Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH is celebrating after his solo debut was named Album of the Year at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards on Wednesday (10Nov10).

The rocker's self-titled offering saw off competition from acts including Kiss, Iron Maiden and Wolfmother to win the prize at the ceremony, held at London's Roundhouse venue and hosted by Alice Cooper.

Australian stars AC DC picked up the Band of the Year honour, while Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones was given a standing ovation as he collected his Outstanding Contribution trophy.


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Read more... is reporting that  66 year old Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards proved he's still a 'Street Fighting Man' on Tuesday, threatening and attacking a Swedish journalist during an interview at a Paris hotel.

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Classic Rock magazine is reporting that Thin Lizzy are to release deluxe, expanded versions of three classic albums on January 24.

The albums in question are:

Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox and Live And Dangerous.

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SOME of you who read this column on a regular basis may (or may not!) know that for six years I was a full-time journalist. Even when I sold out to the PR and Communications profession I still penned articles for many a publication.

In penning such articles, drafting text and submitting clean copy one always has to retain a certain

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Thanks to the great guys from theNumber 1 KISS tribute band Hotter Than Hell we have a great competition for you all


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We will be on-air a year in January so what better way to end our first year than with a tasty line up for our Christmas Party  , We have managed to get the legendary Pat McManus along with his band to headline the event!


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Bon Jovi will be performing at New York's Best Buy Theater on  November 10th (Wednesday) this is going to be broadcast live on the internet for free.

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Tyketto frontman Danny Vaughn kicks off his Inspirations and Aspirations tour in The Rosetta Bar in Belfast on Friday 3rd December. Ahead of that tour, he took some time to record an interview with Nik Jackson for Rock Radio NI.

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Last Wednesday evening I took a wander over to The Roost bar. In the very comfortable surroundings I enjoyed a pint or two in the very pleasant company of one Cormac Neeson, singer with The Answer.

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REGULAR readers will know that I have a cerain disdain for those with narrow definitions of hard rock and metal. Regular readers will know that I have a soft spot for Def Leppard.

It is because they were among the bands that defined what Ulster Hall gig shold be about.

In recent years I have become alienated from recent Lepps

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THERE are times when one stops and contemplates one's own mortality. For many of us (Hello Sid and Paddy!) it is in the darkened hour of bright sunlight when the libations of the previous evening(s) cast a vicious potency of hangover revenge upon fragile metabolisms.

But of recent weeks the thought of mortality has been nagging at me:

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