With Bloodstock Open Air 2021 less than a few weeks away, the difficult journey out of lock-down, organising a festival that can actually go ahead, meeting all of the COVID-19 safe requirements and ensuring that the bands that have been booked can actually get to Derbyshire to play their allotted slots has been nothing short of both a nightmare and a miracle of perseverance of character in the face of adversity.
There will be many more that appeal to others, some that will disagree with everything I’ve said above but that’s the beauty of a festival with so many acts on offer, there is something for everyone. It doesn’t matter what you like or dislike, the festival is back and across 5 days we will reunite with old friends and make many new ones whilst listening to bands of old, unknown acts and acts that are just plain mystifying.
Having released the single ‘Love is the Enemy’ with a spectacular launch show, followed by the acclaimed video for ‘Save Your Life’ in April 2020, the debut album, produced by Tony Wilson (BBC Radio 1/TotalRock/Mia Klose), is set for release in the Summer of 2021.
The jam-packed virtual gig, is shot on location in London at Hard Rock Cafe – Piccadilly Circus. The show will centre around a house band aptly named, ‘The Tier Jerkers’, which features touring musicians – Rex Roulette, Seye Adelekan (Gorillaz), Mat Hector (Iggy Pop) and Ben Ellis (Iggy Pop). The houseband will perform alongside the all-star lineup, with guests recording both on location at Hard Rock Cafe and remotely from their home studios.
4 albums followed with Erik, countless tours and a stunning reputation as a frontman ensured sold out gigs around the world. But then the unexpected took place and the new guy made way for the original guy and back came Kenny, fitter and healthier than ever and ready to take the crown that was always rightfully his.
The lyrics completely contradict the happy feel-good vibe of the song deliberately because the end premise is that things are better when you are not with the wrong person.
Interview by Chris Willow Andry Lagiou, an exceptional blues-metal vocalist. She started to sing very early at the age of 9 and when she turned 13 she managed to perform on stage already. We can hear her deep inspiration in Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore’s type of heavy rock. She also took The Voice […]
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Never a musician to waste any precious time, Alter Bridge and Slash and the Conspirators vocalist Myles Kennedy used the recent pandemic to finalize his sophomore solo album. During his time at home due to all touring being canceled, Myles created the framework for the song ideas that would make up The Ides Of March. He then called up his cohorts from his Year Of The Tiger debut – longtime friend and drummer Zia Uddin and bassist/manager Tim Tournier – and the three musicians drove to Florida to record the album with longtime producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette. The finished result is the exciting album that incorporates Myles’ love of rock/blues/country – slated for release on May 14th via Napalm Records.