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    February 2015

  • 25/02/15 11:28

    UFO and Dee Snider For Steelhouse Festival

    Welsh international Classic Rock festival Steelhouse will return this year.

    The event will celebrate its fifth anniversary, returning to its spectacular mountain-top location at Hafod-y-Dafal Farm, near Ebbw Vale in South Wales.

    UFO will headline on Saturday 25 July, playing classics from their forty-six year career, as well as material from their new album 'A Conspiracy Of Stars'.

    The Sunday night will be brought to a close by Dee Snider, who will perform hits from his time in Twisted Sister, as well as songs from his extensive solo catalogue.

    Steelhouse 2015 will also see performances from Y&T, Tyketto and Doro. "Y&T are looking forward to playing the Steelhouse Festival, and we’ll be making it an extra special show by performing the entire Black Tiger album along with other favourites." enthused Dave Meneketti.

    "It’s incredible to think that British rock royalty UFO along with TWISTED SITER’s main man DEE SNIDER - and one of my personal favourites Y&T - will be performing at the Steelhouse this year," says Festival co-founder, Matt Rhead. "We were concerned that it would be a mammoth task to compete with the enormous success of last year’s festival, but once again we’ve been able to attract the very best Classic Rock bands to this region, which has always been hotbed of rock music fans."

    Rounding off the initial announcement are Trucker Diablo, No Hot Ashes, Massive Wagons, Skam and Florence Black.

    Steelhouse Festival takes place 25 - 26 July 2015. Early bird weekend tickets are on-sale now via!

  • 25/02/15 08:49

    Download Announce 38 New Bands and Day Tickets

    A feast of new bands have joined the Download Festival bill.

    Joining headliners Slipknot, Muse and KISS are Blackberry Smoke, A, Purson, Hey Hello, Cavalera Conspiracy and many more.

    You can see the full list of new additions below.

    Boasting one its largest and most-varied lineups yet, the likes of Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Stone Cherry and Billy Idol will all grace Donington Park this Summer.

    Download Festival takes place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2015.

    Oragnisers have also announced that individual day tickets will go on sale from 9am this coming Friday (27th February). Weekend tickets are already available.

    Buy tickets for Download Festival 2015 via!

    The new additions are as follows:

    Aaron Keylock
    American Fangs
    Blackberry Smoke
    Butcher Babies
    Cavalera Conspiracy
    Code Orange
    Dead Daises
    Dolomite Minor
    Ghost Town
    God Damn
    Heart of a Coward
    Hey Hello
    Iconic Eye
    In Hearts Wake
    Love Zombies
    New Years Day
    The One Hundred
    The Pink Slips
    Pop Evil
    Rival State
    Sirens In The Delta
    The Sword
    Trash Boat

  • 16/02/15 07:35



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    Los Angeles, CA --- The day hundreds of thousands have waited for has arrived.  Walter Trout has announced his plans to return to stages across the globe in 2015. Following a liver transplant, and extensive rehabilitation, the esteemed Bluesman feels strong enough to resume his career of fifty plus years.  Trout shares, "The last year has been one where the blues truly came calling, and I came face to face with death more than once. My wife moved me to Nebraska to improve my chances of getting a life-saving liver transplant, and after a long wait, I got my new liver on May 26th, 2014. Since then I have been filled with immense gratitude. Gratitude for the fans who supported me via fundraisers, cards, messages, thoughts and prayers, for the donor and his or her family, for medical science, for my family, and for life itself. Everything matters more to me now.  Now, 8 months after my transplant I feel like a new man. I have strength and energy. In some ways I feel like I am in my 20’s again! The past couple of years of playing I was getting dizzy spells, severe cramps in my hand and forearm and played many shows in severe pain. It turns out that was a result of my deteriorating liver. That is gone now! I am able to play better than I have in years. I feel reborn. I cannot wait to get back out on the road again and do what I love to do for my fans. The future looks great!”