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Scream for me Sarajevo

“Scream for me Sarajevo”, is a film about a concert by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994. If you’re not a fan of Bruce or Iron Maiden it doesnt matter – you still need to watch this film as this is a concert film like no other you’ll …

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The Rolling Stones – From the vault: No security San Jose ‘99

Most bands that have been around for a while will have stuff that’s not been released – whether it’s songs that didn’t make an album, live videos or audio, or whatever. When you’ve been around as long as the Rolling Stones then you’re bound to have a ton of stuff …

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Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine: Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre

Ocean Machine: Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre is the Devin Townsend Project’s upcoming release; I was treated to an early copy of the DVD for review. With a just short of 3 hour live show filmed September 22nd 2017 and addition behind the scenes video too its a fantastic …

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Wacken 2017 – 28 years louder than hell

As this year’s Wacken festival approaches it’s time for their annual CD/DVD release featuring some of the best performances from the previous year’s event. These releases are a great souvenir for fans who were there and also are great releases in their own right. The sound is always crystal clear …

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American Valhalla

In 2016, Iggy Pop released an album written and recorded with Queens of the stone age frontman Josh Homme – Post pop depression. The album was intended to be something different to the usual rock fare that both men are used to, and in that they succeeded. American Valhalla is …

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Ayreon – Ayreon universe

For over 20 years, Arjen Lucassen’s band Ayreon has existed purely as a studio project with no live shows. The reason for that is because he always thought a live show would be impossible to do – the albums typically have a dozen or so singers, who generally have their …

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Black Sabbath – The End

They say all good things must come to an end, and with Black Sabbath that time has finally come with the band having retired following their farewell tour. It’s an odd time to do it – a year short of their 50th anniversary, but sadly they’re not young any more …

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Eagles of death metal – I love you all the time: Live at the Olympia in Paris

In November 2015, the music world was shocked to the core when terrorists attacked the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan in Paris leaving 89 people dead. Just three months later, the band returned to Paris and played a show at the Olympia venue. At the time, singer …

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The Who – Live at the Isle of Wight 2004

When it comes to legendary bands, The Who are certainly one of the top names with a career that has spanned several decades  and seen their music as the soundtrack for moviews, as well as releasing a string of hits.  When the Isle of Wight festival was resurrected, it was …

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Status Quo – The Last night of the electrics

Last year Status Quo embarked on a tour that was intended to mark the end of an era – the final Status Quo tour with a full electric set.  In the end it became even more of an era ending tour as Rick Parfitt was forced to pull out due …

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Kai Hansen & Friends – Thank you Wacken

German rock/metal legend Kai Hansen releases a live album later this month.  From Helloween to Gamma Ray and Unisonic, Kai Hansen has been a big part of the German (and international) music scene for over thirty years (hence the XXX title of his recent studio album). Last year at Wacken …

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Arch Enemy – As the stages burn

It’s almost exactly three years since Angela Gossow stepped down as vocalist of Arch Enemy and announced her replacement, Alissa White-Gluz.  At that point the War Eternal album was already written and recorded with Alissa on vocals.  Since then it’s been a long wait for a second album with her …

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Deep Purple – California Jam 1974

To be honest I was never a fan of the David Coverdale/Glenn Hughes era of Deep Purple back in the day but my blinkered youthful naivety from well over thirty five years ago has been changed by this recent DVD release from ear@MUSIC. The previous line up with Ian Gillan …

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Heart – Live at the Royal Albert Hall

There are some bands that tour every year, while others like the Rolling Stones very rarely tour.  If you live in the US then you’d say Heart fall into the first category, while those fans in Europe and the UK would say they’re in the latter category.  It’s been 12 …

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Bryan Adams – Wembley 1996 Live

On 27th July 1996, Bryan Adams played a show at Wembley stadium in front of a crowd of over 70,000 fans.  It was a show packed with hits, and now 20 years on, it’s finally getting a DVD release.   It’s a bare-bones release with no extras which is a slight …

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Motley Crue – The End – Live in Los Angeles

On 31st December 2015, Motley Crue brought their existence as a touring band to an end, having signed a legally binding declaration that they would stop touring as Motley Crue.  The final show took place at the Staples centre in their hometown of Los Angeles and saw fans travelling from …

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Joe Bonamassa – Live At The Greek Theatre

Joe Bonamassa really needs no introduction now; I think he has single handedly given the blues its well-deserved kick up the butt and re-ignited the scene. There are so many blues artists coming to the fore: King King, Aaron Keylock, Dan Patlansky, Aynsley Lister, Sari Schorr and many more that …

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Deep Purple-Live At The NEC

Deep Purple said farewell to founding member, keyboardist extraordinaire Jon Lord with this concert recorded at the Birmingham NEC Arena in 2002. Previously available only as part of the Around the World Live box set, the cover of the DVD of Live at the NEC won’t win any marketing awards, …

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Styx-Live at The Orleans Arena Las Vegas

It’s a bit of a strange one this, back in 2015 this concert was released as a CD, which was superb, so to get the DVD version of the same show through the post I was beyond excited. However my excitement was short lived when I discovered that four songs from …

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Journey – Live In Manila

Back in 2007 at the height of a thirty year career, Journey, one of the all-time great rock bands found themselves without a singer. What followed next, frankly you couldn’t make it up. Scouring Youtube late one night Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon found Arnel Pineda, lead singer of the …

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