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J. Mascis - 'Tied To A Star' (Sub Pop) Print E-mail
Written by Jason Morgan   
Monday, 18 August 2014 03:00

JMascisTiedCoverDinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis returns with 'Tied To A Star', his first solo release in three years. We asked Jason Morgan to review the album for us as he is a massive Mascis fan and we wanted a totally unbiased opinion. Something obviously got lost in the translation there. Hit Read More for the lowdown on an album that our man says really should not be missed.....

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Sponge Rogers - Electric River - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:00

ER thmbIt’s safe to say that ‘The Faith & Patience’, the debut(?) album from Ashford’s finest, Electric River has left URHQ pretty much in a stunned silence. So epic is this 12 track slab of arena rock angst that we just had to get the story behind it and pay the record’s awesomeness forward to Uber Rockers worldwide. Here Johnny H chats with the band’s bassist and frontman Sponge Rogers and does just that. Hit the link to discover your new favourite band.

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Steve Rothery Band - ‘Live in Rome’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:00

SRB Live In RomeWe may jest with our scribes that ‘prog’ is a four letter word that should never be uttered here at URHQ, yet again though we give our front page up to another doyen of the scene as Marillion six stringer Steve Rothery teases his loyal fans with the release of ‘Live in Rome’ a full month or so before his debut solo album proper. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill loves a little bit of a tease though, and here folks is his take on this triple disc snor…sorry, progfest.

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The Dictators NYC/Electric River - London, Highbury, The Garage - 7th August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 15 August 2014 03:00

Dictators Poster thmbIt had been 37 very long years since Ross The Boss and Handsome Dick Manitoba had shared a UK stage together playing as The Dictators, but that was all about to change as last weekend they played two shows in London and Blackpool. Uber Rock was at them both, and here Jim Rowland witnesses their headline show in the English capitol. Hit the link to experience some rock ‘n’ roll history in the making.

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The Quireboys - Calstock, Million in 10 Rally - 2nd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 04:00

Qboyrally86The Million in 10 Rally found the Royal British Legion Riders Branch looking to raise a million pounds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps went along to show his support and catch the Saturday night headliners, The Quireboys. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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Y-Not Festival - Pikehall, Near Matlock, Derbyshire - 1st, 2nd and 3rd August 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 03:00

Y Not ThumbWe welcome a new name to the Uber Rock fold today as Matt Bunting joins our crew of scutty scribes taking in what the Y-Not Festival had to offer punters this time around. So join our new boy in town as he delights in such acts as Turbowolf, Max Raptor, Andrew W.K, Baby Godzilla plus a whole lot more

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Throwback Thorsday: Week Two Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:00

thorsday286Last week Uber Rock debuted its bicep- and pants-tightening new retro feature, Throwback Thorsday, where, every Thursday, we pay tribute to the iconic Jon Mikl Thor by way of classic photographs and video footage. Last week we gifted you Thor's classic '80s movie 'Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare' in its entirety - this week we present the finest eight minutes of Saturday morning kids television ever.....

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Buckcherry - 'Fuck' EP (F-Bomb Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 03:00

FUCKEP440With news of a PledgeMusic 'Singles Club' still fresh in the memory Buckcherry amps up the new material with a six-track EP littered with F-words and called, unsurprisingly, 'Fuck'. Uber Rock's Gaz E tries to discover if It's A Fucking Disaster.....

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Possessed - London, Highbury, The Garage - 28th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 03:00

Possesed ThbPlaying their first show in the UK in almost three decades Bay Area thrashers Possessed hit London’s Garage venue recently to find a packed house waiting for them. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was there to welcome sole original member Jeff Becerra and his all new line up of the band and witness the true pioneers of ‘Death Metal’. Were you lucky enough to be there? Or perhaps like most of us didn’t even realise the gig was on. Either way hit the link to relive a magical night of thrash.

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The Hip Priests - 'Black Denim Blitz' (No-Balls Records/Ghost Highway Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 11 August 2014 03:00

BDBapproved small 2013'Black Denim Blitz' by The Hip Priests is the album many of us have been waiting a long time for here at URHQ. It arrived under a shroud of secrecy complete with the audacious PR claim that it was going to be the glunk album of the decade. Uber Rock’s Johnny H on the other hand says “forget about cheap plaudits, these 13 tracks will change your life…forever”. Hit the ‘Read More’ link as he gets Black Denim Blitzed track by track.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Chris Holmes Print E-mail
Written by Chris Holmes   
Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:30

Holmesmix86Uber Rock recently caught up with W.A.S.P. legend Chris Holmes while he was in town to promote his debut solo album, 'Nothing To Lose'. It seemed only fitting that we should ask the mean man just what musical influences helped shape his life so here are his thirteen choices for the Midnite Mixtape Massacre!

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Dave Neabore - Dog Eat Dog - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:00

Dog Eat Dog thmbNew Jersey’s Dog Eat Dog went through a period of intense popularity in the UK in the mid to late 1990s, scoring two hit albums here with 1994’s ‘All Boro Kings’ and its follow-up 1996’s ‘Play Games’, then they simply disappeared off the radar following a tour to promote 1999’s ‘Amped’ release. Speaking after their appearance at Sonisphere, the band’s bassist Dave Neabore discusses all this and more. “We’re friends before we’re a band” he tells Eamon O’Neill.

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 44 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 09 August 2014 03:00

URradiothumb2014Scratching their heads as to how they're still allowed to tarnish the airwaves and interweb with their idiotic rock-based chatter, the six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show creature crawled out of its hole and into the ever-decreasing BRfm studios for Episode 44 of the radio show that sho don't blow. Gaz, Johnny and Rob waxed lyrical on topics far too important to trivialise here, but let's just say that they did it to a soundtrack of high-end rock 'n' roll!

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Ace Frehley - 'Space Invader' (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 08 August 2014 03:00

spaceinvader300x300approved small 2013Ace Frehley returns with his first studio album in five years. Uber Rock's Gaz E, like every old school Space Ace fan, wanted nothing more from this new album than the chance to silence a few of the original Spaceman's harshest critics. Could 'Space Invader' provide that opportunity? See that Uber-Approved stamp? There's your answer.....

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Neal Morse - ‘Songs From November’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 03:00

Neal Morse Songs ForTo quote the press release for Neal Morse’s latest album, “Even a style as broad and accepting as progressive rock has its boundaries.” So what could they mean by this? Let’s ask Uber Rock’s resident six string maestro Eamon O’Neill shall we as he swelters in the summer heat whilst listening to ‘Songs From November’.

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Throwback Thorsday: Week One Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 02:00

thorthur186Uber Rock loves Jon Mikl Thor! We're not ashamed of our collective man-love for this giant of rock! We've tossed and turned and tossed some more trying to come up with a way to pay tribute to the man...and then it hit us like a star creature flung by Satan himself THROWBACK THORSDAY! Yes, from this week until the end of time Uber Rock will honour the career of Jon Mikl Thor by way of classic photos and video clips. But where to start?

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