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The Runaways - Rock 'N' Roll Comics #1 (Bluewater Comics) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 18 September 2010 05:00

runawayscomicBluewater Comics have revived Rock 'N' Roll Comics, last seen two decades ago, and have released the story of The Runaways, Joan Jett and Lita Ford to cash in on....I mean, tie in with the release of the major motion picture based on the band. Is it any good? Read on for the sorry truth....

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Shonen Knife - 'Live At Mohawk Place 2009' DVD (MVD Visual) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Thursday, 16 September 2010 05:00

shonenthumbAlmost two decades ago, Ian Bell saw Shonen Knife support a 'soon-to-explode band' by the name of Nirvana. Now he revisits the band by watching their 'Live At Mohawk Place' DVD and feels like he's been reunited with an old acquaintance. So much so in fact that he has just invested in the missing links of their back catalogue. How good must this live disc be? Read on and find out.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 14 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 06 September 2010 05:00

albumthumbWeek 14 of our Album Cover Of The Week feature that gets men a-weeping and girls a-seeping, and now we're swimming with the big fish. Huge rock legends whose album covers have graced the walls of millions of rock fans around the planet. If you had this album cover on your wall in the past, we salute you \m/ - if you have it on your wall right now, we're moving in!

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 12 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 August 2010 05:00

albumthumbThis week Über Röck will be running a major review of the 20th Anniversary Edition of a classic album that changed the sound of metal. As a finger bang, we now offer you the ultimate appetizer as we dip into the band's back catalogue for their finest ever moment......

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Matt Blakout's View From Another Bar Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Sunday, 15 August 2010 05:30

matthumb2After using cocktail sticks to keep his eyes open at the bar of the snore-rock High Voltage festival, former musician Matt Blakout now turns his AOR-tinted spectacles towards Sonisphere. If ligging's your game, then Blakout's the name! Read on for the hot gossip......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 10 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 09 August 2010 05:00

albumthumbAs our now-fabled Album Cover Of The Week series hits double figures what better way to celebrate than by giving all the hot-blooded male Über Röckers a foxy young lady to salivate over? It may not be politically correct but sometimes you just have to give the fellas what they want......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 9 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 02 August 2010 05:00

albumthumbFormer Tigertailz drummer Matt Blakout has written a tell-all backstage blog from last weekend's High Voltage festival that will be online later this week. In anticipation of this article this week's album artwork celebration features Blakout's all-time favourite record sleeve.....

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A Day In The Life Of An Über Röck Photographer Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:00

tjsphotographythumb02Have you ever wondered what those people at the front of gigs with huge cameras have to do to earn that position? Well we asked our very own Donal MacIntyre, Russ P to go undercover at the recent TJ's In The Square event and live the dream, as we experience "A Day In The Life Of An Über Röck Photographer". 

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Slugfest 3 - Why You Must Attend! Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 05:00

slugthumbÜber Röck's underground music expert Darrel Sutton has, for the past few years, been the twisted visionary behind Slugfest, the ultimate punk and metal music celebration. Now in its third year, the incredible charity event promises to be better than ever. Read on for details on how you can be a part of the chaos....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 5 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 05 July 2010 05:30

albumthumbWeek 2 of Über Röck's now fabled Album Cover Of The Week feature saw the artwork of a legendary Welsh band make the work of Tracey Emin look like a pile of dirty sheets. Could another Welsh metal band ever hope to scale such artistic heights? We think so.....

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Rush : Beyond The Lighted Stage (Universal) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 28 June 2010 05:00

rushthumbapproved_smallRush : Beyond The Lighted Stage, the acclaimed documentary from Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen, comes to DVD and blu-ray. Über film geek Gaz E loses himself in the story of "The World's Most Popular Cult Band."

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 15 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 13 September 2010 05:00

albumthumbWeek 15 already and now it's time to starting hanging out with the big boys. Big boys with widdling fingers, perfect pouts and lashings and lashings of talent. There are icons of the rock world who perfectly embody the spirit of Über Röck......and then there's this guy. Prepare to unleash the fury.......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 13 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 30 August 2010 05:30

albumthumbThe eight days of British summer are a distant memory as we prepare to welcome the month of September into our heavy metal hearts. If warmth during the oncoming winter months is what you need then look no further than this week's piece of classic cover art for the ultimate in hard rock cold climate attire...and all wrapped around a metal queen too.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 11 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 16 August 2010 05:00

albumthumbLast week's monumental (emphasis on the latter) classic album art was one purely for the gents. This week we show that we are 90's men by showcasing something for the ladies. Be warned girls, this album cover will make your rabbit feel like a maggot......

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Ian Dury - 'Rare And Unseen' DVD (Wienerworld) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 14 August 2010 06:00

Ian_Dury_thmbGood evening. He comes from Gwent, in case you couldn't tell, his given name is Johnny and he comes from Abertillery, and he's doing very well. H-Bomb couldn't be more obscener, as he reviews the new 'Rare And Unseen' DVD from Ian Dury.  

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Matt Blakout's View From The (VIP) Bar Print E-mail
Written by Matt Blakout   
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 06:00

matthumbSince his sacking by email, Matt Blakout has had a little free time on his hands. What better way to wash that band right outta your hair than a weekend ligging at the High Voltage festival?! Read on for all the gossip.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 8 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 26 July 2010 05:00

albumthumbFollowing last week's retro rock dog of an album cover from Rankelson, we now bring you the ultimate salute to one of rock 'n' roll's greatest hair...I mean...hell raisers. This album cover has it all - power, passion & pride. Enjoy......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 7 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 19 July 2010 05:00

albumthumbSince we launched this fascinating new feature that offers seductive glimpses of the finest cover art in the world of metal two things have become apparent; all album covers by Welsh bands are special and people like to look at big fuck-off rock dogs. So, with that in mind........

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 6 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 12 July 2010 05:00

albumthumbWeek 5 of Über Röck's haunting Album Cover Of The Week feature provided retro music fans with the ultimate trip down metal memory lane. This week we take you from the past to the future with a terrifying vision of the shape of metal to come......

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 4 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 28 June 2010 06:00

albumthumbToo hot for ya? Been dumped by your lover? Upset over sporting events? Not looking forward to the start of yet another working week? Let Über Röck heal your wounds. Medical science has proved that looking at topless men and a load of dogs makes everyone feel better.....

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 3 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 June 2010 05:00

albumthumbThe stirring in Gaz E's loins that coincided with last week's iconic album cover has ceased just enough for him to add this week's work of art to the site. If you need a lift, a boost, a reason to live even, then this album cover will give you just that. Ladies and gentlemen, Über Röck presents..... 

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