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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.

Richie Sambora with Orianthi - Dublin, Olympia Theatre - 30th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 03:00

Sambora thmbAs part of his recent mini tour of Europe Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora also played his first solo show in Ireland. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill was lucky enough to get a ticket for this one, but would the guitarist make it south of the border in time for the show? Click the link and all will be revealed.

Judas Priest - ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 July 2014 03:00

Redeemer Of SoulsSeventeen studio albums into their career and Birmingham metal legends Judas Priest return with the album many of us at here at URHQ thought we’d ever get to hear. ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ is their first record without KK Downing and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out it is KK’s replacement, one Richie Faulkner, who has more than just a (plectrum holding) hand in making this perhaps the band’s best album in decades. Click the link to discover why.

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Michael Kiske - Unisonic Print E-mail
Written by Michael Kiske   
Sunday, 13 July 2014 03:00

Kiske thmbEarlier this week Unisonic unveiled the video to the song ‘Exceptional’, taken from their soon to be released new album ‘Light Of Dawn’. Here Unisonic frontman Michael Kiske puts together 13 exceptional (see what we did there) songs to make what he thinks is the ultimate Midnite Mixtape Massacre. Question is do you agree with his eclectic selections?

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 42 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 04:00

URradiothumb2014Johnny H returned from self-imposed exile as The Uber Rock Radio Show hit Level 42 on the episode count. But what did he bring back with him from his travels? Oh, only those technical gremlins that continually curse our very existence! But wait, with the combined power of the new single from a band about to release their first new studio album in nineteen years and the superhuman talents of Messrs Tidey, Hayward and Watkins show number 42 wasn't about to throw in the towel.....

The Graveltones - Uber Rock/Camden Rocks Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards with Hywel Davies   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 03:30

Graveltones thmbHaving chatted with Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello, otherwise known as The Graveltones, at Camden Rocks back at the end of May, we wanted to hold this interview back to tie in with a certain special event. Now with that event - The Graveltones playing Steelhouse Festival 2014 - just a week away it really is about time you all experienced the might of this truly great band. Jamie Richards is the man asking the questions ably assisted by his sidekick Hywel Davies from Dead Shed Jokers, you just need to hit the 'Read More' link to find out why Aberbeeg is likely to never be the same place again.

Frankie Whyte: The Perfection In Imperfection - A Blog About AC/DC (kind of) Print E-mail
Written by Frankie Whyte   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 03:00

frankie201486Uber Rock welcomes back Frankie Whyte (yes, the singer and guitar slinger of Canadian rockers Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols) for another one of her handwritten blogs. We debuted this great feature in March with FW's thoughts on Metallica, now she writes about AC/DC...kind of.....

Misfits/JD & the FDCs/A Sudden Vengeance Waits - Swansea, The Garage - 28th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 11 July 2014 03:00

MisSwans86The legendary Misfits closed a short run of UK dates with a show at The Garage in Swansea. Uber Rock's Dom Daley lives but a foul throw away from the location and couldn't believe that one of his favourite bands - ably supported by former Uber Rock Album of the Year winners JD & the FDCs - was about to hit the (small) stage of his local venue.....

Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie/Northcote/Billy The Kid - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 26th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 03:00

chuckrag86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes loves Chuck Ragan's latest album, 'Till Midnight', so was first(ish) in line to see the Hot Water Music frontman on his solo UK tour. With impressive supports in the shape of Billy The Kid and Northcote, the Leeds show turned out to be one memorable night. Hit Read More to find out why.....

Pearl Jam - Vienna, Wienner Stadthalle - 25th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 03:00

PJvienna86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards loves Pearl Jam so much that seeing them live in the UK this summer just wasn't enough: no, our man in plaid journeyed to the Wienner Stadthalle in Vienna to see his heroes. Jeremy spoke in class today, and he said "Read this review, or I'll kill ya!"

Electric River - ‘The Faith & Patience’ (Cadiz Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 03:00

Electric Riverapproved small 2013‘The Faith & Patience’ is the debut album from Ashford rockers Electric River which has been out to buy for a couple of weeks now. But as film critic Mark Kermode states in his latest book, “it’s not about being first, it’s about being right”, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H normally hates anything that mentions Springsteen within the influence list, we waited for this one with baited breath. The icon to the left may be a little giveaway, but what follows next really was something we did not expect.


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