Christmas might only be five days away but that doesn’t stop the world of rock in its tracks. And while record companies, big name magazines and certain websites close down for the festive season we’re still bringing you the music you love.

We’re reviewing the Michael Schenker Group in Newcastle tomorrow – supported by fast-rising Brit metal crew Fury UK. Lead singer Chris Appleton talks exclusively to rushonrock this week.

There’s Self Made Man’s picks of the year as our resident blogger reveals his highs and lows from 2009. And there’s rushonrock‘s Christmas wishlist as we hope to avoid woolly socks, chocolate coins and satsumas.

There’s also all the latest news and views plus the launch of our brand new feature for fans of vinyl – 12 @ 12! If you love your records big and fast then rushonrock is the place to be throughout 2010 and we’re bringing you a little taster very soon.