like Black Flag, Rocket From The Crypt, Circle Jerks and Redd Kross and throw them in a studio together? How about an essential album that features sixteen songs in as many minutes? How about the 'long player' (yeah, right!) from OFF!? Dom Daley borrows a bomb and checks out explosive results.....

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