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“It was an ambitious and always fascinating set that did not always hit the mark, but was worth the 30 year wait. They may no longer be the most dangerous band in the world, but are surely one of the most interesting.”
Andy Nathan on the return of Guns N’ Roses and more…
On Sunday 17 June, David Randall previewed some of the artists appearing at the Ramblin Man event in the first hour of his weekly show on Get Ready To ROCK! Radio.
Ramblin’ Man ready to ramble (30 June/1 July)
This year’s Ramblin Man Fair takes place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent 30 June/1 July.
As usual there are several stages including Prog (Mostly Autumn, Von Hertzen Brothers), Country (Steve Earle And The Dukes, Myles Kennedy) and Blues (Gov’t Mule).
Headliner on Saturday 30 June is Mott The Hoople with Steel Panther and The Cadillac Three, whilst on Sunday 1st The Cult, Halestorm and Blackberry Smoke.
Win Black Sabbath singles set…
Competition page (closes 01.07.18)
THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Skegness, Lincs 19-22 January
Roger Chapman/Family, Lucky Petersen, Nazareth and more. >> Review
GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset 26-29 January
HAWKWIND, URIAH HEEP, MAGNUM and more. >> Review
HRH AOR, Pwllheli, Wales 8-11 March
Joe Lynn Turner, Skid Row and more >> Review
BEARDED THEORY, Catton Hall, Derbyshire 24-27 May >> Review
Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff, The Jesus & Mary Chain and more.
DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire 8-10 June >> Review
Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and more.
STONE FREE, O2 Arena, London 16-17 June
Scorpions, Yes (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman), Megadeth and more.
RAMBLIN MAN FAIR, Maidstone, Kent 30 June-1 July
Halestorm, Sons Of Apollo, Blackberry Smoke, Fish, Mostly Autumn, Von Hertzen Brothers and more to be announced.
CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL, Oxfordshire 13-15 July
Alanis Morissette, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott and more
CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL, 26-29 July
Dan Reed Network, King King, Mostly Autumn, Dare, Atomic Rooster, Focus and more.
STEELHOUSE, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 27 -29 July
Black Star Riders, Stone Broken, King King, Dan Reed Network, Glenn Hughes and more
>> News item (Glenn Hughes)
A NEW DAY, Mt Ephraim Gardens, Faversham, Kent 3-5 August
Feeder, Ten Years After, Hawkwind, Caravan and more
CROPREDY, Oxfordshire 9-11 August
Brian Wilson, Levellers, Fairport Convention, Al Stewart and more.
THE GREAT BRITISH RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL, Calne, Lancs., 24-26 August
King King, Laurence Jones, Simon McBride, Connie Lush, My Baby, Kyla Brox and more.
STONEDEAF FESTIVAL, Newark Racecourse, 25 August
Skid Row, The Quireboys, Wolfsbane, Anvil, Graham Bonnet Band and more.
DANNY BRYANT 7 May-17 June
THE CHURCH 15-28 June
RICHIE KOTZEN 17-24 June
VEGA 23 June-7 July
SONS OF APOLLO (Jeff Scott Soto, pictured) 1-8 July
LEE AARON Diamond Baby
Lee Aaron returns with the new album ‘Diamond Baby’. The album was released in April, via Metalville.
SPACE ELEVATOR Don’t Believe A Word
Space Elevator released their second album on SPV in May around which time they played a series of UK dates. They plan to play 20km in the air on a planned space tower.
Their version of the Thin Lizzy song is a live favourite.
Album review (and interview)
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