SteveVai1Another rocktastic week kicks off in some style tonight when Geordie boy Ginger brings his Wildhearts home for what’s sure to be an adrenaline-fuelled night of metal mayhem at Newcastle’s o2 Academy.

And if guitar gods are your cup of tea then look no further than one of the greatest of them all as we bring you an exclusive interview with Steve Vai prior to Monday’s release of the new live CD/DVD Where The Wild Things¬†Are.¬†Plus those rock and roll heroes The Georgia Satellites finally hit The Vinyl Countdown with a classic from 20 years ago.

We’ll be catching up with Danger Danger, Winger and House Of Lords for what promises to be a veritable feast of hair metal mayhem. And the mighty Cronos gives us a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes in the life of a fully fledged Satanist…

We’ve got the latest news, our bloggers’ views and a whole raft of reviews including our verdicts on new records by Gunfire 76, W.A.S.P., Bullets And Octane, Japanese Voyeurs, Toja, Fab Box and of course the aforementioned Mr Vai. Hold on tight…