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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2016 - Derbyshire, Catton Park - 12th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 18 August 2016 03:00

TS thmbAfter Steelhouse for the classic rockers and Rebellion for the punks it was time for the mother of all metal festivals last weekend, yup Bloodstock Open Air featuring the likes of Corrosion of Conformity, Venom and Twisted Sister playing their last ever UK show was finally a gig going reality. What a stellar line up, and this was only the first day too. On hand to review it all for Uber Rock, Nick Russell.

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The Dead Daisies - Hamburg, Hard Rock Café - 3rd August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:00

IMG 8001 thmbThe Dead Daisies have been wowing rock audiences around the globe these past few months in support of their just released third album ‘Make Some Noise’ Uber Rock’s Colin Hunt caught up with the band in an unfamiliar acoustic setting in Hamburg ahead of their recent Wacken appearance, not really sure of what he might be getting. A fun night out, by all accords and here’s his gig report to prove it.

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The Boys - 'Odds & Sods' (PHR Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 03:00

boysodds300Limited to just 500 units, 'Odds & Sods', the new rarities collection from The Boys, is a must-have for any self-respecting punk rock 'n' roller. One such chap is Uber Rock's Dom Daley, who dissects the contents of this audio cabinet of curiosities for your reading pleasure.....

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Control - ‘United In Blood’ (Randale Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 15 August 2016 03:00

ControlFollowing Uber Rock’s extensive coverage of this year’s Rebellion Festival we now turn our attentions to an album that got its official release during the Blackpool weekend, namely ‘United In Blood’ the fourth studio album from British hooligan punk rock ‘n’ rollers Control. Johnny H picks up the story behind this one.

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2016 - Mikko von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 14 August 2016 03:00

VHB2A few weekends ago Finnish progressive types the Von Hertzen Brothers had just finished a warmly received set at this year’s Steelhouse Festival when singer guitarist Mikko von Hertzen was suddenly faced with an even more daunting task than ascending the Arael Mountain to play. He was about to come face to face with Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins and what happened next is but a mouse click away.

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Rebellion Festival 2016 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 6th & 7th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Saturday, 13 August 2016 03:00

Rebellion thmbFor the second part of Uber Rock’s coverage of Rebellion Festival 2016 Johnny H and Dom Daley continue to celebrate 40 years of punk and 20 years of Rebellion by watching more bands that is humanly possible. No other magazine covers Rebellion quite like Uber Rock. Hit the link then to relive a truly magical weekend.

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Rebellion Festival 2016 - Blackpool, Winter Gardens - 4th & 5th August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Dom Daley   
Friday, 12 August 2016 03:00

Rebellion thmb“20 years of Rebellion - 40 years of punk rock.” So boasted the tagline for this year’s Rebellion Festival held as ever in the seaside resort of Blackpool. Uber Rock sent Johnny H and Dom Daley “oop north” to check out four days of music spread across seven stages, it wouldn’t take a genius to work out this would be a little bit messy. Here our very own punk rock Laurel & Hardy relive the magic of the Thursday and Friday line ups.

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The Erik Chandler Band - 'The Truth' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 11 August 2016 03:00

erikcoverapproved small 2013The Erik Chandler Band features (guess who?!) Erik Chandler, bass player of Bowling For Soup, and 'The Truth' is their debut long player, funded via a PledgeMusic campaign. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey writes that this is one of the best albums of the year - hit the link to find out why.....

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Dwarves / CJ Ramone / Maid of Ace - Bristol, The Exchange - 2nd August 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 03:00

Dwarves thmbStopping off in Bristol while en route to the Rebellion Festival, the Dwarves promised a mental night of blood, guts and pussy... and brought the legendary CJ Ramone along for the ride. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wasn't the only one young and good looking at The Exchange.....

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The Hip Priests / Role Models / Flash House - London, Camden, The Black Heart - 29th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 03:20

THP thmbTen years, during which time the band in question has released three albums, fourteen singles and seen their very own dedicated set of followers become a Spasm Gang to be reckoned with, whilst above all achieving all this on their own terms. That band is of course The Hip Priests and Uber Rock’s Johnny H popped along to catch the first of two very special birthday shows, this one taking place in that there London. Hit the link to join him.

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Blue Oyster Cult - London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town - 29th July 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 03:00

Poste thmbIt was all about anniversaries in London that hot and sweaty Friday night and whilst H Bombz was celebrating a Decade of Disdain across town Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was luxuriating in forty years of ‘Agents Of Fortune’, the 1976 album from the legendary Blue Oyster Cult at a sold out show in Kentish Town. Hit the link to relive the magic of a very special night indeed.

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Brijitte West & The Desperate Hopefuls - 'From N.Y. With Love' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 08 August 2016 03:00

BWcover550approved small 2013Brijitte West claims that new album, 'From N.Y. With Love', funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, is her proudest moment as an artist. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listened to the upcoming release and found little to prove the former NY Loose frontwoman wrong.....

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That Was The Month That Was: July Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Sunday, 07 August 2016 03:00

ZVTV86Lord Zion & Vikki Spit return for the fourth instalment of That Was The Month That Was; the Spit Like This/Smell Your Mom pair dissecting the rock news from the previous month, detailing Corey Taylor's broken neck, Black Sabbath's ridiculous meet 'n' greet prices, Bret Michaels' scare hair, jerking off in the faces of the members of RATT, and more!

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): August Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 03:30

derek86In 'Plane Silly', the August instalment of Derek Philpott's The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased), the former proofer reveals the name of the should-be sequel to Snakes On A Plane and debunks many a pop/rock star cat theory. Hit the link to lose yourself in the latest curiosity from the man behind the must-have book, 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes'.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: August Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 03:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! So far this year we've had Wendy O. Williams, Sid Vicious, GG Allin, Henry Rollins, John Stabb, H.R., and Doyle in compromising positions, what will August offer us?

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: August Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Saturday, 06 August 2016 02:30

dgen2In the August instalment of her No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog, Uber Rock's Jo Hayes writes of bands she seems destined to miss live, and of travelling to New York to see a band, not knowing they were playing much closer.....

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