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    October 2014

  • 23/10/14 19:58

    Wilko Johnson Free Of Cancer

    The guitarist revealed the good news at the Q Awards.

    Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012, has revealed that he has been "cured".

    Speaking at the Xperia Access Q Awards in London on Wednesday (22 October), Johnson revealed the good news as he collected the Icon Award.

    Of the groundbreaking procedure that saved him, he said: "It was an 11-hour operation. This tumour weighed 3kg - that's the size of a baby. Anyway, they got it all. They cured me."

    Johnson continued: "Now I'm recuperating and hoping to regain my strength completely soon and go back on the road and the moral of the story is you never know what's going to happen."

    Despite his illness, Wilko released a top ten album with Roger Daltrey earlier this year.

    For more from the Q Awards, visit QTheMusic.com.

  • 23/10/14 08:29

    Gun Announce New Album and Tour

    Gun will be releasing a new album and touring next March, along with a re-issue of their first album.

    JUST ANNOUNCED: NEW LIVE DATES MARCH 2015

    NEW ALBUM DUE OUT EARLY 2015

    REISSUE: ‘TAKING ON THE WORLDOCTOBER 27th 2014

    Following the huge demand for their three shows at Glasgow's King Tut's in November 2014, which all sold-out within 1 hour, GUN are thrilled to announce a full UK tour for March 2015.

    The band will visit Newcastle, London, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Manchester before a homecoming show in Glasgow.

    The band will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album, “Taking On The World” released on October 27th 2014. The reissue consists of three discs, including original album, B-sides, rarities and BBC sessions.

    GUN are currently working on a new album which is set for release early 2015.

    Planet Rock will be having a 48 hour pre-sale next Wednesday 29th October at 9am.

    Gun will also be performing on the Main Stage at Planet Rockstock. For tickets click here

     

    Full March 2015 dates are as follows

    March 2015

    23rd March - Newcastle O2 Academy 2

    24th March - London Underworld

    25th March - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms

    26th March - Nottingham Rock City

    27th March - Manchester Academy 3

    28th March - Glasgow Barrowlands

  • 21/10/14 12:06

    Preview: U2 Speak To Planet Rock

    Hear the full interview tomorrow after 10am.

    The Edge has told Planet Rock that U2 had to put the brakes on experimenting with producers while making their new album.

    Speaking in a new interview to be aired tomorrow, the guitarist says Songs of Innocence took a while to come together, and they eventually realised they just needed to get on with making the record and getting it out.

    Listen to the preview clip below:

    You can hear the full interview on Wyatt's show after 10am on Planet Rock on Wednesday (22nd October).

  • 21/10/14 11:15

    Aerosmiths Joey Kramer Is Back 150 Percent

    The drummer is back to full health after a heart procedure.

    Joey Kramer has cleared up confusion surrounding his illness in August that forced Aerosmith to cancel a California tour date, and reassured fans that he's back to full health.

    In a new interview in the States, Kramer has told of how the surgey he required wasn't actually due to historical heart issues, saying:

    "I've never had any problems in the past. It’s just strictly a hereditary thing. There's a family history, and I was the victim. But no more.

    "I kept getting this burning sensation in my chest, and that's what I thought it was. My [general practitioner] said to me, 'Just to make sure and rule out that it’s anything cardiac related, go and take a stress test.' So I went and took the stress test. I got through the echogram with flying colors.

    He said that my cardiovascular system looked like that of a 48- or a 50-year-old, and I'm 64. And then I got on the treadmill, and when I got on the treadmill, it started to bother me a little bit."

    It is now understood that the procedure Kramer underwent was an angioplasty with two stents inserted to repair a blockage. He added: "It wasn't my time. It wasn't time for my ticket to be punched." Kramer said. "And so I got fixed, and I'm back 150 percent, and everything is as good as it can possibly be."

  • 21/10/14 10:48

    Ozzy Osbourne Wants To Release A New Solo Album

    Ozzy says he's got a few songs written for a record already.

    Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has said that he'd lilke to release another solo album in 'two or three years time', after completing Black Sabbath's final album and tour.

    The Prince Of Darkness has also just released a box set of his solo work, entitled Memoirs of a Madman.

    You can see a video of members of Ozzy's band, including Zakk Wylde and Adam Wakeman, talking about the release below: