It’s that time of the week again when our resident classic rock columnist lets rip. And this week there’s no escaping two of rock’s greats as Knopfler and Coverdale spark a fresh debate. Read Self Made Man exclusively right here every week.
@ Newcastle Trillians, May 22 2013 With the average age of an expectant crowd around the early 20s mark, this was a truly nostalgic experience. For this age group of fans, Heaven Is A Halfpipe was an anthem of their childhood so the chance to see OPM in the flesh was something not to be [...]
@Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, May 22 2013 According to one popular reality television show it’s all about the voice. And given the fact that Danny Bowes, David Coverdale and Arnel Pineda barely missed a note in Newcastle it’s a point of view that’s difficult to contest.
As a member of epic doomsters Isole and their alter egos, Viking metallers Ereb Altor, guitarist/vocalist Crister Olsson has his work cut out… especially when he’s playing two shows a night. Richard Holmes caught up with the affable Swede after his recent dual performance in Newcastle to talk new albums, new bassists and old folk [...]
@ Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, May 18 2013 If ever the remaining eight members of Mark Knopfler’s band decide to tour without the main man, count me in. I want to be there. For while the sell-out crowd at the Metro Arena turned up to pay homage to arguably the finest guitarist the region has [...]
It’s that time of the week again when we round up the very best in new rock and metal releases. And today we have the pleasure of reviewing and rating the latest slew of Frontiers Records albums – including a hat-trick of Burning Rain releases plus The Poodles (pictured) and Timo Tolkki. There’s good time rock [...]
It’s that time of the week again when our resident classic rock blogger dusts down the denim and gives the leather a brush. And this week Self Made Man can barely conceal his excitement as two fellow North East rockers prepare to lay waste to Newcastle Arena. Read Self Made Man exclusively right here every [...]
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has admitted the death of Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman has left a gaping hole in thrash metal’s Big Four. The former Metallica guitarist has reconnected with his old Bay Area buddies in recent years. And Mustaine had started hanging out with fellow shredder Hanneman again – rekindling a friendship forged in the early [...]
American punk Vinnie Caruana showed his softer side during last month’s UK solo tour. Adam Keys caught up with The Movielife/I Am The Avalanche frontman for another RUSHONROCK exclusive!
Emmure will celebrate their 10th anniversary by headlining the 2013 Impericon Never Say Die! Tour – topping a bill bursting at the seams with pure metal fury. Five UK dates have been inked in for October with Miss May I and I Killed The Prom Queen among the stellar supporting cast. Emmure’s Frank Palmeri said: [...]