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OFF!/Cerebral Ballzy - Bristol, The Exchange - 2nd October 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 03:00

OffthmbOFF! chose the sweaty and intimate surrounding of Bristol’s Exchange in which to kick off the UK leg of their current tour in support of the awesome ‘Wasted Years’ album. Also on the bill the enigmatic Cerebral Ballzy. Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton was lucky enough to bag himself a ticket for this long since sold out show, and as the night unfolded he was mighty glad he did. Hit the ‘Red More’ link to find out why.

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Mark Lanegan Band - ‘Phantom Radio’ (Heavenly Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 03:00

Lanegan albumapproved small 2013After the acoustic melancholy of his previous two releases ex Screaming Trees man Mark Lanegan returns with ‘Phantom Radio’, an album that Uber Rock’s Johnny H dubs “electro Goth …to the max”. So hit the ‘Read More’ link and discover why this is possibly his best solo work to date.

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OK GO - 'Hungry Ghosts' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 03:00

OKGOhungryghostsYou might not know this, but Chicago's OK GO actually release albums as well as groundbreaking music videos. 'Hungry Ghosts', funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, is just the band's third full studio album since their self-titled debut in 2002. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins has been waiting patiently for this new platter...and his wait was not in vain....

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Billy Idol - 'Kings & Queens Of The Underground' (BFI Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 13 October 2014 03:00

IDOL QUEENS COVER 1600-NEW-lo RESBilly Idol returns with 'Kings & Queens Of The Underground', his first studio album proper in almost a decade. With his new autobiography, 'Dancing With Myself', fresh on the shelves, this is a great time to be a Billy Idol fan. Or is it? Uber Rock's Dom Daley finds a long player so polished and radio-friendly that it couldn't get much further away from the underground.....

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Tim “Ripper” Owens - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 12 October 2014 03:00

Ripper Interview thmbWith one of the most powerful voices in metal, vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens has lent his scorching tones to a great number of projects over the past fifteen plus years. Recording and playing with the likes of Iced Earth, and of course Judas Priest. Owens fronted the mighty Priest for almost a decade following Rob Halford’s decision to leave the band in the early 1990s, and went from a Judas Priest tribute band to releasing two studio albums with the real thing, Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with Tim following his gig at Belfast’s Voodoo recently to talk about all of this and much, much more.

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Whitesnake - ‘Live in 1984 - Back To The Bone’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 11 October 2014 03:00

WhitesnakeThirty years after the release of ‘Slide It In’ the sixth album from Whitesnake, the band’s irrepressible frontman David Coverdale unleashes a DVD and CD package to commemorate the tour that took them worldwide. Featuring performances that include Jon Lord’s final show with the band, the DVD promises to be a real televisual treat whilst the wonderfully titled ‘Snakeskin Boots - Best Of Bootlegs’ CD looks to fill in the gaps. Uber Rock’s Johnny H cracks the shrink-wrap on ‘Live in 1984’ and gets ‘Back To The Bone’.

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Grinder Blues - 'Grinder Blues' (Megaforce) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 10 October 2014 03:00

grinderbluescoverSomebody tell dUg Pinnick how old he is! He's putting all us younger fellas to shame. The King's X mainman returns with a third release this year, the self-titled Grinder Blues album that sees him team up with the Emmy award-winning blues duo, The Bihlman Bros. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes woke up this morning...you know the rest.....

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Tim “Ripper” Owens - Belfast, Voodoo - 25th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 03:00

Ripper thmbOver the years Tim “Ripper” Owens has played with the likes of Iced Earth, Beyond Fear and of course the mighty Judas Priest, to name but a few, but what would a solo Ripper live show be like? We sent Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill to Belfast’s Voodoo to answer that question, and the answer? Well you’ll have to click the 'Read More’ link to find out.

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Last Great Dreamers/The Sonic Jewels - London, Camden, Purple Turtle - 21st September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dan Hayes   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:20

LGD ThmbUntil a weekend or so ago it had been the best part of 20 years since Dan Hayes last witnessed Last Great Dreamers live, it also had been the best part of 5 years since he last penned a review for Uber Rock. So that night at the Purple Turtle must have been something special right? Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find our man once again ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’.

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The Dowling Poole/Paul Miro - Birmingham, The Asylum 2 - 17th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:00

Edwina thmbHaving released what could be one of the most perfect albums of the year in the shape of their ‘Bleak Strategies’ debut platter The Dowling Poole hit the road during the month of September to play five acoustic dates to help promote its release. Stage front and centre for Uber Rock at the Birmingham date was Rich Hobson as our man joins Jon Poole, Willie Downing and Givvi Flynn for a night at the Funny Farm.

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Weezer - 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' (Republic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 03:00

weezercover300Weezer returns with 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End', the band's ninth studio album and the third to be produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars. The album's release got pushed back a week but, as Uber Rock's Rob Watkins discovered, it was well worth the wait. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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Sixx:A.M. - 'Modern Vintage' (Eleven Seven Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 October 2014 03:00

sixxamvintage440Sixx:A.M., the band featuring Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba of the modern Guns N' Roses tribute band, and vocalist James Michael, returns with third album, 'Modern Vintage', their first record to not accompany a book release. Uber Rock's Gaz E fails to get starstruck.....

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Fish - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 03:00

Fish thmbFish is a busy man right now. Having released his latest album ‘A Feast Of Consequences’ earlier this year, he’s right now on the road promoting it on an extensive European Tour. Here he exclusively reveals to Eamon O’Neill that plans are already afoot for a farewell album, as well as a farewell tour in 2016 where he’ll perform ‘Misplaced Childhood’ for the final time, as well as his plans for life after music. He also gives his side of the story regarding his informal appearance with Marillion in Aylesbury in 2007. Hit the link to read on.

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Toschie - Audrey Horne - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 October 2014 04:00

AH thmbHaving just released another corker of an album in the shape of ‘Pure Heavy’, we thought it was about time Uber Rock got to talk with the band behind the magnum opus, so we sent Johnny H out to track down the band’s frontman Toschie to wax lyrical about the band’s influences, what their touring aspirations are for the record, and above all what they would do if they were offered a 100 million dollars by iTunes. Read on to find on the answers to all of these questions plus much more.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 48 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 October 2014 03:00

URradio86T'was a gloomy night in the 'mawr as the six-legged Uber Rock Radio beast lumbered toward the part-deserted metropolis that was once the BRfm studios. Hauntingly empty save for a weasel, a junkie juice-swathed heavy metal adonis, Gaz, Johnny and Rob "The Butcher of Bethcar Street" Watkins, the radio station was once again lit up with the glorious sounds of The Uber Rock Radio Show and the joyous rings of laughter that Episode 48 brought with it.....

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Christmas/U.K’s Lowest/The Bellends - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 19th September 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:00

Xmas thmbWith the bespoke decorations and major league hangovers left behind following the rock ‘n’ roll party of the year having only just finally startied to clear his memory banks, it was time for Johnny H to return to The Dolls House for yet another shindig, this time courtesy of German punks Christmas on the first date of the UK leg of their Appetite For Selfdestruction tour. Hit the link to find out all about what happened next during yet another night to remember in Abertillery Rock City.

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