New music from AC/DC – it’s what the world needs right now

To say the year 2020 has been 'challenging' would be putting it mild. More like the understatement of all time. Planet earth has been rocked by a deadly pandemic that has impacted all countries. Politics and riots have also filled the TV screen. Then there is the sad, long list of musicians who've left us: … Continue reading New music from AC/DC – it’s what the world needs right now

Susanna Hoffs and the unreleased Columbia album from 1994

In 1994, Susanna Hoffs was due to release her second solo album, the follow up to January, 1991’s debut effort, ‘When You’re A Boy’. That album included ‘My Side Of The Bed’, a top 40 Billboard single, as well as the Cyndi Lauper penned, “Unconditional Love". The album also included a cover of "Boys Keep … Continue reading Susanna Hoffs and the unreleased Columbia album from 1994

KEVIN K / RICKY RAT- Party Store CD. Australian Rock Review Album Of The Year

The new album from Kevin K is called Party Store and it is a much needed tonic for your ears, reminding the listener in no uncertain terms that despite the prevailing doom and gloom and lockdown lunacy that the world finds itself in 2020 – rock ‘n’ roll has the power to rejuvenate - it’s … Continue reading KEVIN K / RICKY RAT- Party Store CD. Australian Rock Review Album Of The Year

Remembering Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 – August 21, 2020)

Today I want to reflect on the passing of Walter Lure, erstwhile guitar slinger for The Heartbreakers and also main man of his own outfit, The Waldos. Lure came to prominence in the mid-70s in the burgeoning NYC punk scene as a hot shot guitar player for glam up and comers The Demons, before graduating … Continue reading Remembering Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 – August 21, 2020)

Kevin K / Ricky Rat – new album ‘PARTY STORE’ set for 1 July 2020 release

Kevin K has teamed up with his longtime guitarist Ricky Rat (Trash Brats/Dead Boys) and they have a brand new album called ‘Party Store’ due for world wide release on 1 July. This is EXACTLY what the world needs! We hope to have Kevin on the Australian Rock Show real soon to talk about the … Continue reading Kevin K / Ricky Rat – new album ‘PARTY STORE’ set for 1 July 2020 release

A resurrected Bombers line-up set to rock again

There is much excitement in the Australian rock world with late 80's powerhouse outfit The Bombers announcing reformation plans. The band, to be known as 'Ty Coates’ Bombers' includes vocalist and founding member Ty Coates, acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Christina Crofts, drummer Ryan Mathison and bassist Mick Carter. In a post on their official Facebook page … Continue reading A resurrected Bombers line-up set to rock again

STARS – ONE MORE CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN CD (2020).

Despite the ‘unprecedented’ times in which Australia finds itself, there are still reasons for fans of Australian rock ‘n’ roll to consider themselves fortunate. Here’s one.  In February, 2020, Australia’s finest exponents of country rock, STARS, released a new album ‘One More Circle Round The Sun’, the untimely release of which went unnoticed as the … Continue reading STARS – ONE MORE CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN CD (2020).

Episode 129 – Orianthi Interview

Highly acclaimed guitar goddess Orianthi has long been on our rock n roll radar. On episode 129 of The Australian Rock Show, Ori joins us and we talk about her soon-to-be released fourth solo album and what fans can expect to hear. We discuss her previous releases 'Violet Journey', 'Believe' and 'Heaven in This Hell', … Continue reading Episode 129 – Orianthi Interview

Alex Burns, The Witnesses, Elvis Presley and the early days of Belfast rock ‘n’ roll

Some 30 years I was working at a company in Sydney.  I used to talk regularly with co-workers in the warehouse about rock ‘n’ roll – and as many of my peers were a bit older than me, I soaked in their stories and knowledge. I was always an eager student of rock ‘n’ roll … Continue reading Alex Burns, The Witnesses, Elvis Presley and the early days of Belfast rock ‘n’ roll