News Update: 7th September – WE’RE BACK!

September 7, 2011 – 23:19

We’re back! Big apologies for going silent for so long!

Aerosmith have made all of their albums released on the Columbia label between 1973 and 1987 available for the first time as downloadable content. The albums are: ‘Aerosmith’ ‘Get Your Wings’ ‘Toys In The Attic’ ‘Rocks’ ‘Draw The Line’ ‘Live! Bootleg’ ‘Night In The Ruts’ ‘Aerosmith’s Greatest Hit’s ‘Devil’s Got A New Disguise’ ‘Rock In A Hard Place’ ‘Classic Live’ ‘Classics Live II’ ‘Pandora’s Box’

To mark the 65th birthday of Freddie Mercury, Queen are streaming their classics gigs at Wembley Stadium in July 1986 online at This will be available until September 7. ‘Live At Wembley Stadium’ is being released as a double disc DVD on September 5.

Duff McKagan’s Loaded have announced a short UK tour in November.
The dates are:
Thu. 3: Dublin Academy
Sat. 5: Oxford O2 Academy
Sun. 6: Leicester O2 Academy
Tue. 8: London Relentless Garage
For more information, check out

Gallows are currently recording an EP in Los Angeles. This will be their first proper release since Wade MacNeil joined them as the new vocalist.

The Quireboys will play Belfast Spring Airbrake November 26, Dublin Whelan’s 27, Manchester Moho Live 29, Glasgow Garage 30, Newcastle Academy II December 1, Coventry Kasbah 2, Hard Rock Hell V 3, Sheffield Corporation 4, Cardiff Globe 6, Southampton Brook 7, London Electric Ballroom 8, Peterborough Club Revolution 9, Wrexham Central Station 10.

Marilyn Manson is to title his new album ‘Born Villain’. This will be released later this year by Cooking Vinyl..

Enter Shikari, Your Demise and letlive are teaming up to play Norwich UEA October 5, Oxford O2 Academy 6, Manchester Ritz 7, Liverpool O2 Academy 8, Dublin Academy 10, Belfast Mandela Hall 11, Glasgow Barrowlands 13, Newcastle O2 Academy 14, Birmingham O2 Academy 15, Sheffield O2 Academy 16, Bristol O2 Academy 18, London Camden Electric Ballroom 19/20, Portsmouth Pyramids 22, Cardiff Coal Exchange 24, Nottingham Rock City 25.

Mr Big are back with their first album and tour since the reunion of all four of the original members! Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey released What If… earlier in the year, and embarked on their world tour in March. They are to play the following UK shows: Bristol Academy September 12, Newcastle O2 Academy 13, Glasgow Academy 15, Manchester Academy 17, Birmingham Academy 19,
London Shepherds Bush Empire 20.

Reckless Love play the Islington O2 Academy in London November 26, Newcastle O2 Academy II 28.

Black Veil Brides released their new single ‘Rebel Love Song’ on August 22. The band return to the UK in October to play Southampton University 6, Exeter Lemon Grove 7, Nottingham Rock City 8, Glasgow ABC 9, Newcastle O2 Academy 10, Manchester O2 Academy 11, Norwich UEA 13, London Shepherd’s Bush Empire 29, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 30, Bristol Academy November 1.

Dream Theater have made a new song available for streaming. It’s called ‘On The Backs Of Angels’ and you can here it at This comes from new album ‘A Dramatic Turn Of Events’. This is due for release in September.

Flogging Molly have announced the following shows for the end of the year: Portsmouth Pyramid November 3, London HMV Forum 4, Manchester Academy 5, Norwich UEA 6, Nottingham Rock City 28, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 29, Cardiff Coal Exchange 30.

Ace Frehley is to headline Cardiff Coal Exchange December 1, Prestatyn Pontin’s Hard Rock Hell V 4, London Islington O2 Academy 4.

Lacuna Coil are to title their new album ‘Dark Adrenaline’. Produced by Don Gilmore, this is due for release in October through Century Media.

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal has released a download only single titled ‘Cat Fight’. It features guest vocals from Accept’s Mark Tornillo.

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