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The Quireboys - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 15th February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 03:00

Spike thmbAfter three decades of what some might call maximum rock ‘n’ roll excess The Quireboys have most recently been going back to basics with their ‘Unplugged And Upfront’ tour p0laying intimate venues and reinterpreting some of their best loved songs especially for said environment. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby caught up with The ‘boys for a few jars at the Diamond Rock Club recently, and this is how things went.

Def Leppard - ‘Slang’ (Deluxe Edition) (Bludgeon Riffola) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 03:00

SlangOriginally released back in 1996 Def Leppard’s ‘Slang’ album was largely overlooked by fans and critics alike at the time as the band “trying to do a grunge record”. Uber Rock’s Johnny H is having none of it though as he reviews the expanded 2CD Deluxe Edition version of the album released recently on the band’s very own Bludgeon Riffola label.

The Breakdowns - 'Rock 'n' Roller Skates' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 24 February 2014 03:00

breakrollerskates440approved small 2013Uber Rock interviewed the scamps in The Breakdowns this past weekend, now the UK glunk 'n' rollers have their new album reviewed by Dom Daley. Would 'Rock 'n' Roller Skates' live up to the promise? You bet your sweet bippy on it.....

Vintage Concert Bill: AC/DC 'Back In Black' tour - September 11th, 1980 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 23 February 2014 03:30

billacdcshirt86Just days after the anniversary of Bon Scott's passing, Impaler's Bill Lindsey writes about the death of one of his favourite frontmen and the huge task awaiting his replacement, Brian Johnson. In this month's Vintage Concert Bill, AC/DC hit town on their legendary 'Back In Black' tour in 1980. More must-read retro rock 'n' roll goodness!!!

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Rich Ragany - Role Models/The Loyalties Print E-mail
Written by Rich Ragany   
Sunday, 23 February 2014 03:00

ragany86Another Sunday, another way cool (jr.) thirteen track mixtape chosen by a musician hugely respected at URHQ. This week it's the turn of Rich Ragany, guitarist with Role Models and The Loyalties, to pick the baker's dozen tunes. Wait, did he mention Ace Frehley?

The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 32 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 03:30

URradiothumb2014Dubbed 'Medium Rare', Episode 32 of The Uber Rock Radio Show contained songs from demo tapes, unreleased albums, and many corners of the rock 'n' roll world left untouched for decades, the show featuring uber-rare songs from the likes of The Chelsea Smiles, Van Halen, Dwarves, Wicked Lester, Foxy Shazam, Mötley Crüe, Queen, The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Marvelous 3, Feline Groove, Flyscreen, Backyard Babies, Candy, and The Wildhearts....but with Snake from Tobruk on vocals...

Hi-Fi To Die For - Everclear Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 03:00

hi-fi862013With an uber-special entry in our much-loved Hi-Fi To Die For feature, Baz Francis of Magic Eight Ball writes about the effect that Everclear's breakout album, 'Sparkle And Fade', had on his teenage self. And, to make this article even more special, Baz has recorded a cover version of one of the album's tracks and made it free to download for all you clued-in Uber Rockers.....

The Defiled - Brighton, The Haunt - 13th February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 21 February 2014 03:15

defiledtour86Uber Rock's Ross Welford loves a bargain, that's why he couldn't resist the lure of three bands for a tenner at The Haunt in Brighton. Faced with The Defiled, the new band from the former singer of Vampires Everywhere!, and Butcher Babies, our man found at least four things that tickled his fancy.....

Black Heart Breakers - 'Black Heart Breakers' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 03:00

black heart breakersapproved small 2013Say the words 'heart' and 'breakers' to any true Uber Rocker and they're interested. Put the words together and you get a cool new band from Australia that are sexier than Madge Bishop and stealing from a record collection more dog-eared than Bouncer. Uber Rock's Dom Daley gets down (under) with the self-tilted album from Black Heart Breakers.....

D-A-D - ‘30 Years 30 Hits: Best Of D-A-D 1984-2014’ (Mermaid/Sony & AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 04:00

303030Next month Danish hard rockers D-A-D reach their milestone thirtieth anniversary. To celebrate they are not only touring pretty much everywhere but also have a just released double album career retrospective called '30 Years 30 Hits: Best Of D-A-D 1984-2014' to promote. Johnny H picks up the story behind the album for Uber Rock.

Monster Magnet/Church Of Misery - London, Camden Koko - 13th February 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 03:00

MonsterMagnet-thmbHaving played certain key albums from their extensive back catalogue in their entirety on their previous (power) trips to the UK, Monster Magnet returned to Blighty earlier this month to promote their ‘Last Patrol’ platter, and in turn did something Jim Rowland really wasn’t expecting. Click the link to find out exactly what that was.

The Alarm Gathering Twenty Two - Llandudno, Venue Cymru - 31st Jan - 2nd Feb 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 03:00

GATH THMBUber Rock's Dom Daley has seen Mike Peters and The Alarm live over two million times.....give or take a few hundred thousand. Making his annual pilgrimage to North Wales, our man journeyed to sunny Llandudno for the twenty-second Gathering. Hit that link for details on all things Peters and Alarm related.....

The Black Marquee Los Angeles - 'Sessions From The Hive Volume 1' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 17 February 2014 03:00

photoapproved small 2013We've been sitting on this stormer of an album for some time at URHQ, waiting for the right time to tell you people about its impending awesomeness! That time is now, as Uber Rock's Dom Daley gets blown away by 'Sessions From The Hive Volume 1' from The Black Marquee Los Angeles.....

Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Paul Gautrey - Dedwardians Print E-mail
Written by Paul Gautrey   
Sunday, 16 February 2014 03:00

Dedwardians thmbWhen Uber Rock caught up with Paul Gautrey singer with London “glamabilly” mob Dedwardians recently he was raving to us about the influence rock ‘n’ roll music had had on his band’s music to date plus on his life in general. So we challenged the frontman to put together his definitive 13 track virtual C90 via our regular Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature. Fair play to him too, because this one certainly raised a few eyebrows here at URHQ.

Matty James - 'Live Acoustic Rock N' Roll Vol.1' (Pirate Heart Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:00

MJ-LARNR-Vol-I-Promo-Flyer-FinalRock 'n' roller Matty James is recording his debut full length album this month, so to tide fans over until its release he has seen fit to 'bootleg the bootleggers' by bringing out a 12-track live acoustic record. Uber Rock's Dom Daley got piratey with it for your reading pleasure.....

The Crimson ProjeKCT - ’Live In Tokyo’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Friday, 14 February 2014 03:00

The Crimson ProjeKCt live in TokyoThe Crimson ProjeKCt is a King Crimson offshoot featuring 3 current members of that historic band, primarily focusing on repertoire from early 1980s through to the mid-90s. So what would Russ P a fan of that 80s era of the band make fo the band’s new ’Live In Tokyo’ album? Well read on and you’ll soon find out.


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