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Whitesnake - ‘The Purple Album’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 01 May 2015 03:00

WhitesnakeRecorded as a tribute to the passing of his former bandmate Jon Lord, ‘The Purple Album’ is a 15 track homage to the Mk III and Mk IV versions of Deep Purple reworked Whitesnake 2015 style. Question is though, will the ‘seagull on crack’ vocal technique of modern day David Coverdale live up to the rich bluesy form of his seventies former self? Uber Rock’s Johnny H is (hopefully) the man with all the answers.

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Dirt Box Disco - Birmingham, The Asylum - 17th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 30 April 2015 03:00

Dirtbox Weab2Dirt Box Disco have just released one of their best albums to date in the shape on ‘Only In It For The Money’ so we asked Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson to pop (punk) along to Birmingham’s Asylum music venue to check out the songs live at the first of three special ‘Album Release’ shows. Did Weab and Co. ”smash it” live? Hit the link to find out.

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The Pleasures/Beautiful Strangers - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 17th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:00

pleasureslive86With their merch and gear sent to Abu Dhabi instead of the Midlands, and their singer finding himself potentially stranded in England due to passport problems, The Pleasures' three date UK tour should have been a disaster... as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it was quite the opposite.....

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Therapy? - Cardiff, The Globe - 13th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 03:00

Therapybglobe86Touring on the back of their highly-rated new album, 'Disquiet', Therapy? returned to The Globe in Cardiff, as did Uber Rock's Dom Daley, gaffa tape covering the badge on his three-stripe gig attire. It was a Monday night, but it felt like the weekend. Why? Read on to find out.....

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The Crunch - 'Brand New Brand' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 27 April 2015 03:00

crunchbrandnew300approved small 2013Sulo Karlsson from Diamond Dogs, Terry Chimes from The Clash, Dave Tregunna from Sham 69/Lords of the New Church and Mick Geggus from Cockney Rejects: does The Crunch really need an introduction? Uber Rock's Gaz E tackles new album, 'Brand New Brand'.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Guns N' Roses - 17th December 1987 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:30

billgnr86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary shock rockers Impaler, returns with the latest of his Vintage Concert Bill features. This month Bill remembers a club show from Guns N' Roses, who seemed to have the music world in the palm of their hands and the drummer from Cinderella filling in.....

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Everclear - 'Black Is The New Black' (The End Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 25 April 2015 03:00

everclearblackcoverapproved small 2013Everclear returns with the band's ninth studio album, 'Black Is The New Black', their first since 2012's 'Invisible Stars'. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds Art Alexakis echoing his own back catalogue by following the subtlety of one album with the bad attitude of another.....

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The Babysitters - 'Live At The Marquee Club 1986' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 24 April 2015 03:00

Babysitters - Live At The Marquee lp front 22What we need right about now is an almost thirty year-old live recording from one of our collective favourite bands remastered and reissued on CD. Wait, Uber Rock's Dom Daley might have just discovered glunk rock manna from heaven in the form of The Babysitters, 'Live At The Marquee Club 1986'.....

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Ginger Wildheart: ‘Songs And Words’ - Birmingham, The Old Rep Theatre - 11th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:00

Ginger thmbGinger Wildheart’s latest pledge includes a 12 track ‘Best of G.A.S.S.’ CD/Vinyl, live DVD of an upcoming Leicester Square show and a Song-by-Song run through book of every album Ginger has recorded (until ‘555%’) rather aptly entitled ‘Words And Music’. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson came out of day job related exile to catch the accompanying one man tour at Birmingham’s Old Rep Theatre, and this dear friends is what happened next.

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Baby Chaos - 'Skulls, Skulls, Skulls, Show Me The Glory' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 03:00

babychaoscover300Are we excited about Baby Chaos releasing their first album after a 17 year hiatus? Of course we are! Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checked out the keenly-titled 'Skulls, Skulls, Skulls, Show Me The Glory' and was not disappointed.....

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Adam Ant/Shooze - Bristol, The Marble Factory - 10th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 03:00

adamdirkgig86Adam Ant brought his 'Dirk Wears White Sox' tour - playing the debut Ants album in its entirety - to Bristol's newest venue, The Marble Factory, and Uber Rock's Gaz E was there, knowing never to trust a fan with a white stripe on his face.....

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Hardcore Superstar - 'HCSS' (Gain Music Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 20 April 2015 03:00

HCSScover300Uber Rock's Ross Welford has a Hardcore Superstar tattoo. He'll only show you it if you look like Lisa Dominique. When the Swedish outfit said that they were ditching the "street metal" of recent albums to go back to their roots on new album, 'HCSS', our Page 7 Fella once more pulled on his bad sneakers and became a penis collider.....

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Jack Black - The Boys Print E-mail
Written by Jack Black   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:00

JackbfeIt’s almost a year to the day since we published Dom Daley’s chat with Jack Black, the original drummer with legendary UK punk rockers The Boys. That interview turned out not only be an insightful piece regarding the band’s rich history in music but also one of the ‘most read’ Uber Rock articles of all time. Today Jack returns to our virtual pages picking his ‘14’ songs that helped shape his life story. So read on to discover who is on his Midnite Mixtape.

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U.D.O - London, Islington Academy - 4th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 18 April 2015 03:00

Udo ThmbUdo Dirkschneider made a whistle stop visit to Blighty recently to play what were billed as his “final UK dates”. On hand to break his U.D.O cherry and review the third and final UK show in London’s Islington Academy was a camouflaged up to the max Jim Rowland. The only worry we had was would he actually find himself again in time to write the review? Hit the link to find out.

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Lordi/Dirty Passion/Hollywood Groupies - Brighton, Concorde 2 - 6th April 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 17 April 2015 03:00

lordilive86Uber Rock's very own Monsterman, Ross Welford, headed to Brighton to review a gig, but we weren't even sure who he was seeing. We knew that the lothario loves Dirty Passion and, of course, has a thing for Hollywood Groupies... but Lordi? This should be interesting.....

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The 69 Eyes - ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, ‘Paris Kills’ (Special Edition), ‘Devils’ (Special Edition) & ‘Angels’ (Special Edition) (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 16 April 2015 03:00

69 BOEarlier this week Nuclear Blast rereleased three classic albums and a 2CD retrospective by Finnish goth ‘n’ rollers The 69 Eyes. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H casts his beady eyes over ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, ‘Paris Kills’, ‘Devils’, ‘Angels’ and tries not to end up looking too much like Kurt Barlow in the process. Hit the link to get back in blood too.

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