Swedish melodic rock act COLDSPELL hit Australia with latest single ‘It Hurts’

(via Rockpit Records) Introducing to Australia, Swedish melodic hard rock band Coldspell! Coldspell are based in the north of Sweden and were formed in 2005 by guitarist and songwriter Michael Larsson. Since their first release back in 2009, ColdSpell have been one of the most talked about bands in Europe when mentioning high class Scandi … Continue reading Swedish melodic rock act COLDSPELL hit Australia with latest single ‘It Hurts’

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Let There Be Rock – Orchestrated – A Tribute to AC/DC and Bon Scott

(via letthereberockorchestrated.com) - Without question, AC/DC are one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s and is synonymous to rock culture to this day. It continues to be one of the defining sounds of rock and metal, and … Continue reading Let There Be Rock – Orchestrated – A Tribute to AC/DC and Bon Scott

From The Archives: Nikki Sudden and Red Brocade

Nikki Sudden creates enchanting rock ‘n’ roll. From the late 70’s excess of the Swell Maps, to the Jacobites and his own distinguished solo career, Sudden’s music remains vital, charming the listener with a rich kaleidoscope of sounds. From Stones-like swagger to acoustic songs drenched in raw emotion, Sudden is indeed a breed apart. This … Continue reading From The Archives: Nikki Sudden and Red Brocade

From The Archives: Chris ‘Smiley’ Pailthorpe (Hush) Interview (1995)

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SmileyJust over twenty years ago, Eddie Vedder and Kurt Cobain were sucking the ends of pencils at junior high schools somewhere in Seattle. The word ‘grunge’ had yet to be invented and America was rocking to the sounds of Kiss, Alice Cooper and Suzi Quatro, whilst England was being shaken by the likes of T-Rex, The Sweet and Slade. Much the same time in Australia, an energetic young Sydney band called Hush were churning out hit singles, and undertaking exhaustive nationwide tours. By far their two biggest selling hits were ‘Boney Moroney’ and ‘Glad All Over’, with ‘Boney Moroney’ shooting to number one and eventually becoming the biggest selling single for 1975.At their peak, they rivalled the likes of Sherbet and Skyhooks as kings of Australian pop. Hush consisted of Keith Lamb (vocals), Les Gock (guitar), Rick Lum (bass) and pounding the skins was Chris ‘Smiley’ Pailthorpe. Chris grew up…

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Scream For Me Australia – Bruce Dickinson Q & A Tour heading Downunder !

(courtesy Destroy All Lines) Legendary icon BRUCE DICKINSON of Iron Maiden is headed to Australia this October for a special one-man speaking tour of Australia to support his autobiography, What Does This Button Do? Delivering compelling excerpts from the book, slides and a Q&A, fans will finally get the chance to ask questions of the … Continue reading Scream For Me Australia – Bruce Dickinson Q & A Tour heading Downunder !

From The Archives: Desoto: Take This Veil Album Review (2000)

Lucy De Soto – the woman with the likeable golden voice. I’ve long been a fan of Lucy. Her boogie woogie rollicking piano playing and strong rich vocals are an integral part of the Pete Wells sound. ‘Take This Veil’ is her first solo album (proper) in 13 years. (She released two LP’s in the … Continue reading From The Archives: Desoto: Take This Veil Album Review (2000)

1972 – The year the Osmonds went hard rock with the Crazy Horses LP

If you can shelve your prejudices for a moment, I want to revisit the Osmond’s 1972 album,’ Crazy Horses’ – considered by more astute rock scribes than I, to be up there with many great hard orck albums of the early 70s. Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica are fans of the album, with … Continue reading 1972 – The year the Osmonds went hard rock with the Crazy Horses LP

From The Archives: John Spittles Interview (2000)

John, how's it going ? What's been happening with the Asteroids of late ? Well most things are workin' out ok for me at the moment thanks Col, and the things that aren't workin' out, I'll get 'em in the end. The band has been pretty quiet because I've been away for the best part … Continue reading From The Archives: John Spittles Interview (2000)

Dave Gleeson Interview (audio)

The Screaming Jets are approaching their 30th anniversary and later this month, release their eighth full-length album titled ‘Gotcha Covered’. On show #98 of The Australian Rock Show – we are joined by vocalist Dave Gleeson and chat extensively about the new album and also what the band have in the pipeline. We dig into … Continue reading Dave Gleeson Interview (audio)