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Slugfest 7 - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 4th & 5th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H & Gaz E   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 04:00

Slugfest 7Now into its seventh year the annual Slugfest this year dared its patrons to ‘Drink, Dance and Fall Over’. So whilst the rest of URHQ was stuck in various fields across the UK that same weekend watching “legendary” metal bands, Johnny H and Gaz E were experiencing the delights of way too many cool bands to name in one relatively short introduction. If you were lucky enough to be at The Dolls House you might remember what comes next, if you weren’t (or were just too pissed)… then hit the ‘Read More’ link and discover exactly what you missed.

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Richie Sambora with Orianthi - Dublin, Olympia Theatre - 30th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 03:00

Sambora thmbAs part of his recent mini tour of Europe Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora also played his first solo show in Ireland. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill was lucky enough to get a ticket for this one, but would the guitarist make it south of the border in time for the show? Click the link and all will be revealed.

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Judas Priest - ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 July 2014 03:00

Redeemer Of SoulsSeventeen studio albums into their career and Birmingham metal legends Judas Priest return with the album many of us at here at URHQ thought we’d ever get to hear. ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ is their first record without KK Downing and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out it is KK’s replacement, one Richie Faulkner, who has more than just a (plectrum holding) hand in making this perhaps the band’s best album in decades. Click the link to discover why.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Michael Kiske - Unisonic Print E-mail
Written by Michael Kiske   
Sunday, 13 July 2014 03:00

Kiske thmbEarlier this week Unisonic unveiled the video to the song ‘Exceptional’, taken from their soon to be released new album ‘Light Of Dawn’. Here Unisonic frontman Michael Kiske puts together 13 exceptional (see what we did there) songs to make what he thinks is the ultimate Midnite Mixtape Massacre. Question is do you agree with his eclectic selections?

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 42 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 04:00

URradiothumb2014Johnny H returned from self-imposed exile as The Uber Rock Radio Show hit Level 42 on the episode count. But what did he bring back with him from his travels? Oh, only those technical gremlins that continually curse our very existence! But wait, with the combined power of the new single from a band about to release their first new studio album in nineteen years and the superhuman talents of Messrs Tidey, Hayward and Watkins show number 42 wasn't about to throw in the towel.....

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The Graveltones - Uber Rock/Camden Rocks Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards with Hywel Davies   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 03:30

Graveltones thmbHaving chatted with Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello, otherwise known as The Graveltones, at Camden Rocks back at the end of May, we wanted to hold this interview back to tie in with a certain special event. Now with that event - The Graveltones playing Steelhouse Festival 2014 - just a week away it really is about time you all experienced the might of this truly great band. Jamie Richards is the man asking the questions ably assisted by his sidekick Hywel Davies from Dead Shed Jokers, you just need to hit the 'Read More' link to find out why Aberbeeg is likely to never be the same place again.

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Frankie Whyte: The Perfection In Imperfection - A Blog About AC/DC (kind of) Print E-mail
Written by Frankie Whyte   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 03:00

frankie201486Uber Rock welcomes back Frankie Whyte (yes, the singer and guitar slinger of Canadian rockers Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols) for another one of her handwritten blogs. We debuted this great feature in March with FW's thoughts on Metallica, now she writes about AC/DC...kind of.....

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Misfits/JD & the FDCs/A Sudden Vengeance Waits - Swansea, The Garage - 28th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 11 July 2014 03:00

MisSwans86The legendary Misfits closed a short run of UK dates with a show at The Garage in Swansea. Uber Rock's Dom Daley lives but a foul throw away from the location and couldn't believe that one of his favourite bands - ably supported by former Uber Rock Album of the Year winners JD & the FDCs - was about to hit the (small) stage of his local venue.....

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Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie/Northcote/Billy The Kid - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 26th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 10 July 2014 03:00

chuckrag86Uber Rock's Ben Hughes loves Chuck Ragan's latest album, 'Till Midnight', so was first(ish) in line to see the Hot Water Music frontman on his solo UK tour. With impressive supports in the shape of Billy The Kid and Northcote, the Leeds show turned out to be one memorable night. Hit Read More to find out why.....

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Pearl Jam - Vienna, Wienner Stadthalle - 25th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 03:00

PJvienna86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards loves Pearl Jam so much that seeing them live in the UK this summer just wasn't enough: no, our man in plaid journeyed to the Wienner Stadthalle in Vienna to see his heroes. Jeremy spoke in class today, and he said "Read this review, or I'll kill ya!"

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Electric River - ‘The Faith & Patience’ (Cadiz Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 03:00

Electric Riverapproved small 2013‘The Faith & Patience’ is the debut album from Ashford rockers Electric River which has been out to buy for a couple of weeks now. But as film critic Mark Kermode states in his latest book, “it’s not about being first, it’s about being right”, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H normally hates anything that mentions Springsteen within the influence list, we waited for this one with baited breath. The icon to the left may be a little giveaway, but what follows next really was something we did not expect.

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Ministry - 'Last Tangle In Paris: Live 2012' (UDR) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 07 July 2014 03:00

ministrylasttanglecover'Last Tangle In Paris' is a combination concert film/live album recorded on Ministry's 2012 'DeFiBriLaTour', released now as a tribute to late guitarist Mike Scaccia who died just five months after the gig was recorded. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out one of this fine release's many formats.....

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The Interrogation Of Vintage Trouble Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 06 July 2014 03:00

VT1486Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with the members of Vintage Trouble as they prepared to play a private gig at York Racecourse. Asking the questions that all Troublemakers want to hear answers to, did our man undertake the most revealing interview with the band yet? Only one way to find out - hit Read More and witness The Interrogation Of Vintage Trouble.....

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Hard 'n' Heavy VII: The Stormbringer - Abertillery, The Dolls House - 20th & 21st June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E (with Elaine Niblett)   
Saturday, 05 July 2014 03:00

gavhnh86Hard 'n' Heavy, the free festival from Two Bucks Rock Productions, returned to The Dolls House for its seventh instalment, equally blessed and cursed with the strongest line-up of bands yet. Uber Rock's Gaz E (ably assisted by the seductive Elaine Niblett) was there to detail the events for your reading pleasure.....

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Black Flag/The Royal We/Cinema Cinema - Club Europa, Brooklyn - 22nd June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Van Hoek   
Friday, 04 July 2014 03:00

BFdrum86Everyone's got an opinion about the current Black Flag.....but Uber Rock's comes from the virtual pen of Anthony Allen Van Hoek of Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups! Anthony caught Greg Ginn and band at Club Europa in Brooklyn and tells it like it is regarding Black Flag in 2014. Agree? Read More and find out.....

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Vintage Trouble - York, York University Summer Ball @ York Racecourse - 18th June 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 03:00

VT1486Uber Rock's Ben Hughes found his "Summer of Trouble" restricted to just one night watching Vintage Trouble live...and in the most curious of places too. But, after grabbing a must-read interview that you can see this coming weekend, our man marvelled, as always, at the VT live experience.....

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