Here at rushonrock we like to bring you all of rock’s biggest names – all of the time. And they don’t come much bigger than Justin Hawkins.

Yes, the ex-Darkness frontman is taking time out from the studio this week to talk all things hair metal and you can read the full interview here first.

And if that’s not enough to get those inner power chords pumping then we’ve also been granted an exclusive transatlantic audience with none other than Extreme. And it just so happens Hawkins’ new band, Hot Leg, will be supporting Gary, Nuno and the boys at Newcastle City Hall next month!

Last, but certainly not least, we’re also pleased to announce a forthcoming feature with our fave Scando rockers of the moment – Evergrey. If you don’t own a copy of their latest album Torn then you don’t know what you missing. But the boys will fill you in (literally, quite possibly) when they speak to rushonrock next week. 

Oh, and anyone at tonight’s Dirty Rock And Roll gig please feel free to pass on your comments – good or bad.