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Eightball Voodoo – 666 Reasons single release

Eightball Voodoo – 666 Reasons single release

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

Heavy sleaze rockers, Eightball Voodoo, release a new digital split single featuring the songs 666 Reasons and The Devil’s country. The single is available from iTunes, Amazon mp3, Spotify, Deezer and all good online retailers. The international gang of reprobates forge ahead with their own brand of hell spawned, whisky fuelled, blistering heavy sleaze rock […]

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CLEOPATRA  TO RELEASE MEGA-WATT TRIBUTE ALBUM TO THE WHO; FEATURES IGGY POP, WAYNE KRAMER,  JOE ELLIOTT, PETER NOONE, GRETCHEN WILSON

CLEOPATRA TO RELEASE MEGA-WATT TRIBUTE ALBUM TO THE WHO; FEATURES IGGY POP, WAYNE KRAMER, JOE ELLIOTT, PETER NOONE, GRETCHEN WILSON

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

Los  Angeles, CA…On October 2, Cleopatra Records will release WHO ARE YOU: AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO THE WHO. As The Who approaches a nearly 50-year career,  artists in genres from classic to progressive rock, and from punk to country,  collaborate on a stunning celebration of the band’s remarkable catalogue. The  Who have sold over […]

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THE RUBENS – TRIPLE J FEATURE ALBUM + OXFORD ART FACTORY INSTALLATION

THE RUBENS – TRIPLE J FEATURE ALBUM + OXFORD ART FACTORY INSTALLATION

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

+ SYDNEY METRO THEATRE SOLD OUT – NEW DATE ON SALE NOW! Ivy League is proud to announce that THE RUBENS debut, self-titled record is this week’s TRIPLE J FEATURE ALBUM! Tune in all this week to hear tracks off the album, due for release this FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER.   To further celebrate the release […]

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER SEVEN YEARS NORAH JONES TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER SEVEN YEARS NORAH JONES TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to confirm that for the first time in more than seven years the gorgeous and talented Norah Jones will be heading to Australia in support of her Danger Mouse produced and critically acclaimed album “Little Broken Hearts” (out now through Blue Note/EMI). There is little doubt that Norah Jones […]

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SWANS RETURN TO AUSTRALIA FEBRUARY 2013

SWANS RETURN TO AUSTRALIA FEBRUARY 2013

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

After astounding Sydney & Melbourne audiences in 2011 with their confronting presence, The Frontier Touring Company is pleased to announce the return of the legendary Swans to Australia next February.     One of the most influential bands to emerge from New York’s ‘No Wave’ movement of the early 1980s, Swans have spent 30 years […]

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Secret Sphere premiere new album trailer

Secret Sphere premiere new album trailer

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

A trailer for “Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the new album Italian metal masters SECRET SPHERE — who feature in their ranks singer Michele Luppi can be viewed below. Portrait of a Dying Heart – Official Video Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-qVUUEisec ( http://www.rockngrowl.com/?wysijap=subscriptions&email_id=11&user_id=1578&urlpassed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PUUtcVZVVUVpc2Vj&controller=stats&action=analyse&wysija-page=1&wysijap=subscriptions ) “Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the band’s seventh LP, is scheduled for a […]

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MEGADETH’S DOUBLE PLATINUM ‘COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION’ ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – OUT NOVEMBER 2

MEGADETH’S DOUBLE PLATINUM ‘COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION’ ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – OUT NOVEMBER 2

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

Dave Mustaine Oversees Commemorative Edition of Megadeth’s Best-Selling 1992 Album Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has personally overseen a new 20th Anniversary Edition of the band’s most popular album, 1992’s US double Platinum-certified Countdown to Extinction, to be released on November 2 by Capitol/EMI. Presented in a 2CD lift-top box and digitally, Countdown to Extinction’s new commemorative […]

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Interview – Empra – August 2012

Interview – Empra – August 2012

| 13 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   I caught up with EMPRA last weekend on their inaugural visit to Perth, ahead of rocking the socks off The Rocket Room, Bunbury’s Prince Of Wales and Fremantle’s Railway. With a debut album getting a lot of attention and airplay picking up on both digital and traditional radio networks, lead singer […]

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ANDREW WK Solo, Perth 17 May 2012

ANDREW WK Solo, Perth 17 May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

17 May 2012 – The Bakery, Perth By Shane Pinnegar | Photography by Maree King Anyone expecting a repeat of ANDREW WK’s triumphant Big Day Out set in 2011, where his anthemic party rock tunes rocked a huge crowd in the sun were in for a bit of a shock when his solo tour hit […]

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LIVE – ADAM ANT & The Good, The Bad & The Lovely Posse, Perth 01 April 2012

LIVE – ADAM ANT & The Good, The Bad & The Lovely Posse, Perth 01 April 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley Perth, Western Australia Sunday 1st April, 2012 By Shane Pinnegar | Photos By Mike Moran If anyone thought that the feel good punk rock tour of 2012 would be by fallen new romantic pop icon Adam Ant, it’s doubtful many serious rock fans would have believed it. Yet as soon […]

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Interview – James Morley, RAISE THE FLAG – Bon But Not Forgotten, June 2012

Interview – James Morley, RAISE THE FLAG – Bon But Not Forgotten, June 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar The name James Morley will be familiar to any Aussie rock fan – from cover band obscurity in Perth, he flew East to audition for The Angels (Angel City to our U.S. readers) and got the gig, touring the world, recording in the Bahamas and generally living the rock n’ roll dream. […]

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Interview – IAN UNDERWOOD, THE KRYPTONICS, May 2012

Interview – IAN UNDERWOOD, THE KRYPTONICS, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar From 1985 to 1992 The Kryptonics blazed a trail through Perth pubs and clubs alongside contemporise The Stems, The Bamboos and later The Neptunes, reaching the East Coast for a few tours whilst playing a hard rockin’ power pop noise that was equal parts Radio Birdman and Hoodoo Gurus. No less than […]

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INTERVIEW – The Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, March 2011

INTERVIEW – The Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, March 2011

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar I recorded this interview with the legendary German Queen of Metal DORO in early 2011, and a computer crash rendered it lost forever… or so we thought. Thankfully some intense tinkering has resurrected it just about intact, so here, from the archives, is the long lost DORO interview! Throughout the interview Doro […]

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INTERVIEW – STONE CIRCLE’s BASS/KEYBOARD WIZARD CRAIG SKELTON, May 2012

INTERVIEW – STONE CIRCLE’s BASS/KEYBOARD WIZARD CRAIG SKELTON, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Perth rockers STONE CIRCLE aren’t ones to sit around waiting for the world to come to them – oh no, these guys are taking their music to the world one step at a time. After playing countless high profile supports in and around Perth over the past few years, they were personally […]

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Interview – Christophe Liglet of SKINMASK, May 2012

Interview – Christophe Liglet of SKINMASK, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By David Vaickus Christophe Liglet, bassist of a new unsigned band from Los Angeles called Skinmask talks about his band, his influences, Zoltan from Five Finger Death Punch saving his life and Skinmask taking over the world! David Vaickus Please give us a quick synopsis of Skinmask, background, what you guys have done thus far […]

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INTERVIEW – BRIAN MARSHALL, ALTER BRIDGE, February 2012

INTERVIEW – BRIAN MARSHALL, ALTER BRIDGE, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar, February 2 2012 Brian Marshall, bass player with both Alter Bridge and his reunited former band Creed, is sitting in his truck at half eight in the evening while the rain pours down in his hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and sounds like he has a bit of a cold. Yeah […]

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INTERVIEW – BRIAN ‘Basher’ DYCUS, HARD ROCK NIGHTS RADIO SHOW, May 2012

INTERVIEW – BRIAN ‘Basher’ DYCUS, HARD ROCK NIGHTS RADIO SHOW, May 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey Brian – thanks so much for taking the time out to talk with The Rockpit!! Shane, thank you man, I’m honoured. You guys have interviewed Alice Cooper, Andy Scott, and more so for me to be added to that list of interviewees is mind blowing. For those who aren’t aware, how […]

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INTERVIEW – Brad Shepherd, Hoodoo Gurus Guitarist, February 2012

INTERVIEW – Brad Shepherd, Hoodoo Gurus Guitarist, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

8 February 2012 By Shane Pinnegar Thanks to Jeni Shaw for the transcription It’s only 8:40am in Perth but almost noon in Sydney, and Hoodoo Gurus guitarist Brad Shepherd is in a good mood despite being up with the kids at 5:30am, and he’s eager to talk up their latest Greatest Hits collection “GOLD WATCH” […]

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INTERVIEW – Sweet’s ANDY SCOTT, February 2012

INTERVIEW – Sweet’s ANDY SCOTT, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   This is the second time in under a year I have had the chance to talk to Andy Scott – guitarist with SWEET and true pioneer of glam rock, and with a Christmas single just gone, an album and another Australian tour on the way, we had plenty to discuss! After […]

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INTERVIEW – Adam Ant, February 2012

INTERVIEW – Adam Ant, February 2012

| 12 September 2012 | Reply

Thursday 16 Feb 2012 By Shane Pinnegar I’ll wager that even the longest haired, tattooedest of bikers knows the words to at least a couple of Adam & The Ants songs – Ant Music, Stand & Deliver, Prince Charming, perhaps, or his solo work such as Goody Two Shoes, Puss N’ Boots, Vive Le Rock […]

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