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LEE AARON & NICK GILDER – River Cree Casino, March 25th, 2023 (Concert Blog)

Canada’s Metal Queen would have to be the one and only Lee Aaron. The United States had Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale) or Lita Ford, and Germany had Doro Pesch (Warlock). There were never a lot of lead female singers back in the 80s and early ’90s. The music scene was dominated by male frontmen. Lee […]

LITA FORD & WARRANT – Black Bear Casino – March 24th,2023 (Concert Blog)

LITA FORD It’s been a long time since seeing Lita Ford in rare form. She was part of the co-headline show and last night was no surprise. She and her band made their way to the stage with the classic “Balls To The Walls” by Accept playing over the PA system. Lita was on fire […]

WILLE AND THE BANDITS – Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Gig Review)

“Gigs Guaranteed To Be A Good One”: On a cold night in Edinburgh, a pretty well-packed Voodoo Room welcomed from the very south of England the blues, folk, Americana rootsy rock band Wille And The Bandits. The gig was one put on by The Edinburgh Blues Club who often manage to attract bluesy bands to […]

BLACK SPIDERS – Edinburgh Bannerman’s March 1st (Concert Review)

Thundering Rock UK rockers the Black Spiders returned to Edinburgh as part of their spring UK tour and stopped off to lay waste to Bannerman’s Bar. The band who are back from an extended break have a new album coming out in May (12 on Spinefarm) called Can’t Die, Won’t Die from which their new single “Hot Wheels” comes. […]

ROCKMANTIC – Brickworks in Carlisle Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 (Festival Report)

Saturday Rockmantic February 4th Ian “Roadie” Owen was on hand at The Brickyard in Carlisle for Saturday, February 4th, 2023, the second day of the Rockmantic Weekender. Here’s his report and photographs of the day for CGCM Rock Radio. To read his Friday thoughts go here: Rockmantic Friday Wild Fire Lewis Stanners (Bass) Nick Smith […]

ROCKMANTIC – Brickworks in Carlisle Friday, Feb 3, 2023 (Festival Report)

The Journey Rockmantic in Blackpool took me four hours to get to, the motorway (M6) being particularly nasty that day. Today, however, it was kind, heavenly in fact.  Although being a daft Midlander I thought, once I was passed Blackpool, Carlisle was just a bit further up the road.  I saw a sign saying, Carlisle […]

IMPERIAL AGE – Slay, Glasgow 24 January 2023 (Concert Review)

Definitely Happy To Be Here After 3 and a half years and several changed dates, Russian symphonic metal outfit Imperial Age made it to the UK and started it all in Glasgow Scotland. The first two things to be said are firstly how much the band were absolutely thrilled to be here (I think they are […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Sunday (Wrap-Up/Photo Galleries)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

Sunday at All-Star Festival was right in my wheelhouse, loving the NWOBHM, this was my day “so to speak”. Highway Chile led the charge on this traditional metal/NWOBHM-styled day! To me, they were basically unknown, but a good friend deemed them one of his bucket list bands and so I was paying attention. Again, blown […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Top Fives (Festival Report)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

With three team members from CGCM Rock Radio on hand at All-Star Festival, here’s our respective top five favourite performance lists! What were your faves? Be sure to check out our daily blogs and photo galleries as well: Full Band Photo Galleries and More Follow this link for more All-Star Festival coverage on CGCM Rock […]