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Supersuckers - 'Holdin' The Bag' (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 12 November 2015 03:00

supersignedLimited to just 500 copies, with all proceeds going towards the Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fund, 'Holdin' The Bag' picks up where the Supersuckers' 1997 Sub Pop country classic, 'Must've Been High', left off. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks it out.....

Alice Cooper/Michael Monroe - Plymouth, Pavilions - 29th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:00

coopmm86What could be better than an Alice Cooper Halloween show in your home town? An Alice Cooper Halloween show in your home town with Michael Monroe as the support act, that's what! Uber Rock's Matt Phelps evaded security to find lace and whiskey, horns and halos in wild abandon.....

Turbowolf/Beasts/Loom - Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 - 28th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 04:00

Turbowolf 3Out on the road in support of their excellent second album ‘Two Hands’ West Country alt-rockers Turbowolf hit Birmingham’s Academy 2 safe in the knowledge that they would be playing to a near capacity crowd of people all digging their new and highly innovative tunes. Amongst those lucky enough to get a ticket for this one was Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson, and right here is the story of his night, one he’ll not forget in a hurry.

Spike & Tyla's Hot Knives - London, The Borderline - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 03:00

hotknives86Performing together as Hot Knives, and performing the 'Flagrantly Yours' album in its entirety, legendary Quireboys and Dogs D'Amour frontmen Spike and Tyla honoured the life of former bandmate Paul Hornby with a special show at London's Borderline. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was there.....

Giuda - ‘Speaks Evil’ (Burning Heart Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 09 November 2015 03:00

Speaks Evilapproved small 2013Italian glam punks Giuda return with a third album and an all new record label with the release of ‘Speaks Evil’ later this month. Uber Rock’s Johnny H reckons it could be their best record yet, and here he explains why.

Fuzzbox - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Sunday, 08 November 2015 04:00

fuzzboxint86Fuzzbox, the most successful all-female British band in pop history, returns with a new line-up at London's legendary 100 Club on Friday the 13th, so what better time to get the legendary Steve Beebee to interview original members Vix Perks and Maggie Dunne to get the lowdown on what happened, and what happens next? Want to know how Ginger Wildheart features in the Fuzzbox story? Then read on, Uber Pop fans.....

Loving You Sunday Morning: Scorpions Remastered Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 November 2015 03:00

scorpions-world wide live-2dThis weekend SPV, in collaboration with BMG, reissued eight classic Scorpions albums in expanded formats; containing a whole host of goodies including previously unreleased bonus tracks and live DVDs, in celebration of the band's fiftieth birthday. Uber Rock’s Johnny H isn’t far off that magical birthday either (ha!) so here he looks back at some of the most popular records by a band he first heard back in 1979. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that…

Raven - London, Camden, The Underworld - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 07 November 2015 03:00

ravenexcover‘ExtermiNation’ might sound like the ideal title for an album by the Daleks, but it is in fact the title of the latest release from NWOBHM stalwarts Raven. Hitting the road in support of said opus Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland just had to be at one of the dates to experience it all. Here he checks out the band live at The Underworld, hoping to get Wiped Out.

Killing Joke/Asylums - Cardiff, University, Y Plas - 25th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 06 November 2015 03:00

KJthmbHaving witnessed the band play a scorching set at this year’s Hellfest, Uber Rock’s Johnny H seemed happy enough to give the opening night of Killing Joke’s 'Pylon' tour a miss, even when it was in one of his favourite (as in one of the only ones left) Cardiff venues. Then out of the blue he got some news of a competition win, and his plan for a quiet night in watching Bergerac re-runs went up in smoke. “Asteroid!”

Wolfsbane - Tavistock, The Wharf - 23rd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 03:00

wolfrockcoverThe smile on the face of Uber Rock's Matt Phelps as he fell asleep on the floor of his bathroom said everything about how happy he was that the mighty Wolfsbane played a gig on their October tour so close to his home. Gig of the Year? Our man thinks this could be the Gig of the Century!

Glenn Hughes / Jared James Nichols - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 22nd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:00

Glen HughesWith both Black Country Communion and California Breed now seemingly nothing more than faded memories for the ‘Voice Of Rock’, otherwise known as Glenn Hughes, it was back to the solo career path this time around as he hit the road ably assisted by Doug Aldrich and Pontus Engborg. Also on the bill for this tour was the insanely talented Jared James Nichols, whilst in the audience at Belfast’s Limelight 2 was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

Delain - Birmingham, The Institute - 23rd October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 04:00

delainthumbAll those at URHQ were worried when Steve Beebee informed us that he was about to be institutionalized; turns out he was simply heading to The Institute in Birmingham to catch a date on the UK tour from Dutch outfit Delain. Read on to discover why this band is the equivalent of the man with the van who can fix just about anything......

Junkyard - Spain, Murcia, Garaje Beat Club - 13th October 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Nick Fawkes   
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 03:00

Junkyard Poster thmbNick Fawkes has been reading Uber Rock pretty much since day one, so when he contacts URHQ and tells us he’s got a bit of an exclusive for us, we know he’s not yanking our chain. Here our intrepid part time scribe catches up with the mighty Junkyard as they play a few dates in Spain, the rest is all uber rock ‘n’ roll history in the making.

Chastain - 'We Bleed Metal' (Leviathan Records/Pure Steel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 02 November 2015 03:00

chastainwebleedmetalLast year's 'Surrender To No One' saw three original members of Chastain reunited, including returning vocal legend Leather Leone, but, as Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovered, the aptly-titled 'We Bleed Metal' is the album that truly signals the classic power metal band's resurrection....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre: The Sequel - Derek Philpott Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 01 November 2015 03:00

Derek thmbThe last time pensioner Derek Philpott tried to compile a Midnite Mixtape for us he only managed a paltry ten songs before he was tempted away by a new episode of Posh Pawn. Today, with his book 'Dear Mr. Kershaw - A Pensioner Writes’ available on Amazon, he tries to do what only a select few have done in Uber Rock history - compile a second mixtape. Will he actually make it to thirteen songs this time? Hit the link to find out.

Vintage Concert Bill: White Zombie - November 1995 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 31 October 2015 03:30

billzomb86It's Halloween every day for Bill Lindsey, frontman of veteran US shock rockers, Impaler! He's still got a few tricks (and treats) up his sleeve, though, detailing for your reading pleasure this All Hallows' Eve a 1995 live spooktakular from White Zombie!


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