News: Band News


Drummer Richard Colburn was Left Stranded in North Dakota

Friday, August 18th, 2017

When you think its hard enough to get your own humble members to a local show and be set up and ready for an 20.30 start then this story will make you chuckle a little when you thank your lucky stars that you are not on a US tour like these guys from Belle and Sebastian. The drummer with indie group...

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Stewart Copeland A Life In Music

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

The amazing Stewart Copeland has an incredible history in music first for been part of one of the biggest bands in the world to then perform with a variety of the worlds top orchestras and has just recently taken part in a show called A Life In Music, the show that happened at Union Chapel in...

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The Raven Age’s Jai Patel

Monday, July 24th, 2017

It’s never going to be a bad thing having Iron Maiden as your dad. For ‘next generation of new wave of British heavy metal’ band The Raven Age, the Maiden connection is with guitarist and founding member George ‘son of Steve’ Harris. But Harris Jr has been supported from the band’s 2009...

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Mike Portnoy talks feel over technique

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Today is my last day in my forties,” he says. “This is the perfect time to have a retrospective look at what the hell has gone on in my life!” Never mind so much what has gone in Portnoy’s 50 years, there has been a staggering amount of activity in just the half-decade. Looking back to the...

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Phil Rudd, coming back from the brink

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

It would have been a fitting one last jaunt around the world’s stadiums for the man that had powered classic ‘DC albums such as Highway To Hell, Back In Black and Let There Be Rock. That all changed in November 2014 when Rudd was arrested, and ultimately convicted, on drugs offences and making...

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Drummer Ken Mary steps in to replace Jason Bittner

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Flotsam And Jetsam announce their 2017 summer tour dates with a handful of shows in the US before traveling to Europe for select club dates centred around their appearances at this year’s Wacken Open Air and Into The Grave Festival, in Leeuwarden, NL. With the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill,...

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Code Orange’s singing drummer Jami Morgan

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Twenty-three-year-old singing drummer Jami Morgan commands Code Orange’s aggressive hardcore punk/metal hybrid from the back with gutteral vocals and an intense, cross-bred drumming style. They might be a young band, but the unbridled anger and power of acclaimed new album Forever proves that they...

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Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper announced five new festival dates

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER have announced five new festival dates starting at Bang Your Head in Germany on July 14, 2017. Normally that wouldn’t be much to write home about but after the past six months Steve Grimmett has had it’s a minor miracle. As widely reported Steve had to have part...

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Make Music That Matters

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Legendary Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor is well aware of the power of music. Along with bassist John Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes and singer Simon Le Bon, Taylor has been a force behind a band that has rocked the music industry for over three decades. So when the band’s manager asked if he...

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Joey Kramer on five decades of hard rocking

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Clocking up almost 50 years with the same band is no mean feat. When said band is one as turbulent as Aerosmith, the achievement becomes all the more incredible. But, that is the milestone that is coming into view for Joey Kramer. As the band limbers up for the first dates of their Aero-Vederci Baby...

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Dan Flint talks

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Ten years in and UK chart-toppers You Me At Six are going from strength to strength. Dan Flint, the band’s self-loathing, rim-playing drum hero explains how they’ve done it. “We had the ten-year anniversary of our band so we wanted to take a step back,” You Me At Six’s Dan Flint told us...

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Ed Graham Is Back With New Band

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Less than three years after his departure from the British rock act The Darkness, original drummer and founding member Ed Graham is back with a new alternative rock band, Puppets To The Supreme Commander, and the release of their debut single, “Ball & Chain”. The single, from the...

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Jeff Olson Talks

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I cut my teeth playing at a weekly blues jam down in Austin hosted by some old-school blues cats who took me under their wing and taught me about playing musically and responding to other players. Every Sunday my parents would take me because I couldn’t drive or even get into the seedy bar! Throughout...

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Steve Holley Talks

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Steve Holley here, hoping everyone is doing well. Some of you may remember me from my time as a member of Paul McCartney’s Wings. I’m currently on a world tour with Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, celebrating my thirtieth year with Ian. I’d like to introduce you to a new record I’m part of...

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Jim Macaulay Talks

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

As I write this you’ll find me with a cold one in my hand, gazing out over the azure blue of the Mediterranean. Not really, I’m sitting on a flight case at the back of Newcastle Academy trying to stay out of the rain. However, despite the apparent lack of glamour, I can assure you there is no...

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