It’s another busy week of rock and metal action with gigs by Innerpartysystem and rushonrock faves Dirty Rock & Roll taking centre stage on Tyneside and number one tribute act Classic Clapton returning to the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Friday. 

But that’s not all as we run an exclusive interview with former Yngwie Malmsteen and Journey frontman Jeff Scott Soto (pictured) ahead of the release of his new Beautiful Mess record and a slew of re-releases.

Throw in The Vinyl Countdown, Now…And Then, Rock O’ The North and Self Made Man – plus all the latest news and previews – and you’d be mad to go anywhere else for the very best in rock browsing.