Have received some feedback from angry readers about the recent cancelled Scorpions shows in Melbourne and Sydney - and it's an issue worth highlighting. Here's the deal: Back in April, I noted on the Scorpions website that a trip to Australia was locked in for November - as special guests of Def Leppard. I was … Continue reading The Def Leppard/Scorpions Australian tour debacle
Joe Blanton may not be a name that you are familiar with – yet that should all change with the release of his long awaited debut solo album, ‘Good, Bad, Right or Wrong’. This cat oozes rock ‘n’ roll legitimacy and needs to be on your rock radar. Here’s why. Blanton invokes the spirit of … Continue reading Joe Blanton – Good, Bad, Right or Wrong CD (2018) – Smoking hot rock ‘n’ roll that hits the mark!
Joan Jett has recorded a new song ‘Fresh Start’ to pay tribute to the record number of women running for office in the USA. Joan released the video for ‘Fresh Start’ on election day. It features footage of candidates, political veterans volunteers and feminists. ‘Fresh Start’ is one of two new Joan Jett projects. The … Continue reading Joan Jett releases new video clip for ‘Fresh Start’
Having released two landmark country-rock albums in the late 70s, albums that have aged incredibly well over time, the pressure on the recently reformed STARS to come up with the goods on their comeback album must have been significant. That they have released an album that in many ways surpasses those landmark records in terms … Continue reading After 40 years STARS return with the 2018 Australian album of the year
One of Australia’s biggest bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s is celebrating its 50th anniversary by returning to where their recording career began – EMI. Fifty years after their debut single, ZOOT have signed a new deal with EMI, who will release the definitive career anthology, ZOOT ARCHAEOLOGY, on Friday November 23, featuring … Continue reading ZOOT ARCHAEOLOGY Released November 23rd !
For more than 15 years Mick Medew fronted the Screaming Tribesmen – one of Australia’s most formidable post punk outfits. With a stack of number one hits on Australia’s alternative charts and a legion of fans in Europe, the Screaming Tribesmen left behind three classic albums and many memorable singles that continue to stand the … Continue reading Episode 102 – Mick Medew Interview (Screaming Tribesmen)
For several years now the Harmonie German Club has built a reputation as Canberra’s premier live music venue for country and blues – and tonight’s show is no exception, with 70’s Oz country rock greats Stars returning to the national Capital after a hiatus of many many years. In a two hour set of compelling … Continue reading STARS return to Canberra with a red hot performance and one of THE Australian albums of 2018 in ‘Boundary Rider’
Adelaide's Stars return to the nation's capital after many years this Thursday the 1st November at The Harmonie German Club in support of their highly rated new album, 'Boundary Rider'. Stars got together in Adelaide around '74 '75 , we were all from around the same neighbourhood and basically fell together through a love of … Continue reading STARS play Canberra 1 November 2018 in support of new LP ‘Boundary Rider’.
Todd "Youth" Schofield (born 1971), the American guitarist best known for his work with WARZONE, MURPHY'S LAW and DANZIG, has died at the age of 47. Schofield's passing was confirmed by his FIREBURN bandmate Israel Joseph I, whom many may remember as the vocalist on the 1993 BAD BRAINS album "Rise". In a post … Continue reading Former DANZIG, WARZONE And MURPHY’S LAW Guitarist TODD YOUTH Dies At 47
One of the greatest live bands this country has ever produced has today announced details for their very first live album release. As a special treat for their legion of fans (both local and overseas) The Living End will release a limited edition double LP on November 30. The LP set will feature the band’s … Continue reading The Living End announce first ever live album on limited edition vinyl !
I love Cheap Trick. Have done since 1980. I saw Cheap Trick live on Wednesday night in Sydney for the umpteenth time. The music was good. Its power pop perfection with a tenure of forty something years. How can it not be good? Zander was, as always, great. Yet I’m left with a few unanswered … Continue reading Cheap Trick: Enmore Theatre, Sydney 17 Oct 2018: Phoning it in with a nostalgic celebration of 45 years of rock.
‘Screamer’ is the new album from Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (DB&HMS), and follows on from last year’s exceptional ‘Rollercoaster’ album. After a bout of ill health, Baird may have been excused if he had of released an album that was a little below par. Yet the reverse has occurred. ‘Screamer’ reeks of re-invigoration, with Baird returning … Continue reading DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN – SCREAMER LP – THE 2018 ALBUM OF THE YEAR.