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AC/DC Book


Our current competition offers the opportunity to win a new AC/DC coffee table book - 'In Full Flight' - covering the years 1978-1982 as photographed by Alan Perry who also provides link narrative.

Black Sabbath are currently touring 'The End' which reaches the UK in January 2017.  There's a chance to win a new 2-CD 'The Ultimate Collection'.

Status Quo's latest "unplugged" offering - 'Aquostic II...that's a fact!' has been well received and we're giving away the double-vinyl version which features the three new tracks plus a bonus not obtainable in any other format.

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Beth Hart


Singer/songwriter Beth Hart has just released her new album - 'Fire On The Floor' (Provogue).

In reviewing the album, Pete Feenstra wrote: "a contemporary album shot through with old school values and it’s delivered by one of the great singer-songwriters of our time. Unreservedly recommended."

Pete caught up with Beth recently to chat about the album and play tracks.  The interview was broadcast in Pete's Sunday Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.

Recent interviews have included Dennis Greaves (Nine Below Zero) and blues singer songwriter Katie Bradley.

On Saturday 5 November there is a benefit gig for blues rock guitarist Larry Miller who suffered a stroke in August 2015 and has not played since.  Pete Feenstra chatted to his fellow band member Derek White about his music and the forthcoming event.

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Albums of the Month

Beth hart

BETH HART Fire On The Floor (Provogue)
...a career defining album full of rich songcraft, heartfelt phrasing and exuberant playing shot through with total conviction and emotion  (Pete Feenstra)

Richard Shindell

RICHARD SHINDELL Careless (Continental)
...Shindell deserves to be better known than he is and ‘Careless’ might well do the trick...Touching, intelligent and staggeringly good. As usual.  (Alan Jones)


TILT Hinterland (Tilt Music)
Melodic, interesting and – when required – complex progressive music make Tilt’s debut album one you really need to hear and own.   (Jason Ritchie)

Status Quo

STATUS QUO Aquostic II (Universal)
... musically the band are still in rude health and those searching out their Quo fix will not be disappointed with this album  (Dave Wilson)

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This month in ROCK
October 16 - November 15

In 1970 Santana Abraxas is the No 1 LP

In 1975 Bruce Springsteen debuts on UK chart with Born To Run

Queen start their first UK tour in 1973 supporting Mott The Hoople

Rolling Stones make their US TV debut in 1965

New to our Radio Playlist
w/c 17 October 2016

GLENN HUGHES Resonate (Frontiers)
BETH HART Fire On The Floor (Provogue)
FEEDER All Bright Electric (Cooking Vinyl)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE Like An Arrow (Earache)

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Dave Wilson

Dave works tirelessly organising our gig reviews and also manages to attend events in his Scottish homeland.  His latest review extolled Big Country - who this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of  'The Seer' album.

The Tubes

Latest gig reviews...

Recent gig reviews feature an eclectic selection including THE QUIREBOYS, KEE MARCELLO, KIP WINGER, CATS IN SPACE, LEVEL 42,  THE TUBES (pictured), BIG COUNTRY, ERJA LYYTINEN...ROBIN TROWER...

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LEVEL 42, 6-29 October
JUDIE TZUKE, 13 October-18 November
WISHBONE ASH 14 October-19 November
BAD COMPANY/Richie Sambora/Orianthi, 15-29 October
UFO 25 October-2 November
Y&T 25 October-6 November
SCORPION CHILD/Jared James Nichols, 30 October-7 November
DELAIN/Evergrey, 8-17 November
GLENN HUGHES 8-20 November
KING KING/Broken Witt Rebels, 9-29 November
LAURENCE JONES 10-15 November
EDEN’S CURSE 21-27 November

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Listen again to selected radio shows via Mixcloud! We've added recent interviews with DENNIS GREAVES (Nine Below Zero), STEVE ROTHERY (Marillion), BETH HART and more...

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