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Twisted Illusion, Tomorrow is Lost, Vice and Fear Me December – The Railway, Gateshead 8th February 2018

David Wilson

The first night of Twisted Illusion’s first headline tour saw me visit a new venue foe me, The Railway ...

Raveneye, SKAM and Too Close For Missiles – Think Tank, Newcastle upon Tyne 28th Jnauary 2018

David Wilson

Not even the end of January and already 2018 is stacking up to be a great year for live ...

Geoff Tate Operation: Mindcrime – Trillians, Newcastle upon Tyne, 16th January 2018

David Wilson

The 1980s was, for me anyway, a time when we saw the arrival of some outstanding bands and the ...

Extreme and The Dan Reed Network – O2 Academy, Newcastle upon Tyne 13th December 2017

David Wilson

Of all the shows that I have attended this year, tonight was the one I probably looked forward to ...

Absolva – Trillians, Newcastle upon Tyne 7th December 2017

David Wilson

One of the highlights of my musical adventure over the last couple of years has been developing a new-found ...

Hard Rock Hell XI Day 1 – Camp HRH, Pwllheli 9th November 2017

David Wilson

Almost a year ago I moved to paradise – well my own little piece of paradise and all is ...

Kobra and the Lotus, Brutai and Tomorrow is Lost – Think Tank? Newcastle upon Tyne, 29th November 2017

David Wilson

Music is the greatest thing. If you truly love music it will act as a bringer of joy, an ...

Bad Touch, Mollie Marriott and Vito – The Cluny, Newcatle upon Tyne, 18th November 2017

David Wilson

There are moments when doing this reviewing lark that you really get to see some amazing things happen in ...

Dan Reed – The Cluny 2, Newcastle upon Tyne 16th September 2017

David Wilson

Over the last seven years, I have seen one man perform live more than any other. In fact, I ...

Hard Rock Hell United – Camp HRH Pwllheli, 12th March 2016

David Wilson

Well, how did that happen? Suddenly it was Day 3 and the last day of music for HRH United ...

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Things of Interest

HRH AOR VII ADDS 15 MORE ACTS

David Wilson

HRH have announced the final 15 acts who’ll be joining the line-up for their pedal to the metal celebration of Adult-Oriented Rock: HRH AOR VII, at Camp HRH between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th March, 2019. This brings the total line-up to 41 hand-picked artists, all chosen by the fans and HRH Community – ...

Europe Release Music Video for single ‘The Siege’

David Wilson

Europe are pleased to announce the premiere of their new video for “The Siege” taken from their critically acclaimed album “Walk The Earth”, which was recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London during the spring of 2017.  Produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isabell) it was released on October ...

Janet Gardner of Vixen Launches UK Mini Tour in May

David Wilson

Janet Gardner, best known as the lead vocalist of the legendary all-female rock group Vixen, has just announced a string of UK dates in support of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut solo album. “It was definitely time for me to get back to the UK,” states Janet. “We’ve gotten a great response ...

Jizzy Pearl, Doomsday Outlaw and Emperors of the Wasteland – Think Tank? Newcastle Upon Tyne, 3rd May 2018

David Wilson

Another night, another show (ooh get me, just like being a rock star). Tonight was all about Jizzy Pearl visiting Think Tank in Newcastle. A 3 band set and curfew meant for an early star (plus I had an interview arranged with Phil and Indy from Doomsday Outlaw) … so early that ...

Stevie Nimmo Hard Rock Hell Blues

David Wilson

Apologies to Steveie Nimmo as the last post revealed a bit of a hiccup with the images. These are Ange Cobham’s shots from Hard Rock Hell Blues the other week from the spectacular set from Stevie   All photography copyright 2018 – Ange Cobham/Cobspix

Hard Rock Hell Blues – Sheffield, Sunday 15th April 2018 – Part 3

David Wilson

Rock-Zone new addition, Angela Cobham, covered the Sunday of Hard Rock Hell Blues in Sheffield. All that attended confirmed this was up to the usual HRH standard of aesomeness. Hope you enjoy Angela’s photographic record of the day. This time we have Sugarman Sam and the Voodoo Men first Black Thunder Revue ...

Hard Rock Hell Blues – Sheffield, Sunday 15th April 2018 – Part 2

David Wilson

Rock-Zone new addition, Angela Cobham, covered the Sunday of Hard Rock Hell Blues in Sheffield. All that attended confirmed this was up to the usual HRH standard of aesomeness. Hope you enjoy Angela’s photographic record of the day. First up … Catfish’s main stage set King King   All photographs Copyright Angela ...

RSO – “Radio Free America”

David Wilson

RSO finally release their first full album since getting together musically and personally in 2013 (released 11th May 2018) and it is an absolute stormer of a record. Would you expect anything less from a band consisting of an American rock icon, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriters Hall of Famer, ...

Crimes of Passion, Tri State Corner and Luke Gasser – Trillians, Newcastle upon Tyne 2nd May 2018

David Wilson

I never thought when I was a small child (yes, I was small once thank you) first getting hooked by the wonders of rock and roll that I would reach such an age as i have that it would be possible to still be discovering new bands and music that would fast ...

Tri State Corner “Hero”

David Wilson

On this incredible journey (yeah, I know, too many occasions when I have been unfortunate to catch sight of some dross laden reality show), I get sent some incredible stuff to check out and provide some thoughts on. So many, in fact, that it does involve  trying to see through the musical ...

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