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Cambridge Rock, Saturday 6 August 2011
Photos by Andrew Lock

Best of 2011 and The Year in Pictures

Band Venue Date

Paul McCartney Echo Arena, Liverpool 20.12.11

Saxon Koko, London 20.12.11

Saint Jude The Scala, London 19.12.11

The Hamsters Assembly, Leamington 16.12.11

Marillion Forum, London 14.12.11

Molly Hatchet Islington Academy, London 12.12.11

Status Quo/Roy Wood/Kim Wilde O2 Arena, London 11.12.11

Mostly Autumn Robin 2, Bilston 10.12.11

Def Leppard/
Motley Crue/Steel Panther
SECC, Glasgow 9.12.11

Uriah Heep/
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 8.12.11

Bryan Adams O2 Arena, London 8.12.11

Def Leppard/
Motley Crue/Steel Panther
LG Arena, Birmingham 6.12.11

Trivium/In Flames O2 Academy, Glasgow 6.12.11

Machine Head/Bring Me The Horizon/Devil Driver SECC, Glasgow 05.12.11

Snakecharmer press launch Dean St Studios, London 5.12.11

Uriah Heep/Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash Brighton Centre 3.12.11

Hard Rock Hell Pontins, Prestatyn,
N Wales

Zappa Plays Zappa Brighton Dome 01.12.11

Carl Palmer Robin 2, Bilston 01.12.11

Pure Reason Revolution Heaven, Charing Cross, London 30.11.11

The Quireboys Garage, Glasgow 30.11.11

Alter Bridge/Black Stone Cherry/
Theory Of A Deadman
Wembley Arena, London 29.11.11

Deep Purple MEN, Manchester 29.11.11

Beth Hart Dingwalls, London 29.11.11

Earthprayer Proud Gallery, Camden, London 28.11.11

The Zombies Alban Arena, St Albans 27.11.11

Michael Monroe/
Wednesday 13
The Garage, Glasgow 27.11.11

Arena/Touchstone The Assembly, Leamington 27.11.11

Reckless Love Islington Academy, London 26.11.11

Heather Findlay Borderline, London 26.11.11

Dr Feelgood/Nine Below Zero The Assembly, Leamington 25.11.11

Beth Hart Assembly, Leamington 24.11.11

Walter Trout/Popa Chubby Islington Academy, London 24.11.11

The Quill/Coldspell Camden Barfly, London 22.11.11

Mariachi El Bronx/Tim Kasher Electric Circus,Edinburgh 20.11.11

Freedom Call/
Camden Underworld, London 18.11.11

Yes Hammersmith Apollo, London 17.11.11

Joanne Shaw Taylor O2 Islington Academy, London 16.11.11

Opeth/Pain Of Salvation O2 Academy, Brixton, London 13.11.11

Peter Frampton Hammersmith Apollo, London 13.11.11

GMT/The Clan Yardbirds, Grimsby 12.11.11

Steve Hackett Guildhall, Gloucester 11.11.11

Stray/Good Thinking The Standard, Walthamstow 11.11.11

The Darkness O2 Academy, Glasgow 10.11.11

Christopher Cross Bloomsbury Theatre, London 07.11.11

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Koko, London 07.11.11

Toyah Islington Academy, London 05.11.11

Motorhead Newcastle City Hall 03.11.11

Toyah Assembly, Leamington 03.11.11

Leaf Hound Borderline, London 04.11.11

Bob Geldof/Crosby & Nash/Chris de Burgh/Tori Amos (Photo Gallery) Various Sept/Nov

Alice Cooper Manchester Apollo 30.10.11

James Grant Two View Gallery, Liverpool 29.10.11

The Answer The Garage, Highbury, London 28.10.11

Mostly Autumn/It Bites Assembly, Leamington 26.10.11

Focus The Ferry, Glasgow 26.10.11

Volbeat/Black Spiders The Garage, Glasgow 24.10.11

Hawklords Assembly, Leamington 23.10.11

Firefest Rock City, Nottingham 21/23.10.11

Joe Bonamassa Hammersmith Apollo, London 21.10.11

Puddle Of Mudd/Soil The Garage, Glasgow 18.10.11

Heather Findlay
Robin 2, Bilston 16.10.11

Heather Findlay
Borderline, London 14.10.11

Burning Shed Anniversary/no-man/Bruce Soords Assembly, Leamington 14.10.11

Y & T/Stampede The Garage, Highbury, London 14.10.11

Electric Boys/ JettBlack/
Miss Behaviour
O2 Islington, London 10.10.11

LA Guns/Damn Dice Camden Underworld, London 09.10.11

Caravan/Curved Air Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 08.10.11

Caravan/Solstice Leamington Assembly 07.10.11

Blackmore's Night Buxton Opera House 01.10.11

Todd Rundgren HMV Ritz, Manchester 01.10.11

Anathema/Bruce Soord/Engineers/
Union Chapel, London 30.09.11

Love And Money The Met, Bury 26.09.11

Keel Camden Underworld, London 26.09.11

Dean Guitars Party The Standard, Walthamstow 24.09.11

Stewart Mac/ Silverbox/
Jimmy Stapley
Clapham Grand, London 23.09.11

The Animals/Steve Cropper Pacific Road, Birkenhead 22.09.11

Warrior Soul Camden Underworld, London 22.09.11

Saint Jude Hard Rock Cafe, London 21.09.11

Mr Big Shepherds Bush Empire, London 20.09.11

Henrik Freischlader Band Boom Boom Club, Sutton 16.09.11

Air Supply Jazz Cafe, London 16.09.11

Attica Rage/Praying Mantis Classic Grand, Glasgow 16.09.11

The Answer (Secret Session) Stairway Bar, Glasgow 13.09.11

Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst 13.09.11

Firewind The Cathouse, Glasgow 11.09.11

The Animals/Steve Cropper Leamington Assembly 09.09.11

Ian Anderson Beck Theatre, Hayes 09.09.11

Van Morrison Liverpool Empire 03.09.11

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (Film preview) Mayfair Hotel, London 31.08.11

Rhythm Festival Biggleswade, Bedfordshire 26/28.08.11

Rock N Roll Damnation Various venues, Glasgow 22/28.08.11

Cropredy Oxfordshire 13.08.11

Bulldog Bash Stratford Upon Avon 12/13.08.11

Bloodstock(BOA) preview Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire 12/14.08.11

Cambridge Rock Festival Barton, Cambridgeshire 04/07.08.11

Vintage Trouble Stairway Bar, Glasgow 04.08.11

Blondie Liverpool, O2 Academy 01.08.11

Black Country Communion Manchester O2 Academy 30.07.11

Thin Lizzy HMV, London 25.07.11

High Voltage Victoria Park, London 23/24.07.11

Black Country Communion Venue Cymru, Llandudno 23.07.11

Eden's Curse Leeds O2 Academy 22.07.11

Slash Manchester Apollo 21.07.11

Iron Maiden SECC, Glasgow 20.07.11

Judas Priest SECC, Glasgow 19.07.11

Fozzy/Voodoo Vegas Dingwalls, London 17.07.11

Guilfest Stoke Park, Guildford 15/17.07.11

Moondance Jam Walker, Minnesota 14/16.07.11

Rival Sons Borderline, London 13.07.11

Stacie Collins & The Slim Vicious Boys Boom Boom Club, Sutton 11.07.11

Sonisphere Knebworth, Herts 8/10.07.11

Sunflower Super Jam 2011 Royal Albert Hall, London 08.07.11

Hayseed Dixie Assembly, Leamington 07.07.11

Roger Daltrey Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 07.07.11

Chicago Hammersmith Apollo, London 06.07.11

Iggy Pop Racecourse, Chester 03.07.11

Threshold The Peel, Kingston 01.07.11

Summerfest Milwaukee, Wisconsin 28.06/11.07.11

Voodoo Vegas The Venew, Leamington 28.06.11

B.B.King Royal Albert Hall, London 28.06.11

Roger Waters Birmingham NIA 27.06.11

Toto Hammersmith Apollo, London 26.06.11

Alice Cooper 100 Club, London 26.06.11

Bon Jovi Old Trafford, Manchester 24.06.11

Night Ranger Islington Academy, London 23.06.11

Evile Gibson Guitar Studio, London 23.06.11

Anvil Manchester Academy 3 22.06.11

LA Guns Rios, Bradford 18.06.11

Ringo Starr's All Starr Band Hampton Court Palace, Surrey 17.06.11

Glen Matlock & The Philistines 100 Club, London 16.06.11

Vintage Trouble The Social, London 15.06.11

Dio Disciples Glasgow Garage 14.06.11

Metal Hammer Golden Gods Indigo O2 Arena, London 13.06.11

Nils Lofgren Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 13.06.11

Download Donington Park 10/12.06.11

The Darkness Shepherds Bush Empire, London 08.06.11

Black Stone Cherry Assembly,Leamington 07.06.11

Journey/ Foreigner/Styx Wembley Arena, London 04.06.11

Richard Marx/John Parr Royal Albert Hall, London 31.05.11

Joanne Shaw Taylor O2 Islington Academy, London 31.05.11

Heavy Metal Kids Camden Underworld, London 29.05.11

Roger Hodgson Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 29.05.11

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett Assembly, Leamington 29.05.11

Tangerine Dream The Lowry, Manchester 28.05.11

The Zombies Shepherds Bush Empire, London 27.05.11

Beth Hart Borderline, London 24.05.11

Rush O2 Arena, London 25.05.11

Rush LG Arena, Birmingham 22.05.11

The Alarm/The Last Republic O2 Islington Academy, London 21.05.11

PP Arnold Bush Hall, London 20.05.11

New Generation Blues feat W T Feaster Boom Boom Club, Sutton 20.05.11

Glenn Hughes Cambridge Junction/Book Launch 15.05.11

Z Rock The Asylum, Birmingham 15.05.11

Stampede/Praying Mantis The Peel, Kingston 14.05.11

JJ Grey & Mofro Boom Boom Club, Sutton 14.05.11

The Last Republic O2 Academy, Sheffield 12.05.11

Marillion Weekend Assembly, Leamington 06/08.05.11

AC/DC DVD Premiere Hammersmith Apollo, London 06.05.11

Girls with Guitars Boom Boom Club, Sutton, Surrey 06.05.11

Power Quest Purple Turtle, Camden, London 05.05.11

Brian May/Kerry Ellis Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 03.05.11

Delain/Serenity Assembly, Leamington 02.05.11

Jan Akkerman Bush Hall, London 30.04.11

Live at Leeds Various venues, Leeds 30.04.11

Fish Cox's Yard, Stratford Upon Avon 29.04.11

Mike & The Mechanics Hard Rock Cafe, London 29.04.11

Sandi Thom Assembly, Leamington 28.04.11

Saxon Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 23.04.11

Paul Rodgers Manchester Apollo 21.04.11

Big Country Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 15.04.11

King's X Electric Ballroom, Camden 12.04.11

Magnum Tivoli, Buckley, N.Wales 12.04.11

Stone Axe Unicorn, Camden 09.04.11

Saxon Assembly, Leamington 09.04.11

Blackfield Assembly, Leamington 06.04.11

Wishbone Ash Islington Academy, London 31.03.11

New York Dolls Old Vic Tunnels, London 30/31.03.11

Larkin Poe The Ironworks, Oswestry 30.03.11

Trans Siberian Orchestra Hammersmith Apollo, London 28.03.11

Chantel McGregor 100 Club, London 26.03.11

Stray Borderline, London 21.03.11

Voodoo Vegas The Heathcote Inn, Leamington 19.03.11

Steve Lukather Club Academy, Manchester 18.03.11

Hammerfest III Prestatyn, North Wales 17/19.03.11

Peter Frampton Shepherds Bush Empire, London 05.03.11

Houston, Serpentine, Vega Borderline, London 04.03.11

Heavy Metal Kids 100 Club, London 03.03.11

Vessels The Harley, Sheffield 28.02.11

Powerage Tour
(New Device/ Lethargy etc)
Camden Underworld 24.02.11

10cc The Assembly, Leamington 22.02.11

Black Label Society Manchester Apollo 22.02.11

New Found Glory Bangkok, Thailand 21.02.11

Eagles Bangkok, Thailand 20.02.11

Europe Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 19.02.11

The Gracious Few Barfly,Camden 18.02.11

Tina Dico Band On The Wall, Manchester 18.02.11

My Chemical Romance SECC, Glasgow 15.02.11

Evile Camden Underworld 13.02.11

The Scorpions Bangkok, Thailand 10.02.11

Pallas The Peel,Kingston 05.02.11

Toxic Federation Purple Turtle, Camden 05.02.11

Taking Dawn Camden Barfly, London 31.01.11

Fairport Convention Beck Theatre,Hayes 29.01.11

Rock & Blues Festival Skegness 28/30.01.11

Saint Jude 100 Club, London 25.01.11

Thin Lizzy Hammersmith Apollo, London 22.01.11

Horslips Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 18.01.11

Erja Lyytinen BBC, Maida Vale, London 12.01.11

Thin Lizzy O2 Academy, Leeds 10.01.11

Leaf Hound Unicorn, Camden, London 08.01.11

Firewind Relentless Garage, London 07.01.11

Big Country Islington Academy, London 06.01.11


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