When Duran Duran received the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the 2004 BRIT Awards in London, the only real surprise was how long it took for them to finally be handed it. Defining artists of a generation with an indecent arsenal of timeless hits, they returned to Ireland on Sunday night (12th June 2022) to prove exactly why they're one of the most beloved acts in pop music.
Fresh of the back of his latest album, 'Inviolate', Steve Vai returned to Belfast after nearly decade to delight his fans with a mixture of his latest and classic tracks. The three-time Grammy award winning guitar virtuoso and band played on Saturday night (11th June 2022) to a densely packed Limelight.
William DuVall kicked off his European solo run in Dublin on Monday night (25th April 2022) with a show that was two and a half years and a number of pandemic-necessary postponements in the making. A packed crowd filled the Irish capital's Academy Green Room for what the Alice in Chains man said, was a long time coming.
An under the weather Ricky Warwick fights on in Dublin, with a career spanning set that takes in all facets of his career from The Almighty to Black Star Riders to Thin Lizzy and his twenty-year solo career.
Four albums into their excellent Super Deluxe campaign, and Black Sabbath’s lesser-loved 'Technical Ecstasy' is next in line for reissue. So, with a Steven Wilson remix, outtakes and live material, is it simply alright, or just what the Rock ‘n’ Roll doctor ordered?
Tying up his reissue campaign, Geezer Butler brings together all of his solo albums in one neat little CD package for 'Manipulations of the Mind', while hand-picking the best of the box for one handy seventeen-track collection.
Duran Duran guitarist Dom Brown has used his enforced downtime to get to work on a new solo set, one which has been informed, for the most part, by the lockdown. Roping in a brace of his co-Duran collaborators, ‘In My Bones’ is “a journey”; both lyrically and musically, perusing the avenues of pop, soul, blues and gospel.
Three albums into their Super Deluxe reissue campaign, and the Black Sabbath catalogue continues on its leapfrogging trajectory, with album number six, 1975’s ‘Sabotage’ getting a newly remastered and extended lick of paint.
Four years in the making, Toto man Joseph Williams 'Denzien Tenant' has been a long time coming, but the results have been well worth the wait. Bolstered by collaborations with family and friends, as well as adding a choice brace of cover songs, it's perhaps his most personal collection yet.
Toto’s mainstay maestro Steve Lukather sets out to record an album in a week, and succeeds with an accomplished, tight but loose set. A set of breezy pop rock that belies the technical genius of the musician's musician.