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The Sisters Of Mercy - London, Camden Roundhouse - 13th November 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 20 November 2011 05:00
The-Sisters-Of-Mercy-Artwork-thmbRight now The Sisters Of Mercy are celebrating their 30th anniversary via a series of international shows, so long-time fan Nev Brooks decided enough was enough and he would finally try and break into the Sisterhood by attending their sole UK show at Camden's Roundhouse. What was our intrepid scribe about to discover within the impenetrable walls of dry ice? Read on to find out.
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SOiL - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Sunday, 20 November 2011 05:00

Scars_thmbIt's not that often you get to interview a whole band in one sitting, especially when that band have just received a silver disc for album sales right here in the UK. But when it comes to SOiL you can be sure that they will do things slightly different, especially for their number one female fan Tazz Stander. We join the action upstairs in Camden's Electric Ballroom - it's not yet showtime but the Jägerbombs are already dropping like flies. We predict a Halo or two might be about to get dented.

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The Who - 'Quadrophenia - The Directors Cut' (UMC/Polydor) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 19 November 2011 05:10
who-quadrophenia-86pxapproved_small_2011For anyone who's ever been "out of their brain on the train", 'Quadrophenia' will hold a very special place in their hearts. At URHQ so many of us hold this classic album in the highest regard that we actually decided to play devil's advocate and give the review of the 'Directors Cut' over to someone who's never been on a "Quad night" or shouted "Chalky - The Ponce", just to prove how classic it really is. Russ P dons his long forgotten side vented zoot suit, tucks into some virtual pie and mash, and thinks it's all rather "handsome."
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Cormac Neeson - The Answer - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 19 November 2011 05:00
Cormac_ThmbIrish retro rockers The Answer were on Rob Watkins' manor a few weeks ago playing a sold out show at the town's monthly Steelhouse Rock Club. Always one for a challenge we tasked Rob with meeting up with the band to find out what it was like to tour the world with AC/DC and what their hopes and dreams were for their third album, 'Revival'. Taking Ian Bell along as an interview decoy, here is their chat with the band's singer Cormac Neeson.
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The Donnie Vie Band/Young Lust/Stop Stop/Rebel Lust/Baz Francis - Crumlin, The Patriot - 11th November 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 18 November 2011 05:30

donnie86liveIt's the last night of the UK tour from The Donnie Vie Band and, with no fewer than four support bands (including an undiscovered Spanish gem), an intimate venue in South Wales is the host. Uber Rock sent Rob Watkins, the site's premier Enuff Z' Nuff fan, to check out this event and try to get it all down in a review before he broke down in tears at the feet of some of the greatest songwriting known to humanity. Did he manage it? Read on to get high on the review thing....

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Wolfsbane - 'Wolfsbane Save The World' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 November 2011 05:30

Wolfsbane-save-the-worldapproved_small_2011A mere seventeen years after their last album Tamworth terrors Wolfsbane are out to save the world with an all-new album raging with righteous independent spirit. Written, recorded and produced without a whiff of outside influence 'Wolfsbane Save The World' (shouldn't that be 'saves'?!) sees the crazy cult outfit return with an incendiary blast of an album. Howling Mad Shithead Matt Phelps was excited about the prospect of a new album from the band, but also a little worried; he needn't have worried...and here's why.....

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Stew Milton and Adam Smethurst - Dear Superstar - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Thursday, 17 November 2011 05:00

DS_thmbWe've had our eye on Mancunian rockers Dear Superstar here at URHQ for quite some time now. We've watched them develop as a band and their third album, 'Damned Religion', is going to be one of the highlights of 2012. Tazz Stander, being a self confessed DS nut already, got to chat with the band's two guitarists, Adam and Stew, recently, midway through their endless touring schedule. 

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The Damned - Bristol, O2 Academy - 9th November 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 05:00

Damned_ThmbNow this was going to be special, The Damned celebrating 35 years of being a band by playing two seminal albums in their entirety; the incendiary 1977 'Damned, Damned, Damned' debut and 1980's genre defining 'Black Album' back to back. Dom Daley was at the opening night of this must-see tour, ready to get all the action down in word form for you, the loyal Uber Rocker. Read on to discover just how special it was....

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Duff McKagan's Loaded/Dear Superstar/Riot:Noise - Bristol, Fleece - 7th November 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 05:00

Duff_thmbEx GN'R and current VR bassist Duff McKagan has had his Loaded band together for over a decade now, releasing 3 albums in the process. So why are they still playing clubs when this is a man whose music is so obviously loved by millions of people worldwide? Johnny H managed to cram the band's recent Bristol show into his already bulging gig diary to try and get to the bottom of Duff's cult appeal.

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Flash Bastard - 'Rock N' Roll Must Be Destroyed' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 14 November 2011 05:30

flashbastardapproved_small_2011Flash Bastard are the kind of band that we love at Uber Rock. Never heard of them? That is about to change. Signed to Nikki Sixx's record label and then kicked off the Motley Crue/The Scorpions tour after upsetting Klaus Meine and an incident involving a pitchfork (!), 'Rock N' Roll Must Be Destroyed' was scheduled to be released in the year 2000 but has been shelved ever since...until now! Remixed and remastered, this seemingly lost album from Flash Bastard arrived at URHQ shrouded in mystery before quickly being showered in praise. Why? Read on as Ben Hughes tells us why this is a contender for album of the year......

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Captain Zapped - 'Heavy For Your Head' (Hallucinatti Twenty Two Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 14 November 2011 05:15

captainzappedapproved_small_2011Captain Zapped returns with new album 'Heavy For Your Head' and our man Dom Daley has fallen for it like he falls for cake and rent boys. With the vocal talents of legendary Circus Of Power singer Alex Mitchell fronting the band, Captain Zapped offer up no frills, greasy rock 'n' roll just the way us Uber Rockers like it....

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Steve Hansell - The Disrupters - (Final?) Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 13 November 2011 05:00

disthumbintEarlier in the year British anarcho punx The Disrupters released their first album of new material for close to a quarter of a century. Titled 'Generation Retard' it stands as a savage, angry and brutally direct assault of the corruption, injustice and pure evil that is poisoning the very fabric of our spiralling society. I caught up with frontman and founder member Steve Hansell to talk a little about 'Generation Retard', discuss the decline of western civilisation and to get the low-down on the current state of the band. Could this be one of the last ever Disrupters interviews? Read on to find out...

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Captain Sensible - The Damned - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 12 November 2011 05:34
Capt_thmbAfter 35 years in the music business, you'd expect Captain Sensible to have a lot to say about the true love of his life...his band...The Damned.  But after an hour on the phone to our very own "Damned nut" Dom Daley even we were wondering what they found to talk about for quite so long. Read on to find out all about the band's current UK tour, their upcoming film plans and why the Captain hates a certain genre of very popular America music.
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Chris Spedding - King Mob - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 12 November 2011 05:00
Chris_Spedding_thmbTomorrow the UK music scene witnesses the live debut of what can only be called a true supergroup. The name of the band in question is King Mob, and their guitarist is the one and only Mr Chris Spedding. Yup, that Chris Spedding who produced the Sex Pistols, worked with the likes of Robert Gordon, Elton John and John Cale and once wore a womble suit as part his job working with Mike Batt. Johnny H caught up with Chris recently to find out why King Mob should be the name on every true Uber Rocker's lips right now.
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Jordi "Pockets" Nieuwenburg - Jaya The Cat - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 11 November 2011 05:00
Pockets_thmbUS/Euro ska punkers Jaya The Cat kick off their UK tour later today in Salisbury. The band have been getting themselves a bit of a fierce live reputation here in the UK, so we couldn't think of a better time to share this recent interview Rich Hobson undertook with the band's guitarist Jordi Nieuwenburg. It's time for some Peace and Love - Jaya The Cat style. And you wonder why we drink, eh?
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Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell – Bucket & Co – Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Thursday, 10 November 2011 05:00
Bucket_thmbHe's played guitar with the likes of Bad Company, Humble Pie, Paul Samson's Empire and Adrian Smith's side project A.S.A.P. but right now Dave 'Bucket' Colwell is all about his just released solo album 'Guitars Beers and Tears'.  Mark Taylor caught up with Dave a few weeks back to find out exactly why the album is creating such a buzz within the industry.
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