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Top 10 albums

Our weekly listing is based on website views, social media activity and radio airplay.

The Top 10 chart will be announced on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio every Sunday (Assume The Position, 22:00 GMT) and then published via our radio Facebook page.

Compiled by Jason Ritchie.


Orianthi - Manchester Arena, 24 October 2016

News - Album News

Alter Bridge release their latest album ‘Pawns & Kings’ on October 14 via Napalm Records.

The Answer make a live return at Planet Rockstock on December 3 and plan to release a new album  in 2023 on Golden Robot Records.

Anthrax aim to release their next album in 2023.

Ash re-issue their albums ’1977′ on July 1 and ‘Free All Angels’ on September 16.

Avantasia’s new album will be called ‘A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society’ and it will be released later this year on Nuclear Blast.

Blackhawk release a new album, ‘Blue Highway’, on June 24. It features songs that were planned for the band’s debut back in 1992 but were never released at the time.

Blind Guardian release their new album, ‘The God Machine‘, in September through Nuclear Blast.

Former Blue Oyster Cult member Joe Bouchard releases his new album ‘American Rocker’ on June 3 via Rockheart Records/Deko Entertainment. His brother Albert also appears on the album.

Cradle Of Filth have signed with Napalm Records, after releasing three albums on Nuclear Blast. The band have recently parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni.

Dim Gray release their new album ‘Firmament’ via English Electric Recordings on Sep 2.

Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ album is re-issued as a four-CD boxed set on July 8 on Rhino.

Five Finger Death Punch release their latest album ‘AfterLife’ on August 19.

Generation Radio have signed with Frontiers , who will release the band’s debut album later this year. The line-up consists of Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Jason Scheff (ex-Chicago),  Deen Castronovo (Journey) and guitarists Chris Rodriguez & Tom Yankton

Sammy Hagar & the Circle will release their new album ‘Crazy Times’ later this year.

King’s X have completed work on their new album – their first in fourteen years – and it will be released by InsideOut on Sep 2.

Kula Shaker release a double album ’1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love And Free Hugs’ on 10 June.

Leaf Hound’s albums ‘Growers Of Mushroom’ and ‘Unleashed’ will be re-issued as a 2Cd set via Repertoire on July 15.

John Norum releases his latest album ‘Gone To Stay’ later this year.

Spock’s Beard keyboards player Ryo Okumoto releases his latest solo album The Myth Of The Mostrophus’ through InsideOut Music on July 29.

Orianthi (pictured) releases ‘Live From Hollywood’ on July 15 via Frontiers.

Ozzy Osbourne’s new album is due in September.

Queensryche release their new album,Digital Noise Alliance’, on October 7 via Century Media Records.

Spike is writing and planning a new album with fellow Quireboys founding members Guy Bailey and Nigel Mogg. Spike is set to announce a new Quireboys line-up shortly, which will feature the aforementioned Bailey & Mogg.

ABKCO Records will release The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966′ on June 10 in celebration of the group’s 60th anniversary this year.

Sex Pistols re-release ‘God Save The Queen’ for the platinum jubilee. The single is out on May 27.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will release ‘Live At Studios 60′, their first-ever double live LP, for Record Store Day on June 18.

Jeff Scott Soto says that his project with David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth) will release a full-length album later this year.

Soulfly will release their twelfth album, ‘Totem’, on August 5 via Nuclear Blast.

Suede’s new album ‘Autofiction’ is released on September 16 on BMG.

Wayward Sons release a seven song EP entitled ‘Score Settled’ on June 17 via Frontiers.

Ozric Tentacles frontman Ed Wynne has announced that he will release his second solo album, ‘Tumbling Through The Floativerse’, through Kscope Records on July 15.

News - Tours and Gigs

Newly announced UK tours (2022 unless stated):

Joe Bouchard, Bullet For My Valentine (2023), The Quireboys, Rammstein,

Upcoming (Gigs – UK)

Newly announced US & European tours (2022 unless stated):

The Cult (US), the Darkness (Aus & NZ), Fozzy (US), Ghost + Mastodon (US), Jackyl (US), Memphis May Fire (US), Rammstein (Eur), Jordan Rudess (US), Scorpions + Whitesnake (US), Smashing Pumpkins + Janes’s Addiction (US), Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band (Eur 2023), Steel Panther (Eur), Wilco (US),

Upcoming (USA/ROW)

UK Festivals 2022

Rescheduled & cancelled tours:

The Alarm (UK & Eur May-Jul postponed), Lindsey Buckingham (UK postponed), Billy Idol (UK dates Jun to Oct 22), Pearl Jam (May US dates),

Elles Bailey will join Walter Trout at his shows in Chester, Buxton, Brighton, London, Holmfirth, Bury St. Edmunds and Frome, while Mollie Marriott supports in Southampton.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert on June 4 will include performances from Queen + Adam Lambert, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Elbow, Diana Ross and more.

Alan White will sit out the upcoming Yes UK tour due to health reasons. Jay Schellen will take his place on the drum stool.

Other Stuff

A new documentary about Brian Eno is in the works, directed by Gary Hustwit.

Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, along with Pat Benatar, Carly Simon, Eurythmics & Duran Duran.

Original guitarist Amen has left Lordi after over twenty five years in the band.

Porcupine Tree has announced the addition of guitarist Randy McStine and bassist Nate Navarro (Devin Townsend) to the band’s touring line-up.

A sequel to ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ has been announced and it will be released in March 2024 on the 40th anniversary of the original film’s release. Directed by Rob Reiner (who will reprise his role as filmmaker Marty DiBergi) and starring Michael McKean as singer David St. Hubbins, Harry Shearer as bassist Derek Smalls and Christopher Guest as guitarist Nigel Tufnel.

‘Destination Onward – The Story Of Fates Warning’ is a 400-page history of the band which will be published by FYI Press and Radical Research on July 15.

Vocalist Rob Wylde has left Tigertailz.

Evanescence has parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura with the band’s current bassist Tim McCord taking her place. Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies takes over bass duties for their live dates.

News - RIP

Ric Parnell, who played Mick Shrimpton, the drummer of Spinal Tap & was a member of Atomic Rooster

Ray Fenwick, guitarist with Spencer Davis Group and Ian Gillan Band.

Music PR and manager Roland Hyams who worked with the likes of Motorhead, Magnum & the SPV label

Trevor Strnad, vocalist with Black Dahlia Murder

Guitarist Ricky Gardiner (David Bowie, Iggy Pop)

Composer and musician Vangelis, whose works included Chariots Of Fire, Blade Runner and collaborations with Jon Anderson

More News

News - Tours and Gigs

Comprehensive gig and tour listings including 2022 Festivals

Compiled by Jason Ritchie.


News - Album News

Check out forthcoming album/DVD releases!


Feature video

VEXES The Dream Disease

New Jersey’s burgeoning alternative rock/metal band VEXES has revealed their third single, “The Dream Disease,” from the band’s highly-anticipated double album, “Imagine What We Could Destroy /// If Only Given Time,” that’s due out June 17th.

Commenting on the song, guitarist John Klagholz says:

“The Dream Disease is about being too afraid to chase a dream or a desire that you’ve had, only to watch the moment or the opportunity pass you by and then feeling the regret and the hollowness about your choice not to pursue it for the rest of time.”

‘The Dream Disease’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 16 May 2022.


London alt-rockers In Search Of Sun have released their new single ‘Make Me Crazy’. The track is the band’s second single release of 2022.

Previous album ‘Virgin Funk Mother’ had already seen the band expand their range from a rock band into a more eclectic space,  including a cover of ‘The Hills’ by The Weeknd.

The impact of COVID – cancelled tours, ruined plans and financial strains – has resulted in a new energised sound for the band.

‘Make Me Crazy’ is a ‘Power Play’ at Get Ready to ROCK! Radio w/c 16 May 2022.

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting.  “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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