Album review: STINGRAY (Remaster with bonus track)

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Bad Reputation France [Release date 05.03.21] Enterprising French label, Bad Reputation, has been bringing some excellent new material to our attention recently. But for now we’ll focus on some classic blasts from the past, beginning with criminally overlooked South African … Continue reading → The post Album review: STINGRAY (Remaster with bonus track) appeared first […]

Album review: TEMPLE BALLS – Pyromide

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Frontiers [Release date 16.03.21] Despite the diabolically bad band name, Temple Balls’ popularity and reputation continue to grow. Produced by Jonah (HEAT) Tee, Pyromide is their third album. Their high energy melodic rock songs have a bright, brash ebullience. But … Continue reading → The post Album review: TEMPLE BALLS – Pyromide appeared first on […]

Album review: ROBBIE LaBLANC- Double Trouble

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Escape Music (Release Date 16.04.21) Robbie LaBlanc is not only one of the melodic rock world’s most admired singers, but increasingly its most prolific. It’s only a few months since I reviewed the East Temple Avenue album he lent his … Continue reading → The post Album review: ROBBIE LaBLANC- Double Trouble appeared first on […]

Album review: FM- Tough It Out Live

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Frontiers Records (Release Date 09.04.21) It already seems a long time ago but one of the gig highlights of the winter before the pandemic struck was the Big-Three-O tour in which FM, together with Dan Reed Network and Gun, celebrated … Continue reading → The post Album review: FM- Tough It Out Live appeared first […]

Album review: GARY HUGHES- Decades

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Frontiers Records (Release Date 12.03.21) With Gary Hughes having just released his first solo album in a long while, the simultaneous release of this generous 29 track double compilation is very timely as an opportunity to discover (or rediscover) the … Continue reading → The post Album review: GARY HUGHES- Decades appeared first on Get […]

Album review: CHEZ KANE

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Frontiers Records [Release Date 12.03.21] Chez Kane is one of three sisters fronting Kane’d, who have gained a reputation pre-pandemic as an enjoyable live act. This is her debut solo album, though equal uncredited billing goes to Danny Rexon, lead … Continue reading → The post Album review: CHEZ KANE appeared first on Get Ready […]

Album review: SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen)

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BMG [Release date 26.03.21] What have rock stars been doing in Lockdown?  Streaming, recycling back catalogue, a bit of gardening, maybe even new material.  And some have joined forces with others.  Strength in numbers, or something. Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) … Continue reading → The post Album review: SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen) appeared […]

Album review: GARY HUGHES – Waterside

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Frontiers Records [Release Date 12.03.21] It’s been a relatively quiet period for Gary Hughes,  the usually prolific Ten mainman- over two years since Ten’s last album but a whopping  14 since his last album under his own name. Now, on … Continue reading → The post Album review: GARY HUGHES – Waterside appeared first on […]

Album review: SUNSTORM – Afterlife

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Frontiers Records [Release date 12.03.21] Gone are the days of the Joe Lynn Turner fronted Sunstorm. Gone are the days when the band’s songs were written by Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Bob Halligan jnr, The Martin (Vega) Brothers and other … Continue reading → The post Album review: SUNSTORM – Afterlife appeared first on Get […]

Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April 2021 – June 2021

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Compiled by Jason Ritchie January – March 2021 April 2nd DAVID BOWIE ‘The Kit Kat Klub (Live In New York ’99)’ Parlophone CACTUS ‘Tightrope’ Cleopatra Records DR FEELGOOD ‘Greatest Hits’ BRYAN FERRY ‘Royal Albert Hall 2020′ GLASVEGAS ‘Godspeed’ MAVERICK ‘Ethereality’ … Continue reading → The post Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) April 2021 – June 2021 […]