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Wednesday, December 31 2014 15:12:59

ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann have left the band amicably to concentrate on their own band THE GERMAN PANZER.

THE DARKNESS have a new drummer, Emily Davis and release their new album in March.

JOHN SYKES (ex-BLUE MURDER/WHITESNAKE) has released a few teaser snippets of his new solo album. No release date as yet.

ANTHRAX are supposedly recording a song for an upcoming 'Game Of Thrones' mixtape from HBO.

ANETTE OLZON has left her record label earMusic after just one studio album.

RUSH are rumoured to be lining-up US tour dates for next year. Another rumoured tour will see OZZY OSBOURNE, JUDAS PRIEST and MOTORHEAD play a series of festival dates.
Last edited Wed Dec 31 15:25:18 2014

Friday, December 26 2014 19:33:20

SYLVAN’S new concept album 'Home' is released on Feb 20th in Europe and Feb 17th in USA.

Wednesday, December 24 2014 09:27:50

BIG BIG TRAIN have announced two new members, Rachel Hall (violin/vocals) and Rikard Sjöblom (guitars/keyboards/vocals). The band plan to release a live DVD next autumn and two new studio albums in 2016 and 2017.

Aquiles Priester (ANGRA) is the new drummer for PRIMAL FEAR.

PHIL LEWIS (L.A. GUNS)
20 Jan Yardbirds, Grimsby
21 Jan The Diamond, Sutton-In-Ashfield
22 Jan Underworld, London
23 Jan Leopard, Doncaster
25 Jan Bannermans, Edinburgh

STYX
1/15 — Aspen, CO
1/16 — Albuquerque, NM
1/17 — Chandler, AZ
1/18 — Las Vegas, NV
1/21 — Anaheim, CA
1/23 — Beverly Hills, CA
1/24 — Rancho Mirage, CA
1/25 — Santa Rosa, CA
1/28 — San Jose, CA
1/29 — Lemoore, CA
1/30 — Oroville, CA
1/31 — West Wendover, NV
2/13 — Muncie, IN
2/14 — Lawrenceburg, IN
2/15 — Evansville, IN
2/19—2/12 Nashville, TN
2/26 — Catoosa, OK
2/28 — Fort Worth, TX
3/12 — North Myrtle Beach, SC
3/13 — Cherokee, NC
3/20 — Norman, OK
6/16-6/20 — Nassau, the Bahamas
Last edited Wed Dec 24 22:02:24 2014

Tuesday, December 23 2014 08:39:53

RIP - JOE COCKER who has died aged 70 after a battle with lung cancer

RICK SPRINGFIELD releases 'Stripped Down' on CD/DVD on February 10th on Loud & Proud Records.

MAGIC KINGDOM have signed to AFM Records who release their new album 'Savage Requiem' in March.

KARNATAKA release their new album 'Secrets Of Angels' in Feb.
Feb 27th Bury The Met Theatre
Feb 28th Lowdham Hall
March 7th Derby The Flowerpot
March 8th Bilston Robin 2
March 13th Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms
March 14th Chesterfield Classic Rock Society
March 20th Bristol BierKeller
March 22nd Leamington Spa (special guests of Arena)
March 26th Norwich Arts Centre
March 27th Milton Keynes The Stables
March 29th Southampton The Brook
April 12th Swansea The Scene
April 17th Leicester Y Theatre
May 9th London Islington Assembly Hall

DEF LEPPARD
15 April - Penticton, BC (South Okanagan Events Centre)
17 April - Victoria, BC (Save on Foods Memorial Centre)
18 April - Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
20 April - Dawson Creek, BC (EnCana Events Centre)
22 April - Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
23 April - Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
25 April - Lethbridge, AB (Enmax Centre)
26 April - Regina, SK (Brandt Centre)
28 April - Saskatoon, SK (SaskTel Centre)
29 April - Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
2 May - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
4 May - Ottawa ON (TD Place Arena)
5 May - London, ON (Budweiser Gardens)
Last edited Tue Dec 23 21:07:09 2014

Monday, December 22 2014 12:50:35

OF MICE & MEN release 'RESTORING FORCE: FULL CIRCLE', a deluxe double-disc that includes three brand-new songs and an acoustic version of the band's hit single, 'Feels Like Forever'. It is released on Feb 24th.

HINDER release their new album 'When The Smoke Clears' on March 3rd via The End Records/ADA.

NIGHTWISH release their new album 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' on March 30th.
Last edited Mon Dec 22 12:54:34 2014

Sunday, December 21 2014 20:31:31

URIAH HEEP release 'Live at Koko, London 2014' on Feb 20th via Frontiers.

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM release their new album 'Level Eleven' on AOR Heaven on Feb 20th.

SCORPIONS release their new album, 'Return To Forever' on Feb 23rd.

LEPROUS plan to release their new album in May through Inside Out.
Last edited Sun Dec 21 20:40:11 2014

Friday, December 19 2014 12:53:04

Former MEGADETH pair drummer Shawn Drover and drummer Chris Broderick are set to form a new band together.

GARY NUMAN
Fri March 20th Royal Festival Hall
Last edited Fri Dec 19 13:00:05 2014

Thursday, December 18 2014 21:42:56

Escape Music release CHINA SKY 'China Sky II' on Feb 20th.

BOWLING FOR SOUP release a greatest hits album,'Songs People Actually Liked Volume 1 The First 10 Years (1994-2003)' on Jan 26th.

GALAHAD will release a remixed, remastered version of their 2007 album 'Empires Never Last' as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations next year. The new version, remastered by Karl Groom, is released on January 5th.

IRON MAIDEN have hinted that a new studio album will be released next year.

SCORPIONS
5/08 – Pardubice, Czech Republic
5/09 – Lodz, Poland
6/20 – Clisson, France
6/21 – Dessel, Belgium
7/18 – Sion, Switzerland
7/19 – Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
7/25 – The Ramblin' Man festival, Maidstone, United Kingdom
8/15 – Eckernförde, Germany
8/21 – Coburg, Germany
11/28 – Zurich, Switzerland
2016
3/14 – Stuttgart, Germany
3/16 – Munchen, Germany
3/18 – Dortmund, Germany
3/19 – Mannheim, Germany
3/21 – Hamburg, Germany
3/23 – Berlin, Germany
3/24 – Leipzig, Germany
3/26 – Frankfurt, Germany

TOTO
5/21/2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Royal Concert Hall
5/23/2015 - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
5/25/2015 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo Manchester
5/26/2015 - London, United Kingdom @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo
5/28/2015 - Paris, France @ Zenith
5/29/2015 - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
5/30/2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
6/2/2015 - Sonderborg, Denmark @ Mølleparkens Friluftscene
6/3/2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner Theatre
6/4/2015 - Solvesborg, Denmark @ Sweden Rock Festival
6/6/2015 - Bergen, Norway @ Bergen Calling
6/7/2015 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
6/10/2015 - Bremerhaven, Germany @ Stadthalle
6/11/2015 - Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrome
6/12/2015 - Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuhne
6/13/2015 - Dresden, Germany @ Junge Garde
6/15/2015 - Cologne, Germany @ Tanzbrunnen
6/16/2015 - Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
6/17/2015 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Freilichtbuhne Killesberg
6/18/2015 - Abenberg, Germany @ Burg Abenberg
6/20/2015 - Hinwil, Switzerland @ Rock The Ring Festival
6/21/2015 - Klam, Austria @ Castle Clam
6/23/2015 - Wroklaw, Poland @ Orbita Hol
6/24/2015 - Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
6/26/2015 - Budapest, Hungary @ Petofi Hall
6/27/2015 - Bucharest, Romania @ Sala Palatului
6/28/2015 - Sofia, Bulgaria @ Arena Armeec
6/30/2015 - Belgrade, Serbia @ Kalemegdan Fortress
7/8/2015 - München, Germany @ Olympiahalle
7/13/2015 - Morzine, France @ Morzine Harley Days
7/15/2015 - Nimes, France @ Festival de Nimes
7/16/2015 - Vienne, France @ Jazz a Vienne Festival

BUZZCOCKS
Thu May 21 CHATHAM Britannia Theatre
Fri May 22 Southampton Engine Rooms
Sat May 23 NUNEATON Queens Hall
Last edited Fri Dec 19 13:18:11 2014

Wednesday, December 17 2014 12:01:13

STEPHEN PEARCY (RATT) will release his next solo album 'Smash' early next year.

PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT
Thursday 8th January – Bristol – The Fleece
Friday 9th January – London – The Borderline
Friday 16th January – Workington – The Vine Bar
Saturday 17th January – Selby – The Riverside Venue
Friday 23rd January – Newcastle – O2 Academy 2
Saturday 24th January – Birmingham – Asylum 2

ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG)
Wed 12 Aug Rock City, Nottingham
Thur 13 Aug The Yardbird's Rock Club - Grimsby
Fri 14 Aug Bannerman's Bar – Edinburgh
Sat 15 Aug The Think Tank? – Newcastle
Mon 17 Aug The Railway Venue - Bolton
Tues 18 Aug The Corporation – Sheffield
Thur 20 Aug The Live Rooms – Chester
Fri 21 Aug The Oobleck – Birmingham
Sat 22 Aug The Camden Underworld - London
Sun 23 Aug Static – Swansea
Tues 25 Aug North Devon Arena - Illfracombe
Thurs 27 Aug Voodoo – Belfast
Fri 28 Aug The Workman's Club - Dublin

TURBOWOLF
Wed April 08 OXFORD Bullingdon
Thu April 09 SWANSEA Sin City
Fri April 10 NOTTINGHAM Bodega Social Club
Sat April 11 COVENTRY Kasbah
Sun April 12 LEEDS Key Club
Tue April 14 O2 Academy2 Liverpool
Wed April 15 O2 Academy2 Newcastle
Thu April 16 SHEFFIELD Harley
Fri April 17 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
Sat April 18 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Mon April 20 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Wed April 22 BRISTOL Marble Factory
Last edited Wed Dec 17 20:33:16 2014

Tuesday, December 16 2014 13:12:49

RANDY BACHMAN releases his new album, 'Heavy Blues' on April 15th with guests including Neil Young and Joe Bonamassa.

ANTHRAX are currently working on a new album with the aim to complete it by the end of January.

Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and Stevie Ray Vaughan will all be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

RIVAL SONS
Tue December 16 Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA
Sat March 28 O2 Academy Leeds
Sun March 29 O2 Academy Liverpool
Mon March 30 O2 Academy Glasgow
Wed April 01 LONDON Roundhouse
Fri April 03 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat April 04 O2 Guildhall Southampton

ANNIHILATOR
Wed September 30th O2 Academy Birmingham
Thu October 1st DUBLIN Button Factory
Fri October 2nd O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat October 3rd O2 Academy Sheffield
Sun October 4th O2 Academy Islington

HALESTORM
Fri February 27th DUBLIN Academy
Sat February 28th BELFAST Limelight
Last edited Tue Dec 16 22:06:39 2014

Monday, December 15 2014 13:00:20

SYMPHONY X have nearly completed their new, as yet untitled album, due for release next year.

Universal Music are to release RUSH albums from their Mercury days on high quality audio throughout next year.

Spinefarm Records will release a series of re-issues from THE ALMIGHTY starting with 'Blood, Fire & Love' and 'Soul Destruction' on February 9th.

NIGHTWISH release a new single, 'Élan' on Feb 13th.

Download have added more acts:
Friday June 12th Slipknot, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Stone Cherry

Saturday June 13th Muse, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, A Day To Remember

Sunday June 15th Kiss, Motley Crue, Slash, Enter Shikari

Day TBC:
Lamb Of God, Black Veil Brides, Billy Idol, Rise Against, Clutch, Eagles Of Death Metal, Dragonforce, Hollywood Undead, Body Count, Every Time I Die, Parkway Drive, Backyard Babies, H.E.A.T., Motionless In White, Crown The Empire, Northlane, Madball, Mallory Knox

TOM PAXTON
Fri May 15 Town Hall Birmingham
Sat May 16 Harrogate Royal Hall
Mon May 18 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tue May 19 BASINGSTOKE Anvil
Wed May 20 Poole Lighthouse
Sun May 24 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn
Tue May 26 Guildford G Live
Wed May 27 BRIGHTON St Georges Church
Thu May 28 LONDON Union Chapel
Last edited Mon Dec 15 22:00:00 2014

Friday, December 12 2014 12:17:49

FURYON release their second album 'Lost Salvation' via Dream Records/Cargo Records on January 26th.

A-HA will reform for next year's Rock In Rio festival to be held in September.

SIMPLE MINDS release a 5CD reissue of their 1984 album 'Sparkle In The Rain' on March 16th.

STEVE ROTHERY releases his new album ‘The Ghosts of Pripyat’ through InsideOutMusic on 2nd February.

SERIOUS BLACK, the new band featuring Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN/ex-HELLOWEEN), Thomen Stauch (ex-BLIND GUARDIAN), Mario Lochert (ex-VISIONS OF ATLANTIS), Dominik Sebastian (EDENBRIDGE), Jan Vacik (ex-DREAMSCAPE) and vocalist Urban Breed (ex-TAD MOROSE), will release their debut album 'As Daylight Breaks' on January 20th via AFM Records.

AC/DC
May 05 Arnhem, NETH @ Gelredome
May 08 Nürnberg, GER @ Zeppelinfeld
May 10 Dresden, GER @ Rinne Dresden
May 16 Hockenheim, GER @ Hockenheimring
May 19 München, GER @ Olympiastadion
May 29 Barcelona, SPA @ Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
May 31 Madrid, SPA - Estadio Vicente Calderón
Jun. 19 Köln, GER @ Jahnwiesen
Jun. 21 Hannover, GER @ Messe
Jun. 25 Berlin, GER @ Olympiastadion
June 28th Glasgow Hampden Park
July 1st Dublin Aviva Stadium
July 4th Wembley Stadium
Jul. 12 Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Veltins Arena
Jul. 15 Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Dyrskueplads
Jul. 17 Oslo, NOR @ Valle Hovin Stadion
Jul. 19 Solna, SWE @ Friends Arena
Jul. 22 Hämeenlinna, FIN @ Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto

Mariachi El Bronx
Thu February 05 MANCHESTER Gorilla
Fri February 06 STOKE Sugarmill
Sat February 07 LEEDS Key Club
Sun February 08 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny
Wed February 11 NOTTINGHAM Bodega Social Club
Thu February 12 BRISTOL Thekla
Fri February 13 GLOUCESTER Guildhall
Mon February 16 BRIGHTON Komedia
Tue February 17 GUILDFORD Boileroom
Wed February 18 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

Cropredy festival Aug 13th-15th
Thu Aug 13th Tradd Arr + Dreadzone + Katzenjammer + more TBA

Fri Aug 14th The Proclaimers + Fish + Skerryvore + more TBA

Sat Aug 15th Fairport Convention + Toyah Willcox + The Band Of Friends + more TBA
Last edited Fri Dec 12 21:04:46 2014

Thursday, December 11 2014 20:12:57

REMASTERED/EXPANDED VERSION OF JUDAS PRIEST'S CLASSIC 'DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH' ALBUM ANNOUNCED

On March 10, 2015, a newly expanded three-CD version of the album will be unleashed via Columbia/Legacy, which includes the original ten-track album remastered by producer Tom Allom, and a complete live recording from the 'Defenders' tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California, on May 5, 1984.

The 21-track concert (split up over two discs) perfectly balances the then-new material from the group's ninth studio offering overall, including such classics as 'Metal Gods,' 'Breaking the Law,' 'Sinner,' 'Electric Eye,' 'The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown),' 'Victim of Changes,' and 'You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,' among many others.

As the band states in the liner notes to the reissue, "It's 30 years since we released 'Defenders of the Faith' - we're very proud to say it has become a classic that's beloved by Priest fans throughout the world"

CD1 'Defenders of the Faith' Re-Mastered
1. Freewheel Burning
2. Jawbreaker
3. Rock Hard Ride Free
4. The Sentinel
5. Love Bites
6. Eat Me Alive
7. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
8. Night Comes Down
9. Heavy Duty
10. Defenders of the Faith

CD2 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984
1. Love Bites
2. Jawbreaker
3. Grinder
4. Metal Gods
5. Breaking the Law
6. Sinner
7. Desert Plains
8. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
9. The Sentinel
10. Rock Hard Ride Free

CD3 Live at Long Beach Arena, California 5th May 1984
1. Night Comes Down
2. The Hellion
3. Electric Eye
4. Heavy Duty
5. Defenders of the Faith
6. Freewheel Burning
7. Victim of Changes
8. The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)
9. Living After Midnight
10. Hell Bent For Leather
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

www.judaspriest.com

Thursday, December 11 2014 12:58:50

PAT TRAVERS BAND release 'Live at the Iridium NYC' on Jan 23rd on Frontiers.

BRIAN WILSON releases a new album 'Pier Pressure' next spring.

BONAFIDE release their new album 'Denim Devils' on February 2nd on Off Yer Rocka.

THE BEACH BOYS
Sun 31st May Royal Albert Hall

IN THIS MONENT + FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS
Sat February 28 Glasgow Garage
Sun March 01 Leeds Beckett Students Union
Mon March 02 Manchester Academy 2
Wed March 04 WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Thu March 05 LONDON KOKO
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Wednesday, December 10 2014 12:17:58

SLAM CARTEL release a double A Side single 'Vanishing Words'/‘Hypnotised’ on 16th December.

MOXY release the 40th Anniversary CD+DVD in Europe/UK on Escape Music in March 2015.It includes a live DVD/CD from the Sound Academy in Toronto as well as a re-recording of the best of from the first 3 albums.

RICK WAKEMAN has deluxe editions of his albums 'The Six Wives Of Henry VIII' and 'The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table' will be released via Universal Music on February 2nd.

FOUR YEAR STRONG + HIT THE LIGHTS + FOREVER CAME CALLING
20th March Met, Leeds
21st March Arches, Glasgow
22nd MarchAcademy 2, Manchester
23rd March Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
24th March Y Plas 2, Cardiff
25th March Waterfront, Norwich
26th March Electric Ballroom, London
27th March Academy 2, Birmingham
28th March Concorde 2, Brighton
29th March Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

BLUES PILLS
Wed April 22 O2 Academy Islington
Thu April 23 Globe, Cardiff
Fri April 24 MANCHESTER Academy
Sat April 25 DUBLIN Voodoo Lounge
Mon April 27 BELFAST Limelight
Tue April 28 GLASGOW Cathouse
Wed April 29 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Thu April 30 BRISTOL Bierkeller
Last edited Wed Dec 10 13:19:35 2014

Tuesday, December 9 2014 20:23:41

SAXON have had to cancel their remaining UK tour dates due to drummer Nigel Glocker being taken ill.

POWERWOLF are working on their next studio album for a release next summer on Napalam Records.

URIAH HEEP release 'Live At Koko' on 2CD/DVD on February 20th.

EXTREME's 1990 album 'Pornograffitti' will be reissued as a two-CD deluxe edition on January 19th. The two CD deluxe edition will feature a bonus disc of remixes, B-sides, edits and acapellas, including four versions of 'More Than Words'.

Weyfest The Rural Life Centre, Farnham, Surrey 4th-Sunday 6th September
LEVEL 42 + more TBA

ELECTRIC WIZZARD
Fri May 15th LONDON Roundhouse

SANTANA
July 25th O2 Arena, London
Last edited Tue Dec 9 21:29:36 2014

Monday, December 8 2014 11:28:07

FARMIKOS is a new band featuring former OZZY/DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist Joe Holmes and vocalist Robbie Locke. They release their self-titled debut album on January 15th.

DEF LEPPARD are currently working on their new studio album with a view to completing it by next spring.

BETH HART
May
1st Bristol Colston Hall
3rd Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
6th Glasgow O2 ABC
8th London Barbican
9th Leeds Academy
11th Cambridge Corn Exchange
13th Nottingham Rock City

The Ramblin' Man Fair have added more acts namely Shooter Jennings, Hayseed Dixie, Aaron Keylock and Joanne Shaw Taylor

MATT BERRY
Feb 13th The Forum, London

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Dec 30th & 31st Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Fri 02/06/15 Laughlin, NV Edgewater Casino
Sat 02/07/15 Rancho Mirage, CA
Sun 06/28/15 Lenox, MA Koussevitzky Music Shed

MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Sat May 30th EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Mon June 1st WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Tue June 2nd SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Fri June 5th CARDIFF Castle

HAMMER FALL + ORDEN OGAN
Jan 16 Bremen (GER)
Jan 17 Oberhausen (GER)
Jan 18 Cologne (GWER)
Jan 19 Tilburg (NL)
Jan 20 Antwerp (BE)
Jan 22 Stuttgart (GER)
Jan 23 Kaufbeuren (GER)
Jan 24 Pratteln (CH)
Jan 25 Pratteln (CH)
Jan 26 Munich (GER)
Jan 28 Milan (IT)
Jan 29 Lyon (FR)
Jan 30 Barcelona (ES)
Jan 31 Madrid (ES)
Feb 01 Bilbao (ES)
Feb 03 Paris (FR)
Feb 04 Frankfurt (GER)
Feb 05 Saarbrücken (GER)
Feb 06 Prague (CZ)
Feb 07 Bamberg (GER)
Feb 09 Graz (AT)
Feb 10 Vienna (AT)
Feb 12 Berlin (GER)
Feb 13 Hamburg (GER)
Feb 14 Fulda (GER)
Last edited Mon Dec 8 21:41:35 2014

Sunday, December 7 2014 21:14:15

UK album chart placings w/e 7th December 2014:
AC/DC - Rock Or Bust no.3 NEW
PINK FLOYD - Dark Side Of The Moon no.77 up 13 places
THE PIXIES - Doolittle no.86 RE


GAMMA RAY release 'Best (Of)' on February 2nd via earMusic. It will be released as 2CD, 4-vinyl-Gatefold and a 2CD limited edition in an leather-style package.
Last edited Sun Dec 7 21:19:37 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 14:46:11

EUROPE release their new studio album 'War OF Kings' on 2nd March on UDR Records.

VIRGIN STEELE's new album will be called 'Hymns To Damnation' and it will be released on SPV in March/April.

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS have postponed their scheduled UK tour for next February. They aim to rearrange the dates for the early part of 2015.
Last edited Fri Dec 5 14:46:23 2014

Thursday, December 4 2014 13:00:17

ECLIPSE will release their next album 'Armagedonize' via Frontiers Records on 20th February.

GIRLSCHOOL are to begin recording a new album with producer Chris Tsangarides in January.

ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG) has had to cancel his UK dates for this month.

THE PRODIGY and THE BLACK KEYS are headliners at next year's Isle of Wight< festival.

VOLBEAT (their only live show of 2015)
Aug 1st Tusindårsskoven, Odense, Denmark
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Wednesday, December 3 2014 11:36:43

RIP - Bobby Keys sax player with the Rolling Stones and keyboards maestro Ian McLagan of the Small Faces and the Faces

OPERATION: MINDCRIME - featuring singer Geoff Tate, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy/Whitesnake), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC,Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and keyboardist Randy Gane - has signed a worldwide record deal with Frontiers for their forthcoming trilogy project.

GUN release their new album 'Frantic' on March 23rd.

MEGADETH will continue despite recently seeing two band members leave.

ISSA releases her new album 'Crossfire' on Feb 20th on Frontiers.

TANK plan to release their new album in March through Metal Mind Productions. It will be the fiest to feature vocalist ZP Theart (I Am I/Dragonforce).

U.D.O.
Mar 06, 2015 D-Würzburg - Posthalle
Mar 07, 2015 D-München - Backstage
Mar 11, 2015 D-Hamburg - Markthalle
Mar 13, 2015 D-Kiel - Pumpe 6
Mar 14, 2015 DK-Kolding - Godset
Mar 18, 2015 D-Bochum - Zeche
Mar 19, 2015 D-Losheim/Saarland - Eisenbahnhalle
Mar 20, 2015 D-Andernach - JUZ
Mar 21, 2015 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
Mar 22, 2015 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
Mar 25, 2015 D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
Mar 26, 2015 D-Berlin - C Club
Mar 27, 2015 D-Leipzig - Hellraiser
Mar 28, 2015 D-Regensburg - Airport
Mar 31, 2015 GB-London - The Garage
Apr 03, 2015 GB-Nuneaton - Queens Hall
Apr 09, 2015 E-Madrid - Sala Caracol
Apr 10, 2015 E-Valladolid - Polideportivo
Apr 11, 2015 E-Zaragoza - CC Delicias
Apr 12, 2015 E-Barcelona - Sala Salamandra
Apr 14, 2015 E-Ibiza Wacken Cruise - tba
Apr 16, 2015 E-Valencia - Sala Rock City
Apr 23, 2015 S-Stockholm - Klubben
Apr 24, 2015 S-Borlänge - Liljan
Apr 25, 2015 S-Gothenborg - Trädgårn
Apr 26, 2015 S-Malmö - KB
Apr 30, 2015 N-Oslo - Vulkan Arena
May 01, 2015 N-Haugesund - Karmoygeddon Festival
May 02, 2015 N-Trondheim - Byscenen

THE NEAL MORSE BAND release a new album 'The Grand Experiment' on Feb 16th on Inside Out
March
5th Pratteln, Switzerland
6th De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
7th Islington Assembly Hall, London
8th Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
9th Divan du Monde, Paris, France
11th Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
12th Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
13th Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
14th Matrix, Bochum, Germany

LORDI
25/03 Wakefield Warehouse 23
26/03 Manchester O2 Academy Club
27/03 Glasgow Classic Grand
29/03 Southampton Mo Club
01/04 Reading Sub 89 Club
03/04 Chester The Live Room
04/04 Bristol Marble Factory
05/04 London O2 Academy
06/04 Brighton Concorde 2

FLEETWOOD MAC
May 27/May 28 LONDON O2 Arena
June 08/June 09 BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
June 12/July 01 MANCHESTER Phones 4u Arena
June 16/17 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
June 20 DUBLIN O2 Dublin
June 22, 24, 26 & 27 LONDON O2 Arena
June 30/July 05 LEEDS first direct Arena
July 04 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
July 08 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
July 10 DUBLIN 3Arena

RENAISSANCE
Apr 14th Milton Keynes Stables
Apr 16th London Union Chapel
Apr 17th Frome Cheese & Grain
Apr 18th Farnham Maltings
Apr 21st Wimborne Tivoli Ballroom
Apr 23rd Bilston Robin 2
Apr 24th St Helens Citadel

ECLIPSE
Jan 10 Ice-Rock Festival, Wasen Switzerland
Mar 4 Stockholm SWE Debaser Strand
Mar 5 Malmö SWE KB
Mar 7Gothenburg SWE Sticky Fingers
Mar 10 London UK. Underworld
Mar 11 Grimsby UK Yardbirds
Mar 12 Edinburgh UK Bannermans
Mar 14 HRH AOR Festival Wales
Mar 20 Madrid, SPAIN. We Rock
Mar 21 Pamplona, SPAIN Sala PC
Mar 22Barcelona, SPAIN Razzmatazz
Apr 11 Milan IT, Frontiers Rock Fest

STEVE HACKETT
Tue October 06 GUILDFORD G Live
Wed October 07 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri October 09 NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate
Sat October 10 CARDIFF St Davids Hall
Sun October 11 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Tue October 13 BASINGSTOKE Anvil
Wed October 14 YORK York Barbican
Fri October 16 ABERDEEN Music Hall
Sat October 17 GATESHEAD Sage
Sun October 18 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Tue October 20 LEEDS Leeds Town Hall
Wed October 21 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
Fri October 23 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sat October 24 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sun October 25 MANCHESTER Lowry
Tue October 27 IPSWICH Regent Theatre
Wed October 28 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Fri October 30 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Sat October 31 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

U2
Oct 25,26,29,30 London O2 Arena
Nov 6,7 Glasgow SSE Hydro

THE WATERBOYS
Tue October 27 ELFAST Ulster Hall Belfast
Thu October 29 GALWAY Seapoint Ballroom
November 04-07 DUBLIN Vicar Street
Mon November 09 Aberdeen Music Hall
Tue November 10 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wed November 11 GLASGOW Barrowland
Fri November 13 York Barbican
Sat November 14 Portsmouth Guildhall
Mon November 16 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
Thu November 19 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Sat November 21 GATESHEAD Sage
Sun November 22 Liverpool Empire
Mon November 23 Sheffield City Hall
Wed November 25 CARDIFF St David's Hall
Thu November 26 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri November 27 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sun November 29 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
Mon November 30 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Tue December 01 GUILDFORD G Live
Thu December 03 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Fri December 04 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sat December 05 WATFORD Watford Colosseum
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Tuesday, December 2 2014 13:17:48

MELISSA ETHERIDGE releases her new album ‘This Is M.E.’ on SPV on 19th January.

ECLIPSE
10th March Underworld, London

HAREM SCAREM have been added to the bill for 'Frontiers Rock Fest 2' replacing LAST IN LINE

Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman/Journey/SOTO) & Terry Ilous (Great White/XYZ)
Feb. 12 Madrid, Spain Caracol
Feb. 13 Barcelona, Spain Monasterio
Feb. 14 Nantes, France The Scrapper
Feb. 19 Oostende, Belgium Bada Bing
Feb. 20 Coevorden, NL MFC Club
Feb. 21 Deinze, Belgium Elpee
Feb. 22 Beerse, Belgium Beatnik Club
Feb. 24 Milan, Italy Blue Rose Saloon
Feb. 25 Uster, Switzerland Starclub
Feb. 26 Nurnberg, Germany Rockfabrik
Feb. 27 Innsbruck, Austria Ha-Ly Bar
Feb. 28 Lichtenfells, Germany Paunchy Cats

ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
Wed 18th March Shepherd's Bush Empire

PAUL WELLER
Thu March 05 PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Fri March 06 SWINDON Oasis
Sat March 07 PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Mon March 09 WATFORD Colosseum
Tue March 10 COVENTRY Arts Centre
Thu March 12 STOKE Victoria Hall
Fri March 13 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Sat March 14 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Mon March 16 BLACKBURN King Georges Hall
Tue March 17 SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall
Wed March 18 HALIFAX Victoria Theatre
Fri March 20 YORK Barbican
Sat March 21 CARLISLE Sands Centre
Sun March 22 EDINBUGH Playhouse

THEORY OF A DEADMAN
Thu April 23 BRISTOL Bierkeller
Fri April 24 SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Sun April 26 GLASGOW O2 ABC
Mon April 27 MANCHESTER Academy 2
Tue April 28 Institute, Birmingham
Thu April 30 LONDON Scala
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Monday, December 1 2014 14:02:32

Robin Trower’s new studio album Something’s About To Change', will be released by Manhaton/V12 Records on March 9th.

Queen + Adam Lambert are performing an exclusive concert on New Year's Eve from London which will be broadcast live on BBC1.

THE BLACKOUT have announced they are splitting-up and have announced a farewell tour:
Mon 23 March Asylum, Birmingham
Tues 24 March Koko, London
Wed 25 March Academy 3, Manchester
Thu 26 March King Tuts, Glasgow
Sat 28 March Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil

FM + ROMEO'S DAUGHTER
May 01 - Bristol - Bierkeller
May 02 - Wolverhampton - Robin 2
May 03 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
May 05 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
May 06 - Glasgow - Classic Grand
May 08 - Newcastle - O2 Academy
May 09 - Manchester - Academy 2
May 10 - Shepherd's Bush Empire

Pete Townsend's Classic Quadrophenia
July 5th Royal Albert Hall

STATUS QUO
Mon April 20 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Tue April 21 SHEFFIELD City Hall
Thu April 23 WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Fri April 24 PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Sun April 26 Hammersmith Apollo
Sat May 16 BRIDLINGTON Bluebell Hotel
Fri July 3rd PRESTON Hoghton Tower

HALESTORM
Mon March 02 NORWICH UEA
Tue March 03 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu March 05 O2 Academy Leeds
Fri March 06 GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat March 07 INVERNESS Ironworks
Mon March 09 WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Tue March 10 LONDON Roundhouse
Thu March 12 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Fri March 13 CARDIFF University
Sat March 14 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Robin Trower + Joanne Shaw Taylor
Mar 26: Lincoln Drill Hall
Mar 27: Bury St Edmonds The Apex
Mar 28: Birmingham Town Hall
Mar 29: Salford Lowry
Apr 02: Chester Live Rooms
Apr 03: Gateshead Sage
Apr 04: Glasgow Arches
Apr 05: Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Apr 07: Stockton Arc
Apr 08: York Barbican
Apr 09: Sheffield City Hall Ballroom
Apr 10: Holmfirth Picturedome
Apr 11: London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Apr 14: Crawley Hawth
Apr 15: Exeter Corn Exchange
Apr 16: Salisbury City Hall
Apr 17: Milton Keynes Stables

NICKELBACK
13/11 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
14/11 The Hydro, Glasgow
16/11 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
17/11 Phones 4U Arena, Manchester
19/11 Echo Arena, Liverpool
21/11 Genting Arena, Birmingham
22/11 Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
24/11 Wembley Arena

Isle of Wight festival 11th-14th June
Fleetwood Mac + more TBA
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