You only need listen to the intro music on any episode of The Australian Rock Show to know that we are long time fans of the work of Larry Attard. His band Snake were faves of ours in the early to mid-1980s, and there was no better call to arms than ‘Let The Music Begin’. … Continue reading Larry Attard of Acca-Dacca/Snake has a new band ‘Lucid Louie’ and debut single out now!
Address To The Nation is the new album from former Radio Birdman / Hitmen / Screaming Tribesmen guitar slinger Chris Masuak and his Spanish combo, the Viveiro Wave Riders, and his first since 2016’s excellent Brujita album. For those that didn’t pay attention the first time, top to bottom, Brujita was a comprehensive outing, and … Continue reading Album Review: Chris Masuak & the Viveiro Wave Riders – Address to the Nation (2019)
A stalwart of the LA hard rock/metal scene throughout the late 70s and 1980s, Lizzie Grey of London and Spiders & Snakes has passed away. Probably best known for co-penning the MÖTLEY CRUE song "Public Enemy #1", Grey passed away in his sleep at a Las Vegas hospital surrounded by his wife Jennifer and daughters … Continue reading Vale Lizzie Grey 1958-2019
After a couple of well received singles, including last year’s ‘Poppin' Eyes and Flashing Feet’ single, Chicago’s Poison Boys have just released their debut album, ‘Out Of My Head’ on Dead Beat Records. WOW! These guys draw inspiration from all the greats, Thunders, New York Dolls, Ramones etc. They also wear these influences proudly on … Continue reading Album Review: Poison Boys – Out Of My Head (Dead Beat Records)
‘Narration’ is the new album from hard rockin’ boogie stalwarts Railroad, and if no frills denim clad rock be your penchant, then make an effort to check these guys out. On display is a likeable mix of hard rockin’ blues, balls ‘n’ boogie and that’s a good thing in our books. These guys have been … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: RAILROAD – NARRATION (2019)
There’s a mountain of podcasts out there, some good, some not so. There are also a ton of celebrities out there doing the podcast thing – again, some are better than others. One of the better ones is The Roth Show – by one of rock’s best ever frontmen, David Lee Roth. Far too much … Continue reading David Lee Roth – The Roth Show podcast
Released on Record Store Day 2019, Blvds of Splendor has finally seen the light of day after being withheld for release by Blackheart Records after being recorded back in 2009. The album was produced by Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) and features a number of notable guests including Billy Corgan, Slash, Sorum on … Continue reading Cherie Currie – Blvds of Splendor LP out now
Cherie Currie and Brie Darling have joined together to record their debut album, The Motivator. The album was produced by the six-time Grammy nominated Dave Darling (Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Janiva Magness, Tom Waits) and features nine classic covers by bands including T. Rex, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and John Lennon, plus three originals, “Too Bruised,” “I’m Too Good, That’s Just Too … Continue reading Cherie Currie & Brie Darling Release new album ‘The Motivator’
The Warner E. Hodges Band have released a live album that was recorded at Bootleggers, Kendal in the UK last year. As well as Hodges, the band consists of Jason Knight on bass & background vocals, John Powney on drums and Ben Marsden on guitar & background vocals. ‘Live at Bootleggers’ is available now via … Continue reading Warner E. Hodges releases ‘Live At Bootleggers’ album. Currently in studio recording new album.
New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain revealed last month that he has been battling cancer for the past year and has launched a GoFundMe to help pay for surgery and recovery. Sylvain didn’t offer many details about the cancer, but said he hoped his upcoming surgery would “do the trick.” As of 30 May, 2019, Sylvain’s … Continue reading New York Dolls Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain Launches GoFundMe for Cancer Fight
The Adelaide rock scene is mourning the loss of respected singer Tony 'Grudge' Hayward who passed away today after a battle with cancer. Grudge was a member of many Adelaide outfits including the C Bombs, Grudge, Roadkill 66 and REPO to name a few. As a front man, Tony always gave 100% on stage and readers are … Continue reading Adelaide underground rock veteran Tony Grudge passes away
Kanako Nakayama releases her new solo album ‘Rolling Life’ on Lip Mark Records (Japan) on 18 June 2019. After rising to prominence in the 1980s as part of the celebrated Princess Princess, for the past 15 years of more Nakayama has fronted VooDoo Hawaiians, a band who have continued to release a succession of original … Continue reading Kanako Nakayama to release new solo album ‘Rolling Life’ in June 2019