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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): March Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:00

derek86Derek Philpott, the former proofer whose 'Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes' was the funniest book released in 2015, returns for the third instalment of his exclusive Uber Rock monthly column, The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). This month Derek asks "Which Is Witch in heavy metal music?"

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Biff Byford - Saxon - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 05 March 2016 03:30

biffint86Later this month Saxon will release the 'Eagles And Dragons' boxset containing vinyl copies of the band's nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with the band's frontman, the legendary Biff Byford, to get the lowdown on the new box and more, including when we can expect more live UK shows from Saxon.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: March Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Saturday, 05 March 2016 03:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. January saw Wendy O. Williams (Work That Muscle) F*ck That Booty, while February saw Sid Vicious in a compromising position - what will March bring?

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Status Quo - 'On The Level', 'If You Can't Stand The Heat' & 'Whatever You Want' Deluxe Editions (UMC/Mercury Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 04 March 2016 03:00

quo1Saddened by the news that this year will see Status Quo undertake their final full-on electric tour? Ease the pain with the latest three-album back catalogue batch of deluxe expanded reissues from the band, littered with previously unreleased bonus material. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is living on an island.....

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Thunder / Terrorvision - Bristol, Colston Hall - 16th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Thursday, 03 March 2016 03:00

thunderlive86Thunder have just been confirmed for both the Steelhouse Festival and Ramblin' Man Fair, so what better time to discover just what they had to offer on their recent UK jaunt with Terrorvision in tow? Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz can dad-dance with the best of 'em....

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Bowling For Soup / The Dollyrots / Lacey / MC Lars - Southampton, O2 Guildhall - 13th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 03:00

Bowling For Soup 2016 Tour thmbBack in 2013 pop punk giants Bowling For Soup declared they would be quitting touring outside of the US, in the process breaking many UK fans’ hearts. But fast forward to 2016 and what’s this? A full UK tour by…wait for it…Bowling For Soup!!! Uber Rock’s Phil Cooper wasn’t about to miss this and here he checks in from the Southampton date of the How About Another Round Tour. Hit the link to read on…..

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Heavy Metal Kids - Tavistock, The Wharf - 13th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:00

HMKidslive86"I was only listening to U.D.O.," Uber Rock's Matt Phelps told the authorities when they turned up at his leafy cul-de-sac after reports of a man acting in a suspicious nature pointed in his air-guitaring direction. After being evacuated our man found himself at a loose end, so headed off to The Wharf in Tavistock to see some like-minded individuals - Heavy Metal Kids!

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Heck - 'Instructions' (Npag Industries) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 29 February 2016 03:00

heckalbum300approved small 2013Who would've thought that red tape, rather than fiery red missiles would bring down Godzilla, even a Baby one? Forced into a name change, Baby Godzilla became Heck and, finally, unleash their debut album, 'Instructions', in a matter of weeks. Uber Rock's Rich Hobson loves it. Here's why.....

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Ryan Hamilton - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 04:00

Ryan H 2In just a next few days’ time US power pop sensation Ryan Hamilton will kick off a UK tour in support of his Uber Approved 'Hell Of A Day' album. To find out what lies ahead for you lucky ticket holders out there we asked Dave Prince to compile some searching questions for his favourite fanny pack lovin' humdinger of a musician…and this folks…is what happened next.

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley, Gaz Tidey & Johnny H   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 03:40

Hip PriestsFebruary may be the shortest month of the year but here at URHQ we’ve been swamped with quality 7” releases these past few weeks from the likes of The Dwarves, The Black Halos, The Hip Priests and Bloodlights and that’s just to name a few. We’ve had so many in fact that for the first time ever we had to assign three scribes to the feature just to get through everything. So without further ado hit the link to join Dom, Gaz and Johnny as they spin those black circles of delight.

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Richie Ramone - Belfast, Voodoo - 12th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:00

Richie Ramone - Belfast 4Richie Ramone returned to the UK recently for a series of 12 live shows that showcased the best of his 2013 solo album ‘Entitled’ along with some choice cuts from his former employer’s back catalogue. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby caught the Belfast date of the tour and found plenty to get excited about. So, hey ho, let’s go, back to the Voodoo for a night of great live music.

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Escape The Fate / New Year’s Day / Fearless Vampire Killers / Like A Storm - Hamburg, DE, Logo - 11th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Colin Hunt   
Friday, 26 February 2016 04:00

Escape The Fate thmbIt all started with a rather innocent email exchange with Uber Rock HQ, then Colin Hunt suddenly found himself volunteering to be our resident scribe in Germany. Here he gets along to Hamburg’s Logo club to experience not only headliners Escape The Fate but also a UK band he’s been keeping a watchful eye on, namely FVK. So, hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

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Anvil - ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ (SPV / Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 26 February 2016 03:00

AnvilCurrently on the road with Teutonic metal legend Udo Dirkschneider the equally legendary Anvil are promoting their all new album ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ a record that initially had Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland shivering his timbers. Why? Well hit the link and all will be revealed as Jim explains why this could be the band’s strongest album in quite some time.

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Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls - Belfast, Limelight 2 - 11th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 25 February 2016 03:00

Frank Turner thmbBack in December we caught up with Frank Turner as part of his ongoing tour in support of his ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ album. A few months on and he’s still on the road, albeit this time supporting his rarities collection ‘Ten For Ten’. In attendance at the Belfast date on this tour was Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

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Danko Jones - 'Live At Wacken' (UDR) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 03:00

dankowacken500approved small 2013Released on CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, and double vinyl, 'Live At Wacken' captures the live genius of Canadian greats Danko Jones at their 2015 appearance on the True Metal Stage of the famous North German festival. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey didn't hesitate when asked, "Do You Wanna Rock?"

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Bob Mould - Cardiff, The Globe - 10th February 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 03:20

BM86reviewA UK tour from Hüsker Dü/Sugar man Bob Mould is certainly not to be sniffed at. Uber Rock's Dom Daley broke with convention and headed out on a school night to indulge in a Tizer or two in the company of a bona fide alternative music icon......

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