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
Seminal Shoegaze legends RIDE return to Australia and New Zealand for their first headline tour in over 25 years thanks to SBM Presents! Forming in Oxford, England in 1988, RIDE set the blueprint for the shoegaze scene with the release of their landmark debut album ‘Nowhere’- a timeless classic which spurred the emergence of a … Continue reading RIDE Announces 2019 Australian and New Zealand Tour
On May 31, Concord Records Via Caroline Australia will release The Traveler, an album of experience and profound resonance by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, while on a break from their uncompromising tour schedule that left them road-tested and ready to rock, The Traveler showcases some world-class musicians: … Continue reading KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND To Release New Album ‘The Traveler’ on May 31st via Concord Records
Don't miss this legendary songwriter & performer on our shores! Hugh Cornwell- ex frontman of The Stranglers wrote the hits, sang the hits and played guitar on the hits. "Peaches", "Golden Brown", "Hanging Around", "(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)", "Tank", "Always The Sun", "5 Minutes", "Duchess", "Strange Little Girl", "Goodbye Toulouse", "Nice ‘N’ Sleazy", "Skin … Continue reading Hugh Cornwell in NZ, OZ tour begins THIS Saturday night!
Former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate returns to Australia soon – performing as part of the supergroup metal opera project 'Avantasia'. Geoff joins us on episode 111 of The Australian Rock Show and we discuss everything: from his involvement with Avantasia, Queensryche’s 2006 Australian tour, his new project Sweet Oblivion, being a part of the mid-80's … Continue reading Episode 111 – Geoff Tate Interview Avantasia/Queensryche)
Fans of French guitarist Juliette Jade take note: Bandcamp recently announced a new service for artists - using crowdfunding to produce vinyl pressings - and Juliette's 2018 album Constellation is one of the first releases selected to be put to wax ! Jade was selected as one of Bandcamp's first four vinyl campaigns: alongside Christian … Continue reading Juliette Jade selected as part of Bandcamp’s First Vinyl Pressing Service !
https://youtu.be/EXsIFWQlxEI Iconic Japanese heavy metal outfit Loudness are touring Australia for the first time in May. On episode 110 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by vocalist Minoru Niihara and cover everything: from touring with AC/DC, his Nishidera Minoru project, Munetaka Higuchi, the band Earthshaker, and the success of the 1986 single 'Let … Continue reading Episode 110 – Minoru Niihara Interview – Loudness
The plural of vinyl – is vinyl – not vinyls. But just so you know there is no such word as “vinyls.” The plural of vinyl happens to be vinyl and I've never heard someone with a vinyl collection use the term “vinyls.” As a buyer and collector of records in the 1970s and 80s, … Continue reading Records are NOT called vinyls
Nuclear Blast; the powerhouse Record Label with the most prestigious roster of hard rock and metal artists in the world, has announced a new A&R venture into the Australian and New Zealand Market! Home to bands such as Opeth, Machine Head, Slayer, Anthrax, Nightwish, Rob Zombie, Lamb Of God, Accept, Sabaton and many more Nuclear … Continue reading Nuclear Blast launches Australian and New Zealand A&R Division
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?
American Heavy Metal Titans METAL CHURCH tour Australia for the First Time Ever this August thanks to Metropolis Touring Born out of the West Coast metal scene of the 80’s, METAL CHURCH quickly became one of the standout talents of the genre. After signing a deal with Elektra Records, they released two critically acclaimed … Continue reading METAL CHURCH Announce First Ever Australian Tour