Royal Australian Mint strikes new AC/DC coins with lightning !

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Australian rock royalty, today releasing high voltage AC/DC coins. In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single ‘Thunderstruck’, the Mint partnered with Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre to strike its AC/DC coins with a bolt of man-made lightning. The … Continue reading Royal Australian Mint strikes new AC/DC coins with lightning !

Rose Carleo Band – new single ‘Faded Tattoo’ out October 19 !

We at the Australian Rock Show are big supporters of the Rose Carleo Band. Their 'Battle Scars' EP gets high rotation round these parts and kicks major arse. Rose Carleo Band’s EP ‘Battle Scars’ shot straight to the Top 20 charts and described as, “The best rock and roll release of the year thus far, … Continue reading Rose Carleo Band – new single ‘Faded Tattoo’ out October 19 !

‘Descent Into the Maelstrom – the Radio Birdman Story’ out now on DVD | Worldwide Theatrical Screenings !

What do George Michael, L7, Michael Caine and Radio Birdman have in common? They’re all Official Selections at the worlds largest and most prestigious Music Documentary Film Festival “In-edit Barcelona & Madrid Spain 2018 The first time ever, Jonathan Sequeira’s critically acclaimed and uncompromising documentary ‘Descent Into The Maelstrom’– The Radio Birdman Story is available … Continue reading ‘Descent Into the Maelstrom – the Radio Birdman Story’ out now on DVD | Worldwide Theatrical Screenings !

Brisbane’s Smoking Martha announce European deal + UK tour in November !

Brisbane rockers Smoking Martha have just announced a must-see send off show to celebrate their First UK tour and European distribution deal for their debut album “In Deep”. Staying true to their signature hooky riffs and alluring vocals, Smoking Martha have signed a European exclusive deal with Bad Reputation Records for their Debut Album “In … Continue reading Brisbane’s Smoking Martha announce European deal + UK tour in November !

John Coghlan’s Quo – TMG and TASTE announce Feb 2019 Australian Tour

Former Status Quo member John Coghlan is set to bring his band out to Australia in February 2019 for a national tour with TMG. Dubbed the 'Rollin Across Australia - Coast To Coast' Tour, the tour commences February 20 in Mandurah, WA, with shows in all states to follow before winding up in Toowoomba on … Continue reading John Coghlan’s Quo – TMG and TASTE announce Feb 2019 Australian Tour

Cheap Trick To Play Four Australian Shows next month – one with Foreigner

We are life long Cheap Trick fans here at Australian Rock Review and are reminding all readers that one of the most influential rock groups of the past fifty years hit Australia next month. With hits including  ‘I Want You To Want Me’, ‘Dream Police’, ‘Surrender’, ‘The Flame’ and more, Cheap Trick has sold in excess of 20 … Continue reading Cheap Trick To Play Four Australian Shows next month – one with Foreigner

Foreigner hit Australia in October – fans of Dokken and Hurricane also take note

Its been a long time since I first saw Foreigner, back in 1988 in fact - and now they  return to Australia this October to perform a series of newly envisaged orchestral concerts. Old and new fans alike will be thrilled to witness the prolific rockers belt out all of their iconic hits - with … Continue reading Foreigner hit Australia in October – fans of Dokken and Hurricane also take note

PALACE OF THE KING Announced As Special Guests On Rose Tattoo Australian Tour

Melbourne rockers Palace Of The King have been confirmed as very special guests on the upcoming national run from Australia’s rock n roll outlaws, Rose Tattoo. POTK have had a huge 2018, releasing their third album Get Right With Your Maker in April which saw them undertake a huge 8 country European tour before heading back to Australia for sold out … Continue reading PALACE OF THE KING Announced As Special Guests On Rose Tattoo Australian Tour

In 2018 Heavy Metal Parking Lot is now the subject of academic discourse. For real? Enough already ….

There was an article about Heavy Metal Parking Lot (HMPL) that appeared in Concourse magazine a couple of years back called ‘The Deranged True Story Of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, The Citizen Kane Of Wasted Teenage Metalness’. In a lengthy, yet unnecessary expose, Dave McKenna analyses HMPL as a period piece, and writes that it is now the … Continue reading In 2018 Heavy Metal Parking Lot is now the subject of academic discourse. For real? Enough already ….

ARS101: Deniz Tek Interview (Radio Birdman)

  For more than 40 years Deniz Tek has been at the vanguard of Australian rock n roll – from Radio Birdman, New Race, the Visitors and a prolific solo career that continues to this day – on episode 101 of The Australian Rock Show we take it to the vertical and talk to Deniz … Continue reading ARS101: Deniz Tek Interview (Radio Birdman)

Echo Del Tusker (ex-Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins) release debut single ‘Can’t Keep Your Man’ !

Listen up folks cos there's some exciting rock n roll news coming outta Melbourne... some ex-members of Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins have joined forces and formed Echo Del Tusker - and if their debut single is anything to go by - the buzz around this outfit is more than justified... When you've … Continue reading Echo Del Tusker (ex-Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins) release debut single ‘Can’t Keep Your Man’ !