testament-chuckLook out for one of the most revealing interviews of the year this week as we quiz legendary Europe frontman Joey Tempest on 80s excess, 21st century dreams and the band’s long overdue resurgence.

At the opposite end of the scale and this week sees the welcome return of Bay Area thrash legends Testament hot on the heels of their support slot with Megadeth – one of rushonrock‘s favourite sets of the past 12 months. read the first review of their Newcastle show right here.

But before Chuck (pictured) and the boys get hard and heavy we’re heading to the wilds of south east Northumberland for a date with Dirty Rock And Roll. Check out their gig at Bubbles in Ashington tonight or read the review here.

Of course there’s the usual round up of news and views from the rock and metalsphere including another round of Rock O the North. We feature the mighty Motley Crue as The Vinyl Countdown nears the top 20 and talking of vinyl we’re going to check out some of the best bargains going as our fave format continues its comeback. Enjoy.