ALBUM REVIEW: Damon Johnson and The Get Ready – Battle Lessons


Since leaving Black Star Riders, Damon Johnson (ex-Alice Cooper, Brother Cane) has focused on his solo career, with his new album Battle Lessons (Double Dragon Records, Straight 8 Entertainment) with The Get Ready his second solo album in three years. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Mastodon) and joined by drummer Jarred Pope (Tom Keifer) and bassist Robbie Harrington (Steve Vai), Battle Lessons is a hook-filled slab of melodic Hard Rock.

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Ramblin Man Fair 2020 is Canceled, 2021 Announcement and Dates Confirmed


Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin Man Fair 2020 sadly is the latest music festival to cancel their 2020 festival. They have made an extensive announcement on the decision to cancel and have announced dates for 2021. The fest was to feature Hawkwind, Clutch, Blackstar Riders, Monster Truck, Vintage Caravan, The New Death Cult, and Crown Lands and the Prog In The Park Stage lineup of Big Big Train (Headliner), Curved Air (Special Guest), Pure Reason Revolution, Moon Safar, and Lazuli. Continue reading


Black Star Riders Added to Ramblin Man Fair 2020


Black Star Riders will be the “special guest” on the Planet Rock Mainstage at Ramblin Main Fair on Saturday 18th July 2020. Taking place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK on the 17th, 18th& 19th July 2020, the fest will add more bands soon! Northern Irish-American hard rock band Black Star Riders features Ricky Warwick (The Almighty / Thin Lizzy), on lead guitar is legendary former Thin Lizzy riff master Scott Gorham, with bassist Robbie Crane (Ratt), drummer is Chad Szeliga (Black Label Society), and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour) on second guitar.Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 6th New Music Releases


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Watch The New Video From Black Star Riders – “Aint The End of The World”


Black Star Riders, made up of past members of Thin Lizzy and other rock luminaries, is releasing their new album Another State of Grace September 6th via Nuclear Blast. Watch their new animated video for ‘Aint The End of The World’ now!Continue reading


Danko Jones – A Rock Supreme


No nonsense Rock n’ Roll may not be the flavour of the month but Canadian trio Danko Jones, with twenty-three years under their belts, have got it down to a tee. Their ninth album A Rock Supreme, on Rise Above, continues their trademark sound – which mixes the bite of AC/DC and the swagger of Thin Lizzy with an impressive, Clutch like ferocity.Continue reading


Judas Priest – Saxon – Black Star Riders: Live At Worcester Palladium


On Friday, March 23rd, Judas Priest rolled into the newly renovated Worcester Palladium for a sold-out date on their Firepower Tour with legends Saxon and Black Star Riders. What a breath of fresh air this show was. I honestly can’t remember the last concert I attended that did not have at least one band on the bill with some sort of controversy surrounding them or was not inclined to espouse their political beliefs on stage (whether for the better or worse). This tour is just a class act from start to finish. No bullshit, no drama, no politics, just good old Rock n’ Roll, and Metal.Continue reading


Las Rageous Festival To Feature A Perfect Circle, Judas Priest, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch And More


The 2018 Las Rageous festival will take place on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas. After a successful debut in 2017, the festival is back with an even bigger lineup this year.Continue reading


Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous Add A Second Concert This November


Due to exceptional demand, Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous have added a second concert this November at Nells Jazz & Blues in London. Taking place on Saturday 25th November 2017, and tickets are on sale now. Continue reading