awardsWe’ve racked up scores of gigs again this year and the highlights have come thick and fast.

But only the top 10 of 2014 make the cut and one show has to beat them all. Read on to find out where that gig took place…

…and don’t forget to check in again tomorrow when we reveal the identity of the 2014 RUSHONROCK RECORD OF THE YEAR.








Website-banner-1-300x1111. Knock Out Kaine – Think Tank, Newcastle

We said: Catch this band in the flesh one day and you’ll be bemused as to why they aren’t blazing a trail for the best in British rock. By then they may well be.




2. Bonfire – Hard Rock Hell AOR, Hafan Y Mor

3. The Bosshoss – Download Festival, Donington

4. Dan Reed Network – Download Festival, Donington

5. Voodoo Six/Santa Cruz – The Cluny, Newcastle

6. Nashville Pussy – Camden The Underworld, London

7. Tyketto – The Cluny, Newcastle

8. Within Temptation – O2 Academy, Newcastle

9. Vintage Trouble – The Sage, Gateshead

10. h.e.a.t. – O2 Academy 2, Newcastle