Japan’s Mustang Jerx return to hit Aussie stages in April !

Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording “Easter Monday” which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan. For close to 20 years Mustang Jerx have been slamming their … Continue reading Japan’s Mustang Jerx return to hit Aussie stages in April !

Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Dies at 66

Bernie Tormé, the veteran hard rock guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and his own solo bands, died Sunday at the age of 66, according to a statement from his family. “Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his … Continue reading Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Dies at 66

EP Review: Rough Rockers – Smoke and Mirrors (2019)

Over the past few years - Australian guitar whiz Joe Matera has built up a strong European following with his melodic, hard rock style proving popular in places like Scandinavia. So when Matera recently joined forces with Swedish outfit Rough Rockers – the pairing seemed a natural fit. Matera was in fact invited to join … Continue reading EP Review: Rough Rockers – Smoke and Mirrors (2019)

EP Review: Echo Del Tusker – Words To Live By (2019)

Words To Live By is the debut EP by Melbourne three-piece Echo Del Tusker, and follows the release of two well received singles, ‘Can't Keep Your Man’ and ‘Fix Your Face’, both of which are included here. Echo Del Tusker play a brand of blue-eyed soul with hard rock guitars and a blues edge. Yet … Continue reading EP Review: Echo Del Tusker – Words To Live By (2019)

Album Review: The Hot Sweets – Hello and Goodbye (2019)

Hello and Goodbye is the debut album for The Hot Sweets, a short lived Wollongong band that folded a couple of years ago. I’m here to tell you, there’s a lot to like about The Hot Sweets, particularly if melodic garage-rock/power pop be your thing. Yet that catch-all tag is only the tip of the … Continue reading Album Review: The Hot Sweets – Hello and Goodbye (2019)

Live Review: The Beasts + The Johnnys, ANU, Canberra 7 March 2019

I arrive at the ‘new’ ANU venue in time to catch the last few numbers by Sydney’s reformed cowpunk stalwarts The Johnnys. Graham Hood stalks the stage and lays down his distinctive bass groove while Slim Doherty’s appealing guitar twangs and resonates throughout the room. With Billy Pommer keeping time behind the kit, there are … Continue reading Live Review: The Beasts + The Johnnys, ANU, Canberra 7 March 2019

Episode 108 – The Hots Interview

Sydney guitar slinger Ronnie Simmons first earned his rock n roll stripes in local outfit L.U.S.T. - before going on to do time with the Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, and Richie Ramone among others. Some time back, he joined forces with powerhouse songstress Foxie Kelly to form The Hots – a fiery rock n roll … Continue reading Episode 108 – The Hots Interview

Album Review: Steve Mulry – Rock Rebel CD

It’s time to re-focus the spotlight on Steve Mulry’s Rock Rebel album as too few people know about it. Rock Rebel was released five years back now, and if you are a fan of Oz rock of The Angels-Rose Tattoo-AC/DC-TMG variety, then Rock Rebel is an album for you and worthy of your attention. The … Continue reading Album Review: Steve Mulry – Rock Rebel CD

Chronological Crue book updated and out now !

As the rock world eagerly awaits the release of Mötley Crüe’s movie The Dirt – fans will be interested to learn that a new and fully updated second edition series of the ‘Chronological Crue’ books - has just been released. First published in 2006 and having been out-of-print for many years, fans have been asking for this … Continue reading Chronological Crue book updated and out now !

Ozzy Osbourne cancels Download in Australia with Airbourne to fill his place

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his upcoming visit to Australia to headline the Download Festival. The Osbourne show was was meant to be part of his final world tour but a few weeks again he came down with a severe upper respiratory infection had had to cancel European dates. Ozzy came close to death last year … Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne cancels Download in Australia with Airbourne to fill his place

Australian hard rock veteran Scott Ginn releases his magnum opus with MAZZ-XT ‘Only The Quick And The Dead’ – THE Australian Hard Rock album of the year

When Mazz-XT main man Scott Ginn told me that this new record was the best thing he’d ever done, I was a little sceptical. After all, Ginn’s body of work extends back to the late 70s (Class, The Breakers, Montreaux, Richard Wilde Band etc.) and then with Boss, including their 1984 Oz hard-rock classic ‘Step … Continue reading Australian hard rock veteran Scott Ginn releases his magnum opus with MAZZ-XT ‘Only The Quick And The Dead’ – THE Australian Hard Rock album of the year