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New York Dolls - London, The Old Vic Tunnels - 30th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 21 April 2011 05:00
David_thmbIt's probably safe to say that this wasn't the first time David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain had been trapped in an underground dwelling plying their sleazy trade. But it surely must have been the first time that the event had been endorsed by a Hollywood A-lister? Tazz Stander was on the case for Uber Rock and 'Dancing Backwards In High Heels'.
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Wolfsbane/Eureka Machines - London, The Borderline - 9th April 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 05:00

wolfsbanethumbSeventeen years? Is it really that long since Wolfsbane played a headline show? Incredibly, it is. Actually, was. That's because the band made their return as headliners just over a week ago at a cramped Borderline rammed to the max with howlin' mad shitheads, including Uber Rock's Matt Phelps standing right at the front screaming every word back at Blaze Bayley. Read on for his loco lowdown and photographic proof......

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Ill Nino/Breed 77/Mellowtoy - Reading, Sub 89 - 13th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by John Oakley   
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:00
Ill_Nino_thmbGood things come to those who wait...or so we're told. That's why when a proper metal bill finally arrived in Reading recently our resident Thames Valley Commando John Oakley just had to be present. So was the wait worth it? Let's ask the man himself shall we; he even polished his armour especially for the night you know....
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Wolfsbane - 'Did It For The Money' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 18 April 2011 06:00

diditforthemoneyWolfsbane played their first headline gig in seventeen years earlier this month (a review will follow on Wednesday) and unveiled this must-have new EP featuring the all-new title track and re-recorded versions of four other tracks from the band's back catalogue. Not only does Matt Phelps review this hot disc for your reading pleasure, but also offers his second, fully-signed copy of the EP for one lucky Uber Rock reader! Read on for the review and the ultimate competition.....

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Blag Dahlia - The Dwarves - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 17 April 2011 05:00
Blag_thmbThe Dwarves are a true independent band with no outside management or record label, DIY forever. That is why we to a man at URHQ fucking love them. With the band's new album ready to hit the streets in May 2011 it really was about time Darrel Sutton got to chat with a man he has spent most of his life trying to be...the one and only Blag Dahlia. The result? Well, read it for yourselves....
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'I'm In The Band' - Sean Yseult (Soft Skull Press) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 16 April 2011 05:00

Seanyseultbook86approved_smallSubtitled 'Backstage Notes From The Chick In White Zombie', Sean Yseult's new book offers a fascinating look inside the creation, success and destruction of one of the World's biggest bands back in the Nineties. Gaz E checks it out and, not for the first time, comes over all Beavis and Butt-head......

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Andy Boulton - Tokyo Blade - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 15 April 2011 05:00

andythumbWith a new album just released and tour dates to follow Andy Boulton, guitarist with metal legends Tokyo Blade and a keen falconer, gets involved in a limited skirmish with a Golden Eagle and suddenly his mangled body part resembles the World's first handgina. Dom Daley caught up with him to ask about the new album, dirt from the old days and when the stitches are coming out......

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Mikko Von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Interview Exclusive. Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 14 April 2011 05:00

VHB_circle_logoWhen Tazz excitedly announced to us recently that she was "interviewing Mikko Von Hertzen", we have to admit to shrugging our shoulders and wondering what in the hell she was actually talking about. As it appears we are not alone in our lack of knowledge regarding the Brothers Von Hertzen, Miss Stander is going to help bring us all up to speed...

 

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Michael Monroe - Bristol, O2 Academy 2 - 5th April 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 05:00
Monroe_thmbNot content with releasing one of the year's best albums in 'Sensory Overdrive' Michael Monroe is out on the road here in the UK playing a proper 13 date tour in support of it. Nev Brooks went along to the Bristol show at the intimate O2 Academy 2, and asks the question "where were you fuckers?"
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Accept/Wolf - London, Highbury Garage - 17th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Andy Rawll   
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 05:00
Accept_thmbBack in the UK for a short set of dates, London Leather Boy Andy Rawll was not going to miss the live return of the mighty Accept. With their epic 'Blood Of Nations' album drawing fans old and new from all over the country to the show, were the band about to rely solely on past glories? What do you think? Read on to find out more....
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Slaves To Gravity - 'Underwater outerspace' (Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 11 April 2011 06:10

stg176approved_small'Underwaterouterspace', the smartly-titled second album from one of the UK's brightest lights, Slaves To Gravity, finally appears and Gaz E is ready to go gaga over it. Will this sophomore release be worthy of your hard earned cash? That 'Approved' icon should provide a timely hint....

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American Speedway - 'A Bigger Boat' (Prophase Music) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 10 April 2011 05:00

americanspeedway176American Speedway, now fleshed out by the wonderfully-named guitarist Lorraine 'Dirty' McGurty, sing songs about boats, sharks, killdozers and werewolves and do so in the style of crazed mofos Zeke. Sounds pretty much like a dream band for those at Uber Rock. Are you down with the UR massive? Read on to find out.....

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Vains Of Jenna - 'Reverse Tripped' (RLS/RNR) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 09 April 2011 05:00

vainsofjenna'Reverse Tripped' sees Swedish rockers Vains Of Jenna, now fronted by Jesse Forte, tackle an album's worth of material by other artists. And what a selection of tunes; Elton John, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel, The Zombies, Eddie Grant - not what you were expecting, right? Ben Hughes is tapping the..err..vain and finding its contents refreshing - read on to see if you agree....

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Uriah Heep - 'Into The Wild' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Friday, 08 April 2011 05:30
Urian_Heep_thmbHoly Hammond (H)organ Uber Rockers, Uriah Heep are in their fourth decade together as a band and are just about to release one of their strongest albums in years. Ian Bell is our man in the safari suit as he takes a trip 'Into The Wild'.  Rest assured though his review was written without the aid of Gillian Taylforth
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Foo Fighters - 'Wasting Light' (Colombia) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 07 April 2011 05:30

foo_fighters_wasting_light_coverFoo Fighters return with their seventh studio album and with guitarist Pat Smear back as an official member of the band. Produced by Butch Vig, and with appearances from both Bob Mould and Krist Novoselic, 'Wasting Light' threatens to be a real return to form for a band who appeared happy to coast all the way to rock megastardom. Gaz E is glad the band are no longer germ-free......

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Hardcore Superstar/Crashdiet - Bristol, O2 Academy - 30th March 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 05:00
HCSS_thmbLittle did Johnny H and the UR massive realise when they picked up tickets for the Dark Decadence touring package that a gig cancelling lightning bolt was due to hit The 69 Eyes ahead of the show in Bristol for the second time in their career. Thankfully we still had Hardcore Superstar and Crashdiet, to save our Glam Rock bacon....
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