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Eureka Machines/The Scaramanga Six/Brawlers - Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club - 22nd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 12 December 2014 03:00

EMleeds86With Eureka Machines hitting their PledgeMusic target for album number 4 in all of 80 minutes, the band carried the momentum into a special hometown show that was to be filmed for a Pledge-only DVD. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes was there to witness a band that we all love (and if you don't then switch off your computer and take a long, hard look at yourself) take a major step up.....

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Adam Ant/The Caezars/Viva Le Pink - London, Islington, Assembly Hall - 23rd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 11 December 2014 03:00

Adam Ant HeaderFor one night only back in April of this year Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland experienced Adam Ant playing the ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ album in its entirety at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Never in a million years did he think that just a few months later he would be watching the same show but in the much more intimate surroundings of Islington’s Assembly Hall. So which one will make our man’s gig of the year list? Read on to find out....

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Daz Russell’s 30th Anniversary of Promoting Gigs; featuring Cock Sparrer + many more - Wolverhampton, Wulfren Hall - 22nd November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 03:00

Sparrer ThmbWhat better way to celebrate three decades of promoting punk bands worldwide than by assembling a bill of 13 bands and charging a very reasonable £15 to get in. That’s exactly what Rebellion’s Daz Russell did just a few weekends ago and Uber Rock’s Johnny H made it up to Wolverhampton’s Wulfren Hall just in time to catch the likes of Argy Bargy, U.K Subs and Cock Sparrer amongst many others. Hit the link to find out how the celebrations turned out.

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The Quireboys - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 21st November 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 03:00

Quireboys thmbOn the road in support of not one, but two albums, The Quireboys hit Belfast’s Limelight club recently promising a set packed with the very best songs from their 30 years in the business. Uber Rock’s black eyed son Mark Ashby was on hand to enjoy the celebrations and declares that this really is rock ‘n' roll too. Hit the link to join the (sex) party.

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CJ Ramone - 'Last Chance To Dance' (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 08 December 2014 03:00

cjlastcoverCJ Ramone follows up his great 2012 crowd-funded album, 'Reconquista', with 'Last Chance To Dance', released via the always cool Fat Wreck Chords. We know how much CJ gave to the Ramones when he joined the seminal band, but just how much is he giving in 2014 with this new album? Quite a friggin' lot as it happens, as Uber Rock's Dom Daley found out.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Motörhead - 'Stage Fright' Blu-ray Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 07 December 2014 03:00

deadend86Previously only available in high definition on the world's first music HD-DVD, Motörhead's 'Stage Fright' comes to Blu-ray later this month, the band's Düsseldorf show of their 2004 'Inferno' tour captured on 23 cameras. Uber Rock's Gaz E gets killed by hi-def.....

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Andy Cairns and Michael McKeegan - Therapy? - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 06 December 2014 03:00

therapy thmbIndie metal three-piece Therapy? have come a long way in the last twenty-five years. From their early self-financed releases to the highs of their chart-bothering ‘Troublegum’ and ‘Infernal Love’ albums, they’re a band that have seen and done it all. Speaking to Uber Rock in Belfast ahead of a celebratory twentieth anniversary ‘Troublegum’ show, founder members Andy Cairns and Michael McKeegan are in fine form. With a new album in the works and more special ‘album’ shows planned, the future for the band looks bright. Going Nowhere: Eamon O’Neill.

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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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