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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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Viking Fest 2 - Ebbw Vale Institute - 26th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 03:00

VF86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins took time off from his exclusive NP23 raping and pillaging to let a horde of would-be vikings get a taste of what he lives every other day at the second annual Viking Fest. With bands like The Bleedin Noses, Sons Of Icarus, Ataraxis Vibration, headliners Henry's Funeral Shoe and the best-dressed band in the business, Kill 66, our man wasn't likely to be disappointed.....

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Oliver Dawson Saxon - 'Blood And Thunder Live' (Angel Air) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:00

ODSlivecoverOliver Dawson Saxon, featuring (you'll never guess) founder members of Saxon, Graham Oliver and Steve "Dobby" Dawson, return with 'Blood And Thunder Live', a new album featuring live versions of classic songs from Saxon to ODS, via Son Of A Bitch. Rock 'N' Roll Gypsy Matt Phelps loves it live.....

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe - ’Comfortable Skin’ EP (Giddy Kipper Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Monday, 04 August 2014 03:00

HFS-Comfortable-Skin-176pxIt’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from Henry’s Funeral Shoe. It’s true that they’ve never stopped touring and are one of the hardest working bands around but their last album ‘Donkey Jacket’ was released back in 2011. So reminding us: “Don’t lose the rhythm”, is a new five track EP entitled ’Comfortable Skin’, and here Uber Rock’s Russ P goes track by track through what it has to offer.

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Midnight Mixtape Massacre - Lee Love - The Hip Priests Print E-mail
Written by Lee Love   
Sunday, 03 August 2014 03:00

BDBOn August 11th those saviours of dirty rock ‘n’ roll The Hip Priests finally unleash ‘Black Denim Blitz’, their third LP, on a largely unsuspecting world. Here the band’s bassist Lee Love hijacks our normally respectable Midnite Mixtape Massacre feature to reveal the filthy stinking inspiration behind his band’s magnum opus. So hit the link to find out what the self-styled ‘Vodkacoma Casanova’ has to say.

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2014 - Conny Bloom - Electric Boys - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 04:00

connybloomint86Things looked bleak for Electric Boys fans at the Steelhouse Festival as the legendary Swedish band battled with extreme travel issues that culminated in them missing their set on the first day of the event. Happily, the band swapped slots and opened the festival's second day, finding Gaz E waiting in the wings to talk to frontman Conny Bloom for another Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Billy Sheehan - The Winery Dogs & Mr. Big - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 03:00

Billy Sheehan thmbLegendary bass player Billy Sheehan has had a long and distinguished career. Starting off in the New York State power trio Talas, he has come full circle with The Winery Dogs, his latest outfit which is also a power trio. Along the way though he has also been a member of David Lee Roth’s solo band and a global chart superstar as part of Mr. Big. Here he talks about all this and more, including how he is the only person to have played with every single member of Van Halen. “Goin’ Crazy” is Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill.

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Unisonic - 'Light Of Dawn' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 01 August 2014 03:00

unilightcover300approved small 2013'Light Of Dawn', the second album from Unisonic, features Michael Kiske's return to real metal. So says Uber Rock's Matt Phelps, a man who knows his Kiske, knows his real metal, and knows a great album when he hears one. Hit Read More to discover why, with this album, Unisonic mean business.....

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Guilfest - Stoke Park, Guildford - 18th, 19th & 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 04:00

guil1486Sham 69, Buzzcocks, Boomtown Rats, Soulfly, Gallows, The Blackout, The Human League, Feed The Rhino, The Bermondsey Joyriders, Ruts DC, Boney M - it's not like Uber Rock's Ross Welford didn't have plenty of musical avenues in which to venture at this year's Guilfest. Read on as our man enters the field of dreams.....

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Yes - ‘Heaven and Earth‘ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 03:00

YesProg rock legends Yes return with ‘Heaven and Earth‘ their twenty first studio album and their first with new vocalist Jon Davison. Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony poses perhaps the ultimate question in “Is there enough prog here to keep the long term fans happy?” as he checks out the album track by track. To find out the answer to his quandary you know what you have to do.

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Sunday, 20th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:00

SteelSun86With torrential rain, flash flooding and lightning storms predicted for the weekend, the Gods of Rock were obviously smiling down on the Steelhouse Festival as the sun shone on another ass-kicker of an event. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Electric Boys, Bad Touch, Buck & Evans, Heaven & Earth, Toseland, Bernie Marsden, The Answer and headliners Europe from the festival's second day.....

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Steelhouse Festival - Aberbeeg, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm - Saturday, 19th July 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E, Johnny H & Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:00

SteelSat86The Steelhouse Festival returned for its fourth year, still revelling in its gorgeous surroundings and still adored by thousands of clued-in rock fans happy to be kings and queens of the mountain. The six-legged Uber Rock Radio Show team of Gaz, John and Rob split reviewing duties between their good selves - read on for their thoughts on Blackwolf, Skarlett Riot, Buffalo Summer, Tax The Heat, The Graveltones, The Amorettes, Sebastian Bach and headliners Black Star Riders from the festival's first day.....

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Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions - 'Injection' (STP Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:00

Injection - Coverapproved small 2013Following on from an EP that offered a salty taste of things to come, Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions get to fourth base with 'Injection', a thirteen track long player that just has to be added to your collection...unless you're a tone-deaf tool, of course. Luckily Uber Rock's Dom Daley isn't, as proved by a glowing review.....

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