Today marks 14 years since Nikki Sudden passed away. In those intervening years, Nikki’s musical legacy has continued to grow. New fans have discovered his music, and with the passage of time, older fans have gone back and rediscovered his rich body of work. There have also been a slew of reissued and also previously … Continue reading Remembering Nikki Sudden Who Passed Away 14 years Ago – 26 March 2006
The release of the debut album by The Naked Lunch in late 2019 seems to have escaped the attention of most – but I’m here to tell you it’s one hell of a slab of top order garage rock / power pop that you need to hear! What we have here are super upbeat tunes … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Naked Lunch – The Naked Lunch CD (2019)
The Gray Brothers caught a couple of these shows last week. After a prolonged delay and cancellations, Scorpions finally finally tin Sydney. Nice to cross those guys off the list. Coverdale was also great, despite his vocal limitations. Highlight though was the Metal Cowboy - the great Ron Keel. I've been a Keeloholic since 1984. … Continue reading Scorpions, Whitesnake, Enuff Z’ Nuff, Ron Keel, Janet Gardner (Vixen) live in Sydney 2020
I will always have a place in my rock ‘n’ roll heart for Jeff Dahl. He was/is a torch bearer for true rock ‘n’ roll and for more than 30 years, his music has resonated with me like few others. He wore his heart on his sleeve. Uncompromising, loud ‘n’ fast punk ‘n’ roll that … Continue reading US Punk great JEFF DAHL returns with killer new album ‘Electric Junk’.
Texas guitar-slinger/songwriter Jesse Dayton is heading down under for his 1st tour of Australia. Dayton has recorded and played guitar with everyone from Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson to The Supersuckers, Duff McKagan and the iconic LA punk rock band, X. Dayton has always wanted to tour Oz, “Some of my fav rock … Continue reading Jesse Dayton announces 2020 Australian Tour
Blues guitarist Kevin Borich has released his brand new single, 'Call A Friend' and it features Russell Morris on vocals. This is the first single from Borich's forthcoming duets album expected for release soon. https://youtu.be/j2qGsQtWi5U
If not THE album of 2019, then David Newbould’s Sin & Redemption was certainly in the top 10. Newbould has just dropped another video single from the album, ‘Long Road To Barstow’, a tale about a guy beaten down by his dreams who can’t seem to find a way out. Check it out below. If … Continue reading David Newbould – Sin & Redemption – one of THE albums of 2019 and one you need to hear!
Wednesday the 19th of February 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Bon Scott, and it sees the release of yet another book on Bon. “A Rockin' Rollin' Man: Bon Scott Remembered” is comprised of new interviews with a variety of well-known rock musicians reflecting on what made the hard-rocking, hard-living singer so … Continue reading New Bon Scott Book released “A Rockin’ Rollin’ Man”.
Brisbane’s sleaze rock merchants Snake Bite Whisky have released a new video single ‘ Last Man Standing’, a tune lifted off their current album, This Side Of Hell’. Since forming in December 2014, the self proclaimed “bastard child of Motorhead, Guns n' Roses and Faster Pussycat” have established themselves as one Australia's top sleaze bands … Continue reading Brisbane sleaze rockers Snake Bite Whisky release new single ‘Last Man Standing’
Melbourne’s Riff Raiders are hitting 2020 with a bang, with their Rock n Roll Daydream tour from February to April in support of their digital and vinyl Double A-Side single (Loaded Gun / Best Day Ever) that landed on February 18th through Rue Morgue Records and then release their brand new album Rock ‘N’ Roll … Continue reading Melbourne’s Riff Raiders drop new single ‘Loaded Gun’ ahead of Oz Tour
Destroy All Lines are bringing two thrash icons to Australia for a run of dates in May 2020. The tour is called ‘More Live With Deth’ and will feature sets from both musicians and their full bands separately, before joining forces for an epic finale just like it was in 1985. TOUR DATES Friday, May … Continue reading David Ellefson of Megadeth teams up with ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland for Australian Tour in May 2020
Aussie pop rock legends of the 60s and 70s, Zoot, have announced a reunion tour that’ll see the band play their first Australian shows in almost 50 years. The band’s reunion is almost wholly in tribute to the band’s former lead singer, Daryl Cotton, who sadly passed away after losing his battle with liver cancer … Continue reading Think Pink – Zoot reform for 2020 Australian Tour