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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 41 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 28 June 2014 04:00

URradiothumb2014With Johnny H away on holiday, there were big mittens left to fill at BRfm's lavish studios when Wednesday, 7pm rolled around. Luckily Gaz and Watkins called in a lot of favours and secured the services of a bona fide Welsh rock 'n' roll icon to sit in as a guest for Episode 41 of The Uber Rock Radio Show, bringing with him with a couple of songs itching for exclusive first plays.....

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Vintage Concert Bill: Scorpions, Iron Maiden & Girlschool - July 30th, 1982‏ Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Saturday, 28 June 2014 03:30

scorpsbill86Bill Lindsey, frontman of legendary PMRC-troubling shock rockers Impaler, returns with the June instalment of his classic Vintage Concert Bill feature, this time checking out a triple header of the Scorpions promoting the 'Blackout' album, Iron Maiden with new singer Bruce at the helm, and Girlschool on their first full American tour. How cool is that?! Hit Read More for classic retro rock action!

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Super Duper Alice Cooper Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 28 June 2014 03:00

deadend86Super Duper Alice Cooper, the excellent new 'doc opera' focusing on the fall and rise of the artist formerly known as Vincent Furnier, floored the loyal attendees of Uber Rock's first Dead End Drive-In cinema night and Dom Daley was so impressed that he went straight out and ordered the Deluxe Edition featuring four discs housed in a hardback book. Hit Read More and get luxurious.....

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Chuck Norris Experiment/The Hip Priests/Role Models/Trigger McPoopshute - London, The Pipeline - 13th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 27 June 2014 03:00

CNElondon86Uber-approved Gothernburg glunkers Chuck Norris Experiment finally made their UK debut, and Uber Rock's Dom Daley was at the first of just two shows on these shores. With support from The Hip Priests, Role Models and Trigger McPoopshute this was sure to be one memorable big city night.....

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People On Vacation - ‘The Chronicles Of Tim Powers’ (Que-So Records/Brando Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 03:00

POV ChroniclesBowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick and Smile Smile's Ryan Hamilton return with an all new People On Vacation record that thanks to PledgeMusic puts the band’s fans at the very heart of the record. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince has his finger on the pop/punk pulse as always as he presides over ‘The Chronicles Of Tim Powers’, perhaps the best album of its genre so far in 2014. Hit the link and discover why.

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The Urban Voodoo Machine/The Future Shape Of Sound/The Montgomerys - Grillstock, Bristol, Lloyds Amphitheatre - 8th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:00

UVM 4Promising “Meat, Music and Mayhem” Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks was in seventh heaven at the prospect of attending this year’s Grillstock festival in Bristol’s swanky harbour side area. Throw in The Urban Voodoo Machine, a chilli jam that will have his ring stinging for days to come plus the inevitable appearance of good old British festival weather and we have the perfect recipe for an afternoon to remember. So click the link and find out what happened next.

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CJ Wildheart - Leeds, The Fox & Newt - 7th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 04:00

CJpledgegig86Uber Rock loves 'Mable', the new album from CJ Wildheart, and nobody more than Ben Hughes, who Pledged, not only for the album (and hot sauce!) but also to be one of the lucky mofos in attendance at the most intimate of gigs. With Chris Catalyst, Willie Dowling and Jon Poole along for the ride, this was one night our man was not going to forget in a hurry.....

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Prima Donna - 'Vinyl Cuts & Other Pieces' (Valspeak Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 23 June 2014 03:00

VinylCutsPDcoverapproved small 2013A new album from World Champion, uber-approved glunk 'n' rollers Prima Donna? Not quite. 'Vinyl Cuts & Other Pieces' collects eleven songs from the Prima Donna back catalogue that have only appeared on vinyl - there's some rarities here for sure. Uber Rock's Dom Daley puts the needle away and blasts out his laser for a run around some of the choicest glunk cuts on the planet.....

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Mastodon - 'Once More 'Round The Sun' (Reprise Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 23 June 2014 02:00

mastodononcemoreroundthesuncoverUber Rock's Rob Watkins, the infamous 'Butcher of Bethcar Street', loved Mastodon's last album, 'The Hunter', for obvious reasons. He felt that it spoke to him, that he had a curious connection to its subject matter. How would our man feel about the band's follow-up, 'Once More 'Round The Sun'? Hit Read More to find out!

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Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward - Unisonic - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:00

kiskewardint86Unisonic, the supergroup spearheaded by ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and Pink Cream 69 anchorman Dennis Ward, are gearing up to release their second full length album, 'Light Of Dawn', in early August. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps got the chance to sit down with Michael and Dennis in London recently to learn a little more about how Unisonic has changed over the last few years and what we can expect from the new long player.....

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Chad Cherry and Nate Arling - The Last Vegas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 03:00

lastvegasweetcoverChicago rock 'n' rollers The Last Vegas recently toured the UK for the first time supporting their recently released album, 'Sweet Salvation'. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with singer Chad Cherry and drummer Nate Arling on a bus in Wakefield to find out what the band are all about. So read on if you want to know what influenced them, why American Rock radio sucks and if they really know where Robin Zander buys his cereal.....

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Uriah Heep - ‘Outsider’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 21 June 2014 03:00

Uriah HeepIn his 47 years on the planet Uber Rock’s Johnny H has never had the pleasure of owning a Uriah Heep album. That folks is all about to change as we have set him the task of reviewing ‘Outsider’, the band’s 24th studio record, and their second in three years for label Frontiers Records. Question is will it leave our man standing in a field in only his underpants and wellington boots whilst sporting a knotted handkerchief and his slaphead? Click the ‘Read More’ link to find out….

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Rockstars On Mars - 'Rockstars On Mars' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 20 June 2014 03:00

rockstarscoverRemember London LeGrand? The US hair stylist who became the frontman for Nikki Sixx's Brides Of Destruction? Well, the guy is back in the saddle and now fronting the out of this world Rockstars On Mars. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks out the band's new, self-titled EP and notes that if there is in fact life on Mars then it friggin' (space) rocks.....

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Night Ranger - ‘High Road’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 03:00

Night Ranger‘High Road’ is the eleventh studio record from San Francisco stadium rockers Night Ranger, but it’s the first one that Uber Rock’s Johnny H has had to sit and listen to since the early eighties. Long gone are the ludicrous clothes and mullet hairstyles, and that folks is just our man. No, 2014 sees a much different Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy taking the trip to the ‘High Road’, eleven tracks of AOR that are about to frustrate the hell out of H Bombz. To find out why…hit the link.

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Rich Robinson - ’The Ceaseless Sight’ (The End Records/Circle Sound) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 03:00

Rich-Robinson-The-Ceaseless-Sight-176pxGuitarist Rich Robinson returns with his third solo album, the oh so eloquently titled ’The Ceaseless Sight’, Uber Rock’s Russ P runs the review gauntlet for this one hoping that Robinson junior has had enough foresight to stay well away from his singer brother’s hippy post Crowes project, and retain a sound that is grounded in the multimillion selling band’s musical legacy. To experience (sometimes) salvation just hit the link.

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Nick Oliveri/Straight Lines/Prosperina - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 2nd June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:00

NO thmbA hot and sticky Monday night in Cardiff was the near perfect setting for an intimate encounter with bass demon Nick Oliveri, back in the UK supporting his soon to be released new long player ‘Uncontrollable’. What made this one oh so special though was the fact that this time around it’s just Nick and his acoustic guitar left to cover his immense back catalogue. Covering this one for Uber Rock though is fellow baldy Mr Johnny H.

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