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Download Festival Round Up - Sunday 10th June 2018

Download Festival Round Up – Sunday 10th June 2018

Review by Claire Frays and Dean Pedley

Morgan Fisher: Mott The Hoople & The Golden Age of Rock N’ Roll

Morgan Fisher: Mott The Hoople & The Golden Age of Rock N’ Roll

The Return of Mott…

Download Festival Round Up - Saturday 9th June 2018

Download Festival Round Up – Saturday 9th June 2018

Review by Claire Frays and Dean Pedley.

Guns N' Roses @ Download Festival - Saturday 9th June 2018

Guns N’ Roses @ Download Festival – Saturday 9th June 2018

Appetite for More…

Download Festival Interview - Toby Jepson of Wayward Sons

Download Festival Interview – Toby Jepson of Wayward Sons

Releasing their debut album, Ghosts of Yet to Come, in 2017 on the Frontiers label, Wayward Sons have already built a strong reputation as a great band to see live. This was more than apparent at Download last weekend when the Midlands Rocks team just about managed to squeeze into the packed out Dogtooth Stage. […]

Download Festival Interview - Von Hertzen Brothers

Download Festival Interview – Von Hertzen Brothers

After a brief hiatus Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers returned late in 2017 with seventh album War Is Over which opens with the stunning twelve minute title track. On the road across Europe this summer and throughout the rest of the year, Midlands Rocks Dean Pedley caught up with the band just after their early […]

Thunder @ Download Festival - Saturday 9th June 2018

Thunder @ Download Festival – Saturday 9th June 2018

Fast approaching thirty years since their memorable performance at Monsters of Rock, Thunder remain the perfect band for a mid-afternoon festival slot when the crowd really needs a shot of energy and enthusiasm to carry them through into the evening. And so it proved to be at Download 2018 this past weekend with Danny Bowes, […]

Ozzy Osbourne @ Download Festival - Sunday 10th June 2018

Ozzy Osbourne @ Download Festival – Sunday 10th June 2018

The Perfect Finale…

Nils Lofgren @ Town Hall, Birmingham – Wednesday 16th May 2018

Nils Lofgren @ Town Hall, Birmingham – Wednesday 16th May 2018

Fifty years burning down the road….

Marillion @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Saturday 14th April 2018

Marillion @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Saturday 14th April 2018

The Second Coming of Marillion…

Yes @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham - Tuesday 20th March 2018

Yes @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Tuesday 20th March 2018

Review by Dean Pedley, Images by Rich Ward.

Promethium – Faces Of War

Promethium – Faces Of War

A Metal concept album – what could possibly go wrong?

Tony Iommi Interview – Geezer, Ronnie & The End…

Tony Iommi Interview – Geezer, Ronnie & The End…

Interview by Dean Pedley & Images by Rich Ward

Report & Interview as Geezer Butler receives Walk of Stars Award

Report & Interview as Geezer Butler receives Walk of Stars Award

Report by Dean Pedley, Images by Rich Ward

Geoff Tate – Operation:Mindcrime @The Robin, Bilston – Wednesday 17 January 2018

Geoff Tate – Operation:Mindcrime @The Robin, Bilston – Wednesday 17 January 2018

 Review by Dean Pedley, Images by Rich Ward

Black Country Communion @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton – Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Black Country Communion @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton – Tuesday 2nd January 2018

  Review by Dean Pedley. Images by kind permission of Christie Goodwin. Some seven years since they made their live debut here at Civic Hall, Black Country Communion returned to their spiritual home with a two hour plus show that blew away any lingering New Year’s Eve hangovers and only served to enhance their reputation […]

Roy Wood's Rockmas @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham - Saturday 16 December 2017

Roy Wood’s Rockmas @ Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Saturday 16 December 2017

Roy Wood and his Rock and Roll Band played their annual festive show at Symphony Hall and were once again joined by an array of special guests.  Kicking off the evening and getting everyone in party mood were the pirate-themed Galleon Blast, fronted by long-time BBC broadcaster Mark Radclifffe. The drummer / vocalist and his […]

The Cadillac Three @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Friday 17 November 2017

The Cadillac Three @ O2 Academy, Birmingham – Friday 17 November 2017

Cadillacin’ Across The UK… For some four years now three dudes from Nashville, Tennessee have been coming over to the UK and building a reputation as one of the hottest live tickets around. Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray Caldwell and Neil Mason, aka The Cadillac Three, first took to a stage in Birmingham when they supported […]

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper @ Arena, Birmingham – Tuesday 14th November 2017

Review by Dean Pedley, photos by Rich Ward

Black Star Riders

Black Star Riders + Blues Pills + Tax The Heat @ Wulfrun Hall – Wednesday 8 November 2017

Some five years and three studio albums behind them and Black Star Riders are now a firmly established act with 2017 arguably having been their most successful year so far with Heavy Fire debuting inside the Top 10 of the UK Album Chart. That said, the Wulfrun is by no means at full capacity in what is […]