In 2017, it was revealed over half of young people aged between 18 to 24 attended a gig alone. 38% of those said it was due to their friends not being free, with 37% stating it was due to their friends differing music tastes. Ruaridh Currie and his team are revolutionising the live music scene and addressing this burning problem in the industry with their latest platform, Rockifi.

Rockifi is a new social networking and ticket comparison site for fans of rock, metal and alternative music, offering unique features that have never before been on the market for music fans.

You simply create your profile, like you would on Facebook, and the hybrid ticket comparison and social network site does the rest with its unique algorithm, matching you with other profiles with similar taste in music. Don’t want to attend a gig or festival by yourself? Rockifi will find you that gig buddy in your area and the best part is, it’s 100% free.

Co-founder Ruaridh Currie states: “We’re huge rock and metal fans and felt our community was lacking a focused online product that catered to what we consider the best genre of music there is.” 

Rockifi is partnered with some of the biggest names in tickets and events, selling rock concert and festival tickets first, at the best price. Once signed up to Rockifi, you can not only match with other people that like similar music, but you can track your favourite artists, be updated when their new tour dates or simply hanging out with other music fans.

Rockifi is free to use on desktop, tablet or mobile device.

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Canadian artist Cory M. Coons has released his new single, ‘Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough‘, produced by multi-platinum producer Ron Nevison.

Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been performing, writing and recording music since age 13. In 2015, he was nominated at the “Producer’s Choice Honors”, (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the “Rock Artist Of The Year” category. In 2014, Coons won the Producer’s Choice Honor for “Studio Album Of The Year” for his Independent EP ‘Share A Little Time‘. Coons also received nominations for “Male Singer/Songwriter” and “Record Of The Year.”

Now, Cory M. Coons returns with a brand new melodic rock album, ‘The Long Road Home‘, which includes his latest single, ‘Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough‘. As with Coon’s previously mentioned EP, Multi-Gold and Platinum veteran music producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Chicago, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger) returned to produce the project. MTS Management Group has been brought in to promote the single release.

I’ve known Cory for several years, and it’s been a real pleasure watching his career develop,” said Michael Stover, President of MTS. “Cory has a real gift for melody and the ability to deliver a message to his listeners, in a way that doesn’t knock them over the head. We’re really looking forward to finally getting to work with him.

Cory’s eclectic influences include a collection of genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside internationally recognized Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger & David Wilcox.

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One of the most spirited rockers today is undoubtedly singer/guitarist Jacob Cade, who’s seemingly never-ending energy has landed him opening slots with the likes of Steel Panther, Bobaflex, Winger, and Dokken. And now, Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger are on board the Jacob Cade train, as they helped write what will be the follow-up single to Jacob’s Top-40 charting debut, ‘What’s Your Problem?!

The new track, ‘Icky Nikki,’ was produced and mixed by Michael Wagener, known for his work with Metallica, Motley Crue, Megadeth, Alice Cooper and many more rock legends. Many stations have already added the song into rotation (including KBPI, KHTQ, WIIL, KFML, WHXR, KTED, KEDJ, KGRR, and KCGQ), with many others soon to follow.

Working with Lzzy was the most amazing and influential experience for me as a songwriter,” explains Jacob. “I can’t explain how much I learned in that one day of writing music with her and Joe Hottinger. The song is about a toxic girl that was more or less built out of mine and Lzzy’s imagination with a little help from some of my own experiences. I can’t thank Lzzy and Joe enough for being so cool and willing to work with me!

Jacob will also be playing shows as part of the Planet Axe Tour in late July – featuring guitarists/vocalists Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper band), Brandon Gibbs (Devil City Angels) and Joel Kosche (Collective Soul). “I am beyond stoked to be a part of this planet axe tour. It almost feels like a confirmation that I am on my way to doing what I set out to do in the guitar world.

Cade’s earlier single, ‘What’s Your Problem?!’, was a hit at rock radio, and was also produced by Michael Wagner, and was co-written with Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan. Additionally, Cade has written material with former Winger guitarist, Paul Taylor, as well.

Lastly, there is a simple reason why Cade feels his music stands out from the rest of the pack. “I believe it is different with what is coming out lately, and that’s what makes it special and appealing.” As evidenced with the insanely catchy ‘Icky Nikki,’ the fast-rising rocker is quickly making a name for himself with admirers of high energy, melodic rock n’ roll.

Jacob on the Planet Axe Tour:

July 25th Tailgators-Cedar Rapids, IA

July 26th Rascals Live Music Venue, Moline, IL

July 27th Psycho Silo Saloon, Langley, IL

July 28th Stone Toad Bar & Grill, Menasha, WI

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Fresh off his G3 European and UK tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever. He is one of the last greats who is still around to present his magical style of playing which he already forged in the late Sixties when he was still in his teens. Uli played his first ever show in December 1968 – at the age of 13 – and to celebrate his upcoming 50th Stage Anniversary, he will play 6 very special UK concerts.

The UK tour starts at the Corporation in Sheffield on Thursday 29th November, followed by University of London Union (Friday 30th November), Coventry’s Kasbah (Saturday 1 December), Manchester’s Academy 3 (Sunday 2 December), Glasgow’s Oran Mor (Monday 3 December) and Milton Keynes’ The Stables (Wednesday 5 December).  Tickets are on sale Tuesday 17th July

The two hour-plus programme will consist of carefully selected highlights from Uli’s entire musical career, which – by now – is spanning no less than 5 decades! The amazing thing is that Uli Jon Roth keeps on getting better, as we have seen amply demonstrated by his astonishing and powerful recent appearances at the G3 Tour of Europe and the UK with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci.

In recent times, Uli has successfully revisited the early music of his celebrated Scorpions days which resulted in the superb ‘Scorpions Revisited‘ double CD and ‘Tokyo Tapes Revisited‘ DVD/Blu-Ray releases. The 50th Anniversary set will naturally include the best of that timeless material, including ‘The Sails of Charon’, ‘In Trance’, ‘Fly to the Rainbow’ and many other songs.

Uli Jon Roth ’50th Anniversary’ November-December 2018 UK Tour

Tickets: www.seetickets.com, stables.org, www.ulijonroth.com/tourdates

Corporation, Sheffield                                  Thursday 29 November

ULU, London                                                      Friday 30 November

Kasbah, Coventry                                            Saturday 1 December

Academy 3, Manchester                               Sunday 2 December

Òran Mór, Glasgow                                        Monday 3 December

The Stables, Milton Keynes                         Wednesday 5 December

Today marks the 1 year anniversary for probably the most horrible day of my life when SOTO bassist and one of my absolute brothers’ life was taken from us so abruptly…David Z’s passing not only shocked all of us close to him, but the rest of the world mourned with us as reality set in that we would never see this incredible human being again!

The biggest compliment and tribute I and the band can pay to him is dropping a new SOTO track which David co-wrote with our own Edu Cominato in the back lounge of our tour bus while we traipsed around Europe on tour last Spring. His tracks on the demo were recorded so well we decided to lift his parts, finish the entire song around him and let you hear the final mark of his work that will also appear on the upcoming SOTO album we are currently writing.

The song is ‘Detonate’, which I wrote the lyrics about my own brother who was in a coma at that time…the words reflect someone in a lifeless shell/body still functioning enough to know they want to detonate, explode out of that body and come back to life.

With cooperation from the Z family, proceeds from the song once it is released for sale will all go to the David Z Foundation. Here are the details for those who would like to make their own contributions to this incredible person and cause.

https://www.gofundme.com/david-z-fund

We chose this day to honor our brother because we knew HE would get all the recognition for it that he deserves, today we praise you brother Dave, you are IMMENSELY missed, thought of EVERY DAY and now immortalized in song with us!

Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio Cream – Ginger Baker’s son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton’s nephew* Will Johns – have come together for the first time in the UK to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary legacy with The Music Of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour. Tickets are available via www.themjrgroup.com/moc50th/.

The four-date UK tour, which starts at the Glasgow O2 Academy on Friday 23rd November, celebrates 50 years since the original line-up’s farewell UK concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 26, 1968.

Having already received rave reviews in Australia and New Zealand from the media and fans alike, “The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour” is primed to take over the UK by celebrating the music and legacy their family members created.

Be prepared to hear personal stories and songs such as ‘Sunshine of Your Love‘, ‘Crossroads‘, ‘Spoonful‘ and ‘White Room‘ performed across a comprehensive set, which will also see Kofi Baker (drums), Malcolm Bruce (bass, vocals) and Will Johns (guitar, vocals) interplay with footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen, along with never-before-seen footage and photos.

The multi-media concert experience has been specially created for the 50th Anniversary Tour, providing some of rock’s most memorable moments with a new lease on life.

The Music Of Cream November 2018 UK Tour Dates
Book Tickets – www.themjrgroup.com/moc50th/

Glasgow, O2 Academy                  Friday 23 November

Leamington Spa, Assembly         Saturday 24 November

London, O2 Forum                        Sunday 25 November

Manchester, Ritz                           Monday 26 November

 *by marriage

 

UK Thrashers Onslaught will unveil their new line up on the main stage at ‘Bloodstock Festival‘ Catton Hall, Derbyshire, on Friday 10th August.

Longstanding members NigeRockett, Sy Keeler & Jeff Williams will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar).

NigeRockett comments:

“The band is genuinely sounding more powerful and aggressively focused than ever before!  

James has been a great friend of the band for many years and is one hell of a drummer, a complete thrashing machine, so solid and lighting fast.

Exactly the same applies to Wayne, he’s the perfect fit for the Onslaught, an awesome all round guitarist, his lead playing is full on ‘metal’, no bullshit, exactly what you would expect to hear in our music..!

The Bloodstock show is gonna be explosive in the extreme.! We’ll see you in the pit!”

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Tickets are currently still available for what promises to be an outstanding weekend of classic & hard rock.

The three day event, 5th, 6th & 7th of October 2018 has a great line up, mixing newer bands with some well know classic British bands. Headlining the Friday, legendary NWOBHM band Diamond Head. Another legendary British band headlines the Saturday, Praying Mantis, with Sunday’s headlines Massive Waggons.

Day or weekend tickets are available Here

Heed the call, brothers and sisters! HRH Metal III announces line-up and will explode into life, at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, between Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th Feb, 2019: music thundering out across state-of the-art stages and arenas, with the venue and hotels awash with HRH’s longstanding comradeship, right-raucous fun and shenanigans.

We’ve forged something special for this third outing,” say HRH boss Jonni Davis, “The fans have chosen, we’ve brought their choices together and are going to field the best HRH Metal yet!

Headlining these fan-chosen favourites will be Decapitated: a Polish death metal band formed in Krosno in 1996. The band has gained acclaim as one of the genre’s most widely-respected outfits and are seen as some of the world’s finest exponents of technical death metal. Also headlining are Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest. Most of Trollfest’s lyrics are written in the fictional Trollspråk, a language invented by the band: a unique mixture of Norwegian and German. The band is also famed for their use of saxophones and accordions.

Other great bands announced include: Devilment, Raging Speedhorn, Acid Reign, Lost Society, Fury, Def Con One, Red Rum, Bloodshot Dawn, Warlord, Witch Tripper, Shade Empire, Ballsdeep, Voodoo Blood, Kroh, Eradikator, Dirty Shirt, Temnein, Brutai, The Five Hundred, Atorc, Left For Red, Winter Storm, Internal Conflict, Bloodyard, Donkerkarnuffel, One for Sorrow, Ward XVI, Eyes of the Raven, Headpress, Netherhall, Seven Hells, Rustlung, Awake by Design, Master Charger, At Dawn We Attack, Spawned From Hate, Final Coil, Prognosis, and This Burning Age!

N.B. As it’s an HRH event, HRH Metal will be a close-knit community experience, where fans with deep-felt passion for the genre meet up, rock out to some incredible bands and sets, and of course enjoy revels and shenanigans with old friends and new.  Built on expertise forged at the legendary Camp HRH in North Wales, HRH Metal III is part of HRH’s City Experience, which means a festival that brings to Brum the same high standards of thunderous rock, quality gaffs, close-knit kindred spirit community, and much malarkey at the O2 Academy site and our nearby specially-selected hotels.

Lastly, oh men and women of metal: a timely warning and extra-special offer. HRH events sell out FAST. Book early to avoid disappointment and woe!

What’s more for just 6 days, we’re offering an Early Bird Peeky Blinder special deal: 20 GBP for standard or 40 GBP VIP, with no booking fee! This super-special deal starts Monday 16th July and finishes at midnight on Sun 22nd. Check out this and other offers on the website.

So, what in Odin’s name are you waiting for? Sign up for HRH Metal, either online at www.hrhmetal.com or ring Jess on 0207 193 1164.

 

Tequila Mockingbyrd are purveyors of high calibre, exuberant, rock music that is packed with catchy riffs, searing melodies and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. ‘Enjoy The Ride’ Is the perfect rock anthem to your summer holiday, filmed in Melbourne earlier in the year where the sun is shining and you cant help but soak up the summer vibes. The trio are taking the UK by STORM this year, having already played numerous festivals and a headline show as well as touring through Spain and Italy.. There is no stopping them.

The next few weeks sees them kick off the ‘Seaside to City Tour’ before heading out with The Treatment in September.

Here’s what Drummer Josie has to say about the new single ‘Enjoy The Ride‘: “This is our take on summer….A scoop of sunshine with an extra flake.Yes the flake might melt into a sticky mess, but it still tastes damn sweet. Things aren’t always straight forward but if you believe in what you’re doing and are having a good time that’s what it’s all about! We shot a very fun DIY video for the track in and around St Kilda, our favourite spot in Melbourne where every day feels like a holiday!

Tour Dates 2018 

JULY

Blackpool The Waterloo – Thu 26th w/ The Amorettes + Gorilla Riot

Bute Fest, Isle of Bute – Fri 27th

Manchester The Eagle Inn – Sat 28th

AUGUST

Brighton Hope and Ruin – Wed 1st

Hastings Black Market VIP – Thu 2nd

Skegness The Attic – Fri 3th

Morecambe The Platform –Sat 4th w/ Massive Wagons & Mason Hill

London The Fiddlers Elbow – Sun 5th

SEPTEMBER

Cardiff Club For Bach – 21st w/ The Treatment + Airrace

London The Underworld – 22nd w/ The Treatment + Airrace

Norwich The Waterfront – 23rd  w/ The Treatment + Airrace

Cambridge The Portland – 24th w/ The Treatment + Airrace

Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 27th w/ The Treatment + Airrace

Sheffield Corporation– 28th w/ The Treatment + Airrace

Newcastle The Cluny – 29th w/ The Treatment + Airrace

Glasgow Stereo 30th w/ The Treatment + Airrace

Line up:

Louisa Baker (vocals, guitar)

Jacinta Jaye (bass, backing vocals)

Josie O’Toole (drums, backing vocals)

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