Music, videos, trivia, stories, books, gigs and news. Here you´ll find stuff on the great bands from the 70s and 80s!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Deep Purple: "Made In Japan" 40th Anniversary Edition Update

Deep Purple's "Made In Japan" 40th anniversary edition news update - from the official facebook page:

UMG have confirmed that the new package will include a new documentary based on Mark 2 and the "Made In Japan" period, and will at long last feature the 20+ mins of 8mm vision taken at the time at the legendary Tokyo concert in August 1972.

"Made in Japan" was recorded live over three nights during 15–17 August 1972 at Festival Hall in Osaka and at Budokan in Tokyo.  It was originally released in December 1972, with a U.S. release in April 1973. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

KK Downing: "I Didn’t Retire… I Quit"; New Interview Posted

KK Downing has stated that he didn’t retire from Judas Priest, as was announced at the time – he actually quit the band, and he had dozens of reasons for doing it.

He’d come to believe they’d run out of steam in terms of creativity, and he didn’t want to be part of an outfit that simply played on its past achievements. On top of that, he felt it would be impossible to create an iconic album like "British Steel" in the modern environment.

Now the guitarist – whose departure left bassist Ian Hill as the only original member - tells The Midlands Rocks: “I’ll never get away from this ‘retirement’ thing. What happened was that I quit."

“‘Retired’ implies that I am not physically able to do it. I am able to do it, but I didn’t want to do it; I just wasn’t enjoying it any more," he says. Read the full interview here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Motörhead: "Crying Shame"; New Song Streaming Online

"Crying Shame", a brand new song from Motörhead, is available for streaming at

The entire 2-minute interview by Lemmy with Artisan News Service at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards last month in Los Angeles, California can now be watched by you below.

UFO: The Story of UFO - Too Hot To Handle (1969-1993)

This film gathers rare footage during the Michael Schenker era along with more recent live footage and interviews with the band and others. Band members chronicle their rise to fame and how the dynamic in the band has changed over the years with the definitive story of the band being told. In 1969, UFO was formed in the UK by vocalist Phil Mogg, guitarist Mick Bolton, bassist Pete Way, and drummer Andy Parker. In 1974, Bolton left the group and former Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker stepped in as a permanent replacement. The Schenker period is considered to be the classic line-up of UFO and it is featured on "Too Hot To Handle", making this DVD a must have for all UFO fans.

Iron Maiden: Pro Shot Footage Of Entire Rock In Rio Concert - 2013

Professionally filmed video footage of Iron Maiden's entire September 22 performance at the Rock In Rio fesitval at Cidade do Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. More photos here.


01. Moonchild
02. Can I Play With Madness
03. The Prisoner
04. 2 Minutes To Midnight
05. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
06. The Trooper
07. The Number Of The Beast
08. Phantom Of The Opera
09. Run To The Hills
10. Wasted Years
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
12. The Clairvoyant
13. Fear Of The Dark
14. Iron Maiden


15. Aces High
16. The Evil That Men Do 

17. Running Free


Friday, September 20, 2013

Metallica: Rock In Rio Pro-Footage Goes Online (September 19)

Professionally filmed video footage of Metallica's September 19 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. 

01. Hit The Lights 
02. Master Of Puppets 
03. Holier Than Thou 
04. Harvester Of Sorrow 
05. The Day That Never Comes 
06. The Memory Remains 
07. Wherever I May Roam 
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 
09. Sad But True 
10. ...And Justice For All 
11. One 
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls 
13. Blackened 
14. Nothing Else Matters 
15. Enter Sandman 

16. Creeping Death 
17. Battery 
18. Seek & Destroy

Monday, September 16, 2013

Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour DVD Coming November 19th

Rush have just announced that their anxiously awaited Clockwork Angels Tour DVD will be released on November 19th in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats.

From the announcement:

Rush Clockwork Angels Tour captures the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers' 2012-2013 sold-out tour from a unique point-of-view approach to filmmaking utilizing distinct composition and a voyeuristic style that at varying moments puts the viewer on the stage, at the side of the stage, and throughout the arena. 

For the first time ever the legendary band (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) was accompanied on this tour by an eight-piece string section! This electrifying 2-DVD or single Blu-ray concert (both formats contain the same content) features over 3 hours of music including favorites Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio, 3 drum solos, new string arrangements of classics such as YYZ, Dreamline and Red Sector A, and rarely performed songs such as The Body Electric and Middletown Dreams. 

Extensive bonus features include a full version of Limelight from soundcheck and an exclusive backstage documentary shot throughout Europe. With over 40 million albums sold worldwide and more consecutive gold and platinum awards than any other rock band following The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Rush remains one of the most inventive, compelling, and relevant musical groups today.

"Clockwork Angels Tour" track listing: 

Set One: 
01. Subdivisions 02. The Big Money 03. Force Ten 04. Grand Designs 05. The Body Electric 06. Territories 07. The Analog Kid 08. Bravado 09. Where's My Thing?/ Here It Is! (drum solo) 10. Far Cry 

Set Two: 
11. Caravan * 12. Clockwork Angels * 13. The Anarchist * 14. Carnies * 15. The Wreckers * 16. Headlong Flight */ Drumbastica (drum solo) 17. Peke's Repose (guitar solo)/ Halo Effect * 18. Seven Cities of Gold * 19. Wish Them Well * 20. The Garden * 21. Dreamline * 22. The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger's Ball (drum solo) 23. Red Sector A * 24. YYZ * 25. The Spirit Of Radio 

26. Tom Sawyer 27. 2112 

28. Limelight (soundcheck recording) 29. Middletown Dreams 30. The Pass 31. Manhattan Project 

Special Features (Blu-ray/DVD only) 
* Can't Stop Thinking Big (25-minute tour documentary) 
* Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel) 
* Outtakes 
* Interview With Dwush 
* Family Goy 
* Family Sawyer 
* The Watchmaker (intermission tour film) 
* Office Of The Watchmaker (closing tour film)

Friday, September 13, 2013

"Black Sabbath: Live...Gathered In Their Masses"; New Live DVD Due Out November 26

Black Sabbath will release "Black Sabbath: Live...Gathered In Their Masses" as a live DVD soon. You can now watch the teaser below. 

Due out November 26th, the DVD was recorded in April 29th and May 1st, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia (additional details TBA), when the band  kicked off their world tour in support of their "13" album, which entered the charts at #1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the US).

The lower clip below features fan-filmed video of Black Sabbath's entire August 28th show in Irvine, CA at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Motörhead: "Aftershock" Cover Art Revealed; Classic Rock Fanpack Edition To Be Released

The cover art for Motörhead´s 21th studio album was revealed today. "Aftershock" will be out October 22. It was recorded at Maple Sound Studios in Santa Ana, California with longtime producer Cameron Webb.

"Aftershock", will be released as a an official Classic Rock collectors fanpack that features the new LP in full plus a 132-page magazine that forms the "ultimate sleevenotes" to the new release, with extensive and exclusive interviews with Lemmy, Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell. 

Pre-order your copy now at this location (official on-sale date is October 21). 

Fanpack edition includes: 

* New album "Aftershock" 
* 132-page magazine 
* Giant double-sided poster 
* Exclusive Motörhead car sticker 

"Aftershock" tracklisting:

Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen Of The Damned
Keep Your Powder Dry

"Aftershock will be made available in the follwing formats:
* CD album Digipack
* CD album Jewel case
* Double LP Gatefold sleeve
* Digital album
* D2C version (exclusive Direct to Consumer package

“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”

“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong Motörhead album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”