SARI SCHORR & THE ENGINE ROOM 2017 UK TOUR DATES   Following the September 2016 of Sari Schorr & The Engine Room’s critically acclaimed debut album “A Force of Nature” featuring guest performances from Walter Trout and Oli Brown, Sari is pleased to announce her upcoming 2017 UK Tour dates.   “We’re really looking forward to coming back to the UK to perform songs from the new ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST “LIVE” TOKYO FEATURING THE ORIGINAL M.S.G. VOCALISTS  GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY RELEASED FRIDAY 24th MARCH 2017 AVAILABLE ON 2CD, 2CD+DVD COMBO, LP, DVD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL On Friday 24th March 2017, rock guitarist legend Michael Schenker and in-akustik will release Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo - a stunning new live recording and filmed concert released on 2CD, 2CD+DVD Combo, LP, DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital.   Filmed and ...

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Blaze Bayley, former singer with Iron Maiden from 1994-1999, announces his World Tour schedule to promote a brand new album, the 9th studio record of his solo career. ‘Endure and Survive’ is set for release on 3rd March 2017 via Blaze Bayley Recording and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows. One of the very first shows will be in The Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on 18th February; before the album has even been released.

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GLENN HUGHES SAYS, “I’M THRILLED TO BE TOURING THE UK IN JANUARY”  UK TOUR STARTS 20 JANUARY AT THE RIVERSIDE, NEWCASTLE Glenn Hughes, the legendary British rock singer and bassist, who is currently in the studio in LA recording a new studio album with rock supergroup Black Country Communion, has released an official statement to his ...

Authors: Odin

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Hot on the heels of the brand new HRH Mag Website, a raft of multi-media platforms will be added to the ever-expanding HRH Media Division. (HRH Press Release)

2017 will see the creation of an
HRH Mag App - allowing rock fans across the globe to access a whole new world of music when and where they want it.

Next up will be the publication of the first print edition of
Hard Rock Hell Mag: a lavish bible for fans of guitar-based music featuring exclusive interviews, reviews, previews, lifestyle and more!

 

Last Updated (Thursday, 05 January 2017 23:27)

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There are two NI Rocks Shows each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those shows for the month of December – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by over 100 different artists on the Shows this month. Playlists for the previous month are also still available – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/2940-ni-rocks-playlists-for-november-2016.html

Lawrence and Meryl from Voodoo Vegas were my guests on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 2nd December, whilst Clifford Hoad from Kings of the Sun was my guest on the Show on 23rd December - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html

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I’ve posted recommendations for the last 3 studio albums from Magnum, but wouldn’t have counted myself as a fan of the band prior to those. For whatever reasons I never made much effort to get into the albums that the band released from the late 70’s to early 90’s. Over the past few years, I’ve dipped my toe into the expansive pool of earlier Magnum tracks and added a few to my library, so I was interested to hear of the release of “The Valley of Tears – The Ballads” via Steamhammer / SPV on 6th January 2017. There can be no doubt that Magnum have a talent for ballads and this album brings together 10 of those. I played “Back In Your Arms Again” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 9th December and “Your Dreams Won’t Die” on the Show on 30th December.

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To coincide with their UK & European tour, Dan Reed Network talk about the concept behind music video for their sublime and exhilarating new single, ‘Champion’   “Champion deals with the concept that we are what we eat, not just our physical health but our soul’s well-being,” says Dan Reed. “It’s about surrounding ourselves with people that feed ...

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Congratulations to Bad Touch who have recruited 20-year-old guitar virtuoso, Harry Slater, as their new lead guitarist. Harry replaces original guitarist, Rob Glendinning, who suggested Slater as his successor.   Rock and blues music fans will get a chance to see Slater in action with Bad Touch when they join Broken Witt Rebels in March and April for their co-headlining Planet Rock “Roadstars” UK Tour.    BROKEN WITT ...

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GARY ‘GUITAR’ LAMMIN *** Bermondsey Joyriders frontman’s debut solo  ‘Gary Guitar Lammin’ album Released February 24th on Requestone Records***   ***A psychedelic punk rock blues odyssey, created in collaboration with late Sex Pistols producer Dave Goodman***   “A very different album… I really like it” – Mick Jones, The Clash “One of things I never get”, ...

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I decided last year that I wasn’t going to post a “review” of 2015 and for the same reasons I have no plans to do one for 2016. We’re all aware of the talented artists we have lost in the past 12 months and nothing I could write would add to what others have said. And, as I’ve generally very little time for other peoples Top 10 whatever of the year, I’m working on the presumption that no-one really cares how many gigs I went to or what my favourite gigs or albums were!

What I would like to do though is express my thanks to many people and look back at the past year for “NI Rocks”. In particular, thanks to anyone who takes the time to listen to a Show, read something on the Rock Radio NI website or interact in any way on social media. The latter is increasingly challenging for those running anything similar to NI Rocks; unless you are willing to buy “likes” or pay to increase access, so I really appreciate those who take the effort to like, comment on or share posts.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 January 2017 00:08)

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