It’s been another jam-packed year of live rock and metal with the RUSHONROCK team heading here, there and everywhere to bring you the very best in live reviews.

And as usual it’s been a tough task whittling down the 10 best shows of 2015 but these are the shows that made a lasting impression on our ale-addled minds. Check them out and get in touch with your own Best Of lists!




Purson – Download Festival 2015

The psychedelic progsters came out of nowhere to fire our imagination and frazzle our brains with a brief but brilliant tented set at Castle Donington. Singer Rosalie Cunningham proved to be a transfixing presence and the music harked back to a golden era of experimental and ambitious progressive rock. Purson’s new album, Desire’s Magic Theatre, drops early next year and a full UK tour has been inked in.


2. Uriah Heep – Newcastle Riverside

3. Blackberry Smoke – Newcastle O2 Academy

4. The Poodles – Hard Rock Hell AOR 2015

5. Danny Vaughn and Dan Reed – Newcastle The Cluny

6. Slash – Download Festival 2015

7. Eclipse – Hard Rock Hell AOR 2015

8. Ghost – Newcastle O2 Academy

9. Queen & Adam Lambert – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

10. Biters – Newcastle Think Tank