thunder-liveHe’s just out of the picture (left) but Thunder‘s Danny Bowes isn’t normally backwards in coming forward – hence we always enjoy a chin wag with one of the finest frontmen in rock. And with the Brit heroes counting down the days before they finally call it a day (again) rushonrock grabbed the voice behind Love Walked In to take us through why Thunder are bowing out.

One performer with plenty left in the tank is shock rocker Wednesday 13 and one of the jewels in the Global Music crown returns to his record label’s home tomorrow ahead of what promises to be a typically weird o2 Academy show in Newcastle. And he’s bringing along label mates The Chelsea Smiles along for the ride…

Also this week you can expect another blast from those uber controversial Backyard Babies ahead of their co-headline tour with Finnish chart busters The Rasmus and we’ll be checking on the progress of our local bands to watch in 2009.

Throw in Self Made Man, Rock O’ The North, The Vinyl Countdown and all the latest news from the rock and metal scene and you’ll soon remember why you started checking out this site in the first place. We hope.