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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 […]

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

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

Saturday, day #2 at All-Star Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. 13:15 was an earlier kick-off today with Steelover. This band was a last-minute addition as well that excited me greatly. My podcast co-host and I had recently recorded an episode on Belgium and feature many Belgian bands that we had discovered. This is one! With an […]

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

I am an All-Star! Ahead of the event were some well-publicized troubles. Things like low ticket sales and fears of cancellations etc. Bands lineups changing and then closer to the event, bands cancelling and publishing statements of not receiving guarantees and payments. All-Star Festival announced some replacements for the drop-offs but overall, not as many […]

HARD ROCK HELL 15 – Day 2

HRH: Hard Rock Hell 15 began a little slowly for some in my caravan. The after-effects of the night before still in full force. A couple of the boys took to work preparing a wonderful breakfast and much-needed coffees all around. Top job guys! Even though breakfast did not take place “early”, the drinks were […]

HARD ROCK HELL 15 – Day 1

HRH: Hard Rock Hell or Hard Rock Heaven? It’s a veritable query I pose to you out there reading. For me to answer, it surely must be heaven. At least that’s how I walked out of the arena as Ugly Kid Joe had just rung out the final notes. Was I tired? Yes. In pain? […]

HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR – 2023 Roster So Far (News)

CGCM Rock Radio‘s Rich “The Meister” Dillon was on hand for Headbangers Open Air Festival in 2022. And he’s ready to return for 2023! Checklist: Favourite Band Lady Beast: ✅ Metal Ticket: ✅ Intimate Garden Party: ✅ Place To Sleep: Currently Homeless😭 Yes folks I am indeed returning to the great garden party in rural […]

INDOOR SUMMER 2022 – Saturday (Blog Review)

Welcome to INDOOR SUMMER FESTIVAL 2022 in Hamburg, Germany! The team at CGCM Rock Radio was on hand for the event…and it wasn’t just the resident travelling psycho/festival whore Rich “The Meister” Dillon! We also had one of our writing contributors, Krysti “Kryfar” Farnam at the event. Here’s their account, thoughts, stories and comments all […]

INDOOR SUMMER 2022 – Friday (Blog Review)

Welcome to INDOOR SUMMER FESTIVAL 2022 in Hamburg, Germany! The team at CGCM Rock Radio was on hand for the event…and it wasn’t just the resident travelling psycho/festival whore Rich “The Meister” Dillon! We also had one of our writing contributors, Krysti “Kryfar” Farnam at the event. Here’s their account, thoughts, stories, and comments all […]

HRH SLEAZE VI – Initial Band Reveal (Festival News)

Hard Rock Hell Sleaze have revealed the initial band announcement for the 2023 edition of the event held in Sheffield UK. And the announcement includes the Canadian band Gelatin Skelatin! Here’s the release below: When we started HRH Sleaze 6 years ago we wouldn’t have known how popular it has turned out to be, now […]

 
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