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David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.

BLACKWIDOW/sleeping with demons cd

Its been nearly 40 years since Black Widow released a record, and founder member Clive Jones has urged those intrigued enough to purchase Sleeping With Demons to listen to it with the lights down and the volume up. So I did. If Black Sabbath were very serious in their songs …

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Grand Illusion/Prince of Paupers cd

A year after the release of “Brand New World”, it’s time for the 6th Grand Illusion studio album and which this time is titled, Prince of Paupers. On this release, the Grand Illusion core trio consists of Anders Rydholm, Peter Sundell and Per Svensson who are joined by Steve Lukather …

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Grand Design – ‘Idolizer’ cd

Grand Design’s debut ‘Time Elevation’ was way to much like Def leppard’s ‘Hysteria’, for my liking, so is “Idolizer” any different?. Well the short answer is yes, and no. lol The Grand Design “sound” is still in evident, and yes, they still sound like Def Leppard, however there is a …

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BUSH/The Sea of Memories CD

Ten years ago, Bush released “Golden State”; it was a commercial failure, and it would be the last that we would really hear from Bush for the rest of the decade. Since then, Gavin Rossdale formed “Institute”, which only cut one album. He then released a solo record, which also …

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King Mob/Force 9 cd

King Mob, a new group featuring ex-Sex Pistol bassist Glen Matlock, has released their debut album force 9 The group is a departure from Matlock’s punk rock background, instead focusing on classic rock and roll and listing their influences as wide ranging as Duke Ellington and Jimmy Page. Glen is …

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Peter Frampton/Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Friday 11th November 2011

Peter Frampton played Manchester last night to a packed house, he moved up from the Academy he played in march earlier this year, to the Bridgewater hall. So why return so soon ? Well its all to do with something called “Frampton comes alive”. Frampton’s milestone double live album, which …

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Rival sons interview. Manchester, 6th November 2011

Lara Kisel from Planetmosh interviews the Rival sons before their sell out show at the Manchester Academy 3. Interview with Scott Holiday and Robin Everhart from Rival Sons 6th November 2011 L.K. You have supported some amazing headliners. Alice Cooper, ACDC, Judas Priest in the Epitaph tour in the UK …

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Rival Sons-Manchester Academy 3. 6th.November.2011

Well what can I say? If you haven’t brought a ticket for Rival Sons first ever UK headline tour then you have missed out. Rival Sons appeared on stage at 9:15 and from the roars of the crowds you knew their presence had been acknowledge. The remarkable thing I noticed …

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION/”Live Over Europe”DVD.

This two-DVD live set was filmed with 14 HD cameras and 5.1 Surround Sound during the band’s debut tour in the summer of 2011. Over three nights, playing to packed venues in the German cities of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, hardly Europe that lol, still it does sound better than …

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Batman: Arkham City Soundtrack cd

This companion soundtrack to the latest Batman Video game has been well thought out, featuring such bands as Panic at the Disco, Coheed and Cambria, The Duke Spirit, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blaqk Audio, Raveonettes, to name a few. This is not the score to the game (which is also …

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GIRLSCHOOL/Hit and Run – Revisited

GIRLSCHOOL/Hit and Run – Revisited is the twelfth studio album by  Girlschool. The album is a re-recording of the 1981 album “Hit and Run”, considered by most critics, a classic of the NWBHM, and certainly, the most commercially successful for Girlschool. This new album celebrates the 30th anniversry of the …

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CHICKENFOOT/III cd

In 2009, the rock world got a kick up it’s collective butt, by a Supergroup by the name of Chickenfoot, not the worlds best band name, more of a working title, that never got changed. And so in 2011, they are back with their 2nd album, which no doubt will …

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LIONSEX ‘Get iT’ cd.

I had thought this cd was never going to turn up, I first heard the song “Nobody Said It Was Gonna Be Easy” back in October 2010, and I just loved it, I loved Jeff’s vocals on it, totally different from anything i had heard before, with a glorious melody …

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FURY UK Final Manchester Show at Moho Live 8th October 2011.

From the reputation that already is of Fury UK, I knew I was in for a metal phenomenon. Creating an eerie atmosphere of excitement and wonder with a piano intro for their presence to be brought on stage. The crowds were roaring with cheers as they came on one by …

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Cheerleader – Vegas or Bust cd.

SWEDISH hard rockers Cheerleader formed in 2009, when brothers Joel and Niklas Elk met up with Joan Vieru and Andreas Westerlund, over a few beers in a bar. So fast forward to 2011, and this is the result, Vegas or Bust is their debut album, and it’s pretty good. It’s …

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Hell To Pay ‘So far so good’ EP.

“Hell To Pay” are one of Manchester’s hardest working bands, who play rock music, and they play it loud. They where the winners of the Rock Radio Battle Of The Bands 2010 and have since recently opened for Marseille, and have just headlined the recent Lancashire Rock & Bike Festival, …

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Steak Number Eight/All Is Chaos cd

Steak Number Eight was formed back in 2007 and won the local rock contest Westtalent. Only a few months later they became the youngest winners ever of the biggest Belgian rock contest, Humo’s Rock Rally. After that they released their first demo album entitled “When The Candle Dies Out” , …

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Judas Priest ‘The Chosen Few’ cd

Some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world picked their favorite Judas Priest songs for the band’s forthcoming compilation album, The Chosen Few (out October 10th via Legacy/Sony) – and the result is one of the more interesting Priest tracklistings ever put together. Artists who took part …

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Amebix – Sonic Mass

Over 20 years ago Rob Miller turned his back on the world, settled in the remote location of the Isle of Skye, and against the rugged backdrop of the Cuillins, became a self-taught sword smith. History saw Amebix become a casualty of their cult success coupled with record company wrangling. …

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Foreigner/Acoustique cd + Win a copy.

You had to feel sorry for Journey on their last uk tour, there they where playing most of their (not very good in my opinion) latest record, and the support band, Foreigner beat them hands down every night. Foreigner just played all their hits none stop, it was a bit …

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