May Features
The BIG Über Rock Exclusive: Luke Appleton talks (and plays) Iced Earth, Absolva and more… Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:15

Iced Earth - IncorruptibleHow’s this for an exclusive, you bad-ass bitches? Iced Earth bassist Luke Appleton recently sat himself down in front of a camera and recorded a short film, just for Über Rock and you, all our lovely readers. In it, he talks about Iced Earth and their brand new album, ‘Incorruptible’. But, wait, there’s more… but, to find out what it is, you’ll have to click this link thing:

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Baz Francis: ‘Face That Launched A Thousand Shipwrecks World Tour 2017’ Tour Diary Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis   
Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:30

Skopje gig poster 1st April 2017 Photo by Tom ODonoghueEver wondered what life is like on the road for a travelling troubadour? Well, wonder no more, as, writing exclusively for Uber Rock, the inimitable Baz Francis reveals what it is like to face up to new challenges and explore new frontiers as a solo artist. The first part of this exclusive tour diary sees him travelling the highways and by-ways from Macedonia to Helskinki:

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‘Mike & Jules - While We Still Have Time’ Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 19 May 2017 14:17

Mike and Jules PetersThis coming Monday (29 May), BBC One Wales is to screen a documentary following a year in the life of The Alarm frontman Mike Peters and his wife Jules.  It was a year during which saw both of them literally fighting the fights of their lives, against cancer.  Dom Daley was privileged to be in the audience at a special advance screening.  Click the link to find out more about what promises to be a very moving film, and Dom’s thoughts on both the programme and the people involved:

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The Über-Rockin’ Guide to Download Festival 2017 – Day Two (Saturday 10 June) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 13 May 2017 05:00

download 2017 improvementsSo, in exactly four weeks’ time, we’re gonna be into the second day of the first festival of the summer season, and everyone will have checked out all the bands that our Über expert Rich Hobson on the Friday, right? OK, maybe some of you thought otherwise, but here we have his personal guide to the must see acts on the various stages in what hopefully won’t be a mud-filled field in the east Midlands:

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From Monsters of Rock to Drownload… 36 years in the mud of Donington Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 07 May 2017 05:00

download 2017 line up web poster 3134 approved 27.04.2017It’s coming to that time of year… the summer festival season! And while most people are looking forward to what’s coming up – and, yes, we’ll be doing that in due course - Über Rock’s Nev Brooks casts a roving eye over his shoulder to the very beginning of the grand-daddy of them all, at least in the UK, as he looks back on his highlights of the festival that became Download as we know it today:

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Comic-Book Review: 'Vikings vs. Unicorns' #1 (Egghead Comics) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 22 May 2016 03:30

VUcover86Written by a rocker turned writer, 'Vikings vs. Unicorns' is a comic-book so Heavy Metal that it has its own theme song! Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovers that everything we know about unicorns is wrong, and the horned mofos have it in for humanity.....

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Strange Kind Of Woman: Sinead O'Connor resurfaces to claim Arsenio Hall was complicit in Prince's death Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Sunday, 15 May 2016 03:40

ars86In the wake of Prince's untimely death, Sinead O'Connor took to social media to accuse Arsenio Hall of being a drug dealer and "Prince and Eddie Murphy's bitch". Uber Rock's Jason Daniel Baker investigates, finding that nothing compares to clues.....

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The 5 Best Video Games For Rock Fans Print E-mail
Written by Perry Moore   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:29

gunsnrosesRock music and gaming kind of go hand in hand, so was asked Perry Moore to look at the top five "less obvious" games that rock fans and readers of Uber Rock might like to try out.

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The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased): May Print E-mail
Written by Derek Philpott   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:00

derek86Now available digitally, Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes is the coolest, funniest book released in aeons. Uber Rock has been lucky enough to have the book's author, former proofer Derek Philpott, writing an exclusive monthly column entitled The Philpott Philes (Senior Citizen Not Erased). Hit the link for May's instalment, 'The Wrong Number of the Beast'.....

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: May Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 31 May 2015 03:20

tout delboyUber Rock's Jo Hayes sees out the last day of May with her latest No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit blog entry, this time writing of the horrors of concert ticket buying and reselling as she readies herself to scratch one legendary band off her bucket list.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - 'Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story' Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:30

deadend86How could a Catholic university radio station which began with polka and basketball content become a major player in the world of heavy metal, breaking some of the world's biggest bands and even getting some of them record deals? 'Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story' explains it all.....

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The Über-Rockin’ Guide To Camden Rocks (Saturday 3 June) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:30

Camden Rocks Cover Artapproved small 2013The traditional definition of a “festival” dictates that it is an event held over three or four days, sometimes longer, and usually in the back side of nowhere (so as not to annoy the neighbours). Now, Camden Rocks may last for only one day – but, in that period, they manage to cram in 250 performances across 25 different venues in the heart of dear old London town… Nev Brooks does his best to try and pick out the bands he’d be least gutted to miss in the military action that will be involved in trying to catch as music of the action as possible:

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The Über-Rockin’ Guide to Download Festival 2017 – Day Three (Sunday 11 June) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 14 May 2017 05:00

download 2017 line up web poster 3134 approved 27.04.2017There is no doubt about it: the third and final day of this year’s Download is going to be special, what with it seeing the last ever appearance on UK soil of the one band who have headlined this festival so often they could call it their own… and it’s going to be a crazy night all ‘round for farewells, as our man Richie Rich explains:

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The Über-Rockin’ Guide to Download Festival 2017 – Day One (Friday 9 June) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 12 May 2017 04:45

download 2017 line up web poster 3134 approved 27.04.2017In exactly a month's time, some 60,000-plus rockers and metallers will be gathering in a field in the east Midlands to pay homage to the music that they, and ergo, love,  and enjoying some seriously good (and probably some pretty dodgy) music, as the spectacle that is Download - hopefully without the added 'r' this year - officially kicks off the summer season.  As part of our build up to the biggest weekend on the UK rock scene, Rich Hobson presents his guide to who he reckons will be the "must see" acts on the first day:

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - May 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley & Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 29 May 2016 03:20

RazorbatsDom Daley and Gaz Tidey are spinning the decks at the May meeting of The Uber Rock Singles Club with some cracking releases to get through by the likes of Diamond Rexx, Lucifer Star Machine, Razorbats plus many more, including two (yup that’s two) releases from The Hip Priests. Hit the link then brothers and sisters and join the show you hope will never end.

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That Was The Month That Was: April Print E-mail
Written by Lord Zion & Vikki Spit   
Sunday, 15 May 2016 04:00

ZVTV86When former Uber columnist Lord Zion and his main squeeze Vikki Spit launched their ZVTV YouTube channel we came up with a cunning plan - the Spit Like This crew filming a dedicated monthly video feature for Uber Rock detailing the major news stories in the rock world from the previous month. So, ladies and gentlemen, That Was The Month That Was.....

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Dead End Drive-In: Now Showing - Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock - ‘On A Mission: Live in Madrid’ Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 May 2016 04:00

deadendthumbIn November 2015 as part of their ongoing tour in support of the ‘Spirit On A Mission’ album Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock visited the beautiful city of Madrid to record a double live album and concert video. ‘On A Mission: Live in Madrid’ is the resulting live document which is about to be released via Inakustik. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H gets a sneak peek at it.

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No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit: May Print E-mail
Written by Jo Hayes   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 03:30

AxlLem86Uber Rock's Jo Hayes has had more important things to contend with than writing blogs recently, but we're thrilled to have her back for her first No Sugarcoating & No Bullshit column since January. Start back cautiously? Hell no! This month Jo weighs in on the AXL/DC debacle.....

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Great Moments In Punk History: May Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal   
Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:00

BegnalPunk86Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups guitar mangler Anthony Allen Begnal returned to the hallowed pages of Uber Rock at the turn of the year with a new monthly feature, Great Moments In Punk History! Anthony has paintings hanging in the LA Punk Museum, and his Punk History series is truly something to behold. So far this year we've had Wendy O. Williams, Sid Vicious, GG Allin, and Doyle in compromising positions, what will May offer us?

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Album Cover Of The Week - Week 259 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 25 May 2015 04:05

album86An email was sent to URHQ this week from a Tammy Strings of Blaina, who complained that Uber Rock's future award winning feature, Album Cover Of The Week, contains way more naked lady flesh than naked man flesh. This week, we readdress the balance in some style.....

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Ginger Wildheart - G.A.S.S. (A Retrospective) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:00

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Over the last 12 months Ginger Wildheart has been releasing a plethora of new material via his online fan platform G.A.S.S. Here Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson takes a look back at what he got for his subscription fee whilst in turn putting some his highlights under the spotlight as only he can. Hit the link to experience his epic musical adventure.

 

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