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Motorhead - Manchester Apollo, 4 November 2014

News - Album News

The Darkness drummer Emily Dolan Davies has left the band, after only joining the band in March.

Cult 70′s pomp rockers Aviary have a new album out now and it can be ordered via their Facebook page.

Trixter release their new album ‘Human Era’ on June 5th on Frontiers.

Guitarist Dani Evans has left Alestorm and fellow guitarist Tristan Visser has left Majesty.

Magnus Karlsson is working on the follow-up to his 2013 solo album, provisionally titled ‘Free Fall II’. Guest musicians set to appear include Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), Joe Lynn Turner, Jorn Lande, Jakob Samuel (THE POODLES) and Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM).

Paul Simon’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts  w/e 19th April. Halestorm debuted at no.10, Beth Hart at no.33 and the Eels at no.40

News - Tours and Gigs

Motorhead cancelled their recent Monsters Of Rock show as Lemmy fell ill. No news if the band will be able to play their other scheduled shows.

KISS
Saturday 30th May Rockavaria Festival, Munich, GERMANY
Sunday 31st May Rock im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, GERMANY
Tuesday 2nd June O2 Arena, Hamburg, GERMANY
Wednesday 3rd June O2 Arena, Berlin, GERMANY
Thursday 4th June Leipzig Arena, Leipzig, GERMANY
Saturday 6th June Rock In Vienna Festival, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Monday 8th June O2 Arena, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Wednesday 10th June Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Thursday 11th June Verona Arena, Verona, ITALY
Sunday 14th June Download Festival, ENGLAND
Tuesday 16th June Zenith, Paris, FRANCE
Thursday 18th June Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, HOLLAND
Friday 19th June Graspop Festival, BELGIUM
Sunday 21st June St Jordi, Barcelona, SPAIN
Monday 22nd June Barclaycard Arena, Madrid, SPAIN


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In this interview extract, Rod Argent talks about ‘She’s Not There’ and the debut album ‘Odyssey And Oracle’ (10:32)

This is part of a special feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio first broadcast in May 2012.

 The Zombies feat. Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent

Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone together for acoustic set

Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone come together for a special acoustic evening on Friday 1 May at the Union Chapel, London.

Billed as “a rare acoustic piano and vocal performance by The Zombies’ founders”, the setlist will span fifty years and also preview their forthcoming studio album.

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This is an edit from an interview in November 2014 when Gerry McAvoy chose some of his favourite tracks for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:51)

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Band of Friends - The Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015
Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR!

Band Of Friends, the band featuring long-time Rory Gallagher bass player Gerry McAvoy, hits the road from 15 April for a series of dates.

Gerry McAvoy and drummer Ted McKenna worked together with Rory Gallagher on the three albums ‘Photo-Finish’, ‘Top Priority’ and ‘Stage Struck’ whilst McAvoy appeared on all of Gallagher’s studio albums. Together with Dutch guitarist-vocalist Marcel Scherpenzeel they transcend a mere tribute act and have now released a collection of their own songs.

Says McAvoy: “‘Too Much Is Not Enough’ is a line in the sand for us. We’re always going keep Rory’s songs alive – but we’re creative artists too and it’s time to make that point.

“The tracks came about when we did a writing session in Cumbria last year…I think you’ll see a direct line from the DVD (also included in the package) through our cover of ‘If I Had A Reason’ to the new tracks.  We’re looking forward to discovering where it’ll take us.”

APRIL 2015

WED 15th The Chichester Inn 38 West St, Chichester PO19 1RP Doors 8pm Band 8.30pm £15 www.rootsaroundtheworld.com Tickets from the Inn or by calling 01243783185

THURS 16th The Globe, Cardiff, 125 Albany Road CF24 3NS Cardiff +44 7590 471888
The Globe Cardiff 7.30pm £15+ B/Fee £1.50

FRIDAY 17th The Borderline, London Orange Yard, off Manette Street W1D 4TB London +44(0)207 734 55 47 theborderlinelondon.com 7pm ( 10.30p Curfew) £17.50 Adv Tickets: Ticketweb

SAT 18th Town Hall, Ripley Town Hall Ripley Ripley, Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 3AX www.ripleylive.com Doors 7pm for 8pm start (support) and 9pm (main) £12 members and £15 guests and non-members.

THURS 23rd Square and Compass, Windmill Hill Windmill Hill, Ashill llminster, Somerset www.squareandcompasspub.com Tickets: 01823 480 467 Doors 8pm £14 Adv £16

FRI 24th Robin 2 Bilston 20-28 Mount Pleasant Bilston, Wolverhampton WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk 9pm £15 Adv £16 Door

SAT 25th Hessle Town Hall, South Lane Hessle (Hull) HU13 0RR www.hessletowncouncil.gov.uk Doors 7pm Start 8pm £14 30 inc B/F

SUN 26th Yardbirds Rock Club Grimsby Church Street (off Freeman St) Grimsby NE Lincs DN32 7DD 44-(0)7771 520 374 7pm £14.30 inc

THURS 30th The Musician, Leicester Clyde Street Leicester LE1 2DE +44-116 251 00 80
www.themusicianpub.co.uk Doors 8pm 15.40 inc B/F Tickets wegottickets

MAY

SAT 2nd The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh 9c Victoria Street EH1 2HE, Edinburgh Midlothian +440131 225 2564 7pm £18+£1.75


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