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Book review: FREDDIE MERCURY – THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY by Lesley-Ann Jones

Book review: FREDDIE MERCURY – THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY by Lesley-Ann Jones

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

FREDDIE MERCURY – THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY Lesley-Ann Jones Hodder & Stoughton, 2011 RRP $32.99 6/10 By Shane Pinnegar Lesley-Ann Jones made her name as a Daily Mirror journalist, befriending Freddie Mercury along the way. She brings her tabloid journo skills to this intimate biography of Queen’s flamboyant larger-than-life frontman, and true to tabloid form, there […]

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Book review: IT’S SO EASY (And Other Lies) by DUFF McKAGAN

Book review: IT’S SO EASY (And Other Lies) by DUFF McKAGAN

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

IT’S SO EASY (And Other Lies) DUFF McKAGAN 8/10 By Shane Pinnegar McKagan is as changed a man as anyone could be after being an integral part of the excesses and madness of the Guns n’ F’n Roses circus of their heyday – why, in the introduction to this guts-spilling volume of memoirs, he agonises […]

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Book review: ANGRY, Scarred For Life by Karen Dewey

Book review: ANGRY, Scarred For Life by Karen Dewey

| 3 September 2012 | 1 Reply

ANGRY – SCARRED FOR LIFE Karen Dewey, 1994 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar Angry Anderson defied an abusive upbringing to rise to fame as frontman of seminal Aussie pub rock icons ROSE TATTOO. Along the way he did the drink and drugs, he did the ladies, and he lived it as hard, rough and raw as […]

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Book review: 40 Years Of Queen – by Harry Doherty

Book review: 40 Years Of Queen – by Harry Doherty

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

40 YEARS OF QUEEN Harry Doherty Allen & Unwin, 2011 Rrp $49.99 By Shane Pinnegar 8/10 As lavish a pictorial memoir of the band as even the most ardent obsessive could hope for, 40 YEARS OF QUEEN is chock full of photographs of the band in action, in portrait, backstage and in the studio – […]

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KISS DESTROYER BEER HITS AUSTRALIA

KISS DESTROYER BEER HITS AUSTRALIA

| 31 August 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Touted as “The Hottest Drink In The World”, KISS DESTROYER BEER hit Australian shores this month, with plenty more to come. Brewed in Sweden in partnership with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, the beer is described as “an easy-to-drink beer in the best German tradition. A careful brewing process creates its great […]

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A rock n roll mystery – answered by 14 & 15 year old rockers MYSTERY

A rock n roll mystery – answered by 14 & 15 year old rockers MYSTERY

| 31 August 2012 | Reply

A ROCK’N’ROLL MYSTERY UNVEILED BY 14 AND 15 YEAR OLD ROCKERS MYSTERY! The first official music video for the upcoming 2012 album by the Australian band of fourteen and fifteen year old teens MYSTERY. The AC/DC home town boys are setting the world on fire with their extremely energetic live shows all over the World. […]

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Justice for Jani

Justice for Jani

| 31 August 2012 | Reply

By Evil DelBono On August 11, 2011, we lost one of rock n roll’s great singer/songwriters, Jani Lane. While on Facebook the days following Jani’s death, on one of the tribute pages, a fan said the white leather jacket Jani wore in the “Heaven” video had been up for sale on eBay a few years […]

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Axe Cane – Self Titled EP

Axe Cane – Self Titled EP

| 31 August 2012 | Reply

  Noise-A-Thon Records, 2012 Rating: 9/10 By Shane Pinnegar   In the dark and misty past, before a hundred ever-more-weird sub-genres were invented by kids with nothing better to do (Ambient Symphonic Alt Viking Folk Doom Metal, anyone?!?!), heavy metal was all about the riffs, solos, a powerful rhythm section, and a singer with lungs […]

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