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What To Make Of Megadeth's Departures Print E-mail
Written by Tyler Hurst   
Saturday, 06 December 2014 02:55

Megadeth thmbWith the future of Megadeth seemingly hanging in the balance, we got sent this guest editorial from Tyler Hurst who looks at what might lie ahead for the band whilst discovering an avenue the band have pursued behind the scenes that many may not be aware of.

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Hard Rock Hell VIII - Pwllheli, Hafan y Mor Holiday Park - 13th -16th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 05 December 2014 03:00

Hard Rock HellFeaturing the likes of Blue Oyster Cult, Krokus and Y&T within its 2014 line-up you’d perhaps be forgiven for thinking Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland had actually compiled the bill for Hard Rock Hell VIII. Keen to not miss a single note of music our intrepid scribe boarded the 5:15 Thursday train out of London bound for Pwllheli with just his junkie juice drenched cut off denim, studded gauntlets and a few scribbled notes to guide his way. Hit the link to discover what happened next.

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King Diamond - 'Dreams Of Horror' (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 03:00

KingDiamond2CDcover'Dreams Of Horror' is a new twenty-three track compilation that collects the choicest cuts from King Diamond's deadly dozen solo albums. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps Hails to the King at every available opportunity, and does so again as he welcomes home the true, Grammy nominated, King of heavy metal.....

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Bob Mould - Bristol, The Fleece - 17th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 03:00

Bob thmbTwenty odd songs delivered in a little over an hour, mixing up tracks from his illustrious back catalogue, that is what Bob Mould delivers when you are lucky enough to actually get a ticket to see him live these days. No fuss, no nonsense, ...just a sense of urgency and integrity that is normally associated with artists half the man’s age. Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks was lucky enough to bag a ticket for the Bristol date of Mould’s recent UK tour, and so with the PA seemingly cranked to 12 he was finally ready for some ‘Beauty & Ruin’.

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The Computers/Idles/UK’s Lowest - Bristol, Exchange - 15th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 03:00

Bristol Poster thmbPlaying what now must be the final shows on their ‘Love Triangles, Hates Squares’ tour Exeter’s The Computers returned to the local(ish) venue where it pretty much all started for their last album, Bristol’s Exchange. Also on the bill were local bands Idles and UK’s Lowest and in attendance for Uber Rock, Mr Johnny H. To find out how much The Computers had developed as a live band during the intervening eighteen months since they last played the venue, hit the ‘Read More’ link, NOW!

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Foreigner - ‘The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 01 December 2014 03:00

bestofforeignercoverWith ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 US hits, Foreigner are universally hailed as one of the most popular acts in the melodic rock world with a formidable 75 million albums sold worldwide. The band in 2014 now features only guitarist Mick Jones as its sole original member, but as Uber Rock’s Johnny H soon finds out with the release of ‘The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More’ it’s easy to see why the band still sell out tours on both sides of the Atlantic. Keytars at the ready, let’s rock!

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Vintage Concert Bill: Tear Gassed with Alice Cooper Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 04:00

BillCoop86Alice Cooper's April 1978 show at the St Paul Civic Arena is forever remembered in the the annals of rock 'n' roll history for "The Teargas Incident". Many people claim to have been witness to it, truthfully or not, but one man who was there was Impaler frontman Bill Lindsey. Read on as the latest Vintage Concert Bill details The Alice Cooper Show where the drama was not just reserved for the stage.....

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Harry Darling - Bitch Queens - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 03:30

bitchqueenslips86So we managed to get Harry Darling, the chief tub thumper in Basel's favourite rock and roll pirates, Bitch Queens, to have a word with Uber Rock about the brand new record they've just released and the up and coming UK tour dates with The Hip Priests. Bitch Queens have been steadily releasing music since the early days of Uber Rock so if you've got five minutes here's a few good reasons why you should buy 'Kill Your Friends'.....  

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 52 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 29 November 2014 04:00

URradiothumb2014Episode 52 of The Uber Rock Radio Show was monumental for at least a couple of reasons: firstly, it celebrated two whole years of audio velvet, of radio gold; and, secondly, it introduced, for the very first time, the dulcet tones of studio guest Darrel Sutton, "singer" of Trigger McPoopshute, there to reveal the first details of Slugfest 8.....

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CREEP director Patrick Brice interviewed exclusively for Uber Rock by Exit_International's Scott Lee Andrews! Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews   
Saturday, 29 November 2014 03:00

scottint286Two weeks ago, Scott Lee Andrews of the uber-approved Exit_International turned in a fantastic horror-themed interview to URHQ... now he's at it again! The boy's on fire! Not only has Scott grabbed a chat with Patrick Brice, director of future classic 'Creep', but he's also giving Uber Rock readers the chance to hear an unreleased version of E_I's 'The Creeps' - hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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AC/DC - 'Rock Or Bust' (Columbia) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 28 November 2014 04:05

ACDCrock300Wait, has there been something going on with AC/DC? What with the exit of Malcolm Young, return of nephew Stevie, Phil Rudd's gummy headline news appearances, dodgy music video and the rumours flying around concerning veteran Welsh drummer Bob "Killer" Richards you'd hardly have noticed. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards fell in love with AC/DC decades ago - what would he make of new album, 'Rock Or Bust'?

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Lovesores - 'Focke-Wulf vs. Spitfire!' (Hound Gawd Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 28 November 2014 03:00

lovesoresfocke300The Lovesores hail from Portland, OR and ply their trashy trade in the kind of glunk rock 'n' roll that pays the bills at URHQ. Uber Rock's Dom Daley gets his wings with the band's new four track EP, 'Focke-Wulf vs. Spitfire!', another contender for extended player of the year....

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Rich Robinson - Cardiff, The Globe - 13th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 27 November 2014 03:00

Rich Robinson thmbEx-Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson returned to the UK recently for his longest tour of these fair isles since those bygone early days when he was still shaking his moneymaker for a living. Uber Rock’s Russ P wasn’t about to miss this though especially when the second night of the UK leg of The Ceaseless Sight Tour was set in the near perfect surroundings of Cardiff’s bohemian Globe venue. Read on to find out if the show lived up to his expectations.

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Donnie Vie - 'The White Album' (Livewire/Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:00

DonnieVieTheWhiteAlbum-600x614Former Enuff Z'Nuff frontman Donnie Vie returns with 'The White Album', a nineteen song-strong double album that had Uber Rock's resident EZN/Vie fanatic Rob Watkins hot under the collar at the slightest thought of. Would these seventeen new songs and a pair of cover versions float his boat? Is that a canoe in Watkins's pocket or is he just pleased to see this album in his collection?

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters/The Last Internationale - Newport, Centre - 9th November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 03:00

rp lullaby artwork 3Having just released one of his most successful solo albums in decades, the brooding yet brilliant ‘lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar’, Robert Plant decided that instead of taking the filthy lucre to tour with a reformed Led Zeppelin, he’d instead head out on the road with The Sensational Space Shifters and once again reinvent some of that aforementioned band’s legendary back catalogue along the way. Uber Rock’s Johnny H was at the tour’s opening night at the as equally legendary Newport Centre, this is what he witnessed.

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Johnny Thunders (and related artists) - 'Looking For Johnny' Original Soundtrack Album (Jungle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 24 November 2014 03:00

lookingjohnnycdThe Original Soundtrack Album of Danny Garcia's Looking For Johnny documentary arrives in time for the US Record Store Day in a limited red vinyl double album set. Uber Rock's Dom Daley marvels at the rarities on offer featuring Johnny Thunders himself, and a slew of new material dedicated to the late, great rock 'n' roll hero.....

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