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Marcus Malone – Innes Sibun supergroup play rare shows

Thur 22 March – Beaverwood Club – Real Music in Chislehurst + Robert J. Hunter Band
Fri 23 March – Boom Boom Club @ Sutton Utd FC + LETHBRIDGE OWEN Band.

Marcus Malone, gtr/vox + Innes Sibun, gtr/vox + Roger Inniss, bass + Chris Nugent, drums

Doors 7.30pm, show 8.15pm

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In this exclusive non-broadcast extract Ken Hensley chats to Pete Feenstra about pre-Uriah Heep and beyond.  The full version of this interview was first broadcast on Sunday 18 March 2018 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, repeated Thursday 22 March at 23:00 GMT. (1:43)

Ken Hensley and Pete Feenstra

Ken Hensley: interview and new album

Uriah Heep legend Ken Hensley releases a new compilation  on 30 March, Rare & Timeless.  On Thursday 22 March, 23:00 GMT his recent chat with Pete Feenstra is replayed on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, featuring tracks from the album.

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Night Ranger - HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, Friday 9 March 2018

HRH AOR – Full report..!

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Blue October play more UK dates in March

Blue October, the platinum-selling Texas-based band, have announced a UK tour in March 2018.  The band will perform eight shows across the country and a single – ‘I Hope You’re Happy’  – will be released on 2 February 2018, just ahead of the tour.

Frontman Justin Furstenfeld said, “I’m honestly more excited than ever to return to England.  Everyone who knows me knows I grew up living and breathing bands from the UK like The Cure, The Smiths, Joy Division, The Cocteau Twins, Stone Roses, and the list goes on and on.  These artists taught me how to write and feel through music.  I’m in love with the U.K. now and forever.”

Blue October has charted ten singles over eight albums with songs like ‘Into The Ocean’, ‘Hate Me’, ‘Home’, ‘Calling You’, ‘Dirt Room’, ‘Say It’, ‘The Chills’, ‘Bleed Out’, ‘Fear’ and ‘I Want It’ from albums such as 2009′s Billboard Top 200 #13 debut ‘Approaching Normal’, 2011′s Billboard #8 debut ‘Any Man In America’, the Platinum-selling ‘Foiled’ and Billboard’s #13 debut ‘Sway.

The bands last album ‘Home” released in 2016 hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart.  #1 on the Independent Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Chart.

Friday 16 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
Saturday 17 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Sunday 18 – Leeds, Church
Tuesday 20 – Brighton, Concorde
Wednesday 21 – Norwich, Waterfront
Thursday 22 – Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday 23 – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Saturday 24 – Birmingham, O2 Institute

Wishbone Ash – comprehensive box set out 20 April – ‘The Vintage Years (1970-1991)’

WISHBONE ASH - The Vintage Years (1970-1991)

Wishbone Ash – one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved rock acts – are celebrated on 20 April with the release of a comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years via Madfish.

This collection – authorised by all of the original band members – is loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book.  A third of this new collection features previously unheard and unreleased material.

This box set is strictly limited to 2,500 copies and includes all 16 studio albums between 1970-1991, all of which feature bonus material including rare album outtakes, B-sides and 12 previously unreleased studio tracks. These are presented in mini-gatefold sleeves.

Three of the 16 albums are currently out of print on CD (Nouveau Calls, Here To Hear & Strange Affair). The box set will feature brand new cover artwork designed by Colin Elgie, the original designer behind the award-winning Live Dates sleeve artwork.

WISHBONE ASH - The Vintage Years (1970-1991)
There are 3 original live albums (Live Dates, Live Dates Volume Two & Live in Tokyo) and 8 previously unreleased live albums (on 11 discs) recorded between 1973 & 1980.

All music has been remastered from the original multitrack and ¼” tapes, sourced from Martin Turner and Andy Powell’s personal collections, and from the Universal Music and Atlantic archives.

Accompanying this thorough collection of repertoire is a 156-page coffee table hardback book written by Classic Rock’s Dave Ling, which includes personal photos, rare posters and flyers and collector’s memorabilia ( A 7″ flexi disc for the single Blind Eye, the first of the 11 Japanese singles series andndividually signed photos of each band member: Martin Turner, Andy Powell, Ted Turner, Steve Upton and Laurie Wisefield.

Martin Turner is playing UK dates from whilst Wishbone Ash (Andy Powell) are currently touring in North America.

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Gig review (Martin Turner, October 2017)
Gig review (Wishbone Ash, October 2017)

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THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Skegness, Lincs 19-22 January
Featuring Roger Chapman/Family, Lucky Petersen, Nazareth and more.  >> Review
GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset 26-29 January
Featuring HAWKWIND, URIAH HEEP, MAGNUM and more. >> Review
HRH AOR, Pwllheli, Wales 8-11 March
Featuring Joe Lynn Turner, Skid Row and more >> Review
BEARDED THEORY, Catton Hall, Derbyshire 24-27 May
Featuring Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff, The Jesus & Mary Chain and more.
STONE FREE, O2 Arena, London 16-17 June
Featuring Scorpions, Yes (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman), Megadeth and more.
RAMBLIN MAN FAIR, Maidstone, Kent 30 June-1 July

Featuring 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
STEELHOUSE, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 27 -29 July
Featuring Black Star Riders, Stone Broken, King King, Dan Reed Network, Glenn Hughes and more to be announced.
>> News item (Glenn Hughes)
Featuring King King, Laurence Jones, Simon McBride, Connie Lush, My Baby, Kyla Brox and more to be announced.

Gigs to go to

Steve Rothery - Marillion


DAN REED/DANNY VAUGHN 20 February-31 March
SKID ROW/Toseland/Bad Touch, 2-22 March
YES 13-25 March
DAN PATLANSKY/Mollie Marriott, 15-21 March
BLUE OCTOBER 16-24 March
MARTIN TURNER, 16 March-21 April
TOTO 1-8 April
MARILLION (pictured) 8-22 April
BETH HART 10 April – 5 May
G3 (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Uli Jon Roth) 24-30 April

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Sweden’s Thundermother release their third album on 23 February via Despotz Records.

The past  year has seen major line-up changes but also significant gigging at festivals like Wacken and on tour with Michael Monroe and W.A.S.P.

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ALL THAT REMAINS The Thunder Rolls

The band have made Garth Brooks’ Americana hit single their own.  The band have had five Top 5 albums in the Billboard hard rock album chart.  Released 23 March via Eleven Seven Music.

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