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Dave Lombardo – “It’s sickening… I wasn’t asking for anything other than to be...

It’s been almost a year since drummer Dave Lombardo was unceremoniously dumped by Slayer, on the eve of an Australian tour.  As he prepares to return to the UK...

Tarja Turunen interview – June 2016

I spoke to Tarja while she was in London having performed at a one-day festival and then at a special intimate show that was being filmed. We talked about...

Glenn Hughes interview, April 2014

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Glenn Hughes, a man whose career spans several decades and includes Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes-Thrall, Black Country Communion.  We spoke about...

Marco Hietala, Nightwish interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Nightwish bassist, Marco Hietala briefly at Download festival not long before the band played the main stage. So, Nightwish are playing the main stage today at Download,...

Anette Olzon interview – February 2014

Anette Olzon is due to release her debut solo album, Shine next month.  Ahead of the release I spoke to her to talk about the album, whether or not...

Interview with Tarja Turunen

Former Nightwish singer Tarja is about to issue her first live release - Act 1.  Available as a double CD or as DVD/Blu-ray its a great album that we...

Download 2018 – Saturday

Saturday didn’t start well for me. After getting the bus from Derby, it was time to get the shuttle bus round to the guest and media entrance. Sadly security...

Weather Or Not? – A rock/metal playlist of songs inspired by weather

As storm Doris batters parts of the UK and Ireland, we asked our writers to suggest songs inspired by weather (or just with weather in the title) for the...

Joe Bonamassa- Genting arena, Birmingham- 16th March 2018

Tonight’s stop on Joe Bonamassa’s uk tour saw him playing to 3000 fans at the Genting arena in Birmingham. As always he plays with no support act and comes...

Andy Copping, Download festival interview

Planetmosh recently spoke to Andy Copping about this year's Download festival. If you had to pick six bands you want to watch at Download this year, who would they be? Right....Lawnmower...

Claus Lessmann of Bonfire interviewed

  Claus Lessmann of legendary rockers Bonfire interviewed: For more information on Bonfire please check out out their Official Facebook Page HERE or their Official Website HERE

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 – Sunday

Sunday is always a sad day when it's the last day of Bloodstock so it was the final journey from our hotel in Tamworth (getting too old to sleep...

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 – Friday

My annual deja vu quote of "Another year, another Bloodstock Open Air Festival" returns and 2018 saw a wealth of talent spread along four stages in the beautiful location...

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 – Saturday

As the kids TV programme TISWAS used to say, Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile and with another packed day ahead at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, there was loads...

Wayward Sons, Sheffield Academy 20th April 2018

On a  rare hot evening in April, what do you do? Yup, head off to a packed venue and check out the hype that is ‘Wayward Sons’  with  their...
Bad Ass Bash Poster 2018

Bad Ass Bash 2018 – Black Mass Bar, Wakefield, Day One

Another year, another Bad Ass Bash summoned up as ever by the superhuman efforts from promoter Martin Short, once again handpicking bands to play for us, all of whom...

Alissa White-Gluz, Arch enemy interview – London – Summer 2017

A few weeks before they played at this year's Bloodstock festival, I had the pleasure of speaking to Arch Enemy vocalist Aliisa White-Gluz (and briefly Michael Ammott who had...

Rockwich 2018 – Lostock Club, Northwich, Sunday

Final Rockwich 2018  day and somehow event organisers Mik Matzen and Colesia Price have managed to squeeze thirteen bands into twelve hours! First up was Quiet The Thief at the...

Iron Maiden – Genting arena, Birmingham – 7th August 2018

Iron Maiden's Legacy of the beast tour reached Birmingham tonight. It's fair to say fans were excited and ready to party with the bars nearby all full of Iron...
Bad Ass Bash Poster 2018

Bad Ass Bash 2018 – Black Mass Bar, Wakefield, Day Two

Ears still ringing from day one, we made our way to the Black Mass Bar for the final day of my best Bad Ass Bash so far and any...