Gig Review: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators / Mammoth WVH – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham (30th March 2024)

It’s been over two years since the release of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators’ last album and five years since the top hatted one and his solo band played on UK soil. Not only that, it’s almost a decade since the band played in Birmingham – the closest being Download slots in 2015 … Continue reading Gig Review: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators / Mammoth WVH – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham (30th March 2024)

Gig Review: Electric Eel Shock / Bad Knees – Bannermans, Edinburgh (29th March 2024)

Returning to Bannermans Edinburgh, we're in for a night of Japanese mental metal from Electric Eel Shock after a five-year absence. But before that, we have local lads Bad Knees, only on their second gig. They kick off their set with "Getting Started" and proceed to crash through a short but lively set, including tracks … Continue reading Gig Review: Electric Eel Shock / Bad Knees – Bannermans, Edinburgh (29th March 2024)

Album Review: Def Leppard – Pyromania (40th Anniversary Edition)

This is going to be more of a "what's on it" than a review because, let's face it, everyone knows Pyromania. While Hysteria launched Def Leppard into the stratosphere, it was its precursor that really set them up for success and, arguably, contains a better collection of songs. Pyromania was "Mutt" Lange's second outing with the Sheffield … Continue reading Album Review: Def Leppard – Pyromania (40th Anniversary Edition)

Gig Review: Josiah / Saint Karloff / Outer Head – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield (28th March 2024)

Folklore superstition dictates things tend to come in threes. Good luck, bad luck, celebrity deaths and all sorts of other things… In this case it’s power trios. A trio of power trios no less and this is a very good thing. These riff monsters have drawn the worshipful from as far away as Crewe to … Continue reading Gig Review: Josiah / Saint Karloff / Outer Head – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield (28th March 2024)

Gig Review: Ugly Kid Joe / The Virginmarys – Slay, Glasgow (27th March 2024)

I’ve said it the last time I saw tonight’s headliners, Mosh has admitted it in a previous review but Ugly Kid Joe aren’t a regular feature of my listening habits but every time they hit the UK, you can bet I’m there because they never fail to entertain. Now on their final leg of their … Continue reading Gig Review: Ugly Kid Joe / The Virginmarys – Slay, Glasgow (27th March 2024)

Gig Review: Mr Big / Jared James Nichols – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (23rd March 2024)

There's nothing better than thinking you're going to have a dull weekend and then finding out at the last minute that a gig has opened up. I've wanted to see Mr Big for years but hadn't been able to catch them. So you can imagine my enthusiasm when this possibility arose just a few days … Continue reading Gig Review: Mr Big / Jared James Nichols – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (23rd March 2024)