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Gwar/Clutch/Panic Cell - Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre - 14th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:00
GWAR_thmbA week ago tonight the intergalactic wankers known as Gwar came to a small South Wales mining town and flattened it quicker than Margaret Thatcher, also on the bill were US stoners Clutch and UK thrashers Panic Cell for what can only be described as an eclectic mix of entertainment. Nev Brooks was our man covered in blood and cum stage front and centre...
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Sepultura - 'Kairos' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 20 June 2011 05:00
Sepultura_thmbSepultura are about to release their twelfth album amid rumours surrounding their future direction and possible reunions with ex members. Thankfully David Whistance finds a band still very much focussed on the job at hand and delivering the goods with 'Kairos'. So are you ready to live in the here and now as well?
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Cheap Trick/PT5 - Bristol, O2 Academy - 12th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H and Russ P   
Sunday, 19 June 2011 05:00
Trick_thmbLast weekend Cheap Trick played 3 shows here in the UK and nothing was going to keep Johnny H (on support duties) or Russ P (headliners only) from witnessing one of them. Braving gale force winds and torrential rain and thanking their lucky stars they had chosen the safe option of Bristol instead of Download the dynamic duo suddenly found themselves amongst a truly international audience...looking to get married.
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Southern Sounds Festival - Clapham Common, London - 11th June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Craggy   
Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:00

stagethumb86Uber Rock's romantic rogue Craggy discovered that the only festival worthy of a visit last weekend was being held at Clapham Common and featured his favourite band of all time, INXS. Travelling alone so that he could use maximum focus for his reviewing duties, our man in the field sampled effeminate beverages and all manner of Antipodean pop rock in order to see his heroes. Read on to discover just how much he loved last week's premier music festival.....

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Ozzy Osbourne - 'Blizzard Of Ozz/Diary Of A Madman' Box Set (Sony/Legacy) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 17 June 2011 05:00
Ozzy_Box_thmbNext week Ozzy Osbourne plays the Hammersmith Apollo as part of Kerrang's 30th Birthday celebration but Uber Rock will not be there. That's because Johnny H has maxed out the Uber Rock credit card buying the all-new 30th anniversary Ozzy Osbourne Box Set instead. We all wait with baited breath to find out if it is actually worth the £120 he's just spent. 'Diary of a Madman' just got a whole new meaning here at URHQ...and this better be fucking good H Bombz.
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Socks Sell...But Who's Buying? Get Your Hands On The New UBER ROCK Shirt! Print E-mail
Written by the UR Fashion Guru   
Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:00

uber_rock_tee_thumbDesigned by Rich Jones (Amen, The Black Halos, The Loyalties), the new Uber Rock shirt is a must-have fashion accessory for anyone with a clue...and a body. Click the link for details on how to get one of these cooler than thou shirts, but be warned, the supermodels chosen to pimp the UR merch will leave you moist.....

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Eddie 'Fingers' Ojeda - Twisted Sister - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:00

eddiethumbAnother day, another exclusive Uber Rock interview with one of the coolest hard rock mofos on the planet. Today Dom Daley battles with a troubled trans-atlantic telephone connection to speak to Eddie 'Fingers' Ojeda, legendary guitarist with Twisted Sister, one of the greatest bands to ever grace our stereos, ears and stages. Wanna know about why TFS decided to re-record a classic album? What the chances of new material appearing from the band are? Who will play on Eddie's next solo album? Read on SMFs, because what you don't know sure can hurt you....

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Keith Nelson - Buckcherry - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 05:00

KeithNelson86Buckcherry play the Electric Ballroom in London tonight, so what better time to catch up with one of the band's original members for some chatter that matters? Uber Rock's handsome yet seductive quizmaster general Dom Daley caught up with guitarist and founder member Keith Nelson to talk about his love of British rock and his band's love of playing in the UK. Sprint to that link for another awesome Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Rival Sons - 'Pressure & Time' (Earache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Monday, 13 June 2011 05:00
rivalsons-pressuretime-86pxapproved_smallOnly a few short months after their debut EP ripped through URHQ like a classic rock hurricane, Rival Sons have gone and unleashed the sonic tidal wave that is their 'Pressure & Time' album leaving Russ P wondering just what this band must eat in the morning to conjure up such spiritually rich blues soaked rock 'n' roll. Read on to find out more...
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Anvil - 'Juggernaut Of Justice' (SPV/Steamhammer) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 12 June 2011 04:00
Juggernaut_thmbAnvil have a special place in the hearts of a lot of us at URHQ, and none more so than Jim Rowland. It's probably the fact that we grew up with Lips and Robb Reiner soundtracking most of our teenage/adult years that makes them more than just the band from "that film". But wait, what's this? 'Juggernaut Of Justice' contains keyboards? Is it Anvil Jim but not as we know them? Read on to find out.....
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JD & the FDCs/Trigger McPoopshute - Porth, Rhondda Hotel - 3rd June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 11 June 2011 05:00

jamiethumbWhat do you do when you find yourself in an intimate venue with barely more paying punters then members of the bands due to take to the stage? You have one of the most entertaining nights out in a long time, that's what. Gaz E witnessed a gig from JD & the FDCs and local oddities Trigger McPoopshute that drowned a people drought with smiles.....

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Richard Bacchus - D Generation - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Attila Timar   
Friday, 10 June 2011 05:00
Bacchus_thmbWith the mouth watering prospect of six reunion shows coming up this summer from reformed New York glam/punk legends D Generation, we knew we had to do something special to celebrate this. So we asked our newest recruit Attila Timar to track down guitarist Richard Bacchus to get all the insider info, and he certainly didn't disappoint....
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Public Image Limited - Cardiff Coal Exchange - 2nd June 2011 Print E-mail
Written by David Whistance   
Thursday, 09 June 2011 05:00

PIL_thmb_2Playing a series of relatively low key shows across the UK as a warm up to a whole host of festival dates throughout the Summer, David Whistance sauntered into Cardiff's magnificent Coal Exchange to witness Johnny Lydon and his Public Image Limited give everyone a lesson in musical excellence that took the meaning of the word BASS to a whole new (sub) level

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Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse - Cardiff, Coal Exchange - 31st May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 05:00
Ant__thmbMay has been a busy month for gigs for us here at URHQ, so what better way to finish it off than in the presence of a true scene legend, the one and only Adam Ant. Back with a new band The Good, The Mad  & The Lovely Posse and playing a whole series of UK shows, we asked Ian Bell to slap on a pan stick stripe and don his Tricorn hat for a night out with his fellow Ant Warriors checking out a little 'Antmusic'....
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Frankie Whyte & the Dead Idols - Toronto, The Sound Academy - 26th May 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Hugo Naschy   
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 05:00

frankiethumbIf you've been with Uber Rock since day one you'll know just how much time we have for Frankie Whyte & the Dead Idols. Frankie is our Canadian rock sista and we will forever point uber-peeps in the direction of her badass band. If you've never tasted the Whyte stuff then now is the time to finally introduce yourselves to the best thing to come out of Canada since Jon MIkl Thor. And what better time than right here, right now as Uber Rock's mysterious mofo Hugo Naschy reviews the band's recent live show at Toronto's Sound Academy?

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Black Country Communion - '2' (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 06 June 2011 05:00
BCC2_thmbapproved_smallHarking back to a bygone classic rock age when every band's second album was called '2', Black Country Communion have returned just nine months after their critically acclaimed debut, with their rather fittingly titled second album. But is this album simply more of their debut or is it up there with 'Queen 2' and 'Led Zeppelin 2' in the masterpiece stakes? Jim Rowland investigates....
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