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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Michael McKeegan and Neil Cooper - Therapy? - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 04:00

Therapy thmbAfter a run of shows celebrating the ‘Troublegum’ album Therapy? followed up that success by agreeing to perform another of their albums in its entirety at the UK Sonisphere festival. ‘Infernal Love’ might be 19 years old, but it has lost none of its claustrophobic dark and twisted passion. Here bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper talk to Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill about the making of the album, frilly shirts, false moustaches, mountains of cocaine and all.

Vintage Concert Bill: Ozzy Osbourne/Mötley Crüe/Waysted - 9th March 1984 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 03:00

ozcrue86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary Minnesota monsters Impaler, returns with the July instalment of his essential Vintage Concert Bill feature. This month Bill takes us jealous bastards back to Ozzy's 1984 'Bark At The Moon' US tour, where the madman was pretty much upstaged by an up-and-coming band with the looks that kill.....

Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Chas Hodges - Chas & Dave - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 04:00

Chas thmbSpeaking ahead of their appearance at Sonisphere 2014, Chas Hodges, one half of ‘rockney’ duo Chas & Dave was in fine form. Although he’s never heard of Slayer, he’s got more than a little heavy metal history, having played with, among others Ritchie Blackmore and Phil Lynott. Preparing for a return booking at Knebworth Park where his band opened for Led Zeppelin in 1979, he tells Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill “We fit in anywhere”.  

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 43 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014The six-legged Uber Rock fuck-about-on-the-wireless beast lumbered into the BRfm studio fashionably late (for a quite ridiculous reason) yet still managed to turn out a stonker of a radio show that had the nations gripped for two whole hours. Hit Read More for the lowdown and Listen Again podcast links.....

Roxie 77 - 'The Ameriswede' EP (Bellyache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 25 July 2014 03:00

roxieameriswedecoverapproved small 2013Alice Cooper/Casablanca guitarist Ryan Roxie returns with the first Roxie 77 release in five years. 'The Ameriswede' features two different mixes of six new songs, with one of Ryan's Alice Cooper bandmates at the controls. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks that this is the best EP of the year - read on to find out why.....

Vintage Trouble - ‘The Swing House Acoustic Sessions’ (McGhee Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:00

Swing HouseAt the end of this month Vintage Trouble return to the UK for 2 long since sold out shows at the Assembly Halls in Islington London, a fine setting for the blues/soul/rock quartet. On the merch table both nights should be this all new 5 track acoustic EP from the band that mixes 3 new songs with 2 reworked older tunes. Uber Rock’s Johnny H excitedly checks it out as he (likes most of us here at URHQ) waits patiently for the band’s sophomore studio release. Hit the link to find out what $10 can buy you these days.

Fozzy - ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:00

FozzyReleased this week on Century Media ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ by Fozzy is perhaps the band’s most accomplished record yet, and thanks to a guest appearance from Steel Panther’s Michael Starr on ‘Tonite’ this can only help raise the band’s profile even higher. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince however argues that the band themselves now don’t need any gimmicks, as 14 years on even Y2J himself is now all about just the rock!

Tyla J Pallas - 'The State We're In MMXIV' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:00

tylastate86Tyla J Pallas releases the second of three 'new' releases this year, a long-promised redux of The Dogs D'Amour's debut album, 'The State We're In', and Uber Rock's Dom Daley was on hand (paw?) to check it out for your reading pleasure. How will the MMXIV version compare to the original? Only one way to find out.....

Hed PE - 'Evolution' (Pavement Entertainment) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:00

HedPeevolutionHed PE returns with studio album number nine, 'Evolution', ahead of a Winter tour of Europe and the UK with SOiL and American Head Charge. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the new record and can't help but be a little blown away.....

Cheetah Chrome - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 03:30

cheetahint86Cheetah Chrome has recently released a new solo record, saw himself portrayed by the actor who played Ron Weasley and, according to Uber Rock's Dom Daley, wrote one of the top three music autobiographies of all time. Our man caught up with the legendary Dead Boys guitarist to talk music, mayhem...and that CBGB movie.....

Uber Rock at Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Sebastian Bach - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 19 July 2014 03:00

Seb thmbLater today Sebastian Bach will play a special guest slot (to headliners Black Star Riders) at Steelhouse Festival 2014. Here Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill chats with the always outspoken frontman after his slot at Sonisphere Festival 2014 and discovers all about his rivalries with his old band, his recent appearances on the American TV show Sing Your Face Off and how he believes that Gary Cherone is the only singer for Van Halen. Hit ‘Read More’ to do exactly that.

Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Knebworth Park - 6th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland and Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 18 July 2014 04:00

Sonisphere Sky thmbDay three of Sonisphere 2014 and Jim Rowland was ready to ‘Kill ‘Em All’ in pursuit of getting some proper old school Metallica included in their ‘By Request’ headline set list. Experiencing the event as it unfolded as a paying punter here’s what our man from West London thought of Sonisphere Sunday 2014, along with a special Therapy? section from Eamon O’Neill. Did our men both get a bit of ‘Whiplash’ during the day? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Knebworth Park - 5th July 2104 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 03:00

Sonisphere 7 Iron Maiden thmbLike most of his Uber Rocking colleagues Eamon O’Neill was at Hyde Park for some British Sabbath Time on the first day of Sonisphere 2014, but hightailing it back to his tent ready for day two our intrepid scribe was now all about catching Iron Maiden on the last night of their Maiden England tour, but not before he watched Chas & Dave and a whole host of other great bands first. Hit the link to experience some of his Sonisphere Saturday highlights.

Black Sabbath - British Summer Time at Hyde Park - 4th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 04:00

sabshyde86Choosing Hyde Park over the Friday at Sonisphere, Uber Rock's Matt Phelps readied himself for the main stage assault of Soulfly, Motörhead, Faith No More, Soundgarden and Black Sabbath as Barclaycard presented British Summer Time with a day full of rock and metal.....

Ted Nugent - ‘SHUTUPANDJAM!’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 03:00

Ted NugentLove him or hate him Motor City Madman Ted Nugent can never be accused of doing what he doesn’t 100% believe in (even his '80s AOR albums recorded for Atlantic Records) so with his fourteenth solo album ‘SHUTUPANDJAM!’, his first studio venture for new label Frontiers Records, Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill already kinda knows what lies ahead of him. So get ready to yank it and crank it as The "mighty" Nuge returns.

Slugfest 7 - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 4th & 5th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz E   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 04:00

Slugfest 7Now into its seventh year the annual Slugfest this year dared its patrons to ‘Drink, Dance and Fall Over’. So whilst the rest of URHQ was stuck in various fields across the UK that same weekend watching “legendary” metal bands, Johnny H and Gaz E were experiencing the delights of way too many cool bands to name in one relatively short introduction. If you were lucky enough to be at The Dolls House you might remember what comes next, if you weren’t (or were just too pissed)… then hit the ‘Read More’ link and discover exactly what you missed.


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