Brijitte West of New York Loose launches own fashion label ‘Pioneer Cross’

Followers and fans of Brijitte West (she of 90’s punkers the New York Loose) will be interested to know that West is expanding beyond the confines of rock ‘n’ roll and has moved into the world of fashion with the launch of her own fashion label - Pioneer Cross. In recent years West has been … Continue reading Brijitte West of New York Loose launches own fashion label ‘Pioneer Cross’

Guns’ N Roses – The last of the rock stars?

The current Motley Crue movie ‘The Dirt’ shows a time when excess was the expected norm for bands of this stature. For those who didn’t live through that period when bands like Motley Crue were elevated to superstar status, (and excess was part of the MO), it can be challenging at best to comprehend how … Continue reading Guns’ N Roses – The last of the rock stars?

STARS release new video single ‘Driving Hungry’

Following on from the release of 2018's highly regarded 'Boundary Rider' LP, Stars have released a new single on YouTube called 'Driving Hungry'.  Boundary Rider was given the gong of Australian Rock Album of 2018 by the Australian Rock Review as it successfully managed to bring back the beautiful harmonies, infectious choruses, and driving riffs from their classic … Continue reading STARS release new video single ‘Driving Hungry’

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: 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

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

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

Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn to release new solo album in March 2019

Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn will release his third solo album in March 2019. 'Only the quick and the dead' is the follow-up to his 2015 release 'At the brink of eternity' and the 30th anniversary CD release of his 1986 'One Man Army' LP. Ginn's solo work is released under the Mazz-XT moniker … Continue reading Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn to release new solo album in March 2019