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Throwback Thorsday: Week Two Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:00

thorsday286Last week Uber Rock debuted its bicep- and pants-tightening new retro feature, Throwback Thorsday, where, every Thursday, we pay tribute to the iconic Jon Mikl Thor by way of classic photographs and video footage. Last week we gifted you Thor's classic '80s movie 'Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare' in its entirety - this week we present the finest eight minutes of Saturday morning kids television ever.....

Buckcherry - 'Fuck' EP (F-Bomb Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 03:00

FUCKEP440With news of a PledgeMusic 'Singles Club' still fresh in the memory Buckcherry amps up the new material with a six-track EP littered with F-words and called, unsurprisingly, 'Fuck'. Uber Rock's Gaz E tries to discover if It's A Fucking Disaster.....

Possessed - London, Highbury, The Garage - 28th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 03:00

Possesed ThbPlaying their first show in the UK in almost three decades Bay Area thrashers Possessed hit London’s Garage venue recently to find a packed house waiting for them. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was there to welcome sole original member Jeff Becerra and his all new line up of the band and witness the true pioneers of ‘Death Metal’. Were you lucky enough to be there? Or perhaps like most of us didn’t even realise the gig was on. Either way hit the link to relive a magical night of thrash.

The Hip Priests - 'Black Denim Blitz' (No-Balls Records/Ghost Highway Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 11 August 2014 03:00

BDBapproved small 2013'Black Denim Blitz' by The Hip Priests is the album many of us have been waiting a long time for here at URHQ. It arrived under a shroud of secrecy complete with the audacious PR claim that it was going to be the glunk album of the decade. Uber Rock’s Johnny H on the other hand says “forget about cheap plaudits, these 13 tracks will change your life…forever”. Hit the ‘Read More’ link as he gets Black Denim Blitzed track by track.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Chris Holmes Print E-mail
Written by Chris Holmes   
Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:30

Holmesmix86Uber Rock recently caught up with W.A.S.P. legend Chris Holmes while he was in town to promote his debut solo album, 'Nothing To Lose'. It seemed only fitting that we should ask the mean man just what musical influences helped shape his life so here are his thirteen choices for the Midnite Mixtape Massacre!

Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Dave Neabore - Dog Eat Dog - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:00

Dog Eat Dog thmbNew Jersey’s Dog Eat Dog went through a period of intense popularity in the UK in the mid to late 1990s, scoring two hit albums here with 1994’s ‘All Boro Kings’ and its follow-up 1996’s ‘Play Games’, then they simply disappeared off the radar following a tour to promote 1999’s ‘Amped’ release. Speaking after their appearance at Sonisphere, the band’s bassist Dave Neabore discusses all this and more. “We’re friends before we’re a band” he tells Eamon O’Neill.

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 44 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 09 August 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014Scratching their heads as to how they're still allowed to tarnish the airwaves and interweb with their idiotic rock-based chatter, the six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show creature crawled out of its hole and into the ever-decreasing BRfm studios for Episode 44 of the radio show that sho don't blow. Gaz, Johnny and Rob waxed lyrical on topics far too important to trivialise here, but let's just say that they did it to a soundtrack of high-end rock 'n' roll!

Ace Frehley - 'Space Invader' (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 08 August 2014 03:00

spaceinvader300x300approved small 2013Ace Frehley returns with his first studio album in five years. Uber Rock's Gaz E, like every old school Space Ace fan, wanted nothing more from this new album than the chance to silence a few of the original Spaceman's harshest critics. Could 'Space Invader' provide that opportunity? See that Uber-Approved stamp? There's your answer.....

Neal Morse - ‘Songs From November’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 03:00

Neal Morse Songs ForTo quote the press release for Neal Morse’s latest album, “Even a style as broad and accepting as progressive rock has its boundaries.” So what could they mean by this? Let’s ask Uber Rock’s resident six string maestro Eamon O’Neill shall we as he swelters in the summer heat whilst listening to ‘Songs From November’.

Throwback Thorsday: Week One Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 02:00

thorthur186Uber Rock loves Jon Mikl Thor! We're not ashamed of our collective man-love for this giant of rock! We've tossed and turned and tossed some more trying to come up with a way to pay tribute to the man...and then it hit us like a star creature flung by Satan himself THROWBACK THORSDAY! Yes, from this week until the end of time Uber Rock will honour the career of Jon Mikl Thor by way of classic photos and video clips. But where to start?

Viking Fest 2 - Ebbw Vale Institute - 26th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 03:00

VF86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins took time off from his exclusive NP23 raping and pillaging to let a horde of would-be vikings get a taste of what he lives every other day at the second annual Viking Fest. With bands like The Bleedin Noses, Sons Of Icarus, Ataraxis Vibration, headliners Henry's Funeral Shoe and the best-dressed band in the business, Kill 66, our man wasn't likely to be disappointed.....

Oliver Dawson Saxon - 'Blood And Thunder Live' (Angel Air) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:00

ODSlivecoverOliver Dawson Saxon, featuring (you'll never guess) founder members of Saxon, Graham Oliver and Steve "Dobby" Dawson, return with 'Blood And Thunder Live', a new album featuring live versions of classic songs from Saxon to ODS, via Son Of A Bitch. Rock 'N' Roll Gypsy Matt Phelps loves it live.....

Henry’s Funeral Shoe - ’Comfortable Skin’ EP (Giddy Kipper Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Monday, 04 August 2014 03:00

HFS-Comfortable-Skin-176pxIt’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from Henry’s Funeral Shoe. It’s true that they’ve never stopped touring and are one of the hardest working bands around but their last album ‘Donkey Jacket’ was released back in 2011. So reminding us: “Don’t lose the rhythm”, is a new five track EP entitled ’Comfortable Skin’, and here Uber Rock’s Russ P goes track by track through what it has to offer.

Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Lee Love - The Hip Priests Print E-mail
Written by Lee Love   
Sunday, 03 August 2014 03:00

BDBOn August 11th those saviours of dirty rock ‘n’ roll The Hip Priests finally unleash ‘Black Denim Blitz’, their third LP, on a largely unsuspecting world. Here the band’s bassist Lee Love hijacks our normally respectable Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to reveal the filthy stinking inspiration behind his band’s magnum opus. So hit the link to find out what the self-styled ‘Vodkacoma Casanova’ has to say.

Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2014 - Conny Bloom - Electric Boys - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 04:00

connybloomint86Things looked bleak for Electric Boys fans at the Steelhouse Festival as the legendary Swedish band battled with extreme travel issues that culminated in them missing their set on the first day of the event. Happily, the band swapped slots and opened the festival's second day, finding Gaz E waiting in the wings to talk to frontman Conny Bloom for another Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Billy Sheehan - The Winery Dogs & Mr. Big - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 03:00

Billy Sheehan thmbLegendary bass player Billy Sheehan has had a long and distinguished career. Starting off in the New York State power trio Talas, he has come full circle with The Winery Dogs, his latest outfit which is also a power trio. Along the way though he has also been a member of David Lee Roth’s solo band and a global chart superstar as part of Mr. Big. Here he talks about all this and more, including how he is the only person to have played with every single member of Van Halen. “Goin’ Crazy” is Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill.


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