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Donnie Vie - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 04 August 2013 03:00

DonnieVie cover-300x300As of right now, Donnie Vie has just completed a successful solo acoustic tour of the UK whilst his band of many decades Enuff Z’Nuff is out touring the US with Johnny Monaco once again back on guitar and vocals. So what exactly has caused this split this time around, and more importantly will we ever see Donnie and Chip back in a band together? Rob Watkins caught up with Donnie after his recent show at the EVI to find out the answers to these questions and much much more.

Chris Holmes - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 03 August 2013 03:00

chrisholmesint86You know we like to throw you cool kids an exclusive interview from time to time, well today we have one of the coolest for some time: yes, former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes - star of seminal Penelope Spheeris movie 'The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years' (the real star!) - spoke with Uber Rock's uber fan Matt Phelps about his colourful past and present in yet another must-read exclusive!!! Hit that link - it'll make you happy.....

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - Cardiff Millennium Stadium - 23rd July 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 02 August 2013 03:00

Bruce thmbBruce Springsteen hit the UK recently for a series of very high profile stadium shows in support of his ‘Wrecking Ball’ album. Love him or hate him, the man is a living legend, so we decided to ask Ian Bell, a relative novice when it comes to all things The Boss, to pop along and see what all the fuss was about. Here’s his gig report of the Millennium Stadium show.

Jettblack - ‘Black Gold’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 01 August 2013 03:00

Jettblack Black GoldCollecting together rare and previously unreleased versions of tracks by High Wycombe rockers Jettblack ‘Black Gold’ is not so much a stop gap before album number 3 as a an appetiser for what’s to follow. Matt Phelps checks out what this collection has to offer and finds there really some musical black gold in them there virtual grooves.

Donnie Vie & Baz Francis ‘Magical History Tour’- Ebbw Vale, EVI - 20th July 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 03:00

Donnie and Baz thmbSaturday night in Ebbw Vale and with no ruggerbuggering going on close season you’d have thought the EVI would have been packed to the rafters for an intimate ‘in the round’ acoustic show by (ex?) Enuff Z’Nuff mainman Donnie Vie. Well you would think so right? We asked longtime fan Rob Watkins to share his experiences of the night (that also featured Magic Eight Ball’s Baz Francis) so that those who couldn’t be arsed to leave their barbeques for just one night might know exactly what they missed.

The International Swingers - London, The Lexington - 19th July 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:00

International Swingers poster thmbHot footing it across town from a Cockney Rejects DVD launch just in time to spend a night at an invitation only UK launch show by punk rock supergroup The International Swingers. Jim Rowland ditched his usual patchouli oil scented demins for a sleeveless T shirt and shades safe in the knowledge he was in the company of some real rock 'n' roll legends. But what does a Pistols/Blondie/Gen X/Twenty Flight Rockers amalgam sound like? Click the link to find out!

Michael Monroe - ‘Horns And Halos’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 29 July 2013 03:00

MM HandHapproved small 2013We’ve been waiting a long time for the second album from Michael Monroe’s band, it seems like decades ago since we first covered them, and albeit with a little bit of fine tuning along the way on the guitarist front, this is now one of the most stable band line ups Michael has been around in years. So what will this new stability bring to ‘Horns And Halos’, and what will the added firepower of Dregen bring to mix? Dom Daley goes track by track to give you our verdict.

Vintage Concert Bill: Angel and The Godz, State Theater - 26th March 1978 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 28 July 2013 03:20

angel thmbSeemingly not content with telling us all about his live encounters with the likes of KISS, Van Halen and Queen during the 1970s. Bill Lindsey, frontman of the legendary Impaler returns with a show that on Easter Sunday in 1978 opened his eyes to the real power of rock n roll music, on the bill that fateful night were headlining AOR pomp overlords Angel, but it was The Godz opening the show that really had our man waking up screaming. Click that link to find out why.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Richard Patrick - Filter Print E-mail
Written by Richard Patrick   
Sunday, 28 July 2013 03:00

Filter thmbAs anyone who read our recent interview exclusive with Filter main man Richard Patrick will already know he is a person who chooses his words wisely. So what about his music? We sent out the Midnite Mixtape Massacre challenge to the industrial rock icon and this is what his C90 looked like.

Scant Regard - 'In A Primitive State Of Neurotic Irresponsibility' (Ditto Music) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 27 July 2013 03:00

scantregardcoverWill Crewdson may well be better known for his time in UK glam dandies Rachel Stamp, possibly for his work with the likes of Adam Ant and Bryan Ferry, but his Scant Regard project is always at the forefront of UR minds when his name gets a mention. One such troubled mind belongs to Ross Welford who checked out the band's recently-released second album, 'In A Primitive State Of Neurotic Irresponsibility'.....

John Waite - 'Live All Access' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 26 July 2013 03:00

johnwaitelivecoverJohn Waite, legendary frontman of The Babys and Bad English, and lauded solo artist, goes against type with a self-released live album that doesn't include his biggest hit and, unlike many of his contemporaries, features stunning vocals that require zero studio or live enhancement. Uber Rock's Gaz E takes it the hard way...and loves it.....

Dinosaur Pile-Up/Max Raptor - York, The Duchess - 9th July 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 25 July 2013 03:00

DPUlive86With UK dates rescheduled to fit in the release of uber-approved sophomore album 'Nature Nurture', Dinosaur Pile-Up arrived in York to find Uber Rock's Ben Hughes lying in wait. Having missed the band on its previous two visits, our man found it was third time lucky as DP-U lived up to the promise threatened by their (now) two great album releases.....

Kevin K & The Kool Kats - 'Allies' (Realkat Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:00

kevin kUber Rock's Lazarus of glunk rock, Mr. Dom Daley, has long championed the spirit of '77-inspired frenetic output of NYC rock 'n' roller Kevin K - today is no different. This morning's serving of Special K sees the Nu Yawk glunker finally getting his European touring band into the recording studio, the resulting produce the fine 'Allies' release, available as a bonus-packed edition par excellence. Hit that link for more....

Suicidal Tendencies/Evile/Virus - Camden, Electric Ballroom - 7th July 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 03:00

STlive86'13', the new album from the legendary Suicidal Tendencies, may well have been unlucky for some, but not Uber Rock's Matt Phelps who, as well as going cyco to the record, got front and centre at the band's one-off London show. With support from Evile and Virus the gig threatened to be something special - hit that read more link to discover just how special it was......

Newsted - 'Heavy Metal Music' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 22 July 2013 03:00

newstedalbumcoverFormer Metallica/Flotsam and Jetsam/Voivod bassist Jason Newsted announced the formation of the band that takes his famous surname as bandname at the end of last year, the start of this year producing their first material in the form of a four track EP called 'Metal'. That its full-length follow-up is called 'Heavy Metal Music' might tell you where Newsted's head is at these days. Uber Rock's Gaz E checked out the album.....

Rick Altzi - Masterplan - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:00

Rick Altzi thmb 2With a completely new line up, German power metal legends Masterplan recently returned to action with a new album, the aptly titled ‘Novum Initium’. Following on from his review of said opus, Mark Ashby tracked down vocalist Rick Altzi to share his thoughts on teaming up with Masterplan mastermind Roland Grapow and the first results of their collaboration.


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