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Yes - ‘Like It Is - Yes At The Mesa Arts Center’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jiim Rowland   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 03:00

YesIn the run up to the release of this the latest double live album from UK progressive rock giants Yes, we were greeted with the sad news of bassist Chris Squire passing away after a battle with leukaemia. Here Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland takes a look at what could be the band’s final recordings with Squire as he waves a fond farewell to a true musical pioneer.

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Motorhead/The Stranglers - Eden Sessions - Bodelva, Cornwall - 27th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 04:00

Motorhead thmbJust 24 hours after the kerfuffle surrounding Motorhead’s debut appearance at some festival going by the name of Glastonbury Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was sampling the delights of Lemmy and Co for the second time in eight days in the all more tranquil surroundings of the Eden Project. Also on the bill for this one were The Stranglers, so what would our man make of it all? Hit the link and all will soon be revealed.

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The Mutants - 'Tokyo Nights' (Killer Tracks) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 July 2015 03:00

mutantstokyonightscoverThe Mutants follow up their guest star-studded debut album with 'Tokyo Nights', a twelve-track curio that aims to introduce a new set of hybrid J-punk anthems to your music collection via collaborations with Guitar Wolf and loads more! Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out.....

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Billy Hopeless - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 05 July 2015 04:00

billy86Billy Hopeless is set to release a split single with uber-faves The Hip Priests so Dom Daley caught up with the former Black Halos frontman to ask him about the new record, the Bonitos, and those Halos reunion rumours that never seem to go away... Yes, it's another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive!

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Ol Drake - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 05 July 2015 03:00

oldrake jsharrock thmbHaving seemingly quit music for good less than two years ago, former Evile guitarist Oliver ‘Ol’ Drake made an unlikely return recently with the release of his debut solo record ‘Old Rake’. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the six stringer recently to talk guitar tabs, Satriani and Vai, plus the reasons behind that split with Evile.

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Wendy O. Williams - 'W.O.W.' (MVDaudio / Wienerworld) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 04 July 2015 03:00

wowcover300MVDaudio continues its vinyl reissuing of Plasmatics/Wendy O. Williams titles with 'W.O.W.', the 1984 album produced by Gene Simmons that featured guest appearances from Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Eric Carr and Micki Free. Uber Rock's Gaz E, so we're told, loves Sex and Rock and Roll.....

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Imperial State Electric - 'Honk Machine' (Psychout Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 03 July 2015 03:00

honkapproved small 2013Imperial State Electric may well belong in another decade but, according to Uber Rock's Dom Daley, the band's new album, the finely-titled 'Honk Machine', belongs in your record collection. Read on as our man dissects what he thinks is ISE's best long player to date.....

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The Sick Livers - 'Mid Liver Crisis' (Glunk Records/Baldy Longhair Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 02 July 2015 03:00

Crisis Coverapproved small 2013The Sick Livers follow up their lauded debut, 'Motors, Women, Drugs, Booze & Killing', with 'Mid Liver Crisis', a ten-track album that, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, like Steve Austin, is better, stronger, faster.....

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Hellfest 2015 (Day Two and Day Three) - Clisson, France - 20th and 21st June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland & Johnny H   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:00

Hellfest at Night thmbWith the sunshine unrelenting and not a single queue in sight the Uber Rock Hellfest weekend gets into full swing as we let Jim Rowland loose on the Saturday line up – which saw the likes of Scorpions, ZZ Top and Venom all playing whilst Johnny H thankfully remembered his best Hi-Tecs for the thrashtastic Sunday line up that boasted appearances by the likes of Exodus, Nuclear Assault and Cavalera Conspiracy. You are but a single mouse click away from joining them having some fun in the sun.

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Hellfest 2015 (Day One) - Clisson, France - 19th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland (Nathan) & Johnny H (Mimsy)   
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 03:00

Horns thmbTwo years ago after a storming Hellfest 2013, Uber Rock’s Johnny H declared that “never again” would he return. Two years later, the lure of Cock Sparrer, Venom, Backyard Babies, Grave Pleasures and a host of others proved too much and Hayward Luxury Tours (in association with Argon Events) was very much back in business once again with Jim Rowland along for the ride - ladies and gentlemen welcome to Hellfest 2015.

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Wilson - 'Right To Rise' (Razor & Tie) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Monday, 29 June 2015 03:00

wilsonrightcover300Uber Rock's Matt Bunting loved Wilson's brand of 'Full Blast Fuckery' and was counting down the seconds to getting the Detroit band's follow-up, 'Right To Rise', into his auditory canals. Thing is, he's not that sure about the band's new sound shift, even if it will push them at least a couple of rungs up the ladder to success.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: New York Dolls - 14th November 2006 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 04:00

NYDBill86useImpaler's Bill Lindsey returns with the June instalment of his never-dull Vintage Concert Bill feature, this month writing of how great the New York Dolls (still) were when they hit Minnesota in support of their 2006 comeback album, 'One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This'. Hit Read More and fall in love, L-U-V.....

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Ian Anderson - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 03:00

Jethro Tull thmbIan Anderson is a man who needs little introduction. As the main driving force behind the music of Jethro Tull for nigh on half a century, he is a legendary figure and one of the giants of the rock era. But a Jethro Tull ‘rock opera’ and a rock opera tour? Mamma Mia! That takes a bit of explanation. Luckily the man himself (Ian Anderson not old Jethro) was on hand to ‘re-imagine’ matters and explain them to Uber Rock’s receptive and recitative Michael Anthony.

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Hi-Fi To Die For: 58 - 'Diet For A New America' Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 27 June 2015 03:00

HiFi86With Mötley Crüe finally hanging up their backing tapes after a farewell tour that promises more trainwrecks than a B-movie Western boxset, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes remembers when Nikki Sixx made music from his heart, and not just for his bank account. 58's 'Diet For A New America', he writes, is pure Hi-Fi To Die For.....

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Hard 'n' Heavy Fest 8: Return of the Rock - Abertillery, The Doll's House - 19th/20th June Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E (with Elaine Niblett)   
Friday, 26 June 2015 03:00

HnH8gig86Returning for its eighth instalment, the Hard 'n' Heavy Fest hit The Doll's House in Abertillery Rock City for another two excellent days of righteous rock and molten metal. Uber Rock's Gaz E - with help from Elaine Niblett - was there to document another monumental event... emphasis on the mental.....

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The Urban Voodoo Machine - Swansea, The Scene Club - 13th June 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 25 June 2015 03:00

UVM 1Following up the previous night’s solo performance from Paul-Ronney Angel The Urban Voodoo Machine collective were once again out in force for a show to celebrate the life of recently departed guitarist Nick Marsh at Swansea’s The Scene Club. In attendance for this one and with his handkerchief at the ready was Uber Rock’s Dom Daley.

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