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Über Röck's Albums Of The Year 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 24 December 2010 05:00

H13thumbYuletide greetings to Über Röckers worldwide!!! While we recharge our batteries for a couple of days, we leave you with the Über Röck writers and their dubious choices of the best albums of 2010! You will laugh. You will cry. You will scream "Take fucking That?!" But most of all you will enjoy. Go on, I insist......

Vic Zino - Hardcore Superstar - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 23 December 2010 05:00

victhumbKnotted handkerchief on head, Dom Daley got a donkey ride to the media centre at the Hard Rock Hell IV festival to meet up with Hardcore Superstar's guitar hero Vic Zino. After scaring the bejesus out of the six string wizard with his tales of the 1950's holiday camp that was now his home, Dom finally got around to quizzing the street metaller on the band's new album and much more....

Bad Sam - 'Newport Hotel' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 05:30

badsamthumbapproved_smallFeaturing Beddis, former frontman of legendary punks Cowboy Killers, and a guest vocal appearance from Benji Webbe of Skindred, this self released album from Newport punks Bad Sam offers a dirty dozen tracks of essential social commentary that you must own. Why? Read on to find out.....

Cock Sparrer - 'Back In San Francisco 2009' (Captain Oi) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 05:00
cock-sparrer-thmbSo what do you get the punk rocker who has everything for Xmas? Why the Cock Sparrer 180gms vinyl reissues courtesy of Caption Oi of course. Johnny H reviews the centrepiece of this series with the previously unreleased 'Back In San Francisco 2009' album.
Motorhead - 'The World Is Yours' (Future PLC/Motorhead Music) Print E-mail
Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 20 December 2010 05:00

World_is_Yours_Disc_thmbUnable to contain his ardor for anything new and Motorhead related, Darrel Sutton purchased the band's Classic Rock collectors pack of 'The World Is Yours' for us all to get a glimpse of their twenty first studio album (people seem to be forgetting 'On Parole') well before its full retail release in 2011. 

Rammstein - New York, Madison Square Garden - 11th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by John Oakley   
Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:00
Rammstein_Poster_thmbSo it's the weekend and you're thinking what is there to do? Watch some terrible TV? Eat a takeaway or two? Get drunk? Maybe go Xmas shopping? Nah, not John Oakley, he jumps on a big silver bird over the Atlantic Ocean to catch Rammstein's first show in America in just under a decade, and still have time to be back in work fresh as a daisy come Monday morning. Find out just how he does it here....
Disturbed/Papa Roach/Buckcherry/Halestorm - Plymouth Pavilions - 9th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 18 December 2010 05:00

tastethumbThe Taste Of Chaos tour hit the UK last week and our man on the scene Matt Phelps was there to check out the mega-bill that consisted of Disturbed, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Halestorm. How was it? Read on for the facts.....

Billy Sheehan and Eric Martin - Mr Big - Interview Exclusive. Print E-mail
Written by Mark Taylor   
Friday, 17 December 2010 06:00

MR_Big_thmb_Illustration_drawn_by_Paul_GilbertWhen Mr Big mainstays Billy Sheehan and Eric Martin were in town recently to promote their all-new 'What If...' album, we asked Mark Taylor (he of the Green Tinted Sixties shirts) to get under the skin of what makes the supergroup tick these days, and we were more than pleasantly surprised with what he found out...

Generation Graveyard - 'Generation Graveyard EP' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 16 December 2010 05:30

genthumbapproved_smallCool band name, cool logo, cool cover art - if only UK death punks Generation Graveyard could back this up with snotty attitude and filthy great songs. Guess what? They can......

Ginger - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Tazz Stander   
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 05:00

gingerinthumbAs Ginger prepares to embark on an Xmas UK tour with the likes of Wolfsbane, The Glitterati, Eureka Machines, Spike and a reunited (for one night only!) Baby Chaos in support, Tazz Stander asked him a slew of uber-approved questions that you may never have heard asked before....including one bombshell that even the man himself is stunned to hear. Read on for an end of year uber-treat that just has to be seen to be believed!!!

Animal - Anti-Nowhere League - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 05:00

animalinthumbAs 2010 draws to an end Anti-Nowhere League are preparing to see out the year in style. Celebrating thirty expletive laden years of punk rock excellence the Tunbridge Wells hellraisers have lined up an explosive end of year party in their home town on December 18th at the Forum. Matt Phelps got to meet up with the living legend that is frontman Animal ahead of the League's recent Bristol show to talk about early influences, future plans and just what Lemmy thought of the whole League goes new wave phase in 1987.

Gaz E's Headbangin' Doppelgangin' Hard Rock Hell 4 Blog!!! Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 13 December 2010 05:00

hrh4blogthumbWith uber-handsome lookalikes appearing around every corner of the dated UK holiday camp that will be his heavy metal home for four days, Gaz E finds music coming a poor second at the fourth Hard Rock Hell festival.....

Hard Rock Hell IV Pirates of Prestatyn - Prestatyn, Pontins 2nd - 5th December 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 12 December 2010 05:00
HRH_Logo_thmbFour days, sub zero temperatures, a handful of cancelled bands, eighty cans of lager, one bottle of vodka, ten tins of Stag chilli and god knows how many miles driven just so we could all be at this year's Hard Rock Hell. Johnny H tells the story of the weekend's events.
Brad - 'Best Friends' (Monkey Wrench) Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 11 December 2010 05:00
Brad-Best-Friends-86pxIt's a staggering 17 years since some of us at ÜRHQ first encountered the vocal talents of one Shawn Smith. At the time he was fronting a Stone Gossard side project known as Brad and boy were we impressed. Russ P goes full circle to pick up the story with the band's resurrection album 'Best Friends'.
Craig Neilsen - Flotsam And Jetsam - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 10 December 2010 05:00

flotsamthumbFormed in Pheonix, Arizona in 1982, Flotsam And Jetsam are a band etched into the history books of the thrash metal genre. In his first interview since joining the ÜR massive, Ross Welford found the time to chat with the band's drummer Craig Neilsen exclusively for Über Röck.

Calvin Roffey - The Smoking Hearts - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 09 December 2010 05:00

calvininthumbAt the beginning of 2010 everything seemed to be falling into place for one of the UK's brightest rock 'n' roll lights, The Smoking Hearts. But, with the ink still wet on their album cover artwork, the band found themselves without a singer and questioning their very future. Bassist Calvin Roffey talks exclusively to Über Röck as the band prepare to return with a new frontman.......


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