Category: Rock/Media

Music Legends & Casino Themed Songs

Over the years, our ears have been blessed to hear some amazing rock songs by great artists. Many of these great artists were asked to write or sing songs featured in movies, with some songs featuring themes from popular culture including casinos and games. Such artists like Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, and so many more. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember some of these great artists and their themed songs. Since we mentioned him first, let’s look at Paul McCartney, founding member of the Beatles & Wings. Let’s start by saying he is considered...

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Cheap Trick Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

After wowing UK crowds earlier this year, American rock icons Cheap Trick are back, but this time with a Yuletide twist. Famous for their hits Surrender and I Want You To Want Me, The band will rock in the Christmas season with the release of their first holiday themed album Christmas Christmas. After news of the album broke in July this year, we can finally confirm that the album will be out October 20th on Big Machine Records Arriving mere months after their critically acclaimed 18th studio album We’re All Alright!, Cheap Trick co-produced the holiday collection alongside their longtime collaborator, GRAMMY®Award winner Julian Raymond,...

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All Quiet Now: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen Remembers

Walter Becker founder, songwriter and guitarist from the band Steely Dan has died. Donald Fagen his friend, co-founder of the band and songwriting partner has penned this moving tribute. Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967. We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor, a mouldering old mansion on the Hudson River that the college used as a dorm. We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through...

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Welshly Arms Do A Playlist

US rock band Welshly Arms have made us a great playlist ‘There are six people in our band and with six people come different styles, genres, grooves etc. It’s our diversity of tastes that’s makes us Welshly Arms and we like to lean on that mix of flavors when we make our music. We have compiled a “top ten list” of what we are all currently listening to”. Here is a link to the Spotify playlist https://play.spotify.com/user/rockyrockshot/playlist/54j3yAv7iGm8q7vAAflQjF See the video for new single Legendary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2CZn966cUg The band play at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on September 12th 2017 http://www.hoxtonsquarebar.com/listings/just-announced/26086/welshly-arms/...

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Prog Legends Gentle Giant Release Three Piece Suite, Remixed By Steven Wilson

  Gentle Giant release their first taster from their new Prog compilation album Three Piece Suite remixed by Steven Wilson, out September 29th, the fabulous Peel The Paint is shown in full video above. —Three Piece Suite is a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from the band’s first three albums (Giant, Acquiring The Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. There are nine tracks from the albums, plus a pre-debut song, remixed by Steven Wilson. The choices were determined by the limited availability of multi-track master tapes from the era. Only a few songs from...

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Rock/Media: Mollie Marriott Album & Tour

Mollie Marriott, which we went to see at The Borderline earlier in June, is due to release her newest album Truth is a Wolf, available on 3rd November 2017 via Amadeus Music. The album is available for pre-order through www.molliemarriott.com and is available as Limited Edition Red Vinyl and Deluxe CD and Standard CD. Fan favourite bundles are available with exclusive signed merchandise ranging from T-Shirts, Posters, Set Lists, Unique Polaroid images and even house gigs. Anyone who pre-orders any of the bundles will receive Mollie’s first single Control as a thank you on Friday 28th July. “I’m really...

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Vision: Wildwood Kin, Run

Having recently signed to the newly re-launched Sony imprint Silvertone, acclaimed indie alt folk band Wildwood Kin will release their much-anticipated debut album Turning Tides August 18th. In the meantime here is their new single and video Run. Wildwood Kin, a family trio formed in Exeter, borrow heavily from early folk influences, but their extraordinary debut album delves deeply in to other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments. It boasts inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their sublime three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney all sing, swapping leads on original songs,...

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All Quiet Now: Chris Cornell

Nail in my hand, from my creator. You gave me life, now show me how to live. Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has passed away suddenly at the very young age of just 52 mere hours after stomping through a massive two hour show with Soundgarden at Detroit’s Fox Theatre venue on May 17th. Like many I’m sure, I first heard of Cornell through an audio cassette that had passed through the hands of many of my school friends before being shoved firmly in mine: “You have to listen to this!” I was told. I don’t think that...

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Keeping The Rock In Your Wedding – The Ultimate Checklist

  Music plays such a pivotal role when it comes to someone’s wedding day that it can become quite tricky to assemble the songs that matter most to you as a couple. For many people, music is something very unique and this is what can make it all the more difficult to create the perfect party vibe whilst also playing the songs that you want to hear yourselves. When it comes to rock music, there is an endless list of sub-categories that can be delved into on the search for the most incredible anthems. However, we have made your...

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Rock Media: Albert Man, Live At St Pancras Old Church

Our good friend Albert Man called me and said “I wanted to let you know that I’ve just finished putting together an eleven-track live album, Live At St Pancras Old Church which was recorded during the EP launch of Nothing Of Nothing Much back in February 2017.” He also told me that “It features songs from last years studio album Cheap Suit (a brilliant! album) and the more recent Nothing Of Nothing Much. The album also features a previously unreleased track Groundhog Day which is being offered as an instant gratification download with any iTunes pre-order. The album is already available for pre-order on...

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The Beatles, Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented Sgt. Pepper Anniversary Edition packages on May 26 (Apple Corps Ltd./Universal Music). The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings. “It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and...

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All Quiet Now: John Wetton

Rock music legend John Wetton sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 31 January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer. John rose to fame with King Crimson in the early 70s during the iconic Red era and later formed the band UK. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of supergroup ASIA which was his biggest commercial success. The band’s 1982 self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world that year and gave fans and mainstream radio the mega-hit Heat Of The Moment. (John Wetton by...

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Rock Media: George Harrison, The Vinyl Collection.

The Harrison family is proud to announce the release of George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection box set featuring all of George Harrison’s solo studio albums in one collection for the first time. The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George’s studio albums with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork. Also included in the box set are George’s classic live album Live In Japan (2LP), and two 12” single picture discs of When We Was Fab and Got My Mind Set On You. All the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and are housed in...

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All Quiet Now: William Onyeabor.

Some sad new from the people at Luaka Bop record label that William Onyeabor has died. The people that discovered his music and know his mysterious history have put out this message: It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we have to announce that the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer William Onyeabor has passed away at the age of 70. He died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness, at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. An extraordinary artist, businessman and visionary, Mr. Onyeabor composed and self-released 9 brilliant albums of groundbreaking electronic-funk from 1977-1985, which he recorded, pressed...

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Michael Chapman new album produced by Steve Gunn

As a long time admirer of Michael Chapman and indeed Steve Gunn, this album is something we at Rockshot Industries have been waiting for. Michael Chapman’s new record 50, (produced by Gunn) titled to commemorate fifty years of touring—and released four days before Michael’s seventy-sixth birthday—stands as a formidable monument of retrospection and introspection in his adventurous catalog. A return to the gloriously ragged kineticism of Rainmaker (1969), Fully Qualified Survivor (1970), Wrecked Again (1971), and Savage Amusement (1976), Michael’s first “American record”—an elusive goal for decades—embodies his undeniable late career masterpiece. 50 is Chapman’s first album in years with...

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Vision: Lucy Rose – Shiver Video from Live At Urchin Studios.

Ahead of the release of her new album, Live At Urchin Studios which is out on 9th December 2016, Warwickshire folkster Lucy Rose has unveiled a video of the live recording of Shiver. Recorded in just one hour at London’s Urchin Studios in front of an audience of competition winners, the forthcoming live album features tracks from Lucy Rose’s debut release Like I Used To as well as last year’s follow up, the Top Ten charting album Work It Out. Taken from Like I Used To, Shiver has proved a firm favourite amongst Lucy’s fans and has amassed over 17 million streams on Spotify alone since its...

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All Quiet Now: Leonard Cohen.

In September 2013, I was thrilled to see Leonard Cohen live for the first time. I’ve been listening to him since I was a teenager and there have been many times over the years when I’ve turned with gratitude and curiosity to the dark chill and surprise twists of his songs. Sinking into his world of beguiling, damning and humorous stories, was both an escape and an instructive reflection on conflictingly beautiful and unpleasant angles of the human psyche. Much of what I read about the man himself made him sound part mythological. When I finally witnessed one of...

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Bob Dylan The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016.

Bob Dylan now has a Nobel Prize to go along with his Oscar, as he has now been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in a Jewish middle- class family in the city of Hibbing. As a teenager he played in various bands and with time his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. One of his idols was the folk singer Woody Guthrie. He was also influenced by the early authors of the Beat Generation,...

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Rock Media: The Man Who Fell To Earth

To mark the 40th anniversary of the UK release of director Nicolas Roeg’s iconic science fiction odyssey, The Man Who Fell to Earth, STUDIOCANAL is thrilled to announce a new 4k restoration of the cult classic. The restoration has been in the works since late 2015, but is now especially timely and poignant given the news of David Bowie’s death earlier this year. The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 9th September by Park Circus and on Download, DVD, Blu-Ray and as a Collector’s Edition from 24th October by STUDIOCANAL, complete with brand new bonus material and special packaging, as part of their Vintage Classics range. Restored by Deluxe...

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Rock Media: The Most Anticipated Rock Concerts in the UK

Some Of The Most Anticipated Rock Music Concerts in the UK Our RockShot Music Magazine team together with our friends from Ticket Select in the UK from have prepared a list of exciting rock music events you should consider going along to in 2016. We actually like Ticket Select’s clean interface and an easy way to search for events and tickets. Click the links around the names to see what we mean. Rod Stewart Fans of great music will be excited to welcome Rod Stewart back to the UK  With a 50-year career he is of the most famous British rock singers of all time....

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Video: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore.

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry share new video for a cover version of Jean Ritchie song The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore Taken from the new album Shine A Light – Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad out Sept 23rd on Cooking Vinyl Recorded while travelling across America by train, Shine A Light features songs originally made famous By Hank Williams, Lead Belly, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Glen Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot & More Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of...

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All Quiet Now: Bernie Worrell, Wizard of Woo.

Bernie Worrell, the ingenious Wizard of Woo whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died. Worrell, who announced in early 2016 that he had stage-four lung cancer, died Friday at age 72. He died at his home in Everson, Washington on June 24th 2016. Throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, George Clinton’s dual projects of Parliament and Funkadelic and their various spinoffs built upon the sounds of James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone among others and turned out...

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Feature: Ray Wilson, Song For A Friend.

Stiltskin frontman and former Genesis vocalist Ray Wilson is set to release a new album entitled Song For a Friend. It is dedicated to his close friend James Lewis who tragically committed suicide in 2015.  Inspiration also came to Ray from other significant events in the lives of those surrounding him. He utilises music and song as an emotional vehicle, sharing his feelings for the people who have touched his life. The songs are a collection of musical short stories and he poetically describes his mission in writing them: “The meaning of life is the journey: this album encapsulates the journey....

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All Quiet Now: Prince

A Man Ain’t Happy Unless A Man Truly Dies – Sign O’ The Times Prince formed a fundamental part in the soundtrack of many people’s lives, including my own. His music gave me something different. Unique, yet familiar. Relatable yet from a completely different world. Born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 7th June 1958 and named after his father’s stage name in the Prince Rogers Trio jazz group, he abbreviated his name simply to Prince upon releasing his first album For You in 1978. Here was a man that was not going to be limited by anything, his colour,...

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Rock Media: James McCartney Reveals Unicorn.

James McCartney reveals music video for Unicorn Taken from the forthcoming new studio album  The Blackberry Train released May 6th Directed by renowned motion designer Sholto Crow, the animation brings to live the aural aesthetic of Unicorn, an urgently melodic track centered on the spiritual nature of psychedelic music, in a surreal and immersive way. James told RockShot “Unicorn is a song that has elements of the avant-garde and psychedelic in it, and I wanted to use those elements in the video as well. It’s very trippy and cool, just like the song”. On directing the video Crow said,...

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Rock Media: The Sessions. Re-Staging The Beatles Live.

The Sessions. Re-Staging The Beatles Live. Following an open-doors charity preview in The Beatles’ home city, Liverpool, and the show’s already-sold-out world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1st, the production, part blockbuster stage show, part access-all-areas musical documentary – will then travel to arenas in Brighton, Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Aberdeen, Leeds and Birmingham, before returning to London for performances at Wembley Arena and the O2. Set in a state-of-the-art reproduction of the iconic Abbey Road Studio 2, The Sessions will stage breath-taking, musically spectacular new live renditions of the timeless albums recorded there by...

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All Quiet Now: Keith Emerson by Greg Lake

Progressive rock legend Keith Emerson dies.  He was a founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer in 1970. His friend and band mate Greg Lake gave us this statement; To all ELP friends and fans all over the world, I would like to express my deep sadness upon hearing this tragic news. As you know Keith and I spent many of the best years of our lives together and to witness his life coming to an end in the way that it has is painful, both to myself and to all who knew him. As sad and tragic as Keith’s...

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Rock Media: Ladyhawke Third Album & Tour

Ladyhawke aka Pip Brown has just announced the release of her third album Wild Things to be released on June 3rd 2016 via Mid Century Records The first single, to be revealed as an animated lyric video, is Sweet Fascination and it’s a glorious return to form for the one-woman synth-pop outfit whose self titled debut 2008 album peaked at No. 16 on the U.K. album charts and No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand’s album charts. Pip Brown told us about the track “Sweet Fascination is about a guy suffering from an all consuming obsession. It’s a song...

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Video: Family Of the Year. Carry Me.

Family Of The Year gained notoriety with Hero from 2012’s Loma Vista and its featured appearance in the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winning film Boyhood. With 90 million combined YouTube and Spotify streams, Hero also became a Top 10 hit in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. On 3rd June, Family Of The Year will release their eponymous album via Nettwerk Records. The band – made up of brothers Joseph and Sebastian Keefe, a pair born in Massachusetts but raised in Wrexham, Wales, singer and keyboardist Christina Schroeter and guitarist James Buckey – write euphoric alt-rock-folk-pop songs with a gang-chanting bent,...

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Rock Show: Treetop Flyers Announce UK Tour

Treetop Flyers return in March with a brand new album Palomino, the follow up to 2013’s acclaimed debut The Mountain Moves. In April, the band will tour the UK and Europe, appearing in the following cities: April 10 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK 14 Night & Day, Manchester,UK 15 Leaf, Liverpool, UK 16 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK 18 Joiners, Southampton, UK 19 The Cookie, Leicester, UK 21 The Boileroom, Guildford, UK 23 Charlatan, Ghent, BE 24 Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, DE 25 Gruner Salon, Berlin, DE 26 Studio 672, Cologne, DE 27 Hafenkneipe, Zurich, SW 28 Orangehouse, Munich, DE...

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Video: Lissie & Daughters Celebrate International Women’s Day.

Lissie is teaming up with charity: water for International Women’s Day to raise awareness surrounding the non-profit’s mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In support of International Women’s Day, Lissie’s new song Daughters will be available for ‘pay what you want’ purchase from 1st – 15th March, with proceeds donated to charity: water. On 8th March, 8pm (GMT) Lissie will be hosting a live stream via Facebook to discuss the partnership, perform an acoustic version of ‘Daughters’ and conduct a Q&A with viewers. You can Download the track Daughters here where you...

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Festival: Bilbao BBK Live 2016. Underworld, Editors, Junior Boys + Blossoms added

Bilbao BBK Live have today expanded their already bursting at the seams 2016 line-up with British electronic group Underworld, Tom Smith-led English rockers Editors, Canadian electronic duo Junior Boys and Stockport-based five-piece Blossoms. British duo Underworld have been synonymous with world-class electronica over the past four decades with eight studio albums used across numerous film and television appearances including London’s 2012 Summer Olympics and, of course, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting. Forthcoming ninth album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future, their first in six years, is eagerly anticipated. Described as post-punk and industrial rock, Editors have remained vital to the overflowing...

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Video: Tanita Tikaram. Food On My Table.

Multi million selling British singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram will be returning with new album Closer To the People on 11th March 2016 through earmusic. Food On My Table is the first song to be released from the album and is an avant garde soul track, backed by an evocative black and white video directed by Natacha Horn, where Tanita tells of an aresting love story. Tanita’s distincitve voice and superlative songwriting saw her rise to worldwide acclaim in 1988 when she released debut album Ancient Heart, which included hits such as Twist In My Sobreity and Good Tradition. With new...

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Video: Deadpool Music by Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL

Deadpool Original Music Explained by Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Marvel’s latest comic book adaptation Deadpool is its most unconventional anti-hero yet. Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL explains how he wrote the music including the use of some great synthesisers and keyboards that have been played by some great musicians on some well known songs. Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rouge experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of...

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Shuggie Otis Tour & First New Work in 40 Years.

Shuggie Otis Releases New 7″ Single, Announces First Leg Of 2016 European Tour!   Shuggie Otis is preparing a comeback that is sure to make the music world sit up and listen. 2016 will see the release of a brand new solo album from this much revered singer-songwriter-guitarist, his first since the 1974 all-time classic Inspiration/Information. Fans have waited more than 40 years for a new Shuggie album, and now they can get a taste of what awaits them by picking up the Ice Cream Party 7”, which was released on November 27 2015 as part of the Black...

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The Zero Gravity video: OK Go, Upside Down & Inside Out.

THE FIRST-EVER SHOT ENTIRELY IN ZERO GRAVITY OK Go – Upside Down & Inside OutHello, Dear Ones. Please enjoy our new video for “Upside Down & Inside Out”. A million thanks to S7 Airlines. #GravitysJustAHabit Posted by OK Go on Thursday, February 11, 2016 OK Go is celebrating its 10th year of making pioneering music videos by unveiling its most ambitious clip yet. Upside Down & Inside Out – which premiered today on Good Morning America and Facebook – was shot in zero gravity in the skies above Russia. Fans can view Upside Down & Inside Out on OK...

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Vinyl. More Than A Record.

Vinyl: Trailer The new HBO/Sky Atlantic television series, Vinyl, is a about the music industry. Starting in 1973 it is shot with feature film like quality and produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. In fact the first two hour episode is directed by Martin Scorsese and has a Mean Streets, Taxi Driver vibe about it. Songs are played through in their entirety and not just excerpts so it is like listening to records as you watch the film. Starting with the rise of Glam Rock, the series takes in many era’s of music and follows Richie Finestra (Bobby...

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Matthew Logan Vasquez. EveryThing I Do Is Out

If you happen to like indie rock performed by real bands, and you catch yourself listening to a mixture of The Vaccines, Kasabian, Dead Weather and Arctic Monkeys more often than not, you should keep an ear out for Matthew Logan Vasquez, the front man of Delta Spirit and one-third of the super-group Middle Brother’s upcoming new single Everything I Do Is Out.  Inspired by the sonic nonconformity of The Black Keys and The Raconteurs Everything I Do Is Out showcases the lo-fi rock raver-cum-primal stomp-like energy from start to finish. Compromise- what’s that? Take it easy- what for? No no no, this...

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Download Festival Name Main Stage After Lemmy

This year, Download Festival’s Main Stage will be named ‘The Lemmy Stage’ in tribute to a much loved and missed legend. Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, adds 36 new acts to an already meaty bill, including Jane’s Addiction, NOFX, Sixx:A.M., Alien Ant Farm and Amon Amarth. Download Festival takes place on 10-12 June 2016 in Donington Park. Tickets are on sale now; a special early bird ticket rate is available until 12 February. Joining headliners Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden for three days of unmissable rock are the mighty Jane’s Addiction – Perry Farrell,...

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Rock Media: Jeff Healey. Lost Recordings Never Heard Before.

2016 marks the release of Heal My Soul, the extraordinary lost album from Jeff Healey which has never been heard before by the public. March 25th of this year would have seen Jeff turn 50 years old and this album begins the celebration of a milestone year for a true musical icon. Heal My Soul is the first album of new songs from Jeff in over 15 years. It represents some of the most powerful and impassioned performances he ever committed to record. Under the direct supervision of the Jeff Healey Estate these tracks were painstakingly restored and brought to...

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