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Europe – Institute, Birmingham – 19th September 2018

Tonight’s opening act is Scottish blues rock band King King. They’re a great choice given the bluesy nature of recent Europe albums, and the fact that King King are a great live band. That fact was evident from the fact that the hardcore Europe fans who had been queuing outside …

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Deep Purple – Arena, Birmingham – 17th November 2017

Tonight was my first time at the NIA since they changed it to the “Arena Birmingham” name – an obvious wasy of saying “We couldnt find a new sponsor so we left their name blank”. Like many fans I think they should have just reverted to its original name – …

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Europe Announce Guests for London Show

Swedish rock legends EUROPE are pleased to announce DARE & THE ELECTRIC BOYS will join them on their Final Countdown 30th Anniversary show at London’s Roundhouse on November 12th. Dare, fronted by Thin Lizzy’s Darren Wharton recently put out their eighth album ‘Sacred Ground’, gaining great reviews and highest chart …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair – Saturday, 23rd July 2016

After a six-hour journey from the North on Friday, it’s safe to say I was more than ready to let my hair down, listen to some good music, and enjoy a hyped weekend at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone. Upon my arrival, a huge proportion of the weekend’s …

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“Live At Wacken 2015 – 26 Years Louder Than Hell”

               LIVE AT WACKEN  2015         26 YEARS LOUDER THAN HELL                         2 DVD / 2 CD             Release:  5. August 2016/ UDR Louder Than Hell and also Rain or Shine, both are W:O:A  slogans and true it is, a great festival that will …

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Europe Announce Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Shows & Limited Edition Vinyl Release

EUROPE ANNOUNCE SPECIAL FINAL COUNTDOWN 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOWS & LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE In 1986, Sweden’s biggest Hard Rock act EUROPE released their milestone album The Final Countdown.  The album went on to worldwide success and continues to be a mainstay in playlists all over the world.  2016 sees this …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair adds more acts

Sebastian Bach, The Cadillac Three, Ginger Baker’s Airforce 3, Purson, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies are the latest acts to be confirmed for this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair. They join headliners Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry, as well as Thin Lizzy, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Graveltones, Procol …

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Black Stone Cherry confirmed as second Ramblin’ Man Fair headliner

Black Stone Cherry have been confirmed as the second headliners for the Ramblin’ Man Fair, on Sunday 24 July.  Whitesnake have already been confirmed to headline the Saturday night. Also confirmed for the main stage on the Sunday are Aussie rockers Airbourne and power rock ‘n’ roll duo The Graveltones. …

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Whitesnake to headline Ramblin’ Man Fair

Just days after kicking off their UK arena tour, Whitesnake have been confirmed as the first headliners for next year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, which takes place in Maidstone over the weekend of 23/24 July. They will headline the main stage on the Saturday night. Procol Harum will headline the Prog in …

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Watch Europe’s New Music Video for ‘Days Of Rock N’ Roll’

Last week, rock legends EUROPE kicked off their first U.S. tour in 10 years (see below for dates). In celebration of the tour, the band is unleashing their brand new music video for “Days of Rock N’ Roll” with REVOLVER Magazine. Take a look here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/europe-premiere-new-music-video-days-of-rock-n-roll.html   EUROPE vocalist Joey …

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Europe’s Joey Tempest Issues U.S. Tour Video Update

Europe’s Joey Tempest Issues U.S. Tour Video Update Touring the U.S. for the First Time in 10 Years, Beginning Saturday, April 18th! Watch Joey Tempest’s Video Update Here: New Album “War of Kings” Out Now via Hell & Back Recordings Order Here via Amazon Rock legends EUROPE will kick off …

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Joey Tempest, Europe interview – 13th February 2015

I spoke to Joey Tempest, lead singer of Europe ahead of the release of their new album, “War of Kings” and their tour with Black Star Riders that will see Europe play Ireland for the first time in twenty-five years. Your new album, War of Kings is due to be …

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EUROPE Launch North American Premiere of “War of Kings” Music Video

Swedish rock legends EUROPE will release their 10th studio album, War of Kings, on March 10, 2015 in the United States via Hell & Back Recordings. In celebration of the release, the band has launched the official worldwide premiere of their new music video for the title track “War of …

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Europe – New Album “War Of Kings” Out In March 2015 & UK/Ireland Tour

Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 …

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The Amorettes – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

It’s always a pleasure to chat to Scotland’s fiestiest female rockers, The Amorettes, and we at PM didn’t really need an excuse to sit down for a good old-fashioned chinwag following another raucous performance at this year’s Hard Rock Hell, and discuss progress on their debut album and their forthcoming …

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EUROPE signs with UDR Records

Swedish rock group Europe have signed with German-based UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm. Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR.  A very credible label and I …

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Steelhouse Festival (Day Two) – Ebbw Vale, 20/07/2014

Joey Tempest, Steelhouse 2014 - Photo by Ian Cates

The weather forecast for the first day of this fourth round of Steelhouse had predicted thunderstorms and torrential rain… but  neither materialized and the only protection needed from the elements was another layer of sunblock.  Like its predecessor, the second day dawned gloriously, but the question on everyone’s lips was …

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Steelhouse Festival announces ‘early bird’ deal for 2015

Steelhouse 2015 Poster

Following on from last weekend’s event, organizers of the Steelhouse Festival have announced that early bird prices will be frozen at this year’s price of £55 for the first 500 bookings. The fifth anniversary edition of the festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale in southern …

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