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Whitesnake – “The Purple Album”

David Wilson

I really feel for David Coverdale – no matter what he does, some “fans” are never satisfied. “Not as good as ‘Purple”/”Not as good as the first Whitesnake line up”/ “Coverdale’s voice isn’t what it was” and so it goes on. So now we have the first Whitesnake studio album for four ...

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Joe Satriani to Release 15th Studio Album on Friday 24th July

David Wilson

Legendary guitarist, Joe Satriani, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album, “Shockwave Supernova”, on Friday 24th July, making him one of the first to utilise the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music. The album will be released on CD, download and 2 LP vinyl.  Satriani’s World Tour begins 17th September in Europe (US Tour planned ...

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The Monkees Announce Rare UK Concert at London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 4th September 2015

David Wilson

The Monkees featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, will perform their first concert in the UK since their sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.  The concert will take place at the London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 4th September 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday 15th May from the 24 hour box office 0844 871 8819 or 0844 249 4300 or by booking online from www.alt-tickets.co.uk or www.eventimapollo.com. When four young men were cast ...

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Whitesnake Unleash New Video For “Soldier of Fortune” In Advance of “The Purple Album”

David Wilson

Rock icons Whitesnake have just unleashed a new promo video for “Soldier of Fortune” – a song taken from their forthcoming album “ The Purple Album”. The new ‘Snake album is released by Frontiers Music SRL on Monday May 18th. Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will ...

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New music video from The Poodles – “The Greatest”

David Wilson

Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something! We are frighteningly aware of the horrible circumstances many people live in from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, refugees come in a great numbers to Europe in search of a future, free from poverty, terror and war. But people who were ...

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H.e.a.t Interview from HRH United – March 2015

David Wilson

Last one of the Hard Rock Hell United 2015 interview list. This one saw us joined by Crash and Jonah from H.e.a.t. – great that they could spare us time as they were under great time pressure as headliners for Friday.  

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Eclipse Interview from HRH United – March 2015

David Wilson

Well, I suppose it was inevitable that Wilson would become obsessed with yet another Swedish band. This time it was Eclipse and whilst at Hard Rock Hell United Erik and Magnus were very kind and spent a while chatting to Rock-Zone UK about a number of things icluding backing tapes, The Darkness ...

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Serpentine Interview from Hard Rock Hell United – March 2015

David Wilson

Those really rather marvellous guys from Serpentine came along to be put through the Wilson Interview treatment again (must be gluttons for punishment … either that or it was to put the new boys Adam and Owen through the torture?) Either way, the guys talked about their show at HRH, the new ...

Night by Night Interview from Hard Rock Hell United – March 2015

David Wilson

Next on the list of HRH interviews was ight by Night. Those of you who pay attention will remember how much we loved their album, “NxN”, released last year – even Ben Christo remembered how we described “Holding On to Holding On” as the best song of the summer! This festival culd ...

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Shaft of Steel Interview at Hard Rock Hell United – March 2015

David Wilson

Those lovely chaps from Shaft of Steel were first on the Rock-Zone UK interview hit list at HRH United this year. In the interview they mention their Youtube lyric video for “Drive” featuring Dennis Ward – you can check it out here, we’re sure you’ll love it!   Find out more at ...

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Paul Logue from Eden’s Curse Talks to Rock-Zone UK

David Wilson

Just before the release of the rather fine “Live with the Curse”, Paul Logue was kind enough to talk to David about all things live, the future of Eden’s Curse, magic sunglasses and a whole host of technical magic for those amongst us who combie a love of music with a love ...

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Rock-Zone UK Competition – Win One of Four Pairs of Tickets to Your Choice of Date on Shawn Smith’s UK Tour

David Wilson

Shawn Smith plays an all too rare run of shows in the UK from April 23rd to May 5th.  Shawn has been heralded as “One of the best Rock Vocalists of all time” by Mojo Magazine and this intimate tour will be his first solo tour in the UK since 2008 and follows 2013 SOLD OUT ...

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HRH United, Day 3 – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

As morning broke in Pwllhelli, we were greeted by sunshine (but it was still a bit cold). The last day of the festival meant a number of highlights awaiting but first up for Mr W was an interview with Magnus and Erik from Eclipse (the results will be online soon). After that, ...

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HRH United, Day 2 – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

After a morning of interviews (evidence to be found elsewhere on the site) and full English (the least said about evidence of that, the better?), the fun started again. First up was Psycho Kiss. Surprisingly, the after effects of the night before’s entertainment didn’t seem to cause too much of a crowd ...

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HRH United – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllhelli March 2015

David Wilson

As has become tradition at Rock-Zone UK, March sees the arrival of Hard Rock Hell AOR. This one, the third, saw a slight change in format with AOR being joined by Hammerfest on the second large stage and the smaller stage being shared between Doom, Stoner, Thrash and Sleaze (for the first ...

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KINGDRAGON – Interview at HRH United, March 2015

David Wilson

Last year saw us review “Hide The Sun”, the debut album from Greek melodic rock band Kingdragon (the review is available here http://www.rock-zone.co.uk/2014/03/18/kingdragon-hide-the-sun/). This year’s HRH United presented the opportunity for UK fans to catch the boys live for the first time on UK soil and for Rock-Zone UK to catch up with ...

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Def Leppard Announce “The Boiler”

David Wilson

Today, Def Leppard are proud to announce the release of their latest contribution to the music industry, the first ever steam powered amplifier, “The Boiler”. Sitting proudly atop a 4×12 speaker tank, The Boiler pumps out 100 degrees celsius of sound guaranteed to give you that unique Aquasonic™ tone.  Developed over the last ...

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Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn Interview – Bolton 24th March 2015

David Wilson

Just after completion of their sound check for the fourth night of their Snake Oil and Harmony tour (at The Railway Venue in Bolton), Dan Reed and Danny Vaughn very kindly took the time to have a chat ith Rock-Zone UK how the idea for this tour came about, what satrted them ...

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Purson Sign Worldwide Deal With Spinefarm Records

David Wilson

Purson have joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see second studio album, ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, released this autumn in the wake of a number of high-profile festivals & shows, including Download in the UK. The UK outfit – whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, ...

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Santa Cruz – Manchester Academy 3 , 20th March 2015

David Wilson

Review, Photography and Video by Mick Parry For those who don’t know Santa Cruz are a Finnish band formed in 2007 by Arttu (Archie) Kuosmanen and Joonas (Johnny) Parkkonen who are the band’s lead and rhythm guitarists. The current line up was completed in 2009 with the addition of Mitjia (Middy) Toivonen ...

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